ELIZABETH LAKE ESTATES CIVIC ASSOCIATION

Co-Presidents Frank Dickseski Scott Garner Vice President Roberta Griffith Secretary Debbie Apperson Co-Treasurers Jim Yonkos Darlene Ward Architectural Committee Teri Jennings Civic Affairs Al Morison David William Garden Club Andrea Berndt Grounds Frank Ottofaro Lake Renewal Jess Wilkins Neighborhood Watch Mark Junghans Newsletter Editor Andrea Berndt Newsletter Distribution Carol Lanshe Pool/Swim Team Oscar Alvarez Social Activities for Adults Pat Brodeur Melissa Burnette Social Activities for Children Bridget Breden Laura Ketterman Welcome Committee Claire Neubert Web Site Gene Grant

Elizabeth Lake Estates
Volume 4, Issue 1 February 2008

Presidential Notes
First, we would like to wish everyone in Elizabeth Lake Estates a Happy New Year! With the coming of 2008, we’d just like to express thanks to last year’s co-presidents and our delight in being selected to serve as our Civic Association’s co-presidents. As co-presidents we will work hard with all of our committees and are committed to ensure that Elizabeth Lakes Estates continues to be one of the best places in the City of Hampton to live. Goals which our board will tackle in 2008 include continuing with the pool renovation (last years efforts were a great community success so mark it on your calendars to come out and join us this summer). Our Lake Renewal Committee has been working diligently with the city, is making steady headway, and will continue to do so. More community social events are in the works, and the Grounds as well as Architectural Committee board members continue to help make our neighborhood look great! Another item which your board will be involved with is the National Neighborhood Conference May 21-24. The City of Hampton has been chosen to host the conference, and our neighborhood has been chosen to participate in the “Neighborhood Pride Tours”. This will be a very exciting event for both Hampton and our community, so look forward to more news about it in upcoming newsletters. Be sure to check out our revised website. You won’t recognize it if you have been there recently. It’s a great tool for keeping up with what’s going on in our neighborhood. It has everything from committee contacts, our newsletter, and a monthly calendar of events, to contacts for babysitters and yard help from the young folks in the community. Check it out soon and check it often! We look forward to serving our community and seeing you around the neighborhood, Frank Dickseski 404 Midlothian Square Scott Garner 501 Carters Grove Court

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Elizabeth Lake Estates

ELECA Annual Meeting Excerpts

November 2007

Elizabeth Lake will be featured in the 2008 Neighborhood USA Conference Neighborhood Tour

Pool: Membership was up this year, with 99 ELECA and 62 associate members. Jan Morison and Terri Jennings spearheaded a major refurbishing project and did a magnificent job! We received $2,009 in donations for the pool. If you would like to donate to the pool, it is tax deductible. Our priorities for this year include a fence, pool cover, and pool vacuum. Social: We had an active season with lots of fun. Grounds: The city has begun replacing the lighting where needed. Lake Renewal: The plan called for city dredging with waterfront property owners paying for driveways to docks and piers. Subsequently the city attorney conducted a study which recommended the city NOT fund the project as the lake and canal were deemed private property. ELECA owns the lake and homeowner property lines on the canal extend to the center of the canal. The ELECA board and Lake Renewal Committee are exploring our options and maintaining a continuous dialogue with council members, urging them to support city funding for dredging. We ask that our residents continue to help maintain pressure on the city and city council to fund dredging. With elections coming up, put the candidates on the spot concerning the dredging issue. If you receive a survey concerning the dredging issue, please respond as quickly as possible. If you are asked by the city for a release from liability for city dredging, please consider agreeing to do so. New business: We had a presentation on the 2008 Neighborhood USA Conference, to be held in Hampton May 21-24, 2008. Elizabeth Lake will be featured on the home tour.

ELECA FY 2008 Budget Projection
Commons Maintenance and Repair Electric Bills Annual Audit City Tax & Storm Water Runoff Liability Insurance Directory Publication Administrative Costs Legal & Professional Costs Capital Improvement/Emergency Reserve Total

25,400 4,550 2,500 2,350 2,050 1,500 650 500 14,650 54,150

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TINA CHRISMON… Your Neighborhood REALTOR
“Bringing Great People & Great Homes Together For More than 22 Years!!”

Associate Broker, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES Direct: 846-4194 Office: 873-3636 ext. 375 Email: tina@tina4homes.com On the Web at: www.tina4homes.com

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ELIZABETH LAKE ESTATES REAL ESTATEMENT
Provided by Tina Chrismon A LOOK BACK AT 2007 — Homes Sold and Closed Address 353 Warrington 354 Gunston Hall Ct. 326 Burgh Westra Dr. 404 Dunham Massie Dr 354 Warrington Cir. 316 Burgh Westra Dr. 506 Kingston Hall Ct. 504 Mount Stirling Cir. Bedrooms 5 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 Approx Sq. Ft. 2,467 1,700 3,600 1,693 2,268 2,000 2,305 2,410 Date Closed 02/27/07 03/26/07 04/30/07 05/31/07 06/11/07 06/11/07 08/10/07 08/31/07 Sales Price $277,000 $243,900 $400,000 $254,000 $289,900 $395,000 $300,000 $305,000

HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE Address 501 Brafferton Circle 358 Warrington Circle 504 Carters Grove Ct. 361 Hopemont Circle 318 Burgh Westra Dr. 403 Elizabeth Lake Dr. Bedrooms 4 3 4 4 4 4 Baths 2.5 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.0 Approx. Sq. Ft. 2,100 2,072 2,100 2,076 2,802 2,551 List Price $248,500 $278,000 $285,000 $299,950 $435,000 $469,900

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed

BUYERS…Did you know it’s a great time to shop for a home?
Be wary of media reports touting the doom and gloom of the housing market. The housing market in the Hampton Roads Area is still alive and well. Mortgage rates are still at record lows for buyers with reasonable credit scores. The scary stories told in news reports relate to loans granted to buyers with questionable credit and risky loan products. Don’t miss an opportunity to shop and buy in the most balanced market in the past couple of years. Concerned about selling your current home to purchase a new home? Call me today to discuss a strategic plan to help get you moving. If you would like a copy of my annual “Special Tax Issue” newsletter, just give me a call at 846-4194. Or send me an email with your address, and I’ll drop one in the mail to you.

The ELECA Newsletter– The glue that keeps the neighborhood together!

Pool Corner
ELIZABETH LAKE ESTATES CIVIC ASSOCIATION It’s that time of year again… to begin thinking about joining the pool for the season. We had a successful summer last year and are looking forward to making this year the best ever. As we continue to improve our pool I hope you will invite your friends and family to join as well. Membership is open to everyone. We are making changes this year based on member feedback and comments, to include expanded hours, alternating use of pools during low attendance hours, and keeping the concession stand open during peak hours. We are planning several introductory days at no cost to encourage people in the community to try the pool. We’re implementing new picture ID cards, so be sure to provide a picture with your application. Douglas Aquatics has done a great job and will continue to staff the pool. We have a great pool, but in order to maintain it we must continue to increase our membership. Please remember that the pool has a member and guest only policy. Guest privileges are limited to individuals who do not live in the neighborhood. Elizabeth Lake residents are not eligible to attend in guest status. The pool committee is looking forward to a great summer and we hope you are too. See you at the pool.

ELECA PO Box 1726 Hampton, VA 23669

We’re on the Web! http://elizabethlakeestates.net/

New Neighbors
Please join us in welcoming the following new neighbors: Betty & Gerald Tiree 354 Gunston Hall Ct 727-9094 New directories are coming out soon, so you’ll have the latest information for getting to know all your neighbors. When new neighbors move in, please contact Claire Neubert at 325-8557 or dcneubert@hotmail.com so she can officially welcome them.

Holiday Decorating Contest Winners
The competition was fierce, the judging tough… Congratulations to the winners of the Christmas decorating contest: Traditional: Frank Walton at 340 Ambler Ct. Whimsical: James & Mary Lowe at 511 Toddsbury Ct.

Architectural Guidelines
Virginia State Neighborhood of the Year Elizabeth Lake Estates is a covenant community, one of the first in Virginia. We strive to preserve the individuality of the houses while maintaining the value and beauty of the community. If you are planning a home addition, fence, dock or other construction projects, be sure to get approval from the Architectural Committee before you start, by contacting Teri Jennings at 851-6789. Covenants may be accessed on the Architectural Control page of the ELECA website at http://elizabethlakeestates.net/