BFHA Fall Meeting this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

To: All BF Home Owners

From: BFHOA Executive Committee

Date: September 14, 2014

Please join us this coming Tuesday evening for our fall HOA Meeting. We have a lot to communicate to you and look forward to the opportunity to do this in person. The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is published below for your review. As always, we have reserved a time for you to communicate to us your concerns and/or desires for improvements to the neighborhood that you have elected to call home.

See you on Tuesday evening.

Ed Kampbell, BFHOA President
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BFHOA Meeting Agenda
Tuesday Evening – September 16, 2014 – in the Norwich Elementary School Cafeteria

7:15 PM Open Meeting

Welcome
Committee Reports
Communications/Publicity
Social
Easter Egg Hunt
4th of July Parade
Halloween Gathering in the Park
Architectural Control
Entrances Lighting and Electrical Upgrade Project
Entrances Landscaping Maintenance 2014
Homeowners’ Landscaping Recognition Program

Election of Officers for the terms beginning on January 1, 2015
1st Vice President (even year)
2nd Vice President (to serve out Glen’s remaining time)
Treasurer (even year)
Trustee (even year)

Presentation of the approved 2015 BFHOA Operating Budget

Report by Ted Barrows on Status of Legal Actions now underway regarding the illegal storage of a motorhome on Cordoba Street

Open the Floor for Home Owner Business Items

8:45 PM Close Meeting

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22nd Annual Britton Farms 4th of July Parade

The 22nd annual Britton Farms 4th of July Bike Parade took place on Saturday, July 5, 2014, and was blessed with perfect weather.  The event, which was organized by Chris Keidel, was attended by between 40 and 50 kids, most of whom brought along one or more parental units.  The Balloon Lady was a big hit.  This year, frozen Popsicles replaced the previously traditional watermelons, a change which delighted kids as well as adults, since frozen Popsicles seem to not attract flies.  BFH Association officers Glen Bolognese and John Stanton helped Chris out by judging the decorated bicycles entered in the parade and awarded prizes to 5 of the participants.

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Dog Barking Reminder

It’s been awhile since this reminder went out to our members. Britton Farms residents are reminded that “frequent or habitual” dog barking is not only UN-neighborly, but also a violation of the Hilliard City Code.

The second paragraph in the code requires pet owners to “immediately” clean up after your dog when walking through the neighborhood.

Please be a responsible pet owner; it’s been said there’s no such thing as a bad dog–only a bad owner.

505.16  NUISANCE CONDITIONS PROHIBITED; BARKING.

     (a)     No person being the owner, keeper or person having control of a dog, cat or other domestic animal or fowl, shall permit or allow such animal to annoy or disturb one or more of the inhabitants of two or more separate residences of this Municipality by the frequent or habitual howling, yelping, barking or making of other such noises within the corporate limits.

     (b)     No person being the owner, keeper or person having control of a dog, cat or other domestic animal or fowl shall permit such animal to dig or defecate on any public or private property in the City, other than the property of the owner or person in control of such animal, or allow any animal to damage any part of a lawn, tree, shrub, plant, building or other property, other than the property of the owner or person in control of such animal, by means of urination.  The foregoing prohibition as to defecation shall not apply when the person in control of such animal immediately removes all feces deposited by it and disposes of the same in a sanitary manner.

(Ord. 93-48.  Passed 6-28-93.)

New Crime Mapping Tool for Columbus, Dublin, and Franklin County

Interested in looking at crime reports/maps in the areas of Columbus, Dublin, and Franklin County that are adjacent to Hilliard? All three departments are using a new public crime-mapping tool: Raids Online.

Also see: Hilliard Crime Maps

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Dispatching and Phone Number Changes Coming For Hilliard Police

Hilliard Police

This Monday, January 13, 2014, starting at 6:00 am, Public Safety Dispatching for the Hilliard Division of Police will be transferred to the Northwest Regional Emergency Communication Center (NWRECC).  NWRECC is located at the Dublin Division of Police headquarters and will provide dispatching services for Hilliard and Dublin Police, as well as Norwich Township and Washington Township Fire Departments.

To request a police officer to come to your location community members should dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies or 614-876-7321 for non-Emergencies.

If you need any other administrative items such as obtaining a permit, talk with an officer or personnel at our facility, copy of a report, or any other information please call 614-876-2429.

Source: Hilliard Division of Police

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Holiday Lights Winners 2013

Congratulations to the winners from Friday night’s judging. There were a lot of great houses and a couple close calls for sure.

* Elegance: Bruce and Casey Cosgray, 4743 Deepwood Court Elegance 2013

* Light up the Night: Mark & Kathleen Adams, 4368 Huntwicke Court Light Up The Night 2013

* Novelty (dancing lights so pic doesn’t do it justice): Lee & Jessica Kucinski, 4339 Huntwicke Court Novelty 2013

Thanks to our judges John and Sarah Stanton!

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Tree Replacements–Message from City of Hilliard

As Hilliard’s city forester, I want to update you on the tree replacements within Britton Farms.  The contractor has planted most of the trees within the subdivision, he’s just waiting on the nursery to send a few more.  Most of the trees are replacements for removed ash trees.  The city will continue to monitor and remove any right-of-way ash that reaches or exceeds the 80% crown dieback threshold.  As trees are removed replacement trees will be planted.

Proper watering is the best action homeowners can take to ensure trees will grow and thrive.  As long as the ground isn’t frozen, the attached gator bags should be refilled whenever the area receive less than 1″ of precipitation over a 7 to 10 day period.  If you or any of your residents have questions, please have them contact me.  Thanks.

Drew Todd
Hilliard City Forester

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Britton Farms Mailbox Regulations

Britton Farms mailboxes are to be a standard size, black with red flag, and black numbers. The color of the post is to be Sherwin Williams SW6089 Grounded in a flat formula.

Britton Farms Mailbox Post Color

Britton Farms Mailbox Post Color

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BFHA Independence Day Parade

A new event has been added to the Britton Farms calendar.  Click here!

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Hilliard Police Advisory: Door-to-Door Sales

Hilliard Police Advisory Door to Door Sales

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