Springtime in the Plantation – Letter from HOA President

Spring has finally arrived, or at least it finally threatened to. For a while there I thought it would never warm up. Now we get to look forward to warm […]

Spring has finally arrived, or at least it finally threatened to. For a while there I thought it would never warm up. Now we get to look forward to warm weather, sunny skies, blossoming flowers… having to mow the lawn, pollen allergies, the coming oppressive heat.  Wait! Can’t we just have the good stuff? On a more serious note another sign of spring is that the walkers, runners, bikers and skateboarders are starting to multiply. I hope everybody will remember the rules and do the right things. To the drivers in particular, please remember that you are in a neighborhood and drive patiently. Between the stop signs, speed bumps and non-drivers on the road, it is impossible to get through the neighborhood quickly. So please just accept that fact and drive accordingly. To the non-drivers, please try to stay to the side of the road, and out of the way of the cars.

On another issue, the HOA Board recently had a conversation about how else we can be of service to the neighborhood. A topic that came up was the cankerworms that are apparently starting to move into the neighborhood and the need to band affected trees, which is supposed to be done in the fall. There was discussion of whether the HOA should try to solicit volunteers to help some of our neighbors, or just buy supplies for neighbors to use, or perhaps contract with a company for them to band trees at a discounted price. In short, we concluded that it was probably a worthwhile project, but no matter which route we take it will require a lot of work for the people involved. Frankly, everybody on the HOA Board is already busy with other issues.  What we really need is a volunteer to take on this project. We can provide support with communications, finances, etc., but we need somebody to be in charge. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me.

Also, if you have any other ideas of how the HOA can be of service to the neighborhood, let me know.