Your vote is in and “The Single Family Housing And Rental Amendment” passed by a majority of the homeowners in the Gates Of Hillsboro. As we indicated in the letter attached to the Ballot, this gives the Association the authority to not only set the guidelines for renting, but hopefully helps us to prevent The Gates from becoming a rental community and retain the Single family community we have come to enjoy.
Attached is a copy of some Preliminary General Guidelines that will be the basis of the Amendment. In the coming weeks and at the Annual Meeting in December, we will be refining the guidelines and putting in the systems to administer them. We will also be adjusting the FAQ’S to answer as many questions as we can about this Amendment and other questions.
The Board has also voted to change the length of time for some violations of the Covenants. As soon as the list is finalized, it will be posted on the web site and sent by mail. The current rules are that a person receiving a violation letter has up to 90 days to make the corrections. When the list is completed, items such as commercial vehicles, signs, lawn maintenance and other items that can correct immediately will be for 10-30 days. All others, roofs, paint colors, construction and other items that require more time to fix, will remain up to 90 days. In either case, if you receive a violation letter and you call Maintenance and Standards, a representative will work with you to try to help.
Finally, we will be meeting at Constitution Park, the first Wednesday in the month @ 7pm for the foreseeable future. You are invited to come and participate by offering your suggestions, concerns and new ideas. We want to hear from you.
Note: Don’t forget, there is a Federal Census coming up. Make sure you are counted whether by mail, on line or if a Census Worker knocks on your door.