Village Lakes Home Owners Association

Village Lakes Home Owners Association
5252 Turf Grass Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27610

In order to maximize appeal to potential buyers and in accordance with Raleigh city law, the developer established a Homeowners Association. Residents automatically become association members when buying into the community, and are obligated for dues, which finance the association's activities on behalf of the community. One purpose of the The Homeowners Association is to oversee the upkeep of the neighborhood. This includes both common areas, as well as ensuring that homeowners abide by the Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions. The association also assists members with issues concerning their homes and private grounds, serves as an advocate for the community with county and state officials on matters affecting all residents, and fosters programs which benefit all by enhancing community safety, security, quality of life and property values.

Board of Directors: The Association is administered and managed by a Board consisting of five directors elected from among the property owners. Positions on the Board are filled by an open process of nomination and election. The directors are elected for staggered three-year terms with the term of three directors expiring in odd numbered years and the term of two directors expiring in even numbered years. Much of the Board's work is handled by committees whose members can also include volunteers. Key committees include Architectural Control, Grounds & Lakes and Community Watch.

Architectural Control Committee (ACC): The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is responsible for administering the Covenant's, Codes, and Restrictions (CC&R). This includes reviewing all proposed changes to the exterior of a Village Lakes homeowner's property. Some examples are exterior paint, fence designs, tool shed, walkway, etc. The ACC also enforces CC&R items such as home and yard maintenance to ensure that Village Lakes remains a desirable community to live in while protecting homeowner investment.

Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions (CC&R's): The Village Lakes Homeowners Association has a number of rules and regulations that members should be familiar with called Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions (CC&R). The purpose of the CC&R's are to protect the economic value, desirability of ownership, and architectural uniformity of the properties within Village Lakes. By carefully familiarizing themselves with the CC&R's community members avoid misunderstandings that can be unpleasant for all involved, and which can even result in fines and possible liens against one's property.

Property Manager: Village Lakes has a management company that provides Management Services including regular inspection of the neighborhood, contracting for improvements, repairs and essential services, and collecting and accounting for association funds.