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2019 Pool Season Information

The 2019 Leacroft Pool Season letter is being mailed to all community members.  If you do not receive this letter or are curious about the pool rules for 2019, you can view this information here:

2019 Leacroft Pool Season Letter

2019 Pool Schedule:

2019 Leacroft Pool Schedule

* NOTE: Pool will be closed to the public for Wellington swim team practices from 6pm-7pm on: 6/10, 6/12, 6/17, 6/19, 6/24 and 6/26.

Please note that access to the Leacroft community pool is only permitted for those Leacroft homeowners or family members with an active keyfob and whose common area privileges are intact (not suspended or revoked due to unacceptable pool behavior, delinquencies, fines or liens).  Guests of the homeowner or family member are permitted per stated pool rules and regulations.

5 Simple Home Maintenance Skills You Should Know

From Realtor.com:

Here are 5 simple home maintenance skills Millennials (and others!) don’t know (but totally should).  Read more here.

Spring Spruce-Up Reminder!

It is hard to believe that we are already into April!  Summer will be here before we know it.  Everyone will be visiting the pool and enjoying the sun soon.  The Villages of Leacroft Board of Directors would like to take a moment to pass along some important information.

 Exterior Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Property

As we move into Spring it is time to start looking at the exterior of your property. 

  1. With the rain and warmer weather, lawns and bushes are growing at a quicker pace.  Please remember it is the homeowner’s responsibility to keep your lawn and landscape beds neat in appearance, clean and maintained.  Please remember to edge and mow the area between the street and the sidewalk and along your driveway, treat for weeds not only in your lawn but also in your driveway, trim your bushes and trees, and remove weeds from all landscape beds.
  2. A number of homes have been identified as needing siding maintenance.  Please take a moment to walk around your home and inspect the condition of the siding. Please replace any pieces of siding that may be loose or broken and clean any mold/mildew that may be forming on the siding. Don’t forget to look at the areas where you may have brick or stucco material as well.
  3. Many mailboxes are in need of cleaning/painting/straightening.  This includes not only the mailbox but also the post.  Information on how your mailbox should be installed/maintained can be found here: http://leacroft.org/mailboxes/.
  4. Please remember that if you are planning any kind of exterior improvement (i.e. significant landscaping that changes the character of the lot, installation of a fence, shed, addition to your home, a change in the paint color of your house, doors or windows) you must submit an ARC (Architectural Review Committee) Request for Review Form and receive approval prior to starting any project.
  5. The ARC guidelines and Request for Review Form can be obtained here: http://leacroft.org/hoa-downloads/forms/
  6. A copy of the Community’s Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions is also located on the website.  This is the document that Henderson Properties utilizes when conducting property compliance inspections. 

When property inspections are conducted in April, we will be focusing on the above items.  Please take some time to evaluate the exterior of your property to make sure that you are keeping it in a neat and presentable appearance.  Together, we can continue to keep the Villages of Leacroft one of the most attractive communities in the area!

If you have any questions about this information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: 704-535-1122 or email: Tamra.Goodman@hendersonproperties.com.  Have a great Spring and Summer!

Sincerely,

Tamra Goodman

HOA Community Manager
Henderson Property Management


Community-Approved Mailboxes & Installation Practices

As homeowners, the USPS charges us with the responsibility to maintain our mailboxes and posts in good working order.  Also, as members of the Leacroft community, it is in our own best interest to maintain the appearance and uniformity of our mailboxes in the neighborhood as a component that contributes to the overall appearance of our community.  This has a direct impact to the market value of our properties.

Below, is information related to mailbox specifications that conform to HOA guidelines.  In many cases, worn mailboxes just need sanded, painted and straightened.  However, if your mailbox/mailpost needs to be replaced, please use the information below.  Also, remember that failure to maintain your mailbox to USPS and HOA specifications may result in HOA fines and mail delivery delays by the USPS.

Eastwood

The Eastwood mailpost features a 1-1/2″ square post with a ball finial and 6″ round newspaper holder. System includes a standard-sized (T1) rural mailbox and 3″ gold vinyl address numbers on the newspaper holder. The post is available in black finish only.  Installation available.

Carolina Mailboxes
3428 Vane CT, STE C
Charlotte, NC 28206
877-845-0850 (Toll-Free)
cmb@carolinamailboxes.com
www.carolinamailboxes.com

Mailbox Installation Guidelines

Look for Postmaster General’s Seal

Every new mailbox design should be reviewed and receive the Postmaster General’s (PMG) seal of approval before it goes to market.

Placing the Mailbox

Here are some helpful guidelines to follow when installing your mailbox:

  • Position your mailbox 41″ to 45″ from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry.
  • Place your mailbox 6″ to 8″ back from the curb. If you do not have a raised curb, contact your local postmaster for guidance.
  • Put your house number on the mailbox.
  • If your mailbox is on a different street from your house, put your full street address on the box.

Installing the Post

The best mailbox supports are stable but bend or fall away if a car hits them. The Federal Highway Administration recommends:

  • A 2″-diameter (or similar) standard steel or aluminum pipe.
  • Avoid unyielding and potentially dangerous supports, like heavy metal pipes, concrete posts, and farm equipment (e.g., milk cans filled with concrete).
  • Bury your post no more than 24″ deep.

Information current at time of memo.  Additional information available at: www.usps.com.

HOA Board Position Available

Interested in being on the Leacroft HOA Board?  Now’s your chance!  Being on the HOA Board does not require a lot of your time.  The board typically meets once a month for approx. 1.5 hrs.  Occasional work outside those meetings may be required depending on committee involvement.

Serving on the board is a great way to give back to the community we all call home.  YOU can make a difference!  Get involved today by emailing Doug Lape (president@leacroft.org).

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