Bald Head Association Bald Head Island’s Largest Property Owners’ Association

About BHA

Committees

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Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

Bald Head Island is a unique, sub-tropical island and an exemplary work of nature, meriting of our protection and stewardship. The original residents identified the importance of living and playing in harmony with nature. Buying property here means committing to conserve the obvious richness and environmental stability of this sensitive and dynamic coastal barrier island. With careful and competent governance and design, your home can complement and sustain the natural environment. The overarching purpose of the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) and the Unified Design Guidelines is to support the Covenant goal of “enhancing and protecting the value, desirability and attractiveness” of the Bald Head Island properties and maintaining the environment in which they exist.

Click HERE for the Architectural Review page.

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and approve architectural and site plans for Association members as authorized by applicable covenants and other legal instruments.
  2. Monitor and verify that new and renovated building plans maintain or improve the aesthetic and design quality of the Island.
  3. Review plans on basis of submission requirements, design integrity and appropriateness as spelled out in the Design Guidelines and addendum(s).
  4. Recommend needed revisions to the Design Guidelines for consideration by the Board of Directors.
  5. Oversee projects specific to this Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  6. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
  7. Adhere to all procedures, policies and duties as fully referenced in the Declaration.
2022 Committee Members (Section A):
David Pacyna, Chair
Bill Bourne
Dixon McLeod
Joyce Nelson
Kathy Newman
Jan Triplett
John Kinney, Board Liaison

2022 Committee Members (Section B):
Terry Steelman, Chair
Mike Herriot
Patrick O'Bryant
Jennifer Pitts
Jennifer Russel
Gil Wilson
David Wray
John Kinney, Board Liaison

2021 Goals (2022 goals coming soon):
1. Accomplish a smooth transition from Karen Mosteller to Fran Pagliaro.
2. Coordinate with the Board any change to the Covenants regarding ARC review of BHA Common Area improvements.
3. Coordinate with the Board/staff on assisting Harbour Association with its ARC function.
4. Discuss a subcommittee for smaller, less-complicated submittals to ease the load and allow more time for larger projects.
5. Anticipate transition of Sections A and B chairs; develop a succession plan.


Community Wide Standards (CWS) Committee
This committee evaluates BHI properties to help ensure homes are compliant with the Community Wide Standards.

Bylaws Charge
  1. Teams of committee members shall make regular evaluations of the neighborhoods in order to permit the BHA to identify properties in need of maintenance to comply with the Community Wide Standards.
  2. The committee as a whole shall seek to view and evaluate or look at photos of all properties that teams have identified.
  3. The committee as a whole should vote on whether or not a property is in violation.
  4. For all properties, for which a violation is found by a majority of the committee, the then current Community Wide Standards procedures should be followed.
2022 Committee Members:
Debra Drumheller, Chair
Bob Keiger
Holly White
Jeff Kenney
Elisa Roels
Joe Brawner, Board Liaison

(2022 goals coming soon):

 

Education and Recreation (ER) Committee
(Formerly the Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee.) The committee seeks to foster a sense of community by helping to coordinate and promote educational and recreational programs and events for residents. The ER Committee organizes a wide variety of educational and recreational program offerings at the Association Center such as yoga, Pilates, knitting, card making, Community Potluck Dinners, Island Treasures Yard Sale, Veterinary Clinics and more. This committee also organizes the popular Smith Island Social, typically held annually prior to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update:
Activities may be suspended or limited due to current COVID-19 conditions. Updates will be posted when available.

Bylaws Charge:
  1. To discuss, devise, recommend and/or implement recreation and education programs for property owners, renters and visitors.
  2. Oversee projects specific to the Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  3. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
2022 Committee Members:
Betsi Stephen, Chair
Andra Kinlaw
F.A. McLeod
Debi Byrd
Millicent O'Connor
Kris Riley
Kathy Newman
Linda Rabb
Grace Valentine
Jennifer Lucas, Board Liaison

2021 Goals (2022 goals coming soon):
1. Bring social activity back to life after the pandemic.
2. Recommend ways to improve communications.
3. Recommend a new name for the committee.


Resource Conservation and Beautification (RCB) Committee
The RCB sponsors the Island-Wide Litter Sweeps, as well as guest speakers on subjects such as native plants, butterflies and exploring the viability for deer-resistant plants, plants for birds and wildflowers, etc. RCB Committee volunteers help organize and manage BHA's annual late fall "Operation Re-Forest — We Forest," started in 2019.
Click HERE  to view Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina Landscapes.
Click HERE  to read about the importance of the Bald Head Forest understory.

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Make recommendations for the maintenance and development of Common Areas.
  2. Use means to control and eliminate litter, i.e., Litter Sweeps.
  3. Oversee projects specific to this Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  4. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
2022 Committee Members:
Barbara and Dale Giera, Co-chairs
Lindsey Owings Zeman
Sean Callihan
Paul Stetson
Kim Scagnelli
Lillian Carter
Sandy Kades
Kay Menk
Tiffany Williams, Board Liaison

2021 Goals (2022 goals coming soon):
1. Continue organizing and implementing Operation Re-Forest — We Forest.
2. Continue organizing and implementing Island Litter Sweeps.
3. Consider swaps of real property with the Village of BHI or the BHI Club.
4. Consider how change can be influenced on BHI; identify areas of real property that can be improved.
5. Partner with the Village of BHI on protecting medians with post and rope.
6. Identify a new chair for next year.


Finance Committee

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and advise with regard to the budget of the Association. Submit all recommendatios to the Bald Head Association.
  2. Review the annual audit.
  3. Develop fiscal plans to further the long range plan of the Association.
  4. Oversee projects specific to this Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  5. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
2022 Committee Members:
Robert Drumheller, Chair
Brent Blackmon
Mark Chilton
Lisa Lautner
Scott Yancy
Jennifer Lucas, Board Liaison


Long-Range Planning (LRP) Committee
(Formerly Strategic Planning and Long Range Projects Committee.) The LRP Committee reviews and evaluates past long-range plans and summarizes progress toward stated goals. They recommend actions that help fulfill Association purposes and responsibilities.

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and evaluate past long-range plans; summarize progress toward stated goals.
  2. Recommend actions that help fulfill Association purposes and responsibilities.
  3. Manage long-term projects as charged by the Board of Directors.
2022 Committee Members:
Greg Wendling, Chair
Bob White
Joel Michaels
Scott Thomas
Victoria Lonker
Walter McNairy
Courtney Callihan
Elizabeth (Betty) Robinson
Alan Briggs, Board Liaison

2021 Goals (2022 goals coming soon):
1. Evaluate the present BHA committee structure.
2. Evaluate the long-range space needs of BHA.
3. Consider the impact that the departure of BHI Limited will have on BHA and on BHI.

Nominating Committee

This committee has the crucial job of identifying qualified candidates to run for future BHA Board positions and continue the tradition of strong leadership for the BHA.

Bylaws Charge:
The Nominating Committee shall consist of a Chairperson, who shall be a member of the Board of Directors and four ( 4) members of the Association who are not currently members of the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors.

2022 Committee Members:
John Kinney, Chair and Board Liaison
Dennis Hogan
Keith Earnshaw
Kay Menk
Betty Robinson

Bald Head Association 2019