FAQs

Amenity Use

POA members and their sponsored guests are welcome to enjoy the Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association’s numerous amenities.

Temporary Permits (substitution for photo identification card) are available after business hours and some weekends at Riordan Hall, Branchwood Recreation Center and the pro shops at Scotsdale, Kingsdale, Highlands, Bella Vista Country Club, Metfield and Tanyard Creek. The permits are valid for three business days and must be exchanged for a photo identification card at the Membership Services Department or by mail.

The 30-day Identification Cards are available at the Membership Services Department and all locations where temporary permits are issued. The 30-day Identification Cards entitle the holder to fully discounted membership privileges.

Members who visit Bella Vista Village infrequently and owners of time shares may purchase 30-Day Identification Cards, currently priced at $15 plus tax. The 30-Day Identification Card entitles the person purchasing it the full member discount (same as a POA-issued photo ID) at all facilities*. POA members and their dependents may each purchase three 30-Day Identification Cards per year, each valid for a full 30 days. Time share owners may purchase one 30-Day Identification Card for each week corresponding to their time share week.

*The exceptions to “all facilities” are that no annual registrations may be made for boats, marina and mooring slips, RV-storage, golf seat leases, private carts, Branchwood and Riordan passes and outdoor swimming season passes. Monthly or 30-day use fees purchased with a 30-Day Identification Card must end on the expiration date of the card. The 30-day Identification Card entitles the holder the privilege of purchasing temporary boat permits, weekly boat slip rentals and 30-day passes at Branchwood Recreation Center and Riordan Hall. Lake Use Permits are not required for holders of the 30-day Identification Card.

Assessments

The monthly assessment fee for unimproved property (a lot without a water meter) is currently $16.

The monthly assessment fee for improved property (a lot with a water meter) is currently $24.

Pursuant to Article X, Section 10 of the Declaration and Protective Covenants of Bella Vista Village, if the assessments are not paid, then they become delinquent, and become a continuing lien on the property. The association may foreclose the lien against the property to recover the unpaid assessment, as well as interest and collection costs associated with preparing and filing the complaint, service costs and attorneys’ fees.

The Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association (POA) provides top-quality amenities and services it provides throughout the year to its diverse group of resident and nonresident members. Assessments play a large part in maintaining these services.

The POA assessments are outlined in the POA’s Declaration and Protective Covenants, which are the governing documents. To view the Declaration and Protective Covenants, click here.

Board of Directors

A complete list of the Declaration and Protective Covenants – the community’s governing documents can be found here. Additionally, a free paper copy of the Bella Vista Village’s Declaration and Protective Covenants is available at the Membership Services Department.

Boating

All applicable state and federal fishing and boating regulations apply to Bella Vista Village lakes. Arkansas law requires all vessels propelled by sail or machinery of any type to be registered. Boats on Bella Vista Village’s lakes must have current state and POA boat registration permits. Annual POA permits are available at the POA’s Membership Services Department. Temporary permits (weekly) are available at the POA’s Membership Services Department, Riordan Hall and the Loch Lomond Marina.

All vessels on Bella Vista Village lakes must have either an annual or temporary registration. Personal watercraft (jet skis/wave runners, etc.), seaplanes and any watercraft constructed to provide permanent sleeping facilities or constructed with a permanently enclosed kitchen for food preparation or with bath/shower and/or toilet facilities are prohibited on all Bella Vista Village lakes. Lake Ann, Lake Windsor and Loch Lomond are all sports lakes with no horsepower restrictions. Lake Avalon, Lake Brittany, Lake Rayburn and Lake Norwood are “no wake” lakes.

The Loch Lomond Marina currently has pontoon boats, kayaks and fully rigged bass boats available for rental. Rental arrangements can be made by calling the Loch Lomond Marina, at (479) 855-8182.

For space availability and costs, please call the POA’s Membership Services Department at (479) 855-8000. When prompted by the telephone menu press option No. 2. Additionally, you may view the current fee schedule by selecting the link below.

Fee Schedule

To obtain a dock or mooring space, call the POA’s Membership Services Department at (479) 855-8000. When prompted by the telephone menu press option No. 2.

The Architectural Control Committee oversees compliance with the village boat dock construction codes. Materials must match the residence as close as possible. Wood that stands in lake water must be redwood, cypress, cedar, etc. Treated lumber may be used as decking and railing, but may not stand in the lake water. Skirting must be made of redwood, cedar or cypress. No barrels may be used for floatation. Styrofoam must be encapsulated. For more information, call (479) 855-8080.

Any POA member or guest with a permanent or temporary boat registration.

The POA’s Membership Services Department rents covered boat slips on an annual lease. The Loch Lomond Marina also offers uncovered slips on temporary, daily and weekly leases, as well as pontoon and fishing boat rentals. Each slip contains electrical outlets. Mooring slips at Lake Ann, Lake Avalon and Lake Windsor are available for lease through the POA’s Membership Services Department.

If a nonmember (guest) uses a properly POA stickered boat but is not accompanied by a property owner with a POA-issued photo identification card the situation would require the guest to have a Lake Use Permit. Other guests in the boat must also purchase Lake Use Permits.

Yes, members must register non-motorized water craft with the association.

No lakes in Bella Vista Village permit the use of personal watercraft. Additionally, Lakes Avalon, Brittany, Norwood and Rayburn are “no wake” lakes.

Lake Use Permits are available at the Loch Lomond Marina, Branchwood Recreation Center, Riordan Hall or from any Bella Vista Village lake ranger.
Temporary Boat Permits may be purchased at the Loch Lomond Marina or from any Bella Vista Village lake ranger.
POA-issued photo identification cards may be renewed at any golf shop. Members should bring the receipt to the Membership Services Department and an employee will print a new card.

Water skiing is permitted on Lake Ann, Loch Lomond and Lake Windsor, but only in the main body of these lakes.

A person being towed on water skis, aqua-planes or similar devices must wear a personal flotation device (PFD). In addition to a driver, any boat towing a person on skis or other devices must have an observer that is 12 or older or wide angle mirrors to observe the person being towed. Boats towing a person on skis or other devices also must have a red or orange flag on an 18-inch pole that can be held up by an observer when a skier is down in the water.

*Water skiing is prohibited one-hour after sunset to one-hour before sunrise.

Fishing

Bella Vista Village lakes are regulated by fishing rules and regulations set by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. To view those fishing rules and regulations, visit www.agfc.com. All fish in Bella Vista Village lakes can be harvested, as follows:

Species Daily Limit
Largemouth bass: 10
Sunfish combined, including bluegill, redear, green sunfish, warmouth: 50
Catfish combined, including channel and blue: 10
Crappie, including black and white: 15 over 10 inches
Trout: 5

The POA also has adopted the following harvest restrictions for the lakes:

Any bass 13 to 16 inches long must be returned to a lake.
Any crappie less than 10 inches long must be returned to a lake. No more than 15 crappies may be taken from any lake in one day.
Cleaning of fish in recreation areas is prohibited except at designated cleaning stations.

Yes. To obtain recent fish stocking information, call the POA’s lake ecologist and fisheries manager at (479) 855-5068. All lakes are annually stocked with crappie and catfish, since these fish do not consistently reproduce in man-made lakes. Other sport-fish and forage fish species are stocked, as deemed necessary by the lake ecologist and fisheries manager. To view more fish stocking information, click here

To fish in Bella Vista Village’s lakes, anglers must be a member of the POA and have a current POA-issued photo identification card. Guests not accompanied by a member with a valid, POA-issued photo identification card must possess a current POA Lake Use Permit as well as a Guest Card. All fishing in Bella Vista Village’s lakes is governed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Rules and Regulations. Anyone 16 and older fishing in any lake in Arkansas must have a current Arkansas fishing license. Licenses are available at Loch Lomond Marina.

The grandparent must have an Arkansas fishing license and will NOT need a guest card. Guest cards are required for use at all POA facilities except when the guest is accompanied by a POA member or dependent that has a current member card.

If a resident wants to sink fish habitat or has any questions about providing habitat for fish, they should call the lakes and parks department at (479) 855-506.

All seven Bella Vista Village lakes feature “the big five” sport fish species – largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish. Over the years a few lakes have been stocked with a few other species, such as blue catfish, and some native fish also have inhabited some of the lakes.

Two sport-fish species are recent additions to village lakes. Saugeye were stocked in Lake Norwood in 2008 and 2009 and Lake Avalon in 2011. The saugeye were stocked to provide a “walleye” fishery in the village, as requested by many members. Saugeye in Lake Norwood grew at a rate of 9 inches per year for their first three years.

Rainbow trout were stocked in Lake Brittany from November through April each year since 2007. This has provided a good winter trout fishery and also has a trophy largemouth bass fishery to develop, due to the supplemental trout forage. Trout averaging 11 to 12 inches in length are stocked at a minimum rate of 1,000 per month. For a summary of all known fish species in each Bella Vista Village lake, click here

Absolutely. Bella Vista Village’s lakes were fertilized to increase fish production to provide better fishing for many, many years, since they were built. This management technique led to outstanding fishing in Bella Vista Village’s lakes for several species of warm-water game fish for many years and Loch Lomond almost broke the state record for largemouth bass. However, the practice was over-used in the late 1990s, which led to poor water quality and controversy. The practice was stopped after 2002. Arkansas Natural Resource Commission also began to regulate lake fertilization in its regulation known as “Title 22”.

Since then the POA has hired its own fisheries biologist/lake ecologist and created its own lake ecology and fisheries program. The lake ecologist created Arkansas’ first nutrient management plan for a lake under “Title 22” designation, which created a very detailed monitoring and evaluation plan for managing the nutrient levels in Bella Vista Village’s lakes. The plan was implemented in 2011, and under this plan, when a Bella Vista Village lake meets certain monitoring criteria, nutrients such as nitrogen or phosphorus will be added to the lake in very low amounts to achieve the biological productivity desired. Other new technological concepts are being explored to cycle nutrients more efficiently in the lakes using long-distance lake circulators.

General

Membership Services Department
8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

RV Storage
6:00am to 10:00pm daily.

Membership Services Department
(479) 855-8000

Physical Address:

3 Euston Road
Bella Vista, AR 72714

Mailing Address:

PO Box 6150
Bella Vista, AR 72714

 

RV Storage
2258 Forest Hills Blvd.
Bella Vista, AR 72715

You do not have to be a member to eat at dining establishments located inside POA facilitates. Clubhouse restaurants are open to the public.

For more information on the restaurants, Click Here.

To report an unkempt yard, contact The City of Bella Vista code enforcement officer at City Hall to assist with such situations at (479) 876-1255.

For home construction regulations contact the City Building Division office, at (479) 268-4980.

Golf

The annual seat lease is for a seat or ½ of a cart. Any Bella Vista Village member, with the purchase of a POA-issued photo identification card, may lease a cart seat on an annual basis. Annual Seat Leases are available January 1 to December 31. When the lessee’s photo identification card is presented at any golf shop, the cardholder will be provided a cart seat, based on availability. When the cardholder is accompanied by another annual seat lease holder or a private cart photo identification card holder, there is no other charge. All other players wishing to ride with an annual seat lease holder will pay the prevailing rental seat charge.

Please contact the City of Bella Vista, at (479) 876-1255.

Yes, personal golf carts are allowed. Please refer to the fee schedule for all applicable fees.

Fee Schedule

Bella Vista Village is home to the Country Club Golf Course, the Kingswood Golf Course, the Berksdale Golf Course, the Dogwood Hills Golf Course, the Brittany Golf Course, the Highlands Golf Course, and the Scotsdale Golf Course. Additionally, the Tanyard Creek Practice Center is available, complete with hard surface stations and grass tees, putting greens, practice bunkers and chipping stations.

Yes, it is okay to walk the courses on the cart paths as long as golfers are not on the golf course. This is usually before 7:00am and after 8:00pm.

A copy of the fee schedule can be found belowAdditionally, fee schedules can be obtained at the Membership Services Department and other POA facilities.

Fee Schedule

Before any tree is removed from a golf course, the Golf Maintenance staff considers whether or not the tree can be saved. If the tree is dead or dying, or is competing with turfgrass for light, air and moisture, it likely cannot be saved. If the staff determines the tree is dead then it is removed as soon as possible. Often a tree may appear to be in good condition, but proves otherwise upon closer inspection. Trees may reveal damage, such as storm or lightning damage, that will kill the tree or make it a safety concern. If a tree is competing with the turfgrass, the staff will look at other alternatives before removing the tree. For example, the tree may just need to be limbed up to create enough light or air to give the turfgrass a better chance of survival.

Resident Members and Non-resident Members can use use the Automated Tee Time Reservation System  

For more information or if you are a Non-member, call (479) 855-5079 or email golf@bvvpoa.com

Lakes

Swimming is permitted at your own risk; the POA encourages a buddy system. Any swimmer more than 100 feet from the shore or a boat must be towing a lightweight float with a flag attached so they are visible to operators of boats in the area. Proper swimming attire is required. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Guests and members without a POA-issued photo identification card must have a lake use permit.

By not having any designated swimming areas, the POA is not responsible for meeting any special water quality criteria by the state. However, because the lakes are designated by the POA Board of Directors as “multiple (recreational) use” lakes, with swimming being one of those uses, we feel it prudent to try to manage each lake to meet state standards for “primary contact,” which means that it’s safe for swimming. The two potentially harmful variables, which are monitored monthly or more are E. coli bacteria and blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).

If blue-green algae “bloom” heavily in a lake, some species can produce micro-toxins in the water that can be harmful if ingested. This is called an HAB – “harmful algal bloom”. Only once has the membership been warned about a potential HAB since 2008; this was only in one lake and only for about one week.

E. coli bacteria, which is found throughout the outdoor environment, can cause sickness if ingested. E. coli bacteria levels have only risen above the state primary contact standard one time and only in one lake for a few days since 2008. This was following an unprecedented flood event, which produced massive runoff from the surrounding watershed after an extended drought period.

The water in each lake is monitored weekly to monthly. A standard water quality sampling system has been in place for many years and was re-standardized to the current system in 2008. Water samples are collected following EPA guidelines from the upper and lower ends of each lake and the arms of each lake. Water is analyzed by an EPA-certified lab for a variety of variables, including E. coli bacteria and nutrient levels. Water samples also are analyzed for the types of plankton in the water.

A copy of the updated fee schedule for all amenities, activities and services is available at the POA’s Membership Services Department as well as other POA facilities. Additionally, you may view the current fee schedule.

Fee Schedule

Lot Information and Available Lots

Once you pay the entire amount owed to the Circuit Clerk, take your receipt to the Membership Services Department, Metfield Clubhouse, 3 Euston Road to get your membership card.

Monthly assessments of $16.00 will start to accrue on the 1st day of the month following the date of the sale. Assessments may be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

The Association has two types of lots available for purchase. Membership lots are small pieces of property, usually located in the Original Bella Vista Subdivision, which allow membership in the Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association, but may not be built upon. Membership lots are offered as they become available. The majority of the lots offered for sale are unimproved lots. Unimproved lots convey membership privileges just like membership lots. The major difference is that unimproved lots may be built upon. This does not mean that all unimproved lots are buildable, as there may be any number of issues with the terrain or topography and/or availability of septic/sewer that may make a lot unsuitable for housing construction.

Each year, dozens of Bella Vista property owners are contacted by one of many out-of-state companies offering to buy or sell their lot for a large sum of money. The Association is not affiliated with any of these re-marketing companies; therefore, we cannot speak on the validity of the company or their offer. However, the Association encourages its members to use caution when buying or selling property. We urge you to first contact the Better Business Bureau of Arkansas or the Arkansas Attorney General’s office. In addition, the Association encourages each property owner to review the terms of any proposed contract with an attorney before making any commitments, especially if a company requests money prior to selling the property.

No, there are no warranties of title. The Association does its best to name all possible defendants, but neither the Association, nor its directors, employees or agents, warrant title. The Association encourages all prospective purchasers to do their own title research.

The Architectural Control Committee assigns addresses only for improved properties (a lot with a water meter). All residences are required to have the proper street address number conspicuously displayed and legible from the street. The ACC can be reached, at (479) 855-8080.

A current list of the local Realtors is available through the Association’s Membership Services Department.

The Association’s Membership Services Department, located at 3 Euston Road, has subdivision plat maps at the front counter.

A Bella Vista Street Map, which is available for $4.50 at the Association’s Membership Services Department, lists all of the subdivisions to help members find their lots.

Individuals requesting more than one plat may be required to provide a written list.

Visit http://bellavistapoa.com/available-lots/judicial-sales/ to find a list of the properties to be auctioned approximately two to three weeks prior to each judicial sale date. Join the auction mailing list and a list will be sent to you via email prior to each judicial sale date. Send an e-mail requesting a copy of the sale list to auction@bvvpoa.com or call (479) 855-5016.

Yes, the Association asks that you pay an additional $20.00 to cover the cost associated with paying the County Circuit Clerk to record the deed. The Association will take care of actually recording the deed for you and will mail you the original deed once it has been recorded. Upon purchasing a lot and becoming an owner of property within Bella Vista, you will also be responsible for paying assessments, currently in the amount of $16.00 per month per unimproved lot. Don’t forget to assess your property and pay your property taxes to the Benton County tax collector each year.

The Association Legal Department will prepare and execute the deed on your behalf. Please contact the Association Legal Department to discuss the correct names and spelling of names to be placed on your deed.

Upon full payment to the Association Legal Department, you will be provided with a delegation form which will allow you to obtain membership privileges even before you receive the recorded deed. This is done as a convenience to our new members, as it usually takes a week or two to get the deed signed, recorded with the Circuit Clerk and returned to the purchaser. This completed form can then be taken to the Association’s Membership Services Department, Metfield Clubhouse, 3 Euston Road, where the new member can either receive a free paper membership card or purchase a photo identification card.

Full payment must be made to the Association Legal Department within one week of the date of purchase. Payments can be made by phone via credit or debit card or may be dropped off or mailed to the Bella Vista POA, Attn: Legal Department, P.O. Box 6210, Bella Vista, AR, 72714.

In 1981, the Arkansas Supreme Court decided that an owner may lease property, but that lease did not transfer the rights of ownership. Since membership rights are tied to ownership of a lot, then a lease does not transfer membership rights.

The Association’s Board of Directors has implemented a policy that gives resident renters the opportunity to enjoy renter-guest privileges of the Association at the direction of their landlord, but this policy does not extend to nonresidents of Bella Vista, so it would not apply to unimproved lots.

Maps of Bella Vista and nearby Bentonville are available for $4.50 at the Association’s Membership Services Department. In addition to street and subdivision names, the maps also include lakes, golf courses, recreational facilities, churches, retail areas and reserved property.

You will receive a commissioner’s deed to lots purchased at a judicial sale. Once you have paid the Circuit Clerk in full, the clerk will begin the process of obtaining your deed. It may take up to six months to get your recorded commissioner’s deed. The Association will mail the original to you as soon as we receive it from the Circuit Clerk’s office.

Please contact us at 1-844-288-5687 if you have any questions about purchasing a lot from the Association.  Purchasing a lot through the Association allows us to reduce lot inventory while also providing area residents with an opportunity to purchase a lot at an affordable price and become members of Bella Vista.

Membership

Bella Vista Village is a member-based community of about 26,000 residents and more than 38,000 property owners. The community covers nearly 50 square miles at the northwest corner of Arkansas on U.S. 71. The Property Owners Association, also known as the POA, is the governing body of Bella Vista Village. The POA is responsible for the management and maintenance of all amenities and some municipal-like services. Other services are provided through the City of Bella Vista.

When property is purchased in Bella Vista Village, the property owner automatically becomes a member of the POA and is obligated to pay assessments. In order to enjoy membership privileges, an owner of Bella Vista property shall establish membership rights and obtain a membership card at the POA’s Membership Services Department, by presenting a copy of a recorded deed in that owner’s name or contract for purchase made with that owner. All membership cards shall be issued in the names as they appear on the above-named legal documents. You may have two membership cards per lot; owners of multiple lots can receive cards for just one of the lots. The spouse of a sole property owner will be issued a membership card upon completion of a signed request, which will remain in effect until notification is received from the property owner to rescind those privileges. There are similar rules for property owned by corporate entities, trusts and unrelated property owners.

Property owners can set up member rights by presenting a recorded legal document showing ownership at the POA’s Membership Services Department. Upon receipt of this documentation and confirmation that all assessments are current on the property, change of ownership is made in the POA’s records.

Paper membership cards are mailed in mid-December to all members in good standing (current with monthly assessments) for the following year.

POA-issued photo identification cards are required to use facilities or participate in Bella Vista Village activities at a discounted membership rate. They may be purchased at the Membership Services Department.

Dependents of property owners will be issued a card marked “Dependent,” and holders of dependent cards cannot sponsor guests nor have guest cards issued on them.

Temporary Permits (substitution for photo identification card) are available after business hours and some weekends at Riordan Hall, Branchwood Recreation Center and the pro shops at Scotsdale, Kingsdale, Highlands, Bella Vista Country Club, Metfield and Tanyard Creek. The permits are valid for three business days and must be exchanged for a photo identification card at the Membership Services Department or by mail.

The 30-day Identification Cards are available at the Membership Services Department and all locations where temporary permits are issued. The 30-day Identification Cards entitle the holder to fully discounted membership privileges.

Guest cards are required for use at all POA facilities except when the guest is accompanied by a POA member in possession of a current member card. Guest cards are required for everyone 13 years of age or older if not accompanied by a member. Guests that are 12 years or younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult who has a current member or guest card.

Membership cards for company or corporate-owned property will be issued in the company or corporation’s name. The Membership Services Department has a form to be completed and signed by an executive of the company or corporation.

Guest cards are required for use at all POA facilities except when the guest is accompanied by a POA member in possession of a current member card. Guest cards cannot be issued from a dependent card holder.

When a guest is accompanied by a POA member and that guest does not have a guest card, then the accompanying POA member must sign in their guest on the facility guest register, which will be located at the reception desk of each POA facility. If at any facility without a guest register, such as a POA lake, the member must provide the names of each of his guests to a POA Ranger or other POA staff.

Guest cards are required for everyone 13 years of age or older if not accompanied by a member. Guests that are 12 years or younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult who has a current member or guest card.

Guest cards are issued at the POA’s Membership Services Department. After hours, guest cards are available at the Metfield ClubhouseRiordan Hall or Branchwood Recreation Center. Guest cards will be issued upon receipt of a property owner’s written request by fax, mail or in person at the Membership Services Department. To download an application, click here.

Dependents of property owners will be issued a card marked”Dependent,” and holders of Dependent cards cannot sponsor guests nor have guest cards issued on them.

Ordinances

No, the association does not allow the use of fireworks on common property.

No farm animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot or parcel of land in Bella Vista Village. Dogs, cats and other household pets may be kept, provided that they are not bred, maintained or kept for any commercial purpose.

For current sign ordinances, please contact the City of Bella Vista, at (479)876-1255.

Photo Contest

You retain ownership and all rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, entrants grant the Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association permission, royalty-free, to publish submitted photos on the Center’s website and to reproduce images for outreach and promotional purposes only. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association will not be required to pay any consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Yes. However, photographs must be re-submitted for each contest. Past contest-winning photos are not eligible for resubmission in subsequent contests.

Yes. We accept high-quality scanned images of non-digital photographs. We do not, however, accept hard copy photographs, whether negatives, prints or slides. If any are submitted they will not be returned.

No, only digital photographs and/or scanned images submitted electronically.

Yes. Also, color photographs changed to black and white are acceptable.

Cropped photographs are eligible.

No, we do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos.

Cropped photos are eligible. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, we reserve the right to disqualify it.

If people in submitted photos are recognizable, and especially if they are children, you need to submit a release form with your entry.
An adult (over 18 years of age) release form can be found here (link to PDF form-photo-release-0815.pdf).
A minor (under 18 years of age) release form can be found here (link to PDF form-photo-release-consent-0815.pdf).

It is understandable that photographers taking pictures in public places may be unable to secure a model/subject release form, so please feel free to enter your photographs in these types of situations. Please provide a detailed description of the circumstances of your photograph and we will review your entry. The Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association reserves the right to disqualify the submission should it be necessary.

Monthly submissions will be selected the first week of the month following the end of the contest and the printed publication submission will be selected within ten business days of the contest end. Winners will be notified via the email address associated with the submission.

Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association staff will meet to review and select the monthly submission winners. Quarterly publication winners will be chosen by the most “likes” on Facebook.

No. Due to the large number of submissions, only the winners will be notified. If you do not hear from Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association staff by either the first week of the month following the end of the contest end, pertaining to monthly submissions or ten  business days of the contest end with regard to quarterly printed publication contests, your submission was not chosen.

Without this requirement met, the Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association cannot accept your photograph for the photo contest.

Yes, your photograph is eligible for submission. However, photographs that have been published (except online) are not eligible.

Contact the Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association Marketing and Communications department at info@bvvpoa.com or call (479) 855-5048.

Recreation

Prices vary. For details, review the updated fee schedule for all amenities, activities and services by selecting the link below. Additionally, one may obtain a fee schedule at the POA’s Membership Services Department.

Fee Schedule

The Coopershares owner presents a letter from Festiva identifying the person as a timeshare owner to the Membership Services Department, or an employee at one of the points of sale (i.e., pro-shop, etc.) that sells the 30-day identification card. The owner then purchases the card, which is only good for the week or weeks of the timeshare owners’ stay. That card entitles the legitimate holder to the same privileges afforded a “regular” member with a POA-issued photo identification card.

Plan your perfect getaway to Bella Vista, starting right here! Our website showcases Bella Vista B&Bs, cabins, vacation and home rentals, campsites, area hotels and more. Whatever your taste and budget, we have it covered.

The Greens I – For more info, call (479) 239-1081. The Greens II at Bella Vista Village

The key to the rifle and pistol range is available at the Branchwood Recreation Center. No key is required for the trap and skeet range, since it is a manned facility. Guests are not permitted to use the gun range without a member being present. Keys will not be issued to guests.

From Bella Vista’s Town Center, take Arkansas 340 West for 4.6 miles to the intersection of Arkansas 279 and Highlands Boulevard. Take Highlands Boulevard for 5.8 miles. Turn west on Rocky Dell Hollow Rd. (at white log church). Proceed 1.3 miles to the entrance of the Highland’s Gun Range. Trap & Skeet is on past Rifle/Pistol Range on the left with a sign that reads “HIGHLANDS SPORTS CENTER.”
Additionally, you may access Google driving directions .

Between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday, call the Maintenance and Construction Division at (479) 855-5060. After business hours, call the Bella Vista Police Department at (479) 855-3771. The dispatcher will page either the on-duty lake ranger or the facilities maintenance standby associate.

Arrangements can be made between 8:30pm and 5:00pm Monday through Friday at the POA’s Membership Services Department or by calling (479) 855-8000 option 3.

Advance reservations are accepted for members and their guests in the main area of the park for sites with water, telephone and electric hook-up. All other spaces are on a first come, first served basis.

The Blowing Springs RV Park is located approximately ½ mile east of the intersection of the Mercy Way and U.S. 71, just past Cooper Elementary School. Additionally, you may access Google driving directions.

Discharging firearms is not permitted within the city limits of Bella Vista.

POA Policy 2.05 prohibits hunting on the association’s common property within 50 yards of amenities, facilities and private residences, which is in accordance with state law.

 

Hunting on private property is prohibited. The use and enjoyment of common property is for association members and their guests. Hunters are responsible for determining if property is common or private.

For more information about hunting in Arkansas visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission website.

Water

Bella Vista Village’s water system – common property (Declaration Article VI, Sec 1) – is an asset worth approximately $43.8M, benefiting the association’s resident and nonresident property owners. It is sometimes asked why the association doesn’t transfer its water system to the city. Before transferring the system, there are important considerations:

  1. The transfer of this valuable asset to the City of Bella Vista would require a 51 percent favorable vote by each class of the association’s membership (Declaration Article VIII, Sec 3(i)).
  2. Because the Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association is a nonprofit organization, the association puts profit generated from water back into maintaining and upgrading the water system. For example, if the water system were owned by a municipality, the municipality could use the profit to fund other services and/or potentially see the water service as a new revenue source, which could lead to increased rates.

Any water utility related issues should be directed to the Water Department, (479) 855-8000 option 1.

  • Capital Buy-in Fee – Starting in 2004, the POA implemented the water capital buy-in fee to address growth and its impact on the community’s water system. The money is used for new storage, larger water lines and increased pumping capacity. The money is not used for maintenance or water rate calculations.
  • Water Tap Fee – The water tap fee supports material, labor and overhead costs to install water service for its members.
  • Health Fee – The Arkansas Department of Health charges the Bella Vista Water Utility every month for water testing. Water testing is conducted so the water utility will be in compliance with Arkansas water standards.
  • Additional costs associated with reconnection fees – The cost to reconnect water service in Bella Vista involves extensive time and labor, fuel cost and wear and tear on vehicles. The fee is meant to be a deterrent for late payments.
  • Water rates – Bella Vista’s water rates are based on the community’s unique water system. The village has more than 600 miles of water line and different pressure zones due to the topography. This large system requires more labor to deal with the subsequent water loss. The POA buys water from two sources – the City of Bentonville and Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority, also known as Two-Ton.
  • Water costs – The Bella Vista Water Department charges $20.44 for the first 1,500 gallons of water used (this is the minimal amount billed). An additional charge of $9.99 per 1,000 gallons is charged thereafter.
  • Water utility deposits – Each residential homeowner pays a $75 water deposit. Rental Customers pay a $100 deposit.
  • Between 7:30am and 4:00pm, report water system leaks (including water mains, fire hydrants and water meter services not on the customer’s side) to the Water Department, (479) 855-8000 option 1.
    To report leaks to the water system AFTER HOURS (including water mains, fire hydrants and water meter services not on customer’s side) call the the Bella Vista Police Department, (479) 855-3771.
  • Leaks on the customer’s side of the meter, including the pipe between the meter and the building, the irrigation system or indoor plumbing, are the responsibility of the customer.
  • For sewer line leaks – Village Wastewater Co., (479) 855-7613.
  • For septic line leaks – Architectural Control Committee, (479) 855-8080.
  • If the tree is blocking a roadway – The Bella Vista Police Department, (479) 855-3771.
  • If the tree is overhanging at an intersection – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • If the tree is on common property – The POA Maintenance and Construction Division, (479) 855-5060.
  • If the tree is on private property – contact the owner of the property.
  • To dispose of yard debris (brush, limbs and leaves) – The Highlands Stump Dump or the Trafalgar Stump Dump. For more information Click Here
  • To dispose of unwanted pieces of furniture or other “bulky” items – Republic Services, Inc. (479) 855-4226.
  • To dispose of household appliances – Republic Services, Inc. and the Bella Vista and the Property Owners Association offer free curb side pickup of “white goods” twice a year – Republic Services, Inc. (479) 855-4226, POA Maintenance and Construction Division, (479) 855-5060. To schedule an appliance pickup outside of the free curb side pickup, call Republic Services, Inc. (479) 855-4226.
  • To dispose of recyclables – The Bella Vista Recycling Center , (479) 876-5343.
  • To report an illegal dump site – The Bella Vista Police Department, (479) 855-3771.
  • Trash pickup and collection – Republic Services, Inc. (479) 855-4226.
  • Trash collection dates and holiday schedules – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255 or visit the Bella Vista City website.
  • Trash pickup and collection cost – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • Nonemergency snow removal – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • Emergency snow removal or snow removal for serious medical conditions – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • Rights-of-way maintenance – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • Bella Vista street repairs – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • State highways repair and maintenance – The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department repairs and maintains state highways. Questions regarding AR 340 east can be directed to the department’s Garfield office, (479) 451-1425. Questions regarding AR 340 west and AR 279 may be directed to the department’s Gentry office, (479) 736-8500. Questions regarding U.S. 71 can be directed to either office.
  • Nonworking street lights – Carroll Electric Cooperative Corp, (479) 273-2421.
  • Requests for additional street lights – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • Street signs – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • Blocked culverts – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • Pot holes – The City of Bella Vista, (479) 876-1255.
  • Storage sheds – City Building Division office, (479) 268-4980.
  • Fences – Architectural Control Committee, (479) 855-8080.
  • Paint – Architectural Control Committee, (479) 855-8080.
  • Planting shrubs, trees or flowers on common property – The POA Maintenance and Construction Division, (479) 855-5060.

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