Archives for March 2010


March 22, 2010, NRC Training Session

Posted March 22, 2010 at 3:07 PM
7:00 p.m. Brandermill Woods Contact NRC Membership Chair for More Info

March 19, 2010 NRC Minutes

Posted March 19, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Minutes of our March 9, 2010 meeting are now available for download.

Meet the Candidates on March 9, 2010

Posted March 10, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Hear What the 2010 BCA Board Candidates Had to Say

On Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m., the NRC held its "Meet the Candidates" program at Brandermill Woods, where five candidates running for the BCA Board were presented to meeting attendees. The event began with each candidate having one minute to introduce themselves.

To hear* background information about each candidate, click the candidate's photo below. To read about their background information, click the candidate's name below the photo.


Dick Guthrie

Frances Hillman

Jason Livingston

When-Dee Morrison

Joyce Rowe

At the meeting, attendees submitted written questions to be asked. Using a town hall-format, NRC Chair McNeal read the questions to the candidates who each had three minutes to respond. At the conclusion of the questions, all five candidates were given the opportunity to summarize their platform in 3-5 minutes.

Questions and Audio Answers

To hear* the audio responses made by the candidates, click onto the question.

1. Now that the vision of the County Comprehensive Plan has been confirmed, what negative impact might there be to Brandermill's Master Plan?

Order of responses: (1) Hillman, (2) Livingston, (3) Morrison, (4) Rowe, (5) Guthrie
Total recording time: Approximately 5 minutes

2. What would be the best way to enforce our covenants and should we audit the BCA Covenant [Standards] Department staff to make sure they're doing their job?

Have you had a Covenant Task Force neighborhood meeting yet, and are you aware of the Task Force's purpose?

Order of responses: (1) Livingston, (2) Morrison, (3) Rowe, (4) Guthrie, (5) Hillman
Total recording time: Approximately 12 minutes

3. As a BCA Board of Director, you are required to review correspondence and documents as well as attend monthly meetings, officer meetings, special meetings, respond to residents' calls/concerns as well as other community activities. Do you have the time required for the job?

In the past two years, how many BCA Board, NRC, or other committee meetings have you attended and at what frequency?

Order of responses: (1) Morrison, (2) Rowe, (3) Guthrie, (4) Hillman, (5) Livingston
Total recording time: Approximately 10 minutes

4. Any thoughts on how to get those Comcast boxes painted Brandermill brown color, as opposed to that horrible green, and is there anything the Board can do to light up very dark neighborhoods?

Order of responses: (1) Rowe, (2) Guthrie, (3) Hillman, (4) Livingston, (5) Morrison
Total recording time: Approximately 7 minutes

5. Some Brandermill residents feel that we can do a better job with our on-line presence by offering more on-line tools and services. These might include the ability to pay assessments on-line, purchase pool passes on-line, and verifying the availability of pavilions and then reserving them on-line. What is your take on offering tools like these to the community?

The Master Plan consultants identified the similarities of Brandermill with other town governmental organizations. Why shouldn't the salaries of BCA staff positions be published, just as town governmental organizations do?

Order of responses: (1) Guthrie, (2) Hillman, (3) Livingston, (4) Morrison, (5) Rowe
Total recording time: Approximately 14 minutes

6. What can be done to prevent Board or committee members from suing the BCA as individuals?

Order of responses: (1) Hillman, (2) Livingston, (3) Morrison, (4) Rowe, (5) Guthrie
Total recording time: Approximately 5 minutes

7. You have talked about the Master Plan and that we need to keep improving as opposed to maintaining status quo. If you were to brainstorm ideas for the future as to improvements, what might they include, and in particular, have you given thought to the blending of retail and residential space?

Order of responses: (1) Livingston, (2) Morrison, (3) Rowe, (4) Guthrie, (5) Hillman
Total recording time: Approximately 13 minutes

8. What can be done to reduce vandalism? If a Brandermill resident asks you how to get their neighborhood registered as a Chesterfield County Neighborhood Watch group with signs, training, etc., what would you tell them?

Order of responses: (1) Morrison, (2) Rowe, (3) Guthrie, (4) Hillman, (5) Livingston
Total recording time: Approximately 11 minutes

9. The Brandermill Board has litigation pending, which is a BCA Board issue, however, if you are elected and the litigation is in favor of either plaintiff or defendant and results in additional assessments to residents, how do you feel it possible to best serve the community?

Order of responses: (1) Rowe, (2) Guthrie, (3) Hillman, (4) Livingston, (5) Morrison
Total recording time: Approximately 5 minutes

10. The suit against the BCA Board by a Board member is for $850,000. Who is going to pay for it? Won't residents ultimately pay, possibly through assessments?

Candidates agreed that this question had been previously answered, and the audience did not object. To hear previous statement, listen to responses to Question 9 above.

11. Could anything be done about picking up the piles of branches on the walking paths? And what's your favorite song?

Order of responses: (1) Guthrie, (2) Hillman, (3) Livingston, (4) Morrison, (5) Rowe
Total recording time: Approximately 5 minutes

12. Please summarize your platform.

Order of responses: (1) Hillman, (2) Livingston, (3) Morrison, (4) Rowe, (5) Guthrie
Total recording time: Approximately 11 minutes

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