President’s Report – May 2017

It’s the quiet before the storm of late Spring and Summer activity. The Pool opens May 13 and evening swim team practices will follow soon after. With the low tides more people are out on the beach with nice weather and the Beach Park starts getting a lot of use.

The nice part of this time of year and summer months is that we get to see our neighbors more and we get the chance to enjoy our common properties/parks more. With the increased use of our parks, however, comes the obligation to keep them clean and engage in safe and courteous behavior. Yes, this is the annual reminder about our Code of Conduct for our parks.

Every year with end-of-year school and early summer parties, there seems to be an incident or occasions where there is vandalism, garbage isn’t cleaned up, or a party gets out of hand and noise levels increase or people engage in dangerous acts such as climbing up the railroad signal. Our Code of Conduct has a list of expected, common sense behaviors. The bottom-line is that our parks should be left in better shape than when you arrived. The Beach Park is for Blue Ridge residents and their guests and FOBs should not be loaned to non-residents. Violations of the code and FOB policy can possibly result in FOB suspension.

The Blue Ridge Directory has the Code of Conduct spelled out as well as a lot of other useful information. If you haven’t already picked-up your 2017 Directory, why not use the pool opening as a chance to pick one up.

On to a less dogmatic topic: The Long Range Planning Committee! Under the leadership of the Treasurer, Andrea Durbin, we had our first meeting. The group confirmed objectives and outlined a set of initial tasks. The first order of business is to review the Reserve Study and to begin to outline the assets that will need replacing in the next 3-5 years. The members of the committee in addition to Andrea are Steve Brunette, Josh Findley, Mark Sherard, Eric Souder and me.

On a final note, I’d like to promote the New Resident reception 4:00 – 6:00pm May 21 at the home of Membership Chair, Brooke Walker. We encourage all new residents to attend. It is a great chance to meet your neighbors and learn more about Blue Ridge. I hope to see you there!

Janet

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