Archive for the ‘Camden Crossings’ Category

Lineberry Alliance Proposed By-Laws and Founding Meeting

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Last May we posted an update about creating a board of directors and organizing the Lineberry Alliance. Currently, we are just a loose association of neighborhood organizations and HOA groups that collaborate over email, share solutions to neighborhood problems, and connect with each other to swap recommendations, recipes, babysitters, etc. It’s been a few months since you’ve had an update on the organizational efforts. It’s time to share with you a draft of our mission statement, by-laws, and announce our founding meeting to be held on Thursday March 3, 2011. (more…)

PROP Training for Landlords, Real Estate Agents set for October

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Landlords, real estate agents, and property managers in the Lineberry area should take advantage of this training to educate themselves on how the PROP can impact their ability to rent their property and how to help draft an effective lease to attract good renters and enforce the quality of life issues that often deteriorate our neighborhoods.


Registration is open to enroll in the City of Raleigh’s Landlord Training Program, a one-day course for rental property owners and managers, real estate agents, lawyers and others who deal with rental issues. The last training program for 2010 is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Housing Authority’s multi-purpose community room, located at 971 Harp St.

To register in advance, mail in the completed registration form (more…)

Lineberry Alliance Tips for Students Fall 2009 Edition

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Students, welcome to the neighborhood! We hope you have a successful Fall 2009 Semester. Move-in weekend was busy around N.C. State’s campus and we know that you’re probably busy getting things in order for classes. We wanted to take a few minutes to provide you with some essential information that could make your living experience in our neighborhoods safe, enjoyable, and friendly.

We’d like to first start off by providing some tips that will help you get going in our neighborhoods:

  • Get to know your neighbors. You should know your immediate neighbors. Go introduce yourselves, exchange numbers, emails, etc. They don’t have to be your new best friends, but when you think about crime prevention, your neighbor is a good ally.
  • Our trash, recycling, and yard waste collection day in SouthWest Raleigh is every Thursday (unless there is a holiday). The city also provides other services like bulky load pick-up or special load pick-up if you can’t get everything into your city-issued bin. The city requires that trash bins be brought in by Friday at 7:00 PM, we don’t want our neighborhoods to have trash bins out all week long. Get all the info you need from how to get a recycling bin to what items are recycled at the cities page for: Garbage, Recycling and Yardwaste.
  • Party up? Volume down. Our area has traditionally been known to have a party or two. Residents have been actively calling 9-1-1 on party-goers that are too loud or violate the noise ordinance that starts at 11:00 PM. As we previously wrote, Parties Could Get Pricey, tickets are being issued with zero tolerance and will count as a strike in the PROP (see below) when a citation is issued. A conviction is no longer needed, only a citation now.
    • Be a good neighbor and keep the noise down. Make sure your guests know this is a family neighborhood. It will make things a lot easier on everyone that lives here. We’re sure that you also appreciate a nice, quiet environment to study in.
  • Park only in designated parking spots. Some neighborhoods have restricted parking like NO PARKING zones. We recommend that you do not park in no parking zones as you will get ticketed and it will cost you $30. Also, for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, don’t park on sidewalks, block driveways, or park in areas that obstruct views. Those are cities rules, not ours.
  • Drive with respect. Because this is our, and now your neighborhood, we ask that you watch your speed. There are a lot of kids and active people in our area. Most streets in our area like Lineberry Drive, Sierra Drive, and Trailwood Hills drive are 35 MPH. Some are 25 MPH. People seem to think that Trailwood Drive is a speedway to Avent Ferry, when in fact it’s 35-40 MPH. You can go slower if you want, there’s no rush, classes will still be there. Raleigh Police Department (RPD) has been known to hand out speeding tickets like hotcakes. You’ve been warned ;)
  • Maintain your yard. Keeping your grass cut and your yard tidy is important not only for public health and welfare, but for crime prevention and neighborhood curb appeal. We’re not asking you to make the next JC Raulston Arboretum, but a well-maintained yard helps make our neighborhood look welcoming to guests and new neighbors. There are also numerous businesses in our neighborhood that specialize in landscape services.
  • Fireworks are illegal and often mistaken for gunshots. No one likes to think there are gunshots in our vicinity and with the hot, dry days, it also becomes a fire hazard. We do not want a neighbor to lose their home or have property damaged because of fireworks.

A lot of people live in this area because they love the location. We are convenient to NCSU, downtown, I-40, and have great shopping close-by. We also enjoy a great quality of life and a broad diversity of neighbors.

All of our neighborhoods have sidewalks on major streets which are great for exercising. We recently got new crosswalks along Lineberry Drive after requesting them back in January 2009. If you travel along Trailwood Drive, you’ve probably noticed our new traffic signal, it’s nice to have those improvements at that intersection.

The City of Raleigh made some updates recently to some ordinances that effect our neighborhoods:

  • For those of you renting, you need to be aware of the Probationary Rental Occupancy Permit Ordinance (PROP). The PROP now requires your landlords to be registered with the city and is focused on addressing the problem rental properties in established neighborhoods. Properties could start acquiring “strikes” in the PROP program for nuisance violations such as grass that is too tall, parties that are too loud, trash in the yard, and other public health, welfare, and quality of life issues. You can find out more on the cities website:
  • All residents using Raleigh’s water are under year-round water restrictions. Find out more: City Of Raleigh Water Restrictions
  • If you have a dog, you may want to read up on the new tethering rules: Prepare For Dog Tethering Ordinance

How to get involved

Thanks to Sheryl (Trailwood Hills), Danielle (Whitehurst Townhomes), Merri Beth (Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate), and Chad (Trailwood Springs) for contributing to this post.

Real Estate Matters in Historic Rhamkatte

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

On June 1, 2009, the Lineberry Alliance held a meeting to discuss real estate opportunities in our area. For reference, our area is South of I-40, West of Lake Wheeler Road, North of Tryon Road, and East of Trailwood Drive. Lineberry Drive connects almost all of our neighborhoods together. At the meeting were neighbors from Camden Crossings, Whitehurst Townhomes, Trailwood Springs, Trailwood Hills, and Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate. We were lucky to have Realtor Louise Griffin a friend from the Wade CAC join us, along with South West CAC Chair Mary Belle Pate and District D City Councilor Thomas Crowder. The meeting notes and agenda are below: (more…)

Camden Crossing Neighborhood Information

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Camden Crossing Home Owners Association Board has been acting upon several recommendations that were previously posted in this blog.

They have been actively looking for someone who would be interested in updating the website on a regular basis.  If this is something you are interested in participating in, please contact Dawn Hatcher, community manager, at 919-459-1860.

The board also approved the installation of a new dog bag and waste receptacle on Trailwood Hills at the intersection with Barrymore Street.  This has already been installed and has had a very high rate of use.  In my walks around the neighborhoods with my dog, I also noticed that the Trailwood Hills community installed two new bag stations, one along Alder Ridge between Laurel Falls and Farlow Gap, and one along Laurel Falls, near the intersection with Trailwood Hills, at the community pool.  As a reminder, please remember to always bring a bag with you when walking your pets, and pick up behind them.  Help keep our neighborhood clean, and be a responsible pet owner.  You could also carry an extra bag with you and kindly offer it to others, as I often do, who may need a little reminder about how to be responsible themselves.

 Finally, the board sent out a newsletter a few months ago detailing some useful information.  This type of communication was very timely, and discussed rules about the pool, as well as street parking.  It is my hope that these letters can become a consistent form of communication.

If anyone has any further recommendations about the Camden Crossing HOA or if you would like to be placed on the agenda for an upcoming Board meeting, please contact Dawn Hatcher at the above phone number.

Lineberry Alliance Project Idea #2 – Not My Poo

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The second project idea is for our animal friends and the general environmental health of our neighborhood:

#2 Getting the Dog Poo situation under control. My vision is to have dog bag stations along all of Lineberry Drive, perhaps even Sierra Drive and Trailwood Hills Drive – the 3 main streets in our area. The dog stations create awareness and provides opportunity. Each community could sponsor at least 2 stations and provide a) refill bags and b) volunteers to keep the stations full of bags, throughout the year.

I think as a community, this is something that can be more efficient if we can order as a group and coordinate efforts around an entire campaign. So maybe we can sit down as a group, look at a map, and identify the area’s where this makes sense -or- what area’s stink the worst!

I think having a master plan is key, then each neighborhood can complete their own part. We also may be able to get a grant from the City of Raleigh to help with costs. Note: some area’s like Camden Crossings and Sterling Townhomes already have efforts like this established, we should learn from them and add existing dog stations to the master plan.

Please discuss this idea in our forum at:

Neighbors of Lineberry

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

A new community website was recently launched by Summer Bowen-Adams who lives in Camden Crossings.  The new site, “Neighbors of Lineberry,” located at looks to foster neighborhood interaction online.  Find useful home maintenance tips, swap recipes, see real estate information and much more.  But the site will only be as good as you and I make it, so check it out today and start learning about our neighborhoods.

Camden Crossing HOA Board Meeting

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

The Camden Crossing HOA Board held a meeting on Tuesday, March 11th, with four of the five board members present, and Dawn Hatcher in attendance from Dickson Properties. The board was kind enough to allow me to speak before the meeting regarding a few issues.

I discussed the need for a form of communication amongst all residents (owners and renters) so that ideas and issues could be discussed in an open forum, possibly through a message board or a neighborhood e-mail list (similar to the Lineberry Alliance forum). I encouraged them to not only include HOA members, but to also include renters in the discussion, ensuring that all people receive the information and are able to participate. Similarly, I demonstrated the need for a newsletter (electronic or hard copy) to let people know what is going on in the neighborhood. A website has been developed ( which is a great start, and I encouraged them to keep the information current, and demonstrated how the website would be a great compliment to a newsletter and e-mail list. Lastly, I discussed the need for a more diligent response of board members and the management company to other member’s requests and concerns, as it often takes several requests in order to receive a response. (more…)