Board of Directors

About

Every year, the community elects either three or four directors for a two-year term. In 2021, there were three vacancies.

Residents who choose to run self-nominate for the vacant seats and are elected by lot owners on a one-lot/one-vote basis.

The elections are electronic and administered by Vote-Now.

Voting by paper ballot or choosing a proxy to represent you are also options.

2022 Board of Directors

Tom Christopher

Tom Christopher

Board President, 2022-23

Infrastructure Committee Liaison
chris67ta@gmail.com
Peter Conway

Peter Conway

Board Secretary, 2021-22

Architecture & Landscape Committee Liaison
peterlynconway@aol.com

Janette Gatesy

Janette Gatesy

Board Director, 2021-22

Landscape Master Plan Team    jsgatesy@aol.com

 

Bill Lockhorn

Bill Lockhorn

Board Vice President, 2022-23

Finance Committee Liaison
lockhorn1@comcast.net
Peggy Lowndes

Peggy Lowndes

Board Director, 2022-23

Outreach Committee Liaison
plownds@comcast.net
Pat Thompson

Pat Thompson

Board Treasurer, 2021-22

Current Projects

Transforming the “Sales Center”

A major project undertaken in 2021 was the repurposing of the previous Sales Center to become “The Community Center”.  Planning started in the summer of 2020 when the Recreation District transferred the land and building to the association.

That’s when we began identifying potential facilities and organizational needs to serve the community. The most obvious need was to provide a home for our PBM staff and committees so they could serve the community efficiently.

Governing Documents

There are governing documents that we all were provided when we purchased our homes in University Park:

• University Park Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCR’s).

• Supplementary Declaration, for each of the 32 Neighborhoods.

• UPCAI Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws.

 

Other Key Documents

Other important documents for our community include, but are not limited to, the following:

Mutual Cooperation Agreement;

• Plat maps (can be found with each neighborhood’s description on the home page); and 

• Quick Reference & Vendor Guides (can be found under the Community Forms & Guides tab).

HOA Administration

• Key new policies, bylaws and other regulatory notices were established.

• Work is in the final stages for a new Architecture and Landscape regulations document, that will be made available for discussion. When this document is adopted, it will mark a homeowner’s designed policy for this important area for the first time.  The last vestige of developer control will disappear.

• In the area of compliance with our CCR’s, policies and ALC decisions, led by Pat Thompson, we are working with PBM on the enforcement procedures and necessary 2022 resources for action here.

• Also in progress is a project to complete a proper record of all policies in all areas of the association.

• Association and Board regulatory administration is led by our very capable Assistant Board Secretary, Jennifer Everingham.  We are now at the point where we have a capability and organization that can provide the necessary HOA administration services to our Board and members. We have HOA control!

Tract 7

The Deal is Done – In 2020, the Recreation District assigned it’s “Option to Purchase” Tract 7 to the association.  After analysis of considerable information concerning the property, legal reviews, presentations to the Chair Council in October 2020 and May 2021 (both distributed to all residents), and a straw-poll of all homeowners in June 2021, the Board unanimously approved the acquisition of Tract 7 in July 2021.

Completion of the transaction and boundary survey were handled by our General Counsel, and the deal was completed on September 21, 2021.  The property is now held as part of the association’s investment portfolio.

Social Fabric

Since the turnover to residents, the UPCAI Board began to explore individually and, with larger groups of residents (successfully with the University Park Women’s Club), how to share common goals and interests, make more friends, be more involved and inspired to keep University Park as a positive and pleasant place to live and play.  A place where people trust and rely upon one another.  Our over-riding objective is to develop a unique set of social threads that define the community’s culture and binds us all together.

Communications

Communications – Communication matters and it’s not really a question of how important communication is in University Park, but a question of whether we can be a community without it. The answer is NO.

Our existing tools to conduct community “conversations” and impart news are the existing UPCAI website and the bi-monthly e-newsletter UP to Date.  We’ll have published 9 issues in 2021, now in a bright new format with expanded content. We will continue to challenge Board colleagues, committees, neighborhoods and homeowners for contributions and innovative new ways to stay in touch with one another.

UPCAI Website – 2022 will be the year we welcome a total reconstruction of all phases of the UPCAI website that features a landing page with links to the four organizations within our gates and user-friendly access to all the happenings within our community. Plus, an online repository to house important documents and historical information.  The striking design, photographs and text all combine to communicate with our residents and visitors alike “The University Park Experience.”  A great HOA website like ours will be one that is current and has an equally enthusiastic site administrator to keep current events and happenings constantly updated increasing visits, excitement and community involvement.

 

2022 Board Meeting Dates

January 20, 2022

February 17, 2022

March 17, 2022

April 21, 2022

May 19, 2022

June 16, 2022

July 21, 2022

August 18, 2022

September 15, 2022

October 20, 2022

November 16, 2022

November 17, 2022 (annual organizational meeting)

December 8, 2022 (budget approval meeting)

December 15, 2022

Board Reports

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

Meeting Minutes Archive

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Board of Directors Minutes 09.15.2022

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Board of Directors Minutes 08.18.2022

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Board of Directors Minutes 07.21.2022

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Board of Directors Minutes 06.16.2022

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Board of Directors Minutes 05.19.2022

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Board of Directors Minutes 04.21.2022

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Board of Directors Minutes 03.17.2022

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Board of Directors Minutes 02.17.2022

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Board of Directors Minutes 01.20.2022

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Board of Directors Minutes 12.16.2021

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Board of Directors Special Minutes 12.09.2021

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Board of Directors Organization Minutes 11.18.2021

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