Elkmont Family and Friends,
We wish each one a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It is a sincere hope that all have a new year filled with all the positives that life can provide.
As a Board we are truly working for the benefit of Elkmont. This is the best gift a Board of Directors can offer.
Jean E. Robinson
It is obvious to all of us that the drought conditions are extreme. With that in mind, please do not have fires of any kind. This includes fire rings. It only takes one ember to put us all into a very dangerous situation.
Dear Elkmont family and friends,
Charles Askins has dealt with Verizon about the terrible service we have here. He has suggested that everyone who has the same problem file a written complaint with Verizon technical department. Charles is in hopes that if Verizon realizes how many of us have complained we might get some improvements.
Just a reminder Elkmont has designated areas for disposal of your horticulture material that are available to all POA members. Leaves, weeds & grass should be spread out in the area located on the end of Wonderland Way & Elkmont Trail. Please do not pile any horticulture in any of our common areas. Our lawn care company will not pick it up and it will interfere with our lawn maintenance. It is up to each POA member to help keep our park looking nice.
POA members are also responsible to maintain their property. If your building needs pressure washing, staining, or any other cosmetic work, please handle it in a timely manner.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our park beautiful.
Elkmont POA Board of Directors
It is apparent that there is anxiety over differing views of what constitutes a business. In order for the Board to deal with this issue from a legally correct perspective we asked our attorney for a definitive answer. Here is the result of that request. Please read it carefully. Elkmont must adhere to our covenants and those covenants cannot supersede the laws of Georgia.
Commercial Operations / Businesses in the Community: Article IV, Section 4.02 of the Declaration provides that no “commercial business establishment” of any kind may be built in the community, and no “commercial operation may be conducted or operated on any Lot.” When determining whether or not certain conduct constitutes a “commercial operation” or “business”, a court in Georgia will look to certain factors such as: (i) whether there is signage, clients or customers coming into the community for the business, (ii) if there are commercial vehicles, trucks or trailers being used advertising the business or commercial enterprise, (iii) if there is noise being made, and /or mail or packages being delivered to the Lot evidencing a business being conducted. As I understand it, there has been a complaint regarding a Lot Owner who appears to be offering some lawn maintenance and/or handyman type services to other Lot owners in the community on occasion. If the services being rendered do not include any of the auspices of a commercial enterprise or business as outlined above, then it is unlikely that a court will find that such activities constitute a commercial operation or business and, therefore, are not a violation of the Declaration.
The second question we had for the lawyer was concerning disputes and other uncomfortable feelings between or among lot owners. The bottom line is that if an individual has serious concerns about what constitutes harassment please read our attorney's response to that issue.
Disputes Between Lot Owners: I understand that a Lot Owner has been having a dispute with a neighboring Lot Owner or Owner(s) and that some Owners are complaining about this persons demeanor and attitude, and/or his threats to others regarding what he may or may not do to them if they do things he does not like. These types of domestic, personal disputes should be handled by the police and not the Association. If anyone ever feels threatened by another person in the community the Board should encourage them to call “911” and file a police report or seek a court order against the person with whom they have a dispute. This is not the type of conduct that falls within the covenant enforcement that the Board handles and the Board and Association should not become involved in personal disputes between Owners. The Association does not provide security of any kind to the community and cannot be responsible for individual owners’ actions or conduct, and each Lot Owner should take caution and action by calling the police if he or she feels threatened or sees conduct which they believe to be illegal at any time.
Elkmont POA Board of Directors
Elkmont RV Resort is Member owned, covenant restricted, gated RV community located between Cleveland and Helen, right across the street from Mount Yonah, in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. We became a Property Owners Association on August 12, 2009, and our Members have access to a private swimming pool, laundry facility, and outdoor events pavilion. Plus, our community is full of great people.
So, why not stop by? We're sure you'll want to stay as soon as you do.
January 3, 2017: The septic system has been inspected.
January 3, 2017: Wifi is being improved.
January 3, 2017: The fire hydrant has been addressed.
January 3, 2017: Volunteers needed.
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