Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Spring fleamarket sign

Parkwood's annual Fall Flea Market will be on Saturday, May 6th,  from 7am to 11am, in the parking lot by the ball field.

As usual, there is as $5 deposit for Parkwood residents, refunded at the end of the market when your area has been cleaned.

The fee for non-Parkwood residents is $10.

Registration forms are available in the office, and also online.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Status Report on Dredging the Parkwood Lake Forebay (Lotus Pond)

September 16, 2016
A delay in the availability of the dredging equipment has caused the dredging of the forebay to be pushed back several weeks to the end of October.  
Dragonfly Pond Works will use pump dredging to remove enough silt from the forebay to achieve an average water depth of 3.5 ft.  It expects to remove approximately 150 tons (175 cubic yards) of silt from the forebay.  The silt will be pumped into geotextile fabric dewatering bags located in the low area adjacent to the east edge of the forebay.  (These areas often flood during heavy rain events.)  It will be allowed to dry for about eight weeks after which time the bags will be opened and the dried silt spread on site and then stabilized with vegetation.
Dragonfly has had good results with this technique in FL. Although Dragonfly has not used this dredging technique in NC, it expects it to work well based on its performance in FL and the results that a competitor had dredging a pond in Cary NC.
A video showing the equipment in use and information on the performance specifications of the equipment can be found at www.dinosix.com. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting Election Results

Here are the results of the 2016 Election:

District Directors:

  • District 2 - Chris Classen
  • District 3 - Pandora Simpson
  • District 4- Bill Egan
  • District 6 - John Jack, Bill Mitchell
  • District 7 - Marsha Brooks
  • District 8 - Matt Schellenberg

At-Large Directors:
  • Ron Byrd
  • Julie Lamberth
  • Brenda Stone-Wiggins

With thanks to everyone who served on the Board in the 2015-16 year, please welcome the new 2016-17 directors.

Result of motion on mail-in ballot: 121 votes cast, 76 to stop the annual parade, 45 to keep the annual parade.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Update on the 2016 Annual Meeting

Dear Parkwood neighbors,

After discussion among board members, with our attorney, and most importantly, with other members of our community, we wanted to clarify the procedure being implemented for this year's Annual Meeting.

Our intention in designing the procedure for mail-in nominations and ballots for the Annual Meeting was always and remains to encourage involvement and input from as wide of swath of the community as is possible. Ultimately this is an imperfect and iterative process that we recognize will require growth and improvements along the way. We have listed the areas below that we have received input on:

  • Our meeting agenda and Robert's Rules provides for new business. This includes both the mail in ballots, and the possibility for motions made from the floor even if the motion was not previously submitted to the board. 
  • Ballots and proxies will be accepted up to the start of the meeting. We still request that shareholders mail-in or bring their ballots to the Parkwood Office by 5pm Friday to ease the burden of counting ballots and verifying proxies on the day of the Annual Meeting.
  • Nominations for open at-large positions will be made from the floor and voted on by all districts.
  • Up to five (5) proxies may be assigned to a representative of a shareholder's choosing. The proxy form will allow the shareholder's representative to vote on any motions made at the meeting, not just for at-large positions as was noted on the form.

We sincerely apologize for the lateness of these clarifications. We encourage all shareholders to not only attend the Annual Meeting on Tuesday September 6th at 7pm, but to get actively involved in our community year round.

If at any time you have a question or concern for the board, then please contact your district representatives. Their contact information is available in the InsideOut and on the website below:


You may also address the board directly at any board meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm or via list-serv:


Thank you for continuing to make Parkwood such a great place to live,

The Parkwood Homeowner's Association Executive Committee
Jacob Ehrisman, James Beidler, Matt Schellenberg, and Pandora Simpson

Meeting packets for Annual Meeting available from the office

We've learned that some people's annual meeting packets have not been delivered, or have been returned as undeliverable. If you have not received your packet, call the office (919-544-2161) or send an email to pa.office@parkwoodnc.org, and ask for a new one. The annual meeting is Tuesday, September 6, at 7pm at the Methodist Church on Revere Road.