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 BPSD Minutes

 Oct. 17, 2015

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                         Bear Paw Service District and Bear Paw Property Owners Association
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

                    effective 07/01/2016


Andrea Folkertsma                                      BPSD, Chairman
1389 Village Rd.                                           BPPOA, President           
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 644-0482
205 Garden Avenue
Grove City, PA 16127
(724) 458-5280
BearPawBoard@gmail.com

Ron Taylor                                                  BPSD, Vice-Chairman
315 Nantahala Drive                                  BPPOA, Vice-President
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 644-9566
BearPawBoard@gmail.com

 Tricia Swiger                                               BPSD, Finance Officer
87 Snowbird Lane                                       BPPOA, Treasurer
Murphy, NC 28906                                    
(828) 644-0835
BearPawBoard@gmail.com

Alan Snaider                                                BPSD, Secretary
95 Pinecrest Drive                                       BPPOA, Secretary
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 644-0987
BearPawBoard@gmail.com

Mark Ackerman                                            BPSD, Director                               
114 Drivers Lane                                           BPPOA, Director    
Cohutta, GA 30710
(706) 694-8040
(706) 264-3279 cell
BearPawBoard@gmail.com

Greg Brock                                                    BPSD, Director
15 Lonesome Pine                                         BPPOA, Director
Murphy, NC 28906
(770) 324-2099
25 Turkey Trot Dr.
Rocky Face, GA 30740
(706) 217-9320
BearPawBoard@gmail.com

Patricia Roberts                                             BPSD, Director
659 Village Rd.                                               BPPOA, Director
Murphy, NC                                                 
(828) 644-9235
BearPawBoard@gmail.com

 BPSD Minutes

 March 7, 2015

  • Taking Chances2:24

What is the relationship of Bear Paw Property Ownership Association (BPPOA)

and Bear Paw Service District (BPSD)?


     The BPPOA is composed of lot owners in Bear Paw who are also members of the BPSD, the tax district.  Each lot is allocated one vote for conducting BPPOA business.  The main business of the BPPOA membership is the elections of Board members.  Each year they nominate seven persons to the Cherokee County Commissioners for appointment to the Bear Paw Service District Board of Directors.  In addition, the BPPOA Board which is the same as the BPSD board may collect assessments and charges from the owners and establish regulations governing the use of common areas and facilities.  Currently the Owners Association has no actual working funds.


    The BPSD is a political subdivision of North Carolina and Cherokee County.  By law it is authorized to provide for recreational services andfacilities, acquire and maintain open common areas, maintain and improve roads, provide for security, administer the business affairs of the Service District, establish Zoning Ordinanes and provide other services required by the County or the State.  Funds to accomplish these tasks come from taxes on property within Bear Paw, the rate determined by the District within limits set by law.  The BPSD also may implement special assessments, user fees and other contract fees.  The Bear Paw Service District Board of Directors runs the District and is appointed by the County, usually the the nominees submitted by the BPPOA Board of Directors.


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​Our Mission

At Bear Paw Service District, our mission is to serve the collective interests of all Bear Paw Property Owners through the best use of our resources, both funds and assets.

Our Priorities

  • We here at Bear Paw Service District pledge to preserve the security and,to the extent our limited resources permit, maintain and upgrade the infrastructure, all the while fostering the nature of our community --- a Mountain & Lake Retreat ...a wonderful place to visit or live!