Author: AVRA Board

Annehurst Holiday Lights Contest – sponsored by the AVRA

Do you decorate your house for the holiday season? Consider entering your display in the 2020 AVRA Holiday Light Contest! Judging will take place between December 15th and 22nd.  Winners are selected in two categories: “A Classic Christmas” and “The Griswold’s Christmas”.  Winners in each category will be awarded a $100 gift basket*. Runners-up in each category will be awarded a $50 gift basket*.

Residents must be registered to win. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Decoration Winners and Runners-up must be in good standing with the AVRA. One entry per household.

*thanks to our friends at Pure Roots, Edwin Loy Home, Java Central, The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Schneider’s Bakery in Uptown Westerville

For more information contact Dave Powers, AVRA Board Member at Dave.Powers@annehurst.com

The Annual meeting & Introducing the 2020 AVRA Candidates

The 2020 AVRA Annual Meeting and the election of officers was delayed due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic. The meeting will be set up with social distancing best practices in place and attendees will be required to follow. Face masks will be required

The meeting will be held on September 15th at 7:00 pm at the Annehurst Pool 711 Granby Pl W.  The AVRA Board asking that all AVRA members who wish to attend the meeting this year sign up in advance so that we can provide a social distanced environment. 

Click here to sign up to attend the annual meeting. Please complete this form no later than September 11, 2020.

Items on the annual meeting agenda include:

  • Collection of the final ballots
  • Update on the baby pool and other projects
  • Update regarding the Sharon Woods Park entrance
  • Review of the 2021 budget
  • Home sales report

NEW FOR 2020 The AVRA Board would also like to ensure your questions can be answered during the meeting. If you have a question and would like your question to be on the agenda, please complete the section of “Ask your question” when you make your reservation to attend.

MEET THE CANDIDATES Below is a link to the biographies of the candidates running for this years election Click here for the list of candidates This year there are 3 positions up for election. Ballots will be in the mail by September 1st. Keep a lookout for the packet in the mail.

Please complete this form no later than September 11, 2020.

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting. 

Date: 09/15/2020 (Tue.)Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm EDT

Location: Annehurst Pool

COVID-19 UPDATE…Board Nominations, Yard Sale and Annual Meeting

Call for Nominations.

The Nominations for the 2020-2022 AVRA Board of Trustees opened on March 31, 2020. This year there are three board positions up for election – each position is a two-year term. Annehurst needs you!  Help this neighborhood continue to be one of the best.  Candidates must be current with their AVRA assessments, can nominate themselves or be nominated by another AVRA member. Nomination deadline has been extended and nominations must be submitted in writing by July 15th, 2020.  Ballots will be mailed to households in August and can be returned via US Mail If you are interested or would like to nominate a resident, send an email to joe.marinelli@annehurst.com

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting has been rescheduled for September 15th. This year’s meeting might possibly be held online depending on the state of the Coronavirus. At this time, however we are planning an open meeting where members can attend, and any remaining ballots can be accepted.

2020 ANNEHURST YARD SALE- July 18th @ 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The annual Annehurst Garage sale will be on July 18th this year. It is FREE for you to participate. Please follow suggested social distancing guidelines. Signs asking shoppers to keep a safe distance will available for each registered location.

For more information or to get your spot on the sale map send an email to Diane at AVRAmanager@Annehurst.com or call 614-956-8745. Be sure to include your name and address so your location gets on the event map that is given out to shoppers. New this year, indicate a short description as to what your sale has to offer. Example: “Baby clothes and Misc”, “Guy Stuff”, “Furniture/Appliances” ETC.

Want to help make this event a success? Let Diane know. We could use some help putting notices out on the internet and helping hand out maps to each location.

Coronavirus and Annehurst Pool 5/16/2020

The AVRA Board of Trustees was thankful to finally get some direction from the State of Ohio and Center for Disease Control regarding Aquatic Venues. After review of the mandatory guidelines, it is unfortunate that the Annehurst Pool will not be opening this season. This is primarily based on the inherent layout of the pool facility, limits set forth for social distancing and rules set forth in the AVRA warranty deeds . (see the below links)

Link to the State of Ohio

Link to the CDC Considerations

This decision as disappointing as it may be, was made with the wellbeing and safety of the pool members and our residents.

The AVRA will be taking advantage of this downtime to do capital repairs and maintenance to the pool facility. Stay tuned, for upcoming information.

The AVRA Board of Trustees

Coronavirus and Annehurst Pool as of 5/15/2020

Fellow Annehurst Residents:

We hope this communication finds you safely social distancing and in good health.  We hope the impact of the coronavirus has not caused you too much hardship, even while affecting so much of our daily lives.

During this down time the AVRA board has been developing several different action plans depending on what direction we receive from the governor and the state – from not being allowed to open the pool this year to delayed opening dates – and any related guidelines, restrictions and mandated precautions. 

Just today Gov. Dewine said that pools will be allowed to open as of May 26th – with significant restrictions.  While this is encouraging, the state has yet to communicate the restrictions to opening.  These restrictions may include items such as capacity limits (number of people allowed in the pool grounds at any time), managing social distancing between people (monitoring distances, taking temperatures, etc), schedules for sanitizing the facility, limits on the use of the facility (potentially no bathrooms, no basketball, no snack bar – even potentially no chairs or lounges, etc.) and other rulings that will limit our ability to serve the entire community.  

Further, while we know there are Annehurst families that are anxious to join and use the pool as much as possible this summer, it is reasonable to assume that some people and families will decide to continue some form of isolation and not join the pool this year. 

So, between capacity limitations created by restrictions and the potential for fewer memberships sold this year, it is difficult to estimate the fees we will collect – which are the funds we use to cover operating costs.  While some costs of operating the pool are incurred only when open (guard wages), other costs are the same regardless of if we open for the season or for a week (water to fill the pool and other opening costs).  Lastly, if the restrictions require us to enforce social distancing or other behavioral actions, it will impact our staffing and management requirements.

No decision has been made yet on if or when we might open the pool, or what format memberships or usage fees might take*.  In addition to the guidance and direction we receive from the governor, we must also take into account direction we receive from the Franklin County Board of Health, our insurance company, the City of Westerville, and AVRA members such as yourself. 

One thing that doesn’t change is the need to keep on top of maintenance and upkeep.  The pool and pool grounds are an important and valuable asset, proper maintenance helps assure we are taking care of our shared investment – and that it will be here to use and enjoy for years and years to come.   

If you have any questions, thoughts, comments or feedback, please contact an AVRA board member.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available,

The AVRA Board of Trustees

* This would be a great opportunity for an individual or company to endow/sponsor all or part of the pool operating budget this year.  This could take “some of the sting” out of possible social distancing requirements like 3-hour limits, 50 people at a time, 20 minute/hour breaks to sanitize, no snack bar, no diving board or slide, etc. 

2020 Annual Assessments (extended due date 4/15/2020)

The 2020 assessments were mailed with the US Post office on February 18th. Unfortunately due to the increased amount of political mailings, that take precedence, it took 10 days for the mail to make it to Annehurst. Due to the delay, the AVRA is extending the due date to 4/15/2020.

New for 2020, the AVRA has added an online payment option via QuickBooks

Any questions and hardship requests regarding the past due balances can be made in writing to: Annehurst Village Residents Association, PO Box 561, Westerville, OH 43086-0561 or by email at: AVRAaccounting@annehurst.com
Thank you, Diane Sliemers, AVRA Manager, (614)956-8745

Payment Options:

  1. US MAIL – Send us a check along with the top (white) copy of your invoice. Be sure to write your parcel number in the memo section of the check. Mail using the enclosed return envelope.
  2. NEW QuickBooks –The AVRA has changed the bookkeeping program for tracking of assessment payments in QuickBooks. This has an option to allow you to securely pay your assessment online. Please note that a convenience fee will be added to the total.
    a. To opt into the online paperless payment option, send an email to: a. AVRAaccounting@annehurst.com Please enter into the Subject Line “AVRA online payment”.
    b. Be sure to include the following information so we may confirm our records.
  3. House Address
  4. Owners name(s)
  5. Property Parcel Number (can be found on your invoice)
  6. Email address you would like us to use
  7. Phone number
  8. Billing address if different from house address
    c. Once we get your email address and information confirmed you will receive an email from c. AVRAaccounting@annehurst.com The email will contain a link that will allow you to securely pay your assessment online.
  9. eCHECK – You can also make an online payment from your bank using an ACH/electronic check.

The annual assessment is mandatory. It applies to all homes within the Annehurst Corporation boundary. An annual assessment is part of the amended warranty deed applicable to all properties in Annehurst and are on file with the Franklin County Recorder. Outstanding balances are subject to a late fee of $20.00 and interest charge of .666% per month.
It is the duty of the Trustees of the AVRA to enforce the rules set forth in the warranty deed and bylaws that apply to every property. The association cannot waive assessments; however, alternative payment arrangements may be possible. Hardship cases are reviewed on an individual basis.

However, questions and/or hardship requests: (1) must be submitted no later than 30 days from the date of mailing of this Notice and (2) will not automatically extend the deadline for the payment of any past due balances.

Steak and Ale Adult Pool Party – July 27th – 7:00 p.m. to Midnight

Click here for online registration

Saturday, July 27th 7:00 pm.- Midnight

Open to all Annehurst, Spring Hollow, River Trace, Overlook and Bigham Estates and their guests aged 21 and older only.

Here’s what you get:

  • Steak or Chicken**
  • Roast Corn
  • Beer/Wine and Soft Drinks
  • Door Prizes, Games, Volleyball and more

Cost for party and dinner: $50 per couple $25 single plus a $2.00 online convenience fee per person for online purchase.

**Please bring a dish to share, your own table setting and silverware (w/steak knife).

Deadline for tickets is Monday, July 22nd

No ticket sales at the door the day of the event

A receipt will be mailed to your email address after payment.

Please bring the receipt with you to the party.

**BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM FOLDER FOR THE RECEIPT**

AVRA EGG HUNT 2019 at Annehurst School

AVRA Egg Hunt – April 6, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.

At Annehurst School Playground

Children 12 and under who attend Annehurst School and the children and grandchildren of the Annehurst Area Residents are invited to participate in the AVRA Egg Hunt.

Volunteers are needed to help with the egg hunt. There is an egg stuffing event the week before and we could use help hiding eggs the morning of.

To volunteer please text Erika Delisio at 614-546-6133

Two prizes in each of 3 age groups will be awarded.

Lala-POOL-ooza Family Fun Day & Adult Evening Party Saturday, September 1st, 2018 (rain date 9/2/2018)

Lala-POOL-ooza
Family Fun Day & Adult Evening Party
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 (rain date 9/2/2018)
Join Annehurst in bringing a great summer to an end. Lolla-POOL-ooza is open to the entire neighborhood, including our friends from Springhollow, River Trace, Bigham Estates and the Overlook. NO POOL MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

This years event features the live band “STELLA IN THE CAN” featuring Annehurst’s own Dave Hodges!

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ANNEHURST POOL on August 18th

Proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 drawing at this years event will benefit Pelotonia. If you rode in this years Pelotonia email Jeff@annehurst.com

COSTS:
Vehicle Cruise-in/show Cost: $5.00 donation
Family Fun FREE! No pool membership required.
Family Cookout – Bring a side dish to share – Hamburgers/hotdogs, drinks and condiments funished by the AVRA ($20.00 max per family)
$3.00 pp before August 31st
$4.00 pp day of event
Adult Party
$15 pp before August 31st
$20 at the door

This day of family fun event requires help from residents to assure that everyone has a good time.

How can you help?
1. Shop for food and drinks
2. Gather door prizes for raffle
3. Organize and run games/crafts for the kids.
4. Help register vehicles for the car/vehicle show
5. Meet and greet at the gate.
6. Take money/distribute wristbands for the Family Cookout &Adult Party
7. Set-up the morning
8. Help set up tables for pot-luck
9. Help cook burgers and hotdogs
10. Clean up Sunday morning

NONE of these items will be an all-day task, we just need help to ensure that everyone has a good time.
IF YOU CAN HELP… please send an email to Sharon Shai at sshai068@gmail.com or text to 614-266-3158 to offer your help. The more volunteers we have will make this a fun time for everyone!

Things that WILL impact the event:
Lack of volunteer help Weather: Rain date 9/2/18

SCHEDULE
10:00AM – 12:00PM: SET UP – set up:
Can always use some muscle and brains to get ready!
12 PM – 3PM: Vehicle Cruise-in/show Cost – $5.00 Donation Located on the lawn in front of the pool. Bring your classic, sports car, truck or motorcycle so attendees can vote on their favorite. Prizes for Top 3.,
12PM – 4PM: Family Fun Cost – FREE Bring the family up
to the pool to swim, play games or just enjoy the last days
of summer. No pool membership required.
4:30PM – 6:00: Family Cookout – Cost: $3.00 per person before 8/31 $4.00 day of ($20.00 max per family.) Hamburgers/Hotdogs/Brats and Soda will be served. Please bring a dish to share and table service. (no glass please.)
6PM: Kids/Family Karaoke and Games.
7PM: KIDS LEAVE
7:30PM: 12AM: Adults Only – Cost $15 per person until August 31 ($20.00 at the door). Beer and wine will be served.
Between Sets – Drawing for the raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing and adult games
8:30 PM: Live Band – Adults only
10PM: Second Set – Adults only
12PM: END

 

Meet the Mayor of Westerville, Wednesday, April 4th – 6:30 p.m. at Annehurst School

Meet the Mayor of Westerville
Neighborhood program begins in April

Westerville Mayor Craig Treneff is hosting a series of neighborhood meetings to connect with residents, answer questions and hear feedback on City of Westerville programs and services. Residents will receive postcards notifying them of their neighborhood meeting date and time as their event draws near.

The first meeting will be held for Annehurst-area residents on Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Annehurst Elementary gymnasium, 925 W. Main St.

A major function of these “Meet the Mayor” sessions will be discussing new initiatives. Topics include:

WESTERVILLE SAFE: An emerging City effort to develop or enhance programs for those in need, including victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

NEIGHBORHOODS: The City is looking closely at housing and how best to support its neighborhoods. We want your thoughts on protecting property values and existing housing stock, as well as meeting future needs.

KINDNESS AND CIVILITY: In light of programs like Neighborhood Bridges, Neighbor2Neighbor and Otterbein University’s Kindness Matters campaign, what more can we do to improve community relationships at the neighborhood level?

Learn more about City Council and provide feedback about City issues at www.westerville.org/council.