SNOW REMOVAL POLICY

FROM THE FOUNTAINS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SNOW REMOVAL POLICY FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2022
AND FOR NEXT YEAR, 2023 

1. The Board has decided to change threshold for clearing of snow by Outdoor Solutions from 2 inches to 3 inches. 

2. Driveways will be cleared the width of garage doors. Outdoor Solutions will clear to near edges of driveways if residents place 3 or more markers on both sides of driveway. 

3. IF A VEHICLE IS IN DRIVEWAY DURING SNOW REMOVAL OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS MAY NOT REMOVE SNOW. 

4. Snow will be hand shoveled from front walk and the steps/porches of residences. Also, snow will be removed from in front of community mailboxes. 

5. No snow/ice melt products will be provided by the Association. 

6. City sidewalks are not included in snow removal, per the Fountains Covenants.

7. The walking trail will also again not be cleared due to cost. 

The following services are not covered or paid by The Fountains Association. Residents can contact Outdoor Solutions directly at 816-977-7840 for the following individual services

  • Snow/ice melt for driveways: $25 per driveway
  • Snow removal when less than 3 inches: $45 which includes driveway hand shoveling in front of garage doors and sidewalks/porches to front door.

Monet & Friends Alive

Fountains Friends,

Join us Tuesday, November 15, at Starlight Theater in Swope Park to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of 19th century Europe through the eyes of Claude Monet and the Impressionist painters who immortalized them. Monet & Friends Alive is a multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family.  This is similar to the Van Gogh presentation that was there recently. 

Tickets are $38 for 65+ and $45 for everyone else.  There is a $5 fee.  Tickets are timed entry so we are recommending you arrange a carpool group and purchase your tickets together for the 10:20 a.m. slot.  There’s also limited availability for the 10:40 entry period.  It was not possible to purchase group entry at this late date.  www.tickets.kcstarlight.com/monet-friends-alive.  If you want to go but don’t have a group, contact me and will see if we can find you a group.

If you’re interested in extending the outing, we will meet about 12:30 p.m. at Spin Pizza in the Summit Woods Crossing Shopping Center.  Please RSVP to Zona Mitchell by Sunday, November 13, 816-797-3893 (text) or zona.mitchell52@gmail.com, if you plan to attend lunch so we can make arrangements with the restaurant.

Hope you can join us!

Fountains Community Service Project

Fountains friends,

The Social/Connections Committee is once again sponsoring a winter coat/accessories collection for Lee’s Summit Social Services.  You may leave items at the Mitchell’s, 4651 SW Olympia Pl (next to roundabout), starting Monday, November 14 through Thursday, November 17. Items collected will be delivered  to LSSS on the 18th.  If we have stepped out for a while, you can leave items in the basket on the front porch. 

Check your closets for gently used and clean winter coats, scarves, gloves, or hats you no longer need.  When you are out shopping, please consider purchasing new coats/accessories as well.  All sizes – children, women, men –are needed.  Some of these items may be used in their family Christmas store. 

The Fountains community has been exceptionally generous in the past, which is very much appreciated!  Thank you for helping out those less fortunate this year!

Living to bless,

Zona Mitchell
816-797-3893
zona.mitchell52@gmail.com

Wally’s Happy Hour Buffet – Nov 2, 2022

Fountains Happy Hour Appetizers Buffet

Wally’s Grill & Drafthouse
837 SW Lemans
Wednesday, November 2, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Buffet is $15, plus tax and gratuity.  Iced tea and water are included. Menu items have included:  Wally’s wings, spinach dip w/chips, Wally’s chicken tenders, caprese salad, vegetarian flatbread.

You do have the option of ordering an item from the menu as well as other beverages. For our wine enthusiasts, Wednesdays are half price bottles.

There’s enough food to enjoy as an early dinner! Desserts are welcomed if you like to bake!

While RSVP’s aren’t required, it’s very helpful to the Wally’s staff to know how many to anticipate and whether we need to add the 2nd room.

If you plan to attend, please contact Zona Mitchell, zona.mitchell52@gmail.com or 816-797-3893 by October 31.

Hope to see you there!
Social Committee

Bunco on Monday!

Fountains Ladies Bunco

Monday October 24th at 1:00

Join us at the Duck Pond for fun with dice!

Please bring $5 (you could go home with more!), 3 dice to throw, a pen and a drink if you like

We will sanitize the tables and provide score sheets

any questions-Donna Paulic 505-250-1135

Hot Diggity Dog

Fountains Fall Gathering

HOT DIGGITY DOG!

OCT 17TH 4:30pm

Back Yard of Paulic’s and Mitchell’s (corner by the roundabout)

Provided-Tea, Water, Hot Dogs, Buns, Condiments

Please bring a side dish or dessert, chairs, and a drink if you like.

PLEASE- RSVP so we may have enough to serve

RSVP to Donna Paulic 505-250-1135 (call or text)

or dlp1kcgma@gmail.com

Ladies Fountains Fun Day

You are invited to a Fountain Ladies Fun Day:

Friday, October 21 at 11:00 AM

Lunch at Summit Grill
4735 NE Lakewood Way

Followed by a visit to the Lees Summit Quilters Show

Woods Chapel Methodist Church 
4725 NE Lakewood Way

(Small admission fee)

RSVP by October 18 if you plan to attend. Call or text Jan Hoffman 816-678-2982

Hope you will join us. 

Backyard Party, September 10

Fountains friends,

Join your Fountains neighbors for a backyard party this Saturday, September 10, from 5:30 to dusk at the homes of Dave and Zona Mitchell, (4651 SW Olympia Pl) and Skip and Donna Paulic, (4647 SW Olympia Pl., next to the roundabout on Estates Dr.).

For those of you that have not been to one of the Fountains’ lawn parties, it is a very informal gathering of neighbors.  Bring your own lawn chairs, a beverage of choice, and a sweet or savory snack to share.  Water and iced tea as well as plates and napkins will be provided

It is forecasted to be pleasant temperatures so come out and visit with your neighbors!  In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday!  

Mitchells and Paulics

Sad news re Kevin Neuer

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Our sincerest condolences to Sharon and her family.  May her memories bring her peace and be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.

Kevin Neuer Feb 3, 1950-Sept 4, 2022

Kevin passed away this morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  He loved living in the Fountains and serving as your treasurer on the first resident HOA board and subsequent boards, including as president. 

He had been a recipient of 2 organ transplants and countless skin donations, so it was important to him that at least his corneas are able to be shared.  Mayo Clinic will also be the recipient of pertinent organ transplant tissue for research.  We haven’t determined about services in KC.  Cremation in Rochester MN. 

Irrigation Update

UPDATE FOR RESIDENTS OF IRRIGATION REPAIR

A1 Hydro, our irrigation contractor, completed repairs shortly after noon today, 8/18/2022. A1 will return later today, after glue has cured, to turn on the water to affected part of system. The area affected by this outage should see irrigation cycle restart at midnight. For the resident’s information, the total cost of this repair was: $2000 for the removal and replacement of the 2 sidewalk sections, and almost $1300 for the repair of irrigation break.

Contractor for lawn services/snow removal

Fellow neighbors

As you may know, our current mowing, weed and feed, and snow removal contracts end on December 31, 2022.  A new contract for at least snow removal must be in place before December 31st to avoid a break in the services provided to you.  Your Board of Directors is seeking your input in identifying potential contractors who can: 

1. Mow, trim and blow 176 lots and common grounds.
2. Do a Spring and Fall debris clean-up of the same areas.
3. Weed and feed the same areas with up to 5 treatments annually.
4. Remove more than 2 inches of snow from 176 driveways and front porches/steps

If you know of a contractor who would be interested in providing any or all of the above services, please forward the company name and contact information to Sandy Turner at Area Real Estate (arearealestate@hotmail.com) no later than September 1, 2022.  Your input is greatly appreciated as we are all in this together.

Irrigation Repair

From the Fountains Board of Directors
Update on the irrigation repair

As of today, August 11th a contractor has been located to remove and replace two sections of City of Lees Summit sidewalk so that A1 Hydro can make repairs. The sidewalk sections will be removed by this Saturday. Then A1 will start repairs on Tuesday the 16th. He anticipates completing repairs no later than Wednesday the 17th, barring any unforeseen problems. The sidewalk will be replaced as soon as possible when repairs are completed.

The Board would like everyone to know since Friday the 5th we have been trying to locate a concrete contractor. Until late yesterday evening most contractors were telling us, “We can do this in 2 to 3 months”.

The Board would like to thank the residents affected by this situation for their understanding.

Roof Repair Salesman

We had a ROOF REPAIR salesman in the neighborhood, Tuesday 8-9-22. He could not answer my questions about the HOA and instructions for putting on a new roof. Before you commit to roof repairs or replacement, please get instructions and a new roof application from a FARB member. Raintree is keeping a close watch on all construction in The Fountains. Both RLPOA and the Fountains need to approve a roof replacement!

Dennis Chambers

New Board announcement

The Fountains Homeowners Association would like to announce the results of the vote for the 2022 -2023 Board of Directors.

The new Board of Directors and their respective office are:

Harry Grigsby-President

David Mitchell-Vice-President

Kent Eaton-Secretary

Glen Rogers-Treasurer

Scott Shreve-Member