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:
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.
Once the committee reviews your request, an email will be sent informing you of their decision or additional steps required.
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!
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.
Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Property
we move into Spring it is time to start looking at the exterior of your
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
From CurbIt – Charlotte Solid Waste Services Community Newsletter
Valentine’s Day Was Lovely…What Do I Do With My Wrappers, Boxes & Vases?
Greeting cards, gift boxes, and chocolate candy wrappers usually head to the garbage can after Valentine’s Day – but they shouldn’t! Did you know there are ways to use these things (and others) to keep them from going to the landfill? Before you head to the garbage can, consider the following:
Greeting cards – Reuse or re-gift the cards and when they are done, recycle them.
Gift boxes, tissue and wrapping paper – Reuse all for other gifts. Recycle the boxes and the gift wrap (except foil gift wrap which needs to be thrown in the garbage).
Packing boxes and bubble wrap – Reuse the boxes and bubble wrap; once finished, recycle the boxes. The bubble wrap is garbage after its reuse.
Boxes of chocolate and candy wrappers – Upcycle the boxes; turn them into organizers for jewelry, hair bows, safety pins, etc. Place all candy wrappers in the garbage.
Flower vases – Reuse or re-gift the vases until they’re ready to be recycled.