SAVE THE DATE: December 6, from 9am – 11am
 

The homeowner associations of Masterson Station, McConnell’s Trace and Spicewood are combining efforts to bring your children a fun Saturday morning event. Come to the Masterson Station clubhouse for a visit with Santa, get your child’s picture taken and enjoy a continental breakfast. We will also have activities for children between the ages of 3-8 but children of all ages, young or old, can visit with Santa.

 

If you don’t have any children but would like to participate in this event (get your picture with Santa), we are looking for some elves to help with children’s activities, handing out door prize tickets and serving food (donuts and juice/coffee).   If you are interested in helping out, please contact Lori (lhindenlang@yahoo.com) or Dana (manager@mastersonstation.org).
halloween MSNA has two options for you and your children to celebrate Halloween, Friday October 31.  We have partnered with CenterPointe Christian Church once again to provide some family fun for the neighborhood.

OPTION A: Trunk or Treat – Friday, October 31 @ 6 – 8pm
Masterson Station Clubhouse (328 Masterson Station Drive) Due to weather forecast, this event has been moved to CenterPointe Christian Church @ 865 Greendale Road.

Trunk or treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy a FREE evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! Children trick-or-treat from car trunk to car trunk. Candy, prizes, games, music, candy launcher, and more… don’t miss it!

Interested in decorating a trunk for the event or donating candy? Email Amber Hazard, CenterPointe Christian Church (amber@mycpointe.com), for more information on how to get involved.

OPTION B:  Halloween ‘After Party’ for 6th-9th grade students – Friday, October 31 @ 7:30 – 10pm Masterson Station Clubhouse (328 Masterson Station Drive)
After Trunk or Treat, 6th – 9th grade students can come hang out for an “After Party” to eat their candy, partake in fun activities, grab some pizza or popcorn, and watch a movie.  Monsters University will be shown around 8:15.  Costumes are not required but encouraged.  Participants should bring a blanket or a bean bag chair to watch the movie. 
For Parents
This will be a supervised Halloween event. We will be watching a “Halloween Movie” (Monsters University), while also allowing students to eat, play games, and hang out.
If you want to volunteer and help out with this event contact Lori Hindenlang (lhindenlang@yahoo.com) or Kyle Davies (kyle@mycpointe.com).
 

We look forward to seeing you at one or both events.

A recap of the information shared and discussed at the September 2014 Association meeting is listed below;

Treasurer’s Report thru August 2014 was given to those in attendance

Old Business

  • Being this was the Association’s annual meeting, it was an election year and there were no nominations from the floor, the online votes were added to those turned in at the meeting and the new Board was announced at the end of the meeting. In alphabetical order the board members for the next two years will be Julie Baker, Jeff Crabb, Brandon Feeback, Glenda France, Lori Hindenlang, Jeremy Slade and Mark Treesh.  These individuals will meet within the next ten days according to the bylaws to select officers.
  • The Neighborhood Watch Program is up and running.  The next meeting will be scheduled within the next month.

New Business

  • Fall Yard Sale is this Saturday, September 20, 2014.
  • Social Committee:
    • MSNA will partner with Centerpointe Church again to host a Trunk or Treat on Halloween night.  Details are currently being worked out and will be shared via email, website, and Facebook once they have been finalized.  We are also entertaining the idea of scheduling a movie in the clubhouse on Halloween evening for Tweens.  This would include those kids too old to Trick or Treat and too young for high school.
    • We are looking for more volunteers for this committee.  If you have ideas for social events and don’t have time to be a member of this group, please submit your ideas to our property manager at manager@mastersonstation.org.
  • Second District Councilmember, Shevawn Akers, gave an update on events in Lexington.  She also addressed the next milestones for the widening of Leestown Road and the extension of Citation Blvd.  For a complete list of events and announcements, please see Shevawn’s 2nd District Newsletter.  Some of the items discussed included:
    • The Leestown Road traffic will be moving to the new section in October.
    • Citation Blvd between Georgetown and Mercer will open in November.
    • $6.5 Million was awarded to finish the Town Branch Trail
    • The city is hosting another Hazardous Waste drop-off on October 18 called Fall Haul from 8:30am to 4pm at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.
    • A new opportunity is available for MSNA to get matching funds from the city to make enhancements to the neighborhood.  The grant application is due October 31.  Some ideas that were mentioned include creating a bike/walking path from the playground on Lucille to the clubhouse parking lot and adding exercise stations to the path leading into Masterson Station Park.

Open Discussion

  • John Short asked about the landscaping of the front entrance.  He suggested forming a committee to coordinate the bidding process for this job.  The front entrance island as it was originally presented to the board over two years ago should not have been destroyed.  The homeowners association received money from the state to replace the landscaping and signage that was along Leestown Road.  These monies did not include the island.  Jeff has been in touch with transportation officials to determine if additional monies will be made available for the reconstruction of the island.  The board will definitely get the neighborhood involved in designing the front entrance.  At the same time, the board would like to put more signage up at other entrances into the neighborhood, especially at Spurr and Sandersville.
  • Brandon Feeback asked the broken fence along Spurr Road.  The black fence along Spurr is the responsibility of the homeowner.  The property manager will send out a notice the week of September 22.
  • Street trees, by a city ordinance, are the responsibility of the homeowner.  Many stop-signs cannot be seen from the road until the driver is almost directly at the sign.  The next newsletter will have guidelines to help homeowners keep the trees at the designated heights.  Julie Baker is working with a tree trimming company in the area to get a discounted rate for the entire neighborhood.  Any offers will be advertised on the website, via email, and Facebook.
  • Deputy Robinson, from the Sheriff’s department, discussed the following items:
    • Beware of a Jury Duty Scam that has been making the rounds in nearby counties.  The caller informs the homeowner that they have missed a Jury Duty summons.  If they buy a card from the caller, this fee will clear their name.  The courts do not work in this manner so Do Not give any credit card information to the caller and report it immediately to law enforcement.
    • The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for transport of prisoners, serving summons, running the court system, tax collection, and maintaining the sex offender database for Fayette County among other things.

Adjournment 8:10pm

 

The 2014 Association Election is being held electronically. All members of the Association will be receiving postcards. The postcard’s mailing label will have a number above the owner’s name. This number is your registration number and will be needed in order to login to the website and place your vote. Website registration will be required in order to vote. Your registration information, including your e-mail address, will not be used in any way beyond this voting, but it is necessary.

If you’d prefer to receive a paper ballot, please contact the management office at 246-0911 or e-mail.

The online voting will open September 5th @ midnight.  Online voting will conclude on September 16th, 2014 at 7pm.  You will be able to cast your paper ballot at the Annual Association meeting on September 16th, 2014 until 7:30pm.  For this election we have seven homeowners running for seven Board positions. We have five returning Board members and two new candidates. Information about these seven candidates can be found here & on the voting website.

For those of you who own more than one property in the neighborhood, your vote will be weighted in order to match the number of properties that you own. One vote will reflect all of your properties.

If there is a Homeowner who wishes to run for the Board and you aren’t on the ballot, per our by-laws, you are allowed to be nominated from the floor at the Annual meeting of the Association.

We hope everyone will participate in the election.

The on-line voting is being hosted by a third party provider.