Spring Newsletter

It appears Spring is finally here, and soon everyone will be out enjoying the warmer weather. We have had a few new families join the neighborhood over the winter months. Please join us in welcoming any new resident to the neighborhood.

We are hopeful that these communications are helpful with providing information that occurs throughout the community. Please do not hesitate with providing suggestions for information you would like to see in future newsletters.

Parkshore Web:

Although there are instances where we may need to send hardcopy mailers, it is our intent to move to be “Green” with our communications moving forward. Our plan is to email as much information as possible and to post pertinent information to the Parkshore HOA website at http://parkshorehoa.org.  Please spread the word and encourage your neighbors to visit the website to register for communications and find all relevant HOA information. As a reminder emails are not shared and you are free to unsubscribe at any time. Your privacy is important to us. Signing up is easy by going to the Parkshore website at http://parkshorehoa.org and following the directions at “sign up to receive email updates.”

Directory:

Everyone will be receiving a mailer with information about updating the directory for the residents of Parkshore. The directory will include the publicly available name and address of the home owner(s) and with your interest and permission we can include a phone number(s) in the directory. In addition to your phone number(s), if you have interest in including information for anyone in your household who is available for neighborhood jobs such as mailbox painting, dog walking, and/or babysitting, please send an email to the trustees with the information you would like to have published to trustees@parkshorehoa.org.

Social Committee:

Now is the time to form a Social Committee to take advantage of the Spring and soon to be Summer. Everyone will receive information in the mailer about signing up. The Social Committee will help with bringing the neighborhood together through planned and organized events. For those that are interested in being on the Social Committee please contact the Parkshore Board at trustees@parkshorehoa.org.

Reminders:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents that have maintained or recently completed the necessary repairs or replacement of their mailbox. There are still, however, some mailboxes that need to be either repaired and stained or replaced and stained. We will be sending notices to residents whose mailboxes do not comply with the standards outlined in the Declaration of Covenants. As a reminder the stain for the mailboxes is provided by the HOA free of charge. If you need mailbox stain, please contact any board member at trustees@parkshorehoa.org. Information pertaining to mailbox maintenance can be located on the Parkshore HOA website at https://parkshorehoa.org/mailbox-standards.

Please be mindful of the posted speed limit throughout the community.

More and more children, dog walkers and people are on the streets with Spring here to take advantage of the nicer weather. Since the neighborhood does not have sidewalks, please drive slowly through the neighborhood.

As a reminder, if you are considering any changes to your property, the Parkshore Covenant Architectural Standard requires that the proposed changes be reviewed and approved by the Design Review Board. The application for submitting these proposed changes can be found on the Parkshore HOA website at https://parkshorehoa.org/design-review-board.

Also, as a reminder the $125.00 annual HOA fees were due no later than March 10, to avoid a late fee. Thanks to all who have paid their fees by this deadline.

Updates:

Due to the age and deterioration of the street signs throughout Parkshore, we are obtaining quotes to have them repaired or replaced through Cedar Craft.  Cedar Craft also has a remedy to avoid damage to the new posts by placing a galvanized wrap on the bottom of the post, eliminating damage from mowing and trimming.

As always if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the board members.

Sincerely
Parkshore HOA Board

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 ,
Frances

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.

Regards,
Frances

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.

Regards
Frances

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 trustees@parkshorehoa.org 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.

Regards,
Frances

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
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.

Regards,
Frances

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.
Regards,
Frances

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.

Regards,
Frances

Easter Egg Hunt

Dear Parkshore Residents,
The HOA will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday April 9th @ 1pm. Greg and Stephanie Smith will host this event at their home at 2849 Greeley Court. Please drop off a dozen FILLED eggs for each child participating. You may leave the eggs at the front door. The HOA will provide cookies and juice boxes.

We are still looking for a host for our wine and cheese party. Please let Frances know if you are interested in hosting.

Spring is finally here, I hope, so a reminder that Orange township requires all reflectors be removed by April 1.

I have also been asked to remind all dog owners to clean up after their pets when walking.

We will putting together additional stain kits for your mailboxes. Please evaluate your mailbox. Many need to be repaired or replaced. In addition to this being a required maintenance per the covenants, the uniformity and astetics maintain the beauty and uniqueness of Parkshore.

If you are planning any changes or improvements to the exterior of your property please remember to submit all required documents to the design review board for approval before starting. You may access all forms from the website.

We will be announcing the summer flamingo Friday schedule in the next newsletter.

As always you may contact any trustee with any concerns or questions.

Regards,
Frances

Spring Newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,
I thought spring was just around the corner until I saw the snow coming down this evening. Hopefully this is our last time to use the shovels . The department stores already are putting out their swimwear so warmer weather has to be coming soon.

A reminder 2017 annual dues need to be paid by March 15th to avoid late fees. Thank you if you have already paid. Please make sure to send them to P.0 Box 431 Lewis Center 43035.

We have had many questions concerning usage of bendable reflectors to protect damage to lawns. We contacted Orange Township for clarification. Beth Hughs has confirmed the township owns a 30 foot right of way from the center of the road along all properties. As homeowners ,it is our responsibility to maintain this easement . Bendable reflector polls are allowed along the roadway only during the winter months, however , no other obstructions such as rocks ,boulders, metal polls , etc are allowed at anytime and will be removed by the township. This is a township ordinance so please remove all reflectors by April 1 .

We would like to have an Easter Egg hunt this year if anyone is willing to host by allowing the hunt to be in their yard. The HOA will provide tidbits , juice boxes and coffee . All participants would need to drop off 1 dozen filled plastic eggs for each child hunting. Please contact Frances if you are interested . You can pick whatever date works for your schedule.

We would also like to have our annual wine and cheese party if anyone is willing to host the event. The HOA provides the paper products and participants are asked to bring an appetizer and beverage to share. Contact Frances if you are interested.

We will again be partnering with the Shores for the annual garage sale on June 2nd and 3rd. More information will follow along with the Flamingo Friday schedule.

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

Regards,
Frances