Q: What committees are still active and what progress have they made recently?
Architectural Control Committee (ACC) - Contact Acc@springbrookhoa.com
The ACC can use more volunteers to help idenitify homes that are not in compliance, review requests, and communicate with homeowners. The ACC currently does not hold regular meetings and does not attend the HOA Board Meetings. If you would like to join this committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Night Out Committee - Contact Linda Atkins by first contacting the HOA Board.
Q: Why aren't there more active committees in Springbrook?
Committees require volunteers to set them up, organize them, promote them, and join them. This requires a time committment of at least a few hours a month. The HOA Board is made up of volunteers with full-time jobs, and we simply do not have the extra time to set up and run committees as well.
A particular area of need is an Event Committee to help plan and implement holiday parties, movies in the park, Community-Wide Garage Sales, Freecycle Days (where people can put their giveaway items on the curb and everyone can walk the neighborhood to "swap" their stuff), and other ways for homeowners to meet up each year. We think this type of committee would add a lot of value to the community.
Q: How can I join or form a committee?
Beginning in late 2012, there has been a surge in homeowner interest about committees and social groups. The first step is to notify the HOA Board that you are interested in forming or joining a committee (email us or attend a board meeting), and post a message on our community Facebook site to let other homeowners know (the HOA Board does not monitor the Facebook page). We can list your committee (and contact info if you allow it) on this website, and add a Facebook group for it (the HOA Board will not monitor that group page, it will be for the other homeowners). The rest is up to you. You can schedule meetings for your committee to coincide with HOA Board meetings if there are ideas or issues you'd like to make us aware of, or you can host the meetings in your home, at the park, at Applebees, etc. It's YOUR committee, so YOU make the rules.
Q: What types of committees are there?
Some ideas for possible committees include Park Committee (to help decide what improvements to make there), Event Committee, Great Gardens Committee (to identify the best gardens in the neighborhood each year and reward them), Holiday Decor Committee (to help us dress up the neighborhood and reward the best dressed homes each year), Future of Springbrook Committee (to help determine what big projects should be planned for the future and get the needed community support and involvement to make it happen), etc. Really anything you can think of can become a committee. Perhaps you'd like to get some people together to volunteer their time, equipment, and labor to assist the elderly or disadvantaged in maintaining their property or lawns...that would be a great idea for a "Good Neighbors Committee"! Maybe you've noticed an area that has lackluster enforcement, like too many cars parked in the street overnight, or trashcans left out for 3 days. It can be difficult for us to catch all of these violations during our drivethroughs, so maybe you'd like to get a group together that can track the issues and provide that data to the property management group for better enforcement. You could call it the "Violations Committee". It's your community, and it's up to you to decide how to get involved and to what extent.