Minutes BPOA Meeting 09/11/12

1.  Meeting called to order at 7:35 p.m.  Pledge and a moment of silence observed.   16 people in attendance.

2.  Introduction of new secretary: Rebecca Spaven

3.  Call for candidates for 2013.  Ballots are prepared in December; members that are current on their dues will elect the new officers.

4.  Went over an email from Danny Lassiter of Utilities, Inc. which states the clarifier is 90% complete, Pump 1 is 95% complete.    The new system is 150,000-200,000 gallons—enough to supply the subdivision for 2 days.  Hauling of effluent is to be 12-15 loads per day, Monday – Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.  September 10, the golf course began spraying.  The holding pond is 2 ft below max level.  He assures that alternate ways of disposal are being explored.

5.  A homeowner states that trucks are there as early as 6:30 a.m., that 10 trucks had come and gone by 11:00 a.m. The truck drivers run stop signs.  The feeling is that new ways of disposal are not being explored seriously.  It was suggested that an email be sent to every property owner urging them to contact the Depts. of Water and Transportation regarding this situation.  Also, contact Star News with the hope they would do a story.  Suggestions of options of disposal should be written and then shared with property owners.  A couple of homeowners stated they would video/record the activity in order to have authentication for their concerns when speaking with the water company and news companies .

6.  A report was made on the Pender County Planning Board meeting regarding the Hampstead Town Center.  Gas station, fast food, grocery store, along with other businesses and retail stores will be there.  It was urged that members of BPOA and all property owners need to pay attention to what’s happening with the Pender County Planning Board.  A call for a volunteer to receive emails from them (Planning Board) to monitor if someone needs to represent us at their meeting.

7.  George Mara said “Thank you” to whoever cleaned the boxes at the entrance of Country Club.  Someone suggested that the scope of landscaping duties be expanded. 

8.  George asked for contributions to the 2nd annual newsletter from dues paying members.

9.  There was general discussion of property owners participation in BPOA meetings.

10. Treasurer reported that $7000.00 in dues was collected in 2012.  It was mentioned that perhaps dues amount needed to be increased.

11. BPOA is sponsoring basketball team at Topsail for $200.00

12. New business:  George will speak with Jeff of the golf course about the warnings from employees of the golf course to some homeowners who are not playing golf, to stay off the golf course at all times.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.