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|Next Monthly Board Meeting|
|Date:||Thursday, March 12, 2015|
|Agenda:|| View/Print Agenda|
President's Bulletin Board:
|Well we survived two nasty snow storms and even nastier cold snaps. I hope that's all Mother Nature has up her sleeve for this winter. |
|Roads were plowed and sanded really well. Thanks to "Meadow Spring Landscaping," Rick Collins for setting up the contract, and T.J. Wright who coordinates the snow plowing with them. I know there was some confusion around who was plowing driveways and the cost of that. Hopefully that has resolved. Please let us know of any on-going issue. |
|Spring is coming and with it yard clean up and pruning of trees and shrubs. Home owners really should take a good look at any shrubs or trees on their property near the road. If limbs need cutting back or a shrub obscures your ability to see traffic--trim them back! The Board is making an effort to clear easement areas but it really is a home owners responsibility to maintain vegetation on their property. |
|You probably noticed we had one tree snap off and get hung up on the power lines near Sylvan Lane. Thanks to Rappahannock Electric for a quick response! And I'm pretty sure I saw Jason Woodward and his tractor doing some clean up there. Thanks Jason! No one lost power and no one got hurt!|
|Firewise chipping will be done in April so please look for a reminder from our coordinator Karen Pilkerton. |
|Now if only this snow would melt so I can take the dogs for a walk! |
|And please remember we have board positions open for at least one new member in April. Anyone willing to do their small bit for Malvern should contact me or any other Board member for more info! |
You probably think all the talk about fire safety applies to someone else. Well take 3 minutes to watch this video to see what can result when someone carelessly discards a match or cigarette. Yep, right here in Malvern, caught on our security cameras. Thank goodness we had several attentive neighbors who took quick action to get this put out. The Virginia 4:00 pm burn law is now in effect through April 30, 2015.
There will be a notice of some sort sent to all Malvern Lot Owners prior to the April 25, 2015 Annual Membership Meeting. This is a requirement of our bylaws. However, it most likely will be a postcard and not a formal newsletter as has been done in the past. Material pertinent to the meeting will be available on the Malvern website or can be mailed to anyone making a request for printed material.
Annual Membership Meeting...
The meeting will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 10:00 at the Malvern Clubhouse. One of the important purposes of the meeting will be to elect 3 directors for the 7 member Board. Another purpose is to present financial information for the previous fiscal year - or said more simply, what happened to the money you paid in dues in 2014. Here are several links for those who have interest on doing "homework" prior to the meeting:
(1) meeting notice and proxy;
(2) background information of current candidates willing to serve if elected or reelected;
(3) 2014 financial information;
(4) an information sheet regarding the upcoming Firewise chipping program.
Annual dues invoices were mailed to all owners on February 2, 2015. Dues for 2015 total $550 per lot. The due date for payment is by March 31, 2015. Other information and instructions are included on a copy of the invoice which is posted HERE.
Note: Click Here to find the latest minutes from the monthly Board meetings.
Clubhouse & Pool Committee: Help Wanted - Pool
HELP WANTED - Need a person to check and maintain the pool this summer. This is a paid part time job. Must be at least 18 years old.
If interested please contact Joe Graham at 948-7060 for details and job description.
Grounds & Lake Committee: Malvern Pride
I've always been pleased with the beauty of our neighborhood. I've come to appreciate the work of the unsung members who pick up the discarded fast food wrappers and cups that they see along our roadways. I want them to know that their efforts have not gone unnoticed. I would like to encourage everyone who sees unsightly articles along the roads to do what they can to maintain the look that we have all come to enjoy here in Malvern.
Notice: Click Here
to read about a Paddle Boat for sale by the Malvern Board
Roads Committee: Snow
Well, no more waiting for snow!! As far as I know, Meadow Springs did a good job of keeping our roadways open, sanded & salted, etc.
There was an issue with the cost of personal driveway plowing. Barbara informed me that if we get a 10" + snowstorm, the $25.00 charge may not be sufficient to cover the plowing time.
She charges $78.00 / Hr. for the truck, driver, fuel, etc. If you consider that the normal driveway takes 15 to 20 minutes to plow, that still comes to around $25.00. I consider it a non-issue, and if anyone wants to negotiate with Meadow Springs about their particular driveway, I suggest they do so.
Remember, Personal plowing is NOT a Board sanctioned function, merely a courtesy extended to the membership.
Community Events: Easter Egg Hunt
The Events Committee would like to thank all those who ventured out to the Winter Social. We appreciate your coming and we believe it was a big success. The food was great and the evening was enjoyed by all.
|3rd Annual Malvern Easter Egg Hunt|
|Date:||Saturday, March 28th|
|Time:||2:00 pm |
|Ages:||children of all ages|
Firewise Committee: Chipper Day
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a large chipper and crew will be in Malvern to complete phase two of the 2014 Firewise Program in our community. If you participated in the first phase of the program in July contact the Program Coordinator only if you do not want to participate again. If you did not participate in July and would like to in April; please contact the Program Coordinator as soon as possible.
This is a great time to work in wooded areas to gather fallen branches, large sticks and small fallen trees. Remember to stack debris by April 21 within 10 feet of the road with the cut edge facing the road. Large trees will be accepted at the Madison County landfill during the Month of March at no cost. Be sure to enter the hours worked on your Firewise log. For detailed information and logs please refer to our Firewise page, email the Program Coordinator, or call 948-3230.
Thank you for your participation in the Firewise Program.
Malvern is subscribed to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Wildland Fire Newsletter. Click Here
to view the February 2015 issue.
Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator: Help!
We need help! Eventually, the snow will disappear and the litter along Route 634 will appear.
We depend on wonderful volunteers to clean up our roadway in the Spring and Fall. We map out a route and provide the orange vests, bags, and grabbers. The time needed is about an hour (or less).
Please call me if you would be willing to volunteer for this good work. It is also a perfect activity for high school students who need community service hours for particular projects.
Ann Ferguson - 948-5365
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