Message from the Board – July 2021

On Saturday, July 3rd we will have a neighborhood Freedom Event at Kidz Village Park. The event will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at noon. It will be catered by James Coney Island with hot dogs and nachos available, along with chips and drinks. We will also have an ice cream cart with various cold treats. There will be games and activities for the kids including, face painting, giant Jenga, Connect 4, can toss, bean bag toss and sack races. We will have 4 canopies and tables set up for shade while you eat, however, you will need to bring your own chairs. Please join us for this event to celebrate Independence Day.

The HOA Board met in person and via Zoom on June 14, 2021. All Board members, except Joe Hernandez, were in attendance, along with Becky Salinas. We had two homeowners attend the meeting via Zoom. The meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m.

The pool finally opened on Thursday, June 10th after several issues related to burst pipes from the freeze in February were resolved. The Board voted to remove most of the Covid restrictions from last year, however, we still recommend you use your best judgment while at the pool for yourself and others and please do not visit the pool if you or someone in your family are sick.

The picnic tables at the pool were damaged beyond repair and the Board voted to replace them. We decided to spend a little more to purchase better tables that will last longer than the plastic ones we currently have. The new tables should be delivered in the next couple of weeks.

The Board voted to have Southern Concrete Raising repair the hole in the driveway leading up to the pool parking lot. That work was completed this week. The Board also approved Alpha GTS to pressure wash the tennis courts and to use McKenna to replace the torn wind screens in the tennis courts. We are working on setting up a reminder that when bad weather is predicted, we will have someone come out and cut the top clips off the wind screens so they will not get torn up in the heavy wind and rain.

The Board voted on three proposals prepared by LMC Landscaping for upgrades around the neighborhood. The first proposal is to redo the landscaping around the entrance monument at Highway 6 and West Airport. The second proposal is to redo the landscaping at Oak Lake Park and West Airport (both ends of the medians and corners with monuments). The third proposal is to replace the dead ferns in the tennis court beds. This work will take place over several weeks and will bring a welcome face lift to our landscaping. The next area of concentration will be at Old Richmond and West Airport, but we have not yet gotten proposals for that area.

Homeowner Kent Sheffield was present at the Board meeting to discuss items from the first Pool and Recreation Committee meeting. This committee presented lots of ideas to the Board for consideration, including backstroke flags at the pool, which the Board is set to approve as soon as we receive bids from the committee. They presented ideas for food trucks, movie night, partnering for Trunk or Treat with the church or school, kids’ triathlon, adult only swim hours, and Festival of Lights in December. The Board has asked for more information on several of these items to help with budgeting for 2022.

We started Yard of the Month in May. We chose two homes in each section of the neighborhood and the winners were: 16415 Noblewood, 16515 Terrace Hollow, 16739 Village View Trail, 16743 Village View Trail, 16335 Flint Run Way, 16434 Hidden Gate Court, 16510 Smooth Pine Lane, 16325 Mellow Oaks, 15702 Rosewood Hill Court and 16806 Springfield Court.

Yard of the Month winners for the month of June are the following: 16507 Terrace Hollow, 16411 Noblewood Ct., 16535 Smooth Pine Ln., 16543 Smooth Pine Ln., 16415 Beewood Glen, 16331 Blossomwood, 16434 Elmwood Point, 16330 Dawncrest Way, 15634 Edgemere Ct., and 16610 Broadoak Grove Ln. You can view these homes in the Gallery section of the website. Yards of the Month are chosen during the months of May, June and July.

– VOL Board of Directors