Archives for June 2010


An Exclusive Discount Offer from Brandermill Green Market

Posted June 22, 2010 at 3:16 PM
Brandermill Green Market

Thursday, June 24, 2010
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday Park Overflow Lot

Event will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Click here to receive an exclusive discount offer!

Police Release Surveillance Photos of Vandals

Posted June 15, 2010 at 3:19 PM
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Police have released photographs captured from the surveillance cameras at Cosby High School on Fox Club Parkway. The surveillance photographs show two masked subjects ... [continued]

June 15, 2010, NRC Officers Meeting

Posted June 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM
Discussion: Transference of NRC Web Site to BCA Server

St. Ledger Pool Closed Friday, June 11

Posted June 11, 2010 at 4:10 PM
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the St. Ledger Pool will be closed today, Friday, June 11. The pool should reopen late Saturday afternoon.

North Beach will open today at 3PM as scheduled, and we will also be opening Harbour Pointe from 3-8PM.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

This message is courtesy of the Brandermill Community Association.

News and Updates from the NRC

Posted June 8, 2010 at 4:11 PM
Attention Pasta Lovers!

BOMBOLINI PASTA Returns to
Brandermill Green Market!

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Brandermill Church Lot
3-6 p.m.
Event will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Highlights of June 7, 2010 BCA Board Meeting*

Posted June 7, 2010 at 5:26 PM

* The highlights below 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. It is recommended to all readers that they read the approved BCA Board Meeting minutes when published.

Member Voice

  • Kit Kavanagh (Huntsbridge) thanked the BCA Board for their time and would like to see better work on communications, especially with regards to covenant enforcement.

  • Robert Schognamilo (Nuttree Woods) requested that his shed be grandfathered after 10 months of changes as required by the ARB. Mr. Schognamilo admitted to not initially having ARB approval but did later submit an application. The BCA Board stated they would look further into his complaints and asked staff to prepare a timeline for the Board.

  • Warren Ragsdale (Huntsbridge) requested answers to many questions he had regarding covenant violations. He expressed great concern that he felt he was being targeted and asked why he has not been granted a meeting with the BCA Board of Directors. Several Huntsbridge residents, including Al Manden, Kathy Cantrell, Tom Doyle and Jerry Clemmer, also spoke during Member Voice to show their support of Mr. Ragsdale, stating that he was a good neighbor. The BCA Board stated that although covenant violations are not normally discussed at Board meetings, they will look into this and advised Al Raimo to visit Mr. Ragsdale's home and to take a Board member with him.

President's Report

  • President Rowe stated that the BCA hosted a breakfast meeting with County officials where they covered such topics as the hydrilla, road and traffic congestion at the intersection of Old Hundred Road and Brandermill Parkway, community revitalization and covenant enforcement.

  • She stated that Art Warren requested $25,000 be allocated to the County Utilities Department to help fight the hydrilla problem. This was approved by the County Board of Supervisors. President Rowe sent a thank-you letter on behalf of the community to Mr. Warren for his efforts.

  • At the breakfast meeting, John McCracken spoke about the roads and stated that there would be no new improvements done to the Old Hundred Road corridor for the next year. Tom Jacobsen spoke about the revitalization efforts done in the county.

  • Brandermill attendees brought County personnel up to speed regarding the disrepair of the Verizon boxes.

  • President Rowe named the following Board members as liaisons to BCA committees:

    • Bob Friedel - Community Character Committee
    • Jason Livingston - Architectural Review Board
    • Keith McGinniss - Facilities
    • Frances Hillman - Marketing Committee

  • Director Hillman asked about the possibility that the President's Report be included in the Board packet as a written statement. She also had a question regarding a master calendar for all committee meetings to which Community Manager Pritz replied that all the community meetings were posted on the Brandermill web site.

County Comprehensive Steering Plan

Director McGinnis stated that the drafts of the County policy statements, which will become chapters in the Comprehensive Plan, are finished. He is working on executive summaries of these policy statements, focusing on such topics as land use, transportation, etc., that may have direct impact on Brandermill. He hopes to present these summaries in August 2010 and would like feedback from the BCA Board and the community on specific items regarding the implementation of these topics.

Director Friedel suggested and Manager Pritz agreed that the executive summaries be posted on the Brandermill web site.

Treasurer's Report

Director Guthrie stated that they are looking forward to having the Finance Committee participate in the BCA Board's budget workshop later this summer. He also felt that the community should be asked if they wish to continue the 4th of July fireworks in the coming years.

Manager's Report

In addition to her written report (see page 9 of June 7, 2010 BCA Board Information Packet, Part 1), Community Manager Pritz stated that Mike Hatch from the Brandermill Country Club has asked for an additional $5,000 to help repair the 14th hole tunnel. The BCA Board asked that Mr. Hatch meet with them for further discussion about this request.

ARB/CARB

The ARB/CARB held a special meeting in May to review their work process and to explore better communications between the committee and the community. They will be bringing forth recommendations soon. A copy of the Commercial Architectural Design Standards has been submitted to the BCA Board for review.

Community Character Committee

In addition to their extensive report (see pages 20-21 of June 7, 2010 BCA Board Information Packet, Part 1, and pages 1-5 of June 7, 2010 BCA Board Information Packet, Part 2), the CCC will be looking at options to best survey the community regarding upcoming issues.

Crime Prevention Committee

A video presentation of clips from the Crime Prevention Festival was shown. The new Crime Prevention web site (http://www.brandermillcrimeprevention.com) was unveiled and a quick on-line tour presented.

Hydrilla Update

Adding to the minutes report submitted by the Reservoir Management Group (see pages 11-15 of June 7, 2010 BCA Board Information Packet, Part 2), Susan Smith stated that Dr. Ken Wagner will be providing on-lake training to biologists within the Utilities Department to study the impact of the carp and to help monitor the hydrilla.

Natural Resources Committee

Chair Susan Smith stated that they have had a booth at the past three Green Markets and have had good success with folks stopping by. They recently gave away 150 free trees and shrubs donated from the County. At the past two meetings, they encouraged people to plant gardens for butterflies as well as hummingbirds. Their next meeting will address the topic of mosquito control. They are working with the MPOC in hopes of planting a children's garden at Nuttree Park. They have also presented a rain barrel standard to the ARB for consideration.

Master Plan Oversight Committee (MPOC) Charter

The charter for the Master Plan Oversight Committee was approved as amended.

Old Hundred Road Corridor Study

President Rowe urged the Board to compose a letter to the County regarding the Old Hundred Road Corridor Study. She suggested the BCA Board issue a strong statement about the increased congestion at Brandermill Parkway and Old Hundred Road. There was a discussion regarding putting in a stoplight or roundabout at the intersection.

NRC

The NRC presented an updated draft of blogging rules (see page 24 of June 7, 2010 BCA Board Information Packet, Part 2) that had been requested at the previous meeting by the Board.

The BCA Board asked about the NRC web site and stated that it was under NRC Chair Mamie McNeal's control. They thought that the web site should be under the "Brandermill BCA umbrella" of web sites and felt that a blog would not be a positive move forward until the issue of the web site control was agreed upon. After a much heated debate, it was decided to table the idea of the blog until the next BCA Board meeting. In the meantime, it was requested that the NRC provide answers to the following questions: (1) how one would sign up for the blog, (2) how they would log in and post comments, (3) how articles to begin any blogging would be posted and (4) who can post those articles.

The NRC will be hosting a sign-up table at the 4th of July celebration and has also begun working with the Activities Committee to promote the Green Market.



Information Packet for Monday, June 7, 2010 BCA Board Meeting

Posted June 5, 2010 at 4:13 PM
Information packet for the upcoming BCA Board meeting is now available for downloading in two parts (due to size) from: 20100607-Part1-Board-Packet.pdf and 20100607-Part2-Board-Packet.pdf.

We encourage residents to attend BCA Board meetings to learn of Brandermill "happenings". For a quick snapshot of what the BCA Board will be discussing, download the packet and read the agenda on page 1.

Michael Bell is the winner of the NRC logo contest

Posted June 2, 2010 at 9:17 AM
Michael Bell, the son of Beverly and Lee Bell of McTyre’s Cove, is the winner of the Neighborhood Residents Council logo contest. He was awarded $50 for his design by NRC Chair Mamie McNeal at the May 17 NRC meeting.

Bell is a junior at Clover Hill High School. His favorite classes are mathematics and computer science, and he aspires to become an architectural engineer. Along with two other students, he is building a miniature house for a computer science project. Bell enjoys golf, reading, electronic gaming systems, and helping his family and his McTyre’s Cove neighbors maintain their homes.

Bell designed the winning logo on his computer, using the design of Brandermill neighborhood signs as inspiration.

Bell will be a member of the CHHS class of 2011, the first class to graduate from the newly constructed school located off Genito Road at 13303 Kelly Green Lane.

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