Fall newsletter

Dear Parkshore residents

As we move into the fall weather we would like to address a few housekeeping items.

Property Changes: If you plan on making any changes to your property, please remember everything must be pre-approved through the design review board. Adhering to this process helps maintain our high standards and property values. The application can be downloaded directly from this link.

Mailboxes: Several mailboxes need to be replaced or stained with the correct color. We will be sending notices to residents whose mailboxes do not comply with the standards. The HOA board provides stain kits free of charge to help you with this. Contact any trustee to arrange for a kit.

Gas Lamps: Several residents have asked about converting their gas lights to electric. This is permitted as long as they look the same. Specialty Gas House has the correct conversion kits as well as replacement parts. Specialty Gas is located at 4500 Indianola Ave Columbus 43214 and are open Mon.-Sat. The phone number is: 614-261-0824.

Irrigation Winterization and Core Aeration: Our date for the group irrigation winterization is Saturday, October 22. Anyone who is available during the week and would like to schedule the service for a weekday call 1-800-578-1913 ext 3. You will still be eligible to receive the group rate as long as you let them know that you live in Parkshore. Scheduling during the week will cut down on the wait time.

The group rate on Core Aeration is also available. 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 have marked so lines are not cut by the aerator.

Follow this link to sign up for these services.

Directory Information: This is the last call to change any information for the Parkshore directory. If we do not have your current information we will print what is published on the Delaware County Website.

Please also remember as it gets darker earlier to drive slowly through the neighborhood as it is more difficult to see kids playing and people walking.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact any trustee.

Regards,
Frances Catanese
President Parkshore HOA

July 11, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

July 11, 2016 board meeting minutes
7:15pm

Attendees:
Carol Conklin
Frances Catanese
Michael Henn
Michael Peirce
Donna Tomaro

Reviewed overgrowth in common area to right of private drive at the end of Buckman Street. Michael Henn will get quotes to have this area cleared as it is obstructing water flow in culvert.

Frances expressed concerns with delays when approvals are submitted to the design review board. It was recommended and approved that a board member will chair the design review board.

Discussed outstanding invoices. Property Management handling.

Frances discussed cost and repairs of retention pond to aerator and fountain.

Road pavement condition of Westwick Street was discussed. Michael Henn will take photos and submit to township board.

Good turnout for Flamingo Fridays on Westwick and Buckman Streets. Last Flamingo Friday is August 12 on Highgate.

Reviewed estimates for entrance landscaping. Board will meet with landscaper at site for additional detail.

Entrance rocks will be repaired.

Meeting adjourned 8:45.

May 12, 2016 board meeting minutes

May 12, 2016 board meeting minutes
7:15pm

Attendees:
Carol Conklin
Frances Catanese
Michael Henn
Michael Peirce
Donna Tomaro

Parkshore entrances will be maintained to include weeding, mulching and power washing of rocks. Suggestions was made to replace trees at the Waukeegan entrance to Parkshore. Michael Henn will obtain quotes. Michael will also obtain a quote to have the wall repaired.

Discussion regarding the maintenance of the cul-de-sac. Landscaper was notified that they will need to notify Michael Henn if there is an issue with maintaining. We do not want residents cutting.

Pond maintenance is needed. Fountain only working on one end. There appears to be a smell resulting from stagnate water. Board discussed need for Aqua Docs to treat the pond.

Discussion regarding spraying for mosquitos/moths. Frances will follow-up with the Park Director.

Michael Pierce will make up additional mailbox stain kits and distribute 5 pints to each of the board members.

No additional business was discussed and the meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.

Spring Newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents Spring is finally here and hopefully Summer is just around the corner. Congratulations to all the families with seniors that recently graduated. We wish them the best as they start their next journey.

We will participate with the Shores Garage Sale on Friday June 3rd and Saturday June 4th. We will place an ad in the paper but you also may want to tie balloons to your mailbox for visibilit .

Flamingo Friday will be on the second Friday each month. Friday June 10 Westwick Place, Friday July 8 Buckman Street, Friday August 12 Highgate Place.

We have recently had many new residents move in and many more will be moving in so please extend the invitation to join us.

With the many new additions we will be printing an updated directory . Please submit any new phone numbers or information to the webmaster by August 1.

The Trustees have purchased additional stain kits for the mailboxes please evaluate your mailbox to see if it needs to be replaced or stained. Contact any trustee for stain. If you need a replacement Rousch hardware in Westerville actually carries our mailbox and offers a better price than Cedar Craf . We also get a discount at Ohio Mulch just mention Parkshore when purchasing. If anyone would like to plant flowers at either entrance please contact me and I will purchase them for you.

We hope you enjoy the summer. Please remember with the children out of school to slow down. The speed limit is 25 but always take into consideration all pedestrians have the right of way.

Regards,
Frances Catanese

Payment Reminder

Dear Parkshore Residents a friendly reminder that all payments are due by March I. Payments received after the due date will be assessed a late fee. Please disregard this notice and thank you if you have previously submitted payment .

Regards,
Frances Catanese

2016 Parkshore Annual Meeting

February 6, 2016 10am
Trustees:
Michael Peirce
Carol Conklin
Frances Catanese
Michael Henn
Amy Lloyd

Meeting opened at 10:05am – in attendance were 9 homeowners of Parkshore.

Frances thanked Steve Ginter for his continued help with the financial aspects of the HOA. She also thanked Jamie Stabl who has continued to provide support with the pond, the planting of flowers etc.

Next, Steve Ginter provided a financial update detailing the actual to budget expenses for 2015 and providing the 2016 budget. Once again, the board agreed that the current dues are sufficient to maintain the property and provide for unexpected expenses.

Frances made the group aware that 3 positions were up for renewal, Frances Catanese, Carol Conklin and Amy Lloyd, and that Amy Lloyd would not be running for her position as Secretary again. Donna Tomaro was the only individual who expressed interest in running for the position. Steve Catanese nominated Donna and Mike Chiappi seconded the motion. There were no other nominations or volunteers so vote was by show of hands and unanimous for Donna to assume the vacant position. The positions for Carol and Frances also had a unanimous vote to be retained.

Michael Henn gave an update on the Landscaping bid for 2016. He obtained detailed quotes from three companies and the lowest cost provider was our current Landscaping Company at $4,477.99, which was equal to his 2015 price. Michael has already address the need to keep a close eye on the weed situation for this year and expressed concerns to Dale, the owner that extra attention needs to be paid to the common areas and islands.

Frances reviewed the pole that was hit at the corner of Waukeegan and Montclair and was leaning. Mike Norton, homeowner fixed it temporarily but in the spring the HOA will ensure that it is completely fixed, filling in dirt if needed.
One homeowner expressed concerns about the fading of the stop signs throughout the neighborhood. Frances will contact he township to see what can be done to repair or replace the signs.

Another homeowner asked if the township would be spraying for mosquitoes this year and if not suggested that the board spend some of the current funds to spray. Another homeowner also indicated that we should spray for gypsy moths this year as they are expected to be very bad.

Frances agreed to contact the township and investigate if they will be spraying or if the HOA has the ability to spray.
Frances also indicated that typically in addition to the summer events, we hold a wine party in the first few months. The HOA provides all of the paper produces and each person brings a dish to pass and wine.  If you are interested in hosting the wine party in the next few months this year, please contact any of the trustees.

Final business:
Michael Henn has created more welcome kits and need to get a list of all the new homeowners for the last 3 months so he can deliver kits. These kits provide a wealth of information about the community and the HOA. Steve Ginter will provide any names/addresses he has received along with the rest of the board. If you are new to our community and have not received a kit, contact Michael Henn via the website.

No additional business and the meeting adjourned at 10:30am.

Winter Newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,

I believe winter has arrived and I feel very fortunate that we did not get the snow accumulation that other places did. It is that time of year to have our annual meeting. The meeting will be held at the Orange Township hall on Saturday February 6th at 10 am. There will be open trustee positions and, if you are interested, please email one of the current trustees with a letter of intention. Our dues will again remain at $125.00 and will be mailed out from the management company. The payment will be due by March 1 to avoid any late fee. Please mail all payments directly to:

PARKSHORE HOA
P.O Box 431
Lewis Center, OH
43035

Regards,
Frances Catanese

Fall Newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents ,
I think we can officially say goodbye to the short summer as fall is definitely here.

Parkshore will again have a hayride sponsored by Jeanne and Mike Chiappi on Saturday October 24 from 11am–2pm. Children and adults are welcome to dress in their costumes and the tractor will be around to pick you up. The tractor cannot travel on Lewis Center Road so if you live on Spinnaker please drive over to any street and we will pick you up and take you to the Chiappi home on Highgate Place for cider and cookies.

Orange Township has scheduled Trick or Treat for Thursday October 29th from 6-8pm. Please use extra caution when driving as the kids will be very excited and running from house to house.

Parkshore will again partner with Hidden Springs Irrigation to offer a group discount for winterization and aeration. Winterization and Aeration will be $55 for each service. The aeration price is calculated on an average size lot of 7500 square feet. If you have a corner lot you will need to get pricing individually.

Our group winterization shut off date is Saturday October 17.

Please follow this link to sign up. You will need to include your name, address, phone number and which services you are interested in. If you are doing aeration only you will need to pre-pay as they will return another day to aerate and you will not need to be home for that to be done. Invisible Dog fences must be marked as Hidden Springs Irrigation will not be responsible for any cut lines that are not marked. If you are available during the week and you would like to avoid waiting please call Hidden Springs at 1-800-578-1913 ext.#3 and tell them you are from Parkshore to get the discounted rate.

We have had several new families move in so please let your new neighbors know about our website and upcoming events.

Regards,
Frances Catanese

Summer newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,
It is hard to believe we are almost half way through summer with the weather we have been having. I wanted to update everyone with some changes for the July 4th celebrations. The fireworks will not be held at the Alum Creek Lake and Dam area this year. The celebration will be held at Olentangy High School. This was decided by the Orange Township Trustees . There is a charge for this concert and fireworks display and tickets can be purchased online or through the township.

We recently had the stones washed and repainted at the entrances and replaced the lighting at the Lewis Center entrance. With the new efficient LED bulbs we will save approximately $800 in electric costs.

I would like to thank Jamie Stabl for planting the flowers at the Lewis Center entrance and Julie Guentag for planting flowers at the Spinnaker entrance. The flowers look great as you drive into either entrance. We thank them both for their time and effort to keep our neighborhood looking beautiful.
It is also that time of year to evaluate your mailbox. We have purchased stain and put together kits to make this process easy. You may contact any of the trustees to get stain.

The next Flamingo Friday will be held on Buckman Circle on July 10th
at 7pm we hope to see you there.

Regards,
Frances Catanese

April 20, 2015 Board Meeting 7pm

Board meeting was attended by all Trustees:
Michael Peirce, Carol Conklin, Frances Catanese, Michael Henn and Amy Lloyd

Welcome Michael Henn to the board.
First order of business:
Entrance Lighting. Frances provide an update that the lighting replacement will be done by Dale Conklin and Jamie Stabl as soon as the weather holds for several days.

Pond Treatment for the summer: The addition of the aeration equipment installed last summer should reduce the amount of treatments needed. The decision was made not to renew the full contract with 12 treatments, but to have pay month-to-month and assess what will be needed.

Annual Dues: All but one homeowner has paid 2015 dues. The unpaid account already has a balance from previous non-payment. The board agreed to have the management company add this amount to the existing lien on the property, and send the homeowner an updated statement of the total outstanding balance.

Michael Henn will make more welcome kits as we have several homes for sale. He agreed to add a page with some helpful information for new homeowners such as; activities, approximate date of annual dues, and how to get mailbox staining kits.

Michael Peirce will make additional mailbox staining kits that can be obtained after May 1st, by contacting any board member. There are several mailboxes in need of staining and this kit is free to homeowners.

Reminder that the annual garage sale will take place May 1-2 from 10-2 each day. We share the cost of the advertising with The Shores.

Flamingo Fridays are back! Great time to get together with your neighbors. The board will provide a cool treat for the kids and cheese and crackers. You bring a chair, anything you would like to drink and join us at the cul-de-sac.
June 12 Westwick
July 10th Buckman
August 7th – Highgate

Final note: Michael Peirce discussed the concerns expresses by several homeowners that people with pets are not picking up after their pooches. Please make sure you bring bags when you walk your dog and as a courtesy remove your dogs waste. Additionally, dogs must be leashed when walking on any street for everyone’s protection. Please help us keep our neighborhood clean and safe for all.

No additional business. The meeting was adjourned at 8pm