Weybridge residents voting on Code of Regulations amendment at Oct 12 meeting

As part of our continuing efforts to improve the efficiency of communication to our residents, we are asking residents to consider and vote on a proposed amendment to the Weybridge HOA Code of Regulations at the Annual Meeting on October 12, 2021.

The amendment would expand the use of electronic communications to and from residents, including communications for official notifications and conducting HOA business.

The existing Code — originally written in the pre-Internet era — calls for official Association notices, such as the notice of annual meeting, letters citing code violations, and other formal communications, to be done only through U.S. Postal Service mail.

With the ever-rising cost of U.S. Mail and the growing possibility of reduced mail service, we believe the continued exclusive reliance on the U.S. post office to be burdensome and expensive, as well as a potential risk.

We are proposing an amendment that will permit the Association to send and receive formal notices, payments, communications and conduct of business transactions by electronic mail (email) and through other new technologies as they become accepted business practices. The amendment also provides that any owner who wants to continue receiving communications by regular U.S. mail has the right to do so. You can continue to receive Association mail through the post office if you do not use email.

The final text of the proposed amendment will be sent to you before the annual meeting. The proposed amendment will be introduced at the meeting, followed by a discussion on the proposal, then we will conduct an up-or-down vote. Approval of the amendment to the Code of Regulations requires a two-thirds vote of the members in attendance.

If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting and wish to vote on the amendment, a proxy form will sent to your home by US mail.

If you have any questions about the amendment, please contact any board member.

Annual Weybridge Meeting: Tue, Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm

The annual meeting of Weybridge Homeowners Association, Inc. is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12 starting at 7:00 p.m., held at the Country Club at Muirfield Village. All residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Here’s the address:

8715 Muirfield Dr
Dublin, OH 43017 (Map)

The current Board of Trustees will conduct the annual meeting, starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be live reports from the President, Treasurer, Landscaping, and more.

Prior to the meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., residents can enjoy light appetizers and access a cash bar.

A Note about COVID-19
Given the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, masks are encouraged and may be mandated, depending upon local regulation or property rules at the time of the meeting. (At present the Club is requiring masks of unvaccinated individuals.) Stay tuned to email and the website about 1 week before the October 12 meeting and we’ll confirm what COVID-19 precaution requirements are in effect.

Mosquito spraying tonight in Weybridge (Thu, 9/9)

Apparently we can call Thursday, September 9 “Chemical Day” here in Weybridge.

In addition to the planned armyworm insecticide treatment during the day today, the City of Dublin just announced the mosquito spraying program is coming back to our neighborhood tonight. They are covering our part of Dublin starting around 8:30pm. The exact time they will drive through Weybridge is unknown.

You may want to close your windows tonight, to keep the spray out. The spray is not particularly dangerous, but you might as well keep it outdoors.

You can learn more about the spraying program here.

ALERT: Armyworm insecticide treatment in Weybridge on Thu, 9/9

BrightView will be in Weybridge on Thursday, September 9 to apply an insecticide on our lawns to kill any armyworms present and hopefully prevent any additional armyworm damage.

The insecticide is called “Wisdom” (active ingredient: Bifenthrin) and it will be applied to all lawns, whether they are currently affected by armyworms or not. Please keep pets off lawns in Weybridge for 24 hours after the application on Thursday.

Here’s some retail information on Wisdom available online.

This photo of turf damage caused by fall armyworms comes from the U.S. Golf Association.

You can learn more about armyworms from these recent articles:

Fall armyworms march across Ohio, causing damage to crops and grass
Tiny, crawling troops are making their way across Ohio, eating turfgrass and crops and leaving a trail of dead plants in their wake.
Columbus Dispatch – Sep 1, 2021

‘Unprecedented’ outbreak of armyworms are destroying lawns across the US, often overnight
USA Today – Sep 1, 2021

Questions about Weybridge lawn and landscaping services? Contact our landscape chair Lisa Henry at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.

Armyworms threatening Weybridge lawns, treatment coming soon

Our neighbors to the west and our BrightView team has raised the alarm about armyworms appearing in our immediate area, destroying lawns virtually overnight. Here’s a note from our BrightView team:

Armyworms are establishing a strong presence in the Dublin area. I was out in your neighborhood and saw a few spots that may be affected already. I found armyworms in Weybridge West so I wanted to alert you of the possibility of them affecting your neighborhood as well. We can treat and kill them and the sooner we react the better. Once they have killed areas in the turf, that area will have to be aerated and seeded.

BrightView took this picture in Weybridge West this past week. Armyworms eat grass and other vegetation and leave it for dead.
This photo of turf damage caused by fall armyworms comes from the U.S. Golf Association.

The Weybridge Board is working to authorize a treatment for armyworms as soon as possible, for a minor additional expense that will not increase dues or create any additional fees for residents.

You can learn more about armyworms from these recent articles:

Fall armyworms march across Ohio, causing damage to crops and grass
Tiny, crawling troops are making their way across Ohio, eating turfgrass and crops and leaving a trail of dead plants in their wake.
Columbus Dispatch – Sep 1, 2021

‘Unprecedented’ outbreak of armyworms are destroying lawns across the US, often overnight
USA Today – Sep 1, 2021

Questions about Weybridge lawn and landscaping services? Contact our landscape chair Lisa Henry at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.