Proposed Amendment to the Point’s CCRs

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE POINT’S CCRs
(Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions)

SUBJECT: OPEN BURNING

OBJECTIVE:

  • Prevent fires which can become life threatening, damage real or personal property, and/or endanger wildlife and other natural habitat
  • Preserve and protect the health, safety and welfare of residents in The Point

BACKGROUND:

  • In response to residents burning various forms of yard debris on or near their property that has resulted in numerous “close calls” over the years, the POA Board recommends an amendment to the existing CCRs (Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions) restricting open burning in The Point.
  • The above mentioned “close calls” specifically refers to open burning of debris which got out of control, resulting in 9-1-1 calls for the Fire Department to put out fires posing extreme danger to real and personal property (both for the resident initiating the open burning, as well as their neighbors).

EXAMPLE OF ACTUAL INCIDENT IN THE POINT LAST YEAR:

  • April 23, 2019: Resident ignited an open fire (to burn yard debris) too close to combustible material
  • The situation got out of control, and the Fire Department was called. Firefighters extinguished the blaze which destroyed an area approximately 100 FT x 100 FT.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT PERMITS:

PROPOSED AMENDMENT DOES NOT PERMIT:

WHY AN AMENDMENT?
The CCRs are a legally binding document outlining the rules and regulations of The Point and have been recorded with Iredell County. All residents in The Point signed this document when they purchased their home requiring adherence to these rules and regulations. Per state law, the POA Board of Directors are required to enforce the CCRs; therefore, only the rules and regulations set forth in the CCRs can be enforced.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Since the CCRs are a legally binding document, they can only be changed with a majority vote of not less than 51% of the POA members who are eligible to vote and with approval of the current Declarant (Shaw Tate).
  • To vote, please complete the ballot provided in this e-mail no later than December 4, 2020 and submit via one of the below 3 options:
    • E-mail it to admin@hawthornemgmt.com
    • Submit by mail to: Hawthorne Management, PO Box 11906, Charlotte, NC 28220
    • Fax the form to 704-347-4475

WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE CURRENT CCRs? The CCRs are published on our community website at http://thepointatlkn.com/documents/

SAFE OPTIONS FOR DISPOSING OF YARD DEBRIS:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reach out to a local landscape company to remove and dispose of the debris.

If you have additional questions, please contact Hawthorne Management Company at admin@hawthornemgmt.com or call 704-377-0114.

Open Burning Letter to POA Members and Ballot