POA Board Update October 2019

Trees and Tree Removal
In efforts to maintain the overall appearance of our neighborhood, any changes to the exterior of your property must be approved by the Architectural Change Committee, including tree removal. If there is a tree that needs to be removed ASAP, please take a photo of the tree and e-mail the image to admin@hawthornemgmt.com specifying where it is located and your request will be expedited for approval. For changes that are not urgent, please fill out the Change Request Form found online at http://thepointatlkn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ArchitecturalLandscapeChangeRequestForm-Fillable.pdf

Open Burning
Anytime someone wishes to burn natural debris in Iredell County, they need to obtain a burning permit. Due to changes in the E.P.A. laws, you can no longer burn anything outside except natural cut trees (excluding lumber), grass, limbs and leaves. If you have any questions about what is or is not permissible, refer to:

  1. The Iredell County website at https://www.co.iredell.nc.us/Faq.aspx?QID=83
  2. The International Code Council Web Site at https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IFC2018/CHAPTER-3-GENERAL-REQUIREMENTS

Please take special note that the location for open burning of permissible items must be at least 50 feet from any structure, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure. Combustible items like pine needles, leaves and other natural yard materials can quickly ignite and spread an open fire meaning the area must be clear of these and other like items. PINE NEEDLES ARE ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS AS THEY ARE EASILY IGNITABLE. TAKE CAUTION AND RAKE THESE AND OTHER COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL FAR AWAY FROM THE LOCATION OF AN OPEN FIRE. DRY or WINDY conditions are also big contributing factors that can quickly lead to potentially dangerous situations. Additionally, open burning, bonfires, recreational fires and use of portable outdoor fireplaces shall be CONSTANTLY attended until the fire is extinguished.

Beyond the governing laws, we ask all Point residents to please be mindful and use caution when attempting to burn debris. The safest route is to properly dispose of yard debris by:

  1. Taking it directly to the Iredell County Transfer Station located at 158 Macleod Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117. The station is open Monday – Saturday from 7AM to 6:30PM and Sundays from 2-6:30PM.
  2. Call 1-800-GOTJUNK. The company will come out to your house and remove the debris for you. GOTJUNK also offers a free quote on site. There is no charge for coming out to your home and if you accept the quote, they will remove the debris at that time. Prices start at $139 for 50 cubic feet, then go up based on space requirements for removal.

Security Reminder
Please keep in mind that criminals look for easy targets and other potential advantages particularly on holiday weeks/ times when many people travel. Please keep your doors locked at all times, park vehicles in the garage or keep the doors locked, do not leave valuables in your vehicle, and keep garage doors closed, even during the day. If you have a home security system, turn it on when you are gone and also at night along with outdoor lights. Also, secure loose items on any boats or docks.

Emergencies, Non-Emergencies and Reporting a Crime
If you have a fire, medical or life-threatening emergency call 911. For all Sheriff, Fire or EMS non-emergencies call 704-878-3100. This is the direct line to dispatch and is the best number to call for the quickest response.

Next Board Meeting
Our next Board meeting will be held at 9:00 AM on November 19, 2019. If you wish to address the Board with relevant issues that apply to our community, please contact our management company at admin@hawthornemgmt.com or call 704-377-0114 by November 12th.