Community speaks February 13, 2017 – RECAP

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A review* of the February 13, 2017  Community Speaks:
20+ residents attended

  • Five board members were present and introduced themselves, as well as The Coral Company‘s Alexis Wellman, Property Manager and a representative from the association’s attorneys, Kaman & Cusimano.
  • A resident stated that construction garbage had recently been put on their property.
  • The prompt repair of the fence on Turney Rd was praised by a townhome resident.
  • The MC garden club will be hosting a meeting Saturday, March 4 at 10:00 am – all residents are invited.
  • A request was made for a spring MC clean-up day for the development. Trash was also mentioned on Turney Rd and Ella. Residents have seen people picking up debris and are grateful. Trash bins in the common parks was also mentioned.
  • Residents questioned the recent road block on Turney Rd as well as upcoming construction status.
  • A resident reported activity at a vacant home in the neighborhood. Conversations continued about vacant homes with neglected yards and responsibilities of maintenance.
  • A resident invited neighbors to sign up for the community’s security texting list for alerts.
  • The status of the activities committee was questioned.
  • Residents asked again about front entrance cameras. Conversation included cost, new technologies and quality.
  • Please contact property manager, Alexis Wellman with any questions or concerns at asw@thecoralcompany.com or 216-932-8822 ext. 2250.

*Review is a summary of neighbor concerns – this blog and its posts are independent of the HOA’s Board.

Community speaks January 9, 2017 – RECAP

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A review* of the January 9, 2017  Community Speaks:
18+ residents attended

  • The five present board members introduced themselves, as well as The Coral Company‘s Alexis Wellman, Property Manager and Gina Pastuszynski, Director of Corporate Marketing.
  • A resident stated that the plowing in front of townhomes is stopping short on the south side.
  • Plowing of the parks was praised by a resident and common area trash bins were requested to the board.
  • A resident asked how to rent the community center with the new management company.
  • The MC garden club requested free use of the community center as well as for volunteers taking down the holiday lights at the gazebo.
  • A question was asked on what to do when utility companies are servicing residences without notice.
  • A townhome owner requested assistance with a notification for repairs, including help with a shared neighbor.
  • Residents asked for service provider recommendation (electrician and handy man).
  • The status of a vacation rental in the was requested.
  • The board asked for feedback on access to Coral’s site for HOA fees, etc.
  • Please contact property manager, Alexis Wellman with any questions or concerns at asw@thecoralcompany.com or 216-932-8822 ext. 2250.

*Review is a summary of neighbor concerns – this blog and its posts are independent of the HOA’s Board.

Light up MC holiday lights contest 2016

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Light Up MC holiday lights contest! This year, we had two winners for best townhomes.

The winning displays were chosen from over 55 participants. Look for the candy canes in front of the winner’s yards.

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Coral Company meet & greet Dec. 6, 2016 RECAP

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Highlights of the the December 6, 2016 Coral Company meet & greet
Mill Creek Community Center 7-8:15 pm – 60+ attended

  • Residents were greeted with goodies before the meeting.
  • Peter Rubin, President & CEO, The Coral Company introduced himself and associates that will be working with Mill Creek and its residents. Alexis Wellman, Director of Property Management will be Mill Creek’s property manager. The Coral Company will start supporting MC January 1, 2017.
  • Neighbors were asked to sign in for a prize drawing:  Congratulations to Lori M who won the Edwins Restaurant (Shaker Square) $200 gift card.
  • Please contact The Coral Company with any questions you may have at 216-932-8822.

Community speaks Nov. 14, 2016 – RECAP

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A review* of the November 14, 2016  Community Speaks:
7+ residents attended

  • The board introduced themselves and provided their addresses.
  • A resident shared that Councilman Reed’s office has notified the city about missing tree lawn trees.
  • The second annual Light Up Mill Creek holiday lights contest will be hosted in December.
  • A resident asked about the status of the management company review process.
  • A resident requested front entrance sign postings and email notifications for meetings, as well as regular board communications to residents
  • A question was asked on the status of the cameras for the development.
  • It was reported that abandoned, leaking vehicles are a nuisance and asked advice on what can be done.
  • Residents questioned the board about enforcement of home conditions and architectural standards. The board was asked to consider sending notices before the new year.

*Review is a summary of neighbor concerns – this blog and its posts are independent of the HOA’s Board.

Mill Creek Falls Community meeting RECAP

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Highlights of the the Oct 18, 2016 Mill Creek Falls Community Meeting
Mill Creek Community Center 6-7:45 pm – 40+ attended, including many Mill Creek residents

  • Cleveland Police Fourth District Commander, Brandon Kutz shared that violent crime is down in our neighborhood, while auto theft is not. There is a new Major Crimes Investigation Group that is closing cases quickly because the community is cooperating with them.  He also discussed the RNC, video cameras, parking issues and asked for residents to be vocal to the police. The police will continue their presence in Mill Creek and need help from all residents.  Please contact the Commander’s office at 216-623-5405 with any concerns or click here for 4th district numbers
  • Ron Mason, engineer for the Warner Rd project discussed the completed status of the project and that some punch list items are still being completed.
  • Susan Gordan, SVD gave updates on the Tioga/Warner playground, Mill Creek Falls community garden and the Neighbors Invest in Broadway Housing Initiative.
  • Lavette Jackson shared a program that helps unemployed homeowners with mortgage payments. Visit savethedream.ohio.gov to apply.
  • Councilman Reed talked about the Turney Rd resurfacing project dates. Warner Rd bridge issues, plans to expand and enhance the Mill Creek Falls Park and cameras on Warner and in front of Mill Creek development were also discussed. He also shared information on Issue 32 for Cleveland.
  • Please contact Councilman Reed at 216-664-4945 with any concerns or issues, including missing / dead tree lawn trees in the neighborhood.

Community speaks October 10, 2016 – RECAP

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A review* of the October 10, 2016  Community Speaks:
19+ residents attended

  • The board introduced themselves.
  • A resident was doing a search for Mill Creek in Google recently and the community website appears as having been hacked.
  • Question about when Board meets in executive session and why no minutes are kept and shared with residents.
  • A resident expressed concern with the parking situation on her street that another resident doesn’t use their garage or park in front of their own residence.
  • A resident added that many homes have multiple vehicles and do not use their garages or driveways. Excessive street parking affects all residents.
  • A question about whether the community can encourage residents to be more considerate with parking.
  • It was reported that one resident has 7 vehicles which is causing a problem down the entire street.
  • There is a residence being used as an AirBnB-type vacation rental (VRBO). This is bringing strangers into the neighborhood as well as campers and RVs. The excessive comings and goings associated with this residence are being noticed.
  • Another resident mentioned that there might be other home-based businesses in MC in apparent violation of our Bylaws.
  • A resident suggested neighbors speak to each other about parking. If parking becomes a big issue, could the board inquire on restrictions for parking in MC with the city.
  • There was a question about a number of homes whose garage doors are full or partially open and whether this was a rules violation or not.
  • There were 2 questions about the Board walk around and whether violation notices were sent.
  • The grub problem on MC common spaces was brought up. This helps explain the recent skunk sightings.
  • A townhome resident asked whether the Board is considering another landscaper for next year.

*Review is a summary of neighbor concerns – this blog and its posts are independent of the HOA’s Board.

Community speaks Sept. 12, 2016 – RECAP

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A review* of the September 12, 2016  Community Speaks:
7+ residents attended

  • the president introduced herself and the four other board members present
  • an update was made on the pool winterization
  • a resident asked for the results of the management company survey
  • the president shared topics discussed recently with Councilman Zack Reed about the Mill Creek Falls area: dissecting homes, cameras, safety issues, vacant properties, playground funding and the Turney/Warner construction
  • a resident was concerned about Turney Road’s water basins being blocked
  • a question was asked if Mill Creek could have it’s own Little Free Library for the community
  • a resident mentioned the City’s water department was working at Covington Park today
  • a resident asked why the front sign was not displayed prior to the meeting, and requested the board to purchase their own sign for posting for future meetings
  • positive feedback was given for Hastings Waterworks. A request was made for existing pool landscaping issues to be addressed
  • comments about the health of the trees in front of the community center and the boulevard, as well as sprinklers

*Review is a summary of neighbor concerns – this blog and its posts are independent of the HOA’s Board.

Community speaks August 8, 2016 – RECAP

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A review* of the August 8, 2016  Community Speaks:
13+ residents attended

  • a resident asked why the front sign was for the garage sale and not the community meeting, and requested posting for future meetings
  • a concern on why the Board email reminder was sent late at night
  • Turney Road construction was discussed
  • a resident was concerned about the management company survey and make up of the search committee
  • many residents stated their approval of the committee and board for taking bids seriously and responsibly
  • a resident requested an update on the paving of the city streets in Mill Creek as well as tree lawn trees
  • a compliment about the landscapers complying with a town house resident’s specific request
  • a request was made to clean the entrance and sweep the streets from Turney Road construction
  • positive feedback was given for Hastings Waterworks from pool users. Separate storage for pool toys and an official pool committee was requested
  • Councilman Zack Reed had previously mentioned city cameras for Mill Creek. The status of this project was discussed

*Review is a summary of neighbor concerns – this blog and its posts are independent of the HOA’s Board.

MC in bloom contest

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Mill Creek is blooming!.. Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 MC in bloom flowers and garden contest.

Mill Creek children judged homes throughout the neighborhood in seven categories: Best porch, hanging/potted plants, yard decorations, cottage style, townhome, most manicured and most colorful (hosting groups and board members exempt).

Take a look and see if you or your neighbors won. Thank you to everyone for making Mill Creek beautiful! Hosted by Mill Creek neighbors + Mill Creek Gardening Club.

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