April 11, 2016
To our Hawthorne neighbors,
Subject: 2016 annual dues and meeting notice
Dear Hawthorne neighbor:
Spring is here and hopefully warmer weather will be here soon! Welcome to all the new residents of Hawthorne. We look forward to having you become a part of our neighborhood and actively participate in all of our activities throughout the year. Below are some upcoming events to mark on your calendar:
Annual Meeting - DJ’s Dugout May 9, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Annual Hawthorne Garage Sales – May 5-7, 2016
Movie Night at the Park – Friday, June 3rd
This year the annual dues are $220. Dues are up $25 from the 2015 year to meet budgeted expenses for common areas, entrances, mailboxes, park area, etc. Please note that dues are payable by April 25th. You can mail your payment to the P.O. box or there is a link on the HOA web site to pay via PayPal as well.
As a reminder, the Hawthorne neighborhood has protective covenants that all property owners are contractually obligated to abide by. These covenants outline architectural standards and rules set forth as an owner in Hawthorne. Some common violations/complaints include the following: abandoned cars, boats/trailers in driveways, sheds/outbuildings, un-kept yards, dead trees, etc. If you plan on any construction or improvement to your home it is always wise to verify with the HOA that you are compliant with the protective covenants. In addition, if you are planning to replace your roof, please note that all roofing material must be either cedar shake OR CertainTeed Presidential Tri Laminate (TL) or Impact Resistant (IR); color is weathered wood only. No other materials will be accepted.
The Hawthorne Homeowners Board has made a concerted effort the last two years to encourage homeowners to abide by the covenants and replace trees in parking areas that have been removed or never planted. As stated in the protective covenants, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to keep up the trees in parking areas. Any replacement tree must meet minimum standards of 2” diameter and 8’ in height. Thank you to the many homeowners that received notices last year and planted a new tree. This year those homeowners who have not yet complied with the request to replace a tree will receive one final notice. If there is no communication or compliance within 30 days, a tree(s) will be planted in the parking area and the homeowner will be billed accordingly. Please refer to the covenants regarding details on the parking area trees and lien notices.
There is a link on the HOA website if you would like to communicate or ask a question in regard to our neighborhood, covenants, construction plans, etc. Please go to www.hawthorne-omaha.com Please contact us if you would like to participate on the Board or any of our committees. We would love to have your involvement. On behalf of the Hawthorne Homeowners Board, we look forward to another successful year!
Hawthorne Board Members
Bill Unger, President
John Skrabal, Vice President
Mike Bizzarri, Treasurer
Ellen Hutteger, Secretary
Carole Ann Rohan