HGCA Design Standards Committee Sets 1st Meeting

posted Feb 16, 2020, 7:50 AM by HGCA Secretary
The first meeting of the HGCA Design Standards Committee will be held Thurs., Feb. 27 at 7:00 pm. Location is the home of Jean Murphy, 11750 IRR. 

This will largely be an organizational meeting with general discussion about the committee's charter and first steps. Five people have volunteered to serve on this committee. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact one of the board members below and/or plan to attend the Feb. 27 meeting.

All meetings of this committee will be open and any interested residents are welcome to attend. If you plan to attend, please let Jean Murphy know (jeanmurphy37@gmail.com) so she can make sure there are enough chairs.

Here is additional information about this committee:

At the Nov. 5, 2019, regular board meeting, the HGCA Board of Directors chartered a new Cluster Standards Committee to help the Board define priorities that relate to existing cluster standards, which can be found at www.huntersgreen.org. We are now seeking volunteers to serve on this important committee. Please review the information below. If you would like to work with this committee, contact Stephen Ashby, who will be the Board liaison for this committee (stephenashby@hotmail.com), or Jean Murphy, who will assist (jeanmurphy37@gmail.com).

Specific responsibilities of the Cluster Standards Committee include, but are not limited to the following:

·       Review existing cluster standards for clarity and consider whether some existing standards may need updates or changes

·       Collect information relative to adherence to standards and identify standards where non-compliance is prevalent

·       Recommend ways to communicate the importance of standards adherence to owners

·       Suggest ways to correct current violations without placing an undue burden on homeowners

·       Update information on the website relative to cluster standards

·       Make other design recommendations appropriate to the cluster.

The Cluster Standards Committee will consist of cluster members in good standing and a Board liaison, who may choose to be assisted by a second Board member.  The Board liaison(s) advises but does not influence or vote.

Willing members of the committee may be tasked with action items to be researched in between regular committee/Board of Directors meetings. Volunteers for this committee are asked to sign on for the life of this committee, which is expected to last through 2020. This is needed for continuity and to discourage members who may want to serve on the committee only while certain standards are under review.

The committee will be structured, which means that the committee will elect its own chair and members will be approved by the Board liaison.  All meetings will be announced in advance and will be open to residents who wish to attend.  Minutes will be taken at all meetings. The conduct and authority of all cluster committees are defined in our governing documents.  It should be noted that all committees work at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, and in no way does the Board delegate its authority to the committee or allow a committee member to make any fiduciary or any other commitment on behalf of Hunters Green Cluster.