The landscaping on the north side of the entrance running along Collins Hill Road was not maintained for nearly a decade due to the failure of our providers. This led to incredible overgrowth of the landscaping along with trees and weeds that did not belong creating a jungle. In 2022 CVHA hired new providers and one of them tackled clearing out this area spring of 2023 and dramatically cutting back the landscaping plants to allow new growth at the right size over the next 2-3 years. CVHA also had this company clean up the overgrowth across the street from the farm house allowing traffic to fully utilize this side of the street without running into tree limbs above, or bushes and trees next to the curb. This project was completed spring of 2023.
The landscaping on the north side of Collins Hill was never completed to the end of of the subdivision property line, about another 70 feet. One of the homeowners brought this to our attention in 2019 along with a request to remove several very large pine trees on CVHA property. CVHA contacted Jackson EMC to have them removed. Due to covid this area received partial attention in 2021 and was completed in 2023.
The front entrance remodeling project began in 2019 for the purpose of planting perennials in the marque sign beds rather than the annual flowers CVHA had been using for decades which come with monthly fees to clean up and replant. This project did not come to fruition in 2019, was re-evaluated in January of 2020, and plans were made to move ahead only to have the covid pandemic shut down the country. In January 2021 final plans were made to include completely remodeling the front entrance as well. Covid continued to prevent the timely response of service providers. CVHA was able to paint the signs, clean up the brass founding plaques, repair the irrigation system, replace the halogen marque lights with an LED version, and install sod on the south entrance over the course of the year. Unfortunately service providers and planting windows for the beds never lined up. This project was completed in 2023.
In October 2020 a storm came through our subdivision. During the early morning a tree from community CVHA property came down across Radner Run at the old farm house blocking access in or out of the subdivision for most of the residents. A resident called for assistance and a government provider came out removing the section of the tree across the road along with what was laying in the yard of the old farmhouse. The CVHA President inspected the area late afternoon and discovered another very large tree had been damaged by the falling tree and needs to be removed before it also falls over across Radner Run. A service provider was contracted to remove the damaged tree, the remains of the tree that fell over along with all the debris it created, and do an overall trimming and clean up of this area of the commons.
The trees that were planted decades ago were not the best choice for height and due to their placement in planting ended up growing into the electrical power lines. Jackson EMC ended up removing the trees on the south entrance side and CVHA contracted to have the trees on the north side also removed. In it's place another species was selected with fully grown height limitation and were also planted in locations that would not interfere with the power lines again. There was also a dead tree on Radner next to the entrance that was removed.
Some homeowners may recall that the CVHA community voted to update the covenants in 2010 and keep this HOA alive. This update did not change the previous rules and regulations or By-laws. The original voting requirements in the By-laws of CVHA makes it very difficult to amend or change anything in CVHA covenants. In 2010 a number of events came together that provided a rare and unique opportunity which made it possible for the community to vote on amending covenants. Over the last 10 years this community has not met the qualifications required for voting on an amendment. This administration nonetheless remains steadfast to get this changed, and if another rare and unique opportunity shows up to change the voting requirements of the By-laws, it will be exercised. The sole purpose of this endeavor is to provide this community with the means to self govern and have covenants that reflect the wishes of our present day community, rather than being forced to administer covenants stuck in 1987.