News you can use, Holiday edition

Greetings Neighbors,

It’s finally starting to feel like winter! Curl up with a blanket and a mug of cocoa, and read the latest news you can use from the Board:

  1. Dues increase, 1/1/2021.  HOA dues are going up to $295/mo, beginning with your payment due January 1, 2021. You should have received new coupon books a few months back – let Gloria know if you didn’t.
  2. Maintenance workers thank you gifts.  Thanks to our residents’ generosity, we were able to give $175 to each landscape and maintenance worker.  Our gifts made a huge difference in their holiday celebrations.
  3. January board meeting, via Zoom. Our next board meeting will take place on 1/18/2021, via Zoom. You will receive an email from Gloria with more details shortly. In the meanwhile, email any questions you want answered to . (There will also be time for additional questions during the meeting.)
  4. Leafageddon photo gallery.  See photos submitted by your friends and neighbors on the website:
  5. Holiday décor photo contest.  Decorations are going up and we are looking very festive! But who has the most seasonal spirit? Send pics of your holiday decorations to and we’ll post them on the website. 


Whitehall HOA Board

News you can use – Turkey Day edition

Greetings Neighbors,

The board met last week, on Monday 11/16, for an action-packed, socially-distanced discussion. Here is a recap of the most pressing topics, and some important info for you:

  1. Thank-you gifts for maintenance workers. Thank you to everyone who has already donated! Last year we raised $1400, and we’re a little more than halfway there, so please consider donating by November 30th . Send to: Marlene Vandenberg, 1825 Falls Church Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609.
  2. Old work orders. If you submitted a work order between January 1st and June 30th, 2020 and it has NOT been done, let Gloria know via email: . If we do not hear from you by December 1, 2020, we will close them out and you will then need to submit a new work order request.
  3. New work orders. Starting in January, we will institute a new system to make sure maintenance requests get done in a timely fashion. After your request has been completed, you will receive a “door hanger” notice from the vendor. If the work has not been done to your satisfaction, the notice will provide you with instructions on how to get it addressed.  Otherwise, the stub of the notice will be returned to Marlene V. and Gloria, who will close out the order in Sentry.
  4. Zoom-enabled board meetings. We miss seeing everybody! Starting with our January meeting, and continuing quarterly, we will resume the public Q&A portion of our board meetings via Zoom. Email with any questions you want answered no later than 4 days before the meeting.  We will also allow time for additional questions during the meeting. You will get a notice with the meeting link in early January.

Many thanks from your 2020-2021 Board of Directors:

Andrew Iatridis, President
Amy Stroud, Vice-President
Sheldon Roberts, Treasurer
Charles Machalicky, Secretary
Marlene VandeBerg, At-large (maintenance, roofing and gutters)
Marlene Twiss, At-large (landscaping and tree pruning)
Kathleen DeRubio, At-large (brickwork and sidewalks) 

Leafageddon 2020 – Info, and send pics!

If you’ve walked the grounds, driven across bridges, cleaned a drain or just looked outside for a few minutes, you know that Leafageddon is upon us!

The army of Down To Earth leafblowers will be clearing leaves from public areas in stages over the next few months – first the hardscapes (parking lots and sidewalks), then the natural areas a few weeks later.  So, if you are planning on mulching the front of your house, wait until spring so it doesn’t get blown away.

Also: the second gutter cleaning will take place during the first two weeks of December.

Important: If you are clearing your own backyards, please note the rules for disposing of leaves and yard waste:

  • Place leaves in clear plastic bags or a dedicated trash can (not the City of Raleigh rolling bins), and put them out with trash pickup on Wednesday.
  • You may also rake them onto a tarp and drag them to one of the piles that DTE has made alongside Sentinel Dr.
  • Residents with creek access – do NOT dump leaves or other garden waste into the creek. This just adds to our drainage problems on the property.  And it’s not pretty.

Finally – if you’re out and about, and happen to have your camera handy, take a pic or two! Send them to , and we’ll put the best ones up on the site.

Thanks and happy Thanksgiving!

News you can use, and holiday prep

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Now that election season is over, it’s time to prepare for some other annual traditions. (And yes, “leafageddon” is one of those…) Here is some news you can use from the board:

  1. New website. We have one: . Everything in the owner’s welcome handbook can be found here, along with handy links for submitting work requests, ARCs, and managing your Sentry account.
  2. Holiday traditions, part 1 – décor. Residents may put up holiday decorations beginning Thursday, 11/19, and must be taken down by January 15. We are looking forward to seeing your spirit and creativity! (Oh, and make sure you follow the rules, posted on the website…)
  3. Holiday traditions, part 2 – Lighting of the Tree.  Unfortunately we have to cancel this annual get-together due to COVID.
  4. Holiday traditions, part 3 – Thank you gifts for maintenance workers. The painters, maintenance workers, landscapers and tree trimmers of PMI and Down to Earth really appreciated our gifts last year, so we are making this an annual thing for Whitehall. Please consider chipping in a gift of $5-$20! HOA board members will be at the Clubhouse on 11/16 and 11/18, 4:30-6:30pm, to accept donations. You can also send a check to : Marlene VandeBerg, 1825 Falls Church Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609.


Whitehall HOA Board