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July 2021 Newsletter


NEWS YOU CAN USE IN & AROUND OAK MEADOWS

JULY 2021

Provided by the Ad Hoc Communications Committee


In This Issue:

  • Thank you to the Pool Committee & Volunteer Monitors

  • Pickleball Anyone?

  • ByLaw Review: Landscaping

  • June Board Meeting Summary

  • Ways to Keep Informed and In Touch

  • NEXT BOARD MEETING: July 19 at 6:00pm via Zoom



KUDOS to the POOL COMMITTEE & VOLUNTEER MONITORS

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Due to countless volunteer hours by many, the pool was successfully opened in order for co-owners and residents to enjoy this community asset throughout the summer months. From the cooler days when monitors bundled up and read a book on their shift to the extremely warm days when the pool was used frequently, we THANK YOU for making it happen!

The Oak Meadows pool opens at 8:00 am for lap swimming only until 9:00 am. The pool remains open until 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, and is open until 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.



PICKLEBALL ANYONE? There’s been some chatter about making the basketball court a bit more versatile by adapting it to also be used as a Pickleball Court. If you’re interested, please email plantemaher@gmail.com.



BY-LAW REVIEW: LANDSCAPING – A BEAUTIFUL FEATURE OF OAK MEADOWS

Some of the great features of Oak Meadows is our property, our ponds, and the landscaping around our property. Did you know that we have around 500 trees, not counting those on the periphery of our property? We also have beautiful and colorful gardens around many condos. Special thanks to all who have taken the time to plant flowers, update shrubs and keep our property looking great. It improves the appearance of the entire community and the curb appeal of our complex. With all the rain recently, everything is lush – very impressive!

Don’t have a green thumb or the time to garden? That’s OK. All we ask is that you keep the area on both sides of your front walk and the area between your patio and your neighbor’s patio weed free. Some co-owners have forgotten to take care of the area behind their condo. Having attractive (or weed-free) front areas is important, but due to the location of the ponds, pool, walk-ways, and streets, in many cases the backs of condos are equally visible. Take a few minutes to pull those weeds! Again, thanks to those who have cared for this area as well.

Want to try your hand at gardening or just have questions? We have a resource to help you know where to plant, what to plant in shady or sunny areas, and other tips right at your figure tips. The Oak Meadows Landscape Guidelines and Recommendations were distributed several years ago to each condo but are also only a click away on our Oak Meadows Today website: https://b1e318ce-6636-4280-8808-49830aeae572.filesusr.com/ugd/67cc26_7d81932541214dc999970251255d5c11.pdf

Landscape Modification Request Agreement Form. If you are planning to do any significant landscape upgrades of modifications, don’t forget to complete the request agreement form found at the end of the landscape guidelines document. The By-Laws state: “LANDSCAPING: Prior to starting any landscaping around your unit, please refer to the Landscaping Guidelines contained in Attachment #10 to ensure that your landscaping plans conform to Association guidelines and do not require a modification request to be submitted to and approved by the Board.” (Page 13 of the electronic version)

Keep up the good work or give some care to those areas that need it!



HIGHLIGHTS OF JUNE 21, 2021 BOARD MEETING


These summarized highlights are provided as a courtesy and are not official minutes. Approved, detailed minutes may be obtained from Walden Management.

Meeting called to order at 6pm. Agenda approved as were Minutes of May 17 Board meeting. In addition to the three Walden Management staff and five Board members (in person or via written vote and remarks), 11 co-owners were in attendance via Zoom.

MANAGEMENT REPORT

BUSINESS:

Finances within expectations

PENDING WORK:

No new issues

LEGAL ISSUES:

Letter by attorney sent to Co-Owner in non-compliance with safety standards.

MONTHLY WALK-AROUND:

Landscape chair joined walk-around; safety issue identified and in process of correction; new owners (and their dogs) welcomed by the Walk-Around group!


COMMITTEE REPORTS

LANDSCAPE:

Board approved proposal re: care for trees no longer viable and/or in need of trimming. Request from co-owner to remove Cottonwood tree denied for now as it is still viable. Committee will get bid in response to suggestion to install decorative grasses in areas where grass will not grow to preserve the soil and avoid muddy runoff. Board approved 5’ fence for tree limbs and other large clippings to be built behind cul-de-sac on Bent Trail Court.

COMMUNICATIONS:

Committee is working on a plan to welcome new owners/residents and community-building efforts.

FINANCIAL/CAPITAL:

All finances are within expectations.

BUILDINGS: Balcony and patio project along Breckland Court continues to move forward. Gary Miller will send letter to residents in this area re: timeline, expectations, etc. Irrigation repair seems to be working well. Residents are asked to contact Walden Management with any problems (i.e. water puddling, continuous (or no) spraying). Runs will be scheduled at 1am and 6am to adequately soak the grounds and avoid evaporation that occurs during the heat of the day. Concrete repair will be limited this year to critical issues. Please report concrete repair issues to Walden Management.

MODIFICATIONS: Dryer vent modification request approved.

POOL: Other than a few glitches with the calendar and the locks which were quickly fixed, the Committee is pleased with how smoothly the new rules have been implemented and respected. The Committee is waiting on a call back from the County regarding ability to relax rules in light of the Governor’s lifting of (most) restrictions.


CO-OWNER VOICES AND ISSUES:

Two requests for late fee relief were denied.


OTHER BUSINESS

None


Public meeting adjourned at 6:47 at which time the Board went into Executive Session.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: July 19 at 6:00pm via Zoom



WAYS TO BE IN TOUCH ………

https://www.oakmeadowstoday.com/ Our newly updated website, thanks to Co-Owner, Tommy Leonard! Still a “work in progress”, we’d love your feedback. Send to: plantemaher@gmail.com


COMING SOON: Oak Meadows on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM will be great avenues to introduce yourselves to the community, advertise your business or an item to sell and to let the community know about “Pop Up Happy Hours” and “Meet and Greets”.

https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Meadows-Today-107770874820292

https://www.instagram.com/oakmeadowstoday/?hl=en


NEXTDOOR NEIGHBOR: https://nextdoor.com/neighborhood/?source=more_menu




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