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Neighborhood News
Celebrating July 4th? Be informed about the legality of fireworks!
Posted on Jun 30th, 2015
The following message was sent by Sgt. D. Gunter of the Durham Police Dept. to keep us well informed about what's legal (and what's not) when it comes to setting off fireworks in North Carolina. 

July is almost here and with it comes fun and fireworks... and with fireworks comes a catch, that pesky little thing that can ruins everybody’s fun – the LAW! Now, all things fun are generally dangerous and sometimes even illegal, including but not limited to: running with a lollipop in your mouth, swimming after eating, boiling water in a paper cup, licking a 9-volt battery, and spending an hour driving around town...while blindfolded.

So let's talk about fireworks! Everybody loves them. Women love them because of the pretty colors, men love them because, well... they get to blow stuff up. A lot of people have questions on what’s legal and what’s not, so let’s set the record straight.

I suppose the easiest way to tell the legal vs. illegal fireworks apart is to shoot ’em off and see if the police come. But do we really want the police to come and spoil our party with all those silly little rules? Of course not. Let me give you the skinny on fireworks and save you a visit from “The Man.”
 
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Community Town Hall Meeting to Review and Discuss the Proposed DHA By-Laws Revisions
Posted on Jun 13th, 2015
The Dunbarton Board of Directors has been working on revisions to the Dunbarton Homeowners Association By-laws for nearly two years. The purpose is to eliminate items that no longer apply and to make them compliant with new North Carolina statutes of record. 
 
The process started with board member suggestions, all of which were reviewed by legal counsel.  We have attached a red-lined copy (link to by-laws here) to make it easier for you to see the changes that are being proposed. While many of the suggested changes are editorial and grammatical in nature, others are for clarification or represent changes for a more stream-lined operation of the organization. 
 
The Board has scheduled a town hall meeting to give Homeowners the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes. The meeting will be held on:
 
Tuesday, June 30th at 7pm
Durham Association of Realtors Headquarters
4236 University Drive

(Located on the corner of University Drive and Lyckan Parkway)
 
The purpose of the meeting is to hear comments on the substantive changes. Editorial or grammatical comments/suggestions can be emailed to Arnold Spell (arnolds@allenton.com), mailed to Allenton’s office or given to a board member. Anyone unable to attend is encouraged to submit comments through one of the methods noted above.
 
The Board will consider all of the feedback provided by the membership at the Town Hall Meeting. Any necessary changes will be reviewed by the attorney. A finished copy of the proposed By-laws will be mailed to the membership for the final review as part of the annual meeting package. All Homeowners will vote on the By-laws revisions at the annual meeting on September 14, 2015 at 7:30pm.
 
Should you have any questions prior to the meeting, please contact a board member or Allenton Management.     
 
Allenton Management - PO Box 3250 - Durham, NC 27715 - (919-490-9050)
 
Update about Time Warner Cable Services for Dunbarton Homeowners
Posted on Jun 13th, 2015
As you may know, the Dunbarton television contract with Time Warner expires at the end of this year. Allenton Management and the Board of Directors have been working to negotiate a renewal that works best for the Dunbarton Homeowners Association. Since we began the negotiations, Time Warner switched to all digital services on May 5, 2015. 
 
Dunbarton has agreed to a new 11-year contract with Time Warner, with an early-out provision at the end of year six. The new contract is effective June 1, 2015 and states two years at our current rate, with a four percent cap on any rate increase in each of the remaining years. 
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Watch for Copperhead snakes while out walking your dogs!
Posted on May 20th, 2015
DUNBARTON, May 19, 2015; Tim Parrish's grounds crew has seen a handful of Copperheads around Dunbarton this week! Be mindful that Copperheads like to come out at night when the roadways are cooler and I am also told they like to hide in the ivy that covers some parts of our community. Last summer, there were two occasions whereby a copperhead snake bit a resident’s dog while they were walking at night on the main roadway. Perhaps the following information will make you aware of the habitat and habits of these slithering critters.
 
Copperhead snakes are venomous…meaning they bite and the “venom” is injected into you or your pet. These snakes prefer to live in wooded areas, among rocks, or near streams or ponds because prey is more plentiful in such locations. Favorite hiding places include stone walls, sawdust, garden mulch or compost piles, and under decaying stumps, in wood piles, under abandoned building debris, and under large flat stones. This snake will be seen basking during the day when weather is cool but not cold. During the heat of summer, it will stay hidden during the day and become active at night.
 
North Carolina holds the dubious title of the state with the most snakebite cases each year.
With such high numbers of Copperhead snakes in the places we live in, being the main reason for the great number of injuries.
 
Take a flashlight with you when you go out after dark. On cooler nights, a copperhead will rest on the roadway as the asphalt is warmer, having absorbed the heat of the day.
 
For more information, read the article posted by the Colony Animal Hospital at: http://www.cpah.net/snake-bites-and-your-pet/
 
 
 
Are You Moving?
Posted on Mar 6th, 2014
The Dunbarton Board of Directors would like to remind residents of the following: Under our "Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures"  VI. VEHICLES AND PARKING, SECTION G, LARGE MOVING VANS (I.E. 18 WHEELERS) CANNOT SAFELY NEGOTIATE OUR STREETS AND ARE NOT ALLOWED IN DUNBARTON.  TRUCKS OF THIS SIZE MAY BE PARKED ON ALPINE ROAD WITH SMALLER TRUCKS USED TO DELIVER GOODS DIRECSTLY TO A RESIDENCE.
 
 
 
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Neighborhood Notices
DUNBARTON BOOK CLUB
Dunbarton Book Club members meet on the first Tuesday each month at 7:00 PM at the
Dunbarton Clubhouse. Join us and share your thoughts, ideas, and interpretation
of the monthly book selection. We have adopted a new hosting, book selection
and discussion format for the Book Group. Come check it out!
 
We will discuss the following books:
April 7- Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel
by Anna Quindlen
May 5- End of Your Life Book Club 
by Will Schwalbe
June 2- Gray Mountain 
by John Grisham
July 7- The Rosie Project 
by Graeme C. Simsion
August 4- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End 
by Atul Gawande, MD
 
Need more information,
encouragement or cajoling? 
Call on me: Marsha Booker-Hibbs at, 
919-401-6445  or email, mbhibbs@gmail.com
 
 

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