Hello neighbors! It’s the most wonderful time of year :)
I asked the elf on the shelf to tell Jack Frost to send Rudolph to ask Santa if he could come to see the children of Governors Village and he said yes!
Since the sleigh will be getting a tune up for the holidays, our friends at the North Chatham Fire Department have offered to give him a lift.
If your household has believers and you will be in town on the morning of Saturday, December 19th, please send me an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (do not “reply all” to the group), with the subject “Santa Clause is coming to town” with your address and which neighborhood you live in (please send by next Wednesday, December 9th). This will help me draw up a route and figure out a start time, etc.
For those on the nice list, there will be a holiday mailbox at both the Village playground and the Park playground you can drop your letters to Santa in, he will pick them up on that morning to take back to the North Pole!
Also, for all the Clark Griswolds in the neighborhood, we are having a home decorating contest this year on that same night! If you would like to enter, email me your address with the subject “GV Home Decorating Contest 2020” and get ready to showcase your holiday cheer. The Social Committee will select first, second, and third place winners out of all houses that enter, and winners will get a special gift. We are sure all the beautiful decorations will warm even the Grinch’s heart.
Looking forward to a safe, socially distant, and fun day with our fellow neighbors!
GV Social Committee
Hello Neighbors! Grab a mask and come out for our 6th annual 5K Turkey Trot!! We will meet Thanksgiving morning at 9am at the Park field steps. ALL ARE WELCOME!! Runners, walkers, strollers, wagons, bikes and scooters! There will be prizes for the 3 fastest finishers! We will also be collecting money for TABLE to help local families over the holidays. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Hope many of you can come out but please, in order to do our part in helping everyone’s holidays be healthy, wear a mask and remember to respect social distancing.
On December 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM, the Governors Village Property Owners Association will hold its Annual Meeting via a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to participate will be provided in November. 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. There are six Governors Village Board of Director seats OPEN for election:
- Governors Village Seat: Currently held by Michael Barefoot
- At-Large Seat: Currently held by Ted Smith
- At-Large Seat (one-year term): Currently held by Matt Valentine
- Governors Forest Seat (one-year term): Currently held by Don Prost
- Townes of Governors Village Seat (one-year term): Vacant
Details regarding the open seats are as follows:
- Unless otherwise noted the terms are for three-year terms.
- The Lake, Forest, Village and Townes seats may only be held by a property owner from that neighborhood.
- At-Large seats may be held by a property owner from any neighborhood within the Governors Village community.
- The Board meets in the evenings and has 6 regularly scheduled Board meetings per year plus work sessions as needed.
- A nominating committee has been established to select and present to the Board of Directors potential nominees for the open seats – Chris Gamber, Cliff Simpson and Ted Smith are representatives of the Nominating Committee.
We are searching for interested property owners. Prior experience on HOA or non-profit organization Boards is helpful, but not required. If you have a desire to serve the community, we would be very interested in talking with you. Please respond no later than October 30, 2020.
If you are interested in being considered for any of the open Board seats, please provide a brief paragraph about yourself and photo for community distribution, and why you wish to be nominated to Association Manager Alina Cochran of Towne Properties via email at: AlinaCochran@TowneProperties.com. Please contact Alina at 919-878-8787, ext. 7204 or a Governors Village Board Member, if you have questions. Additional Annual Meeting information will be sent in November.
Attention Governors Village dog owners! The annual dog swim will be held this Sunday, September 27th from 10 am – 12 pm in the Park pool.
Friendly, well mannered dogs are invited to come take a dip while supervised by their owners. The pool itself, and therefore swimming, is for DOGS ONLY.
Dog owners will be responsible for their dog. Please be courteous to everyone and keep an eye on your dog while at the pool – and as with everywhere else in Governors Village, you are responsible to pick up after your dog.
Please bring your own water bowl, and practice safe social distancing.
Govenors Village Social Committee
At home voting:
Submit an application for an absentee ballot now: https://votebymail.ncsbe.gov/app/home
Ballots will be mailed starting September 4.
Return by mail to your county election office:
Chatham County Election Board
P.O. Box 111, Pittsboro, NC 27312
You or your close relative or guardian can hand carry your witnessed ballot to your county election office:
8:00AM – 5:00PM Mon-Fri
984 Thompson Street, Suite D
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Counting of Absentee Ballots begins September 29.
A ballot tracking system will be online starting mid-September. You will be able to tell when your ballot is counted.
Thursday October 15 – Saturday October 31 at any early voting location in your county.
Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 7:30PM
Sat 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Sun 12:00PM – 3:00PM
41050 Moring Drive, next to the ABC store, is our closest early voting location.
You or your close relative or guardian can also hand carry your witnessed absentee ballot, marked at home, into any early voting location in your county.
Election Day Voting:
November 3 at your location
6:30AM – 7:30PM
41050 Moring Drive for Governors Village
Great News – Governors Village POA will extend the 2020 Pool Season by closing on Sunday, September 20 instead of closing on Sunday, September 13! Depending on weather, another one week extension may be considered, and will be announced by the end of next week if approved. Have a great weekend