Meet the Candidates Running for Mayor & Board of Commissioners

What: Meet the Candidates

When: Tuesday, October 15 [6pm - 9pm]

Where: The Mill

Who: Please note this is a Lawson Resident ONLY event

We’re happy to announce that the candidates running for Mayor and the Board of Commissioners in the upcoming election have agreed to have an open discussion with the Lawson Community at The Mill on Tuesday, October 15 from 6pm – 9pm.

The city of Waxhaw, North Carolina, is holding general elections for mayor and two town commissioners on November 5, 2019.

The candidates for Mayor of Waxhaw are as follows:
• Edwin Elam (Nonpartisan)
• Ericka McKnight (Nonpartisan)
• Bob Morgan (Nonpartisan)
• Ronald Pappas (Nonpartisan)
• Jon Perdue (Nonpartisan)

The candidates for Town Commissioners are as follows:
• Brenda Burns (incumbent)
• Anne Simpson
• Pedro Morey

Please join us for a lively moderated discussion where you can ask the candidates questions on any issues that are important to you.

Need more info on voting? Visit https://vt.ncsbe.gov/PPLkup/ to find out where to vote.

Fall Clean Up Day Details

Fall Clean-Up Day is on Monday, October 14th.

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AlI items must be curbside by 7:00AM on the date scheduled for the clean-up event. Routes will vary so all items must be out by the curb by this time.

*PLEASE NOTE: Items may not be removed all at once. Items are subject to being picked up by different trucks depending on what it is and the facility where it will be disposed. Please refrain from calling unless you have items that remain after 5:00PM on the Thursday following the clean-up event date (typically the event day will be a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). At that time, you may call the Town of Waxhaw Public Services Department for service (704) 843-7439.                               

ITEMS THAT WILL BE PICKED UP:

  • Mattresses & Box Springs

  • White Goods (Appliances)

  • Furniture

  • Televisions

  • General Household Items

ITEMS THAT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP:

  • Yard Waste

  • Motors, Batteries and Car Parts

  • Oil

  • Paint

  • Hazardous Chemicals

  • Tires

  • Building Materials

Year-Round Bulk Pickup

Outside of the town sponsored Clean-Up Days, bulk removal services can be conducted on a weekly or one-time basis for an additional service charge through Waste Pro. Please call Waste Pro directly at  980-255-3800 to schedule a special bulk pickup.

Please visit Town of Waxhaw’s Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/440553106556821/?active_tab=about


Source: https://www.waxhaw.com/474/Clean-Up-Events-Bulk-Removal-Service

New Long Life LED Tennis Court Lighting

Lawson Tennis Courts (Upper)

Lawson Tennis Courts (Upper)

This week the Grounds Committee finished the electrical project at the tennis courts. It was a longer process than expected unfortunately. When Roby Electric opened the fixtures they found that several had actually been burned and charred inside. With this revelation, the decision by the Board was to replace all of the lights with LED fixtures. Installation was completed last week, but with whatever surge that destroyed the lights also caused damages in our panel. This was completed on Monday this week.

As you'll see in the attached images, we have a wonderfully lit amenity now with operational 60 minute timers. You'll also see what used to be up there compared to the new lights. One more thing, these are Instant On!! No more waiting 20 minutes for the 1000w bulbs to warm up slowly!! 👏🏼👏🏼

Lawson Tennis Courts (Lower)

Lawson Tennis Courts (Lower)

These lights use over 65% less energy than the previous lights. We will be tracking energy costs over the coming year to see the difference. We saw a significant drop after 2018 LED landscape lighting, so this should also reduce our costs as well. The lights have a 5yr install warranty and a 25yr replacement warranty. 

Thank you for your patience!
Grounds Committee

Heritage Oak Tree Park Irrigation

Hello friends & neighbors who live near the Heritage Oak Tree and those who love using that park!

Beginning Wednesday August 21st, The Byrd's Group will begin installing all new irrigation within the Heritage Oak Park and along the roadway. This is a continuation of the project that we started with the work on the Heritage Tree itself and the removal of the old dead trees. What does this mean for you?

Lawson 150+ Year Old Heritage Oak Tree

Lawson 150+ Year Old Heritage Oak Tree

  • Byrds will be digging within the park to lay all new pipes

  • There will be machinery on site for digging purposes

  • There will be noise... it is construction folks!

  • There will most likely be water running out of the park at times

  • There will be extra trucks and trailers parked along Periwinkle & Lord Proprietor

This project will take a couple of days to complete, weather pending. As with all irrigation projects, when completed there will be dirt lines where grass used to be.

  • We plan to put down seed and straw until we install new sod in areas affected by the entire project in 2-3 weeks.

  • We will have about 28 new irrigation heads of varying styles within the park. Some spray, some mist.

  • Yes, Real Irrigation so that we have grass instead of red clay mud!

  • We'd like to ask to have people avoid using for a few days after, but that's probably asking too much. So use your best judgement.

The final phase of the project will be done when the temps start to drop, about mid-late September, we will:

  • Install flowering shrubs as "filler" along the property lines of the two neighboring homes

  • Install the final round of pine needles.

  • Note: The irrigation timer will be set as to not occur during times of bus pick-up in the mornings.

Please pass this around to your neighbors or point them to lawsonhoa.com. We are NOT cutting the tree down. After that we will step back and see how things go until the spring.

Thank you, Lawson Grounds Committee

Thank you Waxhaw PD!

Ever hear of National Night Out? National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August.

On Tuesday, August 6, Lawson participated in National Night Out and held an event at The Mill to celebrate and honor the brave men and women that protect our community.

A big thank you to Waxhaw Police Department for all that you do every day. We truly appreciate you!


Introducing the Lawson Loft (at The Mill)

We’re happy to announce that the Lawson Loft at The Mill is now open to all residents 18 and older.

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Lawson Loft

at The Mill

The Lawson Loft area overlooks the pools at The Mill and now has high top tables and umbrellas with seating.

All Pool Rules and Policies apply to the Lawson Loft including the Food and Beverage Policy. The Lawson Loft is open to residents during normal pool hours.

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Lawson Loft

“Overlooks the pools at The Mill”

The Lawson Loft is ONLY accessible through the staircase located on the pool deck. Happy Summer!

Glazed, stuffed croissants... in Waxhaw?

Courtesy of Burney's Sweets and More Uptown

Courtesy of Burney's Sweets and More Uptown

If a glazed croissant with gooey filling sounds enticing, you’re in luck. Burney’s Sweets and More’s newest Waxhaw location will have a soft opening on July 4 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., so you can start your holiday off with a sugary blast.

The bakery originally started by the Burney family has several locations across North Carolina. In January, Uptown Charlotte welcomed Burney’s Sweets and More to the Belmont neighborhood. Next week, its downtown Waxhaw shop will fully open with regular hours.

“Waxhaw is a quaint little town,” Kimberly Johnson owner of Burney’s Sweets and More Uptown and Waxhaw, told Charlotte Five. “We’re more of a homestyle bakery, and we just felt like it was a great match.”

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Burney’s is famous for its glazed croissants

If you’ve ever visited Burney’s, you’ll know that it is famous for its glazed croissants. You can have them in regular size or mini and can even have them filled 12 different ways.

“We’ll feature a flavor of the week for our croissants. Right now, our most popular fillings are buttercream, cream cheese, chocolate, apple and lemon.”

This latest location will offer more cakes in its case, as well.

Read more at: https://www.charlottefive.com/burneys-sweets-and-more-waxhaw/

12 reasons to visit Waxhaw--Lawson adds to this list!

Looking to move to Waxhaw?

Looking to move to Lawson?

Looking for the perfect day trip from Charlotte?

The Charlotte Agenda wrote up 12 quick things to do in Waxhaw, a charming spot that may make you reconsider the hustle and bustle of urban life in Charlotte.

While all 12 of these deserve to be recognized on a list that makes Waxhaw a great place to live, there are so many more things to do in this great area, not to mention living in Lawson just adds to that list.

Waxhaw is underrated.

Check out the full list here: https://www.charlotteagenda.com/169600/things-to-do-in-waxhaw/

Pool Season is in Full Swing: 10 Things You Need to Know!

The pool season is in full swing and we hope you are enjoying your start to the summer in Lawson!  Below we have highlighted some of the pool rules that everyone should familiarize themselves with.  The complete list of rules is at www.lawsonhoa.com/pools

  1. No glass containers area allowed inside the pool gates at any time.

  2. No diving, running, wrestling, dunking, shoulder sitting, underwater breath-holding games, or horseplay allowed.

  3. Swimmers who utilize floatation devices (life jackets, swimmies, water wings, etc.) MUST BE ACCOMPANIED INTO THE POOLS BY A RESPONSIBLE SWIMMER AT ALL TIMES.

  4. There is to be no “playing catch” of any type of balls on the pool deck. Only soft FOAM type balls can be used in the pools for play. No Tennis balls, softballs, footballs, baseballs, etc.  WATER BALLOONS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE POOL AND AROUND THE POOL DECK.

  5. There will be no use of any profane, abusive or foul language (to be determined at the discretion of the Board and/or its authorized agents, including pool management employees). Anyone engaging in such conduct may be asked to leave the pool immediately and may be subject to additional penalties including fines and the suspension of pool privileges.

  6. Pool Chairs may not be within 3 feet of the pool edge.

  7. All residents 14 and under coming without an adult must have their FOB to enter.

  8. Residents 14 years of age and younger may not sign in guests without on-site parental supervision.

  9. Anyone 11 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a resident that is a competent and strong swimmer 15 years of age or older. Proof of age may be required.

  10. Violations will be handled in the following manner:

      • 1st Offense: Verbal warning

      • 2nd Offense: Sit Out

      • 3rd Offense: Kicked out for the day and written up

If a resident is kicked out of the pool three times in a season, their pool privileges will be revoked for the rest of the summer.

For a complete list of pool rules please visit www.lawsonhoa.com/pools

Ashley River & Southern Trail Maintenance Free Aeration & Pruning

Final Notice!

Dear Lawson Residents of Ashley River and Southern Trail Maintenance Free Homes,

The Bryd's Group will be onsite later this week to perform aeration of the Maintenance Free lawns and they will return the following week to perform Spring Pruning. Please read below for important information regarding this work to be done.

Lawn Aeration: If your home has an irrigation system, one of the three options below will need to be done in order to not have your irrigation system damaged:

  • Please mark your irrigation system with a Marker Flag at each irrigation head (to be visible to the landscape company). OR

  • Place your Red Flag in the yard (some homeowners utilize these flags) to signify that you DO NOT want aeration. OR

  • Notify Braesael via e-mail via support@lawsonhoa.com, that you DO NOT want aeration pruning.

Please note that if you opt out of aeration, you will need perform this task at your expense if you choose to do this maintenance at a different time this year. If you do not have marker flags, they can be purchased Lowes.com for Same Day Pick-Up or just visit the local store. Any yard with irrigation that is not marked with marker flags runs the risk of having their irrigation potentially damaged with repair costs being the homeowners responsibility. Please retain Marker Flags for future use as this service is done yearly.

Shrub & Tree Pruning: Pruning services are provided front of home, corner-to-corner, only. This includes corner lots. Any other pruning that is needed is the responsibility of the homeowner. Please follow one of these steps should you not want or require pruning:

  • Place your Red Flag in the yard (some homeowners utilize these flags) to signify that you DO NOT want pruning, but please put out after aeration. OR

  • Notify Braesael via e-mail via support@lawsonhoa.com, that you DO NOT want pruning.

The timeframe for aeration will be between June 12-14. Pruning will be approximately a week later. Both projects are weather permitting and will be rescheduled if necessary.

NOTE: If you do not live in Ashley River or Southern Trail Maintenance Free Homes in Lawson, please disregard this message. If you live in these homes and have already either contacted Braesael via email above OR placed out your flags, you may also disregard this message.

Thank you, Lawson Grounds Committee

Summer Fun in the HOT North Carolina Sun

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The forecast may look like rain all weekend and a soggy start to Summer Vacation, but we are ready to enjoy our amazing Lawson Pools at The Mill and Five Forks pools.

The schools are closed and our pools open full time now through Sunday, August 25th (Then it’s back to school kids!) and then back to a limited schedule until September 15th. We’ve been open for a few weeks now and we have to say that you all have really enjoyed coming to the pools! As with every year, the pools are crowded for the first few weeks, and this year is no different. Very busy at the pools! Over the coming weeks as families go on vacation and summer camps kick-off, the numbers will start to go down dramatically. Let’s get to this update so you can get on with your swimming! Bookmark this site to the Home Screen of your phones: https://lawsonhoa.com/pools.

Pool Schedules: Add the Lawson Pools Calendar to your Google Calendar

The Pools at The Mill House - Now through September 15, 2019.

  • Regular Hours of Operation:

    • Monday thru Thursday: 10:00am to 8:30pm

    • Friday 10:00am to 10:00pm

    • Saturday 10:00am to 8:30pm

    • Sunday 11:00am to 8:00pm

  • When Public School is in Session: August 25 - September 2

    • Monday thru Thursday 4:00pm to 8:00pm

    • Friday 4:00pm to 10:00pm; Regular Weekend Hours

    • Labor Day: 10:00am to 8:00pm

  • Weekdays After Labor Day Weekend: September 3 - September 15

    • Friday Nights Only 4:00pm to 10:00pm; Regular weekend hours

The Pool at Five Forks - Now through September 15, 2019

  • Regular Hours of Operation:

    • Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 8:00pm

    • Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm

    • Sunday 12:00pm to 8:00pm

  • When Public School is in Session (UCPS): August 25 - September 2

    • Monday thru Thursday 4:00pm to 8:00pm

    • Friday 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Regular Weekend Hours

    • Labor Day: 10:00am to 8:00pm

  • Weekdays After Labor Day Weekend: September 3 - 15

    • Friday Nights Only 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Regular weekend hours

Pool Rules: Yes, we have pool rules and they have been thoroughly updated for 2019. We worked with the Board of Directors and Trident Pool Group to provide straightforward and easily understood by all residents. The 48” Slide Rule continues because this is a manufacturer rule, not ours. But we have tried to ease the pain for parents this year by offering brand new height measurement signs featuring Finn the Sailfish, our swim team mascot, at the Mill House Pool entrance and one at the base of the slide tower. We have updated the Swimwear Policy, Food & Beverage Policy (There is no eating or drinking in the pools) and Guest Policy to be easier to understand for all. Complete Rules & Policies are located at https://lawsonhoa.com/pools and you can find them right here:

We ask that you review these rules yourselves and with your children, especially young teens who are able to be at the pool by themselves. Trident Pool Group has gone through multiple trainings and instructed their lifeguards for the 2019 pool season and they are to enforce these rules and policies. They will have copies of these rules on hand at both pool amenities for your review as well. The managers at both pools have also been instructed that they have permission to remove swimmers from the pool amenities if they continue to violate the rules. The rules and policies are for everyone’s safety. Please know that we have security cameras and footage will be reviewed by the Board of Directors should issues arise or be reported.

Swim Lessons: The Lawson Amenities & Pools Committee in cooperation with Trident Pool Group are happy to announce that we will be offering swim lessons at the Lawson Pools this summer season. The lessons will be held at both the Mill House Pools and the Five Forks pool based on pool availability, especially during swim team practice times. “Learn To Swim” swim lessons is a BRAND NEW program from the ground up for 2019.

For more information & to register, please visit: https://lawsonhoa.com/lawson-swim-lessons

Lawson Sailfish: The Mill Pools will host three home meets for our Lawson Sailfish Swim Team this season. The 2019 Dates are Thursday June 13th (vs. Sardis Forest), Monday June 24th (vs. Raintree) and Thursday June 27th (vs. Bridgemill). The Mill Pools will close at 4:00pm on these dates, but the Five Forks Pool will remain open. Swim practices will switch to mornings 7:30am-9:30am. Also, the swim team will share the Mill House Lap pool for practice 7:30pm-8:30pm reducing open swim to half of the pool for five (5) evening practices in June as well. We kindly ask that residents please give way to the swimmers who have practice during these evenings.

For more information on the swim team, please see: http://lawsonsailfish.com/

Community Feedback: We will take feedback and maintenance related issues at support@lawsonhoa.com. We will pass on any kudos or deficiencies to the pool management team as well. Trident Pool Group is locally owned as well and you will see the owner on site regularly. We hope you have an amazing pool season!

Thank you, Lawson Amenities Committee

Update From Your Architectural Control Committee (ACC)

For those of you who may have seen extended approval times in the transition to an entirely new ACC team, thank you for your patience and cooperation. With five new members in place, we have been working hard to process applications in a timely manner and to speak with as many homeowners as possible where clarification may be needed. 

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9 day turn around during transition

During the months of April and May, we saw about 50 requests submitted

We understand that timing is an integral part for many of these projects. During the months of April and May, we saw about 50 requests for new projects get submitted. Although some required minor adjustments and some were approved on day 1, our average turn around on processing your applications landed at about 9 days during this period. That is from the time we receive your application from Braesael through the time we send it back to Braesael with a response. During the same time frame all but 3 applications received approvals.

We have made a few changes to the processes that were in place and hope to make a few more. The one our neighbors will see and feel the most will be that all approvals are now being emailed to the homeowner. You will continue to receive a letter in the mail as well. However, this should help shorten the time you are waiting to hear about your official approval and allow you to get on your contractors schedule as soon as possible.

Our committee is made up of a diverse crew from many different sections of Lawson. We are your neighbors as you are ours. We look forward to working with you to help keep Lawson a great place to live.

REMINDERS

Compliance

Your ACC only reviews and approves design of projects based on the requirements set forth in our governing documents. Our approval does not represent a permit from any municipality nor does it remove any responsibility from the homeowner of complying with municipality code or cost.


Survey Needed

Every Architectural change made to a home or a property requires a physical survey of the subject property to be submitted. It needs to be marked up with location, dimension and design details. We can't process these requests without this. (ie. Pools, decks, patios, fences, sheds, driveway extensions, etc....)

Post Inspection

Every approved project must be inspected at completion for compliance versus what was approved. Every Homeowner must notify Braesael within 30 days of completion so a member of the ACC can close out the project in our system.

Sincerely,

Your Architectural Control Committee

Anthony, John, Mark, Rob & Tom

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Welcome to the holiday weekend. I would be remiss if I didn’t say that we as a community we should remember that many Americans gave the ultimate sacrifice to allow for us to be where we are right now. We salute those who have served and gave their all for us. Never Forget.

If you haven’t looked at the weekend and next weeks forecast, it’s like a lot of our graduation years: 92, 93, 94, and up to 99!! Yes, I’ve dated myself. We move on… It’s going to be HOT & Sunny! Luckily we have a lot to do to cool off this weekend:

  • Mill House Pool: Friday 4pm-10pm; Saturday 10am-8:30pm; Sunday 11am-8pm; Monday 10am-8pm

  • Five Forks Pool: Friday 4pm-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 12pm-8pm; Monday 10am-8pm

  • The full Pool Schedule & Calendar

BWTM… On Saturday May 25, 1pm-5pm, The Lawson Social Committee is excited to once again bring DJ Craig to the Mill House Pools! He plays amazing and fun games for the kids plus super cool music for all.


This weekend tends to be our busiest weekend of the year. Last year we had around 300 residents on deck or in the water during most hours during the day. We had to limit access and direct resident to the Five Forks Pool when this occurred and we plan to do this again this year. This is a Code issue, not an HOA or Trident issue. Please be aware that you may be asked to go to the other pool if we are at capacity.

A few other items:

  • Here are our Pool Rules & Policies

  • Puddle Jumpers, while certified as flotation devices, are only safe when worn properly and while under adult supervision. Please be aware of your little ones wearing these devices.

  • Please plan for low availability of tables & chairs and pack your sports chairs in the trunk just in case this weekend.

  • We ask that you provide your Feedback to support@lawsonhoa.com rather than posting it to Facebook. We monitor the inbox, not social media. If you see something that just does not seem right, please email us. We have direct contact to Trident should an issue arise.

Guest Policy: Residents must be at least 15 years of age to sign in guests. All guests must be registered at the front gate of the pools prior to entering. We continue to see the same guests being brought to our pools on a daily basis which is not allowed. A single guest may registered no more than 5 times in a month. If the policy continues to be abused, we will look at other solutions to enforce the policy.

Food & Drink Policy: We are one of the few pools to allow adult beverages, please enjoy them discreetly. Many residents enjoy this option at the pools, please enjoy them responsibly. While we allow food and drink at the pool amenities, we do not allow food or drink IN the pools. Please refrain from bringing your drinks or food in the water. We also do not allow for food within 3 feet of the water. Please refrain from setting up meals and eating at the poolside.

We hope you have a great weekend and see you at the pools!

Thank you,

Dave Garlinski, Amenities Chair

Tracey Hammond, Social Committee Chair

Pool Schedules for Week of May 20

We continue on our pre-season, Weekend Only schedule this week.

Lawson Sailfish continue to have evening practices as well this week. They will be practicing M-TH each week for the next 4 weeks 5:30-7:30pm. The pools are closed during the week until Tuesday, May 28th. Next week we start opening at 4pm in the evenings with regular weekend day hours. Full Summer Schedule begins Friday, June 7th.

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For more information about the Lawson Pool Schedule, Lessons, Adding the Calendar plus our Pool Rules & Policies, please visit https://lawsonhoa.com/pools.

We experienced some minor growing pains this weekend with our new partner, but nothing that cannot be overcome. Lot's of good feedback came in, though we would prefer that feedback to come through our official channel: support@lawsonhoa.com.

Again, we are terribly sorry about the mechanical issue we had on Saturday, but we were very happy that it barely affected usage on Sunday.

We remind all parents, please always be aware of your surroundings as well as where your swimmers are located. Any swimmer wearing a flotation device must be within reach or very close eye-sight of their parent or guardian. A quick 30 second lapse could be devastating to a family. Our guards provide a safety net, but they do not babysit.

With more summer like weather in the forecast, we expect the pools to be very crowded this holiday weekend. Please plan for low availability of tables & chairs and pack your sports chairs in the trunk just in case. We do have a 325 person capacity at the Mill House Pool and will shift residents to Five Forks should we be at max capacity. This did occur last pool season. We really want community feedback on the good, the bad and what we could do better or what we could offer to enhance your time at the pools. Please email Lawson HOA Support.

And remember, all official HOA Communications come through and via our email. Be sure to click Resident Login on the website and register.

Town Hall Meetings (CC&R Amendments)

The Lawson HOA will be holding two (2) town hall meetings at the dates and times listed below to discuss and answer any questions regarding the CC&R Amendment Ballot that has be sent out the community.

Tuesday, May 21 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Millhouse

Wednesday, June 12 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Millhouse

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Braesael Management

Lawson@braesael.com

704-847-3507

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Great First Pool Weekend!

Lawson Pools Reminder:

We are on our pre-season Weekend Only schedule. Today if you are near the pool or hear splashing after 5pm it's our very own Lawson Sailfish Swim Team starting their first practice. They will be practicing M-TH each week for the next 4 weeks 5:30-7:30pm. The pools are closed during the week until Tuesday, May 28.

We offer our full season calendar via our website and you can even add it to your calendar! Plus there is even more information on party rentals, Pool Rules & Policies and more.

Also, we would like to introduce you to Finn the Sailfish. Finn is the mascot of the Lawson Sailfish and he's also our keeper of the Water Slide. You will see Finn at the entrance to the Mill House pool amenity as well as at the base of the slide tower and at the top with our guard. He helps our littlest Lawson friends to see if they are big enough to ride the slides. Finn will be here daily to help!

Thank you for a great weekend even though the weather was not as beautiful as it has been in the past opening weekend. We really want community feedback on the good, the bad and what we could do better or what we could offer to enhance your time at the pools. Please email support@lawsonhoa.com.

And remember, all official HOA Communications come though the Lawson Blogger and via our email. Be sure to click Resident Login on the website and register.

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Pool Season is Upon Us!

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The 2019 Pool Season is officially upon us starting today, Friday, May 10, 2019. While we cannot control the weather, we can control when we open and close for the season. As with last year, we will be open on a limited schedule for the 2 weeks prior to Memorial Day weekend and again on a limited schedule for 2 weeks after Labor Day weekend. What is different this year than years past is that the Five Forks Pool date schedule will mirror that of the Mill House Pools! And while there are minor time differences due to lighting, we did our best to match the schedules.

Pool Schedules: Speaking of schedules… Add the Pools Calendar to your Google Calendar: Lawson Pools Calendar. Let’s get to it!

The Pools at The Mill House - May 10, 2019 through September 15, 2019.

  • Regular Hours of Operation:

    • Monday thru Thursday: 10:00am to 8:30pm

    • Friday 10:00am to 10:00pm

    • Saturday 10:00am to 8:30pm

    • Sunday 11:00am to 8:00pm

  • Weekdays - Before Memorial Day/After Labor Day Weekends

    • Friday Nights Only 4:00pm to 10:00pm; Regular weekend hours

  • When Public School is in Session (UCPS): May & June after Memorial Day

    • Monday thru Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

    • Friday 4:00pm to 10:00pm; Regular Weekend Hours

  • When Public School is in Session (UCPS): August & Sept. before Labor Day

    • Monday-Thursday 4:00pm to 8:00pm

    • Friday 4:00pm to 10:00pm; Regular Weekend Hours

The Pool at Five Forks - May 10, 2019 through September 15, 2019

  • Regular Hours of Operation:

    • Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 8:00pm

    • Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm

    • Sunday 12:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Weekdays - Before Memorial Day/After Labor Day Weekends

    • Friday Nights Only 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Regular weekend hours

  • When Public School is in Session (UCPS): May & June after Memorial Day

    • Monday thru Friday 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Regular Weekend Hours

  • When Public School is in Session (UCPS): August & Sept. before Labor Day

    • Monday thru Friday 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Regular Weekend Hours

Pool Rules:

Thunder Closings! Slide Rules! Yes, we have pool rules and they have been updated for 2019 as well. We have been working with the Board of Directors and Trident Pool Group to provide straightforward and easily understood by all residents. The 48” Slide Rule continues because this is a manufacturer rule, not ours. But we have tried to ease the pain for parents this year by offering brand new height measurement signs featuring Finn the Sailfish, our swim team mascot, at the Mill House Pool entrance and one at the base of the slide tower. The Rules & Policies are located at https://lawsonhoa.com/pools and you can find them right here:

We ask that you review these rules for yourselves and with your children. We have also updated the Swimwear Policy, Food & Beverage Policy and Guest Policy to be easier to understand for all. Last, we have brought back modified version of Safety Break which will occur each hour for 10 minutes at the bottom of the hour. Trident Pool Group has reviewed and instructed the new lifeguards for the 2019 pool season and they are to enforce these rules and policies. They will have copies of these rules on hand at both pool amenities for your review as well.

Swim Lessons:

The Lawson Amenities & Pools Committee in cooperation with Trident Pool Group are happy to announce that we will be offering swim lessons at the Lawson Pools this summer season. The lessons will be held at both the Mill House Pools and the Five Forks pool based on pool availability, especially during swim team practice times. “Learn To Swim” swim lessons is a BRAND NEW program from the ground up for 2019.

For more information & to register, please visit: https://lawsonhoa.com/lawson-swim-lessons

Lawson Sailfish:

The Mill Pool will host three home meets for our Lawson Sailfish Swim Team this season. The Mill Pool will close at 4:00pm on these dates, but the Five Forks Pool will remain open. 2019 Dates are Thursday June 13, Tuesday June 24 and Thursday June 28. Swim practices typically occur in off hours of the pool hours, but during the week of May 28, 29 & 30 and the week of June 3, 4, & 5, the swim team will share the Mill House Lap pool for practice reducing open swim to half of the pool. We kindly ask that residents please give way to the swimmers who have practice during these days.

For more information on the swim team, please see: http://lawsonsailfish.com/

Note: The Lawson Sailfish operate independently of the Lawson Community Association.

Trident Pool Group:

At the close of the 2018 pool season we parted ways with our previous pool management company and Trident Pool Group came on board. What this means to you is that we will have a brand new look for our lifeguards plus how the guards and managers operate our pools. Some of these guards you may recognize as Lawson residents, but for the most part all of guards are brand new to the community for the season. Trident Pool Group operates very differently and you will see guards on the move all the time cleaning garbage, checking restrooms, cleaning the pools and more. What you will not see is guards with their friends and guards allowing their friends into the pool areas. During Safety Break guards will be working, it’s not their break time, its cleaning and check-up time. It will be a new experience for all of us including the pool management company and we do not expect perfection this weekend. We will take feedback and maintenance related issues at support@lawsonhoa.com. We will pass on any Kudos! to their management as well. Trident is locally owned as well and you will see the owner on site regularly. We are quite excited about this new development!

Five Forks Pool Deck:

As we announced in December, Lennar stepped up to replace the concrete pool deck at the Five Forks Pool. Work finally started in early March, then stalled because of the weather. They restarted a few weeks ago and finally were able to lay the concrete and new coping just two weeks ago. It was a royal mess for a few weeks and as of today looks amazing! The water is crystal clear and ICE COLD! The work is not 100% completed, but for the most part we are good to go. You will see additional work being done. We will continue to monitor the deck and work with the contractors.

We would like to thank all of our Amenities Committee members and the Board of Directors for completing the first overhaul of the Pool Rules & Policies in many years. We would also like to thank the Board of Directors for all of their guidance and assistance in negotiating a new pool management contract as well as their assistance with the work completed at Five Forks. It was a massive undertaking requiring many meetings onsite, calls, emails and stressful texts. Thank you.

We hope you have an amazing swim season!

Thank you, Lawson Amenities Committee

2019 Lawson Swim Lesson Registration is Now Available

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The Lawson Amenities & Pools Committee in cooperation with Trident Pool Group are happy to announce that we will be offering swim lessons at the Lawson Pools this summer season. Trident Pool Group will provide the instructors and handle all of the schedule coordination for the HOA. The lessons will be held at both the Mill House Pools and the Five Forks pool based on pool availability, especially during swim team practice times. “Learn To Swim” swim lessons is a BRAND NEW program from the ground up for 2019. We are also thrilled to have a very our Lawson Resident Head Instructor and a team of instructors to help your new or experienced swimmers learn and enjoy swimming! Swim lesson at Lawson Pools exclusively for Lawson Residents Only.

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We will offer four (4) two-week sessions starting June 11 through the first week of August. During each session we will offer Levels 1-3 instruction affectionately called Minnows, Sea Otters, and Stingrays. Our Level 4 (Sharks) instruction will be handled through private and semi-private lessons to be scheduled through Trident Pool Group.

For more information & to register, please see our brand new site:

http://lawsonhoa.com/lawson-swim-lessons

Trident Pool Group offers swim lesson at Lawson Pools exclusively for Lawson Residents Only.

Pool season is almost here!!

Thank you,

Diane Corcoran & Dave Garlinski

Lawson Pool Committee