This Week’s Brookwood Event Reminders

HOA Meeting – Thursday, April 15th, 6:30pm at the Cypress Trails Pavilion

All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend this quarterly meeting of your HOA Board of Directors.

Brookwood Yard Sale – Saturday, April 17th, 8am-2pm

Although announcements are being placed in some media, please use your own social networks to draw more attention to this event. You are welcome to place balloons in your yard to show that you are open for business during this time period.

HOA Meeting Scheduled for April 15

The next HOA board meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 15, at the Cypress Trails pavilion. All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The pavilion is outdoors where people can social distance and take other precautions as warranted.

Brookwood Yard Sale slated for April 17

Start cleaning out your garage, this year’s Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, April 17, from 8am – 2pm. Homeowners are welcome to hang balloons or temporary signage in their yards to let people know that they are participating and open for business.

Natalie Rooke, Social Committee chair, will be posting announcements on social network Nextdoor and various Facebook pages. Also, Anna Hornstein, our property manager at First Coast, will arrange for a listing in the Times-Union newspaper starting the Wednesday before the event through Saturday as well as a notice on Craigslist. The Nocatee blog announcements no longer post community yard sales.

Our yard sale will be held in conjunction with yard sales at the Nocatee Town Center as well as the Nocatee Farmers Market. So, there should be plenty of people visiting the area on that day. Make sure to spread the word through your own social networks to ensure maximum visibility.

HOA Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 28

The next HOA board meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 28 at the Cypress Trails pavilion. All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The pavilion is outdoors where people can social distance and take other precautions as warranted.

Willow Ridge Family Wins Holiday Lights Contest

Congratulations to the family at 325 Willow Ridge whose lights display won the Brookwood HOA-sponsored contest for 2020. They will receive a gift certificate for $50 at the Valley Smoke Restaurant for their efforts.

The display features white reindeer, a manger scene and icicle lights framing the roofline of the house. This is the first year that a home won that was not on Wayside Lane.

Thank you to all property owners who participated and made the community look bright for the holiday season. Thanks also go to property manager Anna Hornstein, who made a special trip out with her family to judge the contest.

We also appreciate the efforts of Jenna Adair, Ty Blake, David Matheson and Megan Wildenstein for decorating both of the entrances for the community.

Last Weekend to Get Your Lights Up

Only one more weekend to decorate or enhance your holiday yard display for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Valley Smoke Restaurant.

The contest, sponsored by the Brookwood HOA, will be judged this coming Monday, December 21, by Anna Hornstein, our property manager at First Coast. Make sure your lights are turned on by 6pm. Our judge will be looking for creativity, color schemes, amount of lights, coordination of displays, overall appearance, animation and originality.

The winning homeowner will be announced by a news post on the HOA website the following day. Let’s make this a competition where we all have fun and make our neighborhood shine in the process!

Special Board Meeting Tomorrow

The Brookwood HOA Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 2pm via Zoom tomorrow (Thursday) solely to discuss one homeowner’s drainage concerns. If you have an interest in attending, please contact our property manager, Anna Hornstein, to receive a link to attend the meeting. Anna can be reached at (904) 998-5365 Ext. 238 or anna@firstcoastam.com.

Get ready for the 2020 Holiday Lights Contest

The community is starting to sparkle for the season and you have three more weekends to start decorating or enhance your display for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Valley Smoke Restaurant at 11 South Roscoe Blvd.

The contest, sponsored by the Brookwood HOA, will be judged during an evening of the week of December 21 by Anna Hornstein, our property manager at First Coast. Make sure your lights are turned on by 6pm. Our judge will be looking for creativity, color schemes, amount of lights, coordination of displays, overall appearance, animation and originality.

The winning homeowner will be announced by a news post on the HOA website the following day. Let’s make this a competition where we all have fun and make our neighborhood shine in the process!

HOA Board Welcomes New Member

After establishing a quorum, it was announced that the HOA Board of Directors now consists of Bill Fitzgerald, Karen Higgins and Ty Blake at this year’s annual meeting held last week. Ty is a new member of the board with Bill and Karen continuing their service.

It was also announced that a 2021 Operating Budget was passed that reflects no change in homeowners’ fees from the previous year.

After the meeting, the board members decided among themselves that Bill will be the board president, Karen will continue as vice president and Ty will be treasurer/secretary. In practice, the president officially calls and runs the board meetings, but all three members address issues and finances associated with the HOA.

A big thank you to Elaine Prisby who presided as president of the board since its inception until she resigned from the post on October 1. Among her accomplishments while on the board were negotiating additional playground equipment when the developer did not put in a second park; staying on top of vendors such as our landscaping company to ensure all work was carried out in a timely manner; working with an arborist to address issues associated with neighborhood street trees; with her husband, Henry, planting annuals at both entrances, and most recently ensuring that two deteriorating slides were replaced at the playground.

Elaine intends to stay involved with the HOA, especially on the property committee. All board members encourage other community members to help on committees if they are not already involved. Follow this link to find an area that may interest you and then find out more information by contacting our property manager, Anna Hornstein, at anna@firstcoastam.com or by calling her at (904) 998-5365 Ext. 238.

Reminders for HOA Annual Meeting

You have until the end of the business day on October 8 for your proxy to be received by Brookwood’s management firm, First Coast, to vote on the 2021 HOA board members in the event that you can’t attend the annual meeting. You may also send your proxy sealed in an envelope with another community member who can attend the meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the 2nd floor meeting room at Crosswater Hall. The ballots and proposed budget were mailed to each homeowner earlier this month.

If you wish to view the assumptions supporting the proposed budget, they were recently posted on a new “Budget” page within the HOA area of the website.