2022: Annual Meeting of the Whitetail Ridge HOA
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 volunatary 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.
2021: In Remembrance
Nicholas Boinovych, 92, of Ed Welsh Road in Burlington, West Virginia, died Tuesday, April 20, 2021 while
under the care of WVU Medicine Hospice. Surviving are his wife Dora of 59 years, his son Roger and
daughter-in-law Gwen of Burlington, son Stanley Boinovych of Cumberland, daughter Katherine Hayes of
Fort Ashby, and sister Ann Reed of Delaware, along with four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Boinovych served in the United States Air Force for seven years during the Korean Conflict and was a
member of Boyce-Houser Post # 41, American Legion, in Keyser. He retired as a heavy equipment diesel
mechanic. Mr. Boinovych was among the original landowners of the Whitetail Ridge residential
community, and served as the first president of the Whitetail Ridge Homeowners Association in 1989.
For those of us who moved to Whitetail Ridge from afar back in the 1990s - seeking to build a new home
for ourelves - Nick Boinovych was often a crucial resource and creative problem-solver that helped
people pursue their dreams of living in the Potomac Highlands.
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.