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Community Schemes Ombud Service

On 7 October 2016, in terms of the gazetted proclamation and the publication of the regulations, the Community Schemes Ombud
Service (CSOS) came into operation.

The Community Schemes Ombud Service mandate is to provide a dispute resolution service, to ensure quality and regulate all
schemes’ governance documentation, and to ensure that there is awareness and education provided to community schemes.

The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) was established in terms of the Community Scheme Ombud Service Act,
2011 [Act 9 of 2011) to regulate the conduct of parties within community schemes and to ensure their good governance.

The CSOS is classified as a Schedule 3A public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act and its executive authority
is vested in the Minister of Human Settlements.

In terms of section 38 of the CSOS Act, any person in a community scheme may make an application to the CSOS, if such a
person is a party to or is materially affected by a dispute, for mediation and adjudication.

Effective 1st January 2017, all owners must pay monthly CSOS levies to the BMVHOA. The BMVHOA then pays these levies
over to the CSOS on a quarterly basis. Outstanding levies will bear interest at a rate prescribed by the National Credit Act,
2005 (Act No. 34 of 2005) as amended.

CSOS levy calculation: 2% on the amount of monthly levy charged by the BMVHOA that exceeds R500.00 per month.

  • Blue Mountain Village and Gardens: R720 – R500 = R220 x 2% = R4.40 per month
  • Blue Mountain Gardens Duets: R520 – R500 = R20 x 2% = R0.40 per month
  • Blue Mountain Carenet Retirement Estate: R850 – R500 = R350 x 2% = R7.00 per month

To minimize further inconvenience, the decision was taken to invoice Homeowners on an annual basis, effective 1st January 2017.

Please visit our website www.bmvhoa.co.za and click on the Community Schemes Ombud Service link or visit their site
www.csos.org.za to familiarize yourself with the impending levy addition.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require additional information

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CANSA BREAST HEALTH WALK 2016

The 27th October 2016 saw the 3rd annual CANSA Breast Health Walk take place at Blue Mountain Village. With a crowd of more than 1300, donning pink attire and walking for such a worthy cause, we couldn’t have asked for a better day. More than R40,000.00 was raised for CANSA from this event! We were thrilled to have Councillor Iona Kritizinger, Speaker of George Municipality, officiating at our 5km Walk.

George Mediclinic entered 60 participants, Dr Scribante & Partners 33, Working on Fire 30 and George High School 30. The enthusiasm of the crowd was magnificent and we are confident that this Walk will grow in stature and become a must on every walkers’ Calendar.

A lot of preparation is required to make such an event a success and special thanks must go to our gardening team for ensuring our walkers enjoyed a clean and safe estate. Several of our Homeowners arranged waterpoints for participants and the Blue Mountain Carenet Retirement Estate Club Committee took on the task of selling boerewors rolls again.

It was an absolute delight welcoming Eden FM to our beautiful Estate and being given the opportunity to host this event live on radio. A future repeat will definitely be the Zumba warm up by Angie!!

No event of this magnitude is possible without sponsors and donations and we would like to thank the following companies and individuals (in no particular order) for assisting us by way of sponsorship, donations, prizes or stalls.

Chris Roodt     *     Fahdiel Manual    *     EZ GO    *     Deon Fourie     *     Sanitec     *     Eden FM     *     Oasis Water     *     Remax Outeniqua     *     Checkers Hyper     

   Realnet Knysna George Properties     *     Jacqueline’s Salon     *     Dulux     *     Lew Geffen Sotherby’s      *      Dr. Scribante & Partners      *       John Dory’s     

 Absolute Dance Studio     *     Urban Dog Grooming     *     Texas Grill     *     Relay For Life    *    Committee      *     Garden Route Golf Club

 Coke Robertson Brewing Company      *      BM Carenet Retirement Estate      *      Lynette Muller          

Councillor Iona Kritzinger, Speaker George Municipality      *      Blue Mountain Home Owners’ Association Employees      *     Thorburn Security

 Thank you once again for being part of such an important event. We are looking forward to next year’s event!!

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