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We've compiled a list of some Frequently Asked Questions below.  If you have additional questions/concerns, please complete the "Contact Us' form and the HOA will respond as soon as possible.

 

Who manages the Association and how do I reach them?

What is a homeowner's association?

What are the CC&R'S Bylaws?

What is the Board of Directors?

Are there any other rules?

If I am having a problem with a neighbor for a violation of the Policies and Guidelines, what can I do?

Are Board Meetings open to all residents? If so, where and when are they held?

If I want to serve on a committee, how do I find out what committees are active and how I can get involved?

What is my assessment?

How is the amount of my assessment determined?

Will my assessment go up? 

What happens if I don't pay my assessment?

What are the Pool Rules & Regulations?  See bottom of page 

 


Q: Who manages the Association and how do I reach them?

A: Paxton Lake is managed by its Board of Directors and provides such services as: Collection of assessments, supervision of subcontractors, obtaining bids for subcontracted services, providing financial statements and collection reports, as well as a general cleaning house for problem solving. All decisions are made by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The President is the primary point of contact and may be reached online through this website by completing the "Contact Us" form.

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Q: What is a homeowner's association?

A: It is a non-profit corporation registered with the State and managed by a duly elected Board of Directors. Its purpose is to maintain all common areas and to govern the community in accordance with the provisions contained in the legal documents: CC&R's, Bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation. The governing legal documents for the association may be viewed online within the Resource Center page of this site. The corporation is financially supported by all members of the homeowners association. Membership is both automatic and mandatory.

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Q: What are the CC&R'S?

A: The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's) are the governing legal documents that set up the guidelines for the operation of the planned community as a non-profit corporation. The CC&R's were recorded by the County recorder's office and are included in the title to your property. The governing legal documents for the association may be viewed online within the HOA Documents of this site.

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Q: What are the Bylaws?

A: The Bylaws are the guidelines for the operation of the non-profit corporation. The Bylaws define the duties of the various offices of the Board of Directors, the terms of the Directors, the membership's voting rights, required meetings and notices of meetings, and the principal office of the Association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business. The Bylaws for the association may be viewed online within the Resource Center page of this site.

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Q: What is the Board of Directors?

A: The Homeowner's Association again is a corporation and therefore a governing body that is required to oversee its business. The Board of Directors is elected by the homeowners, or as otherwise specified in the bylaws. The limitation and restrictions of the powers of the Board of Directors is outlined in the Association governing documents found within the Resource Center page of this site.

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Q: Are there any other rules?

A: Additional Rules and Regulations have been adopted as provided for in the CC&R's and adopted by the Board of Directors. Rules are established to provide direction to the homeowners for common courtesies with regard to parking, vehicles, pets, and pool use hours, etc..   In addition, Associations will adopt Architectural Guidelines with procedures for submitting requests to make exterior changes to your home. Such changes may include patio covers, decks, landscaping, exterior color changes or extensive interior changes, and additions. These rules and guidelines are set up to maintain the aesthetic value and integrity of the community on behalf of all owners, and hopefully protect the market value of your investment as well. Violations of these rules may result in action by the Board of Directors. In addition, if you proceed with an exterior improvement or change, without written approval of the Board of Directors, or Architectural Committee, as applicable, you may be required to remove or correct the alteration. For more information about this topic visit the Resource Center page of this site.

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Q: If I am having a problem with a neighbor for a violation of the Policies and Guidelines, what can I do?

A: If residents cannot resolve a situation between themselves, then it is apropriate to turn to your Association. Should you have a situation that does not appear to be resolved through neighborly means, and you are willing to actively participate in the enforcement provided by the Policies and Guidelines, you may complete a Covenant Violation form that may be obtained by request.   If the situation is deemed in violation of the Policies and Guidelines, the Board of Directors will institute the enforcement policy. Your continued assistance may be required.

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Q: Are Board Meetings open to all residents? If so, where and when are they held?

A: Yes. Notice of the time and place of any regular board meeting will be noted in the community newsletter, or accesed online on the Calendar page.

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Q: If I want to serve on a committee, how do I find out what committees are active and how I can get involved?

A: Please complete the "Contact Us' form.

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Q: What is my assessment?

A:The assessment is the periodic amount due from each homeowner to cover the operating expenses of the common area and provide for reserve funds for replacement of common facilities in future years. Your assessments are due in January, unless you select bi-annual payments, in which case your payments would be due in January and July. Statements will be sent for assessments as a reminder of the amount due.

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Q: How is the amount of my assessment determined?

A: The CC&Rs for Paxton Lake require that the Board of Trustees shall make reasonable efforts to adopt a budget and deliver it to the membership by the first day of December of each year. This budget is set based upon projected costs for utilities, landscaping, administration, etc..  Reserve funds are monies set aside for future expenses due to the life expectancy of certain items: pool resurfacing, lake fountain replacement, landscape lighting, pool equipment, etc..  The Association is required under the CC&Rs to establish and maintain a reserve account containing such amounts as the Board of Trustees shall annually determine to be necessary to adequately meet the cost of all anticipated repairs, replacements, and maintenance activities required of it under the Association's Declaration.

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Q: Will my assessment go up?

A:There is no concrete answer to this. Typically any increase is a function of increases in costs. The Board of Directors may approve an increased budget, increasing your assessment in order to cover increased costs of operating and maintaining the common area and sufficient reserve funds.

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Q: What happens if I don't pay my assessment?

A:The maintenance and management services incurred by the Association are dependent upon timely receipt of the assessments due from each homeowner. Late payments will result in a late charge. In addition, the CC&R's allows the Association to charge late charges and interest and proceed with a lien on your property, or foreclosure proceeding for nonpayment of assessments.

 Pool Rules & Regulations

The following Rules & Regulations have been established for the benefit of all users of the swimming pool to assure the safe operation of the pool facilities and to provide enjoyable recreation for all Residents of Paxton Lake:

  • The pool is open from 10am - 10pm
  • Guests are not permitted to use the pool without a Paxton Lake Resident
  • Keep guests to a minimum to not overcrowd the pool
  • There is NO lifeguard on duty - Adults must accompany small children at all times
  • No diving or running 
  • Keep both gates closed and locked at all times
  • All Residents "Must" have their own key to access the pool
  • Please keep the pool area & restrooms clean
  • Children in diapers must use swim diapers
  • No glass of any kind is permitted
  • Pets are not permitted inside the pool area
  • Please do not water flowers with pool water
  • Place furniture back in the original place
  • Please put down umbrellas after using
  • No one is allowed at the pool after 10pm without HOA approval
  • Long-term parking at the pool is Prohibited 
  • The pool may not be closed or reserved for Special Events

If you need a pool key, please send your request to paxtonlake.org "Contact Us"

 

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