Brookshire - Sterling Forest - Baker’s Landing - Archdale Manor - Oaks of Archdale - Archdale Landing - Archdale You’re Invited to the General Meeting AUG 26th Thursday Evening 7:00 pm Ashley River Fire Station From the President Carl Hoge Well summer is certainly here. The heat and humidity are producing thunderstorms daily and giving us rain to grow our grass. The yards in the Archdale for the most part are looking very nice, but there are a few who need to get out and enjoy the heat! I have had a couple of inquires about cleaning the street gutters. I have talked to the Dorchester Roads and Drainage folks and they have indicated that residents are responsible for cleaning the gutters directly in front of their property, since the county has no street cleaner. Please, if your gutters are full of debris and when it rains the water runs out into the road, clean them out. Our next Archdale Civic Association General Meeting will be held, Thursday, August 26, at the Ashley River Fire Department. If only one person from 10 % of the homes in Archdale attended the meeting, we would have over 80 people at the meeting and we would have to find a larger meeting space. The meeting will only take about one hour of your time. We try to keep you informed of what is going on in the community and respond to your concerns. At the next meeting, we will discuss roads in the subdivision that need paving. If you feel your road needs paving please come to the meeting and give us your input. DUES As I write this newsletter, we still only have about 43% of the residents paying dues to the Association. Please, if you have not paid yet please get the checkbook out and write us a check. We could do so much more to improve the appearance of the subdivision if everyone paid $35. We would like to plant flowers once a quarter, put in lighting on the boulevard, and put in a water outlet for the entrance. We might even be able to hire someone to clean out the street gutters. This all helps increase the value of all the homes in Archdale. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT FINANCES Do you know the rule of 72? Most people don’t. However, this concept is critical to any long term savings strategy. Weather you are saving for college or retirement, knowing and understanding this concept can mean all of the difference in the world. It’s a simple concept that illustrates the dramatic effect of time and the compounding of money at given interest rates. Many people think that if you could earn10% instead of 5%, you would have twice the money at retirement. Not true. The rule of 72 depicts the fact that you money will approximately DOUBLE at a point in time determined by dividing the number 72 by the interest rate you are earning. For example: if you are earning 3% it will take 24 years for your money to double. At 6% it will take 12 years and at 12% it will take 6 years and so on. Given these rates in 48 years, a $2,000 deposit would grow to $4,000 at 3%, $32,000 at 6%, and $512,000 at 12%. That is 6 times more money at 12% than at 3%. Amazing, isn’t it. Teaching children sound money concepts is a goal every parent should have. CitiGroup, a Dow Jones top 30 company, is donating $200 million dollars over the next ten years to do just that: teach our children how to manage finances thru a game on the web. Go to and register your children for this game on the web. There are two categories, children under 14, and those over 14. Teach them how to manage money and have fun at the same time. Archdale Resident General Meeting Agenda Old Business Crime Watch Road Paving Open Forum (Next General Meeting will be in November) May 2004 Archdale Web Site Robert (Bob) Veitch, an Archdale resident has taken over as Web Master for our Web site. He has done a great job on updating it. This is an on going project and may take a while to be completely updated. This website has an enormous amount of information available to our residents. The covenants for the various subdivisions, Tree ordinance, Maps of Archdale, Calendar of events, Utilities & Services, Budget, and other things are included on this web site. The address is Please take a few minutes to visit it. Advertising Advertising in the newsletter cost $100 whole page, $50 for a half page, and $25 for smaller ads. We request payment in advance. There are over 800 homes in the subdivision. You can send the advertisement via E-mail to either Carl Hoge or to Shelly Richardson at You can also send it via US Mail to Shelly Richardson, 103 Broadmarsh, N. Charleston, SC 29418. Payment can be made to any board member. Enforcement of Covenants When the Archdale developers set forth the restrictions and covenants, they did not incorporate the Archdale Civic Association (ACA) as being the enforcing authority. The ACA was formed in the early years of the neighborhood by a group of residents for the purpose of making Archdale Civic Association a neighborhood forum for keeping the residents informed on community issues and for getting things done like the maintenance of the boulevard and common areas and for organizing the crime watch program, neighborhood yard sales, etc. We are therefore not a chartered organization. To enforce other than Code violations would require hiring a lawyer and would be cost prohibited. It would also open the board members to being sued. New School Have you wondered what was going in the old Prudential Real Estate building? Well, it is the James Academy of Excellence. It is the first Charter School in Dorchester County and falls under Dorchester II School District. It is a public school and there is no tuition. According to their literature, it is designed to provide high quality education to children who are at risk of not fulfilling their highest potential in a traditional education setting. They indicated that full enrollment would be 300 students and 20 staff. As of July 26, they had about 160 enrolled. Their hours will be from 8 am to 4 pm. Since they are a charter school, they can accept 20% of their enrollment from outside the district. The school will open in August. I believe that Dr. Diane Pyatt is in charge. For more information on the school, you can call the office at 552-9950 or visit their website at ........... There will no bus service to this school. However, that means that potentially 320 vehicles could be showing up at the entrance to Archdale from 7:30 am to 8 am and 4 to 4:30 pm every weekday. Plan accordingly! AVON Fund-raiser Our last fund-raiser was done in February and we were able to raise $121.78. Thanks to all those Archdale residents who ordered Avon to help with the Archdale Blvd. lights and water system: We will be passing the books out on everyone’s door in the next 2 weeks with a note on it that you will be supporting the Archdale Fund-raiser-please order and be sure to give your order to Shelly Richardson (345-3665) so that it goes toward the Archdale Fund-raiser. Thank you for helping us to reach our goals! Common Areas There has been some concern in what can be done with the Common Areas in Archdale. First, the Association owns and controls the common areas. According to the Covenants, the Common Areas are to be devoted to and intended for the common use and enjoyment of the Property Owners, their tenants, guests and invitees. We have a contract with “Lawns By Design” to mow these areas. Below is an excerpt from Section 1 (d) of the Brookshire Covenants: “Common Properties” shall mean refer to those areas of land with any improvements thereon which are owned and designated by the Owner as “Common Properties” or which are deeded or leased to the Association and designated in said deed as “Common Properties”. All Common Properties are to be devoted to and intended for the common use and enjoyment of the Property Owners, their tenants, guests and invitees, at uniform fees, charges, and assessments established herein as may be modified from time to time by the Association. The designation and dedication of land or improvements as Common Properties shall not mean or imply that the public at large or Property Owners, or their tenants, guests and invitees acquire an easement of use or enjoyment therein except at such fees, and under such rules and regulations for operation as may be established from time to time by the Owner or the Association.” To report a Crime - Call 911. To discuss Crime Prevention Call Norman at 767-3584. Crime Watch Corner by Norman McDonald TREE ORDINANCE If you are planning to remove a tree from your property, you would be wise to check the Dorchester County Tree Ordinance. A copy is located on our website. Once you open the site, look on the left hand side where there is a list under ACA Information. Towards the bottom of the list is “Tree Ordinance”. Click on it and the whole ordinance “Dorchester County Zoning and Development Standards Ordinance 90-19” is shown. A grand tree is any tree (except pine trees) that is 24 inches in diameter at breast height. I suggest you read the whole thing. It is about two pages. Below I have copied just a portion that tells you where and what you need to get the permit: • A. All persons desiring to remove any protected trees shall first apply for a tree removal permit from the County Zoning Administrator located in the Summerville County Services Building, located at 500 North Main Street, Suite #3, Summerville, SC 29483. The phone # is (843) 832-0020. Application may be made in person, or by mall. • B. All requests to remove a Grand Tree from a property shall be initiated by the property owner or his agent. A Tree Permit application must be filled out and presented to the Zoning Administrator or his designee. A Tree Permit application shall be developed by the Zoning Administrator and require, as a minimum, the following information: 1) Name and mailing address and phone number of the property owner and his designated agent. 2) A (I0) digit Tax Map Number (TIV!S#), assigned to that property. 3) Identification of the property where the Grand trees are to be removed. 4) The name and address of the proposed contractor. Contractor must have a current business license from Dorchester County. 5) A sketch of the lot (plat plan) showing the layout and the exact location of the Grand Trees to be removed. • C. The Grand Trees to be removed will be physically marked with brightly colored Engineer Tape, or other means devised by the owner. The property must first be inspected by the County Zoning Administrator, or his designee, before approval can be granted. The tape on those trees approved for cutting will be left in place. The engineer tape on those trees to be preserved (not approved for cutting) will be removed by the inspector. Following inspection by the County inspector, the permit will be granted for full approval, limited approval, or disapproved. I am told that generally a waiver will be granted for a Grand Tree to be removed if it can be shown that it is a safety hazard or if it is affecting the house structure. Nightingale Manor 83, 85, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 96, 99, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108 Old Dominion Drive 108, 110, 112, 114, 187, 189, 191, 193, 195, 197, 199, 203, 204, 206, 209, 211, 213, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 226, 228, 229, 230, 231 232, 234, 238 Old Saybrook Road 100, 109, 128, 129, 132 133, 140 Palmetto Bluff Drive 102, 103, 104, 106, 108, 109, 110 111, 114, 115, 118, 124, 125, 126 127, 128, 129, 131, 134, 135, 136 137, 139, 142, 143, 144, 145, 151 202 Penshire Court 8100, 81018104, 8105, 8109 River Oak Lane 107, 114, 115,117 Anadale Court 302, 305, 306, 307, 308 310, 313, 314, 315, Archdale Blvd 349, 355 Ashburne Court 303, 304, 309 Bakers Landing 1007, 1014, 1015 6005 Bindon Circle 104, 107, 108, 109, 113, 117 123 Blue Ridge Trail 108, 120, 147 Botany Bay Blvd 100, 101, 103, 108, 110, 113 114, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123 125, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132 133, 134, 137, 138, 142, 145 146, 147, 150, 151, 161, 166 168, 176, 177, 204, 205, 206 207, 208, 210, 213, 215 Broadmarsh Court 103, 106, 108 Castleberry Lane 2 Roxbury Drive 5401, 5409, 5413, 5420, 5421, 5425 5428, 5429, 5432, 5436, 5437, 5441, 5444, 5448, 5452, 5453, 5456, 5457, 5461, 5464 Scottswood Drive 100, 115, 119, 8100, 8104, 8133 8137, 8141, 8145, 8150 8154, 8163, 8165, 8166 Sherbrook Lane 8151, 8154, 8155, 8158, 8159, 8162, 8163, 8166, 8167, 8172, 8174, 8178 Sunrise Road 118 Timberline Trail 102 Wakefield Court 306, 308, 311 Weatherbark Circle 101, 107, 111, 112, 116 Wicker Court 101, 102, 103 Willow Oak Circle 83, 84, 85, 86, 89, 90 Windsor Court 101, 106 Thanks to all the homes that have paid to keep up the common areas. The following homes are current on their dues as of April 28th, 2004. If you have forgotten to pay-you can drop your check in the mailbox on the Boulevard (by the 21 MPH speed sign). If yourstreet is not listed-that means no one paid on your street! Christee Court 112, 303, 307, 310, 311 Curtisston Court 5367, 5450, 5354, 5362 Dorchester Court 101, 104, 105 Excaliber Place 113, 116 Gatewood Street 104, 106, 107, 110, 116 Knightsbridge Drive 100, 101, 104, 108, 112, 116, 121, 124, 132, 133, 137, 141, 142, 144, 150, 157, 158, 201, 205, 208, 209, 212 , 216, 221, 228, 236, 240, 243, 247 Lancelot Hall 101, 104, 105, 108, 112, 113, 120 Laurel Ridge Road 100, 305, 507, 513, 534, Lewisfield Drive 102, 103, 104, 109, 118 Mansfield Blvd 6018 Mansfield Drive 100, 104, 121, 124, 125, 128, 136 148, 149, 153, 156, 157, 160, 201, 204, 208 Archdale Civic Association P.O. Box 41543 Charleston, SC 29423-1543 Archdale Civic Association Board Members Carl Hoge - President 211 Old Dominion Dr. 767-2133 Ann Gregowicz – Vice president 204 Mansfield Blvd. 552-7540 Shelly Richardson - Secretary 103 Broadmarsh 345-3665 Linda Galloway - Treasurer 119 Botany Bay Blvd. 207-7253 Dale Gardner – Past President 108 Old Saybrook Rd. 760-9113 (Home) 552-9948 (Work) Stephen Hurley 99 Nightingale Manor 207-7911 Len Christakos 5425 Roxbury 552-4927 Ted Hucks 247 Knightsbridge 552-7559 No e-mail Norman McDonald 160 Mansfield 552-9966 Joseph Wagner 5444 Roxbury Dr. 767-3059 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 1057 CHAS SC 4790 Trade Street • N. Charleston, SC 29418 Lynn Southwell