Welcome to The Biltmore Estates Community
The Biltmore Estates Community is a very special place. The homes are beautiful, the neighbors wonderful and many activities are readily available, one of the most enjoyable of which is to simply step outside and stroll into the enchanted town of Skippack with its charming shops and delightful restaurants.
It's up to us, the residents, to make sure our unique community maintains its special character.
We created this website to share information about our community; for example, the rules that we live by as homeowners, our budget, useful contacts, upcoming events and more. We hope that it will help and encourage you to become involved in maintaining our property and building a strong community. Each and everyone of us is an important part of the neighborhood we are building.
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|The Biltmore Estates Propriety Community Association (Proprietary HOA)
|Posted on Oct 10th, 2012
A Message to Biltmore Estates Residents,
As preparation begins to turnover The Biltmore Estates Propriety Community
Association (Proprietary HOA) to the residents it is important that residents have
information on the various parties involved in the turnover, as well as the process.
At this point, communication of the various responsibilities of THP, Skippack
Township, and the Proprietary Home Owners Association needs to be understood by
the residents. It is the belief that not ALL residents understand who is
responsible for the various outstanding and maintenance issues within the
From the first home sold in 2008 until the end of August 2012, THP has been the
only member and administrator of the Proprietary HOA. At the end of August
2012 and at the request of THP, Skippack Township contacted members of each
section of our development to prepare to initiate the process of turning the HOA
over to the residents as the development is almost 75% settled. These residents
who participate in monthly meetings with Skippack Township and the THP board of
the Biltmore Estates Proprietary Association are strictly resident advisors to the
Proprietary Board. Under the by-laws of the Proprietary Association, Board
members will be elected by the residents of their sections prior to the “Official”
turnover of the Proprietary Association.
When the time comes to officially turn over the Proprietary HOA, a full vote will be
solicited and each section will have to vote for one person to represent their
section. More detailed information will be made available on this process as we near
the beginning of the turnover process. The Propriety HOA will consist of members
from each section as follows:
- Carriage Homes
- Singles (Estate and Single homes count as one section)
- Live/Work units
The Proprietary HOA is responsible for planning and managing the common areas of
the community, this includes mowing of the common grounds, snow removal, pocket
park maintenance, street lighting, gazebos, roads and walking trail maintenance.
The Condominium, Carriage Homes and Work / Live Associations will be responsible
for the non-common areas within their own sections. Each home owner in the Single
and Estates homes is responsible for their own sidewalks and lawns. Any questions
as to the responsibilities for specific items should be directed to the resident
advisors. An email address will be provided for residents to voice concerns or
questions in the interim. The Propriety HOA responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Landscaping (grass cutting, weed control, mulching, etc.)
- Trash removal
- Street lights
- Snow removal
- Fountain, gazebo, and walkway maintenance
During this transition period, the Propriety HOA will continue to be responsible for
coordinating the listed responsibilities in addition to addressing other issues that
Skippack Township will be responsible for working with Haines and Kibblehouse to
complete the public improvements. These items include completion of planting
trees, seeding/reseeding of certain areas, rectifying common area drainage issues,
and creating a punch list of items that need to be completed before the dedication
of our development. All of the items submitted to the Propriety HOA members will
be reviewed and addressed during this phase. Given that this process does not run
in tandem with the turnover of the HOA, but on it’s own timeline as determined by
the Development Agreement between H&K and the Township, To be clear, residents
should not expect finalization and dedication prior to turnover of the HOA.
The Propriety HOA, Skippack Township, and THP are combining all of the punch
lists given to them and they are working through the list to address the issues and
assign them to the correct parties. Once the list has been completed and all the
parties have been made aware of their responsibilities, we will publish the
information on the website (http://www.estatesofbiltmore.com).
THP, aside from it’s responsibilities as Declarant under the Association documents,
is responsible for any items specifically related to the construction of the homes.
This includes paving of driveways as per the confirmed Plan of Reorganization, any
warranty work, as applicable, to individual dwellings, and coordination of other
contractual responsibilities with respect to its role with H&K and Skippack
Township under the Development Agreement as amended.
In the near future, THP will be sending either a letter or email to all residents
informing them of the process that lays ahead for us.
The Resident Advisors of Biltmore Estates Proprietary Community Association
|Skippack Events for 2012: Enjoy our Great Community
|Posted on Mar 5th, 2012
Neighbors: It's gonna be a fantastic year in Skippack with a great offering of events and activities: Concerts, theater, First Fridays, classic cars, fourth of July, a carnival, Skippack Days, and much more. Check out the I Love Skippack 2012 Events Listing
|Info on Identity Theft Incident from the Reporter Online
|Posted on Feb 29th, 2012
SKIPPACK: Identity theft investigation
State police are investigating a case of identity theft that victimized a resident of the 2100 block of Eastport Way in Skippack earlier this month. According to police, the 47 year old male victim’s identity was taken by at least one unknown person sometime on Feb. 10, and used the victim’s information to open several credit cards and make purchases in Texas. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact state police’s Skippack station at (610) 584-1250 and reference incident number K03-1834308.
|Be Aware: Reports of ID Thefts in Biltmore
|Posted on Feb 17th, 2012
An alarming number of ID theft incidents have been reported in Biltmore Estates. The current number of incidents is now 6 residences of the 40 homes in the estates section, with a total of 8 IDs stolen since January. These are the cases that were officially reported. Additional incidents are being reported at other locations in Skippack.
Consider checking your credit report
If you use Wi-Fi in your home, make sure the connection is password secured.
As we uncover more information, we will keep you posted.
|Posted on Feb 17th, 2012
Please store trash cans inside of your garage except for trash pickup day.
Please install the snow-stakes that were provided last year for the winter months along your driveway to protect the Belgian block from possible snow removal damage. If you do not have them, Lowe’s or Home Depot sells them for about $2.50 a piece.
Also, if you are missing a re-cycle bin, please stop by Paul Rein’s house to claim them. Apparently, a few weeks ago, during a strong wind storm the bins were blown around the neighborhood. So please stop by and claim them.
|Spring Summer Skippack Events
|Posted on May 6th, 2011
Find out about the wonderful events in Skippack this spring and summer in the new I Love Skippack blog post.
Learn about some special visitors coming to town.
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