Nolensville Rd Update – Jan 2017

Nolensville Rd widening  (Jan 2017 Update)
The TN Department of Transportation is in the appraisal and acquisition process for Phase I (North of Mill Creek to SR-254 Old Hickory Blvd). Pending the availability of construction funding, Phase I is anticipated to begin construction in the fourth quarter of 2018. Construction of Phase I is anticipated to take a minimum of two years. The Department will begin the appraisal and acquisition process for Phase II (South of Burkitt Road at the county line to North of Mill Creek) while construction of Phase I is ongoing. The Department is continuing with the development of Phase II ROW plans at this time. A public design meeting has been scheduled internally by the Department for March 2, 2017. This meeting will allow members of the community to learn about Phase II of the project and provide comments and concerns. Additional details concerning the meeting and public notices will be issued in the coming weeks.

2017 Annual Dues Statement

PAY YOUR 2017 DUES BY DECEMBER 15, 2016 AND TAKE A $9.00 DISCOUNT.

Your board established the 2017 annual dues at $119.00 for each
lot/home. The dues are payable IN ADVANCE for the calendar year
and are due on January 1 each year.
Your board also established a discounted rate for those paying their
2017 dues promptly by December 15, 2016. This discount is a $9.00
savings (7.5% savings) and is available to all homeowners in good
standing. The “early payment” paid-in-full rate is $110.00.
For any LATE PAYMENTS,  interest will be applied retroactively to January 1 and continue until paid in full.

Annual dues notices were mailed the week of Nov 14, 2016, to all homeowners of record.

If you need a copy of the dues notice, please feel free to download an additional copy here.
2017 Annual Dues Invoice => click here =>  2017-bhhoa-dues-notice

Rental, Leasing, Home-Sharing Policy

The owner of each property is responsible for the actions and behaviors of all residents and guests.  This includes all persons who may have a rental, lease, or other homesharing arrangement with the owner.  The following is the Rental policy as established by the HOA Board.  (Click to download .pdf version of text – 2 pages)

BH_Rental_Leasing_Home-Sharing Policy_2016-10-25

Rental, Leasing, Home-Sharing Policy

Bradford Hills Homeowners Association

Bradford Hills is a planned unit development limited to single family residential occupancy and is subject to Metro zoning, ordinances, and Bradford Hills HOA legal documents and rules.

The homeowner is the responsible party, regardless of the residence being occupied by guests or persons renting, leasing, or other forms of home-sharing, including roommates.

  1. The homeowner shall provide current contact information for each lot to the HOA including the property address, owners name, telephone/voice mail, AND e-mail address. If the owner is either a corporate owner (Trust, LLC, Corp., etc), they shall provide the name of the “trustee”, “partner”, “owner”, “member” who is authorized to represent the owning entity. Any absentee owner shall provide and maintain the owner’s current mailing address and contact information. All contact information shall be available to the HOA Board, our Property Manager, and others utilized by the HOA Board in managing the HOA.

  2. OCCUPANCY: Single Family: “Family” means for purposes of this chapter, an individual, or two or more persons related by blood, marriage or law, or, unless otherwise required by federal or state law, a group of not more than three unrelated persons living together in a dwelling unit. (Metro Code 16.24.030)

  3. PARKING: All vehicles are to be parked in driveways areas (or in the garage). (CCRs)

    1. No parking or storage of buses, tractor-trailers, recreational vehicles or motor homes, house trailers, trailers, junk or wrecked or non-operational vehicles. (CCRs and rules)

    2. No parking on lawn areas (HOA rules and Metro Code 12.40.) Within 30′ of intersection or stop sign, within 15′ of fire hydrant, in front of a mailbox or private driveway, while facing the wrong direction, or obstructing vehicular traffic. (Metro Code 12.40.)

  4. BUSINESS OPERATED FROM RESIDENCE: No clients or patrons may be served on the property. Business shall not be advertised by signs, exterior displays or interior displays of goods visible from the outside, or any exhibit whatsoever that would indicate that the dwelling unit is being utilized for any purpose other than a residence. Offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust or other particulate matter, odorous matter, heat, humidity, glare, or other objectionable effects shall not be permitted.   (Metro Code 17.16.250)

  5. NO DISASSEMBLY OF VEHICLES: No vehicle shall be disassembled and worked on in any area of the recorded subdivision. (CCRs)

  6. MAINTENANCE OF STRUCTURES AND GROUNDS: Homeowner is responsible for maintaining lawn, landscaping, shrubbery and trees, including mowing, watering, pruning, and otherwise keeping the structure in good order and repair and free of rubbish. This includes painting and other actions of good property management. (CCRs)

    1. Trash (and recycling bins) are to be stored within your garage or otherwise screened from street view and neighbors except when curbside for pick-up from the night before until returned to storage following pick-up that day. (site)

  7. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL: Plans must be submitted and approved by the HOA Architectural Review Committee in advance of your project start. This applies to all exterior changes and additions to your residential structure and lot. This includes (but is not limited to) such common actions as installing a swing set or playground equipment, installing or replacing a fence (limited to backyard areas only), adding, expanding, or replacing a deck or deck stairs, adding or replacing a covered, screened-in, or enclosed deck or patio. See our property manager or review our legal documents and rules for more details. (CCRs, Bylaws) NOTE: It is the responsibility of the homeowner to obtain all necessary permits and variances, and comply with all building codes in addition to completing HOA requirements.

  8. ANIMALS: Dogs, cats, and other household pets may be kept inside. At no time shall pets be allowed to roam freely or allowed to disturb neighbors by barking or other loud noises. (CCRs)

    1. No Permits are issued by Metro for the keeping of chickens (domesticated hens) in any area of the recorded subdivision. (Metro Code 8.12.020)

  9. EXCESSIVE NOISE: Governed by Metro Code which states that noise can not be plainly audible beyond your property line. (Metro Code 11.12.070)

  10. COPY OF ALL PERMITS: A copy of all permits issued for the property must be provided to the HOA Board and Property Manager. This includes Landlord registration, STRP, etc. (HOA rules)

  11. COPY OF LEASE: A copy of all leases issued for the property must be provided to the HOA Board and Property Manager upon request. This will include all tenant names and contact info (phone and email) for all legal tenants. (HOA rules)

Approved by BH Board 10/25/2016

Metro Public Works Service Request

https://www.nashville.gov/public-works/forms/request-customer-service.aspx

The Department of Public Works for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County welcomes your request for information, service, feedback, or comments via phone at (615) 862-8750 or through the use of our on-line customer service desk (LINK ABOVE).

The on-line customer service desk is staffed Monday – Friday, 7:00AM-5:00PM and closed on Metro Holidays.

On the form below, please be sure to make a selection from the drop down box (request alley clean-up, report graffiti, traffic signal problems, etc.) so that your request can be directed quickly.

Smart 911

Smart911In honor of the upcoming  National EMS Week on May 15 – 21, 2016, we are sharing information on SMART911 with our neighbors.  It is an optional service which allows you to register additional information about your residence (health issues, pets, access, home medical equipment, PTSD, dialysis, utility shutoff, etc)  You decide how much and what info to share.

Fall Newsletter & 2016 Dues Invoice mailed

The Bradford Hills HOA Fall newsletter and the 2016 Annual Dues Invoice has been mailed and hit your mailbox on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.  This gives you one month to take advantage of the EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT available until Dec 15, 2015

If you need another copy of either document, please feel free to download a copy from here:

2016 Dues Invoice => click here =>  2016 BHHOA Dues Notice-final

Fall Newsletter => click here =>  2015_Fall_Bradford newsletter-final

Street Sweeping

Street_Sweeper_Metro_Contractor

Street Sweeping Schedule

The next street sweeping is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 in our neighborhood. Be sure to keep your vehicles and trash cans off the street, especially that day. Actual day they perform this service may vary due to weather.

MWS (Metro Water Services) conducts street sweeping to remove debris from our streets and prevent it from entering our storm drains. Storm drains lead straight to the nearest creek or stream and are meant for rainwater only. The street sweeping schedule is posted on the Nashville Water Service site, in the “NEWS” section, and updated monthly.

For questions about this schedule, please contact Metro Water Services Customer Services Center (615) 862-4600 Option 4.

http://www.nashville.gov/Water-Services/Stormwater-Maintenance/Street-Sweeping-Schedule.aspx

Schedule Subject To Change.

2015 Annual Meeting Notice and Information

Your official 2015 Annual Meeting notice was mailed to all homeowners of record the week of April 20, 2015.  Homeowners living in Bradford Hills should have received their notice in their mailboxes by Friday, April 24.

The Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7 starting at 6:30 PM.  Registration begins at 6:10.  The meeting will be held at the Edmondson Branch Library, 5101 Edmondson Pike in the large meeting room, straight past the check-out counters.

Included in the envelope:

(1)  Official Notice and Nomination Form
(2) Letter from the board outlining meeting and proxy (Board election and Bylaw amendment), and
(3) Official Proxy for you to vote (submit in advance or bring to meeting with you)

Attached are copies of items 1 and 2.  If you need another copy of the proxy to vote, homeowners may obtain another one at the Annual Meeting.  Questions?  Contact Kim Raymer, Community Manager.

2015 BHHOA Ann Mtg OFFICIAL NOTICE and NOMINATION – final
2015 BHHOA Ann Mtg LETTER – final

Garage Sale Tips (for 1st Sat in May)

The Bradford Hills neighborhood -wide garage sale is planned for the first Sat in May again this year.  (Sat, May 2) Several other nearby neighborhoods will be holding sales the same day, so we hope to build on the traffic.

Here are some random comments that you may be interested in:

Just some curiosity. When you are shopping yard sales, what makes you stop and look or makes you continue driving? Do
You look for signs or just look online at sites for advertisement. What wording most catches your eyes? What intrigues you about a sale and what turns you off? Also, if you went to a sell and they were selling waters would you buy one?

Thanks!!

  • 3 people like this.
  • Jennifer Mumphery The way the items are organized and correct grammar in the wording on the signs are huge selling points for me.
    3 hrs · Like · 3
  • Mariah Vitier Are you more prone to stop if clothes are hung up vs piled?
  • Kim Stone Haines Hung up, and things organized with prices.
    3 hrs · Like · 2
  • Jennifer Mumphery Yes! If it appears the items are well taken care of from the street I’m more inclined to stop. If things are just piled up it looks like junk.
    3 hrs · Like · 5
  • Mariah Vitier Do you prefer items individually priced or if a sign read “dress shirts: $xx” etc?
  • Jennifer Mumphery As long as it’s signed with a price it’s great. I love a good yard sale haha.
    3 hrs · Like · 1
  • Mariah Vitier I do too, I’m not from Tennessee but yard sells here seem so different. So before I do one in trying to find out how people like this here haha
    3 hrs · Like · 1
  • Amy Sneed Hodge I wouldn’t buy a water.
    2 hrs · Like · 1
  • Mandi M. Lynch I won’t go if it looks like it is just clothes. Don’t care if there are clothes, but I need to see other stuff.
    2 hrs · Like · 2
  • Loretta Newcome I hate it when things are not priced because they are usually helping someone else and you can’t interrupt and ask for prices.
    1 hr · Like · 1
  • Gala Spanogians Furniture always makes me @ least slow down.
    1 hr · Like · 3
  • Jody Ridenour McQuiston Probably won’t stop if clothes aren’t hung. Definitely would buy bottle of water, unless it’s cheaper at the store. Though I mostly look for misc more than clothes, household items and such.
    1 hr · Like · 2
  • Loran Roycraft Hill It’s actually quite rare that I would find something in my exact size I stop for furniture and well taken care of kids items and also ceramic pots and such if it’s all just thrown in the grass I probably won’t stop
    1 hr · Like · 1
  • Wendy Kay Hardaway I won’t stop if clothes and stuff are laying on the ground or in boxes to dig thru. Organization is key. I would not buy water.
    1 hr · Like · 1
  • Tandika Ortiz What size are you Loran? We are hoping to have a sale this sat or next. Good info for everyone. Thanks Mariah for the post.
  • Jill Regenia Hamilton Signs are a must!!!
  • Jill Regenia Hamilton with BIG arrows!!
    Sometimes on the water….depends on how much.
  • Annette Fitzpatrick Savage If it looks organized, and I’m more likely to stop
    if there’s a lot of stuff. I’d probably buy a water.
  • Missi Brown Emmert We always make great money at our yard sales but we take a lot of time to prepare. All clothing is hung, everything organized and priced. We advertise in the Mt. Juliet Chronicle and put signs up all over our neighborhood. We have never made under $500 and the most was $2,000. It takes a lot of work but if done right you can make a ton of money.
  • Amanda Baker I have been checking FB pages for yard sales. I stop if it looks organized, clean, and if there is furniture. Nothing I hate more than getting out and finding dirty piles of junk! Lol!
    • Amanda Cotton Willoughby Big ticket items at the front with no prices on them. That’s when I stop. LOL
      2 hrs · Like · 2
    • Chappel Burnley I keep driving when there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the setup. That & wondering if it’s a yard sale or a dump site. Lol
    • Angie Hatcher If it is hot and the bottled water is cold, I would pay a reasonable price