Snow Removal For Property Owners: In this year’s agreement with the snow removal contractor for the HOA, we negotiated an annual rate of $250/yr for snow removal for homeowners that are interested for their own residence. The rate covers the season and they would plow your property when they plow the HOA roads. The rate includes: driveway, front walkway, porch, and walk that leads to the porch. Call Jacob at J’s Lawn and Snow at (248) 925 - 9258 to sign up by 11/15/21. Important Note: This is a contract between the homeowner and J’s Lawn and Snow only – the HOA is not a party to the contract – all issues must be addressed directly with them.
Block Party: The 2021 block party was a smashing success. Congratulations to Julie McInerney and her committee for putting on a fantastic fall themed event.
Annual Meeting: The 2021 annual meeting was held on June 30, 2021. Congratulations to our new Board members who were elected. Meeting minutes are available for review.
Capital Improvements: The Board will be looking at replanting grass in the front entrance and common areas.
Block Party: Save the date! The 2021 Block Party will be held on October 9, 2021. However, we need volunteers to plan the details of this event. Please contact Julie McInerney if you are able to help plan this fun event!
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed for the Welcome Committee (meeting new residents) and the By-Laws Committee. We also need someone that can spend some time putting together our newsletter. This would be a great opportunity for a college or high school student. Please contact Maureen Bender if you are able to assist in any of these areas.
Road Construction: No road repair is expected to take place in the neighborhood in 2021 or on any roads in the nearby vicinity.
Construction Approval: Per our bylaws, any significant changes to the exterior of your home must be approved by the Board. Plans should be submitted in person to a Board member or can be e-mailed to email@example.com. Examples include decks, exterior buildings, awning installation, solar panels, etc. Failure to acquire advance approval could result in removal of the item at cost to the homeowner.
Pet Reminders: Per city ordinance, dogs must be licensed. Any dog must be on a leash in any public area. Pet owners have the responsibility to understand and comply with all state and local laws regarding leash requirements. While the board does not have the authority to enforce leash requirements, residents who witness dogs not on leashes in public areas are asked to immediately contact the Oakland County Sherriff Department and/or Animal Control, who can and will enforce these laws. Please understand that any dog that bites a person or another dog is subject to quarantine and possibly euthanasia. Compliance to these laws can avoid many different potential tragedies! As a courtesy, residents are also asked that dogs are not left unattended in front yards even with the presence of an electric fence. Finally, each resident is responsible for cleaning up their pets waste. Residents who do not clean up after their pets are subject to fines.
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Bus Stop Safety: School is back in session. Cumberland Woods is home to many students, which means a lot more activity in our sub.
Yard Signs: Per city law, one real estate sign may be placed in front of a home that is for sale or rent. Per Supreme Court rulings, during election cycles, political signs may be placed which endorse a particular candidate or issue, but city law states these must be removed no later than 24 hours following the election. These are the only signs allowed. All other signs are prohibited as per the subdivision by-laws.
Sidewalks: Please remember that all residents are responsible for the care of the sidewalks in front of their homes. During fall and spring months please be aware of and remove debris to ensure safe passage. Winter months please ensure that your sidewalks are free from snow and ice.
Annual dues of $175 are be due by June 1st.
Mailbox Repair Program: Please contact the board if your mailbox is in need of repair or replacement.
Neighborhood Watch: If you see any suspicious activity, please contact the Oakland County Sheriff Department!