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ANNEHURST RESIDENTS IN THE KNOW

Each year, homeowners pay a homeowners association assessment, from which funds are used for maintenance and improvement in our community. The 2023 annual assessment is $63 per home, a 5% increase over last year. This increase in fees will be communicated to the members of the neighborhood in February via the 2023 newsletter, which is also when the annual HOA dues notices are distributed by mail.  It has come to our attention that the online payment system that we offer to add convenience in paying these annual fees online has automatically sent out invoices to community members that used the service in the past. The fee listed reflects the 5% increase, prior to the written communication to the residents to notify them an increase was being applied for the 2023 fiscal year. This was not intended to happen, and we apologize for any misunderstanding that has occurred as a result.

Annual assessment funds are, by law collected and used for projects that support neighborhood upkeep and resources which help to keep Annehurst Village a desirable community for new residents, maintain common grounds and signage, increase our property values, and thus allow for higher resale of homes in this neighborhood.  Specific projects the HOA fee is applied to include maintenance and care of common areas like the green space owned by the neighborhood on Granby Place W South, hosting annual social events like the Easter Egg Hunt, Chili Cook-Off and End of Season Summer Party and paying for communications to the neighborhood throughout the course of the year (i.e. mailings, website, etc.). 

Inflation and cost of living has increased all around us. To allow the AVRA board to continue to function, neighborhood assessment fees must also adjust to higher overall living and operating expenses.  The board has applied a 5% increase to the HOA fee for 2023, which is a total $3 increase over last year’s fee – the only increase we have had since 2014. The purpose of the increase is not, in any way, to profit from the additional income, but to sustain the business needs of this community.

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss this further, please feel free to reach out.

Thanks,

AVRA Board of Trustees

Annehurst Residents in the Know

The Annehurst Pool is celebrating its 50th birthday this summer! The age and years of use of this neighborhood facility are showing signs of significant updating and repairs must occur to remain operational. The board members of the AVRA have been working diligently to identify and prioritize needs, projects and costs. The list of projects includes basic projects like painting and cleaning to larger, more expensive repairs like replacing roofing, repairing leaks and replacing the pool water heater. These projects will require additional funds to accomplish, as well as the help of our community members to offset labor costs. There will be opportunities for you to contribute with your time or financial gifts over the course of the coming months. To keep everyone up-to-date on the work being done at the Annehurst Pool, a communication will be emailed out, posted on the website and made available through the Annehurst Facebook page on a quarterly basis to share current projects and financial updates about the repairs and updates that are or will be occurring. Please keep an eye out for these updates and reach out to the AVRA Board if you have any questions or would like to become more involved in these efforts.

Phase 1 of the repairs for the Annehurst Pool will begin this week and are scheduled to be completed by the end of November. 

Scheduled Work Days 

  • November 5th @ 8:00am – through late afternoon. 
  • November 12th – TBD. 

Several leaks have been discovered in the pool itself, with the most urgent repair located in the pool mechanicals building.  This is priority to repair immediately, followed by the leaks in the pool structure in the spring. Other building issues are priorities that must be addressed immediately, as well.

Phase 1 list includes: 

  • Clean out pool mechanical building, including chemical room, pump room, pit, etc. 
  • Pool pump and Pit:  
    • Unhook and remove electric motors and pump 
    • Pull filters, wash and store
    • Remove plumbing for floor repair/Replace plumbing after floor repair 
    • New steel structure installed for motors
    • Motors and pumps installed, replace the 6″ plumbing from pumps to the pool, check chemical pump and reconnect 
    • Install Gate valve on main pit drain
    • Lock out/Tag out set for motors
  • Pool heater: 
    • Evaluate safety and remaining operational lifespan of pool heater 
    • Cap lines going to the heater
  • Mechanicals building upgrades and safety measures: 
    • Remove brackets that attach any waterlines, electric and meters from concrete wall that is currently chemical room
    • Update chemical room for safety and use
    • Remove existing wooden platform near pit
    • Test and remove any foreign electric lines, unusable pvc lines around pit
    • Add #57 limestone to void of walls and pit within 4″ of top of pit walls
    • Install concrete expansion joint around walls and pit and Pour concrete to create floor
    • Grind, chisel, remove any and all foreign debris from walls and floor for parge prep
    • Fill any cracks and holes and parge walls and floor with hydraulic cement
    • Tarp entire roof, pit side 
    • Remedy groundhog issue under mechanicals building

The work is being done through the leadership of AVRA Board Member Ben Nichols and skilled volunteers.  If you have expertise in masonry, plumbing or roofing and would like to volunteer to assist with these projects, please contact Ben.Nichols@annehurst.com.  

If you would like to offer your time and skills to volunteer with other types of repairs and improvements, everyone is encouraged to reach out to the AVRA board and we can reach out to you as opportunities arise to participate in these facility improvements as they are scheduled.  

 Thanks,

AVRA Board of Trustees

Nov’22 Annehurst Block Captain Committee Meeting (AVRA)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
7:00pm
Annehurst Elementary School (925 W Main St, Westerville, OH 43081)

All Annehurst residents are welcome!

-Welcome any new participants and introduce the neighborhood Block Captain concept to those specific attendees.
-Present details and purpose behind this initiative to those that are new participants.
-Encourage discussion amongst Annehurst residents; gather thoughts and feedback.
-Planning and implementation.

Oct’22 Annehurst Block Captain Committee Meeting (AVRA)

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
7:00pm
Annehurst Elementary School (925 W Main St, Westerville, OH 43081)

All Annehurst residents are welcome!

-Welcome any new participants and introduce the neighborhood Block Captain concept to those specific attendees.
-Present details and purpose behind this initiative to those that are new participants.
-Encourage discussion amongst Annehurst residents; gather thoughts and feedback.
-Planning and implementation.

Annehurst 50th Anniversary and Grand Reopening Ceremony (Sat, Sept 17th)

Come join Annehurst School for a day of fun! The school will be celebrating the grand reopening of Annehurst Elementary and their 50th anniversary! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 (9:30 AM – 2:00 PM)

Join in the fun – there’s something for everyone!

9:30 AM Family Fun Walk

10:00-10:30 AM Welcome Ceremony

10:30 AM-2:00 PM The fun continues around the building!

Annehurst School can’t wait to see you there! CLICK HERE for more information.

SIGN-UPS START THIS SATURDAY (Sept 3rd)!! 2022 Annehurst “Chili Cookoff” Event (TBD)

CLICK HERE to sign-up and register! This includes registration for both participants and volunteers to help with ensuring that this event is a success!

Please be advised that participant/volunteer registration for this event will run from Sat, Sept 3rd through Fri, Oct 7th.

If we can obtain enough signups for participation, we look forward to officially rolling out this event as a fun and festive activity for our community to be held later this October (10/29/2022 – 5-8pm) in Annehurst!

This is tentatively scheduled to be held underneath the shelter house/patio of our pool, alongside a tentative Pumpkin Carving Competition and a Trunk-or-Treat event to be held in our local pool’s parking lot at the same time.

AVRA Block Captain Committee