2017 Annual HOA Meeting Highlights
Lochmere’s Board of Directors welcomed residents to the Annual HOA meeting on October 24, 2017 at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall. A pleasant addition this year was early resident sign-in accompanied by cider and sweet snacks. This added social element to the meeting not only allowed us to start on time but gave folks a chance to socialize with their fellow residents. There were a total of 233 lots represented either in person (71) or by Proxy (162).
Board President, Reynold Nippe, gave an overview of the current state of affairs in Lochmere, focusing on how lucky we all are to live in such a great community and have so many volunteers on the committees.
Board member, and Nominating Chairman, Mark LeBlanc, officiated the Board member election. The membership voted to not require a written ballot due to the fact that two current Board members, Cecelia Davidson and Mark LeBlanc, were the only two standing for the open positions. Both were elected to the Board for a 3-year term expiring 2020.
Board Treasurer, Sharon Lee, walked the crowd through several financial statements, and provided a clear and concise overview of our reserve study and associated plans to maintain the community to the same high standards we've all come to expect. Sharon announced that the 2018 assessments will be $591 and explained the reasons behind the $9 increase.
The Committee Reports were led off with a report from the Communications Committee Chairman, David Blackwood. At the completion of his report, the group was entertained with the long-anticipated video “Take A Look At Lochmere” which illustrates the benefits of living in Lochmere to residents as well as potential buyers. David Werk, Lochmere resident and producer was thanked for creating such a fantastic video for the community. This video is now live on Lochmere.org.
The meeting concluded with the introduction of Cary Town Councilman, Jack Smith, and a question and answer forum with Jack and the Board of Directors.
The annual meeting was adjourned at 9:11 pm.
To review the full PowerPoint presentation presented at the meeting, the updated Reserve Study, and the 2017-2018 Operational Budget as presented, please see the attachments below.
(Please note that you must be logged in as a resident to review each of the attachments)
HOA assessments are determined by the Board of Directors each calendar year. Increases greater than CPI must be approved by the voting members of the Lochmere Community. Lochmere's management company mails out the invoices for assessments to each homeowner by December.
Lochmere's 2018 Annual assessments are set at $591.00.
Assessments go toward the maintenance and upkeep of common elements such as common area landscaping, trails, lakes, playgrounds, bridges, benches, trash enclosures, dog waste stations, pools, tennis courts, clubhouse, office building, common area insurance, management fees, contributions toward a Reserve Fund, etc.
Prompt payment ensures that our community can continue to maintain the beauty of our lakes, trails and recreational facilities.
To check the status of your account online on the HRW website, or to remit payment online, homeowners can click HERE. (You will need to login to the site with your secure HRW login credentials to access your account and make a payment.)
Payments (checks should be made payable to Lochmere Association) must be made directly to the processing center address noted on your statement:
PO Box 11904
Newark NJ 07101-9104
Payments cannot be processed at the Lochmere or HRW Raleigh offices. For more detailed information about different options for paying your assessment, please read the 2018 Assessment Notice HERE.
Lochmere's Master Covenants were established in 1984, creating the community association along with the specific financial, maintenance and enforcement procedures that each homeowner must follow (deed restrictions); roles and responsibilities of the Association board members, committees and property manager; and rules for Lochmere common area usage and maintenance. These same covenants describe the mandatory assessments to ensure that our neighborhoods conform to a standard of value, beauty and friendliness that typifies life in Lochmere.
If you are looking for guidelines on architectural, structural or landscaping changes to your property, please check the Lochmere Architectural Standards and Specifications.
WHAT DOES HRW DO FOR LOCHMERE?
Associa HRW is Lochmere's community management company charged with administering the day-to-day responsibilities of the Association. HRW pays our bills, schedules landscaping services, coordinates architecture requests, works with legal counsel, responds to homowner questions/complaints, and is the general clearinghouse for the HOA. Andy Siouville is the Community Manager representative from HRW.
Andy is based out of the Lochmere Recreational Clubhouse at 502 Lochmere Drive. Andy is onsite five days a week from 8 AM till 5 PM.
Andy is assisted by a part time assistant manager, Teri Matheson. Teri is onsite Monday to Thursday, 8am till 1 pm. Teri is go to person for architectural requests.
ABOUT Associa HRW
As a part of the Associa family, HRW has a service-driven dedication to Five Star customer response, an unparalleled investment in employee education, and unrivaled success in residential and community association management. Associations and residents alike look to HRW's value-added services, attention to detail and local expertise for continuous community improvement. For more information, see www.hrw.net. Register and login with an HRW account at www.hrw.net to check the status of your account, pay your dues or check out the retail discounts offered to Associa community members in Lochmere.