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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 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.
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.
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.  

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.

What's Going On...
The Board of Directors meets quarterly to discuss the operations of the Homeowners Association.  Here are a few items they decided/discussed at or since the last meeting: 
The 2019 budget was approved with a $6 per quarter increase in the assessment.
R&L Landscapes, Inc. was awarded the snow removal contract.
Bids are being solicited for the 2019 landscape contract.
Approved projects still pending completion:  Painting of yellow line, speed bumps, and stop bars on roadways, repainting of the mail station door and cupola, renovation of entrance monument landscaping, removal of excessive vegetation in storm swale/pond area.

New Snow Removal Contractor for Winter 2018/19
The Board of Directors has evaluated the services received by the snow removal contractor over the past several years, and have decided to award the contract to a new contractor for the upcoming season.  This winter, R&L Landscapes will be servicing the Breckenridge community for snow removal services.  Note that services are triggered when the accumulated snow reaches 2”.  Ice is treated as needed on a case by case basis.  Our hope is that this will be a positive change for the community.  

2019 Assessment Increase
After six years of no increases, the assessment will increase from $126 to $132 per quarter, effective January 1st, 2019.  Overall Breckenridge is in a very strong financial position, and the Board of Directors would like to maintain that position while ensuring that the common areas continue to be well kept, and the recommended funding levels are met for the reserve accounts.  
You will receive a billing notice several weeks prior to each quarterly due date – the January billing notices will be mailed in December. 
Owners who participate in online bill pay, either through your bank for the HOA’s web pay site, will need to increase the quarterly payment amount to $132.00.   Please also note that the new billing notices reflect a new account number, which should be used going forward.   As always, online payments may be made via e-check (no fee) or credit/debit cards (bank fee applies) at

Annual Meeting Held - July 2018
The Breckenridge Annual Meeting was held July 19th, at Sam Michael's Park Community Room.  At the meeting, owner Sarah Harper was elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors.  Many thanks to outgoing member Gagan Batra, who completed a term on the Board of Directors.

Pool Season is Here!
In accordance with the Fourth Amendment to the Declaration of Covenants,
above-ground pools may be installed and used between Memorial Day
and Labor Day.

Proposed Common Area Tree Planting with Meadow
UPDATE February 2018
Due to the comments received from homeowners in attendance at the January 2018 BOD meeting, the original plan as proposed has not been approved, and the BOD is reevaluating the project.  Additional details will be presented for homeowner input if the project is moved forward.
January 2018
The Breckenridge Board of Directors is currently considering a planting program, with assistance from the Cacapon Institute’s “CommuniTree Program,” that would include additional trees being planted in the common area directly behind the rear property lines of approximately 13 homes on Posting Way. 
The proposed planting plan calls for a row of 50 evergreen trees to be planted approximately 15 feet from the rear property lines of the homes along Posting Way.  Beyond the evergreens, a meadow area with a natural walking trail (cut grass path) is also proposed, along with additional plantings of shade trees.  The purpose of the project is to reintroduce native vegetation to the area in an effort to attract native birds, etc., as well as to provide a safe walking area for members of the community. 
A map of the area as well as more detailed project information is available HERE.  If approved, the evergreen trees would be planted in spring 2018, and the meadow areas and additional plantings would likely occur in fall 2018.
This topic will be discussed, and a decision likely made, at the upcoming Board of Directors meeting to be held on January 18, 7:00 PM, at the Sam Michaels Park Community Room.  You are welcome and invited to attend the meeting, and/or provide any comments or questions to me directly via phone (304-596-6630 x1104) or email ( 

Annual Meeting Held - July 2017
The Breckenridge Annual Meeting was held July 20th, at Sam Michael's Park Community Room.  At the meeting, owner Michael Morris was elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors. 
Many thanks to outgoing member Craig Daniel, who served two terms on the Board of Directors.