Dear VI Residents:
We are well into hurricane season, and so far, so good! Although we have avoided any significant storms this year, please don’t let your guard down yet and continue with your hurricane preparations, particularly for the many new residents of VI.
As we transition into fall, the VIHA Board wants you to know we have a jammed packed few months to close out 2022. Here is a glimpse of some of the “happenings” in VI that I hope you will be able to participate in:
In addition to our primary role of enforcing the DRs, the VIHA Board continuously looks for ways to bring our community together and improve the experience of living in VI. If there is an event or activity that you think would be appreciated by VI residents, please let me know and the VIHA Board will try and facilitate it. Please note that all events are funded by donations and sponsorships, not by membership dues.
Speaking of the VIHA Board, we are always looking for new members who can commit some of their time and are passionate about improving the quality of life in VI. Nominations for the 2023 VIA Board will open up on October 15 and run through November 30. Board members will be elected by the VIHA members at the Annual Meeting in January 2023. Please don't hesitate to contact me or another Board Member if you'd like to learn more about joining our Board.
Finally, I’ve stated this in the past, but it probably bears being restated. As a waterfront community, we live in close proximity to one another and that can be both a challenge and a benefit. Quite often I’ll get calls from VI residents complaining of “something” that a neighbor might be doing or not doing. Although myself, or another member of the VIHA Board, will often place a call to see if we can reduce any friction amongst neighbors, I’d like to suggest having a conversation and seeing if you can come up with a resolution before escalating the issue to the Board. Many times I’ve called a VI resident as a result of a complaint and the resident has said “I wish [my neighbor] had come to me directly without having to bother you!!!”
James Fuchs, our VI Community Police Officer, has advised that vehicle break-ins have been increasing in the neighborhoods around VI. So far, he has not seen this trend in VI. However, please remember to remove any valuables from your car and lock the doors, even during daylight hours.
VI is a great place to live. Please let me know how we can make it better.