2014 Neighborhood Dues

It’s that time of year again when we collect for the Surrey Place Homeowner’s Association. Dues are only $20 a year, which goes to the cost of printing the quarterly newsletter, website domain fee, the new resident welcome packs and gifts, social events and neighborhood improvements.

This year, the HOA has made it easier to pay your dues by setting up a PayPal account! You can use the link below or in the “About Us” section. However, we still want offer the option to pay by check so please use the addressed envelope attached to the latest newsletter and send it to the Surrey Place president, Matt Sitter. Please make your checks out to the Surrey Place HOA.  Thank you for your support!




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Bobcat in our neighborhood?

We have had 2 reports of a bobcat in the neighborhood, specifically along Chamblee-Tucker. One resident saw it at night in his back yard and a few days later another resident saw it in his carport (eating something) around 6:30am. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources say that a bobcats average size is 14-28 lbs, and usually lives in mixed forest and agricultural areas. However, they can live in a wide variety of areas because of a broad prey base (mice, rats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, and feral cats). A Wildlife Resource representative said that bobcats are afraid of people and a simple clap or a thrown stick or rock should send them running. For more information, here is a link to Nuisance Wildlife: Prevention & Management from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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Chamblee Annexation Results

YES to annex into Chamblee-61%! (640)
No to annex into Chamblee-39% (408)

Congratulations to everyone who supported Surrey Place’s annexation into the City of Chamblee. I will send out more details on what’s next in the coming days.

Time to celebrate!

Matt Sitter
Surrey Place HOA

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Fall HOA Meeting

The fall meeting of the Surrey Place Homeowner’s Association will be this Thursday, October 17th, 7:00pm, at 3062 Trafalgar Way (Matt Sitter’s house). We will discuss the Chamblee annexation vote in November, volunteer efforts, Code Enforcement, neighborhood watch, and any other concerns you have.

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Quik-Trip Update #2

Here are a few pictures to show the progress of the new Quik Trip…according to the project manager, the development is a several weeks behind schedule due to the abundance of rain this spring. They hope to have a grand opening in September or possibly early October.
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View from the front of the Dairy Queen

View from the front of the Dairy Queen

Closer shot of main service area.

Closer shot of main service area.

View of back retaining wall.

View of back retaining wall.

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Lawn and Garden Workshops

The DeKalb County Extension Office is a department that is a cooperation between the University of Georgia and the US Department of Agriculture. It seeks to inform and educate the citizens about the interaction of horticulture, the environment and our communities. Not only do they offer free advice by their Master Gardeners (404-298-4080), but they sponsor several workshops during the year at a reasonable fee ($10). These workshops are held at the DeKalb Extension main office located at Memorial Drive and I-285. Please visit this link to check out the 2013 Workshop Schedule.

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Quik Trip Development Resumes

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Get Out and VOTE!

Today is voting day and we encourage all of you to get out and make your voices heard! Our polling place is at the Warren Technical School, 3075 Alton Road, Chamblee GA 30341. This location is just down the street off of Chamblee-Tucker as you go east towards I-285 (the school is on the right).

The Surrey Place HOA is officially recommending you vote YES to annexation into Chamblee.

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Important Upcoming Meetings

The Fall Surrey Place HOA meeting will be this Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 7pm, at 3062 Trafalgar Way. We will discuss the following topics:
-Chamblee Annexation
-Foreclosed Homes and Volunteer Clean-up Efforts
-Code Enforcement and Neighborhood Watch
-Quik Trip Development
Doors open at 6:45

The Chamblee Annexation Meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 25, 7pm at Clairmont Baptist Church. (3542 Clairmont Road, across from Plaza Fiesta). This informational meeting will feature members of the City of Chamblee government, including Mayor Eric Clarkson, who will answer questions you may have regarding our area’s possible annexation into Chamblee. You can find more information regarding this topic on the Chamblee Yes or No Facebook group.

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K.N.O.W Training Session

Dear Surrey Place residents,

The next Knowledgeable Neighbors On Watch (KNOW) training session will be held on Saturday, July 21st, 10a-1p (doors open at 9:30am)

The Three topical presentations are as follows:

1) Community Prosecution…Sonja Brown, Prosecutor, Solicitor’s Office
2) NARCONON…Ji Johnson, Community Relations Director
3) Criminal Investigations…Sgt. Scott Biumi, North CID

This should prove to be a great informative session!

LOCATION:
DeKalb Fire Rescue Building
1950 W. Exchange Place
2nd floor – Peer Auditorium
Tucker, Ga. 30084

If you are interested, please email our DeKalb Police North Precinct Community Relations representative, Al Fowler… dkpdcommrel@yahoo.com

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