December 2016 Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter

End of Year HOA Meeting

We had our End of Year meeting on October 5, 2016. The following topics were discussed and voted on:

 

  • HOA FEES: HOA dues are $75 for 2017.  You will be contacted in January and given an invoice.  Dues are due by February 28 and can be made using Paypal on our website or mailing a check to our PO box, 680544, Prattville, AL 36068
  • MAYOR BILL GILLESPIE: The Mayor addressed plans to finish paving our streets, giving details on the difficulties with the developers and how the Prattville city budget will be used.  He also discussed plans to distribute new trash bins to the neighborhood and how trash will only be picked up on one day during the week.  He conclucded by addessing school traffic within our community.
  • UPDATE TO OUR BYLAWS: Recommended changes to our declaration was briefed and instruction on voting was given.  At this timem we have 29 responses but still need additional voting sheets turned in.  Mrs. Vaughn and I will be paying a visit to those who have not turned in their ballots.  As it currently stands, we are on our way to approve all of the suggested admendments proposed by our neighbors.
  • NEW HOA OFFICERS: During the meeting, we elected new officers who will take over the duties as President and Vice-President.  Your new officers are:

PRESIDENT: LESLIE VAUGHN

VICE-PRESIDENT: JOHN RACZKOWSKI

Important Topic of Interest

THEFT

Unfortunately, we have had several stolen items taken from neighbors yards/sheds and one neighbor living on Carson Drive had their vehicle stolen. To help deter those who want your household items or vehicles, here are a few tips:

  1. Lock all doors, windows, and gates no matter how briefly you'll be out of the house or car.
  2. The old trick of hiding a key somehwere outside your house is a bad idea.  Instead, give a key to a neighbor.
  3. If you're out of the house for a short time, leave a television or radio on to create a sense of activity and presence.
  4. Marking your valuables with your driver's license number.  Makes your stolen items easier to retrieve.
  5. Surviellance cameras - several neighbors have already positioned cameras around their homes.  This may give the evidence needed to catch those responsible.  Good deterrence!
  6. Enforce a neighborhood watch program and put up several signs stating surveillance cameras are in use.
  7. Last but not least, we need YOU to be viligent.  Keep an eye open and inform the police if you see anything extraordinary or out of the norm.

Thank you for your support and if we can be of any assistance concerning our BCR HOA, please feel free to contact any one of your representatives.


LESLIE VAUGHN

HOA President

334-354-3655


614 Coleman Way

John Raczkowski

Vice-President


1316 Carson Dr.

TONYA SMITH

Treasurer


700 Coleman Way