On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, about 50 Governors Village residents assembled for the 2016 annual meeting of the Property Owners Association (POA) to hear an update by the current board, to vote on three open positions and to participate in an open question and answer session.
Nominees for the three open Board of Directors positions ran unopposed for re-election and all were approved by voice vote to serve again for three-year terms. They are: Daniel Guy – 30133 Porter for the Park Seat; Bill Hlavac – 12010 Wicker for Lake Seat and Cliff Simpson – 30171 Pharr for At-Large Seat.
Since the three candidates had already been in these positions, the board membership remains the same for 2017.
Pictured above before the start of the meeting, the 2017 POA Board of Directors are identified here with their director positions, new term-ending dates and contact information. Offices and committee liaison duties reflect 2016 roles and are subject to change for 2017. From left to right:
- Clifford Simpson – At Large Director (2019) Co-President, Social Liaison
- Daniel Guy – Park Director (2019) Co-President, Communication Liaison
- Wesley Weaver – Village Director (2017) Secretary, ARB Liaison
- Ted Smith – At Large Director (2017) Vice-President, Grounds Liaison
- Kalyan Ghosh – Forest Director (2018) Director
- Bill Hlavac – Lake Director (2019) Safety Liaison
- John Eberhard – At Large Director (2018) Treasurer, Recreation Liaison
- Adele McLean – Townes Director (2018) Liaison to the GV Board
- LaVerne Blankenship – Property Manager, Camden Governors Village; Liaison to the GV Board
Board members welcomed new residents to the community and asked them to stand. They also thanked Alina Cochran and Danielle Flippo of Talis for their work during the year and recognized the contributions of Governors Village community volunteers who chair various committees.
The presentation included updates on grounds (including plans to pilot an organic approach to landscape management) and financial reports.
During the Q&A session residents raised concerns about the pool management company (inattentive pool attendants and broken equipment for the saline treatment not reported in timely fashion by the company) and inappropriate behaviors by residents themselves (ongoing issues of glass containers at the pool, diving from the pool deck). Among other issues some included interest in adding screen door to a Townes front door (approval would require change to covenants); pesticide use; clarification of structure of Townes Board responsibilities with regard to landscape maintenance contract (Townes and main GVPOA typically use same company but have separate contracts); a request to release POA Board minutes promptly (board releases them as soon as they can be approved); and, request for update on replacing fitness equipment at lake (scheduled to be completely redone this fall).
See attachments for the board’s slide presentation. Also available are photos from the past year’s activities.
2016 Governors Village Annual Meeting Presentation
2016 Governors Village Annual Yearbook (photos prepared by Ted Smith)
Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x235)