NORTH CAROLINA – Jervay Developer Promises Homeowner Involvement in HOA Meeting by Early Spring
Port City Daily: Jervay Developer Promises Homeowner Involvement in HOA Meeting by Early Spring
Telesis Founder and President Marilyn Melkonian answered questions about Jervay Communities, including clarifying what the HOA is and who is a member, what happened to HOA fees, and what’s next for the development.
By Benjamin Schachtman
January 10, 2019
WILMINGTON — The developer that owns and maintains much of the public-private Jervay Communities housing development is addressing the issue of the neighborhood’s homeowners association, and the fees it has charged for over a decade, answering questions in an attempt to clarify the situation.
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Last month, Port City Daily reported that numerous homeowners had been paying homeowners fees to Telesis, the developer, for as long as a decade, but had never seen an HOA materialize — this despite Jervay’s founding documents, which call for an elected board and elections including all homeowners.
Public records and interviews with the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA), showed this has been an issue dating back to the community’s founding; WHA CEO Katrina Redmon also confirmed that Telesis maintained an escrow account with HOA fees in it.
Many questions remained about what had happened to the HOA fees and what the status of the HOA was – and what it was legally required to be.
This week, Telesis Founder and President Marilyn Melkonian answered some of those questions. Read more: