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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Is the Druid Hills POA the only legal governing body in Druid Hills?
- The Druid Hills Property Owners' Association (POA) Declaration remains the governing document for Druid Hills, and owners of lots in Druid Hills are members of the Druid Hills POA. The POA covenants and restrictions are in full force and effect as to both Filings 1 and 2. The confusingly similar Druid Hills Homeowners Association (HOA) Declaration does not affect any of the properties in Druid Hills Filing 1 or 2 except the property of the owners who caused that document to be recorded. Since the HOA Declaration was not adopted, approved, or signed by at least a majority of the owners in Druid Hills, it has no effect on the owners of the lots in Druid Hills.
- Are the covenants and dues mandatory?
- Simply put, membership, covenants, and annual dues are mandatory. Property owners' associations are entities organized to govern the operation of common interest communities in Colorado. Druid Hills POA is considered by the State of Colorado as a common interest community and conforms to the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act ("CCIOA"), C.R.S. 38-33.3-101 et seq. As such, membership in the POA is mandatory, and the association (consisting of all Druid Hills property owners) are subject to the terms of CCIOA, as well as the association's declaration (the recorded instrument that creates the community), covenants, bylaws, and rules.
- How does the POA spend the dues?
- The administration and management of the POA is strictly by volunteer. No board member, secretary, treasurer, webmaster, or committee member receives any compensation for the many personal hours they freely give for the betterment of everyone in the association. We take our fiduciary responsibilities seriously. As you can imagine, there are many expenses required to run and maintain a viable association and we utilize the annual dues in a very controlled and prudent manner in order to achieve the best overall results for all property owners. See the About page for a brief list of the types of expenses we oversee.
- When are the POA meetings held?
- Regular Board of Directors meetings are held monthly every third Thursday. Specific meeting dates and times are posted on the Calendar page. Agendas and minutes for the meetings are located on the Meetings page. Meetings are open to the public.
- Whom do we contact for billing information?
- The Druid Hills POA treasurer is the best person to contact for billing information. Please use the contact form or the email information listed below the form on the Contact page.
- Where do I find information about the annual assessment amount?
- The annual assessment information is delineated in the covenants. In 2015 the amount was increased to $75.00 per year through a unanimous vote of the membership present at the Aug 30, 2015, annual meeting, recorded in the applicable minutes, and later validated by the DHPOA attorney as procedurally conforming to the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act ("CCIOA") and the assessment increase should be upheld.
- Considering home improvements or adding a structure?
- If you are, it is paramount that you submit your architectural application for approval, which can be found on the Documents and Forms page. Specifics of what is allowed architecturally and what is not is delineated in the protective covenants. Covenants and other important documents may be viewed or downloaded from the Documents and Forms page.
- Is it okay to leave trash containers outside?
- The answer is no. Druid Hills POA Covenants Section 12 states that "All garbage or trash containers, oil tanks and bottle gas tanks must be underground, or placed in walled-in areas or otherwise placed so that they shall not be visible from adjoining properties, or from public streets. No trash, litter, junk, construction materials or unlicensed vehicles shall be permitted to remain exposed upon the premises and visible from public roads or adjoining or nearby premises."
- Are chickens and turkeys allowed?
- The answer is no. Druid Hills POA Covenants Section 17 states that "No animals or livestock of any kind shall be housed, raised or kept on any tract or property either temporarily or permanently, except that commonly accepted outdoor domestic pets, not exceeding four (4) in number, may be kept provided they are not kept or maintained for any commercial purposes and except that one horse for each one acre of land owned may be kept for recreational purposes only." Note: The Colorado Department of Wildlife and the US Government Department of Agriculture defines poultry (including egg-producing poultry such as chickens and turkeys) as livestock.
Teller County Land Use Regulations Section 2.3.D.1 also prohibits poultry, fowl, and livestock for R-1 zone districts, which includes: roosters, peafowl and any other fowl whose calls are audible over similar distances.
- How many dogs are allowed?
- A maximum number of four (4) commonly accepted outdoor domestic pets may be kept provided they are not kept or maintained for any commercial purposes. Animals must be kept under an owner's direct control at all times. Loose or excessively noisy animals (e.g., excessively barking dogs) are considered a nuisance.