Commonly Asked Questions
What is the Miramar Landing Homeowners’ Association?
A Homeowners’ Association (also known as an HOA) is a legal entity created to manage and maintain the common areas of a community. The common areas consist of open areas, alleyways, sidewalks, and some landscaping areas. It is also the function of the HOA to enforce and ensure that the community’s rules and regulations (also known as the Bylaws) are adhered to by residents. The guiding principles of these regulations are to help maintain property values and the quality of life within the community.
Am I obligated to join the HOA?
Yes, every homeowner is required to join the HOA. Membership in the Miramar Landing Homeowners’ Association is automatic when purchasing inside the community. Dues are a very modest $40 per month per household. These dues fund the maintenance and betterment of our community via landscaping, snow removal, legal fees, etc.
What are the Bylaws?
The Bylaws are the guidelines for the operation of the Association. They define the duties of the Association, the terms of the Directors, the membership’s voting rights, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business. The Bylaws also contain guidance for Homeowners regarding acceptable and required behavior regarding home ownership and maintenance, particularly those aspects of ownership concerning the exterior of one’s property.
When / Where are HOA meetings?
Currently the HOA Board of Directors holds open meetings the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. Meetings are held at Glenmar Elementary School.
What is the difference between the Homeowners’ Association and the Board of Directors?
The HOA consists of all owners within the geographic boundaries of the Miramar Landing community. Each and every owner is a member of the HOA. The Board of Directors consists of five owners who have been elected to conduct the day-to-day business of the HOA on behalf of all owners. Board members are unpaid volunteers who donate their time.
I want to fence in my property. Do I have to get permission?
Yes. The Miramar Landing Architectural Review Committee (ARC) reviews and approves new building and exterior remodeling (such as satellite dishes, storm door installations, decks, fences and patios) of homes in Miramar Landing to ensure compliance with our community’s standards. Anyone desiring to undertake such a project, for example a fence, must submit a written request to the ARC for approval before any work begins. Following this procedure will ensure consistent and fair ARC enforcement, protect the interest of all Miramar Landing residents and possibly save the individual homeowner a lot of time, money, and aggravation.
Why do I have to comply with the Bylaws and Architectural Review Committee Guidelines?
Purchasing a property within Miramar Landing represents your legally-binding agreement to abide by the HOA Bylaws and the Architectural Review Committee Guidelines. The intent of the regulations is to ensure that property values and quality of life in the Miramar Landing remain desirable.
We have numerous volunteer opportunities! The best way to get involved is to attend one of our monthly board meetings and get to know the other homeowners that have the same interests as you.