Below are responses to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).  If you do not see your question, or need further clarification, please feel free to contact our property manager.  Thank you!

What do I get for my association fee?/Why do we need to have an association?

The township is responsible for snow removal and road maintenance, however, Geary's Ridge has a number of common areas that we are responsible to maintain.  The association is responsible for removing snow from common area sidewalks, cutting grass in the common areas (which include the drainage basins) and maintaining landscaping in common areas.  Additionally, the association maintains the path to the Coronet Geary Memorial as well as the steps and the drainage basins (including the cement).  In the past, we have discussed giving this land to the township, but they were not interested in taking on this cost.

What if I want to make an improvement on my property, do I need association permission?

Because you live in a homeowner's association there are restrictions and By-Laws for the community that must be adhered to.  Any structures or additions that involve excavating, digging or moving of earth must be approved by the Board of Directors in advance.  This includes pool installations, decks and additions to your home.  If you are unsure of something it is better to check before starting your project.  Please call our property manager and they will be happy to assist with any questions.  As an FYI, the township requires approval from your association for most permits.

As a reminder, fences are not permitted to be installed in fornt of the homes, unless prior approval of the Board has been received.

I am planning on selling my home, what do I need to know?

If you are planning on selling your home, please remember to tell your attorney, realtor an/or prospective buyer that you belong to a Homeowner's Association.  Buyers must be made aware taht they are buying into an Assocation where there are quarterly maintanence fee payments.  Also, certain Association fees have to be collected from the incoming buyer at closing and this information must be disclosed.  Please contact our property manager to assist you through this process.

How often do I pay association fees and when are the due?

Association fees are due quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 and are $244 per member home per quarter.

What if I forget to pay my fees?

Shame on you!  It's Ok, these things happen, but there is a $25 late fee if you pay it more than 15 days late.  As usual, remit your payment to our property manager.

What if I want to attend a Board meeting or become a Board member?

The Board of Director's currently meets monthly thru the year in the evening.  If you are interested in attending a Board Meeting, please contact our property manager who will tell you the exact date, time and location.

We hold elections annually for our board positions.  There are three members who each serve a three year term.  Contact our property manager for more information, or we regularly publish this in our newsletter.

How can I send an email to all of the association members?

Great question, if you contact our property manager, they will put you in touch with a board member who can get you included on an email list

Is soliciting allowed?

No.  Please do not solicit other members of the association for sales or services.  We have a bulletin board on this website, and may be able to put a note in our newsletter (at our board member's discretion).  We will not fine your child for selling cookies or popcorn for a group activity, but generally speaking, soliciting is prohibited.

My neighbor is doing "X" and I am concerned about it, what should I do?

Talk to your neighbor.  We are a friendly community and hope you can work it out without the association getting involved.  If there is a clear rules violation and your neighbor will not cease the violation, you can contact our property manager here.