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The Board has directed me to provide the membership with notice of the planned use for the residence located at 4634 Strayer Drive (corner of Britton Farms Drive and Strayer Drive). This residence was recently purchased by Creative Housing to provide up to 4 adult special needs individuals with the opportunity to live on their own in a community of single family residences. The remodeling currently underway to make this happen has unfortunately sparked all kinds of speculation, rumors, and concerns due to the lack of any earlier communication with the Board by Creative Housing. To their defense, however, they are not required to serve us with any kind of notice in advance because this group of individuals are covered by the Fair Housing Act which prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Its coverage includes private housing such as we have here in Britton Farms, and makes it unlawful for one to discriminate in any aspect of selling or renting housing or to deny a dwelling to a buyer or a renter because of the disability of that individual, or a group of individuals who intend to live in that residence.
The Board has further called for a Special Meeting of the HOA membership on Wednesday evening, August 3rd. This meeting will provide residents the opportunity to speak directly with Mr. Patrick Rafter, President of Creative Housing, to understand the non-profit organization he represents and the performance his organization has demonstrated with over 400 of these homes to date. He has also promised to bring along one or more of the parents who have children currently living in a Creative Housing property who will no doubt be able to articulate what these rental residences mean to the families of these individuals and the individuals themselves. Look for additional information to come as to the time and location of this informational meeting as soon as we have secured the location where it will be held.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Britton Farms Annual July 4 Bike Parade (especially those that volunteered as well). It was so fun to see all the kids and their bikes. 🇺🇸🚴🇺🇸 We are working on improving in any way possible for next year and would love to hear suggestions/requests for next year while its fresh in your mind. Feel free to email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Britton Farms annual garage sale is set for the weekend of June 10th and 11th. If you are interested in participating please email Sarah at email@example.com.
If there is a lot of interest for Sunday, she will include that as well. Just let Sarah know in your email which days you plan on participating. She is hoping to get a map of the neighborhood printed out and ready for each person to have at their house so that homes in the back of the neighborhood are not missed. (This is the plan as of now, but not promising this piece just yet!) Sarah will get it posted on Craigslist and into the Dispatch as well.
Coming soon…. This year the Britton Farms Easter Egg “Hunt” (really more of a scramble) will take place on Easter day, which this year falls on Sunday, March 27. The event will begin at 2:00 PM. We are unable to hold the event on Saturday morning like usual and are hoping the later start time will give us some warmer weather.
When: Sun March 27 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Britton Farms annual neighborhood garage sale will be Friday, June 19th thru Sunday, June 21st, 2015. Our neighbors in Carrington will be joining in the garage sale!
Please be a good neighbor and remember that our streets should not be used for long-term parking or storage of vehicles. The city code says 24 hours.
351.14 CONTINUOUS PARKING IN SAME LOCATION.
(a) No person who is the owner, agent, operator or other person in charge of any vehicle shall permit the vehicle to remain parked standing or abandoned on any street for a continuous period longer than twenty-four hours. This section shall not be construed as affecting any other parking regulation now in effect or that may hereafter become effective but shall be construed as an additional parking limitation. The purpose of this section is to prohibit continuous long-time parking and the storage of vehicles on the streets of the City.
(1980 Code 76.09)
(b) Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.