Heather Knoll Cluster Association
Board of Directors Meeting
January 13, 2021
The meeting, held via video conference due to the Covid pandemic, was called to order at 7:01 p.m.
Board Members present: Cate Fulkerson, Tim Schick, Lee Thompson, Kat Daubenspeck and Petra Raymond.
Residents present: Judy Holmes
m/Kat s/Lee The minutes of the December 9, 2020 meeting were approved.
Treasurer Petra Raymond reported the cluster finished 2020 with a surplus of $3,546.74
m/Tim S/ Cate the 2020 year-end financial report was accepted.
President Cate Fulkerson told the Board she would seek advice from the cluster’s attorney regarding compliance with a recent state law requiring disclosure of regulations of political signs. The cluster rules do not address political signs but refer to signs generically. The issue will be discussed at the February meeting.
The Board discussed concerns raised by HKC member Vadim Ovchinnikov of 1262 regarding speeding vehicles in the community. The Board discussed using temporary speed signs provided by the Fairfax County Police Department on a periodic basis. The signs advise drivers to slow down. The Board agreed to distribute them to several resident so that they can be displayed when children are present.
Cate reported that issues regarding parking of unregistered vehicles on cluster property have been resolved. She added that the Board was actively working with residents when concerns regarding parking have been raised.
The Board agreed to review the entire community to determine where erosion control is needed and to establish priorities for remediation.
The Board discussed working with residents to clear and chip fallen tree limbs from the woods around the cluster. Coordination with the cluster tree contractor will be required.
The Board agreed to draft a work plan for 2021 projects at its February meeting.
The Board set its next meeting for 7 pm February 10 via a Zoom call.
The Board had a lengthy discussion with HKC member Judy Holmes of 1276 regarding the enforcement and application of parking rules. Holmes expressed concern that some residents were parking two cars in cluster parking spaces and did not utilize both their garage and driveway. Board members observed that there does not currently appear to be a shortage of parking in the cluster, and that the wording of this section of the rules lack explicit requirements and prohibitions. Board members also noted that in the past conversations with homeowners have been sufficient to resolve problems.
The Board adjourned at 8:20 pm.
Tim Schick, Secretary