I have nicknamed this website and subdivision “Hillbilly Ridge”.
- Homeowner apathy. A few would like the Homeowners Association (HOA) completely eliminated. Most, it seems, have no interest in being involved with the HOA, with only a couple of people (out of 203 homes) attending meetings—even virtual meetings.
- The HOA is dysfunctional, in my opinion. Policies and enforcement seem to change with each change of a Board of Directors. Enforcement of the Covenants is selective and capricious, in my opinion.
- A previous Board was not elected as proscribed in the governing documents. Chalk it up to apathy (low attendance at the virtual annual meeting).
- Don’t even get me started on Board Member conflict of interest.
- Violations of the Covenants may or may not be enforced. And according to the Covenants, the Board can choose to ignore/take no action on homeowner complaints.
- Rules and Regulations have not been established—or established only informally based on somebody’s recollection of a Board discussion which may have occurred years ago.
- Much of the routine operation of the HOA has been relegated to a homeowner association management company.
- Questions posed to the management company and/or the Board may go unanswered. And if you want to contact the Board? Well, good luck.
- Communications have been lacking, and sometimes trying to obtain information from the management company or the Board is impossible or nearly impossible. It’s a secret club.
- Governing documents were written in 1994 by the developer–they are outdated, sometimes vague, and inadequate.
- Homes are increasingly being bought by out-of-state corporations and rented out. If this trend continues, it could make the HOA effectively defunct because these corporations may have controlling votes.
- Several homeowners have commented that the appearance of the subdivision is deteriorating. I agree.
Harvest Ridge Hillbilly Ridge: On a downhill slide.