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Chimney Hill Owners Association

Landscape Committee Meeting

Saturday, July 17, 2020


The Committee met on Jane Cary’s veranda at 13 Rock Split Way. Jane Cary, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m.  The following Committee members attended: Kathleen Comeau, Diana Gould, Sharron Heberlein, Pam Massey, and Anne Saracino.  Leon and Selma Gortler phoned in to the meeting.


Those present approved the minutes of the previous meeting on June 13, 2020.


Weeding Party

Jane, Kathleen, Carol Sewell, Diana, and Pam met at the Clubhouse on June 19 to weed the Flagpole Garden, the border behind the Flagpole Garden, and the hosta border by the pool.  More recently, Maintenance staff helpfully weed whacked the bank behind the flagpole border. 

Jane observed that the CH Office garden is over-run with weeds and needs cleaning up.  She asked for two volunteers to undertake the weeding next week. Diana and Pam volunteered.

Burn Pile Update

A new burn pile has been created at the Maintenance Department. CH owners have deposited garden refuse at the new site and no problems have been experienced.  People seem satisfied with it.  The lot where the previous burn pile was located has been blocked off.

Food Composting

The new State of Vermont ruling on disposal of food scrap waste will be taken up at the next Board of Directors meeting.  The Board will inform us of procedures and requirements.

Plant Giveaway at Annual Meeting

The Board of Directors will discuss where and when the Annual Meeting will take place.  Jane asked if the Committee could provide 40 plants.  We will have about two weeks’ notice as to how many will attend the meeting.


Birchwood Flagpole Garden:  Cheryl Rusin has planted hosta in front of the three hydrangea she planted last year.


We observed that the Clubhouse gardens, as well as the entrance garden and the flower baskets all look lovely.


Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., venue TBA.

ADJOURNMENT:  9:35 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Pam Massey

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Objective of the CHOA Landscape Committee, 2010

(updated 2018)
Our objective is to ensure that the public areas of the Chimney Hill community are
carefully maintained and, as necessary and feasible, enhanced by shrubs, trees, and
colorful plantings, pleasant to the eye, and an invaluable contribution toward the
increase in property values.

In order to meet this objective, we must:
❖ Meet regularly to discuss and address Committee members’ and CHOA members’
specific concerns;
❖ Oversee the work of the contracted CHOA Gardener and provide input; assist the
Gardener when feasible to save on costs;
❖ Provide education to the Chimney Hill community on
a) How to plant and maintain attractive properties;
b) Appreciation of the wildlife and vegetation on our lands by presenting
workshops and nature-oriented events;
c) Update our website with pertinent articles and reference works; contribute
comments and advice to the e-newsletter

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