(828) 890-0031


Next HOA
Board
Meeting

Tuesday,
9/29/2015

7:00 pm

in the
Club House
Laurel Room

 


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High Vista
club house

Homeowners Association


 

 

Welcome High Vista Residents/Owners and Other Visitors!

Main Gate Hours are Monday through Saturday 7 am to 4 pm and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm
except Holidays when there is no guard on duty.

Office Hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 2pm.
Please welcome our new Office Manager, Diana Francis.

 

NEWS TO NOTE

Duke Energy/Henderson County Town Hall Meeting with the
North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff
on Septemper 3rd at 6pm at the Blue Ridge Community College Auditorium,
180 W. Campus Drive, Flat Rock

If you would like to carpool, please meet at the Club Parking Lot at 4:30 pm on Thursday.
This will probably be a well attended event and parking may be a problem at the Community College.


CLICK HERE FOR THE DUKE ENERGY TRANSMISSION LINE PAGE!


Upcoming Road Work Notice

Road work will begin Tuesday or Wednesday, September 8th or 9th, weather permitting,
to apply split seal and fog cover to sections of the following roads in High Vista:
• Cedar
• Chinquapin
• Country Club
• Horseshoe
• Vista
• Wild Cherry

This work will briefly interrupt regular traffic flows.
Please watch for personnel directing traffic and/or signs.
Please exercise caution when driving through active work areas and please drive slower than usual
when crossing the new treatments in order to help them set and not disperse gravel.

Weather permitting, this work should take three or four days.
Once the new treatments have set, we’ll work on applying new fog lines and other markings.

Thanks for paying your Special Roads Assessment, and for your patience, understanding
and cooperation while we work to gradually improve our community roads.


The board has decided that there will no longer be an access code for realtors in the tele-entry system. Each Seller is responsible for providing after hours gate access to realtors.
Sellers should give their listing realtor their 3-digit gate code to be used.
That gate code can be the seller's or a person you designate to handle that for you.
Realtors should provide this number to Showing Time so that all showing realtors
will know how to gain access.
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The tele-entry system will now accommodate long distance numbers.
Should you wish to change your phone number in the system, please contact the HOA office. __________________________________________________

We are sad to report that Bruce East, our Property Services Manager, has retired after 13 years of service to this community. He looks forward to enjoying retirement with his wife
who retired two years ago. He will be sorely missed.


The links below will provide insight into the proposed Amendment to Covenant #3.
You are all urged to vote when you receive your mailed ballot/information.

In the interest of having all of our Homeowner members informed about the
3 presentations made by the High Vista Finance Team,
please take a look at the following four links that recap what occurred as well
as the short DOES/DOES NOT recap:

A YES VOTE to change the multifamily covenant as described
DOES
Allow HVF to proceed with plans to build as described in their documentation,
but only if
Mills River approves the multi-family plan;
the Homeowners' Board approves the final plans;
and HVF abides by the relevant architectural guidelines
IT DOES NOT
Result in any dues increase to High Vista property owners;
Allow HVF to build more than the identified number of multifamily units or
build them in locations different from the proposed plan

HVF Meeting Powerpoint Presentation
HVF Meeting Questions and Answers
HVF Meeting Map Handout
HVF "What If" Flowchart

Should you have questions please contact either Susan Semrod or Linda Thomas on the HVF Team.


Trespassing and Thefts in High Vista

Over the last several months, there have been at least 12 incidents in the Falls
involving personal property being taken from vehicles/property
as well as attempted break-ins on the mountain.

Police have been called in many of these cases, and there is not much they can do
other than to increase patrol...and that is what we need.

It is important that you report any attempted or achieved break-ins/thefts
to the Police as well as to the Homeowners' Office.

This is our best means of developing "neighborhood awareness".

Please take necessary precautions to prevent such thefts and make them less achievable.

Residents are encouraged to install motion-sensor activated exterior lighting
A study found that offenders fled when they were suddenly illuminated by exterior lighting
because many thought the resident heard or saw them and turned on the lights
to see better and perhaps film them for identification.

Please lock your vehicles, secure your valuables and be aware!

"Neighborhood awareness" will help us protect ourselves and look out for each other.


Please see the work of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission
concerning black bears in residential areas:
http://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Species/Mammals/BlackBear/BearsinResidentialAreas.aspx

See the pdf document on Coexisting with Bears.

It is believed that a bear committee would not identify additional measures beyond those covered
in the NCWRC literature.  Accordingly, a proposal will be made to:
Coordinate with the POA and golf course management about bear-resistant
trash receptacles under their purview.
Amend the deer feeding policy to include other wild animals such as bear,
coyote and fox that also frequent the community.


The price of a clicker has increased to $35 due to increased clicker cost.


The HOA Board has been notified of a potential safety issue.

A resident, while driving, recently made contact with a curbside mailbox and the mirror of his car.

The U.S. Postal service has published guidelines regarding, in part, the location of curbside mailboxes.

These guidelines may be found on line using this link: https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm

All residents with curbside mailboxes are urged to inspect their mailboxes and insure that they are located between six and eight inches from the curb and also consistent with other parts of the guidelines.
In the absence of a curb the reference point would, we believe, be the paved edge of the road.

USPS STD-7B 3.12.1 …CUSTOMERS ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THE LOCAL POST OFFICE BEFORE INSTALLING THE MAILBOX TO ENSURE ITS CORRECT PLACEMENT AND HEIGHT AT THE STREET. GENERALLY, MAILBOXES ARE INSTALLED AT A HEIGHT OF 41 – 45 in. FROM THE ROAD SURFACE TO INSIDE FLOOR OF THE MAILBOX OR POINT OF MAIL ENTRY (LOCKED DESIGNS) AND ARE SET BACK 6 – 8 in. FROM FRONT FACE OF CURB OR ROAD EDGE TO THE MAILBOX DOOR.



If there are any questions, please contact the Horseshoe Postmaster at 891-7761.

Thank you in advance for addressing this safety issue.
The Board also reminds members that curbside mailboxes are required, by architectural guidelines,
to have the home address numbers affixed to the mailbox or the supporting structure in “…reflective material as recommended by Emergency Services and Sheriff’s Departments...”.

Here’s a link to Henderson County guidance for residential address labeling: http://www.hendersoncountync.org/planning/propertyaddressing/needanaddress.html


Please take a look at our new Board Members, contact emails and the Board assignments HERE.
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The Annual Meeting Minutes and Presentations made at our Annual Membership Meeting
are available for your review on our
MEMBERS ONLY page.


Photos from our 2015 High Vista Easter Egg Hunt!

Click the link below and click on the first photo to enlarge it.
Then click the forward arrow at the bottom of the photo to see the other enlarged photos.

High Vista Easter Egg Hunt 2015


Road Improvements - On this page presentations made by the Roads Director can be found.

Documents & Policies - Governing documents, policies, a guide to High Vista and forms can be found on this page.

List of Services - Information such as utilities, etc. with company names and contact numbers is provided
as a courtesy to  our property owners and is located on the page.

Board and Staff - Find a listing of our Staff and Board members and a summarized version of their responsibilities.
Also find contact information here.

About Us - Gives a brief overview of our community for visitors.


Members Only - Contains minutes, budget/finance information, Board presentations,
most recent annual newsletter and other confidential information.

This page requires a login and password.

(The login and password must be entered in all lowercase letters with no spaces.)

Login and password are available to High Vista property owners
by calling the office between 10 am - 2 pm Monday through Friday or by emailing.


High Vista Amenity Assoc - Information on the Amenity Association and a link to its website.

High Vista Golf Club - Takes you to that website.



Final Report from the Deer Survey conducted in October, 2014.   We have a Policy prohibiting the feeding of deer.