BPSD is required by North Carolina State Law to have 1 regular meeting a quarter open to BPSD members per year and to operate under the sunshine laws of the state.
Manager Monthly Report
(Bear Paw Service District)
BPSD is your Bear Paw Service District
This is a special tax district that was created to maintain and manage all of Bear Paw's assets*. You pay your Bear Paw tax every year and those funds are sent to the BPSD. The BPSD has a 7 person board you elect.
The board is required by law to budget and account for all expenditures under strict state guidelines.
*Assets include: Pool, Clubhouse, Guard house, tennis courts, play ground, your roads, grounds, security.
Your Bear Paw Manager, Dennis Strand, is in charge of handling all the above.
Office contact 828-644-0808
Winter hours M-Th 10 am to 2pm
Summer Hours M-F 8am to 4pm
Call him for assistance with: 1. Building Permits 2. Zoning Issues 3. Mail boxes 4. Car Decals
5. Pool Keys or 6. Report problems you may see i.e. trees in the road, broken step etc.
7. Situations at the gate/guards.
Bear Paw Service District
Manager’s Report: July 2019
Since May we have had to replace a circuit breaker and capacitator. Spare capacitator and a 30 amp breaker are now in stock.
New Home Construction One new homes currently under construction.
on Highland. One new construction expected before 2020 (Ridgewood).
Other Construction / Zoning One deck replacement and extension approved on Wildwood.
Memorandums (2) have been necessary since May to reiterate BPSD expectations
on job responsibility and performance. I continue to hear about resident
concerns second and third handedly rather than being directly informed.
Guards continue to require all commercial tree cutters entering BPSD report to the Office prior to going to the property to insure their knowledge of BPSD as well as to check on approval having been given to the homeowner(s).
Several locations have been given approval for tree removal in the past two months on Wildwood, Village, Ridgewood and Gracy Lane.
New lighting has been installed under the pavilion and on the outside at the pool and entrance areas. The floor has been worked on to provide a slight ramp like effect to address possible accidents. Picnic tables have been repainted and the flower beds restored.
Graveling and culvert work will be done on Whispering Pine in the next few weeks to address severe washout caused by an improper culvert.
An anonymous donor has provided a table, chairs and umbrella for the tennis court. Damage to the door and to the net tie down has been completed this week.
The Discovery Backyard Multi-Play Unit was erected with several compliments having been received.
BPSD Parking Ordinance
Enforcement of the existing parking ordinance took effect July 1, 2019. New signage has been erected at the Tennis Court, Pond and Pool parking areas explaining only vehicle parking is allowed for a maximum of 24 hrs. No boat or other trailer parking allowed. In June the guards handed out a flyer explaining the ordinance and its enforcement (beginning July1, 2019) to all vehicles with a trailer in tow entering BPSD. A new Trailer Log Book is in place at the guardhouse. Information on the trailer owner, tag, address, phone, etc. is taken when a trailer is brought into BPSD to as to identify potential violators. Leniency will be exercised during July in ordinance enforcement. NOTE: Since June, when the initial “no Trailer Parking” wording had been placed on the signs near the pond there has been no violation of trailer parking has taken place.
Stump grinding at the entrance and on Gracie Lane is underway.