Welcome High Vista Residents/Owners and Other Visitors!
Please Note: A special Tree Topping meeting will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015.
Status of Recently Enacted Tree Topping Policy
The Homeowner’s Association Board has heard the objections of a number of our neighbors opposing the recently enacted tree topping policy.
While the Board believes that these residents have valid points, it also feels that the current policy has been misinterpreted. We want to address this and if warranted, clarify the wording of the policy.
Consequently, we have invited a certified arborist to address the community. We encourage everyone to attend. The purpose of this presentation would be to:
• Explain the difference between tree topping and tree trimming,
• Explain what trimming can be accomplished with the policy worded as is,
• Explain what problems tree topping can cause and
• Suggest how a policy could address these problems but still allow homeowners their views.
This meeting is scheduled for Monday 2/9/2015 @ 6 PM in the Laurel Room.
At the conclusion of the meeting, we will ask for volunteers so we can form a committee of interested residents for the purpose of reviewing the wording of the current tree topping policy and proposing modifications if necessary. If the committee decides to modify the policy, changes will be presented to the HOA Board for consideration and/or approval. The goal is to have this completed by mid-March.
HIGH VISTA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
HIGH VISTA DEER SURVEY
Over the past few years, there has been much discussion regarding the deer population in High Vista. During this time, several Town Hall Meetings were held to disseminate information from experts in the field as well as giving residents an opportunity to voice their concerns. Following these discussions, a group of residents formed a volunteer Deer Committee to determine how to move forward with this issue. Based on the recommendation of this committee, the HOA Board authorized a Community Survey to address concerns about the deer in the Community. The final results of that survey can be found HERE. We appreciate each resident that took the time to complete the survey and share their comments regarding this controversial subject.
After reviewing the data collected in the survey, the HOA Board voted unanimously not to pursue any further action regarding the deer population in High Vista. The Board does, however, want to continue to encourage residents to adhere to the No Feeding of Deer Policy (which can be found below).
Thanks to Jack McCarthy and the Deer Committee for all their efforts in developing the survey. The Board is also grateful to Paul Knott for administering the survey for the Community.
Final Report from the Deer Survey conducted in October, 2014.
The Board would like to remind all residents of High Vista
to please observe the community's policy of No Feeding Deer.
This policy, passed on August 22, 2013, can be found on the
Documents & Policies page and it is posted below as a reminder:
Policy NO. 1301
Subject: NO FEEDING DEER POLICY:
Over the past decade, High Vista has experienced a definite increase in the deer population
within the Community. Unfortunately, along with the increase in deer population, there has also been an increase in their feeding on trees, foliage and flowers throughout the subdivision. Use of deer resistant plants, electric fencing and netting only reduces the damage in a very limited area.
While there are differing opinions as to how to address this situation, experts agree that feeding of deer is harmful to the deer population. Fed deer become increasingly tame and are more likely to tolerate human activity. This increases the likelihood of deer/human interactions and conflicts such as personal injury, damage to personal property and motor vehicle collisions. Feeding deer does not prevent deer damage problems. Concentrating deer at feeding stations increases the prospects for disease transmission and can make deer more vulnerable to predation by dogs or coyotes. Deer may become increasingly dependent on supplemental food and lose the wild character that is part of their allure to many people. Fed deer return repeatedly to the same source for food, resulting in a tendency to negatively affect all properties in areas which are frequented by abnormally high concentrations of deer.
It is the opinion of the HOA Board that the first step in dealing with the deer situation is to stop the practice of artificially feeding the deer within the subdivision.
Feeding of deer or any means of encouraging deer to your property (e.g. salt licks) will not be allowed within the confines of the High Vista Subdivision.
Any owner in violation of this Policy is subject to fining per the North Carolina Planned
Community Act which states that—
“Unless a specific procedure for the imposition of fines or suspension of planned community privileges or services is provided for in the declaration, a hearing shall be held before the executive board…to determine if any lot owner should be fined…pursuant to the powers granted to the association in G.S. 47F-3-102(11) and (12). The lot owner charged shall be given notice of the charge, opportunity to be heard and to present evidence, and notice of the decision. If it is decided that a fine should be imposed, a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) may be imposed for the violation and without further hearing, for each day more than five days after the decision that the violation occurs. Such fines shall be assessments secured by liens under G.S. 47F-3-116.”
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