Property Manager, Landscaping, Etc.
- On June 29, 2021
The Board is reviewing the process and options to fill the vacant management support services, (Property Manager) position as soon as possible.
We recognize that the vacancy represents a significant concern for managing and providing oversight of the community’s day-to-day affairs and realize it is imperative to act and find the best solution for our future requirements.
I requested and received Board approval to begin the process to find a solution for the management of our community’s daily care.
I am considering two options:
a. Solicit the community to obtain a volunteer from interested Homeowners to fill the position and provide the appropriate general management of the grounds.
b. Invoke the established contract clause and acquire a professional management services from our existing Management Company, SCS, who has the appropriate levels of support and expertise to provide property management.
It is worth noting for option b:
The By-laws provide that the Board may take such actions as prescribed by the provision within the Article VI:
(b) The Board of Directors shall have the power to:
- employ a manager, an independent contractor, or such other employees as they deem necessary, and to prescribe their duties.
While we are expeditiously moving to resolve the issue, I want to ensure we make the appropriate choice and provide the best value for the community. I will update the community and advise as the situation moves forward.
A quick update from my discussions today with the landscaping contractor, Brightview:
Based on my note to the community canvassing for concerns and issues relating to the landscaping services and performance, I conducted a detailed conversation with Brightview management today.
- Conducted a phone chat with Brightview, Glen Goff and requested clarification, planned actions and some approaches for addressing the community landscaping concerns:
- Irrigation system and how it is controlled. The irrigation system is managed by a separate division within Brightview. However, I requested Brightview survey the sprinkler system operation affecting the Berm and adjust it to ensure pedestrians can utilize the area during early morning hours as required.
- Landscaping services and comments and concern from the community
- Concern for Homeowner’s general care of lawn plants and shrubberies.
- Overall appearance and general details for improving landscaping services.
- The removal and or replanting of dead items and better weed control, trimming and over all appeal of the property.
- Lastly review services offered for tree trimming, and debris removal.
Glen Carlson, Carl Halvorson, and the Brightview Arborist will walk the property and address the above concerns this week by providing an on-sight assessment and reporting results back to me.
This week’s cutting, trimming, and edging will occur on Friday in time for the upcoming weekend holiday.
If you have immediate needs or requirements, please provide those concerns or issues to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, all requests for support or services must be sent via our email system and not Facebook. Facebook is not an authorized method to conduct LMCA official business.
Budget and Finance: Budget formulation for 2022
2020 Audit: Audit firm beginning preparation to conduct annual audit
Covenants Committee: Monitoring recent compliance inspection and resolving violations
- National Night Out (preliminary planning)
- Assessing Community wide Garage Sale
Voting Committee: We are seeking volunteers to join the committee and begin preparation for the Annual Board Elections in October.
Annual Meeting and Report on State of Community: Preliminary reviewing and assessment for October meeting
Safety Driving Tips
While driving in the neighborhood, please be mindful and obey the speed limits, pedestrians and stop signs posted throughout the community. Many residents reported near accidents and various infractions of not obeying the posted traffic signs, especially on Bedlington and Masefield streets and the corner of Bedlington and Chaucer.
It is critical to remember, as summer approaches and many school-aged children are outside, please use caution while driving and keep a sharp look out for children playing in the neighborhood.
- Drive slowly. By driving at or under the reduced speed limit in the neighborhood you can prevent a severe accident.
- Exercise caution at intersections and turns. Look in all directions for potential hazards and children playing.
- Stop/yield at all posted stop or yield signs.
- Give pedestrians the right of way.
- Always use caution when driving in the neighborhood.
- Observe the No Parking areas (yellow curbs) and visitor parking.
- Please obtain a Landmark Mews parking decal for your permanent vehicles.
Please remember, there are numerous small children in the neighborhood, let us protect them by driving safely!!
To obtain a parking decal, please contact Maria Santos, Landmark Mews
Secretary at email@example.com.