You may have noticed the the fake rod iron fence the was on Wildwood east property line has been taken down. This was done for several reasons. First, it was old and falling apart. Second, the homeowners association has paid thousands of dollars over the years to have it repaired to no avail. Third, it was not stopping people from going though the fence to take short cuts. And forth, trees and bushes were growing through it.
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After notifying the residents on Coffman Road that boarded our property and getting no feedback the fence was taken down and the trees and bushes were cut out.
The Board of Directors at our April meeting voted on spending $30,000+ to replace the fence with a vinyl 6 foot tall fence. It should require very little maintenance and should stop people from taking short cuts across properties.
If you park on Oakwood Trail AND park on the grass, you can expect a knock on the door by our Safety Officers Jeremy Madriz and/or Jason Norman.
It is not legal to park on the grass on a city street (which Oakwood Trail is) and the Board of Directors do not want cars parking on the grass on any common areas. It destroys and makes the landscaping look bad and costs association money to repair.
Please keep your cars on the street.
Please do not park in yellow zones.
The entrances to parking lots are narrow and this can block traffic parked in reserved spaces.
It can sometimes make it impossible for emergency vehicles to get to their destination. It can also be a safety hazard.
The city picks up trash on a regular basis at Wildwood. The city does not pick up ANYTHING outside the dumpsters.
The home owners association at Wildwood pays over $1,000 a month to have a contractor pick up trash in all common areas and around the dumpsters. If there are items that are to heavy/big to put in the dumpsters the contractor will haul them away BUT charges the association an extra charge for this. These extra charges usually range from $100 to $200 depending on the size of the haul.
It is the responsibility of the homeowner/tenant to have items hauled away that don’t fit in the dumpster. It is not the responsibility of the homeowners association.
If you are caught putting items outside the dumpster and the contractor has to haul them away, the homeowner/tenant will be charged for the service.
The Board of Directors at Wildwood work hard to keep our costs as low as possible. When we get unexpected costs for hauling away items it raises the costs for Wildwood and could have an effect on our monthly dues. It is unfortunate that all 156 homeowners at Wildwood will have to pay more because a few won’t dispose of their personal property properly.
There has been numerous accidents with parked cars on Oakwood Trail. The Association can not be responsible for any damage.
Wildwood was built so that there are two parking spaces for each unit. One is reserved for each unit and one is a first come first served space. (There is only one parking lot where this is not true.)
The Board of Directors does not tolerate cars parked in yellow zones. This can interfere with emergency vehicles. If you park in a yellow zone be prepared for a knock on your door by our Courtesy Officers.
Also…cars are not allowed to park on grass areas. This has ruined a lot of grassy areas and the Association has to pay to have these areas reseeded and repaired.
There were three homeowners that attended our meeting on February 21st at 6:30 PM in our Clubhouse. All Board members were present. Jeremy Madriz and Jason Norman, Wildwood’s Cutesy Officers were present for questions from the attendees.
Elizabeth James, one of the homeowners decided that she would like to join the Board of Directors. The Board approved her joining the Board.
2017 Projects and Accomplishments
Implementation of new Clubhouse rental policy and guidelines
Re-striping of the parking areas, repainting of assigned spaces, curbs
Completed rehabilitation and sale of foreclosed/vacant unit – proceeds from sale added to the Association’s reserve account for future capital expenses
Completed re-siding of one unit (partially completed via insurance claim from fire)
Significant large tree trimming and removals throughout the community (as needed)
Replacement of multiple adjoined unit sheds throughout community
Clean up of the vacant lot on Georgetown Road and continued maintenance
Repairs to storm drain collar on Wildwood Court
Replacement of retaining wall on Oakwood Trail
Addition of one additional Courtesy Officer to assist with daytime calls/issues
Installation of new Wildwood Homes community signs (3)
Replacement of aged/damaged/collapsing sewer mains as needed
Replacement of building soffit structures as needed
Clean up of water retention area and associated culverts
Clean up of scrub/brush/volunteer tree growth along Wildwood Ct/Coffman Rd property line
Coordination with City of Indianapolis/Rays Trash Service for larger trash dumpsters
Continued inspection of common areas for maintenance and repair items
Continued common area and dumpster enclosure cleaning and maintenance
Continued common area landscaping and snow removal as needed
Continued random security patrols and monitoring for illegal parking
Continued monitoring for compliance with architectural changes and covenant related issues
Continued reduction in past due assessments/bad debt
A 30 percent reduction in receivables in 2017 (Money owed to the Home Owners Association)
A $40,000+ increase in the Reserve Fund in 2017
A record year for cash flow
Over half of the Association income was spent of repair and maintenance of buildings and common areas – a record
Have you noticed the construction going on east of Oakwood Trail and Coffman Road?
Verizon is building a wireless communications facility / cell tower at that location (6803 Coffman Rd) to include a gravel drive.
Just to the north of that Calderon Textiles will be building a 32,000 square foot building that they plan to lease. At this point they are looking for tenants for that new building. It is zoned Industrial use and will stay that way. That should limit the traffic on Coffman Road.
In a 11th hour decision BuleIndy decided they were not interested in putting a station in Wildwood.
It all started with a sign that was put up on Oakwood Trail saying that they were interested in putting a station in Wildwood. The Board of Directors were not interested in having a station in Wildwood for the following reasons;
1.)Wildwood does not allow commercial businesses in our neighborhood
2.)The yard nearby in which they want to put it is where children play ball
3.)This is a high accident area. A car was hit 5 times over the past 20 years parked in that spot
4.)We have enough problems with cars and parking
5.)We get nothing out of it
6.)Residents close to the site don’t want to look out of their living room window to stare at BlueIndy cars. Neighbors who will be right in front of the station say it will ruin their view.
7.)After they put up all the electrical outlets for the cars, it will make mowing and snow plowing much more challenging and probably more costly. It is very likely that our mowing vendors will raise their prices because of this. Our snow plowing may make it impossible for the cars to get out.
8.)It will make bigger traffic jams during school bus hours.
9.)It will attract Wildwood outsiders into our neighborhood
10.)It will reduce property values in our neighborhood.
11.)About 40 percent of the traffic that uses Oakwood Trail is shortcut traffic from Coffman to Georgetown Rd. We don’t need more traffic.
12.)The Board does not think that Wildwood would contribute to BlueIndy rentals. Most residents here have their own cars.
This list was given to Susan Blair, President of Pike Township Residents Association, Janice McHenry, City Counselor for part of Pike Township, Joe Simpson, City Counselor for the area of Wildwood north of Oakwood Trail and Monroe Gray, City Counselor for the area of Wildwood south of Oakwood Trail.
Joe Simpson suggested that we invite BlueIndy to our Board meeting. We invited BlueIndy to our Board meeting and they accepted. The day before our meeting an email was sent to the Board saying that BlueIndy had changed their mind and would not be putting a station in Wildwood.
The Board of Directors has decided at their October meeting the the monthly fees at Wildwood will be $165 in 2017. Coupon books will be mailed before the end of the year. The current monthly fee has been $162 since January 1st 2015.