Archives for February 2009


Board Packet Available for Downloading

Posted February 28, 2009 at 10:23 AM
The information packet for the March 2, 2009 BCA Board meeting is now available for downloading from 20090302-Board-Packet.pdf.

Two agenda items of particular interest for all residents might be:
  • designforum presentation will making a 30-minute presentation to the BCA Board at this meeting. If you have not already read designforum's draft of the Brandermill master plan, please do so by visiting http://www.brandermill.com/?id=174. If you have any feedback, we urge you to contact the designforum team by calling 340-2848 or e-mailing info@designforuminc.com as soon as possible.

    After this presentation to the Board, designforum will present its final version of the Brandermill Master Plan to the community at The Brandermill Church on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Please attend!
  • The Old Hundred Road Corridor Study was originally commissioned by Chesterfield County to ensure the safety and efficiency of the transportation corridor for years to come. At the request of several Brandermill residents, the NRC has now facilitated the downloading of the County's draft of the study into smaller pdf* files. These files have now been posted to the NRC web site at http://www.brandermillnrc.com/?id=155.

    On a matter related to the study, the BCA Board has received a copy of a letter addressed to John McCracken, Chesterfield County Transportation from Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, which offers an expanded explanation about the roundabout option to be located at Old Hundred Road at Brandermill Parkway. (Please see page 12 of this board packet.)

    While visiting the NRC web site, please note that all Brandermill roads have now been reviewed and the findings have been posted by neighborhood. To view the findings, click the 2008 Road Study link found in the upper righthand corner of the web page. Residents who wish to offer additional feedback about these findings may contact Director Andrea Epps (zookeper1@msn.com).

    Review of BCA Revised Shoreline Buffer Policy

    Posted February 10, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    At the February 2, 2009 BCA meeting, the BCA Environmental Committee presented its suggested changes to the "BCA Shoreline Buffer Policy" (see page 25 of February 2, 2009 Board packet) for Board approval. Several members of the Shoreline Residents Committee (a committee independent of the BCA Board) also made recommendations for modifications (see page 32 of February 2, 2009 Board packet) to the policy proposed by the Environmental Committee. Both parties based their arguments for policy modifications on the "Riparian Buffers Modification & Mitigation Manual." This guidance manual is available for viewing from the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation web site: www.dcr.virginia.gov/chesapeake_bay_local_assistance/ripbuffmanual.shtml.

    Both groups were reminded of a county zoning condition that impacts how the BCA governs our shoreline buffer areas. Directors Epps and Rowe will work with interested parties to ensure compliance to county, state and federal regulations.


    Upcoming BCA Board of Directors Election

    Posted February 10, 2009 at 1:23 PM
    Parties interested in serving on the BCA Board of Directors may pick up nomination packets from the BCA office. Ballots for this election will be mailed to Brandermill residents mid-March, with the NRC-sponsored "Meet the Candidates" meeting scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 24 at Brandermill Woods. Candidates will speak and answer direct questions from the audience. The meeting is open to the public.

    BCA Discussions on Committee Structures

    Posted February 10, 2009 at 1:19 PM
    The BCA Board continues to consider a change in Brandermill's committee structures and has asked for input from residents. BCA committees play an integral role in the community achieving goals and initiatives of the Board. Committees are governed by their charters, which are annually reviewed and approved (usually in June) by the Board.

    Two of three documents now being considered are to be applicable to ALL committees, while a third - the committee's charter - will be more specific to a particular committee.

  • Proposed NRC Charter (revised November 22, 2008)
  • BCA General Committee Policies (revised January 29, 2009)
  • Code of Conduct and Ethics (revised December 5, 2008)

  • Current NRC Charter (approved June 2007)
  • Current NRC By-Laws

    To accommodate requests from Directors Friedel and Guthrie, NRC officers seek comments from its members to the latest version of the BCA General Committee Policies document. (You may download the latest version - second bulleted document - from the list above.)

    At its January 21, 2009 meeting, the BCA Board decided that all existing charters would remain in-force until the proposed charters have been approved and voted upon. This motion was passed with the criteria that the work between the BCA Board and its committees continue to final resolution of the documents noted above.

    Your input is vital to the NRC officers as the NRC is the BCA committee established to serve as the communications arm between the BCA Board and Brandermill residents. Please e-mail your feedback to NRCInfo@BrandermillNRC.com. Thank you for your time and effort to submit feedback.


    How Do You Feel About Transportation Conditions in Brandermill?

    Posted February 4, 2009 at 1:24 PM
    In the fall of 2008, NRC volunteers participated in evaluating road conditions within Brandermill. These results have now been tabulated by neighborhood and can be viewed from http://www.brandermillnrc.com/?id=154.

    The BCA Board is also reviewing two proposed roundabouts or "circles" to be located on Old Hundred Road at the intersections of Brandermill Parkway and Market Square Lane. These County recommendations are based on findings of the Old Hundred Road corridor study conducted this past fall (October 2008).

    Your understanding of the proposed transportation/traffic recommendations are important, as these issues will impact your future property values. With a new high school opening in 2010 and additional cars entering Old Hundred Road from Route 288, traffic in the Old Hundred Road corridor will increase. Tell us how you feel about the County recommendations by e-mailing us at NRCInfo@BrandermillNRC.com.