Hi neighbors. The BRMCA board of directors has a vacancy. Please consider volunteering for this position. Only requirements are that you are a paid member of the BRMCA and live within BRM Estates….and that you volunteer at least two hours per month to participate in our meetings. Ideally, volunteers lead or help out with other projects, such as clubhouse maintenance, event planning, clubhouse rental coordination, interfacing with the county about the roads, etc. Although board directors must be paid civic association members, their activities support the whole of our community. Please reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions.
Neighbors, the BRMCA BoD will vote on the following civic association bylaw changes during next Monday’s meeting. The proposed bylaw changes, below, will alter how the BRMCA conducts the annual election of BoD members. The shift will move us away from paper ballots (which costs the association upwards of $300) to online voting. The proposed language also includes checks against our BRMCA member list to ensure that we only count one ballot per BRMCA member residence. All are welcome, member and non-member alike, to voice their opinion about this proposed change and offer alternative solutions or changes to the proposed language. The meeting will take place at our clubhouse (1811 Ridge Road), Monday the 16th at 7pm. Also, it is pure coincidence that this bylaw proposal is being put forward in the aftermath of the national election. Since we are a civic association (not a HOA), funded by voluntary $50 annual dues, we are trying to conserve money and volunteer time, which is possible if we shift from paper to online ballots and voting.
Section 8. Part D. Mailing of Ballots
Current – At least 30 days before the date of the annual meeting, the Secretary will mail to each paid up member on the rolls as of that date, a ballot containing the names of all persons nominated together with reproduced copies of their short biographical sketch or campaign statement, and return envelopes. One ballot will be mailed for each lot owned by the member plus one for an owner-occupied residence if any. The Treasurer will certify that the member has paid his membership dues and affix his signature and the corporate seal to the ballot before it is mailed. No member who joins or pays his dues later than 30 days before the September annual meeting may receive a ballot.
Proposed – Change the title of Section 8 from “Mailing of Ballots” to “Ballots and Voting”
Proposed – At least 30 days before the date of the annual meeting, the BoD will post to the BRMCA.net website (with all reasonable attempts to repost on other social media platforms) a ballot that depicts the names of all persons nominated together with their short biographical sketch or campaign statement. BRMCA members may cast their vote via BRMCA.net. The BoD will cross-reference the digital ballots with the BRMCA member list to ensure only one ballot is counted per owner-occupied residence for paid members on the rolls as of the date ballot information is posted to BRMCA.net. Should more than one ballot be cast per paid member residence, the BoD will email said resident based on the email address filed during said members BRMCA membership registration. If no response is received from said residence as of the start of the annual meeting, the first ballot cast (per the digital timestamp) will be counted and all subsequent ballots from the same owner-occupied residence will not be counted.
Section 8. Part E. Counting the Ballots
Current – At the annual meeting, sealed envelopes containing the ballots will be delivered to the Secretary by mail or by hand. No ballot received later than 9:00 PM will be counted. At 9:01 PM the Secretary and his designated assistants will begin opening the ballots, one by one, in full view of all present: and read off the votes which will be recorded publicly by the Treasurer and his designated assistants. When all ballots have been counted, the Treasurer will announce the winners. Those with the most votes will be elected to the posts vacant with the longest terms.
Proposed – Before the annual meeting, an officer will print all ballots. At the annual meeting, ballots will be delivered to the Secretary by hand. No ballot received later than 7:00 PM will be counted. At 7:01 PM the Secretary and his designated assistants will read off the votes which will be recorded publicly by the Treasurer and designated assistants. When all ballots have been counted, the Treasurer will announce the winners. Those with the most votes will be elected to the posts vacant with the longest terms.
The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a free document shred event for Prince William area residents on Saturday, November 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until trucks reach capacity). Two locations are available, Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas, and Chris Yung Elementary School, 12612 Fog Light Way, Bristow, VA. This service will not be available at the Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Compost Facility.
This event is for residents. Only confidential documents such as bank statements and tax returns are accepted. Non confidential documents such as junk mail should be recycled at the curb or Solid Waste facility customer convenience center drop-off. Paper clips (regular size) and staples do not have to be removed.
Residents may bring the equivalent of up to four boxes (18”x12”x15”) of paper for shredding at no charge. No business or commercial shredding will be accepted.
COVID 19 Restrictions: Customers must wear a mask and stay in the vehicle. All items for shredding must be placed in the rear of the vehicle (trunk, hatchback, or truck bed) before coming to the shred location.
For material limits and guidelines visit www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling.