HOA1 GM Coffee Highlights Fungi, HOA2 Voters Approve Assessment


The monthly coffee and cookies meeting with HOA1 General Manager Vivian Timian featured updates on current projects in the common areas and a serious warning about the invasion of Witches Broom. Witches Broom is an aggressive fungus which stresses trees and bushes wherever it appears. It does not necessarily kill the host but is unsightly-it has a granola appearance on most plants. (photo above)

“The infection is generally carried by the tools of gardeners and landscaping crews from one site to another. The implements get coated with the fungus at an infected site and when used at new site, the infection is easily spread,” said Patrick Hughes the head of common area maintenance. “It is important for crews to clean their equipment between jobs, which is not hard to do but not part of their normal procedures,  “he added.

EDITORS NOTE: For detailed information on this infestation click this link: Witches Broom

This infestation is new and is as pernicious as mistletoe, both of which Hughes’ team try to eradicate as soon as it is discovered. Residents need to check with their own landscapers to make sure they are washing their implements upon arrival. “If you suspect plants\trees are infected let us know as soon as you can,” Hughes warned. Hughes added that his crew of 9 covers 451 acres of common areas.

HOA1 New Board Members Needed

HOA1 will have two openings this Fall and the search committee headed by David Taylor is looking for applicants. He told the group of approximately 50 residents that on October 28th a candidate night will be held with voting ending this November.

HOA1 Residents Questions and Concerns

During the Q\A residents asked about the new Activities building size and shape. The residents who participate in dance clubs were disappointed that the building shape is a square. “We asked for a rectangular shape and apparently those suggestions were ignored.” said one square dancer. The actual construction is several years away but the design seems to be agreed upon by board members.

Residents also requested more lighting on the path from the HOA1 building down the walkway towards the pool\fitness center and in the area toward the parking lot from the activities center.

Finally, the several residents asked that facilities check for and remove what smells like a skunk near the pool.

July 25th is set for the next HOA1 board meeting.


HOA2 Residents Vote for Assessment

After rejecting a much large assessment that would have been paid over several years, residents overwhelmingly approved an assessment that will pay off the expensive current loan. Per Matt Kambic. President of HOA2:

Next week all homeowners will receive a billing statement addressing the $1500 special assessment. The due date for paying this special assessment will be August 5th, 2024. The funds collected will be used to pay off the loan prior to the September payment due date with Alliance Bank. This action will save the community more than $500,000 in interest payments and free up $3,000,000 to be invested at current rates.

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