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Where did the roses go?

Hello neighbors! This week you will see work begin on a multi-phase Landscape Remediation project that will take place throughout Kitts Creek.  We have a few problems to address: End of lifespan - some of our plants from the original part of Kitts Creek have reached the end of their life expectancy.  Also, many of them were planted very close together to try to give the neighborhood an established look quickly.  It is what developers do but makes it harder on the plants. Knockout rose disease - all over the Triangle, there is a disease called Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) that is decimating roses.  It is a nasty & incurable disease and the only solution is to dig the plant out.  Almost all of the rose bushes in KC have it already (both HOA common area and homeowner lots) and those that do not will have it soon. Planting beds around shrubs are meant to be cleaned out of older mulch or pinestraw periodically and soil refreshed.  This maintenance work has never been done in KC so we have to do it now.  Taking care of this while we also have these other issues will save us some money. What is the plan? Rose Replacement:  All of the roses, including roots, will be removed from HOA common areas beginning immediately.  These areas will be bare for a bit and then a variety of flowering and colorful plants will replace them. New Shrub Design:  Our Landscape Committee Chair, Donna Fender, is working with our landscaper on a phased plan and design - removal of dead or dying shrubs (at end of life) and replacement with healthy, hardier and better spaced new shrubs.  We will phase this in.  The cost of the overall project will determine how many phases.  We will focus on the core complex [...]

By |2019-10-02T13:20:25-05:00October 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Important HOA updates and Events

The first-ever Doggie Pool Party event went exceptionally well and fun was had by many canine Creekers and their families.  Thank you all so much! So we have an announcement: We have decided to make this an annual event based on its success!  Thank you to all who participated and were kind and cooperative. So much fun! Some newer homeowners have written to the Board asking for the background on the grass question and how & why it was decided to keep fescue as the grass type for single-family homes. Here is a document that explains the process and the decision criteria and includes everything we learned from the turf scientist from NC State: KC Grass Decision We are entering our busiest time on the KC Social calendar and the event leaders need volunteers for the Family Fall Festival & Fun Run and our Diwali celebration.  See the full events calendar here: http://www.kittscreek.com/events/  (Note all events are clickable and will take you to see further information about that event)  If you registered for the Fun Run and have not yet paid, please do so ASAP! Our National Night Out event, in cooperation with the Morrisville Police Department, will be on Tuesday, October 1st from 7 to 8 PM at the Playground and there will be games plus ice cream sandwiches compliments of the HOA.  Come and meet some of the first responders who help keep Kitts Creek safe and enjoy some time with neighbors. One calendar change:  The HOA Board meeting for October is 2 days earlier than usual due to some scheduling issues:  Tuesday, October 8th, 7 PM. Have a great week! Kitts Creek Board of Directors

By |2019-09-26T08:33:11-05:00September 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Landscaping Committee August Newsletter

The Kitts Creek Landscaping Committee will begin meeting at the clubhouse at the first Tuesday of every month at 5 pm. If you have ideas or questions, please feel free to stop by. We may not have the answer, but we can point you in the right direction. Attached is the August issue of The Landscaping Committee's newsletter to the neighborhood! KC Landscaping Newsletter

By |2019-08-22T06:15:32-05:00August 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Q3 Exterior Updates

At one of our Drop-In meetings on Sunday, a homeowner asked that we remind everyone about the requirement to trim low branches off of any trees on your lot that hang over a sidewalk. We have had other recent complaints about trees hanging too low as well. So here are the details on that and some other Q3 exterior reminders: TREES & SHRUBS If you have shrubs along your alley or sidewalk, they must not hang over the alley or sidewalk If your front or rear tree(s) hang over the alley or sidewalk, the lower branches must not hang lower than six (6) feet. A six-foot-tall person must be able to walk on the sidewalk in front of your house or at any spot on the alley without any branches or leaves in the way. Next year, we are likely going to align that with local ordinances and raise that to seven (7) feet for sidewalks and nine (9) feet for alleys - so heads up for planning purposes. If you need to trim off low branches now, consider doing it once and using the 7 and 9 feet metrics. Fall is the best time to replace dead shrubs or add new landscaping (with prior ARC approval) FRONT PORCHES Most of our toys, sports equipment, garden tools, etc belong in the rear of the home or inside of the garage and should not be left on front porches per our Covenants and Guidelines. What is ok on front porches? Examples include: Furniture designed to be outdoor patio furniture, potted plants, neat shoe/boot stands, doormats or outdoor rugs What is not ok? Examples include: Bikes, pool toys, kids’ toys, garden tools, indoor furniture, loose shoes or boots, dog toys or bowls, out of season decor (pumpkins / ghosts in January, etc) HOUSE PAINTING Reminder: As [...]

By |2019-08-01T12:33:20-05:00August 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

2019 Second Quarter Mixer

The second quarter mixer for 2019 will be held on Thursday, June 27 at  7 PM. Please be sure to RSVP either via email (Carlie@casnc.com) or on kittscreek.com As usual, we will have wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. At the mixer, 3 members of the Morrisville Town Council will be present. We will also be asking for your input!  We will show you preliminary design ideas for the pool slide for the 2020 pool season and *possible* playground replacement for the fall of 2020. We are starting to look at the playground now because, although it’s fine now, there are a few cracks beginning that could jeopardize safety sooner than expected. It’s due for replacement according to our Reserve Study in 2023. The company who makes it went out of business and replacement pieces/sections are unreasonably expensive. Kathy, Kevin & Jim

By |2019-06-20T05:07:11-05:00June 20th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Newsletter from the Landscpaping Committee

Good Afternoon Kitts CreekThe Kitts Creek Landscaping Committee will begin meeting at the clubhouse at the first Tuesday of every month at 5 pm. If you have ideas or questions, please feel free to stop by. We may not have the answer, but we can point you in the right direction. Attached second issue of The Landscaping Committee's newsletter to the neighborhood! KC Landscaping Newsletter Have a great week!Kitts Creek Landscape Committee

By |2019-05-23T11:03:08-05:00May 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

What to know about pool season – It’s almost time!

Our pool season kicks off this Saturday!  The Social Committee has some fun things planned - more about that soon.  And there is a new program for kids at the pool:  KC Kickers! Follow the link below to be familiar with everything everybody needs to know about using and having fun at our pool.  The format is new and much easier to follow!  Updates include details on KC Kickers, clarification on floats to avoid the confusion from last year, and an additional lifeguard during busy times. Also, we have already had a few requests to allow some kid Creekers to be entrepreneurs and set up stands at the pool.  In order to provide a way to do this that is fair to everyone while keeping it organized, we have set up some provisions and boundaries to accommodate all pool goers. 2019 Pool Rules Parents, please read through this update and help your kids understand how to cooperate to have a great season! You'll notice our new umbrellas providing more shade options at the pool.  As you know, the mister idea did not pan out due to the kind of material used to build our pool house.  We are busy planning the slide for the 2020 season and will be adding our ADA lift during that installation as well. Send any questions to us via Carlie (carlie@casnc.com) or use the Contact page on our website:  http://www.kittscreek.com/contact/ Thank you! Kitts Creek Pool Committee Kitts Creek Board of Directors

By |2019-05-14T18:52:02-05:00May 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Pool opening – TITANS Swim Academy and Wristband Water Safety Program

We are mere weeks away from opening the 2019 KC Pool Season! This is the second in a series of announcements to get ready for the pool opening. Last time, we announced the new water safety program that will provide wristbands to Kid Creekers based on passing swim proficiency tests. See that information and requirements for parents and kids here: Previous Eblast We asked for your input on what to call this program - thanks to everyone who submitted votes and suggestions. We are calling it KC Kickers! To help kid Creekers who need help to improve their water skills and pass the KC Kicker test to earn a wristband, today we are announcing this year's schedule for the TITANS Swim Academy. **Reminder: TITANS provides swimming lessons at our pool and has nothing to do with the Killer Whales Competitive Swim Team. Details on criteria, times, and how to sign up can be found here: TITANS Schedule Next week we will send out the last pool opening announcement which will highlight Rule and Procedure changes for the 2019 Season and some reminders about KC Pool operations. The 2019 Pool Rules will be included in full. Parents, please plan to read these and review them with your kids before opening day. Last, yes - the pool had an issue this week with a circuit breaker that caused the chemicals to be unbalanced and it turned green. Luckily, that happened prior to opening and fixing it won't cause any inconveniences for pool goers! Please contact Carlie with any questions. Thank you! Kitts Creek Board of Directors

By |2019-05-02T06:41:28-05:00May 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Newsletter from the Landscpaping Committee

Our new Landscaping Committee has hit the ground running and we so appreciate it! See their first newsletter to the neighborhood here: KC Landscaping Newsletter Be on the lookout! Coming soon will be: requested reminder of how violations work and reminders for spring, more information on the pool opening (changes, rules updates and swim lessons scheduling), update from MPD and the TOM on parking enforcement in KC and the requested summary of the Homeowner Survey readout and discussion from the last Quarterly get together. Have a great week! Kitts Creek Board of Directors

By |2019-05-23T11:03:14-05:00May 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Town Apron Repairs – This Friday!

The contractor for the Town of Morrisville will be making alley repairs starting Friday, April 26 (weather permitting). The sections that the town will be repairing cannot be walked or driven on until Monday, April 29. No alleys will be closed completely; just one end will be closed. Below are the nearest addresses to the alley aprons that will be closed Friday-Monday. Alleys near the following addresses: 1005 Semora Land (alley behind) 1000 Gamewell (alley behind) If you have any questions please contact Dawn Raab with the Town of Morrisville at DRaab@townofmorrisville.org Please continue to check e-blasts for potential changes to the schedule. Best, Carlie Cobbett, CMCA, AMS Kitts Creek Community Manager Phone: 919.659.1214 6333 Kit Creek Road Morrisville, NC 27560

By |2019-04-24T12:05:42-05:00April 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments