4th Annual PICKWICK VILLAGE 2020 NEIGHBORHOOD HOLIDAY LIGHTS & DECORATING CONTEST

Let’s light up Canton again this year! EVERYONE is invited and encouraged to participate in our 4thAnnual Pickwick Holiday Lights Decorating Contest!
WHAT ARE THE RULES? – There are NO LIMITS! Express your Pickwick holiday design style and spirit on the outside of your home.
Judging will be conducted by top-secret judges on DECEMBER 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m. ALL participants MUST have their outdoor lights up & displays ON by 6:30 p.m. in order to be judged!
The TOP 3 winners will receive a special prize and bragging rights for a FULL year!
COME ON PICKWICK VILLAGERS, BRIGHTEN UP THE HOLIDAYS!
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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Annual HOA Meeting October 13, 2020

Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Annual HOA Meeting October 13, 2020

Attendance (absent members are highlighted)
President: Stacey Krum
Vice President: Katy Marquart
Treasurer: Karen Ryan
Secretary: Emily Kagey
Beautification: Mike Tykoski
By Laws: Kurt Ricther
Welcoming: Kristin Noel
Social Media: Kyle Stone

Visitors: Jim Leddy, Steve Kilijanczyk

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM.

President’s report:

  • Reminders about Halloween
    • In the interest of public health and safety, the HOA will not hold a Halloween Parade this year.
    • Residents are encouraged to get creative about handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, if they choose to do so. Some tips are below, and the board will email out more ideas.
      • Place candy in a shallow kiddie pool, on table, or in a large/flat container on the driveway.
      • Place hand sanitizer on the table where treats will be.
      • Have a driveway bonfire and place candy at the end of the driveway near the sidewalk.
      • Use individual candy/treat bags to prevent trick-or-treaters from digging through a candy dish.
      • Attach candy to small stakes and place them in the front yard for trick-or-treaters to collect.
      • Mark out six-foot increments using sidewalk chalk on your driveway or sidewalks, to help trick-or-treaters line up safely.
    • Movie night on October 10 was well attended.
    • The bench at the south park tiny library has been replaced. Both tiny libraries have been cleaned, sanitized, restocked, and decorated for fall.
    • We will aim for a newsletter draft to be ready by early December, for inclusion in the dues notices in January.

Vice President’s report:

  • No report

Secretary:

  • Minutes from the September meeting were approved via email.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Karen presented the treasurer’s report. Insurance and snow payments are coming up soon.
  • Bills were presented and paid for the water and popcorn for movie night and the tiny library bench to replace the broken bench in the south park.

By-Laws:

  • No report.

Beautification:

  • The landscapers will trim and clean up the Barchester island for $225.
    • Mike made a motion to approve this work. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
  • The roofs of both tiny libraries will need to be replaced. It is a small project that the board likely could handle.
    • Emily made a motion to purchase up to $50 of supplies to re-shingle both roofs. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
  • Update on snow contract:
    • Due to scheduling conflicts arising from COVID-related issues, J. Averie requested that board allow Kyle Zionek of Vibrant Green Lawns to take over the snow-removal portion of the contract for the 2020-2021 winter. The board approved this change at the September meeting.
    • Kyle reviewed the contract again and believes the neighborhood the estimate does not include enough salt for the intersections. Previous contracts have not specified an amount of salt, only that intersections would be salted.
    • Mike will contact Kyle to get more information about salting needs. Mike will also get more information about how payments will work (do we pay Kyle directly or J. Averie?).
  • Update on park drainage:
    • Mike received two quotes for addressing the drainage issues in the parks. The quote from Reliable Landscaping was substantially lower. It included:
      • North park: Add topsoil, grass seed, and 12 dry wells ($3,500)
      • South park: 20 linear feet of French drain along the pathway, 300 feet of drainage around the playscape, topsoil and grass to replace what has died ($10,800)
    • Mike is going to contact Reliable again and ask for a quote that includes drainage only around the path-facing side of the playscape.

Welcoming:

  • No report.

Social media

  • Kyle suggested doing a “pets of Pickwick” virtual contest. People could submit photos of their pets. Perhaps the board could compile them into a calendar for sales or contest prizes.

Old business

New business

  • None

Remarks from visitors

  • Steve commented that the grass in the parks looks good; the landscapers have done a good job this year.
  • Jim discussed the Canton roads program.
    • The next projects will be in 2022, but applications are due soon. Jim volunteered to handle the application project for one additional small project. A small project (up to $50,000) would require $2,500 from the association.
    • Jim suggested a list of priority areas. The board agreed that the first priorities should be the areas in front of 6823 Brookshire and 42063 Greenwood.
  • Jim saw a news article indicating the association may need to renew its licensing paperwork. Kurt will follow up.

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

For the fall and winter months, the board will transition back to virtual meetings. The next is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. Stacey will send out a link for the meeting.

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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Annual HOA Meeting September 15, 2020

Attendance (absent members are highlighted)

President: Stacey Krum
Vice President: Katy Marquart
Treasurer: Karen Ryan
Secretary: Emily Kagey
Beautification: Mike Tykoski
By Laws: Kurt Ricther
Welcoming: Kristin Noel
Social Media: Kyle Stone

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.

New board members:

  • Mike Tykoski is be taking over the Beautification role.
  • Kurt Ricther joined the board, taking over By Laws.
  • Karen Ryan returned to the board as Treasurer.
  • Karen Willis and Jason Willis have rotated off the board. Thanks to both for their incredible service!

President’s annual report of board activities:

  • Hosted the 2019 summer Pickwick picnic, movie night and camp-out in the north park
  • Hosted the Halloween parade
  • Hosted/judged the holiday lights contest
  • Added guards to north park pavilion gutters
  • Worked to collect dues and special assessment payments
  • Collected on liens
  • Developed “contact us” magnets to go out with dues notices
  • Set up a central google voicemail box where residents can call to leave a message
  • Drafted a new welcome letter
  • Sent numerous “Welcome to the neighborhood” packages
  • Found cost-savings by switching to a new lawn/plowing company
  • Contracted with J. Averie to mulch on the six cul-de-sac islands and had them cleaned up
  • Placed new rocks and new/refreshed benches at the tiny libraries, and stained/sealed the library posts
  • Cleaned up debris, weeded and trimmed trees in the north and south parks
  • Hosted the first Pickwick Slow Roll bike parade
  • Installed a temporary 9-hole disc golf course in both parks
  • Hosted two Movie Nights in the summer

Vice President’s report:

  • No report

Secretary:

  • Minutes from the August meeting were approved via email.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Karen Ryan provided an update on the current budget and accounts.
  • Two houses have not yet paid their 2020 dues.
  • Board members explained the current strategy to build up the HOA’s savings for future projects, to lessen the need for special assessments and to enable the neighborhood to apply for smaller roads projects each year.

By-Laws:

  • No report.

Beautification:

  • Mike has scheduled quotes for fixing the south park drainage and expects to have numbers to present at the next meeting.

Welcoming:

  • Six Pickwick houses have been sold in 2020, and one sale is pending.
  • Kristin will be purchasing additional stamps and envelopes for welcome letters.

Social media

  • The Facebook group has grown well, up to about 200 members now, and has proven to be a good means of communication.

Old business

  • Street sign toppers.
    • Katy has received one quote for approximately $95 per sign, which is higher than the rough quote the board initially reviewed. Stacey is waiting for two additional quotes.
    • Sunflower uses the sign toppers only at the entry points to the subdivision.
  • Disc golf course
    • Board members have received positive feedback about the temporary course, which is getting good use.
    • The board discussed the number of holes needed; nine seems like too many.
    • A resident asked if homeowners could request that a hole not be placed adjacent to their property. The board agreed that would be possible. The holes can also be moved on a temporary basis; residents should contact Mike if that is necessary.
    • Another resident commented that the course makes the large open area in the north park, which does not get much use, much more useable.
    • Mike made a motion to purchase six holes for a total of approximately $1500. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

New business

  • Snow removal
    • Due to scheduling conflicts arising from COVID-related issues, J. Averie requested that board allow Kyle Zionek of Vibrant Green Lawns to take over the snow-removal portion of the contract for the 2020-2021 winter. Kyle attended the meeting and introduced himself. He has extensive experience in landscaping and managing his own crew, and handles several subdivisions in the area. The plan is that Kyle will take over for this winter only.
    • Katy made a motion to allow Kyle to handle the snow-removal portion of this year’s contract. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
  • The twisty slide in the north park is broken.
    • The board tried to replace another element of this playscape a few years ago and found that we cannot purchase individual pieces.
    • The board had the playscapes painted recently, though the paint did not stick on the slides.
    • Meeting attendees agreed that the slide needs to be repaired in some way. The discussion was tabled for further planning.
  • Halloween
    • In the interest of public health and safety, the HOA will not hold a Halloween Parade this year.
    • Residents are encouraged to get creative about handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, if they choose to do so. Some tips are below, and the board will email out more ideas.
      • Place candy in a shallow kiddie pool, on table, or in a large/flat container on the driveway.
      • Place hand sanitizer on the table where treats will be.
      • Have a driveway bonfire and place candy at the end of the driveway near the sidewalk.
      • Use individual candy/treat bags to prevent trick-or-treaters from digging through a candy dish.
      • Attach candy to small stakes and place them in the front yard for trick-or-treaters to collect.
      • Mark out six-foot increments using sidewalk chalk on your driveway or sidewalks, to help trick-or-treaters line up safely.
    • Movie nights
      • The board will host another movie night (“Coco”) in the north park on Saturday, October 10. The movie will start at 7:30.
      • Katy made a motion to purchase a projector for movie nights. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
      • Butch Richards has donated speakers, cords, etc. to the board for permanent use, as long as the board continues to host movie nights. Thank you, Butch!

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

The next is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13 in the north park pavilion (weather permitting). All are welcome to attend and get involved!

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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Meeting, August 19, 2020

Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Meeting, August 19, 2020

Attendance

President: Stacey Krum
Secretary: Emily Kagey
Beautification: Jason Willis
By-Laws: Mike Tykoski
Welcoming: Kristin Noel
Social Media: Kyle Stone
Guests: Bob Cieslak

The meeting was called to order at 8:05 PM.

President’s report:

  • The Slow Roll bike parade was a huge hit, with about 60 riders of all ages. The board discussed making this an annual event.
  • Roadwork is in full swing.
  • Stacey plans to prepare a hard-copy newsletter to be distributed when dues notices go out in early 2021.
  • Reminder that this year’s Annual Pickwick Homeowner’s Association Meeting will be held September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the North Park pavilion. Residents are encouraged to attend, while wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

Vice President’s report:

  • No report

Secretary:

  • Minutes from the July meeting were approved via email.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Payment for any outstanding 2020 dues increased to $218 on August 15.
  • The Treasurer provided an update of the financial reports.

By-Laws:

  • No report.

Beautification:

  • The board voted via email to approve a project to mulch and clean up landscaping on the six cul-de-sac islands throughout the neighborhood. This work has been completed.
  • Board members discussed the need to begin the application process for a smaller roads project. Funds for this project would come from savings that the board has begun to set aside to avoid the need for a special assessment. Pickwick would be eligible for another project in 2022. Mike will begin looking into the process.
  • The board discussed other projects to consider for the upcoming year:
    • Addressing the drainage issue in the south park: The board agreed this is a must-do item; Mike will begin getting quotes for drainage in both parks, with the south park being the priority for this year.
    • Adding street sign toppers to identify our neighborhood: The board looked at a few options, and Stacey and Katy will begin gathering quotes
    • Adding a frisbee golf course to both parks: Mike will get quotes and more information for the board; a sample course has been set up in both parks to see how logistics might work.
    • Adding a horseshoe pit to the south park and updating the older horseshoe pit in the north park
    • Adding a small pavilion in the south park (once the drainage has been addressed)
    • Painting the north park pavilion
  • Mike is going to get price estimates for having the stumps ground out of the parks versus renting a stump grinder.

Welcoming:

  • One Pickwick Village home sold in August. Welcoming packages will be delivered to new homeowners. One Pickwick home remains on the market.

Social media

  • No report.

Old business

  • The board discussed options for mitigating speeding on Greenwood Avenue.
    • Speedbumps could be confiscated by the county if the association installs them without permits from the county (as recently happened in Detroit’s Greenacres Woodward neighborhood); at the same time, the county will not grant permits to install them. Pickwick residents have submitted several complaints over many years to try and have the issue resolved, with no response.
    • The board reviewed options for discouraging speeding through other means. The association could buy and install a speed detection sign that alerts drivers to their speeding. Board members are pursuing price estimates for purchasing and setting up such a speed-monitoring sign.
    • Residents are encouraged to continue contacting the Canton Police non-emergency number (734-394-5400) and Wayne County (1-888-762-3273; https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/publicservices/roads/traffic-operation-office.aspx) to submit complaints.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15 in the north park pavilion. All are welcome to attend and get involved!

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RESCHEDULED The Sandlot! FRIDAY, September 4th, 2020

  • Dance Party starts at 8:00 p.m.
  • The movie starts at 9:00 p.m.

North Park in the Tiny Library Opening

Wear your Tigers gear!

Bring your blankets & chairs and choose a safe viewing spot.

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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Meeting, July 8, 2020

Attendance (absent members are highlighted)

President: Stacey Krum

Vice President: Katy Marquart

Treasurer: Karen Willis

Secretary: Emily Kagey

Beautification: Jason Willis

By Laws: Mike Tykoski

Welcoming: Kristin Noel (via phone)

Social Media: Kyle Stone

Guests: Wesley Krum; Karen Krot

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM.

 

President’s report:

  • Stacey proposed we revisit the idea of a printed newsletter. The board discussed options for frequency and timing and will aim for a semiannual newsletter, published in January and June.

 

Vice President’s report:

  • No report

Secretary:

  • Minutes from the June meeting were approved unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Payment for one outstanding lien was collected this month when the house sold to new owners.
  • Five homes have not paid this year’s dues. A letter will be sent out to homeowners who have not paid, notifying them that a lien will be placed on the home if payment is not made by August 15.
  • The treasurer’s report was approved unanimously.

By-Laws:

  • No report.

Beautification:

  • Board members met on June 13 and 14 to trim trees and remove debris from the north and south parks. The response from neighbors has been positive.
  • Jason received three quotes for additional mulch to be added to the playscapes and the trees on Lilley. The board discussed the pricing and determined that mulch is not needed on the playscapes this year, as we are somewhat late into the season and the parks are getting less use this summer. Instead, the board will seek quotes for cleaning up and adding mulch to the six smaller islands in cul de sacs throughout the subdivision.
  • The board planned to revisit the topic of mulch for playscapes in early spring 2021, with the goal of having mulch added in June 2021.

Welcoming:

  • Two Pickwick Village homes sold in June. Welcoming packages have not yet been delivered, due to concerns surrounding the pandemic. Two Pickwick homes remain on the market.

Social media

  • Kyle has been working to delete the Pickwick Facebook page, as the Facebook group is now the primary social media site.

Old business

  • The annual picnic was tentatively scheduled for August 1. The board discussed options for various neighborhood activities, in lieu of an annual picnic and camp-out this year:
    • July 24: Project the season’s first Tiger’s Game in the North Park; provide lawn markings to ensure social distancing.
    • August 1: Pickwick Slow Roll Bike Parade; begin at the South Park path at Hanford, process through the subdivision, end with a treat at the finish line; mark the start and finish lines with balloons.
    • August 29: Movie night at the North Park; project the movie onto the side of a home at the north entrance; provide individual popcorn bags and water; provide markings on the lawn to ensure social distancing.
  • A motion was made to move forward with these three events. The motion passed unanimously. Stacey will begin to make arrangements for the projector and draft a flyer to be distributed to residents.
  • Roads update: Permits are being released by Wayne County, and the township anticipates that work will start by the end of July. Once leadership meets with contractors, they will update us with specific dates.

Remarks from visitors:

  • Karen Krot provided information about excessive speeding on Greenwood drive. Cars frequently use Greenwood as a cut-through and do not follow speed limits, creating a sever safety problem for residents on the street. Karen asked what could be done to discourage speeding, including adding a three-way stop at the intersection of Greenwood and Pickwick. The board agreed that this is a problem.
    • Residents are encouraged to contact the Canton Police non-emergency number (734-394-5400) and report traffic and speeding violations.
    • Residents are encouraged to contact Wayne County (1-888-762-3273; https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/publicservices/roads/traffic-operation-office.aspx) and submit complaints; if enough individual complaints are received, the county can look into adding a stop sign.
    • Kyle will send an email blast and post these recommendations to the neighborhood’s Facebook group as well.

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

The next meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19 in the north park pavilion. All are welcome to attend and get involved!

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Pickwick Road Construction Project Update

Road construction for the 2020 Pickwick Village road project is scheduled to start August 3rd!!!
Please note that the date is subject to change based on the weather and how well construction progresses in subdivisions scheduled ahead of us.  If it changes I will let you know.   But right now it is August 3rd.
Attached is a PDF of the specific sections of road that will be under construction (Barchester almost a total redo, Pickwick at Trotwood, and Greenwood at Lilley).   
The Township had the final say on what sections are being done.  We have other sections that need attention but please remember that this is a 20-year program so we can do more projects in the coming years.
And we do not necessarily need any more special assessments.  For example, going forward we can do a $50,000 project for a 5% match of $2,500 which the Board can plan for within its current budget.
The contractor doing the work will be Great Lakes Contracting.
Any full widths of road being redone will be done on one side and then the other, so there should always be an open road.
The Township asks the following of residents that live on or near the sections of road that will be under construction:
–  Park in their drives instead of the street would be strongly encouraged during construction, or parking a good distance from the pavement improvements is always a good idea.
– They will be asked to move vehicles if they are in the way.
– Also, please ask that they have their lawn sprinkler systems turned off while work is occurring in front of their homes.  The excess water can make the work more difficult for the contractor, especially if it is filling open holes in the pavement.
Road construction will probably take 3 weeks and possibly more to complete!
If you have any questions email the board or call me at 734-981-9199 or contact the Township at 734-394-5100.
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2020 Pickwick Village Summer Events

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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Meeting, June 11, 2020

Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Meeting, June 11, 2020

Attendance (absent members are highlighted)

President: Stacey Krum

Vice President: Katy Marquart

Treasurer: Karen Willis

Secretary: Emily Kagey

Beautification: Jason Willis

By Laws: Mike Tykoski

Welcoming: Kristin Noel

Social Media: Kyle Stone

Guest: Karen Ryan; Jim Leddy

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM.

 

President’s report:

  • The bench by the tiny library in the north park has been replaced. The board will plan to replace the bench by the tiny library in the south park next year.

 

Vice President’s report:

  • No report

 

Secretary:

  • Minutes were approved via email.

 

 

Treasurer’s Report

  • A Pickwick Village home that is pending sale had a lien on it for unpaid dues. Karen is working with the attorney to collect the lien payment.
  • Seven homes have not paid this year’s dues, and two homes have not paid the special assessment.
  • The board previously discussed extending the deadline for dues payments, to allow flexibility during the pandemic. The deadline is June 30. After June 30, residents will be required to pay a 100% penalty on late payments.

 

By-Laws:

  • No report.

 

Beautification:

  • The board approved getting quotes to remove larger dead trees.
  • Quotes for additional mulch for the playscapes are coming in and will be presented at the next meeting.
  • The board agreed to meet on Saturday, June 13 to trim trees and clean up landscaping in the south park.

 

Welcoming:

  • No Pickwick Village homes have sold in the past month.

 

Social media

  • The board discussed the need for trees along sidewalks to be trimmed to a height of seven feet, per Canton ordinance. Kyle will send out an email reminder and post the information on Facebook.

 

Old business

  • The annual picnic was tentatively scheduled for August 1. The board discussed whether a picnic would work this year, given the ongoing need for social distancing. Board members decided that, in lieu of an annual picnic and camp-out this year, we will provide other smaller and socially distanced options throughout the summer. The board brainstormed ideas and will continue to develop and implement ideas throughout the summer. Some initial ideas include:
    • A movie projected in the north park, with circles spray-painted on the lawn to mark appropriate distancing between families
    • A bike parade through both parks
    • Bringing in an ice cream or Kona ice truck (assuming the trucks would not be self-serve)
    • A silent auction (money can be put toward next year’s picnic or donated to a charity)
  • Additional maintenance still needed in the south park includes a French drain leading to the main park drainage and pea gravel around the playscape.
  • Roads update: Pickwick Village is still on the list for road repairs this year. Canton plans to begin projects in June, but dates have not been officially announced.

 

Remarks from visitors:

  • Jim Leddy provided an update on the roads project. Pickwick Village is still on the list for road repairs this year. Canton plans to begin projects in June, but dates have not been officially announced.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 in the north park pavilion. All are welcome to attend and get involved!

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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Virtual Meeting, May 13, 2020

Attendance (absent members are highlighted)
President: Stacey Krum
Vice President: Katy Marquart
Treasurer: Karen Willis
Secretary: Emily Kagey
Beautification: Jason Willis
By-Laws: Mike Tykoski
Welcoming: Kristin Noel
Social Media: Kyle Stone
Guest: Charlie Schmidt – J. Averie Landscape Management

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.

President’s report:

  • A resident expressed concerns about drainage in the south park. Flooding is causing mud accumulation on the path and creating slippery conditions.
    • Jason received an estimate several years ago to handle the drainage issue in the park, but it was voted down in a subdivision-wide vote.
    • Maybe get a group of us together and volunteers to complete some of this work.
    • Potential ideas:
      • French drain/pipe leading to the main drain around and near the playscape
      • Pea gravel or small rock edge extending 2 – 3 feet out from playscape edging all the way around or in space between edging and sidewalk
      • Move small bubble climber into open space inside the wood chipped area of the playscape
      • Straighten trashcan
      • Move picnic table to a dryer area
    • Jason will get estimates for an option.
  • A few trees in the parks have died (3 in the south park and one in the north park).
    • Jason will take down the tree in the north park.
  • The bench at the north park tiny library has been repaired.
  • The board will schedule a date in the near future to remove dead trees, move the bubble climber, and provide other upkeep in the south park.

Vice President’s report:

  • No report

Secretary:

  • Minutes were approved via email.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Karen has collected all but three outstanding special assessment payments from last year. There are currently only 15 outstanding payments for 2020 HOA dues. Residents will have until May 30 to make payments for 2020 dues this year, to provide flexibility while residents cope with the COVID19 pandemic.
  • Karen reviewed the votes from the questionnaire that went out with dues announcements, asking if residents would be interested in a paper or electronic newsletter. The votes were about 50/50.
  • The board reviewed the 2020 budget and made minor adjustments to reflect expected expenses.
  • The treasurer’s report was approved unanimously.

By-Laws:

  • Mike responded to a resident who was asking for a letter indicating that the subdivision does not have any guidelines for new paving, beyond the city guidelines.

Beautification:

  • The board approved getting quotes to add mulch to level out the playscapes (approximately 2 inches).

Welcoming:

  • Two houses sold in April 2020. Welcome packages have not yet been delivered, due to social distancing measures. Three houses are currently on the market.

Social

  • The annual sub-wide picnic is tentatively scheduled for August 1. All Year Rentals and Kona Ice Truck have been scheduled to come.

New business

  • The annual sub-wide picnic is tentatively scheduled for August 1. All Year Rentals and Kona Ice Truck have been scheduled to come
  • A motion was made to purchase a metal bench for the south park tiny library (estimated cost: $80 to $100). The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Old business

  • The board approved a new lawn and snow contract with J. Averie Landscape Management via email vote. The new contract is for $15,000 for one year of lawn care and snow removal. Lawn care includes mowing both parks, the Lilley boulevard and 5 islands; removal of grass clippings from paved surfaces; application of lawn care three times a season; weeding of the Barchester island (monthly); and garbage removal from North and South Park waste bins. Snow includes plowing once 2” of snow has fallen, and salt application and intersections and entryways to the subdivision (no limit to the number of visits).
  • The board approved, via email vote, the addition of fresh mulch to the Barchester Island

Remarks from visitors:

  • Charlie thanked the board for letting him join us and for selecting his company work with Pickwick. He told board members to contact him directly with any questions, comments, or concerns.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45. The next meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10 in the North Park Pavilion (location tentative, dependent on social distancing guidelines in place).

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