Turtle Rock Mailbox Task Force Update

The Mailbox Task Force has been working very hard for the past year to establish a plan to replace the deteriorating and unsightly mailboxes in Turtle Rock. It is with great pleasure and sense of accomplishment that we can now announce that we have been successful! Kudos to the members of the committee: David Bryan, Curt Gilroy, Kathrin Harris, Patti Fleming, Harry Hopes, Roberta Maloney, Bob Oram, our chairperson Kathy Wells, and our Board liaison Jodi Cunnison.

Once it was determined, through our legal counsel, that control and authority over the mail-boxes may be assumed by the Homeowners Association since the boxes are located on com-mon property, we knew it was possible to remove the existing boxes and replace them with the upgraded ones. They will last longer, require less maintenance, be maintained by the Homeowners Association (no more compliance!), and will be more attractive and in keep-ing with the scheme of the community. The responsibility for the new mailboxes will be with the HOA and will be the only acceptable mailbox going forward.

At the October 6 Board of Governors meeting, the Board approved the task force’s recommendation to contract the services of ASAP Mailbox Installations for the project. A contract has been signed and the materials are in the process of being ordered. We anticipate the installation will begin in the first quarter of 2021. The Board also approved the total cost of the mailboxes to be funded 100% by the Association, thus avoiding any special assessment to the homeowners!

In preparation for installation, it will be the responsibility of each homeowner to remove all landscaping and hardscaping surrounding their post. You will be given ample lead time to do this. The new posts will be surrounded by a concrete donut and new sod will be put down by the Association. No plantings will be allowed around the new posts; this will make maintenance easier and provide a uniform appearance.

We will keep all homeowners updated as to the rollout and progress of the installation. Follow the updates on myturtlerock.com and postings on the glass enclosed Notice Boards throughout the community. Periodic emails will also be sent to residents with information pertaining to the project.