The Annehurst Times (Online Edition)

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.

HO, ho, ho . . . Santa is coming to Annehurst December 7, 2019

Mark your calendars for the annual visit from Santa held in
conjunction with the official lighting of the “Dazzling Christmas Lights” at the home of “Mr Christmas.”

This annual event is sponsored by the Annehurst Village Residents
Association and features crafts for the kids, hot chocolate, cookies
from Schneider’s Bakery, and popcorn provided by Roush Hardware.
The Westerville Fire Department usually makes an appearance and
sometimes gives Santa a lift to the event because there is better
parking for reindeer at the fire station.
A photo backdrop will be setup for you to take photos with Santa.
Your donation of canned food for WARM would be appreciated in
exchange your opportunity to take a photo with Santa. While there,
Santa will pick up any letters from his own personal mailbox.
Date: December 7, 2019
• 649 Old Coach Road
• Time: 6:00 p.m. (Santa arrives around 6:30)

We are need of volunteers to help supervise the kid’s crafts, make
popcorn, and serve the hot chocolate. If you can help make this
year’s event a success, text Karen Spiller at 614-570-2964 or email
kspiller904@gmail.com.
A special thanks to Santa, Mr. and Mrs. Christmas, the Westerville
police and fire departments, Roush Hardware, and WARM!
Check out Mr. Christmas’ cool website at
www.dazzlingchristmaslights.com

Steak and Ale Adult Pool Party – July 27th, 7:00 – 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**

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**

Annehurst Village Resident Association Annual Meeting – July 30, 2019 at 7:00

Annehurst Village Residents Association Annual Board Meeting is Tuesday, July 30th at Annehurst Pool.

Pre-meeting at 6:30 for a tour of the improvements and capital expenditures lead by Jeff Inskeep

Annual meeting starts at 7:00. The 2019 budget will be presented along with the actual 2018 report.

Your  proxy for electing your 2019-2021 Annehurst Village Residents Association Board of Trustees was mailed July 2. Please return your proxy via either US mail or bring it to the Annual meeting. Mailed proxies must be received by July 26, 2019.

This year there will be two board positions up for election – each position is a two-year term. We have three residents running for the board.

Click the candidates names to see their bios:

Janet Laster

Joe Marinelli

Ben Nichols

On the agenda:

Entrance to Sharon Woods? The Annehurst Village Residents Association have been working with the Metro Parks and the City of Westerville to explore the possibility of a gated walking/biking path entrance to Sharon Woods Metro Park. Steve Studenmund with the Metro Parks will be on hand at the annual meeting to answer questions and show the proposed plan.

Other items include, comments by residents, a home sales report, pool membership report, and election results.

Residents are encouraged to attend. This is a great event for residents new to Annehurst to learn about their Home Owners Association.

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.

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER… Unfortunately Santa is NOT coming to Annehurst

ANNEHURST SANTA EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

We are very sorry to announce that the event has been cancelled due to a very wet weekend forecast. Santa can’t reschedule because he is heading back to the North Pole on Friday ahead of the storm and won’t be back until Christmas Eve.

Be sure to stop by and see Mr. Christmas’ 2018 light display at 649 Old Coach. It features a fun photo opportunity setup and as always he collects food donations for WARM.

 

Mark your calendars for the annual visit from Santa held in conjunction with the official lighting of the “Dazzling Christmas Lights” at the home of “Mr Christmas”. This annual event is sponsored by the Annehurst Village Residents Association and features crafts for the kids, hot chocolate, cookies from Schneider’s Bakery, and popcorn provided by Roush Hardware. The Westerville Fire Department usually makes an appearance and sometimes gives Santa a lift to the event because there is better parking for reindeer at the fire station.

A photo backdrop will be setup for you to take photos with Santa. Your donation of canned food for WARM would be appreciated in exchange your opportunity to take a photo with Santa.

  • Date: CANCELLED
  • 649 Old Coach Road

We are need of volunteers to help supervise the kid’s crafts, make popcorn, and serve the hot Chocolate. If you can help make this year’s event a success, text Karen Spiller at 614-570-2964 or email karen@annehurst.com

 

Santa will be picking up letters from his personal mailbox from the event

A special thanks to Santa, Mr.  and Mrs. Christmas, The Westerville Police and Fire Department, Roush Hardware, Warm and Girl Scout Troop 2388!

NOTE: Old Coach Road will be closed from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. between Storington and Berkeley Pl. S. for the Dazzling Christmas Lights event on Saturday, December 1st, 2018.

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