Country View Rules and Regulations

shutterstock_108354902The resident, their family, and guests shall have due regard for comfort, and enjoyment of the other residents, their families, and guests in the building:  No musical instruments, radio, television, or compact disc/tape playing are to be played at any time in such a manner as to create an annoyance or disturbance. Lee County Noise Ordinance is from 10:00 PM until 8:00 AM. While the Lee County Police Department will enforce noise violations during these hours, we will enforce noise violations at any time.

No materials, bicycles, motorcycles, garbage, trash, or other paraphernalia shall be allowed outside the building.  Combustible substances are not to be stored inside or outside of the apartment. If trash or other debris (including cigarette butts) is left outside, maintenance will dispose of it and you will be fined $25 per bag/item.    Additionally, if you fail to place your trash inside the dumpster you will be fined $25 per bag.

Unfortunately our insurance forbids use of the following on property:  Skateboards, scooters, skates.

No pets shall be allowed to occupy premises unless provided for in the lease agreement and pet fee paid.

Pets are not allowed in the laundry rooms, fitness center, pool or playground areas (where applicable).  Residents are responsible for cleaning up pet waste and for keeping their pet on a leash at all times they are outside.   Violators will be fined $50 per occurrence and may lose their right to keep pet on property.

No clothing or other materials are to be washed or dried in such a manner so as to be conspicuous to other residents or other persons in the area. Clothing is not to be left on balconies, patios, lanais, or common areas.

Management reserves the right to enter any apartment to protect or inspect the property upon notifying the resident if at home; otherwise, without notice.

Management shall not be liable for any damages to resident’s property, arising from leaking or overflowing of plumbing installed in the buildings or resulting from acts of negligence of other occupants of the buildings nor for any personal property stolen from the apartment or any other part of the building, pool area, automobiles, etc.

Waterbeds are NOT allowed without proper insurance.

No painting shall be done, alterations made, nor outside television or radio antennas be installed without the consent of management.  Small nails may be used to hang pictures.  Adhesive stickers cannot be used under any circumstances.

Large decorations, including plants, shall NOT be permitted outside in front of the apartment.  Small seasonal decorations are permitted.

Additional locks shall not be put upon any door without the prior written consent of management.  If permission is granted, resident shall provide management with an additional key for the right of entry when necessary.

Anyone who locks themselves out of their apartment shall contact the Property Manager or Maintenance Supervisor.  After office hours, there is a $35.00 charge for lockouts.

Temporary visiting guests of the resident shall be allowed.  However, no resident shall have guests for a period of time exceeding ten (10) consecutive days or 14 days within a 60-day period without the specific written consent of the management.  Management reserves the right to make charges for said additional guests, as the management may feel reasonable under the circumstances.

Washing of vehicles or repairing of vehicles is not permitted on apartment grounds/parking lot.  No unlicensed or inoperable vehicles are permitted on the grounds/parking lot. Neither residents nor their guests shall park on the grass or landscaped areas, nor shall anyone block in another vehicle on property.  There is a $50 fine per occurrence and vehicle is subject to be towed at owner’s expense.

The swimming pool is provided for the use and pleasure of the residents and is not a right but a privilege, subject to the pool rules provided.

There will be a fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00) to transfer within the complex and management reserves the right to refuse a transfer for any reason.

Management reserves the right to make such other rules and regulations from time to time as may be deemed necessary for safety, care and cleanliness of the premises and for securing the comfort and convenience of all the tenants.

No personal checks accepted after the 5th day of the month for rental payments.  You will need to get a money order to pay rent.

 

SUMMARY OF FINES ASSOCIATED WITH RULES

Pet Violations (items 4 & 5)          $50 per occurrence

After hours lockout (item 13)       $35 per occurrence

Illegal vehicles (item 15)                $50 per occurrence – subject to towing at owner’s expense

Illegal parking (item 15)                 $50 per occurrence

Improper trash disposal (item 2) $25 per bag or item

 

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Know Your Lease: Vehicle & Parking Policy

shutterstock_154641665With the holidays upon us and all the relatives coming to enjoy the season with our  residents, we thought this would be the perfect time to review our vehicle and parking policies with you.

Parking is on a first come first served basis. Each household is allowed one (1) vehicle per licensed resident. Residents are allowed to park up front by the building, however, guests must park along the fence line. Residents are provided with parking permits for authorized vehicles upon move-in. If you get a new vehicle you are responsible for registering it and obtaining parking permits from the leasing office. All vehicles parked in front of the buildings must have a parking permit that is easily visible from the exterior. Any vehicles parked illegally or without the parking permits are subject to towing at the owners expense.
Washing or repairing vehicles is not permitted on property or in the parking lot. Any unlicensed or inoperable vehicles are not permitted on the property or in the parking lot. Residents and their guests are not allowed to park on the grass or landscaped areas, block in another vehicle, and/or park in front of the dumpsters, mailboxes or in an exit. If a vehicle is found to be unlicensed, inoperable, unauthorized or illegally parked there will be a $50.00 fine assessed to the owner’s account and the vehicle is subject to be towed at owner’s expense.

A vehicle is unauthorized or illegally parked on property if it:

  • Has a flat tire or other condition rendering it inoperable; or
  • Is on jacks, blocks or has wheel(s) missing; or
  • Has no current license or no current parking permit; or
     Takes up more than one parking space; or
  • Belongs to a resident or occupant who has surrendered or abandoned the apartment; or
  • Is parked in a marked handicap space without the legally required handicap insignia; or
  • Blocks another vehicle from exiting; or
  • Is parked in fire lane or designated “no parking” area; or
  • Is parked on the grass, sidewalk, or patio; or
  • Blocks garbage trucks from access to a dumpster.

We know and understand that there will be more vehicles on property during this time as we join to celebrate the holidays and we are excited to see so many people gathered this time of year. In an effort to make it a time that everyone can enjoy, please make sure that you and your guests remain courteous with everyone else who resides on property. We thank all of you for calling Country View Garden Homes your home and look forward to ringing in a new year with you!

Electrical Tips

shutterstock_230583559Most of us only think about our electrical system when it shorts or blows. By then, it’s usually something that requires and electrician and will be costly to repair. Whether we are talking about your home or your place of business, there are some simple things that you can do to make sure you don’t have to call the electrician, or worse, end up with an electrical fire.

  1. Use surge protectors on all electronics. A surge protector is cheap, especially when compared to the cost of replaces your HDTV because a power surge fried it.
  2. Don’t overload any one circuit. Be aware of how much power your appliances and electronics need and make sure to spread the demand around to avoid overloading.
  3. If you lose power to a part of your apartment, be sure to check the breaker box to ensure it didn’t trip. If it still doesn’t work, please call the office to have maintenance check out the problem.
  4. Be sure to check that all of your smoke detectors are in working order. If it required by statute that you immediately report smoke detector malfunctions to us.

If you have any questions regarding the electrical system please feel free to contact the office, 239.995.1008.

Maintenance Request Priority

We work diligently to complete all time sensitive requests within 24 hours. There are exceptions to every rule, however, so there are requests that will not be completed within this time frame. For example, we currently have a 3-4 week waiting period for special requests. The following list will give you a general idea of how we schedule work orders.

  1. Emergency Calls– Excessive water leaking, flooding, smoke detector sounding, fire, etc.
  2. Urgent Calls – Air conditioning is not working, deadbolt malfunctioning, refrigerator not working, etc.
  3. Routine Calls – Clogged sink, toilet, or tub, garbage disposal not working, blinds not working, etc.
  4. Special Requests – This would include any special accommodations or modifications requested which we would complete at our discretion and on our schedule.

Please take into consideration our schedule and keep in mind that this list is used for reference purposes and we may need to rearrange the order of things depending on our workload for the day, including production on vacant apartments. Also note, you will be charged for damages for which you are found liable. The following charges are applicable during occupancy when foreign objects are found which cause unnecessary repair.  These charges are due within seven days from the date of an official letter.

  • Jammed garbage disposal – foreign object, (per call) – $ 20.00
  • Replacement of garbage disposal – foreign object – $100.00
  • Plunging & snaking a toilet – $35.00
  • Pull Toilet – $75.00
  • (Labor will also be charged at $25.00 per hour, per man to complete the job)
  • Lock out fee after office hours – $35.00
  • Replace lock – $45.00
  • Replace key – $3.00
  • Trash (per bag) left in hallway, laundry room, or found outside – $25.00
  • Mail found on grounds (per item) – $5.00
  • Broken window – $100.00
  • Window screens – $25.00
  • Pet Waste fine (failure to pick up after your dog) each occurrence – $50.00
  • Illegal vehicles – $50 per occurrence – subject to towing at owner’s expense
  • Illegal parking – $50 per occurrence

If you have any questions regarding maintenance requests, please feel free to contact the office at 239.995.1008.

Parking Lot Restoration Schedule

We notified you in the September newsletter that we would undergo a process throughout the month of October for parking lot restoration. An outside company will be repairing, sealcoating and repainting the entire parking lot to make it look as good as new!

They will be making general repairs to sidewalks and the asphalt from Monday, October 6th through Thursday, October 10th. Please note, this process will be very loud as they will be breaking up the concrete and replacing it with new. Also, if anyone is caught marking in the new concrete they will be fined for the repairs necessary to fix it.

The schedule for parking lot closures is as follows:

 Monday, October 20th – Wednesday October 22nd

Front parking lot (Pondella Road) by Buildings A, B, C, D & E will be closed until Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, October 22nd—Friday, October 24th

Back parking lot (Ruby Drive) by Buildings I, J, K & L will be closed until Friday morning.

Friday, October 24th—Saturday, October 25th

Both side parking lots (along Landsdale & Barrett Roads) by Buildings F, G, H, M & N will be closed.

As a reminder, all vehicles will have to be moved from each section in advance. All vehicles not will be towed from the property at the owner’s expense. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Please review the site map for a detailed map of the schedule. Please contact the office with any questions.

parking lot restoration site map

PARKING LOT RESTORATION IN OCTOBER

Beginning in October we will undergo a process throughout the month for parking lot restoration. An outside company will be repairing, sealcoating and repainting the entire parking lot to make it look as good as new! This process may cause a few temporary inconveniences, so we would like to offer some important information to make this as easy as possible on everyone.

They will be doing the parking lot one section at a time. These sections will be clearly marked off and no one will be allowed to park in the area until it is no longer marked. As the date gets closer, we will be providing you with a schedule so you’ll be able to plan and park accordingly. All vehicles will have to be moved from each section in advance. If there are any vehicles that aren’t being used, please remove them from the property during this process. If there are any vehicles that aren’t running and haven’t been removed when that section is scheduled for completion, we will be towing it from the property at the owner’s expense. Please keep in mind that there will be fewer spaces available for all residents to park in. We ask that you limit the number of guests you have at this time, to allow more spaces for our residents—your neighbors. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

The coating they use for the sealant has a very strong odor. During this process we highly recommend leaving your windows closed and your air conditioner running to prevent the smell from getting into your apartment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

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Know Your Lease: Parking

We have been fortunate enough to be almost fully occupied for quite some time. With a full community comes full parking lots. We would like to take this opportunity to go over some of the rules on parking that are covered in your lease. You can find this information on page 3 of your Lease Agreement, under Paragraph 21: Parking and on the Community Policies, Rules and Regulations Addendum. There are additional community rules outlined on page 11 of the Welcome Home Packet. You can view copies of both of these documents here.

¨ There is no assigned parking, however, vehicles without permits must be parked in the parallel parking spaces located on the north and east sides of the property.

PARKING

¨ We allow one vehicle per licensed, authorized resident in the apartment.

¨ All vehicles must be registered with the office and have a parking permit displayed so it is easily visible.

¨ You are allowed to repair or replace flat tires, but any other repairs cannot be made on property.

¨ All vehicles must have valid license and registration or will be subject to towing.

¨ Any vehicle blocking an exit, dumpster, drive way, or that is parked illegally will immediately be towed without notice at the owner’s expense.

¨ Washing vehicles on property is not permitted.

¨ Parking is on a first come first serve basis.

¨ Each household is allowed two (2) vehicles that may be parked up front next to the buildings.

¨ All vehicles parked in front of the buildings MUST have a parking permit on the rear driver side window bottom corner (if windows are tinted then permit must be placed front driver side window bottom corner).

¨ Any vehicles parked illegally or without the parking permits are subject to towing at the owners expense.

Resident(s) are responsible for obtaining parking permits from the leasing office. We will be placing orange tags on any vehicles that do not have a parking permit. If you see one on your vehicle, please contact the office and we will be happy to provide you with a permit if the vehicle belongs to you, a resident, and you have not exceeded the allotted number of vehicles for your apartment.

If you have any questions regarding this topic, please don’t hesitate to contact the office at 239.995.1008.

 

Community Pool Rules

The rules and regulations listed below are for the protection and benefit of all to assure safe and sanitary operation of the pool and bathing facilities.  Keep in mind, most of these rules are due to health code ordinance and the swimming pool could be closed down temporarily or permanently if we were inspected and rules were not being followed. Parents are requested to caution their children to observe rules.

  • POOL IS OPEN FROM DAWN TO DUSK. Absolutely no admittance any other time.
  • SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.  All persons using the pool or pool area do so at their own risk, as management does not assume responsibility for any accident or injury in connection with such use.
  • NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY!
  • NO DIVING ALLOWED!
  • NO GLASS OF ANY KIND allowed in pool area.
  • DO NOT TAMPER WITH OR TAKE DOWN THE ROPE AND BUOYS.  (Required by law)
  • OBEY ALL POSTED POOL RULES.  (In addition to the rules stated here.)
  • Guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times.
  • Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult resident (over 18 years old).
  • LITTERING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT THE POOL.
  • NO PETS ALLOWED INSIDE POOL AREA.
  • ALCOHOL WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  DON’T ASK.
  • NO DIAPERS ALLOWED IN THE POOL.
  • No running, pushing or wrestling.
  • NO CUTOFFS OR STREET CLOTHES ALLOWED IN THE POOL!  Proper pool attire is to be worn at all times.  Nudity and thongs are not allowed.
  • No abusive or vulgar language will be tolerated.
  • NO FOOD, CANDY OR GUM AT THE POOL.  Small snacks and can soda are an exception.  For your safety, do not swim for at least 20 minutes after eating.
  • NO TOYS IN THE POOL.  Floatation devices are an exception until they become a problem for others.

If you or your guests are disrupting the other residents, you will be asked to leave and your pool privileges may be suspended indefinitely.  If you refuse to leave when asked, or return without permission, you will be trespassing.

The pool is a “privilege” we want all our residents to enjoy. The management reserves the right to refuse entry or deny pool privileges at its sole discretion.

 

School’s Out for Summer Bash

We all know the feeling of anticipation every child in school feels as summer approaches. They begin to lose focus just a bit and get lost in thoughts of sleeping in and having no homework to complete. Summer is a time of fun and we want to help our resident’s kick off their summer the right way. Join us on Saturday, June 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for our “School’s Out for Summer Bash”!

School's Out for Summer Bash 2014

We’ll be providing a a picnic lunch complete with checkered blankets on the ground and an ice cream bar with classic flavors and all the toppings.

We’ll also have a variety of games for the kids to play and music for everyone to enjoy!

  • Lawn Twister
  • Potato Sack Race
  • Pinata
  • Water Balloons & Guns
  • Frisbee, Kickball, & Cornhole
  • Bubbles

We are really looking forward to kicking off summer with you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 239.995.1008

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