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Dear Members:
Our first foray into electronic voting is complete. Our sincere thanks to everybody who participated.

CategoryCount
Ballots Needed for “Quorum”25
Total Ballots Cast60
Spoiled Ballots0
Valid Ballots60

The results on the individual questions are as follows:

QuestionAyeNayAbs
1. To approve and adopt the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on June 21, 2019 (AGM 2019-2020 report at page 17)5901
2. Election of Directors – To approve the composition of the HWCA Board for 2020-2021 (AGM 2019-2020 report at page 8)5901
3. To approve the 2018-2019 Treasurer’s Report (AGM 2019-2020 report at page 14 and Appendix 2 page 23)5901

A number of questions were submitted along with the ballots:

Gypsy Moths
We’d like to see a more definitive direction regarding the Gypsy Moth issues. There has to be a way that we can partner with the other communities and negotiate a bulk price better & more equitable than what has been proposed already. Is there a way to have a one time levy on our taxes to cover this? This solution needs to also include the Pinery.

We need to get this direction set and ready to implement otherwise it will be spring before we know it.
– Chris & Vicki Holmes

Will the board be coordinating members retainers of Zimmer for Gypsy Moth spraying? Zimmer’s process re waivers seems cumbersome without a coordinated effort to get all the members signed up.
– Jed Chinneck

Our understanding is that the aerial spraying provider (Zimmer) has no interest in bulk pricing arrangements and will only contract with individual property owners.

The HWCA Board does not have the resources to coordinate the collection and distribution of waivers within Huron Woods, let alone with adjoining property owners such as Lambton Shores, the Province of Ontario, Beach O’ Pines, etc. We advised Councillor Sageman and Mayor Weber of the difficulty this coordination at the level of property owners and groups in an email dated 2020-08-24.

Restrictive Covenants
Could a committee be formed to address the Expiration of our restrictive covenants?
We need to learn what our options are well before the expiry year of 2025.
– Sharon & Alex Callan

We plan to form a committee to address this issue in Spring 2021.

Tennis Courts
Court rules must be enforced so that only paid up members and their guests (accompanying) have access
– June and John Ball

The clubhouse grounds, including the tennis courts are clearly posted as private property. As such they are protected by the Ontario Trespass to Property Act.

Trespassing should be reported to the OPP non-emergency number (1 888 310-1122).

From the Ontario Trespass to Property Act:
Trespass an offence
2 (1) Every person who is not acting under a right or authority conferred by law and who,
(a) without the express permission of the occupier, the proof of which rests on the defendant,
(i) enters on premises when entry is prohibited under this Act, or
(ii) engages in an activity on premises when the activity is prohibited under this Act; or
(b) does not leave the premises immediately after he or she is directed to do so by the occupier of the premises or a person authorized by the occupier,
is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $10,000. R.S.O. 1990, c. T.21, s. 2 (1); 2016, c. 8, Sched. 6, s. 1.

This completes our 2019-2020 Annual General Meeting. We look forward to a more traditional meeting in 2021.

Once again thank you for participating.

– Your HWCA Board of Directors

Clubhouse Revitalization Project Completion

The completion of the stone retainer walls around the parking lot by Oasis Landscaping marks the completion (with a very big finish!) to a very big project and many months of planning, fundraising and hard work.

Last year we announced the HWCA Clubhouse Revitalization Project and identified a few projects we wanted to undertake if there was any interest in the membership. 

As 2020 draws to a close, we are pleased to announce the successful completion of the project. Thanks to the very generous donations from so many of you and the countless sweat hours donated by many more we have been able to complete many of the projects on the list. 

On our ‘done’ list:
✅Stone retaining wall #1
✅Gravel and levelling to rebuild laneway to the canoe racks
✅Building of flowgates to prevent laneway erosion 
✅Replacement of the railway tie retaining wall and building a new border between parking lot and playground area 

Many thanks to our members who donated over $10,000 and many volunteer hours to make this project possible!

What’s next? It depends on a few things. There is always something on the list. A few of us would like to see some (low maintenance) greenery planted to replace the overgrown shrubs that were removed. We will see what remains in the fundraising account once the last of the bills are paid. (Yes, all that accomplished for $10,000!) 

Thank you to our members who take so much pride in ownership of our Huron Woods Community and make projects like the Clubhouse Revitalization possible. 

Some before and after shots. Photo credit to Joe Jankowsky:

NEW Book Wagon Schedule:

Starting this Wednesday, Linda and the Donleys will alternate weeks for hosting the Book Wagons. You will still have access to books EVERY week but only at the one location. 

THIS WEEK (Wednesday November 25th) Linda will have the Book Wagons in her garage @ 9974 The Trail from 10:30 am – Noon.

If you are looking for a certain author or genre, please let us know. We may have it in our stock.

Any requests can be emailed to Linda @: linda.seyler@gmail.com