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Annual Homeowners’ Meeting

Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m.
North Orange Park Community Room
North Orange Park, 7560 Gooding Blvd.
Topics include:
• Election of Trustees for 2022-23
• Budget
•Projects for this Year
• Open Discussions 

Oak Creek Association, Inc.
Homeowners’ Meeting Minutes
Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ North Orange Park
At 7560 Gooding Blvd. (N. Orange Pool Community Room)

1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Gloria Gaskey.

2. Randy Green, Treasurer, gave a overview of expenses of the Association with an abbreviated treasurer’s report and dues status.

3. The candidates for office introduced themselves and spoke to their qualifications:

a. Gloria Gaskey

b. Nelson Katz

c. Rosalind Katz

No Nominations were made from the floor

4. Election of Trustees--Ballots were collected and then counted by Treasurer, Randy Green.

The results, announced at the end of the meeting—the current trustees were re-elected to serve from 2022-2023

5. General Discussions:

a. Capital Improvement Project Updates:

i. Gloria explained that:

1. Flowers would be planted in the Entranceway Beds after edged and mulched.

2. The perimeter trees would not be edged and mulched this year, since we do that every other year. Instead the fencing will be power washed (also done in alternating years).

3. Finally, regarding Alternative Power, Gloria explained that windmills will not be approved; however, the trustees were forming a committee to investigate and establish HOA guidelines for solar panels. Once adopted by the trustees, for any home to install solar panels, 60% of the 384 homeowners in the Association must VOTE to accept. Once the guidelines are established, and accepted by the residents, homeowners will still need to submit plans to the Trustees for approval prior to installing solar panels (to verify the plans fall within the Guidelines.)

b. Bruce Kullberg discussed the Oak Creek Website and Facebook page. Bruce also explained his efforts in the upcoming Community Garage Sale.

c. Rosalind and Nelson Katz further discussed the Garage Sale. They also talked about cleaning up after Dogs/Pets and Common Deed Restriction Violations. The Deed Restriction Violations and Complaints dovetailed into their main topic of how Maintaining Street Appeal increases and at a minimum maintains Property Values.

6. Adjourn

Updates as of 1/15/2022:

Minutes of March 31, 2022 Meeting Now Available:

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2022 Dues:   

2022 Homeowner Annual Assessments remain $165 and are due by 1/31/2022. Make checks payable to: Oak Creek Association and mail to P O Box 626, Lewis Center, OH 43035-9626 or pay through Paypal (click here to access Paypal link).

Minutes from Previous Meetings

• April 2019
• November 2018
• November 2016
• March 2013
• March 2012

Project Updates as of 2021

Rip Rap around Ponds:

The rip rap project has been completed!

Projects: 

2021 was a relatively quiet year for our community. Because there were no new projects and few unexpected expenses, we were able to keep our expenses within budget.

Entranceway Beds:   

In 2021, 4 remaining Japanese Maple trees were planted in the S. Old State entranceway beds, finally completing the project. The trees in perimeter easements and courts were edged and mulched in 2021. Otherwise, maintenance was kept to a minimum.

Project Updates (7/15/2019): As stated at the April 2, homeowner’s meeting, we would be posting updates to the projects being undertaken this year.

Rip Rap around Ponds:

Beginning the week of 7/15/19 the perimeter of the ponds will be sprayed to kill the grass and weeds in preparation for installing the rip rap 1-1/2 to 2 weeks later. 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.

Fencing: 

As stated at the Homeowner’s Meeting, we have decided to use Trudeau Fencing. We recently received an updated proposal from Trudeau, with the breakdown of the cost by each section of fencing. Once we receive a clarification from Delaware County of where the Right of Way ends we will be in a position to make a final determination on the exact placement of the fencing along S. Old State. Therefore, we should be ready to move forward on the fencing replacement by September.

Entranceway Beds:   

We received 3 proposals for design and installation of entranceway beds (Environmental Management, Oak Creek Landscaping and Landscaping by Terra).  

EMI provided the most comprehensive proposals for all aspects addressed. Their Better Business Bureau Rating was A+ with 0 complaints in the last 3 years.

The items included in the proposal(s) include the design and plant selection, removal of dead or diseased trees, plant material, and weeds; grinding tree stumps; new knee wall; new monuments (reusing caps and name plates if possible); irrigation and lighting in both beds; and installation of plant material and trees. A total of 35 trees are being replaced in the maintenance easement areas. The removal of trees and clearing of the Entranceway Bed areas started 7/10/19.   

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