Fall is fixing to arrive and hopefully with cooler weather. The pool season is coming to a close at the end of October and the holidays are approaching rapidly. The Board wants to wish you all a safe Halloween and a Happy Thanksgiving!
We are currently expecting a table top replacement for one of the round tables that broke at the pool. The tennis court has been resurfaced, entrance gate repaired, and the new net is up. The new backboard is on order and should be arriving soon. As per resident recommendation for pickle ball striping on the tennis court, the Board has approved it. The vendor will be adding it in the near future at no additional charge.
The Board is looking at replacing all picnic tables in the pool area. The needs of the playground are still under review. The playground mulch should be arriving soon. We are continuing to evaluate the lighting issues at the entrances and drainage around the pool and park.
Our assessment schedule will change for the upcoming year 2018. These will be due January 1, February 1, March 1 and April 1. We encourage prompt payment(s) to avoid a late fee and interest. Real Manage will send out the official statement with the updated information. This will return us to our previous assessment schedule.
The Knollcreek HOA Board
Community Survey is Live!
The HOA Community survey is now live! You can go to this link (https://goo.gl/forms/Ad6hMuroG7INHTKP2) between now and November 30th to complete the survey. This information helps the Board prioritize how funds are spent in the following year. (Hint: if you don’t want to type in that long URL, then you can go to www.knollcreekhoa.com and find it in the article titled “Community Survey is Live!”).
As mentioned in the opening letter, this year the schedule for assessments has changed to ensure that we can collect the fees needed to support the summer facilities maintenance earlier in the year. In 2018, the fees will be collected in January, February, March, and April compared to the 2017 schedule of January, April, July, and October. This will help us ensure that fees are collected before our heavy spending season in the Summer. Keep an eye out for the official statement from RealManage regarding the change in collections.
Daylight Savings Time Ends in November
It’s time to fall back! On Sunday, November 5, 2017 the sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier than the day before. Don’t forget to turn your clocks backward 1 hour (2:00am).
Seeking New Board and Committee Members
In case you didn’t know, our volunteer Board and committee members are comprised of homeowners in the neighborhood and each year we elect new members to fill expiring terms. We are also in need of more members to lead and assist in our Social and Citizen On Patrol (COP) committees.
There is great momentum in the community right now and YOU can be part of the great work being done! If you are passionate about our neighborhood, are interested in helping evaluate what repairs and improvements need to be addressed, and want to help increase community engagement and events, we invite you to run for the Board or to participate in the Social or COP Committees. Please contact our RealManage at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
HOA Board Meeting Schedule
All homeowners are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of our HOA Board of Directors. If you own your home, you should receive the agenda one week prior to the meeting via email. The Board meets at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Monday of every month. Mark you calendar and we hope to see you there! Meeting dates are October 9th, November 13th, and December 11th.
Why are there no scheduled events?
There are no scheduled events for the months of October and November. The previous organizer of those events is not available to head the committee and Board members are not allowed to sit on committees. We are looking for some residents who would be willing to head or volunteer some time for that committee to kick back up the fun community events we have seen in the past. If you are interested in being part of this committee, then please send an email to our Community Manager at RealManage by emailing KNOLLCRE@ciramail.com.
REMINDERS & TIPS
FAQs on Website
This is just a reminder that there is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the Knollcreek website (www.knollcreekhoa.com/faq). Here are a few examples of items asked to the Board and RealManage.
- Can we get more notice about Board meetings?
A. The Board is working with RealManage to see how we can improve the notice for Board meetings. As a rule of thumb, Board meetings are always held at the pool house on the second Monday of every month, except for the May Annual Meeting. You can also go to the calendar section on the Knollcreek HOA website (www.knollcreekhoa.com) to find when the meeting will take place in any given month. Also, if you would like to get information through a preferred method, then make sure to take the community survey so we can include your feedback in our 2018 planning.
- What is the Architectural Change Committee (ACC) and where can I find the documents related home restrictions?
A. The ACC is an association committee that reviews and approves/denies external change requests to homes and property. The ACC document can be found in the Resident Portal by navigating the following path: Community Information → Documents → Legal → General → Architectural Guideline Document.
COMMUNICATION & RESOURCES
Community Calendar & Event Requests
If you would like to make sure that your event is put on the calendar, would like to advertise an upcoming event, or would like to post announcement about something cool (your kid was accepted to a college, want volunteers for an upcoming Eagle Scout project, etc.) then email Stuart Bankey, our Secretary, at email@example.com. Also, make sure to bookmark our HOA website for future reference: www.KnollcreekHOA.com.
Facebook & Next Door Keep You In Touch
Our community is growing and connecting daily on Facebook and Next Door, and we invite you to be a part. All residents (homeowners or renters) are invited to join our private Facebook group called Knollcreek Residents. If you would like to be a part, find us on Facebook or email Haley Bankey at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help you out. Haley is volunteering as our social media administrator and loves bringing our residents closer together.