These are the most common questions we have through emails. Should you not find the answer you're looking for, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
You can download a new copy of the CC&Rs, Bylaws and more at any time under the Documentation section.
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
We regularly have a local sheriff come out to do patrols at random times to ensure and maintain a safe neighborhood. 12th Avenue is often used as a detour or bypass and many non-residents speed through. Our friendly sheriff ensures that speed limits are obeyed, suspicious activity is addressed, and helps with other concerns brought to their attention by the neighborhood.
You're welcome to contact us at any time. We encourage it! However, there is very little we can do between neighborly disputes as our HOA cannot help mediate a issue between neighbors. It's best to get to know and talk to your neighbor first!
A Native Growth Protection Area, also known as an NGPA, is an area designated by legal statute to protect fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas, geologically unstable areas, wetlands, and their buffers. These portions of the landscape are either particularly sensitive to development or are potentially hazardous to public health and safety. Streams, wetlands, erosion and landslide hazard areas, seismic and volcanic hazard areas can be classified as NGPAs.
Most Native Growth Protection Areas are privately owned - either as part of an individual property or held in common by property owners in a subdivision.
In terms of ownership, NGPAs are similar to the building setbacks that have been in place for many years. While a building setback defines where buildings may be constructed in relation to property lines or waterbodies, an NGPA defines where buildings may be constructed on a property in relation to streams, wetlands, steep slopes and other important public infrastructure. In both cases, the landowner has ownership of the property and is responsible for maintenance and upkeep.
Many new developments place NGPAs in separate parcels that are owned by a homeowner association or collectively by neighborhood landowners. Those landowners are collectively responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the property.
You can fill out a pet complaint form with Snohomish County at https://petlicense.snoco.org/petcomplaints.
Homeowner dues are used to pay for improvements and maintenance such as landscaping throughout the development, landscaping at the front entrance, and retention pond maintenance. Other annual expenses typically include postage, printing, legal, insurance and utilities. In addition, a portion of the annually collected dues are set aside in our reserves. These reserves are to save for long-term projects such as building or replacing entrance signs and to ensure we have adequate cash for any unexpected needs. The board presents financial results annually at the May homeowners meeting, which is usually the first Thursday of that month.
Yes! There is a online payment portal through our management company at my.managementtrust.com. If you need a login and password, please contact management trust to get set up.
Yes! You pay your HOA Dues to our HOA management company at the address provided on your billing statement. Please make sure to include your statement stub with the payment and follow all instructions on there.
Yes! There is a late fee if payment is not postmarked or received by the due date.
For ACC Application submittal fill out the ACC Application providing full details of your project. Provide a free-hand sketch of your project location in relationship to your home, details on the products; type, color, web link, etc., any exterior color codes, brand of paint, (again, links to colors). In addition, please paint a 2’ x 2’ section on your home of the exterior siding color for the Committee to evaluate. To submit an ACC Application, please submit to Marianne Nahay at email@example.com and to Heidi Greeley at Heidi.firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important to send to both in the event one is on vacation.
The form is in the documentation section or you can send to us directly by reaching us.
Yes! Any exterior changes or renovations no matter the size require ACC Committee approval before you procceed. This is outlined in the CC&Rs and allows the board to keep the neighborhood value as high as possible.
You need to contact the ACC Committee as soon as possible. Approval can still be given, however, depending on the project details, there may be some changes needed to get the approval. In the meantime, you should wait for approval before continuing with your project.
Many homeowners are looking to plant trees, shrubs, and ground cover that handles the local weather, doesn't require a lot of water or maintenance, and blends in with the rest of the neighborhood. Here is a list of plants that have been suggested by our resident horticultural specialist:
Trees: Jacmonti Birch, Sweet Gum, Mt Hemlock, Alberta Spruce, Small Red Lace Leaf Maples (many varieties), Columnar Purple Beech, Dwarf Locust, Variegated Willow (Small in size)
Ground Cover: Carpet Phlox, Sedum
Here's a great schedule for lawn care for the year, https://www.lawncare.net/northwest-lawn-care-calendar.
Our power utility provider is Snohomish PUD and you can find more information about them at snopud.com.
Our natural gas utility provider is Puget Sound Energy and you can find more information about them at pse.com.
Our water and sewer utility provider is Alderwood Water & Wastewater District and you can find more information about them at awwd.com.