GHNA Annual Neighborhood Meeting

GHNA Annual Neighborhood Meeting

Monday,  September 26th  
7:30 START TIME,  9:00 pm Adjournment

Hammond Park (705 Hammond- Round Building)

Guest speaker: Chris Burnet, District 3 Sandy Springs City Councilman – remarks and Q&A

Chris Burnet

Chris Burnet

Chris was elected to represent District 3 on Sandy Springs City Council in a special June 21, 2016 run-off election. District 3 includes the Glenridge Hammond Neighborhood north of Hammond Dr. Chris Burnett has lived in Sandy Springs for 25 years and is president of Bank of Sandy Springs. Recently he served on the City’s Next Ten Planning Committee. Twice he has served as Board Chairman of the Sandy Springs / Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the Holy Innocents’ School Board of Trustees, Sandy Springs Civic Fund, Rotary Club of Sandy Springs and was a member of the Sandy Spring Conservancy Board. Chris, his wife Karen and children, Christopher and Greyson, live in Rivershore Estates.

Recent Criminal activity

Glenridge Hammond Neighbors – On Wednesday, April 22, 2009, a house at the upper end of Kayron near Johnson Ferry had its front door kicked in early this afternoon while the owners were away.

The owners lost two laptops, a flatscreen, and a few other misc items. The owner made a police report, and I visited him this evening.  Here are a few disturbing elements to the crime aside from the loss of property:

1) The owner suspects that a person on foot investigated his house by going in the back yard, looking in his windows, and then calling in a vehicle for a quick strike. The owner noticed that a section of his
back fence was down when he was there for lunch, but because he expects workmen on the property for a construction bid this did not attract too much attention.  The owner set this fence section back up, but the same fence section was down when the owner returned in the mid-afternoon and discovered the burglary.

2) The robbers broke the front door by kicking it in. It was a foam core door enveloped in sheet metal, and the top half was a glass window.  The door broke in half across the middle, and the deadbolt also broke.  These are common doors and might be the same type that you have.  The door frame was not reinforced by long nails or screws fastening it to the frame, but that probably would not have mattered.

3) The owner recalls a “thuggish” looking fellow dressed in baggy pants and a backpack wandering the neighborhood and looking back very hard at the owner.  He also noticed that two supposed alarm company
reps canvassed the neighborhood.  This afternoon these reps did stop across the street to call on a house with no car present, but strangely they neglected to stop by and talk to him about an alarm system when he was in the front of his house replacing a broken door.  (A neighbor of mine spoke to two alarm company reps yesterday who made inquiries about whether she had an alarm system and worked away from home, etc.)

4) The burglars were not deterred by one of the owners dogs, about 40-50 pounds, but they decided not to take a TV from the bedroom where two other dogs, one small and one about 50 pounds, were staying.

Here are some reminders of what we can do to protect ourselves:

1) Call the police to check out suspicious people.  This is encouraged by the police and, as far as I know, gives them a legitimate excuse to stop and question people.  This may be the biggest help we can give them as they can’t patrol our neighborhood perpetually.

2) Keep valuables out of sight in your car and hopefully hard to view from outside into your home.

3) Consider how easy it can be to break into your home and take steps to make this harder.  I will try to have information on this posted by the first week of June and I am trying to recruit more people to be block captains so that our entire neighborhood is covered.

4) I have an alarm system and am happy to give you the name of my company or the other that I checked before choosing.  An alarm system may not have deterred the burglars, but unfortunately today the owner had his alarm company monitoring sign down from the street front because he just replaced his mailbox.

Thank you and keep me informed about events,

Ben Hendry, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator

2009 GHNA Community Meeting

2009 GHNA Community Meeting

Around Glenridge Hammond

Around Glenridge Hammond

The last GHNA Community Meeting went well at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. We voted on the proposed officers for the 2009 board. Thanks for joining us!

Welcome to our Community!

The Glenridge Hammond Neighborhood Association Board of Directors welcomes you to our web site!

This web site has been established for the convenience of Glenridge Hammond homeowners and their guests. Within, you will find may useful links as well as important updates and information about our community.

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