The Mill Creek HOA Board of Directors election is tonight, 7PM at Monticello High School. The election is a part of the Annual Meeting, which was adjourned on January 15th due to lack of a quorum. If you have not already assigned a proxy or returned a ballot to the election committee, please attend this very brief meeting and vote. Questions? Please refer to the last election news item listed below this one. Don't forget your umbrella!
HOA Election Announcement
2014 MILL CREEK BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
Your neighbors really need your vote to reach a quorum and elect a Board of
Directors for our Homeowners Association. The Election Committee wants to
make this process convenient for you. Will you please cast your vote?
Each one counts!
ELECTION MEETING: Wednesday MARCH 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Monticello High School.
If you will not be able to attend, please email Brian Lewis at BigLew57@comcast.net
Type “BALLOT"in the subject line and we will make sure you get a voting form to
submit prior to the March 12 election.
Three convenient options to vote are listed below:
o VOTE FOR A NOMINEE OR A WRITE-IN NOMINEE
The Board of Director Nominees are:
• Jim Aitken 227 Flagstone Terrace
• Naomi Aitken 227 Flagstone Terrace
• Addeane Calleigh 1381 Gristmill Drive
• Janet Eden 1309 Gristmill Drive
• Brian Lewis 1291 Timberbranch Court
o DESIGNATE A PROXY - authorizing another homeowner to cast your vote.
o VOTE TO ABSTAIN - if you don’t want to vote, you can Abstain. It will
count toward a quorum and is better than no vote
Only someone attending the election meeting on March 12 may serve as your proxy.
For your convenience, the names of homeowners who will definitely attend the March
12th meeting are listed below - these homeowners are NOT nominated for election
to the Board of Directors, and can cast your vote on your behalf.
Proxies: Neal Grandy, Sue Voreis, Nancy Meserve, Carol Cutler
Nancy or Sue may knock on your door in the coming days. We’re very friendly and we
won’t take much of your time! We will have forms with us for your convenience if
you wish to cast your vote then. One vote per household only.
Sue Voreis & Nancy Meserve
SNOWSTORM - Move cars off street!
Cars on streets prevent VDOT from plowing.
Please remove cars from streets before it snows.
Bad Weather Resource List
Do you use www.511virginia.org to check local, regional or state road conditions after a major storm? How about the Albemarle County Schools page for parents, that provides everything you need to know about closings and delays? Or the UVA closing information page? There must be dozens more of value to your neighbors - everything from tree removal to generator usage and product buying guides. If you use a web resource, TV/radio station or other service when weather is a problem, please share it with the rest of us! You can provide a resource via the comment link above, recommend a contractor on our recommendations page, or email the author. Let's all crowdsource a helpful list for people to use when weather is brewing. In the meantime, does anyone know how to help a small or elderly dog to poop outside after a big snowfall? How about this?
Election Committee Seeks Help
The March 12 election for the HOA Board of Directors will be overseen by the newly formed Mill Creek HOA Elections Committee. Homeowner Sue Voreis has volunteered to chair the committee. The committee will organize the process and election materials, oversee the voting, count the ballots, and certify the results. Secondary to this, a brief election procedure will be written to standardize our election process for future Mill Creek elections.
Please email Addeane Caelleigh to volunteer for the Committee - she will forward your name to Sue Voreis. The committee needs all kinds of assistance and input, although Sue is particularly interested in people with election related experience.
HOA to re-address voting issues on March 12th
The Mill Creek Homeowners Association (MCHOA) held its annual meeting on January 15, 2014. Although about 50 proxies had been obtained and over 40 people attended the meeting (28 homes represented), the HOA did not reach the required quorum of 107 homes to elect a new Board of Directors.
County Board votes to delay mini-dump placement
At a public hearing January 8th, the Albemarle county Board of Supervisors voted to extend the RSWA contract at Ivy for one year, thus suspending a move to place one of three proposed "convenience centers" in either Mill Creek or Keene by June 2014.
The vote followed about three hours of public commentary from over 60 residents of Keene and the Mill Creek/Avon Street Extended area - all of which reflected opposition to the county's proposal to place the first convenience center in one of those areas.
HOA Opposes Mill Creek Area mini-dump
Residents of Avon Street Extended neighborhoods, along with area business leaders and school officials, met with newly seated Albemarle county supervisor Jane Dittmar and county staff to hear information and voice concerns regarding the placement of a proposed "convenience center" behind the Monticello fire station. The red area in the GoogleMaps image above, denotes the approximate site about 50 feet from Tandem Friends school athletic fields and across the street from Monticello High School. Coverage of the meeting by The Daily Progress can be found here. The Mill Creek HOA Position statement follows here:
A Little Free Library for Mill Creek?
A group of Mill Creek homeowners is interested in having a "Little Free Library" in Mill Creek.
Communities across North America have erected small structures for sharing donated books with their neighbors. Go to the Little Free Libraries website to see what our neighbors across the country have done! http://littlefreelibrary.org/
The idea is simple: families or neighbors build a small "library" box and install it on a post along the street. It is filled with donated books available to everyone, and most have a mix of books for adults and children. This grass-roots movement began with one box in Wisconsin in 2009, and there now 10,000+ around the world, with more being installed every week.
If you are interested in planning one for Mill Creek, get in touch with Addeane Caelleigh (email@example.com) or Janet Eden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Charlottesville has at least three Little Free Libraries: one on Palatine Avenue in Belmont, another in Key West/Cedar Hills, and the newest one in Greenbriar, pictured above.
Forestry Department needs acorns
The Virginia Department of Forestry needs your help to continue producing high-quality seedlings for Virginia landowners. Virginia- grown seed generally produces trees that will grow well in our state. Every year, homeowners from all over the state donate acorns to help produce the next season’s crop.
When you rake your leaves in the fall, consider collecting the acorns and donating them to the forestry department. See the DOF website for details on what is needed and how to drop off your donations in Charlottesville.