Tomorrow’s community yard sale will begin at 7 AM and continue until. It was decided at the members meeting on May 11th that anyone participating will set up in front of their own residence. The yard sale has been advertised on Craigslist along with signs placed along Clinton Road.
The meeting will be held at the intersection of the newly paved road of Pleasantburg Drive and Whitestone Drive.
There is a noticeable amount of signs that are placed on a few properties that are in violation of our covenants. Our covenants states “No signs of any kind or nature whatsoever shall be placed on any lot, except as specifically permitted by this section. The only permitted signs on the property shall be: (1) The Declarant’s signs identifying and promoting or identifying the subdivision; and (2) A “For Sale” or “For Rent” sign not larger than 4 square feet in area place on a lot as applying to that lot.”
Any Homeowner that has a sign on their property that is not covered under this covenant shall remove it immediately to come into compliance with the covenants. This includes political and advertising signs. This will be discussed at the upcoming meeting on May 11th.
Notices for the upcoming members’ meeting have began to be provided to all homeowners. Notices have been passed out to the homeowners Croft Drive, Lyman Drive, Whitestone, Cinder Lane, Cherry Hill Lane and the homeowners on Pleasantburg Drive on the side of Cape Fear. The notices for the rest of the Pleasantburg Drive and Cornhill homeowners will be passed out tomorrow. Notices for homeowners who are either renting or are away will be mailed out by the end of the week. The notices are stamped Annual Meeting/Proxy Notification. They have been either placed in the front door or the side of the mailboxes.
The proxy forms not only provide the topics that will be discussed at the meeting. The notices also represent each homeowner’s vote in the case a homeowner is not able to attend the meeting. At the upcoming meeting, the election for the next 2 years HOA board will be held. In order for your vote to count, you either have to be present or the form must be present at the meeting. Voting may be held on some of the more imperative topics such as playground/park/basketball court, nuisance (eyesores), etc. For the topic of the playground/park, because of the probable amount of cost to achieve this goal, the HOA board will request that 50% of the neighborhood is present at the meeting either by person or by proxy to hold the vote for this specific topic no matter if you vote for or against. We estimate that there are approximately 200 total lot owners meaning 100 voters will need to be present. Note, 50%(100) does not have to agree, but the board will act according the highest total votes. If most vote “no” to a playground/park/basketball court, then the board will set this business to the side to handle other pressing matters. If most vote yes, the board will work on a plan of action to achieve the goal. It’s that simple.
Proxies can be mailed in to P.O. Box 20016, Fayetteville, NC, 28312 or dropped off on May 4th at the front entrance of the neighborhood between 8am-10am. Give your notice to a neighbor you can rely on to drop off if you are unable. Notices must be received by May 10th before the meeting. Homeowners, talk to your neighbors that don’t like to get up early and ask them to provide you with their proxy if they wont be at the meeting. Please contact us if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE NOTICE!!!
The Blakefield HOA Board is hosting a community yard sale, open to everyone, to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the incomplete portion of Pleasantburg Dr & Lyman Dr in the roadway. We will divide off sections and charge participants $5 per spot to set up their items. Any participant buying a yard sale spot will receive a ticket for a drawing that will take place at the conclusion of the yard sale. One lucky winner of the drawing will receive ALL the money collected from participant’s yard sale spots.
Please inbox us on Facebook Facebook Messenger or email if you’re interested in buying a spot to sale items. Please provide your name, address and a good contact number.
**As a preemptive note to address the question that some may ask- “How can the Board shut down the road and charge participants to use that road space to set up areas for people to sell their items?”
That portion of roadway still belongs to the HOA and is not under the control of NC DOT as of now. Therefore we can shut the roadway down and utilize it as seen fit to conduct HOA business.
The following is a the information that will be provided on the Notice of Annual Meeting Of Members notice. The paper copy of the notice will be provided during the week. Most of the notices will be hand delivered.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
This notice is given that in accordance with the by-laws an annual meeting of the members of BLAKEFIELD HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION, INC. will be held within the subdivision, near the newly paved area of Pleasantburg Drive and Whitestone Drive at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, this being the second Saturday of May of year 2019. This is a quarterly meeting and the members entitled to vote shall be present to vote on pressing issues arising with the subdivision in person or representation by proxy vote. Please provide your proxy vote by mailing in this notice to the P.O. Box below by May 4, 2019 if you are unable to attend. You can select a homeowner or board to represent you at the meeting.
This written notice of the quarterly meeting is being hand delivered and/or mailed to each member entitled to vote as set forth in the covenant and/or by-laws. A written list of the members entitled to vote at said election can be made available for inspection by any member by notifying the HOA board via the website. Notice is given that the following business will be transacted at this meeting:
1. Roll call and certification of proxies and members present to determine a quorum of 20 percent. of the total members entitled to vote. Receipt of proof of notice of the meeting or waiver of notice.
2. Election of 2020 – 2021 Board Members (2 yr. term)
3. Members Budget
4. Neighborhood Nuisances (Eyesores)
5. Neighborhood Improvement Projects (Playground, Surveillance Camera, Basketball Court)
6. Proposed Neighborhood Gatherings (Cookout, Movie Nights, etc.)
7. Any other business properly brought before the meeting
I (we) being the owner(s) of Lot_____________ of the Blakefield subdivision and thereby a member entitled to vote at the annual meeting of the BLAKEFIELD HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION, INC. to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, do hereby appoint ( ) Blakefield HOA Board or ___________________________________; my true and lawful proxy, for me and in my name and stead to attend said annual meeting of the members of said corporation and to cast my said membership vote on all matters or questions coming before said meeting with full power of substitution. This proxy shall also apply to any adjourned session of the May 11, 2019 meeting.
Name: _____________________________________ Date: _________________________________
The HOA board has tentatively set the dates for the 2019 Blakefield neighborhood block parties for June 1st and August 24th. The dates will be presented for a vote at the upcoming HOA members meeting on May 11th. The HOA board is asking for a few property owners to volunteer with preparation for the block parties. The board would like for 5 property owners to volunteer with planning the events and 5 to help with setup. Those who are willing, please reply to the board thru the contact request form and type “Block Party Volunteer” in the reason area.
UPDATE ON TRASH SERVICES:
Waste Industries is offering Blakefield HOA residents trash service for:
– $33.00 per quarter(3 months)
– $1.95 admin fee
– ONE TIME trash can delivery fee $35.00 (unless you already have their can and service)
All equaling up to ** $35.00 per quarter**
—> 1st payment is prepayment for $68.00 which includes delivery and first 3 months service.
The catch is we must have 50 residents sign up individually to make this happen.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with with any questions if you have any.
If interested and want to sign up, email us your name,address and email address so we can get a list going. If you already have their services, once our count gets up to 50 people your rate will be reduced. You will still need to email us your name address and let us know you already have their service so we can add you to the list.
The HOA board has rescheduled the HOA members meeting for Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00am. I, Damon Wyche, was not aware that the original set date was on Memorial Day weekend. I apologize for the change in date. The meeting will be held in the neighborhood near the newly paved culdesac off of Pleasantburg Drive (currently under construction). Look for the paved area pass the intersection of Pleasantburg Drive and Cornhill Road. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be made up on May 18th at 9:00am.
Blakefield Homeowners Association (HOA) Members Meeting
Date: May 11, 2019
Location: Paved area off of Pleasantburg Drive (currently under construction)
Rain Date: May 18, 2019