Belevedere Property Home Owners Association

Minutes for Quarterly Meeting held March 11, 2014, Pender County Library Hampstead Branch

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm and opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Twenty-five people attended.

The election of 2014 officers’ results was announced from the ballots which were returned from the mass mailing.  The results are as follows: 

President:  Joyce Owens
Vice President:  Doreen Thornton
Treasurer:  Tim Underwood
Secretary:  Rebecca Spaven

From the same mass mailing it was determined from the BPOA members who did respond, that there was not a real interest in a new Belvedere Plantation-specific phone book.  This idea will be revisited for 2015. 

Also, from the same mass mailing the majority of members that responded, BPOA will be underwriting a $400.00 scholarship to a Topsail High School senior that is seeking further education.  How the winner of the scholarship will be determined is yet to be decided.

The Treasurer’s report was presented.

There will be a voluntary road clean-up on Saturday, 03/15/14 from 10:00 am until approximately 11:00 am.  The area to be cleaned up on Country Club Rd from South Belvedere Rd to Mallard Bay Rd.  Meet at the dirt parking lot at the golf course.  Orange vests and bags will be provided.

A petition will be circulated to lower the speed limit on South Belvedere and its feeder streets from 35 mph to 25 mph.  This will only be approved if 85% or more of the residents on these streets approve.  Anyone wanting to help with this effort please contact James Taylor.

BPOA contributed $250.00 to the recent Harlem Ambassadors game that benefitted Topsail Schools.  This fundraiser was organized by the Kiwanis.

Update on efforts by Carolina Utilities Inc.  The Army Corp of Engineers has completed their evaluation of the 22 acres on Sloop Point Rd which was purchased by Utilities Inc. last year, indicating where the wetlands are along with the areas suitable for construction of infiltration basins.  Utilities Inc. is now working to obtain the easements and or rights of way in order to get the water from Belvedere over to the acreage on Sloop Point Rd.  In the interim, they applied for and were granted another permit for hauling excess water from Belvedere via trucks.

There have been some complaints about the lack of lighting at the entrance/exit of Belvedere on Hwy 17.  In an effort to alleviate the concerns, BPOA officers authorized an increase in wattage from 25 to 50 watts per fixture.  This was completed on 03/11/14.

Meeting adjourned at 8:12 pm.