Summer is here!

June 18, 2015

Dear Neighbor:

Summer is here!  As we all start spending more time outdoors, please be mindful of your neighbors.  The board has received complaints about neighborhood restriction violations.  Please keep in mind that restrictions were put in place by the developer, not the Homeowner’s Association, to protect the beauty of Benwood and the property values of our homes for years to come.  If you are unfamiliar with our restrictions and the actions that the HOA can take to remedy violations, please visit our website:  www.benwoodhoa.com and click on the “Important Information” tab to get a complete copy of our restrictions.

Here is a list of common items brought to our attention:

.  No above ground swimming pools shall be permitted.

.  No signs advertising personal businesses or products can be displayed.

.  Parking on the street.  You are not allowed to park on the street for lengthy periods of time.

.  Trailers, boats, motor homes, campers, and the like are not to be parked in your driveway or front yard for more than 3 days.  If you have a boat, trailer or camper, please park it in your garage, out of sight; or in your backyard whenever feasible; or offsite in an appropriate location. 

.  Lawns must be kept mowed to approximately 6 inches or less and landscaping must be maintained.

If you are violating any of these restrictions, please take steps to remedy the situation.  In the next few weeks, the Architectural Review Committee will be working hard with homeowners to find solutions for keeping Benwood beautiful.  The Homeowner’s Association exists to help protect our neighborhood.

Please also remember all building projects and major landscaping projects that will affect the outside appearance of your home must be approved by the ARC.  This includes, but is not restricted to:  removal of numerous trees, installing in ground swimming pools, building storage buildings, and covering decks, building decks, or adding additions to your home.  Again, please read our restrictions for a complete listing of requirements.  You can get an Architectural Review Application at our website:  www.benwoodhoa.com (“Important Information” tab).

If you have any questions, please email us at:  benwoodhoa@gmail.com

Please be a good neighbor and help protect all of our property values!                        

*This is not a complete list; please refer to the restrictions for details.


Benwood Yard Sale

May 14, 2015

Don’t forget… The Spring Benwood Yard Sale is this weekend!  Friday, May 15th- Saturday May 16th.  The Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Thrift Store will drive through the neighborhood Saturday starting at 12:30 PM to pick up all items homeowners would like to donate after the yard sale. 

 

 


Meeting Tonight

March 10, 2015

Just a reminder that the annual HOA meeting is tonight at Michigan Ave Baptist Church at 6pm.  I hope you are able to attend, but if you can’t please give your signed proxy to a neighbor that’s attending or you can email it to me atjwaters@southeastbank.com.  If you don’t have your proxy, I can send one to you.  Having a quorum tonight is imperative as we will be voting for new officers.

Thanks in advance and I hope to see you tonight or if you have any questions, please give me a call!
Jenny W Lawson
HOA President

Benwood Annual Meeting

February 24, 2015

Michigan Avenue Baptist Church has requested that the HOA cancel tonight’s meeting.  At this time, we have rescheduled the meeting for March 10th.  This is a tenative date and must be approved by the church. More infomation will follow as it becomes available.


Annual Meeting

January 22, 2015

The Annual Meeting of the Benwood Homeowners’ Association, Inc. will be held on:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.

Michigan Avenue Baptist Church

2741 NE Benton Pike

Cleveland, Tennessee

Dear Homeowner:

Please make plans to join us on February 24th at 6:00 pm at Michigan Ave. Baptist Church.  The By-Laws require the presence, in person or by Proxy, of twenty-five percent (25%) of our members. Each lot owner has one vote.  If you are unable to attend, please fill out your Proxy and give a neighbor, that will be attending, the right to vote on your behalf.  A proxy will be included in the packet that will be mailed to you.  It is imperative that we have a quorum so we can carry on with the business of the Homeowner’s Association.

Please note: Yearly fees were due on December 31st, 2014.  Any payments received after March 31st, 2015 will be delinquent and subject to a $25.00 late charge.  Dues are $100.00 each year.  If you have a circumstance that is keeping you from paying your dues, please contact us immediately.  We are willing to work with you.

Thank You,

The Board of Directors


Yard Sale

August 26, 2014

The Fall Benwood Yard Sale will be held on September 5-6.  An ad will be placed in the local newspaper.  All members are welcome to participate. 


Benwood Easter Egg Hunt

April 14, 2014

Please join your neighbors for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th, 2:00 PM at 146 Benwood Trail NE- rain or shine.  The Brnik Family is hosting the free egg hunt in conjunction with First Baptist Church.  Everyone is welcome.  Eggs will be provided by the Church and will be recycled for next year.  Snacks will be available for the children attending.  The Brnik’s would greatly appreciate candy donations.  If you would like to donate candy, please simply place it in the box on their front porch at 146 Benwood Trail NE.   Thanks to the Brnik family for being great neighbors!  Come out and support them on Saturday!


Annual Meeting Reminder

January 23, 2014

The Annual Meeting of the Benwood Homeowners’ Association, Inc. will be held on:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.

Michigan Avenue Baptist Church

2741 NE Benton Pike

Cleveland, Tennessee

Dear Homeowner:

Please make plans to join us on February 11th at 6:00 pm at Michigan Ave. Baptist Church.  The By-Laws require the presence, in person or by Proxy, of twenty-five percent (25%) of our members. Each lot owner has one vote.  If you are unable to attend, please fill out your Proxy and give a neighbor, that will be attending, the right to vote on your behalf.  You may also mail your Proxy to the Association at the above address. It is imperative that we have a quorum so we can carry on with the business of the Homeowner’s Association.

Everyone should have already received the annual meeting packet.  In the event you did not receive your packet by mail, below is a PDF of  the documents sent to each homeowner.

2014 HOA mailing

Please note: Yearly fees were due on December 31st, 2013.  Any payments received after March 31st, 2014 will be delinquent and subject to a $25.00 late charge.  Dues are $100.00 each year.  If you have a circumstance that is keeping you from paying your dues, please contact us immediately.  We are willing to work with you.

Thank You,

The Board of Directors


Yard Sale

September 9, 2013

Reminder—-Benwood Semi-Annual Yard Sale
September 13th-14th


Annual Meeting

February 13, 2013

 

The Annual Meeting of the Benwood Homeowners’ Association, Inc. will be held on:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.

Michigan Avenue Baptist Church

2741 NE Benton Pike

Cleveland, Tennessee

Dear Homeowner:

This has been a busy year for Benwood.  We have accomplished a great deal, but every homeowner is needed to help make Benwood an even better place to live!  We want to share our goals and objectives with you for the coming year, as well as, hear your thoughts and opinions.  Please make plans to join us on February 26th at 6:30 pm at Michigan Ave. Baptist Church.  The By-Laws require the presence, in person or by Proxy, of twenty-five percent (25%) of our members. Each lot owner has one vote.  If you are unable to attend, please fill out your Proxy and give a neighbor, that will be attending, the right to vote on your behalf.  You may also mail your Proxy to the Association at the above address. It is imperative that we have a quorum so we can carry on with the business of the Homeowner’s Association.

Everyone should have already received the annual meeting packet.  In the event you did not receive your packet by mail, below is a PDF of  the documents sent to each homeowner.

2013 Documents

Please note: Yearly fees were due on December 31st, 2013.  Any payments received after March 31st, 2013 will be delinquent and subject to a $25.00 late charge.  Dues are $100.00 each year.  If you have a circumstance that is keeping you from paying your dues, please contact us immediately.  We are willing to work with you.

Thank You,

The Board of Directors