Thursday, April 19, 2007
Committee moves forward on July 4th celebration
Did you know that over 150 years ago the site that is now Snow Lake was mostly marsh and cypress swamp, and was part of Tippah County? Joe Shone and his wife built a home here, where two streams emptied into a pond and it became known as Shone’s Mill Pond. Mrs. Shone’s brother operated a mill at the pond and recently parts from the old mill were found below the spillway. In 1956 three men started developing Snow Lake Shores and by 1958 it was at its peak with mostly Memphians who built their vacation dream homes.
The committee for the miniature golf course is ready to map out the first three holes for the course that is going to be located next to the tennis court. This is a great community and family activity, plus good exercise, so please send in your contributions to the corporation office so that nine holes can be completed this year.
The July 4th fireworks committee had a meeting Monday night and are moving forward towards another exciting celebration of breath-taking fireworks!
After a few homeowners were sent letters by the town warning them that they would be fined for allowing their dogs to run loose or walked without a leash, complaints are down. If you see a loose dog or a resident walking their dog without a leash, please call Janet at the town hall so that a violation letter can be sent to the owner of the dog.
Recently, we were given the privilege of using the dumpsters at the maintenance shop for small amounts of debris. But due to a few abusing this privilege, the gates have been locked. Some homeowners dumped raw garbage, large amounts of construction debris and even a bathtub in the dumpsters and they also left large amounts of trash outside the dumpsters.
We can still use these dumpsters for small amounts of construction or yard debris, but we must call the town hall and make an appointment for someone to open the gate. Contractors are not allowed to use these dumpsters. The town will pick up small amounts of limbs that we cut up, if they are neatly piled and cut into four feet lengths. If we contract with someone to cut trees or brush they are required to haul off all debris. Benton County will only pick up trash that is bagged and inside a container.
Thanks to those who have made an effort recently to secure their garbage cans and tops from animals and the winds. Let’s hope many homeowners will follow your efforts. Lets keep our beautiful community clean.
After the ERB board presented their findings to the aldermen, they voted to send out 20 letters to homeowners who were in violation of Snow Lake Shores maintenance and community appearance ordinance. Our town has a little age now, so it is very important that everyone maintain the appearances of their homes and property as beautiful as they were when they were new.
In the Holly Springs paper recently, homeowners of another lake community in the area were asking for help from almost every official in the county. This community also has a beautiful lake, but the homeowners’ association did not maintain their community as strictly as we have. As a result, crime has increased drastically and property values have decreased as well.
Every month, more and more hungry folks are coming to the community center for the Big Monthly Breakfast. You can’t beat the price of four dollars (no tip or tax) and the breakfast is so big that one plate just won’t hold all of the food. Come for the fellowship this Saturday, April 21 and then walk over to the homeowners’ corporation meeting at 9 a.m. to see what is going on in your lake community.
The weather is supposed to be warm and beautiful later this week. Justin, my son-in-law, caught a bass that was over four pounds last week, so plan on us being out there with the boaters and fishermen.
Hut had surgery on her left hand but is doing well. Ninety seven year old Mama Beck is still improving after a small stroke. My prayers were answered when our son Joseph arrived from the war zone last week. Three hours after he landed, his wife went into labor and gave birth to our eighth grandchild, Logan. Thanks to everyone who kept him in their prayers. Please continue to pray for all the other sons and daughters who are still in harm’s way.
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