|How can I participate as
part of the Homeowners'
All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend HOA meetings.
Our HOA's Annual Meeting will be held in 2010 and is announced 30 days
prior. At this meeting, an update of HOA activities is provided
and board members are elected. All homeowners are invited to
attend and participate. Homeowners are also welcome to attend the quarterly Board of Director
meetings, which are normally held on or about the 2nd Tuesday of each quarter and
announced 5 days in advance.
How much are our HOA fees and when are
HOA currently has a monthly assessment of $167 per unit. We also
have budgeted utility charges per month depending on your unit. Fees are assessed at the first of each
month and payment is due by the 15th of each month.
What are our HOA fees used for?
HOA fees are used for the expenses associated with the management of
common areas and our HOA. Expenses include the maintenance,
improvement and repair of common area grounds, as well as the
preparation of our taxes, insurance, management fees, snow removal and
other miscellaneous items. Any income exceeding expenses is held
reserve fund. For details, please review our annual budget.
What happens if I choose not to pay my assessments?
These fees are assessed to maintain our common areas and our HOA, and
ultimately help maintain property values in our neighborhood. Payment of
these fees is an obligation that you agreed to when you purchased your
home. If you do not pay these fees and your account becomes 30
days delinquent, you will be charged 1.5% interest per month on
the unpaid balance. Additionally, the HOA may begin legal proceedings to
collect these fees and any associated interest. Such a
situation may result in a lien being placed on your property. Fees incurred during this process
are recoverable by your HOA, including legal
fees associated with collection.
Who do I contact with questions regarding my assessment?
Please contact Realty One at (303) 237-8000, ext. 304.
Who do I contact if my neighbor is violating our Covenants and/or
Rules and Regulations?
Contact Realty One at (303) 237-8000, ext. 306. They will contact the
homeowner to resolve the issue.
What do I do about illegally parked
cars, loud music, barking dogs or the like?
Contact the Lakewood Police at
This is the non-emergency number. Emergencies always dial 911.
Barking Dogs: Animal Control at
They will take the information and send a
officer if appropriate. As a follow-up, please notify Realty One as some
of these issues may also be governed by our covenants.
What if I have received a letter saying I am in violation of a
covenant and I want to contest it?
Homeowners have the right to appeal a violation or fine. To
do so, please contact Realty One at (303) 237-8000, ext. 306.
What types of changes to my property require approval?
Most changes to the outward appearance of your property require
approval by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). Examples
include (but are not limited to) landscaping changes, new windows,
determine if your planned changes require HOA approval, contact Realty One
early in the process and prior to buying materials or hiring contractors
for the work. Please submit your plans more than 30 days before
your work is planned using the
Architectural Request Form. Also, please be prepared to submit
sketches, paint samples, or a description of materials to
What if I proceed with changes
without the approval of the ACC?
You risk having to redo the work at your expense and being fined if your
changes are in violation of our HOA's
it is strongly recommended that you contact Realty One before making changes to