Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Special HOA Meeting April 13, 2021

Attendance (absent members are highlighted)

President: Stacey Krum

Vice President: Katy Marquart

Treasurer: Karen Ryan (via phone)

Secretary: Emily Kagey

Beautification: Mike Tykoski

By Laws: Kurt Richter

Welcoming: Kristin Noel

Social Media: Kyle Stone  (via phone)

Visitors: Bev Bazzell, Harrie Dem Boer, Sandra Dem Boer, Jacob Kagey, Wesley Krum, Butch Richards, Julie Sandler, Dianne Tykoski, Mark Windecke

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

In response to requests from residents, the HOA Board held a special emergency meeting on April 13 to discuss a time-sensitive issue: the ongoing removal of trees and greenery that line the neighborhood’s northern border and provide dedicated greenspace between Pickwick Village and the Canton Forest condos.

New business:

  • The Canton Forest condos have been clearing trees and brush, but there is a formal agreement between Pickwick Village and the condo association that the will maintain a greenspace “buffer zone” between the houses and condos. This agreement was signed and registered with Canton in 1989, when the condos were first being developed, as a requirement for allowing the land to be used for multi-family dwellings.
  • The agreement details the exact number and types of trees and other greenery, and the space, that is to be maintained.
  • The board heard comments from visitors regarding the history of this agreement, recent conversations and interactions that neighbors have had with those who are clearing the greenery in ways that violate that agreement, and changes they’ve noticed in the landscaping.
  • Stacey Krum reported that she has spoken with the vice president of the Canton Forrest association, but these conversations have not been productive in getting the association to stop removing the greenery.
  • Bev Bazzell was on the board at the time that the agreement was established. She has provided an unsigned copy of the agreement to the Board. Stacey is working with the Canton Department of Public Works to find out if they have the signed copy. [Update: Canton does have a signed copy on file.]
  • The board and visitors discussed plans to cease the removal of greenery and restore the greenspace to its required specifications:
    • Stacey will continue to work with Canton Township offices to determine where the signed copy currently resides. [It is on file in the Canton archives]
    • Stacey will contact the HOA and let them know we have documentation of an agreement that requires Canton Forest to maintain the greenspace according to the specifications drawn up in 1989.
    • If the email does not prompt a response and the cessation of clearing, the Pickwick Board will reach out to a lawyer with whom Bev has been in contact to begin pursuing legal action if necessary.

Old business/Reports

  • No other reports or business were discussed during the special April meeting. Reports will be updated at the May meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The meeting is scheduled to be in the north park pavilion, as weather permits.

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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Monthly HOA Meeting March 23, 2021

Attendance (absent members are highlighted)

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

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

President’s report:

  • Stacey and Katy have begun planning dates for summer events. They will provide an update at the next meeting.
  • The pavilion in the north park and playscapes in the south park need to be cleaned.
    • Kurt has a power-washer that the board can use. Water can be run from the Kageys’ house in the north park and the Stones’ house in the south park.
    • The board discussed scheduling a “cleanup day,” where neighbors could volunteer to join the board in cleaning up trees, playscapes and the pavilion.

 

Vice President’s report:

  • No report.

Secretary:

  • No report. Minutes were approved via email.

Treasurer’s Report

  • As of the meeting time, approximately 60% of Pickwick households had paid their annual dues.
  • The budget is on track. For a copy of the budget, please contact treasurer@pickwickvillage.org

By-Laws:

  • No report.

Beautification:

  • Mike has been investigating options for reroofing the tiny libraries.
  • The company we use for lawn maintenance provided an estimate of $3290 to mulch playscapes in both parks.
    • Emily made a motion to pay for the mulch. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
  • The lawn contract has been finalized for the next two years.
  • Mike has been cleaning out the trash cans in the south park. The lawn company should begin doing that again soon, once they start their spring service.

Welcoming:

  • Two houses sold in February, and one house sold in March. Welcoming packages will be delivered to the new homeowners.

Social media

  • No Report

Old business

  • The board discussed investing in a more comprehensive plan to improve drainage in the south park, with an estimated cost of about $10,600. Emily made a motion to move forward with this plan. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

New business

  • None.

The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The meeting is scheduled to be in the north park pavilion, as weather permits.

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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Monthly HOA Meeting February 17, 2021

Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board

Monthly HOA Meeting

February 17, 2021

 

Attendance (absent members are highlighted)

President: Stacey Krum

Vice President: Katy Marquart

Treasurer: Karen Ryan

Secretary: Emily Kagey

Beautification: Mike Tykoski

By Laws: Kurt Richter

Welcoming: Kristin Noel 

Social Media: Kyle Stone

 

Guests: Bob Cieslak, Wesley Krum, Aakash Patwa, 

 

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

 

President’s report:

  • Stacey provided updates on two projects discussed at the previous meeting: Solar lights have been installed on the Barchester island, and signs warning residents of potentially icy conditions have been placed by the South Park path.
  • Karen and Stacey have been in contact with a homeowner who has one of the outstanding liens; the property is selling, so the lien should be cleared soon. 
  • Snowplowing was an issue during the large snow we had this month. Many board members were in frequent contact with the plow company throughout the first day after the large snowfall; and while the results were not quite as fast as we would hope, they have now completed all plowing. 
  • Stacey was contacted by Michael Toth, who owns MT Lawn Care LLC. His son would like to submit a quote for plowing in the future. (Update: Michael has also contacted the board since the February meeting to inquire about submitting a quote for mowing, mulch, trimming, and spring/fall cleanups.)

Vice President’s report:

  • No report.

 

Secretary:

  • No report. Minutes were approved via email.

 

Treasurer’s Report

  • As of the meeting time, approximately 100 houses had paid their annual dues. Use of the online payment system has been comparable to last year’s usage, so far. 
  • The budget is on track. For a copy of the budget, please contact treasurer@pickwickvillage.org

 

By-Laws:

  • No report.

 

Beautification:

  • Mike was in frequent (almost every hour) contact with the plow company during the heavy snowfall. Our contract does not specify a time by which plowing must be completed, but rather says it must be done in a “reasonable amount of time.” Mike is working with the company to better define what is reasonable. They did get the snow completely cleared within 24 hours of start of snow. It wasn’t what we were hoping for, but this contract with this company was the result of a last-minute change that was out of the board’s control. 
  • Mike suggested that, as the dues increase, the board may want to look into putting more money toward plowing, as this is an area where residents are frequently concerned, so would warrant greater investment. 
  • Mike is going to talk to Charlie (of J. Averie) and Matt (of Swifty) to clarify what we’d like for the future and see what can be done.  

 

Welcoming:

  • One house in the subdivision sold at the end of December; the new owners will receive their welcome package soon.
  • One house sold on February 8 (but had not yet posted as sold as of meeting time). One house is for sale by owner, and one house is pending sale.   

 

Social media

  • One pavilion reservation has come through for the spring/summer.

 

Old business

  • Mike will review the contract with Reliable for the South Park drainage and work with Karen to send payment for the deposit.
    • Mike suggested that the board go with the larger, more complete project; rather than spend approximately $5,000 to perhaps only partially fix the problem, it may be worthwhile to spend the full amount (closer to $9,000) for the full scope of what Reliable suggests.
    • The board was in agreement with this plan.  
    • Board members also would like to purchase river birches for the South Park as a continued approach to supporting better drainage. 

 

New business

  • Prior to the meeting, Karen and Mike provided drafts of the 2021 budget. Board members will review the draft and work on finalizing the budget and plans for future projects at the March meeting. 
  • Katy suggested that the board begin planning dates for summer events. Katy and Stacey will meet to begin planning, and the board will discuss at the March meeting.

 

Remarks from visitors

  • Bob thanked the board for efforts to address the South Park drainage. He also reported that the snow plow company left a large pile of snow and ice blocking part of his driveway and the street. He understood that they were likely in a hurry, but requested that snow be distributed to more, smaller piles if another large snow comes again.
  • Aakash thanked the board for welcoming him and his wife. They are very excited to be part of this neighborhood.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. 

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, HOA Board meetings are being held virtually. The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. For a link to join the meeting, email president@pickwickvillage.org.

 

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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Monthly HOA Meeting January 21, 2021

Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board

Monthly HOA Meeting. January 21, 2021

Attendance (absent members are highlighted)

President: Stacey Krum

Vice President: Katy Marquart

Treasurer: Karen Ryan

Secretary: Emily Kagey

Beautification: Mike Tykoski

By Laws: Kurt Richter       

Welcoming: Kristin Noel

Social Media: Kyle Stone

 

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

 

President’s report:

  • 165 houses participated in the annual holiday lights contest (up from 117 in 2019). The 2020 winners were:
    • First place: 42063 Greenwood
    • Second place: 6711 Brookshire Drive
    • Third place: 6108 Courtland Drive
    • Honorable mention: 42050 Hanford, 42047 Hanford, 42035 Hanford, 6817 Brookshire Drive, 6199 Courtland

 

Vice President’s report:

  • No report

 

Secretary:

  • No report.

 

Treasurer’s Report

  • Notice of the annual dues will be mailed by January 31. Dues will be $112 (homeowners paying online will also pay a small processing fee of $3.55). The amount reflects a 3% increase over the previous year, in accordance with the Pickwick Village by-laws. Preliminary plans for 2021 projects can be found in the August 2020 meeting minutes.
  • The outstanding lien on one home was paid on time in 2020; only two liens remain. Karen will include notice of any outstanding liens in the annual dues letters.
  • Karen presented the treasurer’s report, and the budget is on track. For a copy of the budget, please contact treasurer@pickwickvillage.org

 

 

By-Laws:

  • No report.

 

Beautification:

  • The snowplow contract was finalized in December. Based on board members’ observations, it appears the company has completed two plowings.
  • The roofs of the tiny libraries need to be repaired before spring, to avoid leakage. Kyle is going to look into the process for doing this.
  • Mike has been checking the trash in the North and South Parks to ensure they do not overflow in the winter months, when the landscape company does not maintain the parks.
  • Mike has received quotes for the 2021 landscape service. The quote from J. Averie, the company used in 2020, was the lowest quote. Based on the quality of service received in summer 2020, the board is in favor of re-signing with J. Averie.
  • The board discussed the need to clean up the North Park pavilion and the South Park playscape. Board members plan to take on these projects in the spring, once weather allows.

 

Welcoming:

  • No report.

 

Social media

  • The website has been updated to reflect the 2021 dues information and to remove language referring to the past special assessment.

 

Old business

 

New business

  • Katy mentioned that the path in the south park is quite icy. The plow/landscape company does not maintain parks in the winter.
    • The board discussed purchasing signage to alert residents to potentially icy conditions.
    • Emily made a motion to spend up to $35 to purchase signs. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
  • Stacey priced out cost of two solar lights for the main entrance on Barchester, to improve visibility of the subdivision entrance (based on resident feedback). The cost would be approximately $35-$40 for a set of 2.
    • Emily made a motion to do purchase the lights. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, HOA Board meetings are being held virtually. The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on February 17, 2021. For a link to join the meeting, email president@pickwickvillage.org

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Pickwick Village 2020 Neighborhood Holiday Outdoor Lights & Decorating Contest Results

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Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Monthly HOA Meeting – November 11, 2020

Pickwick Village Homeowner Association Board Monthly HOA Meeting November 11, 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 Richter
Welcoming: Kristin Noel
Social Media: Kyle Stone

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

President’s report:

The holiday lights contest is coming up. Judging dates will be announced on the flyer that will be sent out to residents. (Update: Judging will take place December 20; all lights must be on by 6:30 p.m.)

Jim Leddy contacted the township about applications for a 2022 roads project; it is still too early to apply.

The newsletter is finished and ready for proofreading and final dates to be added, in time to go out with the annual notice of dues in early 2021.

Stacey received a few calls about the streetlight at Lilley and Barchester being out. She submitted a repair request on November 2. She has also submitted a repair request through Plymouth Canton.

The tiny library roof project has not been completed yet.

Vice President’s report:

No report

Secretary:

Minutes from the October meeting were approved via email.

Treasurer’s Report

Karen presented the treasurer’s report.

The insurance should be coming in the next week or so. Karen is just waiting on contact information for the plow company to begin paying on the snow contract.

By-Laws:

No report.

Beautification:

Mike received an updated quote on the snow contract.

The board could pay for unlimited plows, but the price would be higher than the previous contract. However, the board can get 11 guaranteed plows, and have intersections salted, for $7,700.

The board discussed the options and considered that we have not had more than 10 snow occurrences with 2+ inches in recent history.

The board discussed the need to salt every intersection or just main intersections (excluding courts) and determined that the best value and use of association resources would be to salt main intersections.

Emily made a motion to contract for 11 plows, with salt at main intersections. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

UPDATE: Since the meeting, that plow company contracted with other clients and will not be able to add Pickwick. Mike reached to additional companies; while many are no longer taking on new clients, he was able to get a bid with Executive Property for $7265. This would provide unlimited plows (when snowfall is 2 inches) and salt at the intersections. The board voted via email to approve this contract.

Mike and Stacey have reached out to Charlie at J. Averie to get paperwork that releases the board from the snow portion of our contract for this year only.

Mike is going to plan to empty trash cans in the parks once a month during the winter months.

Mike received a new estimate on drainage options for the south park. Adding extra drainage on just the front side of the playscape, plus extra dirt and grass, would be approximately $5000. This should take care of the main flooding concerns around the pathway and the playscape.

Emily made a motion to approve this work. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Welcoming:

Three Pickwick houses sold in October.

Social media

Kyle will post the flyer about the upcoming lights competition.

Old business

None.

New business

None

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 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, December 15. Stacey will send out a link for the meeting.

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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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