Summer Newsletter

Please welcome the 2018 Parkshore Board of Trustees:

Donna Tomaro – President
Andy Drake – Vice President
Cathleen Duffy – Secretary
Michael Peirce – Trustee
Sherry Jones – Trustee

Thank you for your patience as we transition to our new roles.

As a reminder our children are on summer break and will be out playing at all hours of the day. Please take consideration for the posted speed limit of 25 mph and keep an extra watchful eye out for the children and residents out walking enjoying the nice weather.

With all the new families who have joined our neighborhood we will continue the tradition of Flamingo Friday on the third Friday of June, July and August starting at 7 PM. The dates and locations will be:

• June 15, Buckman Street cul-de-sac
• July 20, Westwick Place cul-de-sac
• August 17, Highgate Place cul-de-sac

Light snacks will be provided for both the adults and children. Please pass along to anyone new to the neighborhood, as this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors. Look for a flyer in your mailbox with additional details. We hope you will be able to join us.

If you are looking to refresh your mailbox during the summer season, please contact one of the above board members for a mailbox stain kit. If your mailbox or post is not repairable and needs to be replaced either can be purchased from Roush Hardware in Westerville (614-882-3623) or from Cedar Craft in Blacklick (614-759-1600).

We wanted to let everyone know that Orange Township is planning to start the bike path construction on Lewis Center Road near the entrance to Parkshore this summer/fall. Once the construction is completed we will evaluate the landscape at the entrance and make any necessary updates to ensure a welcome entrance to our community for the residents and our guests.

Please remember if you are planning any changes or improvements to the exterior of your property (including painting) all required documents must be submitted to the Design Review Board for approval prior to starting your project. You may obtain all documents from the Parkshore website. If you have any questions please contact anyone on the board.

As always if you have any concerns please feel free to contact any of the above board members.

Parkshore HOA Board

Garage sale next weekend

2018 Annual Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale
Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 9 AM – 4 PM 

Just a quick  reminder that next week is the annual Spring Garage Sale. Other area HOAs participating include Oak Creek, Villages of Oak Creek, Oak Creek East, Summerfield Village, The Shores and Prestwick Commons. 

The sale will go on rain or shine.

2018 Parkshore Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Orange Township Hall

Trustees in attendance:
Frances Catanese
Carol Conklin
Andy Drake
Michael Peirce
Donna Tomaro

Also in attendance: Steve Ginter – Treasurer

Meeting opened at 7:02 PM

Frances opened the meeting by doing introductions of the board and the 11 Parkshore homeowners that attended the meeting.

Steve Ginter was recognized for preparing the financials that last 7 years. Steve reviewed the financials detailing the actual to budgeted expenses – outlining our biggest expense in 2017 was the repair work done with the front entrance irrigation system. The board agreed that the current dues are sufficient to maintain the common area and provide for any unexpected expenses.

Jamie Stabl was recognized for maintaining the retention pond and assisting with repairing a street sign post that was damage.

A request was raised to revisit the replacement of trees, on HOA common property, at the Waukeegan entrance. There were 9 trees that were dead/damaged from storm. A revised estimate, for consideration, will be forwarded from the resident that raised the issue.

A question was posed regarding planned paving of the Parkshore roads. Frances mentioned that she was not aware of any planned paving work for any of the Parkshore streets.

Frances made the group aware that there were three open trustee positions: Frances Catanese, Carol Conklin and Donna Tomaro, and that Frances Catanese and Carol Conklin would not be running for their positions again. Cathleen Duffy and Sherry Jones were the only individuals that expressed an interest to run for one of the open positions. There were no other nominations or volunteers so both candidates were elected unanimously and Donna Tomaro will continue for another two-year term on the board. Welcome Cathleen and Sherry.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Frances Catanese and Carol Conkin for their commitment on the board for a combined total of 23 years. Frances was not only dedicated with maintaining the integrity of the neighborhood, she also was instrumental with helping neighbors connect and enjoy family events through her organization of Flamingo Fridays, Easter Egg Hunts, Annual Wine & Cheese gatherings, to name a few. She helped to ensure that the neighborhood was inclusive and their life was enriched by living here. Carol was actively involved with ensuring compliance and consistency with any project requests submitted. She also supported Frances with any neighborhood related responsibilities or events. The trustees would like to thank Frances and Carol for their many years of service.

No additional business discussed.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:34 PM

Minutes reviewed and approved 4/26/18

Meeting Reminder

Dear Parkshore Residents just a reminder our annual meeting is scheduled for tomorrow , April 19th at 7pm at the Orange Township Hall . There will be 3 open seats for election available. While I have throughly enjoyed my position on the board for over 12 years I have decided not to run for another term. Please know that I will continue to be active in Parkshore and look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood.

Regards ,

Payment Reminder

Dear Parkshore Residents we hope everyone enjoyed spring break and time spent with family. A reminder the annual dues payment was to be received by March 31 to avoid the late fee. We will extend and waive the late fee charge if your payment is postmarked by April 9 due to the Easter holiday. Thank you to those that have already paid.


Easter Egg Hunt Reminder

Dear Parkshore Residents a reminder to drop off your filled Easter eggs to 2849 Greeley Court . We will have the hunt with sunshine or snow flakes. The annual Parkshore meeting is scheduled for Thursday April 19 at 7pm at Orange Township Hall. We hope to see you at both events.


Spring Newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,
This weekend marks the time for everyone to spring forward and set their clocks ahead. With the snow this week Mother Nature doesn’t seem to agree. Let’s hope we had our last snow fall this week. As a reminder Orange Township requires all reflectors to be removed by April 1.

Our Easter Egg hunt hosted by the Smith family will be on Sunday March 25th @1pm. Please drop off 1 dozen filled eggs for each participant to 2849 Greeley Court you may leave the eggs by the front door. The HOA will provide cookies and juice boxes.

We have had numerous questions concerning the gas lamp posts as several have fallen down due to heavy winds and rusting at the baseline. If this happens immediately turn off the gas line and have it capped. Several residents have chosen to convert theirs to electric as it is more cost effective. Charm Lite 614-330-1746 sells an LED kit for $89 if you are able to install yourself or you may contact them for complete installation pricing. Speciality Gas House 614-261-0824 carries the replacement mantels. While we continue to see the benefits of having the lamps lit to provide safety and ambience the language written in the bylaws does not specifically require them to be lit or replaced if they become inoperatble or damaged.

Free mailbox stain kits are available please contact any trustee to pick one up. If you have missing or broken pieces please replace the box. Mailboxes can be purchased from Rousch hardware in Westerville or from Cedar Craft (614-759-1600). Uniformity of the mailboxes contributes to the over all aesthetics of the neighborhood .

Our 2018 annual dues have been sent out. If you have not received yours please contact Lisa Bloomer @ Real Property Management 614-766-6500. All dues must be paid by March 31st to avoid late fees. Please mail all payments to Parkshore HOA P.O. Box 431 , Lewis Center ,Ohio 43035 . Thank you if you have already paid.

Our annual HOA meeting will be held on Thursday April 17th @ 7 pm. There will be 3 open trustee positions available for nominations. If you are interested please submit a letter of intent to if trustee positions are not filled it will require Real Property Mgmt to take on additional duties which will increase our annual dues significantly.

Please remember if you are planning any changes or improvements to the exterior of your property (including painting) all required documents must be submitted to the Design Review Board for approval prior to starting your project . You may access all forms from the Parkshore website .

If you have any questions or concerns please contact any trustee.


Fall Newletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,

It seems like fall is finally here and everyone is enjoying the cooler temperatures.

Parkshore Entrance Lighting
We are in the final stages of getting bids for the repair of the entrance lights. The lights have been a continuous problem shorting out when it rains or overall just not working. The electric was not put in properly many years ago with several lines which were not put in conduit which is not up to code. We are awaiting one final bid to permanently resolve this issue.

Group Rate on Winterization
Hidden Springs will again offer a group rate for Parkshore for irrigation/aeration needs. Our group shut off date is Saturday, October 21st. The price for irrigation shut off is $55 and core aeration is $55 for standard-sized yards of 7500 sq. feet or less.

If you choose to have core aeration done, simply remember to let the tech know you want the aeration service so that your sprinkler heads can be marked during winterization. Dog fences are the owners responsibility to mark so lines are not cut by the aerator.

If you are able to have your system shut down during the week you can avoid the Saturday wait and Hidden Springs will still honor the group pricing. Call Frances at 740-816-1464 to be scheduled for weekday shut-off.

Halloween will be observed on Tuesday, October 31st from 6-8 PM. Please remember with the change of season it is getting darker much earlier. Please drive slowly and watch for children playing and adults walking.

As always if you have any concerns just contact any trustee.


Criminal Activity Reported

Dear Parkshore Residents,
It has been brought to my attention that there was criminal activity reported in the Shores last evening. An unlocked car was ransacked and items were taken. Another resident reported their motion sensor captured a man running through their back yard between 2:30 and 3:13 am. Please report any suspicious activity to the Delaware Sheriff by calling 911. If you have any questions the NON EMERGENCY number for the Sheriff is 740-833-2810.

A reminder that school is again in session so please slow down when driving in the neighborhood . High School and Middle School students catch buses very early while it still maybe dark. Let’s keep Parkshore safe together.

Summer newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,
With the Holiday weekend approaching summer must be on its way! I would like to congratulate all the graduates and their families. We wish them the best as they start the next chapter in their life.

To kick off summer we will be starting our Flamingo Friday schedule. We hope to see you the first Friday of each summer month. The schedule will be Westwick June 2, Buckman July 8, Greeley Court August 4.

Our garage sale will be June 2nd and 3rd along with the Shores. We have placed an ad in the paper with the hours of 9-2 but you are welcome to adjust your hours to fit your schedule.

In order to maintain the standards of Parkshore and to keep everyone’s property values up we will be assessing color and conditions of mailboxes. If you have missing or broken pieces please replace the box. Mailboxes can be purchased from Cedar Craft (614-759-1600) or from Rousch hardware in Westerville. If you just need stain you may contact any trustee for a free kit.

If you are planning any home improvement project please remember it must be pre approved by the design review board before work can begin. All the needed forms and information are on the Parkshore website.

Please remember with the nice weather kids will be playing in the streets as well as people walking. The posted speed limit is 25 so please slow down.

As always if you have any concerns please feel free to contact any trustee.