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April 2021 Newsletter

Our neighborhood has come alive, the grass is green and flowers and trees are in bloom. We live in a beautiful neighborhood. The pool will be opened on May 14th and we will celebrate with a party. As we will still be observing some COVID restrictions the food for the party will be provided by Tinga Tacos food truck and an ice cream truck. We will each purchase our own food although cookies will be provided by the social committee. We will have seating on both the north and south patios. Tinga Tacos has a nice menu from which to choose. If a resident desires to hire a food truck for a clubhouse activity, please contact the Board for approval.


The board meetings have been conducted by zoom for the past year but it is now planned to have the May meeting in person at the clubhouse. We will follow the city and county COVID guidelines.


As of April 7th, Kim Richards is no longer an employee of Cooper Estates. Nothing else can be said at this time because of the possibility of litigation. The board will assume the office duties until such time as a new office manager can be hired. Residents receiving their newsletter by mail will be able to pick it up from the gate guards. Frank will be answering the phone and scheduling the clubhouse activities.


Please place your dues checks in the dropbox by the clubhouse front entrance. Messages can be left on the office phone. A new residents list will be distributed each quarter. We will need to be patient until the matter is resolved.


Our entrance fobs/clickers are being misused. It may be necessary to record the clicker number of each household member who has a clicker so as to curtail the number of clickers being issued. When a homeowner sells their home the clicker should be brought to the office so the number can be changed for the new resident. Do not give your clicker to the new resident without going through the office. We don’t want our clickers getting out into the community. A question was raised as to whether our car window stickers serve as protection or if they can be a safety hazard by letting the public know where we live. The matter will be studied by the Board.


Have you been to the East tennis court? It has been resurfaced and new basketball hoops and nets installed along with volleyball nets. It is now a multipurpose court. The west court will remain a tennis/pickleball court.


Todd Ruff, who is our financial assistant, attended the April board meeting to answer questions concerning the financial problems with the change of banks and the updating of the Quick book financial record keeping. We were in need of outside help and will retain Mr. Todd at least until the second quarter.


Construction has once again begun on the property on our Northwest corner. This property is zoned office 1 but the development will include residential lofts above commercial offices. If you would like to contact the city about this development please use the link www.springfieldmo.gov and reference the development name “Eastgate Lofts”.


Ermilou Bryan,

Newsletter Editor

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