|Posted on December 14, 2020 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Captains Walk Villas 2020 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Held in Keowee Room of the Event Center, Keowee Key
A quorum was established.
Also in attendance from Foothills Property Management: Geig Lee & Diane Lee
The meeting was called to order.
Current Financial Statement and a full printout of bank transactions were presented for members to see all itemized expenses for the current year. Although there will still be a few expenses during this last month of 2020, we will come in with expenses well below budget (estimated to be around $8K below budgeted expenses after December expenses are figured in). This leaves us in a stronger standing after such large unexpected expenses in 2019.
Landscaping was discussed. It has been difficult no matter which landscaping company we have used to get them to consistently perform the on-going duties as scheduled. Foothills has been made aware of this and may have some alternatives or be able to use their collective clout to help improve the situation.
Pending issues of non-compliance were discussed. There remain a few issues that owners have not remedied, specifically door color violations and dryers not properly vented. Foothills was made aware of this and will follow up after they take over.
Bank account change: With Foothills taking over January 1, we will change our banking to First Citizens, where Foothills does banking with all of their management clients. This will include both the Reserve account and the Operating account.
Pending repair item: 800-4 unit has a flashing issues that is currently being evaluated and under repair. It has been tarred with new booting and flashing but this didn’t fully correct the problem. It has been determined that it could be condensation but is still under investigation to insure that the issue is corrected fully. Foothills was made aware of the issue and will monitor and assess when they take over.
Contractors: The board will pass on any contractor information to Foothills. It was noted that there was currently only one on-going contractor that would be recommended to continue, since the other reliable contractor is planning on moving out of the area soon. It was noted that Foothills having both the management team and a separate contractor business based locally could be beneficial to Captains Walk.
Property Management: Geig and Diane introduced themselves and shared their long history in property management in the area. The month of Dec will be used to set up transitions. Information regarding contacts and methods of reporting issues will be provided prior to January 1, when they take over, and will be emailed to all members and posted on the CW website.
2021 Board: It was noted that while we did have 2 volunteers for the 2020 board who had been elected (Franck Boynton & Sherri Wangrin), we still needed to fill the third position, which Donna Rice had volunteered to fill temporarily in order to reach the three member count outlined in the bylaws. Chris Nassor graciously stepped up to serve and will be appointed by the board for the third position. Appreciation was shown to the 2020 Board for the job they have done in this most unusual year.
The meeting was adjourned.
|Posted on November 11, 2020 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
The annual meeting of Captains Walk Villas HOA will be held Tuesday, December 8 from 1pm to 3pm in the Keowee Room of the Event Center.
This will also provide an opportunity for owners to meet Foothills Property Management before they take over managment duties on January 1, 2020.
Please wear a mask if you attend and respect social distancing measures.
We hope to see you there as we wrap up this most unusual year!
|Posted on November 11, 2020 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
3rd Quarter Newsletter
Hi everyone! It is amazing the holidays are almost here as we are fast approaching the end of another year. The annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday December 8th from 1pm to 3 pm in the Keowee Room of the Event Center.
Third quarter was not as crazy as the first half of the year however, we did complete several projects.
Crawl space moisture issues:
As noted in the mid-year newsletter, during an inspection of the crawl spaces numerous items were noted as moisture problems that needed to be corrected. All issues were owner responsibility. Several crawl spaces had leaking pipes, etc. These items were addressed with each owner and most have been repaired.
Dryer vents not vented to the outside creating excessive moisture in the crawl spaces. An owner responsibility which are being corrected.
The new exterior drain pipe has been installed and working properly to divert water away from the foundation.
3 trees were removed at the rear of the units.
Bldg. 560: Crawl space below units 3 & 5
New French drains and sump pumps were installed. As French drains are perforated, gravel was installed around the pipe to help prevent silt, etc. from entering and clogging pipe. The company that installed these two will be conducting a reinspection in 2021.
560 Bldg: Outside lighting issue. An electrician evaluated the issue and found a shorted wire. That has been repaired.
CWV Income Tax filing:
The 2019 income taxes have been filed.
Four trees in front of these bldg. were overgrown and needed pruning away from steps and decks. We waited until the blooming stage was completed as not to damage future growth. This has been completed.
Critter damage on siding on each front corner board. Replaced and painted.
During an inspection two problems were found. A disconnected downspout and deteriorated wood in the crawl space. Both items were repaired.
A leak was discovered. The roof jacks that flash the plumbing vents needed to be sealed. This was completed.
Tropical storm damage:
Due to the storm CWV had a lot of debris, such as small limbs, pine needles and leaves covered most areas. However, we were very fortunate. The landscapers came Friday Oct. 30, cleaned all parking lots and shared areas. The second week of Nov the landscapers will clean the rest of the debris left on the grounds.
*Amendment to By-Laws:
The Amendment concerning future financial consideration to members while serving on the Board was presented to the Membership and approved. Addendum and The Rules and Regulations have been recorded at the court house and are posted on CWV website. (Note: The email version of the newsletter referred to this as an Addendum, but it was actually an Amendment).
Foothills Management was approved and will start January 1, 2021. You will have an opportunity to meet with them at the annual meeting.
REMINDER: CRAWL SPACES ARE NOT STORAGE AREAS. FOOTHILLS MANAGEMENT WILL CONDUCT PERIODIC INSPECTIONS SO IF YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL ITEMS STORED IN THE CRAWL SPACE PLEASE REMOVE THEM. FOOTHILLS WILL ALSO CONDUCT A FULL INSPECTION OF ALL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.
REMINDER: IT IS EACH OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY TO PERIODICALLY CHECK THEIR PIPES, HOT WATER HEATERS ETC. IN CRAWL SPACES FOR ANY LEAKS AND REPAIR. ALSO, WE WANT TO REMIND OWNERS TO PERIODICALLY CHECK THEIR OUTSIDE AC UNITS.
|Posted on November 1, 2020 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Novembrer 1, 2020
What a storm we had last week! Given that many owners are not residents, and seeing so many trees down in the general Keowee Key area, we thought it would be good to let everyone know that our Captains Walk properties escaped relatively unharmed other than a few rather minor things. The assessment by the arborist earlier in the year, expert input from the tree company (Lirskiy Tree Service) and their removal of dead trees and limbs surely seems to have paid off for us!
Several Captains Walk owners/residents were seen clearing branches, blowing off sidewalks, parking lots, and other common areas until our landscape maintenance folks could get here on Friday. Many thanks for those neighborly gestures! Things have now been restored to normal rather quickly.
We hope you are all safe and well, and will look forward to hopefully seeing some of you at the annual meeting in December to finish off this crazy 2020 year (distanced and masked). Further details will be sent/posted later.
The CWV Board
|Posted on October 19, 2020 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
October 19, 2020
To all Captain’s Walk Homeowners,
CALL FOR CANDIDATES
The Board of Directors presents its annual “CALL FOR CANDIDATES” for the upcoming 2021 General Election. If there is anyone interested in becoming an officer on the 2021 Board of Directors, please submit a resume no later than November 5th. All resumes will be emailed out along with a ballot for homeowners to cast their votes during the month of November. The 2021 Board of Directors will be announced at the December Annual meeting.
As of January 1, 2021 Foothills Property Management will take over the management of the community. Foothills Property Management will take direction from the 2021 Board of Directors. However, the responsibility and commitment of the 2021 Board will be greatly reduced. The Board of Directors is a voluntary position.
The success of our community lies within the involvement of our homeowners. We urge everyone to become active homeowners in some capacity, be it volunteering for the community, running for a Board position or staying informed through viewing our community website.
All resumes will be posted on an “Election” page (under "Community News") on this website and will also be emailed to membership in the vote package. Please email all resumes in Microsoft Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org, all resumes must be received by November 5th to be placed on the ballot.
The Board of Directors must be no less than three and no more than 5 positions.
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Board member.