Here you will find information on our BMPOA by-laws, covenants, sanitary district, fire emergency evacuation guide, local government links, refuse collection information, and other BMPOA FAQs.
If you have any questions, please reach out using the appropriate contact links below.
From the beauty of the landscape to the privacy and quiet, the benefits of living our Blue Mountain forested areas are numerous and varied. Yet, with that high quality of life comes the risk of wildland fire. Dry leaves, pine needles, dead tree limbs and flammable plants serve as the fuel for fires in communities such as ours. But there are several steps we can take to reduce the risk to ourselves and our neighbors. By becoming “Firewise,” you and your community will ensure that the quality of life we enjoy today will be there tomorrow.
Please take a few moments to read the material within the Firewise Communities for Virginia pamphlet in the Fire Emergency and Fire Risk Assessment section below. That document was provided by the Virginia Department of Forestry, and share it with your neighbors.
By following these guidelines, we will make our homes and our neighbors’ a better protected Firewise community. In case of a wildfire, we highly suggest you print out the Blue Mountain Subdivision Wild Fire Evacuation Guide which is also in the Fire Emergency and Fire Risk Assessment below.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact BMPOA’s Firewise Coordinator Patrick Patton (540-305-1385) or email@example.com).
Plus 10 Tips for Keeping Children Safe in a Home Fire
Virginia Department of Forestry provides FREE Individual Firewise Home Assessments.
If you would like a home visit and assistance, please email our VDOF Regional Fire Specialist, Chad D. Stover at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that fires and burns are one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of 15. Preventing house fires is the key to keeping children safe.
Read 10 Tips for Keeping Children Safe in a Home Fire below.
Warren County offers five citizens locations throughout the county to dispose of household waste and recycle. Bagged household waste may be disposed of at all locations, while large, bulky items other than scrap metal must be taken directly to the Bentonville site. Please visit the Warren County Solid Waste site below.
The Architectural Review Committee is established to assist homeowners ensuring all new and existing improvements adhere to the guidelines of the BMPOA covenants. This helps to retain the natural beauty and aesthetics of our mountain community.
P.O. Box 114 Linden Va 22642
A. The subdivision is administered by the Blue Mountain Property Owner's Association (BMPOA) and is a deed-restricted community: all property owners automatically become members at settlement. The subdivision predates The Virginia Property Owner's Act and is not subject to the act; therefore, a "homeowner's packet" is not required to be provided by the BMPOA. However, protective covenants and bylaws apply, are in force, and copies should be provided to the buyer. You can download these documents from our web site at WWW.BMPOA.ORG.
A. There are no property owner dues or fees per se. However, in addition to Real Estate taxes, there is a separate Blue Mountain Sanitary District (BMSD) tax. Warren County collects both of these taxes in two equal installments on June 5th and December 5th of each year. Like the real estate tax, the BMSD tax varies depending on the county valuation or assessment of the property.
A. No. The county turns over the collected BMSD taxes to the BMPOA to pay for maintaining all 15 miles of private roads, all snow plowing, and all recreation area maintenance, liability insurance, etc. The BMPOA accounts for the expenditure of those tax revenues to Warren County.
A. Like real estate taxes, if it is not paid to Warren County in full by the due date, the county assesses penalties and interest. Further, the County has the authority to put a lien against the property -- possibly leading to forfeiture and sale to pay the taxes.
A. BMPOA does not know what these numbers are and cannot provide them. The settlement firm or attorney must contact the Warren County Treasurer's office at 540- 635-2215 with a legal description of the property/properties to determine the payoff numbers for the date of settlement.
A. The new owner/owners become fully and finally responsible for any back taxes - as well as interest and penalties.
All property owners within the BMPOA Sanitary District are eligible for free wood chipping annually. Property owners are highly encouraged to participate in the cleanup as it has a broad impression on the impact a fire event has on our mountain.
Surplus wood chips are typically available to be delivered to homeowners property during the chipping process free of charge. Additionally wood chips are dumped at the dam parking area at Deer Lake and are available for any homeowners that are in need of wood chips. Please us the contact the individual in charge via the contact us link to the right for more information on how to coordinate a woodchip delivery during the chipping process.
Chipping typically occurs in early spring to ensure that the majority of severe weather known to cause accumulation of dead fall has passed. The process spans over a weeks time and will be announced several weeks in advance.
The removal of deadfall in our community plays an important role in mitigating forest fires on our mountain. That is why BMPOA has partnered with the Virginia Department of Forestry to establish a fire mitigation and evacuation plan that offers support ensuring the safety of our community and adjacent communities on Blue Mountain.
Homeowners are encouraged to establish a brush pile within 5 feet of the roadside for easy access. Please do not collect anything larger than 8 inches in diameter and 12 feet in length. Getting an early start and continuously collecting brush year round is considered good practice.
If you have any additional questions regarding wood-chipping please submit them in the contact Link Below.
Blue Mountain Sanitary District - P.O. Box 114 Linden, VA 22642
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