Townes Annual Meeting Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Roark Hoey Loop Park

The Townes of Governors Village Maintenance Association will hold its Annual meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 6:00 PM at the Camden Apartments Community Room located at 100 Avery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Townes homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend.

The community will review and ratify the 2015 budget. The 2015 assessment will be increased from $175.00 to $180.00 per month.

The Board of Directors conducts the affairs of the Association. One Board of Directors seat currently held by Adele McLean, and two open seats, both for remaining terms of 1 year, are up for election at this annual meeting.

Contact: Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x235)

Attachment: 2014 Townes Annual Meeting Letter To Homeowners – Agenda and proxy form, November 7, 2014 (PDF)

Summary 2014 Governors Village POA Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Governors Village Property Owners Association (GVPOA ) was held November 11, 2014 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Residents gather for the 2014 annual meeting.

Residents gather for the 2014 annual meeting.

Resident Brian Sawyer is greeted and checked in by Community Manger Alina Cochran and assistant Sandra Bigas.

Resident Brian Sawyer is greeted and checked in by Community Manger Alina Cochran and assistant Sandra Bigas.

President Wes Weaver began the meeting by welcoming new neighbors to the community. Thirty-seven existing homes were purchased this year.

2014 GVPOA President Wes Weaver presided at the annual meeting.

2014 GVPOA President Wes Weaver presided at the annual meeting.

Next Wes introduced other members of the GVPOA Board of Directors as well as those serving on the 2014 Townes Board of Directors. The Townes is a sub-association.

Wes also introduced the community manger, Alina Cochran, of Talis Management Group. He reminded residents of the core values and community mission that guide the work of the board.

Vice-President Rosemary McGee described the election process to fill four director positions. The slate of candidates presented by the election committee ran unopposed. All four were elected by acclamation.

Wes Weaver – Governors Village
Bill Hlavac – Governors Lake
Peter DeStaebler – Townes of Governors Village
Ted Smith– At-Large

Rosemary McGee conducts the election.

Outgoing director Otto White, who has served 6 years, gave the Board Update. Otto’s report included recreation and grounds improvements as well as an update on the commercial area. Under the new pool contract a maintenance person will clear debris in the mornings. Pool shifts have been changed slightly but open hours will remain the same. Grounds committees have used/planned 2014 neighborhood enhancements that include new plantings, tree replacements, grading improvements and daffodils for spring color.

Outgoing board member Otto White presents the Board Update.

John Eberhard presented the Financial Report. He reviewed the income statement, balance sheet as of the end of October, chart of 2015 budget assessment income by neighborhood, 2015 budget overview and 2015 budget expenses. Dues remain unchanged for 2015. John reported $400,000 Parks and Improvements Loan was paid in full this year. The board is committed to fully funding the reserves to the level recommended by the reserve study goal.

John Eberhard presents the financial update.

John Eberhard presents the financial update.

Daniel Guy recognized the many volunteers who serve on the various committees. Special acknowledgments were given to Barry Bassett for his long service working on the pool and to Otto White for his 6 years on the Board.

Daniel Guy acknowledges community volunteers who participate on ARB and committees.

Daniel Guy acknowledges community volunteers who participate on ARB and committees.

During the question and answer period residents called the board’s attention to issues of concern, including:

  • the need to replace a broken Bradford pear in the Village
  • broken and/or uneven sidewalks in the Park
  • poor quality of grass in the islands in the Park
  • increasing number of potholes in the streets. Except for alleys in Townes, all streets are owned by Department of Transportation. Residents can report potholes directly as well as alert Talis. Suggestion was made to enlist assistance of Talis in keeping a list of when the proper DOT authorities have been notified.
  • clarification of finanacials
  • request for board assistance in sharing information with the community, including releasing board minutes sooner and encouraging committee chairs to send news updates to communications committee
A resident receives clarification on the financial reports.

A Forest resident receives clarification on the financial reports.

Thanks go to Otto White for his six-year service on the board. Thank you also to the other board members, all of whom will return for next year, joined by newly elected Ted Smith.

2014 GVPOA Board of Directors. Seated left to right: Otto White, Bill Hlavac, John Eberhard. Standing: Rosemary McGee, Wes Weaver, Daniel Guy. Not pictured: Cliff Simpson, Peter DeStaebler.

2014 GVPOA Board of Directors. Seated left to right: Otto White, Bill Hlavac, John Eberhard. Standing: Rosemary McGee, Wes Weaver, Daniel Guy. Not pictured: Cliff Simpson, Peter DeStaebler.

Further details summarizing the work of the 2014 board are available in the slide presentation attachment.
Attachment: 2014 Governors Village Annual Meeting Presentation, November 11, 2014 (PDF)

Contact: Contact: Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x235)

Photographs by Ted Smith, Communications Chair and Photographer.

Reminder: Tonight—2014 Governors Village POA Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM the Governors Village Property Owners Association (POA) will hold its Annual Meeting at Mount Carmel Baptist Church located at 2016 Mt. Carmel Church Road Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

Please attend this important meeting in order to exercise your rights and responsibilities as a property owner. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 PM.  See candidates for director positions and budget draft below.

Contact: Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x235)

Related Article: 2014 Governors Village POA Annual Meeting posted October 30, 2014

Upcoming TGIS Saturday November 8, 2014

Governors Village’s next TGIS is scheduled for this Saturday November 8, 2014 at 7:00pm. Hosts this month are Adam & Shannon Novak. Please join us for fun evening. Just bring an appetizer/dessert and beverage to share and the hosts will provide name tags and paper products.

When: Saturday November 8, 2014, 7-9pm
Where: Adam & Shannon Novak, 30124 Porter (Park)

Governors Village TGIS events are monthly get-togethers hosted in the homes of neighborhood volunteers and provide an informal way to meet and stay in touch with neighbors. These are adult-only events. Hosts will provide name tags and paper products (napkins, plates, utensils) and guests are asked to bring a beverage and either an appetizer or dessert to share. Sponsored by Governors Village Social Committee.

Contact: Jenny O’Brien, Social Committee TGIS Coordinator—jennyo at nc.rr.com

Governors Village OktoberWeen 2014

DSC_0993 Under a beautiful autumn sky ghouls, goblins and even a live owl gathered Saturday, October 25, 2014 for Governor Village’s annual Halloween celebration in the Park.

This year’s festival carried a new moniker, OktoberWeen, but many familiar and favorite activities were back, including pumpkin carving, costume parade, games, face painting, music and a chili cook off. Afterwards, families camped overnight in Meadow Park.

All participating deserve a huge thank you. Janie Bailey (chair), Dominique Gignac, other members of the Social Committee and other community volunteers worked hard to make this year’s event successful.

Thanks also to Communication Committee photographer Ted Smith. Ted captured many fine OktoberWeen highlights with his camera and provided these additional observations from his time wandering through the crowds.

From start to finish, continuous music was played by the DJ. His various selections included an OktoberWeen favorite, “Monster Mash”.

“Ghostbusters” made a lively sound track for the costume parade.

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Games and crafts were enjoyed by folks of all ages.

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Face painting was very popular. One American-Indian brave was decorated with peace paint to his delight.

A Chili cook-off allowed folks to sample two different styles of Chili.

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Carved or decorated pumpkins were on display and prizes were awarded to those judged to be the most Halloweenish.

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In addition to these festivities two young wizards who are school mates of Harry Potter were there with an owl and a king snake. The wizards are authentic, certified members of the wizards, witches and warlocks union. They represented the Piedmont Wildlife Center and accepted donations to support their various programs.

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As though all this was not enough, dinner was served and there were plenty of Brats, hot dogs, sauerkraut and the rest of the fixings for all. Desserts were also plentiful.

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Here are many more scenes from 2014 OktoberWeen. (Click an image to start the slideshow.)

Sponsored by the Social Committee
Contact: Janie Bailey, Social Committee Chair,  janiembailey1035 [at] yahoo.com

 

 

2014 Governors Village POA Annual Meeting

Dear Governors Village Property Owner,

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM the Governors Village Property Owners Association (POA) will hold its Annual Meeting at Mount Carmel Baptist Church located at 2016 Mt. Carmel Church Road Chapel Hill, NC 27517. Please mark your calendar now so you will be able to attend this important meeting in order to exercise your rights and responsibilities as a property owner. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 PM.

Enclosed is a copy of the 2015 Budget as approved by the Board of Directors. The annual assessment for 2015 will be $1,020 per year – the assessment will not increase from 2014 to 2015. The budget will be reviewed at the Annual Meeting.

At the Annual Meeting four Board of Director positions will be up for election:

  • Governors Village Seat (currently held by Wes Weaver)
  • Governors Lake Seat (currently held by Bill Hlavac – appointed by Board through the end of this year, seat for remainder of 2 years)
  • Townes of Governors Village Seat (currently held by Peter DeStaebler – appointed by Board
    through the end of this year, seat for remainder of 1 year)
  • At Large Seat (currently held by Otto White)

There are four nominees: Wes Weaver – 20024 Boyd for the Village seat, Bill Hlavac – 12010 Wicker for Lake seat, Peter DeStaebler – 11035 David Stone for Townes seat and Ted Smith – 10005 Raintree Bend for At-Large seat. Information on these four individuals is included below (see enclosures).

Please complete the enclosed proxy and return it to Talis so if a last minute change prevents you from attending, the quorum requirements needed to conduct business can still be met. If you send in your proxy and do attend the meeting, the proxy will be returned to you at the time you sign-in. In order to meet quorum, proxies must be returned to Talis no later than 5:30 PM Monday, November 10. This return date will allow us to prepare for an orderly registration. Proxies will not be accepted at the door.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the November 11 Annual Meeting.

Sincerely,

Alina Cochran, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Community Manager
Governors Village Property Owners Association, Inc.

Enclosures:

  1. 2014_GV_Annual_Meeting_Notice and Proxy Form, updated October 30, 2014
  2. 2014_GV_Nominee_Poster
  3. 2015_GV_Budget (Draft)

OktoberWeen 2014 – details (updated)

When: October 25th, 2014 4pm to 8pm
Where: Pool parking lot and Basketball court

Please RSVP for this event at rsvpgovernorsvillage [at] gmail.com by October 21st and include the number of adults and children

Activities: pumpkin carving, costume parade, games, face painting, music and chili cook off!
Food: brats, hot-dogs, sauerkraut, potluck sides & desserts!
Drinks: water and beer from Carrboro’s own Steel String Beer Truck for purchase

Neighbors bring sides and desserts:
Last Names A-M: dessert
Last Names N-Z: Side dish

Charity: The Piedmont Wildlife Center

Piedmont Wildlife Center visited us two years ago at BooFest! Remember, they brought owlsand were a huge hit? They are back this year and we are raising money for them! Come learn what they do:
– Educational programs for our children and youth
– Conservation programs
– Caring for injured and sick native wildlife
For more information or to register for activities, please check their website at: http://www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org

A message from the Governors Village POA Board of Directors

Dear Governors Village residents,

After careful consideration, the POA Board has decided not to allow alcohol sales on POA common property. In making this decision, the Board is focused on the safety and security of our community and limiting any potential liability exposure for association and residents. As a result, the previously advertised beer truck will not be available for the upcoming ‘Octoberween’ event. As always, residents are free to bring your own beverage to Octoberween. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you at this great event.

Thank you,
GVPOA Board of Directors

Governors Village Social Committee
Contact: Dominique Gignac, dgignac [at] earthlink.net