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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

4th of July – Fireworks & Community Pool

4th of July – Fireworks & Community Pool

Brookfield Owners and Residents,
 
Fireworks:
As we approach the 4th of July, we’d like to remind all homeowners and residents that fireworks are strictly prohibited in Brookfield.
 
The use of fireworks will result in an incurable violation and $50 fine for each instance.
 
Fireworks create a significant safety concern for both property and life in Central Texas. Both the City of Austin and City of Pflugerville have ordinances banning them for the same reasons.
 
Please respect your neighbors with small children, PTSD, and pets and refrain from using fireworks. There are several controlled fireworks shows taking place in the Austin area including the local Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival. For more information visit: https://pfirecrackerpfestival.com/.
 
We ask that the community abides by our CC&Rs. If you see fireworks in the neighborhood, please contact our Community Manager at Goodwin & Company via email at ABOAmanager@goodwintx.com or within the TownSq portal. Please be sure to include the address of the offender, date and time, and a photo of the violation.
 
Community Pool:
In addition, our community pool will remain open operating at normal hours with safety restrictions in place. The pool attendant, acting on behalf of the Board of Directors, reserves the right to close the pool if safety measures are not being following. As a reminder, the following required precautions are in place due to COVID-19:
 
– No guests due to occupancy limits in place. If pool is at capacity, please limit your visit to 90 minutes to ensure everyone has an opportunity to use the pool.
– Temperature is being taken at check-in, you will not be allowed in the pool area if you have a temperature of 99.6 F or higher or any other symptoms of a respiratory illness.
– Masks are required for all patrons age 5 and above except for when in the pool.
– Social distancing is required; please stay 6 feet away from other patrons except those in your household.
– Food is not allowed in the pool or pool area.
– Water fountains are out of service but we do have a hands-free water bottle filling station available.
– Disinfectant wipes are available for your use on pool furniture upon request.
 
As a reminder, we ask that you please treat the pool attendant with respect. The attendant is enforcing rules and guidelines set by the Board of Directors. There is absolutely zero tolerance for disrespecting our pool attendants, and we will revoke access for the remainder of the season as well as assess an incurable violation with fine.
We thank you for your cooperation and wish all our residents a safe holiday weekend.
 
Thank you,
Board of Directors
Brookfield Owners Association
Pool Update #4 – Treat Staff with Respect and Follow COVID-19 Precautions

Pool Update #4 – Treat Staff with Respect and Follow COVID-19 Precautions

We ask that you please treat the pool attendant with respect. The attendant is enforcing rules and guidelines set by the Board of Directors. We formulate these rules and guidelines out of concern for the health and safety of our community as well as in accordance with local health guidelines and orders. If you have an issue with them, do let Goodwin know and we’ll be happy to discuss them with you. There is absolutely zero tolerance for disrespecting our pool attendants and we will revoke access for the remainder of the season as well as assess an incurable violation with fine.

Many communities are not opening their pool up at all and it was a tough decision for us to make. If residents won’t follow the precautions outlined, we will have no choice but to close the pool as the health department will revoke our permit to operate a commercial pool.

As a reminder, the following required precautions are in place due to COVID-19:

– No guests due to occupancy limits in place. If pool is at capacity, please limit your visit to 90 minutes to ensure everyone has an opportunity to use the pool.
– Temperature is being taken at check-in, you will not be allowed in the pool area if you have a temperature of 99.6 F or higher or any other symptoms of a respiratory illness.
– Masks are required for all patrons age 5 and above except for when in the pool.
– Social distancing is required; please stay 6 feet away from other patrons except those in your household.
– Food is not allowed in the pool or pool area.
– Water fountains are out of service but we do have a hands-free water bottle filling station available.
– Disinfectant wipes are available for your use on pool furniture upon request.

We want everyone to have a great time at the pool and we are happy to be able to have it open with these precautions. The health and safety of our community, vendors, and volunteers are our utmost priority and we ask for your help in ensuring that we remain a healthy and safe community.

Pool Update #3 – Please Read Before Visiting Pool

Pool Update #3 – Please Read Before Visiting Pool

Dear Homeowners,

As you may have heard, Travis County issued a new order requiring commercial entities to require the public to wear masks.

In accordance with the new order and concern for our community, we will be making a few changes effective Saturday, June 20th:

– Masks will be required for all residents age 5 and above when not in the pool
– Pool occupancy will be slightly reduced to help with social distancing.
– If the pool is at capacity, we ask that you limit your visits to 90 minutes to ensure everyone has an opportunity to use the pool.

We reiterate the importance of maintaining social distancing in and out of the pool. Please be mindful of other residents and our staff.

While the water fountains are still turned off, we’re happy to announce we installed a chilled filtered water bottle filling station.

We also have disinfectant wipes available for your use on the furniture around the pool if you desire.

Thank you,
Board of Directors

Pool Opening Update #2

Pool Opening Update #2

Dear Homeowners,

As you’ve probably heard or read about, Travis County has extended the stay at home order until June 15th. In accordance with the extension, we don’t believe it is safe to open the pool on Memorial Day as previously communicated due to a continued increase in cases of COVID-19 in the Central Texas area. We’re preparing to open the pool on June 15th with some extra precautions in place.

As in prior years, we will have a pool attendant on duty when the pool is open, but you’ll notice a few differences:

1. Occupancy will be limited in accordance with local public health guidelines. Due to these limits, guests are temporarily not permitted. With 1460 homes in our community, we will quickly reach the occupancy limit with our residents.

2. Temperatures will be checked at point of entry. If you’re experiencing or have experienced a fever greater than 99.6 F or any other symptoms of a respiratory illness in the last 14 days, we ask that you please stay home.

3. Food will not be permitted within the pool area. The water fountains will be out of service, we recommend you bring bottled water instead.

4. Social distancing will be required, you must stay 6 feet away from patrons outside your household in and out of the pool.

Please understand that even with these precautions in place, it is not without risk and we ask that you use your own judgement in using our amenities.

Since the circumstances surrounding the pandemic tend to change on frequent basis, we will continue to monitor the progress and make modifications necessary throughout the year to protect the health and safety of our community.

We understand these precautions may be a slight inconvenience, but the health and safety of our residents and vendors are our top priority.

Best regards,
Board of Directors