MEET THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE TO LEARN WHY THINGS MUST CHANGE email to owners 11.20.2018

This email is to all Ocean Sands North owners who have not yet signed the Written Consent to Amend the Declarations. The Meet and Greet weekends have been so successful that we want to offer one last opportunity this year for owners to ask questions of the Governance Committee in person.

This written consent is a legal method under the NC Planned Community Act of 1999 to wrest control of any POA from the Developer. In our case, this process will remove Coastland’s authority to appoint three of the five OSPOA board seats. All Board members will be owner elected. As it stands, because of the Declaration, the developer, Coastland Corporation, has complete decision making over every aspect of our Ocean Sands community.

For the last three years, we have sent numerous emails and letters explaining why the owners should be in control of their own community. Control means having your vote count when deciding significant issues in Ocean Sands. Control means having a say in how your dues money is spent. Control means deciding the priority of the many necessary tasks that could and should improve Ocean Sands.

If you would like to chat one on one with a member of the Governance Committee, we will be available on Saturday, November 24 at the COROLLA PUBLIC LIBRARY from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Library is the white building on the right on Rt. 12 just north of the lighthouse, 1123 Ocean Trail.  We are providing a free notary. There will be light snacks and refreshments.

Please reply to this email if you can drop by. No formal presentation, just owners talking to owners. If your schedule suddenly changes, come on by anyway. If you would like to speak to a Governance Committee member separately, please reply to this email.

The Governance Committee
Al, Rick, Jeanne, Greg, Robert, Chris, Jim, and Dennis

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A MORE BEAUTIFUL OCEAN SANDS!

Brighter…
Happier…

 

Landscaping!

All property owners understand the value of “curb appeal”.  For a long period of time that feature has been lacking in Ocean Sands North.  Coastland Corp. has relied on the beautiful weather and fabulous ocean as the attraction because it was cost and effort free.
Well no more! Now with cooperation between Signature Touch and your owner representatives on the board, we are making substantial strides with improving our ocean community’s appearance. The photos above are just two examples. 
It is good to hear Marty and Kathy Regan of Signature Touch speak about their concern over the appearance and condition of the community.  With six other rental communities under their management they know how important that first look is for guests.  We have jointly agreed upon a plan: what needs to be done, in what order, over what time period, and the difference between on-going maintenance and landscaping improvement.
MNA Services is a local (owners live in Ocean Sands) landscaping service that has performed limited trimming and mowing under the direction of Bob DeFazio.  They have expanded their staff and enthusiastically embraced the plan to improve the appearance of Ocean Sands North.  Your owner representatives worked closely with Signature Touch to develop a new contract with MNA Services that finally provides the expectations, specifications and direction that was needed to provide MNA with the necessary guidance to improve community landscaping.

To date the following has already been accomplished:

  1. The 3 feet on either side of the five entryway roads has been mowed and trimmed from Route 12 down to the first intersection.  Various owners readily gave their permission. This will be maintained biweekly.
  2. Along the entryway roads heavy vegetation; trees and bushes that have grown up impeding both driver visibility and walkers have been removed by MNA. Volunteers from Master Gardeners, including some who are from Ocean Sands, worked with Rick Kinner to design landscaping for all five entry ways into Ocean Sands.  This included plants selection and placement as well as improving visibility. Both Sandfiddler Trail and Driftwood Way (Sections F and KLMNPQ) entryways had hills reduced and removed for improved visibility.
  3. We purchased only plants that are indigenous to the Atlantic seaboard, are drought tolerant and perennial.  MNA Services was able to get all the work done and plants in the ground prior to the annual meeting.  
Hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe summer.
The Governance Committee
Al, Rick, Jeanne, Greg, Chris, Jim, Robert and Dennis

 

Greenway/Bike Path Update

Greenway/Bike Path Update

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Path makes its way south from Food Lion

The Corolla Greenway, as it is being called, is a great example of the county and citizens working together. Construction of the path is moving along quite expeditiously. It is being constructed of cement for the road bed and heavy timber for the four boardwalk overpasses. The overpasses were  designed to move traffic over the sand hills that support the roots of large trees. These trees  were saved from destruction while a path was cleared. Among them are the beautiful and historic live oak, holly and wax myrtle trees.


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one of four boardwalk overpasses

At this point, the path is already complete from Food Lion then west along Albacore Street to Route 12, making the left, then going south. The cement is finished past Buck Island, Crown Point, and Driftwood Way. The first of several overpasses (see photo) is just south of Driftwood.


Contractors are completing about 150 yards of fine paving and cement laying each day. The pathway has been cleared and leveled all the way south to Section C below the Harris Teeter. It looks great and the county is making it blend with the topography and maintaining as much old growth as possible. They appear to be on schedule to finish the job in time for peak summer season. You will have a safer and prettier way to enjoy walking or riding.