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YARD SALE DATE CHANGE!
 
Due to the forecasted rain on 10/01, the Community Yard Sale will be held on October 8th, 7 AM - 1 PM.  
 
 
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS - SITE WORK
 
The BOD and management have seen the social media posts about the current fiber upgrade installations throughout the community. As with most similar projects throughout the region, neither the HOAs nor homeowners were given any notification or any explanation of this project, nor do we have any additional information. Further, unfortunately the HOA does not have authority here. Frontier does not appear to be operating outside of the norm for this type of project, and any issues having to do with personal property and the utility company must be resolved between those parties.
 
The HOA has made contact with Frontier (HERE) and stated our dissatisfaction with how the project came about without any notification whatsoever, as well as our expectations for complete property restoration. The Association will continue to do so.
 
Although much of the affected property is within the road Right of Way, it remains on private property and the HOA continues to encourage affected owners to contact Frontier as well should there be specific concerns.
 
Any concerns about easement locations, issues pertaining to their employees, or restoration of property should be directed to Frontier. Their compliance officer for this project is Troy Everett, 304-490-5321. 
 
We do understand that it is concerning to see markings, heavy equipment, and machinery on your properties, as well as the addition of new utility boxes. And it is disheartening to so many of you who have beautifully maintained properties be affected by this. That said, whether you are a Frontier customer or not, having fiber capability in the neighborhood is considered an upgrade that can potentially boost everyone's property values, which ultimately is a positive for our HOA.
 
HERE is an interesting article/blog on the general topic of utility companies doing this type of work.
 
7/02/22
As a reminder, neither the HOA (Board of Directors, management company) have control over the current Frontier cable installation project. The HOA has no authority to tell them to stop, nor does the HOA control when they perform their work, or how they perform their work. Any complaints should be directed to Frontier Communications at 877-462-7319. The workers in the community are all subcontractors of Frontier. The failure of any notification of this project to the Breckenridge community was a result of the project manager not doing so. I work with many HOAs throughout the county, and this activity has started or is about to start in other subdivisions, and there are different project managers overseeing the subdivisions. Yesterday we received the attached "pre construction flyer" for another HOA - this would have been enormously helpful for Breckenridge residents and the management company to have received prior to our project, but that was not the case.
Despite the above, the HOA has and will be an advocate for the community as it is able, and Frontier has been duly notified of Breckenridge's concerns, dissatisfaction, and expectations for restoration.
 
 
 

~ Announcements ~
2021 ANNUAL MEETING HELD
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Breckenridge Owners Association, Inc. was held at Sam Michael’s Park Community on Thursday, July 15th, 2021, 7:00 PM.  The purpose of the meeting was to review the operations of the Association, elect one member to the Board of Directors, and discuss any questions or concerns the membership may have.  
 
Three nominations were received to fill the expiring term currently held by Sarah Bennett-Harper.  At the meeting, there was a tie vote for the most number of votes, between John Fludine and Rebecca Francoline.  As the Bylaws do not provide guidance for such a situation, the BOD agreed to adjourn the meeting and consult with the Association's attorney to determine the next course of action, which may include a re-vote of the community.   However, after adjournment, John Fludine withdrew his candidacy, thereby allowing Rebecca Francoline to be elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term.
 

 
2022 Budget Approved
The Board of Directors has approved the 2022 Operating Budget.  There will be no change to the 2022 rate of assessemnt, which remains $132.00 per quarter.
 

 
AMENDMENT TO ALLOW PERMANENT, ABOVE-GROUND POOLS FAILS TO PASS
In October all owners were mailed information and a ratification form regarding a proposed Fifth Amendment to the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions to allow for permanent, above-ground swimming pools.  A deadline for return of Ratification Forms was noted as December 31, 2020.  The final results of the proposal are as follows:
 
123 of 282 Lots responded (44%)
64 Lots were in favor (23% of all Lots)
59 Lots were opposed (21% of all Lots)
 
In accordance with the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions, the affirmation of at least 67% of all Lots is required to ratify any proposed change.  As such, the proposed amendment failed to pass.  
 

 
RV Parking in Breckenridge
Article VI, Section 1.f.1 of the Declaration of Covenants states, "If garages are included in a Living Unit, such garages and driveways shall be used for passenger vehicle storage only (including one self-propelled mobile home)" So, the type of RV is important, and it is only permitted if it is "self-propelled."
 

 
Unregistered Vehicles Not Permitted
The Board of Directors recently discussed and reviewed an opinion provided by legal counsel in order to clarify parking restrictions within the Breckenridge subdivision, including the parking of untagged/unregistered vehicles on Lots.   
Please note that all such vehicles are prohibited in accordance with Article VI, Section 1(n) of the Declaration of Covenants which requires owners to comply with local laws, which includes West Virginia's vehicle laws requiring registration of a vehicle within 30 days of it being maintained in the state. 
As such, beginning October 1, 2020, any unregistered and/or untagged vehicle not kept within an enclosed garage will be subject to property violation enforcement.  Thank you for your understanding and compliance.
 

 
Annual Meeting Held - July 2019
The Breckenridge Annual Meeting was held July 18th, at Sam Michael's Park Community Room.  At the meeting, Roger Forshee was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Board of Directors.  Many thanks to outgoing member Todd Milliron, who completed a 3-year term on the Board of Directors.
 

 
Utility Trailers Not Permitted
Due to a visible increase in street parking as well as an increase in the number of non-passenger vehicles in the community, the Board of Directors recently discussed and ultimately obtained legal counsel in order to clarify parking restrictions within the Breckenridge subdivision.   Although the language in the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions can sometimes be ambiguous, Article VI, Section 1(i) very clearly prohibits trailers from being maintained upon any Lot or upon the Common Areas at any time.   Article VI, Section 1(f)1 also very clearly prohibits parking along the private streets. 
The streets within the subdivision are quite narrow, so street parking certainly can impede the flow of traffic.  Trailer and other non-passenger vehicle parking within driveways is also presenting a safety concern, as it sometimes causes resident and/or guest parking to spill over to the street.  
In an effort to minimize street parking as well as to uphold the restrictions established in the Declaration, the HOA will be strictly enforcing the parking of utility trailers within the subdivision.  This includes trailers parked in driveways and upon Lots.  For the purposes of enforcement, “utility trailer” shall be defined as a non-motorized vehicle which is generally pulled by a motorized vehicle and features an open or closed top cargo area and is used for the hauling of loads.
Please note that the parking of trailers will be strictly enforced after August 31, 2019, and non-compliance shall be subject to the adopted Rules Enforcement Procedures.  If you are currently parking a utility trailer on your property, please make arrangements to have it stored elsewhere.  Street parking is currently actively enforced.
 

 
 

 
~ Upcoming Events ~
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~ Online Payment ~
Effective 1/01/2019 - HOA fees are $528 annually, billed in quarterly installments of $132.
 
Payments may be made by mail, in person at Clagett Management, via online bill pay, or online by clicking here.  Online payments via e-check are "free", whereas online payments via credit or debit card are subject to a bank fee.  If paying online, you will need the Management ID (6972), Association ID (374), and your account number.

~ Need a Resale Package? ~
Contact Clagett Management at 304-596-6630, or hfield@clagett.com.
 

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