Your Homeowners’ Association thanks you for choosing to become a part of our Community. Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association Board welcomes you to our community and asks you to read this information pertaining to the restrictions and procedures that apply to Wood's Edge Properties and the Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association. If you have any questions, please contact one of our Board Members for assistance. Please note... approval of the Architectural Control Committee is required prior to the installation of any new landscaping, construction or renovation on any Wood’s Edge Homeowners' Association property. Thank you for your cooperation in making our community a nice place to live for us all. This information includes:
Parcel Post - Packing Services UPS Store - 590 Centerville Road - (717) 898-9303
Paint Phillips Paint & Decorating - 136 S. Centerville Road Woods Edge Shopping Plaza - (717) 397-1616 (Phillips has our paint and deck stain colors on file)
Board Members President - Sue Sheeler Treasurer - Mary Jo Diffendall Vice President/Secretary - Joan Matterness Management company 717-824-3071
Your Homeowners’ Association
The Homeowners’ Association was formed to administer and enforce the Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions (CCR's) to which all Wood’s Edge properties are subject. The Board consists of 3 Homeowners who are elected to a 2-year term by all owners. Any owner in good standing is encouraged to run for a position on the Board and/or the Architectural Control Committee. Qualifications required: Available during the day for Meetings and available by Mobile phone and or Text and have access to the Internet. Knowledge of Word, Word Perfect, Excel and Roberts Rules of Order.
Information pertaining to the make-up, definitions and policies of the Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association is detailed in the Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association By-Laws. Information pertaining to the Rules and Regulations to which all properties are subject is detailed in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Wood's Edge. These documents were provided to all Owners upon purchase of a Wood’s Edge property. These documents provides a summary of the restrictions, services and the rules and regulations that have been promulgated by the Association. Each Owner is responsible for compliance with all governing documents.
Woods Homeowners’ Association Information
Welcome... To your new home and community.
We want to make your transition into your new home as convenient as possible. We hope you will like your new surroundings and get acquainted with your neighbors.
The purpose of this Information is to let you know about the Homeowners’ Association and your community. Please read the official documents provided in the Re-sale Book that was provided upon purchase of your Wood’s Edge property. They describe more fully, the restrictions on each Wood’s Edge property and the responsibilities of belonging to the Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association.
Management Company The Homeowners’ Association has a Management Company to service the daily tasks of the Association. These services may include: Assessment collection, delinquency follow-up, lien filing, bill payments, monthly financial report preparation, overseeing tax return preparation, budget preparation, meeting preparation and attendance, minutes transcription, typing minutes, maintaining records and files, Re-Sale certificate preparation and transfer information, bid preparation, bid coordination, bid contract awarding, after hour’s emergency assistance, monthly inspection of development.
Summary of Restrictions and Services
Homeowners are responsible for the conduct of their children. Parents are responsible for watching their children.
Please do not leave bicycles, toys, etc., on sidewalks, or any other part of community property. Unattended items can be a potential hazard to others’ safety, are unattractive, and an inconvenience to neighbors.
Curfew Manor Township has a curfew ordinance for anyone less than 18 years of age. Curfew restrictions are from 10pm until 6am Sunday through Thursday and 12 midnight through 6am Friday and Saturday. During the summer, the hours do not change.
Disturbances In the best interest of good neighbor relations, please be conscious of the noise level at your property. Anyone who has problems with noise from neighbors or their guests should call the police department. Manor Township has a noise ordinance. However, complaints about noise will be enforced by the HOA.
Pets The Manor Township ordinances pertaining to Animals and Animal Shelters shall be followed, as well as the following Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association restrictions:
No animal or poultry of any kind shall be kept on any Lot, except those commonly recognized as domestic house pets and the total number of such pets shall not exceed TWO per dwelling unit. Two dogs or Two cats or One dog and One Cat. Offspring of any domestic house pets which increase the number of such pets to a number in excess of two pets, shall be removed within three (3) months after birth. No kennel, doghouse or other pet shelter shall be permitted on any Lot. Domestic pets shall be confined to the Owner’s Lot and shall not be permitted to defecate or run free on the Property of others or Common areas of Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association property. Any pet deposits, should be promptly picked up from both owners property or while being walked in the community. $50-$100 fine will be enforced for violations. This includes the Walking Path between the Ponds. (See "Fence" for Invisible Fence guidelines).
No exterior storage or parking of recreational vehicles, including but not limited to trail motorcycles, mini-bikes, motor cycles, snowmobiles, campers, motor homes, boats, trailers, etc., shall be permitted. No exterior storage or parking of
commercial vehicles (except those in the process of making deliveries or providing services) or any vehicle with advertising signage shall be permitted. No vehicles, including without limitation cars, trucks, motorcycles, mini bikes, motor cycles, snowmobiles’ campers, motor homes, boats or trailers, shall be parked on a public street or right of way adjoining any Lot either (a) for more than twenty-four consecutive hours or (b) on a regular or recurring basis. All vehicles shall be parked in your garage, driveway or in the off-street parking spaces provided on your street. Also, please be courteous and do not block your neighbor’s driveway at any time.
Sidewalks are to be kept clear at all times. They are an easement of your property, are for the public use. No bicycles, toys, chairs, sports equipment, etc., or any part of any vehicle is to be blocking or partially blocking any part of a sidewalk. Trash receptacles should be placed at the curb for pick-up, so as not to be a hazard to pedestrians. Sidewalks are the responsibility of each owner to maintain/replace.
Trash - Friday Pick-Up Homeowners are responsible for securing trash removal service. We ask that you request a Friday trash pick-up. All trash stored outside of the house must be stored in a proper container with a lid. No trash cans, garbage containers, recycling containers or related enclosures shall be located in the front or side lawn area of any lot for more than a 24-hour period. For curbside pick-up, trash and recycling cannot be placed at the curb before 5:30 pm the night before your designated trash pick-up day. Trash placed at the curb must be stored inside a proper container with a lid. Empty containers must be returned to their stored location within 24 hours of placing them at the curb. The scheduling of a special pick-up may be necessary for large articles. No large articles, tires, etc., are to be stored outside of your home at any time.
Manor Township has a “No soliciting” ordinance for any business except non-profit companies (such as Girl Scouts, churches, etc.). Any business that applies for and receives a solicitor’s permit must show the permit to anyone who asks. If any solicitor does not have a permit or won’t produce one, call the police immediately.
Fences No fences of metal or wire construction, including but not limited to chain link fences, shall be erected on any Lot, except that the foregoing provision shall not apply to deck fence/panels approved by the Architectural Control Committee. No wood or metal tool, garden, or similar type sheds or structures shall be permitted unless approved by the Architectural Control Committee prior to construction.
Invisible Dog Fence
Before any installation of an invisible dog fence, an Architectural Request Form should be filled in for Architectural Approval. (Download PDF form or call Management Company). All boundary pins for the property should be identified. Electric fences should be five feet (5') from the neighbor's property line - front, rear, sides. Pets should be removed prior to Lawn Mowing. All feces retrieved upon deposit. Any complaints regarding barking or harrassment of neighbors will result in the recission of approval.
The policy for snow removal is as follows: Under 2 inches- Sidewalks and Walkways only Over 2 inches- Sidewalks, Walkways and Driveways.
Snow will be removed within 24 hours after the snowfall has ceased, with the exception of emergency conditions.
IN EMERGENCY situations with heavy snow - driveways will be opened, paths to front doors from town homes who access garage from the exterior will be cleared. Walkways will be cleared when conditions/height of snow improve, and sidewalks will be cleared depending on conditions and road clearing. Snow stakes are installed by the Homeowners' Association during December, and removed in March.
The Association Board members monitor the snow forecasts, and while owners may anticipate snow removal as soon as the snow ceases, our snow crews have to travel to our community and sometimes after heavy snowfalls the crew have to free themselves from their snow conditions in order to service us. The Board directs the crews to start at different points throughout the season to provide a fair removal service. If you have an emergency - please call 911.
Due to the danger of the snow covering gas meters, please make sure that meters are exposed and free of snow. While the crews attempt to remove the snow safely, during heavy snows and operating at night, it is sometimes difficult to locate the sidewalks and impossible to find the gas meters. It is recommended to stake these meters, as the fire companies do with the roadside fire hydrants.
All properties will be cleared of snow, but it may take some time in heavy snows. Homeowners may elect to remove snow and not wait for the crews. Please do not remove the snow if an ice storm is forecast, allow the snow crew to remove the snow once any dangerous condition has passed.
Lawn Mowing & Landscape Maintenance Our Lawn crew commences mowing when the majority of Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association’s lawns need cutting in the Spring. As an Association community, we have to consider our budget and the total community. Please be patient and understand that the Board has to make decisions in the best interests of all owners.
In order to keep costs down and monthly fees moderate, it is requested that all Owners refrain from putting objects out in the lawns that would require extra trimming by our mowing crews. It is requested that you landscape around decks and any other areas that need careful trimming in order facilitate the mowers to travel around your yard and eliminate excess time and work. In addition you are requested to maintain a border of mulch at least 10" away from your grass to enable mowers to cut the edge of the grass. Landscape areas are the owners responsibility to maintain including weeding. Any new landscaping or planting must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee prior to any work being done. Mowers must be able to mow around landscape beds and objects without danger to the crews.
For example, if you want to place benches out in the yard, it is requested you place patio squares under these benches so that the mowers may mow over these areas and around the benches without the need for trimming. Remember that the goal is to keep lawn maintenance costs down. If we all use care and consideration, our community and dues will continue to be manageable.
Fertilization The Association contracts with a local company to provide a 3-5 Lawn treatments for fertilization and weed control. These treatments are scheduled three to five times a year, depending on the program. Grub control is the responsibility of the owner and not covered by our contract. The Arborist Contractor treats the common area Evergreen trees, if an inspection of the trees reveals a Bag Worm Infestation.
There are ten common areas around the Community in Phase I and II and five common areas in Phase III. These are maintained by the Association.
Paint Phillips Paint Store in the Woods Edge Shopping Plaza has a list of paint colors for our Association. If possible, please take a paint sample into the store and they will mix the color for you or you may provide them with the name of your street. All trim and the Garage doors must remain the same color - neutral. All decks should be stained with a color in the brown tones to keep the natural look.
Rules and Summary of Association Regulations
Homeowners’ Association Fee
The homeowners’ monthly Association fee is due and payable on or before the tenth day of each month. Each homeowner will receive payment coupons, which are to be included with each payment. Checks are to be made payable to Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association. Labels will be provided. (There will be a $25.00 returned check charge.) Owners may choose to pay a full year’s dues on or before January 10 of the current year and receive a 3% discount. Current HOA monthly dues as of January 1, 2018 - $52.00 for single lots and $104.00 for 17 One story ranch style homes located on Stone Creek and Whitechapel Roads. Reserve fees are $624 for single lots and $1248 for 17 first floor ranch style homes located on Stone Creek and Whitechapel Roads. Those owners who purchased their property before January 1, 2014 will have their reserve fee in the amount paid at the time of purchase, refunded at the time of resale, provided there are no unpaid assessments or other costs owed to the Homeowners' Association. The reserve fee for Buyers who purchased Town Homes after January 1, 2014 will not be refunded. Non-refundable reserve fees will offset the expense of common lots maintenance (15). Sidewalk cement replacement. Repairing Culverts, Pond maintenance, Silt build up in the two ponds, Rock replacement, Dam maintenace and DEP inspections, Berm and Spillway maintenance. Purple Loosestrife control. Mailbox Pavilion repair (4).
Monthly homeowner dues are due and payable on or before the tenth day of the month.
Accounts not current, will be charged a twenty-percent (20%) late fee, plus interest of 1.25%.
Architectural Control Committee The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is made up of two owners and one Board member.
Before any landscaping, improvements, renovations or building commences on any lot, the Homeowner must submit a request to the Architectural Control Committee with a description of any changes. All landscaping, improvements, renovations and building must be done in accordance with the covenants, conditions and restrictions to which all Wood’s Edge properties are subject and must be approved by the ACC in writing prior to initiation.
Examples of changes that must be approved by the ACC: a) Any change in exterior color scheme. Each building must retain the same colors as the original color scheme. Full view glass storm doors that are the same color as the trim (neutral) on the building, or if manufactured - the color of your front door are acceptable. b) Any requests to build or enlarge a deck - need a Manor Township Permit. c) Installation and placement of a satellite dish. Satellite Dishes are permitted, as long as they do not interfere with neighbor’s view or property. They must be installed to the rear of any building. However, if no reception is available at the rear of any property, the Committee may approve another area that is not noticeable from the street. d) Installation of awnings. Retractable awnings may not be installed on the roof. Installation must be under the soffit. Awnings must have a wind sensor in order to prevent damage to the building. e) Installation of flag and/or flagpole.
The Architectural Control Committee ensures that the covenants, conditions and restrictions are observed and that our Community continues to project an attractive and desirable environment for all Owners. Click on Architectural Control Cmt. to access the Architectural Approval Form and Architectural Control Committee Information from our Web Site or call the Management Company at 717 824=3071
Enforcement and Remedies The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and the Association’s Rules and Regulations will be enforced by the Association to the fullest extent permitted by law.
It is the responsibility of the homeowner (whether residing in the home, or acting as the landlord) to fully comply with the Wood's Edge Declaration and the Association Rules and Regulations, to prevent any condition of structures or landscaping on a lot that would be unsuitable or undesirable in its opinion, for aesthetic or other reasons or that does (or would) decrease the attractiveness or value of any property in the Woods Edge Development.
Whenever a violation or breach of the Declaration or the Association Rules and Regulations is brought to the attention of an owner by the ACC or the Association’s Board, or its designee by virtue of a Notice of Violation letter, the owner then has a period of twenty (20) days to remedy the breach (unless a longer period is granted) or request a hearing before the Board of Directors.
If, after twenty days from the date of the Notice of Violation letter, the violation has not been remedied and no Request for Extension or Hearing has been received by the ACC or Board of Directors, then the owner’s membership privileges shall be suspended and the Association’s Board will levy fines against the owner for the violation or breach. Request for Extension and Request for Hearing Forms may be obtained by contacting the Management Company at 717-824-3071 or by E-mail: email@example.com
Fines will be imposed as follows: 1) $50.00 will be imposed twenty (20) days from the date of the Notice of Violation letter, provided that owner has not remedied the violation, received an extension or scheduled a hearing; 2) $100.00 ten (10) days after the first fine was imposed; 3) $300.00 ten (10) days after the second fine was imposed.
After the third fine has been imposed, the Association’s Board or its designee can and will take the necessary legal action to remedy the violation or breach and collect the fines. If it becomes necessary for the Association or its designee to take legal action, all expenses of the Association in connection with any such actions or proceedings, including court costs and attorney’s fees and any other fees and expenses and all damages, shall be charged to and assessed against such defaulting Owner.
IMPORTANT: If extenuating circumstances prevent the Owner from remedying the violation or breach within twenty (20) days from the Notice of Violation, the Owner must submit a written request to the ACC for an extension. The request should include the reason that the extension is necessary, the amount of time requested and a date by which the violation will be remedied. The request must be received by the ACC prior to the expiration of the original twenty (20) day allotment. The extension may or may not be granted at the discretion of the ACC. In either case, the Owner will promptly be notified in writing of the determination.
Board Meetings Your Board members meet every three months at a breakfast meeting, usually at a local restaurant commencing at 8:00 a.m. If owners have items they would like the Board to discuss. owners are invited to provide this to the Administrative Assistant for inclusion on the Agenda.
The Association has an annual meeting held in December. Notice of the time and place along with an Agenda is provided to every Owner. All owners are encouraged to attend and support the Homeowners’ Association or, if attendance is not possible, a proxy form is provided to the owner. The owner has a choice to give approval to a Board member to cast the vote, or enter another name to cast the owner's vote. If the owner is able to attend the annual meeting, the proxy form is returned to the owner, so the owner may vote in person by Ballot. Please support your Association. A quorum of all members is necessary in order to hold the meeting.
Any owner, who has a question, concern or suggestion to be addressed to the Board at the Annual Meeting, the Board will provide five minutes for presentation and discussion, during Questions and Comments at the Annual Meeting.
Newsletter Your Board members provide owners with Newsletters during the year. This keeps all owners involved in the happenings of the Community. If you have a contribution for the newsletter, please contact a Board member. Please contact any Board member with any questions and or/concerns. Remember we are a large community and the Board strives to protect Wood’s Edge properties and all Owners, present and future.
Selling your home Please remember to call our Management Company and provide the date of your settlement and the names of the new purchasers upon entering into an Agreement of Sale of your Wood’s Edge property. The Buyer’s Agent or Purchaser(s) will be provided with a Re-Sale Certificate package as per the Agreement of Sale requirements. You, the Seller(s) will be provided with an invoice to cover the cost of the Re-Sale Book. This invoice is to be given to the Settlement Company.
There is a $125 charge to the Seller(s) for the Re-Sale package entered on the HUD 1 Settlement sheet. Also please be aware that the Seller(s) is to advise Buyer(s) there is a Reserve Fund Fee due to be paid at Settlement. Reserve fees will be reimbursed to all Sellers at the time of settlement, who purchased their town homes prior to January 1, 2014, unless there are any dues owed, or costs initiated by owners. Reserve fees will not be refunded for any buyer purchasing a Town Home after January 1, 2014.
The Reserve Fee for single lot owners is $624. The Reserve Fee for 17 ranch style homes located on Stone Creek & Whitechapel Roads is $1248.
Non-refundable reserve fees will offset the expense of common lots maintenace (15). Sidewalk cement replacement. Repairing Culverts, Pond maintenance, Silt build up, Rock replacement, Dam maintenace and DEP inspections, Berm and Spillway maintenance. Purple Loosestrife control. Mailbox Pavilion repair (4).
You will receive a pro-rated refund of your dues, if any are is due, if you are settling on your home prior to the end of the month and have paid up your monthly Homeowners’ Association Dues.
Your Board Members Welcome You to our Woods Edge Homeowners’ Association Please don’t hesitate to call our Management Company at 717-824-3071 if you have any questions. Or contact the Association via our Web Site - Contact Us Page