Hello – We need your help. We are noticing more and more newspapers collecting in driveways throughout the community. There are locations that have multiple papers sitting in the driveway and lawn areas. Some have been driven over, chopped up by snow blowers, or just piling up. We understand that you may not want these papers or ask for them, but it is still a responsibility of each property owner to pick up trash on your property. We also understand that some locations may be seasonal homes. However, the owner is still responsible for cleanup during their “off” season.
Newspapers that are being left for weeks on end is considered trash. Below is verbiage from the CLPOA Rules and Regs that explains responsibility for accumulation of trash.
33. MAINTENANCE OF PROPERTY (Effective August 14, 2018)
Property owners shall maintain the exterior elements on their lot(s) in a manner, or standard, that reflects favorably on the neighborhood and doesn’t negatively impact property values.
- Property owners shall not permit any item to remain on their lot(s), which is so unsightly, deteriorated, or rusted, as to constitute, in the opinion of the Property Manager, an eyesore.
(2) No trash, debris or discarded material, which creates an eyesore, hazard or nuisance to the neighborhood, shall be permitted to accumulated on any lot.
I will be performing a community inspection on Wednesday February 20th to document all lots that have buildup of these newspapers, or any other trash. A warning letter will be sent to document and request the needed cleanup. I will not be documenting down tree debris from storms. I understand those areas will be cleaned up during spring cleanup. Trash cleanup needs to remain a routine cleanup item during winter months.
The newspapers are from Columbus Dispatch Consumer Services. The board is researching how to contact and control these deliveries. We will provide this information once we obtain the proper information. In the mean time, we all need to work together to maintain the beauty of our community. Please do your part by double checking your driveway.
Thank you – Mike