This is Geri, your HOA President. I have a couple of serious concerns about the common areas of our neighborhood and a few updates to report.
1 – The Hedgerow HOA (HHOA) Board has been made aware of unauthorized work on the exterior door to the men’s bathroom at Hedgerow I pool. 1) A deadbolt lock was installed on the door, thus preventing access to the bathroom and 2) the hydraulic door closer was dismantled thereby rendering it useless.
It is the HHOA Board’s responsibility to make any changes and/or improvements to the common areas within the Hedgerow community. These unauthorized changes create additional expense to every homeowner if we have to reverse, replace and/or repair changes that are made without proper Board approval. If you have a complaint or wish to make a suggestion on improvements about the common areas then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. In addition, unauthorized tampering with community property is considered vandalism and if we catch you we will prosecute you.
If you are at either pool and see someone doing work please don’t assume that they are supposed to be there (unless it’s Nautix), please text any board member or email me immediately.
2 – On the evening of July 7th or the morning of July 8th, the women’s bathroom and the retaining wall by the pool at Hedgerow V were vandalized. The bathroom mirror and the retaining wall were spray painted with vulgar language using silver paint. If anyone has any knowledge or information about this vandalism, please let me know. We suspect the action was taken by teen girls and I have a few names of keycard owners that entered the pool enclosure around the time of the vandalism, I am still investigating. If anyone suspects their child(ren) may have been involved, please have a serious conversation with them.
3 – On a more pleasant note, the HHOA Board has voted to forgo the $2,000 initiation fee that is required in order to become a permanent member of the association. From now through December 31, 2016
, if you have not yet become a permanent member of the HHOA being ruled under the current covenants, you may join free of charge and begin paying yearly dues of $695.00 on March 1, 2017
. Simply send me an email to email@example.com
and let me know you wish to join.
The reason for this incentive is that we believe it is in the best interest of our community to have everyone be a part of the association, thus granting everyone the right to vote. Becoming a permanent member also ensures that a future buyer of your home WILL NOT have to pay the $2,000 initiation fee. The initiation fee could be a deal breaker for many buyers.
4 – New pavilion construction will begin October 2. The current pavilions will be torn down and replaced with new materials. We believe this upgrade will make our community more appealing to current residents and prospective new ones.
5 – The board is in the process of making amendments to the covenants regarding rentals in Hedgerow. I am including a letter from the HHOA attorney describing what we intend to amend so you are aware of what is going on.
You will receive a ballot in the mail in a few months once everything is finalized and official. You will be able to vote for or against the covenant amendments at that time. Please email me with any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
6 – Our next Homeowners meeting will be in October. A date and location will be announced in September.