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New board Email Address:  board@baynardpark.org 

FOUNTAINS - Update

There was a detailed discussion last night regarding the feedback we received from our vendor.  As stated before, the price to repair the entry fountain (by Hampton Parkway) is in the neighborhood of $9,000.  We are trying to determine the value of repairing vs buying a new fountain.  As these fountains are over 12 years old, it might make more sense to purchase new ones rather than continuing to invest significant dollars trying to maintain them year over year. The board has voted to request additional quotes to confirm these costs.  While we wait, this fountain will be drained so as to prevent further damage to its underpinning due to stagnant water.  

 

The fountain on the left, as you enter the gatehouse, also has a problem with failed lighting.  The initially quoted cost to repair these lights is between $2,000 to $3,000, as these lights are quite expensive.  In addition, we have received a request to re-center this fountain.  Based on quotes - a new electrical cable would have to be installed to move the fountain back to its centered position.  The length of cable required is around 400 feet at a cost of $10 per foot bringing the cost to approximately $4,000 to re-center the fountain.  These numbers are quite prohibitive and must be compared to the overall cost of a fountain replacement. As we await the quotes as requested above, the second fountain will remain as is.

 

We appreciate your patience as we work to gather all the information so we can make the best decision moving forward.

LAGOON UPDATE

We are starting to see some progress in the improvement of our lagoons.  The water levels seem to be low in some of them and we will address this issue with our well company to determine the best approach to increasing the water levels and keeping them at satisfactory levels.

 

LAGOON BUBBLERS were suggested and the board has voted to install them in the lagoons, per the recommendation of the lagoon company. They will assist in keeping the water moving to prevent stagnation and will be installed in 4 lagoons this year and the rest in 2020 (excluding the 2 lagoons across from the gatehouse).  Lagoons will be selected starting with the worst one. Our new company will continue to take steps to treat the water including stocking the lagoons with carp to reduce the algae.

For this process, they will need access to the lagoons and will be using the lagoon access public easements.

BOARD UPDATE and MEETING SCHEDULE

Thanks to 27 residents who attended our board meeting on October 17 and participated in a productive Q&A session. The next public board meeting will be on Thursday November 21, 2019 at the Buckwalter Beaufort Parks and Recreation Rec Center.  This will be the annual meeting for the BPPOA and everyone is invited to attend. New Directors for 2020 will be elected during this meeting.  Please click HERE for more information.

If you have questions or need information please send an email to board@baynardpark.org

DOMINION NATURAL GAS UPDATE

At our last executive board meeting, the board discussed this proposal and decided to schedule a meeting with those residents that requested gas and those that will be impacted. This meeting will be scheduled with Dominion Energy to ensure that everyone has their questions answered and everyone understands and accepts the results of moving ahead with this project. 

DESIGN GUIDELINES and RULES & REGULATIONS REWRITE

Both Our Design Guidelines and Rules & Regulations (DGRR) need to be reviewed to determine what changes need to be made to support today's lifestyle and requirements for our community.  This project has been approved by the board and will be started in the next few weeks. 

 

To support this effort, a committee of interested residents will be formed and chaired by a board member. If you are interested in this project, please send an email to the board.

2019 ANNUAL MEETING

The 2019 annual meeting for Baynard Park residents will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Buckwalter Recreation Center. 

The election for open positions on the BP Board will be held during this meeting.  Election forms and more details regarding the election process and the meeting itself will be mailed to each resident in the next few days. Go to Election Central  

A FRIENDLY REMINDER....

Now that summer is over and we look forward to cooler days, we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of some of the more commonly overlooked association rules.

 

Outside Storage:  Items such as tools, lawn equipment, toys and other personal property should be stored out of sight when not in use. Trash bins may be placed on the street no earlier than the night before pick up and removed from the street the day of pick up and must be stored so it is not seen from the street.  They cannot be stored behind the angel wing (if your home has one).  Also, maintenance enclosures should be finished/painted to match the adjoining wall of the home. Propane tanks must be obscured from view by approved shrubs or an approved enclosure, as noted above. 
 

Yard maintenance: Yard should be mowed, edged, flower beds free of weeds & any dead plants removed.  All shrubbery shall be regularly trimmed and maintained to assure health and attractive condition. Plants must be removed from store pots and installed in ground.  For lots on a pond/lagoon, the CC&R's state that you must mow to the water's edge.

 

Parking: On-street parking is prohibited overnight.  During the daytime, please utilize your garage and driveway prior to parking on the street.  Commercial vehicles, boats, trailers, motorcycles, mopeds, golf carts, campers, vans, and recreational vehicles may only be stored outside of a garage (driveway or parking pad) for no more than 48 hours in a 7-day period.

 

Golf Carts/Mopeds:  Drivers of golf carts and/or mopeds must have a valid SC driver’s license to operate a golf cart in the community. Golf carts and mopeds may only be operated on roadways and must be equipped with functioning front headlights, rear tail/brake lights and blinkers.

 

Pets:  Pets must be leashed at all times when outside of your property.  Pet waste must be picked up and properly disposed of.  Bag stations are installed throughout the property for your convenience.

 

Exterior Changes: Before any modifications begin, a modification application must be submitted for approval.

 

Mailboxes:  The color, size, appearance, and location of the mailboxes installed by the Developer shall be preserved. Costs for replacement and/or maintenance of multiple use mailbox posts shall be shared by the owners of the mailboxes mounted. Replacement of mailboxes and posts shall conform to existing standards as represented by mailboxes previously installed by the developer.

 

Signs: “For Sale”, “For Rent”, open house direction signs or other commercial signage is not permitted on a lot, house (inside or outside), vehicle, or common area.

POOL FURNITURE and SCHEDULE

The pool will be closed for the season starting November 1, 2019.

Many of you have asked about and commented on the state of the pool furniture. After years of use, yes, it's in bad shape. 

 

Starting January 2020, ALL the furniture will be removed and re-furbished. Broken umbrellas will be repaired and chairs restrung. Tabletops will be either repaired or replaced. We will have everything completed and in place for the start of the pool season in 2020.

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES UPDATES

  • The pool will be closed for the season starting November 1, 2019.

  • Gatehouse has been power washed

  • Gatehouse doors and interior to be re-painted

  • Treadmills under review to determine if they should be replaced or upgraded

  • Split rail fence at Pleasant Pointe to be repaired

  • Community signage will be updated

  • Pool will be resurfaced

  • Screens at Pleasant Point to be repaired

  • Lagoon bush hogging underway

  • Sidewalks under review for safety and repair

  • 2019 Decals valid until December 2020