HOA Trail Work Update

Attention Homeowners!!! The HOA has received an update from our contractor that work has started on our HOA trail. Please be aware that the trail may be closed while the work is being completed. This is for the safety of our homeowners as well as the crew performing the work. Please be respectful of the crew while they are working to improve the trail for use by our fellow homeowners. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Here is a brief list of the work being completed:

Removing dead trees at the Kiosk entrance

Cutting back overgrowth along the trail

Resurface the trail with fresh layer of 1/4 minus

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the HOA board at contact@bloomingtonhighlands.com or call Tempo Properties at 812-336-2026.

Volunteers Needed!!

The Highlands Board of Directors has two positions open for the 2021 year. No previous experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested in serving your community? If so, then please contact us at contact@bloomingtonhighlands.com.

Other volunteer positions are also needed so please consider sending your contact information to the Board of Directors.

2021 HOA Dues Update

Homeowners,

Automated emails were sent out 12/31/2020 from the Tempo (our Property Manager) billing system regarding 2021 dues. Although the amount for 2021 dues is correct, the due date listed of January 1st is NOT correct.

The annual mailing containing, among other thing, the 2021 dues invoice will be mailed to all homeowners in mid-late January. The due date for 2021 payments will be 60 days following the mailing date; therefore the correct due date will be mid-late March.

If you choose, you can certainly go ahead and pay 2021 dues electronically via the link in the email, but again, payment is not officially due yet. You will still receive your annual mailing as it contains other information also.

We apologize for any confusion, and please feel free to email contact@bloomingtonhighlands.com if you have further questions.

Thank you.

Please Note: We are also currently unsure if the amounts sent would include any arrears dues. So if you have not paid 2020 dues or have other previous past due amounts, please be aware those amounts are still owed even if not listed on the email. If you are unsure if your account is up to date, please contact Tempo Properties to inquire.

HOA Survey Update

The Board has contracted with Bynum-Fanyo to conduct a survey of some areas in our community. This includes the neighborhood trail and adjacent/abutting lot property lines; several HOA common areas; and a few other sections. The survey will provide clarification of property lines and address several questions/issues that have arisen over the past couple of years and have been unable to be determined using current maps and resources.

If you see personnel out measuring and marking during this process they are permitted and please do not be alarmed. In addition, please DO NOT move or remove the temporary markers they will be placing. This process may be ongoing over several weeks.

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to email contact@bloomingtonhighlands.com which will be most efficient way to express your concerns.

Thank you!

Highlands HOA Board

Trick or Treat 2020

Neighbors,

We have had several inquiries regarding whether the neighborhood will be setting trick or treat times. We have always followed and will continue to follow the city/county in regards to trick or treating dates/times/guidelines. For 2020 this means we are following the city and Monroe Co. Health Department recommendations, which mirror the CDC.

There will be no official trick or treat hours set and traditional trick or treating is not condoned or recommended.

Although we do not have specifics, we’ve heard there may be some local socially distanced events such as trunk or treats or drive-throughs. If you are aware of such an activity feel free to share it with your neighbors.

If you choose to participate in trick or treating regardless of recommendations, all mask, sanitizing, and social distancing requirements and guidelines should be followed.

Trick or treaters are reminded to use sidewalks and walkways and do not approach homes that are not clearly participating. Drivers are reminded to be extra mindful of speed and caution as well.

Thank you,

The Bloomington Highlands HOA Board of Directors

Thank You from The Fire Families of South Wickens Street

Certainly a very scary and awful event happened on Monday September 21st.
However, from that tragedy we found out what an amazing community we live in.  Our neighbors ran in to help in so many ways from the moment the fire was noticed and continued in the days following.
The Highlands Subdivision really pulled together to support us and we appreciate it so much.
The greater community of Bloomington also jumped in and helped with donations of goods and services.  It was very humbling to receive such gifts and to have so many people from all over express their sympathies and wish us well.
From the Fire Families of S. Wickens Street to all of you, THANK YOU!  

Donations Information – Updated 9/29/2020

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

Here is information on where you can take physical items to be collected for the families impacted by the fires. This group has experience with these types of collections and will organize items and help ensure safe disbursement in light of Covid-19 concerns. This will allow the families to receive specifically needed items without the challenge of storing and sorting things themselves.

Let them know you the donations are for Highlands Community and they will be set aside for our affected families to use.

Healing Hands Outreach Center – 260 North Gates Drive, Bloomington, IN 47404 (former HH Gregg building, in the Whitehall shopping plaza near Lowes) The Outreach Center is open Monday- Friday 11am-3 pm. Donations accepted behind the building. Items accepted are furniture, household items, clothing and food. Clay and Julie Carter are the City Church Outreach Leaders and we appreciate their reaching out with assistance. They can also be contacted to set up a time outside the listed hours if needed, please email contact@bloomingtonhighlands.com and we will get you in touch.

Clothing Needs:

Girl (age 12) – size 14 top (Lg), bottoms 14 (Lg), shoes 6 or 7

Girl (age 12) – size 12 top (Lg), bottoms 12 (Lg), shoes 5 or 6

Boy (age 9) – top 12/14 (Lg), bottoms Lg, shoes 5 or 6

Girl (age 6) – size 7 top and bottom, shoes 13 toddler or 1 kids

Girl (age 3) – size 3t/4t, shoes 11 or 12 toddler

Women’s tops – Medium and Large

Women’s bottoms – Medium and size 12

Women’s shoes – size 8, size 10; and size 9.5 in black athletic style (per work requirement)

Men’s tops – Large and XL

Men’s bottoms – Large and pants 36×36

Men’s shoes – size 10, size 12, boots in size 12

Pets (3 dogs) – 3 bowls for food, 1 for water

Pillow cases x 2

Fall Community Social

Please join us on Tuesday, September 22nd for a community social event from 5-8pm at Lot 135 on Wickens Street (see map here). We encourage everyone to to social distance and please use a mask when closer than 6 feet. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets to stay and eat on the grass while remaining 6 feet apart.

Food trucks are available so please bring your appetite!!

Sidewalk Extension Project

Check out the progress!

We would like to especially thank Daniel Butler from Bynum Fanyo and Tom
Wininger from Wininger Construction for working with the Bloomington
Highlands on this project, and a special thanks to Lisa Ridge and Jackie Nester
(among others) from the Monroe County Highway and Planning departments
for assisting us in this endeavor.

Entrance from Rockport Road
Connection to Clear Creak Trail
Connection to Existing Sidewalk