Village Homeowners Association
Board of Directors
Officers Present: Donna Mullis, Connie Friedline,
Tim Ruff, Michele
Others Present: Mary Ann Gunchefski, Margo Bills,
Laura Linton, and Beth Harvey
I. Open Forum
Laura Linton of 2424
Castleburg Drive addressed the board concerning
the Wake county school system reassignment plan.
Currently CV is divided into 2 nodes 390.2 and
538.0. Each with Salem Elementary and Salem Middle, and Apex High as base schools, and year round
options of Morrisville Elementary and Lufkin
Road Middle School.
The proposal divides our neighborhood into 2
base schools; Salem (538.0) with a
year- round option of Carpenter Village
and Turner Creek Year- round (390.2) at the elementary level and maintains Salem
as base at the Middle school level for both nodes. High school remains the same
but could face future reassignment as 2 new High schools are slated to open in
the fall of 2006.
It is believed that this new plan not only
negatively affects CV residents as parents (having our children divided and
shuffled) but also as homeowners as it puts our property in a constant state of
instability on the school districting front making our properties less
appealing to potential buyers.
A group of members of the CVHOA are concerned
about the reassignment and are asking the board, since they represent
300+homes, for their endorsement and commitment to fight this reassignment
Ms. Linton came seeking:
a) The board to adopt a resolution
modeled after the Town of Apex’s resolution stating that we will not support
the reassignment process and asking for the system to be revamped in written
form and delivered to members of the school board, office of Growth Management,
the superintendent’s office, and other individuals deemed necessary.
b) Reimbursement of funds for
meeting space rental used to organize efforts against the plan by the group of
CVHOA members as well as residents of Brookstone.
c) The board to form or support the
formation of an Ad-Hoc committee to follow community growth that can collect
information, report those findings, keep the information in a centralized
location as well as be proactive in affecting change.
Ms. Linton is asked to provide
projected figures needed to support the committee in the future. Ms. Linton
will try to supply them but at this point can only foresee more mailing
Tim motions to put resolution
forward, Michele seconds, unanimously approved.
Ms. Linton is asked to draft the
“resolution/letter” and submit for board approval and signatures.
Tim motions to reverse original
decision denying reimbursement Michele seconds remaining board members (Donna,
Jennifer, Connie) opposed. Reimbursement is denied.
The formation of an official
committee vs. an Ad-Hoc and the legalities/requirements surrounding that will
be evaluated and considered in the Spring.
II. Call to Order
at CV Clubhouse called to order at 7:35 PM
III. Establish Quorum of Board
members present, constitutes quorum
IV. Approval of Minutes
of October Minutes tabled until e-mails can confirm approval by previous
28, 2005 minutes and executive minutes unanimously approved.
V. Treasures Report
- 4 CD’s
maturing 3 in February, 1 in April.
motions to combine 2 of the CD’s[NSB4082 and NSB4083] and reinvest in
8mos. CD reinvest NSB4085 into 15 mos. CD. Donna seconds, unanimous
matures in April and we will revisit it then.
shifting of funds from Money Market account into total cash reserves.
Tabled until next meeting.
closed out okay, most Homeowners current with exception of 13 letters sent
to HO who are behind
VI. Committee reports
to architectural Standards Book (page 19) submitted for approval.
agreed to change “remove/ kill
weeds” to “remove/kill weeds or grass” line 2
Change the wording of Snow removal
to reflect this is a Town Ordinance as well as specify the sidewalks “at the
Discussion of “uniform height for
grass but decided not practical as many homeowners may not be able to cut
front/back on same schedule or may have different varieties of grass in front
and back that require different heights.
of mailboxes around the community in need of maintenance
It is decided that RS Fincher will
mail out a “spring Maintenance” letter reminding homeowners about power washing
their homes, lawn maintenance, mailbox repair/maintenance, and cars parked in
the street along with copies of the addendum to be added to the Architectural
Pool No report
to approve Town of Apex taking over greenway maintenance is unanimously
approved. Fincher will send letter acknowledging the shift of
responsibility and to let town know CV will not be forming a “friends of
the greenway” committee.
to approve Fontaine contract unanimously approved
hogging of area behind Keokuk and Battlewood shelved. No easy access. Will
discuss with Fontaine other options for growth control in that area.
- Ron is
supposed to meet with painters to have caulking and sanding done on the
the vote on Fontaine’s quote to install drainage pending drawing to
clarify lay out of drains. Suggestion is made for second quote since over
$750.00 but decided long term relationship with Fontaine was sufficient.
child was injured on the playground equipment and Donna was to meet with
Ron to show him the “bolt” that inflicted the cut.
to approve sending the letter to homeowners with property bordering Holt
road to require compliance of that property with Architectural standards.
submits policy for filling vacancies before end of term. Discussion on
amount of time it would take to put together a special election and how
long between elections to determine guidelines. Vacancies that become open
between 90 days after an election and the first day of July will be filled
by special election. Motion made to adopt the policy is unanimously
VII. Management Company’s Report
couch was repaired by sawing off wheels and stabilizing legs.
floors in the pool area have been redone to satisfaction
Harvey will be taking over as our management company representative
immediately. Sheri will still be responsible for financial things.
letter to be sent to homeowners delinquent on their dues presented.
Jennifer motions to approve, motion seconded and carries with Michele
foot easement change is not as easy at it seemed. Tabled until more
information obtained. Sheri will
get contact information from Connie’s husband
letters, worded to insure we are in compliance with the law, are required
to be sent to covenant violators before fines can be imposed
VIII .Old business none
IX. New Business
Bradley and Tim have discussed talking to police about stop signs to slow
speeders in the neighborhood
owner on Holt road attempting to get her property rezoned to heavy
commercial property. Public hearing February 1, 2006. No one knows if this
is town or city.
ponds belong to CV? Fincher will do title search and find maps