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August 2023 Board Meeting Location
Posted on Aug 12th, 2023
The August 2023 Board meeting will be held at Forest Park, Shelter 1.  If this shelter is unavailable, we will move to the next closest available shelter.
 
UPDATE:  The meeting will be at Shelter 2 - the Andersen Shelter between the tennis courts and the mini golf
Pool Closure 2023 Update
Posted on Aug 11th, 2023
As stated in our last communication dated July 22… 
 
“It is the goal of the MPOA Board to get the pool back to being operational and swimmable before the end of pool season. If the insurance company communication stalls the process long enough to miss the pool season, we remain committed to ensuring the pool will open for the 2024 pool season. With this commitment to the 2024 season in mind, even if the pool is not able to be opened for use the goal is to complete all repairs prior to winterizing for this year.” 
 
As of this update the insurance report has been received and is under review. The course for the next steps is currently being weighed and considered by the MPOA Board, Ardsley, and the pool vendors involved in making the necessary repairs as all involved want to be sure to get it done correctly in the best timeline possible given all circumstances. The MPOA Board is 100% committed to having a fully open and operational pool for the 2024 season and is working to ensure that that does happen. Whether or not it is prudent or possible to get it to an operational standpoint for the remainder of 2023 is still being determined. 
 
Overall, the damage to the physical structure of the pool and underground piping beyond the pool house equipment was relatively minimal, though it will take considerable dollars to repair the damage done to the pool deck and replace all the pumphouse equipment with the current standards for the size of the pool that we have.
 
Annually the cost to operate the pool (lifeguard contract + maintenance + assorted water & utilities) is the second largest expense in the MPOA Budget (second to maintaining all the common area landscaping maintenance which is equal to roughly 13 acres + 10 acres of ponds). 
 
There are two options currently being considered to repair the pool that will either operate in the long-time status quo OR provide for long-term reduced costs + greater operating ability each season thereafter. 
 
As built, the size of the pool is just a few feet above the state law which dictates that any time the pool is open there MUST be at least one (1) lifeguard onsite. Based on that requirement, the standard operating season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day thanks to the general availability of the labor pool for staffing and guarding each operating day.    
 
The first option under review is to repair the pool as it is and keep the status quo of a pool season from Memorial Day to Labor Day with varying hours based on the school calendar, labor availability, and a mandatory lifeguard present at all times while the pool is open.
 
The second option under review is to take this once in 30 year's opportunity while the pool remains closed and make a change to the physical structure, shortening it in length at the deep end by just a few feet, which would then let us come out from underneath the state requirement for a lifeguard at all times; meaning that the pool season and operating hours (i.e., when the pool opens in the morning and when it closes in the evening) could effectively be lengthened based on the weather – and the cost to operate the pool could be reduced. If enacted, the pool could then operate without a lifeguard requirement from earlier in the spring to later in the fall, thereby reducing the cost to operate the pool by up to 50% or more. More than likely if this option is the selected route, lifeguards would be on hand a couple of days each week during the first operating season to provide that usual oversight, though they wouldn’t be a requirement any longer based on the revised pool size. Note that the additional cost to modify the pool would be offset by the ongoing savings resulting from reduced annual lifeguard staffing costs.
 
Final Proposals are being reviewed and any interested resident is welcome to attend the next MPOA Board meeting on Monday, August 21 at 6:30 pm at Forest Park. Details about the shelter will be found on the website.
 
Regardless of which direction the MPOA Board and Ardsley determine to move in, insurance funds from the claim, and a portion of the existing Reserve Fund, will be able to take care of all necessary repairs and any restructuring needed to get the pool complex back into working order as quickly as possible.
 
Like any contractor you might work with for your personal property improvements and repairs, this project must be scheduled based on available work crews to get the job done. Neither Ardsley nor the MPOA Board are in control of the vendor’s scheduling but have shared the sense of urgency that the community continues to voice via social media. When the schedule is known, additional details will be shared via the website and Facebook. 
 
Thank you for your continued patience as all involved continue to move this project forward as expeditiously as possible.
Pool Closure 2023 Update
Posted on Jul 20th, 2023
In the time since the last update an insurance company engineer was on site to inspect the pool. We were told it would take 7 to 10 days to receive the report after this inspection was completed. We are quite a bit past that milestone and still have not heard from the insurance company. Ardsley Management continues to reach out to them and has been unable to get any answers. The voicemail of the primary contact is now full. There are some additional contacts within the insurance company that we continue to contact as well. The MPOA Board along with Ardsley continue to review any and all options to keep the process moving forward. 
 
It is the goal of the MPOA Board to get the pool back to being operational and swimmable before the end of pool season. If the insurance company communication stalls the process long enough to miss the pool season, we remain committed to ensuring the pool will open for the 2024 pool season. With this commitment to the 2024 season in mind, even if the pool is not able to be opened for use the goal is to complete all repairs prior to winterizing for this year. 
 
The delay in communication from the insurance company is simply not acceptable and we all know that. The MPOA Board continues to appreciate your patience, as both Ardsley and the MPOA Board continue to try and get answers. The MPOA Board’s patience is wearing thin all around as we know yours is too. We remain as optimistic as possible that we are nearing the end and we will have answers soon. When we have more information to share, we will do so. 
 
Pool Closure 2023 Update
Posted on Jun 23rd, 2023
 
We know it has been a couple of weeks since we’ve been able to share anything about the pool, but do have some updated information to share. During the most recent MPOA Board Meeting earlier this week at Forest Park, Pyle’s Pools and our Attorney were both on hand to answer resident questions about the ongoing situation with the pool.  Here is a recap of where things stand at present:

  • Pressure and leak tests have indicated that there is minimal to no damage to the pipes underneath the pool deck running from the pumphouse.

  • The pool has once again settled back down as all the water under the ground has been pumped out, and the ground has dried out appropriately. There currently is a ½” to 2” trip hazard around the deck, which will be repaired when the go ahead is given to begin the work.

  • The pump system and filter that exploded was the original from 1995 when the pool was first installed. At 28 years of age the pump was right within the middle of the functional expectancy for such equipment, which is 20-35 years. While updates and repairs were consistently made each year to maintain the equipment, it still was an unexpected occurrence to blow up the way it did and is estimated the only one in the manufacturer’s history.

  • Within the next 7-10 days the insurance company’s engineer will be onsite evaluating the damage to provide a report and the estimated amount that the insurance company could pay out to make the necessary repairs and improvements to get the pool into working order.

  • The MPOA has received bids to repair & replace the damaged pump house equipment, pending the review from the insurance company and what they will pay. Reserve Funds will be used to cover the difference, since the deductible will have to be met first.

  • The insurance engineer’s report is anticipated to take between 7-10 days after the onsite visit to compile and return to Ardsley and the MPOA Board.

  • IF the insurance company refuses or doesn’t want to pay, the attorney is on standby to issue demand letters and keep the lines of communication open based on the situation. Any refusal or reluctance on the insurance company’s part will slow things down. Insurance companies typically don’t want to pay anything but are contractually obligated to pay, so it will drag things out based on whatever the determination is in the final report from the engineer, but the attorneys are ready to jump in as needed to assist in keeping things moving forward.
When we are able to move forward with repairs, and everything is done and the pool is ready to be filled, it will need to be filled and sit empty for approximately 9 to 10 days before anyone will be able to use it.  This is necessary so that Pyle’s Pools can monitor it for any potential defects or issues, ensuring all seals, caulking and drain pipes are working as they should.  If and when that is able to happen, you may notice a lot of activity going on at the pool, but until an official announcement is made on the website, and we are able to officially open it, no residents will be able to access or use the pool facilities.
 
At this point we still do not have an estimate on whether the pool will be able to open this season or not, but here is the BEST CASE SCENARIO

  • IF everything falls into place and there are NO additional unforeseen issues, the pool MIGHT be able to open sometime in August – but there are absolutely NO guarantees.
June 2023 Board Meeting
Posted on Jun 19th, 2023
The June 2023 meeting will be held at Forest Park, Shelter 1.  If this shelter is unavailable, we will move to the next closest shelter.
Pool Closure 2023
Posted on May 18th, 2023
 
 
 
“Life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected.” – Carre Otis
 
May 18, 2023
 
Meadows Property Owners and Residents,
 
It is with great sadness that we must share some bad news with you, but as you read on, there is a silver lining to it, even if not perfect.
 
During the past two weeks Pyle’s Pools has been prepping for the 2023 Pool Season as they have done each spring for us for many years. Daily they undergo checks and various maintenance tasks to the pool, pool deck, and assorted equipment in the pumphouse.  By Tuesday the pool was already half full and was on track to meet the stated opening on May 27.  During the overnight hours on Wednesday morning, the alarm system inside the pool’s pumphouse was triggered sometime around 3 AM. This usually only happens when the electricity goes off, but it can also indicate potential damage. When it is triggered, the system contacts the Noblesville Police, which it did. By around 5 AM they were on the scene and found water flowing out from the pumphouse, indicating it was physical damage and not just the electricity being off. They worked to get the water valves shut off for us and immediately contacted Ardsley Management and the Board. Pyle’s Pools and the Board members were on the scene a couple of hours later to assess the damage that caused the alarm to be set off. Unfortunately, by that point all the water that had been filling the pool in the days prior was now gone. The pool was sitting completely empty since the pump that fills water in also draws it out, and with the damage inside the pumphouse, all the water was drawn out of the pool going in multiple directions, but mostly underground, indicating damaged pipes.
 
John Pyle has been in the pools business for over 20 years and is an expert at what he does. What happened to our pool is extremely rare, but not unheard of. Here’s what John explained:
 
“The pool filter exploded, which caused possible pressure in the pool lines, or possibly just from the actual explosion that caused the water to come back in and fill the pool room. Those things caused the pool deck to be damaged in multiple places, along with lifting the pool approximately 2 inches.” 
 
Currently, all damage is being assessed. A leak detection specialist is checking to see what kind of damage may have happened to the underground pipes that serve to both fill and empty the pool, and what kind of trenching across the pool deck will be needed to access and repair any damaged pipes.  A claim has been filed with the insurance company and adjustors will be on the scene in the coming days. Our pool professionals will continue to assess the damage prior to the insurance company doing their review. 
 
It is with great sadness that we must announce that the Meadows Pool will NOT be able to open this month, and until we know the extent of the damage, it will remain closed indefinitely – possibly for the entire summer depending on what may be needed to repair it. Given the high demand for pools across central Indiana during the summer months, the timing couldn’t have been worse, which also creates high demand for repair experts needed to be able to get it to an operational point.
 
In the meantime, until we know exactly what the outlook is for our pool, the MPOA Board, is, together with Ardsley Management and Pyle’s Pools, working on alternatives so that residents of The Meadows will be able to have access to a pool and refreshing water this summer.  Pyle’s Pools is giving all residents access to Summer Break SwimCenter located at 8376 E 141st St in Fishers, near the corner of 141st and Allisonville Rd.  It isn’t ideal, we know. It is, however, the best available immediate replacement option that we have at present.
 
Our subdivision is nearly 30 years old, and so is the pool. Annual maintenance has been done regularly, both repairing and replacing parts often, but just like appliances in your homes that often die before you expect them to – or at the worst possible moment – bad things can happen when we least expect them to. Putting away for a rainy day is exactly why the association has Reserve Funds. This is the rainiest of rainy days that our neighborhood has ever experienced! Together with whatever insurance claim amount we receive, we will be able to make the necessary repairs and modifications in as short of time as possible, depending on contractor and supplies availability. Whether we will be able to get the pool open later in 2023 or not remains to be seen, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding. We know you are disappointed with this news, and possibly angry. We are as well. None of your Board members anticipated this happening and were just as excited to get the pool season underway as you were.
 
As they become available, updates will be shared via the website and Facebook page. 
 
The Meadows POA Board of Directors
 
Pool Hours 2021
Posted on May 29th, 2021
The pool hours for the 2021 Pool Season are:
 
May 29 - May 31 (Sat-Sun-Mon): 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Jun 1 - Jun 3 (Tues-Wed-Thurs): 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jun 4 - Aug 1 (Sun-Sat): 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Aug 2 - Sept 5: Mon-Fri 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Sat-Sun 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sept 6: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
October 2020 Board Meeting Canceled
Posted on Oct 20th, 2020
The October 20, 2020 Board Meeting has been canceled due to the lack of quorum.
 
A new meeting date will be posted here when available.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience.
COVD-19 Coronavirus
Posted on Mar 25th, 2020
The Meadows POA Board of Directors (BOD) is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and its impact on our community.
 
We encourage everyone to follow the latest guidance and updates issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the State of Indiana and the Hamilton County Health Department.
 
As everyone's health and well-being are of the utmost importance, we regrettably have canceled the MPOA Annual Easter Egg Hunt that was scheduled for April 11. 
 
Additionally, the Meadows playground and park are closed indefinitely to mitigate the spread of the virus.
 
At this time the 2020 Pool Season begins on Saturday, May 23. If any changes become necessary to the pool opening or pool policies in light of the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, information will be posted on the MPOA website at www.meadowspoa.org.
 
We hope everyone stays safe and healthy.
Sincerely,
Board of Directors, MPOA
 
 
2019 City Leaf Pickup
Posted on Nov 3rd, 2019
Bagged Leaf pick-up begins September 16, 2019, and continues through December 13, 2019
 
Weekly pick-up is on the same day as the resident's trash collection. Bagged leaf pick-up is conducted by the City of Noblesville Street Department; therefore, it is not picked up at the same time as your trash, just the same day.
Please separate trash containers from leaf bags.
 
Bagged Leaves must be in the biodegradable bags provided by the city at no charge to the Noblesville residents. The bags are free and can be picked up at any local Fire Station, City Hall, Street Department, or Parks Department.
Bags should be placed in the right-of-way (space between the street and the sidewalk). Bagged leaves are not picked up in the alley.
 
Residents may put out as many bags as necessary. Bagged leaves must weigh no more than 40 lbs.
 
Meadows Ponds News October 2019
Posted on Oct 1st, 2019
 
Good morning Ponds Rx family,
Just a quick note of what we are expecting in the next week or so.
 
We have had extremely hot temperatures, as you know.  This weekend, we are expecting 40* temperature shift downward.  What does this mean for your ponds?  There is a potential for fall turnover-see link below for an animated description.  This can cause a fish kill in your pond.  This is a natural event, and not anything to be upset about.  Those of you with aeration systems, the chances of this happening to your pond is minimal.  The odds of this happening without aeration on your pond are low but want you to be informed.
Please let me know if you have questions.
Thank you.
 
https://pwnra.org/cool-animation-of-what-water-does-in-your-pond/
 
PondsRx.com
Free Snow Cones - Memorial Day 2019
Posted on May 27th, 2019
This Memorial Day, you can get free Snow cones at the pool starting at noon.  So, if you’re planning on coming to the pool, be sure to enjoy some flavored ice. Flavors are Blue Raspberry, Cherry, Orange, and Bubblegum. 
Sidewalk & Curb Repair - May 2019
Posted on May 8th, 2019
 Noblesville street department will be doing extensive sidewalk and curb repair work followed by additional street resurfacing.  For details of their plans.  Cliick on the two links.  Plan details  Plan Map
 
 
Special Extended Pool Season 2018
Posted on Sep 3rd, 2018
This year we are extending the pool season two extra weekends beyond Labor Day, consisting of Friday Saturday, and Sunday!
 
That’s September 7th, 8th & 9th and September 14th, 15th & 16th (weather permitting).
 
The board hopes you enjoy a few extra days in the Sun at the pool!
 
2018 POOL HOURS
Posted on May 25th, 2018
Pool Season 2018 Opens Saturday May 26!
 
Pool Hours for 2018:
May 26-28: 11AM-8PM; 8PM-9PM Adult Swim Only
May 29-June 1: 4PM-8PM; 8PM-9PM Adult Swim Only
June 2-Jul 31: 11AM-8PM DAILY; 8PM-9PM DAILY – Adult Swim Only
Aug 1-Sept 4: M-F 4PM-8PM; 8PM-9PM Adult Swim Only
S-S 11AM-8PM; 8PM-9PM Adult Swim Only
 
 
 
Pool Opening Weather Reminder
Posted on Sep 1st, 2017
As a reminder Per Indiana state code the outdoor temperature must be above 70° for the pool to be open.
Street Tree Pruning - August 2017
Posted on Aug 22nd, 2017
Noblesville Street Department has scheduled pruning of the street trees  sometime during the next few weeks.  Please keep the streets clear of parked vehicles so that the process can go as smoothly as possible. As a reminder street parking is not permitted within the Meadows.
 
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
MPOA Board of Directors 
Pool Fobs 2017
Posted on Mar 1st, 2017
Pool fobs will be delivered to new residents of the Meadows starting May 1st, Residents who have requested and paid for replacement pool fobs the week of May 21st. Pool fobs are to be retained at the end of the pool season for future use.
 
If you are in one of the above categories and have not received your pool fob by Wednesday May 24, please contact the MPOA.
Holiday Decorations
Posted on Jan 11th, 2017
As a reminder, Christmas and other December holiday decorations are to be removed by the end of January as per the Rules & Regulations.
Street Parking
Posted on Jan 11th, 2017
Persistent street parking is not permitted in the Meadows, as it can interfere with mail delivery and the snowplows. Cul-de-sacs having cars parked in them will not be plowed.  For safety's sake keep children and pets clear of the snow removal trucks. Children and pets at the edge or in the streets are difficult to see from the trucks and the weather makes it difficult for the trucks to maneuver or stop quickly!
 
2016 Spring Garage Sale
Posted on Apr 12th, 2016
By unanimous vote this spring's neighborhood Garage Sale dates will be Friday May 13, and Saturday May 14. Looking forward to seeing what can be had this year.
Reminder to Residents With Pets
Posted on Dec 2nd, 2015
Several complaints have been received in the last few weeks about pets in the Meadows. Remember that dog owners and dog walkers must retrieve and properly dispose of any waste produced by their pet (proper disposal does not include leaving the waste, in any form, on common property) and must have dogs on a leash and under their control at all times while on common property and while walking throughout the Meadows. This is also a City of Noblesville Ordinance.  Thank you for your cooperation.
2015 Labor Day Holiday Pool Hours
Posted on Sep 1st, 2015
As noted in the post below, the Meadows Pool will remain closed during the week.
The pool will be open this Friday September 4 through Monday September 7 for the Labor Day Holiday. Pool hours will be 11:00AM - 8:00PM only. There will be no adult-only swim from 8:00-9:00PM due to the decreasing daylight hours.
 
POOL WILL BE CLOSED
Posted on May 27th, 2015
The MPOA pool will be closing Wednesday May 27 at 5:00PM and will not re-open until Friday May 29 at 1:00PM.
 
A major landscape project will be in process at this time near the pool facility. Because the pool attracts young children and due to the large trucks, heavy equipment, and noise that will be necessary for the project, it is in everyone's best interest to close the pool to avoid any potential injury.
 
The MPOA Board apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.
NEW TEMPORARY NOBLESVILLE TRASH PICKUP SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK ANNOUNCED
Posted on Jan 6th, 2014

Republic Services has announced that Noblesville residents who have regular trash pickups on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays will have their regular pickups this week as normal.  Residents who normally have Monday pickups will have a double pickup next Monday, January 13.  Residents who normally have Tuesday pickups will have a double pickup next Tuesday, January 14.  Residents who will have double pickups next Monday and Tuesday are asked to put the extra trash bags right next to their Republic Services trash container.

Residents who have any questions regarding this temporary schedule should contact Republic Services at (317) 917-7300.
 
Ash Tree Stump Removal
Posted on Nov 7th, 2013
The City of Noblesville has informed the MPOA that they have had to pull off the ash tree stump removal that began this week. The City will be back in to finish the ash tree stump removal in the Estates section as soon as possible.  They tried diligently to get them all done at one time, but due to leaves building up in the City they have to pull off temporarily.  They will get back in to finish them as soon as possible.
Hot Weather Pond Update
Posted on Sep 9th, 2013
With the extended lack of any measurable rainfall and warm temperatures, many ponds/lakes have devleloped a green color, which is actually a type of algae-plantonic algae. 
EAB Infestation at the Meadows
Posted on Mar 23rd, 2013
Despite the MPOA’s efforts over the past 3 years to be proactive and treat the ash trees located on common area throughout the neighborhood, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has infested the MPOA’s ash trees.
City's Mosquito Control Efforts Continue; Residents Asked To Take Simple Steps To Help Reduce Mosquito Population
Posted on Sep 6th, 2012
The Noblesville Street Department continues to treat for mosquitoes due to the recent rains.  The treatment that the Street Department uses is environmentally safe and conforms to all EPA standards.  Crews have been making regular passes throughout the city with the fogging vehicles, but residents are welcome to report areas in the city where they have noticed either standing water or high levels of mosquitoes.
Noblesville Planning Department Initiates Comprehensive Digitalization Process
Posted on Sep 6th, 2012
The Noblesville Department of Planning & Development is currently undergoing a complete digitalization process of its records and building permit processes in order to create easier access for developers, those in the construction industry, and Planning Department staff.
Noblesville Common Council Votes To Rescind City's Burn Ban
Posted on Aug 14th, 2012
At tonight's meeting, the Noblesville Common Council voted to rescind the city's burn ban and restriction on consumer fireworks usage which were enacted earlier this summer due to emergency drought conditions.
City of Noblesville Extends Burn Ban and Ban on Use of Consumer Fireworks
Posted on Jul 6th, 2012
The Noblesville Common Council voted 6 – 0 this morning to approve Ordinance 24-7-12—an indefinite extension on the current ban for open burning and for the use of consumer fireworks.
Burn Ban Proclaimed for City of Noblesville and Noblesville Township
Posted on Jun 26th, 2012
Effective June 26, 2012, a burn ban has been instituted for the City of Noblesville and Noblesville Township.  Due to the drought conditions, the weather forecast, the risks of fire hazards, and public safety concerns, Mayor John Ditslear, Fire Chief Ken Gilliam, and Township Trustee Billie Caldwell signed a proclamation this morning (attached) banning open burning within city and township limits until further notice.