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

Parkshore HOA Annual Meeting – Update

Dear Parkshore Residents,

Due to COVID-19 concerns the annual meeting scheduled for April 9, has been postponed. We will notify you prior to May 18, 2020 of the new date, time, and location of the annual meeting or further update you by then if a new date is not yet possible.

Sincerely,

Parkshore HOA Trustees

Parkshore Facebook Page

Dear Parkshore Residents,

As we navigate through this time of uncertainty regarding the coronavirus we would like to extend an invitation to connect all neighbors through a Parkshore Neighborhood Facebook page to make sure all are safe and have any support, if necessary.  We have created a Parkshore Neighborhood adult Facebook page for anyone in the 145 households within Parkshore. If you are interested in joining the group it is titled: Parkshore Neighborhood Group.

There will be an administrator of the Facebook page that will monitor for appropriate content and allow for the privacy of others by not admitting anyone to the site that does not reside in Parkshore. If there is anything you would like to see posted to the site, any suggestions for improvement, or any posts you feel are not appropriate please let us know.  You can reach us at Trustees@parkshorehoa.org

Sincerely,

Parkshore Trustees

Parkshore HOA Annual Meeting

Dear Parkshore Residents,

The Parkshore HOA annual meeting will be held at the Delaware County Orange Branch Library in the Orange Community Room on Thursday, April 9, beginning at 7 PM.

There are three open trustee positions available for nominations. If you are interested in running for one of these open positions please submit your letter of intent to any trustee or email to trustees@parkshorehoa.org by Tuesday, April 7.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Sincerely,
Parkshore HOA Trustees

Annual HOA Fees – Friendly Reminder

Dear Parkshore Residents,

As a reminder the $125 annual HOA fees were due February 15, 2020, 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 Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Thanks to everyone who has paid their fees by the deadline.

HOA Quarterly Meeting Minutes

The meeting started at 7:04pm on 1/30/20

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

Financials:  Landscaping fees will be up this year.  We have gone with a new company and we are improving the landscaping at the front entrance and in the cul-de-sacs.  HOA fees have been the same since the neighborhood began and at this point they do not need to be increased.

In spring we will have the street posts painted and repaired.  The galvanized steel sleeves were added at the base of the posts to prevent trimmer damage.

We will be re-evaluating mailboxes in the spring.  We are trying to keep the neighborhood looking good.  Thank you to everyone who has painted or replaced their mailbox already.

We will post one “No Trespassing” sign at the pond.

As a reminder it is in the HOA covenants that trash cans need to be stored out of sight.

We are planning the 2020 annual meeting for a Thursday in March at 7pm.  We are trying to book it at Orange Township Hall, and will let everyone know when it is scheduled.  Three positions on the HOA board are up for re-election this year.  Please let the HOA know if you are interested in running for a position.

Meeting adjourned at 8:33pm

Important Pond Information

Dear Parkshore Lot Owner,

Over the years, it has been communicated to residents of Parkshore that they are allowed to fish in the stormwater retention basin that is located behind the homes on Buckman Street and Westwick Place.  Recently, we worked with the Association’s legal counsel to research the Association’s legal obligations with respect to the basin.   We have determined that there is an easement that is granted to the Association to maintain the basin, there is no easement granted to Parkshore owners to enter onto the lots owned by individual owners surrounding the basin.  As a result, anyone who enters onto an owner’s lot so that they can access the basin to fish may be considered trespassing.

Based on this information, we want to clarify that the Association cannot grant residents of Parkshore permission to enter onto another owner’s lot to access the basin.  It is up to the discretion of the residents who own property that includes the basin, to allow access to the basin that is on their property.

Regards,

Parkshore HOA Trustees

HOA Quarterly Meeting Minutes

11/21/19

Quarterly HOA meeting

Start at 7:02pm

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

The backflow for the irrigation system will be re-done this month.

For now we plan to leave the annual HOA dues the same, may need to increase in the future.

All residents should have received their letter stating that the pond in our neighborhood is private property, owned by eight of the homeowners living around it.  We ask that you not use the pond recreationally without specific permission from one of the homeowners.  The homeowners living on the pond may request a no trespassing sign paid for by the HOA.  The deadline to order a sign is 12/31/19.  The homeowner will have input as to the design and placement of any no trespassing signs, so that they will look tasteful.

The HOA will re-evaluate mailboxes in spring.  If your mailbox is still in disrepair you will receive a notice giving you 30 days to fix it or it will be done for you by the HOA at homeowner’s expense. 

The street signs/posts will be repaired and stained in the spring. 

The vandalized street sign on Greely should be replaced 12/9/19.

We plan to update the local utility companies listed on the HOA web site.

Greenlawn has been hired to maintain the neighborhood irrigation system and do the lawn maintenance for the common areas this year.  We will also have them update the landscaping.  The plan is to update the landscaping of the circles on Westwick and Highgate this year and the front entrance in the spring.

Information from the Orange Township meeting:  There are no bids out yet for the bike path.  William Cohen says it will go out for bidding in the spring.  It may go closer to lot lines than anticipated.  There is no plan for landscaping or a fence around the path.  Waukeegan and Westwick are on the list to be evaluated for repaving in 2020.

The new directory will be printed by the end of the month.

The HOA Annual meeting will be at Orange Township Hall in March.  Date to be announced.

Next HOA meeting 1/30/20 at 7pm .

10/3/19 HOA Quarterly Meeting

Meeting began at 7:06pm

Attendees:  Donna Tomaro, Sherry Jones, Andy Drake, Cathleen Duffy, Diane Dietz, Kevin Fallona, Tim Huter

The open position on the Design Review Board has been filled by Tim Huter.  Thank you Tim!  Please remember if you are doing anything to alter the exterior of your home to complete the form from the HOA web site and submit it to the Design Review Board.  By doing this we can be sure you have proper permits and you are not encroaching on the Delaware County easement, which could lead to you having to remove the alterations at your expense.

Diane is working on the updated neighborhood directory.  It will be done and distributed soon.

The photocell was repaired for front entrance lights

The sprinkler control box has been repaired

The vandalized street posts should be replaced by the end of October.  The board has also ordered galvanized steel sleeves for the bases of the street signs to protect them from mowers and trimmers.  We are getting estimates to stain all the posts.

The board has changed companies and is now going to use Greenlawn for landscape and the sprinkler system.  We will be looking into trimming and refreshing the front entrance and the circles in the courts. 

Mailbox review is done.  More stain kits have been distributed to board members, so please reach out to a member of the HOA board if you need free mailbox stain.