Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hoy Road Improvements to change . . . Public Meeting

An article in the Northside Sun on page 11 A of the May 22, 2014 issue has the following headline: "Public meeting slated on Hoy Road plans."

"A Public Meeting will be held May 29, 2014 to inform commuters and residents about the new plans for improvements to Hoy Road phase two in Madison."

"The Public Meeting will be held from 4 to 7 pm at the Denson Robinson Public Services Complex.  The complex is at 1239 Hwy. 51 less than a mile north of Hoy Road."


From Old Canton Road to the Charlestowne subdivision entrance, there will be four travel lanes and one turn lane.

From Charlestowne to the Stonegate subdivision entrance there will be three lanes.

The section from Stone gate to Hoy Farms will stay the same with two lanes.

The intersection with Rice Road will have two travel lanes, plus left and right turn lanes, for four lanes total.

The signal at the Rice Road intersection will be replaced.

The estimated construction cost is $6 million.

MDOT will provide 80% from a federal program, and the city will provide a 20% match.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Variance Application for 112 Woodland Drive

A formal application for a City Zoning Ordinance Variance has been requested by the occupants at 112 Woodland Drive in order to legally place three storage buildings on the property.

The following information was received from the city by email this morning:

The owner of subject address has filed for a zoning variance in regards to having the 2 accessory buildings on his property, not meeting the proper setbacks, and not having one totally in his back yard. The Zoning meeting where he will "plead" his case is scheduled for April 14. I really don't think that he stands any chance of getting the variance, but if you or someone from Bradford Place was present to contest his request, it certainly would help.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom at the police station.

John Kenney
Code Enforcement Officer

Please go by the site so you will be familiar with the impact it will have on our subdivision if allowed, and attend the Public Hearing at 6:30 pm on April 14 in order to voice your opinion.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

HOA Nov 2013 Minutes

Bradford Place Homeowners Annual Meeting

Minutes of November 18, 2013

Public meeting open house was held at 112 Greenbriar Drive per notice by mail.


The Open House began at 7:00 pm with residents introducing themselves to the group.  The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Houston at approximately 7:30 pm.

Officers also present: Vice President/Secretary Hal Ellison and Treasurer David Shannon.  There were 15 residents present at the meeting, and a sign-in sheet for contact info was circulated.

Treasurer Report:

            Balance carried forward from 10/24/2011: $922.75

            Dues collected during last year: $4,201.75 from 53 households.

            Expenditures: $2,192.74 (list of expenditures available to members upon request)

                        Expenditures are mainly for electricity for entrance sign lights at approximately                                     $25 per month and contracted entrance lawn care at approximately $200 per                                  month.

            Balance of funds in account: $2,010.01

            Current dues at $60 per year have been contributed by 16 families (not included above).


Old Business:

            Outstanding issues: None

            Bradford Place Subdivision continues to be published on the internet without cost as:


            Covenants can be found at:


New Business:

            David Shannon will be obtaining prices for summer lawn care at the entrances.  There were complaints that there are now branches at the entrance that are beginning to obstruct vision for traffic at that corner.  David Shannon said he would address this with the lawn care company. 

            It was suggested that we look into filing a tax report if we have not done so in the past.

            There was a discussion about the Covenants, which were believed to have expired.  Hal Ellison indicated that the covenants can be found on the Madison County website.  It was later found that the first covenants were Recorded in late 1989, and were valid for 20 years, which means they have expired.

            There was concern about vehicles being parked illegally in the front yard or on the street.  It was generally agreed that we should pursue reinstating some form of covenants.  Jeff Houston said he could ask some attorneys with special knowledge in the field to provide information for the association.  Hal Ellison said he would contact the city to see what help could be provided.

            There was discussion about creek erosion and damage to property at the southwest corner Bradford Place subdivision.  It was reported that a $100,000 federal grant to provide erosion control was lost because the city failed to contribute its portion.  The creek was reported to continue to damage property in Bradford Place.

            There was a general discussion about the fence that had been damaged by vehicle accident this summer at the corner house at the west side of the entrance at West Bradford.  It appears that a portion of the fence is on private property, and part may be on subdivision common property.  Hal Ellison volunteered to contact the fence owner to see what is being done, if anything.

            It was requested that we look into providing a directory of homeowners in Bradford Place.

            It was suggested that we have monthly or quarterly meetings.  After the meeting, it was agreed by the officers that another meeting could be held at the Ellison’s home on the evening of Monday, March 31, 2014.  This will also be an opportunity to elect officers for the coming year.


            There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

            Minutes will be posted on the Bradford Place Madison blogsite.


Respectfully submitted,


Hal Ellison

Vice President/Secretary


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dues for 2014

The annual homeowners meeting was held Monday, November 18, 2013.  Minutes will be published here when reviewed and approved.

A letter has gone out requesting payment of Bradford Place Homeowner Association dues. If you do not receive your notice in the mail, please send a check in the amount of $60 for calendar year 2014 dues.

Please make your check payable to Bradford Place Homeowners Association.

Checks may be mailed or delivered to:

Bradford Place Homeowners Association
100 Bennington Pointe
Madison, MS 39110

Please let us know if you have any comments or questions about Bradford Place.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mahan Painting Company

One of our new residents provides a painting service.
Mahan Painting Company
Greg Mahan
197 Woodland Drive
Madison, MS 39110
phone: 601.955.6972

Interior and exterior painting, house washing (including mildew removal), 18+ years experience, free estimates.
Note:  Bradford Place welcomes resident businesses to post here, but makes no endorsement of services or products provided.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bear Creek water meter improvements

The Bear Creek water meter technicians you have been seeing in our subdivision working on the meters are installing remote (satellite) sensors.  This would reduce the amount of man hours needed to read the meters each month.

By the way, the meters work just the same as before.  If you get a leak somewhere in your house and need to turn off the water, it can still be done manually by turning the valve closest to the street clockwise with an ordinary pipe wrench.

I sent an email inquiry to Bear Creek and got the following reply:


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

197 Woodland Drive for sale at $229,900

197 Woodland Drive home for sale.  No picture available.  Located near end of cul-de-sac in Bradford Place subdivision. 

Info here.

Information provided by Christy Willis at Coldwell Banker Graham and Associates 601-717-2501.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Limb Pick Up - (next two weeks)

The City of Madison has issued a notice via email (received 12:54 pm 7-10-2013) concerning Limb Pick Up:
Beginning July 9, 2013, for limb pick up only, the city will be divided into two (2) areas (East and West) with I-55 dividing the city.  The chipper truck and knuckle boom truck will spend one (1) week in each area, alternating from the east to the west.  To assist in picking up your debris, please contact Madison Public Works at 601-856-8958 where a list will be compiled.
Please review our website ( for more information.
July 9 - 12  Eastside.
(Note:  Bradford Place is on the East side of I-55 and pickup will begin THIS week.)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

112 Woodland Drive

Click on Photo to Enlarge
Asking $199,900  for 4 BR 3 Baths

Interior photos available.

If anyone wishes to be notified of future listings, please send your email address to me at:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Minutes of Nov 13, 2012 Annual Meeting

Bradford Place Homeowners Annual Meeting

Minutes of November 13, 2012 

Public meeting open house was held at 112 Greenbriar Drive per notice by mail.


Call to order at 7:00 PM by President Jeff Houston.

Officers also present:  Vice President/Secretary Hal Ellison and Treasurer David Shannon

Treasurer Report:

            Balance carried forward from 10/24/2011:  $73.86

            Dues collected during past year:  $3,392.93 from 55 households.
            Expenditures:  $2,544.04  (list of expenditures available to members upon request)
            Balance of funds in account:  $922.75
            Dues collected for new fiscal year to date at $60 per home:  22 (not included above)

Old Business:
            Outstanding issues:  None
            Bradford Place Subdivision continues to be published on the internet without cost as:
            Covenants can be found at:

New Business:
            David Shannon will be obtaining prices for summer lawn care at the Entrances.      
            There was a discussion about the Covenants expiring soon, and whether there should be any changes.  The general consensus was that since the City has satisfactory Zoning Ordinance requirements for our protection, so there is no need for changes now.
            Election of officers for the next year (December 1, 2012 through November 31, 2013) was discussed and the following officers were elected by acclamation:

                        President:  Jeff Houston
                        Vice President / Secretary:  Hal Ellison
                        Treasurer:  David Shannon

            There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
            Minutes will be posted on the Bradford Place website.

Respectfully submitted,

Hal Ellison