Dear Brookhaven Home Owners Association Members,
We are in unprecedented times. Given the evolving economic situation due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the board of directors has voted to defer the 2020 dues increase to 2021. Dues for 2020 will remain at $260.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your payment or if you would like a refund for the increase already paid, please contact our community association manager, Angie Glass at 205-877-9480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the health and safety of all, we have made the decision to close the basketball court until further notice.
Thank you to the very respectful students at the court this afternoon who understood the reasons for doing this.
Let’s all do our part to keep the spread of Covid-19 as contained as possible.
We have seen our fair share of pets running loose in the neighborhood and from our Annual Meeting we were asked what the laws are for Pets. This turned out to be a hard question to nail down because there are State Laws and local laws on top of those. Below is a link to the Alabama State Laws:
Below is a link to the local Margaret Ordinances for Pets. Also, for those concerned about violations, the violations need to be reported to the authorities, and Facebook is not an authority on this or any matter.
This year our neighborhood yard sale will be in April. Ann Rayburn is kindly organizing a neighborhood pickup of leftover items/donations to benefit The Lovelady Center. If you would like to be on the list for pickup please text Ann your address. Her number is 205.908.0859.
The Annual HOA Meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of April at 7pm at the Brookhaven Clubhouse, which is April 9th this year. You should be getting a letter this week with the meeting announcement and a Board Member registration ballot asking for volunteers for all positions on the HOA Board. If you are interested in running please fill out the form and return it or let one of the existing Board members know. Another letter should be going out before the meeting with nominees to be voted on for the Board positions, otherwise we will have the vote at the Annual Meeting.
The Board has invited the Developer to the Annual Meeting and he has accepted, so Darrell Pittard, Managing Member of Brookhaven Development Partners, will be there to discuss future development plans and take questions. We have been communicating our concerns to Darrell throughout the year and we should be able to address them all at the meeting. If anyone else would like to attend as a guest speaker, please let the Board know ahead of time and we can approve and coordinate the speaker.
After attending a few City Council meetings we are working with the City to get additional Stop Signs installed and rumble strips put in in lieu of Speed Bumps on Brookhaven Drive. We also reached out to our Insurance Carrier to discuss costs of adding additional speed barriers on non City owned roads.
The board has reached out to the City and the Developers about our roads, and the city is working to get the developers to repair the roads, but as with all things political and development related timing is always the issue. So for the 3rd year the HOA has purchased some Blacktop Patch and you may have already seen Harold patching pot holes. So please be careful and patient with any residents that you see repairing the roads where we can. We have also taken the road situation directly to the developer and he said they will be repairing Americana and Horton Drive in the near future and Darrell can elaborate at the meeting. Lakeside Drive also has money set aside for a final seal coat once Development has finished paid for by the Bank, so again, it will be repaired, it is a matter of time.
A few City updates;
As the holiday season approaches, it is our natural tendency to want to help those in need. Often though, this desire gets pushed to the back burner with the stress of our own gift shopping, family gatherings, and the general stress of the holiday season. Neighborhood Management, LLC and the Board of Directors for your community would like to help you help others by hosting a food & toy drive in your neighborhood to benefit Toys for Tots and the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Over the past five years, we’ve collected 24,891 pounds of food and countless toy donations! We’d like to make this year bigger and better, so every donation counts!
We know the holiday season is full of joyful hustle and bustle, so in order to make donating as convenient as possible for all our neighbors, a Neighborhood Management Representative will come to the community on Thursday, December 6th to collect all donations. On this day, simply place your donation by your mailbox no later than 8:30 am. We will drive through the community to collect them that morning. Please do not place donations inside your mailbox. Also, if rain is expected on the collection day, please place your donation inside a plastic bag.
What are the most needed food items?
– Canned Tuna or Chicken, Peanut Butter and Jelly*, Cereal/Oatmeal/Grits, Dried or Canned Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Pasta and Pasta Sauce*, Canned Vegetables, Rice
*Please avoid food in glass jars as it can easily break during transport and cause a safety hazard.
What are the most needed toy items?
– Gifts for pre-teens/teens as they are too often forgotten: sporting equipment, bags, balls, books, backpacks, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, etc.
*Please note, Toys for Tots is only able to accept new items, so please save used items for other local charities.
We urge you to contact our office with any questions or concerns regarding this charity event, or you may visit the websites for these organizations at the below links for additional information:
On behalf of the local families in need, our company would like to extend a sincere thank you for all your support!