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Architectural Review Committee (ARC)



Committee Members include:  Betse Hinkley, Judith Moore, Elizabeth Staro, Val Smith and Fred Parsons (Club at Cress Creek Rep)




Reference the “Public Offering Statement, Article XVII” and the “Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions, Article XXIV” for the responsibilities, composition, and requirements of the Architectural Review Board.



Beautification Committee


Chair -  Judith Moore 

Committee Members include:  Elizabeth Staro, Bruce Waldron & Tim Whetzel


Role and Mission:


The role of the Fernbank Beautification Committee (FBC) is to engage residents in projects and partnerships that enhance the beauty and appeal of our neighborhood. 


The FBC is responsible for the landscaping and maintenance of common property areas, for devising a long-term strategic plan, and for providing assistance to the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).


Communications Committee


Chair - Piper Dankworth


Committee Members include:  Beth Brough and Julie Siler




Responsible for maintaining an on-going flow of relevant communications to the Unit Owners through newsletters, website, published minutes, notices of annual and special meetings as well as other modes of communication to keep Unit Owners apprised of important information and events. The focus is to ensure the Unit Owners are well informed and able to actively engage in the affairs of the community.




Covenants Committee


Chair -  Steve Schatken 


Committee Members include: Bruce Lapham and Bill Hinkley




The Covenants Committee advises the Board respecting the Association's Covenants and Bylaws and performs other related functions as requested including ensuring that the “Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions” are maintained in a complete, current, and accurate state.  


Safety and Roads Committee


Chair - Cory Klein

Committee Members include: Bob BeckettLex Miller and Tim Murphy (urban deer hunt) 



The committee's safety responsibilities are concerned with matters that may present danger or harm to our Fernbank residents such as speeding, street light outages, an unleashed dog or fallen trees.  The committee is also responsible for the maintenance of roads.  In addition, the committee oversees the Fernbank Animal Control Rules and the Annual Deer Hunt.


Social Committee

Chair - Cindy Morrow


Committee Members include: Bob Morrow, Betse & Bill Hinkley, Patricia and John Toffling, Scotty Turner & Norma Siler




Responsible for developing social opportunities for the interaction of the Unit Owners in the Fernbank Community. Encourage Fernbank residents to share friendship, entertainment, enjoyment and

involvement in the Fernbank Community by attending socials.



Welcome Committee


Chair - Betse Hinkley

Committee Members include:  Jill Schatken 





Responsible for welcoming new people to the neighborhood, greeting them with information about Shepherdstown, delivering a token welcome gift from the Fernbank Unit Owners; delivering the most recent FUOA Directory and the FUOA web site address; and ascertaining if they have received a copy of the Design Guidelines.  Also responsible for securing and sharing with the Executive Board and certain Committee Chairs the resident’s pertinent contact information so as to include them in Fernbank Communications.

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