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August 29, 2019
Part 2: Update on Geist Conservancy District
GHPOA has been contacted by John Domokos, Founder of the Make Geist Healthy Again (MGHA) initiative. As John requested, we are passing along the update below on the MGHA initiative for your informational purposes. We are doing so because we believe it is important for our residents to be informed and educated on all matters relating to the community in which we live. This in no way implies that the Association is taking a position on this matter.
Re: Make Geist Healthy Again – Please Read
Geist area friends and neighbors:
I am writing to you today regarding the formation of the Make Geist Healthy Again (MGHA) Initiative. Our Facebook site has been active for a year, with 500 registered members, and many more followers. We are posting fresh perspectives to keep our followers and members alike informed, involved, and to provide answers. MGHA Facebook is a site where you will have the opportunity to make a difference on the future of Geist, and your property tax bill.
MGHA has the vision and workable solutions to:
improve Geist water quality, as well as recreational and environmental Health
provide funding for a Conservancy District (CD), funding which is fair and equitable and does not place unfair tax burdens on the 80 -90% of district homeowners who have no right of access to the reservoir.
provide full transparency on all issues that affect those affected by the tax and any proposed legislation.
assure that all beneficiaries of a healthy reservoir pay their fair share.
First, an update on the effort:
Last April, our followers played an active role in successfully blocking pending legislation in the Indiana Legislature. Legislation that included unfair taxation.
We have brought public attention to the fact that Geist has, on occasion, E.coli levels in excess of EPA safety standards
MGHA has proposed several alternative Conservancy District leadership and funding options (Taxes). Options that at their core, involve fairness in taxation and equal representation on a CD steering team.
We have published dozens of editorials, based on hard facts with references, which provide brand new perspectives on very complicated issues..
On the MGHA Facebook site we work hard to point out and challenge any false narratives that would be expected with so many vested interests.
Please request membership, or at least visit us at the MGHA Facebook site:
As a member, you will automatically be informed of any new postings and updates. Our current communications campaign is focusing on educating the 80- 90% of proposed district homeowners- without any lake access rights, who would collectively pay the majority of the new property tax under an existing petition being circulated by others. The MGHA Facebook site welcomes healthy debate from all parties. We have never rejected a membership request or an idea or comment that contradicts our core beliefs.
For those who are not fans of Facebook, we are building a confidential e: mail list (to respect your privacy), so folks can receive all new and even older editorials directly via e: mail. If you would like to be added to this distribution, please e: mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other notifications will continue on Nextdoor as appropriate for both Fishers and Geist.
We are not soliciting donations at this time. We believe that those with a vested interest in the future of Geist need the opportunity to be well informed first- before they invest any of their hard earned money in any of the organizations advocating for the future of Geist Reservoir.
August 27, 2019
Update on Geist Conservancy District
GHPOA has been contacted by a member of the Conservancy District Steering Committee. As they have requested, we are passing along the update below on the Geist Conservancy District for your informational purposes. We are doing so because we believe it is important for our residents to be informed and educated on all matters relating to the community in which we live. This in no way implies that the Association is taking a position on this matter.
Re:Geist Conservancy District Updates – Please Read
Geist area friends and neighbors:
I am writing to you today with respect to the formation of the Geist Conservancy District (GCD) and to ask you to sign up on the newly createdGeistConservancy.com website to get updates.
First, an update of the GCD formation effort. Thanks to the efforts of many, we have over 1200 signatures supporting the creation of the Geist Conservancy District (GCD) (about double the statutory requirement). Over the winter we reached agreement on major points having to do with lake operation and governance with Citizens Energy (the owner of the reservoir). Part of that, as you are probably aware, entailed going to the legislature to modify several parts of the conservancy district statute. As a result of that legislative effort, Marina LP (who fundamentally opposes any CD creation) published a lot of misinformation and gathered support to oppose the GCD’s formation. While that opposition was vocal, it was largely comprised of voices who simply do not wish to pay their fair share of lake maintenance and operation costs and would rather push those burdens onto the residents of Geist waterfront neighborhoods entirely.
Current Status. The organizing effort has regrouped and formed a steering committee. That committee is comprised of members in the proposed GCD living both on and off the water who are dedicated to committing the significant amount of time and energy necessary to see the GCD to its fruition. A committee listing is posted on the new website athttps://geistconservancy.com/about-us/.
Sign Up to Stay in the Know. Speaking of the website, the committee’s first task has been to launch a new website The website is now up and running. The central feature of the website right now is that it has a link to a form for you to sign up to “GET UPDATES”. Clickhttps://geistconservancy.com/updates/ to sign up. We encourage you to do this as this will be the primary way we deliver information regarding the GCD, its formation, fundraising, legislative efforts and the like. The website will grow over time to address more and more district resident concerns. There is a suggestion form on the website for you to submit suggestions of all kinds, ranging for ways the GCD can help improve Geist to suggestions for website improvement. We would love to hear your ideas.
Donate. While we’re at it, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that the formation of the GCD is not free and the substantial out of district opposition only adds to its cost. To that end, donations can be made directly on the website. Details can be found in the “Donate” link on the website or by clicking herehttps://geistconservancy.com/donation/.
August 26, 2019
Mailbox Vandalism Alert!
Mailbox vandalism has been occurring in surrounding communities. Last evening mailboxes were vandalized in Admirals Bay. Geist Patrol is recommending that all exterior lighting is left on from dusk until dawn. In addition, if you have any videos of this activity, please immediately contact Geist Patrol at 317-432-3835. Geist Patrol is continuing to do all they can to apprehend these criminals.
August 16, 2019
Put This Date on Your Calendar!
GHPOA COMMUNITY SOCIAL - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 1 TO 3 P.M., GEIST CHAPEL, OLD STONE ROAD, ADMIRALS BAY!
Live Music - Face Painting - Glitter Art - Children's Games with Prizes - $2,000 in Donated Adult Door Prizes - Free Kona Ice Cones - Police K9 Demo and more!
August 15, 2019
Traffic Issues on Fox Rd and 79th St
GHPOA is aware of the morning traffic issues on Fox Rd and 79th St, and the problems this congestion and back up is causing for our residents. We have reached out to Jeff Coats, City-County Council, District 5 for assistance. Jeff informed us today that DPW has stated that they will adjust the timing on the traffic lights to allow more traffic to move through with each light change at both Fox Rd/ 79th and 79th/Fall Creek Rd. Hopefully this will improve the traffic flow on those streets to one which is more manageable. Also, in Feather Cove I, due to the large amount of traffic now cutting through the neighborhood on Fox Rd, we have reached out to Geist Patrol for assistance. Although our streets are public and open to all, the officers have been present to ensure that speeding and other dangerous driving is not taking place. Thank you to Jeff and Geist Patrol for their assistance with this issue!
August 13, 2019
A Super "Thank You" to Our Community Social Sponsors!
GHPOA wishes to extend our deep thanks and appreciation to the following sponsors for their financial support of our upcoming Annual Community Social:
Gold Sponsor ($1,000) - Admirals Sound resident, Patrick Tumbarello. Patrick is a Broker at F. C. Tucker's Geist Office. His generosity is providing funding for live music at this year's event.
Bronze Sponsor ($250) - Community Association of Indiana. Our property management company's financial support is providing funding for prizes for the children's games.
August 8, 2019
An Urgent Safety Reminder! STOP for School Buses...
Unless a roadway is divided by a physical barrier separating traffic going in both directions, Indiana law mandates all vehicles traveling in both directions MUST STOP when a school bus has its stop sign displayed and is loading or unloading children. No roads with GHPOA are divided with a physical barrier and, therefore, all vehicles within our communities MUST STOP. Please keep our children safe and observe the law! Thank you.
August 7, 2019
Save the Date! GHPOA Community Social, Saturday, September 14th, 1 to 3 p.m. at Geist Chapel, Old Stone Road, Admirals Bay!
The follow is a partial list of donated door prizes that our GHPOA property owners are eligible to win:
4 Pacer Tickers and a Victor Oladipo Autograph
Kroger Gift Certificate
Eddy's Restaurant Gift Certificate
Wolfies @ Geist Gift Certificate
Sushi House Gift Certificate
Detour Bar and Grill Gift Certificate
Lincoln Square Gift Certificate
Beauty Bar Gift Certificate
Serene Nails Gift Certificate
Happy Dragon Gift Certificate
Crave Ice Cream Gift Certificate
Ace Hardware Gift Certificate
Duncraft.com Hummingbird Feeder
AJ's Bar and Grill Gift Certirficate
Puccini's Gift Certificates (2)
Sundae's Ice Cream Gift Certificate
More to follow...
August 2, 2019
Volunteers Needed for GHPOA Community Social
GHPOA Community Social, Saturday, September 14th from 1 to 3 p.m. at Geist Chapel, Old Stome Road, Admirals Bay!
Your community is in need of a few volunteers to help out at this event. You can volunteer for either 1 or 2 hours.... We need help with set up, welcoming your neighbors, registering your neighbors for our door prize drawings, supervising children's games and handling out children's prizes, etc.
If you would like to help, please message us through our Facebook Page, Geist Harbours, or contact any Director from the "Contact Us" tab on this web site Thank you!
July 28, 2019
Replacing a broken mailbox or pole?
Reminder for our residents... The only mailbox approved for installation within GHPOA is a black T3 metal mailbox and a black pole. You may purchase and install one yourself or order a custom mailbox. For photos and complete information, please visit GHPOA.com select our "Mailbox Guidelines" tab. Thank you.
July 26, 2019
Save the Date! Saturday, September 14th!
Saturday, September 14th, 1 to 3 p.m.
Geist Chapel, Old Stone Road, Admirals Bay
Live Music (sponsored by Admirals Sound resident Patrick Tumbarello, F.C. Tucker)
Face Painting & Glitter Art
Children’s Games with Prizes
Balloons and Stickers
Adult Door Prizes (donated by local merchants)
Police K-9 Demo
Antique Fire Truck
July 25, 2019
GHPOA Board Appoints New Diamond Pointe Director...
Your GHPOA Board wishes to announce the appointment of Lawrence (Larry) Gigerich to the position of Director, Diamond Pointe. We appreciate Larry's willingness to give of his time and talent to serve his community and our POA.
July 17, 2019
Clubs and Groups… Form or Join!
Did you know that our web site (GHPOA.com) provides an area where you can list a club or group? Have an interest in reading, children’s play groups, home schooling, genealogy, gardening, walking, cooking, etc.? Please message us with the details and we can list your club or group on our web site.
July 16, 2019
Geist Patrol has asked us to remind our residents to lock any vehicle parked outside and remove all valuables (computer, phone, packages, wallet, etc.). They also suggest that you turn on your exterior lights from dusk to dawn. Don't be a victim of a crime of opportunity! Thank you!
May 25, 2019
An important Safety Reminder from Geist Patrol.... Warm weather brings an increased number of children and adults walking, jogging, playing and bike riding on GHPOA streets. If you are a driver, PLEASE observe all posted speed limits and stop signs! Thank you...
May 22, 2019
Your GHPOA Board wishes to announce the appointment of Robert (Bob) L'Hommedieu to the position of Director, Admirals Bay. We appreciate Bob's willingness to give of his time and talent to serve his community and our POA.
May 20, 2019
Reminder! Vote in GHPOA's First Poll...
Our 3rd Annual Community Social is scheduled for Saturday, September 14th, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Geist Chapel. Each of our property owners has an opportunity to vote and express their opinion on what additional activity we should have at this year's event; - live music, magician or character artist. Please visit www.TownSq.io, log in (or register & then log in) and select your preference!
May 10, 2019
Uncut Grass within GHPOA...
While the vast majority of our property owners have pride of ownership and maintain their lawns, unfortunately, it has been reported that some GHPOA property owners are failing to keep their grass cut and their weeds under control. Please be assured that, as with all reported violations, GHPOA is taking the necessary steps and working through the violation process. We also wish to remind our property owners that entering property that you do not own, even to perform a service that benefits our community (for example, to cut grass or pull weeds) is trespassing. Neither GHPOA nor anyone else can legally enter these yards and work in them.
Besides pursuing uncut grass or weeds through our covenant enforcement process, please note the following:
Fishers: City ordinance states that grass may be reported for being 8 inches or longer by calling 317-595-3111. Fines will be levied against the property owner and they will also be charged for grass cutting, and, if necessary, a lien will be placed on the property to collect payment.
Indianapolis: The City of Indianapolis allows you to report uncut grass or weeds that is 12 inches or taller through the Mayor’s Action Center (MAC). Here’s the URL: indy.gov/agency/mayors-action-center#activities-section. The City of Indianapolis will inspect, cut the grass as needed and charge the property owner $363 per cut, and will place a lien on the property, if needed, to collect payment.
Lawrence: The City of Lawrence has an ordinance that states grass must be no higher than 8 inches. Lawrence allows residents to report grass that is 8 inches or higher by calling their Department of Public Works at 317-545-8787. The City of Lawrence will follow up with appropriate legal action and will bill the property owner for the cost of cutting the grass, placing a lien on their property, if necessary, to collect payment.
May 14, 2019
GHPOA's Annual Community Garage Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 4, 2019
Please Vote! GHPOA Community Social Poll
Our Annual Community Social is set for Saturday, September 14th from 1 to 3 p.m. at Geist Chapel. GHPOA Property owners have an opportunity to express your preference on having live music, a magician or a character artist at this event. Please visit TownSq.io, log in (or register if needed) and select the "Polls" tab to vote. Voting ends May 31st. Thanks for your participation!
May 2, 2019
The Admirals & Crossing South Lancscaping Project...
Over the next few months GHPOA's landscaping contractor will be doing a long-planned and needed renovation of our entrance landscaping beds; plus, reseeding and weed treatment of common areas where needed. Beam Reach, Feather Cove I, II , II and Masthead I and II were completed last year, and this is the final phase of this project. We thank you for your patience and support as trucks and workers are in these communities...
April 30, 2019
Important Safety Reminder from Geist Patrol!
Geist Patrol has asked us to remind our residents to: (1) Lock all vehicles parked outside and remove all items of value; (2) Use exterior dusk to dawn lighting; (3) Lock all exterior doors, including your garage door, and (4) activate your security system. Please immediately call Geist Patrol to report any suspicious person or activity!
April 24, 2019
Important Alert... Nesting Hawks!
It has been reported by Feather Cove I property owners that red shoulder and red tail hawks have attacked several people. The DNR advises that while hawk attacks are rare, they do happen. These attacks are occurring now because it is nesting season. Most of these attacks occur because people are walking or stopping too close to their nest. Like all parents, they are very protective of their young. The Indiana DNR advises to avoid walking close to trees containing nests, stopping beneath or close to such trees; or, allowing children to play around them. The DNR advises that once the young leave the nest, this aggressive behavior disappears.
April 22, 2019
Participate in a GHPOA Poll...
Voice your opinion what you would like to see added to our Annual Community Social!
Promoting a sense of community spirit and pride, this event continues to grow in popularity, and is set for Saturday, September 14th from 1 to 3 p.m. at Geist Chapel, Old Stone Road, Admirals Bay. We are asking for your input on what you would like to see added. For the past few years, we have had free Kona snow cones for all, face painting, glitter art, balloon art, children’s bowling, corn toss, adult door prizes (all donated), IMPD K-9 Demonstration, fire trucks, tattoos, hula hoops, food truck (pay for what you order), and free candy and prizes for the children. Your Board will do our very best to provide the winning option at this community event. Please log into www.TownSq.io and select “Poll” and vote on whether you want to add a live band, magician or character artist! Voting ends May 31st. Thanks for participating...
April 21, 2019
"Good Neighbor Reminder" - Burning Leaves is Illegal in Indy!
Burning leaves is illegal in Indianapolis! In addition to receiving possible citations and fines, the smoke from this type of open burning travels into your neighbors’ homes through open windows and doors, and the smell lingers. Thanks for your cooperation in observing the law and being a “Good Neighbor.”
April 17, 2019
Yard Waste Disposal - Important Reminder for Indy Residents!
The City of Indianapolis has contracted with Republic Services to pick up trash and handle recycling. Because there have been numerous questions and some confusion over the disposal of yard waste (which is considered solid waste), we are posting Republic Services’ official policy regarding yard/solid waste:
“Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings, tree limbs, branches or twigs) is NOT offered as a service outside of Leaf Season (which is established by the City of Indianapolis and is serviced November through December).
Outside of season - Yard waste is considered solid waste and all trash/yard waste must be inside the 96 gallon solid waste container.
If a 2nd solid waste container is required, please contact us to purchase another solid waste container.
Courtesy pickups are not permitted. Therefore, please do not place any plastic or paper bags curbside for disposal. They must be placed inside your 96 gallon solid waste container.”
April 16, 2019
Security Camera Pilot Program...
This communication is to inform the residents of GHPOA that the security camera pilot program has concluded. The results were disappointing and, therefore, the GHPOA Board has decided to not continue with the security camera program at this time.
The camera pilot program began three years ago with three cameras installed; one at the entrance of Feather Cove 1 at 79th St and Courageous Dr, another at Halyard Way and Fox Rd, and the third at the intersection of Old Stone Dr and Admirals Pointe Dr.
The cameras’ operation was not reliable, and they failed to capture detailed information such as vehicle information and license plates. Despite numerous attempts in repositioning and refocusing, the cameras were not effective. The camera program also required regular maintenance and a monthly service fee to Comcast for digital communications. This was too costly considering the little benefit the cameras provided. As such, the Board has decided to end the program and the cameras will be removed in the upcoming months.
The Board feels strongly that the best security strategy is to prevent crime from happening in the first place. And the Board believes the best way to achieve this is for Geist Patrol to conduct frequent, and visible, patrols in our neighborhoods. We firmly believe that the visible presence of Geist Patrol is the main reason that GHPOA is one of the safest neighborhoods in the Indianapolis area. The Board is also pursuing lighting installation at our Masthead I and Masthead II entrances, the only communities lacking this amenity. Not only will this enhance the attractiveness of these entrances; but lighting will also add an additional layer of security. This initiative better aligns with our strategy to enhance the safety and security of our community.
We also remind the residents to report anything suspicious to Geist Patrol as this supports our efforts to keep the community secure. Please ensure that all valuables are removed from any vehicle and that the vehicle is locked when unattended. Keeping outdoor lights on during the night also deters crime.
The Security Committee, with the support of the Board, will continue to monitor and evaluate the security needs of our association. Suggestions and recommendations from our property owners are always welcome.
April 12, 2019
Be A Good Neighbor - Monitor Your Pets!
For many of us, our pets are an important part of our lives. Allowing our cats and dogs to run free or bark constantly is a violation of city statute (which may result in a costly fine). In addition, it is annoying to your neighbors. Further, your animals run the risk of becoming lost, captured by animal control; or, injured by a vehicle or by fighting with other animals. Thanks for your cooperation...
April 6, 2019
Lock It or Lose It!
Geist Patrol reminds us to lock all vehicles parked outside and remove all valuables. They are also reminding all GHPOA residents that exterior dusk to dawn lighting is a crime deterrent. Please immediately report any suspicious vehicle or person by calling Geist Patrol at 317-842-8082
March 23, 2019
Crossing South Director Appointed!
GHPOA wishes to announce the appointment of Baylee Rodriguez to the position of Director, Crossing South. Baylee has volunteered to assume this responsibility and was appointed at GHPOA's March Board Meeting. The position had been open for over a year as no Crossing South property owner ran for office. Thanks, Baylee, for offering to serve your community!
March 3, 2019
Town Hall Meeting - March 7th
The GHPOA Board is holding a Town Hall meeting on March 7 to discuss the recently mailed covenant amendment proposal. This is a critical issue for the entire GHPOA community. If approved, this proposed amendment would create a new and more attainable way for potential future changes to the governing documents to be voted on by residents. The Town Hall meeting is being held to facilitate a full and complete understanding of this important topic. Please plan to attend on March 7, 6:30 pm, at Amy Beverland Elementary.
February 28, 2019
An extremely important mailing is being delivered to you. Your Board is undertaking an initiative to update our 40-year old governing documents. We strongly encourage you to review this material and return the enclosed ballot. Questions? Contact info for all Board Members is available on our web site (GHPOA.com). In addition, a Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 7th, at 6:30 p.m. at Amy Beverland School. Your attendance and participation is welcome and encouraged.
January 30, 2019
GHPOA Geist Patrol Cars Now Carry AEDs & Narcan...
Providing peace of mind and security, Geist Patrol is under contract with GHPOA to provide dedicated cars that only patrol our twelve communities 24/7/365. These armed Officers are Certified Graduates of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy with full law enforcement powers. These Police Officers quickly respond to any call for assistance from our residents, and partner with local law enforcement as needed. Because cars assigned patrol duty within GHPOA only patrol within our communities (except if they receive an emergency local request for assistance from IMPD, the Fishers Police, etc.), Geist Patrol often can respond to a medical emergency more quickly than an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and, therefore, GHPOA has provided each Geist Patrol car with an automatic external defibrillator (AED). In addition, the patrol cars also carry Narcan (which works to reverse a drug overdose).
January 24, 2019
Crossing South Director Needed!
Attention Crossing South Residents... This is the beginning of the 2nd year that you have not had representation on our GHPOA Board. You are an important part of our community and deserve to be represented on our Board. If you are a property owner and have an interest in learning more about this volunteer position, please contact our Property Manager, Jennifer Freeman, at 317-875-5600
January 23, 2019
Thank you for all those who attended the Geist Harbours 2019 Annual Meeting last night. We appreciated your participation and input.
Linda Esposito was re-elected to represent Feather Cove 2, Wendi Ringenberg was re-elected to represent Admirals Bay, Ken Kaiser was elected to represent Admirals Woods, and Bill Benner was elected to represent Masthead 2. All positions are for a 3 year term. Thank you to all those who ran for the open positions and your willingness to become involved with the community.
As a reminder, the Board meetings are the third Monday of each month at the Indianapolis Yacht Club. If you are interested in speaking to the Board on any topic, please contact our community manager at least 24 hrs. prior to be added to the agenda.
Thank you for all your support in 2018 and we look forward to serving you in 2019.