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Welcome to the Tara at Plantation Pointe website.  The Tara Council of Co-Owners and the Tara Community Association are pleased to offer this website to provide a wealth of on-line resources and opportunities to share information, get news and announcements, access association documents, contact our management company and much more.  All homeowners and residents of Tara are welcome to register and get full access to the site and make the most of this resource.  Please feel free to CONTACT US with your comments and suggestions.

Neighborhood News
Worlds Longest Yard Sale
Posted on Jun 26th, 2016 Comments (0)
     The "World's Longest Yard Sale" will be held on Thursday, August 4th, through Sunday, August 7th.  Tara residents may participate in this event from 8am to 4pm each day.  Because garage or yard sales are not ordinarily permitted in Tara, this is a once a year opportunity for residents to sell all of their unwanted clothing, furniture and other "collectibles".  Here is the web site more details on the event:  http://www.127yardsale.com/
     Provided they are done neatly, residents may post signs in the community denoting their participation in this event and their unit's location.  Participating residents are responsible for removing their signage after the yard sale ends.  Please DO NOT post or attach signs to the white street posts.
     Participating residents may display their "collectibles" in their garage and on their driveways.  However, they must store the items that they have for sale within their unit during the night time hours.
     Finally, no resident should display his or her "for sale" items in the parking lot of either clubhouse.  These lots are reserved for residents reserving those facilities and those using the pools.
   
 Happy Sales!
 
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:
     
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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.    
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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.
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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
sarahalgie@towneproperties.com
 
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".  
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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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Community Association Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 27th, 11am at Tara Clubhouse
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Thursday, August 4th, 9am at Tara Clubhouse
Council of Co-Owners (condos) monthly board meeting originally scheduled for 7/28/2106 rescheduled due to vacations.
 


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