News, information, and announcements concerning our neighborhood
- Mon 12/9/2013: Playgroup @ 614 White Pine Dr - 10AM
The PlayGroup meets the 2nd Monday of each month. Our next meeting will be at 10AM on December 9th at 614 White Pine Drive! Amy will be hosting our January 2014 meeting, which will take place at 206 Deerberry Court. Please RSVP Katie at 678-6084 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Those present were:
First was a review of the current budget. Things are looking good and right on budget.
2013 Pool Season a success — new basketball goal, chairs, fencing were great additions and appreciated by residents who visited the pool. We are currently taking bids from pool companies for the next pool season.
We are looking into more fencing around the basketball and tennis courts.
It appears that one of our new pines is in trouble and may be diseased and will either be replaced with another tree or possibly some sort of perennial.
We discussed the problem with the solar lights at each entrance. The installing company has already been notified and is correcting the problem.
We spoke of the school buses in the neighborhood and the speeding issues. Those seem to be resolved.
Notices are going to out to those residents who are not complying to the neighborhood bylaws.
We discussed ADA issues at the pool and poolhouse.
We spoke about the Summer Bash. Most felt it needs to be moved back to summer break. There is a possibility of a Fall event. We are waiting to hear from our Commons Director about this.
The Fall Garage Sale was brought up. It will be September 26,27,28 from 9-5. More advertising may be needed.
Submitted by: Joanna Post
The next WHPOA board meeting will take place September 8, 2013, at the Harbourtown Pizza King at 4:30 PM.
Hope to see you there!
With school starting much earlier, extra curricular activities in full swing, as well as cooler temperatures (except this week!!), attendance at the pool has been sparse. We have made the decision to change the hours for the remainder of the pool season. Starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 22 this will be the schedule:
Thursday – August 22 – closed
Friday – August 23 – open 4pm to 8 pm
Saturday – August 24 – open 11am to 8 pm
Sunday – August 25 – open 11am to 8 pm
Monday – August 26 through Thursday August 29 – closed
Friday – August 30 – open 4pm to 8 pm
Saturday – August 31 – open 11am to 8 pm
Sunday – September 1 – open 11am to 8 pm
Monday – September 2 – open 11am to 8 pm LAST Pool day!
Come celebrate summer with your friends & neighbors!
Friday, August 16, 6-10 pm
DJ & Bounce House
Please bring a side dish to share!
We’ll provide hot dogs & pop!
Volunteers are needed to help at the raffle table & food table.
We’re still collecting donations for the raffle!
We also need a few responsible, pre-teens/teens to monitor the bounce house. They will be paid.
E-mail Jessica McKamie, email@example.com, if you’d like to volunteer, work the bounce house, or donate an item for the raffle.
See you there!!
As the summer is winding down and with school beginning this Thursday), our pool hours will need to be adjusted. Sniff, sniff!
Beginning Thursday, August 1st, the new pool hours will be from 11 AM – 8 PM. This will stay constant through Labor Day. We will continue with the adult lap swimming on Tuesday and Thursday evenings but the new time will be from 7:45-8:15pm.
As always, until the temperature reaches 70, the pool doesn’t open! You may have noticed that the last few mornings the pool didn’t open at 10 for that very reason!
Beginning this Tuesday, July 9th, our neighborhood pool will be offering Adult only lap swimming from 8:45pm to 9:15pm. There will be a guard on duty, however, the guard will be performing closing duties during this time. Please note that no children will be allowed in the pool area during lap swimming. This will also be offered on Thursday evenings at the same time!
Now that we’re finally settling into summer, I wanted to go over a few things the staff and I have been noticing at the pool.
If you refer to your directory that was printed out in 2012, there is a pool rules section and #17 stipulates that at the lifeguard’s request, your youngster may be asked to show proficiency in the deep end by swimming a lap and a half without any floatation devices to remain in the deep end of the pool. It is for the safety of your child that we plan to enforce this when needed.
Something else that has been noted is that non-swimming children have been alone or unsupervised in the deep end with flotation devices. This will no longer be permitted unless an adult is in the water and with the child. Again, the safety of all children is important to all of us.
Our neighborhood community is fortunate that we have trained lifeguards on duty. However, with the days warming up and the sun brightly shining, the pool is clearly filled with quite a few kiddos and the lifeguards have to be on high alert their entire shift. While this is what we pay them to do, please continue to do your part in supervising your kids while they are in the pool and/or pool deck.
It’s been a great start to the summer! If you haven’t been over to see our newly renovated commons area yet, we welcome you to come check it out and take a dip in the pool!
West Harbour Pool Manager
This weekend kicks off our 2013 pool season! We are excited about all the new changes happening at the pool and our common areas and hope that most everything will be completed in time for this Saturday’s opening day!
We would also like to take a moment and go over pool rules just so everyone is on the same page. We have a lot of great families who enjoy our pool and it’s amenities and everyone deserves be able to come down and spend the afternoon or evening without cause for concern.
Over the last few summers, there have been a few who have chosen not to follow the rules or listen to the lifeguard’s request for improved behavior. This year we have decided to put into writing the consequences for not following the rules to make sure everyone is aware of the expectations when at the pool and commons area.
The rules are simple:
- No horseplay/rough housing
- No profanity
- No BULLYING
- No fighting
- No destruction of WHPOA or other resident’s property
- Adult swim is for ADULTS over the age of 18
- All guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times
- Absolutely NO entry into pool equipment room
- All children under 12 must have someone 16 years or older with them at the pool at all times
- Any and all rules that the Lifeguard on duty deems necessary for the safety of all residents at the pool
If these rules are broken, a warning will be issued by either the lifeguard on duty or the pool manager. If the warning is not taken seriously, the resident will be asked to leave the pool for a 24 hour period. If this same resident continues to have similar issues once returning to the pool, another warning will be issued. If this warning is not heeded, this resident will be banned from the pool for a period of one week. A letter will be sent to the resident’s address describing the issues and the date when the resident may return to the pool. If the behavior continues, the warnings are over and the resident will not be permitted back into the pool area for the remainder of the summer. We certainly hope it would never get to this point, however, we find it necessary to make sure that all patrons feel welcome and safe when visiting the pool, therefore making it necessary to have some sort of consequence in place just in case something does occur.
Now that we have that out of the way — let’s have a fun, safe summer at the pool with our family, friends and neighbors!
See you at the pool!
WHPOA pool manager
Security cameras have been installed in the pool and common areas, however, please continue to watch for any suspicious activity!!!
The new bridges and sea wall have been installed!
Coming soon is new fencing around the pool and concrete being poured as well as the painting of the trim and doors on the pool house!