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The Braun Station West Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 7 PM. Residents are always welcome and encouraged to attend.
UPDATE: The limit to the number of residents sitting in/observing virtual 8 Jul 2020 Board Meeting has been removed and our 1 Jul suspense to submit emails for residents to attend has been extended to 5 Jul 2020. Our apologies for the confusion.
On July 8th, the BSW Board of Directors will resume their monthly board meetings, to be held virtually on the Zoom online platform from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm.
BSW residents desiring to address the board will be scheduled during the first 15 mins of the Board meeting on a first come first served basis (3 minutes each to speak). Please send an Email to the BSW Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org, providing your full name, topic to be discussed and your email address NLT 1 Jul 2020. A zoom invitation will be sent only to the email addresses received by Jul 1, 2020.
For those addressing the Board and requesting a response, the Board will provide a written response via E-mail the following week. Once the Board Meeting has begun, no resident guest questions or comments will be entertained by the Board to allow the Board the uninterrupted time to conduct the Board meeting and report on HOA business for the month, adhering to tight Board meeting schedule.
THERE will NOT be any questions entertained on the BSW pool closing decision pending the outcome of the Special Meeting.
Those resident guests desiring just to sit in on the virtual BSW Board meeting to observe and/or listen, please forward your email address to email@example.comNLT 1 Jul 2020, for a Zoom invitation to Jul 8th meeting. Because of manageability constraints of so many attendees, we will limit resident guests to the first 5 requests received. Check-in, will be between 6:45 and 7pm. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm and no late requests to join meeting will be accepted. Minutes will be taken and filed in BSW Office.
July 06, 2020
UPDATE ON SPECIAL MEETING: At this time, due to the recent state and city executive orders prohibiting outdoor and indoor gatherings over 100 due to the alarming spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio and the state of Texas, we cannot legally call a special meeting of the Board of Directors as mandated by our BSWCIA bylaws to discuss reconsideration of the recent decision to keep our neighborhood pools closed for 2020. Once these restrictions are lifted, the BSWCIA Board of Directors can continue with arrangements to set a date and location for this special meeting and provide the 15 day notice for all BSWCIA residents to attend.
JULY 1, 2020 UPDATE
REMINDER: Due to the alarming COVID-19 pandemic rise and upon the advice of our HOA lawyer as well as insurance liability concerns, all BSW common area recreational facilities continue to be closed to include the tennis courts. All open common use areas that cannot be secured like the playgrounds and soccer fields are also closed until further notice. We encourage all our residents to stay safe and appreciate your cooperation.
JUNE 19, 2020 UPDATE
An update on Monthly Board Meetings that haven’t taken place since March as a result of the city-wide shutdown due to COVID-19. During these unprecedented times, there was no playbook on how to proceed, nor information as to when it would be safe to resume monthly meetings and it still is not safe. The clubhouse remains closed for meetings. Although our website posts that meetings for April-June are cancelled, the Board did not forget its responsibilities to continue to perform the most essential HOA business operations on behalf of the residents, actions like signing checks, paying bills, getting taxes filed, engaging with community and District 7 on projects affecting the HOA, responding to resident’s concerns and approving ACC resident requests, etc.. Therefore, those Board officers entrusted with specific duties outlined by the Bylaws and their office still continued to perform their elected duties from home, keeping the Board informed via Email. Because it was important to be transparent, the President required all officers and the property manager to prepare monthly status reports on actions taken in performance of their office so that they could be filed in official BSW office records in absence of a meeting. The most important actions and issues have been reported in the president’s corner in our bi-monthly newsletter.
In July, the Board intends to hold a “virtual” Board meeting to provide a mid-year status report and interested residents are invited to attend. Once date has been set it will be posted in the BSW website with instructions. For those that can’t tune in for the virtual meeting, the President has decided to add additional sections in our next newsletter to report on finances, ongoing projects and issues affecting our HOA, so that all residents know what we are doing. Please remember that your Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers and residents like you and are doing the best they can to serve you the homeowner in service to the HOA residents.
BSWCIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JUNE 15, 2020
The Braun Station West Office received a petition on Friday, 12 June from residents requesting that the BSWCIA Board of Directors hold a special meeting to reconsider the decision to close the pools for the 2020 season. In accordance with our HOA bylaws, we are executing the process of petition signature certification, logistical setup, securing a meeting place and giving sufficient notice to our 1151 homeowners to attend, while following state & local laws regarding social distancing. Please note we are NOT ignoring any petitioners' concerns and ask that you give us the time to properly set up this meeting. Any further questions or suggestions on this matter we ask that you provide to petitioner's spokesman or address it at this special meeting at the appropriate time for questions. Thank you for being a concerned resident of Braun Station West, and once we have concluded our preparations, we will notify all residents. Be advised that BSWCIA does not own, operate, or control “Next Door” in anyway and will not utilize Next Door as a platform for responses.
BSWCIA Board of Directors
MAY 21, 2020 BOTH POOLS CLOSED FOR SEASON
The Board of Directors planned on opening the pools, but after consulting with our insurance -- we found out that the HOA is not covered and 100% liable if someone gets the virus and sues. We also validated this with our lawyer. Furthermore, all homeowners will share in costs if we are sued and become insolvent.
MAY 18, 2020 - OFFICE OPEN AGAIN
The Braun Station West office is now open again with limited hours (11-3). Masks are required for all walk-in customers. If you have questions/concerns. call or e-mail the office. Phone calls and e-mails are answered daily. You can also pay your assessment, by putting a check/money order in an envelope and drop it thru the mail slot in the front door.