This site was designed to provide community information to the property owners, residents, potential buyers and real estate professionals representing buyers and sellers in the Hancock County Indiana Community of Keystone. Keystone is a 400+ lot single-family neighborhood in Greenfield, Indiana. It is conveniently located off of McKenzie Road, East of State Road 9. This website presents online access to new and up-to-date information, as well as interesting activities for all residents of Keystone, HOA.
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*2nd “Attempt” Annual Meeting*
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Evangel Christian Church
1221 East Main Street
First, I would like to take a moment to thank each and everyone of you who came to the annual meeting last night either in person or by proxy. That is truly appreciated.
In order to have met quorum last night, we would have needed 123 homeowners represented either by proxy or in person. Unfortunately, there were only 110 homeowners. This means that no official meeting took place and no official voting commenced. However, the good news is that now quorum is cut in half from 123 down to 62 homeowners. Due to the number of proxies that were submitted, we have already reached quorum for the second meeting attempt. That means that we will have an official annual meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm. If you have already submitted a proxy, you will not need to send another. Your signed proxy is valid for 180 days from the date of the meeting.
A few matters that need to be made very clear for anyone who does not understand, are the nomination forms and the sheds. Nomination forms are not votes. Nomination forms are strictly for you to nominate someone (or yourself) to be on the board. This form cannot and is not used as a vote in any way.
An updated Annual Meeting Letter with a new proxy and new nomination form will be emailed as well as mailed to you. Please do not lose this as it will be helpful if you do not plan on attending the annual meeting. If we are somehow able to reach 75% (307 homeowners) then we will be able to vote on the sheds. If we do not have 307 homeowners represented then the shed vote will not take place.
If you have any questions, please reach out and we will be happy to help.
Your Keystone HOA Board Nominee
Sean Buchan Dick Wagner
Stacy Rongaus Bush Tomi Hollywood
Cheryl Grider Kershaw Joel C. Hargrave
Hey neighbors, I moved here in Dec 2018. In Feb 2018, I retired from the Federal gov’t after more than 27 yrs. I lasted a whole 4 months. Came to work at Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office. Been here 2 yrs.
I fell in love with Greenfield. So much so that I sold my house in Indy. Moved out 26 yrs to the day I moved in. Mother to a 4 legged pipsqueak named Sam. Small in size but has a loud mouth…er I mean bark.
My son lives in Valley Brook (21st & Buck Creek) and his neighborhood has lots of family events, i.e. parades, holiday functions. I loved how his community got together. I would like us to do/have that. We’ve sorta have been with the high school seniors drive by, the community day we last month. The food trucks.
I want to ‘be a/take part’ in our community. I want everyone to feel that ‘welcome home’ feeling when pulling into the entrance. I get great satisfaction of being helpful. Whether helping in a project or helping folks.
In closing, we are family, Keystone is our name. Let’s be loud and proud of our neighborhood.
Thank you for your consideration,
Cheryl Grider Kershaw
I just wanted to introduce myself since after conversations with Sean, I decided to put my name in for nomination to the board of directors. First, thank you, Sean, for taking the time to talk to me about everything. I really appreciated it.
Although we are new to the neighborhood, I really believe in serving others and doing what we can to make our community the best it can be. I have enjoyed meeting all the neighbors both in person and in our fb group. You have been a great help to us as we got settled in our new home. I want our HOA to be an organization that promotes community spirit and keeping our community great. I am not in favor of an HOA that is nitpicking and not helpful. I lived near an HOA where they would literally go measure people’s grass height and then send letters when it was an inch too tall, or trash cans weren’t off the curb by a certain time on trash day. That is not the kind of HOA I want, nor do I think others want. I want to serve you and your concerns.
I am running for the HOA board of directors, and would like to tell you a little more about myself. My husband and I have been married 33 years and have three adult children (with 2 by marriage joining us in the Spring). We moved here in May after waiting for the new section to open. We love our neighborhood and Greenfield. I have a background in accounting and have worked for non-profit organizations most of my career. I currently work very part-time as treasurer for our church pre-school in New Palestine. Since moving here, we have become drivers for Meals on Wheels, as well as volunteer at the library. I also volunteer at least 4 hours a month at the hospital. I believe in serving my community to help make it a better place, which is why I decided to run for a position on the board. I want our neighborhood to be a warm, welcoming neighborhood. I see so much of that now and want it to only get stronger. Thank you for taking time to read this. See you at the meeting! – Cheryl Grider Kershaw
Hello. I am on the ballot for one of the open board spots, so since only a few people in Keystone know me, I figured I would at least share a little about myself. Don’t worry, this shouldn’t take long to read.
A Little about Myself
I have been married for 28 years this year. I have two college age sons (who still live at home, but they actually work and go to school…I am lucky) and a miniature pet that resembles a dog (She is a Min Pin). I have a business background both in education and experience. If you want more details about my experience and education, feel free to message me, and I will tell you whatever you would like to know.
My goals are pretty straightforward with respect to this. HOA’s are there to protect property values, ensure a certain quality of community, and make sure that the resources within the community are maintained. I would like to be involved in this to help maintain the spirit of the community. I feel that the HOA’s functions are to enforce the rules that we all agreed upon and manage the budget for the amenities. It is not to become a nuisance or a thorn in people’s sides. I want it to be a positive resource for the members of the community. A resource that appears to, under Sean‘s and the present board’s leadership, listen to the members of the community and is inventive with respect to activities and community involvement. Conversing with Sean, it appears that what was done this year is only the beginning of many positive programs that will be in play going forward. I am a pretty quick learner and fairly creative so I hope to contribute as I learn how to do this from the rest of the people on the board.
My family and I are very happy to be members of this community, and we look forward to being here for a very long time.
Thank you for your attention. – Joel Hargrave
For the past year I have served as the President of the Keystone HOA. For the most part it has been a fun experience with a huge learning curve. Having never served on an HOA Board before, stepping in to such a large community with the complexities that we have has not been easy. There have missteps and mistakes. I would have to say the first 6 months were extremely tough and it became easier. September 15th is the Annual Meeting where we will be voting on sheds and electing a new Board. Unfortunately we have 3 Board members who will not be running for re-election for varying reasons. I have decided to ask for another term.
There is a long list of accomplishments this past year:
- Fired Associa and hired Your HOA- $14,000/yr savings
- Renegotiated mowing and landscaping- $3,000/yr savings
- Started geese control
- Negotiated rates for trash with CGS and Republic
- Created a website for our community- keystonehomeowners.com
- Moving forward to see if sheds pass the 75% majority to change covenants
- Extended pool hours to 10 PM on Friday and Saturday nights
- Keeping the pool open two weeks past Labor Day
- Started a Social Committee and held our first event
- Began bringing in food trucks
My goals for the next year will be:
- Solidify the Social Committee and hold additional events
- Renegotiate our pool contract
- Expand the Architectural Committee to 5 people to speed up processing times
- Get a couple picnic tables around the playground area- would like to eventually have picnic tables at points around the big pond, but purchase 2-3 a year and slowly grow our inventory
- Get a pool cover to cover the pool while it is closed. – Sean Buchan
Stacy Rognaus Bush
I would like to be considered for the board this year so let me introduce myself for those that don’t know me. I love to be involved in my community, I currently serve on our social committee which just held our 1st annual block party and we have many more ideas for the future. I also volunteer as a care giver for MOPS and at the local soup kitchen. I work for GC schools as a substitute teacher. My family moved to Greenfield about 18 months ago and we love it here. We truly love this neighborhood which is why I want to help grow and nurture this neighborhood into a place where people feel they know their neighbors. I think we are doing such a great job of that, I love when I see post about borrowing wheelbarrows or giving things away to those who need them and I want to help continue that spirit. Thanks for your consideration. – Stacy Rognaus Bush
Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday to attend the “Rock the Block” party! We currently have two unclaimed prizes that will need to be picked up by no later than 9 pm tonight or two other winners will be drawn.
Please call or text (317) 437-0208 to claim your prize. Thanks again to everyone who took part in the community event!
Please be advised: Parental supervision is required for those under 14 years of age. Children as young as 10 have been seen frequenting the community pool unaccompanied by an adult. This is not allowed. Children who are unsupervised by their parents or guardians will be asked to leave and the pool key will be deactivated until further notice. The safety and wellbeing of our children is of the utmost importance and if children are being left unsupervised, it can very easily open the door to mischief and or inappropriate behavior. Everyone should feel safe when visiting the pool. No one should fear being bullied or harassed and that type of behavior will not be tolerated.
Pool season will soon come to an end, so let’s all make sure that these last few weeks of summer can be enjoyed by everyone in the community.
Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate all you do in helping to keep the Keystone community a fun and safe place to live.
Please welcome the new members of the Social Committee!!
Chairman: Saretha Blake
Mary Kay Steele
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