FAQ
 
Decks
  • Do I need Board approval to replace my deck?
    Yes.  It is an absolute requirement that architectural plans, specifications and material types be submitted to the property management company for Board approval before any materials can be delivered or work performed.  Permits are REQUIRED for a deck to be installed.
  • Is there a preferred contractor for decks?
    No.  But you must submit a Certificate of Insurance for the contractor that you use.

Fences
  • What should I do if I want to install a fence? (New)
    If you'd like to install a fence, there are specs that need to be followed.  Please see your regulations documents for all the details but some things to note include having a 5' wide gate so that landscapers may enter to mow your lawn, your fence must be 6" from your property lines on either side, you must have 3 sides to your fence- you may not 'connect' to your neighbor's existing fence, the fence must be 3 rails, with white vinyl and should have either green or black wire.  The fence line should also either be maintained by you with a weed wacker, or mulch should be laid so that no grass grows along the fence line.  An Architectural Request form should be submitted via the Shew site and approved by the HOA Board before obtaining any township permits (yes, one is required) or starting installation.

HOA Dues
  • What do HOA dues cover and when is my payment due?
    Your HOA dues cover trash and recycling collection, landscaping (mowing, some mulch and some pruning) and snow removal from common areas.  Dues are due on the 1st of the month and are considered late after the 15th.  If you get behind on your dues please contact  us as soon as possible to work out a payment plan. We're more than happy to work with you to get current.

Parking
  • What are my parking options? (New)
    Parking is limited in the development so it is encouraged that residents use their garages and driveways as much as possible.  There is some overflow parking throughout the development as well.  Parking is not permitted on the streets and police do ticket violators.  Parking on your front lawn is also not permitted.  Finally, storage of an inoperable vehicle (damaged or not holding a current inspection sticker) either in driveway or in overflow parking is not permitted.

Snow Removal
  • When does snow get removed?
    Snow must accumulate 2 inches or more before snow removal will begin.  Depending on the expected accumulation, snow removal operations will usually begin after the storm has subsided.  There is a 24 hour window, in most townships, for snow removal on sidewalks. As a homeowner, you are responsible for removing the snow from your sidewalk (a plot plan was provided at time of closing) in a timely fashion.  
     
    East Coventry Township is responsible for plowing the streets. 
     
    The HOA has contracted a vendor to remove the snow from common area sidewalks, parking areas and in front of the mailboxes.

Trash Pick-Up
  • Tell me more about trash and recycling (Updated)
    Trash and recycling, in the proper containers, is to be put out no earlier than 4PM the day before trash day. Our trash vendor picks up trash and recycling on Wednesdays.  Please secure all loose items as the development tends to be prone to gusty winds.
     
    Once trash and recycling has been picked up, the cans must be promptly brought in from curbside and properly stored before 11PM.  
     
    Trash such as appliances or carpeting being replaced should not sit at the curb for days until trash day as you will be subject to fining. These should be stored in your garage until trash day.
     
    If you are going away on vacation you may not put trash cans out and leave them for the duration of your absence.
     
    Trash cans may not be stored in front of your garage.
     
    If you'd like to schedule a bulk pick up, please contact Republic Services at 610-265-6337.  You are permitted one bulk item per month.
    If your trash isn't picked up but your neighbor's has been, please contact Republic to let them know asap.  They will usually send someone out the next day if available.
     
    The holiday schedule is posted on the Republic site, but Shew Management will also email residents if trash will not be picked up on our normal day.  Please ensure that they have your most current email on file.
     
    If your trash can is damaged and requires replacement, please contact Republic at 610-265-6337.

Windows
  • Do I need Board approval to replace my windows?
    Yes.  Plans must be submitted to the property management company for Board approval; a color chip must also be submitted to a Board member for approval.  It is essential that window style and color match those existing in the community.