Message Board
August 2021 Board Meeting Date Change
FYI! The BHA Board will meet on:
THURSDAY AUGUST 12, 2021 at 6:30PM - 8:00PM
The regular schedule is the third Tuesday of the month, and it will resume in September 2021. The meeting convenes at 6:30pm on Zoom. If you wish to attend, please contact Katie Quay at Cedar Management for the link.


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! 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 section of the Website  *(Requires Login).


Recycling and Waste Collection
The Buckingham Companies Service collects our waste and recycled items on Wednesdays every week. Recycled items (from the yellow-lid bins) are collected every other Wednesday on the weeks highlighted in this calendar.   (Recycling Guide)
HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE  Buckingham Companies collection will be delayed by one day for these holidays in 2021:
Memorial Day is Monday, May 31, 2021: Collection will take place on the following Thursday
Labor Day is Monday, September 6, 2021: 
Collection will take place on the following Thursday
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 25, 2021: Collection will take place on the following Thursday
Please roll out the waste bins AFTER 6pm on Tuesday before collection. To ease the access for the collection trucks, please place the bins at least 3 feet away from the building, and at least 3 feet apart from each other.  

Walk Safely On The LEFT SIDE of the Road

It is the law in Minnesota, and it was proven that walking on the LEFT side of the road - FACING THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC - is simply SAFER!

The quote from this website speaks for itself:

Seems like it couldn't make much difference, but one Finnish study of pedestrian-car accidents between 2006 and 2010 would argue otherwise. Simply walking against traffic instead of with it cut the risk of getting hit by a car by an average of 77 percent, according to the findings.

As for Minnesota Law: 2020 Minnesota Statutes TRANSPORTATION Chapter 169 Section 169.21

Subd. 5. Walk on left side of roadway. Pedestrians when walking or moving in a wheelchair along a roadway shall, when practicable, walk or move on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder giving way to oncoming traffic. Where sidewalks are provided and are accessible and usable it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk or move in a wheelchair along and upon an adjacent roadway.

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).


Birnamwood Website Account

To access the RESIDENT ONLY section of the website you need an account (username and password). To create and account use the REGISTER link on the website and fill up the form on the screen.

• "DIRECTORY OPTIONS": Select NO for all the questions

• "YOUR INFORMATION": Please provide your first name, last name, email (this will be your username later to login to the website), unit number only (we know the street name), area code and home phone, work number and cell number are optional but don't forget the area codes!, ignore the rest

• "SECOND RESIDENT'S INFORMATION": You can enter here info for another resident in your home, or they can create their OWN login

• "CHILDREN'S INFORMATION": Please skip this entire block!

• "OTHER DETAILS": Type the fancy letters you see ("verification code") into the box


Click "Submit". The system will generate and send a password to the email you provided. Now you can LOGIN into the website to access the RESIDENTS ONLY information.

Burnsville Weather

Nite to Unite Announcement
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NEW Pool Rules (Effective July 1, 2021)
Please note: The rules have changed. Some are still here, some are gone.
Hours are the same as before: 9:00 am to 9:30 pm
Changes and Upgrades:
• Pool area capacity is now 50 people maximum. However, the amount of furniture has not changed.
• The Pavilion is open and the refrigerator is on. THE PAVILION CAPACITY HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 35 PEOPLE.
• The drinking fountain is no longer available. 
• The emergency phone has been eliminated. 
• Disinfectant spray is still available but optional.
• Ping Pong table is available. Paddles and balls are in a drawer in the pavilion.
• Signing in is required as before.
• Food and drink rules have not changed. Only at tables and not in or near the pool.

Need Help?
General Issues about homes or insurance: 
  ⇨ Contact 
     Katie Quay, Property Manager 
     Cedar Management
     Phone  612-750-4237
     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

Click here to see the BIRNAMWOOD POD and PARKING MAP

BHA Evidence of Property Insurance
Click here to view and download Evidence of Property Insurance form 

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 each month, 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Except in January and February)
•  Where:  Via Zoom, please contact Katie Quay for more details and link.
•  Minutes of the meetings and financial reports are available on Cedar Management website, please contact Katie Quay for more details and access.
•  Agenda: Click here to see available agenda

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

612-750-4237 or kquay@cedarmanagement.com

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Birnamwood Area Map
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Around Town
City Information:
• Emergency Call 911
• Police Non-Emergency 952-895-4600
• Fire Dept. Non-Emergency 952-895-4570
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