All homeowners should attend December 5 HOA meeting

The board of directors are holding a special meeting to amend the covenants. The amendment would implement a leasing restriction and non-waiver clause. The leasing restriction includes provisions to grandfather property owners currently leasing their homes and to allow for temporary hardship exceptions. The meeting will be held on Tuesday December 5th, 2017 6:30 pm at the Irvington Branch Library.

The board believes this amendment will help preserve the appearance and quality of the neighborhood by ensuring that residents have a vested interest in maintaining their properties. We wish to prevent a proliferation of leased homes which we believe would lower property values and degrade the character of the community.

We encourage all owners to attend the meeting to be part of the conversation & vote on these changes. To pass this amendment 75% of the owners must cast their vote at the special meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting you may fill out the enclosed proxy, send it to Elite prior to the special meeting (must be submitted by Monday December 4th) for your vote to be casted at the special meeting.

You can download and sign the Proxy Form here [Word document].

You can review the proposed amendments here [PDF].

Pressure washing savings for residents

Mold and algae growth is common on north-facing slopes and surfaces. It’s unsightly and can cover a home if it’s not handled properly. Homeowners are responsible for maintaining their property in accordance with HOA by-laws.

The HOA has solicited services of Sam Elsts at My Guy Pressure Washing. If more than four homeowners contact My Guy, residents are eligible for group discounts.

If your siding, deck, sidewalk, or driveway needs a good cleaning, call Sam at 317-755-6444 and mention you’re with the Wallace Crossing neighborhood. Pricing starts at $125 individually, but with your neighborhood discount, you can save 10%. The more homeowners sign up, the more savings.

Homeowners encouraged to remember Indiana fireworks ordinances

Homeowners who wish to display fireworks at their homes may do so, but must adhere to Indiana and Indianapolis fireworks laws and ordinances, plus a few HOA requests:

  • Only people 18 and older can buy fireworks.
  • Someone 18 or older must be present when anyone younger than 18 is using or possessing fireworks.
  • Fireworks can only be used on the user’s property, the property of someone who granted permission for fireworks to be discharged or a place designated by the Indiana State Fire Marshal.
  • Fireworks may only be discharged from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. any day except on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve. On those holidays, discharge times are 9 a.m. to midnight.
  • All homeowners must be on their property and may not obstruct streets or other people’s property, driveways, or air space. This means fireworks that explode over another homeowner’s property without their consent is not permitted.
  • Be considerate of veterans and pets that may be harmed or stressed by the sounds of fireworks.
  • Fireworks are not permitted in common areas of the neighborhood.
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