Anyone who has standing water on or near their property, James Carter has picked up 100 mosquito dunks from the City of Bryan to distribute to Westwood residents who can use them. Each dunk will treat 100 sq. ft.
Mr. Carter is at 3200 Wilderness, phone 979-779-0675 email JamesWCarter@suddenlink.net.
He has offered to deliver, or residents may pick dunks up at Mr. Carter’s.
A resident on Rolling Glen reported a ransacked truck. We must watch out for one another as well as ourselves.
Crime Stopper’s Report Line: 361-3888
Bryan Police Department’s regular number: 209-5300
Of course, in an emergency dial 911
With the coming of the Health Science Center and the Biomedical Corridor, our neighborhood has the potential to see substantial increase in the value of our homes. Not staying current on our paperwork can and almost certainly will cost each of us by reducing or limiting our property values. Our deed restrictions and bylaws are over 25 years old. They need updating. That means we need at least 98 people or their proxies to initiate this process.
We’ll be posting proposed changes and soliciting member input. We expect the process to take perhaps 3-6 months, but we cannot even begin without a simple majority vote at the annual meeting.
After all the proposed changes are in place, we’ll hold a special meeting to approve them. This meeting will also require a simple majority (50% plus one) vote to approve.
The Board is taking action against past due accounts.
Options being considered:
- Collection agencies: will charge past due accounts their costs
- Attorneys: past due homeowners responsible for fees
- Claim of lien: will cloud title, the $40 filing fee + 18% per annum interest + $40 release fee will be charged to the past due homeowner
Residents who choose not to pay their dues put the the other residents in the position of supporting the upkeep of the neighborhood, while those in arrears benefit.
Annual Meeting now Jan. 16
The Spring Newsletter, and the Halloween Party flyer, both had a different date. Our new date for the 2012 Annual Meeting is:Monday, January 16, 2012, 7pm
Mary Branch Elementary
On the meeting agenda
1) Late dues penalties and the status of the Board’s efforts to collect overdue accounts.
2) The need to update the Westwood Estates Deed Restrictions. UPDATE: We’ll also be needing to update the Bylaws.
3) Elections of new Board members. We’ll need at least two people, ideally three, to volunteer to run.
4) The fiscal report will be submitted by Treasurer Walter Kamphoefner.
We need you. Or your proxy.
As always, we need a quorum of 25% of the 193 members (49), or their proxies, to officially hold the meeting. Proxies will be distributed by hand and will also be available for download on the WWE website.
To proceed with the process of updating the bylaws (we’d like to update them in the next few months), we’ll need a simple majority of members—50% plus one, which is 98 votes.
Update: You may download a proxy.
We’ve had a few reports of suspicious activity in our neighborhood recently (in addition to some actual truck wheel thefts); if you’re not subscribed to the Westwood Estates Yahoo email group, please do so now to get reports from Bryan Police Department’s Will Holt and contributing residents. You can see past letters to this group if you sign up.
Also, it’s a good time to review last year’s post about car burglaries.