The President’s Message – Summer 2021

Greetings MPHA Neighbors,

 

I hope you and your family are doing well. While we still have work ahead of us battling the pandemic, health care professionals are doing a remarkable job, vaccinating Americans at a healthy clip. The CDC and state of NC have materially adjusted face mask guidelines and a return to normalcy seems closer than ever. Does anyone else have Zoom fatigue?

 

The economy seems to be gearing up for another Roaring 20’s given all of the pent-up demand. I recall real estate experts last May wondering how someone could sell a house if no one could view it. Today, houses in Charlotte and many other cities are selling like toilet paper was last May; if it is available, buy it and don’t quibble over the price. Limit one per person.

 

Many Americans have left higher cost cities for good and Myers Park is one of many neighborhoods with increased real estate sales. If you are one of our new neighbors to Myers Park, welcome, I know that you will love living here.

 

You will find out more about the neighborhood in this newsletter and I would invite you to visit our website (www. mpha.com) to learn more. We would love to have you join as a member. Membership in the Myers Park® Homeowners Association (MPHA) is entirely voluntary, but it drives our efforts to preserve and enhance the historical character of the neighborhood.

 

In this issue, you will learn more about our inaugural private property tree planting program. We have all noticed the pristine grounds at Whitehall and you will get to meet the person that has been responsible for Whitehall for 35 years.

 

We don’t endorse political candidates, developers and certainly not religious preferences, but we do think it is helpful to hear from neighborhood leaders. We have had elected officials share thoughts in prior newsletters, although not political ones, and this Oak Leaf features a piece from long time Myers Park resident, Pat McCrory. Brian Speas, a Myers Park resident for four decades and an established developer, shares his thoughts on Myers Park and John Nolen’s profound design. Lastly, James Howell, a prodigious sermonator (it should be a word in the dictionary and James Howell embodies what it means) has been the senior minister at MPUMC for nearly two decades and he always has interesting observations.

 

Finally, given Governor Cooper’s recent guide- lines on outdoor gatherings, we are planning to return to our popular, traditional July 4th celebration again this year. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates. I have been fortunate enough to meet many of you and hope to meet many more. I can be reached at info@mpha.com; I would love to hear from you.

 

Best regards,

Charlie Welch

President