WHAT’S NEW

GPOA Board Elections 2020

Ballots for two three-year positions on the GPOA Board have been delivered to all GPOA members by mail or Pony Express.  Your completed ballot may be placed in the GPOA box in The Emerald (next to the water fountains in the hallway to the pro shop) by 5PM August 21st.  If you choose to mail your ballot to GPOA, P.O. Box 13943, New Bern, NC 28561, it must be postmarked no later than August 18.

Why does the city ask that you remove your grass clippings and other yard debris from the street?

RE-Entry Passes to Greenbrier during Emergency Situations

Last year, we issued over 380 re-entry permits to GPOA members for free (non-GPOA members @ $10 each).  The re-entry permits ease return to your home in Greenbrier following any required evacuation due to an emergency (e.g. flooding).  While evacuation is unlikely since we are in Zone X (least likely to flood), should it become necessary officials will control return to the community and will be provided with a listing of re-entry permits, making the process faster.  Please note, lack of a re-entry pass will not exclude you from returning to your home.

Your GPOA will be issuing permits to new residents and those who did not receive them last year.  Permits will be distributed in the portico at The Emerald.
Times are:

  • Monday, June 22, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 23, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Monday, June 29, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 30, 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Permits are free to GPOA members and are available to non-members at $10 each.

 

Mailboxes, Mailboxes, Mailboxes

The United States Post Office has issued new standards for mailbox posts.  Essentially, the post must be a bit taller now and set back from the road a bit more.  This will make it easier for postal employees to reach the boxes from their trucks and make the box less likely to wreak havoc on the postal van’s mirror because the box won’t be as close to the road.

Two more side benefits: careless drivers will be less likely to plow into your mailbox and our Pony Express Delivery personnel will be less likely to almost fall out of their cars when delivering to those low-down mailboxes that are out there! (You know who you are!)

Current mailboxes are grandfathered in but when the time comes to update your mailbox, you must follow the new guidelines.

We have posted the new guidelines at Mailbox Guideline.

Take a good hard look at your mailbox.  Maybe it’s time to replace it, replace those numbers on BOTH sides that are no longer reflective, paint or stain it, put the shelf in the news box back in place so you can receive GPOA announcements. Trim those bushes that are encroaching on it like that monster plant in the play, Little Shop of Horrors.  Show some patriotism: replace that tired old flag that has turned pink, white, and baby blue instead of glorious red, white, and blue.

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