- What is the Evergreen Community Association?
The Evergreen Community Association was formed to unite the residents of Evergreen in their common goals of preserving and enhancing the unique environmental character, the values, the amenities, the common areas and the property values of the Evergreen neighborhood. Additionally, the Association works with the city of Woodbury and Washington County to communicate and represent the wishes of the residents regarding future development, land use, and regulatory planning.
- Who belongs to the Association?
Every person who is a record owner of a lot in Evergreen is a “Member” of the Association.
- What is the maintenance fee and what is it used for?
The annual maintenance fee is $85. The fee is used to enforce these covenants and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents in the Property, for insurance and management costs of the Association, for the improvement and maintenance of the Evergreen entrances and adjoining areas and for any other such use consistent with the foregoing provisions.
- What happens if I fail to pay the maintenance fee?
The Association makes every effort to collect fees from every landowner. Late charges will be added to all maintenance fees not paid on time. If the maintenance fee is in arrears at the time the lot changes ownership, the fee, along with accumulated late fees and cost of collection as outlined in Article 7.5.b of Evergreen Protective Covenants, is collected during the real estate closing process.
- What is the Evergreen Board of Directors?
According to the Bylaws of the association, the affairs of the Association will be managed by a Board of nine (9) Directors, who are Members of the Association. Directors are elected at the annual Association meeting with a term of three years.
- When does the Board of Directors meet?
The board meets on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are at the Woodbury city hall starting at 7:00 pm.
- Who are the officers of the board?
The officers of the Association are the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and other officers as the Board may create. Their names and contact information are provided on the “Contacts & Links” page of this Web site.
- What committees does the Association have?
A complete set of roles and responsibilities for committees is listed in the Evergreen Bylaws. However, in summary, the standing committees are:
Architectural Review Committee:
Responsible for interpreting and enforcing the Restrictive Covenants applicable to all Lots and, in the event of violations thereof, to work with such Lot Owners to correct such violations.
Civic Liaison Committee
Works with city and county offices to monitor plans and programs that may impact the value or character of the Evergreen neighborhood or the areas surrounding Evergreen.
Responsible for the communication of information on issues of importance to the Members, such as the newsletter and resident directory.
Responsible for maintenance, repair, or improvement of any Common Areas.
The Nominating committee has the responsibility to make nominations for election to the Board of Directors of the Association as described in Article V of these Bylaws.
Responsibilities include watching for unsafe or potentially dangerous conditions or situations in and around the Evergreen neighborhood.
Responsibilities include programs and activities designed to promote a harmonious community atmosphere.
- What is important to know when considering a Fence?
The number one home improvement request that the Architecture Review Committee (ARC) receives is for permission to install a fence. To facilitate the fence request and to take some of the subjectivity out of the process, the ARC has put together a set of standards to be use for evaluating all fence requests.
1. Wherever possible, use natural vegetation for privacy. Invisible fences are recommended for pet control.
2. Vertical wood “dog eared” panels in either the picket or shadow boxed configuration is the preferred fence style.
3. Home owners adjacent to the resident requesting the fence must be consulted prior to the fence installation and ARC approval.
4. Property lines must be defined prior to a fence installation. This can be done by identifying existing markers on the lot corners. If the markers cannot be located then a property survey will be necessary.
5. Fences must adhere to the “good neighbor” policy. This means that the fence must have the same visual look when viewed from either side.
6. If possible, backyard fences should connect with the rear portion of the home as opposed to the front.
7. Wood is the preferred material for the street facing portion of any fence. Ornamental iron is an alternative where consistency is an issue or to support the aesthetic characteristics of the neighborhood.
8. If the proposed fence attaches or abuts to an existing fence of an adjacent lot owner, the new fence must match the existing fences in construction material, style, height, etc. If a street facing fence is proposed that does not match the existing fence then shrubbery or similar vegetation must be planted to restrict the view of the fence from the street.
9. Chain link fences will not be approved unless it attaches to or abuts to an existing chain link fence of an adjacent lot owner.
- Where can I take refuse?
Twin City Refuse, (651) 227-1549, located at 318 Water Street St. Paul will take about anything. Go South over the Wabasha bridge to Plato Blvd. Turn right to Water Street.
- I have a stucco home, should I be concerned?
The latest information about stucco homes can be obtained at the city of Woodbury’s web site.
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