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 Chimney Hill Owners Association

Landscape Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 19, 2021

CALL TO ORDER

The Committee met at the Chimney Hill Clubhouse. Jane Cary, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:37 a.m.  The following Committee members attended: Roseann Adams, Kathleen Comeau, Diana Gould, Sharron Heberlein, Pam Massey, Anne Saracino, Carol Sewall, and Barbara Silver.

MINUTES

Those present approved the minutes of the previous meeting on August 20, 2021.

CURRENT BUSINESS

1.      Chrysanthemums for kiosks:  Suggested sources for mums:  Rashed’s, Dutton’s, and the Wilmington Flea Market.  Mums have been planted in at least two kiosks as of this date.  We are reminded to complete planting before Columbus Day weekend (October 8).  Please keep receipts and fill out the expense forms available at the office to receive reimbursement.

2.      Birchwood flagpole garden:  We had identified a blank space in the planting of new hydrangeas.  A hydrangea is, in fact, planted there, said Jane; we’ll give it another year to see if it fills out.

3.      End-of-Season gathering:  We will meet Saturday, October 16 from 5:00 to 6:30.  Details to follow via e-mail.

NEW BUSINESS

1.      Fall cleanup of beds and planting of spring-blooming bulbs:  Daffodils and narcissi have been ordered for the Clubhouse flagpole and office gardens, plus allium for the office garden.  They will arrive the first week in October.  Jane and Diana will notify Committee members and set up a planting date.  Garden cleanup will take place at the same time.

MEMBER CONCERNS

        1. Pond Loop Recreation Area:  We learned that the area has been cleaned up, a small kiosk has been built, and the picnic tables have been repaired. Good!

NEXT MEETING:  Tentatively scheduled for May 14, 2022, 9:30 a.m. at the Clubhouse.  Fall bulb-planting date TBD.

ADJOURNMENT:  10:05 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:
1)  Meet regularly to discuss and address Committee members’ and CHOA members’
specific concerns;
2)  Oversee the work of the contracted CHOA Gardener and provide input; assist the
Gardener when feasible to save on costs;
3)  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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