HOA MTG NOTES: The April board meeting for the TPOA was held April 5, 2016 and there was a good turnout of interested property owners in attendance. Our President commented that he had not seen a “Citizens to Speak” form completely filled in by property owners for some time at one of their meetings.
Topics of discussion included social and community events which are coming up, a treasurers summary, projects being completed around the park and a presentation about the clubhouse and the survey which was sent out for property owners to respond to showing their interest in improving the current clubhouse and provide feedback for the board.
Projects being worked at the moment include an additional basketball court which will be completed by resurfacing one of the old tennis courts turning it into a basketball court. This will provide 2 courts for the many neighborhood children and their friends to be able to have access to more playing time on a court…one court was always full with kids waiting to play…so this addition allows more use and less waiting time.
The pavilion is also getting a facelift with painting, stone columns to resurface our current metal supports and an update/upgrade of the look of the pavilion with the focus being on matching the new bathrooms finish. The septic system has been completed and the grass will be replanted once settling has finished in the area where the work was completed.
CLUBHOUSE: The board presented results of a survey sent out to property owners on three different occasions. There were some voices in the audience expressing concern that they never got a survey and didn’t get to participate noting that the Spectrum e-blast system seems to work sometimes but not all the time. The presentation represented that there were 600 responses to the survey (from 3 send outs of it) and the statistical results of the survey were presented. The discussion included that the board was discussing building a new clubhouse from the ground rather than renovating up based on overall cost to renovate versus build new. The audience engaged with concerns that this was not what was conveyed in the survey which asked about what “improvements” you would like to see for the clubhouse area. There was a great deal of discussion and the board informed the audience that there will be meetings scheduled in the upcoming months specifically geared to discussing the clubhouse and it’s future, the costs of the upcoming project, the funding, etc. I CANNOT URGE YOU ENOUGH OF THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS VERY SIZABLE DECISION FOR OUR ASSESSMENT FUNDS AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. BE SURE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SURVEYS AND ANY MEETINGS THAT WILL BE COMING UP TO LEND YOUR VOICE AND YOUR INTEREST TO THE PROJECT!!
There was also a neighborhood watch report, a report by the Timberwood Pets page and notice that Marilyn Litt, who has been one of the neighborhood champions to animals and their owners and getting them back together when they become separated, is leaving Timberwood and wanted to see if the board would authorize the purchase of a chip reader for someone who might be interested in taking over that job once she moves. The board took it under consideration.
Citizens to be heard included a wide range of topics. Here is some of the discussion: 1) the lack of inclusion in the clubhouse survey noted above, 2) who monitors the park and the unsupervised children who are riding bikes across the golf courses for example or climbing fences, etc., 3) how ACC works and how long does it take to get an approval for a project, 4) a concern about removing one of the tennis courts in lieu of a 2nd basketball court and not providing better communication that this was what was going to happen during the closure of the tennis courts, 5) a discussion about rules for the pond and neighbors asking about kayaking and sail boating on same – which was answered by the notation that the lake isn’t set up for any type of boating and the recent expense of relining and refilling it would be impacted by people walking into the lake to launch their kayak/boat — due to the clay base and how it would be affected and that boating/swimming is not allowed. 6) There was discussion about the 2-4 home starts throughout the neighborhood which have been stopped and never restarted leaving unsightly framework, etc. This discussion indicated that work was being done to get these projects going and I note that one of the Slumber Pass sites has construction being restarted this past week. 7) A discussion was held about landscaping in the park and how we might improve the appearance of it. 8) There was a discussion about controlling access to the social/neighborhood events which have grown in size, attendance, and number to warrant looking into how to maintain a reasonable level of attendance, traffic control, safety for pedestrians walking to the events, etc. The board took that under consideration as well.
UTILITY WORK – Have you noticed the barrels and the signs on Blanco indicating utility work is underway? Looks like Google and AT&T to name a few of the larger industry names in the telecommunications business are working on installing their fiber optics and other platforms out this way. Google is particularly interested in growth areas (I think we qualify for that out this way) and are laying the groundwork to be able to offer internet and VOIP options in the near future. Progress here it comes!
Hope you are all enjoying your spring and ready to enjoy Music in the Park and other activities our neighborhood supports!