Manager Monthly Report

BPSD Minutes

(Bear Paw Service District)

 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.

Tennis Court

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. 



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.

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.