HOA Quarterly meeting 3/24/21

Board member meeting began at 6:32pm by Zoom

Attendees:  Diane Dietz, Sherry Jones, Donna Tomaro, Cathleen Duffy, Andy Drake, Steve Ginter, and Kristen Zollweg

Annual meeting:  Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions the 2020 Annual meeting was postponed.  We are now a year behind on the annual meeting.  We are hoping to have it at the end of April.  We are looking for an outdoor venue for the meeting, so that we will be able to socially distance.  We are currently looking into the Below Dam Park.  All positions will be up for election:  president, vice president, secretary, and representative.

HOA Dues:  Thank you to everyone who has paid their annual HOA dues.  If you haven’t done so already, please don’t forget to pay your dues.

Bike path:  The Orange Township bike path is being built along Lewis Center Rd.  Some homeowners are concerned about its proximity to their yard and inquired about a privacy fence or trees.  Our lawyer advised us that it is a violation of section 5312.08, improper expenditure of HOA funds, since subsidizing trees or fence would be on homeowner property.  If there’s HOA property it can be subsidized, but there is not.  One recommendation is to have all the homeowners form an alliance and go to the township for support.  We are going to reach out to the Shores HOA to see if we can get a meeting between all homeowners along Lewis Center Rd that will be affected.  More to come on that.  

Social activities:  We are looking into doing a community garage sale again this year with the Shores. 

Thursday April 8th 5pm-7:30pm Slab food truck will be in the neighborhood.  They sell burgers, wings, pulled pork, fries.

Meza Wine Shop in Westerville will let the neighborhood choose a date and they will deliver to anyone in the neighborhood for free for orders of $25 or more.  We’ll let everyone know when we get that date.

Spring is coming, it’s good to be able to get outside.  Please remember to drive slow in the neighborhood.  Also, if you’re doing spring yard work and your mailbox needs stained, remember all of the HOA trustees have stain to give you, just let one of us know.

Meeting adjourned at 7:57pm

Annual HOA Fees – Friendly Reminder

Dear Parkshore Residents,

As a reminder the $125 annual HOA fees were due February 12, 2021, to avoid a late fee. The HOA Board of Trustees has decided to extend the payment deadline and waive the late fee charge if payment is received by Friday, February 26, 2021.
Thanks to everyone who has paid their annual HOA fees by the deadline.

First Annual Luminary Walk: Evening of December 20th

The neighborhood is glowing with gorgeous light displays around many homes.

Grab your hot cocoa or special holiday drink, your family and a warm jacket to join in a neighborhood luminary walk anytime after 6pm.

We will deliver the luminaries on the 20th to each home earlier in the day. No need to be home, the luminaries will be placed in your yard near the street.  Please light your luminary before 6pm.  

If you are not available to light your luminaries a street captain has been assigned to every street to ensure we have all of the luminaries lit. 

Also, if possible could you please dispose of the luminaries the next day? Again, if you are not able, the street captain will be around on Monday afternoon to clean up the debris. 

We hope that this will be an ongoing tradition in years to come in our neighborhood. 

If the weather does not cooperate a new date will be communicated.

HOA quarterly meeting 12/3/20

The meeting started at 7:08pm.  The meeting was by conference call.

Attendees:  Donna Tomaro, Andy Drake, Cathleen Duffy, Tim Huter, Kevin Fellona, Sherry Jones, Diane Dietz, Steve Ginter, and Kristen Zollweg

Social update:  We are planning to have another neighborhood food truck in January.  Look for more to come on that.  We are also planning Luminaires for the neighborhood.  Any homeowner interested can get 3 Luminaires to set up along their property line bordering the street.  The HOA will deliver you a Luminaire kit and we’ll ask everyone to light them on Sunday December 20th for neighbors to walk or drive through the neighborhood and see them all lit.  Look for more to come to request your Luminaire kit.

Annual invoices will be sent out in January.

The No parking sign on the circle of Buckman St. fell.  We are getting a quote from Cedar Craft to replace the pole.  At that time, we will also look into a no outlet sign for Greely as we have had complaints of deliver trucks driving too fast from Montclaire across to Greely.

As a reminder the pond is private property and not for community use.  It also does not completely freeze due to aerators for the fountains, so no ice skating.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47pm

Pastaria Food Truck

Our next food truck/event will be a Pop-Up DRIVE THRU from Pastaria! This is different from a food truck because the food is not hot/cooked but rather it offers take home items from the North Market. On the online store, Pastaria features their homemade sauces, fresh pasta, ravioli, pizza making kits, par-baked pizzas along with our popular family style options like chicken parmesan, lasagna, salads, etc. Families can order online and decide to either cook dinner together, save it for a later dinner and/or even freeze the food.

Through the next week, families can use the link:

https://store.pastarianorthmarket.com/

to order food through Pastaria to be picked up the evening of Tuesday, October 27th from 6:00-6:30pm near Waukeegan Ave. & Greeley Ct.

Orders can be placed now until Monday at noon, when the window closes for online orders.

We are excited to offer a fun, easy way to make dinner together as a family!

HOA quarterly meeting 8/20/20

The meeting started at 7:04pm.  The meeting was by conference call.

Attendees:  Donna Tomaro, Andy Drake, Cathleen Duffy, Tim Huter, Kevin Fellona, Sherry Jones, Steve Ginter, and Kristen Zollweg

Donna started the meeting.  Thank you to Steve for his excellent and prompt job with the finances for the association.

A big welcome to Kristen Zollweg, Parkshore’s new social director!  She is responsible for the ice cream stands we’ve had in the neighborhood and is looking into planning some food trucks for dinner as well.

At this point, due to the pandemic, the annual meeting is still postponed.  Once it is safe to have gatherings larger than 10 people, we will reschedule.

As a reminder there are a lot of people out walking in the neighborhood, please drive slowly!

Homeowners have expressed interest in their repairing gas lights.  Specialty Gas House is one company that can provide this service.  There are also conversion kits available from Charm Lite, to convert from gas to electric.

If your mailbox needs replaced, you can get a new one from Roush Hardware in Westerville or Cedar Craft in Blacklick.  Cedar Craft will replace it for you.

Landscape update:  We are waiting for spring to plant grass seed due to water needs.  The tree on Buckman is infested and will be removed. 

Regarding the Spinnaker entrance, the board will be cleaning up this fall and then determine if any additional landscaping is needed.  We are limited due to lack of a sprinkler system at that entrance.

Grass is not looking healthy in common areas.  Some areas may need re-graded but we are waiting until after the bike path is complete.  We will also be getting new quotes for next year’s lawn service.

Bike path bids went out.  The first phase stops at the Parkshore entrance.  It must start in 2020 or they lose the grant money. 

Meeting adjourned 8:27

Ice Cream Social

Hello Parkshore Neighbors,

We have two neighborhood events scheduled for August:

The first event is on Wednesday, August 5th from 6-8 PM with Sticky Fingers Ice Cream.  Their cart will be set up at the entrance to Greeley Ct.  
Additional information can be found on their facebook page: Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor

The second event is on Thursday, August 13th from 1-4 PM with Little Ladies Soft Serve Ice Cream.  Their truck will be located near the intersection of Greeley Ct., Waukegan and Montclair. 
A link to their website: https://www.littleladiessoftserve.com/

When visiting the cart/truck, please remember to wear your mask & help maintain social distance from other customers.

We hope to see everyone out to enjoy some ice cream with fellow Parkshore neighbors.

A special thanks to Kristen for organizing these fun family neighborhood events.

Kona Ice Food Truck

The Kona Ice truck will be in our neighborhood Saturday, June 6th, starting at 3 PM. The truck will be located near the intersection of Greeley Ct., Waukeegan and Montclair.

Please come out and enjoy a Kona Ice while getting to know and interacting with fellow Parkshore neighbors. Kona Ice prices range from $3-$6 depending on size ordered.

Kona Ice asks that we remember to practice social distancing and have only one family member approach the truck for ordering and taking back to their families.

A special thanks to Kristen for organizing this fun family neighborhood event.

Parkshore HOA Annual Meeting – Update

Dear Parkshore Residents,

Please allow this letter to serve as a follow up to our April 3, 2020 communication pertaining to the cancellation/rescheduling of the Parkshore HOA annual Meeting.

At the direction of Governor DeWine and our legal council we still are not able to schedule our annual meeting at this time due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Once the Governor lifts the meeting restrictions we will notify you of the date, time and location of our annual meeting.

If you have any questions please send an email to trustees@parkshorehoa.org

Sincerely,
Parkshore HOA Trustees

Quarterly Meeting 04/09/20

The meeting started at 7:02pm.  The meeting was by conference call.

Attendees:  Donna Tomaro, Andy Drake, Cathleen Duffy, Dianne Dietz, Tim Huter, Kevin Fellona, Sherry Jones

We plan to reschedule the annual HOA meeting for after the Stay at Home order is lifted.

This month we should be able to start the process of repairing and staining the street sign posts.  As a reminder, now is a good time to repair and stain your mailbox while we are all at home.  All the board members have stain free of charge for home owners, just ask.  Parkshore has a Facebook page now.   You can use that as a resource to reach out and hire someone in the neighborhood to paint your mailbox for you, if needed. 

Thank you to Dan and Sherry Jones for removing the dead trees at the front entrance.  We will be doing spring planting at the front entrance on Saturday 5/9/20.

We still plan to have the dead trees removed on the cul-de-sacs this spring.  We will wait to plant new trees in the fall since there’s no sprinkler system on the cul-de-sacs.  We are looking into what can be done to freshen up the Spinnaker entrance as well, but there’s also no sprinkler system there.

As a reminder there are a lot of people out walking and biking with the spring weather and Stay at Home order.  Remember to drive to the right around the cul-de-sac to prevent accidents and to drive slowly.  

There are some residents who would like to see all the gas lamps lit in front of our homes.  We realize that running the gas lamps can be costly and difficult to maintain. They can be converted to electric.  Specialty Gas House will do the conversion to electric.  Their number is 614-261-0824.  There are conversion kits to convert it yourself.  Charm Lite has an LED kit for $89.95.  They also can be hired for installation.  The neighborhood is dark, and it is nice to have the lamps lit, but the neighborhood covenants just say the posts need to be maintained.   

There are still some residents that need to pay their annual HOA dues of $125.  All homeowners are required to pay HOA dues. 

There is a new bill proposed in the state senate for HOAs to be paperless and to allow dues to go towards social events.  We’ll let you know if this passes.

Meeting adjorned 8:35pm