July 2017 Board of Directors Elections

This year, as in previous years, I am asking all interested persons to help the membership learn a little about you. Please review this annual message and reply if interested. 

Neighbors,

In July of 2017 the Almond Glen Owners Association, INC will hold it’s Annual Meeting of the Membership.  During this meeting the 2016-2017 Board of Directors will step down and the 2017-2018 Board of Directors will be elected.

In an effort to prepare for that election we would like to begin collecting the names of persons interested in running.  The names of persons interested in running for the 2017-2018 board will be listed on the HOA website (www.almondglenhoa.com) so that neighbors can make an informed decision in July.

Interested persons should email the following information to: almondglenhoa@gmail.com so you can be added to the list of candidates.  The board of directors will act as a nominating committee and will vote to nominate anyone who is qualified to act as a member of the board of directors and requests to be added to the candidate list.  Persons who would like to nominate someone for election should encourage that person to contact us asap.  Again, ALL qualified persons will be nominated and added to the candidate list.  Anyone not nominated will be contacted and given an explanation as to why they are not being nominated.

Candidates will be added to the list in the order which the board receives the candidates information.  Candidates are encouraged, but not required, to provide a small headshot style photo (passport photo) to be placed beside their information on the website.

 

CANDIDATE INFORMATION:
By providing this information you are stating that you understand you are asking to be nominated by the Almond Glen Owners Association, INC board of directors (nominating committee) for the roll of 2017-2017 Board Member.  Nominations will be approved as they are received and then posted to the the Almond Glen Owners Association, INC website and could be posted to Facebook.com, Nextdoor.com, and other internet or social media websites.  Nominees are encouraged, but in no way required to provide all information and a photograph.  All information and photographs will then be posted to the HOA website and may be posted to Facebook, Nextdoor and other social media websites.  By providing your information and photo you are agreeing to allow the Almond Glen Owners Association, INC, it’s board members and agents to post your image and information to the internet and/or send that information by e-mail and/or US Mail.  Candidate information will be posted to the website in as orderly a fashion as possible.  Volunteers will provide the labor and therefore make no guarantees regarding when information will be added or updated.   Nominees should contact the board of directors or AMG if they submit nomination information and do not see their name added to the candidate list (found on www.almondglenhoa.org) within 7 days.  Please email all nomination information to almondglenhoa@gmail.com.

Basic Info:

Name
Address (will not be listed publicly unless you are elected)
Phone number (contact info only, will not be listed publicly)
Email (contact info only, will not be listed)

Please provide a short bio about yourself or message you would like displayed with your name and photo.

Please email answers to almondglenhoa@gmail.com along with a photo.  All answers and the photo are provided voluntarily.  Interested persons are only required to provide Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email in order to be nominated.

Nominations will also be taken on the night of the annual meeting.

2017 ANNUAL MEETING – BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2017 Notice of Annual Meeting

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2017 Revocable Proxy

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2017 Nomination Form

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE Almond Glen 2017 FINAL Budget

The 2017 Annual Meeting and election of new board members will be held on July 24th, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Belle Johnson Center. The center is located at 1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville NC 28134.

Sign in will begin at 5:30pm. Notice of this meeting was mailed via US MAIL to all members of the Almond Glen Owners Association, INC. Mailings were sent to the address of record as registered with the management company contracted by the AGOA board of directors.

The Notice of Annual Meeting, Revocable Proxy, and the Nomination Form are available for download on this page.

Proxies may be mailed in or an email may be sent to Almondglenhoa@gmail.com with the following text in lieu of a mailed proxy.

SUBJECT LINE:
PROXY

TEXT:
I herby appoint and constitute:

Almond Glen Resident INSERT NAME of INSERT ADDRESS as my lawful Proxy with power of substitution at the Annual Meeting of the Almond Glen Owners Association, Inc to be held on July 24, 2017 according to a number of votes that I would be entitled to vote if then personally present in hereby revokes any other proxy therefore given. If I have not appointed an individual in the space provided above, I do hereby designate the President of the Board of Directors as my Proxy. This proxy may be revoked by me at any time, but if not revoked, shall continue in full force and effect until the final adjournment of the aforesaid meeting.

DATE: (If no date provided here, the email header shall act as the date of submission)

OWNERS NAME:

OWNERS ADDRESS:

OWNERS PHONE NUMBER:

 

 

 

 

POOL NEWS: New bathroom locks, Umbrellas, etc.

Short story:

New fobs are $25. first Fob is free. Pool fobs should be passed on to new owners.

Fobs open the pool doors after hours for the sake of cleaning. The doors will now unlock on their own when the pool opens at 8am.

Attendants are there to enforce rules, clean, help out, etc. They are not lifeguards but they can assist in an emergency.

New umbrellas are in the new stand by the building. Help yourself and please, treat them with respect.

The mushrooms are activated by the button on the wall of the pool building. This saves a little power but also gives you a break from the flowing water.

There is a first aid kit on the wall. Let us know if it needs refilled.

Please take care of the furniture and grounds. Let us know if you see someone damaging things.

Thanks!

Unpaid Dues? Pool Access Canceled.

As of Sunday, May 7th, 2017 there are 62 homes in Almond Glen with unpaid dues of over $20.  Some are as low as $31.56 while others are as high as $1464.16 with foreclosure proceedings underway.

Unpaid Dues Quickly Add Up

The pool is our top shared resource and it’s pool season here in Almond Glen. This year the pool committee worked to open the pool May 6 with a preview night (Pizza and Drinks included) on May 5th.

The budget of this community is based on everyone paying their dues ON TIME and in full.

If you have unpaid dues on the books on Friday, May 12th, 2017 at close of business your pool passes will be deactivated until the payment is processed and one of our unpaid volunteers has time to access the system and reactivate your passes. (Please plan accordingly).

For this reason we would like to remind the members of this community that it is against the rules to use your pool pass to open the gate for someone else.  The neighbor who “forgot their pass” might have actually failed to pay dues and be using you to get around the problem.

Join us for a sneak peek at the pool and meet new neighbors

Join us at the Almond Glen Pool on May 5th, 2017 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

The Almond Glen Board of Directors and the Pool Committee would like you to join us at the pool this Friday to kick off the 2017 Pool Season with new and old Neighbors, Pizza and Drinks, and of course… the POOL.

The pool will be open from 6:00pm – 8:00pm with Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages available (while supplies last). Come meet your new neighbors, catch up with old neighbors, and join us as we welcome in summer a little early.

Please direct questions to almondglenhoa@gmail.com and join us on Nextdoor and Facebook (“Almond Glen Friends” group)

Neighborhood Inspection – April 17, 2017

Need a copy of the CC&Rs, Bylaws or Rules and Regs Book? 

CLICK HERE

 

On April 17, 2017 the neighborhood inspection was completed by AMG.

Q. What is a neighborhood inspection?

A. The CC&Rs (A contract you signed when you bought your home) and the Rules and Regulations (adopted by the HOA board) set forth rules, regulations and policies for which you need to maintain your property. The purpose of these rules, regulations and policies is to maintain a high value neighborhood which benefits the majority of our members.

Q. How does it work?

A. The board directs the management company to drive around the neighborhood and visually inspect the neighborhood for “violations”. The categories generally inspected are: Trash cans (Are they stored out of sight and neatly), Trash (loose items left out in the open, building supplies, etc.), High Grass (Unkempt lawns), Pressure Washing (Does your home need it), Commercial Vehicles (Large box trucks, etc), Trailers, Boats, General Home maintenance issues.

After the inspection the ARC committee is asked to verify the violations. This means someone from the neighborhood follows up on the list presented to us by the management company to ensure the violations exist. We generally wait several days so we can be sure the “violation” wasn’t just a temporary issue which was resolved without any further action needed on the part of the HOA.

If a violation is noted by the management company and the ARC committee, you get a letter from the HOA. If you resolve the issue, nothing further will happen. If the issue is not corrected you will get subsequent letters and then HOA Board may move forward with legal action.

Obviously the goal is to not have to send out letters or involve lawyers, so please try to keep up with your home maintenance and landscaping.

Townhome maintenance (Spring 2017)


March 21, 2017

Townhome owners will be pleased to hear the board has allocated money from the reserves to cover various repairs and maintenance items this spring.

In fall of 2016 he board approved the pressure washing of all buildings. Overall the feedback the board received was positive.

If you are a townhome owner and would like to have a direct impact on where the allocated funds are spent, this is your chance.

Contact the board if you are interested in helping plan townhome projects for 2017.

Almondglenhoa@gmail.com

Spring Cleaning

March 21, 2017

Its that time of year when many of us start to clean out our garages and open the windows to air out our homes. Have you taken a look at the outside of your home?

Pressure washing, sidewalk and driveway edging, weeding, etc are not only a good way to keep up the value of your home and be a good neighbor, they are a requirement when you live in a neighborhood with a HOA.

Please take care of your exterior maintenance issues as soon as possible. The management company will be conducting a neighborhood inspection soon on behalf of the board and reporting their findings to the Architectural Committee. Homes with violations will receive notices to correct the violations and follow up inspections.

Behind on dues? Your pool pass may be frozen.

March 21, 2017

Summer is approaching and the pool will soon open. Are you current on your dues?

Please avoid problems accessing the pool this year by contacting Dacy Cavicchia at AMG to verify your dues are current and to correct any delinquencies. This is a busy time of year and you will not be able to call the day of the opening to get your pass turned back on and your delinquent dues paid.

Dacy Cavicchia – DCavicchia@amgworld.com
DIRECT LINE – (704) 897-8788

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CC THE BOARD (almondglenhoa@gmail.com) WHEN YOU EMAIL DACY.

The 2017 Pool Season is Approaching!

March 21, 2017

Summer is on it’s way despite the last minute frosts and winters best efforts. Today I was given the thumbs up by our pool committee (currently still headed up by Jeannine Bell) to look over the final draft of the 2017 pool contract she and her team came up with. Jeannine has been taking care of almost everything “pool” in Almond Glen for 2 years now and I want to express the boards gratitude for her efforts.

Stay tuned for the official opening dates and hours.

– Rob Smith (President AG Board)

NOTE: Your blue keyfob will allow access to the pool during operating hours. Contact the board at almondglenhoa@gmail.com if you need assistance with a pool keyfob.