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2020 “Deck the Homes” Winners

GHPOA is pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 “Deck the Homes” contest. Our judge, Admirals Bay resident Brenda Fraser who is the owner of Dragonflies and Bows, drove by each home twice and evaluated each entry on the basis of creativity, use of holiday lights and use of holiday decorations. The quality of the submitted photo was not judged. And the winners are:

Grand Prize: The Schuller Family of Admirals Pointe
1st Prize: The Halbach Family of Feather Cove I
2nd Prize: The Saxton Family of Admirals Bay
3rd Prize: The McGuire Family of Feather Cove I
We also wish to acknowledge with grateful appreciation the prizes donated by Estes Design (GHPOA sailboat mailbox), and gift certificates from Charleston’s Restaurant and Wolfies at Geist.

The goal of the contest is to foster a sense of community pride and share the holiday spirit. We are pleased to report that the contest has grown in popularity each year. In addition, we thank each of our residents who participated and contributed to the success of this community-wide event.

Yard Signs

As you may know, the GHPOA governing documents include a covenant stating that signs or advertisements cannot be displayed on any lot in the development. Political signs are an exception to this rule, and their use is governed by State statute.  

Earlier this Spring, due to Covid-19, residents expressed a desire to be able to display signage related to the pandemic including health care worker support and recognition for students who were graduating without the usual ceremony. In response, and in an effort to be sensitive to the significance and importance of these signs to residents, the GHPOA Board paused the enforcement of signage which relates to Covid-19 and its impact on individuals through the end of August. Contractor signs were still not permitted to be displayed. This suspension period will soon expire, and the Board has voted to reinstate our usual enforcement for yard signs, effective Sept 1. We hope that the break from sign enforcement has provided your family with an opportunity to express meaningful support for topics of importance during this unusual time.

Thank you.

GHPOA Board of Directors

GHPOA Garage Sale

GHPOA is pleased to announce the dates for our annual Garage Sale. This event has been rescheduled from the usual June date. The event will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept 18 and 19, from 8am-4pm. Signage will be placed in all 12 of our neighborhoods advertising the event, and a newspaper ad will be placed in the Indianapolis Star. All residents are invited to participate in their individual neighborhoods, and it is suggested that Covid-19 guidelines be followed. This has always been a popular event in GHPOA with good participation. We hope that residents find this to be a welcome opportunity to clean out closets and garages and sell some unwanted items.

July 4th – GHPOA Independence Day American Flag Display

GHPOA wishes to thank Patrick Tumbarello, Admirals Sound resident who serves our nation in the Indiana National Guard and is an F. C. Tucker Broker/Realtor, for his generous Gold Sponsor donation of $1,000 which is enabling us to display approximately 600 American flags in honor of our 244th Independence Day.  Flags will be displayed at all GHPOA entrances.

GHPOA Annual Garage Sale Postponed!

Our annual garage sale, which was scheduled for June 5th and 6th, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and concerns over social distancing guidelines.  GHPOA hopes to hold this event in the fall.  GHPOA will advise our residents as soon as possible when new dates have been established.

Yard Signs

The GHPOA governing documents include a covenant which does not allow for signs and advertisements to be displayed on any lot in the development.  We have routinely sent letters of notification to residents who do not comply with this covenant, consistent with our responsibility to do so. Over the past two months with the Covid- 19 pandemic, we have been sympathetic to our current circumstances and allowed some latitude with displays in yards including signs, holiday décor, and other items of support in an effort to be sensitive to residents’ needs during this very difficult time.  However, in May, the appearance of signs increased dramatically, and we began to receive calls from residents asking why the sign covenant was not being enforced. In an effort to enforce our covenants fairly and uniformly, notification letters began to be sent. Over the past few days we have received many phone calls from residents expressing their dissatisfaction with our request to remove signs. It became very apparent that this request was quite upsetting to many of our residents who were showing support for loved ones, and for that we apologize.

We believe that we underestimated the significance and importance of these sign displays to our residents, and apologize if our actions appeared to be insensitive and uncaring. Please understand that was not our intention. We were simply trying to discharge our responsibility of covenant enforcement to the best of our ability.  We now believe that taking a pause on enforcing this particular covenant is necessary during this unprecedented time.  Moving forward, we will not be sending notification letters for sign displays in homeowner’s yards which relate to Covid-19 and its impact on individuals through the end of August, at which time we will reassess the situation. Other signs, including contractor signs and political signs outside of the election period, will continue to receive notification letters.  Please accept our sincere regret for any distress our actions may have caused you.  If you have received a notification letter in the mail for a Covid-19 related sign, please disregard it.

Thank you

GHPOA Board of Directors

Admirals Sound Director Appointed…

GHPOA is pleased to announce that Dorothy Yundt has been appointed as the Director for Admirals Sound. Dorothy replaces Bob Hittle, who resigned his position in March. Dorothy will serve out the remainder of the 3 year term for Admirals Sound, which runs until 1/19/2021. You may contact her at Dmy860@aol.com We invite residents to join us in welcoming Dorothy, and in thanking Bob for his service on the GHPOA Board for many years.