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COWAN’S FORD COUNTRY CLUB OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.
SPRING 2024 NEWSLETTER
 
Hello neighbors and Happy Spring to you!  Our Spring Newsletter provides our homeowners with reminders and information regarding our HOA and our neighborhood.
 
2024 HOA BOARD MEMBERS
President: Charlie Wands
Vice-President/Nominating Committee:
Treasurer: Karen Sennett
Secretary: Debbie Jesse
Architectural Review Committee Chair: John Forlidas
Community Affairs Chair (Welcoming Committee/Flags-Wreaths/Street Sign-Pole Maint): Sharon Ryan
Non-voting Consultants/Committee Members:
Architectural Review Committee Member: John Gary, Larry Mann, Elisha Scott, Margie Lewis
Technology Consultant: Jim Doidge
Leasing Consultant: Chris Scholz
 
WELCOME NEW HOMEOWNERS
The HOA extends a warm ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ to the following folks who have purchased homes since our 2023 Fall Newsletter: Bill & Kaki Kiebel, Torrica Amos, and Gary Garlow.
 
TREASURER’S NOTES 
A big thank you to all our Cowan’s Ford Country Club Homeowners. We have received 96% of our Homeowners Dues for 2024. 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. All homeowners’ statements were emailed in January. Kindly remember to note your lot number when mailing your payment. If you have any questions, please contact our Treasurer, Karen Sennett, at cowansfordhoa@gmail.com. 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
As we move into spring, everyone wants to spruce up their lawn and complete cleaning around their home and property. Please review our HOA guidelines and By-Laws before you start any project. The Architectural Review Short Form must be completed in connection with storm damage repairs, roof repair, tree/shrub removal, and any type of color change. The short form can be found on the HOA website, www.cowansfordhoa.com.  
 
In an attempt to maintain our beautiful community, the ARC may send out letters as a reminder of violations. If homeowners do not comply with the cited violations, the HOA/ARC may impose fines on homeowners until compliance is reached. The most common violations include trailers parked overnight, trashcans outside the home and visible from the street, additional vehicles parked either on the street or in the yard, and the occasional home improvement. ARC is committed to responding to each request within 5 business days. 
 
One final note, we are a no solicitation community. You should not be approached by people looking to replace your roof, install pine straw or other maintenance activities at your home. If you are approached, please remind them we are a no solicitation community, and that there is a sign posted at the top of each street. If they continue, please contact John Forlidas: 704-779-6981.
 
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
 
STREETLIGHTS
To report a street lamp light bulb outage, please contact Duke Energy at 800-777-9898, or via https://salor-web.duke-energy.app/#/home/map, providing them with the light number found at the top of the pole, or the home address at the location of the streetlight.  The HOA is not responsible for light bulb replacement. 
 
POTHOLES
To report a street pothole repair to the NCDOT online, go to: https://www.ncdot.gov/contact/Pages/default.aspx. 
 
DOG OWNERS
Please be courteous to your neighbors and pick up your dog waste as you traverse the neighborhood with your pet. Your neighbor’s yard, vacant yards, and the golf course are private property. Please note that by a 2021 Lincoln County law, your dog must always be leashed when walking.
 
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.
 
DUKE ENERGY DIKE PROPERTY
If you walk your dog(s) on the Duke Energy dike property, PLEASE pick up your dog waste immediately.  In addition, Duke Energy does not allow any motorized vehicles (golf carts included), to be driven on the dike area. Please remember that Duke Energy dike area is on private property. Duke Energy is proud to be a neighbor of Cowan’s Ford homeowners and Golf Club. However, if the property access is abused, Duke may be forced to take additional measures and possibly eliminate access to the dike area to the public.
 
NEIGHBORHOOD PERSONAL GOLF CART USAGE
In 2018, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners established the ‘Lincoln County Golf Cart Ordinance’. The ordinance was revised on May 6, 2019. More homeowners, in our HOA and others, are using personal golf carts and may not be aware of the revised ordinance.  The Golf Cart Ordinance can be found on the Lincoln County website. 
 
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). 
 
QUESTIONS/CONCERNS
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 2024