We have an opening on the Board that needs immediate appointment. I ask all of our members to seriously consider donating their skills to our neighborhood. We have recently filled our open Security and Rules position and need to fill this one ASAP. Please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page for more information regarding the position and it’s perks.
Thursday May 22 at 6:30 pm is our scheduled meeting at the clubhouse. We will have a Blinn representative in attendance to address concerns about the school’s acquisition of the Science Park near our neighborhood as the new campus for the College. You are welcome to attend but can use the contact form at the bottom of the page to voice your concerns which we will in turn consolidate and relay to Blinn.
below is the location of the Science Park in question.
Just a week to go until our annual neighborhood garage sale is upon us on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 from 8 am – 12 pm. I hope everyone is ready and has notified the office if they wish to be included on the map as Wednesday, April 30th is the cut off. Feel free to use the contact form at the bottom of the page with a subject of “Garage Sale”. Our advertisement will be running in The Eagle on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd. There will be a few maps available at the Emerald Parkway entrance and the two entrances from North Forest. Please call attention to your yard by placing balloons or signs in the yard.
That being said, there will be hundreds of cars in the neighborhood during the event and I ask everyone to heed a bit more caution and patience during the time. Also please have your sale watched at all times.
Here are some more tips for a successful sale and general etiquette:
- Haggling: If you see an item that you want and it’s listed for $1 or less, don’t haggle over the price. How would you like to have an item marked for 50 cents and have someone offer you a quarter?
- Animals: Even though you are a dog lover, there are many who are not. Even on a leash, they can be difficult to maneuver around. Bringing the kids is fine, especially if you are shopping for them. If you do bring the kids, however, keep and eye on what they are doing.
- Respect: If you want to buy a large item or more items than you can carry, ask the proprietor to mark the item or start a ‘pile’ for you in an out-of-the-way place. It is rude to claim items as ‘yours’ while you continue shopping if you haven’t made any effort to let the proprietor and other shoppers know you intend to purchase them.
- More Respect: Walking unnecessarily through the yard, stepping in flowerbeds, and blocking neighbors’ driveways are definitely no-no’s. If children accompany you, see to it that they respect the seller’s property as well.
- Picking Up: If you purchase a large item and need to pick it up later, make sure that you pay for the item so it doesn’t get sold to someone else and that you get the name, address and phone number of the person hosting the yard sale. Also, set an approximate time to pick the item up. If you’re delayed, call and reschedule a time to pick up your merchandise.
- Price Your Items: Buyers shouldn’t have to work at figuring out the prices. If it’s too confusing, some shoppers will get frustrated and leave without making purchases.
- Early Birds: Allowing early shoppers to get the bargains is unfair to the shoppers who are careful to respect your wishes. Remember that accommodating early birds provides positive reinforcement to this inconsiderate behavior. The sale starts at 8am, not 7am.
- Preparation: There’s nothing worse for a buyer than hearing, ‘How did that get out here? That’s not for sale!’ If you are working with someone else in preparing for the sale, make sure there’s good communication so that things don’t get out that aren’t supposed to.
- Respect: Whether they’ve bought something or not, before they leave your sale, try to thank as many people as you can for attending. This will make them feel more comfortable if they wish to return later in the day to purchase that item they were wavering on. It will also increase the likelihood they’ll recommend your sale to their friends.
Tomorrow is the Big Event here in College Station. This year has broken all previous records with over 20,000 student volunteers and over 2000 jobs. That’s a lot of people in areas that don’t usually see that kind of traffic.
Please be safe and aware as our neighborhood should have a good number of new faces and vehicles around from 10am till 2pm. Maybe wish them well during your walks as a sign of thanks for helping us keep Emerald Forest beautiful and prosperous. Just think, a student helping around our neighborhood Saturday may some day start a family in one of our homes.
Our annual neighborhood garage sale takes place on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 from 8 am – 12 pm. If you want your home advertised on the map you must notify us no later than Wednesday, April 30th. Feel free to use the contact form at the bottom of the page with a subject of “Garage Sale”. Our advertisement will be running in The Eagle on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd. There will be a few maps available at the Emerald Parkway entrance and the two entrances from North Forest. Please call attention to your yard by placing balloons or signs in the yard.
Welcome to the new Emerald Forest HOA website! So many wonderful things are happening here. Take it for a test drive, there are more features to come.
Some of those include:
- Pay HOA Dues online
- Private profiles that users can update
- Streamlined menu and links
- Dynamic calendar
- User forum
- and more!