Special Meeting in a Town Hall format – May 1

The GPOA Board of Directors will hold a “Special Meeting” in a town hall format to share a Marketing Video presentation for Greenbrier Subdivision, and discuss and vote on the following:

Approval of a one-time donation of $10,000 to the Emerald Golf Club for the replacing of the Riser Barrels that controls water levels on the lake at Greenbrier Parkway and in front of the Ninth Hole of the Emerald.

When: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Where: The Emerald Golf Club, 5000 Clubhouse Dr., New Bern, NC
Description: Information, including the Engineer’s report, will be presented followed by a Q&A Period.
Voting will begin at the conclusion of the meeting and extend until Monday, May 8, 2017 at 1 PM.

This meeting is open to all members in good standing as of the date of the meeting.

In order to have a fair, productive meeting and make the best use of the time, the following ground rules will be employed.

  • Members wishing to speak will sign up at the meeting to assist with an orderly process.
  • The Board will monitor time in order to ensure that all concerns are heard.
  • The meeting will end no later than 8:30 PM

The engineer’s drawing of the new Riser Barrels can be viewed by clicking Engineer Drawing Riser Barrel.

Bring with you your Emerald Golf Course Donation Ballot following the meeting.

We request that voting begin no sooner than immediately after the Town Hall meeting and conclude at 1:00 PM on Monday May 8th, 2017.

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Greenbrier Easter Egg Hunt

Come Join the Fun!!
When?   Saturday, April 15 at 10:00AM
Where?   Bear Park on Pine Valley Drive
Who can hunt for eggs?   Children up to 8 years old
Children must bring their own Easter basket for egg collection.
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City Public Works Annoucement



Yard waste – limbs and branches (loose and in bags), will be picked
up on Thursday, April 13.

Please have all materials for pick up available
(Not on the street) Wednesday night this week.

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Sewer Repair on April 8 – Laurel Valley Drive

The City of New Bern has been preparing to do work on some of the pipes in the area and install several new linings. The following is David Tennant’s letter to Bill Stafford.

In light that Easter is on the weekend we had planned on making the sewer repair, we are moving our schedule up, and we are going to make the repair, this weekend. (4.8.17)

Sorry for the short notice, but overall, probably better for everyone, seeing that folks may have visitors Easter weekend.

Thank you

David Tennant
Water Resources Project Coordinator
210 Kale Road
New Bern, NC 28562
Department of Public Utilities
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Greenbrier Loan Closet

New Volunteer Coordinator Wanted

Greenbrier residents, in case you did not see my “ad” in the last two issues of our Greenbrier Gazette, I want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to consider taking over the Volunteer position of Loan Closet Coordinator for Greenbrier.
For the past 10 years I have been coordinating the distribution and acquirement of both medical equipment and children’s items for our community via our Medical and Children’s Equipment Loan Closet.


It is now time for me to “pass the torch” on to some one (or a team of two or more).
I am happy to say that during my tenure in this volunteer position, I have been able to acquire a significant inventory (I inherited from my predecessor who moved to Georgia only a limited number of items). Through the generosity of so many of you over the years, we can now service multiple people wanting/needing the same items at the same time.



  • A willingness to meet neighbors and a kind heart
  • Storage Space Needed:  ½ of a 2-car insulated garage
  • Equipment Needed: voice mail–either on a land line or a cell phone


Someone calls with a request, and after a simple recording form is completed, they either pick up the item(s) or it/they are delivered. (When time to return these items, the borrower calls to set up a day/time to return them).






A volunteer position someone can do from home. No special training is required nor is any certification needed.



call Helene Conklin at 252-638-5250.



IF NO ONE STEPS UP TO TAKE THIS MUCH-NEEDED POSITION IN OUR COMMUNITY, THE LOAN CLOSET WILL NO LONGER EXIST (and all equipment will be donated to several low-income-oriented nursing homes).


Thank you for your time in considering accepting this position.


Helene Conklin,
Volunteer Coordinator,
Greenbrier Medical & Children’s Equipment Loan Closet.
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Greenbrier Gazette (Feb/Mar 2017)

The Greenbrier Gazette for February & March can be viewed by clicking on here.

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Sewage Lines Inspection – 2/6/2016

The City is moving up a plan to have several Sewage lines viewed by camera in our Greenbrier Neighborhood.  That would be followed by subsequent cleaning out remedies, etc.  This was indicated to begin around February 23rd.  I received notice over the weekend they are starting the camera viewing today, February 6, 2017.  This is being done by private contracting, therefore it appears the City has overall less control on any timing.

The following is a letter to our President, Bill Stafford:

Mr. Stafford,

Thank you for taking time to speak with me last week. As we discussed, attached is a map of the area, where the City will be working, and the “red” indicates where the sewer mains will be lined. This lining process is to hopefully avoid any future open cut excavation in these areas. .While this process may cause some slight inconvenience, it is far less intrusive than digging up the streets. The following is approximately how the process works and hopefully, close to the dates our contractor has conveyed to us.

Week of the 23rd; cleaning and pre-tv will take place. This will be just a vacuum truck and a TV camera truck, which should only slightly impede traffic. Vehicles should be able to get around the trucks, with ease, using caution.  This process should only take a couple (2) days.

Then, toward the end of February, early March, the actual lining process will take place. This process will take up approximately 2 to 3 days, and working hours will be restricted to 7 am to 7 pm. This will be slightly more involved and residents will see more activity, but vehicle traffic will still be able to ingress/egress, with caution.

Closer to the actual lining process, I will make contact with you again, so we can alert residents of the actual timing of the project.
Customers can utilize normal functions of our utilities, during the lining process. We may however, request that they limited their use of such activities as washing clothes, or running the dishwasher. Less water intrusion is better for the lining process and helps the contractor to more quickly complete the project.

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Update to Greenbrier Parkway Landscaping Project

The GPOA is continuing to work closely with our City Officials with regard to the closing of both lanes on the Greenbrier Parkway set to begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

At this time, the City is hopeful they will not have to close both lanes of traffic, and if they do they are hopeful it will only be for short periods of time.

In the event both lanes are closed for any period of time, the City has been asked to do the following:

  1. Place cones or some sort of a barricade at the entrance to the Greenbrier Parkway at S. Glenburnie.
  2. Place cones or some sort of a barricade at the intersection of Pennyroyal and the Greenbrier Parkway so there will be ample space to turn around.
  3. Have a police officer available at the College Entrance/Exit to assist with traffic control during times that both lanes are closed on the Greenbrier Parkway.
  4. Take any additional measures necessary to ensure safety and damage.

The GPOA has asked the City for these additional measures for the safety of our neighbors and others, and so that traffic will not be impeded anymore than absolutely necessary.  In addition, we are trying keep the shoulders of the roadway on the Greenbrier Parkway from becoming damaged due to cars having to turn around.

We are very appreciative of our City Officials as they have remained open, communicative and helpful throughout this entire process.

The Presidents of each individual homeowner’s associations are being kept informed, by the GPOA, and will continue to be informed if changes arise.  Likewise, the GPOA will keep you informed of any additional information via GBMail and on our Website.


For more information on the Greenbrier Parkway Landscaping project just click here.

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Greenbrier Parkway Closing – 2/7/2017

The landscaping work approved by the membership in December is about to commence!  While we can be excited for the final outcome; there will be some initial inconvenience for us all.  Weather permitting, The City of New Bern will begin removing trees and replacing the soil on the island at the entrance of Greenbrier NEXT TUESDAY February 7th THE ENTRANCE TO GREENBRIER at Greenbrier Parkway may be closed during this work.

ALL TRAFFIC MUST UTILIZE the Craven Community College entrance while this work is being completed.  It is anticipated that the closure of the Greenbrier Parkway Entrance MAY be closed until Friday, February 10th.

Please use Clubhouse Drive to enter and leave Greenbrier.

As this schedule may change on very short notice, we will do our best to keep you apprised of the latest news and developments

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GPOA Board Minutes Posted

The November 7th and December 7th board meeting minutes are now posted on the WEB site.  They can be viewed on the Board Minutes page.

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