Homeowners Association Newsletter
Board of Directors:
Ron DiFrancesco -- President
Kevin Vena -- Vice President
Steve Lewis -- Secretary
Jared Landis -- Treasurer
Jessica Tomaselli -- Member at large
Continental Property Management -- Jim Hordis - Property Manager
975 Easton Road, Suite 102, Warrington PA 18976
Phone: (215) 343-1550 Fax: (215) 491-5620
HOA website: http://www.perkiomencrossing.com
Next Public Meeting
Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 pm
Upper Frederick Township Building
Thank you to everyone that came out to the January Meeting.
Monthly HOA Due
As a reminder, on January 1st, HOA fees went up $5 a month to $80/month per household. There are still quite a few who are paying the old amount.
The BOD is interested in starting the Architectural Review Committee. The Committee is responsible for reviewing all exterior improvements and alteration requests to the lots and homes of Perkiomen Crossing and making a recommendation to the BOD. Those interested in volunteering for the committee, please contact Jim Hordis.
In an effort to maintain the homes in Perkiomen Crossing, the association does an inspection of the entire community in both the spring and fall.
Some of the items that we are looking for are:
1. Algae which has formed on the siding
2. Missing shutters, siding or trim
3. Needed painting of the shutters, front doors or trim
4. Weeds and dead bushes or plants in the mulch beds
5. Needed deck repairs
6. Miscellaneous items laying in the turf area
After the inspection, notices are sent to the homes that require some attention. Please take the time to review your own home and make the needed repairs or clean-up prior to receiving a notice.
Communication with Board of Directors
In the event you need to get ahold of the BOD, please reach out to Jim Hordis. He will forward requests to the BOD. If you email Jim, you need to include your name and address. Any anonymous emails or letters will not be addressed.
If you have an urgent need to reach out to the BOD after Continental Property normal hours, there is now a Contact Us link on our website (perkiomencrossing.com).
Commercial Vehicles are prohibited in the development. As the BOD discussed with the residents at the January meeting, the declaration for Perkiomen Crossing states:
Section (i) Parking and Vehicular Restrictions:
(i) No owner shall park, store or keep within the Property any large commercial-type vehicle including, but not limited to, dump truck, cement-mixer truck, oil or gas truck, delivery truck and any other vehicular equipment, mobile or otherwise.
Pet Waste Stations
There are now 5 pet waste stations in the development. These were put in the development to help with pet waste issue. Please make sure you are sealing the bag closed and if the station is full, please do not try and stuff more in the waste station.
The Board is looking for volunteers to assist with emptying them. Please reach out to Jim Hordis.
Curbing your animal
It is the responsibility of each homeowner and any person who walks their pet (dog, cat, etc) that has a pet to clean up after it does its business in the development. It is not fair to those that do not have a pet or those who do clean up after their animal. Also it is not good for the the environment to not have it picked up. Going forward, any homeowner who is spotted not cleaning up after their pet will be charged a $50 fine.
Pets on Leashes
All pets must be on leashes when they are outside your residence. This includes cats. Any animals seen around the development not on a leash will be picked up by the SPCA. Also any pets spotted without a leash on your property, the pet owner will be fined $50.
Bulk Item Pick up
There still seems to be confusion on when bulk pickup day is in the development. It is the first Tuesday of every month. You must call AJ Blosenski (800-343-6583) to schedule the pick of a large item with them. If you do not call them, they will not pick up any large items on the curb.
The Board of Directors understands that parking may sometimes be an issue. This is especially true when multiple residents are having social gatherings on holidays, or when work is being done in the development. This does not give residents, or our guests, the right to illegally park. In addition to each home having 2 assigned parking spaces, Perkiomen Crossing has 140 overflow parking spaces. Any spot that does not have a number painted on the curb or "Reserved" painted on the asphalt are overflow spots for ANYONE to use.
Here are a few recommendations if you are planning to host guests':
1. Park your cars in overflow spaces further away so your guests can park in your assigned space or in closer overflow spots.
2. Speak with your neighbors about your plans. Maybe they will not be home and will invite you to use their parking spaces.
3. If no overflow is available, you may park along a curb (please only use 1 side of the roadway). While this is not ideal due to emergency vehicles having to get in and out of the development, the BOD has agreed that we will allow cars to park there until 8:00 pm.
After 8:00 pm, illegally parked vehicles will be towed, at the owner's expense, by Gilbertsville Auto Body. The HOA Board of Directors and Continental Property Management Company will not assume any responsibility for vehicles that are towed. This applies to all roads in the development, Pine Ridge Drive, Ash Way, Westview Drive, Pin Oak Drive, Hunter Lane, Foxfield Circle, Glenwood Drive, Valley Stream Drive & Meadowbrook Lane. If a vehicle is towed from Buck Road or Faust Road, that is the responsibility of Upper Frederick Township.
Other notes regarding Overflow Parking spaces:
1. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
2. Having an overflow space closest to your home does not give you rights to it.
3. Owning more than 2 household vehicles does not give you rights to any specific overflow space.
4. As a courtesy to all of your neighbors, residents are expected to use your assigned parking spaces before taking up an overflow space
Please make sure you sign up for our website, www.perkiomencrossing.com . We will be updating residences on construction projects, rules and regulation changes and more on the site.
You can now pay your monthly dues via credit card on Continental's website. Please visit www.cpm975.com for more information. You can also set up auto payment on the website. If you have any questions about auto pay, contact Jim Hordis.
HOA Dues Payment
If you are experiencing problems paying your HOA Dues, please reach out to Jim Hordis. Homeowners needs to submit a written request if they wish to be on a payment plan indicating how much they are able to pay each month over and above the regular monthly assessment.
Payments for your Water/Sewer Bill can be made on Upper Frederick Township website. Please visit www.upperfrederick.com for more information.
The Association is currently owed $40,149.94 by residences in this community. If you believe you owe monies to the HOA, please reach out to Jim Hordis to make arrangements.
Monthly Assessment -- $16,726.76
Repair Assessment -- $781.94
Court Costs -- $6,191.36
Fine Assessment -- $10,222.87
Legal Fee -- $2,404.25
Special Late Charge -- $210.00
Late Charge -- $1,862.36
NSF Charge -- $256.00
Special Assessment -- $1,494.40