Standards

This is a general list. For more detailed information, check out Chapter 2 in “Rules, Regulations and Policies” under the Documents/Governing tabs on  the home page of this web site.

Esthetics Checklist

General Appearance:

Both the front and back yards should be neat and free of trash and garbage cans. Tools, toys, bicycles, lawnmowers, hoses, wheelbarrows, etc, should be stored out of sight. Tree stumps and their roots above the ground must be removed. Firewood should be neatly stacked and out of sight.

Law, garden and shrubs:

The lawn should be kept uniform, mowed, edged and free of weeds. There should be no dead spots. Flower gardens and beds should also be free of weeds and overgrowth. Shrubs should be trimmed and undergrowth controlled.

Sidewalks:

Sidewalk(s) and curb(s) should be free of weeds and grass growing in the cracks. Tree needles and leaves should also be removed.

Fences:

Fences should be in good repair, painted, stained or sealed, and free of moss. Reviews will note fences with missing boards and those fences which are not in good condition.

Decks/Porches:

Decks and porches should be free of moss, leaves, and tree needles. They should be painted, stained or sealed. Decks or porches with missing boards or in poor condition will be noted.

Mailboxes:

Mailboxes should be in good condition and look nice. The mailbox post should be firmly set and the box itself painted and free of rust.
Paint and trim: Paint colors should be submitted to the Architecture Control Committee for pre-approval. Paint should be removed and replaced when faded or when pealing and flaking begins. Mold and moss should be power washed off of all paint.

Driveways:

Driveways should be free of weeds, moss or grass. Driveways that have cracks larger than ½ inch in width and driveways that are crumbling will require repair or replacement.

Roofs:

Roofs should be free of moss, leaves, tree needles, etc. Reviews will note roofs in need of repair or replacement. Obstructions of sidewalks and hedges: Hedges, trees (including tree limbs), and shrubs should not obstruct the sidewalk. Low hanging limbs should be removed and those that encroach onto the sidewalk should be cut back, so that the space above the sidewalk, to a height of eight feet (8’) is clear and open. Shrubs and bushes that form part of a hedge must be no higher than 6 feet tall. Obstructions onto sidewalks will be noted.

Unauthorized structures and attachments:

Fences, storage sheds, dog houses, etc. require prior approval by the Architecture Committee.

 

Esthetics Fine Process—May 1, 2018

Inspection of every home in the HOA by teams of 2 volunteers begins.

Any deficiencies observed will be recorded and a notification letter will be generated and mailed out from the HOA office. Compliance will be requested within 4 weeks of the date of the letter, and homeowners will be asked to notify the HOA when deficiency has been corrected by phone or email to expedite the follow-up inspection to confirm compliance.

After 4 weeks (2nd Month) have passed and if no compliance response has been received, the property will be re-inspected. If deficiency has not been corrected, a $10/weekday fine ($50 per week) fine will be issued. (Weekend days will not incur fines.) Once again, homeowners will be asked to notify the HOA when deficiency has been corrected by phone or email to expedite the follow-up inspection to confirm compliance.

After another 4 weeks (3rd Month) have passed and if no compliance response has been received, the property will be re-inspected. If deficiency has not been corrected, a $20/weekday fine ($100 per week) fine will be issued. (Weekend days will not incur fines.) Once again, homeowners will be asked to notify the HOA when deficiency has been corrected by phone or email to expedite the follow-up inspection to confirm compliance.

After another 4 weeks (4th Month) have passed and if no compliance response has been received, the property will be re-inspected. If deficiency has not been corrected, a $30/weekday fine ($150 per week) fine will be issued. (Weekend days will not incur fines.) Once again, homeowners will be asked to notify the HOA when deficiency has been corrected by phone or email to expedite the follow-up inspection to confirm compliance.

If no compliance is found at the beginning of the 5th month, the account will be turned over to the HOA attorney and legal action may begin.