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2018 – Happy New Year!

Looking back at 2017

January

The Communication Committee held its first quarterly meeting of the year. This group supports the website, welcomes new residents and photographs community activities.

2017 Communication Committee: Terry Landers, Welcome Program; Susie Moffat, Chair and Webmaster; Ted Smith, Photographer; Kalyan Ghosh, Board Liaison. Not pictured: Jennifer Allen, new member. Photo: Jennifer Allen

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met January 10, 2017.

2017 Governors Village Board of Directors. Left to right: Daniel Guy, Park Director; Alina Cochran, Association Manager; Kalyan Ghosh, Forest Director and President; Cliff Simpson, At-Large Director and Secretary; Wes Weaver, Village Director; Ted Smith, At-Large Director and Vice-President; John Eberhard, At-Large Director and Treasurer; Bill Hlavac, Lake Director.
Absent: Adele McLean, Townes Director; LaVerne Blankenship, Camden Governors Village Property Manager.
Photo: Sandra Bigas (Talis).

February

Grounds exploded into color as early spring blooms brightened neighborhoods and lifted spirits.

March

A major sidewalk repair project took place over several weeks throughout the community.

The POA Board of Directors met March 16, 2017.

April

Robin and Steve Heesacker hosted TGIS.

Communication Committee held its second quarterly meeting of the year April 17, 2017.

The annual Governors Village Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday, April 15, 2017, featuring story time, yoga and egg hunt and treats.

The annual Community Yard Sale was held Saturday, April 29, 2017.

May

A TGIS get-together was hosted by Shannon and Adam Novak. Attending TGIS is a great way to meet and get to know your neighbors in a fun and relaxed setting.

June

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met May 2, 2017.

Governors Village community held its 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast, Record contributions were collected on behalf of the North Chatham Fire Department.

 

July

Social Committee held an open meeting seeking new members and encouraging residents to become involved in the life of the community.

The Communication Committee held its third quarterly meeting of the year Monday, July 17, 2017.

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met July 27, 2017 finalizing a resolution: Adopting Rules and Regulations With Respect To Dogs In GVPOA.

September

Residents turned out for the Annual Pool Party and Benefit for The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC with catering by Nana Taco.

The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) acknowledged Governors Village with the 2017 Community of the Year award. The award recognizes the work of our property management company, Talis, the Board of Directors and the various community and neighborhood committees whose volunteers devote so much of their time to the success of the events and the upkeep of the community facilities we all enjoy.

The POA Board of Directors met September 26, 2017.

October

In October there were two opportunities for homeowners in Governors Village to talk with the Chatham County Sheriff’s office to learn about the current trends with crime reported in the area as well as general safety tips.

Communication Committee held its 2017 fourth quarterly meeting.

After a summer hiatus TGIS resumed. Linda and Dan Chegash kicked off the new season  at their home in the Park. Their Blue Popcorn Band provided live entertainment.

To highlight some key points about the structure of the Governors Village Property Owners Association (GVPOA), Communication Committee published A Governors Village In Depth article.

Governors Village BooFest was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Halloween festivities featured face painting, games, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade, followed by an overnight Family Camp-out in Meadow Park.

Costume Parade

November

In November we held our annual property owners association (POA) meeting.

The social committee organized a new event, a Turkey Day 5K Gallup on Thanksgiving Day.

Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup

December

December brought a new social event, sky watching with Morehead Planetarium guides–Cosmos & Cocoa.

Santa visited each of our neighborhoods riding high atop a Chatham County firetruck. Later that evening luminaries lit up the community to support Ronald McDonald House.

 

Wishing a peaceful and healthy New Year to the Governors Village community and to all residents of the world.

Contact
Susie Moffat, Communication Committee Chair and Webmaster, susie_moffat at unc.edu

Reminder Cosmos & Cocoa Tonight—Friday, December 22, 1017

Cosmos & Cocoa will be held as planned tonight!  The experts at Morehead Planetarium expect clear skies and a great view of the moon. If you did not RSVP but want to join the party, please do—the more, the merrier!

Join Governors Village residents for a private skywatching session with Morehead Planetarium staff.

Friday, December 22nd, 6-7 PM at the Stadium Steps in Meadow Park, Governors Park

Morehead staff will bring sky charts, telescopes and provide a laser guided tour of the night sky. The Governors Village Social Committee will provide cocoa and marshmallows. Below are tips for the evening:

  • Please dress warmly.  You are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, sleeping bags and flashlights.
  • It takes approximately 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. If you want to see stars and do not plan on staying long, you may want to consider walking to the park to allow time for your eyes to adjust for optimal skywatching.
  • If you happen to live near the park, and it’s convenient for you, please pull the plug on the beautiful Christmas lights from 6-7 pm Friday, December 22nd. It will help the skywatchers view more stars.

This is an event for everyone, please come out and join your fellow neighbors as we learn about the moon, constellations and planets.

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)

Santa’s Visit To Governors Village 2017

Photos and narrative courtesy Ted Smith.

On the bright, sunshiny afternoon of December 16, 2017 Santa visited the Governors Village neighborhoods on his way back to his North Pole workshop. His reindeer were being well cared for by the Chatham County Firefighters as they drove him around in their fire truck giving the reindeer including Rudolph a well deserved rest.

The Governors Village Social Committee arranged for this visit and Santa brought lots of candy canes for everyone. Children of all ages came out to welcome Santa and the children were able to let him know the gift they really, really wanted this Christmas. The children said they were never naughty always very well behaved. Santa listened to their wishes and gave each boy and girl a candy cane made by Mrs. Claus. Even a couple of four-legged friends came to see Santa.

 

At each neighborhood parents were able to take family photos before Santa had to leave to head North. His sleigh and reindeer were at the firehouse all ready for the trip back.

Click to view the slideshow from Santa’s visit.

Merry Christmas to all and may all your sweet dreams come true.

The Governors Village Communication Committee

Contact:
Leda Werrell, Social Committee, lkwerrell@gmail.com
Ted Smith, Communication Committee Photographer, tsmith9856@aol.com

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)

RSVP Now For Cosmos & Cocoa, December 22, 2017

Sign up now – Cosmos & Cocoa

RSVP to reserve your hot chocolate and marshmallows at the first Cosmos & Cocoa this Friday.

The Governors Village Social Committee has arranged an exciting sky watching activity this holiday season. On Friday, December 22, 2017, sky watching experts from Morehead Planetarium will join residents to provide a laser guided sky tour with star charts. They will also bring two telescopes so people can view far off stars and planets.

Learn about the night sky while sipping hot cocoa with neighbors. This family event takes place at the stadium steps in Governors Park 6-7pm (weather permitting. In case of inclement weather Cosmos & Cocoa will be rescheduled for spring).

Contact:
Leda Werrell, Social Committee, lkwerrell@gmail.com
Heather Schultz, Social Committee, schultz.heather@gmail.com

Attachment:
Santa and Cosmo, 2017 Holiday Events(PDF)

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)

Governors Village Holiday Activities 2017

The Governors Village Social Committee has planned two holiday events for 2017.  Santa is coming and so are sky-gazing guides from the Morehead Planetarium. See the attached flyer for more details.

Santa Visit

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 Santa will make his annual visit to our neighborhoods riding atop a Chatham County Fire Department fire truck.  Starting at 2:30pm, he will visit in the following order:

#1 – Forest, corner of Raintree Bend & Forest entrance
#2 – Village, corner of Fountain Park & Long
#3 – Townes, corner of David Stone & Loop Park
#4 – Lake, corner of Wicker & access road to Townes
#5 – Park – Pool Parking Lots

Sky Watching—Laser Guided Sky Tour

The Social Committee also has arranged an exciting new activity this holiday season. On Friday, December 22, 2017, sky watching experts from Morehead Planetarium will join us to provide a laser guided sky tour with star charts. They will also bring two telescopes so we can view far off stars and planets.

Learn about the night sky while sipping hot cocoa with neighbors. This family event takes place at the stadium steps in Governors Park 6-7pm (weather permitting).

Luminary Reminder

Another holiday event to keep in mind is the 17th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night December 16, 2017, sponsored by the Watkins Family.

Contact:
Leda Werrell, Social Committee

Attachment:
Santa and Cosmo, 2017 Holiday Events(PDF)

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)

No Trespassing Signs- Clarification

Debbi Nichols, chair of the Governors Village Architectural Review Board (ARB) has provided a clarification on signage in the community.

Good evening,
At the annual HOA meeting last night, the Chatham County Police Department discussed the recent incident involving men in a white van canvassing the neighborhood. He had some suggestions for your safety- do not allow strange people inside your house, instruct the person to get off your property, etc. The topic of No Trespassing signs was raised.

For clarification, signs are not allowed in our neighborhoods without ARB approval. The ARB will take this under advisement at our next meeting. Yard signs will not be allowed.

This issue has come up infrequently in the past- people selling magazines, cleaning supplies, meat, furniture. This recent encounter was the first I am aware of that involved threatening behavior towards one of our neighbors. We do have No Soliciting signs at the entrances, but it is difficult for the deputies to enforce. However, in addition to safety, one of our responsibilities is to protect property values. Multiple No Trespassing signs would definitely affect values and our appeal to potential residents.

If you would like to send your comments to the ARB Board for review, please send them to Alina at Talis/ Townes Properties or myself.

Please be vigilant and aware of what is going on the neighborhood, and call the police if you see anything that appears unusual. Wishing all a safe holiday season.

Debbi Nichols
ARB

Contacts:
Alina Cochran, Association Manager, AlinaCochran@TowneProperties.com
Debbi Nichols, ARB Chair, dnichols483@icloud.com

Photo: 2017 Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup

Leda Werrell of the Social Committee shared a photograph from this year’s 3rd Annual Official/Unofficial Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup.

Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup

Participants met at the stadium steps in Governors Park at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning for a fun run/walk using the Firemen’s 5K route.

Thanks to Martha Ebert other Social Committee members for organizing this event.

Contact:
Martha Ebert, martha_ebert at yahoo.com

Attachment:
Map of Firemen’s 5K Route (PDF)

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)

2017 Annual Meeting Governors Village POA, November 28, 2017

Important materials have been distributed to Governors Village property owners regarding the upcoming 2017 Annual Meeting and other announcements. Documents are attached below.

Please note our management company Tallis Management changed its name to Towne Properties Raleigh District effective October 1, 2017. The company was purchased in 2015 by Towne Properties.

Annual Meeting Announcement For Governors Village Property Owners Association (POA)
November 28, 2017, 7:00 PM, Mount Carmel Baptist Church

Dear Governors Village Property Owner,

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 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.

Please complete the enclosed proxy and return it to us, 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 us no later than 5:30 PM on Monday, November 27, 2017. 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 28th Annual Meeting.

Best regards,

Alina Cochran, PCAM®, AMS®, CMCA®
Association Manager | Towne Properties Raleigh District
Governors Village Property Owners Association, Inc.

Attachment
Governors Village Annual Meeting Notice 2017,  (PDF). This attachment includes letter, proxy form, candidate profile, budget:

Letter to Homeowners From Our Management Company
Name change: Towne Properties
Assessment payment options effective January 1, 2018
Towne Properties Community Website

Proxy Form (If you are unable to attend the the quorum requirements can still be met)

Candidate profile for Ted Smith, At Large Seat Nominee
There is currently no candidate for the Village Seat.

2018 Governors Village Budget

Contact: Alina Cochran, Association Manager, AlinaCochran@TowneProperties.com