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March 2017 Update

posted Apr 14, 2017, 12:09 PM by Micheline LeBlanc   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 12:17 PM ]

Hello Cinnamon Cove Friends,

            I must apologize for the lack of a summary note after the March meeting.  A couple of factors played into that, the foremost being my computer was down for about 10 days.  I know, excuses, excuses.  As a result this note is a bit long. To recap:

      Several items in the President’s Report...The maintenance person, Asher, moved from the area and Michael Waunsch was hired.  He has taken over the position like gangbusters.  Remember, he has only one boss, and that is Jeanne Hopkins.  If you notice something that needs attending, please notify Jeanne or fill out a work order which can be found in the drawer in the clubhouse foyer. 

An awning was ordered and is now installed at the Welcome Center.

The newly amended Rules and Regulations are being distributed to all Master Board members for the initial step to finalize these.  This will be a summer-long project with the meat of the work to commence in the fall.  All owners will have an opportunity to voice thoughts about these once we are all back in The Cove later this year. 

Don’t forget to contact Ray Heuring if you are interested in getting tickets for the announced Twins game next March.  Ray and Alec Ginou are heading up this effort.  More to follow as time goes by.  Get ‘em while they last.

Old BusinessWe discussed and will finalize this month the policies and procedures for transponders and all related documents and affected areas. 

New businessDiscussed drop down bars at the entry gates to prevent more than one car from entering at a time.  More forthcoming on that.

IMPORTANT….Clickers will no longer function at the FRONT GATE as of May 1.  This date was extended as a courtesy to late season renters.  If you don’t have a transponder yet, you had better get one or you’ll have to stop at the welcome center for every entry.  In case you don’t know, you get your transponder from the Recreation Office Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 3:00-3:30pm only. Clickers will still be functional on the back entry gate until Kelly Greens' new entry system (same as Cinnamon Cove) is up and running.  Don’t know the date, will let you know.

The last item of new business was a presentation by the pickleball group regarding the need for painting lines on the courts to accommodate play.  The board members were asked to poll their fellow residents and get a feeling for the issue. 

Now for April meeting

Tennis group will make presentation regarding lines on the courts

Discussion and Vote on lines on courts

Final discussion and vote for approval on new pavers for Caravel pool

Update on contracts for janitorial and landscaping

Final discussion and vote on Transponders/Dwelling Live Policies and Procedures

Form small advisory group to help Jeanne decide on action about new card tables.

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Points of Concern and Information

            An alligator has been trolling the lakes of late.  (Nothing uncommon about that.)  You are asked to be aware of him as he has been coming on shore to do what gators do. 

            This note is from a resident…

An open letter to all the residents of Cinnamon Cove.

We've recently gone thru the spring break period with kids and grandkids visiting. I understand that the kids can invade your peace and quiet, but I live for my kids and grandkids, and I live for their visits. If you don't have any, I'm very sorry for you.

We've experienced several instances of residents being less than KIND. "YOU'RE not supposed to run on that side of the road" VS. "I'm sure you're not aware, but you should run on the other side of the road". 

And, my wife and adult children going to the pool during the Rockin out Last Hurrah dinner at the pool, only to have a "HAND" shaken at her, and told "YOU" CAN'T USE THE POOL OR HOT TUB" VS. " Quietly coming over and saying, " I'm sorry but the pool is closed" There was nothing posted in the newsletter or poolside to say the pool was closed.  My wife was embarrassed and doesn't want to go back to the pool.

And then there was a lady in the pool, yelling at a 5 yr old for jumping off the main pool stairs. There were 5 of us in the pool at the time.  He wasn't bothering anyone. Both he and his mom were embarrassed, and probably won't come back. 

I'm asking that CC residents have a little compassion, understanding, and LOVE for our visitors.

Tom Kelly

Vice President Bldg. V 


Jeanne Hopkin’s response…

I did go up to everyone and tell them that the pool would close at 5:30pm and apologized for the inconvenience. There was a family that came in after the event started, I was apologetic, but hurried to tell them that the pool was closed for the event.

At no time was there yelling, I walked over towards the spa and spoke, I may have raised my voice so they could hear me as I wanted to catch them before they entered the water. I will for sure put the closure of the pool in the paper from now on.

That was my fault, I should have communicated better and I apologize for anyone feeling uncomfortable here.

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One more for information….

We are having an issue at building 2, terrace 4 and wonder if any other associations are having this issue. Over the last few days contractors and other owners in buildings are using our dumpster as their dumping grounds for their various projects.

The last few days we have caught 2 of the offenders. Today one contractor was photographed dumping various construction items into our dumpster. He spoke broken English but I managed to get my point across. He declined to tell me where he was working in the complex. He did remove some of the items he put into the dumpster and drove off. Name of the company is DRGRANITE AND TILE COMPANY. Can you send out an email to all association reps to remind the owners that a dumpster is not a dumping ground for contractors.


Fran Mckito


See you at the meeting Monday, April 17 at 10 am.


Tony Medley

Master Board