2022-2023 Board of Directors Candidates

Voting for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors will be conducted during the upcoming Property Owners meeting on Saturday, October 16,2021. Anyone interested in running for any of the board positions should submit their name to the current board by Saturday, October 2, 2021. Please submit your name, number, home and email address to the board via this website. Property owners who are interested must meet the following qualifications:

– Must be a member of the association
– No delinquent dues/assessments or current violations of the governing documents
– Not involved in legal issues (including litigation) with the association
– Must not have a familial relationship or be a co-owner with any other serving board member

Please feel free to contact the current Board of Directors via this website if you have any questions.

October 16, 2021 Meeting Notice (Proxy)

Notices (Proxy) for the Annual Property Owners Meeting of Members scheduled for October 16, 2021 will be added to the forms section by Sunday. A copy of the notices will also be mailed to all property owners.

Yard/Lawn Maintenance

Property owners,

Please continue to address your yard/lawn maintenance as the growing season starts to wind down. The Board of Directors will notify all property owners whose properties do not meet an acceptable standard for yard/lawn maintenance.

Thank you

Board of Directors

Loud Music

Property owners,

Please be courteous and mindful when playing music, either at your residence, in your vehicles and/or when riding motorcycles. Please inform your visitors to be courteous when entering and leaving our neighborhood.

Thank you

Board of Directors

Upcoming Property Owners Meeting

The 2nd Annual Property Owners Meeting of 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The meeting will take place on the open lot of the civil war family burial site. The burial site is located near the newly paved intersection of Croft Drive and Pleasantburg Drive. Proxy notices for the meeting will be provided via mail. Those whose mailing address has changed since the last meeting should provide their new address to the Board of Directors by September 25, 2021. The address can be sent via this website or to info@blakefieldhoa.com.

Board Of Directors 2022-2023 Candidates

During the upcoming Property Owners meeting which will be on Saturday, October 16,2021, voting for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors will be conducted. Anyone interested in running for any of the board positions should submit their name to the current board by Saturday, October 2, 2021. Please submit your name, number, home and email address to the board via this website. Property owners who are interested must meet the following qualifications:

– Must be a member of the association
– No delinquent dues/assessments or current violations of the governing documents
– Not involved in legal issues (including litigation) with the association
– Must not have a familial relationship or be a co-owner with any other serving board member

Please feel free to contact the current Board of Directors via this website if you have any questions.

April 10, 2021 Meeting Minutes

On April 10, 2021, the first annual meeting of the year was held. 70 property owners and HOA Board members Damon Wyche (President), Aaron Carter (Vice President), Keri Alpers (Treasurer) and John Kellum (Member at Large) attended the meeting. The meeting was held on Croft Drive. Damon Wyche called the meeting to order at 9:17 am. The meeting opening was seconded by Keri Alpers. There was no old business to discuss. The following topics were covered:

– HOA Budget/Delinquent Assessments

Keri Alpers
The HOA budget, late/unpaid assessments, and status of liens to be applied by the Board. $80,333 is reported in the HOA bank account as of April 10,2021. Informed everyone that a $20 late fee would be assessed each month following the assessments due date.

John Kellum
Informed everyone that the late fees are being assessed in accordance with North Carolina General Statue 47F, The North Carolina Planned Community Act. It was further explained that late fees are assessed per fiscal year (i.e., the late penalty of $20 per month does not stop at the end of the year, it keeps going into the next year and accruing).

– Covenant Amendments

Aaron Carter
The HOA board has, on multiple occasions, previously held voting sessions in 2016 and 2017 in attempt to amend the current covenant, conditions and restrictions with no success. It was determined that another proposal to amend the covenants would be discussed and attempted one last time.

Damon Wyche
The HOA board is working to create an advisory board comprised of neighborhood residents and meet with them before a covenant, conditions and restrictions voting session is proposed and scheduled.

– Nuisances, Eyesores/Noises

Damon Wyche
The following issues were discussed: basketball goals at or in the streets, ATVs driving on the roads within the neighborhood, dogs excessively barking, resident’s overflowing trashcans and loose trash all around residences, dog waste in neighbor’s yards that is not theirs, dogs running around off leashes, poorly maintained properties, multiple derelict vehicles. It was noted that the HOA board would meet with the advisory board, once created, to clarify nuisances and determine standards regarding property maintenance and upkeep.

Aaron Carter
Informed residents that it is unlawful to operate an ATV or any other vehicle that is not properly registered on the roadways that belong to the State of NC (roads noted were Pleasantburg, Cinder, Cherry Hill, Croft and Cornhill). Attendees agreed to contact local law enforcement if any ATV’s and/or golf carts cause a disturbance. It was noted that there are a small number of residences that have been identified for having no regard for their neighbors and continue to smoke marijuana day and night. Those residences will continuously be reported to Law Enforcement as reoccurrences happen and the Board is looking at other options to stop the activity with the use of the neighborhood covenants.

– Neighborhood Projects

Aaron Carter
6 Dog poop stations have been purchased and will be placed throughout the neighborhood. The stations will consist of only a sign designating the station and a disposable plastic bag dispenser. Pet owners will be responsible of disposal of the bags containing waste properly in accordance with Cumberland County regulations. The Blakefield developer has agreed to transfer ownership of lot 245 (Cemetery lot) and lot 246 (lot to the immediate right of the cemetery) to the HOA for use in the future. The timeline for this is still unknown. The land is currently still under the ownership of the developer and is considered private property. The pond and the land surrounding the pond is owned by developer and is considered private property. The neighborhood continues to grow, currently containing approximately 250 homes but will reach 350 homes total in approximately 4-5 more years. The proposed locations and placement of a drop box for neighborhood ideas, voting forms, proxy forms, annual payments, and other items. The HOA board agreed to reach back out to the neighborhood residents to discuss upcoming projects and improvements such as a playground, community gathering structure, neighborhood mailboxes, etc.

– Upcoming events

Aaron Carter
The neighborhood yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021. A date for the neighborhood block party/cookout has not yet been determined but we are tentatively looking towards the end of summer prior to school starting back. Voting for the 2022 to 2024 HOA Board of Directors will be held at the next neighborhood meeting which will take place towards the end of the year.

– Questions

The floor was opened for questions. No additional questions or discussions were brought forth by residents present.

A motion to close the meeting was made by Damon Wyche and seconded by Aaron Carter. The meeting was adjourned at 10:35am.

2021 Dues UPDATE

2021 Dues UPDATE

As of today, Saturday January 30, 2021, we have $10,100.00 outstanding dues owed for 2021 ONLY(this is not what is owed regarding previous years unpaid dues).
– 162 residents PAID for 2021
– 82 residents UNPAID for 2021
– 51% of residents paid for 2021 as of January 30, 2021

Broken down by street the numbers are:
– Cherry Hill: 15 of 27 paid (56%)
– Cinder: 18 of 29 paid (62%)
– Cornhill: 15 of 18 paid (83%)
– Croft: 17 of 25 paid (68%)
– Lyman: 14 of 25 paid (56%)
– Pleasantburg: 67 of 96 paid (70%)
– Whitestone: 16 of 24 paid (67%)

As an HOA(everyone collectively NOT just the Board), we would like to undertake a project to help improve the neighborhood as a whole. The idea of a covered patio area with seating has been discussed to conduct neighborhood meetings, allow for community events or be reserved for small gathering by residents.
In order to do this, we encourage ALL residents to pay their dues or we will not be able to do anything this year. Anyone still unpaid, as of February 1, 2021, you will incur a $20 per month late fee for each month your dues remain unpaid. Thank you to the residents that have been responsible so far and paid on time.

2021 Dues (Assessments) Reminder

This a reminder that the 2021 dues (assessments) have to be received or post marked by January 31, 2021. A $20 late fee is applied each month yearly fiscal dues remain unpaid. Please contact the board if you have any questions. The HOA board can be contacted via email at info@blakefieldhoa.com. Dues can be paid by Paypal. Contact the HOA board via the email to request the Paypal link.