Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BPHOA Minutes of 11-18-2014


BPHOA Minutes

The meeting was held at 7:00 PM at the Open House of Hal and Mat Ellison on 11-18-2014 as announced by letter mailed to all residents one week before the meeting.
 
Attendance:  There were six homeowners present.

Treasurer Report:
$2,010  Balance from previous year as of 11-18-2014
$3,525  Dues collected (11-20-13 to 2-10-14) from 53 households
$2,177  Expenses for the past year (from 12-7-13 through 11-10-14) landscaping and electricity
$3,525  Current Balance in bank account (as of 11-18-14)

Old Business:

Tax Report:  Treasurer David Shannon continues to look into filing a tax report for the association.
Covenants:  President Jeff Houston reported that he will continue to look into the creation of new covenants to replace those that had expired.  Vice President Hal Ellison reported that the city does not provide a service to homeowner associations to assist them in developing covenants.  He further reported that the city already has a comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, which can be used to call on the city for typical homeowner association and covenant protection.  It was determined that we would like for President Houston to continue to look into the matter for the BPHOA.

The existing covenants can be found at:

Hoy Road fence damage:  It was noted that the fence on Hoy Road that was damaged by car accident near the subdivision west entrance has been repaired by the owner of that property, and the BPHOA did not have to get involved.

Future Meetings:  It was previously suggested that we hold monthly or quarterly meetings, but due to lack of interest, there have been no such meetings held.

Variance:  It was reported that the Variance request for encroachment into the Rear and Side Yard by the homeowner at 112 Woodland Drive was denied by the city after a Public Hearing by the Planning Commission and a decision by the Board of Aldermen.

New Business:

Next Meeting:  It was decided that the next BPHOA meeting should be held on Monday, March 16, 2015 by Open House at the home of Hal and Mat Ellison at 112 Greenbriar Drive for the purposes of election of officers and as a follow up notice on the collection of dues for 2014.

The minutes of this meeting will be posted on the Bradford Place Madison website at:

Respectfully submitted,

Hal Ellison
Vice President and Secretary

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Entrance Decorations

Thanks to the anonymous donor who placed the pumpkins at our entrance!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Woodland Drive home available for $249,000

Home for sale at 100 Woodland Drive has 2,408 sf.

See realtor for more information.

Information provided by Christy Willis at Coldwell Banker Real Estate.  Her email address is christy_willis@comcast.com

Friday, August 8, 2014

Home for sale

Rarely are homes offered for sale in Bradford Place. There is now one for sale at 154 West Bradford Place in the cul-de-sac for $169,900. More info can be found here

This information was provided by Christy Willis.  Her email address is: christy_willis@comcast.com

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."

Changes:

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.

Agenda:

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:

                        Bradfordplacemadison.blogspot.com

            Covenants can be found at:

http://madison-co.com/elected-offices/chancery-clerk/court-house-search/find-your-covenants

 

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:

HAL,
 
IF YOU WILL GO TO OUR WEB SITE BCWATERMS.ORG THERE IS AN UPDATE ON THE IMPROVEMENTS WE ARE MAKING. WE ARE GOING TO FLEX READS WHICH WILL BE READ FROM TOWERS. THIS WILL TAKE APPROX 3 TO 4 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.
 
ALSO ON OUR WEB SITE YOU WILL WILL FIND OUR WATER QUALITY REPORT WITH ALL INFO ON OUR WATER.
 
IF I CAN BE OF FURTHER HELP, PLEASE CALL.
 
THANKS,
 
JUDY RICHARDSON
BEAR CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION