President's Corner

May 2018

Welcome our newest team member in the management office, Jennifer Brugman. Jennifer started at WPCA on April 16th as the Administrative Assistant.

Spring has sprung, finally, and we will need the help and cooperation of all Whitley Park Residents as we go into spring cleanup mode.

As you will have seen from the recent flyers and requests we are trying to bring our records up to date; 1) please submit your resident information form to the management office right away. A lot of the records are outdated. Current information ensures you are delivered the best possible service as a member of the community. Please contact the office If you need a replacement form, 2) we are also trying to clean up the bicycle area there are many bicycles that have not been moved in years and others who are looking for safe storage for theirs. Please go to the office and identify yours, if not we will have to cut the locks off and remove them to long term storage.

The 2018 Pool Season is here! You may continue to use your passes from the previous year for this season. If you are new to the community, please visit the management office for your passes. The pool will open on Saturday May 26, 2018. Reminder, the pool will close for 60minutes after the last sighting of lightening and for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder, this is for your and staff safety. Water Aerobics program is scheduled for the season from June 16, 2018 through August 15, 2018. The schedule is Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Mondays & Wednesdays 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM. The classes are free, and all are welcome to attend.

Nice weather is upon us and we're all spending more time outside with our children and pets. Please drive carefully and kindly remind your guests to practice extra caution as well. Parents please be careful with your children, as they may not be able to move quickly in order to stay out of harm's way. Everyone's safety is most important!

HR Residents - If you have contractors doing work in your unit and they require the use of the freight elevator from the loading dock, this must be scheduled with the management office. Use of the loading dock and freight elevator are permitted from 8:30AM - 4:30PM. If your contractor continues to work in your unit after 5:00PM, they must be mindful of noise levels emanating from the unit. They also cannot use the lobby to take their materials and supplies out if the building as this is in violation of the rules and regulations of WPCA.

Please be mindful of one another when you walk your dogs and make sure you scoop. As a reminder, the island in the circle at the HR entrance is off limits to your pets. And please be careful to not walk your pet on any freshly sodded areas you may encounter on your walks. Montgomery County leash laws require pets to be leashed at all times.

WPCA has contracted for mosquito control with our pest control company to treat exterior common areas. The treatments began in May and continue through October. This will ease the bug bites, so you can enjoy the summer without pests! Treated areas will have flags.

The Architectural Control and Grounds Committee conducted Townhome Unit inspections on May 12, 2018. This inspection is aimed at observing the condition of the WPCA units with respect to routine maintenance and care, issues that may need correcting to preserve the harmony among the units, material condition that already does, or could potentially lead to costly repairs if not addressed and preserving the intent of the Association's By-laws. A reminder that if you make any change to your home's exterior that differs from your original elements, you are required to complete an application for review and approval by the Committee.

The landscape management contract with Shorb Landscaping has officially been executed. The permanent weekly schedule is set for Monday. If your home has a patio or fenced in yard, you will have your grass mowed during the summer months and leaves blown in the fall. If you want to have this work completed you must have the gate unlocked for access and we ask that your pets are inside for the work.

Exterior façade repairs have been successfully completed by C.A. Lindman on the high-rise. Thank you for your patience through the noise and crews.

As you can see the tennis bubble is down and we are preparing the courts for resurfacing, this should take place in June and will require 5 days. It is six years since this was last done and the courts are starting to show their wear and tear.

Planning for the annual BBQ party will take place toward the end of June. Keep a look out for notices.

The Board and committee chairs had a retreat on May 17, many interesting ideas surfaced from this session. General notes will be circulated to all residents.

In keeping with the approach of enhancing communications we will be hosting a Town Hall on insurance at Whitley Park, this will cover both home owner, renters and association coverage and responsibilities.

Goldklang Group is in the process of auditing the Association's 2017 financial performance, stay tuned for more information here.

The FiCom and the Treasurer are reviewing 2017 and 2018 expenses and working with the GM to identify specific areas where the upcoming 2019 budget can be tightened to produce savings.
We are waiting for the results of the new Replacement Reserves study to get more accurate timing and expense assessment for our large near term High Rise and Common projects, including Garage repair, HR Roof repair, HR Brick pointing and replacement, HR Hallway modernization and Carpeting, HR Balcony maintenance and Pool repair.

Next Board meeting is scheduled for June 19th.

Residents may review a copy of the current Montgomery County CCOC manual in the library. You may also visit and search CCOC. The current Board of Directors as well as the management office staff have all been certified by the CCOC as having completed the organization's training program.