Welcome to BHEA!!
|Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! Welcome to our neighborhood. You are now part of the Benedict Hills Estates Homeowners Association (“BHEA”).
The following information is provided to tell you about our area.|
General Information about the Community. BHEA is a “planned community” of 229 lots for the benefit of all members to ensure consistency, uniformity, aesthetically pleasing conditions and environment, and to maintain the integrity and stability of the natural environment and man-made terraced slopes. BHEA owns no “common area” or other property.
BHEA has no powers to act in any other matter. It is not a political entity. Political issues can be handled through the Benedict Canyon Association, a voluntary organization which represents the homeowners throughout the entire Benedict Canyon area.
BHEA exists by virtue of its corporate Bylaws and governed by the recorded Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (“CC&R”s for short).
While the CC&Rs provide for enforcement of certain rights and impositions of certain limitations, generally speaking, BHEA is not a body to which neighborhood disputes should be presented for resolution. Certainly, if a homeowner or group of homeowners are not complying with the CC&R, or if there is a violation under the CC&Rs, it is the responsibility of BHEA, through its Board of Directors and/or designated committees, to identify the problem, address the violator with proper notice, attempt to effect a resolution, and if one the CC&Rs.
BHEA’s functions are to:
(1) oversee the hillside slope areas (including maintenance, watering and care of the “controlled” sloped areas). Maintenance personnel are in the area daily;
(2) maintain an outside contract for drive-thru security patrol of the neighborhood; and
(3) maintain the “aesthetic integrity” of the community by having an architectural committee review the plans for new homes and also plans for exterior revisions to existing homes, including color changes.
In general, the Board is responsible for overseeing an annual budget of about $200,000 which is used for landscaping, security, utilities, management, consulting and accounting fees and legal fees. The members of BHEA’s Board of Directors are homeowners who volunteer their time and energy to maintain a quality neighborhood. These members truly appreciate hearing when things are going right as well as when something needs attention.
2006 BHEA LEADERSHIP Board Members (These are Volunteers)
Edward Brody (President) Brian Kadison Judith Dornstein Susan Horn Jasmine Tekeian
The Association currently retains the following independent contractors and companies: Bel-Air Patrol (Security Patrol Service); Cacho Landscape Maintenance Co. (Slope Maintenance); and Jorgen Andersson (Accounting).
BHEA Committee Chairs
Security Committee Susan Horn Neighborhood Watch Committee Joanne Brody Architectural Committee Ed Brody & Susan Horn Newsletter (Position Open)
If you have questions concerning physical aspects of the neighborhood (such as slope maintenance, changes to your home, new construction), or if you see any broken sprinklers, please call us at 310/854-5371.