New policy deals with unsightly propertiesPosted June 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Filed Under: BCA News, Community News, Front Page, Village Mill
By Wendy Parker
The BCA Board of Directors adopted a property intervention (self-help) policy at its June 4 board meeting to help deal with unsightly properties that have been problems for months and sometimes years.
According to Community Manager Jane Pritz, the policy will allow the board to take corrective action on properties whose owners have not responded to BCA requests and efforts to bring their properties into compliance. In addition to the association’s authority to levy violation charges, and upon 30 days written notice, the BCA will have the authority to enter the property and take corrective action.
The cost of corrective action on each property shall not exceed $1,500 and the cost of the corrective action will be treated as an assessment and become the personal obligation of the property owner.
The board will discuss implementation, funding and procedures at its July 9 board meeting. (For related information, see “Fox Chase Property” in the BCA Minutes on page 3.)