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The Deercreek Country Club Owner's Association strives to provide information and organization for the many residents of Deercreek. Feel free to look around and find out who we are and what we do.

Make sure to take a look at our calendar and come out to meet some of your fellow residents at our community events.



Welcome New Residents 

Abe Dopazo and Leandra Antonio Jose
10042 Chester Lake Rd East

We Say Goodbye 

Pam Overbay

Jim O’Donnell

News and Updates

  • Board of Directors' Meeting Highlights - March 23, 2017

    The DCCOA Board of Directors assembled at NEFAR on Thursday March 23, 2017  7pm for a regularly scheduled meeting.

    A quorum was established with the presence of Margie Blake, Bob Kichler, Sadia Sindhu, John Joyce, Pete Gentry, Jim Giancola, Nick Simonic, Kristin Wiley, Paige Frakes (by phone)

    Representing CMC of Jacksonville was property manager Laura Tharp. Ms. Tharp took the minutes

    During Open Forum residents in attendance were advised if they wanted a covenant changed they need to get a petition of 20% of the residents and present to board if they want action on the Item. BOD isn't request to take action, but if they do, volunteers would assist in receiving 75% of the resident's signatures needed to change the covenants.

    Minutes from February 23rd, 2017 meeting approved.

    Property Manger's Report
    -Motion to approve open payables, with four additional invoices, approved, all in favor.
    -Motion to suspend resident barcode for non-payment approved, all in favor .

    Legal:
    -Motion to preserve the HOA documents approved, all in favor.

    ARB:
    -Motion to require $25 fee be paid for "pre-approved projects" approved, all in favor.

    Covenant Enforcement:
    -Request board examine covenant abandonment. Legal advised this has been addressed and will follow-up.
    -Motion to change yard waste, grass clippings, violation time from 6pm to 2pm, approved, all in favor, except Wiley.
    -BOD member request that CEC provide list of covenants that are enforced/unenforced.

    Common Property:
    -Motion to approve additional $1,500 for pressure washing approved, all in favor.
    -Motion, not to exceed, $18,000 for resurface, re-letter, paint & stucco repairs approved, all in favor.
    -Motion for $3,000 to remove dead shrubbery approved, all in favor.
    -Motion for $749.68 for Innovative Fountain Services to install new load center approved, all in favor.
    -Motion for $250 for Boatwright Land Survey approved, all in favor.

    Communications:
    -Motion to add Kristen Wiley as Committee Chair approved, all in favor.

    Old Business:
    -Motion to move forward with adopting revised rules & regulations, including garage rule, approved, all in favor except Sindhu and Frakes.
    -Fritz Proposal: Motion to sell "lot Zero" opposed.  All opposed

    Next BOD April 27th, 2017

  • Women's Alliance Yard Sale - Last Call

    Yard Sale Saturday, April 22, 9am to 1 pm

    Watson Parking Lot on Deercreek Club Road before the entrance to the gate.

    This is a great fun experience – you get a chance to meet your neighbors and sell your stuff at the same time. Set up is from 6:30 am till 8:30 am, as cars have to be removed from the parking lot and (yes there are lights in the parking lot) ! A spot is $30 and is equal to two parking spaces in the lot.

    Teens if you need service hours, here is your opportunity.

    So you just don’t feel like participating in the event, but you want to get rid of your stuff anyway, let us know and you can drop it off early on the day of the event. Your stuff will be donated to the Deercreek Women’s Alliance table and the money will go towards all the charities we support. And you are still doing a good thing.

    It is not too late but after April 17 it will be, so if you are interested in a spot at the yard sale please call 519-0924 or email caroladonofrio@gmail.com

    Registration Form

  • Board of Directors- February Meeting Highlights

    The DCCOA Board of Directors assembled at Deercreek Country Club on Thursday, February 23 2017 at 7:00PM for a regularly scheduled meeting. A quorum was established with the presence of Margie Blake, Bob Kichler, John Joyce, Sadia Sindhu, Kristen Wiley, Paige Frakes, Jim Giancola and Nick Simonic.

    Representing Associa CMC of Jacksonville was property manager Laura Tharp. Ms. Laura Tharp took the minutes.

    Committee Reports/Updates:

    - Access Control: Motion to approve $1,610 for purchase of 400 additional bar codes passed. Motion to approve $165.28 reimbursement for new chair passed. Motion to approve $600 for emergency replacement of equipment at guardhouse gate passed.

    Covenant Enforcement: Sadia Sindhu asked that Associa provide the CE package 48 hours prior to each monthly meeting.

    - Common Property: Motion to approve, but not exceed, $2,700 to pressure wash curbs from Southside to the guardhouse passed. Motion to approve $1,200 to buy two decorative deer for entrance passed. Motion to add two new residents to the common property committee passed.

    - Communications: Chair position remains vacant.

    Discussion Items:

    • Town Hall agenda will include revitalization projects and parking garage issue. E-mail blast will be issued advising details of meeting.
    • Preservation of the Deercreek Country Club Declaration of Covenants was discussed but no vote was taken. This will be revisited at March meeting.
    • Timing of yard clippings drop-off time on Tuesdays was discussed.
    • Communication process and procedures as related to speeding citations was discussed. Will revisit procedures with the guards.

    Approved open payables:

    • Barcodes for 7 residents will be suspended by March 20, 2017 if accounts aren’t paid in full.
    • Motion was approved to give a 30 day notice to homeowners for unclean driveways.

    The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for March 23, 2017, at 7:00pm. Venue is NEFAR, 7801 Deercreek Club Road.

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    Let's Celebrate our Deercreek Graduates

    Is your child graduating from high school or college this summer? We would love to celebrate their achievement in the upcoming newsletter!

    Send the information listed below to the editor at dccliving@gmail.com

    • Child's Name(s)
    • High School or college graduating from
    • College / University / Next school (or Career) child is moving on to
    • Picture / headshot (.jpg format)

    Please ensure this information reaches the Editor by Fri May 6th, 2017.

    Late submissions received after this date will not be included in the June 2017 print edition of Deercreek Living Newsletter.

  • Outstanding Service to the Community

    Tommy Walter Access Control Chairman, giving Faris Monsour, retiring ACC member after 15 years a plaque for Outstanding Service to the Community.  With Bob Kichler Board Liaison Access Control. 


  • Parking Rules & Regulations

    Garages are expected to be used for the housing of vehicles so as to minimize the number of vehicles parked on the driveway. Long-term parking of vehicles on the roads or on driveways is prohibited. Temporary parking is permitted along roads in such a manner as not to block traffic. Parking on a grassed area is prohibited. Overnight parking on the street is prohibited and will result in a $25 parking ticket.

  • Deercreek Town Hall – Feedback

    The Deercreek Home Owners' Town hall held on March 6, 2017, was well attended. The Board of Directors and other officers were on hand to respond to questions. A lot of residents were able to speak to the matters raised and contribute their own suggestions. More information on the meeting outcome will be provided in the next edition of your Deercreek Living Newsletter. Stay tuned!

  • DwellingLive App


    Use the DwellingLive App
       

    -Deercreek homeowners can manage guest registration using the DwellingLive App.  Adding guests with the App is faster and more accurate, reducing the number of guard calls while your visitor waits at the gate.  The works in tandem with your DwellingLive website account. Your sign-in information is the same for both the website and the App. 

    Click HERE to Review the Mobile App Quickstart Guide.   


  • From the Access Control Committee

    Here is yet another reminder about the security of property in Deercreek. There was a recent article about never leaving guns in unlocked vehicles; this applies to any valuables as well, especially cash, computers or other electronic devices. Thieves do not break into vehicles that are unlocked. They simply open the doors. The same advice goes for homes and all external doors. They should be locked, especially when no one is at home. Please be aware of happenings in your area and let the guards know if you see suspicious activity. If you see or have experienced a crime, call JSO and then alert the guards.

    Be reminded, cars are not allowed to be left parked on the roads of Deercreek between 2:00 am and 6:00 am. This is to make adequate room for emergency vehicles and to have minimal restriction on our roads for other traffic at night.

  • Deercreek Flag Project

    Show Your Patriotism and Support Child Abuse Prevention!

    The Jacksonville Exchange Club will once again offer Deercreek residents the opportunity to participate in our 2017 Flag Project. Partiicpating residents can choose to have the Exchange Club place a US Flag in their yards on the Memorial Day, Independence Day, and/or Veterans Day holidays. These flags are approximately 3 foot x 4 foot in size, and are mounted on 5 foot poles. Exchange Club members will place the flag in your yard a day or two before each holiday, and will remove the flags a day or two following each holiday.

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  • Real Estate News

    April is one of my favorite times of year. I love the weather. I love the activity around Deercreek. Also, it’s Billy’s birthday and I am always up for a celebration. April brings the Men’s Member-Guest Golf Tournament, which is a great time to showcase the neighborhood. April is also when the Deercreek Women’s Alliance is hosting their community garage sale, making it a great time to clean out those closets and garages. This time of year also brings lots of activity related to real estate.

    In Deercreek, 15 homes are for sale (according to the 3/1/17 NEFMLS). Priced from $364,900 to $675,000, they range in size from 2218 to 4711 sq ft. The list price averages $148.16 per sq ft; yet, ranges from a low of $130.01 to a high of $180.30.

    Six homes are currently under contract. They are listed from $359,000-$525,000, and ranging in size from 2023 to 3563 sq ft. Six homes sold and closed in the last 3 months ending 3/1/17. Selling for $335,000 to $545,000, the homes ranged in size from 2237 to 3743 sq ft. On the market an average of 80 days, the homes sold from $140.85 to $155.89 per sq ft, and averaged $146.68 per sq ft, up from $142.27.

    Sales remain steady in Deercreek. A couple of homes have stayed on the market for an extended period of time, yet, if a home is priced right, maintained properly, and staged and marketed with a professional look, the home should sell quickly at the right amount. Just as April brings lots of activity to Deercreek real estate, it also brings lots of activity to Deercreek residents. Time to go and enjoy the weather; enjoy the festivities surrounding the golfers and the DWA; and most of all, celebrate the birthday of someone special!

  • Little Hats, Big Hearts

    In our February 2016 issue of Deercreek Living we had an article about how three of our members had been making little red hats for the American Heart Association’s February ‘Heart Health Awareness Month’. Patty Tomka, Elizabeth Curtin and Julia Watkins had made and donated 101 hats to be sent to hospitals in Atlanta because Jacksonville wasn’t participating yet. Fast forward to February 2017 and the Little Hats, Big Hearts project is off to a flying start. The AHA had partnered with Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital and they needed 600 hats to supply their babies! They sent a reporter to interview the three ladies and took photos of them at work – while chatting and eating chocolate chip cookies. The article was published on the Baptist Health website www.baptistjax.com/heartwise and their photo flashed on the 10 o’clock news! Then the call came…"Would you be willing to be on the Channel 4 Morning Show? We’d like to have you working in the background while we interview our Director of Perinatal Services about the Heart Awareness Month. You may or may not be asked to speak.” After taking a few deep breaths, they agreed to be at the studio by 8:00 am on February 15, knitting needles and crochet hooks busy. It was great fun, from sitting in the Green Room to walking amongst the plywood backdrops and seeing the local news anchors walking past. Patty was mic’ed and got to answer a few questions from the host, Melanie Lawson. And before they knew it, their segment was over and the anchors were on to other news.

    Because of the new interest in Little Hats, Big Hearts, The Deercreek Women’s Alliance has added them as a new charity for the year to help buy yarn for anyone making hats. They are making a presentation to the group at Carriage Club who make and donate baby blankets and chemo caps and want to offer to pay for the yarn used there. Patty’s sister in Arizona is going to start a crochet group of her friends. Two more Deercreek friends, Sandy Montgomery and Sharon Coleman, have signed on to the team and we are all excited to see where this group of BIG HEARTS will end up next year.

    If you want to knit or crochet to put Little Red Hats in our Jacksonville babies next February, contact Patty Tomka, Elizabeth Curtin or Julia Watkins. They are in the Deercreek Directory.

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    Literary Circle - April

    In April, the Deercreek Literary Circle is reading and discussing Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. We will meet at the home of Connie Davis on Monday, April 17th at 10:00.

    It's 1893 and at the Chicago World's Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows that he hopes will earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his woman's division, who conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered. Never publicly acknowledged, Clara struggles with her desire for artistic recognition and the seemingly insurmountable challenges that she faces as a professional woman. She also yearns for love and companionship, and is devoted in different ways to five men, including Tiffany, who enforces a strict policy: He does not employ married women. Ultimately, Clara must decide what makes her happiest - the professional world of her hands or the personal world of her heart.

    If you are interested in the Deercreek book club contact Mary Louise Selzer at MLSElzer@comcast.net, or 904-613-6147. We welcome new members. We meet the 3rd Monday of every month, after our discussions we enjoy lunch together prepared by the hostess.

  • The Inside Scoop on Kitchen Design and Remodeling

    Tuesday, April 25 at 10 am

    Michelle Foote is a registered Kitchen Designer and knows all the inside information you will need before you tackle redoing your kitchen. Our homes are all ‘of a certain age’ and are needing some nips and tucks and facelifts. Michelle can guide us through the whole bewildering process. First you need to decide which of the new styles and trends suit you best. Then, after choosing the Taj Mahal design she can help you make realistic decisions based on your actual budget and lifestyle. Michelle has moved 37 times, including to a 140 year old house in Chicago, so she has decorated on some very tight budgets! She was a manager at Calico Corners for 18 years before starting her own business. In all those years she has built up a wealth of knowledge and a reliable list of craftsmen and subs.

    She has done several homes in Deercreek and will bring photos of other projects in her portfolio. But she and her partner, Annie Heekin, do not have a website and work by word of mouth from one happy client to another, so you will want to come to the April 25 meeting to see their work and get on their ‘Insider’s List’ before they get too famous. Or, if you are like me, the kitchen has been done but I have bathrooms that need some updating. They do that too!

    After the meeting you can stay and have lunch with other neighbors and talk over all your new kitchen plans.

  • Jacksonville’s Top to Bottom Walking Tour

    Tuesday April 11  -  Meet at 9:15am to carpool

    We are going to see an entirely new perspective of our home town with Ad Lib Tours. We’ll hear the stories of the River City from the Great Fire of 1901 to the FL Hollywood. Jax had 30 movie studios in 1916! We will go to the top of the tallest building and explore the secret underground tunnels beneath downtown. (It is rated EXCELLENT by Trip Advisor!) After a stop to look behind the scenes of the Florida Theater we will meet for lunch together. Cost is $15 and we will meet at the Pool Parking Lot at 9:15 to carpool or you can join us at 10 am at the Jacksonville Landing. RSVP to Sharon Coleman 314-7634 or sharoncoleman268@comcast.net

  • DWA Gives $13,150 to Local Charities

    Meet the 2017-2018 DWA Officers

    • President - Debbie Grosnick, 
    • Vice President - Carney Kirtley
    • Secretary - Jill Cole, 
    • Treasurer - Julia Watkins

    DWA Gives $13,150 to Local Charities

    The DWA would like to thank our wonderful DCC community for all of the support received over the past 18 years! You have believed enough in the DWA to become active members, to attend fund raisers and to graciously donate to the various charity drives. Because of your generosity, we are now able to make contributions to the following ten outstanding local charity organizations and projects: New Heights, Wolfson Children’s Hospital Cavert Legacy Society and Endowment, Books-A-Go-Go, The Bag Ladies, Jacksonville Humane Society, Mandarin Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, PACE Center for Girls, RITA Foundation, Gabriel House of Care, Sulzbacher Center and The Little Hats-Big Hearts. The DWA Board also established an Emergency Fund to provide financial aid when needed.

  • Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Thursday, January 26, 2017

    ESTABLISH A QUORUM: 

    The DCCOA Board of Directors quorum was established.

    CALL TO ORDER: 

    President Margie Blake called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm at NEFAR Board Room.

    Laura Tharp requested: At&t fiber installation request from Clubhouse be added to the agenda under “new business”.

    John Joyce requested: Rules & Regs, Policies & Procedures be added to agenda under “old business”.

    John Joyce motioned to approve the agenda as follows, seconded by Jim Giancola, all in favor, motion carried.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

    John Joyce made a motion to approve the November 17, 2016 minutes, seconded by Pete Gentry, all in favor, motion carried.

    PROPERTY MANAGER’S REPORT: 

    Laura Tharp provided a summary of the management report to the Board.

    • COMMITTEE REPORTS:
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    • Finance: 
    • John Joyce provided the year-to-date financial report.
    • John Joyce presented Barakat’s payment plan to the board consisting of a $1,400 initial payment in January 2017, which included first quarter assessments, $310 a month beginning in February, until their balance is brought to zero as well as maintaining their quarterly assessments.
    • John Joyce presented Yang’s payment plan to the board consisting of a $2,000 initial payment by February 10, 2017, which includes first quarter assessments, $400 month beginning in March, until their balance is brought to zero as well as maintaining their quarterly assessments.
    • John Joyce made a motion for the Board to approve the presented payment plans for Barakat and Yang, seconded by Nick Simonic, all in favor, motion carried.
    • John Joyce provided an update on the Modi account.
    • Legal: 
    • Jim Giancola advised there was no Legal report at this time.
    • Access Control:
    • Bob Kichler provided the Access Control report.
    • ARB:
    • Nick Simonic provided the ARB report.
    • Covenant Enforcement:
    • No report was presented.
    • Common Property: 
    • Jim Giancola provided the Common Property report.
    • Jim Giancola made a motion for the Board to approve Connors Landscaping proposal for $5,875 to remove shrubs and plants surrounding the fountain, seconded by John Joyce, all in favor, motion carried.
    • Jim Giancola made a motion for the Board to approve Connors Landscaping proposal, not to exceed, $2,438 to restore the area near the guardhouse, seconded by Bob Kichler, all in favor, motion carried.
    • Jim Giancola made a motion for the Board to approve Connors Landscaping proposal for $1,125 to remove weeds in the center island, seconded by Bob Kichler, all in favor, motion carried
    • Jim Giancola made a motion for the Board to approve Charles Aquatics Maintenance Contract (12 months) for $3,550/mo given that Charles Aquatics needs to add DCCOA as an additional insured and include workers comp and confirms that all lakes are covered, seconded by Nick Simonic, all in favor, motion carried.
    • Jim Giancola made a motion for the Board to approve a not to exceed $2,000 electrical meter repair expense, seconded by Kristen Wiley, all in favor, motion carried.
    • Jim Giancola made a motion for the Board to approve Waddington Electric proposal for $1,080, seconded by Paige Frakes, all in favor, motion carried.
    • Communications:
    • Paige Frakes provided the Communications report.
    • CPAC:
    • Pete Gentry advised there was no CPAC report.

    OLD BUSINESS

    Town Hall Meeting

    The Board agreed upon having the Town Hall Meeting at NEFAR on March 6th at 7pm.

    2017 Committee Appointments

    Bob Kichler made a motion for the Board to accept all committee appointments with no change to the previous year, with the exception of Communications, seconded by Jim Giancola, all in favor, motion carried.

    NEW BUSINESS

    Open Payable

    John Joyce made a motion for the Board to approve the open payables through 1/26/16, seconded by Margie Blake, all in favor, motion carried.

    Committee Protocol

    Laura Tharp advised the Board that any vendors I’ll be receiving invoices from, the committees need to be sure to keep me abreast.

    Gate Arm Loop (immediate repair needed)

     Barcode Suspension 

    John Joyce made a motion for the Board to approve the suspension of motion to suspend 7903 Vineyard Lake Rd N’s barcode on 2/18/17 if account is not paid in full, seconded by Bob Kichler, all in favor, motion carried.

    Violation Fines 

    John Joyce made a motion to approve $1000 fine for 10113 Bishop Lake Rd W for palm trees remaining unpruned since 6/9/16, seconded by Margie Blake, all in favor, motion carried.

    John Joyce made a motion to approve $1000 fine for 10100 Deercreek Club Rd E for palm trees remaining unpruned since 6/9/16, seconded by Pete Gentry, all in favor, motion carried.

    John Joyce made a motion to approve $1000 fine for 9908 Margate Hills Rd for construction materials surrounding the front of this property since 9/6/16, seconded by Jim Giancola, all in favor, motion carried.

    At&t Fiber Installation Request

    Laura Tharp advised the Board of the discussion with Club Corp regarding their request to install fiber lines to service the Club House. There was discussion surrounding this request and further investigation.

     ADJOURNMENT

    Being no further business John Joyce made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 pm, seconded by Jim Giancola, all in favor, motion carried.

     NEXT BOARD MEETING 

    The next Board meeting is scheduled for February 23, 2017 at 7:00P.M. at the NEFAR building.

     

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