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FEBRUARY | 2020

Letter from Steven Parker HOA President
New Year, New Decade, New Approaches, New Challenges

Greetings Neighbors,
 
By all accounts the new format and approach to the Annual Meeting of the Members was a huge success! A standing room only (135 chairs available) crowd enjoyed slideshows, great coffee and pastries (courtesy of City Property), swag gifts, including a Tapestry on Central lanyard, door prizes (17 total), the Heard Museum exhibits for free, and a recap of a very good year for all here at Tapestry. With the very positive feedback we have received you may expect the Heard to remain our new location for the Annual Meeting and the new fresh approach to continue for next year! The Board would like to thank all who attended and the wonderful support we felt from all. Additionally, we would like to thank the restaurants and vendors in our community for their very generous support; Oven + Vine, Switch, Forno’s, Barro’s, Knight Insurance, The Heard, Mary Coyle Ice Cream, City Property Management. All residents here at Tapestry are encouraged to reciprocate and show these fine establishments our sincere and continuing support.

A look to the future
Well it is indeed a new year and a new decade, and Tapestry on Central enters with some nice momentum, requiring all of us to capitalize on our most satisfying position. Loosing focus now would surely cause Tapestry to slide quickly down the slope and back to non-productive meetings, wasted expenditures, and a reserve account in need of our funding. Prevention is easy…just continue to be involved, engaged and supportive. Yes, it really is that easy…come to meetings, attend First Friday socials and other social events, join a committee, follow the CC&R’s, Rules and By-Laws, and treat your neighbors with respect. You live close to your friends and neighbors by choice and design, therefore you should approach each day with a “what good deed can I do today for someone” mentality. Respect your property manager and staff by making appointments when you need to see them and not just show up, expecting them to drop what they are doing to meet your needs. Treat where you live,Tapestry on Central, with respect and expect the same in return.

Goals and Projects
In the coming year, here are goals and possible projects you can expect to see progress on: 

  • $500,000 increase in the reserve account, 
  • Revisions and updates to the CC&R’s, Rules and By-laws, 
  • Increased leasing activity of commercial spaces with possible sale of certain spaces, which will allows us to reduce and refinance our debt, ending the association with the past commercial space owner,
  • Electric car charging capabilities,
  • Continued focus on safety,
  • Greater attention to parking and traffic flow.

The final bullet point will require all of our understanding and patience. Increased business activities in our commercial spaces will add to this dilemma, so in the good deed category, be sure to slow down in the garage, be cautious exiting and entering the driveway and honor our walk zone by walking bikes on property. The parking spaces on Vernon and Encanto are public, however they should be reserved for our guests visiting one of us or one of our businesses. Your board will be working toward adding new parking spaces on Encanto and putting the planned turn-out on Central to help this situation.

New growth means change for all and while exciting, it also requires acceptance from all of us. We, your Board, understand this unique position and will endeavor to create a balance, combined with our efforts to make Tapestry a clean, safe and progressive place to live, work and enjoy life.

Lastly, please welcome our newest board member John Lick. He will be a great addition and has accepted the role of Vice President.
 
Your President,

Tapestry welcomes John Lick as newest board member

At the January Annual General Meeting, John Lick was elected by the general membership to the Tapestry Board for a three-year term, and appointed by the board to serve as its vice president for the next twelve months.

In taking office, John noted, “I will take great pride to help develop the board’s stature and its support toward the community. Having resided at Tapestry for five years, I have seen great changes…but we still have a way to go. Strong leadership is essential to governance and experience makes me a robust member to advocate for a continued strong association”. 

“As a realtor, I am versed in how the importance of homes affect livelihoods and how HOA’s strengths must be beneficial to residents”. 

“Prior to becoming a realtor, I worked in state government, affording me opportunities to serve on numerous boards and committees. My experiences provide me expertise in procedure, policies, contracts, rules and regulations. Graduate education in public administration and political science further distinguish me as expertly understanding governance and what needs to be accomplished to facilitate goal-oriented agendas.I want people to look at the HOA and view it as focusing on preserving home values and supporting a safe, family-oriented community. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.”

John can be contacted on his Tapestry email address.

News Briefs
Bond night

Tapestry Glamour
Tapestry residents turned out in style for February’s First Friday, hosted by Pike & Rosemarie Oliver and Julia & Paul Tourville. With a James Bond theme, the evening included champagne and Bond-style martinis.
Residents were dazzled by the tuxedos, evening dresses and glittering jewelry. Even Dr. No made a surprise appearance!.

The next First Friday will be on March 6 with an Irish flavor.

Change to HOA open board dates for February only
The Open Board meeting for February 2020 will be at 6:30 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 20 in the Clubhouse.

New Tapestry calendar
Homeowners can now view the calendar for future events, including bookings for the Clubhouse and Movie Theater via the Homeowner’s portal.

Check out dates of future Tapestry and neighborhood events in the “Save the date” section in the Tapestry e-newsletter. If you’d like a Tapestry or neighborhood event to be added to the newsletter, please email the Newsletter Editor.

Welcome back Coffee Connect
Coffee Connect is back on Thursday afternoon, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. February 13 in the Clubhouse. Join neighbors for a friendly chat and a cup of coffee. For more information, click here

New recycling timetable
Great news for our enthusiastic recyclers. An extra recycling collection day has been introduced at Tapestry. Recycling collections days are now Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
For more details about recycling, go to the City of Phoenix website, and keep crushing those boxes!

Tapestry Bookclub News
Many thanks to Susan Mark for hosting our book club discussion in January! We had a great turnout to talk about The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

Everyone is welcome to join the next book group meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 7:00 p.m. at Matthew and Shirley Brencick’s home, A-412 (Vernon Ave. building). We will discuss My Antonia by Willa Cather.

Tapestry Courtyard Sale
Spaces are still available for YOU at our second annual Tapestry yard sale Saturday morning, March 7. Advertising will be in adjacent neighborhoods so we will not just be buying each other’s treasures. The cost for a table is $10, which covers expenses of the event. Please see attached flyer and call or email Margaret Dietrich 602-758-3129

Latest sales and leasing report
Check out the prices for Tapestry units up for sale or lease in this report provided by Metro Realty.

Annual Cheese and Wine evening
This popular Tapestry annual event, hosted by the HOA, will be held on Sunday, March 29, where you can socialize with your neighbors over quality wine and delicious cheese in the Clubhouse. See notice boards for more details next month!

Why do we need insurance?
By Emery Jensen

Your Home Owners’ Association has master Property & Liability Policies to provide protection for the community. These policies cover the exterior structure of your home along with the common areas and amenities. Items not covered under this policy include the individual owner’s items inside of each living unit.

Owners need to have personal property insurance for their own contents and anything that is not permanently attached to the structure (e.g. appliances, cabinets, flooring etc.). Owners are also required to carry liability insurance to protect against damages to others. The current requirement is a minimum of $250,000 in liability insurance.

Q – How do I know what coverage is best for the common owner of a unit?
A – A very good way is to contact a local insurance agent who can guide you through the insurance finding process. Agents usually have a number of reputable insurance companies they can recommend and help you assess the amount of coverage to protect your contents as well as covering your liability issues.

Q – I heard that the HOA has insurance, so why do I need to carry any insurance?
A – You are correct that the HOA carries insurance, but it is for the entire community itself and not the individual owner’s content items. The entire structure is what the HOA is responsible for including the common areas. The individual owner is responsible for their own contents and personal items and needs to purchase their own insurance.

Q – Why should I have to purchase liability insurance when the HOA has a policy?
A – The HOA has liability insurance to cover anything that the Association may be responsible for. Likewise, the individual owner is required to carry liability insurance to cover anything that they would be responsible for including damages to others.

Coffee Connect
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 13
Clubhouse
 
Tapestry Book Club
My Antonia
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18
Unit A 412
For more information, contact Kori
 
Open Board Meeting for homeowners
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20
Clubhouse
 
Sunday off Central
An annual street fair with over 50 vendors and entertainment. Everyone welcome.
10:00 am Sunday, March 1
Central and E. Vernon Avenue
 
First Friday Get your Irish on!
5:00 p.m. Friday, March 6
Clubhouse

First Friday at Burton Barr Library
Live music and art exhibit
Friday, March 6
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Burton Barr Central Library

Tapestry Yard Sale
8:00 – 1:00 p.m. Saturday ,March 7
Tapestry Courtyard

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market
World class art, dazzling cultural performances, and activities for children
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8
For more information, visit Heard Museum

Coffee Connect
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12
Clubhouse
 
Neighborhood Recycling Event
7:00 am to 12 noon Saturday, March 14
Union Hall, Central Avenue and Vernon Drive
For more information, visit Keep Phoenix Beautiful
 
Tapestry Book Club
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, 17 March.
For venues and more information,
contact Kori
 
Midtown Neighborhood Association
Community Meeting and Mixer
Hosted by Phoenix Theatre
(1825 N Central Ave)
5:30 – 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 18

Tapestry Cheese and Wine
5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29
Clubhouse

Open Board Meeting for homeowners
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday 31, March
Clubhouse 

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