Beautification Committee

Charter

This Charter serves to establish the existence of the Beautification Steering Committee and document the standards by which Committee shall operate. The Beautification Steering Committee is tasked with identifying the priority needs for creating and maintaining aesthetically pleasing environment, establishing credibility within the community, and creating a sustainable resource strategy to make change. It is the goal of the Beautification Steering Committee to create a sustainable plan for ensuring Browne’s Ferry is a beautiful neighborhood.

We have identified the following strategies as essential to Browne’s Ferry:

  • Determining priority beautification needs
  • Establishing your credibility and building a strong base of support for your efforts
  • Determining the best resource strategy for using internal and external resources
  • Maintaining your resilience and a positive attitude
  • Working with and within the guidelines of the HOA Board

The Beautification Steering Committee will act as an advisory committee to the Browne’s Ferry HOA Board. The committee will work together to:

  • Provide suggestions to the Board
  • Create standards, schedules, and plan for activities
  • Provide recommendations to the board for the direction of the community
  • Act as an additional liaison between the homeowners and the landscaping company

It is the expectation that the Beautification Steering Committee with seek resources within the community to obtain our home owner’s needs, ideas, experiences, and community knowledge. The committee is comprised of Browne’s Ferry home owners. All members of the committee agree to attend scheduled meetings and maintain a consistent level of participation and clear communication. It is of the upmost importance that this group remains positive about the upcoming changes and exudes high energy in order to achieve our goals.

The primary function of the Beautification Steering Committee is to ensure the neighborhood remains clean, organized, and beautiful. This committee should use the landscaping contract as an opportunity to bring new beauty to Browne’s Ferry. It is the expectation that this committee may work with the Architectural Review Committee as needed.

This committee will abide by the Browne’s Ferry Covenants and bylaws. Each committee, including the Beautification Committee, will contain one board member as a part of its committee. The board member assigned to the Beautification Committee for the 2017-18 year is: Secretary Molly Hall.


Long-Term Planning

The Beautification Committee has worked with homeowners and the landscaping contractor to identify several common area items that need to be repaired, replaced or otherwise maintained. In order to preserve our low HOA assessment dues and make the most of our current reserve funds, projects have been proposed over the next 5 years.

 2017

  • Park entrance slope: remove dying trees and juniper
  • Playground mulch refill
  • Repair see-saw base
  • Trash receptacles at park

PROJECTED COST: $950 for slope, $3,850 for mulch, $500 for see-saw, $700 for trash receptacles

Funding sources: $4,800 allocated to 2017 Landscaping – Other budget and $1,200 allocated to 2017 Playground Expense budget.


 2018

  • Replacement of wooden park benches
  • Gazebo exterior repair and roof replacement
  • Removal of old basketball goal, game painting on existing asphalt

PROJECTED COST: Not available


 2019

  • Drainage issues / cleanup on Glen Brook / Waterton Leas connector
  • Installation of community sign at Appley Mead entrance

PROJECTED COST: Not available


2020

  • Repair / replace sidewalks at park
  • Playground mulch refill

PROJECTED COST: Mulch refill $3,900. Need vendor quotes for sidewalk repair.


2021

  • Repaint / touch up lines on multisport court surface, as needed

PROJECTED COST: Approximately $5,000