Emerald Hills Homeowners Association

Date: 6/24/2010
Subject: Message from the Board

Dear Neighbors,

Once again, I would like to thank every resident who has made our neighborhood one of the most desirable places to live in Augusta County. This year the community saw a successful community-wide yard sale, low annual association fees, and 100% compliance on collection of annual fees. The Board of Directors is proud to serve you and is committed to continuing the excellent quality of life we enjoy here in Emerald Hills. Here are some reminders regarding our neighborhood.

Above Ground Pools and Seasonal Pools

According to the covenants, above ground pools are not allowed. An “above ground pool” is defined as a permanent structure, large in size, with rigid sidewalls. On the other hand, a seasonal pool is a small pool usually purchased from a local department store such as Walmart or K-Mart. Seasonal pools are temporary in nature, small, made of vinyl or hard plastic with sidewalls ranging from a foot to approximately three feet high. Seasonal pools have historically been acceptable in the community as long as they are not put up before Memorial Day and are taken down by Labor Day.


The annual association fee bills will be mailed shortly. The EHHOA Board will maintain the annual fee at its current rate of $50 per year. Please note that the homeowners association is “legally” responsible for collecting dues.  According to the covenants, we are required to oversee the upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of Easements and Common Areas. In order to accomplish this, annual assessments are required.

 Are you selling your home?

Please be aware that the HOA does not collect "partial dues payments.”  If a property in our neighborhood is sold during the fiscal period, the real estate “closing attorney" should pro-rate a credit to the property owner. This is similar to how property taxes are handled, and should be reflected on the closing statement. Also, please inform your Realtor that no signs are permitted on association common areas, including the front entrance. Thanks for respecting our covenants and good luck on the sale of your home.

Augusta County Sheriff
Several complaints have been made about mini-bikes and go-carts driving around the neighborhood. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for the general public safety of our roadways. The Sheriff’s Department can also help you with issues dealing with illegal fireworks, speeding traffic, and other illegal behavior. Please do not hesitate to call the Sheriff’s Department at (540) 245-5333.

Augusta County Animal Control
Several complaints have been made about dogs roaming our community. The Augusta County Animal Control Department is responsible for issues related to wild or domestic animals that may be an annoyance or danger to the community. Please do not hesitate to call the animal control officer at (540) 245-5333 if you see stray dogs or a wild animal that is acting strangely. In the past we have had reports of rabid animals in the area. Also, please be courteous and clean up after your dogs when walking them.

Are you considering improving the exterior of your home?

According to the covenants, residents are required to get approval from Architecture Review before starting any exterior modifications to your property. This includes home painting, structural additions, fences, walls, sheds, pools, etc. Please visit our community website at http://ehhoa.info/ to obtain a Modification Request Application Form.

The EHHOA is on Facebook

Become a fan of the EHHOA. To access the EHHOA Facebook page, login to Facebook and search for http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fishersville-VA/Emerald-Hills-Homeowners-Association/94235309938?ref=nfEmerald Hills Homeowners Association or click on the Facebook icon found on the EHHOA website. Once there, click on the "Become a Fan" button.

Facebook users are bound by the rules of Facebook rather than those stated by the organization thus allowing direct sharing of thoughts, ideas, concerns, etc., by subscribed Facebook users. At this time, our page is available to all Facebook users over the age of 18.

As always, thank you for your time, patience, and most importantly your support. The Board of Directors is proud to serve you and is committed to continuing the excellent quality of life we enjoy here in Emerald Hills.


Kurt Michael, President
Emerald Hills Homeowners Association