What is Greenbrook?
Your membership in the Greenbrook Homes Association is an integral part of the property you have purchased and is set forth in your deed by reference to the page and book of the Contra Costa County Records where the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions binding on your property are recorded. What this means is that when you buy a home in Greenbrook, you automatically become a member of the Association with all the rights and responsibilities of such membership.
The Greenbrook development came into being in 1965 when Carriage Homes, Inc. secured approval to develop a planned community. From the beginning, plans included recreational and park areas for the common use and enjoyment of all residents. As time passed, the original developer’s interest was passed on to the Kaufman and Broad Company (who continue to do business as Kay Homes), with the exception of the townhouse area, which was being developed by the Lawrence Kay Development Company. Greenbrook was developed in eight successive increments, with a ninth and final increment of townhomes. It consists of 784 homes on 206 acres of land, including 24.3 acres of parks and a million dollar recreation area. The recreation area, located at 300 Greenbrook Drive, includes a large clubhouse, four lighted tennis courts, an olympic size swimming pool, a wading pool and children’s play area, shuffle board and a volley ball court. Kitchen facilities are available which can be rented with the rest of the clubhouse for private parties at a very reasonable fee. The townhome area has its own pool and cabana, which are for the exclusive use of townhome residents, who also have the use of the main Greenbrook facilities.
The Greenbrook Homes Association is governed by a Board, consisting of nine directors, elected to three-year terms of office by elections held annually on the first Monday in March. The Board regularly meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Clubhouse, commencing at 7:00 pm with a resident forum. The meetings are open and members are invited to attend. The Board interests itself in the upkeep and improvement of Association properties as well as monitoring the development of areas adjacent to Greenbrook which might affect the quality of Greenbrook living. After each Board meeting, the Greenbrook Gazette is published.
The Association depends upon dues paid by the members for its income. These are billed annually on the first day of January and payable by February 25. The dues are currently set at $940 per year. Failure to pay dues on time can result in the filing of a lien against the property of the delinquent member.