Home Owners' Association Rules
Dues: Homeowner dues that our subdivision residents are assessed are extremely reasonable and pay for a variety of maintenance items that keep our streets clear of snow, our entrances sharp and our northwest perimeter presentable. All this is done without employing a standard management company. This is your Board at work for you (more volunteers welcomed!)
Our dues policy is as follows:
Good Neighbor Policies and Highlights of Township and our Rules and Building and Use RestrictionsOUT-BUILDINGS, FENCES AND OTHER PROPERTY MODIFICATIONS:
When you bought your home it came with deed restrictions that apply whether or not your title company or real estate agent informed you of them or delivered a copy. They are on file and available on this web page. Regarding out-buildings and fences, there are deed restrictions on both! When in doubt consult the Bylaws and Building and Use documents above. These restrictions are there to protect our neighborhood property values and look, primarily. Don't build first.
Our streets are narrow and do not meet code for width. Normal traffic and emergency vehicles need to get through. Instruct guests to park only on one side of the street. Also, our Rules state that there is no overnight parking allowed on any street. Occasional exceptions are made to accommodate overnight guests when there is not sufficient room in the driveway for their vehicles. Township ordinances allow for the tagging and impounding of vehicles parked on streets after just 48 hours.
The township has a very clear animal and home noise ordinances. Our houses are close together. To keep our neighborhood peaceful and a place where everyone wants to live please be respectful of your neighbors. As much as we love dogs, the dog's owner is the only one who should be expected to tolerate an animal's noise and waste. Nobody likes having to call a disrespectful neighbor or, for that matter, getting a visit from the township code enforcement team or police as they will issue costly citations and it makes for sour relations over something that is easily preventable.
Wonder no more about why our township looks so clean. Properly placed political and invididual real estate signs are the only class of signs permitted by the township. It is nice that you own a business or had work done on your house, but lawn signs are not allowed on either your property or the right-of-way.
When smoke from your property ventures into a neighboring property, problems can arrise. Be aware of your smoke's destination. Your neighbors have a right to breath smoke-free air on their own property - and so do you. Burning rubbish or yard waste is not allowed in Shelby Twp. From an environmental standpoint, burned household waste can give off a host of dangerous fumes like hydrogen cyanide, carbon dioxide, dioxin, benzene, lead and mercury.