13 MARCH 2018

Board Attendees: Joyce Owens, Doreen Thornton, Bob Hammond, Gail Schmidt, James Taylor, Frank Carroll, George Mara, Cathy Hirsch, Diane Hughes

Introduction of Board Members

After introduction of board members in attendance we were pleased to welcome back Covenants Chairman Frank Carroll who had been ill. George Mara who was substituting for Mr. Carroll in his absence will return to his duties as Adopt-a-Highway Committee Chairman.

New Residents

It was a pleasure to meet new residents Winifred and George Meiser and Russell Reams. During 2017, and through January 2018, Belvedere Plantation gained 17 new property owners.

Financial Report

Treasurer Bob Hammond submitted a financial statement for the period of January 1 to March 13, 2018. Details of dues collected to date were not available as the grace period extends to March 15, 2018. Please send in dues promptly.

Committee Reports

Welcoming Committee: Chairwoman Cathy Hirsch thanked Donna and James Moore (who were present) for volunteering to be block captains and reported that two other individuals had volunteered on returned ballots.

Beautification Committee: Chairwoman Diane Hughes reported that Hampstead Electric has been chosen to repair, replace and install new lights at the entrance at Highway 17 and Long Leaf. The work should be completed by the end of this month. New American and North Carolina flags will be added as well. The replacement of the sign at this entrance is still in progress.

Adopt-a-Highway Chairman George Mara announced this Saturday’s trash pick-up along Country Club Road. Volunteers are always needed. Please meet at the Golf Course at 10:00 AM and you will be provided with materials.

Water Company

Deb Clark of Carolina Water Service and two other company personnel reported on the latest progress of the situation. She announced that screens have been put on both wells to improve sediment issues. Flushing of the system continues. They hope to have softening equipment in place within 30 days. Permitting is in progress. They have a website devoted strictly to Belvedere I and II residents: www.carolinawaterservnc.wordpress.com

The company is also advertising a new app called Smart Energy Water that will be available through Google and Apple. You will be able to use it to track water usage, etc. You can also find it on their website, My Utilities Connect, in June.

A question was raised about GenX. There is no GenX in our water.

Summary of Elections

To date of the 258 ballots sent to BPOA members only 52 have been returned. Please mark your ballots and return ASAP. Thank you for your cooperation.

New Business

One resident reported a problem with a neighbor dumping yard waste on his property. County inspector, Charles Ring at cring@penderconc.gov has advised the resident that the property owner is responsible for removing said debris from his property. The resident shared that yard waste cannot be taken to the regular transfer station. He reported that Chuck’s Landfill, 7390 HWY 210 West, Rocky Point, NC. (910) 231-3348 is the only place near us to take yard waste. As an alternative, it is legal to burn vegetation. Burn permits should be obtained through the US Forest Service at http://www.ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_permits_main.htm


The meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Gail Schmidt, Secretary, BPOA