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Manager's Report 10/24/2020

On September 22nd, 2020, I started working as the Bear Paw Service District Manager. The support and welcome I've received from the Service District Board of Directors and our Office Administrator, Emily, has been extraordinary. Steve Jones, who is not currently serving on the Board, has also provided valuable insight and perspective; and David Jacobs has been very helpful regarding building requirements in the Service District. I am extremely grateful for everyone's support and insight. In addition, a number of residents have stopped by the office to welcome me.

To date, I have evaluated two areas which I felt needed immediate attention and upgrade. These two areas are the Administration IT and infrastructure, and the guard service at the front gate. Both of these items are detailed in the following report. Where known for all subjects, I have included dates of action.

Some of you are aware that we had a second instance of COVID-19 at the guardhouse. Subsequent testing of all guards has come back negative. Both Emily and I have been tested with negative test results.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome and I look forward to a long and productive relationship with the Bear Paw Service District.

Mitch Price

North Carolina COVID-19 Update

Under Executive Order 169, North Carolina entered into Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, Oct. 2. Under Executive Order 169:

• Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators.

• Smaller outdoor entertainment venues, such as arenas or amphitheaters, may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% of capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy for outdoor attractions only.

• The limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.

• The 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars will be extended to Nov. 13

State and public health officials will continue watching the key COVID-19 trends over the next several weeks to determine if any further restrictions can be eased when Executive Order 169 expires on October 23.

Roads

• Early August: Repaired Culvert that caused a sink hole at the volleyball court.

• Early August: Small load of gravel was installed at the end of Pike. Riprap was installed on Whispering Lane & Highland.

• Early August: Graveled three spots on Black Fox to make a four-wheel drive road.

• Early August: Scraped and graveled South Paw Trail.

• October: Primrose Drive scraped and graveled for the Polk's.

• Looking into relining the culvert pipes.

• 10/12: Crisp Paving began work on Cherokee Dr., Lakeview Dr., Village Rd.

• 10/12: Adams Surveying completed survey of contour 1532 as it relates to the dividing line between TVA property and Service District property.

Common Area

• July: Installed new mailbox cluster.

• August: Moved pickleball equipment to the locker.

Trees

• September: Removed trees encroaching on pavilion roof for rodent control.

• September: Removed downed trees at Arrowhead.

• 10/12: Tri State EMC, via Real Tree, looking at Wildwood & Village branch impinging on a powerline; Big Bass & Village—two dead oak trees; HLFHOA—two trees.

• 09/25: Josh Ledford cut down a tree at 25 Cherry Hill near bottom of graveyard.

• 09/23: Claude cut down a tree and Nantahala and Wildwood.

Security

• July: Had guard shack deep cleaned vis-a-vis COVID-19.

• Now using colored Visitor Passes that will change color every month.

• All guards will be fitted with new uniforms.

Admin Office

• July: Changed interior and exterior Admin office and Garage door locks.

• Two new email addresses have been added for better and more precise communication with the Board and residents. These two emails are Manager@Bearpawnc.com and Admin@Bearpawnc.com. Info@Bearpawnc.com will remain. The cost of each email address is $3.96 per month through GoDaddy. The Service District, at some point in the past, also paid for Microsoft Office 365 which it has yet to use. This program has now been activated and will allow file-sharing between the Manager and the Administrator as well as long-term voluminous and secure record-keeping on the

Microsoft cloud. Highly sensitive records and documents will be stored on the Administrator’s computer only—this includes the QuickBooks accounting software and database.

• After my initial evaluation of Emily's job duties, I have decided to move her to the back office—formerly the Manager's office—and my office to the front. There are various times during the month when Emily's work requires focused, uninterrupted attention. The lack thereof creates the potential for errors; particularly when she's engaged in bookkeeping tasks. So far, this arrangement is working well and accomplishing the desired result. One of the other benefits is that it allows me to more readily engage with residents who come by the clubhouse for various activities. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting many residents who have stopped by to introduce themselves.

Pool

• Kevin Kennedy received his pool certification on 10/06. Go Kevin! I will be taking the course as well.

• Bill Wolcott has been contacted to evaluate a leak in the pool system. Update will follow.

Pavilion

• In the process of contacting the person who painted the pavilion upper metal structure. Signs of rust reappearing.Manager's Report 10/24/2020

On September 22nd, 2020, I started working as the Bear Paw Service District Manager. The support and welcome I've received from the Service District Board of Directors and our Office Administrator, Emily, has been extraordinary. Steve Jones, who is not currently serving on the Board, has also provided valuable insight and perspective; and David Jacobs has been very helpful regarding building requirements in the Service District. I am extremely grateful for everyone's support and insight. In addition, a number of residents have stopped by the office to welcome me.

To date, I have evaluated two areas which I felt needed immediate attention and upgrade. These two areas are the Administration IT and infrastructure, and the guard service at the front gate. Both of these items are detailed in the following report. Where known for all subjects, I have included dates of action.

Some of you are aware that we had a second instance of COVID-19 at the guardhouse. Subsequent testing of all guards has come back negative. Both Emily and I have been tested with negative test results.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome and I look forward to a long and productive relationship with the Bear Paw Service District.

Mitch Price

North Carolina COVID-19 Update

Under Executive Order 169, North Carolina entered into Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, Oct. 2. Under Executive Order 169:

• Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators.

• Smaller outdoor entertainment venues, such as arenas or amphitheaters, may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% of capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy for outdoor attractions only.

• The limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.

• The 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars will be extended to Nov. 13

State and public health officials will continue watching the key COVID-19 trends over the next several weeks to determine if any further restrictions can be eased when Executive Order 169 expires on October 23.

Roads

• Early August: Repaired Culvert that caused a sink hole at the volleyball court.

• Early August: Small load of gravel was installed at the end of Pike. Riprap was installed on Whispering Lane & Highland.

• Early August: Graveled three spots on Black Fox to make a four-wheel drive road.

• Early August: Scraped and graveled South Paw Trail.

• October: Primrose Drive scraped and graveled for the Polk's.

• Looking into relining the culvert pipes.

• 10/12: Crisp Paving began work on Cherokee Dr., Lakeview Dr., Village Rd.

• 10/12: Adams Surveying completed survey of contour 1532 as it relates to the dividing line between TVA property and Service District property.

Common Area

• July: Installed new mailbox cluster.

• August: Moved pickleball equipment to the locker.

Trees

• September: Removed trees encroaching on pavilion roof for rodent control.

• September: Removed downed trees at Arrowhead.

• 10/12: Tri State EMC, via Real Tree, looking at Wildwood & Village branch impinging on a powerline; Big Bass & Village—two dead oak trees; HLFHOA—two trees.

• 09/25: Josh Ledford cut down a tree at 25 Cherry Hill near bottom of graveyard.

• 09/23: Claude cut down a tree and Nantahala and Wildwood.

Security

• July: Had guard shack deep cleaned vis-a-vis COVID-19.

• Now using colored Visitor Passes that will change color every month.

• All guards will be fitted with new uniforms.

Admin Office

• July: Changed interior and exterior Admin office and Garage door locks.

• Two new email addresses have been added for better and more precise communication with the Board and residents. These two emails are Manager@Bearpawnc.com and Admin@Bearpawnc.com. Info@Bearpawnc.com will remain. The cost of each email address is $3.96 per month through GoDaddy. The Service District, at some point in the past, also paid for Microsoft Office 365 which it has yet to use. This program has now been activated and will allow file-sharing between the Manager and the Administrator as well as long-term voluminous and secure record-keeping on the

Microsoft cloud. Highly sensitive records and documents will be stored on the Administrator’s computer only—this includes the QuickBooks accounting software and database.

• After my initial evaluation of Emily's job duties, I have decided to move her to the back office—formerly the Manager's office—and my office to the front. There are various times during the month when Emily's work requires focused, uninterrupted attention. The lack thereof creates the potential for errors; particularly when she's engaged in bookkeeping tasks. So far, this arrangement is working well and accomplishing the desired result. One of the other benefits is that it allows me to more readily engage with residents who come by the clubhouse for various activities. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting many residents who have stopped by to introduce themselves.

Pool

• Kevin Kennedy received his pool certification on 10/06. Go Kevin! I will be taking the course as well.

• Bill Wolcott has been contacted to evaluate a leak in the pool system. Update will follow.

Pavilion

• In the process of contacting the person who painted the pavilion upper metal structure. Signs of rust reappearing.Manager's Report 10/24/2020

On September 22nd, 2020, I started working as the Bear Paw Service District Manager. The support and welcome I've received from the Service District Board of Directors and our Office Administrator, Emily, has been extraordinary. Steve Jones, who is not currently serving on the Board, has also provided valuable insight and perspective; and David Jacobs has been very helpful regarding building requirements in the Service District. I am extremely grateful for everyone's support and insight. In addition, a number of residents have stopped by the office to welcome me.

To date, I have evaluated two areas which I felt needed immediate attention and upgrade. These two areas are the Administration IT and infrastructure, and the guard service at the front gate. Both of these items are detailed in the following report. Where known for all subjects, I have included dates of action.

Some of you are aware that we had a second instance of COVID-19 at the guardhouse. Subsequent testing of all guards has come back negative. Both Emily and I have been tested with negative test results.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome and I look forward to a long and productive relationship with the Bear Paw Service District.

Mitch Price

North Carolina COVID-19 Update

Under Executive Order 169, North Carolina entered into Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, Oct. 2. Under Executive Order 169:

• Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators.

• Smaller outdoor entertainment venues, such as arenas or amphitheaters, may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% of capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy for outdoor attractions only.

• The limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.

• The 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars will be extended to Nov. 13

State and public health officials will continue watching the key COVID-19 trends over the next several weeks to determine if any further restrictions can be eased when Executive Order 169 expires on October 23.

Roads

• Early August: Repaired Culvert that caused a sink hole at the volleyball court.

• Early August: Small load of gravel was installed at the end of Pike. Riprap was installed on Whispering Lane & Highland.

• Early August: Graveled three spots on Black Fox to make a four-wheel drive road.

• Early August: Scraped and graveled South Paw Trail.

• October: Primrose Drive scraped and graveled for the Polk's.

• Looking into relining the culvert pipes.

• 10/12: Crisp Paving began work on Cherokee Dr., Lakeview Dr., Village Rd.

• 10/12: Adams Surveying completed survey of contour 1532 as it relates to the dividing line between TVA property and Service District property.

Common Area

• July: Installed new mailbox cluster.

• August: Moved pickleball equipment to the locker.

Trees

• September: Removed trees encroaching on pavilion roof for rodent control.

• September: Removed downed trees at Arrowhead.

• 10/12: Tri State EMC, via Real Tree, looking at Wildwood & Village branch impinging on a powerline; Big Bass & Village—two dead oak trees; HLFHOA—two trees.

• 09/25: Josh Ledford cut down a tree at 25 Cherry Hill near bottom of graveyard.

• 09/23: Claude cut down a tree and Nantahala and Wildwood.

Security

• July: Had guard shack deep cleaned vis-a-vis COVID-19.

• Now using colored Visitor Passes that will change color every month.

• All guards will be fitted with new uniforms.

Admin Office

• July: Changed interior and exterior Admin office and Garage door locks.

• Two new email addresses have been added for better and more precise communication with the Board and residents. These two emails are Manager@Bearpawnc.com and Admin@Bearpawnc.com. Info@Bearpawnc.com will remain. The cost of each email address is $3.96 per month through GoDaddy. The Service District, at some point in the past, also paid for Microsoft Office 365 which it has yet to use. This program has now been activated and will allow file-sharing between the Manager and the Administrator as well as long-term voluminous and secure record-keeping on the

Microsoft cloud. Highly sensitive records and documents will be stored on the Administrator’s computer only—this includes the QuickBooks accounting software and database.

• After my initial evaluation of Emily's job duties, I have decided to move her to the back office—formerly the Manager's office—and my office to the front. There are various times during the month when Emily's work requires focused, uninterrupted attention. The lack thereof creates the potential for errors; particularly when she's engaged in bookkeeping tasks. So far, this arrangement is working well and accomplishing the desired result. One of the other benefits is that it allows me to more readily engage with residents who come by the clubhouse for various activities. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting many residents who have stopped by to introduce themselves.

Pool

• Kevin Kennedy received his pool certification on 10/06. Go Kevin! I will be taking the course as well.

• Bill Wolcott has been contacted to evaluate a leak in the pool system. Update will follow.

Pavilion

• In the process of contacting the person who painted the pavilion upper metal structure. Signs of rust reappearing.Manager's Report 10/24/2020

On September 22nd, 2020, I started working as the Bear Paw Service District Manager. The support and welcome I've received from the Service District Board of Directors and our Office Administrator, Emily, has been extraordinary. Steve Jones, who is not currently serving on the Board, has also provided valuable insight and perspective; and David Jacobs has been very helpful regarding building requirements in the Service District. I am extremely grateful for everyone's support and insight. In addition, a number of residents have stopped by the office to welcome me.

To date, I have evaluated two areas which I felt needed immediate attention and upgrade. These two areas are the Administration IT and infrastructure, and the guard service at the front gate. Both of these items are detailed in the following report. Where known for all subjects, I have included dates of action.

Some of you are aware that we had a second instance of COVID-19 at the guardhouse. Subsequent testing of all guards has come back negative. Both Emily and I have been tested with negative test results.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome and I look forward to a long and productive relationship with the Bear Paw Service District.

Mitch Price

North Carolina COVID-19 Update

Under Executive Order 169, North Carolina entered into Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, Oct. 2. Under Executive Order 169:

• Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators.

• Smaller outdoor entertainment venues, such as arenas or amphitheaters, may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% of capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

• Amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy for outdoor attractions only.

• The limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.

• The 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars will be extended to Nov. 13

State and public health officials will continue watching the key COVID-19 trends over the next several weeks to determine if any further restrictions can be eased when Executive Order 169 expires on October 23.

Roads

• Early August: Repaired Culvert that caused a sink hole at the volleyball court.

• Early August: Small load of gravel was installed at the end of Pike. Riprap was installed on Whispering Lane & Highland.

• Early August: Graveled three spots on Black Fox to make a four-wheel drive road.

• Early August: Scraped and graveled South Paw Trail.

• October: Primrose Drive scraped and graveled for the Polk's.

• Looking into relining the culvert pipes.

• 10/12: Crisp Paving began work on Cherokee Dr., Lakeview Dr., Village Rd.

• 10/12: Adams Surveying completed survey of contour 1532 as it relates to the dividing line between TVA property and Service District property.

Common Area

• July: Installed new mailbox cluster.

• August: Moved pickleball equipment to the locker.

Trees

• September: Removed trees encroaching on pavilion roof for rodent control.

• September: Removed downed trees at Arrowhead.

• 10/12: Tri State EMC, via Real Tree, looking at Wildwood & Village branch impinging on a powerline; Big Bass & Village—two dead oak trees; HLFHOA—two trees.

• 09/25: Josh Ledford cut down a tree at 25 Cherry Hill near bottom of graveyard.

• 09/23: Claude cut down a tree and Nantahala and Wildwood.

Security

• July: Had guard shack deep cleaned vis-a-vis COVID-19.

• Now using colored Visitor Passes that will change color every month.

• All guards will be fitted with new uniforms.

Admin Office

• July: Changed interior and exterior Admin office and Garage door locks.

• Two new email addresses have been added for better and more precise communication with the Board and residents. These two emails are Manager@Bearpawnc.com and Admin@Bearpawnc.com. Info@Bearpawnc.com will remain. The cost of each email address is $3.96 per month through GoDaddy. The Service District, at some point in the past, also paid for Microsoft Office 365 which it has yet to use. This program has now been activated and will allow file-sharing between the Manager and the Administrator as well as long-term voluminous and secure record-keeping on the

Microsoft cloud. Highly sensitive records and documents will be stored on the Administrator’s computer only—this includes the QuickBooks accounting software and database.

• After my initial evaluation of Emily's job duties, I have decided to move her to the back office—formerly the Manager's office—and my office to the front. There are various times during the month when Emily's work requires focused, uninterrupted attention. The lack thereof creates the potential for errors; particularly when she's engaged in bookkeeping tasks. So far, this arrangement is working well and accomplishing the desired result. One of the other benefits is that it allows me to more readily engage with residents who come by the clubhouse for various activities. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting many residents who have stopped by to introduce themselves.

Pool

• Kevin Kennedy received his pool certification on 10/06. Go Kevin! I will be taking the course as well.

• Bill Wolcott has been contacted to evaluate a leak in the pool system. Update will follow.

Pavilion

• In the process of contacting the person who painted the pavilion upper metal structure. Signs of rust reappearing.

Mitch Price

Bear Paw Manager


Bear Paw Office

60 Village Rd.

Murphy, NC 28906


Business Phone (828) 644-0808

Email: manager@bearpawnc.com


BEAR PAW MONTHLY MANAGERS REPORT 

​​​​Emily Bryant

Office Administrator


Bear Paw Office
60 Village Rd.
Murphy, NC  28906

 Business Phone (828) 644-0808

E-mail:  admin@bearpawnc.com


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