Friendly People and Stunning Views

April 16th at 6PM-Potluck

April 16th at 6PM-Potluck

Join us at the Clubhouse for a Tax Time Potluck, bring Beans or Fillet, depending on your return!
April 22nd- Board Meeting 7pm

April 22nd- Board Meeting 7pm

Come join us at the Clubhouse for the monthly Board Meeting
April 28th-5PM BPWD Meeting

April 28th-5PM BPWD Meeting

Come join your neighbors at the Clubhouse for the monthly Water Board Meeting

Continuing Events

Line Dancing
Monday & Wednesday 8:30AM to 10AM FREE

Yoga

Monday 10AM to 11AM FREE

Cardio Body Sculpting Class
Tuesday & Thursday 9:15 AM to 10:30AM FREE

Monthly Highlights

January

  • 1st New Years Day-Office Closed
  • 2nd 6PM BUNCO
  • 22th Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Office Closed
  • 27th 5PM BPWD Board Meeting
  • 28th 7PM BHA Board Meeting
  • 30th 10:30 AM Complimentary Ladies Brunch

February

  • 6th 6PM BUNCO
  • 12th 6PM Valentines Potluck
  • 17th Presidents Day – Office Closed
  • 19th 10AM Ladies Club Meeting
  • 24th 5PM BPWD Board Meeting
  • 25th 7PM BHA Board Meeting

March

  • 6th 6PM BUNCO
  • 15th 5:30PM St Patrick’s Dinner
  • 24th 5PM BPWD Board Meeting
  • 25th 7PM BHA Board Meeting

April

  • 3rd 6 PM BUNCO
  • 16th  6 PM Tax Time Potluck Dinner
  • 22nd 7 PM BHA Board Meeting
  • 28th 5 PM BPWD Board Meeting

May

  • 1st 6PM Bunco
  • 10th Dance-Lake County Diamonds
  • 14th 6PM Cinco de Mayo Potluck
  • 19th 5PM BPWD Board Meeting
  • 26th Memorial Day – Office Closed
  • 27th 7 PM BHA Board Meeting

June

  • 1st FIRE & WEED ABATEMENT BEGINS
  • 3rd Polling Place-All Day
  • 4, 11, 18 & 25th BBQ/Potlucks Begin Every Wednesday at 6 PM
  • 5th 6 PM Bunco
  • 21st Community Yard Sale 9AM-3PM
  • 23rd 5 PM BPWD Board Meeting
  • 24th 7 PM BHA Board Meeting

July

  • 4th- Independence Day Office Closed
  • 9, 16, 23 & 30 Wednesday Potlucks 6pm in the Clubhouse
  • 12th 10 AM Annual Meeting/Monthly Meeting
  • 28th 5PM BPWD Board Meeting

August

  • 7th 6 PM Bunco
  • 6, 13, 20, & 27 Wednesday Potluck Dinners 6pm in the Clubhouse
  • 9th 4PM Luau at the Clubhouse
  • 25th 5PM BPWD Board Meeting
  • 26th 7PM BHA Board Meeting

September

  • 1st Labor Day – Office Closed
  • 4th 6 PM Bunco
  • 22nd 5PM BPWD Board Meeting
  • 23rd 7PM BHA Board Meeting

October

  • 2nd 6 PM Bunco
  • 8th 6PM Columbus Day Potluck
  • 25th 5PM Vino Venture
  • 27th 5PM BPWD Board Meeting
  • 28th 7PM BHA Board Meeting

November

  • 4th polling Place – Vote Here
  • 6th 6PM Bunco
  • 11th Veterans Day-Office Closed
  • 24th 5PM BPWD Board Meeting
  • No BHA Board Meeting This Month
  • 27th Thanksgiving – Office Closed

December

  • 2nd 7PM BHA Board Meeting
  • 6th Noon Silver Tea
  • 11th  6PM BUNCO (Ornament Exchange)
  • No BPWD Meeting This Month
  • 23rd-31st Office Closed for the Holidays

In 1875, Thomas H. Buckingham moved from San Francisco to Lake County where he purchased the land under the tip of Mt. Konocti.  Mr. Buckingham owned the Buckingham Shoe Company.  He built a cottage for his family and for visitors from the Bay Area.  They held boat regattas, canoed in Little Borax Lake and held horse races around the lake in back of the cottage.

In 1956, a meeting was held at Rickey’s Restaurant in Stonestown, San Francisco, California.  The purpose was to reactivate Buckingham Homes Association, Ltd., a non-profit corporation which was organized in 1930 by Buckingham Colonies, Limited.  The purpose was to “promote the collective and individual interest of all persons owning lots in the subdivided areas of Buckingham Park, and to enforce the restrictions, conditions and covenants affecting the real property in Buckingham Park that were drawn up and recorded by Buckingham Colonies, Limited.”

Buckingham Homes Association, Ltd. remains dedicated to that statement and to maintaining the quality of life in Buckingham Park.  It is as important today to the people who live here, as it was to Thomas Buckingham in 1875.

We welcome new homeowners, and appreciate the efforts of those who have helped make Buckingham a desirable place to reside.

Contact Buckingham Homes Association at 707-279-0829 or email us at bhaoffice@att.net.  We look forward to hearing from you.

A beautiful day in Lake County!

Visit us soon.

C.C.& R.’s (PDF)

Bylaws (PDF)

Architectural Control Committee Guidelines (PDF)

Policies and Procedures

If you are new to Buckingham or are interested in purchasing property here, check out our C.C.& R.’s online, along with our Articles of Incorporation, our Bylaws, and our Architectural Control Committee guidelines.

Your realtor or title company is welcome to give us a call at 707-279-0829 with any questions that arise during escrow.

Construction or changes to your property must be approved by our Architectural Control Committee. We request three (3) sets of plans, one of which will be kept within the Association office after approval. Fee for approval of new construction plans will be $200, payable when plans are picked up. Cost for approval of renovation plans will be $100. There is no fee for painting, fences or decking approval by our Architectural Control Committee. Expect a 30-day turnaround time. If you have any questions, please direct them to the BHA office at 707-279-0829.

Weed Abatement/Fire Protection Guidelines

UNIMPROVED LOTS

  1. Clear all dry brush and weeds to a distance of not less than 30 feet from the road.
  2. Trim all tree limbs to a height of 6 feet from the ground.
  3. Clear all dry brush and weeds on your property to at least 100 feet clearance from any structures on adjoining lots.
  4. Thin entire lot of all brush and fuels so a person can walk through the lot easily.
  5. Remove ALL dead, dying and diseased trees.
  6. WEEDS and grass shall be maintained to a height of NO MORE than 3 inches during fire season (June 1 through the end of November).

 

IMPROVED LOTS

  1. Clear all dry brush and weeds to a distance of not less than 30 feet from the road.
  2. Clear all dry brush and weeds to a distance of not less than 30 feet AROUND any structure.
  3. FLAMMABLE VEGETATION may not come in contact with any part of structure or deck.
  4. Remove any portion of any tree that extends within 10 feet of the outlet of any chimney or stovepipe.
  5. Maintain the roof and gutters of any structure free of leaves, needles, or other dead vegetation.
  6. Weeds and grass shall be maintained to a height of NO MORE than 3 inches during fire season(June 1 through the end of November).

Clearance means mowing or weeding to a height of not more than THREE INCHES

DEADLINE FOR FIRE CLEARANCE IS JUNE FIRST OF EACH YEAR

Contact Kelseyville Fire Protection District for more information

707-279-4268

Our beautiful Clubhouse, located on the shores of the lake, has gone through an incredible transformation over the past few years. Thanks to the Ladies Club, the back patio has been enclosed, and your key to the park grounds will allow access to that part of the building to enjoy lake views protected from the elements.

In the past few years, your Board has allocated funds for improvement of the grounds. Along with the beautiful landscaping and water feature, there have been unseen improvements-an irrigation system for the new plantings, improvement of the boat launch area and parking lot, as well as removal of the two dead trees, one in front and one in back of the Clubhouse.

The Clubhouse is available for rental to residents of Buckingham. There is a full kitchen with two ranges, two refrigerators, a microwave/convection oven as well as plenty of counter space for food preparation and serving. The hall seats 100 persons, and there are round tables and padded chairs for guests. Events have ranged from weddings to class reunions, as well as the activities the Ladies Club arranges throughout the year.

Rental is based on weekday or weekend rates. A half-day weekday rate (Monday-Thursday) is $125.00, providing the time doesn’t exceed five hours. A full-day weekday rate is $200.00. (Full day is midnight to midnight). Our weekend rate jumps a bit, from $150.00 for a half-day to $250.00 for a full-day. We require a  security/cleaning deposit which is refunded when the key and checklist is returned and all is in order.

We do not rent the Clubhouse on major holidays, giving all residents a chance to utilize the park grounds for their own activities.

If you are planning an event, feel free to come down and take a tour, or give me a call at the office to check date availability. We are booking now for 2014, so get your name on the list with a deposit if you are planning on renting the Clubhouse this year.

Buckingham Homes Association is governed by a 7-person Board of Directors, each elected for a three-year term.  All Board positions are volunteer.

Officers for the 2013-2014 fiscal year are President Bill Groody, Vice-President Chris Hansen, Secretary Alex Forrester and Treasurer Rick Filipowicz.  Directors are John Everett, Architectural Control; Chris Hansen, Building and Grounds and Pam Hendricks, Special Projects, Sieg Taylor, At Large.

Board meetings are open to the public, and held the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m., except when otherwise noted.

Our Architectural Control Committee is chaired by John Everett. The Committee is responsible for approving all construction and renovation within Buckingham Park, from fencing and painting to new homes.

The Buckingham Ladies’ Club contributes in numerous ways to the success of the Clubhouse.  They are the social organizers of most of the functions held in Buckingham.  Feel free to call with ideas or assistance.

Keys to the park grounds, which is open to Buckingham members only, can be purchased from the Office Manager.  The cost is $50.00 which is a refundable deposit.  Please abide by the rules posted on the front gate for park users and the launch gate for boaters.