As you are aware with all the development around our neighborhood, increased traffic will continue to be an issue for us to deal with in the upcoming years. The Board of Directors has heard the concerns of the neighborhood, and have created a charter document for a Traffic and Road Safety Committee. Doug Hall and Marianne Fiorucci have agreed to serve as co-liaisons to this Committee.
We reviewed the Charter for this Committee at the Board Meeting on December 4, and are including it here for your reference. We have had a lot of homeowners express interest in joining the Committee, and hope to get it underway in January.
As you are aware with all the development around our neighborhood, increased traffic will continue to be an issue for us to deal with in the upcoming years. The Board of Directors has heard the concerns of the neighborhood, and we are in process of drafting a charter document for a Traffic and Road Safety Committee. Doug Hall and Marianne Fiorucci have agreed to serve as co-liaisons to this Committee.
We will discuss this more at the Board Meeting on December 4. If you are interested in being considered as a member of this committee, please attend the BOD meeting on 12/4, and or email the Board at email@example.com
At the September Board meeting we shared a recommendation to change cleaning services to Countrywide from our Vanguard. Attached is the pricing comparison for the 2 companies, as well as 3rd from another vendor we had previously contacted, and the reasons we propose switching.
With the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, The Bridgehampton HOA Board of Directors would like to remind you of the following regarding South Carolina Court’s recent ruling regarding the Norwalk Path, connecting Norwalk Lane to Karriker Court. Below is the February 28, 2018 Order entered by the Court, that addresses the Norwalk Path We’d like to direct your attention to the following provisions:
WHEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED THAT:
The easement is limited in scope to use only by the residents and their guests for pedestrian and bicycle travel to and from areas within the subdivision. The Easement shall not be used by any person as access or a thoroughfare to areas outside of the subdivision except as may be used by residents to enjoy walking or bicycling outside of the community purely for recreational purposes. This exception shall not be read to allow residents or their guests to use the Pathway to access any location outside of the community including, but not limited to, schools, commercial establishments, or non-community private residences.
No person shall use the Easement except as specifically allowed in this Order.
Plaintiffs are hereby permanently enjoined from using the Easement for access to the School or for any reason other than those consistent with Paragraph 1 above.
To the extent the side posts of the gate currently located on the property are located within the Easement they shall be permanently removed.
[The Hornings] shall not impede any person’s right to use the Easement consistent with this Order.
No motorized or electric vehicles shall be used in the Easement except motorized or electric wheelchairs necessary for mobility.
[The Hornings] are not responsible for maintaining the Easement. [The Hornings] shall not prevent reasonable and necessary maintenance of the 7.5 foot wide Easement.
Violations of this Order shall be subject to the Contempt powers of this Court.
Despite not being a party to this lawsuit, the Association is taking this ruling seriously and encourages all residents to abide by the Court’s decision to avoid potential repercussions from the Court. The HOA encourages all residents to remember that when they walk across the Easement, they are walking on the Hornings’ property very close to their home. All residents should be respectful of their neighbors and not do anything that unnecessarily affects another neighbor’s use of his/her property. If anyone uses the Easement in a way inconsistent with the Court’s ruling they will be trespassing. For example, if a neighbor operates a motorized vehicle in the Easement, they are trespassing and may find themselves subject to legal recourse. Likewise, if anyone uses the Easement to walk to the school at any time of day they would also be subject to legal recourse.
Even if you are a North Carolina resident, you are expected to comply with South Carolina laws when on South Carolina property – such as the Easement.
The Association will be posting signs at both ends of the Easement reminding our residents that it is only for use by residents of Bridgehampton and their guests while visiting parts of the neighborhood.
Additionally, in light of paragraph 7 above, the Association will resume responsibility for the maintenance for the Easement.
Thank you for your attention to this matter and your adherence to the Court’s order.
The BOD has been asked to consider Pickle Ball Courts. While the cost of building courts specifically for pickleball would be expensive, we are currently in process on resurfacing the tennis courts and can add pickle ball lines to one or multiple tennis courts. The BOD has heard concerns that the additional pickle ball lines would be distracting to tennis players, during league matches all four of our courts are typically utilized, and the net height for pickle ball is 34”, and for tennis play it is 36”.
We would like to hear input from as many homeowners as possible regarding the idea of adding pickle ball lines to the tennis courts. Please provide your feedback below by end of day Friday, July 27th. This topic will be discussed and voted on by the BOD at the Board meeting on 8/7.
At the Board of Director’s meeting on April 3,2018, the Board discussed recommended changes to our violation process. Since that time we have been advised by legal council that there are some significant changes in the South Carolina Homeowners Association Act and Department of Consumer Affairs Services for Homeowners and Homeowners Associations Act. At this time we are working to ensure all of our governing documents are in compliance with the changes to these laws which go into effect January 2019, and have suspended proceeding with the changes discussed at the April meeting.
Please look for further communication regarding the changes to the SC laws and how they may impact our community.
Bridgehampton Neighborhood Association Board of Directors