Proposed Changes to Seven Lakes North & South Regulations

A meeting took place on Thursday, October 12th at the Seven Lakes North & South clubhouse.

One resident voiced the concern of poor maintenance of the shoulders of the road and the dam.  She claimed that cuttings had not been removed from the work site.

“I want to make sure they’re following the contract,” she said.

There was also a comment regarding the “danger” at the intersection of Millstone and Cardinal due to overgrowth of trees.

A motion was made to change rule 13.1.4. which previously specified that the Architectural Review Board was able to grant approval for building projects.  Appeals were able to be made to the Board of Directors.

With the revised rule, only the Board of Directors may approve such projects.  There will no longer be an appeal process.

“This aligns the rules with our covenants,” Board Member Rod Ansley said.

The Board voted unanimously for the motion to pass.

Board Member Robert Racine made a comment regarding the recent meeting in which the Board discussed cats being on leashes while outdoors.  He stated that the rule will not make it into the final draft of regulations.

“If a cat goes out and wants to go twenty feet from home, I don’t think you should put a leash on,” Racine said.  “They can roam free up to the boundary line.”

He also commented on golf cart storage.  Golf carts that cannot be stored in a garage may follow the same storage rules as boats.

Racine referenced rule 5.3.2., stating that all guests and renters must pay the required fees in order to use amenities.

A resident stated that Facebook comments should not be accepted as official communication.  He noted that official community responses should be stated at meetings.

“This venue is an appropriate place for anyone with any kind of comment,” he said.

They discussed more communication between the Board and residents when considering revisions to rules and regulations.

“I want to get the community involved,” Racine said.

Ansley stated that the Board is currently unsatisfied with the maintenance performance.

Board Member Kim Doolittle gave the Treasurer’s Report, commenting that the recent audit has been completed and that the reserves are “severely underfunded.”

Ansley announced that the Recreation Committee is preparing for the annual Halloween celebration.  It will take place on October 31st at the horse pasture from 4:30PM to 6:30PM.  A Haunted Barn will also be held at the stables on Saturday, October 28th at 8:00PM.

The Board announced that Leslie Holsterman is no longer working at the Seven Lakes North & South Landowners Office.  A temporary replacement is filling in until someone can be found to fill the position permanently.

The Board agreed to have two monthly meetings instead of one.  The first meeting of the month takes place on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00PM.  It was decided that the second meeting of the month will take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM.