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Whitetail Ridge HOA
is a member
of the Eastern Panhandle
Organization of Homeowners Associations
2024 Annual Meeting will be held on
Annual assessments due December 31st
SEPTEMBER 9, 2023: Annual Meeting
Record Turn-out Votes Tina Walker President of Whitetail Ridge HOA
Thanks to cooperative weather, this year’s annual meeting of the Whitetail Ridge Homeowners Association saw broad participation from across the community. Held at the little Whitetail Ridge Pavilion alongside the community pond, a total of 72 of the 106 properties were represented, either in person or by proxy. Last year’s 61 was deemed a good turn-out at the time.
Members used a comprehensive sign-in form which included official records. A printed agenda was distributed, along with information concerning recent road maintenance and the contractor's culvert report. Important issues were brought forward by members, including feedback on previous roadway grading, future road surface application, a review of the association’s by-laws, common area maintenance, and the annual assessment. But the highlight of the agenda was the vote to name Ms. Tina Walker the eleventh president of the 34-year old community. Tina served on the board this past year, and will continue her collaborative and thoughtful leadership with fellow board members; Bruce Holtje, Rick Kroll and Susan Marshall.
Born and raised in Vermont, Tina is a corporate executive for a national organization in Northern Virginia. However, her primary residence is at Whitetail Ridge with husband Mike and her exended family. Mike and Tina host musical and potluck dinner events at their beautiful saw mill on Black Cherry Lane. The Boo Grass Festival always features community member, Ken Caldwell.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2022: Annual Meeting
Single Vote Makes the Difference in Higher Annual Assessment
On a pleasant Fall Saturday morning, community members gathered together at the pond pavillion to participate in the 33rd annual Homeowners Association Meeting. President Dave Griese and other Board members facilitated the 90-minute meeting, which included a razor-thin vote on the annual property assessments. Two property owners, Rick Kroll and Tina Walker, volunteered to serve on the Board of Directors, and both were elected by the owners of the 61 properties represented at the meeting. The five-person Board serves in a voluntary capacity, and are responsible for administering the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws and the Covenants bound to Whitetail Ridge property deeds. Long-time Board member and current Director, Bruce Holtje, will resign at the end of his current term. Kathy Holtje also served on the Board in previous years.
Each year, participating members vote to establish the annual assessment to be charged to each of the 106 properties that comprise Whitetail Ridge. That annual fee was $165 for the previous two years. This year's motion to increase the annual fee by $25 drew significant discussion, and ultimately passed by one vote. A recount was requested, and the 31-30 vote was verified. When the community incorporated in 1989, the initial property assessment was $100.
JANUARY 2021: West Virginia Home of New National Park
The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is our Nation's 63rd national park. It is roughly four hours drive southwest of Whitetail Ridge. The area encompass 53 miles of the river known locally as "The New." It was given conservation status as a national river in 1978. Since then, it's been administered by the National Park Service, which maintains several visitor centers along the gorge.
The updated title of "Park and Preserve" makes the New River Gorge only the second site outside Alaska to receive that designation. Most of the land will be a 65,000 acre preserve, which allows hunting and fishing. The park, follows the river and covers 7,000 acres, an area about six times the size of Whitetail Ridge. At the center, the gorge is a mile wide and spanned by the New River Gorge Bridge, the longest steel arch span in the Western Hemisphere and the third-highest bridge in the United States.