Tuesday, September 1, 2015


(Here is the new board and contact information, followed by the upcoming budget.  If you have any questions about anything, please contact one of those listed.   Bob)


President- Owen Fulghum
Vice President - Linda Hughes
Vice President in Charge of Roads-  
Jeff Hintzman
Secretary- Fay Grant
Treasurer- Tom Batchelor
Keith Patton has agreed to help Jeff with decisions concerning our roads during the year.
We appreciate his help in doing this.

BUDGET for Apple Creek Acres Homeowners Association - 2016

Note: As of 8/19/15 the Association had a fund balance of $7,074.28. There are projected expenses of $3000.28 for the remainder of the year. There is a carry over to reduce next year’s assessment in the amount of $4,074.00.

Projected Expenses:
Main Road Repair $21,799.00*
Side Roads 4000.00
Snow Removal/Salt 7000.00
Sub Total $32,799.00

Legal $1000.00
Mailing 100.00
Office Supplies 100.00
Bank Fees 75.00
Reimbursement 1000.00
Insurance 750.00 (general liability coverage for protecting ACAHA at large)
Sub Total $3025.00
Total Expenses: $35,824.00

Income: $31,750.00 2016 Assessment of $250.00 x 127 lots
4,074.00 Carry over from 2015
Total Funds: $35,824.00 for all expenses related to ACAHA road repair and maintenance

*Includes $5,000.00 for needed replacement of first under-road culvert past entrance gate
Note: This budget is a projection of planned expenses. Unplanned events may require the revision of the budget. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015


I hope everyone has had a good summer.  More of it left, of course, but schools are back in full swing and I'm now driving a route for Clyde Elementary - it's given me a whole new appreciation and respect for those big yellow cans.  :-)

I got to the annual meeting a few minutes late, but all seemed to go rather smoothly.  A new board was elected, and as soon as I hear from them I'll post whatever it is they'd like to get out to the HOA. 

Got to meet some new faces on the mountain, so welcome!  We got a lot of great paving done this summer, so thanks for everyone's help and inconveniences that long day...well worth everyone's effort.

For any of us that have been up here for any length of time, bears and coyotes come with the territory.  The bears (I seem to have 3 regulars here at the end of Staymon right now) have been making nightly visits onto my deck and riling my pups up.  Been trying to keep damage to a minimum, but I need to double the height of my deck railing up against the hill, methinks.  All that to say to our newcomers "heads up"...for once, I'm kind of wanting winter to get here so they'll go to sleep.

8-21-15 10:30pm

8-22-15 10:45pm

On a brighter note, here are some dawn and rainbow shots from home here at the end of Staymon (click to enlarge):

odd piece of a rainbow from Aug. 20
Aug. 17, 2015
Aug 12, 2015


Thursday, August 6, 2015


I trust by now everyone has received their proxies and info sheet on our annual HOA meeting, with the agenda printed on the back side.  On SATURDAY AUGUST 15, our meeting will convene at 10 am in the Haywood County public library...drive around the side and go in the lower level doors to find our meeting room. Meeting should be adjourned by, or before 12 noon.

Proxies are critical for any voting and/or elections.  A quorum of  64 lot/homeowners is needed, though as I type there are only 13 turned in, according to president Keith Patton.  If you are attending in person, you can certainly bring it with you, but for any others, please mail your proxy to your homeowner of choice so they may vote for you.  This is one of the most critical actions we all have to take for the annual meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact a board member.


Thursday, July 9, 2015


The latest official word just came in from president Keith Patton: 

MONDAY JULY 13 Apple Creek Road will be CLOSED from Chris and Helen's house @ 221 Apple Creek Road on up from 8:30AM through 5:00PM

It is imperative that no residents try to negotiate the road and drive around the ongoing work, so please plan ahead to leave early if you must, and delay re-entry until late afternoon.  Everyone's cooperation is appreciated, in advance. A significant amount of needed paving will be done, and the weather is looking most cooperative so we can get it done in the one day.

If you have any questions, please contact Keith or any other board member.


Sunday, July 5, 2015


Passing along information from president Keith Patton:

If you have driven out and/or into ACA recently, you have noticed a white SUV sitting on the side at our entrance.  Parking on the grassy areas on the side just downhill of the entrance is acceptable, but NOT in the entrance as it presently sits.  It apparently has no connection with the house on the uphill edge of our entrance, so says the Haywood County Sheriff's Office.

Someone noticed a blue car picked up the person/people in the white SUV and proceeded somewhere up into ACA (which as you know is ultimately a dead end no matter where you go).  The sheriff office has urged us to have the car towed at the owner's expense, but we'd like to know who's it is so we can let them know to move it ASAP.  Posting this notice just in case someone will soon read this and know of this situation or a blue car, before it will get towed if nothing soon happens.

Thanks in advance for anyone's help.


Friday, July 3, 2015


(An update from Keith Patton:)

After checking weekend weather forecasts and consulting with our paving contractor we have determined that there is no chance of having a dry road On Monday 7/6. With this being the case our paving date has been moved to Monday 7/13.

Happy July 4th to everyone!  Have a fun and safe holiday weekend.


Monday, June 29, 2015


View from the end of Staymon Road last month
The following note is from our president Keith Patton per the upcoming paving on Apple Creek Road.  As you may remember, we got locked out of any paving in 2014 due to consistent weather delays and then the calendar as the plant shut down late fall.  All that to say a good chunk of paving will be done this year, from 211 Apple Creek and above in various places.

The best paving job I've seen here was in 2013...at that time, the HOA requested there be no traffic trying to go around the paving crew, as it helps prematurely break down the paved edges. It worked very very well for what was a limited inconvenience for residents.  For this large amount of paving, the board is requesting drivers to plan ahead around the upcoming work, knowing the road will be closed most of one day.

(From Keith Patton)
The tentative dates for our paving work are July 6 or 7. Due to the extensive amount of work to be done we can expect a long road closure on one of these days. The closure will be from 211 Apple Creek Rd. up. I will be in contact as this plan solidifies.

Please check back here as I'll be posting information ASAP when I hear further details.  Weather will be the only but potentially big player, FYI.