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SUMMER 2009 NEWS
BROOKS OF HICKORY HOLLOW COMMUNITY ASSOC., INC.
Website: www.bhhca.org Email: AskTheBoard@bhhca.org
2009 BHHCA Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday August 18th, 2009 at
7:00 pm at the Hope Lutheran Church located at 4200 Shenandoah Dr.
Refreshments will be served as well as a prize drawing for a $40 Gas
card for all homeowners attending in good standing. (You must be present
for the drawing to win.)
The 2009 BHHCA Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday August 18th, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Hope Lutheran Church located at 4200 Shenandoah Dr. Refreshments will be served as well as a prize drawing for a $40 Gas card for all homeowners attending in good standing. (You must be present for the drawing to win.)
schedule time to attend the annual meeting. It is a great way to
find out what is going on in our community and give us your input.
This was the first year for Snow Removal. What did you think about
This was the first year for Snow Removal. What did you think about it?
· Dues Collections
· Snow Removal
· Landscaping Proposals
· Entrance Signs
· Police Patrols & Results
· Other Issues/Questions/Suggestions
· Nomination & Election Of Members to the Board of Directors*
· Door prize drawing for a gas card
*Any homeowner in good standing (current on dues) is eligible. Current board members can be re-elected. Board members usually attend 4 or 5 meetings per year that are held in the evening, lasting 2-3 hours. Email is a must to conduct business between meetings. Please attend the annual meeting to run for election and/or contact any board member for more information.
BURGLAR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: It has been a relatively quiet summer in the neighborhood. Police reported to us in the Spring that crime was way down this year. There was some graffiti spay painted on the back of our entrance signs earlier this summer. The Board of Directors received the follow email concerning a burglary from one of our homeowners. Please make sure your windows/doors are locked at all times and report any suspicious activity to the police. Some homeowners are not able to receive emails, so please help pass the word.
NEW ADDRESS: Please note our change in mailing address above. This change provided a substantial cost savings over our previous box at the UPS store. We also have a new email address.
Please contact Metro Call at 311 or
www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroCall for enforcement of
If you prefer to contact the board for a rules violation, you MUST furnish the address of the homeowner and be very specific about the violation. It is not enough to say people are parking on the street, some yards/fences look bad, or a dog is barking all night. The Board Members do not have the time or resources to drive around looking for violations. Even if we could, we have no way of knowing if a car has been parked on the street for 3 minutes or 3 days or a dog has been barking for a few minutes or a few hours. Only the neighbors know when there is an ongoing problem. All complaints are confidential. If you receive a violation letter, it means the board received a complaint from another homeowner. You can email the board at AskTheBoard@bhhca.org.
STREET PARKING IS ONLY FOR TEMPORARY GUESTS!
The BHHCA Declaration states: “No trailer, boat, truck or other vehicle shall be parked on any street in the Subdivision for a continuous period in excess of 10 hours or for an aggregate period of 24 hours in any one calendar year.” Cars must be parked in a driveway or garage. Please don’t be a nuisance to your neighbors and/or an accident waiting to happen. Vehicles parked on the street for more than 24 hours are considered abandoned by Jefferson Co. ordinance and are subject to fines and/or towing. Please report any such vehicles to Metro Call listed above.
ANNUAL DUES: Please find enclosed the invoice for 2009 homeowner dues and prize drawing form. Dues were to be paid no later than April 30, 2009. Take advantage of a $10 discount by paying early next year!
The amount due for 2009 was as follows which includes $30 for snow removal:
$110 if paid by March 31, 2009
$120 if paid by April 30, 2009
$130 if paid by May 31, 2009
ANNUAL DUES OF AREA COMMUNITIES: Brooks of Hickory Hollow $110
Bay Colony $125 Brownsboro Glen $200 Craig’s Creek $160
Silver Creek $216
*Fincastle is a “6th
CHAIN LINK FENCES: Chain link fences are not allowed in the Brooks of Hickory Hollow per the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. Properties already identified as having existing chain link fences may keep them as long as they remain in good condition. If any repair is needed, the fence must be removed and cannot be repaired or replaced. NO NEW CHAIN LINK FENCES ARE ALLOWED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Additional information and a list of properties allowed to keep existing fences are on the BHHCA website listed above. Please let new homeowners know they are not allowed to install a chain link fence.
SNOW REMOVAL: Snow removal passed and annual dues increased by $30 to pay for this service. Total number of homeowners that voted was 123 or 51.23%. Dues collected in 2009 will pay for the snow removal next winter. We used extra funds in the budget to pay for limited snow removal this winter and the feedback was very positive.
YES votes: 81 or 65.85%. NO votes: 42 or 34.15%.
Important Things To Know About Snow Removal:
· Some snow will get piled up at the end of your driveway. There is no way to avoid this when snow is plowed.
· Don’t park on the street. This allows the whole street to be plowed and snow won’t get piled up around your vehicle. PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for any damage to your vehicle when it is parked on the street.
· Please don’t stop the driver and ask him to plow your driveway. He is paid by the hour to plow our streets - not individual driveways. Unnecessary delays cost everyone more.
· Plenty of space is left between the plow and mailboxes. However, the force of plowed snow flying off the blade can knock down posts, mailboxes and “for sale” signs that are not firmly secured. The plow operator is not responsible for such damage.
4-WAY STOP AT ACCOMACK & SHENANDOAH: Our requests for a 4-way stop at this location have been unsuccessful in the past. However, we learned if there is a certain amount of traffic and enough homeowners in the area sign a petition, there is a possibility of getting the 4-way stop. The President of Hickory Hollow has been working on this and we will keep you informed.
1. How do I get more information about the community or contact a board member? The best source of information is the community website – www.bhhca.org. Board member contact info is listed on the website or send an email to AskTheBoard@bhhca.org.
I want to know what the
deed restrictions and community rules are.
Where can I find them?
They are recorded in the
public records of
Park only in a driveway or garage – not on the street.
Do not block sidewalks with your vehicle.
Do not block sidewalks with your vehicle.
· Boats, trailers, campers, motor homes, jet skis, etc. aren’t allowed in our community unless kept in a closed garage.
· Always pick up after your pets. It’s the law.
· It’s illegal to put anything in the creeks or ditches. MSD can issue fines and require you to clean it up.
· Please mow and trim all areas of your property, including ditches and behind fences.
· CURB APPEAL: This is important for property values. All properties must be kept in a neat and attractive manner. Please keep grass/shrubs trimmed and trash cans in your garage or the back of your house so they aren’t visible from the street.
Loretta Boydston 384-5880 email@example.com
Barbara Boykin 412-5052 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Metzger 429-9318 email@example.com
Tony Newell 271-7601 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Wright 412-2942 email@example.com
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