Benjamin Crossing is a Mann Properties community located in Lafayette, Indiana between Veteran's Memorial Parkway and 450 South. We live in a beautiful community that has three parks with playgrounds, professionally maintained greenspaces, three ponds with fountains, paved walking trails and much more. Our main park is Oakley Park and it features a large playground, covered picnic area, and basketball court for your enjoyment.
Our subdivision consists of 630 lots divided into four areas: the Village, the Ridge, the Cove and the Reserve. The Benjamin Crossing HOA provides snow removal, landscaping and common area maintenance as well as other services to our homeowners and residents. This website is designed to provide you with information regarding the government and happenings of this community.
WALKING PATH ON 250E: The Board is excited to announce that this summer the County will be installing a 10 foot walking path on 250 E. It will extend the length of Chilton Pond and connect to the existing sidewalk on Chilton Drive. A crosswalk with a blinking light will connect our walking path to Stone's Crossing. The crosswalk with not be installed in our development. The Stone's Crossing walking path will extend to Walmart. Maintenance will be the responsibility of the County; however, snow removal will not be provided. As the walking path is in the Common Areas the Association has the option to provide snow removal at its own cost. The County would eventually like to extend the 10 foot walking path the entire length of 250 E and stop at the corner of 450 S. More information will be provided about this future expansion when available.
DIRECTOR RESIGNATION: Marj Roller has resigned. We want to thank her for all her service to the community; her contributions will be missed. The remainder of her term will be filled by a candidate from the 2013 annual meeting. If you are interested in possibly serving on the board this year, please contact Management Advantage.
FOUNTAINS UPDATE: The English Pond is still having breaker problems. The fountain has been installed and an electrician will be working to resolve this issue.
FIRE IN BENJAMIN CROSSING & DONATIONS FOR THE FAMILY: As many of you know a fire broke out in our subdivision the night of May 8th. We are thankful the family was unharmed. Carlos Diaz, Marisela Chavez, and their two children lost their home to this huge fire. There are organizations that are collecting items to help out the family. As this impacted us we would love to see the families in Benjamin Crossing help out the most and show just how much we care!!
Let’s go the extra mile: Beyond the donations of clothing and other household items consider giving Spa Day passes, Restaurant Gift Cards, Target Gift Cards, toys and things that will put a small smile on their faces.
The details on the family’s sizes are below:
Dad (Carlos Diaz)
SHIRTS: Men’s Large
SHOES: dress 10 1/2, athletic 11
Mom (Marisela Chavez)
SHIRT: Women’s Medium
Carlos Jr (2 yrs)
SHOES: Child 8
CLOTHES: 3 month or 3-6 month
Accepting all donations. Donations may be taken to, the Red Cross at 615 North 18th Street during these times:
Monday-Friday: 9am-5p and Tuesday: 6pm – 8pm, Wednesday: 6pm – 8pm
Saturday: 12 – 3pm
Sunday: 8am – 12pm
Any questions and/or concerns regarding this family can be directed to Bob Wollenburg, Executive Director of the Tippecanoe Chapter of the Red Cross. His cell is 765-430-0283.
WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
Accepting clothing donations for the children, diapers, formula, wipes, toiletries, gift cards and cash donations. Donations may be taken to the school during operating hours; Monday-Friday from 9:00am-3:30pm.
NON-PERMIT PARKING DATE(S): Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12 and Memorial Day Weekend: May 24, 3pm – Tuesday, May 28, 8am Please note that you must still follow the parking guidelines for non-permit dates; the guidelines and additional non-permit parking dates can be viewed under Parking & Towing.
ALLEYWAY SIGNS: In order to improve alleyway aesthetics, consistency within the neighborhood, prevent traffic confusion, clean up congestion of signs and save the Association money on the replacement of poles/signs the Board met with the Tippecanoe Department of Transportation to formulate a plan. The plan was to simplify! There will no longer be stop signs (unless entering a public street) and do not enter signs in the alleyways. You should be seeing these changes in the near future! Please remember, any intersection where there are no stop signs or signals, you must look and yield the right of way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching from your right at the same time. Going the wrong way down the alleys is dangerous. Please be courteous of your neighbors and drive safely down the alleyways.
WASTE MANAGEMENT: Are you getting strange fees? Please check your most recent Waste Management bill. If you are receiving an Administrator Fee or additional fees, please contact Management Advantage. They are compiling a list of homeowners that are receiving these fees and will be working with Waste Management to get this discrepancy resolved.
PONDS: We recently learned that our pond maintenance company will no longer be able to service our subdivision. However, we are happy to announce that a new company has been hired and will be installing our pond fountains shortly!! Field surveys will be conducted every 8 business days between April 1 and October 31 (weather permitting and water temperature above 55 degrees). They will provide treatments for algae and submersed weeds when necessary. They will also be providing a cattail treatment in the fall; this should help eliminate the cattail. As a special bonus our ponds will also be treated with a blue dye three times throughout the season which should improve aesthetics.
Tippecanoe County School Corporation
Woodland Elementary School
McCutcheon High School
4951 Old US 231 South
Lafayette, IN 47909
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Crime & Safety:Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Dept
Indiana Sheriff's Association
National Crime Prevention Council
Animal Control for Domestic:Tippecanoe Animal Control
Humane Society Website
Animal Control for Injured Wildlife:Wildcat Wildlife Center