The 2021 Annual Members Meeting was held on August 22, 2021 at 3pm at the Georgetown Public Library. The minutes for this meeting can be found here.
Call to order
Treasurer’s Report – P&L Statement – Bank Account Balance
Status of the mowing
Review of general Bylaws and CCR’s – Summary of changes needed to comply with the 2021 Legislative Updates
Notice of interest to be applied to delinquent HOA Assessment Fees
Creation of committees – Playground – Architectural
Open Floor (To stay within the allotted time for this meeting and to ensure that those who choose to have an opportunity to ask questions, we ask that you not exceed a maximum of 3 questions per person.)
In the Newsletter published on 04/13/2021 we detail the business the Board of Directors has accomplished since being installed on February 26th. We also share with you our plans for the upcoming quarter. Read here.
The Board held an emergency Special Board Meeting at 6:45pm on Thursday, April 1, 2021 to address the critical situation resulting from Georgetown Utility Systems disconnection of the remaining functioning street lights that occurred the morning of April 1, 2021. The meeting minutes are available here.
On February 20th an election was held to install a new Board of Directors for the Crystal Knoll Terrace Homeowners Association. The final count was announced on February 26th. Our Board of Directors is as follows:
The new Board met for the 1st Quarter Board Meeting on March 13, 2021. Minutes of this meeting can be found here.
Congratulations to our 2021 Board of Directors! We look forward to the amazing things they will accomplish for our community!
My name is Andrew Karaffa, and I served previously as the HOA treasurer. And, as the board began to dismantle, I took on various other duties, including the HOA legal liaison, as that is my background. I am a full time firefighter paramedic here in Georgetown. I am involved with our union board as well, working on various union committees.
When I was on the board, one of our biggest tasks was getting our books and bills back in order. I also helped orchestrate the purchase of the playscape on Crystal Knoll.
I’ve seen our neighborhood go through lots of changes, good and bad. There are many issues that need to be addressed, but I feel we have a good neighborhood, we have good people that live here, and I want to serve the neighborhood again to help improve it.
I am a Native Texan and I am currently working for the Texas Commision on Environmental quality in a highly political and heavily regulated division. I have an BS degree from Texas A&M college of engineering and will be getting my Professional Engineering Stamp in a little over a year. I have recently bought a house in this Neighborhood and I am enjoying the area of Georgetown away from the more populated areas of Austin, Round rock and Pflugerville. My wife and I have already made many improvements to the home and still have many more planned as the rent house we bought to live in was outdated and filled with the cheap replacement parts.
I would like to be a member of the Board to make sure the Neighborhood is one that everyone wants to live in. I will strive to make sure improvements are not interfered with. Improvements to our individual house not only improve our own property but the neighborhood in general. I believe as Austin becomes more attractive to tech companies Georgetown will feel more pressure in the housing market and will hopefully lean to more owners that have a strong vested interest in not just selling with home upgrades but living with the luxuries that the home upgrades afford. As a member of the board I can voice for affected parties of the new business park going in behind oru neighborhood. There are things I would like to get done to improve our community however I would first and foremost like to make this an affordable place to live and thus will never support an increase in dues. I will stand for No Fees or fines, no expensive rules and no cost-shared projects, No interference with improvements and No increase in fees.
My wife and I have been homeowners and residents of Crystal Knoll Terrace since March of 2003. We have three children all of which attend GISD schools and have grown up in our town. We like being involved in our community and have enjoyed the relationships we have built with our neighbors over the past 18 years. I spent four years serving our country as a U.S. Marine and am very proud and honored to have had the opportunity to do so. In 1999 I moved to Central Texas from West Texas and have been here ever since. I am currently employed as the Sr. Director of Construction for a national telecommunications company and have worked in the Georgetown office of that company for the better part of 20 years.
I enjoy giving back to the community in which I live. Most recently, I was the president of the Georgetown Youth Football and Cheer Association. I also served on their board of directors as Vice President and Athletic Director over the past 3 years. My youngest son aged-out of the league this year and I have passed the torch to a new board of directors with that great organization. I am a member of the Marine Corps League Williamson County Detachment, a veteran’s organization, and for the last year have answered duty’s call as their Paymaster (Treasurer). I am currently organizing an effort to bring another nonprofit youth organization to the Georgetown/Williamson County area by creating a Young Marines unit to our great Central Texas town.
I aspire to continue to make a positive impact on the lives of the people that live in our community. That is why I would like to volunteer to serve on the HOA board of Crystal Knoll Terrace and have the honor of making our village an enjoyable, safe, beautiful place to raise our families and bring us as neighbors back together as a true community.