Category Archives: Board of Directors

Role of SOPOA

The Scenic Oaks Property Owner’s Association (SOPOA) is managed entirely by resident volunteers. The Board strives to monitor and maintain the Bylaws and Restrictions referenced in the legal documents property owners sign when purchasing property in the neighborhood. Residents of our neighborhood have all legally agreed to these defined standards, as well as the process by which disputes can be remedied.
The SOPOA is not however an arm of law enforcement. SOPOA members rely on a shared respect for personal integrity and individual responsibility to adhere to the Bylaws and Restrictions.
The Restrictions Committee follows a legally mandated process to notify offenders and allow time to voluntarily resolve the issue. If the violation is disputed, the resident can appeal to the Board to define an acceptable resolution.
Every property owner has made a considerable investment to be a part of this neighborhood, and in doing so has agreed to the Restrictions and Bylaws which define this neighborhood.
Is it too much to ask to simply be a good neighbor?

Restriction Violation Concerns

Restrictions Committee Update:

In response to numerous messages received from concerned residents about restrictions violations in the neighborhood, please note that the committee is currently managing a deluge of restrictions violations.

There is a process to address violations provided in the SOPOA bylaws which must be followed. Issues arise when, 1) Restrictions are violated, 2) Residents refuse to comply when a first notice is issued. This draws out the process to 30 days and beyond, and 3) Residents respond to notices of violations asking why someone else is “getting away with” violations. This is not helpful. If a resident draws out the process by refusing to comply, then it may appear they are “getting way with” something. Rest assured; all violations are being addressed.

Every Scenic Oaks homeowner joins the property owner association and agrees to the restrictions and bylaws when they sign their mortgage contract. Resolution of violations requires voluntary adherence to agreed upon standards.

You as a resident can help. Kindly mow your lawns, don’t park off pavement, don’t create unpaved driveways by driving on grass repeatedly, and be considerate of your neighbors. This is a short list that will ensure that Scenic Oaks remains a prestigious residential subdivision.

Kind regards,

SOPOA Restrictions Committee 

SOPOA 2023 Planning Dates

President Dave Schafer provided a planning timeline for prospective SOPOA activities at the 2023 April Meeting.

May

Annual Oak Wilt Survey, Monthly Board Meeting, Road Work Bids, Tiger Bulk Trash Pickup

June 

Monthly meeting

July 

4th of July Parade, Monthly Meeting, Quarterly Statement and Newsletter Mailing 

August 

Monthly Meeting 

September 

Monthly Meeting

October 

Monthly Meeting, Quarterly Statement and Newsletter Mailing

November 

Monthly Meeting, Annual Meeting Notice 

December 

Monthly Meeting, Christmas Party, Proposed Budget 

Monthly Meeting – January 2023

Standard Monthly Meeting Agenda

The board meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:30pm at the SOPOA Clubhouse building at the entrance to the subdivision.

Standard Agenda for Monthly Meetings
A. Call to order
B. Special Interest
C. Review and approval of minutes.
D. Reports of Officers and Standing Committees.
E. Reports of Special Committees
F. Unfinished Business
G. New Business
H. Adjournment

Board of Directors

President – Dave Schafer (2027) 
Vice President – Curtis Marsh (2026)
Secretary – David Wells (2025)
Treasurer – Joe Tyler (2027)

Board Member – Don Powers (2025)
Board Member – Eddie Upham (2025)
Board Member – Kennedy Wilson (2026) 
Board Member – Kristin Grothues (2027) 
Board Member – Arthur Jennings (2026)