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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

Alina Cochran, Association Manager,
Debbi Nichols, ARB Chair,

Meeting With Chatham County Sheriff’s Office

In October 2017 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.

A report has been prepared for community residents by Cliff Simpson, Chair of the Safety Committee; Alina Cochran, Talis; Terry Landers and Ted Smith, Communication Committee. Please see the attachment.

Community Meeting with Chatham County Sheriff 10-25-2017 (PDF)

Clifford Simpson, Safety Liaison, cliff.simpson at
Ted Smith, Vice-President, tsmith9856 at

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Meeting, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:30 PM

Alina Cochran of our property management team shared an email that was sent to Governors Village and Townes of Governors Village homeowners:

Dear Governors Village Homeowners,

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office scheduled a meeting with our homeowners on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will be held in the Community Room at Camden Apartments located at 100 Avery.  This is an informal meeting with Officer Richard to talk about the current trends with crime reported in the area and general safety tips.  Please use street parking so Camden residents have their parking spaces to use.

Your Management Team

Contact: Alina Cochran, PCAM®, AMS®, CMCA®| Association Manager
d 984 220 8659 | f 919 376 8800
Towne Properties Raleigh District| 8305 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 200 | Raleigh, NC 27615 |

Pool Parking

Governors Village would like to remind all homeowners of the following:

Please do not park directly in front of the pool—this is a fire zone.
Please no overnight or vehicle storage in the pool parking lot.

If vehicles are found to be parked in a non-designated parking area, they can be towed without further notice.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy your summer!
Your Talis Team

Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at (919.878.8787 x235)

2016_GV_Pool_Rules (PDF)

Glass inside pool enclosure

Governors Village residents,

Recently, empty alcohol glass bottles have been found inside the pool fence enclosure on at least three separate occasions. This is a reminder that while you are welcome to bring alcohol and food for your consumption to the pool, NO glass, porcelain, or other breakable containers may be brought inside the pool enclosure. NC State law [NCAC 18A .2530 Paragraph (D.)] prohibit these items inside the pool fence enclosure. Please be sure to bring beverages in cans or boxes or decant into plastic receptacles.

Contact: Barry Bassett, Recreation Committee Chairman, ebarrybassett at
Also see: Documents for pool and other recreation-related policies

Reminder: CPR Training Coming Up August 4, 2012

POA President Debbi Nichols issued this reminder through the community listserv this morning. See the related article for schedule and other details about this training.

The CPR Training Sessions that are being offered here in the community beginning August 4, 2012, are fast approaching. This training is an asset to all who have participated, but Terry O’Brien needs to know if you are planning to attend.
Please respond to Terry if you want to participate at: tcob0304 at

Debbi Nichols

Related Article: CPR Training

Contact: Terry O’Brien, Safety Liaison – tcob0304 at

Community Watch: Meet Detective Mike Copeland

Detective Michael Copeland of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has recently been assigned to the area that includes the Governors Village community. The Sheriff’s Office has a division of detectives that works as a team, but any crime that occurs in this zone will go through Detective Copeland.

Community Watch Information from Deputy Sheriff Tim White—includes an introduction from Detective Copeland. July 5, 2012 (PDF)

Detective Michael Copeland
Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
295 West St/P.O. Box 429
Pittsboro, NC 27312

919-548-2577 (c)
919-542-2911 (Central Dispatch)
mike.copeland at