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Neighborhood News
Street Paving Project
Posted on Aug 17th, 2016 Comments (0)
The City of Florence has awarded a contract to pave the streets within the Tara community.   The curbing project , recently completed,  was in preparation for the paving project.  The only information available at this time is that the paving will be completed by November 1st.  The contractor will notify the City two weeks prior to starting the project, and the City will then post signs throughout the community to notify residents.   Information is not available at this time as to which streets will be paved first.  Updates will be provided on the project as information becomes available.
Pool Security
Posted on Jul 6th, 2016 Comments (1)
Due to the increase in the number of complaints concerning poor behavior and violations of the pool rules, the Board of Trustees has hired Aegis Security Services to monitor the pools as well as the parking lot.
All persons using the pool are expected to follow the rules that are posted at the pool, plus be considerate of others so that they too may enjoy the pool.  Bringing glass onto the pool deck (a Health Dept. violation that could cause the closing of the pool for days),  loud music, too many guests (maximum of 4 per household) and staying in the pool after it closes are just some of the issues that have been brought to our attention that are occurring on a regular basis and will not be tolerated. 
Monitoring will begin this weekend, July 8th, and will be conducted on a random basis throughout the week.  Monitors will be clearly marked with a bright shirt and the word SECURITY printed on the back.  They will have a list of owners and will only approach those owners who are clearly breaking the rules.  Please be considerate of them if approached or helpful to them if another owner is choosing not to be.
Thank You
Tara Community Board of Trustees
Murry Feldstein, CMCA
Association Manager
Thank You
Posted on Jun 30th, 2016 Comments (2)
A sincere "THANK YOU" to the homeowner in the blue shirt that was observed shoveling the goose droppings off the sidewalk around the lake today.  Your efforts are sincerely appreciated.  A great example of #TaraPride.
2016 Capital Projects
Posted on Jun 25th, 2016 Comments (0)
Every year the Council of Co-Owners' operating budget designates a portion of  monthly HOA fees to be set aside in a "Reserve Fund" to provide for future maintenance necessary to maintain the value and integrity of the community.  On average the contribution to Reserves for 2016 is $36 per month per homeowner, which works out to $258,000 for the year.  Through May 2016 the Reserve Fund has a balance of $1,078.000 which is invested in government insured Certificates of Deposit.   Maintenance projects paid out of Reserves are classified as "Capital Projects".  For 2016 the following Capital Projects are scheduled:
2016 General Maintenance Expenses
Posted on Jun 25th, 2016 Comments (0)
Dear Homeowners:
      Recently, Paul Gibson sent an email to all registered members of the Tara website in which he expressed his anger and frustrations about the state of our community’s garbage corrals. In that letter Paul noted that for the first three months of this year, we spent $3,000 to have those corrals cleaned up.
     Unfortunately, this maintenance expense is not the only one which has far exceeded what we believed would be expended for maintenance this year. In fact, through May we have now spent 90% of our entire 2016 general maintenance budget.
     Does this mean that we will no longer provide maintenance for the remainder of the year? The answer to this question is “no”. What it does mean is that maintenance items may not be performed as often and as quickly as you would like.  Let me cite some examples to you.    
Real Estate Signs
Posted on Apr 29th, 2016 Comments (0)
Tara has rules and regulations where ”For Sale” signs may be placed. Quite simply,” a real estate sign may be displayed in the window of the unit for sale.  In the alternative, the sign may be placed in a mulch bed closest to the unit for sale.”
If a real estate sign is placed in some other area, that placement constitutes a violation. As a result, the property manager has been instructed to take that sign and to notify the owner of the taking. The sign will be returned to the homeowner or to his or her realtor as provided for in the notice.  A second violation will result in a fine to the homeowner.
The Co-Owners Council believes that one reason why someone should buy a home in Tara is that the community is well maintained, and that its rules and regulations are enforced to ensure consistent appearance and fairness to other homeowners. Placing a for sale sign in an unauthorized place is contrary to this belief.
Homeowner Trash Containers
Posted on Feb 24th, 2016 Comments (2)
The Community Documents (Section 11.15) require that " trash containers be kept at all times in each Unit Owner's garage, except on the days on which trash, garbage, or other rubbish is colleced by the local waste removal authorities.  Any trash containers placed outside by the Unit Owners to be collected by the local waste removal authorities shall only remain outside for a period not to exceed twnety-four (24) hours".   Therefore, if a homeowner places the container outside on Sunday evening it must be back in the garage by Monday evening.  If a container is placed outside on Monday  morning it must be back in the garage by Tuesday morning.  A drive through the community this morning (Wednesday) identified at least 10 containers still outside in the driveway or on the side of the building, two days (48 hours) after garbage pickup.  Effective immediately the HOA board has authorized Towne Properties to consider any trash container left outside more than 24 hours after garbage pickup to be considered abandoned.
New Property Manager
Posted on Jan 22nd, 2016 Comments (1)
The board just received notification from Towne Properties that Sheila Pangallo resigned her position with Towne.  Sheila was named Property Manager for both Tara HOA's in August 2015. Sheila's replacement as the Association Property Manager for the Council of Co-Owners is Sarah Algie.  Following is Sarah's introduction email to the board:
"I would like to introduce myself.  I am Sarah Algie your new Association Manager.  I am replacing Sheila Pangallo as Association Manager for the Tara Council of Co-Owners. I have been with Towne for a couple of years now and I had a previous position with the Landen Farms CSA community located in Mason/Montgomery.  My background is in architecture, landscape architecture and community planning."
Sarah Algie
Association Manager, East Cincinnati District Office
513.605.7712 (p)
Towne Properties
11340 Montgomery Rd., Suite 202
Cincinnati, OH 45249
We would like to welcome Sarah to the community and look forward to working with her.  
There will be a different association manager for the Tara Community Association.  Homeowners should continue to call Towne Properties for all community issues.  Your call will be directed to the appropriate manager.
Decks and Patios
Posted on May 25th, 2012 Comments (0)
The Property Manager along with board members and several vendors conduct a monthly walk of the community in order to identify areas requiring attention.  Over the past several months we have noticed an increasing use of decks and patios being used to store miiscellaneous items such as bicycles, toys, motorcycles, etc.  Community documents stipulate that "decks and patios may only be used only for their intended purposes" and "there will be no storage or parking of any items, including baby carriages, playpens, bycycles, wagons, toys, vehicles, etc".  
Patio Shades/Blinds
Posted on Apr 26th, 2012 Comments (0)
At the April Council of Co-Owners meeting the board approved the installation of patio shades/blinds in the Tara community as recommended by the Architectural Committee.  The exterior shades will allow homeowners with a patio or deck to block the intense summer sun and allow homeowners to better utilize their deck or patio.   As with the "Screened Porch" policy the installation of the patio shades/blinds requires the homeowner to submit an "Improvement Application" to Towne Properties and have the application approved by the board of directors prior to installation. 

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