With Thanksgiving almost upon us, then winter and the holiday seasons just around the corner (even though it already feels like mid-January), we just want to update and remind the community about some items for these seasons…
Seasonal Holiday Decorations
With some more seasonal weather moving into that area this weekend, albeit a good chance of rain, it should be decent weekend to brighten up and decorate the community for the holiday season. Per the LLCA rules and regulations, decorations for the holiday season may be displayed from the Saturday before Thanksgiving…that would be this Saturday, November 22nd…until January 15th, at which time all decorations must be completely removed. Lights may be hung on gutters, but only with gutter clips. Please note that using nails and/or staples to hang lights or decorations is not permitted. Additionally, decorations are not allowed on the roofs. If you have any questions, as always, feel free to contact us.
Winter, Snow Removal, and Salting
As we move into the winter months, the colder weather, snow removal, and salting become more prevalent around the community. Please keep in mind that a snowfall of 2-inches is required to trigger snow removal by our contractor. With snowflakes already making numerous appearances already this season, and another crazy winter predicted, the LLCA Board will be working with our snow removal contractor to coordinate snow removal and salting to best make use of our contract, and minimize any extra expenditure on snow removal and salting.
Please note that salting is not done to driveways and common drives/fire lanes with every snow removal. As salting is a VERY expensive endeavor, and shortens the lifespan of the asphalt (especially the newly paved areas), it is done on an as-needed basis in conjunction with input from the contractor and the board. While the board tries to make rounds of the neighborhood, and work with the contractor to salt and remove ice from around the neighborhood, we cannot be everywhere all the time. So if you notice an area that is becoming dangerous because of snow or ice buildup, please contact Vanguard and the LLCA Board, and we will work with the contractor to get the situation remedied as soon as possible.
Additionally, if a vehicles are parking in a driveway during snow removal operations, and are not moved from the driveway, said driveway will not be plowed. At that point, it will be the responsibility of the homeowner to remove the snow, or if they require the contractor to return to remove the snow, the resulting charges to the LLCA will be billed to the unit.
We will again be posting updates on snow removal and salting here on the website, as well as to our Facebook and Twitter pages. So make sure you are following us to keep up to date with happenings in the community.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
Hopefully, Mother Nature cuts us a bit of a break this year…though these mid-January like temperatures are not encouraging…and we can all enjoy a safe and happy winter and holiday season!