Archives for March 2009


Correction to Director Epps' Report on KPC Properties Case

Posted March 22, 2009 at 11:51 AM
The following is a correction to Director Epps' report on KPC Properties as stated in the March 18, 2009 e-mail.
The zoning case has been deferred until June 22 so the application can be amended. Mr. Theobald or our Planning Commissioner will schedule a meeting with the community prior to June 22. The county will not support any further deferrals due to the existing zoning violation on the property. The zoning case number is 08SN0255. The appeal to the BZA (case #08AN0246) is on hold pending the outcome of the zoning case. If it is approved, the BZA appeal will be withdrawn. The April 6 deadline is for information submitted by the applicant dealing with the application. Residents who wish to comment prior to June 22, can contact Andrea Epps via e-mail (zookeper1@msn.com) or phone (744-9032), or communicate in writing to the Chesterfield County Planning Department.

Reminder: NRC "Meet the Candidates" Meeting

Posted March 22, 2009 at 11:49 AM
March 24, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Brandermill Woods

Please plan to attend this NRC meeting, as residents will be able query four candidates running for the BCA Board of Directors: Andrea Epps, Keith McGinnis, John McLenagan and Wayne Moyer. Biographical sketches for these candidates may also be found on the NRC web site.

Unable to attend? NRC Chair Hillman has consented to present your e-mailed questions to the four candidates. E-mails should also include the inquirer's name and Brandermill neighborhood in which he/she lives. Send your questions to NRCInfo@BrandermillNRC.com no later than 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 24.

NRC Meeting: Tuesday, March 24

Posted March 18, 2009 at 11:44 AM
7:00 p.m.
Brandermill Woods

The NRC web site has now been updated to include biographical sketches of four candidates running for the BCA Board: Andrea Epps, Keith McGinniss, John McLenagan and Wayne Moyer. The program for this upcoming meeting is "Meet the Candidates" where residents will be able to ask the candidates specific questions relating to their platforms. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!

Highlights of March 16, 2009 BCA Board Meeting*

Posted March 18, 2009 at 11:28 AM

*Important Note: The below highlights are reported based on unofficial notes taken by NRC representatives who attended the above BCA meeting. Although we believe the above reporting is reliable and strive for accuracy, we cannot assure 100% accuracy.

Directors' Reports
  • With the sale of Brandermill Country Club (BCC) to Acumen, which owns nearby Birkdale Golf Club, Directors Friedel, Guthrie and McLenagan met with one of the club's new owners, Mike Hatch. Discussions were held on how the two groups could work effectively and collaboratively.
  • Director Epps reported that she and Director Rowe should have a shoreline buffer policy available for Board consideration and adoption shortly.

    She also reported that KPC Properties (aka The Boathouse) will file an appeal to Notice of Zoning Violation to Chesterfield County Case #08AN0246, which deals with additional parking requirements in Brandermill's Sunday Park area. Director Epps stated this case has been deferred until June 22, but residents who wish to provide new information on this case should submit that information by April 6.

    Director Epps who attended the March 16 Chesterfield County of Supervisors meeting recommended that residents view the videocast of that meeting, with emphasis on Dr. Mike Chandler's presentation and his delineation of differences between a comprehensive plan and a master plan.
  • Director McLenagan reported that Chesterfield County has begun road work on Brandermill thoroughfares (Brandermill Parkway, Millridge Parkway and Sandyridge Parkway). It is anticipated that most road work will be completed by the end of the summer. For more detail, please see page 17 of the February 2, 2009 Board information packet.

    Director McLenagan as chair of the Crime Prevention Committee reported that the committee's annual work plan is being finalized and will be submitted for BCA Board approval in the near future. The committee is planning a community-level "National Night Out" for August 1 and will coordinate this effort with Market Square businesses and property owners. If you are interested in serving on the Crime Prevention Committee, please contact John McLenagan, crimeprevention@brandermill.com.
  • Director Rowe shared that several residents have inquired about the Farmer's Market/Green Market event. She and Jennifer Strader are presently working to solicit vendors for this event. If you know of any vendors who may have interested, please contact Director Rowe, colonandjoyce@yahoo.com.
Community Manager's Report
  • Community Manager Pritz reported that we are 21 pool memberships ahead of this time last year, increasing our revenues by approximately $7,000. The Pool Committee, working with the Crime Prevention Committee, made the recommendation to install motion detection lighting around the North Beach pool and its parking lot. The BCA continues to seek a concessionaire for the pools.
  • It was reported that of the 41 marina rentals, five had paid in full and 36 had opted to pay quarterly. A new gate has been ordered for the marina, and the BCA Maintenance Department will be working on "low hanging fruit" maintenance issues at the marina.
  • Under President Bradner's directive, Community Manager Pritz and Maintenance Director John Barnard oversaw the clearing of snow from our main community roads during the last snow fall. It appears that we were the envy of some of our sister communities, as they continued to be snowed-in while we at Brandermill were able to maneuver from our cul-de-sacs. Thanks to all!
designforum Presentation

More of a Q&A session, designforum answered questions presented by the BCA Board. Although most comments were complimentary of their work, designforum was asked several tough questions, including topics about funding, universal pool access and covenant enforcement.

Old Hundred Road Corridor Study
  • In a more thorough review of the Old Hundred Road Corridor study, Board members concluded that several questions still needed to be answered. What traffic-generating assumptions were used? What criteria is needed to warrant stop lights? How far away is the community from reaching this criteria and how quickly will we meet stop light warrant conditions? The Board will seek answers from the county.
  • Director Guthrie suggested that we investigate the possibility of annexing the Cheatham property into Brandermill. This approach might enable Brandermill to work with Cheatham and Market Square property owners to create mutually beneficial land use and covenant enforcement policies.

Come and Meet the 2009 BCA Candidates

Posted March 15, 2009 at 1:28 PM
On Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m., the NRC will hold its "Meet the Candidates" program at Brandermill Woods, where four candidates running for the BCA Board will be presented to meeting attendees. Conducted in a town hall-meeting format, the program will consist of a Q&A session with four candidates:


Andrea Epps
 
Keith McGinniss
 
John McLenagan
 
Wayne Moyer
For more background information about each candidate, click the candidate's photo above
or visit the Brandermill website.

At the meeting, attendees will be given cards on which they may write their questions. NRC Chair Hillman will read the questions to each candidate who will have 3-5 minutes to respond. At the conclusion of the questions, all four candidates will be given the opportunity to summarize their platform.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend!
Tuesday, March 24
7 p.m.
Brandermill Woods

Updated Draft of Master Plan

Posted March 15, 2009 at 1:27 PM
An updated draft of the Brandermill Master Plan by designforum is now available for downloading from the Brandermill website.

Mark Your Calendars!

Posted March 14, 2009 at 10:35 AM
NRC "Meet the Candidates" Meeting
Tuesday, March 24
7:00 p.m.
Brandermill Woods


Come meet the candidates running for the BCA Board and ask them questions that you feel are important to Brandermill. Ballots will be mailed shortly. Remember to VOTE!

Information Packet for March 16 BCA Board Meeting

Posted March 14, 2009 at 10:32 AM
Information packet for Monday, March 16 BCA Board meeting is now available for downloading from 20090316-Board-Packet.pdf.

If you missed the community presentation by designforum on March 5, here is an opportunity to hear their comments when they present to the BCA Board. An updated draft of the master plan is also available for viewing from the Brandermill web site.

Also on the agenda is the Old Hundred Road Study. This information packet contains a letter from John McCracken, Chesterfield County Transportation, which addresses some concerns expressed by the Board regarding the study. A copy of the study is available for downloading from the NRC web site.

The NRC is presently planning a resident meeting in April about this study and other transportation issues relating to Brandermill. Stay tuned for more details.

NRC Meeting on Tuesday, March 24

Posted March 11, 2009 at 10:31 AM
7:00 p.m.
Brandermill Woods

After a short business session, the NRC will hold its "Meet the Candidates" program when the four candidates running for the BCA Board will be presented to meeting attendees. Conducted in a townhall-meeting format, the program will consist primarily of a Q&A session with the candidates: Andrea Epps, Keith McGinniss, John McLenagan and Wayne Moyer.

Upon arrival, attendees will be given index cards on which they may write their questions. These cards will be collected prior to the program and collated to prevent repetitive questions from being asked. Each candidate will be given 3-5 minutes to respond to the questions when read by the Chair. At the conclusion of the questions, all four candidates will be given the opportunity to summarize their platform to the audience.

These are both exciting and daunting times for Brandermill. With a weak economy and growing job losses, Brandermill residents now have an opportunity to elect two directors whom they feel will lead our community to a healthy, prosperous future. Come join us on March 24 and learn where each of the candidates stand on your issues and concerns.

Remember to VOTE!