Hear What the 2017 Candidates Had to Say

Posted March 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Filed Under: Front Page, News, NRC Email

Here's a chance for you to catch up on the NRC's "Meet the Candidates" event on March 16, 2017. Participating candidates were Frances Hillman and Brandon Rumancik. (NOTE: Although Candidate Greg Pearson expressed the desire to participate in this event, a family emergency forced him to be out-of-town on that day.)

Aided by the NRC Board of Officers (AJ Mojaddidi and Mamie McNeal), NRC Second Vice Chair Sean Rodgers moderated this question-and-answer event. Each candidate was given five minutes for opening and closing statements, and three minutes to respond to questions from the audience. The order in which the candidates responded to each of the questions below is indicated by the sequence of their names - the first to answer being on the left. To hear a candidate's response to a particular question, click his name directly below the question/picture.

NOTE: Your computer will need to be able to play .mp3 recordings.

The NRC thanks the participating candidates, and special thanks are extended to all the residents who attended this meeting and submitted questions.

Opening Statements

Frances Hillman
Opening Statement
Greg Pearson Brandon Rumancik
Opening Statement

Questions from Meeting Attendees

Q1. What is your position on the future of the pools if the Pool Compromise referendum fails to pass?
  Responses:            Brandon Rumancik      |      Frances Hillman
Q2. The demographics are constantly changing in Brandermill. Very often there are young families that have just moved into the neighborhood living next to a family that have been here for 30 years. What are your ideas for appealing to the new homebuyers that may be younger and younger homebuyers who may already be here when they think about Brandermill?
  Responses:            Frances Hillman      |      Brandon Rumancik
Q3. Our infrastructure in Brandermill is struggling. We are lagging in both maintenance and improvements in a few areas other than just the pools. What are some of your ideas to right the ship toward keeping Brandermill's amenities where they need to be?
  Responses:            Brandon Rumancik      |      Frances Hillman
Q4. If the Pool Compromise fails to pass and the community votes for UPA in the ballot survey, would you support UPA? And if so, how would you fund the $5 million needed to accomplish that?
  Responses:            Frances Hillman      |      Brandon Rumancik
Q5. What would you do to improve events/activities at Sunday Park?
  Responses:            Brandon Rumancik      |      Frances Hillman
Q6. What ideas do you have about attracting new business to areas like Market Square?
  Responses:            Frances Hillman      |      Brandon Rumancik

Closing Statements:            Brandon Rumancik      |      Frances Hillman

Why Vote?

The 2017 ballot contains two referendums:

  1. A "yes" vote for the Surplus Revenue Referendum "is needed to prevent being taxed by the IRS on any surplus revenue. The IRS has ruled that any surplus is taxable unless it is applied against the subsequent year's revenue. If this referendum is not approved, the BCA may be subject to paying additional taxes with members' assessments."
  2. The Pool Compromise Amendment which, if approved by 75% of the votes cast, will become a part of our governing documents as an Amendment to Article V of the Association Declaration (beginning on page 62). A "yes" vote for this referendum indicates your support for gradual implementation of universal pool access (UPA). Your vote on this referendum is binding, i.e., the Board of Directors are obligated to act according to the voting result.

The ballot also contains a Non-Binding Pool Survey which asks the question: "Do you support a $125 increase in annual residential assessments for pools?" This is a survey question asked by the BCA Board for informational purposes only and is non-binding. Non-binding in this case indicates the Directors may use the result of this survey question in furtherance of their work with the pools, but they are not obligated to act based on the survey results.

VOTE and return your proxy/ballot in one of the following ways:

  • Mail your signed ballot to Brandermill Community Association, Inc., in the enclosed blue envelope so that it is received no later than 5 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017.
  • Deliver your signed ballot in the sealed blue envelope to the BCA office no later than 5 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017.
  • Or, bring your signed proxy/ballot in the sealed blue envelope to the Annual Meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017 at The Brandermill Church.