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The monthly H.O.A. meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. with the following exceptions: May-the Annual meeting which is held on the 3rd Thursday; October-in conjunction with National Night Out; All meetings are conducted at the clubhouse, 13318 Rosstown Drive.

MONTHLY MEETING NOVEMBER 21, 2017

  • Agenda 11/21/17






    APPROVED BP BUDGET 2018 TBP



    **HEAVY TRASH DAY IS THE 1ST MONDAY OF THE MONTH.**





    PAY ASSESSMENTS HERE!





    ASSESSMENT FEES

    Every year the Board hears from Homeowners that the HOA Annual Assessment is “too high!” There is no way one can explain an annual budget averaging $382,000 a year in a newsletter. Generally there are ongoing annual maintenance expenses in operating a clubhouse and in running a pool. Mowing and landscaping are another large part of the budget. There are also administrative expenses in running an HOA such as publishing the Banner, posting meeting notices, maintaining the website, many of which are mandated by State Law and cannot be ignored.

    There are also long term considerations. The pool is almost 30 years old and has reached its “Life expectancy” and someday will have to be replaced and brought up to current standards. Reserves are needed for that eventuality.

    The Board set the Annual Assessment for 2018 at $748.00. If the Homeowner is eligible, the Homeowner may choose to take advantage of a Discount by paying the offered Discount Assessment rate in full on or before January 31, 2018. The Discount Assessment rate is $350.00. In recent years 90% of the 1021 homeowners in BPHOA have taken advantage of the offered discount. This steady collection rate provides the Board with a predicable revenue stream for budgeting purposes on the income side of the budget. There are 10% of the homeowners who are ineligible for the discount or who choose not to take advantage of the discount.

    Lowering the number of homeowners who do not pay at all or timely pay also helps lower costs on the expense side of the budget. Costs for Letters, postage, and administrative fees charged by the management company to collect past due assessments are lowered. Fewer matters are sent to the attorney for collection. Those who are ineligible or choose to not to take advantage of the offered discount cause more work and expense and should not be rewarded like the 90% of homeowners who do what they agreed to do.

    Now looking at some neighboring subdivisions and their annual assessments for comparisons: Townewest HOA $318.00 (2017)
    Townewest CIA $350.00 (2017)
    Ashford Lakes $500.00 (2017)
    Oak Hollow $426.00 (2017)
    Covington Woods $192.00 (2017)
    Sugar Mill $740.00 (2017)
    Glen Laurel $500.00 (2017)
    Venetian Estates $670.00 (2017)

    Board meetings are scheduled monthly and are listed on barringtonplace.net and in the Banner and open to the members. You can learn more about where your money goes by joining a committee. Please volunteer and help. Constructive input on how to make dollars go further is always welcome!!

    The Board






    CHRISTMAS PARTY

    We invite all Barrington Place residents to join us on Tuesday, December 19th, 6:30 PM, at the BP Clubhouse. We will be serving refreshments and showing a Christmas movie. Please mark the date on your calendar to come visit with your neighbors and your Board of Directors and share some holiday cheer.

    More information will be posted in the next issue of the Banner.



    BARRINGTON PLACE ANNUAL DECORATING CONTEST

    It’s almost that time again when we turn our thoughts to the upcoming holiday season. Which means it is also time to give thought to one of our brightest events of the year….the annual decorating contest!

    You may want to get out all your decorations and check that everything is ready to go. If you have frayed wiring, be sure to replace them with new ones.

    This year’s holiday decorating contest judging will be on the weekend of December 15, 16, 17, so make sure all your decorations are in place and all your lights turned on by this date! We anticipate lots of beautiful displays to select from and are anxious to see Barrington Place alight with joy!



    STATE PRAISES HURRICANE HARVEY DEBRIS COLLECTION

    The city of Sugar Land completed Hurricane Harvey debris cleanup on October 5. Approximately 1,900 cubic yards of storm debris were collected from approximately 250 flooded homes located mostly in the areas of Settlers Park, Sweetwater Section 8, Colony Park and Chimney Stone. Flooding in these areas occurred after levee improvement districts’ flood gates closed as the Brazos River continued to rise during the record setting rainfall.

    The Sugar Land Solid Waste Division is responsible for debris collections after major events such as hurricanes and floods. A year-round, on-call contract ensures immediate activation of debris-removal services in order to assist the community in the recovery efforts. The city’s contractor specializes in disaster debris recovery services that comply with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations, ensuring city reimbursement for the services. Sugar Land activated its contract on September 5. The first sweep of the city was completed on September 15, and a second was finished on September 30. Spot collections were handled by the city’s regular solid waste contractor through October 5.

    Sugar Land and Fort Bend County recently met with Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Rebuild Texas Commissioner John Sharp, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd and other state leaders who represent Sugar Land. Discussions focused on intergovernmental coordination between federal, state and local governments to address the ongoing needs.



    STATE LAW MAKES SUGAR LAND STREETS LESS SAFE

    Sugar Land City Council recently repealed a new distracted-driving ordinance after the Texas Legislature approved a less restrictive law that preempts local control.

    Sugar Land’s law was approved in February and prohibited the use of portable electronic devices while driving a vehicle in Sugar Land unless the device was in hands-free mode or being used for an emergency. The law included portable electronic devices including mobile phones, personal digital assistants, MP3s or other hand-held music players, electronic reading devices, laptop computers, pagers, electronic game devices and more.

    The new state law preempts all local distracted-driving ordinances and only prohibits texting while driving. The state’s law is difficult to enforce according to the Sugar Land Police Department.

    Sugar Land’s distracted driving ordinance was originally enacted following an extensive education campaign and public review process. The public was presented with the following three options and chose to restricted the use of portable electronic devices while operating a vehicle.

    With the state’s requirement for a less restrictive law, Sugar Land police will focus on continued public education to encourage motorists to avoid the use of electronic devices while driving.



    MOSQUITO CONTROL

    The City of Sugar Land is actively working to eliminate the mosquitoes within the community. Staff have been actively placing tablets in standing or slow moving water in order to reduce the mosquitoes from reproducing. Staff will place over 6,000 tablets in various locations throughout the city.

    Staff will keep an elevated response to the mosquito population until we see a decline in mosquito calls.

    Please be diligent in the areas around your home that may collect standing water. Planting beds and tall grass are areas that can become breading grounds. If you have questions or concerns about mosquitoes, please contact Public Works at 281-275-2450.



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