2019 Spring Homeowners Meeting
Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00pm
Orange Township Hall
Thanks to everyone who attended our April 2nd Oak Creek Homeowners Association meeting. It was held at Orange Township Hall. The meeting included electing Trustees for this year, review of our Budget, important issues facing our neighborhood, plus answering any questions presented to our Trustees. Minutes from the meeting will be posted soon.
Rip Rap around Ponds:
As of 4/23/19, we had received 3 proposals for Rip Rap around the ponds (Meyer Landscaping, Environmental Management (EMI), and Landscaping by Terra). The lowest, responsive and responsible proposal was determined to be from Landscaping by Terra. Their Better Business Bureau Rating was A+ with 0 complaints in the last 3 years; EMI’s was also A+, Meyer was B-. Terra’s proposal was the most detailed and was $2,538 less than EMI.
The proposal is to install rip rap that is 6-foot wide around the pond (exact amount above water level depends on the date of installation and water level—some rip rap will be under the water so that when the water level drops you will still see stone instead of mud.) Included are:
- 978 tons of ODOT Type D rock (4-12” in diameter; average 6”)
- Shaping, excavating perimeter of pond
- Hauling away the waste
- Three-way Broadleaf Herbicide to be applied to the sod that is to be killed in areas where rip rap is to be placed
- Repair of lawn damage with Seeding, Starter Fertilizer and Erosion-Control Straw Blankets after completion of each pond location (guarantees seed; will reseed if necessary).
We are open to any additional resident comments until 5/1/19 before signing the contract. Please email questions and/or comments to email@example.com.
We are accepting 3 proposals for design and installation of entranceway beds (Environmental Management, Oak Creek Landscaping and Landscaping by Terra). They are currently in the process of preparing their designs.
As stated at the Homeowner’s Meeting, we have decided to use Trudeau Fencing. Trudeau is currently updating their proposal, with the several options we requested, to enable us to make a final determination on the layout of the fencing along S. Old State. We also wanted a breakdown of cost by each section of fencing.
1. Welcome and Introductions by Gloria Gaskey.
a. First, a thank you was given to the residents who made the extra effort to attend due to the change in our meeting location (which was due to renovations being done at Orange Township Hall.)
b. Rosalind Katz was welcomed as Trustee to fulfill the vacancy left with the resignation of Ed Zirkle.
c. A special thank you was given to Beth Steyer for her efforts in passing out notices to residents about trash violations.
2. Randy Green, Treasurer, highlighted the Budget and Dues for 2019. Dues will remain $150.00 per lot for 2019. Dues can be paid by check or money order and mailed to OCA at P O Box 626, Lewis Center, OH 43035-9626 or paid on PayPal.
3. Gloria Gaskey reviewed the 2018 Activities and Plans for 2019. In 2018, the Association was successful in getting the Olentangy Local School District to pay for and Orange Township to install and maintain flashing, 20 mph school zone signs on Oak Creek Drive for the protection of our children attending Oak Creek Elementary School. We also have been working on getting Orange Township to correct the drainage issue at the corner of Oak Creek Drive at E. Powell Road caused by the installation of the Bike/Pedestrian Path. We will continue our efforts in 2019.
In 2019, time permitting, the entranceway beds at the corners of S. Old State and Powell Road will be re-landscaped including new stones and sprinkler system (which were demolished as part of the widening of S. Old State. Other improvements planned include replacement of the white, split-rail fencing to run the perimeter of the development and pond enhancements.
4. Nelson Katz reviewed the Deed restrictions on trash and commercial vehicles. Trash bags and containers cannot be left in view of your neighbors. They must be kept in your garage or hidden by shrubs or an enclosure. Commercial vehicles are not allowed to be parked in the street more than 24 hours in any 30-day period. If you don’t have a copy of your Deed Restrictions, they are available on the Association website at www.oakcreekassociation.com
5. Rosalind Katz—Provided reminders that when the Snow Falls, shovel your sidewalks and do not park on the street so that the snow plows can remove the snow; and that dogs owners keep their pets on a leash and “pick up” after them.
6. Open Discussion included additional comments about:
a. deed restriction violations, letters, and enforcement fees.
b. Stopping for emergency vehicles.
c. Safeguards: locking house and car doors, keeping cars in garage, keeping valuables out of view, shred documents, etc.
2019 Fall Homeowners Meeting
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