Thursday, January 14, 2021

First-ever Virtual Annual HOA Meeting is Jan. 26, 2021!

No need to worry about snow during this year’s annual neighborhood meeting! Due to a potential lack of available meeting facilities, as well as efforts to protect the health of our neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual meeting of Green Meadows West Homeowners’ Association will be conducted via video-teleconference only at 6:30 p.m., Tues., Jan. 26, 2021. The meeting will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

We need your help! Official notices and documents of the meeting—including mail-in ballots and proxies—will be sent to homeowner-members via postal mail the week of Jan. 10, 2021. Please vote and/or return the ballots and proxies sent to each voting-member address by postal mail. If you did not receive a packet, please contact the association manager.

All neighbors who are in good standing (all fees paid), who return their ballots and proxies will be sent the meeting ID number and password via e-mail. The video-teleconference will be conducted via the Zoom application.

The meeting agenda will include discussions of:
  • A prescribed spring 2021 burn of prairie areas
  • The 2021 operations budget
  • The election of new board members
“Neighbors will be able to connect to the meeting audio-only by phone, or the audio-visual presentation via computer, tablet, or smartphone via the Zoom application,” says board member Randy Brown. “To officially conduct voting for board members, however, we’ll still need to ensure a ‘quorum’ via returned proxies!”

As always, returned-proxies will be used to draw for door prizes. Jokes Brown, “Only this year—you must NOT be present to win!” Available prizes will include two cash awards of $100 and one of $50!

For more information, please contact: Association Manager Randi Johnson, 515.222.5206; randi.johnson AT knappproperties DOT com

Monday, July 6, 2020

Summer Concert Series to Replace 2020 Annual Picnic!

The annual Green Meadows West “Picnic in the Park” usually conducted in September has been temporarily replaced with a monthly series of three “socially distanced concerts” at the neighborhood’s Dover Park gazebo, July through September. Concert times are 6:30 to 8 p.m.:

Citing recommended best-practices and precautions regarding the transmission of COVID-19, “the board thought it best to rethink the ways we come together and celebrate our neighborhood,” says DeAnn Lee, chairperson for the Communications & Outreach committee. “So, while we’re not going to be able to offer favorites such as face-painting, a buffet-style barbecue, and inflatable bounce houses this year, we can revisit other Green Meadows West traditions—concerts and ice cream socials!”

Each concert will feature a different musical act. On the first scheduled date, a food truck from The Outside Scoop, Indianola, will offer complimentary ice cream cones to Green Meadows West residents. Food offerings for other concert dates are pending, and will be based on attendance. funding, and feedback.

Neighbors are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs and beverage coolers, and to observe 6-foot social distancing and masking as able. A portable toilet and hand-sanitization station will be located on site, during the events.

Started in 2005, the annual picnic has been a way to bring neighbors together to celebrate the end of summer, and to call attention to Green Meadows West’s many amenities, which include natural prairie areas, tree-lined green spaces, and privately managed parks.

If you have suggestions or questions regarding the event, please contact the board via Association Manager Randi Johnson at: randi DOT johnson AT knappproperties DOT com

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Sun Breaks Through for Our 13th Annual Picnic!

More than 200 Green Meadows West homeowner-members braved cloudy weather and an occasional raindrop at the neighborhood's 13th Annual Picnic in the Park Sun., Sept. 9.

While adults relaxed and listened to live music by Zachary Freedom, kids ran and played on inflatable play equipment—a bounce house shaped like a big barn, and a super giant slide!

There were also colorful face-painting and glittery fake tattoos by the artists at Princesses and Pirates Face Painting!

The Johnston Police Department gave tours of its patrol vehicles, and presented young people with shiny badge stickers! Jedi Master Yoda was on ride-along!

Catering was by Glenda Reiling & Friends, professional rent-a-chef services!

For more photos, visit the Green Meadows West Facebook page here!

Thanks for helping make the Green Meadows West neighborhood a fun and friendly place to live!