IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EDENTON NORTH SPRING GARAGE SALES

The annual North Edenton HOA yard sale, usually held in May, will be postponed until a later date in the summer when, hopefully, life is back to normal.  This year’s event should be very successful since a lot of neighbors are spending this time of staying home to clean out closets, drawers, and cupboards.  Keep in mind that Goodwill offers pick up at your location after the HOA yard sales of any leftover treasures.  Please ensure that if you plan to participate in the HOA yard sale, that all items are clean and safe for the public.  If you have any questions or comments or plan to participate in the  North Edenton HOA yard sale, contact Vickie at two.steps25@mail.com.  Please stay home, stay healthy, and stay in touch with your family and friends. 

MARCH 2020 COMMONS CLEANUP

On March 17th, several members of the Commons Committee met to do “a little cleanup” before mowing season starts. This turned into approximately 3 hours of cleaning fallen tree branches including chain-sawing the larger pieces. As the pile grew, the question was asked: “How are we going to get rid of all this”? Neighbor, Nicki Schlegelmilch, arranged for her father, Steve, to bring his trailer. Thanks to Joe, Taylor and Nicki Schlegelmilch, Jim Stepanich, Kent Lovelace, Charles Williams and Joe Shandera for a great job!

Update on city’s ash tree infestation

Adam Klingenberg from the City Forestry Department gave an update to the homeowners present at the annual homeowners meeting. The city will be reaching out to homeowners with ash street trees on their property. Homeowners with affected ash trees will find a flyer on their door detailing options they have on either having the tree treated or removed. If the homeowner opts to have the tree removed and the city determines that there is sufficient place for a replacement tree, the homeowner will be given a voucher which can be used towards a new tree. The following is a list of approved street trees towards which the voucher can be applied at participating local nurseries. Approved street tree list.

COMMONS REPORT – 2019

We want to recognize and THANK all of the homeowners that have contributed their time and effort to keeping the drainage way and commons free of debris, trash, etc.  YOUR EFFORTS ARE APPRECIATED!!  Please recognize the efforts of our commons committee members:  Detlef Gartzke, Rich Butalla, Kent Lovelace, Charles Williams, Jim Stepanich, Scott Tinkham, Lon Pomajzl, Dave Holland and Joe Shandera.  A special thank you to Rich Butalla for all the help since the association was formed.  You will be missed!  We are always looking for additional volunteers!

Garage sales were held on the weekend of May 16 – 18. THANK YOU and JOB WELL DONE goes to Vicki Stepanich who coordinated these sales in the neighborhood.  Corresponding dates for 2020 are May 14, 15 & 16.

TREES

Christiansen Tree Service completed trimming and/or removal of trees in the south commons, along our property line behind Shirl Ct. and along the flow liner between Lucile Ct. and Laura Lynn Ct.

The Commons Committee was approached by a contractor in the business of treating Emerald Ash Borers.  He pointed out that our Commons has 3 ash trees and that there are many more on private properties in our association area.  For comparison, two bids were received – $155 and $321.  Treatment is good for 2 years.  Our committee discussed the pro’s and con’s of treatment and decided to bring it up for discussion at the Annual Meeting.

LAWN CARE

One6 Lawn Service is in the first year of a 3-year contract for mowing, fertilizing and weed control of the commons.  To date, they have been very responsive even though the rains have impacted their mowing schedule.

POND MAINTAINANCE

Nebraska Lake Management is in the first year of a 3-year contract.  Their pricing schedule has remained stable since 2014.  They also installed a maintenance kit in the aerator in the North Pond, which had stopped working in the fall.

DRAIN FIELD IN SOUTH COMMONS

The area that can’t be mowed in the South Commons has increased over the years due to standing water (wetland area).  Vance Stoll Grading installed three drains in 2009.  Last fall, in an effort to improve the drainage, Detlef, Kent, Charles and I worked to find the drains with the assistance of Vance Stoll and Taylor Sewer and Drain.  Two of the drains were overgrown by the wetland grasses and debris.  Once these were found, Taylor Sewer washed out the entire drain field.  The drains are marked and have been kept open this spring. 

Nextdoor website (https://familyacresne.nextdoor.com/news_feed) looks like a good website to keep in touch with neighbors.  Check into it!  The Edenton North website is: http://edentonnorth.com/

GUIDELINES for the EDENTON NORTH COMMONS

The Edenton North commons is generally considered a flood control area.  Since the beginning of the Edenton North Homeowners association, the commons committee has worked to enhance its’ value to Edenton North homeowners. Users of the commons area should always respect the property and privacy of neighbors.

We salute the many homeowners who have already spent much time and effort making the commons behind them a beautiful area.  We encourage all property owners to assist with keeping the commons area free of trash and debris.  Any work that individuals do toward making the commons a nicer area will be appreciated by the entire association.

The following are some general guidelines for the Edenton North Commons:

  1. No sheds or storage of any type should be placed on the commons.
  2. No compost, leaves, grass clippings, bush or branch trimmings should be placed or left on the commons.  Also, pet owners should follow city regulations and pick up after their pets.
  3. Property owners willing to plant trees should contact a commons committee member before planting. City and NRD guidelines need to be followed as well as the general plot map developed by the commons committee.  Based on these criteria, approval of the plantings needs to be given by the commons committee prior to planting. Property owners are encouraged to assist with the watering of new trees planted behind their property. 
  4. No gardens should be planted on the commons.
  5. The ponds are part of the Edenton North commons and are posted as private property.  Restrictions on use of the commons applies to the ponds as well.  Fishing is permitted on a “catch and release” basis ONLY.
  6. The commons committee will plan a general clean-up of all areas when needed.  All property owners are encouraged to be active participants in these projects.

(Revised, June, 2017)

TREATING ASH TREES

Here are two contacts if you are interested in visiting with someone about treating ash trees: Randall Bollinger with AshSavers – 402-613-6139 and Randy Masek with Masek Tree Care – 402-464-0435.

COMMONS REPORT – 2018

COMMONS REPORT – 2018

We want to recognize and THANK all of the homeowners that have contributed their time and effort to keeping the drainage way and commons free of debris, trash, etc. YOUR EFFORTS ARE APPRECIATED!! Please recognize the efforts of our commons committee members: Detlef Gartzke, Alex Lowell, Rich Butalla, Kent Lovelace, Charles Williams, Jim Stepanich, Scott Tinkham, Lon Pomajzl, Dave Holland and Joe Shandera. We are always looking for additional volunteers!

Garage sales were held on the weekend of May 17 – 19. THANK YOU and JOB WELL DONE goes to Vicki Stepanich who coordinated these sales in the neighborhood. Corresponding dates for 2019 are May 16, 17 & 18.

Gana Excavating completed the repair of four areas in the commons drainage system. Area 1 – North pond touch up at South inlet; Area 2 – Outlet at Shirl Drive; Area 3 – South pond pipe; Area 4 – Remove and replace end of concrete flow liner on east side of north pond. Work was started in December and completed in March.

Acme Tree Service completed the removal of two dead/dying trees as well as the trimming of some branches broken in storms and raising the canopy of others. Christensen Tree Service had the low bid to remove a large White Pine by the North pond. Acme Tree Service had the low bid to remove a tree that had split and a large portion was broken off in one of our spring storms located in the far south commons.
Even with all this work, there were several trees that needed to have their canopy raised to facilitate mowing as well as some volunteer trees that needed to be removed. Jim Stepanich was the Lead Tree Technician using his chain saw and Gator with trailer. Kent Lovelace and Joe Shandera assisted moving the branches. A big THANK YOU for the work accomplished. Also, a shout out and THANK YOU to WILL REFUSE & RECYCLING. They picked up our piles of branches at NO CHARGE!
While on the subject of trees – neighbors should be aware that several of the willow tree branches in the commons south of Shirl Dr. may look healthy and strong, but in fact, they may be hollow on the inside. We would suggest that your kids and grandkids not be allowed to climb on these branches. SAFETY FIRST!

Grasshopper Lawn Care Company is again providing services in the 2nd year of a two-year contract. We have received several calls concerning missed areas. They have experienced several issues with staff turnover and equipment breakdowns. Bids have been solicited from 10 different companies for mowing, fertilizing and weed control for next year. One6 Lawn Service has been contracted for care of the commons beginning in the spring of 2019.

In late summer of 2017, the fountain in the north pond quit working. When the fountain was pulled from the pond, it was determined that the motor had taken in a large quantity of nylon fishing string, which resulted in the motor locking up. The board approved replacing this fountain with a 3/4HP Display Aerator and light kit from Discount Pumps. Some interesting features of this fountain: 5 yr. warranty, 230v, water is moved by a propeller, and it does not have to be removed in the winter. Total cost for Display Aerator, Light kit, installation and electrical work was $2962.09. FOR SALE: ALPINE 100 Watt MULTI-LIGHT TRANSFORMER with photocell and timer sold on Amazon for 49.99. This was a part of the light kit but wasn’t needed.

Nextdoor website (https://familyacresne.nextdoor.com/news_feed) looks like a good website to keep in touch with neighbors. Check into it! The Edenton North website is: http://edentonnorth.com/

GUIDELINES for the EDENTON NORTH COMMONS

The Edenton North commons is generally considered a flood control area. Since the beginning of the Edenton North Homeowners association, the commons committee has worked to enhance its’ value to Edenton North homeowners. Users of the commons area should always respect the property and privacy of neighbors.

We salute the many homeowners who have already spent much time and effort making the commons behind them a beautiful area. We encourage all property owners to assist with keeping the commons area free of trash and debris. Any work that individuals do toward making the commons a nicer area will be appreciated by the entire association.

The following are some general guidelines for the Edenton North Commons:

1. No sheds or storage of any type should be placed on the commons.
2. No compost, leaves, grass clippings, bush or branch trimmings should be placed or left on the commons. Also, pet owners should follow city regulations and pick up after their pets.
3. Property owners willing to plant trees should contact a commons committee member before planting. City and NRD guidelines need to be followed as well as the general plot map developed by the commons committee. Based on these criteria, approval of the plantings needs to be given by the commons committee prior to planting. Property owners are encouraged to assist with the watering of new trees planted behind their property.
4. No gardens should be planted on the commons.
5. The ponds are part of the Edenton North commons and are posted as private property. Restrictions on use of the commons applies to the ponds as well. Fishing is permitted on a “catch and release” basis.
6. The commons committee will plan a general clean-up of all areas when needed. All property owners are encouraged to be active participants in these projects.
(Revised, June, 2017)

Association and Board meeting Notes

2017 Current Board – Meeting Notes

ENHOA Association Meeting Minutes July 19th 2017
ENHOA Board Meeting Minutes July 19th 2017

Prior Board – Meeting Notes

ENHOA Special Board Meeting Feb 27th 2017
ENHOA Board Meeting June 29th 2017
ENHOA Board Meeting Minutes July 27th 2016
ENHOA Board Meeting Minutes June 20th 2016
ENHOA Board Meeting Minutes May 2nd 2016
ENHOA Special Board Meeting July 23rd 2015
ENHOA Annual Meeting Minutes July 15th 2015