Update, January 16, 2021
The information below is from a page on UNC website dated January 11. As of January 14, the information was updated. The eligibility requirements now specify people 65 years of age and older.
UNC Health is following the COVID-19 vaccine distribution guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and is committed to sharing the latest facts about the vaccines with you. We will begin vaccinations for phase 1B1, which includes adults ages 75 65 or older, on January 11. It is important to read all of the available information about the COVID-19 vaccines so you can make the best decision for yourself and your loved ones. Here's what you need to know:
- If you meet the criteria of phase 1B1, you will need to schedule your appointment to be vaccinated using online scheduling,
Updated January 16, 2021
The new management company, Associa-HRW, is in the process of developing a system for handling homeowner dues. The process has gone slowly, as the company adapts to its new responsibilities.
Because of postal delays, many residents have still not received dues statements for 2021, and some who have received them have questions about how to pay the dues. One problem is that the letter sent out by the company did not indicate the amount of the dues. Dues for 2021 are $179.
You can expect a second letter from Associa in the next few days spelling out the options for payment. You will be able to pay through a bank draft, or by sending a check to Fearrington Homeowners Association, c/o/ HRW, P.O. Box 11904, Newark, NJ 07101. Be sure to include your account number on your check. If you do not include the account number...
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow.” —Albert Einstein
Well, by the time you read this, Santa will have come and gone for another year and the door to 2021 will be creaking open. Some folks will just see a long, dark corridor beyond the door. But wait, there appears to be bright light coming around the edges. The evidence seems clear; human ingenuity and adaptability will defeat the pandemic.
As people have done in the past, many of us will make new year’s resolutions as one way of maintaining some control over the future. Most resolutions tend to lead to disappointment (and subsequent criticism if others know of them). If I make any, I keep them to myself so that I am the only critic, and I tend to give myself a lot of leeway. I am tempted to resolve to swear off every virtue,
When the Survey response period ended on December 8, 900 completed surveys had been returned. This means that 52.7% of Fearrington residents had completed and submitted their individual surveys. This rate of return translates to a 99% confidence limit and a margin of error of 2.25%. In our experience this is an excellent result. If you are one of these respondents, thank you! (Survey responses are anonymous, so we do not know who has completed our community survey.)
The FHA Lifestyle Subcommittee is in the process of analyzing our community’s responses and preparing a summary report. This summary report will address topics that concern most of our residents. Your responses will help our FHA identify priorities and indicate where you would like your resources invested in the community.
In addition to...
2020 has not been a year with a lot of good news, but we are happy to report that on October 20, 2020, ONSWC-Chatham North, LLC (Chatham North) and Old North State Water Company, LLC (ONSWC) filed to withdraw all the applications related to the transfer of the Fearrington Village wastewater system to Chatham North from the docket of the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
In addition, Greg Fitch let us know that, as of January 1, 2021, Fitch Utilities, not Envirolink, will manage the Fearrington Village system. Fitch’s prior operations team, consisting of John Poteat, operator of record, and Ronnie Wright, a longtime Fitch Creations employee, will return to their previous roles. In addition, Fitch Utilities has plans to upgrade and renovate our existing plant in 2021 to help it meet today’s stricter standards for discharge of effluent into Jordan Lake. Moreover, our utility rates will remain the same for...
Most of you have received a final sewer bill from Envirolink, and you may have been confused by the amount. The bill is over 50 percent more than you normally pay.
This does not reflect an increase in fees. Although the bill states that it is for services from November 13 to December 13, the bill actually covers service until the end of December. It is the last bill you will receive from Envirolink. On January 1, service will be taken over by Fitch Utilities (see separate article concerning developments in wastewater service). If you pay by credit card and incur an additional “convenience” fee, it will have increased as well.
Charges for 2021 through Fitch Utilities will be the same as they have been for this year.
—Gordon Pitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sparking Possibilities for Your New Year Ahead
A Fearrington Cares Education Program
Fridays, January 29, February 5 and 12, 1:30 pm via Zoom
Next year promises to be filled with dips, bumps, and curves! It will certainly be different from 2020! You may find yourself feeling a bit muddled, disconnected, or even stuck, as you face the new year ahead.
Join us for this three-week Zoom series to explore, clarify, and spark possibilities on your path forward in 2021. Over the course of three one-hour sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to rekindle your personal set of strengths and apply down-to-earth tips and tools for living your best life going forward. Mark your calendar for all three sessions: Fridays 1:30-2:30 pm, January 29, February 5, and February 12.
Each individual lively session combines a “lecturette” with time for guided self-reflection, fun exercises, and focused discussion. This course is taught by Vicki...
Recently, members of the Board have received inquiries about the golf carts that are occasionally being used in the Village. Fearrington was not built with a golf course and, therefore, was never envisioned as a golf cart community. Moreover, it’s important to point out that the roads in Fearrington are state roads. This means that any vehicle being driven on our roads must be licensed by the State of North Carolina, and the drivers of such vehicles must have a NC driver’s license to operate them. Although our covenants are silent with respect to golf carts, drivers must obey all traffic laws.
In most instances following snow and ice, plan on slippery walking and driving conditions for 12 to 48 hours, especially in shaded areas. Being in the South, the warming sun should improve conditions quickly. However, the NCDOT does not consider the public roadways in Fearrington Village to be their first priority, and it could be two to three days before these roads are treated and plowed. FHA does not own or maintain any roads within the village.
If residents leave vehicles parked along the edge of roadways within the village, the road crews will not plow the road. Therefore, for the sake of the neighbors on your street, please do not park your vehicles along the roadway.
I am Chris Jaeger, your newly volunteered Social Committee chairman for 2021. The next year has lots of potential to be a great return to social events, and we will be needing volunteers to help get up and running again. It will be a great way for you to get to know your neighbors and help make our community better.
We hope to get The Gathering Place welcome center operating soon. As you may know, it provides you a place to fax and use a copier as well as provide information like newcomers’ packets. With volunteers we had been open on weekday mornings before Covid-19, and we’ll do so again—perhaps starting on a limited schedule.
A big event has been the Easter Egg Hunt. Even though it is an outdoor activity, it may not happen this year. However, there are several other events that traditionally we have sponsored...
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