Brookstone Park Homeowners, January 31, 2014
Please let me begin by apologizing for the delay in getting this introduction of the 2014 Board out to each of you. It has not been the smoothest of transitions between the 2013 Board and our Current Board. That being said please let me introduce your 2014 Board; my name is Christopher Ratliff, along with Roni Kalec, and Rita Chapman. As your new Board it is our goal moving forward to get our neighborhood back to a more frugal and common sense type approach that I believe as your volunteers for the Homeowners Association we owe you. The great people on the 2014 Board, Architectural, and Covenant Committees realize that by living here you have chosen to make Brookstone Park your home, and that it is our duty to you and your families to enhance that experience by making sure that everyone follows the covenants in a reasonable and responsible way. In moving towards that goal the Board has appointed Dick Powell as Vice President in order to utilize his many years of service and experience that he has given our community. The Board has also appointed Edgar Thompson as Vice President over Architectural and Covenants; his responsibility will be to oversee these committees and use his many years of experience to make your home improvement or covenant experience a pleasant one. These two gentleman’s guidance to the new Board will be invaluable. We are all neighbors and we all want many of the same things. We all want to live somewhere that we feel proud of, and with the comfort of knowing that as neighbors we are here to work together for the betterment of our neighborhood. Therefore, the 2014 Board has voted to rescind all previously open 2013 covenant violations and make a fresh start in 2014. Your new Board has also, decided to reverse the clubhouse rental rates that the previous Board voted to put in place for 2014. The previous Board had voted to increase our rental fees to $40 for upstairs rental, and $50 for the downstairs. We have decided to return it to our previous rental rate of $25. The amenities we enjoy here in Brookstone Park are an extension of your home, and as such, we believe that by paying your dues the higher price for rental of your Clubhouse was not warranted. The new Board realizes that it is your money we are managing our Homeowners Association with and that it is our responsibility to spend that money very frugally. It is one of our goals to build up our reserve funds to the point that we could eventually lower our annual homeowner’s dues in the future.
We also are looking forward to getting back to many of the activities that we used to enjoy here in Brookstone Park, such as our yearly cookout, ice cream socials for the kids and their families, family movie nights down at the pool, (everyone brings a dish for dinner and a movie) Christmas at the Clubhouse including Santa that our kids can take a pictures with… If you can think of other activities you would like to see your HOA entertain then please share your thoughts by sending a note through the website or dropping it in the drop box at the Clubhouse. Please check our website for upcoming dates of events. We will also be doing a Brookstone Park Newsletter that will have all this information in your mailbox.
Below is a breakdown of your 2014 Officers and Committee Members:
President- Christopher Ratliff
Vice President- Dick Powell
Board Member at Large- Rita Chapman
Secretary- Ursula Norenberg
Treasurer- Roni Kalec
Asst. Treasurer- Jody Harrison
Vice President of Architectural and Covenants- Edgar Thompson
Architectural Committee- Covenants Committee-
Lee Chapman Lance Norenberg Carlton Oswalt
Dave Mollner Eileen Kashani Terry Kelley
Yard of the Month- Clubhouse Rental-
Shirley Thompson Valerie Jennings