Knollwood HOA News
Annual Meeting Update
Homeowners unanimously approved the 2019 budget and reelected the Association’s officers during last month’s annual meeting. Some of the topics discussed are in this newsletter. We request that each homeowner go online to contact the Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) at 317.327.4622 or http://maps.indy.gov/RequestIndy and petition the City to repave Walnut Way, Tuliptree Trail, and Beach Knoll. Other than a portion of “the hill” on Walnut Way, it has been more than 12 years since our roads were repaved and some areas are literally disintegrating.
The company hired to plow our streets this winter was complimented at the annual meeting for doing a good job. We are asking them to avoid piling snow over storm drains. We have reminded them to plow the circle on Walnut Way.
Several years ago, the City of Indianapolis plowed and treated all of our streets due of the safety of our children the school bus that drove up into our neighborhood. However, when the school system discontinued door-to-door service, the City stopped plowing and would only “salt” Walnut Way. Now that the bus is back in Knollwood, your Association is asking the City to reinstate plowing as before.
Homeowners will soon be asked for updated contact information and receive an updated neighborhood directory listing all resident’s names, addresses, phone numbers and emails. The printed directory will be distributed to each homeowner, is confidential to Knollwood, and will not be shared outside our community.
Not everyone is eager to participate in neighborhood picnics and other social functions, but for those who are…stay tuned. A group of our neighbors are planning on some fun activities this summer which will help us get to know one another and to welcome some of the new families who have moved into our neighborhood.
We are exploring the costs of having a street sweeping company to clean and remove loose gravel and other debris this spring.
For our safety of the many children now living in Knollwood, remember to slow down and drive with care. Speeding throughout our neighborhood has increased lately and we want to avoid any tragic consequences of careless driving.
Efforts are underway to increase the safety at our front entrance by removing some of the vegetation that blocks our view while pulling out onto Sargent Road. The biggest problem is the invasive Honey Suckles which need to be pulled up by the roots. This effort will take place just as soon as weather permits. We are in contact with the Indianapolis Police Department and the Sargent Road Association to reduce speeds on Sargent road which pose a serious threat to our safety.
Our entrance signs will be power washed this spring and we are looking into the feasibility and cost of installing solar lighting to illuminate the signs at night. The cost of installing electricity is prohibitive.
Each homeowner is reminded that what makes Knollwood so special is our “curb appeal.” Yes, the woods and nature are doing their part…but the rest is up to us. So, consider what you can do to your own property this Spring to enhance our curb appeal. It’s not always a matter of money, but just a little time and effort can make a big difference. And as a reminder, City ordinances state that homeowners are responsible for keeping any storm drains along their property free and clear of debris. However, if you are not physically able to perform this maintenance on your own, please contact your Association and a volunteer neighbor will assist you.
We are continuing to update the website with news and special events. Also, we will be starting more frequent newsletters, like this one, on a quarterly basis. If you have news or information to contribute, please contact our property manager.
Steve Follis, Property Manager Trent Management LLC