NEWS ARCHIVE

Fall 2018 Newsletter
October 27, 2018

The Fall 2018 Newsletter is now available and contains updates on many topics, including the following:

  • Nominations to Serve on the Board of Directors

  • Communications

  • Finances and 2019 Rate of Assessment (Dues)

  • Trees

  • Playgrounds

  • Grounds Maintenance Contract

  • Chinden 20/26 Corridor Expansion

  • Governing Docs Amendment

  • Audra Lane Development

  • Dunwoody Court Development

Current and past newsletters can be viewed and downloaded from the Newsletter Page. An Annual Meeting Notice has been mailed to all homeowners and directs them to this website. 

Sign Up for Text Notifications and Alerts from the HOA!
September 26, 2018

In an​ effort to increase transparency and engagement with residents, the HOA has set up a free text messaging service to provide notifications and alerts to people who choose to add their mobile numbers to the list. The board anticipates sending fairly infrequent messages, primarily to give residents updates about the irrigation system, the HOA Annual Meeting, and other important topics. Notifications will also be sent whenever new information is added to the website. 

 

Sign up for notifications and alerts today by clicking on the SMS button.

Please note: When you click on the button from a web browser, a pop-up window will open, so you may need to turn off your pop-up blocker for this webpage. Also, because the HOA has chosen to use a free message service, there is a limit to the number of messages that can be sent each month. When you sign up, you WILL NOT receive a confirmation or welcome text, but your number will be added to the list.

Annual Meeting - November 8 @ 7pm
September 26, 2018

The Annual Meeting of the Bristol Heights Neighborhood Association will be held on November 8th, 2018 from 7-9 pm at the Tree City Church, located at 3852 N Eagle Rd. An official notice about the Annual Meeting was mailed to all BHNA members in mid-October.

Communications
September 26, 2018

You are likely reading this because you have been noticing the new signs at the neighborhood entrances asking you to visit this website to find the latest updates from the HOA. Newsletters are expensive: A typical newsletter mailing to Bristol Heights can cost over $1000 for printing and postage. We are hoping to increase the frequency and effectiveness of our communications with these new tools. We appreciate your visiting the site and staying updated on important Bristol Heights matters and activities.

Irrigation and the HOA Pumps
September 26, 2018

The water turn-off date was October 5, 2018.

 

We had a rough start-up this year with the irrigation system, but as the year progressed the problems settled down. Some of the issues were related to our main neighborhood pumps. Other issues were related to the main lines and valves maintained by the HOA. And, many issues were related to individual homeowner-maintained components – particularly shut-off valves on individual properties.  

 

We have made some improvements to the pump system. In May, it was necessary to replace one of our four pumps due to failure. We recently upgraded our system monitor to enable remote status and fault notification. In the past, the first notification that the pump system was down was a resident noticing a lack of water or pressure and then notifying Sentry Management. Going forward, if the system experiences a fault, it sends a notification to the HOA Board and Sentry Management automatically so the issue can be dealt with immediately. Starting next spring, we will send alerts via the SMS system when irrigation issues occur that affect multiple property owners. 

Your Irrigation Shut-off Valve
September 26, 2018

As we enter the fall season, we shut-down the main HOA pumps. We encourage all HOA members to winterize their sprinkler irrigation systems. It is important that each resident shut off the individual irrigation isolation valve and inspect the valve for operation and integrity. If the valve is original or looks like it needs replacement, the best time to do so is before the first winter freeze or after the last winter freeze, but before the water is turned back on in spring. It is far less expensive and considerate to other neighbors to do the work as a preventative measure in the off-season, rather than when the irrigation water is on and a valve failure results in an emergency. A high-quality ball valve is strongly recommended. Hiring a professional is also strongly recommended.

Typical in-line isolation valve (with regulator)

Typical scene when a shut-off valve fails during irrigation season

Chinden (Hwy 20/26) Expansion
September 26, 2018

We are hopeful that there will be a couple of meetings coordinated with the Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD), project representatives, and Bristol Heights stakeholders before the end of 2018.

 

The project is relatively complex, and it will significantly impact the entire northern border of the Bristol Heights Neighborhood.  The existing Right of Way will be pushed south several feet to accommodate two new travel lanes, plus right-hand turn lanes. To give you a general idea, both of the entry monuments at Chinden and Bennington Way will likely be displaced. Most of the trees near Chinden are expected to be displaced as well. A sound wall is expected to be installed along most of the length of the Chinden/Bristol Heights boundary. The existing berms are expected to be graded to street level.  New landscape treatment and a walking path will be installed. 

 

ITD’s project team expects to finalize all of the pre-construction details by August 2019. Construction could begin as early as January 2020. The project team has noted that the Zinger Lateral pipeline runs below the area and is in use from spring through summer. The pipeline is therefore a construction timing consideration.

 

Stay tuned for upcoming details. It is possible that we will also do a brief update at the Annual Meeting, but this will not be the opportunity for in-depth review or Q&A.

Sentry Management Web Portal
September 26, 2018

We strongly encourage all members of the Bristol Heights Neighborhood Association to register on the web portal provided by Sentry Management.  This will enable communications that we may need to send from time to time in a more private mode or in an emergency. In addition, this will be the place where BHNA information on financials and minutes can be made available.

 

Please visit https://accesssentrymgt.com/dx/sentrywp/index.html to register and take a moment to familiarize yourself with this feature, which is included with Sentry Management's services to our neighborhood association.

On September 10, 2018, the required neighborhood meeting for the Audra Lane development took place at 6:00 PM.  An estimated sixty-five individuals were in attendance. Attendees included residents of Roxey Place, Candlestick Park, Austin Creek, and Bristol Heights.

Mr. Bob Unger of ULC Management, the project developer, presented. Also representing the project was Mr. Larry Johnson, president of Sterling Homes, the intended builder.  A number of details were presented by Mr. Unger and Mr. Johnson, followed by a Question & Answer period. A number of attendees expressed concerns about the project and inquired about details, options, and alternatives.

What will happen next:

  • ULC Management intends to submit a Conditional Use Permit Application to the Boise City Planning & Zoning Commission by September 25, 2018.

  • If the application is submitted on or before October 25, the project will likely be placed on the Public Hearing agenda of the Planning & Zoning Commission scheduled for December 3, 2018.

  • Boise City is required to give written notification about the Public Hearing to property owners within 300 feet of the proposed development site. Updates about the Public Hearing will also be posted on the BristolHeights.org website as they become available.

 

The following further details were recorded during the neighborhood meeting or researched later by the Bristol Heights and Roxey Place HOA Boards:

  1. The site is approximately 7 acres, comprised of 5 parcels plus a shared common area parcel with Roxey Place to the immediate west.

  2. One of the 5 parcels is zoned as R-1C (Residential) and the other four are zones as L-OD (Limited Office District)

  3. The developer has completed a pre-application meeting with Boise City and the Boise Fire Department.

  4. The developer has not yet been granted an exemption to build residential units on L-OD parcels, but will apply for a Conditional Use Permit.

  5. The developer plans to build 96 residential units, all of which will be two-story. All units will be two-bedroom except the duplexes. Most units are anticipated to be 1100 to 1200 square feet in size.

  6. The developer is planning to build 152 parking spaces, resulting in 1.58 spaces per unit, plus one guest parking space per ten units.

  7. The developer intends to hold the option to sell individual units, but will rent units if market conditions dictate. All 96 units are planned to be individually metered for utilities.

  8. ULC Management has reportedly completed 20+ developments.  Mr. Unger offered a few similar developments as existing examples:

    1. Heron Village Apartments – on Blue Heron Ln off Meridian Rd, north of Fairview Ave.; 108 Apartments with 1.92 parking ratio, including 54 available garages and 12 guest spaces.

    2. Keeneland Park ­– south of Fairview at North Wildwood Way (between Cloverdale and Five Mile); all rentals.

    3. Shallow Creek Apartments – on the southeast corner of Locust Grove and Franklin Rd; all rentals.

 

***The information contained herein is not guaranteed to be accurate and is subject to change. It is a best effort to collect and communicate data that was discussed at the neighborhood meeting or is otherwise currently available.***

 

Satellite view of Audra Lane site, with Roxey Place to the west, Bristol Heights to the north and Candlestick Park to the south.

Proposed Development at Audra Lane
September 15, 2018
Neighborhood Events Coordinator Wanted!
April 2018

In past years volunteers helped plan some really fun events for the neighborhood. If you miss the Fall Festivals, Summer Movie Nights, Chili Cook-Offs and Easter Egg Hunts, please consider becoming involved. Contact Chuck Degenhardt at (208) 323-1080 or cdegenhardt@sentrymgt.com.

Playground Replaced
April 2018

The HOA replaced the playground equipment in the park at Stockwell Drive and W. Chatsworth Court in the summer of 2017. There are five parks with playground equipment in the subdivision. In 2015, the HOA replaced the equipment at the Bennington Way park. The plan is to replace the equipment at the remaining four parks every other year through 2023. Safety inspections and repairs occur every year.

New Landscape Maintenance Contract Awarded
April 2018

Pro Care has been awarded the 2018 contract for upkeep of the subdivision. Mowing of the common areas is scheduled for Wednesdays. Welcome to Bristol Heights, Pro Care!

The 2018 Spring Newsletter 
April 2018

The Spring 2018 Newsletter has been mailed to all HOA members. In this issue you will find information about the state of our association, upcoming events, governing documents reviews, fences, communications, our tree program, the Chinden expansion, and the HOA budget. You will also find reminders about our obligations as HOA members that help keep our neighborhood clean, safe and beautiful. You can download the newsletter by clicking on the Spring 2018 Newsletter button --->

You can also view past newsletters on our Newsletters page.

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