HOA Board Meeting Scheduled for July 23

The next HOA board meeting will be held at 7pm on Thursday, July 23, under the shelter next to the Cypress Trails pool. All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Even though the meeting will be held outdoors, masks are highly recommended.

Along with its regular agenda items, the board will be reviewing new landscaper contracts. Immediately after the meeting, an Architectural Review Board meeting will be held for several homeowners seeking approval of paver driveways.

Lewis Family wins Yard of the Month for June

Congratulations to Donald and Melissa Lewis of 299 Willow Ridge Drive for winning the HOA’s Yard of the Month Award.

The range of colors and textures in their landscaping won them a $25 gift certificate to a home improvement store. The Lewises also have a sign in their yard that other community members will see and will receive the certificate in the mail with an award letter.

This is the second time the award was given by the HOA board. The program was designed to recognize community members for their outstanding efforts in making Brookwood a great and beautiful place to live.

Olsens Win First Yard of the Month Award

Congratulations to Gary and Linda Olsen of 256 Willow Ridge Drive whose tropically-inspired yard won them a $25 gift certificate to a home improvement store.

The Olsens will soon have a sign placed in their yard that other community members will see and receive the certificate in the mail with an award letter.

The award for May was the first given by the HOA board and is anticipated to be given each month through October. The program was designed to recognize community members for their outstanding efforts in making Brookwood a great and beautiful place to live.

Spring Party Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the party previously scheduled for 2-4pm on Sunday, March 29, is cancelled. We want to thank two residents, Natalie Rooke, HOA social chair, and Linda Olson for their initial work on planning for the event.

Spring Party and Every Bunny is Invited

Mark your calendars for 2-4pm on Sunday, March 29, because the Easter Bunny will be coming to Brookwood’s playground area for photo shoots. The party, sponsored by our HOA, also will include special treats and yard games during the two-hour event.

Our social committee chair, Natalie Rooke, will be heading up the event. If you would like to help her with the spring party or join her committee, please send an email to BrookwoodHOAWebsite@gmail.com.

Brookwood looks to 2020

A number of items that your HOA started this year will be underway in the new year!

New Accent Colors Although most homeowners won’t be painting outside during the winter, there are 31 new accent colors (for front doors and shutters) available when they’re ready to do so. Sherwin-Williams is working on putting all the colors in an HOA section of its website. In the meantime, you can find different colors using the instructions on our website’s home page.

Speed Limit An effort to reduce the speed limit to 20mph is also proceeding with the city recently being presented with the required number of signatures on a petition. Homeowners will receive an update at the HOA Board Meeting scheduled for January 8.

New Board Member Karen Higgins will be joining the board to replace a vacancy left when Terry Jones was unable to serve for another term. Karen and her husband, Bruce, have attended board meetings since the HOA was first established. Terry will continue helping the HOA as webmaster of www.brookwoodhoa.info.

Volunteer Openings Opportunities to get more involved with your HOA include positions on the Covenant Enforcement Committee and the Architectural Review Board. Time commitments are less than an hour each month to attend meetings if required. Training for both groups will be given early in the new year. Please follow the links above for more details. Contact Aubrie Synan, property manager, at (904) 998-5365 Ext. 231, with your interest.

Remember, time spent helping your community through involvement in the HOA helps maintain and increase long-term property value.

Halloween came early at Brookwood

Costumes, games, pizza and smiles describe the party at the playground recently. Thank you to Natalie Rooke, chair of the social committee, and her parents, Sarah and Ed Rooke, for organizing and setting up Brookwood’s second Halloween party.

Proposed paint colors debut during tomorrow’s Halloween party

Tiny princesses and masked adventure figures are the highlights of tomorrow’s Halloween party, but a display with color swatches on it is also bound to draw some attention.

Homeowners soon will be voting on whether new exterior paint color options should be added to the HOA’s approved list of colors. And, the proposed colors for front doors and shutters will be available for viewing at Sunday’s (Oct. 20) Halloween party at 4pm at the playground.

More background on the proposed colors is available on the homepage of the Brookwood HOA website. Additional information about the Halloween party is available by following this link.

Time/Place Change for tomorrow’s HOA meeting

Due to a lengthy agenda, tomorrow’s (Thursday, Oct. 10) HOA Board Meeting will start at 6:30pm rather than 7, and it will be held at the Remax Real Estate Office at the Nocatee Town Center (to the left of Publix).

Besides its routine agenda items, a proposed pallet of exterior accent paint color options, an update on the community’s speed limit reduction petition, and a review and vote on a proposed operating budget for 2020 will be covered at the meeting.

All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Mark Oct. 20th for a ghoulishly good time!

What’s better than a Halloween gathering? A Halloween gathering with pizza! Join your neighbors at the HOA-sponsored fall social at 4pm on Sunday, October 20th near the Brookwood playground.

There will be Halloween decorations, and games for the kids, says Natalie Rooke, HOA Social Committee Lead. If you can lend Natalie a hand with the arrangements, please contact us at brookwoodhoawebsite@gmail.com and we will let her know.

Residents and children are encouraged to dress up and decorate their golf carts for the occasion. The golf carts will line up so that candy can be given out in a Trunk or Treat fashion. Those without carts are welcome to bring candy and set up a table.