Hot and humid enough for you yet?
From all reports, it’s just that!!!
As I prepare this report from my condo in Maryland, the reading on my outdoor thermometer is 96 F. Humidity is 50%. At least the humidity isn’t too bad. Grass has gone from green to a hue of straw.
While we endure the weather and more importantly the covid 19 pandemic, I want you to know that your Board is still at work. Some of us are doing so, remotely.
Preparations are in the works for our upcoming exterior house painting program. More details will be forthcoming later this fall. Ron Wetmore as indicated that painting is likely to begin in the later part of the first quarter of 2021. Seems our contractor may be a little behind in his schedule.
Preliminary talks have begun between the Kings Ridge neighbors, including Devonshire, who have current contracts with Spectrum (Brighthouse) for cable, internet and telephone services. In that regard you will be receiving in the US Mail, a survey questionnaire that will be very helpful in determining what Devonshire’s next steps might be in regard to those services. Please take the time to complete the form and return it to Lynn Topel at 3616 Kingswood Court. Lynn will compile the responses and we will proceed based upon what you share with us. We are asking that you respond by August 15.
The financials for 6 months ending June 30 are looking good.. As you may know, we spent $6,250.00 on tree trimming earlier this year. That project was not fully funded in the budget but was very necessary to keep our trees in shape. All other expenses are running under budget and we don’t anticipate any other major expenses before the end of the year. Our reserves balance is $103,500. Your Board is doing everything we can to be good stewards of the community’s funds.
We hope to conduct our next Board meeting in September (September 15) and our Annual Meeting to elect two Board members in October. This. Of course, is dependent on improving statistics regarding the carona crisis plaguing all of us.
In the meantime, please be safe!
…… and the living is easy ….and quiet!
Summer officially begins on Saturday, June 20. It is also the longest day of the year.
Devonshire will celebrate very quietly the day as many are away or avoiding the heat of the day.
Your Board of Directors is taking the summer off as there are no meetings scheduled in June,
July or August. We will start up again in September.
As discussed at the last two Board meetings, the day and time of our meetings is changing. We
will now meet on the third Tuesday of the month and the time will change to 4:00 pm. This
change will begin with our September 15 th meeting at 4:00 pm.
Even though no meetings are scheduled during the summer, your Board continues to function
behind the scene. Landscaping will be monitored, budget planning for 2021 begins in earnest,
planning for the upcoming community wide exterior building painting is initiated, new residents
are greeted and emergency planning is updated.
Speaking of budgets: you will recall that for 2020 Devonshire did not increase your monthly
assessment. No promises can be made for the coming year. Our costs for some ongoing expenses
are very likely going to increase. Stay tuned!
As we slowly evolve out of the corona virus pandemic, your Board trusts that you will continue
to be safe and observe all of the recommended precautions. We all want to have a more
enjoyable year in 2021!