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Annual HOA Meeting 2014

On behalf of the Paces Farm Board, we wanted to thank all that attended the annual HOA meeting January 21st. Following the neighborhood vote, Al Berlinguette and Bill McBride will be joining the Board. We want to thank John Merchant and Matt Hachman for their service to the Board and to the Paces Farm HOA. As many of you are aware, service is voluntary and can be time consuming. We appreciate the time served and the support both John and Matt provided to us all. Mike Rossi will serve as President for the remainder of his tenure this year. Bill will serve as Vice President/Treasurer and Al will serve as Secretary. We also thank the new members of the Board in advance for their time and dedication.

Please thank our committee chair members and volunteers for their time and energy making the operations and events of the community happen for the benefit of all. Our committee chairs at this point are listed on the contacts link at the left. Many thanks to our committee members and volunteers that support us. The work we do in these committees is what sets our community apart from others truly making us the premier West Cobb community. More information about each chair along with descriptions, forms, covenants, standards etc. can be found on the ACC links on the left.




Paces Farm Newsletters

Did you know that all of the past Paces Farm newsletters are archived on this website? CLICK HERE to browse through any of the past issues and community interest articles found in the right hand column.



Summer Camp Additions

Summer is around the corner and it is time to begin planning activities for the kids. You can find a great list of tried-and-true summer camps in the spring 2011 newsletter by CLICKING HERE. Also, here’s a few updates to that list of some camps worthy of checking out:

Camp Winshape
Overnight adventure camps for boys and girls ages 7-17. Located near Rome at Berry College and Young Harris College.
Click Here for Website

E.T.C. Performing Arts Camp
For rising 3rd-9th grades at the Cobb Civic Center
Click Here for Website

Cheerleading, Soccer, Flag Football, Art/Dance Camps
Ages 3-16 years at Due West United Methodist Church
Click Here for Website

Academic, Sports, and Creative Camps at Walker
Grades K-12 at the Walker School in Marietta
Click Here for Website

Lego® Camps
Several options to choose from –
Club Scientific Camps in East Cobb/Canton for ages 4-13
Click Here for Website
Lego Camp by Play-Well TEKnologies
Rising K-6th grade at Mount Paran Christian School
CLick Here for Website
Due West UMC Lego Camps
Ages 6-12 including train and car building
Click Here for Website

North Atlanta Soccer Assoc. (NASA)
Recreational camps held in June and July for ages 6-13 at Kennesaw or East Cobb.
Click Here for Website

Cobb County Parks and Recreation
A variety of summer activities for kids ages 3-15. Options include day camp, golf, tennis, arts, and nature. Locations around Cobb County.
Click Here for Website

For a full list of day camps and options around our outside Atlanta, go to Atlanta Parent Magazine Website




New Board Member Elected at Annual Meeting

Please welcome Mike Rossi to the HOA Board of Directors. He will replace Chris Lightner, who we thank for his two years of service to the neighborhood.



Annual Homeowners Meeting

Please make plans to attend the next Paces Farm Homeowners meeting on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. We will be electing a new board member and reviewing progress in 2012.



Trash Pickup Time Adjustment

Due to some safety concerns about the early morning trash pickup, American Disposal trucks will begin transitioning to a later morning pickup time instead. This should alleviate any safety issues with school bus stops.



Privacy at Paces Farm

Recently, a former homeowner distributed the neighborhood directory to an outside company for solicitation. The Board would like to ensure everyone that our policy is to maintain the confidentiality of the contact information for our homeowners. All-In-One is held to and abides by this same standard. That is also why we do not post personal emails on the website and ask that the directory can only be obtained from the Hospitality committee and through All-In-One. As such, we wanted to simply remind each of you to keep this information confidential in order to protect not only your personal information, but that of your neighbors. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in this regard.



Annual HOA Meeting and Election 2012

Thank you to the many residents who joined us at the annual HOA meeting on January 30, 2012. Many residents were in attendance to discuss the improvements made to the neighborhood in 2011 and to highlight plans for 2012 and beyond. Elections were held and your 2012 Board members are Chris Lightner, John Merchant, and Matt Hachman. As your new Board we look forward to working on your behalf in the coming year. If you would like to become more involved with the neighborhood through a Board Committee or otherwise, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Lastly, please be sure to thank Ross Westbrook and Rob Gayle for their services as the Board President and Treasurer over the past several years.



Upcoming HOA Meeting and Election

Please join us at the annual HOA meeting on January 30th at 7pm at the clubhouse. The Board will discuss progress from 2011 and will take nominations and ballots for the 2012 Board. If you'd like to get involved, there will also be some committees with openings to be filled. See you then!



Family Fun this Fall

With autumn quickly approaching, check out some family fun ideas from last year's newsletter HERE. The list includes links for information about the Ellijay apple festival (Oct. 8-9, 15-16), Hilcrest Orchards (all October weekends), the Carlton Farms corn maze (October weekends Fri.-Sun.) and others.



Fall 2011 Newsletter

The next edition of the Paces Farm newsletter will be distributed soon. You can also access an online copy HERE. Be sure to check it out for information about upcoming events, community news, and tailgating tips.



Design Standards and Parking Updates

Our Design Standards have been recently revised and the latest version may be accessed HERE. The latest version clarifies the following: (1) the Modification Request submittal and approval process; {2) the documentation necessary to support requests for removing any trees; and (3) the process for seeking approval for repainting any exterior portion of a residence.

A new Clubhouse Overnight Parking Request Form has also been created and may be accessed HERE. Completed forms may be returned to Holly Wild (950 Ovalene Lane) or submitted electronically to: pacesfarmguestparking@gmail.com. Upon receipt, you will receive a Parking Permit, which is required to be displayed in the window of the vehicle so as to prevent towing.



HOA Committee Changes

There have been some updates to the volunteers serving on the HOA committees. We would like to thank Scott Edens and Mike and Val Parham for their work on the Landscape, ACC and Social committees over the past year. The Board would like to welcome Eric Spivey as our new Landscape Committee Chair, and Lee Ballentine to the ACC committee as well. We look forward to a great year and appreciate these neighbors stepping up!



Summer Burn Ban

There is a county ban on outdoor burning throughout the summer beginning in May. CLICK HERE for information about the burning restrictions. And watch the cobb county government website for summer watering restrictions as well.



Trash Amendment Passed

The Amendment to consolidate our trash vendor has passed with a majority of homeowners signing the proposal. CLICK HERE to read the Amendment. We have entered into an agreement with American Disposable Services, Inc. to provide trash and recycling for the neighborhood. As of April 15, American will be prepared to switch everyone over to their services. Please contact your current provider to cancel service, then call American at 678-720-0500. If you are already an American customer, you still need to contact them so that you can take advantage of the group rate for trash and optional recycling. When you call, you will need to reference "Paces Farm HOA" in Marietta, Georgia. We are asking everyone to be switched over to American by June 30, 2011. This Amendment is now a part of our covenants, which will enable us to continue to improve the value of our homes and the quality of our neighborhood. Thank you again to everyone for your support.



Proposed Amendment for Trash Consolidation

The Board is proposing an Amendment to consolidate our Trash vendor and services. The Amendment would let us choose/review the vendor annually and give us price/service negotiating power, as well as requiring all residents to switch to that vendor. The Board recognizes that there are some arguments against this proposal, but they feel that the advantages (significantly cheaper, single truck/day pickup, safety, recycling etc.) far outweigh the cons. Please CLICK HERE to read the Declaration information concerning the Amendment. To print and sign the consent form, CLICK HERE and send to All-in-One or give to a Board member. Thank you for considering this option for our neighborhood.



Annual HOA Meeting 2011

The Board held a successful annual HOA meeting on January 24th at the Clubhouse. Many residents were in attendance to discuss the improvements made to the neighborhood in 2010. Please be sure to thank Ashleigh Merchant for her service as the Board VP and Secretary over the past year. Also, please welcome Mr. Chris Lightner as our new HOA VP and Secretary.

Another item presented by the Board was the option to consolidate our trash services. Both the pros and cons of such an action were discussed, as well as information given by the Liberty trash representative. The Board will be contacting residents about the possibility of passing this amendment in the coming months.



Happy Holidays!

A big thank you goes out to Britt White and Val Parham for organizing the Cookies with Santa evening at the clubhouse. It was a wonderful night thanks to Megan Gaston and her uncle for volunteering their time! Also, the HOA would like to thank Holly Hachman for donating the wreaths which add some holiday class to our front entrance posts. Paces Farm wishes all of our residents and families Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!



Neighborhood Events a Success

Paces Farm residents were busy this fall with many neighborhood activities. Holly Wild organized a successful meeting at the clubhouse with Officer Bowman of the Cobb County Police Department. Her efforts will enable Paces Farm to be eligible for a Neighborhood Watch program. Thank you Holly for your work!

Our families also celebrated Halloween at our annual pizza party before trick-or-treating. The costumes were great for kids and adults alike. Kim and Fred Roberto won the adult costume contest and will enjoy a La Parilla dinner. Huge thanks to Britt White and Val Parham for organizing and coordinating such a fantastic event!



History of Paces Farm

The Fall 2010 newsletter includes an article about the history of the land our neighborhood was built upon. Former owner Debbie Pace Anderson was a huge resource for information about the farm and graciously shared some photos from before the subdivision was built. Below shows the Red Barn that sat near Hoyle Farm Drive and Ovalene Lane as well as a view toward the clubhouse area from Phase 1 (West Sandtown is at the right.)



The second two photos show the front of Phase 2 with West Sandtown Road at the left, and looking into the field towards the Ovalene Court culdesac. Click HERE to read more!



POA Amendment Passed

The Board received over 67% of the neighborhood's support to become a POA. Paces Farm is officially a POA governed subdivision. Thanks to everyone for their support, questions and time to pass this amendment. The Board feels this is the best path for the entire neighborhood going forward. Feel free to contact anyone on the Board with questions regarding this amendment. Go to POA Amendment for the complete document.



Update on Watering Restrictions

Last week, Governor Sonny Perdue signed the Water Stewardship Act into law. With this law comes a new set of outdoor watering rules.Here is a brief summary of the new rules:
-Outdoor landscape irrigation is now allowed 7 days a week from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
-Outdoor irrigation is not allowed between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00p.m. with the following exceptions:

  • Irrigation of personal food gardens
  • Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of installation
  • Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses
  • Hand watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container
  • Installation, maintenance or calibration of irrigation systems
  • And other exceptions as referenced on http://water.cobbcountyga.gov/Files/WaterRestrict.html
These new rules allow us ample time to keep our yards looking great while still being mindful of the environment.



Summer Swimming Info

The pool is officially open and residents have been enjoying the newly cleaned pool! Many parents are opting to provide private swimming lessons for their children as well. Please click on the POOL link to view necessary information required before conducting lessons. Thanks!



Watering Restrictions

As the drought of 2009 is over, watering is now permitted on the odd/even schedule. Homeowners can apply for an exemption through Cobb County in order water new landscape more frequently. Please remember that lawns do not need to be watered every day, but 1-3 times per week is sufficient to keep healthy grass. For more info on watering restrictions go to http://water.cobbcountyga.gov/Files/WaterRestrict.html



West Sandtown Road Closing

West Sandtown Road will be closed for the Mud Creek bridge reconstruction from May 22nd to August 1st of this year. Unfortunately, this means our residents will have to find alternate ways to 120 and the Avenues for the summer. For more information go to http://dot.cobbcountyga.gov/road_rept.htm



7 Lots Purchased!

The seven remaining lots in Paces Farm have been purchased from the FDIC. Dale Bercher of Bercher Homes closed on the land in late March. Mr. Bercher is a former Traton Homes executive. Construction on the lots at the front of the subdivision could start as early as April or May. Thanks to our HOA Transition Committee, Board of Directors and AAC, our Design Standards have been updated to ensure our neighborhood standards are preserved on any new homes built. We look forward to completion of Paces Farm and welcoming our future new neighbors.


Paces Farm Website Launched

February 2010 marks the official launch date of the new Paces Farm Homeowners Association website. The Paces Farm Board of Directors hopes that this site will be a valuable resource for residents, and the first stop to answering basic questions and downloading HOA forms such as:

  • Neighborhood Design Standards
  • Clubhouse Rental Info and Agreements
  • Bylaws and Official Covenants
  • All Landscape or Property Modification approval forms, etc.

This site will also serve to inform neighbors about planned social events, subdivision-wide garage sales, pool schedules and recent news/changes in policies. 


Our New Management Company

The Board of Directors has contracted with All-in-One Community Management to handle the administrative and management details of our Homeowners Association. All-in-One will be the first point of contact for all issues and form approval submission pertaining to any changes made to your home or lot. They will act on our behalf to ensure our neighborhood standards are kept up, as well as our proprty values. In essence, they will also help be the first point of contact for residents that have anonymous complaints or problems that need to be addressed. Our Board of Directors will still ultimately make the major decisions about all aspects of maintaining the quality of our community. All-in-One will be informing the Board about all details big and small.

Please visit the All-in-One website and contact them below at:

All-in-One Community Management
5200 Dallas Highway, Suite 200 #266
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: 678-363-6479
Fax: 678-363-6481
modifications@allinonemgmt.com
www.allinonemgmt.com