HOW IS GEORGETOWN ORGANIZED/MANAGED?
The Georgetown Homeowners Association is a non-profit organization. The basic purpose of the Association is to govern Georgetown in accordance with the governing documents.
A Board of Directors, selected by the members of the Association , governs the Association. The Board of Directors of the Association has the power and duty to administer the affairs of the Association in accordance with the governing documents.
IS MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OPTIONAL?
No. Membership in the Association is mandatory.
DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE ANNUAL DUES?
Yes. Every lot owner is required to pay yearly dues. Funds are used for maintenance of common areas, for operations of the Association, including insurance to protect the Association and the Board from liability in the performance of their duties. Insurance, also, provides protection from liability for the Association due to parties suing the Association.
The current assessment is $100.00 per-lot, per-year. An increase in dues would require a 60% majority or 58 lot votes. Dues are collected annually in October of each year and run from October 1 to September 30.
Owners overdue in dues payment are charged 18% per annum if not paid by December 1, after the October 1 due date. Dues statements are sent by September 1 of each year. However, failure to receive a bill does not exempt the paying of the dues.
Failure to pay dues for more than one year will result in a lien on the delinquent property and legal action to collect the past due amounts. A charge of dues owed, 18% per annum interest, attorney’s fees, court costs, and any filing fees will be added to the lien. While the Association prefers not to take these actions, they are required under the terms of the Declaration.
I BOUGHT MY PROPERTY IN MARCH; DO I HAVE TO PAY A FULL YEAR’S DUES FOR THE FIRST YEAR?
No. Dues are prorated on a monthly basis.
DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE MEETINGS?
There will be at least three meeting of the Association annually in January, April and August as specified in the By-Laws or as established by the Board of Directors. However, special meetings of the Association may be called by the Board of Directors of the Association or upon the presentation of a petition signed by at least 60% of the lot Owners. Notice of meetings shall be given to the Owners.
HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION ENFORCE THE RULES/REGULATIONS?
Again, see the Governing Documents section of this website.
I BELIEVE A VIOLATION OF THE RULES/REGULATIONS IS TAKING PLACE, WHAT DO I DO?
It is very likely that the violation has been reported to the Board of Directors already and a letter has been written to the owner in an effort to correct it. However, if you notice any violation, please don’t hesitate to contact the Board of Directors in writing.
I’M INTERESTED IN REPAINTING OR MAKING A MODIFICATION/ADDITION TO MY PROPERTY, WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES?
Although there is no specific covenant/rule that addresses repainting your house/trim, it is advisable that the approval of the Architectural Committee be obtained if the identical current color is to be changed. The reason for this is to avoid any possible “not in harmony with the adjacent building or structures” which might occur, if for instance, someone painted a “rainbow” on his or her house. A “not in harmony with the adjacent building or structures” is covered by the covenant/rule A.(4)(b). The Association’s Architectural Committee must approve all other modifications/improvements undertaken on your home/lot.
When is garbage collection?
Garbage collection is Monday mornings usually between 6:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Garbage should not be set out on the curb before Sunday, 6:00 p.m.
Why are all the Mail Boxes located on the same side of the street?
This is a requirement of the Federal Postal Service, neither GHA nor The Village of Frankfort can do anything about this.