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The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association, Inc. (BHA) was created in 1980 when several residents of Section A, now known as Bloomingdale Pointe, had the foresight to plan for the future needs of the community. The original Board of Directors developed the Association’s By-Laws, Constitution, and Articles of Incorporation which were filed with the state of Florida on August 26, 1980. The board numbered 12 residents, and the first president was Mr. Fred Uphoff of Casaba Loop.
BHA Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws were amended on May 9, 2017.
The Association’s primary purpose is to promote neighborhood cohesion and harmony while protecting property values and the quality of life of residents. This is accomplished through programs and services administered by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Goals and objectives of the Association include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Providing a communication focal point through email, the Bloomingdale Gazette, webpage, social media, as well as periodic mailings to Members.
- Providing a voice for the community by acting as a liaison with governmental agencies and institutions, businesses and schools.
- Encouraging and facilitating active resident participation in all quality of life issues affecting our community, including land use, transportation, safety and security matters.
- Organizing neighborhood activities, including community clean-up events, garage sales, festivals, and holiday events.
- Maintaining a strong partnership with schools by providing community service hours for youth, scholarship opportunities, and youth improvement and education programs.
- Establishing a neighborhood standards program to maintain neighborhood aesthetics and to keep the community a great place to live, work and call home.
The BHA is an IRC 501(c) (4) not-for-profit corporation. It is run strictly by non-paid volunteers who live in Bloomingdale. All money collected from dues goes back into the community.
While the purpose of the board remains the same, the challenges of the present day and looming future are even more complicated than in the past. An all-volunteer board requires a commitment of time and energy for the common goal of bettering the Bloomingdale Community.
The Board consists of twelve (12) Directors, and three (3) alternate Directors, who may act from time to time as needed. Officers of the Association are: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board of Directors are elected at the annual meeting in November and their 2-year term of office runs from January 1 to December 31. Article IV of the Association’s By-Laws addresses duties of the officers in detail.
BHA Board members are expected to serve on various committees in support of a myriad of programs. The board developed three general categories of service: Association Services, Neighborhood Improvement Services, and Government Services. The categories are detailed on the site separately.