The Evergreen POA Board of Directors has had a number of recent complaints about young children driving golf carts in the community without adult supervision. Some of the driving behaviors noted have been reckless and dangerous to both the occupants of the golf cart and to residents. Yesterday, an accident involving an underage driver was reported to a Board member, who contacted the parents of the driver. Thankfully, none of the children involved was injured.
Incidents of young children driving golf carts have been observed on both the community roads and on private property (swales between the homes). No golf carts, regardless of the age of the driver, should be driving on other residents’ private property at any time. Please click HERE to view the community Rules and Regulations and take note of #10 under Use Restrictions, which states that drivers of golf carts within the Evergreen community must be 16 years of age.
The Board requests parents who own golf carts to have a discussion with their children to ensure they are aware that 16 is the minimum age to operate a golf cart in Evergreen. Children need to understand that a tragic accident could happen as a result of the behaviors that have been recently observed. Please stay vigilant and keep our community safe for everyone.
April’s Board of Directors meeting will be held via a Zoom conference call at 6:00 PM on Monday, April 19, 2021, and all owners are invited to attend. The call details are listed below. Should you need help joining the meeting, please click HERE.
Zoom Meeting Details:
Click HERE to join the meeting via the internet.
To join via phone, dial (301) 715-8592, and use Meeting ID: 812 1992 7969 and Passcode: 765056
The Crane Watch Club has informed the POA Board of Directors that there are people who are playing baseball, throwing Frisbees, golfing, and walking their dogs on the golf course after hours. Please note that the golf course is private property and any unauthorized use of the grounds is trespassing. The Board asks that all residents respect the CWC’s request for people to stay off the golf course after hours.
The management at Crane Watch has been asked to please utilize the Martin County Sheriff’s non-emergency line to report trespassers on their private property.
The Annual Members Meeting will be held by conference call on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 3:00 PM as specified in Evergreen’s by-laws. The dial-in phone number is 602-580-9798; access code 1480034#.
By now you should have two proxies to complete for the 2021 annual meeting. One proxy is for the vote to approve the 2021-2022 budget and the election of three Directors. Please note that the 2021 annual meeting will be VIRTUAL ONLY via teleconference, so you must submit your proxies prior to the meeting.
The second proxy you should have received is the Limited Proxy vote for the proposed 80/20 change. You may have received an 80/20 proxy marked “Draft” and you may use that, or the proxy form that was delivered with the Community Directory. You can also print the 80/20 proxy by clicking here and then selecting “print” in the upper right corner of the screen.
Please remember to complete your proxies and drop them off at the security gate before March 18. Thank you very much!
The Evergreen Nominating Committee will host a Candidate’s Night on Monday, February 15, 2021, at 6:00 PM via conference call: phone 602-580-9798; access code 1480034#. The call will give everyone a chance to meet the candidates and answer any questions that you may have.
There are four candidates for this year’s election at the Annual Meeting – click each candidate’s name for a brief biography.
We hope that you can join us on Monday!
A number of residents have expressed concern about the dirt and debris being stored in the area of the old tennis courts. David Regan, POA Board President, met with the club to find out more about their plans for cleaning up this area.
The staging area is being utilized for the purpose of storing material from the renovation of the golf course. Once the renovation of holes 1,5,6, & 9 is complete, much of the stored material will be reintroduced back onto the golf course. One of the first projects will be the construction of a bank to capture golf balls at the back of the driving range which would normally end up in the water.
The rest of the material will be used to create mounds on certain holes which should enhance the individual holes from an aesthetic and architectural perspective. The CWC golf course architect is offering guidance on where to place the mounds. CWC has also purchased a chipper and it will be put into use shortly.
CWC has advised us that additional course renovation projects will be started around May 2021 and that the old tennis courts will again be utilized as a staging area with the intent of redistributing the material back onto the course.
It’s great that CWC is investing in the course and your patience during the renovation projects is most appreciated.
All of you should have received the notice of the upcoming Annual Meeting and the proposed budget via USPS. A copy of the package can be found here.
Since the meeting will take place via conference call, it’s imperative that every homeowner complete the proxy and mail it back to Signature, or drop it off at the guardhouse.
The 80/20 Rule Change Committee has been hard at work and would like to share two documents with the community. The first, a brochure outlining the rationale for the change plus examples, can be found here. The second document is Questions and Answers about the proposed change and can be found here.
Please review the documents and reach out to a Committee member if you have questions – the Committee’s email addresses are listed on the first page of the brochure. It’s critical that every homeowner reviews the proposed rule change and VOTES!
A big thanks to the 80/20 Rule Change Committee for all your work!