BARRYBROOKE VILLAGE HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST
Thank you to those who participated in the curb appeal contest, judged by Master Gardeners, the grand prize winners were Ed Bianchi and Don Mitchell, 8258 Barrybrooke, 2nd place Pam Haecker and Charles Shurn 8256 Revere and 3rd place Vicky and Bill Tucker, 8346 Barrybrooke.
We would like to continue with the community participation with a Holiday Lighting & Decoration Contest to be judged the evening of December 7. We encourage everyone to participate…even if you are not trying to win the big prize…which is A FREE PASS ON JANUARY HOA DUES! Winner to be announced at our December Social Event. (details later)
BBV provides overflow parking for guests. If all the parking spaces are full, and a vehicle has to be parked on the street, please be sure the vehicle doesn’t interfere with other residents access to driveways/carports/garages. Two unloading spots are marked with signs on the Barrybrooke side that indicate they are reserved for loading, unloading only. Residents are limited to thirty minutes. Violators will be towed.
LOWER LEVEL OF CLUBHOUSE AVAILABLE FOR ACTIVITIES! SIGN UP FOR A MEDITATION CLASS!
Melanie Bartch and Rachel Hart will be leading a Meditation Group weekly on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. If you would like to organize a class/activity to be held in the lower level of the clubhouse for free, contact Area Real Estate for more information 650-6718.
CLUBHOUSE RENOVATIONS PROVIDE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR EVENT
The lower level of the clubhouse was renovated this summer and several new additions in the upper level makes the BBV Clubhouse the perfect place for your family’s events and parties. The Clubhouse is available to rent for only $50 for homeowners in Barrybrooke. A $100 deposit is held until your event is over. The clubhouse, with a large and inviting front room, dining room and kitchen can comfortably accommodate 50+ people. Contact Cheryl Bordewick for a tour or call Area Real Estate to check on availability.
BBV SNOW/ICE POLICY
The standard procedure for snow removal has been, and will continue to be, removal of snow if it accumulates up to three inches and has stopped snowing. The board will use their best judgment of when to call for snow removal but if you feel your area (driveways and streets) are not drivable, please call Area Real Estate so they can alert the board. BBV has a lot of shade trees and those areas which receive full sun during the day may melt, while others may not. Please keep in mind the goals of snow removal management are to create access and promote safety. Beyond this, please use your best judgment as to what your particular area is in need of. If you notice there is ice buildup, such on sidewalks, to and from your car, it might be wise to keep on hand a broom to sweep off the snow and a bag of ice melt. Ice melt can be purchased at nearly every convenience or grocery store for less than ten dollars. Parking your vehicle in the garage or carport will help the contractor in the process of cleaning the driveways and parking lots. Please keep in mind that street parking is prohibited for safety reasons.
INSURANCE PREMIUM/HOA DUES
The insurance premium increased by 12 percent this year, and it's apparent, across the nation everyone is feeling the effects due to the recent devastation by tornadoes and hurricanes and the claims that were paid out.
By giving homeowners three months to pay the $403, we hope it helps with this annual payment.
The annual dues will increase to $180 beginning in January. Statements will be sent in December with this information.
Barrybrooke Village Holiday Potluck
December 15 @ The Clubhouse
HOA will provide pulled pork, please bring potluck and a gift for the clubhouse (paper towels, paper plates, etc)
Out of town?
It is always a good idea to either stop the newspaper or ask someone to pick them up for you. Walking around the complex, sometimes there are 2-3 newspapers laying on some of the lawns. This is a notice to passersby that no one is home at that address and could encourage break-ins. Letting a neighbor know that you are away is also a good idea in event you need to be alerted of something at your home. Having a lamp on a timer when you are away is a good idea too. You can also contact the KANSAS CITY MISSOURI POLICE NORTH PATROL DIVISION at 816-437-6200 and request a special program called House to Watch, when calls for this service allows.
Cheryl Bordewick, President: 591-7696
Kate Beale: 877-3158
Candy Pfaltzgraf: 506-2231
Rachel Hart: 660-349-0864
Joanne McGrath: 350-9450
KANSAS CITY MISSOURI POLICE
NORTH PATROL DIVISION
1001 N.W. Barry Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64155
For questions regarding HOA dues, work orders, or general information about Barrybrooke Village please contact their property management company
Area Real Estate, 816-650-6718, fax: 816-650-5517