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September 21st Meeting Postponed
The special meeting to discuss changes to the Knollwood Bylaws is postponed until further notice.
September 21st - Meeting to Discuss By-Law Changes
A special meeting for Knollwood residents to ask questions and discuss possible changes to the By-Laws will be held on September 21st at the Knollwood Clubhouse. Final voting on the proposed changes will be held on November 17th at the same location.
Message from the SJC Sheriff's Office
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Several residents in Quail Ridge North have reported receiving unnerving knocks on their from people claiming to be salesmen. The QRN Board shared this information with the SJC Sheriff’s office who sent back this response which our Board wanted to pass along to you.

This is new. We will want to talk with any residents that may have been approached in this manner. Please stress to the homeowners to pass on to Police anything that happens that seems strange. Most burglars will knock on the door first to see if anyone is home. If someone is home, they usually have a strange story (lost dog/asking for ficticious persons/salesman). If anyone is approached this way, please have them call Police at 235-9611. We need descriptions of persons and vehicles. As much info as they can safely get would be helpful.

Needless to say, we’d like you to take note and call the police if you suspect any irregular activity.

GUMWOOD ROAD UPDATE
Neighbors:

Here’s an update on the Gumwood Road construction project. There are a couple of things you’ll need to take note of here!

Gumwood Between Brick and Adams: This section is expected to be completed and reopened on or before July 30.

Gumwood/Adams Roundabout: IMPORTANT UPDATE: The roundabout is expected to be closed on July 23 and July 24 while the construction crews complete landscaping and pavement markings. Barriers will be set up at Grape and Adams and Fir and Adams to prohibit through-traffic. Local traffic will continue but will NOT be able to pass the roundabout.

Gumwood between Adams and Michigan State Line: IMPORTANT UPDATE: Beginning on July 30, Gumwood Road will be closed north of the Adams/Gumwood roundabout to the Michigan state line. No through traffic will be allowed. Barryknoll and Baywood entrances will be closed to all traffic. Knollwood residents will be required to enter the neighborhood via Adams Road at Pine Ridge and Greenway (at the Knollwood Clubhouse) or enter through Knollwood West. All services to the neighborhood (trash, newspaper, mail, school bus) are NOT expected to be disrupted. The Adams/Gumwood roundabout will remain open through the construction, but no traffic will be permitted to exit the roundabout on Gumwood to the north.

Construction is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving.

Click here to read a letter received we received from the Engineer heading up the project.

Coyote Sitings
There have been reports recently of a male and female coyote roaming around the Knollwood Villas areas. Keep an eye on your pets.
PRESENTATION ON NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUPS
NOTES FROM SGT. REGIS THIMONS
PRESENTATION ON NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUPS
THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

A group of Wellington Park Villas residents met with Sgt. Regis Thimons at the Francis Branch Library and the following points were made:
  • Over 85% of home and car break ins- are drug related
  • There is a heroin epidemic in our area – it starts with prescription drugs mostly oxycodone and ADD medication – kids are selling it in schools and on the street.  They give it to a classmate to help them relax and pass a test.  Then they are hooked.  it leads to heroin addiction because heroin is less expensive. You will not read about this in the SB Tribune or hear it from the schools.  Nine kids have overdosed on heroin so far this year.  The police find these kids with the needle still in their arm.  One 14 yr. old boy who was doing breaking and entering had 42 texts on his phone from his classmates ordering drugs within an hour and 20 minutes time he was at the police station.  This is epidemic in our school system.  We are not taking about South Bend inner city.  This is Granger.

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ALERT: NEIGHBORHOOD ROBBERY - 5/10/15
There was a robbery over the weekend on Hampton Drive. The owners were gone for the weekend and the robbers broke in through the back door. Keep your doors locked and report any suspicious behavior to the proper authorities.
Friendly Neighborhood Reminder
Please be a good neighbor and pick up after your pets when taking them for a walk and keep them on leashes.  We would like to continue to post lost pets on our website, but it  is difficult to distinguish a loose pet from a lost pet.  Thank you!
GUMWOOD ROAD UPDATE 4/15/15
According to St. Joseph County, the contractor working on the Gumwood Road reconstruction is working to finish Gumwood between Brick & Adams in August.  Once complete, they will then close Gumwood from Adams Road north to the State Line.  This should occur in late August or Early September.  The proposed work will be the replacement of the existing road with a curbed tow lane road with turn lanes at each of the Knollwood entrances (Baywood and Barryknoll).  They plan to add a 5-foot wide sidewalk on the west side (our side) of Gumwood and a 10-foot path on the east side.  They also plan to add some trees and will restore any grounds or lawns that are disturbed as part of the construction.
GUMWOOD ROAD UPDATE
According to St. Joseph County, the contractor working on the Gumwood Road reconstruction is working to finish Gumwood between Brick & Adams in August.  Once complete, they will then close Gumwood from Adams Road north to the State Line.  This should occur in late August or Early September.  The proposed work will be the replacement of the existing road with a curbed tow lane road with turn lanes at each of the Knollwood entrances (Baywood and Barryknoll).  They plan to add a 5-foot wide sidewalk on the west side (our side) of Gumwood and a 10-foot path on the east side.  They also plan to add some trees and will restore any grounds or lawns that are disturbed as part of the construction.
Knollwood Spring Leaf Pickup April 6 - 10
We are scheduled to have leaf pickup next week April 6 – 10 by Greenworld. Signs should be posted at corner entrances.
ALERT: NEIGHBORHOOD BREAK IN
A home at the corner of Gumwood and Barryknoll was broken into this past Saturday 3/28/15 . This was a forced entry as the front window was broken to access the home. No one was home at the time of the break in. Make sure to keep your doors locked and to report any suspicious activity immediately.
2015 Knollwood Garage Sale Dates
This years Knollwood Garage Sale will be held Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th. Stay tuned for more information.
Reminder to Knollwood Residents
We recently received a crime report and wanted to remind Knollwood residents to lock your doors at night and keep your garage doors closed.
Covenant Vote Update
Dear Neighbors,

I want to thank those of you who attended the annual meeting and took the time to vote for or against the proposed changes to our HOA covenants. Unfortunately, we did not get the quorum required to make the changes.

According to our covenants, we need 230 residents to care enough to vote. We were about 100 folks short. A motion was made to table the vote until July 15th, 2015. It carried. Once the weather is nice, your HOA Board will go door to door to see if we can get 100 more interested neighbors…..no matter how they vote.

Sally Potts
HOA President

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Dear Neighbors,

After listening to community concerns over the past few years about neighborhood safety and keeping our home values up, the Board has voted to make amendments to the existing Knollwood covenants and restrictions last past in May of 1997.

Now it’s up to you to decide whether these changes will take effect.

Per our covenants, two thirds of Knollwood homeowners must vote in favor of the proposed amendments for them to pass. That’s a whopping 230 votes.

In an effort to make voting as easy as possible the Board is providing multiple ways for you to cast your ballot.

You may vote in any of the following methods;

1.) Review the proposed amendments online and cast your vote via electronic signature.

CLICK HERE to review proposed changes and vote by electronic signature. 

2.) Attend a meeting scheduled for 7:00pm on January 7th, 2015 at the Knollwood Country Club to review the proposed amendments and return to the same location at 7:00pm January 14th 2015 to vote.

3.) Submit a signed proxy ballot in person or by mail to the Board by designating Sally Potts (President Knollwood HOA) to vote in your absence.

Click here to download ballot/proxy ballot

Your Board has invested considerable time and energy writing these amendments we believe will strengthen our community and protect home values well into the 21st century.

We’re near the finish line but can’t do this without your help. If you want these changes implemented, please vote.

And please, consider volunteering to serve on the Board!  After all, this is YOUR community!

Thank you for your help,

Sally Potts

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Knollwood is a friendly and interactive neighborhood, situated between two beautiful 18 hole golf courses, which are certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.  Membership to the Knollwood Country Club is optional.

Our location is conveniently located near the Indiana/Michigan state line, and is close to shopping, restaurants, state of the art medical facilities, a local Farmer’s Market, County Parks, schools, libraries and the University of  Notre Dame, Indiana University South Bend, and Ivy Tech.

The neighborhood boasts an abundance of mature trees and wildlife.  It is governed by covenants and restrictions, designed for safety and to keep home values at their maximum.  The homes in Knollwood are unique in design, and all new neighbors are welcomed enthusiastically!


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