Festival Area Update

Ravine Gardens Hiking Trails | Florida Hikes!The fence around the Festival Area has been completed. In several places the fence is a few inches off of the property line.  This was done to save the survey pins and large trees.

The fence between developer owned property and Unit 3 was offset about six inches onto the developer property. This was done to save survey pins and give a little extra space where the fence skirts the roadway.  The Festival Area west side fence was curved a few inches into the Festival Area at one location to save a large pine tree that is on the property line.  The south fence was offset about six inches into the Festival Area to save survey pins.  The Festival Area east fence, which changes direction three times, was offset both ways at different locations to save survey pins and large trees, with the majority of the movement onto developer property.

Portions of the trails were cut off by the new fence. They will be rebuilt in the next thirty days. The exercise station and disc golf targets will also be relocated at that time.

The survey looks different than the map attached to the Festival Area lease. That map was taken from the original concept rendering of the development and thus was not to scale.

We are sorry for the inconvenience the trails are causing. Thanks for your understanding.

Clubhouse Update

School Age Children's Enrichment Program (The Clubhouse) - Living on Campus  - Texas Woman's UniversityResidents have understandably expressed frustration over the continued closure of the clubhouse. The board had hoped that the requirements mandated by Governor Ducey would be loosened and it could be opened for use by now. However, the requirements are still in place.

The mandate requires an attendant on duty during open hours. Some of the attendant’s duties would include verifying that anyone entering had signed a waiver, making certain social distancing and mask wearing is taking place and cleaning and sanitizing after each person leaves or moves somewhere else in the building. The Association is not an employer so cannot do this. Inquiries were made to service providers. However, no one is able to do this for the Association.

A credit was issued to each account for the loss of the use of the clubhouse. However, we learned after the fact that homeowner’s associations are not allowed by law to give such credits. Homeowner associations fall under different laws than gyms, spas and other businesses that collect dues. What is done is done but another credit cannot be issued. Adjustments to reflect lower (or higher) expenses will be a natural byproduct of the Association’s budgeting process for the following year’s dues.

Please try to understand the best interests of the Board are served by working in the best interests of the homeowners. That’s what we’re trying to do. We all look forward to a resolution but will continue to follow Governor Ducey’s orders. Stay safe.

2020 Annual Meeting Guidelines

How to Protect Your Meetings: Zoom, Teams, WebEx and More - Shen Milsom &  WilkeThe Annual meeting presents some challenges this year due to Covid-19. We want everyone who would like to attend to be able to do so. If attendance is as robust as it has been in past years, social distancing will be all but impossible. All in-person attendees must wear a non-surgical or cloth face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth. Masks will be available at the door for those who forget or don’t have a mask.

We are going to allow attendance using Zoom as well. There is no guarantee that it will work but we’re willing to give it our best effort. If you are not able to wear a mask or if you are uncomfortable being around others or if you will not be in town, we invite you to attend via Zoom. The Zoom link is below. The passcode is WMVV.

Click here for the link to the Zoom meeting. (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84098291765?pwd=czNCMndLVlBHUUkwSVpDOWgwS2pUdz09)

Mailbox Misery

Gibraltar Mailboxes Elite Galvanized Steel Post Mounted Black Mailbox  10-1/2 in. H x 8-1/2 in. - Ace HardwareThe mailboxes have become a source of frustration and understandably so. The post office used to change the locks for us but have made a decision not to do it anymore. It is unclear if this is a policy from above or if we have somehow fallen out of favor with our local office.  However, no matter the reason we have to take on the task.

Some locks are broken and falling out and as some are aware, the post office will not deliver to those boxes that cannot be secured. We have sent out several email pushes over the years asking homeowners not to drill out their lock when moving, yet it is still occurring.

Finding locks that will work with the boxes has been a problem. The company the boxes were purchased from has gone out of business. Many people have been working on finding the proper locks. No one has been successful so far.

I want you to know Sherry is working hard to locate what is needed to remedy the situation. I would ask for your patience but I’m not sure I would have much if I were in your shoes. In fact, Sherry is running out of patience. Whenever she thinks she has a solution, she finds out she has to start over again. She knows that screaming at post office employees won’t buy her much either. We definitely don’t want them going “postal” on her or her on them.

This is simply an update, not an excuse.