2014 Governors Village Annual Pool Party

Our Annual Governor’s Village Pool Party is fast approaching and time has come to RSVP.

When: Saturday August 23, 2014, 4:00pm
Where: Governors Village pool (map)

RSVP by August 16, 2014 by completing the form below. Alternatively, you may send an email to RSVPgovernorsvillage [at] gmail.com including: homeowner’s name, number of eaters (age 3 and up), and the number of guests over the age of 3.

**It is especially important to RSVP for this event, since we only order enough food for those who do.**

Our caterer again this year is our local eatery, Bean & Barrel. They are serving fresh grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, veggie burgers, chili and veggie chili, vegetarian baked beans and an assortment of salads. Tea, lemonade and water will be provided. Neighbors are asked to bring pool-side desserts! (cookies, cupcakes, etc) And remember, no glass containers!

This year we will once again be collecting food and money for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Please come and contribute food items and/or money to help those in need. more info to come soon! **For every dollar donated, the Food Bank is able to distribute eight dollars worth of food in 34 counties.**

Contact: Janie Bailey, janiembailey [at] gmail.com
Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

Details: 2014 Governors Village Cornhole Tournament

The 2014 “Governors Village Corn Hole Tournament” benefiting Relay For Life is open for registration.

When: Saturday, July 26th 4pm (Rain Date – July 27th 3pm)
Where: Governors Park Basketball Court

1. There will be an Entry Fee of $30 per 2 person team.
2. Tournament Format will be Double-Elimination. Rules will be distributed to players prior to the start of the tournament.
3. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers
4. Multiple Corn Hole Boards will be in use to speed play.
5. Please register early. In case of an overwhelming response, we may have to limit the number of teams in order to complete the tournament by 11pm. Temporary lighting will be used if we anticipate going past dark.
6. To Register, send the following info to gv.cornhole [at] gmail.com:
-Names of each team member and Team Name
-Email of each team member
-Checks can be made out to “ACS” or “American Cancer Society”
-Checks should be mailed to 30060 Benbury, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
7. All proceeds will go to “Relay for Life” to support Cancer Research

This should be a great event for the neighborhood. Please see the details below and send all questions to gv.cornhole [at] gmail.com.

Food Trucks: Big Mike’s BBQ and The Parlor Ice Cream trucks will be on-site at 5pm.

Many thanks to our 2014 Sponsors for helping make this event possible:
Bean and Barrel
Advanced Electric of Chapel Hill
Custom Stone and Marble
Chapel Hill Pilates
Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Contact: Jessica Wynne, jessicawynne at nc.rr.com

Aqua NC update: NC Attorney General Appeals Rate Hikes without Public Hearings

In a recent newsletter, Clear Water for NC recently acknowledged some recent developments regarding Aqua NC’s efforts to increase rates for the Governors Village community:

Yesterday, the NC Attorney General’s office appealed the NC Utilities Commission’s decision to the NC Supreme Court, challenging the decision to allow Aqua NC to raise rates more frequently and with less public input…if you would like to write to Attorney General Roy Cooper to thank him for taking this step toward quality water at a fair price, you can write to him at Attorney General’s Office, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001 or use this form to e-mail him.

Related: NC Attorney General blasts water utilities that raise rates without public hearings (News & Observer, 7/3/2014)

Keep track of ongoing Aqua NC-related issues with Clear Water for NC. You may also contact Katie Hicks (CWFNC) at 1-800-929-4480 / 828-251-1291, or katie@cwfnc.org.

Surveillance Cameras Installed At Pool

Recreation Committee chair, Trent Leonard, recently announced a surveillance system has been installed at the pool. This moves comes after several recent incidents of vandalism at the pool after hours. Effective June 26, 2014 the camera system is always on, but records only at night when the pool is closed. The cameras cover only the public common areas.

Trent encourages residents to email him privately with any concerns.

Contact: Trent Leonard, Recreation Committee chair, zanophol at gmail.com

Scenes from 2014 Music in the Park Americana Festival

Narrative and photos courtesy of Ted Smith, Governors Village Communications Committee

On Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM, the first annual Music In The Park concert took place. The concert was sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee. The featured artists were Ceil and Dan, Isabel Taylor, Tokyo Rosenthal and Jeff Taylor.

Tokyo and Jeff are Governors Park residents presenting the wealth of talent within our very own community. Several of the performers demonstrated their ability to play more than one instrument adding to the afternoon’s entertainment. Tokyo was our Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon. The program began with Ceil and Dan.

Ceil and Dan have been playing and singing together for about five years. They perform both original songs and songs by songwriters they both enjoy.

The second act was Isabel Taylor. Isabel writes and performs original songs and some lesser-known songs by well-loved singer/songwriters, from acoustic folk and country traditions to the artists of today.

The third act, Tokyo Rosenthal, really needs no introduction. While he began his career with country rock, he has broadened hsound with a little blues and other influences. Tokyo has performed around the world and has received much recognition for his work. He also performs locally so if you’d like to enjoy more of his music, global traveling is not necessary.

The final act, Jeff Taylor, was joined on stage by Jennifer, a singer who delighted all with her fine voice. In addition to duets with Jennifer, Jeff entertained us with a variety of music, including some Irish tunes.

When the concert began, the audience was small, but enthusiastic. During the course of the afternoon, more people came in pursuit of the excellent entertainment. Even though it was warm, the attention paid to the performers never diminished. People living close by enjoyed the music from their porches. To keep the hot sun away from the spectators, canopies and tarps were placed in a variety of places. Some folks decided to lounge on the ground. Dancing and Hula-Hooping was always welcome. Lemonade and bottled water was available too, all to keep the audience comfortable.

We must thank Cliff Simpson, Janie Bailey (Chair) and all the Social Committee members for their labors planning and setting everything up for this music filled afternoon. The pictures will further describe this special day.


Minutes—Governors Park Grounds, April and May, 2014

The Governors Park Grounds committee met April 28, 2014 and again May 21, 2014 to continue planning this year’s landscaping projects. The minutes are provided below.

Jo Watta, Governors Park Grounds Committee Chair, jwatta1 at nc.rr.com

Attachments (PDF)
Governors Park Grounds Minutes, April 28, 2014
Governors Park Grounds Minutes, May 21, 2014

Talis Management Team

Our community manager from Talis, Alina Cochran, recently reported that Aaron Bromley has joined her team as the community service administrator (CSA) for Governors Village. Residents may contact Aaron for general POA-related questions, routine service requests and architectural change applications.

Here are the contacts for our management company, Talis Management Group.

  • Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x235)
  • Aaron Bromley, Community Service Administrator (CSA), responsible for receiving architectural applications and other routine homeowner requests for service – abromley at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x249)
  • Financial accounts:
    • Linda Fisher, Financial Manager, (Governors Village and Townes of  Governors Village) – governorsvillageaccounting at talismgmt.com (919-878-8787 x260)
  • Talis After Hours Emergencies  (919 878-8787 x234)