Apopka's Grants & Neighborhood Services Coordinator, Dr. Shakenya Harris-Jackson provided a CONA update via email on Friday, June 3rd.
In March Mayor Joe Kilsheimer appointed convened a committee representing several homeowners associations in Apopka to draft a set of bylaws that would govern the Apopka Area . The committee, chaired by Eric Coleman has completed its assignment and a draft of the proposed bylaws are ready to be reviewed and adopted.
When asked about the work of the Bylaw Committee, Eric Coleman said, "The process of working with a group of dedicated, concerned and knowledgeable individuals was fantastic. We were given 3 months to complete the process and we did it in 6 weeks! I believe the Apopka Area CONA is a win-win for the city and the HOA's. Together we can solve problems and in some cases make the city aware of our issues and concerns. Our collective future is bright. HOA's working together can share "best practices" and learn from each other to enhance our communities."
Harris-Jackson outlined the following plan in her email:
At a previous meeting Mayor Kilsheimer described the purpose in forming the Apopka CONA, which is to allow HOAs to more easily trade information and more effectively communicate with the City of Apopka. The Mayor went onto state that the CONA will not be a part of the City government. It will be independent, self supporting and self sustaining.