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Signup to join a committee, lead a new initiative, or volunteer to help in other ways!

There are many new initiatives happening in Governors Village and we need a village to get them done. Please consider being active in our community. You can start by submitting your information to the form at right. I will put you in contact with the appropriate people to help get things moving. Currently, there are openings on all committees and there are new initiatives with a potential dog park, solar power and energy efficiency, and road/sidewalk improvements.

New Property Management Company

As you may be already aware, the Board of Directors for Governors Village Property Owners Association has decided to make a change in management companies. After an exhaustive search to find the best fit for Governors Village Property Owners Association, I am pleased to inform you that effective February 1, 2022 FirstService Residential will begin serving us as the new management company. Our services with Towne Properties ended on December 31, 2021, so we have a lag in management for the month of January. Your January association dues will be billed with February’s dues in a consolidated bill. Information on how to make online payments, arrange for automatic payments, and where to send physical checks will be coming as soon as the FirstService Residential systems are ready to accept payment. Please hold on to your January payment and plan to make it for February 1st.

FirstService Residential has been managing community associations in the Carolinas since 1989. Of the approximately 10,000 management companies in the United States, FirstService Residential is 1 of only 200 that has earned and been recognized by the nation’s authority on community association management as an Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®). The AAMC® designation is reserved only for those recognized as the “best-of-the-best” community association management companies in the United States. In order to ensure that you are getting the absolute brightest, most-qualified, and responsive services for your community association, FirstService Residential’s staff has been organized with seasoned professionals that have extensive professional education, hold the highest certifications and designations in the industry, and over 200 years of combined industry experience. You can learn more about FirstService Residential and the services it provides at www.fsresidential.com.

While FirstService Residential does not start managing until February 1, all residents are recommended to begin registering for your new Resident Portal at https://GovernorsVillagePOA.connectresident.com. While not all features are not activated yet, this portal will be your one-stop shop to view your account information, make payments, place service requests, and much more. When registering, please link your account using your unit address as follows: 10015 Fountain, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA. Further information about FirstService Residential management including your community manager and point of contacts will be provided in a forthcoming communication along with your February statement. 

The Board of Directors of Governors Village Property Owners Association is confident that residents will be pleased with the management change.


Best Regards,

Elaine Burgin
Regional Director, FirstService Residential
On behalf of the Board of Directors

Annual HOA Meeting 2021 Highlights

Excellent neighborhood meeting — good attendance and positive vibe. Detailed minutes of the meeting are forthcoming, but here is a fast thumbnail for those who could not attend:

·         After almost two decades, we have a new property management firm starting in 2022.

·         New pool operator for the summer season.

·         New landscaping contractor as well.

·         New committee formed to explore a dog park for Governors Village.

·         New committee formed to promote solar power and energy efficiency (including pedestrian access).

·         Budget improvements, increases to our reserves.

·         No dues increases now, possibility of an increase mid-year

Please consider participating in one of these new initiatives, or on one of our longstanding neighborhood groups – grounds, recreation, communication, social, ARB, Board of Directors. Join other residents, have some fun together, make our community a better place to live.

Annual Garage Sale Recap

After too long an absence, we celebrated the return of the Governors Village Annual Garage Sale.

On a chilly November 6, 2021, Saturday, people came to the pool parking lot to look over and purchase some of the various items for sale. Many nice things at bargain prices.

People selected from a large variety of items, including clothes, toys, gadgets, books, dishes, and even a red wagon. Visitors bought things that they were attracted to.

There was really something for just about everyone. In addition, neighbors took this opportunity to chat with friends and enjoy the day. Good to be outdoors!

Girl Scout Troop 1402 was represented providing refreshments to raise donations for the troop programs. They had coffee, tea, water, and some low-calorie donuts. OK, maybe a few calories.

Please enjoy the pictures to see your neighbors, the people that visited, and some of the items that were on display.

At the end of the sale, buyers left with their can’t-do-without items, and sellers were happy not having to bring things back home while pocketing a few extra dollars.

We owe a great deal of gratitude to Abbie Fenneran, Mark and Brooke (Crouter), and Marsha Warren for making this event happen. It was good news that this will (hopefully) become a semi-annual event so we can look forward to it in the spring. Perhaps, if we are fortunate, the Girl Scouts could be persuaded to return and neighbors could come out to support their good efforts, even if they don’t participate in selling or buying.

Governors Village 7th Annual Turkey Trot Details

Hello Neighbors!
Happy (almost) Thanksgiving. Here are the details for the neighborhood’s 7th annual 5K Turkey Trot!
We will START promptly Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 25th at 9 am at the GV Park field steps. 
The Hill Nutrition (located in our very own village) has been nice enough to open the morning of the race and the Governors Village Social Committee will be paying the Hill Nutrition for 1 shake to anyone participating in the race. Additional drinks can always be purchased from their store (50221 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517) during the event or any other day they are open, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Please note in order to get a shake you MUST be at the starting line (the GV Park Field Steps) by 8:45 am to put in your order. The Hill Nutrition will have the pre-ordered shakes at the finish line for those participating. I have attached the special menu they have put together for us. 

The map is below so even if you aren’t participating be sure to cheer on your neighbors as they run past your house!
As a reminder ALL ARE WELCOME!!  Runners, walkers, strollers, wagons, bikes, and scooters! There will be prizes for the 3 fastest finishers! We will also be collecting money for TABLE to help local families over the holidays. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. 

SAVE THE DATE: Santa, House Decorating and Luminary Night is December 18th

It’s almost the most wonderful time of year. While we still have Turkey Day to look forward to I wanted to send out a quick SAVE THE DATE to let everyone that Saturday, December 18th will be a big day in the village with Santa coming through the neighborhood (thanks to the help of our friends at North Chatham Fire Department) as well as the House Decorating Contest and Luminary Night. 
More details to come. 

Thanks!

Governors Village 7th Annual Turkey Trot

Hello Neighbors and Happy November!
It is officially TURKEY MONTH! So while you are getting all your plans and details figured out for Thanksgiving I wanted to send out a SAVE THE DATE reminder for the 7th annual 5K Turkey Trot!
We will start Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov 25th) at 9:00 am SHARP at the GV Park field steps. 
ALL ARE WELCOME: Runners, walkers, strollers, wagons, bikes, and scooters! 

Hope to see you there.