Archives for January 2011

NRC Officers Meeting

Posted January 31, 2011 at 12:00 AM
February 2, 2011
7:00 p.m.
BCA Office

November 9, 2010 NRC Meeting Minutes

Posted January 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM
November 19, 2010 NRC Minutes is now available for downloading.

2011 NRC Elections Results and Other Announcements

Posted January 26, 2011 at 3:03 PM
At its Annual Meeting last night, NRC Reps elected the following officers for 2011:

Chair: Andrea Epps
First Vice Chair: Helen O'Neill
Second Vice Chair: Alan Manden
Secretary: Kit Kavanagh
Treasurer: Sandy Schrecengost

During the workshop portion of the meeting, Chair Epps appointed the following committee chairs:

Communications Chair: Chris Glaze
Membership Chair: Kathy Cantrell

Congratulations to all!

Other Announcements
  • Chesterfield County will host an informal meeting on February 7 at Swift Creek Middle School from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for participants to look at the plans and renderings for the roundabout to be located at the intersection of Old Hundred Road and Brandermill Parkway.
  • Chesterfield County will be presenting its Comprehensive Plan to the BCA Board of Directors and Brandermill residents on February 24, 7:00 p.m., Swift Creek Middle School (cafeteria).
  • The Natural Resources Committee seeks volunteers to work on The Landing master plan project as well as serve on the committee. Contact: Susan Smith, 744-2747,
  • The Community Character Committee seeks volunteers to participate in their efforts to help Chesterfield County Public Schools ("CCPS"). For more information, view CCPS's presentation and a list of school needs. Contact: Dianne Cardea, 744-3002,
  • The Community Character Committee also seeks volunteers to help coordinate 2011 Green Market activities and in particular, to man a table at the Green Market in Market Square on Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact: Shelley Bartelink,

Highlights of Januay 13, 2011 Special BCA Board Meeting*

Posted January 24, 2011 at 10:41 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. It is recommended to all readers that they read the approved BCA Board Meeting minutes when published.

The open session of this Special BCA Board meeting dealt with the topic of our pools. Director Livingston begins with summarizing the BCA Board's decision at its January 3, 2011 meeting to begin the process of creating a RFP to assess the maintenance needs of the three existing Brandermill pools, under the current user-fee and universal access ("UPA") models. He presents his and Director Friedel's proposal of a timeline (see pages 2-3 of January 13, 2011 Board packet) for achieving pool recommendations by 2012.

Director Friedel states that he and Director Livingston were careful to include all of the concerns expressed by the BCA Board at its January meeting. He further says that it is important that this project has consensus of the Board.

Director McLenagan questions where resident feedback is delineated on the proposed timeline. Directors McGinniss and Hillman feel it appropriate to involve the community when the Board has decided on the cost feasibility of UPA and its on-going costs. Director Guthrie notes that UPA and pool improvements are two different items and should be considered separately.

The BCA Board decides it best to get answers to some questions before involving the community. These questions include but are not limited to: Can the existing pool facilities handle UPA as they exist today? What would be minimally required to provide UPA without building a new pool? What is needed for the existing pool facilities to handle the anticipated number of attendees under UPA?

Board packet and audio recording of this meeting are available from the BCA web site at, and it is anticipated that the pools will be an agenda item for the BCA Board's February meeting.

NRC 2011 Annual Meeting

Posted January 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Brandermill Woods

The Nomination Committee has presented its slate of officers for next year. For more information on the candidates, please visit our web site at Please be sure that your neighborhood is represented at this meeting, as no proxy voting is allowed. A quorum is required to conduct the election. Please download the agenda for this meeting and the minutes of previous NRC meeting.

A quorum is required for election of NRC officers so mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Brandermill Woods and be sure that your neighborhood is represented at this meeting.

NRC Nominations Committee Presents 2011 Slate of Officers

Posted January 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM
The NRC Nominating Committee proudly presents the following slate of NRC officers for 2011.

Chair CandidateAndrea Epps (
Andrea has been a Brandermill resident since 2000 and has two children in local schools. She is president of New Urban Land Inc., a land use and public policy consulting firm, and has served on several Chesterfield County committees, including the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. Andrea is very passionate about Brandermill's Master Plan and equally passionate about ensuring resident involvement in the planning and governance process. She feels that this is going to be a critical year for our community. The Comprehensive Plan public process will continue, and our elected officials at the state and local level will soon begin the process of redistricting based on the census. These issues, in addition to the many specific issues that impact Brandermill, will require the dedication of the NRC to make sure residents' opinions are counted. Andrea truly believes the collective vision and potential of Brandermill can best be achieved through the NRC, and the potential is limitless.
First Vice Chair CandidateHelen O'Neill (
Three years ago, Helen and husband Todd moved to Brandermill from PA. With their move, both transitioned into new careers. Todd is now teaching math at Benedictine High School, and Helen is pursuing her wedding and specialty cake hobby. Helen’s work experience is vast and varied. She has managed a medical office, worked for an economic consulting firm and an entrepreneur who owned several auto dealerships as well as a dairy and holstein farm. She was also a licensed real estate agent in charge of marketing and renovation of relocation properties, and managed the staff of six offices. In 1989, Helen and her husband purchased a small office-automation firm and successfully grew that business, selling it in 2004. They have three daughters (all Hokies), three sons-in-law (all Hokies), and seven grandchildren (all future Hokies). Helen loves the "look, feel, and location" of Brandermill and wants to see its uniqueness preserved. She would like to institute her three "R’s:" (1) Revise methods for maintaining property integrity and value; (2) Revive pride of ownership among residents and impress upon them their need to take action; and (3) Reclaim the #1 Community status in Chesterfield County.
Second Vice Chair CandidateAlan Manden (
Emigrating from South Africa with his family in 1994, Alan lived in Princeton, WV for 11 years and became involved with the local youth soccer league, serving on its board from 1996 to 2006 (2001-2006 president). He and his family moved to Brandermill in 2006. Alan is certified as a United States Soccer Federation ("USSF") referee, referee instructor, referee assessor, and referee assignor. Invited to join the Brandermill Lions Club in 2006, Alan (2009-2010 president) continues to serve on its board today. In keeping with his belief of "getting involved," Alan feels he has something to contribute towards improving Brandermill for the good of the residents.
Secretary CandidateCatherine ("Kit") Kavanagh (
Kit has been a resident of Midlothian for 27 years and has actually lived in Brandermill for almost 12 years. Retiring in 2004 from Johnston-Willis Hospital as a medical technologist, Kit now works part-time in a doctor's private practice. Her goals for the NRC are (1) to help residents become more active in and better informed about BCA proceedings, and (2) to encourage open communications within our neighborhoods and within the community as a whole. Kit has two children (one living in Brandermill) and three grandchildren.
Treasurer CandidateSandy Schrecengost (
Sandy relocated to Brandermill from Lexington, KY in 1982. She is married, mother of two with two grandchildren. Her work experience includes positions with Virginia Community College System, Department of Corrections, Brandermill Community Association ("BCA"), and Midlothian Youth Soccer League. Her volunteer activities have included serving as secretary, newsletter editor, and treasurer of several churches as well as assisting in Midlothian Youth Soccer Foundation, Richmond Interscholastic Soccer Association, and our local schools. She has also served as a volunteer neighborhood team organizer for the Brandermill 4th of July activities and the American Heart Association. A member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, her committee work includes Spiritual Care, Pastoral Call, and Haiti relief. Sandy is a member of Redeemer's Counting Team, the Altar Guild, and The Good Samaritan Inn cooking team. She feels that the NRC is a "today tool" for moving our community forward.

A quorum is required for election of NRC officers so mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Brandermill Woods and be sure that your neighborhood is represented at this meeting.

Audio and Information Packets for BCA Board of Directors Meetings

Posted January 15, 2011 at 6:16 PM
The BCA is now making information packets and audio recordings of BCA Board meetings available on their web site: The NRC encourages residents to attend BCA Board meetings in-person and to express their opinions during Member Voice; but now if you can't attend a meeting, you can hear it. Thanks, BCA Staff, for making this possible!

Feedback Requested for Proposed Committee Code of Ethics

Posted January 13, 2011 at 10:47 AM
Thanks to those of you who have already given feedback on the proposed Code of Ethics for BCA Committees. If you haven't already done so, please remember to send your comments about the proposed Code of Ethics (attached) to by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19. Your time and consideration is appreciated!

During the December 6, 2010 BCA Board meeting, Director Hillman was asked to draft a Code of Ethics for BCA Committees. Attached is a draft of such for your feedback. As this document will be an agenda item at the upcoming MPOC meeting, please send your comments (both positive and negative) to no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Download the DRAFT Code of Ethics for BCA Committees

Information Packet for Special BCA Board Meeting on 1/13/2011

Posted January 11, 2011 at 8:57 AM
Note Meeting Location: Harbour Pointe Clubhouse
Thursday, January 13, 2011
7:00 p.m.

The information packet for the upcoming Special BCA Board of Directors meeting is now available for downloading from 20110113-Board-Packet.pdf.

The agenda shows the meeting leads with an executive session to discuss a legal issue, followed by Member Voice (15 minutes) and Pool Discussion (15 minutes).

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, read the attached agenda.

Reminder: BCA Assessment Due January 25, 2010

Posted January 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM
Residents using assessment coupons are reminded that payments for the first quarter of 2011 are due January 25, 2011. For more information about options for paying assessments, please visit