Waterford Crossing Newsletter

December 2017

Homeowners:

The board is finishing 2017 with a flurry. We have two meetings scheduled in the next two weeks including the 2017 Annual Meeting and the Special Meeting regarding the proposed amendments to our governing documents. Additionally, we are transitioning operations to our new management company to collect the annual assessment due by January 1, 2018.


We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with joy and prosperity.


-Board of Trustees

Meetings

2017 Annual Meeting

When: December 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Clubhouse


The annual meeting was originally scheduled for January 13, 2017. The meeting was rescheduled and then postponed in view of submitted amendments to our governing documents that impact annual meetings. Since the amendment (F) we urged members to consent to has not passed, this meeting still requires the presence of 327 or more members to be valid. If such a quorum is not met, the meeting will be adjourned.


Due to the lack of a quorum last year, all trustees/directors are up for re-election - David Grillo, Anthony Kruczek, Chase Gardner, and Robert Houser. Should we again fail to meet the 327 member quorum, current trustees will continue to serve until a valid meeting can be held or they resign.


If you cannot make it to the meeting, a proxy can be found here: 2017 Proxy

Special Meeting

When: December 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Clubhouse


This Special Meeting pertains to the nine amendments the board introduced in January. This meeting was previously scheduled and rescheduled due to a lack of enough votes to determine a result. The purpose is to discuss the proposed amendments and finalize the vote. If you have not submitted your proxy ballot please do so as soon as possible. Below are the explanation of amendments and the proxy ballot which should be mailed to the clubhouse.


Cover Letter Explanation

Proxy Ballot


Results as of December 7, 2017:

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Annual Assessment

Assessment Period: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Amount Due: $525 by January 1, 2018


We are finalizing transition of this task to our management company, The Lawrence Community Management Group, Inc. You will be receiving by mail an introductory letter, a request for homeowner information, and an invoice. The assessment for 2018 remains unchanged at $525.


If you would like to send payment prior to receipt of the mailing, you may send a check payable to "Waterford Crossing HOA" to the following address:


The Lawrence Community Management Group, Inc.

P.O. Box 360

Avon, Ohio 44011

Trustee Spotlight

David W. Grillo, President

David has been a resident of Waterford Crossing for six years with his wife, Jen, and three children, Sienna, Dawson, and Avery. While relatively new to Waterford Crossing, he is not new to Strongsville. David grew up here and graduated from Strongsville High School. Subsequently, he moved to Columbus and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, and returned to the area acquiring a Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University. As an attorney, David counsels clients across the country in patent and trademark related matters.


It is David’s desire that Waterford Crossing be the premier community in Strongsville now and in the future with unrivaled facilities and high member satisfaction, while being fiscally responsible. In one year on the board, David spearheaded the first annual Start of Summer Party, amendment of the governing documents, electronic newsletters, and negotiation of the deal with Pulte that brought in valuable property and more than $40,000. In addition to duties of the president, he is also responsible for the pool, playground, and tennis courts.

Robert T. Houser, At Large

Robert “Bob” Houser has been a resident on Strongsville since 1997 and has lived in four different areas of the community: The Heathers, Green Meadows, Westwood Farms and Waterford Crossing for 2 years. His knowledge of not only our community but the reason he calls Waterford his home is based on what he has learned. “As a father and someone looking to raise a family in the best a community has to offer, I came to Waterford Crossing and immediately saw it’s raw potential. I am committed to make Waterford Crossing THE best place in Strongsville to raise your family.”


In a years time, he has contributed to significant progress on our parkway’s rebirth, oversees the aesthetic improvements of the community and has been an integral communicator to our members. Robert graduated Magna Cum Laude at The Ohio State University, studying Interpersonal Communication with an emphasis in Non-Verbal Rhetoric. Robert is a 4 year OSU Football Varity Lettermen, and has 3 children Matthew, Sarah and Jacob.

Tennis Courts

Damage

The tennis courts were damaged significantly by the storm last month. As shown, a large tree took out a significant portion of the west side fence. One of the newly installed timers also malfunctioned around the same time. Vendors have been engaged to repair the damage this month.
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Snow Season

Although we have had some great weather lately, snow will be here shortly. Please remember to shovel your sidewalks. Students walking to the bus and others will appreciate the effort. Moreover, the city requires sidewalks to be cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall.