The HOA seeks another volunteer to serve on the Board. Our previous secretary moved out of the area. This position is a critical Board position…and we would like to fill the position while our current secretary can still show the new Secretary the ins and outs of how we have been doing board work.
An email was been sent to all homeowners with an attached KPHOA Board Positions document so you can see where the Secretary position fits into our operations. This is not a huge time commitment, but does require that we all collaborate and support the Clubhouse Trustee in reporting out uses of the Clubhouse and taking minutes at the Board meetings, etc. The position is also a voting member of the executive board membership.
If we have more than one volunteer, we will send out a quick ballot for electing the new Board member.
Thanks for considering if you have the time to volunteer.
We need 6-7 Volunteers! As we noted in the fall meetings, we are still planning to collect input and review our Covenants and By-Laws to propose revisions for a vote of the HOA membership. Please consider this opportunity to serve our neighborhood and help build positive change. If you would like to talk about this opportunity or would like to volunteer, please respond to the HOA President’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to begin our work in early January 2023.
First, the Board would like to thank those of you who have reached out and provided your support as we started this new fiscal year for the KPHOA. Thank you! We can only be as good as our group of supporters and volunteers. We also include in our supporters, those that may not have been providing positive comments, but whose constructive feedback is an important part of the process for our continued growth as a neighborhood. Thank you all, it is clear we all value our neighborhood and seek only the best for our collective future.
Your Neighborhood needs you! We need a Neighborhood Watch Chairperson and would love to hear from interested residents. Please contact the board at KellyPlantationHOAboard@gmail.com. The Chairperson's position is a non-voting board position. The position entails maintaining an active Neighborhood Watch and Safe House Program. Maintaining our program registration with the National Neighborhood Watch program. Attending a monthly Madison County Sheriff's Neighborhood Watch Meeting and acting as liaison between the Madison County Sheriff's Department and other first responders with the KPHOA. Attend monthly KPHOA board meetings. Facilitate as needed meetings with Block Captains. Arrange neighborhood crime prevention training. Relay information to the webmaster any relevant information for the neighborhood. Assist in patrols and emergency situations. The Chairperson can organize the neighborhood block network as they wish.
Landscape/Common Area Maintenance Contract update. We are pleased to announce that we have awarded a contract to Kendall Outdoors, LLC for the 2023 calendar season to maintain and provide upkeep for our common areas. While we are in final negotiations with them on the final contract amount—we are consulting with them on plantings for flowers, etc.; it appears the bid came in quite a bit below what we had expected and with a company that is highly regarded by their client neighborhoods. One item of note to those homeowners who back up on the culvert area by Sparkman, you can be planning on seeing mowing in that area each week during the growing season.
As you may have already seen for the inbound Kelly Ridge Blvd pond (the Sparkman side), we have engaged a tree care company to help us assess and remove what we found to be dangerously rotted trees in a couple of spots and some very needed pruning for the health of the other trees around the pond. This work was included in our budget presentation as a project to be completed in 2023 and includes the removal of the tree on the north side of the clubhouse that had infiltrated the septic system lines. We are seeking expert support from Alabama A&M University for a replacement program for trees in our common areas to serve our needs moving forward. More on this as it develops.
* Our book list for this year is posted on the book club page!
As many of you know, the KP Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month (with some exceptions) to discuss that month's selected reading. We chat about characters, perception, laugh about misconceptions, provide opinions and personal stories and so on. We really do have a great time! And we would love for you to join us! Please check the calendar for meeting dates and times (occasionally they change) and the book club page for the monthly reading list.
As always, feel free to contact your KP Events Committee at email@example.com should you have any questions.
Bulk Trash Pick Up is the 2nd Monday of the Month. You may begin placing items out on the curb on the Friday before the pick up day. Any other items put out ahead of time out side of this one weekend per month is a violation of our Covenants. As we enter full fall and you end up with bags of leaves, please remember they must be stored out of sight until bulk pick up day. Alternatively, you can take them over to the Madison County drop site on Hwy 53 any day during their operating hours.
Have you seen a lost pup or kitty in the neighborhood? Use our pet directory for a quick reference to see how to get them home! If you would like to register your pet just fill out our registry form at the bottom of the pet directory. If you already have your pet on there please fill out the form to update if the info has changed.
We have a home service referral page for our residents. Need Christmas lights put up? Contractor? Landscaper? Babysitter? Check out Kelly's List. This is based on Kelly Plantation neighbors recommendations. Any inputs for the list can be sent to KPHOAWebmaster@gmail.com. Thanks!
The Events Committee has been very busy planning a fun year's worth of activities for our residents! We hope you can make it to some of these events and enjoy time with your neighbors!
The HOA board held 3 sessions in February so that all HOA Members had a chance to bring up topics to be discussed when the covenants committee reviews and makes changes to our existing bylaws. All sessions were by zoom. If you could not attend one of these sessions, you may also submit your topics and thoughts by email. Contact the HOA president at firstname.lastname@example.org . The documents may be found at the KPHOA website: www.kellyplantationhoa.net/covenants .
Residents can check out our private Neighborhood Facebook Page to see what is happening in our community....
If you would be interested in serving as the Neighborhood Watch Chairman or a Block Captain please contact the Board