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Landscape and Watering
We have been and continue to be in a long stretch of dry weather. Our irrigation systems only cover selected areas on the property. With that being said, we are requesting that wherever possible, unit owners assist with watering their lawns, front and back. Additionally, the grassy areas behind units facing the Quail Run roadway are in dire need of watering. Any watering assistance that can be provided is greatly appreciated.
Pool and Tennis Court Usage and Safety Requirements
The rules and regulations for pool and tennis court usage were sent to all unit owners on May 26, 2016. We are pleased to announce that the majority of the unit owners are in full compliance, and we thank you for your cooperation.
Please remember that our community has one pool to accommodate 94 homeowners. If it is anticipated that more than 2 guests are invited to use our pool, a formal request is required. This requirement is necessary regardless of whether the guests are coming on the weekends or during the weekdays. This rule is designed to maintain the safety of pool usage and prevent overcrowding. We appreciate continued cooperation.
Thank you to all who have been complying with the speed limit of 15 mph. For those few who are still having trouble maintaining the required speed, please be aware that more and more residents are walking in our community and speed above 15 mph is posing a hazard for their safety, as well as the safety of our resident pets who are also enjoying walking through the property. The posted speed is a safety requirement and compliance is appreciated.
Please be reminded that each unit has only 2 deeded parking spaces. One space is inside the garage and the second space is immediately in front of the garage. All other parked vehicles are to use the visitor spaces for short term parking only. No unit owner is allowed to park 3 cars in their driveways. This affects the safety of neighbors who require access to the sidewalks and non-attached garages.
Owners are required to pay for parking spaces at the Vine Brook Circle parking area for any vehicles parked in visitor spaces for longer than 2 weeks of overnight parking. Visitor parking spaces in each of the clusters are for temporary short-term parking only. This is a community regulation and is enforceable. We very much appreciate unit owners who are in compliance and anticipate that this reminder will ensure full compliance by all.
Please keep in mind: these reminders are for the safety and enjoyment for all residents.
Rules for grilling
It’s getting warmer, so it’s time to review the rules for cooking grills. The potential for damage from a fire or explosion will be reduced if we follow these rules.
No grills are allowed on resident decks. This is strictly enforced!
Propane and charcoal grills must be on the ground a minimum of 10 feet away from any structure.
Do not store grills with propane tanks attached or empty unattached tanks indoors, in garages, or in carports.
Here are additional precautions from the National Fire Protection Association:
Check the connections between the propane tank hose and the regulator and cylinder, and where the hose connects to the burners. Tighten if loose.
Check the propane tank hose for potential leaks by applying a soapy solution to the hose using a brush or spray bottle.
Turn the propane tank on. If there is a gas leak, the propane will release bubbles large enough to see on the hose.
If there are no bubbles, your grill is safe to use.
If there are bubbles, turn off the tank and check connections, and have your grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
If the leak doesn’t stop, call the fire department immediately.
When you are cooking:
If you smell gas, turn off the gas tank and burners.
If the leak stops immediately, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
If the smell continues, move away from the grill and call the fire department immediately. Do not move the grill.