Association Annual Meeting!

The Tamarack Ridge Homeowners Association annual meeting will be held: Tuesday December 4th @ 8:00PM at City Hall in Covington. We are always looking for home owners to join the Board. Please mark your calendars.

Three reasons why there is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING in our streets

  1. Real Estate prospective: Our homes are future investments and Tamarack Ridge has a great reputation of high value and desire within the community. If buyers want to move into a subdivision, typically they expect maintained lawns and off street parking. Therefore, the presence of cars parked on streets in subdivisions can affect the marketability of a home. Marketability translates into list price vs. sales price. When
    buyers look at properties in neighborhoods that do allow street parking they tend to offer less than list price. The cars on the street give the appearance the garages aren’t big enough, or there are too many people living under one roof. Neighborhoods can begin to look unkept as the streets get more
    crowded. Over time, the continued discrepancy between list price and offer price lowers the overall sales price in a neighborhood.
  2. It’s the Rules: Within the CCR’s Article 7.15 it states that no motor vehicles of any kind shall be parked overnight on any street adjoining any lot or common area…. Please review article 7.15 for full description.
  3. Property Manager and the Board will enforce all stated CCR’s and it’s By Laws.

DID YOU KNOW!

In 2018, an updated Reserve Study was prepared for Tamarack Ridge. This study was done to evaluate and anticipate future replacement and repair expenses of the common areas in the subdivision. The projected expenses are calculated, then an examination of the association’s status is made to determine how to proceed with funding the reserve. Among the many items that need to be considered for eventual replacement are mailboxes, benches, play equipment, trees, irrigation systems, entry sign, and wood bridges near the pond, wood fences, and concrete curbing. As you can see, these are costly replacements, and a plan must in effect. This is why the Reserve Study is so important; it helps the HOA plan and prioritize. It also allows for all homeowners to equitably share in the cost, and is a major consideration in any changes of homeowner dues. See the reserve study on the HOA website.

Why Is Moss On The Roof Bad?

Home maintenance may not be on everyone’s mind but protecting your home value may be. Mossy roofs can become a big issue and here are some commonly accepted issues for why moss is bad for shingle asphalt roofs.

  1. As the moss thickens and grows on an asphalt shingle roof it can raise the shingles up. When the shingles get risen it allows water to go under the shingles causing the decking to rot and causing the roof to leak. The raised shingles also pose problems when heavy winds are present because they will catch the wind like a sail and this can cause shingles to be torn/blown off the roof.
  2. A moss buildup on the roof causes more debris to get trapped on the roof. This debris promotes water buildup which makes the roof at risk of much more rotting and leaking.
  3. Moss can actually damage the asphalt shingle components leaving it to break down faster. This is a great time to treat your roof with moss killer. When you’re looking for companies to clean your roof, do your homework and make sure they are licensed and bonded.

Prepare Your Home For Winter with These Few Tips!

Thinking about winter so soon probably brings a chill to most homeowners, but don’t waste the fall lamenting the end of the warm season. Here are a few thing you should do to get your home ready for the winter.

  1. Drain Sprinkler systems: Well, if you have irrigation systems, blow them out so they don’t freeze.
  2. Clean the Gutters: If your gutters are full of debris, water can back up against the house and damage roofing, siding and wood trim, plus cause leaks and possible freeze damage.
  3. Turn Off or Cover Exterior Faucets: Undrained water in pipes can freeze, which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. Start by disconnecting garden hoses and draining the water that remains in the faucet. You can also purchase outdoor faucet covers for under $3 that will protect them from freeze.
  4. Feed your Lawn: Feed your lawn with the mulch of your final mow or purchase a winter fertilizer so your lawn will support itself through the winter.
  5. Service your Furnace: This could save you big problems later when you need it the most.

Great time to get ready for Spring Painting.

If you are looking to PAINT please submit the proper ACC form to avoid delays. Photocopies, photographs or computer images do not accurately reflect the colors you plan to use. All exterior projects require approval, this includes roofing, painting, decks and patio, major landscaping changes, additions or changes to the original look of the home. The process for approval is simply to complete an ACC form which you can get from our website. There is a 30 day turn around for any request so submit early and we will try our best to respond right away. We also have preapproved HOA colors for fast approval. Go to the community website for specific information.