A Message From BrightView Landscaping

Dear Residents of Blue Heron Pines,

Fall is here and I’d like to go over our recent services and layout the upcoming schedule.  As you may have noticed, we performed turf renovations that included, spraying of seasonal weeds, aeration and overseeing, compost topdressing (which looks like mulch, but can assure you it is not.  The organic compost we use is locally produced and extremely rich in organic material to help improve turf quality) and fertilization applications. It’s an important time of the year to build the turf to high quality before winter, which will give us a head start in the spring.  We will continue to spot spray weeds and add additional seed as long as weather cooperates. Listed below are a couple of other services that will be occurring in the run up to Thanksgiving:

Turf Applications – A fall fertilization and broadleaf weed treatment will be performed the last week of October.  In mid-November a lime application will be performed as well.  Notifications will be sent to management and signs will be posted 48 hours prior to applications.

Leaf Clean up – As leaves begin to fall we will begin to add the mulching of leaves to our weekly mowing.  We also will do 2 major clean ups in November with the aim to have homes clean for Thanksgiving.  A smaller spot clean-up will be performed post-Thanksgiving with the FINAL DEBRIS PICK UP ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 1st. If you signed up in the spring for clean-up services, we will be performing those at the end of November/Early December once majority of leaves have fallen.

Mowing and Edging – Will continue weekly (weather pending) with Cypress Pt., Pine Valley, Augusta Ct., St. Andrews and Jupiter Hills on Wednesdays and Country Club on Thursdays.

Irrigation – The system will be winterized and shut down by the end of October.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact management and we will schedule a visit to address the situation.  We always appreciate feedback.

Thank you!

Brian Andriliunas

Account Manager

BrightView Landscape Services

September Newsletter

President's Message

Hello everyone. It's hard to believe that it is already September. As usual, the summer is going by quickly.

Waste Management, by their own admission, had some internal problems that they are working on. They have hired new drivers and are trying to bring them up to speed. The problems last month put them very behind and they are still trying to catch up. Their rep has promised to reduce our bill to compensate for the discomfort they have caused. The bottom line is that they charge about $11.00 per house per month. The nearest competitor is about $35.00 per month. So I think it is in BHP's best interest to work through this with them.

As I am writing, I am looking forward to the Hawaiian Pool Party. I am certain that it will be a fun event. Thanks to all who made it happen, especially Annette Pasquarello, who authored the survey and suggested several events, the residents who responded to the survey, and last but certainly not least, the BHP HOA Recreation Committee who work tirelessly to bring us these wonderful events. We also have the Labor Day party to look forward to. Please try to attend these wonderful events and meet your neighbors.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Donna Hale-Schueurmann


Bowling Anyone?

We are trying to garner interest in a community bowling night. Strike Zone Lanes in Egg Harbor CIty has "Wacky Wednesdays" for only $2.00 per game. We are planning the first get together for September 7th. This is a fun afternoon of bowling--not a league--open for anyone who wants to join and get a little exercise. Time will be determined aster we have the number of residents interested. Please contact Laurie Kennedy at kennedyhouse@comcast.net


Galloway Code Red System

This emergency notification system delivers customized, pre-recorded calls or texts to Gallloway homes and businesses in the event of an actual or impending emergency. Visit gallowaytownship.com to register.


Street lights out? Report outages to Atlantic City Electric via their interactive website, www.altanticcityelectric.com. Make sure to have the pole number handy!


Important Dates:

September 1 - Association Fees Due

Spetember 5 - Labor Day (Management office closed), Last day for the pool.

September 11 - Late Fees Assessed

September 14 - HOA Board Meeting 6:30 pm.

September 15 - Nomination Period Begins.


2017 Board of Directors Elections

There will be one open position for the Board of Directors for the 2017-2020 term. The nomination period is from September 15th to November 15th and is open to all homeowners in good standing.

Interested candidates must complete a candidate application package which will be available on the bhp-hoa.com website, at the Management office and at the Clubhouse.

For more information, please contact the office, or the Election Committee: Gerry Campbell, Ralph Antidormi or Jim Young.

August Newsletter

Letter from the President

Hello Homeowners,

We are well into summer now. Everything looks good including the pool. I appreciate all the reports on the pool which allowed the Board to address the issues armed with the knowledge provided by you and DiLucia Management.

On to the flooding issues; I want you to know that this Board and previous Boards have campaigned to address the drainage issues in the neighborhood. The new General Manager, Steve Marini of BHP GC has been in contact with the township to coordinate the actions necessary to address this issue.

Please call the township and Norma at DiLucia Management to report any drainage issues. The sewers are the responsibility of Galloway Township and they need to hear directly from homeowners as well as the Board.

I sent the picture provided by Bob Mueller of St. Andrews under water to both the golf course and the the township in an email asking for dates when this problem will be addressed. The board received return emails from Kevin McDowell of Galloway Twp. and from Steve Marini of BHP GC. Thank you for calling the township as Kevin mentioned that a homeowner called to report the flooding. It looks like both parties are interested in resolving this issue and we well watch closely to assure that the appropriate steps are taken to resolve this problem.

Thanks for taking such good care of your homes and being such good neighbors.

Donna

Next Board Meeting is August 17th, 2016


Volunteers Needed!

Help keep your community beautiful! Roadside cleanup volunteers are needed. If interested, please contact Alan Schmidt at 609-965-3478


July & August are "Polish Your Mailbox Month!"


Brickman Group Landscaping Updates

Yard waste pickups:

  • One brown biodegradable bag can be put out on Thursdays after the scheduled mowing.
  • Please don't put yard waste in plastic bags.
  • Please, no trash, planting pots or dog waste.
  • Please note that just because you see a Brickman crew on property, doesn't mean they are picking up yard waste that day. They have to have the right equipment to collect the yard waste.
  • Mowing days can vary because of weather, the hope is to be consistent with yard waste pickups on Thursdays.

The Passing of Judi Laddey

It is always sad to announce the passing of a beloved friend and neighbor in our community. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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JUDITH A. LADDEY (Nee McCormick) of Galloway Township, NJ,passed away into God’s loving care on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. She was 68 years of age. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she is the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy McCormick. Judi served in various roles at Saint Paul School in Burlington, NJ for more than twenty years, treasuring her time as a religion teacher and school librarian. During her retirement she devoted much time to her family, as well as spending many hours quilting, cooking and crafting. Her friends were also an integral part of her life. Judi is the beloved wife of George and the loving mother of George Jr., Colleen, Susan, Sharon and Brian. She is the adoring grandmother of Shawn and Kyla Brennan. She is predeceased by her sister and brother (Carolyn McCormick and Joseph McCormick). Cherishing her memory will be her sister Fran McCormick (Paul) and many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by many faithful friends, especially Jaye Mastro. Relatives and friends are invited to Judi’s Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 23 at 11 AM at the Reformation Lutheran Church, 633 South New York Road, Galloway, NJ, 08205 (parking on Biscayne Ave.). Interment will be private at the Parkview Cemetery at Kirby’s Mill in Medford, NJ. Arrangements are under the direction of the BRADLEY & STOW FUNERAL HOME, Medford, NJ. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests that donations be made to the Judi Laddey Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1542, Medford, NJ, 08055 to continue Judi’s passion for helping others.

May Newsletter

Letter From The President

Happy Spring!

As my first President's letter to the BHP Homeowners, I have several items I would just like to touch on.

The first item is the Board's handling of homeowner issues.  Your Board of Directors is busy behind the scenes using all means at their disposal or I should say all means that are fiscally sound and are outlined in our rules and regulations to address any issues that arise.  The resolution of issues can take time and you can speed that process along by calling the Police anytime that you see any suspicious activity.  These calls are confidential and address the issues immediately.  There is little to be gained by reporting these issues to the management company after the fact. The HOA's position is strengthened once the police are involved. The HOA cannot resolve problems without your assistance.

Next is DiLucia Management's role in managing our HOA's business.  We have contracted for PART-TIME management service which means that Cynthia Williams has other properties to manage in addition to BHP. Ms. Williams is very knowledgeable and does her best to serve our community. The management company works for the Board of Directors and we, the Board, are in contact daily with DiLucia Management and each other while directing those activities. I know it is difficult to be patient when you have an issue but few issues can be addressed immediately. The Board must approve any expenditures for services and those services must be contracted for at an acceptable rate. Please correspond with Ms. Williams by email whenever possible as she is always inundated with calls from her properties.  I am always available if you feel that you need additional assistance in resolving any issue.

Lastly, the Board wishes to show their appreciation to the Political Liaison Committee whose members, John DeMarco, Bob Muller, Ron Huber, Bill Deutsch, and Don Dreby have worked tirelessly to reduce our property taxes.  The committee has had representation at every district school board meeting, town council meeting, met with county and state elected officials in an effort to notify all levels of government that the extraordinary property taxes are not sustainable. Please note that this committee has been told by Dennis Levinson, County Commissioner, that they are the ONLY ones fighting to reduce the taxes. There are no other tax payers that are making themselves heard on a regular basis.  This committee is going to need assistance in the future and they are going to need to have a large showing of taxpayers at some significant meetings. Please respond when they request your presence at those meetings.

Have a nice spring and enjoy the flowers.

Donna Hale-Scheuermann

Board President


Galloway Township 9th Annual Shredding Event • Saturday, May 14th 9:00am to 1:00pm • Galloway Municipal Complex * www.galloway-nj.gov/ for more information


BHP Community Garage Sale

Saturday, June 25th from 8:00am to Noon (rain date is Sunday June 26th)

We do the advertising, so you can just set up shop, However, you need to get your own individual yard sale permit from the Township. Please adhere to the time restrictions and close your sale at noon, and remember: individual garage sales at any other time of the year are not allowed.


Brickman Yard Debris Service

Yard debris pickup services are again being offered by Brickman this season. Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • One (1) paper bag per home each week
  • No tree stumps or large branches
  • No trash, planting pots or animal waste
  • Have the bag at the curb Thursday mornings.

Services will commence April 28th. Thank you for your cooperation.


The pool will be open weekends starting May 28th and 29th and Memorial Day, May 30th!

Starting June 20th, the pool will be open seven days a week. Pool hours are from 11:00am to 8:00pm.

Please note that children under 18 are not permitted to be at the Clubhouse or pool without supervision. All residents must have their key card with them at the pool. Lifeguards are not permitted to unlock the doors.

Click here to download a pdf of the newsletter.

April Newsletter

Dear Residents,

Well, it looks like Spring is finally upon us at last. After a roller coaster winter with record highs and two substantial snowfalls, I know I'm looking forward to some outdoor time.

Speaking of outdoor time, a gentle reminder; check the sides of your house for mold conditions resulting from the warm moist weather this winter, and check for leaf build up resulting from winter winds.

Remember, any changes to existing outdoor conditions generally require an ADRC application BEFORE beginning your project. If you are unsure whether you need an application, fill one out anyway; it's better to err on the side of caution.

If you have any question about the process, need recommendations for power washing, or just have a general question, please contact me at home: 609-804-0099 or send me an email at ewmauthe@hotmail.com.

Let's all have a happy and enjoyable Spring, Summer and Fall by starting early on outdoor maintenance.

Regards,

Edward Mauthe, Chairman ADRC


The next Board Meeting is scheduled for April 13th at 6:30 PM at the BHP Association Clubhouse. Meetings are open to all owners and attendance is encouraged. Come hear what's happening in your community!


Kentucky Derby Party • May 7th, 2016

Join us Saturday, May 7th at 3:30 PM at the Clubhouse for the Kentucky Derby! Bring a hot or cold appetizer to share and the Recreation Committee will supply paper goods, soda, water and coffee. This is a BYOB event.

Main race goes off at 6:00PM. Ladies: wear your best Derby hat and win a prize!

RSVP to Laurie at 965-9503 or Nancy at 965-9028 by April 26th.


The Blue Heron Pines Recreation Committee requests the honor of your presence at our

3rd Annual Ladies Tea • Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Delicious teas and refreshments will be served at a charge of $15.00 per lady. Please come and grace us with your presence. There is limited seating available for this very popular event.

Prepaid reservations are required • Call Nancy at 965-9028 before April 10th.


Yard Debris

As spring weather arrives and you start to tend to your gardens and yards, please remember that you are ultimately responsible to dispose of leaves and yard debris. As a courtesy, Brickman will collect one biodegradable bag of yard debris per home every Thursday starting sometime in May. Anything in excess can be taken to the Galloway Compost Facility or the ACUA. Thank you for your cooperation.

Click here to download a pdf of the April Newsletter.

Neighbor News!

Congratulations to Matt Haines of 498 Country Club Drive who shot a hole-in-one on Saturday, March 26, 2016 on hole 4!