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Deercreek Town Hall – Mark Your Calendars

It is hard to believe that Deercreek has been a part of the Northeast Florida community for almost thirty years!  To recognize this achievement and to continue to be a premier residential area, the Board of Directors has established a Revitalization Program.  The goal of the program is to enhance our community with strategic improvements in key areas.  To kick-off this exciting initiative, the Board will be hosting a Town Hall session on Monday, March 6 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at NEFAR to educate homeowners on a variety of topics.

Also up for discussion, proposed changes to the community Rules and Regulations, including possible changes to the current garage parking regulation.   Detailed information about that will be sent out via Email prior to the March 6th meeting..  

Please mark your calendars to attend this Town Hall in March! 

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 Minutes Thursday, November 17, 2016

    ESTABLISH A QUORUM:

    The DCCOA Board of Directors assembled at Deercreek Country Club on Thursday November 17, 2016 at 7:00PM for a regularly scheduled meeting. A quorum was established with the presence of President Margie Blake, Vice President Bob Kichler, Secretary Peter Gentry, and Directors; Sadia Sindhu, Kristen Wiley, Paige Frakes, Jim Giancola and Nick Simonic.

    Not Present: Treasurer John Joyce – Present for Mr. Joyce representing the Finance Committee; Bryan Howell.

    Representing CMC of Jacksonville were Property Manager Marilyn Clayton and Assistant Property Manager Laura Tharp.

    CALL TO ORDER: President Margie Blake confirmed quorum of the Board was present and called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

    Bob Kichler requested additions to the agenda for Access Control cost increase and budget increase.

    Bob Kichler informed management that John Joyce should not have approved the agenda to be mailed without the Presidents review and approval.

    Nick Simonic motioned to approve the agenda as follows, seconded by Paige Frakes, all in favor, motion carried.

    APPROVAL OF ORGANIZATION MINUTES: Margie requested revision of the October 27, 2016 Board of Directors minutes; Requested to change the following. Remove the first paragraph “not appointed” add “rescinded”. Remove “Jim Giancola will continue to chair”. Add “Jim Giancola’s motion to add Nancy Blacker to the CPC, seconded by Bob Kichler, all in favor, motion carried.” Make grammar changes through-out the minutes. Under Finance add “John Joyce’s motion to reimburse Tom Walter $149 and Bob Kichler $750.” Access control: change “third-party” to “Allied Universal Protection.” Rewrite CEC paragraph.

    Bob Kichler motioned to approve the October 27, 2016 minutes with revisions, seconded by Paige Frakes, all in favor, motion carried.

    Discussion that minutes should not be added to the newsletter unless they have been approved by the Board of Directors. Recommendations: add a link in the newsletter where homeowners can pull up the approved minutes. Mrs. Frakes will look into this.

    Mr. and Mrs. Fritz presented their case regarding purchasing the waste property connected to their home. Discussion: the area is currently being maintained by them including trimming of the trees and cutting of the grass therefore, they would like to purchase the property and allow lake access as needed. Jim Giancola requested further information including a packet of the planned changes be sent to the ARB. The Frit’s to email this information to Management company, ARB and to Board of Directors.

    PROPERTY MANAGER’S REPORT: Paige Frakes mentioned the typographical errors in the Managers Report. Bob Kichler requested not to go into details as to what Management did if it's not something that is to be discussed with the board. Bob Kichler brought up that he received two collection letters/statements when he forgot to make his assessment payment during his out of the state vacation. Bob Kichler requested that the association not be charged twice for the production of these collection letters.

    Bob Kichler brought up that the recommendations of Management for Violation Coordinator or on site Manager requires proposal from Management in order for the board to make a decision. Management will send out proposals during the month of December to the Board Members.

    Bob Kichler brought to the attention that Associa on Call had parked in the reserve area and did damage. Requested: Associa on Call discontinue parking on reserve grass/weeds.

    Finance John Joyce (Liaison) Bryan Howell presented the finance report and answered questions.

    Discussion:

    1. The landscape overage was explained and all additional funds are in the reserve accounts. 2. Interior Update Fund on the security guard house still has $20,000 reserved for those repairs. Board requested Management to send the last copy of the rules and regulations received by John Joyce to them.

    3. The board will need to meet to go over each rule before adopting. 4. The cost of replacing well pump is over $25,000. Further information is needed due to questioning of whether the well belongs to the clubhouse or is to be maintained by the DCCOA. 5. The septic tank for the Guardhouse needs to be resolved due to issues found when there was a backup. Not sure if this was caused because of Hurricane Matthew, at this time. 6. Kristen Wiley discussed that the budget committee should have focused on enhancements and that their conceptions of the items were not included in the budget. She felt that an increase in monthly dues is needed in order to enhance the Community 7. Jim Giancola discussed that notification of procedures needs to be sent out with the annual package. 8. Bob Kichler discussed the increase of the security service costs in order to hire more capable employees.

    Legal Jim Giancola (Liaison) Mr. Giancola stated there was no legal report at this time.

    ARB Nick Simonic (Liaison) Nick Simonic presented the ARB report.

    Covenant Enforcement Sadia Sindhu (Liaison) Sadia Sindhu reported that 4 homeowners attended the CEC meeting for appeals. Still pending: The final template of the letter being used for each stage and the letter that communicates to the resident when they have been fine are still needed by CEC.

    Request: The final letter templates are to be sent to the BOD as well to the CEC committee to make their recommendations.

    Management discussed that the letters had been sent to the CEC and that changes where received and adopted. CEC has not received these templates.

    Discussion: 1. Whether or not there can be an increase in the fines to $250 from $100. 2. Bob Kichler mentioned that John Joyce cannot make decisions on his own that everything needs to be brought up to the entire board. Therefore, at this time the fines continue to be $100 per day for each day the homeowner is non- compliance.

    Common Property Jim Giancola (Liaison) Jim Giancola presented his CPC report. Jim Giancola motion to add Julie Howell to the committee, seconded by Bob Kichler, all in favor, motion carried.

    Jim Giancola discussed that the new members are really excited to add to the community and he feels it will be very productive.

    Jim Giancola motion to approve All about Trees to cut the pine trees for $950, seconded by Bob Kichler, all in favor, motion carried

    Jim Giancola motioned to approve landscaping enhancement of $2000 which will be presented to Danny Connors for a proposal, second by Nick Simonic, all in favor, motion carried.

    Discussion:

    1. The Garden Club will be engaged to help with annual flower proposals. 2. The boar sightings are still being reported throughout the community.

    Communications Paige K. Frakes (Liaison) Paige Frakes reported: updates on the website would like to see all ARB criteria on the website. Management will send all criteria to Mrs. Frakes to have them placed on the website. There have been 29 new residents move into Deercreek Country Club, the new directory is due out in December. Mrs. Frakes will be trained to handle mass mailing in addition to Carol D’Onofrio. Mrs.Frakes will inform the Communications committee that only the minutes that have been voted on and have been approved by the BOD’s will be placed on the link. Discussion: to have Constant Contract e-blast the minutes instead of the newsletter.

    CPAC Kristen Wiley (Liaison) No update on CPAC.

    Discussion: Mr. and Mrs. Fritz’s request. Jim Giancola motioned that 10055 Heather Lake Court W., upon approval of the ARB, the association will contact the attorney to discuss the possibility of selling the waste property lot with all costs related to be paid by the homeowner, seconded by Nick Simonic, all in favor, motion carried.

    President Margie Blake requested a motion to approve the pending accounts payable invoices presented. Vice President Bob Kichler motioned to approve the accounts payable as presented, seconded by Nick Simonic, all in favor, motion carried.

    Access Control Bob Kichler (Liaison) Mr. Kichler presented the cost of upgrading the guard quality. There is a proposal to increase the guard salary by one dollar an hour. In the last six months 19 guards have been sent from UPS for training and the guards were not up to the challenge at Deercreek. The increase will be $14,562.77 for 2017 for an Access Control expense line item. Bob Kichler will verify that the guards to receive their increase.

    Bob Kichler motioned to increase the assessment by $10 per month. Discussion regarding the need for the Finance Committee to understand that the community enhancement is necessary to increase the value of the community, second by Kristen Wiley. Vote 4 yes and 4 no, motion did not pass.

    Bob Kichler discussed that he had completed with his committee a draft hurricane procedure manual which will be presented to the board in the next regular Board of Directors meeting.

    Jim Giancola motioned to schedule a meeting with the Finance Committee to grind the finances, seconded by Kristen Wiley, all in favor, motion carried.

    Pete Gentry motioned to approve the budget with the increase for the guard contract, seconded by Paige Frakes, all in favor, motion carried.

    Jim Giancola motioned to transfer the 2016 surplus to the reserve for Community Enhancement, seconded by Pete Gentry, all in favor, motion carried.

    Bob Kichler motioned to approve the violation fines with the exception of the tree trimming and dead grass until February 28, 2017, Jim Giancola seconded it, all in favor, motion carried.

    Bob Kichler motioned to deactivate the barcoding for three homeowners on the list presented by Management, seconded by Paige Frakes, all in favor, motion carried

    President Margie Blake asked for a motion to adjourn. Nick Simonic motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Sadia Sindhu at 9:26 PM, all in favor, motion carried.

    New Business: NEXT BOARD MEETING The next board meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for January 26, 2017 at 7:00P.M. at Deercreek Country Club.

    ADJOURNMENT

  • DWA Yard Sale

    Watson Parking Lot
    Deercreek Club Road

    • $30 per space. Space = 2 parking spaces
    • Spaces on a first come, first allocated
    • Deadline for sign up – April 22, 2017
    • No Rain date
    • Checks payable to the Deercreek Women's Alliance. Cancelled check is your receipt. No Refunds. Must be signed up prior to the day of the yard sale.

    Registration Form

  • DWA Shamrock Scramble

    If you feel lucky wearing green on the green, then this event is for you! Get your lads and lassies together for tons of fun at this charity golf tournament fundraiser. You might even see a leprechaun or two. We also need hole sponsors, donations or prizes. The DWA offers several levels of sponsorship, either business or personal. See link for registration and sponsorship.

    Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Deercreek Women's Alliance - Charity Selections for 2017

    The DWA board will be selecting its 2017 charities on Wednesday, February 8. If you would like to nominate a charity for consideration, please contact Donna Bernard at 464-0919. Selected charities will be announced at the Back Porch Night Party.

  • DWA Sweet 18th Birthday Back Porch Night Party

    All Deercreek ladies are invited to join the party as we celebrate the founding of the DWA in March of 1999. Admission is FREE! Happy hour priced drinks, snacks and birthday cake will be served on the back porch of DCC clubhouse. The attire is casual and the merrymaking begins at 6:30. This will be the perfect time to renew DWA memberships and friendships

  • Creating an Urban Forest

    Our new city forester, is coming to talk to us about keeping our city green and healthy. He is on the Task Force dealing with the Formosan Termites that decimated the Women’s Club at the Cummer Museum and is tracking the spread of the termites through Riverside. He graduated from UF and his first job was in Hannover, Germany; but now he is back in Jacksonville, living at Riverside, and doing tree risk What comes to mind when you hear the words “Urban Forest”? Sequoias planted in Hemming Park, an acre of Slash Pines growing next to the Prime Osborn or hundreds of Magnolias surrounding Friendship Fountain? You might be surprised to know that Jacksonville actually has an Urban Forest Strike Team to assess the health of the trees in our city. Richard Leon, assessments all over the city. He is a wealth of information and happy to share his knowledge. Come to hear him speak and then ask him questions about your own suburban forests.

    The Duval County Extension Service offers all sorts of advice about plants, bushes and trees to help us keep our city green and beautiful. http://duval.ifas.ufl.edu/UrbanForestry-DuvalCountyExtension-UniversityofFloridaIfas.shtml

    If you are new to Deercreek or haven’t joined any of the groups in the neighborhood, come and try us out and check the schedule of monthly programs. We often stay for lunch together after the meetings, so you can get to know your neighbors. Call our Membership Chair, Anne Kleuppel at 519-5368 for more information.

  • From the Access Control Committee

    The primary role of the of the Access Control Committee is to ensure the community has restricted access for anyone not approved to enter and to make sure that personal safety is a priority to all who live and visit here.

    Another point about access to Deercreek. The guards do not make the rules for access, but they are expected to enforce them. The Board and Access Control Committee make those rules, and all of us live in the community as well. Unfortunately, a resident or guest will occasionally want an exception made to the rules and then get very upset when their request is denied. We try not to make exceptions unless there is an emergency because, we have been counseled by our attorneys over the years to be very consistent in our application of the rules.

    In addition, there is never an excuse for verbally abusing the guards; this will not be tolerated. They are simply doing their job. A phone call to Lt. Kirby, Captain JP, the Property Manager, Tommy Walter, the chair of the Access Control Committee or Bob Kichler, the Board liaison, is a much better way to resolve issues.

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    The Red Tent

    In February we will read and discuss 'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant. We plan to gather at the home of Arlene McDermott on Monday, February 20 at 10:00 followed by a light lunch.

    Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis. In the Red Tent, Anita Diamont brings this fascinating biblical character to vivid life. Told in Dinah's voice, the novel reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood - the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of Dinah's mothers - Leah, Racheal, Zilpath, and Bilhah-the four wives of Jacob.The wives of Jacob gather in the red tent. (The tent is red because of the falling sun, and because of the womanly flowing of blood). They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history.

    3.3 million copies have been sold -The Red Tent is a modern classic loved throughout the world and the basis for an A&E mini-series.

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    For more information about our Bookclub, contact Mary Louise Selzer at 904-613-6147 or MLSelzer@comcast.net. We always welcome new people. If you'd like to attend this discussion, RSVP to Arlene McDermott at shoop100@aol.com or 904 538-9185.

     We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 followed by lunch.

  • Real Estate News

    It’s February, and that means Groundhog Day! Will we have six more weeks of winter? Six weeks can fly by, or can drag on forever. In six weeks, you can close on a home under contract. You can complete that dream remodeling project. In six weeks, you can prepare & stage your home to put on the market to sell. Interest rates can fluctuate. In six weeks, your landscaping can look dramatically different than it does today. Much can happen in six weeks.

    The NEFMLS as of 1/6/17 showed 14 homes for sale in Deercreek. Priced from $364,900 to $649,900, they range in size from 2218 to 4711 sq ft. The list price averages $147.66 per sq ft, yet ranges from $113.93 to $180.30. The homes have been on the market an average 124 days, although this number is skewed by one home which has been on the market over a year, as well as the annual slowdown during the holidays. It is a happy seller who sells their home during the holidays. The three homes under contract are listed from $405,000-$449,000, and range in size from 2598 to 3743 sq ft.

    Seven homes sold and closed in the last 3 months ending 1/6/17. Priced from $345,000 to $545,000, they were 2354 to 3743 sq ft. On the market an average of 75 days, the homes sold from $113.26 to $164.45 per sq ft, and averaged $146.40 per sq ft. Real estate in Deercreek will be active in the next six weeks. Higher interest rates are encouraging buyers to buy now, and sellers are getting ready for the busy spring selling season. You may not be doing either one, yet I bet you know someone who is. What will your next six weeks look like?

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