Cypress Head Lines Susan Lowe, Editor 6498 Cypress Springs Pkwy 760-3499 E-mail: [email protected] February 2015 Eleanor Gumkowski, Circulation 6363 Cypress Springs Pkwy 322-4160 www.CypressHead-HOA.org From the Residential (Lakes) HOA President Topics of Interest I have heard from a number of community presidents that the HOA president’s job is thankless. I don’t agree. I often hear thank you’s from residents for trying to sort out their issues and getting them resolved. I’ve even had small gifts offered for helping them like a fresh baked loaf of banana bread, a can of soda or a sleeve of golf balls. (those who have seen me play golf know I need a lot of replacements) These thank you’s and tokens of appreciation run counter to this being a thankless job. This has been a difficult year for me to balance the work of the HOA and my role with the Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church. I have always believed that if you volunteer for anything, give it your best effort or don’t volunteer. I accepted a position on the Church Board expecting that it would work in well with my HOA efforts. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have been swamped and as the saying goes “I feel like a one armed paper hanger” most of the time. My term as a member of the HOA is about to expire and I have one more year on the church board. The church has requested that I take on a greater role next year and I am honored to be asked. To accept the church’s offer means I can’t give the attention required to the HOA and therefore, I will not be seeking an additional term on the board. Please consider joining the Residential Board for a 2 year term. You help yourself in understanding the needs and issues of the residents and you’ll be thanked many times over. Rich Lee, Lakes President Lakes President’s message Lakes HOA vacancy Course Renovations Return your proxies Yoga returns Sidewalk grinding By-law revision meeting Community Events Lakes HOA Vacancy At this time there is one vacancy on the board. No one responded by the cut off time to have their name placed on the ballot. If you would be willing to serve for a two year term please call Karen Koch Management (767-8282). Speak with Karen and she will advise you of the necessary steps. Thank you for stepping up to the plate and helping to make sure our community remains the number one choice for new home buyers in Port Orange. Golf Course Renovations Update The Golf Course at Cypress Head opened to the public in 1992 and was designed by golf course architects Arthur Hills and Mike Dasher. It is a challenging, yet enjoyable, course which has won the News-Journal Reader’s Choice Award for the last seven years. During last year’s budget process $1,250,000 was earmarked for golf course renovations in the City’s approved Capital Improvement Plan for Dates to Remember fiscal year 2015. Renovation plans include reworking the greens, sprucing up some tee ARC boxes and bunkers and upgrading the clubhouse banquet area. At this time , the City has contracted with Mike Dasher to develop the renFeb. 5 7:00PM ovation design and oversee the work. Currently, the project is expected to go out to bid in February 2015 and be awarded by the City Council in March. Construction is expected to begin Annual Master HOA May 1, 2015 and last six months with the course reopening to the public in Meeting November 2015. Source: City of Port Orange Wear Your Yellow and Be Seen Tuesday, February 17, 6:30PM, the City Council will hold their meeting to decide the fate of our golf course renovation. It is essential that we show up at the meeting, in mass, to make our point that we need to have the golf course made a priority. To do that, we are asking you to wear a YELLOW shirt; we will sit together in the audience, and we will have a spokesman to voice our concerns. In the meantime, email the mayor ([email protected]) and let him know we want the golf course to be made a top priority with the renovations not only to the course but to the restaurant to bring it up to the standards we all expect and deserve. Feb. 12 7:00PM Annual Lakes HOA Meeting Feb. 19 7:00PM Yoga class will begin FEBRUARY 3rd Carol Fike will again teach a yoga class at the HOA Clubhouse every Tuesday morning at 10:00. It is open to everyone so bring your mat and wear Yoga friendly attire. If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to call me (767-0793). Yoga is so good for our folks that live here. It makes such a difference to stay as healthy and vibrant as we possibly can and Yoga does a good job to promote that. Have a happy new year. Here's to 2015. Sidewalk Grinding Beginning the second week of January, Wright Landscape started the grinding of the sidewalks marked in yellow. They started at the front gate and worked their way down Cypress Springs Parkway catching all of the side streets as they went. They turned up Longlake Drive and continued until finished at the dead end of Longlake Dr. The work took a full week or more to complete. The machine is noisy and creates a lot of dust and debris. If the sidewalk has lifted more than grinding can repair it might be necessary to remove the existing cement and re-pour the necessary sections. There were over 90 marked sections. This project will make the sidewalks so much nicer for walkers and joggers alike. Remember to return your proxies to the HOA clubhouse to establish a quorum at the annual meetings. 12,000 Sq Ft of Paver Showroom & Unique Garden Decor Book Club The book club meets the first Monday of each month at 1:00PM in the HOA Clubhouse. All are welcome! February 2nd, our choice is One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus; March 2nd, it's The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and on April 6th the book is Before Women Had Wings by Connie May Fowler. Any questions call Kathy Sciano, 7607159. Lunch Bunch Crystal Creek will meet at Blau, 175 S. Nova Rd, Ormond Beach on February 9 at 12:30. RSVP to Judy Masse, 872-6266, by February 6. Canasta The Canasta group meets every week on Thursday at 1:00PM at the HOA Clubhouse. All are welcome! Last month’s winners were: 12/17 Linda Morrell 31,440 1/8 Kay Smith 31,435 1/15 Mazie Dey 36,775 Mazie’s score was a record high! Jan Reber will be the hostess for Feb. If you haven’t played Canasta in a while we’ll help you brush up. First Meeting of the By-law Revision Committee On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 the first meeting was held at the HOA Clubhouse. Our current by-laws are in dire need of being updated and made more in keeping with current times. As some of you know our by-laws were not even written originally for Cypress Head but rather taken off the attorney’s shelf from another subdivision and applied to us. We do not want them to automatically “roll over” for another 20 years. This is an ambitious effort and will take a lot of time. We thank those who are serving on this committee, as they have a long road ahead of them.
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