Some commonly asked questions are presented here but if you have something that you’d like clarified further, please contact us.
What is the Association’s dues and how often are they paid?
The assessment for the Harbour Heights HOA is currently $250 and it is paid on an annual basis in the spring time. Payments are made through our property manager after receiving the yearly invoice. Payments not made by the due date incur a penalty.
Why should I pay my dues?
Each homeowner in Possession Bay is legally required to pay annual dues. It is an obligation every homeowner agreed to when purchasing property in Possession Bay.
However, beyond the legal requirement, everyone should pay the annual dues promptly so that the association can have the funds it needs to satisfactorily manage the neighborhood. There are 20 common greenbelt areas that the association must care for at a substantial cost. These areas are a great aesthetic asset to the community and vital to keeping up the neighborhood’s appearance and preserving property values.
Also it is important that every individual property owner pay his or her fair share in keeping our neighborhood a great place to live, and not shift the financial burden unfairly to neighbors.
I need a new roof. What are my options and what do I need to do?
The Association adopted new roofing standards in October, 2002, by allowing the use of some specific roofing materials in addition to cedar products. Please refer to the “Roofing Standards” located in our Covenants section for full details. All new roofs must be approved by the Association in writing. Please submit your request to the property management company for processing. Include a full sheet sample of the roofing material you are planning to use. Once you have made your request, the Association has 30 days to take action, either approving or denying. However, every effort will be made to expedite the request as soon as possible. You will be notified in writing once the Board has taken final action. If you have questions or need guidance in this matter, please contact the property management firm for assistance.
What do I do if I have a complaint about a neighbor?
The association encourages all homeowners to attempt to resolve any problem or problems with the neighbor prior to a formal complaint with the Management Company. Complaints will be investigated and, based on the findings, the management company will send a “Notice of Complaint” to the violator from the property manager. Finally, failure to comply may result in a fine. Unless the party being fined requests a review hearing, it is the policy of the Board to keep the identity of the complaining party confidential.
Can my kids bike through the greenbelts?
No. Our community has 26 greenbelts with 20 of them professionally landscaped and maintained. Each of these greenbelts is for the enjoyment of every resident. In addition, it is the responsibility of every resident to help maintain each of these greenbelts.
In other words, a balance between enjoyment and responsibility is needed in our community. Conduct in the greenbelt depends on the characteristics of the greenbelt. Some greenbelts are primarily grass and can be enjoyed much as your own personal lawn would be. Other greenbelts have wood chips and may have delicate plantings in them where intruding in the area may cause irreparable damage.
Kids do love riding bikes, however these types of actions damage the greenbelts.
Can my dogs use the greenbelts?
Our community is pet friendly in accordance with our covenants, bylaws and county ordinances, so the answer is “yes” under the following conditions:
- In accordance with Snohomish County ordinances, all dogs must be leashed when not within the owner’s property.
- The “scoop law” is strictly enforced throughout the development. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.