HOA Meeting Minutes January 19, 2017
Trash will not be picked up on Thanksgiving, so please do not put garbage at the curb until Monday 11/28.
Reston Tree will be in the neighborhood from Tuesday 10/4 through Friday 10/7 doing routine trimming in common areas. Trees to be trimmed were recommended by an arborist and approved by the cluster board. If you would like additional trimming done at your own expense, please contact Reston Tree at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange. Please note we are not permitted to remove any trees without prior approval by Reston Association, but maintenance trimming is ok.
Our next Oak Spring Cluster homeowners meeting will be tomorrow evening 9/15 at 1607 Oak Spring Way.
OAK SPRING CLUSTER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
Board of Directors Meeting
CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM on 18 May 2016.
Following Board members were present:
Keith Whitney (President)
Linda Stevens (Secretary)
Dave Marik (Treasurer)
Kathy Gately represented Capitol Property Management.
Homeowner in attendance: Lynda McInnis
VERIFICATION OF QUORUM
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING
The Board reviewed/approved minutes from a Board of Directors meeting held on 17 March 2016.
Kathy Gately provided Board members with an explanation and generally favorable assessment of the 30 April 2016 financial statements.
Board members discussed the status of 1) pole lights in the Cluster and the fact that several residents used unusually bright (white) bulbs; and 2) Cluster participation in Neighborhood Watch. No action was taken on either issue.
(Updating Color Palette for Decks)
Reston Association (RA) asked the Board to consider whether Cluster standards should be updated to include a solid stain to allow homeowners to bring their decks into conformance without having to strip the old wood and re-apply a semi-transparent stain. RA provided the application form to be used for an update should the Board decide to request a change.
The Board agreed to an update and approved the addition of a solid stain cedar color to Cluster standards, which already included natural, clear sealant, semi-transparent, and GeoDeck cedar. Kathy Gately will provide RA with a completed application form.
(Visitor Parking Complaint)
A Cluster resident contacted Kathy Gately to report parking violations in a visitor parking area near the center of the Cluster, i.e., residents, rather than visitors, were using visitor parking spaces. Keith Whitney volunteered to monitor/assess vehicular activity in that particular visitor parking area to determine whether vehicles are being left in visitor parking for extended periods of time or/and if residents are using visitor parking spaces on a regular basis. He will report his findings to Kathy Gately, who will arrange to have a towing company put warning tags on illegally-parking vehicles for one week before towing.
(Change in Legal Representation)
Kathy Gately volunteered to follow through on the Board’s interest in a change of legal representation by contacting another legal firm.
The Board was in Executive Session from 8:04 PM to 8:10 PM.
Board members agreed that a second account discussed during Executive Session will be sent to the Cluster’s attorney.
The Board of Directors meeting was adjourned at 8:21 PM. The next Board of Directors meeting is tentatively scheduled for 21 July 2016.
Trash will be collected on Monday. Please use a trash can so animals don’t scatter your garbage around the neighborhood. Happy 4th of July!
Based on an Oak Spring Cluster homeowner request, Reston Association has approved using a solid-color version of the previously approved transparent and semi-transparent deck stains.
Saw a rat snake in the street at the entrance to our neighborhood while driving home recently. At four feet long or so it was pretty intimidating but harmless.
The only poisonous snakes around here are copperheads, but like most snakes they are very timid and will try to get away.
We do have occasional sightings nearby so please see the following regarding snake safety and awareness:
Please remember to use a trash can to ensure birds and other animals do not scatter your garbage all over the neighborhood. This is not only unsightly, it can also be a health hazard.
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