General Updates

Welcome!

The Board is happy to welcome Matthew Elyachar as a new member of the Board of Directors for the Shannon Valley Homes Associations. Matthew was voted onto the board at our July board meeting. Matthew and his wife have been residents in Shannon Valley since 1991. He’s been in the flooring industry since 1983 and is excited to have the opportunity to give back to the SV community.

Board Vacancy

The Shannon Valley Board would like to announce to the neighborhood that effective June 1st, Libby Hayes resigned as President of the SVHOA. Libby communicated family obligations which are understandably a top priority. We thank Libby for serving, and the great work she has put into our community.  Griffin Gatewood will be stepping into the President position effective June 2nd. If you have any questions or concerns, you can direct those to our contact form or email contact@shannonvalley.org. This leaves an opening for the fifth position within the board, and those interested should fill out the Volunteer Form, and a decision of who to appoint for the remainder of the vacant term will be made by the Board at our next meeting…
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3/4/2022 – Memorandum

The Board decided to engage paid legal counsel to issue an opinion concerning the Concord House. Here is a link to the legal opinion of Mr. Kurtz from the law firm of Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C. Having such attorney engaged allows the Board to have paid counsel available to deal directly with any counsel retained by residents actively opposing the Concord House. Also, this legal opinion from a named Kansas qualified attorney should put to rest the discussion on this point that we continue to hear from the group actively opposing the Concord House. The legal analysis set forth in Mr. Kurtz’s opinion reaches the same conclusions as the Board has stated the entire duration of this…
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February Board Meeting Fact Sheet

The Board appreciates the time that residents spent to come out and share their thoughts at the February 8th Board meeting. Here is a link to the Fact Sheet that was shared by the Board at the meeting:  Many residents found the information to be helpful and we hope those of you who were unableto attend the meeting also find it helpful. The Board is continuing to work hard for you and, asvolunteers, we appreciate your support and kindness.

Statement by SVHA Board regarding the Planned AHH Group Home

It has come to our attention that there is a house in Shannon Valley owned by Artists Helping the Homeless (AHH), a nonprofit organization.  We have been advised that AHH is planning to use the home as a respite home for carefully selected men referred to AHH by local professionals and agencies, who are looking to change their lives and become productive members of society.  We are further advised that AHH will NOT accept men into their program who have a history of violence, sexual offenses, or serious mental illness. We understand that the AHH house is likely protected under federal law (the Fair Housing Act and Americans Disability Act) to allow it to operate as proposed if it seeks approval from the…
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