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August/September 2010

Bonnie Brae Bash 60th Anniversary Celebration,

National Night Out Block Party & Annual Ice Cream Social

was a great success! Thank you to all residents who came and sweat through the festivities! We look forward to even better events in the future. Plus more residents getting to know their neighbors!

Afternoon Waterballon Fight

Watermelon Eat-Off Contestants

If you missed out, it’s okay! If you would like a

FREE Bonnie Brae Pedometer Email This will be first come first serve until they run out! The Live Jazz Band at Bonnie Brae Bash


Bonnie Brae

Neighborhood Garage Sale September 9th, 10th, & 11th

Halloween Parade and

Neighborhood Trick-or-Treat

Thursday October 28th, 6 p.m.

Are you Interested? We are looking for anyone with classic or unique vehicles; families, children & pets in costume; and on-lookers Please Contact CHARLEY COOPER @ 316.210.0797 or if interested. We will not have this event unless there is a viable interest. The next Bonnie Brae Board Meeting is Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Located at 8020 E. Mockingbird Ln.

The next District Advisor Board Meeting is Monday, September 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Located at Fire Station #20, 2255 S. Greenwich Rd. Don’t forget there is on-going road construction and you can not go south on Greenwich passed Kellogg. Please attend and hear information about our district.

Bonnie Brae TShirts! Bonnie Brae T-Shirts are now available in adult sizes SMALL through XXL Visit to purchase or Call 316.210.0797 Each shirt is only $10 delivered right to you door! Show off your pride at our next event! (Children and Extented sizes available at request.)

Need Contract Work? Get A Reference The Bonnie Brae HOA has approved a new Sub-Committee offering a service for the members of the HOA. When maintenance or repair on our homes is necessary it is sometimes possible to do it ourselves. However, some projects are too complicated or extensive. In these instances a contractor may be needed. We are then faced with how to choose a contractor and how to get the project completed correctly, on time, and in budget. This can be a very formidable task! The HOA will keep a list of all Bonnie Brae residents who are willing to give an assessment on the contractor they used to any other intrested resident. Only the Bonnie Brae member’s name would be given out to other Bonnie Brae members upon their request for reference. Contractors would be categorized as: roofing, siding, painting interior, painting exterior, concrete, tree maintenance, foundation, landscaping, lawn maintenance, etc. The Sub-Committee is requesting that anyone who has had contract work done, in the last 5 or more years, to contact David Ulrich at if you would give a reference for that contractor. Your name would be provided only to Bonnie Brae members who are interested in assessing contractors before “signing the dotted line.” Also, the HOA would provide some basic information about contracting services and some examples of problems Bonnie Brae members have had with contracting services (the name of HOA member and contractor will not be mentioned, just the issues that arose to the HOA member).

Now’s the time

If you haven’t paid your annual dues, now is the time! Our modest $30 helps cover costs of many ongoing efforts and keeps us prepared for upgrades or repairs. Dues can be mailed or dropped off at Rick and Rona Aguilar’s, 8021 Mockingbird Ln. If you have questions, contact Rick at

Covenants Renewal Committee Our Homeowners Association Covenants will soon be up for renewal. We are forming a committee to review and discuss any updates or changes that may need to be made. We are in need of anyone with legal expertise, notary public experience or individuals who may know reliable references. We also need input from homeowners. This will be an ongoing project that will refine our existing covenants and ensure they will be renewed for another 30 years. Decisions made will greatly effect future residents and participation is very important. If you are interested in being involved please contact David Ulrich at

Events Bunco Night

7-9 p.m. Second Thursday Each Month Call Barbara Provine for information 630-9568

Homeschool Group

Call Melissa Haverkamp 253-3223 cell 612-4744 home

This month’s Neighborhood Poll: How long have you lived in Bonnie Brae? Please visit to vote

Have an Event and would like to invite your neighbors? Let us know! E-mail information to or call 210.0797 to have your event listed in the monthly newsletter or on our website.

Newsletter Layout: Charley Cooper Tyler Cooper Website Design & Maintenance: Tyler Cooper

This newsletter is produced entirely for the benefit of Residents of the Bonnie Brae Neighborhood. Distribution outside of Bonnie Brae is strictly prohibited. All content of this newsletter is copyrighted and any reproduction, without written permission, is strictly prohibited.

From the Board: Hello! We hope that you have all been persevering through this extremely hot summer! At our last board meeting we discussed some issues facing our neighborhood. We would like to address some of the issues and remind you that, “No one wants to be a nagging neighbor.” Hopefully this refresher will keep our neighborhood in top shape and keep you on good terms with your neighbors. •

Any residents with homes is next to Rock Road or Douglas are responsible to mow and trim the frontage areas.

No person shall park, store, leave or permit the parking, storing or leaving of any vehicle which is in an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, inoperable, rusted, junked, or partially dismantled condition upon any private property within the city. The presence of an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, inoperable, rusted, junked or partially dismantled vehicle, or parts thereof, on private property is declared a public nuisance which may be abated.

Any one of the following conditions shall be deemed evidence that a vehicle is inoperable:

(1) The absence of an effective registration plate upon such vehicle; (2) The placement of the vehicle or parts thereof upon jacks, blocks, chains or other supports; (3) The absence or condition of disrepair of one or more parts of the vehicle necessary for the lawful operation of the vehicle upon the streets and highways, including properly inflated tires; and (4) The placement of materials or property within the vehicle which would preclude the lawful operation of the vehicle upon the streets or highways. •

It is unlawful for any person or operator to park a motor vehicle on an unpaved surface.

The American flag (1) Should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source. (2) Should be flown in fair weather, unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use. (3) Should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

If you have questions or would like to review the City of Wichita Codes please visit: Sincerely, The Bonnie Brae Board

Newsletter - August / September 2010  

The June newsletter of the Bonnie Brae Neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas.