Who’s ready for Spring?! The snow was
beautiful, but this winter has been tough on a lot of trees
and plants, not to mention the rest of us! All of us in
Stratford Place are lucky to have great neighbors who were
willing to get out there in the snow and clear the front
entrance and other areas so we could all get in and out.
Here’s hoping Spring will be less eventful!
The property appraisals are supposed to be complete by now. We
are now waiting to hear from TDOT on their proposed
for the acquisition of our front entrance
property. We plan to bring
to the acquisition meeting a
request for TDOT to provide a curbed
area that meets all
regulatory requirements with the new
will allow us to rebuild an attractive entrance sign.
latest schedule we have is:
2015 – start of construction
2017 -- finish construction
2018 – attempt to re-build
Springtime is here and with it comes the chance of storms that
could bring down trees. If a tree comes down & some of it is
in the street, the County Highway Dept will come and clear the
street and clean up what is in the right of way. To make this
happen, you can call Hamilton County Highway Dept at
855-6100, or if it is after hours & the tree is blocking the
street you can call the Sheriff’s Dept at 622-0022. Also, we
are planning a cleanup of the Commons areas on Picadilly and
Peghorn. Please consider volunteering some time to
up these areas.
Additions and corrections to the website can be sent to the following email addresses: email@example.com New
The Hospitality Committee makes every effort to meet new
homeowners and welcome them to Stratford Place and to the HOA.
However, with today’s busy schedules, sometimes we are unable
catch folks at home! If you are new, or you know your
hasn’t been “welcomed,” please contact Annetta
The SPHOA Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at
the Redemption Point Church on Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. This is
a great chance to catch up with neighbors and discuss
issues affecting or neighborhood.As you know, the Board is set
up so that each year 3 members rotate off and fresh members
join. We will be looking for 3 volunteers to fill the new
vacancies on the Board, starting in July. Board meetings
are typically held once each month for an hour or so. New
Board members can take on whatever level of leadership they
desire, or just be there to contribute to the
discussion. If you’ve never been a Board member, or it’s been
a while, please consider volunteering. It is essential for our
subdivision to have a strong HOA and a functioning Board to
keep up with issues affecting all
Do you have a buisness?
A "Resource" page has been included in the site. This page is for those in the subdivision who would like to "advertise" their business/service as a resource for our community. We are not looking to "advertise" per say, but just a listing. We hope that offering this expertise to the community will be a benefit. All residents can email Mark the info to the address above. He would also like to add more to the "Local Services" page as well.
The Board works hard to stay on top of issues that affect the
whole subdivision, but comments or info are always welcome!
Please feel free to contact Board members at any time.
Board members through July 2014 are:
Ron Wolfe (Apison Pike
Lynn Miller (Special Events)
Annetta Crawford (Hospitality)
Jayne Hannah (Beautification)
Brad Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
meeting are open to everyone, and are usually held the first
Tuesday of every month. Contact a Board member to confirm the
time and place.
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program developed to
teach citizens how to help themselves by identifying and
reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. While,
fortunately, Stratford Place is not a hotbed of illegal
activity, we have had an occasional break-in and a recent case
of graffiti. Hamilton County Sherriff’s personnel will be
presenting information on the Neighborhood Watch program on
Thursday, May 1 at 6PM, in the Hannah’s driveway at 8828
Picadilly Trail. Please bring a lawn chair and join us for an
informative evening and refreshments.
Dues for 2014 were due in January. Per the By-Laws, dues are
considered delinquent as of April 1. Remember, the dues pay
for landscaping services for the common areas, insurance, etc.
Paying dues also allows you to participate in the Annual
Meeting and other social events, as well as receive news
updates throughout the year. If you haven’t already, please
send your dues to Sheila Singleton at
5319 Peghorn Trail.