September Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Jim and Sandy at 2201 Lanier Avenue for being the September Yard of the Month recipients.

“Hi, I’m Jim! From the first time I drove through the neighborhood on my house hunt, I put Amity Gardens at the top of my list. I love this neighborhood, the location and most importantly the people who live here. With that being said of the company I’m in, I am sincerely honored to have been chosen Yard of the Month. This house was a fixer-upper when I bought it and it has a bit further to go to get it where I want it, in the meantime I appreciate all of your patience and growing with me.

Now a little about us 🙂 I’m a Realtor and Sandy is a psychologist. Any questions about real estate or having your head examined haha, let us know.”

 

Another Wonderful Meeting!

We had a wonderful neighborhood meeting last night. Thank you to our special guests CMPD Officer Martin, Officer Lawton and Christina Lantis from the Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor’s Office.

We got an update about the neighborhood from Officer Martin, and lots of information about the upcoming 2019 Tax Revaluation from Christina Lantis.

And another thank you to Eastern Hills Baptist Church for allowing us to use their fellowship hall.

 

Thank You, Amy Harris!

A big thank you to Amy Harris who has been president of the neighborhood association for the past four years. She signed up the neighborhood up for Nextdoor.com back in 2014 and worked with other neighbors to get the association back up and running.

Last night Amy stepped down as president and we wish her the best of luck with her future community endeavors.

 

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2018/2019 Amity Gardens Neighborhood Board

Thank you to all that came out to the neighborhood meeting last night. Here are the members of the 2018/2019 neighborhood board.

Luke Carter – President Luke lives in his childhood home on Lynnville Avenue. His family moved into the neighborhood in 1964. Luke has been vice president for the past 4 years.

Donna Fisher – Vice President Donna has lived on Eaton Road since 1977 and was a founding member and big part of the former neighborhood association back in the 1990’s. Donna has been an at-large member for the past year. Annie Flint – Treasurer

Annie has lived on Lanier Avenue since 1976. She has been on the board for the past 3 years and has been treasurer for the past 2 years.

Marty Payne – Secretary Marty has lived on Buena Vista Avenue since 1969. She has been on the board for the past 4 years and has been secretary for the past 2 years.

Donna Thomas – Activities/Social Media Coordinater Donna has lived on Buena Vista Avenue since 1995. She and her husband bought his grandmother’s home. Donna has been on the board for the past 4 years as the activities/social media coordinator.

Cross – At-Large Candy lives in her childhood home on Eaton Road. Her family built their home in 1956. This will be her first term on the board.

Alan Bottorff – At-Large Alan has lived on Dudley Drive since 1993. Alan retired in February and is looking forward to serving the neighborhood. This will be his first term on the board.

Neighborhood Meeting this TUESDAY!

Tax revaluation is coming in 2019. If you are concerned about this, please join us for the next Amity Gardens neighborhood meeting on TUESDAY, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. We will have a Mecklenburg Tax Assessor as our guest for a presentation and Q&A time.

This will also be our annual neighborhood board election. Per our by-laws you will need to pay the $10 (per household) dues in order to vote. The $10 helps us host events through out the year. Many times our board members spend their own money to make sure we have what we need for the numerous events we host every year. Every $10 is a huge help and it is tax deductible. 😊

Eastern Hills Baptist Church 4855 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205 You can get to the church via Pierson Drive – just shortly past the Independence Blvd. over pass.

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Neighborhood Board Elections – NEXT WEEK! (9/11)

It is time for Amity Gardens Neighborhood Association Board elections! Voting will be at the annual meeting on Tuesday, September 11th. We will have ballots ahead of time if you are not able to attend the meeting. More about that will be posted in a day or two.

Here is a list of the candidates:

Luke Carter for President Luke lives in his childhood home on Lynnville Avenue. His family moved into the neighborhood in 1964. Luke has been vice president for the past 4 years.

Donna Fisher for Vice President – Donna has lived on Eaton Road since 1977 and was a founding member and big part of the former neighborhood association back in the 1990’s. Donna has been an at-large member for the past year.

Annie Flint for Treasurer  – Annie has lived on Lanier Avenue since 1976. She has been on the board for the past 3 years and has been treasurer for the past 2 years.

Marty Payne for Secretary – Marty has lived on Buena Vista Avenue since 1969. She has been on the board for the past 4 years and has been secretary for the past 2 years.

Donna Thomas for Activities/Social Media Coordinator – Donna has lived on Buena Vista Avenue since 1995. She and her husband bought his grandmother’s home. Donna has been on the board for the past 4 years as the activities/social media coordinator.

Candy Cross for At-Large  – Candy lives in her childhood home on Eaton Road. Her family built their home in 1956. This will be her first term on the board.

Alan Bottorff for At-Large – Alan has lived on Dudley Drive since 1993. Alan retired in February and is looking forward to serving the neighborhood. This will be his first term on the board.

COPS Backpack/School Supply Party

Thank you to everyone that helped with the backpack/school supply project. We had people donate money, help shop, pack the backpacks, write personalized notes to each child, and a wonderful neighbor bought and had pizza delivered for a pizza/movie party this afternoon for the 7 of the 10 kids. Y’all Rock!!!

The children were all very appreciative and polite. Looking forward to having to back for an outdoor movie night this fall.

These are some of the children that Officer Martin & Officer Lawton (our CMPD Community Officers) work with through their program COPS – Children Making Positive Decisions. Their mission is to build strong foundations with children through personal relationships using positive police interactions.