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    • #856
      MOWebDev
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        April 16th Meeting Take-aways
        Morgan and Dana attended this meeting that was held at the Firehouse at 3:15pm. Below are some of the interesting points they noted while we all wait for the official meeting minutes to be released.

      • #857
        MOWebDev
        Keymaster

          Executive Session

          Around 4:30 the Board of Directors declared an Executive Session at which point we, as the only non Board members present, were asked to step out. Roughly 30 minutes later the Board of Directors opened the door, said the meeting was adjourned, and they began leaving the firehouse.

          Go here to see how Executive Sessions are supposed to be run.

        • #858
          MOWebDev
          Keymaster

            ROO – Restricted Occupancy Overlay

            ROO refers to a regulation that limits the number of unrelated individuals living together in a single dwelling to no more than two.

            Currently, our CC&R’s do not specify how many unrelated individuals can live in a single dwelling home. So, Woodland Hills needs to decide how we, as a community, are going to proceed. Are we going to ask the city to enforce this regulation or are we going to add it to our CC&R’s? The Board suggested they will vote on this at the next meeting on May 21st so please keep reading to get all the information we have.

            As a college town this topic is especially important for us. Houses in our neighborhood go up for rent and even though we are far enough away from the University to make Woodland Hills less desirable for college students housing limitations closer to campus are becoming less available/affordable. Not to mention the ever present possibility that TAMU may decide to expand south.

            The official meeting minutes from Feb. 27th shows that the Board of Directors hosted on that day two city representatives to come talk to our HOA about our specific situation as Woodland Hills currently has 15-18 rental properties. To our surprise, this meeting was not publicized or made known to our HOA community on the Association Services BCS website until April 9th which was 6 weeks after the meeting took place or I’m sure some of us would have been interested in attending. You can read the official meeting minutes from Feb. 27th here to get more information on what was learned at that time and the decision our community has in front of us.

            Don’t forget that regular and special board meetings are open to the community! In order to protect our homes and our investments we need to be aware of the issues and let our voices be heard. The next board meeting is currently scheduled for May 21st at 3:15pm at Firestation #5.

            Edited May 10th: We created a survey on the ROO for our community members. Vote Now on the ROO!

          • #867
            MOWebDev
            Keymaster

              Preserving our Community-bought Fences

              At this meeting several of the Board of Directors brought in different quotes regarding protecting and preserving our common area fences which were paid for with our community dues. These fences line various homeowner properties so there needs to be a coordinated effort to help preserve and maintain these fences.

              The quotes we heard at this meeting ranged from $8,300 to $10,500 for 1,700 ft with varying degrees of service from including or not including power washing, treating one side vs both sides of the fence, and whether the treatment would be rolled or sprayed. In the end, it was concluded by the Board of Directors it would be this Fall before they actually contract the work. This gives any of our homeowners time to add to the discussion and help support our Board of Directors in this decision. If you have any inputs you would like to add to this, or any, discussion feel free to send a message to us for inclusion on the forum. All serious submissions will be considered. Also, please come to the next meeting scheduled for May 21st at the Firehouse @ 3:15.

            • #868
              MOWebDev
              Keymaster

                Trees in the Common Area are Dying

                It turns out many of the trees in our common area are dying. According to the discussion we heard this seems to be due to mulch being placed too high up on the tree. Evidently, if the mulch is higher than 2 inches it can negatively impact the trees. Another thing that seems to be detrimental to the trees is that many are right up against a fence and from what I heard this kills the roots. Vanessa walked the area with an Arborist and it was concluded that 9 of our trees are in bad shape.

                Cheryl, President of our Board and who we are learning is a gardening enthusiast, was especially sad to hear this. I would guess that many of us in the neighborhood are sad too. The trees are lovely and even those that are apparently suffering still look good to our untrained eyes.

                There was discussion amongst the board as to the time frame of addressing the affected trees but we did not witness an actual vote take place.

              • #869
                MOWebDev
                Keymaster

                  New Flowers Planted

                  Jamie, one of our Board of Directors, planted new flowers in the common area. Thank you!

                • #870
                  MOWebDev
                  Keymaster

                    Ants in the Common Area

                    The Board of Directors have each been taking turns treating the ant piles along our common area.

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