We believe one of the best things about our little neighborhood is that the majority of folks try to get to know who their neighbors are. We hold numerous social functions to allow for neighbors to meet one another in the belief that knowing who your neighbors are will alleviate 99% of any problems.  If you have a concern, we suggest the following steps: #1 talk with neighbor directly, #2 call 311 to report a city code violation, #3 contact the HOA board for assistance through email.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an HOA?

A homeowners association (HOA) is a legal entity created by a real estate developer to manage and enforce rules and regulations in a community of homes, condominiums, or townhouses. In 1998, Koelbel, the original developer, transferred its rights of enforcement to the three Pinehurst neighborhoods. In 2007, the three neighborhoods disbanded the large HOA and our little neighborhood of 120 homes on the east side of Sheridan became the current HOA. 

What does an HOA do?

An HOA is responsible for managing the common areas and amenities of the community, enforcing rules and regulations, collecting dues, and addressing disputes among residents. Our only common areas include the 2 corners at Sheridan & Oxford containing the monument signs and a small area of ground with evergreens.

How is an HOA funded?

An HOA is funded through dues paid by its members. The dues are used to cover the cost of maintaining common areas, amenities, and other services provided by the HOA.  Our yearly dues of $30 are voluntary, they allow the homeowner to vote for board members and other action items.  While joining the HOA is voluntary, adhering to the covenants is mandatory. The yearly budget, bylaws and covenants can be found on the website.

What are some common rules and regulations enforced by HOAs?

Common rules and regulations enforced by HOAs may include restrictions on exterior home modifications, restrictions on parking or vehicle storage, restrictions on noise levels, and guidelines for landscaping and maintenance.  Our HOA has  a Design Review Committee and asks that each homeowner fill out a DRC form before doing any major hardscaping, building of detached structures, or exterior home improvements. This form can be found on the website.

What happens if a homeowner violates an HOA rule?

If a homeowner violates an HOA rule, an HOA may issue a warning, or take legal action to enforce the rule. While our HOA is not able to levy fines, we can take legal action if necessary.

Can homeowners dispute an HOA decision?

Yes, homeowners have the right to dispute an HOA decision. This may involve filing a complaint with the HOA board, seeking mediation or arbitration, or taking legal action.

Are HOA fees tax deductible?

HOA fees are generally not tax deductible unless they are paid for rental or business properties.

Can homeowners opt out of an HOA? 

While joining and participating in the HOA is voluntary, when you purchased the home, you agreed to follow the covenants. Homeowners cannot opt out of an HOA if they live in a community that has an HOA. However, they may be able to seek changes to the HOA's rules or dissolve the HOA altogether through a vote of its members.