Author: Mark McClean
Please take notice that the Knollwood Homeowner’s Association Board has proposed to make amendment to the protective restrictions, covenants, limitation and easement as passed on 1st of May, 1997.
Below is a summary of the proposed changes
Proposed New Covenants & Restrictions,
(changes are highlighted in red)
Existing Covenants & Restrictions (below)
The proposed amendments shall affect your rights, obligations and uses of each member’s property. Full language of each right, obligation or use is contained in the proposed amendments. The amendments shall cause changes in the assessment of fines for violations, installation and maintenance of fencing, driveway construction, signage, livestock and poultry, garbage and refuse disposal, recreational and commercial vehicles, fires, maintenance of lots, and compliance with the covenants.
The Board has voted to pass the amendments. Two meetings will be set for the purpose of members voting to amend the covenants.
Meeting 1 shall take place on the 7th day of January, 2014. The meeting shall be held at the Knollwood Country Club. The meeting shall begin at 7:00pm.
Meeting 2 shall take place on the 14th day January, 2014. The meeting shall be held at the Knollwood Country Club. The meeting shall begin at 7:00pm.’
Pursuant to the covenant and applicable Indiana code, the amendments shall pass by two-thirds (67%) of the vote of the members/owners. Knollwood Homeowners Association has 353 members. The amendments shall pass or be rejected with 237 member votes after the second meeting.
VOTING: Each member/owner is given one vote per lot. Voting may be conducted in person, or by delivering the ballot by proxy.
In person voting will require the member to attend Meeting 2 which will be the meeting in which the final vote is tallied.
Ballot voting will require the member to submit to the Board the ballot included with the notice to the Board on or before the beginning of Meeting 2.
Proxy voting will require the member to submit the name of the proxy voting in his or her absence.
Knollwood will begin the week of October 27, 2014. Green World will make five passes through the neighborhood.
Green World is scheduled to do one pass per week for 5 weeks. Depending on the weather, they may not be on consecutive weeks.
Leaf pickups are not assigned any particular day of the week.
A spring pass will also occur with a date to be determined. Signage will be placed at each of our entrances in the near future.
The boat was locked to the basketball hoop in our driveway at 50765 Mercury Dr. Granger, In
Please contact us if:
You saw this boat being towed out of the neighborhood
If you know anyone in the Forest Hills/Knollwood areas who has a security camera on their home that might lead to more information. If you see the boat, please call the local police department.
Please help to keep our neighborhoods safe
Ed and Marie Revak
Thank you Rosann, Scott and Dan!!
After years of service to their community we would like to acknowledge and say thank you to several of our Knollwood Board Members whose terms have expired and will be stepping down at the end of the year.
Stepping down are:
Rosann McGuire – “Architectural Control Committee”
Scott Heming – Treasurer
Dan Pawelski – “Property Management & Architectural Control Committee”
Rosann, Scott and Dan faithfully performed their duties and will be terribly missed! On behalf of the community the Knollwood Board thank you. If you happen to know them please remember to thank them for their service.
We need you!!
The vacancies left by Rosann, Scott and Dan need to be filled immediately.
For the position of Treasurer if you have experience with Quickbooks that would be of great benefit.
The other position is on the Architectural Control/Violations Committee.
Remember, this is your neighborhood. Your voice can make a direct impact on the future of Knollwood. Please step forward and make a difference now. You can respond to this email or contact our President Sally Potts at 277-4700.
It’s that time of year
Yep, fall is fast approaching. Get your blowers tuned up and your rakes ready, the leaves they will be a falling.
Signs will be posted on street corners to let you know when leaf pickup will be.
Dusk to Dawn Lighting Is Important!
It is sometimes brought to our attention, “what’s the big deal about enforcing the dusk to dawn lighting in front of each home.” Recently, a boat which was bolted to a basketball pole, was stolen right from a driveway. Yours and your neighbors dusk to dawn light DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Keep them on, if they are broke, fix them. It’s for your own security and the security of your neighborhood.
Spring Garden Walk
Knollwood will be participating in the 2015 spring Garden Walk to raise funds for the museum of art. Anyone interested in showcasing their gardens should notify Aviva Wulfsohn.
We will also be accepting bids for Knollwood’s landscaping projects. The “scope of work” will be posted soon.
Gumwood Road Contruction update
The intersection of Adams & Gumwood will be closed until approximately Nov 21st. They are clearing, grading, installing pipe, storm sewers, electrical conduit and the new round about.
That’s it for now.
Tuesday June 10th
We want to make you aware that we received a report on Monday that a car was broken into around the 1644 Foxcross area. A purse was stolen. Contents from the purse were found down the street but the money was taken.
Remember to lock up at night, close garage doors and keep your outside light on.
We will let you know any additional news as it happens.
Leaf Pickup Update:
The St Joseph County Highway Department picked up leaves through part of Knollwood April 16th. There will still be an additional leaf pickup by the private service company we contracted starting the week of the 28th of April.
The following letter details the Gumwood Road reconstruction.
Gumwood Road Corridor Project
March 26, 2014
Re: Gumwood Rd. Construction Status Report
From the Michigan State line to the Mishawaka Corporate Limits
This letter is to inform you of the current and upcoming construction activities scheduled to occur on Gumwood Road. Currently NIPSCO is installing a new gas main from Candy Lane toward the north. AEP is scheduled to begin relocating their overhead power lines from Candy Lane to the north within the next couple weeks and Comcast will then follow with relocating their lines. There should be no disruption in your gas, electric, phone or cable services during this time.
Selge Construction has started to install the storm sewer from Brick Rd. south to the end of the project which is the Mishawaka Corporate limits. Some excavation work has also been done in the two retention basin areas as well as for the modular block wall being installed on the east side of Gumwood Road, south of Brick Road intersection.
Our first road closure from Brick Rd south to the Mishawaka Corp. limits is scheduled to start on April 7. During this road closure time there will be no thru traffic allowed. Arbor Crossing Drive, which is the main entrance off of Gumwood Rd to the Brendon Hills Subdivision, will be closed. Existing homes and businesses within the road closure area will have access provided to them at all times on a temporary road from the south only on Gumwood Rd. Visitors to and from Grace Baptist Church must use the Brick Rd access. There will be no disruption in mail, newspaper or trash pick-up services. Brick Rd will remain open at this time. Advanced road closure signs will be installed later this week and detour route markers will be placed next week.
Selge Construction Co., Inc. is the prime contractor for both phases of Gumwood Rd. Jamie Plunkett is the Project Manager and may be contacted at 574-273-0162 (jobsite trailer) or 269-684-0842. CHA is the consulting engineer handling the construction observation and may be contacted at 574-273-0137 (jobsite trailer).
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us at the two phone numbers listed above. Updates will be mailed to you as needed and to alert you of upcoming traffic pattern changes or road closures. Your patience during this very busy time of the construction season is greatly appreciated.
CHA ~ design/construction solution
A proposed settlement has been reached in the DuPont Imprelis weed killer class action lawsuit. The settlement proposes to resolve claims resulting from Imprelis use by lawn care professionals on residential and commercial properties as well as by golf courses between August 31, 2010, and August 21, 2011 across the country, except California and New York. You can read the rest of this article here.
According to the article Dupont is paying for the removal, replacement of equivalent trees up to 20 feet and maintenance of the replacement trees.
We are told the Knollwood Golf Course will have between approximately 350 trees cut down and replanted.
After dealing with years of ongoing problems with repeated entrance lighting outages, the KHA Board elected to solicit a quote for the complete replacement of all twelve lighting fixtures at Barryknoll, Baywood and Pine Ridge entrances.
Egendoerfer & Sons in Mishawaka provided a quote to replace the twelve old halogen light fixtures that illuminate the entrance walls with twelve new 72 Watt LED light fixtures. The $2,750 capital expenditure was included in the 2014 budget presented at the Annual Membership meeting in January and approved.
With the replacement now complete, you may have noticed the brighter and move vibrant lights at these three entrances over the past few months. One unexpected benefit is the reduced AEP electric bill of about $30 per month for operation of the new energy efficient LED lights. We also expect these new entrances lights to last longer and save Knollwood residents additional hidden costs in overall maintenance expenses.