Events Calendar

June 2016 Issue

Kentlands Events

Outdoor Movie Night
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Saturday, July 9th
Starts @ Dark
@ Clubhouse Lawn

Field Day

Sunday, July 10th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
@ Lakelands Park

Happy Hour
Friday, July 22nd
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
@ Kentlands Clubhouse

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 2nd
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
@ Clubhouse Lawn


Let's Play Shuffleboard! Or Throw Things! 
Well, Horseshoes
By: Barney Gorin, KCA President

The facilities surrounding the Kentlands Clubhouse extend beyond the obvious swimming pools, tennis courts and basketball court. They also include a shuffleboard court and a set of horseshoe pits that can provide a lot of fun for people who prefer their sports at a more stately pace, so to speak.

It appears, however, that not many of our friends and neighbors know that either or both of these facilities are there, because both have fallen into disuse. While kids sometimes play in the sand that fills the horseshoe pits, nobody has borrowed the horseshoes or shuffleboard gear in a long time. It's been so long since anyone played shuffleboard that the shuffleboard court now holds some picnic tables.

This disuse is not because the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) can't provide the needed equipment. The horseshoes and shuffleboard gear are available in the Clubhouse.

As part of our preparation for the summer season, the KCA will refurbish this little used facility over the next few weeks. We'll move the two picnic tables a bit so that the shuffleboard facility will be usable, power wash it, and repaint the lines. The horseshoe pits, just barely visible in the background on the left of the photo are fine but we'll make sure they're in good shape and ready for folks to come out to play.

Come out and join the shuffleboard and horseshoe fun! Let's make good use of this fun little piece of the Kentlands Clubhouse's recreational facilities.

Due process past due for an update?

The Board of Code Compliance (BOCC) and the KCA lawyer have suggested several changes to language in Administrative Resolution #4, originally drafted and approved in 1991, that lays out the due process for the Board of Code Compliance. To summarize:

  1. The document regularly refers to “Titleholders and Citizens”.  The rest of our founding documents specify that the proper way to refer to those who own properties in the Kentlands is as Titleholders.  Citizens is a term used to describe anyone residing in the Kentlands including those who rent properties.  The BOCC due process is for Titleholders only, so this change is to remove all references to citizens from AR-4.
  2. AR-4 frequently refers to “Community Manager” which would be changed to “Community Management Staff” to improve our flexibility to deploy various staff for BOCC functions.
  3. All references to “fines” will be removed and replaced by the word “charges”.  In most incidences, the document refers to “charges and fines”.  The KCA attorney has recommended this change to better reflect that charges are derived from the cost of staff time and resources devoted to enforcement and aren't arbitrary fees.
  4. Wording will be added to AR-4 to address the changes in AR-3 (trash) and AR-11 (parking) passed at the May Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting.

Per the Community Charter, the BOT is publishing these changes 21 days in advance of their intent to vote on these changes at their next regularly scheduled board meeting on June 29, 2016. Titleholders may attend the meeting in person to voice their opinion, or e-mail to have your comments included in the book for the Board's review the night of the meeting.

The new AR-4 has been published online and in an Express email blast to the community and will be published in the print edition of the Town Crier.  The Board will discuss the changes to AR-4 and vote on the updated document during the next scheduled meeting on June 29 at 7:30 pm.

Original Resolution

Proposed Revisions

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