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Landscaping followup

As you know, we recently wrote a uniform Request For Proposal (RFP) so that landscaping companies could submit bids for getting our entrances into shape and maintaining them annually.

In addition to being posted online, the RFP was sent to the following companies:

  1. Gardner Landscape
  2. Daigre Lawn Care
  3. Alford’s Landscaping LLC
  4. Southern Boys Lawn & Landscape
  5. Posey’s Lawn Care LLC
  6. All Seasons Landscaping and Lawn Care (our existing grass contractor)
  7. ProGreen Lawn and Landscape

Most if not all of these companies replied, and said they would be submitting a proposal. However, when the deadline passed, only All Seasons had done so.

The amount of their bid was $12,748.50. Since no other bids were received, we have nothing else for comparison, so we don’t know if this price is high, low, or typical for a job like this. However, the board felt that this amount is simply too much to spend. Therefore, we will beautify the entrances ourselves. The Common Areas Committee is meeting tomorrow (Wednesday, 2/13/2019) at 6PM at the park pavilion. With all the talented gardeners we have living in Spring Lake, and many people volunteering to help, getting the entrances in shape will be an ideal project. We’ll leave it to the committee to work out the details, but we’re thinking that a couple of “landscaping weekends” with the HOA providing supplies, materials, drinks, and an “after” party at the pavilion with great food should take care of everything, and be a lot of fun besides.

It was well worth writing the RFP and getting proposals, to find out if the cost of having this work done by a landscaping company was feasible. While we received just 1 response, it was enough to make the choice between spending that much of your money vs. putting together a couple of fun weekends with our neighbors a clear choice indeed.

Look for more news on this and other projects coming soon!

Detailed Announcements and Update

This has been a while in the making, but we think you’ll find it was worth the wait!

We put a great deal of time and effort into these announcements. Our goal was to provide a very in-depth, documented look at past events and information, what we have done so far, where we are, and where we are going. This document is lengthy (9 pages long) and detailed, as it should be.

It is presented in PDF format, easily viewable by clicking here.

A copy of this document was emailed to everyone for whom we have an email address. As of February 11, 2019, we have over 194 email addresses on file. If you don’t receive an emailed copy, please contact Greg@TheNewSpringLake.com and you will!

Meeting minutes from 11/2/2018 through 2/11/2019

Following the new board’s meeting on 10/29/2018, one board member began working a months-long turnaround at his plant, while another was sent out of town for his job. Due to this, plus the holidays and other factors, the board had to conduct business via phone, text, and email. We were unexpectedly able to get most of us together on 1/26/2019 very briefly in person for a short, mostly executive, meeting. (For those unfamiliar with the term, executive meetings deal with confidential issues such as individual residents, or other legal matters, etc.)

Minutes from this ongoing meeting can be seen here.