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Approved Feb. 2019 Minutes

April 2, 2019



Attached are the approved minutes for the February 2019 monthly board meeting. 



The Houndslake Neighborhood Association is a volunteer organization made up of residents within the entire neighborhood of Houndslake (HCC Subdivision and North Houndslake). Our purpose is to enhance, improve, and beautify the Houndslake area. We stand for promoting the general welfare, safety, civic pride, and community well-being of the real property owners and residents in the Houndslake area. [HNA Bylaws Article II]



The HNA Officers: Vice President - Rocky Napier; Treasurer - Alex Chew, Secretary – Jerry Clements

The HNA Board of Directors: Gail Gingrey, Sherry Williamson


Committees: Kim Enoch (Social)


President's Report (Rocky)


The meeting minutes from the 01/08/19 HNA BOD meeting was approved.


The date for the Semi-Annual HNA Meeting has been set for March 12, 2019, in the Jack-Daniel Dinning Room starting with a Social Hour from 6-6:45 PM, followed by the meeting at 7 PM. The Theme for this meeting is to solicit input from the local HL neighborhood on what the HNA could do to better serve the HL neighborhood residents. The following items were agreed upon:

•    The title of the meeting shall be: Greater Houndslake Neighborhood Meeting

•    Emails will be sent out to HNA and HCC members. Letters will be sent to Non-Members. •      The regular Registration and Membership Table shall be set up at the entrance to the room •      A pre-meeting Social will be held from 6-6:45 PM with a food buffet in the J-D Dining

Room and a cash bar to be located on the Patio along with the two fire pits, weather permitting

•    The business meeting will consist of establishing four areas consisting of 2 tables each with around 8-10 chairs per table. The four areas will be:

✓Social Activities (hosted by the Kim Enoch)

✓Membership / Marketing in HNA / HCC (hosted by Paul Musick and Jerry Clements) ✓Neighborhood Enhancement and Beautification (hosted by Rocky Napier & Jerry C.) ✓Club Operations, Food, and Amenities (hosted by Sherry Williamson & Gail Gingrey)

•    Attendees will be asked to visit one or more areas and provide input on what HNA could do to better serve the HL neighborhood residents and HCC. A “recorder” will be present at each area to record the input and obtain names of residents who provided input.

•    The duration of this input session will be approximately 1-hour. The results of the area inputs will be compiled, screened (by HNA and HCC), and published with action items established where possible.


An HNA BOD meeting will be held on Tuesday, 03/05/19, to finalize the plans for this Neighborhood-Wide meeting.

ACTION/PAUL & JERRY: Prepare and submit to Carol Cragan a write-up for the February HCC Newsletter describing the Greater HL Neighborhood Meeting (include note that anyone joining HNA that evening will receive a free drink ticket)






City/County Relations (Rocky)


Rocky reported that the hearing of the lawsuit City of Aiken v. Stacy & Robin Farmer [owners of 1408 Woodbine Drive] will be held on Thursday, 02/07/19, at 2 PM, at Aiken County Master-in-Equity Anderson Griffith’s office, located at the Aiken County Courthouse, 109 Park Ave. SE, Aiken.


An attempt was made to get nearby residents to testify about how the project has affected their property values, but nobody would volunteer. Peggy Penland is expected to testify on HCC’s actions taken to enforce the Covenants of HL and the lack of compliance by the Farmer’s.


Alex handed out an article entitled: The Golf Course Hazard: Lower Home Values, which described how struggling golf clubs are dragging down home values and triggering legal disputes. Gail added to this discussion actual examples within the HL Neighborhood of home sales below their purchase prices and attributed this problem, in part, to unfavorable conditions of the Laurel Nine Golf Course and the ‘Old’ Laurel Pond condition.

Old Business (Jerry)

A quick review of the 2019 HNA Worklist updated the status of Open Items and identified items that could be closed. A copy of the 2019 HNA Worklist is attached to these meeting minutes.

The next HNA BOD Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 6 pm. Prepared by Jerry A Clements, HNA Secretary




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