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December 3, 2017

Holiday Celebration for High Point
Santa in the House
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 pm

Santa is coming to the High Point Club House for young children and grandchildren of High Point residents as we celebrate the season. Our traditional Christmas Holiday Celebration will feature a festive guest (aka Santa Claus) who will be at High Point to greet friends at the clubhouse on Sunday, December 17. Our family magic entertainment will begin promptly at 2:00 pm. We anticipate a big crowd and so please plan to arrive on time. To fully enjoy and appreciate the magical entertainment, please arrive before the show begins. Space on the floor is available up front for younger children to sit and be up close to the magic show.
There will be cookies, fruit and treats. Children will be able to have wonderful balloon creations made to take home. (Reservations are not necessary to attend.) Mark your calendar now!!! This event takes place no matter what the weather, so please plan to join us at the High Point clubhouse on Sunday, December 17. (This event is only open to High Point residents and their children or grandchildren.) Activities conclude by 4:00 p.m.
If your child or grandchild needs to communicate last minute requests or updates to Santa, put this party on your calendar. Avoid long lines at the mall and visit the real Santa here.
Photos with Santa will be provided to all children attending the event. A parent must accompany any child who attends. (This event is intended for children 10 years old and younger.) Join us for this wonderful holiday tradition!!

Annual Meeting January 18
High Point’s annual association meeting will be Thursday, January 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the clubhouse. In addition to the election of trustees, there will be information about ongoing projects in the association and a representative from the Strongsville Police. Our meetings are short and to the point. A time is available for resident questions. All residents are invited to attend.
A Welcome to High Point session for new residents will take place prior to the meeting at 7:30 pm. No reservations are necessary to attend.

Association Dues Remain Same for 2018
High Point annual dues remain at $360 per residential lot (last increased in 2016). Payments are due January 1st. Invoices will be sent to each homeowner at the end of the year. Payments received after January 31 will be assessed late fees. Pool Passes for 2018 must be ordered at the same time dues are paid. A Pool Pass Registration form will be sent with the dues invoice and can be found on our website under the FORMS tab. We appreciate residents who pay their dues on time.

Salute to Jack Schneider
From April 2003 to July 2017, Jack Schneider volunteered as an association trustee and was our clubhouse and facilities manager. During the course of that time there were many building projects and countless improvements throughout the association that he quarterbacked. His untold hours of dedicated service to the association went above and beyond. As of July, Jack decided to retire from the board of trustees to spend more time on his boat in Vermilion and with his grandkids. He was a valued and respected trustee who demonstrated significant commitment and expertise. High Point is indebted to him for his passion and devotion over those many years. We were very fortunate to have had him on the board and we wish him well and hope he enjoys his “retirement.” Thank you Jack.

New Landscaper
High Point trustees have retained the services of a new landscape firm as of October 19, 2017. BrightView Landscape Services is our new contractor, replacing Erie Landscape. You will be seeing the crew from BrightView performing all of the landscape services and snow plowing at the clubhouse going forward. They will be following the Landscape Specifications that are published on the High Point website. These requirements were the basis for the extensive landscape contractor bid solicitation process engaged by the trustees in 2016. BrightView is a regional professional landscape firm that participated in the bid process and was very close to the bid from incumbent Erie Landscape. We appreciate the work done over the last few years by Erie Landscape and look forward to working with BrightView in the future.

Resident Survey Results Tabulated
Association trustees would like to thank the 43 residents who took the time to respond to the online Resident Survey in January. Although this represents under 7% of the homeowners in our development, the trustees spent significant time reviewing the tabulated responses and especially comments that were offered on various issues. We believe the responses are representative.Post Season WeekendAug 26 & 27 – Noon to 9 pmLabor Day WeekendSept 2, 3, 4 – Noon to 9:00 pm
Results of the survey can be viewed by everyone by going to our website. A tab on the left side takes you to a page with the Results and Responses from the Trustees to many of the comments that were made by residents. We appreciate the input and candor of those that responded.
What are the highlights? Overall 42 of the 43 respondents were very satisfied or satisfied with High Point as a place to raise a family. Our cross section of homeowners included new residents and many who have been in High Point for a long time. As we are an older population of residents, it was not surprising that the vast majority of those responding did not participate in any activities offered by the association. While most residents indicated our amenities are excellent or good, the trustees recognize the need to maintain and improve our facilities is very important.
Although some residents suggested sending news via the internet as an alternative, a high majority favored the current print format as the preferred delivery method. As we have often heard from prospective home buyers, our current homeowners agree that our website includes a wealth of information. But don’t take our word. Read the survey results for yourself. Should you not have online access, contact the Homeowner Hotline to request a paper copy of the survey results.

Clubhouse Rentals Booking Now
As a homeowner, you may rent our club house for private parties. Dates for 2018 – graduations, Communions, birthdays, anniversaries, sports parties, weddings, showers, family parties - are now booking quickly. To determine available dates, go to our website and click on “Clubhouse Rentals” in the left margin. Then click on “View Calendar” in the upper right. You will see the rental calendar and can check available dates.
Call the High Point Homeowner Hotline, 440-638-4304, with your date request. Your call about a rental will be returned within a few days. You may wish to have several dates in mind, as many dates are reserved.
Non-Summer Rentals
All rentals for non-summer months (when the pool is closed from Labor Day to Memorial Day each year) are $125 per day. Our clubhouse is available for rent weekends, weekdays and weeknights for events. Only one rental is allowed per day. We suggest booking as far in advance as possible, especially for Holiday parties.
Summer Rentals
POOL RENTALS may begin as early as 4:00 p.m. for any weekday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings, but must share the pool with residents during homeowner hours. Parties that end by 10:00 p.m. are charged $125 for the rental, which includes the cost of lifeguards, and share the pool with residents the entire time of the rental. Parties may go beyond 10:00 p.m. to midnight, which provides up to two hours of private pool time, but the contracted rental cost is then $250. All rentals must end when the contracted pool use ends (10:00 pm or 12:00 am) and cleanup must be done immediately thereafter.
(Note: Summer rentals using the pool may not begin until after 4:00 p.m. due to the heavy bather load between the hours of noon and 4:00 p.m. Allowing private rentals would compromise safety for swimmers and that is the highest priority for association trustees and lifeguards.)
NON-POOL RENTAL fee is $125 (anniversaries, baby or wedding showers, retirements, etc.) and may begin at any time during the day. Residents who rent as a Non-Pool Rental may not use the pool for their guests, even after 4:00 p.m. Any use of the pool for a Non-Pool Rental violates the rental contract and can result in forfeiture of the security deposit, as it is a safety issue for the association.
For additional information and specific details about clubhouse rentals, please click on the Clubhouse Rentals tab.