Archives for April 2011


REMINDER: Assessment Dues

Posted April 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM
BCA assessment dues are due now and will be considered late if not received by the BCA Office on April 25.

2011 BCA Annual Election

Posted April 18, 2011 at 11:27 AM
Have You Voted Yet?!

Election proxy/ballots are due at the BCA office by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 18. Quorum is required to affect the election, so please vote if you haven't already done so. Then at later that same day, attend our Annual Meeting to hear the election results.

37th BCA Annual Meeting
Monday, April 18, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Brandermill Woods

The information packet for the upcoming BCA Board meeting is now available for downloading from 20110418-Annual-Meeting.pdf.

All residents are encouraged to attend this BCA meeting.

NOTE: The Organizational Meeting of the BCA Board of Directors to elect its officers for 2011-2012 will be held prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board in May 2011.

Information Packet for April 4, 2011 BCA Board Meeting

Posted April 4, 2011 at 9:25 AM
NOTE: Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

The information packet for the upcoming BCA Board meeting is now available: 20110404-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, read the attached agenda.

Hear the 2011 BCA Candidates

Posted April 3, 2011 at 10:42 AM
On March 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., the NRC hosted its annual “Meet the Candidates” program at Brandermill Woods. Three BCA Board candidates participated in the program: Frances Hillman, Joan O’Hanley and Marie Turner. These three candidates are running to fill two 3-year terms on the BCA Board of Directors.


Frances Hillman

Joan O'Hanley

Marie Turner
To hear* the candidates' introductory comments, click onto their photos above.

At the meeting, attendees were given cards on which they wrote their questions. Using a town hall-format, NRC Chair Andrea Epps read the questions to the candidates. The following audio excerpts of the meeting reflect each candidate’s response to questions posed by the meeting attendees.

Hear* What the 2011 BCA Board Candidates Had to Say
  1. What is your position on universal pool and do you believe it should be a referendum question?
    Order of responses: Turner, Hillman, O'Hanley
    Approximate length of recording: 5 minutes
  2. What changes, if any, would you make in the process that the Board took to arrive at their decision to change the mailbox design?
    Order of responses: Hillman, O'Hanley, Turner
    Approximate length of recording: 4 minutes
  3. During what phase of the MPOC process, do you think residential feedback should be solicited?
    Order of responses: O'Hanley, Turner, Hillman
    Approximate length of recording: 4 minutes
  4. Someone mentioned that in the past she thought residents don’t feel their opinions are necessarily heard, do you believe this is a fair criticism and if so, specifically what would you do to correct the situation?
    Order of responses: Turner, Hillman, O'Hanley
    Approximate length of recording: 6 minutes
  5. It appears that approval of the landscape plan went through the same process as the mailbox. When was the project’s final landscaping plan presented to the community before it was approved by the Board?
    Order of responses: Hillman, O'Hanley, Turner
    Approximate length of recording: 5 minutes
  6. Do you think that the incongruities between the BCA covenants and residential design standards hinder Staff in their covenant enforcement efforts? What do you think the BCA Board can do to empower Staff to do its job in that area better?
    Order of responses: O'Hanley, Turner, Hillman
    Approximate length of recording: 8 minutes
  7. This person thinks The Landing needs security before anything else. What are your thoughts on The Landing?
    Order of responses: Turner, Hillman, O'Hanley
    Approximate length of recording: 5 minutes
  8. The Village Mill has been running a near $100,000 deficit for two years in a row, and according to the BCA website, it has a staff of four people. On the other hand, the Woodlake newsletter (the current issue is a 24-page edition) contains the same kind of information and in addition, each issue for the last five years is available in its entirety on the Woodlake website AND is run by one staff member who, in addition to the newsletter also handles several other Community responsibilities (the website, RV and boat storage, pontoon reservations, and works with the Environmental Committee). Would you be in favor of converting The Village Mill into a similar format, thereby potentially saving a significant amount of money which could be used for other purposes in Brandermill and in addition potentially being able to either reduce staff or reassign them to other responsibilities?
    Order of responses: Hillman, O'Hanley, Turner
    Approximate length of recording: 6 minutes
  9. Most everyone does one thing well. Please name the one thing you think the BCA Staff and Directors does really well.
    Order of responses: O'Hanley, Turner, Hillman
    Approximate length of recording: 2 minutes
  10. Name plates are forbidden on new mailbox posts. Are you in favor of removing this ban so residents can include their names if they wish, and should the mailbox change be submitted for a referendum vote?
    Order of responses: Turner, Hillman, O'Hanley
    Approximate length of recording: 3 minutes
  11. Can you see the BCA structure run as a 3-branch governmental body like the federal government, with the BCA Board being analogous to the White House, the BCA Staff analogous to the U.S. Senate and MPOC analogous to the House of Representatives?
    Order of responses: Hillman, O'Hanley, Turner
    Approximate length of recording: 4 minutes
  12. How do you think the BCA Board can interact with sub-associations?
    Order of responses: O'Hanley, Turner, Hillman
    Approximate length of recording: 3 minutes
  13. Since the Board relies heavily on committee judgments and recommendations, how can the Board communicate a committee’s recommendations to get community feedback before they modify or accept a committee’s recommendations?
    Order of responses: Turner, Hillman, O'Hanley
    Approximate length of recording: 8 minutes
  14. Do you think the format of the Board meetings could be changed to allow more Member Voice DURING the discussion of the Board? Most of the time, the Board’s discussions inspire comments that go unspoken and may be worth hearing.
    Order of responses: Hillman, O'Hanley, Turner
    Approximate length of recording: 5 minutes

At the conclusion of the questions, each candidate gave a summation of her platform.

Your vote is important! Please remember to VOTE and return your ballots no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18 to the BCA office.

*A sound player such as Windows Media Player is required to play the mp3 audio files. Larger audio files take longer to download; please be patient.
 

Community Meeting: ENTRANCE LANDSCAPE PROJECTS

Posted April 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM
Thursday, April 7, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Harbour Pointe Clubhouse

The BCA has allocated $40,000 for the re-design of five entrance "areas" located at the front entrance (Hull Street/Old Hundred/Millridge Parkway) and the back entrance (Brandermill Parkway/Old Hundred Road) of Brandermill.

The NRC is hosting a Community Meeting to give all residents the opportunity to review the landscaping plans. We will have the renderings available, and the design representatives will be present to answer questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!