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New Talis Contact Information

Talis Management, LLC recently upgraded its phone system and the extensions have changed. The Talis page of this website, which explains the services Talis provides our community, has been updated with the new information.

Alina Cochran (Manager)
919-878-8787 ext 7204

Danielle Flippo (CSA)
919-878-8787 ext 7237

Linda Fisher (accounting)
919-878-89787 ext 7226

Talis After Hours Emergencies
919 878-8787 ext 3

Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 ext 7204)

Talis Management Team

Our community manager from Talis, Alina Cochran, recently reported that Aaron Bromley has joined her team as the community service administrator (CSA) for Governors Village. Residents may contact Aaron for general POA-related questions, routine service requests and architectural change applications.

Here are the contacts for our management company, Talis Management Group.

  • Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x235)
  • Aaron Bromley, Community Service Administrator (CSA), responsible for receiving architectural applications and other routine homeowner requests for service – abromley at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x249)
  • Financial accounts:
    • Linda Fisher, Financial Manager, (Governors Village and Townes of  Governors Village) – governorsvillageaccounting at talismgmt.com (919-878-8787 x260)
  • Talis After Hours Emergencies  (919 878-8787 x234)

CAI-NC 2013 Manager of the Year Award

New community manager Alina Cochran for Governors Village

New community manager Alina Cochran for Governors Village

Congratulations go to Alina Cochran, who serves as community manager for Governors Village. Alina has been named the 2013 Manager of the Year by the Community Association Institute—North Carolina Chapter.

Alina became the Talis Management Group, Inc community manager for Governors Village one year ago. In that time she has been efficient, professional, courteous and ever cheerful in meeting the challenges of solving our community’s needs. Coincidentally, at the communication committee meeting last Monday members were unanimous in praising Alina’s  responsiveness and helpfulness with the Welcome Committee and website items that came up during the past year.

Here is Alina’s notice to the board about the prestigious honor she received:

Dear Board members,

I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you a year ago and for giving me the opportunity to continue to work with you in the upcoming year. It’s been a hectic and productive year… And I have the pleasure to announce that I received the 2013 Manager of the Year award from Community Association Institute – North Carolina Chapter. And for the Facebook users, here is a link to the announcement made by my company:.
Thanks again for the opportunity!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thank you,

Congratulations Alina and thank you for the excellent job you do for Governors Village.

Contact: Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x235)

Update: Aqua NC rate increase request

Governors Village residents: please see the following update regarding the proposed Aqua NC rate increase. This message was recently passed along by Talis Management. Please refer to the Clean Water for North Carolina website for further information.

Update on Aqua NC rate case

Letters and e-mails continue to pour in to the NC Utilities Commission regarding Aqua NC’s proposed rate increases. The Utilities Commission has not yet determined the dates for public hearings across the state, but we understand those hearings will take place sometime in November and December of this year. Stay tuned – Aqua NC will have to send you a notice in the mail once those hearings are scheduled, and we’ll also let you know as soon as we find out! In the meantime, you can read information about the proposed rates here, and if you’d like to go ahead and send a letter or e-mail, those can go to:

NC Utilities Commission
ATTN: Consumer statement of position, W-218 sub 363
4325 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4325

Planning meeting scheduled
Clean Water for North Carolina, in partnership with local customers, will be offering some regional planning meetings where you can meet customers from other neighborhoods, learn strategies for organizing your neighbors and what to expect at the public hearings. So far we have scheduled two meetings; more may be scheduled later in the fall:

Saturday, Sept. 28 – 3:00-4:30 pm, Charlotte
Sunday, Sept. 29 – 3:00-4:30 pm, Raleigh
Date and time TBD – Guilford County
RSVP and directions: katie@cwfnc.org or 828.251.1291

Can’t make a meeting or send a representative from your neighborhood? We can send you some materials via e-mail or mail, so stay tuned. THANKS for the efforts so many of you are already involved in to reach out to your neighbors and begin to plan for opposition to these rate hikes!

Yours for safe, affordable water,

Katie Hicks, Clean Water for NC
katie@cwfnc.org, 828.251.1291
Also see: Notice from Talis Management: Aqua NC Alert

Notice from Talis Management: Aqua NC Alert

A rate increase request has been filed by Aqua NC, a utility company that services the Governors Village community. Talis Management recently sent out the following notice (see below) on behalf of Clean Water for NC. Please refer to the follow links for additional information about this issue.

Notice from Talis Management (with minor revisions for clarity)
Originally emailed to Governors Village residents on 8/7/13

Alert: Aqua NC files rate hike request

Last month (August 2013), Aqua North Carolina filed their request for a rate increase with the NC Utilities Commission. The document asks the NC Utilities Commission to approve:

  • An overall 19% increase in gross revenues (an additional $8.6 million)
  • An average monthly water bill increase of $10
  • Continued use of the flat sewer fee, with a $10 increase to $75/month
  • A water and wastewater system improvement charge, allowing your bills to go up 5% in between public hearings with no chance for comment

The new proposed statewide rates are:
Water – $20.28 base charge + $6.21 per 1000 gallons
Sewer – $75.28 flat fee

We’ll be in touch again soon about how you can work to keep your bills from getting even higher (or, if you’re not an Aqua NC customer, how you can plug into efforts to keep much of NC’s water in public, local hands!)

Yours for safe, affordable water,
Katie Hicks (katie@cwfnc.org), Clean Water for NC

New Financial Manager Announced

Alina Cochran, Community Manager for Governors Village, announced Shaneika Kelly will be working as the Financial Manager for our Talis team, effective immediately.

Shaneika Kelly – Financial Manager: Responsible for fielding homeowner routine inquiries pertaining to accounting questions, account balances, bank drafts, refinancing documentation. Phone/voicemail: 919-878-8787 ext. 246 Email: GovernorsVillageAccounting at TalisMgmt.com

Related articles:
Talis Management Company
Talis Welcome Letter (PDF), see Documents

Governors Village Welcomes New Community Manager

New community manager Alina Cochran for Governors Village

On October 1, 2012 Alina Cochran became the new Community Manager for the Governors Village community, replacing Cathy Klopfenstein. Alina has been a Community Manager with Talis Management Group for 5 years.

Alina graduated from the Romanian-American University in Bucharest with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and has started her career in community associations management 8 years ago.

Alina holds the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), Association Management Specialist (AMS) and Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designations from the Community Associations Institute (CAI). She is a member of CAI and serves as a volunteer–CAI Large Scale Managers Committee member, CAI-NC Communications Committee member and CAI-NC Website Committee chair. Alina is also a Board member in her community, Monterrane Property Owners Association.

In other Talis staff changes Carlie Cobbett is now the Assistant Manager.  Carlie is handling architectural applications and other ARB issues that previously were dealt with by Emily Carey.

Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x235)
Carlie Cobbett, Assistant Manager – governorsvillage at talismgmt.com (919.878.8787 x258)