Committees

Overview | Architecture & Building | Communications & Social-Events | Docks | Grounds | Executive

 

OVERVIEW

Waterscape’s Standing Committees are chaired by Board Members and rely on enthusiastic volunteers to accomplish many projects.  All residents are encouraged to participate.  Their contributions truly make a difference at Waterscape!

There are big projects and small projects – and certainly ones to fit whatever interests and amount of time the individual resident has to offer.  It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors.  Contact the chairman of the committee that interests you.

 

Architecture / Building Committee

Mark Lusch & John Fountain, co-chairs

mrl47201@comcast.net / jfountain5@comcast.net

Angie Gordon

Joe Mrak

Gary Thompson

John Weis

The purpose of the Architecture/Building Committee is to preserve and enhance the integrity of the architectural character, design, quality and maintenance of the built community and protect and enhance long-term property values.

This committee develops, maintains, interprets, distributes and approves policy regarding common and individually owned building systems and amenities at Waterscape.  It has jurisdiction over items including:  decks, patios, porches and balconies; windows and doors replacement; building roofs, gutters and downspouts; exterior siding and trim; building related mechanical and electrical fixtures and equipment; satellite dishes and antennae; pest control; and radon.

The Architecture/Building Committee manages the operating and reserve fund budgets for all maintenance, renovations and replacements of the built community.

The Architecture / Building committee is available for consulting owners and other residents regarding maintenance and improvements.  All Building Modification requests are submitted to the Architecture/Building Committee for consideration and recommendation to the full Board.  The advance written approval of the full Board is required per Waterscape’s By-Laws.

 

Communications Committee

Angie Gordon, chair

aganda@aol.com

Sherryl Kendall

The mission of the Communications Committee is to foster good communication with and among owners and other residents.

The committee is responsible for publishing the Annual Directory of Residents, as well as managing Waterscape’s website.  Special “alerts” regarding community news are sent by the committee via e-mail to all residents.

 

Dock Committee

Jeff Hutter & Greg Horn, co-chairs

jeffreyhutter1@gmail.com / gregoryahorn@gmail.com

Bob Polivick

Jay Truesdel

The Dock Committee has as its purposes to maintain the integrity of the docks and to insure the proper use of the dock slip access licenses.

The committee is knowledgeable and conversant regarding dock slip usage, personal watercraft guidelines, application forms, policies and procedures.  Committee members serve as Dock Captains, each responsible for a specified segment of the Waterscape docks.

The Dock Committee is responsible for maintaining an updated database of dock and personal watercraft users and registrations for watercraft moored at Waterscape; providing consistent and updated communications to all Waterscape homeowners and dock slip users, insuring proper use of the dock slip and personal watercraft licenses; budgeting and managing the dock operating and reserve funds; insuring dock fees are invoiced and collected; insuring appropriate dock insurance and dock lighting, and maintaining the integrity of the dock system through preventative maintenance, proper repair, and replacements.

 

Social-Events Committee

Sherryl Kendall, chair

sherryl_kendall@yahoo.com

Joanne Holman

Sherryl Kendall

Sharon Leenhouts

Tricia Simms

Kris Truesdel

Maggie Weis

Special Events play an important role in the Waterscape community.  The Events committee plans, publicizes and hosts gatherings throughout the year to fulfill its mission of fostering good relations among all those who call Waterscape “home”.

Waterscape’s long-time tradition of informal summer evening gatherings has evolved over the years into a scheduled series of “Thirsty Thursday” socials on the waterfront community deck.   Always popular is the Fourth of July ice cream social for residents and their holiday guests.

In the summer of 2021, an evening of live music on the lawn by “The Point” premiered and was an instant hit.  The traditional community cookouts kicking off the season have been paused due to the pandemic, but they’ll return when conditions permit.

 

Grounds Committee

Gary Thompson & John Weis, co-chairs

garyandcherylthompson@yahoo.com / abijohn@comcast.net

Bob Polivick

Angie Gordon (snow)

 

Due to the scope and diversity of Grounds Committee responsibilities, the substantial areas of oversight are organized as “Grounds I”, “Grounds II” and Grounds III”.  Click this link for more information.

••••• Grounds Committee Divisions & Responsibilities •••••

 

The purpose of the Grounds Committee is to preserve and enhance the integrity of the landscaping and hardscaping throughout the Common and Limited Common Areas of Waterscape’s 11-acre property.  Its mission is to maintain the consistent appearance and enrich the character, design, and quality of the property in a manner that protects and enhances long-term property values for all 101 owners.

This committee’s areas of responsibility include:  trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns; asphalt and concrete; sidewalks, driveways, curbs and parking areas; seawalls, retaining walls, boardwalks and beaches; signage, mail stations and streetlights; public decks and benches; and ponds and fountains.

The Grounds Committee develops and oversees the operating and reserve budgets for the Grounds Fund, including the important maintenance contracts for mowing, weed and pest control, pruning and other landscape maintenance activities; ponds and fountains maintenance; and all snow removal services.

The committee is available for consulting owners and other residents regarding personal gardening activities they may wish to pursue.  All Personal Gardening requests are submitted to the Grounds Committee for consideration and recommendation to the full Board.  The advance written approval of the full Board is required per Waterscape’s By-Laws.

 

Executive Committee

Angie Gordon, Board President (chair)

aganda@aol.com

John Weis, Board Vice-President

abijohn@comcast.net

Kitty Osborn, Board Secretary

kittyosborn@yahoo.com

Sherryl Kendall, Board Treasurer

sherryl_kendall@yahoo.com

Consisting of a Board’s officers, an executive committee has as its most basic purpose to act quickly on behalf of the Board if an urgent needs arises during the interim times between Board meetings.  Today, e-mail and other forms of instant communication mean that this traditional role of executive committees is seldom utilized.

The primary mission of Waterscape’s Executive Committee is to concern itself with matters affecting the community as a whole, including:  negotiation and oversight of contracts with the Managing Agent and others; recruitment of Board members; Reserve Fund administration, Reserve Studies, and other long-range planning for capital renovations and replacements; oversight of major projects planning and implementation; legal matters; collections; overseeing enforcement of By-Laws, rules and regulations to ensure fairness in addressing violations; rentals; tax returns, annual CPA audits, and annual budget planning and oversight; Amendments and updates of legal documents; and interaction with city, county, state and Federal agencies as well as those governing Morse Reservoir.

While the Executive Committee is responsible for the legal and operational oversight necessary to make the Board effective and accountable to owners, it is a body that recommends items to the entire Board for decisions; only in the case of an extreme emergency is it authorized to enact a decision on its own.

 

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Indianapolis, IN, 46220
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