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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Board of Director issues                                                                                                         

Has there been a Legal Audit conducted since the Turnover?

When should residents be asked about contemplated changes affecting everyone?

Should Beech Mountain Lakes remain a secure (gated) community?

Should BML have more Board Members than QHV?

Why can’t the names of delinquent BML accounts be made public?

Is QHV going to pay their fair share of whatever assessment is levied?

Who's accountable for the spending at Beech Mountain Lakes?

We do need to cut spending.

Does the GM provide the Board with a periodic report?

Why doesn’t the Board seek a state grant to help make improvements?

 

Financial Issues

When is the budget put together and with whose input?

Can a resident with multiple lots "join" them together and get to pay only one fee?

Why don’t we close down money-losing propositions.

Why does Quail Hollow Village pay their assessment in installments ?

Who is responsible for going after owners who are delinquent in paying their dues?

Why can’t we pay our dues quarterly?

 

Communications

When are we going to have a website for Beech Mountain Lakes' residents?

Can the residents of BML expect a summary of expenses?

Where can the Beech Mountain financial information be picked up?

 

 

Maintenance

What about the vehicles that are parked/stored at the entrance?

Why don't we maintain the clubhouse better?

Do we pay for extra, non-scheduled Maintenance personnel?

 

 

 

     Roads – Maintenance and Use

Do we have a plan for road upkeep?

What is the cost of bringing the roads up to the county code?

The construction vehicles are wrecking our roads. Why don't we tax them?

Joggers and drivers have to share the roads.

 

     Security

Why don't the guards stop vehicles entering BML without current stickers?

What happened to the gate that was voted on and approved?

Why are the Guards are checking Quail Hollow people in?

 

     Use of Facilities

Why are the beach, etc. available to people who haven't paid their dues?

 


 

 

      Architectural Control Committee

I have a concern about the builders and the liberties they are taking here.

What can we do to about builders who take down too many trees?

 

 

     Waterfront, Dock Area and other Amenities

What’s up with the new “island” appearing just north of the beach?

 

 

     Owners Paying less Dues than Others

Which owners pay less than others and why?

Are charter benefits transferable?

           

     Miscellaneous

What is the explanation of the Transfer Tax?

Are the parents financially responsible for damage done by their unsupervised children?

There are too many rules at Beech Mountain Lakes.

Why don't we put a Beech Mountain Lakes Homeowners' Association together?

Why don't we visit resort communities like ours to see how they're run, governed, funded?

Does the drinking water at Beech Mountain Lakes contain fluoride?

Who blocked off the back "exit" out of Beech Mountain Lakes?

It appears that there are a lot of "For Sale" signs in Beech Mountain Lakes

Some properties are really poorly maintained

There has been a large increase of people playing loud music from their cars.

We’ve lost our water quite a few times

What is the status of the Capital Reserve Fund?

How are volunteers solicited?

 


 

 

Board of Director issues

 

Has there been a Legal Audit conducted since the Turnover? If not, when will one be held? This is especially important 1) if we are considering changing our legal counsel, 2) with Silverleaf's current difficulties and the way their disposition of QHV might impact us both financially and in the transfer of real property that was part of the Turnover.

There hasn’t been a legal audit yet, although the Board needs to address this issue.

As far as the relationship between Quail Hollow Village and Silverleaf is concerned, Silverleaf is just the management company for the QHV property. If Silverleaf goes away, QHV will probably just get another management company.                                                                                                  å

 

The Board has a lot of power here in Beech Mountain Lakes. Their decisions affect the lives of the residents in many ways. While the residents elected the Board members, at least those representing Beech Mountain Lakes, to make decisions on their behalf, when should the Board go back to the residents to make sure that a decision they’re contemplating is what the residents really want? Recently there was a decision made to advertise the campground to the public, encouraging people who are neither residents nor their guests, to come into this “private” community. I understand that we’re going to advertise the restaurant, as well. Many of us chose Beech Mountain Lakes because it is a private, gated community. Why has the Board decided to make it significantly less private without asking the residents if they agree?

The facilities that have been open to the public – the restaurant and the campground generate income that benefits us all and we’ve made operating modifications to try to at least break even.

As for conferring with the residents, the 2006 creation of “Homeowners Committees” and their subcommittees will help communication between the residents and the Board.                             å

 

 Should Beech Mountain Lakes remain a secure (gated) community? Do the residents really want that?

 If they do, should we really advertise attractions like the restaurant and campground and invite the general public in? Isn't that in conflict with the "gated" and "secure" nature of Beech Mountain Lakes?

In 1998, the community voted for a gate – that indicated that the desire then was for a secure community. The facilities mentioned that have been open to the public, more or less, for the last several years can be money-raisers. We’re trying to continue what has been but make some money at it, as well.                                                                                                                                     å

 

 I know that under the Covenants require that the board be made up of 3 BML people and 3 QHV people. Now that there are many more BML residents, should we still be 3 and 3 on the board? Should BML have more than QHV?

The initial concept was to have three “communities” in BML, each with three (3) board Members. After the Declarations were filed, the third community fizzled and we are left with the current situation.  Changing the ratio would require the Covenants to be amended.                                  å

 

Why can’t the names of delinquent BML accounts be made public? That would give them incentive to pay their dues.

By Court Order, the list of BML owners who are delinquent is not a matter of public record. To publish them would be a breach of confidentiality and subject the community to legal action.                 å

 

I understand that money is tight and that some sort of additional revenue stream has to be found. The Board has said that the money was going to be used for the dam, the roads and the clubhouse, I believe. Since Quail Hollow Village people also use those things, are they going to pay their fair share of whatever is levied to make the improvements you propose?

Yes.                                                    

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Who's accountable for the spending at Beech Mountain Lakes?

The Board. A finance committee was set up to try to get a better handle on the budget and the expenditures and it’s helped a lot – but we still have to get better at anticipating and projecting future expenses. Any expenditure over $500 must be authorized by two (2) Board Members.     å

 

We do need to cut spending. I understand that we need things but if there isn't the money, put them on a "wish" list like most people do. If there are things down at the clubhouse that are no longer used, sell them.

Spending has been cut to the bare minimum and most of the departments are running within their budgets. Additional funds will be generated through various fundraisers.                                   å

 

Does the GM provide the Board with a periodic report of his activities and the progress of various projects around the community? Can this report be made available to the residents?

Yes, he does. In addition to his weekly update, he presents a report at each Board meeting which is attached to the meeting minutes. If anyone wants to review either the minutes or the report, they can do so at the Admin office.                                                                                                    å

 

Why doesn’t the Board seek a state grant to help make improvements? It seems likely that there’s some state money somewhere to help with the roads or dam.

We have sought grants from time-to-time for help with our roads but have been denied because we are a private community. We are presently seeking help for the dam and spillway through Butler Township and will investigate other grants as a means to defraying some of the costs of the project.

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Financial Issues

 

  When is the budget put together and with whose input? Shouldn't the community see the budget before it's implemented?

The Declarations are explicit in dictating how the budget should be composed and when it should be published.

 

7.3 Budgets.

7.3.1 Association Budget. Each year on or before December 1, … the Board, shall adopt and make available to each Owner a budget for the ensuing year commencing January 1, which shall be prepared as follows:

(a) The Association budget shall be prepared on a calendar year basis.

(b) The Association budget shall utilize the same categories of revenues and expenses as appear in the audited financial statements for the Association for the previous year.

(c) The Association budget shall include the amounts in each category of revenue and expenses for:

(i) the previous year as shown in the audited financials for the Association;

(ii) The current year as shown in unaudited financials ending September 30; and

(iii) The ensuing calendar year.

(d) The …Association…shall provide the proposed Association budget to the Delegates from each Community and shall consult with the delegates prior to establishing the final operating budget.

The budget is a very complicated document to put together – we start in September to prepare it. It is completed in accordance with the declarations and is available at the office.                            å

 

  Can a resident with multiple lots "join" them together and get to pay only one fee?

Not at this time. The Board is presently (11/06) reviewing the Planned Communities act, our Covenants and Case Law to try to reconcile the components of this complicated issue.

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  Why don’t we close down money-losing propositions?  It makes no sense to continue running the restaurant at a loss.  The same goes for the campground.  These are bad business plans, they will never work, and it is high time we closed them down and stopped the financial bleeding.

As a planned community, we have an obligation to maintain and retain certain “amenities” defined in the original plan. Management has taken steps in the last few years to improve the attractiveness of the public facilities to try to make them less of a financial drain.                                                      å

 

 Why does Quail Hollow Village pay their assessment in installments when we have to pay ours all at once?

The annual assessment for QHV is paid by the QHV Association. That Association is responsible for the collection of each timeshare owner’s portion – if any unit owner is delinquent, the QHV Association has to pay nonetheless. BMLA management has allowed the QHV Association to pay monthly as a trade-off for our not having to collect dues from their owners.                                                 å

 

Who is responsible for going after owners who are delinquent in paying their dues? How successful are they in collecting? Have we imposed any liens on the property of delinquent owners? What can we do to get what's due us?

Our attorney pursues delinquencies on our behalf and is compensated from the monies he collects. Yes, liens have been used in the past and will continue to be as a means to remedy delinquencies.

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 Why can’t we pay our dues quarterly?  Perhaps there would be fewer delinquents if the payments were smaller but more often.

The interest accrued by an annual deposit helps to hold the amount of the dues down.               å

 

 

 

Communications

 

When are we going to have a website for Beech Mountain Lakes' residents?

We expect the BMLA website to be up and running by January 1, 2007. It will contain information for residents and non-residents, a calendar of events, advertisements, meeting notes and other items of Community interest.                                                                                                                      å

 

Can the residents of Beech Mountain expect a disclosure and or summary of disbursement of money for repairs, legal fees, and or other regular and usual costs related to the Beech Mountain Property?

The financial reports are available for review in the office. The previous month’s reports are usually available a week after the Board meeting, since the Board has to approve it before it’s official.  å

 

Where can the Beech Mountain financial statements be picked up?

In the Administrative office.                                                                                                        å

 

 

Maintenance

 

 

What is being done about the vehicles that are parked/stored at the entrance to Beech Mountain Property?

This isn’t Beech Mountain Lakes’ property. It belongs to Quail Hollow Village. We’ll discuss it with them.                                                                                                                                             å

 

A lot of times the clubhouse smells of mildew and old towels. Why don't we maintain it better?

The clubhouse, we are told, was built over a marsh. The high natural humidity promotes the growth of mildew. We’ll be as diligent as possible to keep the clubhouse smelling good – we’ve been told by some time-share folks that it’s much better than in the past – but there’s always room for improvement.  å

 

If only 1 Maintenance employee is scheduled to work, why are there always 2 down there on the weekends?

One person is normally scheduled. Additional staff, however, may be needed due to workload (parties, etc.).                                                                                                                                               å

 

 

Roads

 

Do we have a plan for road upkeep or do we just slap patches on the new holes every year? There should be, if there isn't.

The Road Maintenance committee has been active in the past and had put a plan together for continuing maintenance and repair of the roads. It’s a never-ending proposition.                           å

 

What is the cost of bringing the roads up to the county code?

The Township Supervisor’s office has estimated that it would cost between $1 million and $1.5 million to rebuild the roads to meet County Code. Obviously, we don’t have that kind of money laying around so we have to take a more prudent approach to the problem.                                                             å

 

It's the construction vehicles that are wrecking our roads. We should levy a meaningful fee on contractors who bring these trucks and equipment in.

It’s really not legal to levy a fee against them for the use of the roads. We have a permitting fee of $500. We’ve noticed that the greatest amount of damage happens in the Spring and we’re stopping trucks in excess of 10 tons from entering during the Spring thaw. The Pennsylvania Planned Community Act allows us to do that for 8 non-consecutive weeks. We’ll have to watch it on a week-to-week basis.

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The joggers in here need to realize that the roads aren't wide enough for them to jog down the middle of them. They need to get to the side when cars are coming.

There’s been an ongoing dialog on the club site about this topic. We all just have to be respectful and concerned for the other guy (or gal) and it’ll be OK. We don’t think that, given the present status of the roads – no shoulders and no sidewalks – there’s any alternative other than being aware and considerate of others.                                                                                                                  å

 

 Security

 

Why don’t the guards stop vehicles entering BML without current stickers? If a vehicle does not have a sticker, that vehicle should be stopped every time, EVEN if the guards 'recognize' the vehicle as belonging to a property owner.  The inconvenience of being stopped on a daily basis will have a direct result of getting more people to pay their dues. 

 

The declarations don’t allow us to deny a delinquent owner access to his/her home, but they lose their right to use the facilities supported by those dues.

16.4 Recreation Fee. For each Interest owned, an Owner shall be required to pay an annual Recreation Fee …, separate and apart from any Assessment by the Association …. Payment of this fee will entitle an Owner, his family, guests, invitees, and licensees to use the Sport Facilities ….

We’ll look into the possibility of stopping vehicles, but we don’t want confrontations if they can be avoided. We’ll also look into the guard’s job duties to see if our agreement with the guard agency permits that.

 

We can, however, take legal action against delinquent owners.

7.14 Creation of Personal Liability and Priority of Lien. Each Owner, by acceptance of a deed or other conveyance or transfer of an Interest … covenants and agrees to pay to the Association… the Charges, together with any interest thereon, against his Interest during his ownership thereof as shall be fixed or assessed by the Association …for the Community in which the Owner has an Interest. …The obligation to pay any Charge, late fees, interest, and costs of collection thereof, including reasonable attorneys' fees, is secured by a lien or lien right in favor of the Association…for the Community in which the Owner has an interest…. Such lien shall be superior in all respects to all rights of homestead which may arise in favor of any Owner.

Any lien arising hereunder shall continue in full force and effect until fully paid or otherwise discharged.

The lien against an Interest for unpaid Assessments may be foreclosed or enforced in the same manner as is authorized by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the foreclosure of mortgages on real property or the enforcement of security interests.

The Association … shall have the right to bid on the Interest at any foreclosure sale or public sale of the Interest and may acquire, hold, lease, mortgage, and convey the Interest acquired at such sale.                                                                           å

 

 

What happened to the gate that was voted on and approved?

It was delayed due to other pressing financial issues. The Board is now trying to isolate funds with which to purchase and install the gate as proposed. The decision has been tabled until mid-2007.  å

 

  The Security Guards are supposed to be guarding the entrance to the community, making sure that only people entitled to enter do so. Yet many times when I go by, they’re checking Quail Hollow Village people in and ignoring the unstickered cars that simply drive through. I’ve heard they also are expected to do maintenance at QHV after hours (“my toilet’s plugged. Get over here and fix it!”) and to clean the bathroom at the Guard house. That’s not what we pay them for!!

Pert of the fees paid by QHV helps to compensate the Guards for their registering guests. This only occurs after QHV business hours and does not appear to be excessively time-consuming. Regarding Guards performing maintenance, this is no longer true – QHV maintenance staff is on-call for such tasks.                                                                                                                                           å

 

 

 

Use of Facilities

 

We want to know why we can drive down to the beach or clubhouse any given day and find that less than 50% of the cars parked there have current stickers.  The beach, tennis courts, pool etc., should not be used by those who do not support the community through dues. Quail Hollow people have passes in their cars and have a right to be there.  BML owners who do not pay do not have a right to be there.  Maybe you should consider building a second shack on the road down to the amenities and allowing entrance only to those who belong there.  I personally would give one day a month to 'patrol' down at the clubhouse and ticket cars that had no permits.

You’re right! But we’ve had a problem over the last couple years funding staff to police the area. Volunteers such as yourself might make such an activity practical.  We’ll look into it.

 

16.4 Recreation Fee. For each Interest owned, an Owner shall be required to pay an annual Recreation Fee …, separate and apart from any Assessment by the Association …. Payment of this fee will entitle an Owner, his family, guests, invitees, and licensees to use the Sport Facilities ….

 

UPDATE: At the September, 2001 Board Meeting, the GM indicated that in 2002, access to the beach will be restricted to those with either a valid BML membership card or QHV identification.

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Architectural Control Committee

 

 I have a concern about the builders and the liberties they are taking here.  How many new home sites are being cleared with the only consequence being they lose their deposit?  This practice is destroying the look of the community.  How many homes are being built over the setbacks but with a turn of the head it goes unnoticed?  I understand the ACC are volunteers but someone has to be out monitoring these situations. 

Sometimes the size of the house to be placed on a lot results in what amounts to “clear-cutting”, something the ACC has been made aware of. If you see anything “suspicious” regarding excessive cutting of trees, or the felling of trees marked by the ACC to not be cut, call the General Manager as soon as possible. Violators are subject to fines and having to replace the trees wrongly taken down. å

 

What can we do to keep self-serving builders from felling healthy trees on property being developed by calling them "diseased"?

Keep a watcheye out and inform the General Manager if you see any violations.                              å

 

 

Waterfront and Dock Area

 

What’s up with the new “island” appearing just north of the beach? What’s it made up of? Where’s it coming from? Is it hazardous to the kids who swim and play there?

This is sediment deposited by the Oley Creek. A watershed Association has been operating to lobby for the remediation of this condition. That Association has written for and received public funds to address the situation and has gotten a verbal commitment from the developer of property adjacent to BML to help with the fix.

The sediment presents no health hazard.                                                                                      å

 

Owners Paying less Dues than Others

 

Which owners pay less than others and why? Are there different types of owners? Can we do anything about this?

What are all the details of the charter member benefits? Why do they pay less?

 

There have been basically three (3) types of owners, as found in the Declarations: Original purchasers of real estate in the development, Owners who purchased their property during certain months of 1985, and the rest of us. The distinctions apparently coincide with changes in the financial backing of the developers and were conditions negotiated between the then-owners and the new developers. They are defined as follows:

 

7.4 Allocation of Association Assessment. (c) Notwithstanding the above, those persons listed on Exhibit B hereto, which is incorporated herein by reference, who originally purchased lots from Eastern Pennsylvania Marine properties, Inc., and who still own said lot or lots ("Charter Members"), will pay $10.00 per lot per month as the Association Assessment for road maintenance, security, recreational facilities and maintenance. No additional Association Assessment will be made to such owners for construction and maintenance of additional amenities other than reasonable user fees. This right of limited assessment is nontransferable.

 

When the original Declarations were written, 262 property-owners were named as Charter Members; approximately 90 remain as owners as of July 1, 2001.

 

The Third Amendment to the Declarations (October 30, 1987) contains the following:

7.4 Allocation of Association Assessment.  (d) Notwithstanding the above, those persons listed on Exhibit D hereto, which is incorporated herein by reference, who purchased lots from Beech Mountain Lakes Corporation, between the months of March and December, 1985 and who still own said lot or lots (“Exhibit D Members”) will always pay the assessment levied against unimproved lots as speclf1ed above, even 1f the lot has a residential dwelling unit thereon. This right of limited assessment is nontransferable.

 

When the third Amendment was issued, 464 property-owners were listed as entitled to reduced assessments because of the date of their purchase; the turnover document (January 7, 1998) eliminated this category, reverting to the original “Charter Member” right.

 Since the Turnover, there have been three types of billing for annual fees: Full (for the first ownership interest of an owner); half (for the second and subsequent ownership interests); and Charter Members.                                                                            å

 

 Are charter benefits transferable? I know someone (a Charter Member) who moved in Beech Mountain Lakes and kept the lower fee.

Neither of the limited assessment rights is transferable – see above. The rights to limited assessments are, according to the declarations and amendments, vested in the Property Owner, although listed in the documents according to lot number. The implication is that the property owners designated as a “Charter Member” would retain those rights, even if they sold their original property and moved to another; the right to limited assessment would no pass to the new purchasers of the original lot: it would transfer with the owner to a new property, not remain with the property for the new owner.                                      å

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

What is the explanation of the Transfer Tax that has been initiated within Beech Mountain Lakes? What's the purpose? Who is responsible for paying it? What are the penalties for not paying it? How much is expected to be raised through this tax?

The transfer tax was originally proposed and passed in 1998, but never put into effect. The intent of the tax is to generate income for Capital Improvements. The Planned Community Act allows us to bill up to 100% of the annual fee for an improved lot (50% for unimproved) and use the income for Capitol Improvement. In our case, the tax may be paid by either the buyer or the seller or both.              å

 

 Are the parents financially responsible for any damage done by their unsupervised minor children?

Yes, they are. See Section 10.2, following.

 

10.2 Owners' and Residents' Responsibility for Damage. Owners or Residents, members of their families and their guests assume all risk of loss or damage to person or property in using the Common Areas or Community Common Areas. All Owners and Residents agree to indemnify and hold the Declarant and the Association harmless from and against any claim for injury, loss, or damage by any guest or member of an Owner or Resident's family.

 

Each Owner or Resident shall be liable for the uninsured cost and expense of any maintenance, repair, or replacement of any portion of the Common Areas or Community Common Areas or property of the Declarant or Association, necessitated by his negligent or intentional act or omission. The negligent or intentional act or omission of an Owner's or Resident's family members, guests, tenants, licensees, or invitees shall be deemed to be the act of the Owner or Resident, and such persons shall be held jointly and severally liable with such Owner or Resident.

 

The Association shall submit a bill to the responsible Owner or Resident for all amounts payable to the Declarant or the Association under this Section 10.2, which amounts shall be enforceable as a claim for money damages against such Owner or Resident.

Any loss, damage, or destruction caused by an Exchange User to any Common Area or any property of the Declarant or the Association, or any violation of the Association Instruments by the Exchange User, shall be remedied by the Association, and the cost thereof, to the extent not covered by insurance or recovered from the Exchange User, shall be a Common Expense and shall be shared by all Owners as a part of their Annual Assessment.

 

Any loss, damage, or destruction caused by an Exchange User to any Community Common Area or any property of the Declarant or a Community Association, or any violation of the Community Declaration or By-Laws of the Community Association by the Exchange User, shall be remedied by the Association, and the cost thereof, to the extent not covered by insurance or recovered from the Exchange User, shall be a Community Expense and shall be shared by all Owners in the affected community as a part of their Annual Assessment.                                                                     å

 

 

 There are too many rules at Beech Mountain Lakes. We should throw them all out and take issues on one-at-a-time.

The Planned Community Act requires communities such as ours to be governed by a set of rules. We try to keep them as simple and unobtrusive as possible, but you can’t please everyone.                  å

 

Why don't we put a Beech Mountain Lakes Homeowners' Association together, as is allowed in the Declarations? That way we'd be able to govern ourselves as a community and not have Quail Hollow Village telling us what we can and can't do.

This was explored in the past but not done – it’s a very complicated issue. It probably should be re-evaluated, however, since it was last reviewed before the Turnover. This is an item that really is up to the community – not the Board – to get involved with.                                                           å

 

Why don't we visit other resort communities like ours and see how they're run, governed, funded?

We’ve done it in the past but it’s something we probably should do periodically, just to keep current. There’s also a website we can review – www.cai.com.                                                                    å

 

 Does the drinking water at Beech Mountain Lakes contain fluoride?

No. We checked with TESI.                                                                                                           å

 

 Who blocked off the back “exit” out of Beech Mountain Lakes? What happens if there’s a fire ant the main gate is jammed? What would the state Fire Marshall think?

The gate, which is owned by CrystalPenn Ridge, is used to deny trespassers access to their property. Keys to the gate are kept by the Admin office, the Guards and the compliance officer and would be made immediately available in the event of any catastrophe.                                                        å

 

 It appears that there are a lot of “For Sale” signs in Beech Mountain Lakes. Is something going on? Are the property values going down?

In speaking with a local realtor, we determined that there are between 40 and 45 properties in Beech Mountain Lakes listed in the Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre MLS at any given time. With approximately 800 homes in the community, which amounts to around 5% listed for sale, a relatively low number. The realtor said that people come and go from Beech Mountain Lakes for the “normal” reasons – business transfers, retirement, seasonal usage, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary was noted.                      å

 

 Some properties are really poorly maintained, even to the point of looking abandoned. The grass is uncut and the appearance detracts from the looks of the entire neighborhood. That the culverts in front of these houses (part-time residences?) are also poorly kept also means that drainage won’t occur as designed. Can anything be done to clean these places up?

Each owner is obligated to maintain his or her property in an appropriate condition. We have, and will continue to, enforce the sections below. Again, we need the residents to let us know what properties are getting out of hand.

 

13.3 Maintenance.  Each Lot, whether occupied or unoccupied, and all improvements thereto shall at all times be maintained in a good and clean condition; grass shall be mowed; rubbish and debris removed, and weeds controlled. If any Lot or any improvement thereon is not so maintained, the Association may maintain, restore or repair, the cost of which shall be a Personal Charge hereunder as more fully described under Section 3.7. Neither the Association nor any of its agents or employees of contractors shall be liable for any damage which may result from any maintenance, restoration or repair work performed hereunder.

 

3.7 Repair and Maintenance. The Association shall have a reasonable right of entry upon any Unit to perform emergency repairs or to perform any other work reasonably necessary for the proper maintenance of the Development, provided, such exterior maintenance is, in the opinion of the Board, required, including without limitation: paint; repair; roof repair and replacement; installation of gutters downspouts and exterior building surfaces; and yard clean-up. The provision of any exterior maintenance services by the Association to any Unit shall not be deemed an acceptance of ongoing responsibility to maintain such property or the ownership of such property. At such time as the Association renders such exterior maintenance services, it shall do so at the sole expense of the Owner, which expense shall be a Personal Charge hereunder, separate, apart and in addition to any other Assessment or Charge imposed by this Declaration. The cost of such maintenance may be assessed against an Owner, which, in the opinion of the Association, benefits from same…                                                                                                               å

 

 There has been a large number of people playing loud music from their cars. We were awakened every night for 2 weeks at any where from 1 A.M on. We called the guardhouse, who found out who the person was and asked him to stop but he didn’t. It turns out he doesn't live here. He drops someone off late at night.

The solution may come down to not letting offending cars of non-residents back into Beech Mountain Lakes, if they refuse to comply with reasonable requests.                                                            å

 

 I don't know about the water in the lower elevations, but up here on the hill we lost our water quite a few times last year. Is there a plan to correct that problem, such as a holding tank up on the hill?

There’s no plan at this time. During negotiations with Silverleaf, they had agreed to upgrade the water system in Beech Mountain Lakes, but that won’t happen if their development doesn’t become a reality.

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 The declarations call for a Capital Reserve Fund to be in place to sustain the long-term viability of Beech Mountain Lakes as a community? What is its status?

The Fund is there. Please see the Financial reports in the Admin Office for the exact amounts.  å

 

 

 How are volunteers solicited? Many of us would offer our services if we had known we were needed. Do you post notices in the clubhouse or on the board or in the newsletter? If so, we’ve never seen them.

A Volunteer Committee has been formed and anyone who would like to volunteer for anything should call the clubhouse (788-1919) and leave their name, phone number and area of interest and the committee chairperson will return the call.                                                                                    å

 



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