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Are you interested in serving your community?

Are you interested in serving your community?

Dear homeowners,

We’ve been unable to hold our annual meeting of the members due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Association has an open seat on our Board of Directors and several opportunities on our committees. If you’re interested in volunteering to serve on the Board of Directors or on one of our several committees, please let us know!

The time requirements vary by role but most don’t require more than a couple hours a month and can make a huge impact on our community. Meetings currently take place via Zoom or telephone conference for your convenience and safety. The Board of Directors role requires about 2-3 hours a week but varies depending on projects and other commitments and the majority of the collaboration and work is asynchronous.

Please complete the form located at https://forms.gle/8mUQTEUcUor2kkX3A to indicate your interest and tell us a little about yourself. This form will close on November 5, 2020 at 5 PM.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Brookfield Owners Association

Halloween Celebrations

Halloween Celebrations

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Dear homeowners and residents,

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold our traditional Halloween Movie in the Park and Trunk or Treat events. Brookfield homeowners and residents invite you to participate in mini-parades around the neighborhood on Halloween evening starting at 6 PM. If you want to participate, it’s a great way to celebrate while following public health guidelines to protect your family and neighbors. There’s no need to sign up, simply decorate your car and grab some treats to toss out. If you have allergy friendly treats, you could place a teal pumpkin on your car. We probably won’t have many allergy safe options this year so keep that in mind. We encourage focusing on the few blocks around your home as we have such a large community. If you want to participate in receiving treats, it’s simple: wear your favorite costume and wait in your yard for the parade to come by!  Please use proper safety protocols around vehicles and people. Please do not allow children to approach vehicles and keep a safe distance.

Additionally, Brookfield Owners Association is sponsoring a Halloween yard decorating contest! If you wish to enter, please fill out the entry form (https://forms.gle/q3eRAgpKr3tVDNZ86). The judges will visit all houses that enter between 6 and 8 PM on the evening before Halloween. First, second, and third place will receive restaurant delivery gift cards! We look forward to seeing your decorations! Winners will be posted on our official Facebook page at http://www.fb.me/brookfieldowners and our website at https://www.brookfieldowners.com/.

Thank you,
Board of Directors
Brookfield Owners Association

Flock Safety ALPR Camera System

Flock Safety ALPR Camera System

Dear Homeowners,

Over the next several weeks, you will see cameras being installed around the neighborhood access points as part of our rollout of the Flock Safety ALPR camera system. While crime in our community is lower than the national average, we continue to hear concerns about non-violent crimes such as vehicle break-ins and theft. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions below to provide more information about the system and help address any concerns you have.

What does the Flock Safety system do?
The Flock Safety system will track vehicles entering the neighborhood and catalog their license plate number, make, model, color, and a timestamp. A photo of the vehicle is also cataloged. In near real-time, the license plate number and vehicle information are checked against the FBI National Crime Information Center Vehicle File. We have partnered with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office to automatically send notifications with pertinent information anytime a matching vehicle is in the neighborhood.

Who owns the information captured by the Flock Safety system?
The Association retains 100% ownership of the information captured, and it is not shared with third parties unless there is a match on the FBI NCIC Vehicle File or the Board of Directors has chosen to release information to law enforcement as part of a criminal investigation.

Who has access to the information captured by the Flock system?
The Association will delegate access to the Flock Safety system to our Managing Agent and Board of Directors as necessary for day to day operations. The information will not be accessed unless the Association has received a request for information concerning a criminal investigation or the Association is performing maintenance on the system.

How is the information captured by the Flock Safety system stored?
The information is stored temporarily on the camera device while it is transmitted to the Flock Safety system for processing and will be stored for 30 days with AES-256 encryption.

Nationally, 83% of property crime goes unsolved due to a lack of actionable evidence. 70% of these crimes occur with a vehicle. With the Flock Safety system, we will be able to provide law enforcement with evidence that would otherwise go unknown as well as keep stolen vehicles and other vehicles of interest out of the neighborhood. A Cobb County, Georgia community saw a 64% reduction in non-violent crime after installation of the system. We believe the Flock Safety system will improve the overall safety and security of our neighborhood while protecting the privacy of homeowners and residents.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Association Manager at ABOAmanager@goodwintx.com.

Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Brookfield Owners Association