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This is the official Web site of the Whitaker Downs Homeowners Association. It is designed to be a comprehensive information resource for the residents of Whitaker Downs and interested members of the surrounding community.
Whitaker Downs is a traditional pool-and-tennis neighborhood located in Jackson County, Georgia, about 55 miles northeast of Atlanta, 26 miles northwest of Athens, and 17 miles southeast of Gainesville. It is a covenant-protected community regulated by the provisions of the Georgia Property Owners’ Association Act.
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HOA Prepares for Annual Meeting
The Elections and Nominations Committee will soon mail packets to all Whitaker Downs homeowners regarding the annual HOA meeting scheduled for Nov. 28 at the Fairview Community Center.
Each packet contains a meeting notice, a proxy ballot for the election of two board members and for retaining or abandoning the River Walk, and a copy of the proposed 2018 budget. If you do not receive a packet, contact the HOA board of directors.
The Fairview Community Center is approximately 4.9 miles from the Whitaker Downs entrance. Leaving Whitaker Downs, turn right on McNeal Rd., then right on Rt. 60. Travel to just past the four-mile marker and turn right onto Fairview Rd.
Five Nominated for HOA Board Vacancies
Five residents have registered for election to two positions on the Whitaker Downs Homeowners Association board of directors.
They are Charles Hobbs,
Brad Puckett, and
To learn more about the candidates, plan to attend the "Meet the Candidates" night on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 4 p.m. at the pool cabana.
Elections will be held Nov. 28 at the HOA's annual meeting. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.
Golf Club Seeks New Members
The Whitaker Downs Golf Club is always looking for new members.
This group of mostly retired Whitaker Downs residents plays golf at least once a week, usually on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Although there are about 25 golfers on their e-mail list, only 8 to 10 are regular participants.
"Players don't have an established handicap and we mostly want to get out, have a good time, and get to know some of our neighbors better," said club organizer Larry Reinhardt. "We also have a few nonresidents who have joined our group at the request of participating residents.
If you think you'd be interested in joining our group, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and get your name on the Weekly Play Notification List. Our next outing will be Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Lane Creek Golf Course in Bishop, weather permitting.
Board Allows Golf Carts on Recreation Field
The HOA board of directors voted to allow residents to drive golf carts to and from the recreation field, which previously was open only to foot traffic.
The recreation field borders Walnut Creek and is accessible by easement through the property of David Chapman at 462 Reece Drive.
“Our purpose in implementing this policy change is to encourage better use of this valuable community asset,” said board president Beth Thackery.
Persons using carts would be required to sign a legal waiver and display a permit/decal on their carts. The waiver would require permit holders to agree that carts are to be used only for travel between Reece Drive and the recreation area, that carts are not to stray from the designated easement, and that once in the area, carts must be parked in and remain in a designated parking zone. No types of motorized vehicles other than golf carts are allowed.
Permit decals are available from the board of directors. To obtain a decal, simply send an e-mail to email@example.com. Failure to abide by the rules and stipulations of the signed agreement may, at the discretion of the HOA board of directors, result in fines and/or retraction of permission to access the recreation field via golf cart.
Jackson County Offers Online Mapping Service
The Jackson County Tax Assessor's Office sponsors a Web site allowing you to view online parcel maps, aerial photography, and sales histories for the past three years. Click here to view the map of Whitaker Downs, then click on different properties to view ownership and assessment information.