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Update – Amended and Restated HOA Declarations
Posted on Oct 19th, 2018 Comments (0)
Currently, 80 homeowners have approved the proposed changes to the HOA Declarations. We are 47.1% of the way to meeting our goal of exceeding the two-thirds requirement. Please take the time and complete your signature pages and return two signed originals to the HOA.
Why is it critically important to amend and restate the current Declarations? Our demographics have changed. We are a now a multi-generational community. For this reason there is a need to adjust the Declarations so they are fair and reasonable for all homeowners.
 
The current Declarations have been inconsistently enforced by the succession of past developers. This puts in jeopardy the enforcement of any part of the Declarations. The HOA Board of Directors has set January 1, 2019 to begin to enforce consistently the declarations in place as of that date.
 
Below are just some of the clauses that affect most homeowners that we are recommending changing:
 
8. Buildings or Uses Other than For Residential Purposes; Noxious Activities; Miscellaneous
Pages 7 & 8 – (b)
 
DELETED - Each residence exterior shall be repainted by the Owner every five years or less, as needed.
 
CHANGED TO - Each residence exterior shall be repainted by the Owner as needed (or at least whenever determined as necessary by the Architectural Committee).
Pages 7 & 8 – (h)
 
DELETED - No artificial flowers, trees or other vegetation shall be permitted on the exterior of any residence or in the yard. Sculptures, bird baths, fountains, yard art, and similar decorative objects are allowed on the exterior of the residence or in the yard only with the specific written approval of the Approving Party.
 
CHANGED TO - Sculptures, bird baths, fountains, yard art, and similar decorative objects, as well as artificial flowers, trees or other vegetation must be tasteful and appropriate. The Architectural Committee or Board, in its discretion shall always have the right to additionally regulate, prohibit, condition, or otherwise restrict any item in this section notwithstanding such otherwise compliance.
 
Page 8 – (s)
DELETED - Garage doors shall remain closed at all times except when necessary for ingress and egress.
 
Bill
 
Bill Coenen, President
Board of Directors
Bristol Ridge & Bristol Valley Homes Association
21315 W 82nd
Lenexa, KS 66220
 
HOA Fall Update 2018
Posted on Sep 20th, 2018 Comments (0)
 
IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that to help keep our children safe the maximum speed limit on all our subdivisions streets is 25 miles per hour.
 
Save the Dates
 
- Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Annual Homes Association meeting is scheduled forWednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Clubhouse.
 
- Holiday Happy Hour event Saturday, December 1, 2018. Look for more information in the coming months.
 
Amended and Restated Legal Documents
 
Thank you to those that have returned your signature pages. If the documents are approved, we plan to implement January 1, 2019. We still are in need of a notary.
 
HOA Board Update

We are still in need of three volunteers from Bristol Ridge to serve on the Board beginning 2019. With the retirement of five Board members the Board is interviewing HOA Management Companies to take over the management duties in 2019.
 
Pool Closed for the Season
 
We had a successful pool season only having a couple of minor incidents. We did have two surprise inspections and passed them both.
 
Dog Walking
 
Remember, your dog must be on a leash and you are responsible for picking up after your dog. We have had several complaints. Please have respect for your neighbors.
 
Hard Summer on Yards
 
This has been a very difficult, hot, and dry summer and our yards and trees have shown the stress. We will be rejuvenating parts of our common area this fall. We ask that you do your part. If your yard needs improving, please take the fall as your opportunity to do it. Our yards are the window to our community and we owe it to our neighbors to make a good showing.
 
Emerald Ash Borer
 
If you live in Bristol Ridge you know the City of Lenexa planted 125 Ash trees along the streets which then became your responsibility for upkeep. Several are currently dying. When you remove them, we ask, if you are not going to replace the tree, that you have the stump grinded below the ground level and area reseeded. You can only imagine what our window to our community would look like with stumps sticking up along our streets. I have attached Lenexa’s policy regarding the Emerald Ash Borer problem.
 
If you have any questions/thought/concerns you can reach us on the HOA website or email
brbvhoa@gmail.com
 
The emerald ash borer (EAB) — a beetle that is deadly to all types of ash trees — is spreading across the Midwest and Lenexa. Experts expect the beetle to kill 98 percent of the region’s ash trees over the coming years.
 
About EAB

How does EAB affect the tree?
 
Emerald ash borer beetles kill the tree by starving it of nutrients and water. Once the female lays her eggs on the bark of an ash tree, they pupate and become larvae. The larvae tunnel under the bark and disrupt the tree's vascular system by chewing on soft tissue that transports water and nutrients throughout the tree. After a couple of years, the emerald ash borer population grows exponentially inside the tree, and the combined damage will eventually kill it.
Where is EAB currently found?
 
EAB was first discovered in the United States in 2002 and first detected in northern Lenexa in August of 2014. It has now been found in all areas of the city.
 
Identification and diagnosis/Identify ash trees
 
EAB only affects ash trees, which can be identified by their opposite branding, compound leaf and paddle- shaped seeds.
 
Lenexa ash tree map – shows city-owned and privately owned ash trees along streets.Ash tree identification guides
 
Identify an infestation
 
Adult beetles are dark metallic green, 1⁄2-inch long and 1/16-inch wide. Larvae are flat, legless, heavily fragmented, creamy white, and reach one inch in length when fully mature. Common signs of infestation include:
 
D-shaped exit holes through the bark about 1/8 inch wide. S-shaped larval galleries just beneath the bark.

Thinning leaves or branches.

Vertical splits in the bark.
 
Unusual shoots sprouting from the main trunk or base of the tree. Damage from woodpeckers trying to get the borer at its larvae stage.
 
What to do about your trees
 
Now is the time to assess your situation and determine the best course of action.
1. Identify any ash trees on your property

2. Decide whether you plan to try and save your ash trees. If you decide to begin treatment, you must continue treating your trees for the duration of the tree’s life.
 
Street tree replacement program
 
Our street tree replacement program uses excess funding from the Street Tree Fund to help partially reimburse you for the cost of replacing ash street trees.
 
We will provide a 50% refund on the cost of replacing an ash street tree, up to $200 per property. Once street tree funds are exhausted, the refund will no longer be available.
The replacement tree must remain a street tree, and our staff must approve the location and type of tree being planted. Before issuing you a refund, our staff will visit your property to verify the new street tree has been planted.

You must provide a valid receipt showing the cost of the replacement street tree.
 
Help stop the spread of EAB
 
Do not move firewood. The wood may carry emerald ash borer. Maintain healthy trees with proper pruning and watering.

Do not plant any more ash trees.

Spread the word to your friends and neighbors.
 
Inspect your ash trees often looking for signs of emerald ash borer.
 
Resources
 
Kansas Department of Agriculture Johnson County Research and Extension
 
EmeraldAshBorer.info Don'tMoveFirewood.org

University of Missouri Extension

Find a local ISA Certified Arborist
 
Contact information
 
Parks Superintendent: Danny Huntsinger, 913.477.7149, dhuntsinger@lenexa.com
 
Landscape Supervisor: Curt Talken, 913.477.7146, ctalken@lenexa.com
 
HOA Amended and Restated Legal Documents
Posted on Aug 27th, 2018 Comments (0)

Previously, I sent you information about signature pages you will be receiving from the HOA regarding Amended and Restated legal documents.  The signatures pages went in the mail today, so please look for them in your mail.  Your notarized signature(s) is required to indicate your approval to implement the Amended and Restated HOA Declaration and the HOA Declaration of Restrictions.  It is important that you return the original signed signature pages to the HOA address, 21315 W 82nd Street, Lenexa, KS 66220.  The State of Kansas will not accept a copy.

 The Amended and Restated documents compile all the previous legal documents and amendments into the two documents, eliminates information no longer needed, and complies with current laws.  The Amended and Restated legal documents, and summary of some of the important changes can be found on this website's Home Page under Documents and BRBV Legal Documents.

 Our goal is to have these returned as soon as possible, so that we can file them with the State of Kansas and be ready to implement by January 1, 2019.

 If any of our residents are notaries and would be willing to volunteer some time, we would greatly appreciate it.

 If you are willing to volunteer or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at brbvhoa@gmail.com

 
Bill
 
Bill Coenen, President
Board of Directors
Bristol Ridge & Bristol Valley Homes Association
21315 W 82nd
Lenexa, KS 66220
 
City of Shawnee Events Calendar
Posted on Jan 1st, 2018 Comments (0)
Link to the City of Shawnee, Kansas Government calendar.
 
 
The I Like Lenexa App!
Posted on Jan 1st, 2018 Comments (0)
Here's the link and a refresher on how to obtain the "I Like Lenexa" app.
 
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Upcoming Lenexa Events
Posted on Jan 1st, 2018 Comments (0)
Here are the upcoming events scheduled in the City of Lenexa.
 
 

 

 
 
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