GM Report: Spring 2013

April 5th, 2013 No Comments

A Message from Bob Kimble

Oh spring, glorious spring, come along sing with me. I am sure that I am not alone in saying a BIG welcome to spring and goodbye to winter. We have so many new things which are on the horizon for our beloved community.

First, I would like to thank the Pinehurst residents who have endured three years of truck traffic, dust clouds and road damage. The CDA project is nearing completion and the LLA is making preparations to repair the roads damaged over the previous years. The current projects we are working on will be repairing and resurfacing Pinehurst Drive and Twin Lakes Drive. We are hoping to have contracts in place and work to begin, in conjunction with the school year ending.

Now that the CDA project is basically over, we need to plan on what the residents of Pinehurst want to have done with the “Spoon” area. This is the area that has been used for the last several years as a staging area for the construction. I have heard that some young folks would like to see a skate park built. Some would like to have a soccer field. It is critical to gain an understanding of what the majority of Pinehurst residents want in this space. Opinions are meaningless if you don’t speak up, so attend the next Pinehurst Village Meetings and speak out so your voice is heard (Pinehurst Village Meetings held: 2nd Tuesday of every month). Don’t let a few decide what the majority of residents in Pinehurst want.

I would like to thank the Board of Directors for their hard work and long hours spent working towards an agreement with the developer. As a result of recent joint meetings, an outstanding deal with the developer, Oakdale Investments, LLC was reached. Oakdale will be contributing millions of dollars to the Lake Linganore Association throughout the remaining development and build out of the Community. Highlights of the deal are outlined below. The developer has made the following monetary commitments moving forward:

$2,000.00 per lot sold will be contributed to Amenities Funds
$1,000.00 per lot sold will be contributed to the Dredging Fund
$1,000.00 per lot sold will be contributed to the Capital Improvement Fund
$500.00 per lot will be contributed to the Road Fund

This commitment is significant and historic.

In addition to the financial contributions, the developer has agreed to donate the “Barn Area” at Coldstream to the Association to build a Community Center. They are donating the Isles of Balmoral so we can use this site as a staging area for dredging of the lake and possibly for sports fields in the future after dredging is complete. They are donating the Indian Caves to the Association as well as a parcel at the end of North Shore. The North Shore parcel is located near the Coldstream beach and can be used to create additional parking and other activities.

Now that your interest is sparked, let me state that a Community Center is at least five years from fruition. The Strategic Planning Committee will be working on this project. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email:

Since there will be a normal delay in building this long overdue Community Center, the Association is in the process of purchasing a large events pavilion/tent. This pavilion will be used for many forms of recreation and event functions. Currently the Events Committee is planning the annual Summer Festival (June 15th). They are also introducing a Summer Concert Series (Concert Dates: Jun 20th, Jul 18th, Aug 1st, and Aug 15th). The Coldstream Village Committee is preparing for the always popular Farmers Market (held every Thursday at 4pm from Jun 13th – Aug 15th). Stay connected this summer and take advantage of these great activities!

We are currently purchasing DJ / Karaoke equipment. With the purchase of this equipment and the events pavilion, we will be planning pool parties, teen dances, children’s events, adult dances, country line dances, oldies night, and many other events. In order for this to all happen, I NEED YOUR HELP!!! Contact and/or join the Events Committee and bring these fresh ideas to life (Events Committee: We have a magnificent Community and want residents to enjoy all that there is to offer. We can only reach our full potential if residents volunteer.

The events pavilion will be located at the Coldstream Barn area and will help our Community bridge the gap between now and the construction of a Community Center in the future. We will at least have the option of planning events without the worry about inclement weather conditions. It will serve multiple purposes and uses.

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. –Marjorie Moore

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