Update from the BKHOA Board of Directors
We have been busy doing our best to make improvements and repairs. Here are some of the things we have done thus far:
Frozen pipes in restrooms, the outside shower and fountain repaired
Pool furniture repaired and new furniture/umbrellas ordered as needed
Pool pumps as well as other pool related issues addressed
Phase 2 of parking lot and street repairs done
Areas around the clubhouse and pool sprayed for insects several times
A/C repaired, filters changed
New motion sensor flood lights installed
Surveillance system repaired and all board members (present and some past) have home access to live feed
Irrigation repaired and extended to entry of clubhouse for fall landscaping
Social committee cleaned and organized the kitchen
gate adjusted, fence repaired, sprayed for red bugs
No fishing signs installed in ponds
Our financial information has been converted to online banking and the new version of Quickbooks
The social committee has been meeting and has many fun things planned
Street lights checked and repaired
As most Beacon Knoll residents know, we have Covenants, By Laws, and Restrictions which are recorded with York County and enforceable. You should have received copies of these when you closed, leased, or signed a rental agreement. They are also on our website.
As your elected BKHOA Board, one of our duties is to enforce these rules and if need be, IMPOSE LIENS and FINES.
Here are a few violations we have seen and/or have had complaints about:
A Beacon Knoll resident must accompany their guest(s) for pool, tennis, and/or lake use.
Do not let rubbish, debris, trash, yard waste accumulate.
Trash cans are to be stored in your garage or properly screened.
Dead trees and bushes are to be removed promptly.
Lawns are to be mowed and yards kept neat, clean and sanitary.
No cars are to be parked on yards and please limit street parking.
Household pets only, no animals raised/bred for commercial purposes.
Barking dogs can be a nuisance please be courteous to your neighbor.
SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH.
Thank you for being a good neighbor, having pride in your home and in our neighborhood!
Mr. Johnson is our York County Council Representative, District 1.
YORK COUNTY: York County rezonings could add more jobs, petitioner says | News | Fort Mill Times
YORK COUNTY — In a departure from development trends, several York County property owners want to get away from residential construction.
The county recently posted three rezoning requests, all tentatively set for public hearing June 2. All three properties have some type of residential zoning now. None would if the petitions pass.
One would rezone 38 acres for light industrial use near Interstate 77 in Fort Mill. Another would preserve almost 43 acres of agricultural property off Ridge Road in Clover near Lake Wylie. The third would rezone 1.25 of more than 33 acres at Charlotte/Fort Mill KOA from medium/high residential to large-scale commercial.
“It’s a great opportunity for employment and business development in the Fort Mill area,” petitioner Bailey Patrick said of the light industrial site.
Those 38 acres are part of a 163-acre Lakemont Property Investors holding. They sit across a creek from Beacon Knoll, off Serendipity Lane. The lot is zoned within a planned development on the other side of the creek rather than the industrial zoning that surrounds it.
“It’s all industrial except for this piece,” Patrick said.
The creek creates a “huge natural barrier,” and another road parallel to the interstate would be needed to put homes on the 38 acres.
“It doesn’t make sense to extend it, to take this little residential street across the creek into the residential,” Patrick said.
A rezoning would allow a larger business site. It would be available to multiple users. There is no specific business planning to locate there, Patrick said.
“Today, we don’t have a user,” he said. “But it would be an office, warehouse type use.”
The smallest of the three rezonings requests is at 940 Gold Hill Road. There’s a KOA campground and convenience store there now, with a medium/high density residential land use. The new zoning would be for business use and would allow a wide range of uses – animal hospitals, horse stables, broadcasting stations and mining are among about 20 options listed .
The zoning only impacts the 1.25 acres, not the entire 33-acre property.
The Clover area property on the south side of Ridge Road, about halfway between Green Pond Road and U.S. 321, is also currently zoned for residential use. The vacant land would be zoned to an agricultural conservation district intended “for continued agricultural and agriculturally-oriented uses” and to “protect the business of agriculture.”
This latest batch of rezonings comes as municipalities try to balance residential growth with business and other uses that pay a higher tax rate and put less strain on public services. York County Councilman Bruce Henderson said there is need for commercial or manufacturing zoning to offset new homes.
“If you don’t have quality, controlled growth – and I’m not for stopping it altogether, by any means – but definitely having quality growth to where your expenses won’t outweigh the revenues and you build just to be building, it may pay to slow down a little bit,” he said.
P. O. Box 3233
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Dues are $290 on January 1st and July 1st.
Beacon Knoll Villas HOA
PO Box 4803
Fort Mill SC 29708
If you wish to reserve the clubhouse, please use the new form found on this website. The cost is $125. The clubhouse reservation form can now be downloaded from this web site. Click on "Clubhouse" in the menu and look at the bottom of the page. There have also been some changes in reserving the picnic area. Click on "Pool" and go to the bottom of this page. Before you send a registration form for the clubhouse to Pam, please call her to see if the clubhouse is available. She can be reached at 547.1232.
The homeowner's board now meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. If you have any issues that need to come up before the board, come to the meeting at that time.