Dear Elkmont family and friends,
It is with a heavy heart that we report Joe Nadeau’s passing at approximately 4PM on August 4th. We have talked to the family and they told us that since he will be cremated a celebration of life ceremony will be held at some time in the future. No flowers need to be sent because the family is at home supporting each other. Because of Joe’s dedication to the park the Board feels as though we would all want a memorial plaque to honor his memory. We will be researching the kinds of plaques available and will appreciate any input or suggestion that you may have. We will be asking for donations once we are sure of the price range of these plaques. And once we know when the family plans their celebration of life we will either attend that ceremony or hold one of our own here at Elkmont.
Sara is taking his passing very hard. Her daughter says that right now she needs quiet time to begin to heal. Please pray for Sara and her family.
UPDATE June 23, 2016: There are now two dumpsters for the park. The dumpsters have been moved and are now located in the area not far from the shed at the exit to the park where the mulch pile used to be located. This should significantly ease the overflow issues we have been having with the single dumpster that was outside the gate.
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.
September 8, 2016: Keyless entry locks are installed and the code will be needed starting September 14, 2016.
September 2, 2016: Project Wifi is complete.
September 2, 2016: The Board has researched memorials for Joe Nadeau.
July 9, 2016: We now have four Elkmont Windstream business accounts.
July 9, 2016: We added another dumpster for the summer months.MORE
September 24, 2016: Annual Meeting
October 8, 2016: Celebration of Life for Joe NadeauMORE