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May Newsletter
ACCESS THE WEBSITE
It is so important for all homeowners to begin accessing the Association website. Eventually, we hope to go paperless with our communication to all homeowners. While we donít anticipate this happening within the year, we expect that most of our communication process will be done via the Internet. The website is updated at least weekly and sometimes daily. Homeowners have the privilege of advertising their businesses on the website at no cost, if they are self-employed. Homeowners are also permitted to advertise items for sale at no cost. There are so many things available such as link to the Metro Planning Commission, The Westview, advertising your residence if it is on the market, access to the subdivision Covenants and Restrictions, and much more. It is so convenient and easy to access. The website is attractive and many people outside of the neighborhood have accessed it to gain information on current developments affecting the Bellevue Community.



ARCHITECTURAL REQUIREMENTS
Any structural changes to your property must be approved by the architectural committee. This includes decks, major landscaping, fencing, room additions, patios, etc. Please contact Josh Webb, 673-7767 or e-mail him at joshwebb@bellsouth.net before you build or install.



SPEEDING/WRECKLESS DRIVING
Two recent incidents endangered the lives of Poplar Creek Estates residents. One involved a teenage driver speeding up Poplar Creek Trace estimated at 50 mph. The make and model of the car and the license number were recorded and action may be taken. Another incident involved an automobile being driven by a young woman who pulled into a residentís driveway on Autumnwood Drive at night. The homeowner was standing in the driveway and had to jump out of the way in her own driveway to avoid being hit.



YARD OF THE MONTH
Yard-of-the-Month awards will begin in April. A $50 certificate from Home Depot will be awarded each month to the resident with the best landscaping and lawn grooming. Last yearís winners will not be eligible again until 2003.

****MAY 2002 YARD OF THE MONTH WINNER****
Congratulations to the Killebrew Family, 6709 Autumnwood Drive, May Yard of the Month Award winner. They will receive a $50 certificate from Home Depot. No winner was selected in April due to the bad weather.



LANDSCAPING NEWS
By Roger Baskette, Sr., Chairman,
Landscaping Committee
Spring is here and Summer will be here before we know it. Thus far, our Board has approved additional plantings and beautification of the open space between Chessington and Collinswood Drive. We have planted evergreens in this area that we hope will screen off part of the drainage area as well as provide all year beautification. As these trees and shrubs grow larger we feel their beauty will be appreciated in the winter as well as in the summer. There will be additional plantings this Spring in this area. There are new plants at the Collins Road entrance, and additional plants will be proposed by the committee for that entrance as well as other areas as they are needed. Other open space areas have been improved and will receive plantings. Your Board has approved better lighting at the two brick walls at the Collinswood entrance as the old lights are not working properly. The capital improvements provided in our budget will help to enhance the beauty of our neighborhood, and increase the value of our property. Have a happy Spring.


CARING FOR OUR CREEKS
Homeowners should be aware that when dumping trees, branches, mowed grass, and other compost friendly foliage into our creeks and drainage ditches, it causes the flow of storm water to back up and re-route onto lawns and common areas. Please do not ďrecycleĒ any natural (or manmade items for that matter) into our creeks and drainage ditches.


TERMITES ON THE RUN
Itís that time of year when termites swarm and residences are at risk if not properly protected. Be on the safe side and contact your favorite termite/pest control company to check for termites. In addition, avoid spreading mulch too close to the foundation of your home. Termites love this environment.


BE COURTEOUS TO YOUR NEIGHBOR
Check your floodlights. Make sure that they are not directed toward your neighborís house. This may cause distraction and interfere with their privacy and comfort. These lights should be directed downward onto your own property.



PARKING OF MOTOR HOMES/TRAILERS IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITTED ON SUB-DIVISION STREETS AND ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. SUBDIVISION COVENANTS & RESTRICTIONS PROHIBIT MAINTAINING THESE VEHICLES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.



SUBAREA 6 PLAN UPDATE PROJECT
COMMITTEE MEETING SHEDULE
The Workgroup for the SubArea 6 Plan update will meet at Bellevue Middle School Cafeteria over the next few months on the following dates:

March 19 5:30 pm
April 9 5:30 pm
April 23 5:30 pm
May 7 5:30 pm (location change)
May 21 5:30 pm
June 4 5:30 pm
June 18 5:30 pm



DUES COLLECTION
Did you now that your monthly association dues are
less than $10.00 per month? Thatís all. On an annual basis, that works out to $115.00 per year. These dues take care of all common area landscaping maintenance, planting, mowing, bookkeeping, electricity (NES), tax preparation, water, postage insurance, corporation report, taxes, transfer fees, tree cutting, socials, repairs, legal and other small items. If you have just purchased a home in the Poplar Creek Estates subdivision, you should have been furnished with a copy of the subdivision covenants and restrictions at your real estate closing. If you did not get a copy, please contact your closing attorney. If this doesnít work, notify the business office of Charlie and Judy Tygard at 256-7146.



BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
The 2002 board of directors is as follows:
Skip Courtney Linda Prater (President)
Cliff Dobbs John Rouwenhorst
Pamela Hall (Sec./ Treas) Brian Sarmento
Jesse Moore Josh Webb
Charlie & Judy Tygard, Business Mgmt.


HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS
While the Holiday Decorating Contest Winners were immediately posted on the website, they were never posted in the printed newsletter. So CONGRATULATIONS! To our 2001 winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions.

1st Place 1509 Forest Oaks Place $150.00
Vincent & Carolyn Pape

2nd Place 612 Poplar Creek Trace Ct $100.00
Craig & Cindy Prior

3rd Place 7200 Poplar Creek Trace $ 50.00
Lyn & Gena Robbins

Best Mailbox 7165 Forest Oaks Drive $ 25.00
Ron & Elizabeth Fortenberry

Best Front Doorway/Entry
7157 Forest Oaks Drive $ 25.00
Bob & Lisa Terrell

Honorable Mentions for best overall decorations:
6724 Autumnwood Drive Bud & Wendy Vassar
6757 Autumnwood Drive Tim & Cynthia Theissen
6781 Autumnwood Drive Roger & Thetis Baskette
6837 Collinswood Drive John & Lisa Rouwenhorst
1117 Deerhurst Court Michael Diehl & LiYang Erve
1121 Deerhurst Court Julio & Glenda Santiago

Honorable Mentions for Best Mailbox Decoration:
7100 Forest Oaks Drive Don & Vicky Mingus
6120 Tulip Tree Lane M/M Larry W. Stewart

Honorable Mentions for Best Front Door/Entryway:
7100 Forest Oaks Drive Don & Vicky Mingus
7004 Poplar Creek Trace Pete & Betty Mears
7140 Poplar Creek Trace Donna & John Ashford



OBEY THE METRO LEASH LAWS
Dogs are not permitted to run loose in Poplar Creek Estates Subdivision. Residents must keep pets confined to their personal property and not permit them from destroying neighborhood lawns.


RESIDENTS COMPLAIN ABOUT PARKING CARS ON CURVES ON SUBDIVISION STREETS
The Board of Directors has consistently requested all residents to refrain from parking their automobiles on the streets of the subdivision. The main purpose is that these streets are designed for two-way traffic with no encumbrances parked along the curbs. When this happens, parked cars become targets for nighttime drivers to hit because they are hard to see. Believe us when we say that there have been too
many instances where parked cars have been damaged by traveling vehicles.



NOTICE OF WARNING TO BUILDERS and DEVELOPERS
Reflectors must be used on the large dumpsters used at construction sites. These dumpsters cannot be seen at night by oncoming traffic. Please help us deter accidents by placing safety reflectors on each end of the dumpster. In addition, when developing your properties, please try to keep the construction site free of dangerous debris which could attract small children to play on, and keep your construction equipment away from view and locked up. The Homeowners Association cannot be held responsible for your irresponsibility.


LADIES SUBDIVISION BUNCO CLUB FORMING.
A ladies Bunco club is forming in Poplar Creek Estates. Three tables of four are needed for this monthly nighttime get-together. We have one complete table filled and need two more (for a total of 12 players). Contact Linda Prater 662-1176 or Vanessa Gordon 646-9109. This is so much fun and a great chance to just get away for one evening a month with the girls.



SUB AREA 6 UPDATE
All of the latest information on the revisions to the Sub Area 6 Plan, including the Hwy 100/Old Harding Pike (Triangle) and Old Towne Center at the RR tracks and Bellevue Road, is available on the web site at www.poplarcreekestates.org.



GOT NEWS?????
If you know of something our residents would be interested in, put it in the newsletter and on the Web Site.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS/HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL OCCASIONS

May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 7 Local Primary Elections
May 12 Motherís Day
May 8 Sub Area 6 Workshop
Bellevue Middle School, 5:30 pm
May 23 Metro Planning Commission Mtg
Howard School, 1:00 pm
May 27 Memorial Day
June 4 Sub Area 6 Workshop
Bellevue Public Library, 5:30 pm
June 14 Flag Day
June 16 Fatherís Day
June 18 Sub Area 6 Workshop
Bellevue Public Library, 5:30 pm
July 4 Independence Day
T/b/a Subdivision garage sale


NIGHT WALKERS
For your own safety and that of your children, please
wear light color clothing when walking in the
neighborhood after dark.



WELCOME TO ALL NEW POPLAR CREEK HOMEOWNERS. Please let us know if we can be of service.



DONíT FORGET TO VOTE:
Itís your right as an American citizen,
Itís your responsibility as a human being,
And, itís just the right thing to do.

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Poplar Creek Estates Homeowners Assn.
P O Box 218053
Nashville, TN 37221-8053

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Member Opinions:
By: mamab37221 on 6/12/02
I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF SPEEDING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. MY HUSBAND ANDI MOVED HERE 9 YEARS AGO TO A DEAD END TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM SPEEDERS. FOUR MONTHS BEFORE WE MOVED OUR 9 YEAR OLD SON WAS HIT BY A CAR ON A NEIGHBORHOOD STREET MUCH LIKE WE HAVE HERE! WE WERE LUCKY, BECAUSE HE SUFFERED A CONCUSSION AND A BROKEN FOOT AND WOULD RECOVER. I WANT TO WARN EVERYONE ABOUT THE HORROR OF THAT DAY. I HAVE SOMEONE ON MY BUMPER EVERY TIME I LEAVE OR ENTER THIS NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE I REFUSE TO GO FASTER THAN 30 MILES AN HOUR. IF A CHILD RUNS OUT IN FRONT OF YOU AT 30 IT IS STILL GOING TOO FAST. I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY. THE PROBLEM IS NOT WITH JUST TEENS! I FOLLOWED A NEIGHBOR OF MINE UP THE STREET AND WHEN I COULDN'T CATCH UP WITH HER AT 45 I STOPPED FOLLOWING! IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE A CHILD IS HIT! WE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM IN OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD! PLEASE SLOW DOWN BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE AND A TRAGEDY HAPPENS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

By: Rouwenhorst on 5/21/02
To quote your Newsletter....
"PARKING OF MOTOR HOMES/TRAILERS IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED ON SUBDIVISION STREETS AND ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. SUBDIVISION COVENANTS & RESTRICTIONS PROHIBIT MAINTAINING THESE VEHICLES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD"
To quote the Declarations of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Poplar Creek Estates, Article III, Section Two, Item 4. Garages and Parking...
"Each residence shall be required to have an attached or basement garage facility. Each resident shall be required to have at least two off street places for each residential lot. Parking facilities shall be on the residence as the lot served and may be located in either the rear or side yard of said residential lot. Parking of any boats or other large vehicles shall be off the street and shall be in the garage, to the side or rear of the home."

When you say, in Capital letters for emphasis, "PARKING OF MOTOR HOMES/TRAILERS IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED ON SUBDIVISION STREETS AND ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. SUBDIVISION COVENANTS & RESTRICITONS PROHIBIT MAINTAINING THESE VEHICLES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD," you are incorrect. The Covenants, Conditions, and Restriction clearly states that such vehicle may be parked in the garage, to the side, or the rear of the property.



Architectural Review Committee Request Form
If you are planning to make changes to the exterior of your house, you must fill out and submit this form to the Architectural Review Committee Chair for approval.
PCE Covenants and Restrictions (abridged version)
This links to a partial synopsis of key sections of the PCE Covenants and Restrictions. The remaining sections will be added gradually as time permits.
PCE Covenants and Restrictions (full version)
This is a scanned version of the complete PCE Covenants and Restrictions.