THE TOWNHOUSE CRIER
Baker’s Landing Newsletter
Baker’s Landing wins Award
When the NC Chapter of the Community Association Institute held its Annual Expo and Meeting at the Brownstone Hotel on Friday, September 17th, Baker’s Landing Townhome Association was honored as a “Community Association of the Year!”
The Chapter honors outstanding communities from
across the state of
townhouse community, located in a heavily wooded tract off
Board of Directors would like to invite you to attend an open house on Sunday,
November 14th from to see the plaque that we have just won, meet your
neighbors and your Board. The open house
will be at the residence of the association President, Bob Ball,
- Bob Ball, Association Pres.
New Mailboxes, New Plantings
As you are all aware of now, the board decided to upgrade our existing mail boxes in the communityl The old ones were 22 years old, a lot of them rusted and many of them with numbers missing. The new boxes were a suggestion given to the Board by a home owner, and the Board agreed that the old ones should be replaced.
The Board has also approved a proposal to finally address the
275-foot berm along
New Plans for Pickup of Garbage, Trash, and Recycleables
now, almost everyone has heard that the City of
The original plan was to provide each household with one large (96 gallon) rollout container that you would roll to the curb for automated truck pickup. But a large number of mult-family communities, including Bakers Landing, protested that decision and the City called a meeting of association management companies to discuss the issue.
I attended the meeting and was influential in convincing the City that the plan was not practical for communities such as Bakers Landing. Therefore, the City proposed other options. The option the Board of Directors selected was for residents to take their trash bags or cans out to the curb once each week for manual pickup. Apparently many folks have been doing this for quite some time.
There are exceptions to the plan we have chosen. People over the age of 65, disabled people, and people whose trek to the curb with garbage would take them up/down steep inclines, may phone the City and request an exemption. If the City decides that you do indeed qualify, they will continue to pick up your garbage from the back of your townhome.
you wish to apply for an exemption, you should phone the City immediately at
Don’t forget Sunday, November 14th. Open