- Delay opening to June 1 - we are still moving toward having the renovation work completed and the pool ready to go by 5/23 but circumstances have put that work behind what we had originally expected.
- All tables and chairs will be stored away and it will be "bring your own" for seating/umbrellas.
- Diving boards will be closed and taped off.
- We'll provide cleaning wipes at the front gate to wipe the knobs when entering/exiting.
- All items left at the pool will be thrown in the dumpster at the end of the day. No lost/found or shared toys.
- No pool parties utilizing the clubhouse.
- New Mark Swim Team is up in the air but we are planning as though they will continue as usual.
Quick pool update. In working with the KCMO Health Department and Northland Pools, the board is starting to get a handle on how the pool season will look different this summer. The board met last weekend and here are a few highlights we know will be part of the plan. A full list of 2020 pool rules and restrictions will be provided at the time of pool key signups. We are targeting a drive-through method for pool keys likely starting on 5/26.
The board hopes that all of our neighborhood residents are staying safe during this crisis. The board has decided to postpone the Spring newsletter until we receive more information specifically around the operation of the pool this summer. In the meantime we wanted to provide the following updates:
Spring Garage Sale – The spring garage sale is typically the weekend before Memorial Day, however in discussion with the other HOA’s around the area we have decided to cancel the spring sale for this year. We are still planning to hold the fall sale the weekend after Labor Day provided garage sales are permitted at that time.
Pool Renovations – The pool renovations are ongoing, and we have been assured by Northland Pools that the pool will be filled and functioning by Memorial Day weekend. We have been in continuous contact with them regarding the schedule and progress to ensure the process is moving forward. The demolition of the old coping and tile along with the installation of the new skimmers has been completed, the next steps will be to remove the old plaster and pour the new concrete coping. Once the concrete is in place the new plaster and tile will be installed.
Pool Season – The board is still waiting to hear from the Kansas City Health department about whether pools will be allowed to open this summer and if so, what the new guidelines will be. As soon as the board receives that information and has a chance to adapt that information to our pool we will pass that along to all of the residents. While we are hopeful the pool will be open at some point this summer, everyone should anticipate that there will be changes to how the pool operates from years past in order to address the concerns around limiting the spread of COVID-19. Hopefully we will have more information to share on this in the next few weeks.
Dumpster – Because of heavy usage during the weekends (and unfortunately some non-resident use) the dumpster will remain locked during most of the week. The dumpster will be available on Thursday evenings for those that would like to use it. We ask that everyone limit what they place in the dumpster at one time so that those residents that wish to use it have the opportunity.
Board Meetings – We are not planning to have an official board meeting for May in order to abide by the current gathering restrictions, but we are hopeful that our regular meeting can resume again in June.
Dues – Assuming we are given permission to open the pool we are planning to do key card sign ups, so if you are behind on dues or unsure we encourage you to reach out to the board to verify your dues status prior to the start of key card sign up. To all of those residents that have paid, thank you. If the COVID-19 crisis has affected your income and you still have an outstanding dues balance please let the board know that as well and we will do our best to work out a plan with you.
Covenants & Restrictions Updates – Since the vote in January received a majority of yes votes but did not meet the minimum quorum requirements, the proposed new versions for the Covenants & Restrictions did not pass. Per the current documents the Covenants & Restrictions may only be changed during an annual meeting, so the current plan is to bring these up for a vote again in November at the 2020 Annual meeting. This includes items such as increasing fence height and allowing sheds. The discussion about an annual dues increase will also continue as a vote on a future dues increase will most likely be included in November as well.
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