Announcements

2019 BCHOA Annual Meeting

posted Jul 16, 2017, 8:01 AM by Jared Lofrano   [ updated Jul 7, 2019, 8:37 AM ]

The date for the 2019 Annual meeting had been set. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m. Please note the change of venue for this year.  This year, the meeting will be held at the Stone Creek Club Huse on the second floor above Attie's Restaurant. Hope to see you all there!

2017 Goose Egg Oiling

posted Apr 16, 2017, 7:23 PM by Jared Lofrano

The BCHOA Board continues to contract with the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services to identify goose nests and treat the eggs with biodegradable corn oil.  Once treated, the eggs will not hatch.  However, the geese will continue to stay with the nest.  Otherwise, they would likely re-nest and lay more eggs.  As of April 10, APHIS has visited Beringer Commons twice, identifying 6 nests and treating 25 eggs - see the map below. If you happen to come across the nests, please leave them undisturbed.  Geese also tend to be very territorial of nests, even treated ones.  In some areas, like around the lighthouse, you will likely encounter some hostile geese.

We also need your help!  USDA APHIS will be back two more times, spaced about 10 days apart, to look for nests again.  Their next visit is slated for April 20th.  So, keep an eye out for those nests!  If you spot any, email beringercommons61802@gmail.com or let any board member know, and we can pass that on to the "goose guys."  If you spot a nest on your property, the board has a form the USDA needs to have completed to give their people permission to enter your property and treat the nests.


2016 Annual Meeting!

posted Jul 7, 2016, 1:49 PM by Jared Lofrano

The date for the 2016 Annual meeting had been set. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 27th at 7:00 p.m. At the Urbana Civic Center. Hope to see you all there!

Egg Oiling

posted Apr 3, 2016, 6:39 PM by Jared Lofrano

We received word from our USDA contact that they visited the neighborhood on Thursday, March 31st.  At this visit, they located 4 nests (marked on the map below) and oiled 10 eggs.  The USDA will be back three more times, spaced about 10 days apart, to look for nests again.  Their next visit is slated for April 11th.  So, keep an eye out for those nests!  If you spot any, email beringercommons61802@gmail.com or let any board member know, and we can pass that on to the "goose guys."







Why Were Dues Increased?

posted Mar 13, 2016, 4:06 PM by Jared Lofrano   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 6:48 AM ]

by Richard Lampman

We are often asked why the HOA board recommended an increase in dues at the last meeting, for which the majority of residents at the meeting voted to pass.  To put it simply, the board could not see how they could meet their obligation of maintaining common areas without an increase in funds.  Plus, a major concern for all of us is keeping our development safe and attractive.

As any housing development ages, it often needs maintenance beyond the routine grass cutting and pond algae treatment.  For example, the Beringer Circle brick entrance is slowly disintegrating, the Abbey Road lights stopped working due to a broken power line, the walls of some ponds are becoming unstable and collapsing, the peninsula to the lighthouse is decaying ( promoting geese to congregate on the sidewalk there), landscaping in several common areas need upkeep, and so forth.  Recently, we upgraded the signage at the Abbey Road entrance, but it may take years to save up enough money to do the same for the Beringer Circle entrance, even with the increase in HOA dues.  A recent major undertaking was getting the lights on the Abbey entrance working again and that seems to be near completion. 

 If you see problems with any of the common areas, please let us know.  However, due to limited funds we have to address these judiciously.

What Happened to the Abbey Entrance Lights?

posted Jan 17, 2016, 3:37 PM by Beringer Commons

By now, many of you have probably noticed that the marquee lights on the Abbey Road entrance have been out for a couple of weeks.  I have been remiss in keeping the membership updated as to what has been going on with this problem as we have been working to diagnosis and address it.  My apologies.

The BCHOA Board was hoping for a "quick fix" to the problem, but that was unfortunately not in the cards.  The problem with the entrance lights was diagnosed as a broken power line that feeds the lights.  In order to remedy the problem, a new power line will have to be installed.  The board has elected to install this via boring under the ground so that disruption to the members' property is minimal.  This work will hopefully be accomplished with in the next couple of weeks, weather permitting.  

The board understands the lack of light on this corner is a problem for the residents that use this entrance.  We are working to get them back up and running as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to any board member.  Our contact information can be found on the Board page.  Thank you.

Were dues increased?

posted Aug 23, 2015, 2:09 PM by Beringer Commons   [ updated Aug 23, 2015, 2:10 PM ]

By now, you have probably received your annual bill for BCHOA dues.  You may have noticed that there was a slight increase in the annual dues this year.  The BCHOA board raised the issue with those in attendance at the 2015  annual meeting that I fee increase was warranted.  In recent years, the Beringer Commons Homeowner's Association has been at a break even point between revenue and expenses.  The BCHOA board felt that an increase was necessary so the several projects - such as continued repair of the entrance marquis, light house repair, and others - could be performed in a timely fashion.  Thus, the 2015 dues will be $200.  No other increases are planned at this time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email any board member or beringercommons61802@gmail.com.

BCHOA Board Meetings

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:20 PM by Jared Lofrano   [ updated Aug 23, 2015, 2:09 PM by Beringer Commons ]

Unless otherwise noted, the Beringer Commons Homeowners' Association Board meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact any board member for more information or email beringercommons61802@gmail.com.

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