The primary goal of the HOA is to maintain the value of the homes in our neighborhood and to make our community a safe, comfortable place to live and raise children. The Trustees accomplish this by making sure the common areas are maintained properly (grass cut, trees trimmed, beds mulched, flowers planted, ponds cleaned, etc.), and by making sure homeowners follow some basic rules regarding maintenance of their property. The Trustees, working with our management company (VGL) will take the necessary steps, including assessing fines and ultimately taking legal action, to obtain adherence.
The following are some basic guidelines you will want to follow. For a complete list of restrictions refer to the Deed Restrictions under the Documents/Forms tab.
Mailboxesneed to be maintained by the homeowner per the Mailbox Policy found under the Policies tab. They must be the correct style and color. They must be in good condition.
Sidewalks in front or your home are your responsibility. Uneven or broken sidewalks are a walking hazard and create a liability! You need to arrange to have the necessary repairs made at your cost. The HOA requires you to level the concrete whenever the elevation between two sections changes by more than one inch.
Trees overhanging sidewalks must be trimmed to a height of eight feet per Orange Township. The homeowner is responsible for making sure your trees are in compliance with township requirements. Trim your trees so neighbors can walk the sidewalks without being hit by low hanging branches! As a general rule, a 6' tall man should be able to walk with his arm above his head without running into branches, whether he is on the right or left side of the sidewalk!
Homes need to be maintained. Lawns should be cut weekly during the cutting season. Weeds should be kept to a minimum. Flower beds should be weeded and edged periodically. Mold growth should be removed from siding annually.
NOTE: A good product for removing mold is Wet&Forget Outdoor. This attaches to your garden hose so you can spray it onto your siding. This product can be purchased from Home Depot, Menards, Lowes, Amazon, etc. It is an affordable alternative to pressure washing. There may be other similar products available. The HOA is suggesting a solution to mold problems homeowners may have. No endorsement should be construed.
Dead cars are not to be maintained in the driveway or the street. Remove or repair them promptly.
Boats, trailers, campers, wave runners, trucks over one ton, etc. can not be parked in the driveway or street for more than a 24 hour period.
Shedsare NOT PERMITTED, ever!
For a complete list, read the Deed Restrictions under the Documents/Forms tab.
If there are questions or concerns, contact VGL. Or go to the VAC HOA tab and submit your question to the Trustees. The HOA wants to work with our neighbors to maintain the neighborhood.