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

About BHA


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Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

2018 Members — Section A:
Andrea Pitera (Chair), William G. Faber, Peter Quinn, Jan Triplett, Tiffany Williams, John Farabow Jr., Jennifer Russel, Susan Mullen and Anne Boozell (Board Liaison).

2018 Members — Section B:
Brewse Barnard (Chair), Doug Jenest, Kathy McConnell, Nana Smith, Dann Jackson, Scott Bergeron, Mike Herriot and Anne Boozell (Board Liaison).

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.

2018 GOALS

  1. Review architectural and site plans for Association members as authorized by applicable covenants, policies & Design Guidelines.
    Completion Date: On-going
  2. Promote procedures that are customer friendly, balancing flexibility with consistency.
    Completion Date: On-going
  3. Include appropriate updates on various energy efficient building practices as they become available to the ARC Design Guidelines.
    Completion Date: On-going

Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee (SER)
2018 Members: Elizabeth (Betsi) Stephen (Co-Chair), Cam McIntyre, Susan Panousis, Mary Mears, Geri Monty, Debra Lyons, Barbara Miller, Elizabeth Kinney, Susan Terrio and F.A. McLeod (Board Liaison).

Sponsored Activities
The committee makes recommendations for communication and cooperation for and between all island entities (Associations, Developer, Village, Conservancy, etc) and the membership. It also sets policy for BHA's primary tools for communicating with property owners.

It also seeks to foster a sense of community by helping to coordinate and promote social, educational and recreational programs and events for residents. SER organizes a wide variety of recreational and educational program offerings at the Association Center such as painting workshops, yoga, Zumba, knitting, quilting and Pilates. This committee also drives the popular annual Smith Island Social.

SER sponsors the following ongoing weekly activities. Each are held at BHA's Association Center. Call the BHA at 910-457-4676 with questions about any of the classes.

  • Yoga : Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:45am to 1:00pm.
  • Pilates : Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:45am to 11:45am.
  • Zumba: Held in the summer season.
  • Knitting: Wednesdays, 9:30am to 11:30am.
  • Card Making Class : Held on the first Wednesday of the Month, 2:00-5:00pm. All levels of experience are welcome to join the Card Making Class that meets in the Bald Head Association Center's Generator Society Room. Call Patty at 910-457-1183 to attend. Classes are for anyone who likes crafting of any kind. You do not need experience, and there are packets included for all attendees that include everything you need to make the cards. Each class includes 3 different cards — 4 of each card, including envelopes — for $30. That’s 12 cards total.
  • Book Club: The second Monday of each month, 10:00am.
  • Other activites are scheduled throughout the year, so please check the Events Tab above for our dynamic calendar of events.
2018 GOALS
  1. Increase efforts to broaden involvement of all property owners.
    Completion Date: December 2018
  2. Continue to support successful current programs.
    Completion Date: On-going
  3. Consider activities and services to be offered by BHA for property owners who can only visit a few times per year.
    Completion Date: December 2018
  4. Continue the archival project with Old Baldy.
    Completion Date: On-going

Resource Conservation and Beautification Committee (RCB)
2018 Members: Kay Menk (Chair), Dixon McLeod, Todd Bariglio, Andrew J. Kinney (John) and John Fisher (Board Liaison).

2018 GOALS

  1. Explore ‘neighborhood adoption’ options for property owners to police designated areas for litter.
    Completion Date: _____________
  2. Continue to organize and support biannual liter sweeps.
    Completion Date: On-going
  3. Create a plan with the Conservancy to have weekly summer volunteers participate in a “weekly mini litter sweep”
    Completion Date: On-going
  4. Provide oversight and support for the community garden area, including plans for expansion.
    Completion Date: On-going
  5. In conjunction with staff, provide oversight and support for the boat storage area.
    Completion Date: On-going
  6. Develop second stage of boat park, in conjunction with staff.
    Completion Date: _________________
  7. Develop a plan for oversight and maintenance of undeveloped and developed common areas.
    Complete Date: ______________________

Committee activities
As stewards of the Bald Head Association's common areas as well as the overall education surrounding island landscaping and native vegetation, this committee has a variety of activities. The purpose of this committee is to help maintain the beauty of the island. O verseas activities related to the BHA's common area.

The RCB sponsors the Annual Spring and Fall 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.

Click  HERE  to view Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina Landscapes.

Click  HERE  to read about the importance of the Bald Head Forest understory.

Finance Committee
2018 Members: Larry Lammert (Chair), Corinne Crownover and Robert Drumheller (Board Liaison).

2018 GOALS

  1. Monitor the 2018 budget and finances.
  2. Continue to explore ways to reduce or eliminate property owner costs through turning over roads/alleys to Village of BHI.
  3. Review with auditors the 2017 financials of both BHA and former Stage II Association when completed.
  4. Update BHA financial policy section of the BHA Policy Manual.
  5. Begin development of a 5-year budget outlook.

Strategic Planning and Long Range Projects Committee (SPLRP)
2018 Members: Anne Gardner (Chair), Dick Johnston, Carmen Mugge, Craig Bandoroff, Peter Menk, Kevin Arata, Brian C. Jenest, Curtis Hinton and Alan Briggs (Board Liaison).

2018 GOALS

  1. Explore means for the voice of all non-resident homeowners to be represented on Village-related issues. This includes providing info to homeowners, gathering input and providing feedback at BHA level, as well as finding ways for individuals to best share thoughts and concerns.
    Completion Date: _____________
  2. Develop a plan for usage and maintenance of the Battery 4 acquisition.
    Completion Date: September 2018
  3. Develop a plan for ‘Historic District’ designation of areas on Lighthouse Wynd.
    Completion Date: _____________________
  4. Continue rollout of BHA Mobile App, collecting feedback and developing ideas for next iteration, in conjunction with staff.
    Completion Date: ________________
  5. Develop long-term goals and action plans.
    Completion Date: ________________
  6. Establish process to monitor progress of all goals and action plans, in conjunction with the Board.
    Completion Date: _____________

Nominating Committee

Bald Head Association 2019