Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Frequently Asked Questions of the Wynfield Website!

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Browse through a list of questions commonly asked by Wynfield Residents or potentially new homeowners.  Click on any question listed below to view the answer.  If you have any questions related to the Wynfield Community or the Wynfield Homeowners Association that is not listed here, please contact us at board@wynfield.org or check out our Committees for more specific contacts.

How do I submit a request for changes or improvements to my home?

Answer:

Submit your email request with detailed plans and potential photos or drawings to the Architectural Control committee at ACC@wynfield.org. You can also access the necessary form here.

If I am just changing the siding on my house or repainting it the same color, do I still need to submit a request?

Answer:

Yes. Please do submit a request to notify the Architectural Control Committee for an approval if necessary and prevent any questions or concerns about your project. Email your notification to the Architectural Control committee at ACC@wynfield.org or submit the form as requested.

I heard about the mailbox upgrade between now and 2025. How do I upgrade my mailbox?

Answer:

We have a new change worth noting! After receiving a few requests about how to repair mailbox posts and pieces due to age, rust, or accidental damage, we discovered that the cost for our current Wynfield Mailbox Design is custom enough that the cost has become very expensive for our neighbors. Some of the pieces are discontinued and require custom corrections to change them resulting in a full replacement cost of over $650! During our Board meeting last night, the HOA Board of Directors found a solution that is significantly less expensive and a classy, modern design.

Our goal is to begin the transition to the new mailbox design over the next 5 years as we face challenges with our aging mailboxes. The new design is by Better Box Mailboxes in South Carolina that you will need to purchase online. Their kit involves a cast aluminum mailbox and post framework that is rust resistant and sturdy. The cost for the whole kit is $239, plus any extra installation costs which involve the concrete base & wood or metal post for the mounting if your exiting post is no longer usable.

You can choose your option of numbers to post onto the address plate using either the Brass Mailbox Numbers from Better Box Mailboxes ($16 for 4 numbers) or an attachable style from your local hardware store.

Your new Better Box Mailbox post can be mounted directly onto the existing concrete pad and the current round metal post. Another option is to install a new 3″ – 4″ round metal or wood post into a new concrete pad if necessary to mount the new design.

To Anchor the Aluminum Post: Drill hole into the concrete using a carbide tipped bit that meets ANSI standards. Bit size = anchor diameter when working with wedge anchors. Drill a hole 1/2″ deeper than the anchor will penetrate into the concrete making sure that the minimum embedment requirements are met.

For the new design, please choose the black version with the links below:

Better Box Mailboxes 

Assembly Instructions

Installation Instructions & FAQ

Better Box Mailboxes Brass Numbers

Individual Replacement Parts

Contractor that would be able to assist with the installation:
Junior’s Handymen     Phone: 678-754-3965

*Note: You can contact any contractor you would prefer to use as you are responsible for the purchase of the mailbox and the installation costs. 

What do I do if my mailbox, post, or other pieces have been damaged?

Answer:

Wynfield’s charm is found in common elements, so if a mailbox post is damaged, it will need to be replaced with the new model that is used throughout the neighborhood with Better Box Mailboxes.

You can choose your option of numbers to post onto the address plate using either the Brass Mailbox Numbers from Better Box Mailboxes ($16 for 4 numbers) or an attachable style from your local hardware store.

Your new Better Box Mailbox post can be mounted directly onto the existing concrete pad and the current round metal post. Another option is to install a new 3″ – 4″ round metal or wood post into a new concrete pad if necessary to mount the new design.

To Anchor the Aluminum Post: Drill hole into the concrete using a carbide tipped bit that meets ANSI standards. Bit size = anchor diameter when working with wedge anchors. Drill a hole 1/2″ deeper than the anchor will penetrate into the concrete making sure that the minimum embedment requirements are met.

For the new design, please choose the black version with the links below:

Better Box Mailboxes 

Assembly Instructions

Installation Instructions & FAQ

Better Box Mailboxes Brass Numbers

Individual Replacement Parts

Contractor that would be able to assist with the installation:
Junior’s Handymen     Phone: 678-754-3965

*Note: You can contact any contractor you would prefer to use as you are responsible for the purchase of the mailbox and the installation costs. 

How do I find information about schools in this area?

Answer:

Visit the Forsyth County Schools website at http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us. The site has extensive information about actions of the School Board itself, as well as the individual school campuses.

How does the homeowners association spend dues money?

Answer:

Our annual WHOA dues are among the lowest in Forsyth County for subdivisions with similar amenities. The WHOA uses the money to meet its day-to-day financial obligations, including electricity for street lights; common area landscaping and maintenance; operation, maintenance, and utilities of the pool, two tennis courts and clubhouse; management and accounting costs; insurance expenses; non-collections-related legal fees; newsletter printing and postage; annual meeting expenses; rules enforcement expenses; and reserve fund obligations.

The existence of these activities and amenities supports the property value of every homeowner. However, money collected does not cover the actual amount of labor needed to run the Association. The WHOA relies heavily on the voluntary contribution of countless unpaid hours by Board members and other volunteer neighbors. If we had to rely exclusively on paid employees and contractors, the dues would need to be several times higher than they are now.

What do I do if a street light is not working?

Answer:

You can report this directly to Sawnee EMC by phone at (770) 887-2363 or via email at customerservice@sawnee.com. You can also report an issue on the community areas to a member of the Grounds Committee at grounds@wynfield.org

Where can I get a copy of the covenants and by-laws?

Answer:

An unofficial PDF copy is available on the Covenants and By Laws page of this website. Also, official copies can be obtained from the Forsyth County Courthouse.

How can I find the pool code?

Answer:

You can find the community pool code on this website. Hover over “Member Resources” and select “Pool Code”. A pool code may not be available if dues are unpaid. Please reach out to the HOA Board or the HOA Treasurer for assistance to receive the current pool code if you are unable to access it here.

How do I get into the tennis courts?

Answer:

The tennis court access is currently unlocked at this time. You can find the community pool code on this website. Hover over “Member Resources” and select “Pool Code”. A pool code may be not be available if dues are unpaid. Please reach out to the HOA Board or the HOA Treasurer for assistance to receive the current pool code if you are unable to access it here.