Hello Creeker doggie families! Kitts Creek’s very own Natalie W. has been working hard on her Girl Scout Silver Award. Last year she met with the HOA Board to present her idea for the addition of some agility course items to enhance play, training and fun for our families and pups. She had lots of great ideas and inspirations. Over the last few months, she came back periodically to sync up and gain buy in for her plans. She was very thorough and professional. The good news is that her project was installed last week. Go visit the KC Dog Parks to check them out and introduce the new agility options to your dogs! Thanks so much Natalie! Kitts Creek Board of Directors
Happy New Year! (Where did January go?!) What a fun holiday season we had in Kitts Creek from Halloween to Diwali to all of the other holiday events and gorgeous light displays. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and participated! We have been planning for this year and want to communicate some important projects and timelines to everyone, including responding to the requests we got throughout the fall election season. Many of you asked that we do a better job getting all of Kitts Creek to a stronger exterior standard than we achieved last year. Please click the link below and read the important update that includes: How to get each yard in ship shape, staring with what can be done now, then planning for a successful year The plan to get faded home exteriors brightened up How we will work together to have more yards looking great throughout the spring growing season and beyond Due dates for each of these that avoid any violations Important Updates We heard you! This plan is the beginning. Through cooperation and each neighbor doing a part, Kitts Creek will look better than ever in 2019. Keep warm, Kitts Creek Board of Directors
As we keep learning from HOA and Rental use of the clubhouse, we continue to plan for improvements and ways to keep our investments nice. IMPROVMENTS Starting on Monday, February 18th, there will be limited access to the club room. We plan to have the following upgrades completed before March 1st. Door connecting kitchen and club room The existing pass through will be converted to a double swing door so that we no longer have to go around and through the hallway & back (many times) to use the kitchen This will make HOA events easier and will be more functional for Rental events We will lose counter space in the kitchen but feel the improved functionality is worth the tradeoff We will lose 2 cabinets in the kitchen Bar The multi-tiered bar is not functional for anything but serving drinks. We need a flat surface there for serving food. Also the bar was built around an ice cream freezer from the old EO “Carnival themed sales office” days. That freezer broke down last year. We purchased two under cabinet refrigerators last quarter, one with beverage shelves – these along with the 2 cabinets we remove from the kitchen will form the base for a large, flat island in the same location as the exiting bar. The surface of the island will be a beautiful and durable, heat resistant countertop with an overhang on one side. It will function as a bar and/or a serving surface. Once the island is in place, we will not need so many extra tables for HOA events or Rentals - which will be a better use of space. Hallways – the fairly new carpets are stained and frayed. We cannot clean them often enough. We are working on that next – stay tuned. CHANGES TO RENTAL POLICIES The [...]
The front entrance sign on Church Street will be getting refurbished. The company will be stripping and repainting the cracking entrance sign. Both signs on Church Street will be removed for about two weeks.. The signs will be removed on Friday, Jan. 18 or Monday, Jan. 21 depending on the company's schedule.
The Board has been in conversations with our provider and experts and we have decided not to plow the alleys. Below is the reasoning for those interested. It is always a tough call to try to anticipate the weather impacts by the provider deadlines and balance the effective use of our resources against the most important factor: safety. The next two mornings will be icy no matter what we do. Our alleys will be very slippery. We urge great caution on both tomorrow and Wednesday mornings if you must be out before the sun and warmer air makes our roads and alleys safe – around 10 AM. If at all possible, stay in during times there will be ice and invisible black ice. As you know the alleys were treated prior to the storm. Rain and temperatures above 34 all night melted more than half of the inches we got yesterday. Driving the alleys this morning, most of them were a combination of slush and clear but wet surfaces. The overnight temperatures helped and the pretreatment did its job. But then temperatures dropped and additional precipitation a few hours ago covered the pavement again with a thin and slippery layer that plows can’t really address, according to our provider. No matter what we do, our alleys are going to be icy tomorrow morning and then improve during the day with sun and projected temperatures above 40. Based on what we know now, expert guidance, and knowing there is little we can do against the ice in the morning, our decision is that plowing won’t make much difference. Plowing our alleys is very expensive and if it keeps everyone more safe, it’s worth every dollar. If it can’t make much of an impact, then plowing is not a good use of our Association funds. Enjoy the snow [...]
We are nearing an exciting milestone in KC and this is the last eblast from the first Kitts Creek Board. #1 – The voting deadline has passed. All ballots were collected and will be tallied on Thursday by a team from CAS. Thank you to those who participated! Results will be announced just before the conclusion of the Annual Meeting on Thursday. #2 – The Annual Homeowners Meeting of the Master KC HOA will be this Thursday, as you know. We heard your feedback and have completely reworked the format: much more fun and much shorter – so please join us! Our main vendors have contributed refreshments & drinks to make the meeting more social – come see old neighbors and meet new ones at 6:30 PM. The business part of the meeting will start promptly at 7:30 PM. Agendas were sent in the mail in your Annual meeting packet along with the budget, a budget summary (new this year!) and the ballot you already turned in. #3 – How can you help? Please read the budget summary you were sent and this updated version of the Progress Report sent last August. Community Update We will keep the meeting more concise by not addressing topics already covered in those important updates. Thank you for a great first year under homeowner control! Kitts Creek Board of Directors Kathy Sales Leigh Silverstein Leo John
The sign up for the First Annual Holiday Light Contest has been extended! Owners wishing to participate will need to register on the Kitts Creek website by December 2nd! Please register at http://www.kittscreek.com/holiday-lights/ An email will be sent on December 4th with a map of all homeowners participating and will place their votes online at the Kitts Creek website. Voting will end December 14 and the winners will be announced on December 15 at the Breakfast with Santa event in the clubhouse. The three homes with the most votes will receive the following prizes: 1st place - $100 gift card 2nd place - $50 gift card 3rd place - $25 gift card
Hello Kitts Creek! We will be having our First Annual Holiday Light Contest! Owners wishing to participate will need to register on the Kitts Creek website by November 28th. An email will be sent with a map of all homeowners participating and will place their votes online at the Kitts Creek website. Voting will end December 14 and the winners will be announced on December 15 at the Breakfast with Santa event in the clubhouse. The three homes with the most votes will receive the following prizes: 1st place - $100 gift card 2nd place - $50 gift card 3rd place - $25 gift card Sign Up Here!
Recently you received a link to the new ARC Guidelines. The ARC Request Form has been changed to match the new Guidelines and is attached. Starting with all October submissions, this is the form that will be required. Please get rid of any copies of the previous form to avoid confusion. New Request Form
The KC Architecture Committee and HOA Board are happy to announce the culmination of many months of effort on behalf of a large working group of neighbors: the revised, reformatted and updated Architecture Guidelines are complete and immediately replace the old document. These new guidelines were researched and compared with other Architecture Guidelines in surrounding neighborhoods to make sure they help keep our property values high by keeping similar standards while also not being more stringent. Creekers can be confident that the Guidelines along with processes for improvement and keeping standards will keep Kitts Creek property values and ways of life here competitive with surrounding neighborhoods, towns and counties. Please take a few moments to read the document and if you have renters, provide them a copy. What is new: The new Guidelines are clearer and make many of the exterior rules in Kitts Creek more simple They have a more complete explanation of how to apply for ARC changes and how violations work The new format is much more straightforward and organized purposefully to make the Guidelines easier to understand Clear definitions are now in place for what needs ARC approval and what does not. There are details to help homeowners understand how to work within the standards in order to have what they want on each property, as much as possible, while still being in compliance Where applicable, the new Guidelines make clear the different rules for lots with a rear garage/alley or a front garage/no alley – fence placement is one example of this The list of improvements that do not require a lot survey/site survey as part of the application has been expanded and made clear Because the previous Guidelines were boilerplate, they often didn’t match real life in Kitts Creek - substantial effort has gone in to making the [...]