Rule Reminder

From Kitty Streit, property manager.
Dated March 15, 2016.

A few things in the Association documents everyone needs to be aware of:

  1. Garbage carts needs to be keep out of sight until the night before or day of garbage pickup. Northport garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays.
  2. No For Sale or lease signs are permitted in the yards or windows of homes. All other forms of advertising are permitted. Builders of houses for sale or the developer are permitted signs but they must be removed after the house is sold or leased
  3. The first two (2) vehicles are to be parked in the garage. Additional vehicles should be parked in the driveway but not in the street except as provided by the Rules and Regulations of Northwood Gardens Homeowners Association.
  4. No trailers, boats, etc. to be parked in the driveways or side yards of homes


Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Meeting

Meeting held August 19, 2015 by conference call.

The following document is appended to the minutes as of March 15, 2016. 

Attending were Directors Amy Clark, Vince Tally and Joe B. Duckworth.  Also attending was Ms. Kitty Streit, Property Manager with Duckworth-Morris Real Estate, Association Manager.

Ms. Streit stated that she had several complaints from an adjoining neighbor regarding excessive noise and shaking as a result of weights being dropped and hitting the floor from an adjoining neighbor.  She said that the owner who owns the weights had not responded to any requests to resolve the issue and she thought it necessary to bring it to the Board’s attention for resolution.  After some discussion, it was agreed that Duckworth-Morris should write the owner a letter asking them to resolve the issue and if unresolved by a certain date that it would be turned over to the Association’s attorney.  A copy of the violation in the Restrictive Covenants was to be sent along with the letter.

Mr. Duckworth said that in the past when people were past due on their monthly fee or the annual pool charge that only a minimal interest charge was added to their fee.  The purpose was to try and avoid continual past due notices being sent out by Duckworth-Morris.  However, he said the small amount of interest charge had proven to be insufficient in deterring some owners from running a past due balance.  He stated that he would like to see a late charge of $25.00 also being charged to past due owners once they became 30 days past due.  After some discussion, it was unanimously agreed that a $25.00 late fee be charged once an account was 30 days past due.

Mr. Duckworth said that the developer was planning on adding a third street to the development in the near future and as a result the City of Northport was now requiring a retention basin for silt run off near the end of the gravel road where the existing sewer pump station is located.  The retention pond would be similar to the one next to the pool that has been maintained by the Northwood Estates and Northwood Gardens Associations even though it only served a small portion of Northwood Estates.  He said it was just a part of the overall development just as the new retention pond is and thought that both retention basins should be maintained by both Associations.

Ms. Streit said she had a request from an owner to put a storage building in their back yard.  However, she noted in the Restrictive Covenants that this was forbidden and was going to advise the owner that it could not be permitted.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Signed Kitty Streit, Property Manager.

You can see the signed PDF here.


Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting held on April 14, 2015 via conference call.

Attending were Directors Amy Clark, Vince Tally and Joe B. Duckworth. Also attending was Ms. Kitty Streit, Property Manager for Duckworth-Morris Realty Co, Inc., managers of the Association.

Mr. Duckworth asked Ms. Streit to go over the budget for last year and the proposed budget for the coming year. Ms. Streit stated that actual expenditures were slightly less than budgeted and she was recommending the Board budget the same as last year of $36,949.00. This would mean the monthly fee would not change. After some discussion a motion was made, seconded and unanimously adopted to keep the fee the same for the coming year. She also reported that the Association had approximately $10,500 in Reserve savings.

In other business Ms. Streit said a Board member was needed to fill a three year term as Mrs. Amy Clark would have one year remaining and Mr. Vince Tally two years. The Board, which acts as the nominating committee, asked Mr. Duckworth, if elected at the annual meeting, would he serve for three more years. He said he would.

Mr. Duckworth said that Duckworth-Morris is in the process of putting information about Northwood Gardens on its website that will provide such things as Restrictive Covenants, Association By-Laws, Minutes of meetings, etc. If owners will click on the Associations’ tab and then the Northwood Gardens tab and go to Mailing List on the website and provide their e-mail address they will be able to received instant notification by return e-mail of new postings about Northwood Gardens.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Signed Joe B. Duckworth, Director.

You can see a PDF copy of the unsigned minutes here.