Message Board
Board Meeting for December 2020 Cancelled
The December 2020 board meeting is canceled. There will not be a December 2020 issue of The Winds


Email addresses and Phone numbers of Board members, Liaisons
Recent increased incidence of spam emails and spam calls to board members and liaisons, dictates the removal of this information from publicly visible webpages in this website. Birnamwood Homeowner Association members can find this information in the "Residents Only" page,  under the Homeowners Info tab, which requires login (and a one-time registration.) 
This information will also be removed from the November 2020 issue of The Winds newsletter.


Construction Scrap Wood and Sheetrock
Buckingham will NOT collect scrap wood or sheetrock placed in the waste bins. With all the repair and remodeling going on at Birnamwood, some residents were surprised to learn this. Contractors can and will usually haul away the waste materials, if it was agreed to in advance. But Do-It-Yourselfers must remove materials on their own or pay someone to do it.
FYI: The closest dump is operated by Hennepin County just across the river off I35W in Bloomington. The fee is based on the amount of the materials. (h/t Terry Sarazin)


Birnamwood Homes Exterior Paint
Please be careful to use the formulation that is specified in the chart here. Other formulations may look similar (in the store) but will not match the specifications, and will cause you to have to redo work, expense and hassle.
Recently a homeowner used a 2013 paint can formulation and it simply did not match! Also make sure to use the Sherwin Williams store in Lakeville. For the details click here, please.


Residents Directory Available
•    RESIDENTS DIRECTORY  available in HOMEOWNERS INFO > RESIDENTS ONLY section of the Website  (Requires Login).


Trades Directory Available
•  The  TRADES DIRECTORY is available in HOMEOWNERS INFO > RESIDENTS ONLY section of the Website  (Requires Login).


Recycling and Waste Collection
The Buckingham Companies collect our waste and recycled bins. Collection day is Wednesday. Recycles are collected (from the yellow-lid bins) every other Wednesday.
Please do not roll out the waste bins BEFORE 6pm on the night before collection. To ease the access for the collection trucks, please place the bins at least 3 feet away from your garage wall, and at least 3 feet apart from each other.    
Collection Days Calendar.
Buckingham is closed on certain holidays. When the holiday occurs on collection week, the collection will be delayed to the next day (i.e. Thursday). See days highlighted in yellow in the schedule here.

ACC Applications
About the Home Improvement Committees

Purpose: The Architecture Control Committee (ACC) maintains, manages, and recommends changes to the architecture and paint standards set forth in the Birnamwood Homes Association (BHA) founding and governing documents.

ACC versus Homes Maintenance versus Grounds: BHA has three related committees, the ACC, the Grounds Committee, and the Homes Maintenance Committee.  Their descriptions are listed below:
  • Homes Maintenance Committee: Maintaining your home in good repair is not covered with the ACC standards. Homes Maintenance is concerned with ensuring all homes are kept in good repair.  It looks for painting and deterioration of siding, chimneys, and other unit structures.
  • Architecture Control Committee: Maintaining your home requires repairs and replacement of various parts of the unit’s exterior.  No structure, building, addition, deck, patio, fence, wall, enclosure, window, exterior door, or any other exterior replacements, improvements, or alterations (visible from the exterior of the unit) are to be started until an application (explained at Application Forms link below) has been submitted and approved by the Architecture Control Committee (and the Board, depending upon the application).
  • Grounds Committee Landscaping in front of the unit is not covered with the ACC standards. Landscaping is concerned with the use of the grounds outside the units, such as plants in the ground, rocks, stones, and any other use outside the unit that comes in contact with the ground. This falls under the Grounds Committee.  All information pertaining to landscaping may be requested from the Grounds Committee, and approval of planting and any modifications to the landscaping must be approved by Grounds Committee. (Grounds Committee link below)
ACC Guiding Values: The ACC has adopted a set of values, and will use them in enforcing, evaluating, maintaining, and recommending changes to the standards (Value Statements Page link below).


Burnsville Weather

Beautiful Birnamwood
Picture taken in October 2020's snow by Amy Trottier
Published with Permission by Amy Trottier

Need Help?
General Issues about homes or insurance: 
  ⇨ Contact 
     Katie Quay, Property Manager 
     Cedar Management
     Phone  612-386-6715
     Email  kquay@cedarmanagement.com

Pavilion Reservation? - 
    Pool and Pavilion OPENED on XXXXXXXXXXXX! 
  ⇨ Please email MARY MERTZ at mertzie_mm@hotmail.com or call 952-736-3514 with your name, unit number, phone, email and desired date. You may also leave a note in the mailbox at unit 193 with the same info.

Parking / Dog Sanitation
  Contact BHA Vice President

Need an account on the website?

Click the REGISTER link, at the top of the page. Use the directions below.
1st block:  select NO for all the questions.
2nd block: enter your first name,  last name,  email (this will be your username, and the system communicates to this email address),  just your unit number (we know your street name),  home phone (with area code please, so we can find you in an emergency), work number and cell number are optional (don't forget area codes!), you can ignore the other fields in the 2nd block.
3rd block: In this block you can enter info for another resident in your home, or have them create their OWN registration.
4th block: In this block you can skip everything.
Last block: type into the box the fancy letters you see ("verification code").
Press Submit button The system will generate a password and send it to you at the email you provided.
Now you can use the LOGIN link on the website to login and access RESIDENTS ONLY information.

Monthly Association Dues
Monthly Association Dues are due the 1st of each month.
Payments should be sent to the address
as provided in the letter from Cedar Management. 

Birnamwood Homes Association
c/o Cedar Management

(612) 386-6715 or kquay@cedarmanagement.com

BHA Board Meetings
Birnamwood Homeowner Association (BHA) Board meetings are open to all residents. (Exception: The last part of the meeting is usually a closed session.)
When:  Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm (No meeting in January and February)
Where:  Currently: via GoToMeeting. Please contact PRESIDENT for more details

   Upcoming Events   
No Events at this time.

Birnamwood Area Map
Problems viewing or printing? Try this link (displays a PDF file).

Around Town
City Information:
• Emergency Call 911
• Police Non-Emergency 952-895-4600
• Fire Dept. Non-Emergency 952-895-4570
Sun This Week (local)
The Ames Center