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Pool Season

With the pool opening there are always issues. Having to replace the Access Controls has complicated that further, but the Board is working through each issue as quickly as we can. With the new Access Cards ther have been some real issues and some user issues. But beyond the cards we are seeing a resurgence of issues that we see every year at the beginning of the season. There has been a slew of unaccompanied children at the pool in large groups. These children exacerbate the issue by opening the gate for other children. Adults have tried to intervene, and the children ignore them, talk back and continue to let anyone into the pool. If someone is there with a non-working card, do not presume it is a glitch. Many people have old and new cards that have not paid their dues and their cards do not open the gate for a reason. Likewise, just because you recognize a resident does not mean that they have paid their dues so please do not let anyone into the pool who does not have a working card. We have also had a slew of damage in the pool already this year. Someone has bent the ladder and broken the rope less than a week after opening. The rope is $65 and the ladder is $350. We will be reviewing the footage and will begin deactivating pool access for residents who damage equipment. But when people are let into the pool who do not live here, we cannot do much to them for damage they cause as identification in near impossible.

All residents have the right to protect HOA property, and Board members are not the only ones responsible for maintaining and speaking up when you see issues. If you see disorderly/inappropriate conduct or trespass and do not feel comfortable confronting the situation, we encourage you to call the non-emergency police number, 205-629-3333. The pool is the neighborhoods property and is left trashed every night. Residents are having to clean up after others daily, and the above issues make this worse with no parental supervision. Considering all of this, the Board is making the age limit at the pool be a minimum of 18 or you must be accompanied by an adult a permanent rule. The Pool rules signs will be updated soon to reflect this. Also, the Number of guests per family is 2, not 2 per person in your family. This is to prevent overcrowding and as we have seen in many cases already one unaccompanied teen brings in a large group of friends. We are also looking for the residents who were drinking and performing excessive PDA in the pool. This will not be tolerated, and their access will be revoked.

Please remember to respect others and others property and we can continue to enjoy our neighborhood amenities. You can find the HOA Boards email addresses and the Management Company contact information on the HOA Website,

Pool Update

The 2021 Pool Season will start Friday May 21st! We are busy adding the new access controls in and continuing to work on the chemical balances in the pool, so please stay out until the 21st. The HOA Board finally has news about the new Pool as well. Construction is scheduled to begin after Labor Day, so we should get a full Summer in with the current pool, but the new Pool will be Gunite, so no more liner, 5′ wider and 75′ long. It will include a shallow children’s area, minus the Umbrella, as seen in the attached photos. There will be a bench along the length of the pool for sitting in the water, and there will be a full 25 yard swim lane. As you can see in the overlay picture the pool will be in the same location, but extend almost to the basketball court. We will be relocating the playground to a yet undetermined location.

Annual HOA Meeting

The Brookhaven HOA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Brookhaven HOA Annual Meeting
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Pool Opening

The HOA has spoken with legal council and agreed that we can open the pool with limitations. 

The earliest we can have the pool prepared to be open is Saturday, June 6th. It will be open that day with the attached posted policies.

You must bring your own chairs, sanitizers, and follow the posted guidelines. We are not allowing visitors at this time, the only exception being if you have a clubhouse/pool rental scheduled.

In order to maintain pool access YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY to maintain social distancing between your family and others.

These are unprecedented times so please use precaution and use the pool at your own risk.

Pool Guidelines

Pet Laws and Ordinances

We have seen our fair share of pets running loose in the neighborhood and from our Annual Meeting we were asked what the laws are for Pets. This turned out to be a hard question to nail down because there are State Laws and local laws on top of those. Below is a link to the Alabama State Laws:

Alabama State Codes for Pets 

Below is a link to the local Margaret Ordinances for Pets. Also, for those concerned about violations, the violations need to be reported to the authorities, and Facebook is not an authority on this or any matter.

Margaret Pet/Animal Ordinances

2019 Annual HOA Meeting Minutes

The Minutes for the 2019 Annual HOA Meeting can be found using the link below:

2019 Annual HOA Meeting

2019 Annual HOA Meeting

The Annual HOA Meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of April at 7pm at the Brookhaven Clubhouse, which is April 9th this year. You should be getting a letter this week with the meeting announcement and a Board Member registration ballot asking for volunteers for all positions on the HOA Board. If you are interested in running please fill out the form and return it or let one of the existing Board members know. Another letter should be going out before the meeting with nominees to be voted on for the Board positions, otherwise we will have the vote at the Annual Meeting.

The Board has invited the Developer to the Annual Meeting and he has accepted, so Darrell Pittard, Managing Member of Brookhaven Development Partners, will be there to discuss future development plans and take questions. We have been communicating our concerns to Darrell throughout the year and we should be able to address them all at the meeting. If anyone else would like to attend as a guest speaker, please let the Board know ahead of time and we can approve and coordinate the speaker.

After attending a few City Council meetings we are working with the City to get additional Stop Signs installed and rumble strips put in in lieu of Speed Bumps on Brookhaven Drive. We also reached out to our Insurance Carrier to discuss costs of adding additional speed barriers on non City owned roads.

The board has reached out to the City and the Developers about our roads, and the city is working to get the developers to repair the roads, but as with all things political and development related timing is always the issue. So for the 3rd year the HOA has purchased some Blacktop Patch and you may have already seen Harold patching pot holes. So please be careful and patient with any residents that you see repairing the roads where we can. We have also taken the road situation directly to the developer and he said they will be repairing Americana and Horton Drive in the near future and Darrell can elaborate at the meeting. Lakeside Drive also has money set aside for a final seal coat once Development has finished paid for by the Bank, so again, it will be repaired, it is a matter of time.

A few City updates;

  • Construction on a new City Hall will begin soon across the street from North Valley.
  • The City is working with North Valley to build a Park next to North Valley
  • 1 Mile of 2″ of Blacktop paving is roughly $88,000. This price is just for laying blacktop, and does not include prep work or leveling.
  • The County is supposed to be paving Old Acton Road by 2020, It will not be widened, but just get paved.
  • Tenza Yarbrough brought up adding more stops signs on Brookhaven Drive. We also discovered that the City does not maintain stop signs on Roads that they do not manage so the HOA will be buying some replacement stop signs from the City.


Dear Neighbor,

As the holiday season approaches, it is our natural tendency to want to help those in need. Often though, this desire gets pushed to the back burner with the stress of our own gift shopping, family gatherings, and the general stress of the holiday season. Neighborhood Management, LLC and the Board of Directors for your community would like to help you help others by hosting a food & toy drive in your neighborhood to benefit Toys for Tots and the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Over the past five years, we’ve collected 24,891 pounds of food and countless toy donations! We’d like to make this year bigger and better, so every donation counts!

We know the holiday season is full of joyful hustle and bustle, so in order to make donating as convenient as possible for all our neighbors, a Neighborhood Management Representative will come to the community on Thursday, December 6th to collect all donations. On this day, simply place your donation by your mailbox no later than 8:30 am. We will drive through the community to collect them that morning. Please do not place donations inside your mailbox. Also, if rain is expected on the collection day, please place your donation inside a plastic bag.

What are the most needed food items?
– Canned Tuna or Chicken, Peanut Butter and Jelly*, Cereal/Oatmeal/Grits, Dried or Canned Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Pasta and Pasta Sauce*, Canned Vegetables, Rice

*Please avoid food in glass jars as it can easily break during transport and cause a safety hazard.

What are the most needed toy items?
– Gifts for pre-teens/teens as they are too often forgotten: sporting equipment, bags, balls, books, backpacks, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, etc.

*Please note, Toys for Tots is only able to accept new items, so please save used items for other local charities.

We urge you to contact our office with any questions or concerns regarding this charity event, or you may visit the websites for these organizations at the below links for additional information:

On behalf of the local families in need, our company would like to extend a sincere thank you for all your support!