Thursday, September 30, 2010

Landscape Motion Tabled at Board Meeting

At Tuesday night's board meeting, a motion was made to award a $3400 landscape project to Forever In Bloom. Residents at the well-attended meeting questioned the wisdom of using Forever In Bloom again after the unguaranteed plants in two previous projects by that vendor died shortly after planting.

The first project was the planting around the red walkway at the front entrance. The second project was the June planting around The Smith House and pool that was so poorly executed that many plants died.

During the discussion of the motion, both the Landscape Liaison and Landscape Committee Chair denied knowing where the plantings were located, what the outcome was, who did the job, who approved the expenditure (5/25/10 board meeting, minutes on official website) and whether the plants were guaranteed.

After hearing the audience's response, the board tabled the motion.