I hope you all had a wonderful time over the holidays!
In this month's newsletter, you'll see our agenda for KWPOA's annual membership meeting on Wednesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm, held both in person at our office and via Zoom. I encourage you to attend! (Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4157217429?omn=88249654622)
One of the topics on the agenda for this annual meeting will be our proposed neighborhood entrance project. This will be another opportunity for the board to share our ideas, visuals, rough financials, and to seek feedback from members.
Thank you to all who attended our information session on this topic in December — there were over 50 of you! We appreciated all the comments we received. Several key takeaways that we'll be exploring further include accessibility to the proposed space, members-only/no-trespassing signage, lowering our rough-estimated initial cost via multiple competitive bids, and that some of you who opined in favor of (or against) Kent Woodlands signage might be more in favor of something subtle like our acorn logo without wording placed on a natural element such as a boulder.
Because the board expects to move forward in the next several months with a membership vote on a special assessment to fund these improvements, we hope you will take this opportunity to become more familiar with the proposed plans so that you can make an informed decision on that ballot.
Last, but certainly not least, I'd like to extend a huge thank-you to fellow KWPOA board member Ann Becker, who has chosen to resign from the board effective after this month's annual meeting. Ann has worked tirelessly and volunteered a huge amount of her time and focus to help preserve the character of Kent Woodlands. I've relied on Ann immensely during the years we've overlapped on the board and thus I have learned a lot from her. She'll continue to serve our neighborhood on the Architecture Committee. Thank you, Ann!
Jeff Leh, President