Jefferson Farms Homeowners
Winter 2010 Edition
2009 was a challenging year for everyone. If the economy did not affect you directly it surely had some
indirect influence on your lifestyle. Hopefully, in 2010 we will begin to see a recovery of the economy
and a much needed return to normalcy and financial stability.
It is important to remember that your property is one of your greatest assets in a difficult financial
climate. Keeping your property well maintained adds to the value of your home and helps to support
the surrounding property values as well. Your neighbors appreciate your efforts to improve and beautify
your property and in turn you should appreciate their efforts. We are lucky to live in an outstanding
neighborhood and we should all be proud of the work we do keep it attractive and inviting.
The Trustees and Committee Members of JFHA are working hard to insure that the common areas of our
development are as well maintained as possible. We are making every effort to sustain and enhance
these areas so that they will also support your property values. In 2010 we will continue to work hard
to make sure that Jefferson Farms retains it’s status as one of the most desirable places to live in the
We must all work together to maintain and increase the value of our community. It is important that we
are aware of the deed restrictions and follow the rules and design guidelines of Jefferson Farms. This
newsletter lists some of the most common violations that are reported and observed. Please read them
and try to correct any of these that exist at your property. If you see violations on another property,
report them to a JFHA Trustee. We are here to make sure that all of the rules are followed and enforced.
We thank you for your cooperation and support.
Happy New Year
Thank You From The Chair...
2010 marks the final year of my term as JFHA Chairperson. I would like to express my deepest thanks
to the Trustees, Committee Members and JF Residents who have supported me and cooperated with me
during my tenure with JFHA. I consider it an honor and a privilege to have served JFHA and I hope that
you will extend your support to my worthy successor.
Thank you once again and I’ll see you around the neighborhood.
Mark A. Barbour
Jefferson Farms Newsletter Online!
The Jefferson Farms Newsletter is now available for download online at www.jeffersonfarms.com. By
publishing newsletters online we are reducing costs, saving natural resources and providing more
information than ever before. Publishing online will also allow JFHA to publish newsletters more frequently.
Printed copies of the newsletter will no longer be mailed to residents unless specifically requested. If
you wish to receive printed copies of the newsletter send your request to JFHA P.O. Box 572 Canal
Winchester, OH 43110 or contact a JF Trustee. Look for the announcement signs at the entrances for
newsletter publish dates or visit www.jeffersonfarms.com. for more info.
JFHA Annual Meeting Annual Dues 2010
The JFHA Annual Meeting is scheduled for The JFHA Annual Dues for 2010 has been
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. increased to $175. After receiving your 2010
dues invoice please make sure to mail in your
The meeting will be held at the Pickerington payment before the May 1st deadline.
Library. Please mark the date on your calendar Thank You.
and plan to attend.
Please share your email addresses with us so that we can send information to you as it happens.
You can use the attached Directory Update form attached or email Judi Matz at: email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let her know if you don’t have email access as well. Thanks for your help!
The Trustees of the Jefferson Farms Homeowners Association are here to help you. If you have questions or concerns
regarding the neighborhood or surroundings – please contact them at the numbers below.
Phase Lot No. Trustee TN
I 1-28 June Gutterman 614 570-1024 Chairperson Mark Barbour
II 29-57 Judi Matz 614 837-8688 Secretary Judi Matz
III 58-86 Arlene Richman 614 657-0432
IV 87-131 Cheryl Wood 614 837-7546 Treasurer Bob Wood
V 132-168 Mark Barbour 614 834-9649
VI 169-198 Dick Matz 614 837-8688
Below is a list of the volunteers whose contributions help make Jefferson Farms
a well-maintained, happy place to live. These homeowners are the committee
members who do a great job and work hard at: maintaining our by-laws, keeping our
common areas, manicured and well-maintained, making sure the neighborhood stays
structured in respect to home and garden designs, keeping us connected with such
things as this directory, and blend social activities into our community.
Chairperson Craig Vandervoort
Design Control Committee
Chairperson Ken Christopher
Doug McFarland Mark Barbour
Chairperson Judi Matz
Chairperson Bob Wood
Social & Welcome Committee
Social & Welcome Committee:
Julie Bechert / Cheryl Wood
We are in need of volunteers for the Jefferson Farms Homeowner’s Association. If you wish to become a Trustee,
Committee member or officer in JFHA please contact any of the above members. Currently we are seeking a new Trustees
for JFHA or if you are interested in serving on any of the following committees we welcome and encourage your input:
By-Laws Committee Design Control Committee Directory Committee
Landscape Committee Social & Welcome Committee
Problem: Trash cans and waste not stored out of view from street and other properties.
Remedy: Store waste, waste receptacles and bags out of sight in garage or area not in clear view from street or other
properties until pick up day.
Problem: Boats, trailers, motor homes and towed recreational vehicles left in driveways.
Remedy: Do not park recreational vehicles in driveway for more than a day or two. Store recreational vehicles in garage.
Problem: Non-operational vehicles in driveway.
Remedy: Only park working, drivable vehicles in driveway.
Problem: Light Post not working or missing.
Remedy: Make sure light post is functional and illuminated at night. Install light post if necessary. All homes should have at least
one, working, light post of approved design.
Problem: Mailbox broken.
Remedy: Repair mailbox and stain it the approved color.
Problem: Mailboxes and/or light post not stained the correct color.
Remedy: Stain both mailbox and light post the approved color only.
Problem: Wrong light post fixture.
Remedy: Install the correct approved light post fixture only.
Problem: Lawns, landscape not maintained.
Remedy: Keep lawn and landscape neat in appearance. Mow lawn regularly.
Problem: Dogs and cats outside unattended, off property.
Remedy: Do not allow dogs, cats and other domestic animals to roam unattended. Install invisible fence or wireless collar.
Problem: Political signs in yard.
Remedy: No political signs are allowed outside of homes in Jefferson Farms.
Problem: Commercial vehicle belonging to resident parked in driveway.
Remedy: Park personal work vehicles with advertisement signs inside garage.
The above are examples of the violations most reported. Many are simple violations that are easily corrected with little or no expense
involved. Remember that stain for your mailbox and light post is available from any JF Trustee free of charge.
If you park your recreational vehicle on your property, infrequently, for a day or two, you probably will not get a violation notice. If a
recreational or commercial vehicle is regularly parked on your property or it is parked there for long periods, you will be asked to remove
it or park it inside of your garage, out of sight.
Not following the rules and covenants shows disrespect for your neighbors and their visitors. We respectfully ask that you follow the
rules and guidelines of Jefferson Farms so that we may all enjoy our beautiful community.
We are going to update and publish the JFHA directory and would appreciate your assistance by making sure
that we have your correct information. If you have changes to the existing listing or you’d like to get your listing
in the directory.
Please forward information to Judi Matz at: email@example.com it would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to add your name to the list of Business Owners and Services please list your
Jefferson Farms Homeowners Association
P.O. Box 572
Canal Winchester , Ohio 43110