Frequently Asked Questions

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HOA Dues

Covenant Violations

Making Changes to My Property

Pet Problems

Vandalism

Speeding in the Neighborhood

HOA Dues

Why do we pay $140 a quarter when there are 156 homes in our neighborhood? To maintain Sunwest, expenses are necessary for common area grounds: maintenance, improvements, repair, utilities and water, as well as an audit of and preparation of our taxes, insurance, management fees (billing management, financial report preparation, contract maintenance, covenant violation paperwork, etc.), snow removal, and miscellaneous fees. Any additional income goes to establishing a reserve fund in the event that the parks or fences are damaged. If you would like to see a detailed budget, please refer to the HOA Documents found here: http://sunwest-hoa.org/documents/docs.html.

What happens if I chose not to pay my dues? The dues are established to maintain the common area and property values in our neighborhood. This is an obligation you agreed to pay when you closed on your home. When your account is 30 days delinquent, you will receive a $25 fine and start being charged 18% annual interest. When you are 90 days delinquent, the board has the right to begin proceedings to place a lien on your property. Any and all fees incurred in this will be charged to you, including legal fees.

Who do I contact regarding my bills? Write or call the Community Manager at Sunwest's property management company. Contact information for the property management company is found here: http://sunwest-hoa.org/whos.html.

Covenant Violations

Who do I contact if my neighbor is violating our Covenants and/or Rules and Regulations? Contact the Community Manager at Sunwest's property management company. Contact information for the property management company is found here: http://sunwest-hoa.org/whos.html. They will bring the violation to the next HOA Board meeting where a course of action will be decided.

What if I have received a letter saying I am in violation of a covenant, and I want to contest it? You have the right to a hearing for a violation or fine letter. The Violation Hearing Process is found here: Hearings.

Making Changes to My Property

Do I need to contact anyone if I make major landscaping changes, add a fence, build a deck, paint my house, etc? Yes, these types of changes must be approved through the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). Submit your plans using the ACC Request form found on the ACC page: Architecture. Many of these changes also require permits from the Town of Erie. Please contact them at 303-926-2700.

What if I made some of these changes already and did not get approval from the ACC? You will be contacted if your changes are in violation of the Covenants or Rules and Regulations. Failure to submit a required ACC request form may result in significant fines and may result in having the unauthorized changes removed at the Owner's expense.

Pet Problems

Who do I contact if my neighbor's dogs are barking all the time and are a nuisance? Report this to Police Dispatch at (303) 441-4444. Also, contact the Community Manager at Sunwest's property management company. Contact information for the property management company is found here: http://sunwest-hoa.org/whos.html. This is a violation of our Rules and Regulations. The HOA Board will address it at the next meeting.

Who do I contact if I notice people consistently not picking up after their pets in the common areas or on private property? Contact the Community Manager at Sunwest's property management company. Contact information for the property management company is found here: http://sunwest-hoa.org/whos.html. This is a violation of our Rules and Regulations.  The HOA Board will address it at the next meeting.

Vandalism

Who do I contact if my property has been vandalized? Contact the Erie police department immediately (303) 441-4444.

Has there been a lot of vandalism in the neighborhood? Vandalism has been very light in our neighborhood. We can only keep it that way if you report the incidents to the Erie police department.

Speeding in the Neighborhood

Who do I contact to slow drivers down? Contact the Erie police department at (303) 926-2821. Also contact the Community Manager at Sunwest's property management company. Contact information for the property management company is found here: http://sunwest-hoa.org/whos.html.