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COWAN’S FORD COUNTRY CLUB OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.
SPRING 2021 NEWSLETTER
 
Hello neighbors and Happy Spring to all! Our Spring Newsletter provides our homeowners with reminders and information regarding our neighborhood.
 
2021 HOA BOARD MEMBERS
President: Darren Smith
Vice-President/Nominating Committee: François-Xavier Destrée
Treasurer: Jim Konieczny
Secretary: Debbie Jesse
Architectural Review Committee Chair: John Forlidas
Welcoming Committee Chair: Sharon Ryan
Non-voting Consultants/Project Managers:
Architectural Review Committee Member/Consultant: Don Hatley, John Gary
Technology Consultant: Jim Doidge
Leasing Consultant: Chris Scholz
Flag/Wreath Project Manager: Dianne Tannery
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: 2022 BOARD OPEN POSITIONS
There are three Board members who will be vacating their positions at the end of this year (2021). Darren Smith (President), François-Xavier Destrée (Vice-President), and Jim Konieczny (Treasurer), will be stepping down. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all three of these homeowners for their valuable and dedicated service on our HOA Board.
These three open positions for 2022 are currently unfilled. PLEASE consider volunteering for these positions for next year. If you have any questions, you can contact the Board using the HOA website ‘www.cowansfordhoa.com’, and the ‘Contact Us’ heading, then select ‘General Information’ for your email direction. We would be happy to let you know the duties of each of these positions, and answer questions.
REMEMBER that we are a volunteer HOA Board, and are continually looking for new board members, so that we may remain as such, and not have to outsource this function. This is one of the main ways that we are able to keep our annual dues at a very low rate.
 
WELCOME NEW HOMEOWNERS
We extend a warm welcome to the neighborhood, to the following new homeowners, who have moved in since our Fall Newsletter: Jamie & Cristina Brown, Shannon & Charlene Lafferty, Aaron & Rachel Hoover, Danny Tran, Andre Simeon & Alex King, Ryan & Lynsey Waddle, Dane & Vinca Russell, Dan & Terri Cesarz, Wade Nisley & Dana Cuddihy.
 
TREASURER’S NOTES
Again, this year, a big “Thank You” to all our great Cowan’s Ford Country Club Homeowners. We have received almost 87% of our total Homeowners Dues for 2021.  We are a revenue-neutral Non-profit organization and our funds are used to maintain and improve our community. This is a direct benefit for all Cowan’s Ford Homeowners. If you were unable to log into the Zoom virtual Annual Meeting, please note that the dues amount was kept at the previous dues amount of $160/annually. All homeowners’ statements were either mailed by USPS or PDFs were emailed as requested. If you have any questions, please contact our Treasurer, Jim Konieczny, JimJKonieczny@gmail.com, or send a text to 704-651-2452.
 
Please remember that if your emails or phone numbers change, please update the CFCC-HOA Directory found at ‘www.cowansfordhoa.com’.  Again, thank you for your diligence and prompt response.
 
CAPITAL CONTRIBUTION FEE
A reminder that a Capital Contribution Fee of $180.00 is required from all buyers of real property (land) and all structures (improvements or fixtures) integrated with or affixed to the land at the time of closing. The fee is payable to the Cowan’s Ford Country Club Owners’ Association, Inc. 
 
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
As we move into spring, everyone wants to spruce up their lawn and complete some cleaning around your home and property. Before you start any project, please contact the ARC with any questions you may have. Then submit the proper form to the ARC. Forms can be found on the HOA website. In most cases, the 2-page short form is sufficient, and very general information is needed. This includes storm damage, roof repair, tree/shrub removal, and any type of color change.
 
Landscaping: No trees more than six inches in diameter shall be removed without the prior written consent and permission of the HOA/ARC. Shrubs, bushes and other vegetation shall be properly maintained. Removal of shrubs over two feet requires written consent and prior permission of HOA/ARC.
 
In an attempt to maintain our beautiful community, it may be necessary for the ARC to send out warning letters as a reminder of violations. If homeowners do not comply with the cited violations, the HOA/ARC will impose a monthly fine on homeowners until compliance is reached. The most common violations include: trailers parked overnight, trashcans left overnight street side, additional vehicles parked either on the street or in the yard, and the occasional home improvement. Please review the by-laws and covenants. If you have questions, reach out to us.
 
WEBSITE
The Cowan’s Ford HOA website is ‘www.cowansfordhoa.com’.  Our HOA Covenants, By-laws, forms for home improvement, leasing forms and guidelines, Board members, Board Meeting minutes, latest newsletter, and our homeowners’ Directory can all be found on the website. 
 
LEASING
If you plan to lease your property, the HOA requires completion and submission of the Leasing Form, which can be found on our website ‘www.cowansfordhoa.com’.
 
STREET LIGHTS
To report a street lamp light bulb outage, please contact Duke Energy at 800-777-9898, providing them with the light number found at the top of the pole, or the home address at the location of the street light.  The HOA is not responsible for light bulb replacement. 
 
DOG OWNERS
Please be courteous to your neighbors and pick up your dog’s waste as you traverse the neighborhood with your pet. Your neighbor’s yard, vacant yards, and the golf course are private property.
 
GOLF COURSE CART PATHS/PROPERTY
Please note that you may NOT walk on the golf course or paths at any time, with or without your pet. The course may not be used for playing ball or playing in the sand traps. The Cowan’s Ford Golf Course is private property.
 
MAILBOXES
Mailbox Recommendation for CFCC-HOA Phases I and II is the ‘Providence Crossing’ model by Watson Welding Company (704-821-7140)  https://www.watsonsteelandiron.com/mailboxes.php, or like model by another vendor.  This mailbox is already a requirement for CFCC HOA Phase III, IV, and St. Andrews (extension).
 
If you have any questions or concerns, they may be directed to the CFCC-HOA BOARD through our website, ‘www.cowansfordhoa.com’, using the ‘Contact Us’ icon.  We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Thank you,
Cowan’s Ford Country Club Owners’ Association, Inc. Board 2021