Meet The Architectural Review Board (ARB)

A Governors Village In Depth article by Susie Moffat, Communication Committee

Architectural Review Board (ARB) left to right - standing are Ted Smith, Rosemary McGee, Dan Kuntzman and Debbi Nichols, ARB Chair. Sitting are Jack Sahadi and Frank Ferreira. Absent are Ken Brady, Ron Risch and Wes Weaver, POA Board ARB liaison. Photo: Bean & Barrel.

Architectural Review Board (ARB)
left to right – standing are Ted Smith, Rosemary McGee, Dan Kuntzman and Debbi Nichols, ARB Chair. Sitting are Jack Sahadi and Frank Ferreira. Absent are Ken Brady, Ron Risch and Wes Weaver, POA Board ARB liaison.
Photo: Bean & Barrel.

Governors Village Architectural Review Board (ARB)

Chaired by Debbi Nichols (Park), the Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets monthly to review applications for design approval for architecture and landscaping projects in the community.

Current ARB members are:
Debbi Nichols, Chair (Park)
Ken Brady (Forest)
Frank Ferreira (Park)
Dan Kuntzman (Village)
Rosemary McGee (Forest)
Ron Risch (Park)
Jack Sahadi (Village)
Ted Smith (Forest)

New Members

Two members joined the Architectural Review Board (ARB) in February 2016. New member Dan Kuntzman lives in Governors Village. Park resident Ron Risch is returning after some time. He served previously in the early years of the community under Bill Lohr and Dan Cowen.

The deaths of two important members, Dan Spinner and Terry O’Brien, had left openings on the review board. In August 2015 the ARB began recruiting to fill two vacant seats, with preference given to filling the positions with Lake and Village residents.

In addition to filling these 2 slots, ARB added a third member, former Governors Village POA President Rosemary McGee. McGee had served the past 2 years as POA Board liaison to ARB. After her tenure on the POA Board ended in November 2015, she was asked to remain on ARB as a member.

What Is ARB?

The Governors Village Property Owners Association (POA) developed the ARB and the ARB guidelines to assure an attractive, compatible, and aesthetically pleasing community. Property owners are bound by the requirements in the guidelines, as well as by the provisions of the Governors Village Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions.

Applicants for design approval by the Governors Village ARB are advised to use the ARB guidelines as a tool for site planning, detailing and landscaping of any new structure or alteration, including fences.  The guidelines may be modified by the ARB from time to time.

Tips For Submitting Applications To ARB

  • ARB meets second Tuesday of every month at 4:00 pm at the Bean and Barrel.
  • ARB applications should be submitted to Talis Management by 5:00 pm the Wednesday prior to the meeting. If you would like to expedite your application, please submit the $50 expedition fee to Talis with the application.
  • All exterior changes need approval prior to the start of the project. There is a $75 fine for beginning any exterior project without ARB approval.
  • Many property owners are planning to paint their homes this summer. Just to clarify, if you are painting the same colors, you do not need to submit to the ARB. However, we encourage you to submit different colors. Take a look at your neighbors’ houses so we do not have multiple homes with the same color in close proximity, and submit your ideas for review.

Resources

Homeowners can use these resources to learn more about architectural reviews in Governors Village:
ARB – overview, purpose and current membership list
ARB Documents – repository of procedures, guidelines and application forms
Talis Management Group – community management company for Governors Village
ARB News – search this website for additional articles and information

Contacts:
ARB Contact: Debbi Nichols, Chair (Park) – dnichols483 at icloud.com
Talis Management Group

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Designed to be of interest to new and long-term residents alike, this occasional series is aimed at exploring and explaining how our community operates. Comments? susie_moffat at unc.edu