A newsletter for our neighbors presented by the High Point Civic Association Board Members
May 2022 | Issue 26
The High Point Civic Association Board Members wish all the Mothers a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!
Early Voting May 2 - 20 including Saturdays and Sundays
2022 is a big year in Georgia politics with elections for governor, lieutenant governor, one U.S. Senate seat, all US House of Representatives, and all Georgia House and Senate seats, among others. You can learn more about candidates, see a sample ballot for your district, find out where and when to vote (including absentee and early voting options) by going to the My Voter Page at the Georgia Secretary of State website. CLICK HERE to go to the page, fill in information about your name, DOB and county, and you can find out who is on your slate of candidates.
The Sandy Springs Farmers Market is Back!
On Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, a unique selection of vendors set up shop providing an open-air opportunity to purchase fresh produce and artisan foods. Many bring their farm to your table, others offer deliciously prepared specialty foods.
Did you know that for the fifth year we will be providing scholarship funds to two Riverwood High School graduating seniors? 100% of the money goes to a Title I male and female scholar who attended High Point Elementary and/or Ridgeview Middle school,
the two schools serving youth in our association’s geography.
Our goal was to raise $5,000.00 by April 30th for this school year's graduates and our generous neighbors have contributed more than $5,200.00!
CLICK HERE to donateto help the next two deserving students go to college in the fall. Please note that HPCA is not considered a charitable organization and any contribution to the fund is not tax deductible.
Thank you! We appreciate your generosity to our young neighbors!
High Point Hats Off To.....
our new Board Members!
In our Annual Meeting, our members voted to approve new board members Colin Hubbard, Yonatan Hambourger, Ruth Sprinkle, and Merrill Nemeroff.
Welcome to the Board! We appreciate your service to our community.
Neighborhood Street Lighting Cost Sharing Program
As the population of Sandy Springs grows, the City is constantly working to improve our public infrastructure. Street lights in the City are installed exclusively to illuminate public streets, roads and sidewalks to keep motorists and pedestrians safe. CLICK HERE to apply for cost sharing street lights for your neighborhood! Applications will be accepted until March 15.
Meet Your New Neighbors!!
Each month we will highlight a new household in the neighborhood. This month, we introduce you to Anna and Chip and their daughter Lily.
Let's find out more about them:
What is your occupation?
Anna is a realtor with Dorsey Alston Realtors, and Chip is a commercial subcontractor with Adams Construction Services.
What street did you move to and when did you move there?
We moved to Vallo Vista Court in 2019.
Why did you select the High Point neighborhood?
Anna grew up in the neighborhood and has great childhood memories from the area. We love the central location and accessibility to all areas of town.
What do you like most about the neighborhood?
We love the mature trees and the family friendly atmosphere.
How do you prefer to spend your time?
Walking the neighborhood with Lily and our yellow lab, Harper, enjoying the tasty restaurants nearby, and getting together with friends.
The Sandy Springs Police Department wants to remind its residents of a common and very active scam, the pine-straw scam whereas an unsolicited landscaper comes to your home claiming to have leftover pine straw or mulch from a previous job and offers it to you at a discounted rate.
Although everyone can be a victim, elderly residents are the prime target for these criminals. Other types of scams are unsolicited roof installers telling you your roof is damaged and they’ll do it at a discounted rate. Once they claim to be finished, they charge you thousands of dollars. We have also seen unsolicited tree removal scams.
If it sounds too good to be true, it is likely a scam. If you feel threatened or harassed by suspected scammers, please call 911.
Make sure to follow Sandy Springs Police on social media
We started as an emergency food source to feed food insecure school families during the Covid-19 shutdowns. What we found was that the need was so much greater than was realized. Now we are a community movement, serving the people of Sandy Springs.
Look for Donation Boxes located all around the High Point Area!! Solidarity's new locations is in The Prado
5600 Roswell Rd Ste F150
Whether helping through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the
help of our supporters.
Join us for our
Kids Shopping for Mother's Day followed by a Day at the Park!
The High Point Civic Association is a non-profit organization of Sandy Springs residents who live south of I-285 and east of Roswell Rd. The Association’s purpose, as set out in the by-laws, is to promote the common good and general welfare of the residents of the High Point neighborhood by working to promote friendship, cooperation and understanding among all residents, to foster civic pride, to enhance, preserve and maintain property values, and to provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters of interest to the residents of the neighborhood.
We invite you to join our volunteer organization and connect with our community. CLICK HERE to review HPCA Membership Options.
Tip of the High Point:
Sandy Springs Works is a mobile app you can use to report and track non-emergency issues by simply dropping a marker on the map where you notice a concern and answering a few questions to help them better understand the problem. You can even send a picture to help illustrate. They will notify Sandy Springs crews,
get to work, and let you know as soon
as the project is complete.
The mobile app can be used to report issues such as high weeds and graffiti, potholes, broken streetlights, or trash and debris. It can be found in your mobile provider's app store.
Leadership Sandy Springs 20th Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs took place Saturday and brought together over 300 community volunteers and sponsors for recycling, updating playgrounds, parks and nonprofits. Volunteers from LIIV Atlanta Church worked with Principal Miller at High Point Elementary to erect play structures on the STEAM playground and do some general grounds sprucing up. This photo is the installation of the new High Point bus play structure with the children already enjoying it!
The Future of City Springs
The City of Sandy Springs will host a community meeting on Tuesday, May 10 regarding the City Springs Master Plan update. The purpose of the open house is to inform the community about the plan, present findings from the existing conditions analysis, and gather early input on the future of the
City Springs district.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 6 – 8 p.m. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sandy Springs City Hall, Studio Theatre, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328
The City Center Master Plan was adopted in 2012. The Plan update will consider the needs and desires of the community to address land use and development patterns, transportation and parking management, economic development, and place-making opportunities. It will establish a 10-year vision for the City Springs district.
CORE Community Organized Relief Effort is providing free COVID-19 vaccines in select locations throughout Georgia. Vaccines are available to anyone, with or without symptoms. CLICK HERE for more information and locations.
Concerts and Performances are back!
What do Aladdin, Stunt Dogs, Amy Grant, Starship, Lantern Parades, Kevin Nealon & Herman's Hermit's have in common? They are all performing in Sandy Springs! CLICK HERE for a schedule of events.
Free COVID-19 Testing is available at various locations throughout Fulton County. CLICK HERE to view a list of testing sites.
CAC Upscale Thrift, located at 8607 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs GA 30350,
is open to the public for shopping as well as to CAC clients who “purchase” clothes with vouchers. For current hours CLICK HERE. The shop provides free clothing to more than 300 clients per month. Proceeds from sales go back into programs to prevent hunger and homelessness. Dozens of volunteers give time on a regular basis to operate the store and work behind the scenes to take in donations, sort and prepare them for sale in the store. More volunteers from business and civic groups help sort donations throughout the year.
We gladly accept donations of clean, gently worn clothes, shoes, accessories, linens, small home goods and furniture in good condition.
In the future, Waste Management will not pick up yard waste or recyclables that are not in the bins provided. There will be a minimum charge of $75 to pick up yard waste and other items. Waste Management told one neighbor that a one-time pick-up of 4-yard waste bags would cost $84, and there is an option to order an extra bin for yard waste for $10/month. This change is happening because Waste Management will be using new side-arm, bin-lifting trucks to save on labor costs.
Only one other company provides service in the area, and it is not accepting new customers.
To provide feedback to Waste Management on this change to their service, contact them 888-964-9730 or visit their Facebook page.
The Community Garden
The Community Garden at St. Martin’s Episcopal School, High Point Campus, has begun its 11th growing season! 15 beautiful garden plots, each about 4’ X 12’, were built in 2012 by neighbor Tanner Rose, as his successful Eagle Scout project. Robin Hickey of Vallo Vista Court has been the coordinator of the project for all 11 years, originally sponsored with the former Church of the Atonement. Neighbors pay an annual fee to St. Martin’s for each plot and grow at their heart’s content – tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, spinach, radishes, parsley, cucumbers, beans… As you walk or drive by, you can watch the progress of each crop in its own season. You can always ask the gardeners for some of the harvest, but please don’t pick anything without permission. Enjoy the season!
Are you interested in Sandy Springs City Council Meetings? Or Planning Commission Meetings?CLICK HERE for the City calendar and previous meeting agendas.
The mission is to build partnerships that create, conserve, and connect parks and greenspace in Sandy Springs. The belief is that parks, greenspace, and trails are economic engines that will help transform Sandy Springs from a place to go through to a place to go to. Even as the second largest city in the metro Atlanta area, they want Sandy Springs to continue to offer the natural charm we all enjoy.
The gift of greenspace will enhance our community for generations to come! To donate, volunteer or learn more, CLICK HERE.
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