Monday, January 22, 2018

5th Annual ENPOA Beer Fest - Jan. 27

  Plan to celebrate with your Eagle Nest neighbors on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at our annual Beer Fest.  This is our fifth year that we have had this successful party.
  All you have to do is bring a growler of your favorite craft beer that you can share with all the partygoers.  Wine drinkers can bring their favorite bottle if preferred.
  We'll have snack foods along with party games and music.  There might even be some prizes!  This is an adult only party for Eagle Nest residents.  Come join the fun, and meet some new neighbors!

Monday, January 1, 2018

About those blue garbage roll carts ...

Happy New Year, fellow Eagle Nest residents. The Board hopes everyone is off to a safe and healthy start in 2018 -- and that everyone is staying warm in these unusually cold temperatures. The good news: The Pool opens in less than five months! Hang in there!

In the meantime, the Board would like to raise awareness about an ongoing neigborhoodwide issue with the blue garbage and recycling roll carts. When Republic Services switched to the automated pickup of roll carts, residents greeted the news with mixed reaction. Some welcomed the large capacity bins as an easy way to dispose of more debris, while others considered them a trashy eyesore (no pun intended). For many, it was a challenge to find adequate storage space in already full garages or other areas out of view.

Unfortunately, some residents have made it a habit of storing their carts in the open -- in the driveway, on front sidewalks, or on the front corner of a garage in plain view of the development. Not just once in a while -- permanently. Such placement violates our Declarations of Restrictions (Section 5F), one of the legally binding documents that governs our development.

Sure, the Board understands it takes time to get situated, but the roll carts have been around for more than a year now -- and residents we've heard from say it's time to clean house. We're not talking about one or two houses with carts in plain view; a recent inspection of the development found more than 50 homes in violation.

So, starting this month, the Board will begin issuing warnings to any lot with a trash or recycling roll cart stored openly and in view of the development more than three days after weekly pickup. Sure, we understand that life happens, that people go on vacation, that neighbors forget to put them away when you can't. That's why we're going to allow three occurances in a two-month period.

If a resident receives a fourth violation letter during that time, they will not be considered a resident in good standing and will lose eligibility for the 2018 dues credit. Lots that receive four violation letters after the 2018 dues are paid will not be eligible for a credit the following year.

We know putting the carts away may be inconvenient, especially during inclement weather, but your Board is charged with enforcing our covenants to promote resident harmony and foster an environment that protects property values. Storing overflowing garbage carts for all to see doesn't help on either of those fronts.

Please do your part: Remember to put your garbage roll carts away and out of sight, and remind your neighbors to do the same. Thank you for your cooperation!

The Eagle Nest Board

Monday, December 18, 2017

2017 holiday home decoration winners

Once again, Eagle Nest residents have done a great job decorating for the Christmas holiday! This year's judging was difficult, but judges determined that Jennifer Pinegar's home (above) at 7814 Nightingale Ct. is this year's winner. She is the proud recipient of a $25 gift card to Target.

Second place this year was awarded to Michael and Elizabeth Jones' home at 7901 Tanager Lane. Third place was Norma Leverenz's home at 8232 Osprey Court.

A special shout-out goes to previous winners Brian and Brandy Schneider at 8331 Mockingbird Lane. Each year, their holiday display is even more breath-taking!

Thank you to those who created the magic of the season for everyone to enjoy as they drive through our wonderful development. It was very hard judging since so many residents put so much effort in decorating. Congratulations to all!

The Eagle Nest Board

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Barking dogs or stray cats a nuisance? Call the Mayor’s Action Center for help

Like mature trees and well-kept yards, pets are common sight throughout our neighborhood. It’s rare for a day to go by without seeing a neighbor or two out walking or running with their pet (or stooping over to clean up after them when doo-ty calls!)

Sometimes things go astray (pun intended) with the occasional wandering cat, barking or nuisance dog, or those surprise remains found on front lawns. Unfortunately, the Eagle Nest Board has no control over such matters – but the City of Indianapolis does. To file a complaint or report about animals and related issues, contact the Mayor's Action Center for help:
If you are having problems with a resident’s animals, the neighborly thing to do is to discuss your concerns with the resident first. Sometimes, people aren’t aware their pets are a nuisance. However, if you continue to experience problems, the Mayor’s Action Line is a next step. For reference, following are highlights of relevant City Codes and associated fines:

Sec. 531-102. -- Animals at large prohibited, penalties
(a) An owner/keeper of an animal violates City Code if that animal is at large in the city.
(b) The first violation in any 12-month period result in payment of the designated civil penalty. Subsequent violations in a 12-month period are subject to the enforcement procedures and a fine of not less than $100 per violation.
(c) If, while the animal is at large in violation of this section at a location other than its owner's or keeper's property or in the public right-of-way, it:
(1) Attacks another animal; or
(2) Chases or approaches a person in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack; then a fine of not be less than $250 shall be imposed, or $500 if another animal or person is injured as a result of the animal's actions. If the violation results in serious injury to any person, the court upon request shall order the animal forfeited and/or destroyed.

Sec. 531-203. -- Dog and cat curbing requirements
(a) No person keeping a dog or cat shall knowingly allow their pet to defecate or urinate on a public street, byway, municipally owned or public land or building, or upon private property, in the city without prior permission of the owner of such property. However, if an animal defecates on these properties, the owner/keeper promptly shall remove any feces to a waste container, or otherwise dispose of such material in a manner inoffensive to reasonable public sensibilities.
(d) Violators shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $25.

Sec. 531-204. -- Animals causing nuisance prohibited
(a) It is illegal for a person to own or keep any animal which by frequent or habitual howling, yelping, barking, screeching, etc. shall seriously annoy or disturb anyone in the vicinity.
(b) Violators shall be subject to at least a $25 fine for the first offense. Subsequent or continued violations may result in the impoundment of the animal.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Eagle Nest Holiday Decoration Contest and Cookies with Santa!

   The Holiday Season has arrived in our Eagle Nest neighborhood!  The warm weather has helped neighbors put up their Holiday Decorations.   On Dec. 17, at 6 p.m., board members will judge great decorations so make sure your lights are on.  The winner will receive a $25 gift card.  Thanks to all neighbors who make our community look warm and inviting.

   Our annual Cookies with Santa will be on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 3- 4 p.m. All children of the neighborhood are welcome to decorate cookies, color holiday pictures, and most importantly, visit with Santa.  Don't wait in line at the mall for pictures with Santa.  Our event is free and fun!
We could use extra help with this event, so if you would like to volunteer, get in touch with Alice Miley.


Sunday, November 19, 2017 site: 1 leaf pickup left this year

Eagle Nest residents,

One of the great things about our neighborhood is all of the beautiful trees during the fall. Unfortunately, that means a lot of falling leaves as winter nears.

Several of you have contacted the Board seeking information about the city's leaf pickup schedule. Here are some fast facts from the website:
  • Last leaf pickup day: Tuesday, November 28
  • When do bags go out to the curb? by 7 a.m.
  • Where to place bags for pickup: At least three feet away from your trash roll cart.
  • How many bags will be taken? Up to 40.
  • Is there a cost? No, leaf pickup is free during the collection period. 
  • Where can I get more info? Check for more details.
The Board appreciates your help in keeping street storm drains clear of debris so our drainage systems can function properly. 

The Eagle Nest Board

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Eagle Nest rolls out updated calendar of events for Clubhouse

Are you a planner? Your Eagle Nest Board sure is! Check out our updated calendar of events for the Clubhouse -- a beer fest, holiday gatherings, plant auction and loads of spring and summer events next year. Mark your calendars, then plan to join us! Click the Events Calendar link at right for more info! And thanks to our Social Committee for organizing a fantastic lineup of activities!

The Eagle Nest Board