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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:
  4. A number of homes have been identified as not properly screening their trash cans on the side of their homes.  Please remember that stored trash cans should not be visible from the street.  A simple screening panel can often times do the trick!  These are typically available at any home improvement center.  An example of a screen available at Lowe’s can be viewed at: Lowe’s Privacy Screen.
  5. 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.
  6. The ARC guidelines and Request for Review Form can be obtained here:
  7. 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 x189 or email: .  Have a great Spring and Summer!


Vicky Riggs

HOA Community Manager
Henderson Property Management


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Cory Burkarth 

Paper bag mandate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 5, 2021) – The City of Charlotte on Wednesday announced a paper bag mandate requiring residents who receive city collection to use compostable paper bags or reusable personal containers no larger than 32-gallons for yard waste collection. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, small limbs and brush. The mandate will begin on Monday, July 5, 2021.

Reasons for the change

Environmental impacts of plastic bags, as well as operational efficiency, were factors in this change.

Single-use plastic creates numerous, negative environmental impacts in both its manufacturing and disposal. Conversely, paper bags are extracted from unbleached, recycled brown kraft paper, which saves natural resources and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Since fiscal year 2016, yard waste tonnage has increased by 30 percent. In addition, the yard waste disposal facility does not accept yard waste in plastic bags. This requires Solid Waste staff to debag leaves at the curb, which increases collection times and makes it difficult to complete routes on the scheduled day of collection.

Eliminating single-use, plastic yard waste bags will allow Solid Waste Services to decrease the amount of time required to provide service at each home.

What residents can expect beginning July 5

Beginning July 5, Solid Waste Services will no longer accept yard waste in plastic bags. If residents use plastic bags after this date, Solid Waste Services will leave a note reminding them of the change and provide a one-time courtesy collection. If residents continue to use plastic bags, they could be subject to a minimum $150 fine per the Charlotte City Code.

Residents also have the option of disposing of yard waste by taking the items, in paper bags or reusable containers, to one of the four Mecklenburg County full-service recycling centers. Fees may be charged when disposing at the full-service centers.

Where can paper bags and containers be purchased

Paper yard bags and reusable personal containers no larger than 32-gallons can be purchased at local discount, hardware and home improvement stores. Only compostable, paper yard waste bags will be accepted. Compostable plastic bags are not accepted as they are not accepted by the yard waste disposal site because they compromise the integrity of the compost product.

In addition to local stores, beginning July 5, there will be a limited supply of paper bags available for pick up, at no cost, at the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services’ office (1105 Otts Street) and any of the Mecklenburg County full-service recycling centers.

For more information on the mandate, please visit

Changes to ARC Request Process

The Villages of Leacroft Architectural Review Committee (ARC) has been working to streamline the ARC request process over the past several months. Part of this streamlining requires some assistance on the administrative side to ensure all required paperwork has been properly submitted. This new administrative process costs us money.

Beginning 5/1/21, a $25 admin fee for each Architectural Review Committee (ARC) request will be required. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid through Henderson Properties before the ARC request will be reviewed by the committee. Please understand that this fee is needed to cover the admin costs associated with processing these requests, which is extremely time consuming. We hope our community understands this need and sees an improvement in the streamlining of the ARC process as well.

To file an ARC request, please download the ARC request documents and follow the steps described within the documents. Should you have any questions, please email:

Submit your completed request and a check for a $25 application fee, payable to Villages of Leacroft to: Henderson Association Management, 958 W. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730. You may also email the application and attachments to:

Thank you for your understanding.

Spring is Home Improvement Time! Don’t Forget About ARC!

Spring is here! Looking to repaint your shutters a different color? Install a new fence around the yard? Build a shed to help organize your garage? Don’t forget to check the Leacroft community architectural guidelines first and submit your project to the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) if required before you get started. The ARC is here to help you with your project to ensure it will meet community guidelines. These guidelines are in place to ensure our community maintains its attractive characteristics, both in appearance and real estate value.

We’ve enhanced our ARC review process. To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Review the architectural guidelines to confirm if your project needs ARC approval.
  2. Complete an ARC Review Request Form and submit to
  3. Your request will be reviewed for completeness and necessary documentation.  Once reviewed, you will receive an email stating that all information is present and your request is being sent to the committee for further review or that initial information is missing and additional action must be taken before your request will move to the committee.
  4. Once the committee reviews your request, an email will be sent informing you of their decision or additional steps required.
  5. You can follow the status of your request at any time by logging-in to your resident portal.  Simply log-in using the credentials you received from Henderson Properties. Should you require additional assistance logging-in to your portal, please contact Henderson Properties at: 704-535-1122.

Please remember that our ARC is comprised of volunteer committee members who have full-time lives outside of the HOA.  Therefore, it can take up to 30 days to review ARC requests.  The committee will respond as soon as possible.  We appreciate your patience!

2009 Neighborhood Pine Needle and Mulch Delivery

**Update.  Since the newsletter went out later this month than expected, the deadline for ordering pine needles and mulch has been extended to June 15th 2009.**

The Villages of Leacroft HOA Board is working with Nicholson Farms for bulk delivery of pine needles and mulch at a bulk rate discount.  Orders will be collected through May 31, and delivery will occur early June.  If we order more than 500 bales as a neighborhood, it will be  Saturday delivery.  Otherwise, it will be a Wednesday delivery.  Spreading is available for $1.95/bale.

 Bulk Prices:

Georgia Needles $3.85/bale
Carolina Needles (longleaf) $4.25/bale
Red/Black dyed mulch $3.95/2 cu. ft.
Pine Bark, Hardwood, Cypress, and Cedar mulch $3.50/2 cu. ft.
Pine Nuggets, mini nuggets $2.95/2 cu. ft.

To have your pine needles or mulch delivered to your door or even spread for you, please send us the following information: 

-Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address

-Type of product, Quantity needed, Whether or not you would like it spread

-Pre-pay by check made out to Nicholson Farms

We will be collecting the orders, but checks must be made directly to Nicholson Farms.  Please send this information to:

Pamela Wisniewski
3912 Canterbrook Dr
Charlotte, NC 28269

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