Outside Home Improvement Projects
The following home improvement projects require HOA Architectural Review Committee (ARC) approval:
· Paint on the outside of the home
· Fence changes
· Remodel changes that affect the exterior and/or increase the footprint of the home
· Structures erecting on the property including sheds, porches, outbuildings, playgrounds, etc.
For detailed guidance on changes please view the Design and Landscape guidelines. Please complete the SHOA ARR Form and submit 30 days PRIOR to any improvements to the HOA Community Manager, Nick Conley firstname.lastname@example.org. The ARC has 30 days to review the requests and provide a determination. Any outside structural improvements require a permit from the City of Boulder Planning and Development department. The permit must be submitted at the time of the home improvement ARC request. We encourage you to review the Declaration of Covenants on Architectural Controls (refer to Article 7).
NOTE: Our Sundance subdivision is Planned Urban Development (PUD). This PUD was an agreement between the City of Boulder and the developer in restrictions of use with our particular community. In our PUD there is a requirement of 12% of open space ratio to structures. This includes not only our common areas but our house lots as well. At this time, based on previous permits, our open space ratio is now less than 12% and therefore it is highly unlikely that any additional structures will be permitted in our community. Homeowners are certainly welcome to contact the City of Boulder and obtain a permit as well as a minor modification request. Home improvements that entail a structure being built such as sheds, decks, patios, house additions, and playgrounds will only be accepted by the Architectural Review Requests (ARR) if the proper City of Boulder permitting and minor modification request has been approved.
Trash, Recycling and Compost
Based on our covenant guidelines, please place trashcans out of sight in front or back of your home. Trash cans ideally should be placed in your garage or the side of your home (if not facing your neighbors front door).
We encourage our neighbors to recycle and compost. Pick up services are offered through Western Disposal and Tuesday is the day of pick up for our neighborhood. The following recycling guidelines are available on the Western Disposal website.
If you are cleaning out your home or garage and are unsure what to do with unwanted items, then you can use this as a resource: Eco-officiency Recycling and Donation Resources. Eco-cycle also has an extensive A-Z recycling/donation guide on their website.
Lawn Care and Weeding
Please keep lawns well maintained and weeds to a minimum. We are an eco-friendly neighborhood and we appreciate if homeowners use non-toxic pesticides and fertilizers. OrganoLawn has some good natural and organic lawn care tips.
Leasing and Short-term Rentals
Per our declaration of covenants, section 8.3, owners has the right to lease their property. All renters are required to abide by the covenants, policies and guidelines of the association. The owner shall notify the association management company of a new long-term renter and provide their contact information so that ehy are included on HOA communications. For short-term rentals (e.g. AirB&B, VRBO), owners must comply with the City of Boulder regulations that the property is owner-occupied at least 6 months of the year. The owner also should provide the association management company a copy of the City of Boulder license for short-term rentals.
Outside Security Lighting
Please be sure to check your auto sensor outside lights on your garage. Our neighborhood does not have streetlights therefore these garage lights are essential to keep our neighborhood well-lit at night for security and safety reasons. Porch lights deter thefts by up to 80%.
The SHOA contracts to have our common area sidewalks and 4 common driveways shoveled if there is 2 inches of snow or more. The SHOA does not shovel property owner sidewalks nor the streets. Boulder law states that homeowners must shovel your sidewalk within 24 hours after it stops snowing. Please see Boulder Sidewalk Snow Removal guidelines on their website.
You may also contact our snow removal vendor, GreenSpaces to contract with them separately to shovel your driveway or sidewalk.
Drive Limits and Safety
We appreciate everyone driving 15mph in our neighborhood and not texting/ talking on cell phones. We consider the safety of our children and pets a high priority.
Boulder has a program on safe routes to school that show the best streets and pathways for kids to commute.
In each cul du sac, limited guest parking is provided. We ask that homeowners use their garage and driveway for personal vehicles and to refrain from using the guest parking limited spots.
Annual Members Meeting
Our annual homeowners meetings are held annually in October. The property manager sends out an announcement for this meeting 30 days prior to the date. Topics covered at the meeting include review of financial statements and next year’s budget, board of director elections and homeowner concerns.
Please be mindful to pick up your dog waste and keep dogs on leash within the Sundance Community Common Areas. Also be mindful of habitual barking dogs in our neighborhood. If you have any dog homeowner issues to report, please contact the City of Boulder Animal Control.
Nextdoor is a private social neighborhood network. The City of Boulder uses Nextdoor to connect with residents and share neighborhood-specific information. Many of our homeowners use this app to share announcements, giveaways, items of need or lost animals. We encourage you to sign up and become part of the NextDoor network. And join our Sundance Boulder HOA private group.