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Storm information from Towne Properties

Dear Homeowners,

It looks like Hurricane Florence has its eye on North Carolina and now is the time to prepare. First, we want to say that we hope everyone stays safe and hopefully we make it through this storm with minimal damage in our area. Please be sure to review the Hurricane Preparedness links and information provided below.

Informational Web-Links:


Safety Reminders:

  • Tie down or safely store anything that is outside your home that could be picked up by the wind, become a projectile and cause damage to your home or your neighbors’ home (garbage cans, outdoor furniture, trampolines, plant pots and outdoor decorations).

  • Ensure that all vehicles are fueled and parked inside the garage.

  • Be sure to have needed water and food supplies for pets and family members, and fill up on all medications.

  • Have a flashlight and extra batteries within reach.

  • Keep a battery-powered radio handy (if you have one), WRAL (FM: 101.5) or WPTF (AM: 680) will be good news sources.

  • Charge smartphones, cell phones, power packs and tablets.

  • Most fatalities in a storm come from flooding – people getting swept away. So if you see water across the road, the State suggests “turn around, don’t drown” – pick a different route.

  • If you have a roof leak or water entering your property, please take steps to clean, catch or block the water.


In case of Emergency:

  • If you have a medical emergency or fire, please call 911.
  • If you experience a power outage, please contact your utility company.
  • If you have any catastrophic damages to your home and property, please contact your insurance provider.
  • If you have an emergency for your Association, please call Towne Properties at 919-878-8787 and press 3 when prompted.
    • If a tree falls on common ground that is causing an immediate threat, please contact the emergency line. If there is not an immediate threat, please contact your Management Team after the storm has cleared.

Please note that with a storm this size, clean-up could take a while, weeks even, depending on severity.  We ask for your patience, as we work with our business partners to get your community back in order and keep the team safe.

We hope all homeowners and their families stay safe during this storm.

Your Towne Properties Management Team

Governors Park New Playground Equipment, August 2018

 The playground equipment in Governors Park was showing its age and parts of it were unsafe. After reviewing estimates for extensive but necessary repairs, the Governors Village Board of Directors elected not to pursue a stopgap solution and elected to replace the equipment.

Enlisting the help of Leda Werrell who along with Corinne MacPherson and Nicole Hosterman selected the structures for the playground. Alina Cochran, our Property Manager provided information on a variety of equipment choices. This team got lots of thoughts and opinions by posting options on the Governors Village Parent’s Club Facebook page.

Once a selection was made, the wheels of progress were set into motion. Colors were selected, orders were placed, and arrangements were made for the demolition and removal of the old equipment. The replacement equipment is ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant.

In addition to the playground equipment the Governors Village Free Library is open for all residents, adults and children to enjoy. Residents are invited to take a book or leave a book. The library was hand crafted by Martha Ebert, resident of Governors Park – Thank you Martha. Well done!

All the playground work was done through Playworld representative Dan McSweeney. remarkable team of two men and one woman did the work; demolition, assembly, disposal of the old equipment and removal of the wrappings from the new. They accomplished this despite heavy rain and high, very uncomfortable temperatures.

The pictures show the old equipment, the demolition of the old, the assembly and installation of the new and the addition of mulch.

The playground team is very grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding for the length of time it took to complete this project. The frequency and volume of rain played havoc with the original timeline. They also want you to know that they were able to salvage all the metal from the old structures and swings decreasing the amount of waste going to a landfill.

Please be sure to visit this major improvement for the children of Governors Village and their parents.


TGIS 2018-2019

Hi neighbors! It’s that time of year! We’re looking for volunteers to Host TGIS this fall and next spring. Residents living in the Lakes, Townes, Forest, Village and Park are all encouraged to participate in hosting and attending. It’s easy to host, just pick a Saturday in the month that you’d like to host, send me a email to let me know the date. Time is normally 7 – 9 pm and you decide adults only, or children welcome. You provide just the cups, plates and name tags, your neighbors bring the rest. Guests bring appetizers or desserts to share, and their own beverage.  This is a great way to meet neighbors, especially if you’re new to the area!  Please email me at if you are interested in hosting or have any questions.

Robin Heesacker

2018 Neighborhood Pool Party

Updated Pool Party Flyer 2018

Let’s get together to celebrate the end of the summer and pool season! The pool party will take place Saturday September 15th at 5 pm. Please consider bringing donations of food or money to benefit The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Dinner will be catered by NanaTaco and will be served at 5 pm. Dessert from Ben & Jerry’s starts at 5:30. Please email Leda ( with any dietary concerns or questions.

Please RSVP so we can get an accurate head count for the catering. RSVP Link

Hope to see so many neighbors out for this event! Please know, all neighbors all welcome, even if you weren’t able to RSVP.