Hello Neighbor – September 2016

Autumn is coming. 

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It’s about that time of year when our trees fill up the yards and gutters with leaves. While the leaves clogging the downspouts cause their own trouble, the leaves in the street cause even more for our ponds. Leaves in the gutter can block the storm sewers and cause overflow to fill the ponds with leaves and other gunk. The county does not remove leaves left in the street so they should be mulched into the yard or bagged for removal. This allows the rains full access to the storm sewers and help keep our pond looking great. Thanks in advance for keeping Liberty Lakes beautiful!

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Volunteers still needed.

Phase I’s covenant comes due for renewal Dec. 31 of this year. We are looking for residents of Phase I (the oldest section of our neighborhood) to volunteer for a committee to review the covenant for possible changes. Betsy Smith will lead the new committee which will bring any suggestions to the board. Any volunteers should contactBetsy Smith  blehsmith@yahoo.com.

August 2016 Meeting Minutes

Liberty Lakes Homeowners Association Minutes

August 9, 2016

Tyler Run Shelter House

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Present: Susan Hayes, Brenden Gallagher, Jeff Smith, Sam Kocher, Lyna Smith, and Bill Carman

Absent: Amanda Compton

Topics of Discussion

Budget and Assessments: Treasurer’s Report provided. There are several high billings still outstanding for the year such as landscaping, tree watering and fence power washing. We are still doing well though with the reserve met. Two homes remain unpaid and Susan Hayes will place liens. Additional costs of the lien filing will be added to their assessments.

Approvals: None.

Social: None.

Landscape: Power-washing fence was bid and went to Providence Service Group. They just recently started the clean up. There is a dead pine tree along Salisbury that will be removed by Davey Tree Services but the tree will not be replaced. Jeff Smith has trimmed the remaining trees and bushes affecting the fencing. Water bags were set and watering commenced in July. Additional discussion of lawn maintenance issues.

Lakes: Amanda Compton had indicted through e-mail that the timer on the fountain needed replaced. That has been done but the fountain continued intermittent outages. The lakes have looked pretty good considering the very hot weather.

Website: Minutes will be updated to website shortly.

New Business: Committee suggested to review the covenants that are up for renewal this year to suggest any proposed changes. Any changes would have to receive a vote of 2/3 of the property owner members.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be 9/20/2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Tyler Run Shelter.

June 2016 Meeting Minutes

Liberty Lakes Homeowners Association Minutes

June 16, 2016

Tyler Run Shelter House

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Present: Susan Hayes, Amanda Compton, Jeff Smith, Sam Kocher, Lyna Smith

Absent: Bill Carman, Brenden Gallagher

Topics of Discussion

Budget and Assessments:   Treasurer’s Report provided. Unpaids remaining will be contacted to determine any issues. After contact liens will be voted on.

Approvals: None.

Social: Garage sale was advertised and sign boards posted. Unsure of success as participation seemed low.

Landscape: Additional discussion of the trees and bushes on some lots overtaking the fencing. Notice will be hand delivered to affected properties on June 29th. Jeff Smith has trimmed the trees on East Salisbury. Water bags will be re-set by Susan Hayes and watering will begin after July 4th weekly. Bids for fence power washing will be submitted. Some discussion of lawn maintenance issues and storage POD placement for extended times. May need to revisit the covenants to determine if necessary changes should be suggested.

Lakes: Amanda Compton will inquire further regarding the fountain.

Website: None.

New Business: None.

Next meeting:  The next meeting will be 8/9/2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Tyler Run Shelter.

Volunteers Needed – August 2016

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Phase I’s covenant comes due for renewal Dec. 31 of this year. We are looking for residents of Phase I (the oldest section of our neighborhood) to volunteer for a committee to review the covenant for possible changes. Betsy Smith will lead the new committee which will bring any suggestions to the board. Any volunteers should contact Betsy Smith  blehsmith@yahoo.com.

Small Business meeting prior to Annual Meeting

Liberty Lakes Homeowners Association Minutes

Date: March 9, 2016

Place: Flyer’s Pizza Community Room

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Present: Susan Hayes, Jeff Smith, Bill Carman, Sam Kocher, Kerry Daly

Absent: Amanda Compton, Tracy Halker, Brenden Gallagher

Topics of Discussion

Budget and Assessments: Budget and Assessment are considered private matters for homeowners. Homeowner’s may request this information from the board.

Approvals: None.

Social: Easter Egg Hunt will be on the 20th unless weather is a problem Tracy Halker will get sign boards to advertise and take care of set-up. It is usually well received,

Landscape: Hidden Creeks will be billing monthly for services this year. Discussion of mulching : too much mulching around the Salisbury trees. Some investigation of the irrigation system at the entrance needs to be done.

Lakes: Fountain and bubblers placed back in pond and activated by Aquadocs.

Website: None.

New Business: Tracy Halker and Susan Hayes expressed interest in going off the board, having served their 3 year term. Lyna Smith volunteered to consider becoming a board member and will attend the next scheduled meeting. Concern over storage pods being in driveways too long and garbage cans left out too long. Roundabout at Jewett and Liberty was also discussed

Old Business:  Annual meeting notices and invoices went out as scheduled. P.O. Box will be checked after April 1, 2016 for any needed late assessments. EPCON proposal and status discussed at the full annual meeting.

Liberty Lakes Homeowners Association Minutes – January 12, 2016

Liberty Lakes Homeowners Association Minutes

January 12, 2016

Flyer’s Pizza Community Room

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Present: Susan Hayes, Jeff Smith, Bill Carman, Amanda Compton, Brenden Gallagher

Absent: Sam Kocher, Tracy Halker, Kerry Daly

Topics of Discussion

Budget and Assessments: Treasurer not present but draft of annual budget was reviewed. There are a couple changes that need to go into the final draft and will be taken care of prior to submission with annual meeting notice.

Approvals: 3485 Brockton Court driveway extension was approved.

3291 Brentwood Drive—cedar fence request denied. Request to change to aluminum black. (Ultimately approved with this change).

Social: No discussion

Landscape: Paths plowed today and will be plowed if significant enough snow is covering throughout the winter.

Lakes: Confirmation that bubblers turned off for the winter.

Website: It was suggested that posts to the website have some method of approval: It was approved that if both Co-Chairs approve then the matter will be posted. There was concern over whether the method of posting was too subjective.

New Business: Annual Meeting notice will go out after receipt of the budget and letter from Jeff Smith along with a listing of accomplishments.  Kerry Daly will provide the envelopes, mailing list and stamps and Susan Hayes will see that the annual meeting notice, invoices, budget and letter are mailed out. She will also put up the signs throughout the neighborhood. There is still a need for new people to fill roles on the board, as members will be going off soon.

Old Business: None

Next meeting: The next meeting will be prior to the annual meeting scheduled for 3/9/2016 at 6:30 (with annual meeting to begin at 7:00 p.m.) Pizza and soda will be provided.

Nextdoor website info

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The neighborhood website “NextDoor” has recently started a page devoted to Liberty Lakes. Nextdoor is a social networking service for neighborhoods in the United States. It allows users to connect with people who live in their neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods. It offers local police news reports specific to our neighborhood, requests between neighbors like babysitting offered and needed, and much more.

If you are interested please click on: Check it Out