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Bear Paw Service District

Manager’s Report

June, 2018

The past two and one half months have provided record rainfall which has resulted in delays in getting projects completed, several trees toppling and other damages (very minor) but involving power failure inconveniences. With July rapidly approaching, hopefully are daily PM thunderstorms will diminish and everyone can enjoy the Bear Paw community.


The season is progressing well. No issues or concerns at this time.

 Tennis Court

Cracks have been filled with appropriate materials, albeit the discoloration of the surface due to no continuing surface maintenance (annual cleaning/power washing and past drainage issue) have darkened the entire surface. As such the crack sealer is lighter in color. However, we have received paint to redo the surface which should bring the court into a very playing condition ……if we can just get some dry days to complete the painting.


The pavilion surface has been treated with only some minimal areas around the perimeter to be completed. The walkway area from the pool steps to the bathroom and the entry into the clubhouse will be done after Labor Day and upon the pools closing. Given a 2-day drying and setting time after the above mentioned date minimal inconvenience and traffic can be expected.


A new “spring horse” has been added with additional equipment being considered for 2018-2019. A “Caution Children at Play” sign has been erected just above the playground to inform traffic.

 We have accepted a donation of a ping pong table and have set it up inside the clubhouse for resident/guest use. Balls and paddles can be “signed out” for with Emily or I as well as Basketballs, volleyballs, tennis racquets

 New Home Construction

Two homes remain under construction on Wildwood and Cherrywood.

Other Construction/Zoning/Etc.

No renovation, construction or dock permits provided since last report.


Kathy has taken the Sat and Sun 6:30 am to 6:30 pm shifts until Dorothy resumes after Labor Day. Kathy has taken the Monday 2:30 to 10:30 shift and Kevin the Wed 2:30 to 10:30 vacated when Marc left us last month.


No requests for removal since last report.


We have planted flowers and shrubs, placed pine straw and mulch in various areas throughout BP. Work was done internally rather than through a landscape contract. “The Flame” has been sanded and stained to keep it from weathering and possibly losing it to deterioration. Pillars at the entrance have been power washed and wood rails stained to enhance the entry as well as a hedge against deterioration.


The majority of pot holes and other road issues created from the winter months have been repaired by Claude. Al Snaider and I have formulated the paving, scraping and gravel list for the 2018-2019 budget. Included will be areas within BP where significant repairs (not able to be handled internally) will be included in the paving list.

White striping has been completed on Village Road as well as a straightening and replacement of almost all damaged road signs.

Plans/Projects for the Summer Season

Re-painting (as needed to tables, benches and fence around the guard house. Drainage repair on several BPSD roads and culverts, light replacement in the pavilion.

As always if you have any questions do not hesitate to call me.



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.

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.

Manager Monthly Report -June '18

BPSD Minutes

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