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 noon. In addition to the board members, 18 residents were in attendance at the start of the meeting.
New board updates:
- No board membership changes at this time
President’s annual report of board activities:
- Hosted the Halloween parade and social distanced/COVID-safe trick or treating
- Hosted/judged the holiday lights contest
- Collected all outstanding liens
- Sent numerous “Welcome to the Neighborhood” packets to new residents
- Installed new volleyball net, sidelines and post protectors in the north park volleyball court
- Gathered quotes and found potential cost-savings with new plowing company
- Reroofed, stained, sealed and installed post protectors at both tiny libraries
- Drafted a hard copy of a physical newsletter to be distributed to the neighborhood twice a year
- Hosted the second annual Pickwick Slow-Roll Bike Parade and movie night
- Installed disc golf courses in both parks
- Scheduled and paid the deposit with Reliable Landscaping for work to fix the south park drainage issues (work scheduled for late September/early October)
- Mulched, pulled weeds, and sprayed weed control in north and south park playscapes
- Applied and sent in the check for the next roads project (to continue neighborhood road repairs based on the road evaluation completed a few years ago)
Vice President’s report:
- No report
- No report.
- Annual dues were collected from all houses for 2021, and all previously outstanding liens have been paid off. Currently, there are no outstanding dues, special assessments, or liens in the neighborhood.
- All accounts are on track. The board is building up the savings account in preparation for larger projects such as the south park drainage improvement project.
- No report.
- We are collecting quotes for snow plowing, with the hope of more timely service this year than we experienced last year.
- According to online records, 14 houses have sold in the neighborhood in the past year. The average sale price in the neighborhood was approximately $300,000.
- As of the meeting, no Pickwick houses were actively on the market.
- No report.
- Update on the Canton Forrest clearing.
- A lawyer has sent a letter to the condo association, asking them to stop clearing and replace what has been removed so it is in accordance with the original agreement between Canton Forrest and Pickwick Village.
Plans for future business/projects:
- Upcoming events:
- Chili cookoff and fall movie night: October 2, 5:00 p.m.
- Annual Halloween parade: October 31, 5:30 p.m.
- Annual holiday lights and decorating contest: December
- Annual HOA Dues: Due March 31, 2022
- Complete south park drainage work
- Power-wash and paint north park pavilion
- Replace cargo net climber on north park playscape
- Install sign toppers at main intersections and entrances into Pickwick
- Install dog waste stations or waste baskets at tiny libraries
- Install a small pavilion in the south park, once drainage is improved
- Trim ornamental grasses and remove dead plants from entry island
Comments from residents:
- Jeff, a resident whose house borders the south park, asked if the planned pavilion in the south park might interrupt the flow of the park or visuals.
- The goal is to purchase and install a pavilion that is smaller than the north park pavilion but would still offer options for a gathering space in the south park. It would have open sides, similar to the north park pavilion, and would likely be placed behind the playscape, in the open area.
- Jim Richards asked if there were plans to trim the trees in the north park again this year. A few, in particular, are starting to grow into his yards.
- Since trees were trimmed last year, the board had not planned to do so this summer.
- Stacey noted that she will talk to Charlie, who leads our landscaping team, about the potential for trimming.
- Jim volunteered to help.
- Bob Cieslak noted that speeding on greenwood is still a significant problem.
- The board did research speed bumps, but cost and potential wear on plows were prohibitive.
- A resident suggested adding traffic barrels around intersections.
- Bob noted that Wayne County has told us that anything that impedes the flow of traffic is not permitted.
- Bob Cieslak noted that the flooding of the creek behind Greenwood continues to worsen. With the large rainstorms this summer, he has had water within six to eight feet of his house. He has tried speaking with the township and the county but has not made any progress.
- Andrea suggested investigating water gardens for installation along the creek.
The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m. and was followed by the annual picnic and campout. Approximately 200 residents participated in the day’s events.
The next is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29 in the north park pavilion (weather permitting). All are welcome to attend and get involved!