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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

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

Architectural Review Board Vacancies

Chair Debbi Nichols announced yesterday there are two vacancies on the Governors Village Architectural Review Board (ARB).

The Governors Village ARB is interested in talking with residents who may have an interest in homes, architecture, and landscaping. Unfortunately, we lost 2 very important members this year.

We would really like to fill these seats with a resident from Governors Village and one from Governors Lake, if possible.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 at the Bean. If you are interested in learning more, please call or send me an email.

If you live elsewhere in the neighborhood, please indicate your interest. Preference will be given to Lake and Village residents, but we will hold your name for future possibilities.

Debbi Nichols
August 28, 2015

About the ARB

The ARB is tasked with administering design guidelines for our community. Members meet regularly to review homeowner requests for alterations and improvements.

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.

Homeowners can use these resources to learn more about architectural reviews in Governors Village :

ARB – overview, purpose and current membership list
Documents related to Governors Village and Townes of Governors Village

ARB Documents – repository of procedures, guidelines and application forms
Governing Documents – Covenants and bylaws

ARB News – search this website for additional articles and information
Talis Management Group – community management company for Governors Village

Contact: Debbi Nichols, ARB Chair, 919-605-4430,  Dnichols483 at icloud.com

ARB Reminder About Sidewalk Clearance

In a notice yesterday Debbi Nichols, Chair of the Architectural Review Board (ARB) requested that residents check the sidewalk clearance in front of their homes.

It has been a wonderful spring, and the trees and shrubs in our
neighborhoods have flourished. Many trees have extended over the sidewalks
and do need to be trimmed to allow safe passage for people walking and
kids on bikes. Please inspect your plant material along sidewalks and trim
to 8 feet above the sidewalk. Talis will be doing regular inspections and
letters will be sent out to property owners with trees needing trimming.
Debbi Nichols

Contact: Debbi Nichols, ARB Chair – dnichols4 at nc.rr.com

New Policies for Governors Village

New Governors Village policies, financial reports and an updated Kitchen and Grill Reservation Form were made available recently. All of these documents are archived in the Documents section of this website (and on the Talis website) and are attached below for your convenience.

Two new policies were announced today, June 11, 2013, through a notification by Talis Management Group.

Dear Homeowners,

Please see the attached new policies per the Board of Directors of Governors Village.  The Yard Art policy is effective immediately.  The Board unanimously approved to adopt the Home Occupation Policy, to be effective on June 15th 2013.  Both policies are also availble via the Talis website and the Governors Village website for future reference.

Thank you!

Talis Management Group

The 2013 first quarter financial reports for Governors Village and the Townes have been released.

The form used to reserve the covered area at the pool has been updated.

Attachments (All documents are in PDF format):

Policies

Governors Village Home Occupation Policy May 16, 2013 (effective June 15, 2013)

ARB—Yard Art Policy 3.96, May 16, 2013 (effective immediately)

Financials

Governors Village Community Balance Sheet, April 30, 2013

Governors Village Community Budget Analysis, April 30, 2013

Townes of Governors Village Community Balance Sheet and Budget Analysis, April 30, 2013

Recreation

2013 Governors Village Kitchen and Grill Reservation Form, June 11, 2013

Meet the Governors Village Architectural Review Board (ARB)

left to right: Ted Smith, Ken Brady, Debbi Nichols, Co-Chair; Jack Sahadi, Dan Spinner, Co-Chair;Terry O'Brien and Frank Ferreira

Governors Village Architectural Review Board. Left to right: Ted Smith, Ken Brady, Debbi Nichols, Co-Chair; Jack Sahadi, Dan Spinner, Co-Chair;Terry O’Brien and Frank Ferreira. Photo: Ted Smith

Pictured above is the current Governors Village Architectural Review Board (ARB) during its April 2013 meeting. The ARB is tasked with administering design guidelines for our community. Members meet regularly to review homeowner requests for alterations and improvements.

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.

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 Contact: Debbi Nichols <dnichols4 at nc.rr.com>
  • ARB News – search this website for additional articles and information

ARB Spring Reminder

April 6, 2013. Spring is here! Read a spring cleanup message from Debbi Nichols, Governors Village Architectural Review Board (ARB) chair.

Good morning!
Talis recently sent out a memo with lawn care tips, and if the weather warms up as promised, many of you will be outside cleaning up for spring. It is a good time to add a reminder that all exterior changes must be submitted to the ARB prior to starting the work (house painting, new landscaping, tree removal, etc.) There have been some reports of trees being removed recently, and there are serious consequences for removing trees without approval.

If you have a diseased or dead tree, the process is even simpler. Just call or email Alina at Talis with the specific information and she or an ARB member will inspect the tree.

The ARB meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month, and applications are due in to Talis the Wednesday prior to our meeting. You can get an application from the documents section of the community website at governorsvillage.org.

If you have questions, please contact me or Alina at Talis.

Thanks- and enjoy the sunshine!
Debbi Nichols

Contact:
Debbi Nichols, Governors Village Architectural Review Board (ARB) Chair,
dnichols4 at nc.rr.com