There have been several
incidents recently where homeowners have contacted a board member and
requested that the board do something about a perceived violation of the
covenants occurring on their neighbor's property.
We believe that it is very important that everyone abides by
the existing regulations, thus ensuring the peace and tranquility of the
neighborhood and also ensuring that the quality of the community remains
at the highest level so that the existing and future homeowners will
maintain and enjoy a pride of ownership and the many rewards of
belonging to a strong community.
Because of the way the original homeowners structured the
association, membership is voluntary, although the covenants and
restrictions apply to all regardless of membership status. Whenever a
resident notices a condition that they believe is creating a negative
image for their home or the neighborhood their immediate reaction is
somewhat emotionally. The first impulse seems to be that the discussion
should be delegated to someone else. Unfortunately, we all are all in
this together and none of us wants to be the bad guy, especially since
the trustees and board members of the Homeowners Association are already
giving of their valuable personal time as volunteers. The other thing we
need to remember is that we need to talk 'with' each other, not 'to'
The goal and mission of the association is to promote the
general welfare of the residents.
We do this by:
1. Maintaining the entry ways so that they keep a good
2. Promoting a strong sense of pride of ownership in the
3. Educating the residents regarding the covenants and
restrictions controlling their properties.
4. Encouraging residents to maintain their property and comply
with the covenants.
5. Encourage neighbors to be genuine neighbors and not just
adjoining property owners.
6. Welcome new residents to Bramblewood and introduce the BHA.
One way we as a community and we as trustees of the
Bramblewood Homeowners Association can make this happen is by
encouraging neighbors to resolve differences among themselves through
open and honest communication. This type of discussion is more likely to
be effective coming from a next-door neighbor than from someone else. We
as trustees do not have enforcement authority for the covenants. We
encourage good neighbor-to-neighbor living.
In circumstances where neighbors
may not be able to reach agreement on a property maintenance issue, an alternate solution
exist. Miami Township has developed a
Property Maintenance Code and has the appropriate enforcement
We encourage you to report your
concern using their online
If online reporting is not possible
you may contact the Director,
Louis Ethridge or the
6101 Meijer Drive
Milford OH, 45150
PHONE: (513) 248.3731
FAX: (513) 248.3730
We as homeowners want our community
to maintain its desirable reputation so that we can enjoy our homes
while we are here and also know that there will be willing buyers for
our homes when we are ready to move on.
Help us help you. We want to win enthusiastic cooperation,
instead of mere compliance. As Thomas Edison told us, "If we all did the
things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
Thank you for your support.
Your Bramblewood Homeowners Association