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Thursday, December 22, 2011

-- MERRY CHRISTMAS !! --

Ho, Ho, Ho...!! It's that time of year again – solstice, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa – when we wish each other a joyous celebration and a a new year filled with only very good things. Such as no more two-foot snowdrifts!

So, from me to the world...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



John L.



Friday, December 9, 2011

Hallmark Woods Annual Meeting – updated

Our illustrious board of directors has set Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 7 p.m. at the Crofton Library for our next Property Owners' Association annual meeting.

Wisely, they have decided to ignore the slings and arrows of legal purists and have averred that this will be the only meeting, quorum or no quorum. So, if you don't show up, tough luck, you lose.

It will be interesting to see if, unlike last year, anybody will volunteer to serve as a director, other than the incumbents. The job is certainly not taxing; meetings can be as rare as twice a year; all the issues seem to be a.) landscaping at the entrance, and b.) maintenance of insurance on the common areas to protect us all from legal liability.

With any luck, this meeting should take all of 30 minutes. If that.

John L.

Update: Well, the meeting took all of 40 minutes, still a record for HWPOA. A whopping 14 people, including the four directors, attended. We discussed the budget, added some $$ for leaf removal on Hallmark Drive and tree trimming on Branchwood Court, suckered, uh, welcomed one new resident to the board, and then ran for the exit. Oh yes, as for the old HWPOA official website, the president admitted he and his colleagues just couldn't figure out how to edit it, so they gave up entirely. Hasn't been exactly a groundswell of protest from the neighbors either, as far as I can tell. (sigh) See ya next year.

JL