Briarwood Home Owners Association
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Detouring Traffic Through Briarwood

With the construction going on causing the corner of Greenview and State Orchard to be  closed until this Fall, and now Greenview Road closed at Glen Oaks Drive, our addition is seeing a huge increase in traffic. Briarwood to Tipton to Redwood, and also Gladbrook Drive.
Cars parked on the streets restrict traffic to one-way, creating an additional hazard and exacerbate drivers, especially when the traffic is much heavier than normal. Our covenants Section 9.5.(a) states; “street parking is prohibited, except for temporary guest parking.”
With the coronavirus situation and the impact on everyone, The Briarwood HOA  thought we should remind our HOA members to please observe the suggestions from the CDC and State. The Association is not involved in enforcement.
Hold any  gatherings to under 10 people, not just in bars and restaurants, but in homes.
The CDC suggests you stay at least 6 feet away from others to minimize the risk of getting the new coronavirus. The virus passes primarily  through saliva and mucus, which can travel from a person’s nose or mouth about 3 to 5 feet, depending on the size of the droplet.
Please help yourself and others in following these suggestions.
Hopefully we will be through this outbreak soon and get back to normal.
The purpose of the  Association is to protect, maintain, improve, operate and administer the Addition, including necessary action to levy and collect the assessments herein provided for, pay expenses and do such other things as are provided or contemplated in the Covenant declaration and the Associations Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
If you are interested in becoming a Board Member please email Info@Briarwoodcb.org

Plan on making any landscaping changes? 

Please remember to contact  the architecture committee for any landscaping changes you are going to make when you plan to add a fence, shed, retaining wall, parking pad, or other improvements (including painting your house).

If you are going to add a sprinkler, landscaping, plant trees, etc.  near the lot line, it is your responsibility to have a professional survey done to locate the lot line before the work is done.  Just “guessing” where the lot line is doesn’t cut it.  If your work impedes on someone else’s lot you are responsible for any damage that may incur.  They can say “take this out of there”, and you will have to.

The covenants require a written plan be submitted to the architectural committee and that two members approve of the plan. The objective is to keep Briarwood as one of the more desirable and attractive sub-divisions in Council Bluffs. To submit plans email Laurie at laurielemaster@gmail.com.  . Thank You to the residents who have sought architectural committee approval in the past .

Want to have the Briarwood Newsletter and other communications sent to you via email? You can help the Association save up to $600. a year in paper and postage. Please click here and send us your name, email address, and street address and we will email your copy rather than mail it. Thanks for your help. Also if your email address changes please use same form to update the email address.

Anyone have a good reliable contractor they have used and are willing to share the name and contact information?  We would like to share them as a link on the Briarwood Website! Please send their name, service, phone number and if they have  a website their website name and we will put  under contractors tab . Send to Tom@Bluffsonline.com

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Flags on Holidays Each Year Boy Scout Troops 513 and S660 has put up flags on six Holidays in our Subdivision. This project enhances an already beautiful neighborhood with our country’s flag. The boys in the Troops put up, take down, store and flagonstreet (1)maintain the flags for you. They would like to include all homes for this service. Click to Read More About Flags