Magnolia Plantation Expansion

Friends and Neighbors,

Negotiations with Randy Wise Homes (RWH) concerning the expansion of Magnolia Plantation and the future usage of the fairways have concluded.  Thursday evening, at a special legal strategy meeting, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept the Expansion Agreement.  At the conclusion of our vote Randy Wise signed the agreement.

The next step is to submit the agreement to our owners for adoption.  In the next few weeks you’ll receive numerous documents outlining the agreement as well as proxies for your vote.  We’re also planning for an in-person information meeting, augmented with web options, where RWH and the board will present the plans and answer your questions.  We hope to complete the voting process over the next 5-6 weeks.

The vote tonight culminated years of often tumultuous negotiations, and secured the wins for our Association that we’ve briefed you on over the last months. We look forward to your participation as we move forward in this process.

Jack Knight, Vice President

Magnolia Plantation POA

Right Side Exit Gate Update

Hi Neighbors,

As you’ve noticed, the right-side exit gate to Highway 20 is currently down for repair. It will be open during guard hours, but closed and non-functional otherwise. The board is in the process of coordinating repairs.

Drive safe!

Bears!

Hi Neighbors, as you’ve probably heard, we have some new visitors in our neighborhood. The black bears are mostly interested in food sources, so please keep your trash cans inside or adequately secured (difficult to do versus a bear…). Please maintain awareness for your family and pets.

Announcements.

Hi Neighbors,

Here are a few announcements that you may like to know. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions and concerns. magnoliaplantationpoa@gmail.com

  1. A new Community Association Management company, Bluewater Association Management LLC, will be taking over for Edna Keefe shortly. We thank Edna for her years of service! Information will be flowing shortly about any changes in things like billing process, contact information, etc.
  2. Jim McDonald will be retiring from the board this Spring to move closer to family. We also thank him for his years of service.
  3. Volunteers are always needed. As we’ve all seen, there have been some great self-help volunteer projects this Spring. If you’re available and interested, please reach out to the Board. Currently, the board needs a volunteer to be on the “Fines” committee and to help with landscaping/planning. Please reach out if you’re interested.
  4. Damaged sign at the Bay Drive entrance. This weekend’s storms finally clobbered the Bay Drive sign. The board was previously planning on a replacement and is working on bids.

Have a great week and enjoy the Spring weather!

Upcoming Special Assessment

Hi Neighbors,

As you may have heard, at the Board of Directors meeting last Thursday, the Board approved a one-time $100 special assessment. It will be billed in two $50 increments during the last two quarters of the calendar year. The changes driving this assessment are:

  1. The previous landscape company resigned last fall and they have been replaced with one of the other contractors who submitted a competitive proposal last spring.   The change occurred after the budget was submitted for homeowner approval so we stated at the annual meeting that an assessment would be required to cover the additional cost.
  2. Edna resigned earlier this year, and all of the CAM companies we are considering are more expensive as well.

As a reminder, the budget workshop will be in August and will inform the budget for 2022. Residents are encouraged to participate.

Board Meeting and Agenda

Hi Neighbors- as a reminder, the next Board Meeting is Thursday at 6pm. He’s a re-post of the connection information and the agenda. See you there!

Meeting link:

https://stephendpearce.my.webex.com/stephendpearce.my/j.php?MTID=m0b910d711f18cec7882b8f8af36b180b

Meeting number:

182 354 3647

Password: jEtGxx6Rm84 (53849967 from phones and video systems)

Scheduled for 3 hours. Hopefully it won’t take that long!

More ways to join

Join by video system

Dial 1823543647@webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 182 354 3647

Thank you to our volunteers!

The Board of Directors would like to recognize the following Landscape Committee volunteers for making our roundabout look so nice.  There will be other projects this year that will require more volunteers.  If you’re interested, please contact any of our Board members.

Carrie Stephani

Valerie Converse

Lisa Rose

Alan Carr

Landscape Volunteers

Hey everyone! The Magnolia Plantation Landscape Volunteers will be planting some shrubs in the large magnolia tree landscape circle on Friday 3/12 from 11am -12p. Please join us if you have time. BYOS (bring your own shovel 😉). (Copied from FB)

Quarterly Board Meeting: 25 March, 6PM on WebEx

Hi Neighbors. The next board meeting is 25 March, 6 PM at the link below. As a reminder- all residents are welcome to attend. Please expect that the board will conduct the meeting according to the agenda first and then address questions and comments at the end.

Please also observe video conference etiquette by minding your “mute” button to avoid feedback and distracting background noise when you are not the speaker.

See you there!

Meeting link:

https://stephendpearce.my.webex.com/stephendpearce.my/j.php?MTID=m0b910d711f18cec7882b8f8af36b180b

Meeting number:

182 354 3647

Password: jEtGxx6Rm84 (53849967 from phones and video systems)

Scheduled for 3 hours. Hopefully it won’t take that long!

More ways to join

Join by video system

Dial 1823543647@webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 182 354 3647

Gate Arm, Day 2…

Hi Neighbors. Thank you for your patience as we get used to the new gate arm. It sounds like some residents are finding that it’s button #2 that’s now controlling the gate arm. Please continue to funnel issues to Edna at ednammk1@aol.com (850) 865-3140. Apologies if you’re experiencing any inconvenience as we get it dialed in.

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