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Landscaping, maintence and more

November 22, 2021

 

This quarter we have been very busy! 

 

Hats off to the Social Committee for a extraordinarily wonderful Halloween Party at the Clubhouse in October.  The Ruml family created an incredible haunted house that rivaled any professional set up.  There were games, crafts, a super fun magician, pizza, sandwiches, charcuterie trays and of course lots of sweets. Thank you to all who contributed to the delicious smorgasbord!  Please contact us if you would like to join the Social Committee, no amount of help is too big or too small.  They are currently preparing for the next Holiday party and would love for you to join!

 

The Landscaping Committee thanks all who were able to donate a pumpkin to decorate the entrances along Custer Rd.  The neighborhood loved getting into the holiday spirit! The new Landscaping Committee has done an extraordinary job jumping right into evaluating the state of our HOA property and soliciting bids from our current landscape company and new ones.  Some key points include such things as two collapsing retaining walls, extreme erosion threatening our lower tennis court, outdated and non-existent irrigation and drainage that is contributing to various landscaping issues and much more.  It has been a point of contention around the neighborhood, but the center island at USA and Custer will be complete by Thanksgiving! Thank you neighbors for your patience and input.  We have received many suggestions and constructive criticism and have much hope for the new design and plantings that have been chosen! Keep your eyes peeled for big things happening soon!   

 

The Board has been going through all our current contracts and seeking bids to ensure that we have secured competitive pricing and competent vendors.  We have been utilizing Advanced Association Management's preferred vendors as well as doing our due diligence and seeking bids from vendors of our choosing.  We will be making some wonderful and much needed improvements around our clubhouse and common property. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions and we encourage you to attend the next meeting to be a part of the discussion.

 

HOA happenings:

 

  • We have a new agent through Advanced Association Management for our HOA!  Angelica Clarkson will be our new property manager.  We have met with her several times and have had a detailed walk through so that we are all clear on each others expectations and duties.  If you need assistance with anything, please don't hesitate to reach out to Angelica or the Board. Angelica can be reached at angelica@advancedassociationmgmt.com.
  • Our new website launched recently and a formal announcement will be made soon.  Please explore the site and let us know what you think! 
  • New flooring is going in at the Clubhouse!  Many folks will be very excited to hear this, as the old carpet was way beyond it's life expectancy.  Don't forget, even if you do not use the clubhouse, it is a source of income for the HOA as well as a spot for gathering families and friends, and making fond memories for many.   
  • Members of the board were not happy with the incredibly faded and ugly holiday bows that were installed on the wall along Custer Rd and did not like the less than stellar look it gave our neighborhood.  They have been removed and we will seek out new bids for a better look for next year.  Please be patient while we examine possible replacement ideas. 
  •  A couple of new trashcans were purchased for the pool area as well as domed lids to replace the open lids so they do not collect rainwater!  Thank you Howard Patty for installing the new lids! 
  • Our very own President Howard Patty volunteered his time and energy to power wash the playground to offset the cost of paying a vendor to do it.  Thank you Howard! It needed it! 
  • Board members Lori Ruml and Denise Hall and spouses gathered their ladders and rehung the tennis court fence barrier that blew down during the week of heavy winds at the end of October.  They were able to save the HOA $600 that our tennis court company quoted us for the repair. 
  • The decorative light post lighting our sign at USA and Custer Rd. was reported to us by a resident.  We discovered that the transformer at USA and Custer Rd. was out.  Additionally, upon inspection it was found that the landscape lighting needed to be replaced and the island rewired.  We were able to have it all repaired and now it looks lovely lighting up the beautiful trees! 

 


mark your calendar

Join the Board of Directors for our next meeting!

 

The Oakwood Glen Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 via Microsoft Teams.  The board will be discussing the financial reports, the new website, reports from the landscape committee including the USA/Custer island renovation and landscaping contracts, and any other business brought properly before them. Meeting details are emailed to our residents each month.  If you would like to be added to the email distribution list please contact Advanced Association Management at angelica@advancedassociationmgmt.com.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend.  See you there! 

 


a note from the board

September 25, 2021

 

The monthly Board of Directors meeting procedure is to review and formally approve the minutes from the prior meeting in each meeting. A lot was discussed and decided in the Sept 16 meeting.
 
Here are the highlights:
 
1. Big THANK YOU to our new Landscaping Committee, who did a ton of footwork and provided the Board with a thorough list of items in need of repair or improvement. Action items were taken by the Board and Members can look forward to a major refresh on the USA entrance this Fall, and soon after the Gent and London entrances. This is in addition to a laundry list of items that we will budget for in coming years.
 
2. Several maintenance items were identified for the Clubhouse facilities including pest control, landscaping/hardscaping, playground equipment, and major maintenance planned for the tennis courts next year.
 
3. Draft budget for 2022 was reviewed along with a look at our trends for income/loss and cash balances over the past five years. Maintaining our community and making it more beautiful is expensive. We thoroughly discussed projected income/loss, projected cash balances, member dues, budget for maintenance and improvement costs for our 30+ year old facilities, increased labor costs with vendors, insurance, additional city fees for our pool, and a cost savings measure to only provide coupon books by request. Our Management Company fees are staying the same and the Board is reviewing all contracts (thanks Lori for leading this effort!). VP Doug’s guidance from his years of experience in property management was valuable for this discussion.
 
Formal minutes will be reviewed and published at the next board meeting in October.