Home Owners' Association Rules

Building and Use Restrictions

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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 the employing a true management company. This is your Board at work for you (more volunteers welcomed!).
Our dues policy is as follows:
  1. The yearly letter notifying homeowners to pay their dues will be sent out in November or December.
  2. A $25 late fee will be assessed to any dues not paid in full on the 15th of January.
  3. Those that need more persuasion are turned over the attorney. All costs (attorney, court, lien) are billed to the homeowner.

Good Neighbor Policies

Because of the narrowness of our streets, party hosts should instruct guests to park only on one side of the street, leaving the other side clear for residents and emergency vehicles. It should also be noted that by the subdivision's "building and use restrictions," 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. Please be aware and comply with this restriction. Thank you in advance for being a good neighbor.

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.

Smoke from outdoor pits and indoor stoves and fireplaces is permitted, of course, but when it fills your neighbor homes or yards with smoke, making breathing and life miserable, 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.

Ever wonder 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 no lawn signs are allowed on either your property or the right-of-way.