Connemara neighbors and friends,
As Connemara begins another fiscal year, the current Board would like to thank everyone for making our community a truly exceptional place to live. We would like to specifically thank Rob Riley, Beverly Burns and Christy Schutter for their service as they step down from their board positions.
One major objective of the current Board is to refamiliarize homeowners with the goals and requirements of the Declaration of Covenants and of the Design Review process. Both are in place to preserve the quality, consistency, and continuity of neighborhood homes and common areas. The Board and the Design Review Committee (DRC) are separate entities, but both work toward this common goal.
The role of the DRC is to govern the Architectural Standards of the community. Any homeowner planning any exterior construction, new painting, or alteration to the home must get written approval from the DRC. There is an application form on the Connemara website (www.connemarahoa.com) under the tab labeled “info”. You can additionally obtain a copy of the application be emailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If no request is approved and work commences, it becomes a covenant violation.
One role of the Board of Directors is working with Silverleaf Management Group (a third party property manager)) to identify and resolve covenant violations. If a violation letter is received, homeowners have 14 days to remedy the violation or contact Silverleaf with a sufficient timetable in which to remedy the violation. Silverleaf will be guided by a list of maintenance items that encompass the most common violations, but in some instances, may receive violations identified by the board. A checklist of these maintenance items are listed on the next page.
Connemara is unique in the fact that the Homeowner’s Association is managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. This attribute gives the community the ability to react fairly quickly to the requirements of the neighborhood and keeps a significant amount of revenue available for maintenance or capital expenses. The biggest challenge to this organizational choice is that decisions must be made by the Board that often involve neighbors and friends. The goal of the Board is to amicably resolve any disputes that may arise and to avoid fines or legal action.
Thanks to everyone for making Connemara such a great place to live.
The Connemara Board
Covenant Compliance checklist
The items below will be reviewed by Silverleaf Management Group during bi-weekly drive throughs by Silverleaf staff.
Home maintenance required (Article V, section 2) (Article Vl, section 8)
Siding or trim needs repair, cleaning, painting or replacement.
Shutters need repair, cleaning, painting or replacement.
Roof or gutters need repair, cleaning, painting or replacement.
Railings and/or steps need repair or replacement.
Landscape maintenance required
Turf areas need mowing, repair, or weed control.
Trees/shrubs need pruning to improve appearance.
Landscape bed areas need mulching, cleaning, and/or weed control.
Fence(s) need cleaning, repair, or replacement.
Article Vl of the Declaration of Covenants deals with use restrictions and rules. Several of these additional compliance items are listed below and, if identified, may generate a violation notice. A complete list can be found in the Declaration of Covenants.
Additional compliance items
Visual Nuisance (Article Vl, section 8)
Unsightly or unkempt conditions (Article Vl, Section 9)
Architectural Standards violation (Article Vl, Section 10)
In the event of receipt of a letter identifying a covenant compliance violation, please direct correspondence to:
℅ Silverleaf Management Group, LLC
375 Harrison Road, Suite 100, Loganville, GA 30052