HOA Road Meeting – Slides and Minutes

Thank you to all the residents that attended HOA Road Meeting on 8/23.  As discussed in the meeting, the Road Committee and HOA Board will be working on another questionnaire via survey monkey that will describe in more details which funding raising options we have to choose from and the results of this survey will hopefully assist us in narrowing down the choices that we will be voting on during our next community wide HOA meeting in the upcoming months.

Below is a link to the slides that were presented at the meeting.

Rivers Edge Road Meeting – August 2015

HOA Road Meeting Minutes, 8/23/2015:

Board members present: Joy Currin, President; Mike Davis, Secretary

Road Committee members present: Brion Paulson, Jody Blackburn, David Williams, Dawson Smith

Households represented: 31

A Power Point presentation was given by Brion Paulson outlining the information and decisions discussed by the road committee and board. (link attached above)

Several residents expressed concerns and asked questions regarding the funding options for road work.

Questions were asked about the results of the interviews and the number of residents that participated (47).

Timeline of proposed road improvement naming advantages of moving forward in the near future was discussed.

Request to investigate process and procedures to privatize our subdivision roads and concerns about future development in neighboring parcels of land.

Suggestion was made to do a short survey reaching as many households as possible to determine the opinions of residents in regard to possible road work and required funding. Survey will include options for assessments or  raising funds by increasing homeowners dues.





Road Committee – Online Survey

The road committee has begun the face-to-face interviews to determine what the residents would like to see out of the Rivers Edge roads. The members of the road committee highly recommends all residents sign up for the face to face interviews so the committee fully understands the opinion for each resident and that isn’t always apparent via an online survey. For those of you that may have missed that post, the link is below.


For those residents who do not wish to participate in the face to face surveys, an online survey has been developed in order to attempt to get 100% participation. Please follow the link below and complete the survey if you do not have plans to sign up for a face to face interview. Thanks to all the River Edge residents for participating!

For those residents who have completed a face to face interview or plan to, please do not fill out an online survey.


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Road Committee – Face to Face Interviews

cartoon-road-turnsAs part of the preparation for the upcoming Rivers Edge road meeting, the road committee will be conducting a series of face to face interviews to help the road committee fully understand what each resident would like to see for the future of the Rivers Edge roads. The road committee will be asking a series of questions and be available to answer any questions the residents may have. The results of the survey will be anonymously shared with the community during the August 23rd road meeting and will give the road committee and HOA Board a direction to move forward with the road repairs.  

All interviews will be conducted at the clubhouse, but if any resident would like to propose a different time other than what is available in the below link or if they would like the interview done in their home, please reach out to the HOA board or road committee. The interviews should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. For those residents who are not interested in a face to face interview, an alternative method will be available in the future. Please use the below link to sign up and we hope to see you there. If you don’t wish to use the internet link below to sign up for an interview, please reach out to the HOA Board or Road Committee and we will assist you.








June Board of Directors Meeting

On June 16th, 2015, the entire HOA Board met and the following business was conducted:

*  The upcoming survey of the community to determine how residents feel about the road situation was discussed.

*  It was decided for the Board to request a quote from Turner Asphalt – the company that recently repaired the front entrance and patch in the back of our subdivision – for a complete overlay of our streets with any major areas that need repair identified and fixed.

*  A vote was taken and it was agreed to pay the annual HOA dues of the treasurer out of HOA funds.  The job is volunteer but very time consuming and labor intensive and if we had an outside professional do it the cost would be significantly higher.  The current treasurer did not participate in the vote.  This will take effect January 1, 2016.


Pool Hours Changed!

An extra hour in the morning has been added for early risers!  Please don’t wake the rest of us, but the community pool is now open at 6 AM.  Closing time remains 8:30 PM with the gate locking completely at 9 PM.

All the other pool rules remain in effect so please be sure to read them if you or your family will be using the pool.

HOA Meeting Minutes/Report

Thanks to everyone who came to the May HOA General Membership Meeting!  Special thanks to all the individuals who helped with pool access cards and committee reports and Brion Paulson for his help with the email and web site – as well as the hard work and their time by the HOA Board Members so far this year.

HOA Meeting Minutes, 5/17/2015:

Opening Remarks – Bernie Wolf

Re-cap of actions taken by the Board since January 2015:

Extensive use of the Web Site and Email to keep people informed of what is going on, including minutes of Board Meetings held each month.

Board members are now bonded/financial insurance.

New landscape contract – New company, more expensive but more work will be done.

Tax bill for club house & pool – lawyer contacted, coordination with Franklin County Tax Office, cleared up. No back taxes due, status now officially changed.

Updated Rules & Regulations to reflect changes in the community.  Posted on web site.

Enforcement procedures for rules violations now posted.

New pool access system installed.

New By-Laws written.

Club house power washed, interior painted, new phone & weather proof housing.

Front entrance repaved, large patch on back road. Vote was taken 2 years ago, assessment approved and collected.  Bill paid.

Discussion on road condition – special meeting requested to be called for the specific purpose of exploring various options for maintenance, repair, and possible turn over to D.O.T.

Motion made, seconded, vote taken and passed to request special HOA meeting. Meeting will take place between Jun17 – Jul17, date and time will be announced.

Budget Update – provided by treasurer, John Ryan.

Designated Road Fund Proposal – Board suggested initial transfer of $60,000 to a separate account at our bank. This will be money designated for road maintenance and cannot be spent on anything else without a majority vote by the community at an HOA meeting. It is the intention of the Board that each fiscal year future Boards will determine the amount needed for a contingency/reserve fund and additional funds will be deposited into this account. The purpose of the Road Fund will be to maintain the roads and, as the fund grows, to offset either fully or partially, future assessments for road improvements, as voted on and approved by the community.

Updated By-Laws – revised By-Laws were approved by a majority vote of members present and are effective immediately, posted on web site.

Committee Updates provided as follows:

–   Road Committee

Community meeting requested to provide information, possible individual homeowner visits by committee members to elicit homeowner opinions on how to proceed.  Brion Paulson

–    Pool Committee

Pool officially opens Friday, May 22, 2015. Please observe all pool rules and opening times as posted on web site. Pool access cards may be picked up from Marcia Eadie, 115 River Watch Ln, between 6:30-8:30 pm. Old cards will not work.

–    Social Committee

Activities already held with some good participation. Planning community yard sale Sat, June 6th , Fourth of July parade, end of summer event, book swap. Ideas and participation welcomed, please contact Emily Paulson – Joy Currin, acting for Emily Paulson

–    Landscape Committee – Information provided earlier in meeting.

–    Neighborhood Watch

Discussed home security, traffic safety especially awareness of speeding in our neighborhood.  Hollywood (Allen Burbank).

The meeting was adjourned.






May 2015 HOA Board of Directors Meeting

On May 15th the Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting. All three Board members, Bernie Wolf, John Ryan, and Joy Currin were present.

Items Discussed:

Budget report to be presented at HOA Meeting

Funds available to set aside for road maintenance

Review agenda for HOA meeting

List of items accomplished year to date

HOA Meeting Agenda – Sunday, May 17th, 2015. 7 pm

Opening Remarks
Front Entrance Repair
Budget Update
Designated Road Fund Proposal
Updated By-Laws (Please review copy received in your email)
Committee Updates
–    Pool Committee
–    Social Committee
–    Landscape Committee
–    Neighborhood Watch

Clubhouse Paint

imagesFor those of you that wander into the clubhouse in the near future, you may notice some pleasant changes. Recently the HOA Board had all the interior walls and ceilings of the clubhouse professionally painted, including the two bathrooms and it looks great!

This face lift was much needed and hopefully it will encourage more use of our clubhouse facility for future public and private events. 

Rivers Edge Update – December 2014

Neighbors, here is an update on several items the HOA Board is actively working on at this time.


HOA Board & Committee Leaders for 2015:

President – Bernie Wolf

Vice President –  Ricky Evans

Secretary –  Joy Currin

Treasurer – John Ryan

Architectural Committee – Kevin Dillistin

Road Committee – Brion Paulson, Jody Blackburn

Pool Committee –  Stu Thorp

Social Committee –  Emily Paulson

Neighborhood Watch – Allen Burbank

Book Club – Judi Engbers

Landscape Committee – Sam Williams

As we plan to issue community updates on a regular basis, we encourage our various committee members to include updates and invitations to participate as a part of those updates.


HOA Dues:

We spoke with John Ryan, and we are working to get those invoices out to everyone.  As everyone knows, the dues are late as of February 1, 2015 for FY 2015.


HOA Management Company

We have companies who have expressed an interest in helping with this task.  As we haven’t really gotten too deep into this yet, we are pulling together a proposed scope of work and the costs.


Front Entrance Repairs

The NCDOT has requested that they review our drainage plan before we start repairs.  We have received a drainage plan drawing from the contractor, and we are in process of setting up a meeting with DOT.  Regardless of what we do, the NCDOT wants to review the interface of anything that connects to a highway for which they are responsible.  Part of the drainage issue is how to drain the center island where there are bushes & trees.  We have a couple of island options which we will be reviewing with stakeholders and resolving.  Right now, because of these items, plus asphalt plants close when the weather is too cold to keep the asphalt hot enough to apply, we are targeting a completion date circa March 2015.  Hopefully sooner.

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