December 17, 2008

Please Remove Your Contractor Signs

Six months have passed since May's tornado and hail storm. At its December 16 meeting, the Single Family Village Board agreed that it was the right time to ask homeowners to remove contractor signs.  The Board wishes to remind homeowners of Section 7 in the Victor Gardens Covenants. Please remove your signs advertising contractors, renovators, roofers, etc.  
The SFV Board also discussed the number of signs regularly seen throughout Victor Gardens, advertising other neighborhoods or non-affiliated builders outside of Victor Gardens. A homeowner also informed the Board of the aesthetic and safety issues with so many signs (large and small) at the entrances to Victor Gardens.  These signs are often placed close together blocking the view of oncoming traffic. 
The SFV Board will begin work towards Master Covenants compliance (related to signs) with SFV residents, the Master Board, and report (sign) safety concerns to the City of Hugo. 

Clarification of Items Requiring ARC Review

At its December 16 meeting, the Single Family Village Board clarified items requiring Architectural Change Applications (related to existing homes and landscapes).  These applications will continue to be reviewed by the SFV ARC.
The list of items requiring homeowner submitted Architectural Change Applications includes: Exterior paint color, siding materials, shingles, fencing, outdoor (non-holiday) lighting, landscaping, driveways, side walks, paths, retaining walls, home additions, outbuildings, garden structures, arbors, pergolas, trellises, gutters, decks, whirlpools, spas, hot tubs, permanent/ semi-permanent private pools*, permanent/ semi-permanent swing sets & play equipment*, permanent/ semi-permanent trampolines*, permanent/ semi-permanent basketball hoops* * for the purposes of this list “permanent/ semi-permanent” means in place for more than one day.  Certain play equipment may be used temporarily, meaning one day or less, but not left in place overnight.
Please contact Josh Berger, SFV ARC Chair with any questions about this list.  Downloadable PDF copies of the ARC Application is available via the following link:
Items specifically not reviewed by the SFV ARC are animals, parking (including RV's, boats, snowmobiles, and using garages for storage areas preventing parking inside, etc.), signs, satellite dishes, home-based businesses, timeshares, etc.  These items are regulated by the SFV’s and the Master Association’s governing documents.

December 16, 2008

NDP Will Complete Some Unfinished Developer Projects

Ron Mehl, Single Family Village Board Member and Neighborhood Development Partners Inc.'s representative has reported that NDP will install, at their expense, two remaining unbuilt postal stations and Grantaire Lane cul-de-sac outlot landscaping (grading, sprinklers, sod, trees). Construction will likely begin in Spring 2009.  According to Mr. Mehl, installing new boulevard trees will be the responsibility of builders.