BLACKBERRY MOUNTAIN
ASSOCIATION

Blackberry Mountain is a private, gated, deed restricted community. Properties for sale may be viewed when accompanied by real estate agents and property owners only.

MANAGER
Linda Black

Phone 706 273.3100

After Hours Emergencies
Water and Gate Systems
(leave name, phone number and brief message)


MAILING ADDRESS
Blackberry Mountain Association
25 Blackberry Mountain Drive #8101
Ellijay, GA 30536

ASSOCIATION DOCUMENTS
BMA Handbook
Bylaws & CCRs
Maps

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Galusha, President
Dave Teffeteller, Vice President
Rich Baker, Treasuer
Doug Colburn, Secretary
Rebekah Montgomery,
Member at Large


DESIGN COMMITTEE
Barbara Dunson
Jennifer Fontenot
Dave Teffeteller


To protect the privacy of Blackberry Mountain Association members, the membership directory is not available to the public. Contact the association office to obtain a copy of the directory.

 

 

 

 

 

March 2024 Newsletter

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May 2023

2023 Annual Report

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May 2023

October 2023 Newsletter

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May 2023

May 2023 Newsletter

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May 2023

Merry Christmas

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May 2022

2022 Annual Report

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May 2022

October 2022 Newsletter

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May 2022

September 2022 Newsletter

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May 2022

May 2022 Newsletter

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May 2022

Happy Holidays

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October 2021

2021 Annual Report Newsletter

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October 2021

October 2021 Newsletter

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October 2021

FireWise Recognition
Rich Baker, Blackberry's FireWise coordinator, accepted a plaque from Georgia Forestry Commission's Anthony English recognizing Blackberry Mountain Association as 1 of the 5 Firewise communities in Gilmer County, 113 in Georgia and 750 nationwide.


 

Rich Baker & Anthony English

June 2021 Newsletter

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Rich Baker & Anthony English

BEAR ALERT!
Bears are present in Blackberry. Please do not leave any food out (bird feeders, deer, pet food or garbage). Bears have a very keen sense of smell, it is dangerous for the bear and for residents by luring bears away from their natural food sources and dissolving the bear’s natural fear of humans. Removing the food source to bears is a critical step in resolving bear/human conflict. It may take a few days for the bear to learn that it is no longer going to be provided with a free and easy meal; once he does he will move on to another area. There have been no recorded bear attacks on humans in Georgia, but it is important to remember that while it may be exciting to seea bear – they are wild animals.


Bear
You should never approach a bear. Keep your pets under close watch as we have also had coyotes in the area and they are known to attack small animals.

February 2021 Newsletter

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October 2020

2020 Annual Report

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October 2020

October 2020 Newsletter

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October 2020
   

March 2020 Newsletter

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2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

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2019 Annual Report
 

October 2019 Newsletter

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October 2019

June 2019 Newsletter

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June 2019

March 2019 Newsletter

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March 2019

Community Watch

Building on the colonial America concept of town watch, Community Watch is simply an organized group of neighbors committed to vandalism and crime detection and prevention - NOT intervention.
Communication is a key element of this program, and technology can be a useful communication tool. If interested, check out and join the Blackberry Mountain Next Door Community.
Community Watch



Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Treatment Program

Blackberry's Hemlocks are under attack by the invasive Woolly Adelgid. All of the hemlocks were treated in the early summer of 2012. However, you may continue to see the insects' white, cottony egg sacs for some time.
The larger trees will be re-reated in 2013 as well.
The treatment program has been funded through association dues and will be paid over a 3 year period.
The hemlocks have been treated with soil-injected imidacloprid.
Imidacloprid can take from 6 weeks to 12 months or longer to become effective depending on the size of the tree, and it might take several years to achieve complete control and show new growth, particularly in large diameter trees.
Improvement on infested hemlocks means a lessening of the infestation, very little reinfestation (new bright white egg sacs) the following spring, improved foliage color and density, and new growth on the branch tips.
Small trees take up the solution and disperse it throughout the entire tree in a matter of months, and normally show improvement between 6 and 12 months. This process takes longer for larger trees, sometimes as long as 12 -18 months. Since the lower limbs are the last part to receive the benefit of treatment, they are usually the last ones to show improvement.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

firewise.org

FireWise Fact Sheets

Ready, Set, Go Action Guide

How to Prepare for a Wildfire


Annual Meeting
December 7, 2024, 9:30am
Victory Christian Center
208 Victory Circle
(off Maddox Dr)


Board Meeting
June 21, 3:30pm
Contact the office to obtain information about attending a meeting or having an item placed on the agenda.


Animal Control
706 635-8911


Septic System Info
Environmental Safety Department
706 635-6050
M-F 8-9 am & 1-2 pm


Design Committee Forms

Tree and Plant Removal

Construction and Remodeling

Exterior Finishes Palette


Native Plant Guide


Ponds


Fishing Regulations


River GaugeRiver Gauge


AEMC
AEMC Outage Viewer


What You Can Do Now To Protect Your Hemlocks

• Keep your hemlocks     healthy
• Don’t encourage birds to feed or roost in your hemlocks
• Don’t feed deer and    other wildlife on your property
• Don’t transplant         hemlocks
• Don’t plant nursery-grown hemlocks into your landscape

Notify your facilitator if you find HWA on your hemlocks