Westerley News

Board and Grounds Committee Walk with New Landscaping Contractor

At the December meeting, the Board reviewed bids for the grounds contract and selected Advantage Landscape Services as the finalist, pending a satisfactory walk of the community. On Monday, January 18th, the Board and Grounds Committee are joining a representative of Advantage for that walk. During the walk, we will be discussing Westerley's requirements and the services they provide.

The walk begins at 11:00AM on the 18th. We'll meet up in front of the pool house. Walking all the grounds will take several hours. After the walk is finished, we'll find somewhere to sit down for a recapitulation and make sure we're all on the same page after the lengthy walk.

As this is a work session, it is open to residents. While management informs me there isn't an open session before work sessions, we'll be happy to hear limited comments from any neighbors who care to join us, as long as it remains productive.

A rain/snow date has not been selected. Cancellation and/or rescheduling will be posted to the web site and discussion list.

Upcoming Meetings in October (UPDATED)

We have threefour upcoming meetings:
  1. On Saturday, October 17, noon at the Tot Lot we'll be holding a special meeting of the Board of Directors, to cover the following topics: HLS and the grounds contract; a "thank you" letter and contribution to Sterling Fire for visiting us on Westerley Day; discuss a social media policy (parts of this may be held in executive session, if we need to discuss attorney-client privileged material); management contract review; and and any needed planning for the parking committee.
  2. On Tuesday, October 20 at 7pm in the Dominion High School Library, we'll be holding the October regular board meeting. Before that, at 18:30, we will be holding covenants hearings (if any are requested).
  3. On Thursday, October 22, also at 7p in the Dominion High School Library, we'll be holding the first Parking Committee meeting. We will be discussing the newly-approved parking policy in detail and planning how the committee will operate. There may also be a short board meeting solely to formally charter and appoint the Parking Committee.
  4. (new) On Saturday, October 24, at 12pm in the Dominion High School Library, we'll be holding a continuation of the meeting on Tuesday, as we didn't finish the agenda.

As with all Westerley board and committee meetings, these meetings are open to members of the association and an open forum (comment period) will be held near the start of the meeting. At the regular meeting, comments may be on any matter related to the HOA; at the two other meetings, comments should be germane to the subjects to be discussed at those meetings.

Westerley Day This Saturday

Westerley Day is Saturday, August 8, from noon through four. It's at the pool and in the pool parking lot.

  • Water slides
  • Pizza (1:30pm until its gone)
  • Snow Cones & Cotton candy (noon, until we run out)
  • Face painting, balloons (starting at 2:00pm)
  • Water and soft drinks
  • DJ playing music and running pool games
  • Fire department showing off a fire truck (around 1pm)

How to Get a Pool Pass

We'll be doing one final prescheduled pool pass issuing during Westerley Day (Saturday, August 8). Other than that, if you need a pool pass, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a time.

Passes from last year are still good. If you have one of the passes with your photo on the front and a bar code on the back, it's still good.

If you've lost your pass, the guards can look you up in the computer by address (so you can still use the pool). Please email the Pool Committee to have a new one printed.

Special Meeting Thursday, July 30th

The Board is calling a special meeting on Thursday, July 30th. This meeting is limited to two topics:

  1. Management (Horizon) contract & relationship.
  2. Responses to HLS's responses to our complaint letters.

As with all board meetings, there will be some time set aside at the beginning for comments from members. As this meeting is called for discussion of limited topics, the open forum will be limited to the above two topics.

When? Thursday, July 30th at 7:00pm.
Where? Cascades Library, Room "B"

5th Pool Pass Date: Wed., July 1

We'll be issuing pool passes this Wednesday, July 1 from 6:30pm through 8:00pm at the pool house.

If you have a pass from last year (one with a bar code on the back), it's still good. You do not need a new pass.

The passes have your picture on them, so you need to be present to have your photo taken. Please bring with you proof of identity (e.g., driver's license) and of it doesn't have a Westerley address, a lease, utility bill, etc. with your Westerley address.

4th Pool Pass Date: Saturday, June 27

We'll be issuing pool passes this Saturday June 27th from 1pm through 2pm.

If you have a pass from last year (one with a bar code on the back), it's still good. You do not need a new pass.

The passes have your picture on them, so you need to be present to have your photo taken. Please bring with you proof of identity (e.g., driver's license) and of it doesn't have a Westerley address, a lease, utility bill, etc. with your Westerley address.

3rd Pool Pass Date: Saturday, June 13

We'll be issuing pool passes this Saturday June 13 from 1pm through 2pm.

If you have a pass from last year (one with a bar code on the back), it's still good. You do not need a new pass.

The passes have your picture on them, so you need to be present to have your photo taken. Please bring with you proof of identity (e.g., driver's license) and of it doesn't have a Westerley address, a lease, utility bill, etc. with your Westerley address.