Community Standards and Violations 

As part of the neighborhood property maintenance efforts, the MCA conducts periodic inspections of residential properties, in addition to responding to our regular online complaint portal. This effort is to encourage all residents of our community to be conscious of the condition of their property and its importance in keeping a well-maintained and safe neighborhood. The following are examples of the common items that will be inspected.

Main Residence: Make sure that the outside of the home is intact and debris free. Siding & shutters should be properly hung or replaced if broken. Painting the main body of the home is encouraged every 7-10 years.

Landscape Maintenance: Maintain the landscape free from all weeds and all uncultivated plant growth and any landscaping that is dead and/or dry. Visible bare dirt must be maintained with ground cover and should be improved with rock, gravel or grass. Remember to maintain your property and adjacent right of ways from the center line of alleys to curbs easements. Trees should have a minimum of 8’ clearance over all sidewalks and alleys

Vehicles: Make sure that all vehicles are operable with current registrations and are parked in your garage or on a public street. No vehicle can be parked within 3 feet of main alley surface. This area is for loading and unloading only. Parking vehicles in alleys impacts your neighbor’s ability to access their garage.

Outside storage: Storage of any personal property or trash that is visible from outside the fence of the property is highly discouraged and can constitute a violation. Basketball hoops and other sports goals should always be stored on your property (at least 3’ from main alley surface). Permanent basketball hoops should be mounted on the garage face or 3’ from alley surface if mounted in-ground.

Trash: Remove all trash, litter, debris from outside your fence line. Ensure your trash is in an approved trash container. We recommend that containers not be stored within 3 feet of the main alley surface except on trash collection days. Trash Cans can be considered an encumbrance if not neatly stored on the property between collection days. 

Please keep in mind that this is a list of common code violations our office enforces. If violations of the Community Maintenance Standard are observed during this inspection process, a Notice of Violation to correct the conditions may be issued. If violations remain, enforcement action may occur and can include MCA fines and penalties.


Property Owners and Sub-Association Responsibilities

Section 7.5 of the CCR's states: Units to be Maintained. Owners of a Unit are responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of the properties located within their Unit boundaries except as such maintenance, repair and replacement are expressly the obligation of the applicable Sub-association for that unit. Each Unit , shall, at all times, be kept in a clean, sightly and wholesome condition.

 
Section 7.6 of the CCR's states: Landscaping Requirements of Owners/Restrictions and Maintenance Covenants. All portions of a Unit not improved with a residence, building, driveway, walkways, patios or decks (referred to as the unimproved area or landscaped areas of a Unit) shall be landscaped by the Owner thereof or a builder other than the Declarant. Any portions of the Unit that are not landscaped by the Builder, must be fully landscaped by the Unit Owner, no later than one (1) year after the first occupancy of any portion of the Unit. The landscaping of each Unit, having once been installed, shall be maintained by the Owner, or the applicable owner association (in the case of multifamily parcels), in a neat, attractive, sightly and well-kept condition, which shall include lawns mowed, hedges, shrubs, and trees pruned and trimmed, adequate watering, replacement of dead, diseased or unsightly materials, and removal of weeds and debris.

Community Maintenance Standards

All maintenance standards are enforced pursuant to Section 7.6 of the Community Declaration. The MCA is committed to providing safe living conditions for all its residents. To report a violation of this policy, contact the MCA by calling (303) 388-0724.

  1. Bushes/Plants – The maximum height of hedges in the front yard shall not exceeded 42 inches. Plants which have thorns, spines or prickles shall be prohibited from being planted or maintained within 4 feet of a sidewalk. Pernell’s and shrubs shall not overhang sidewalks.

  2. Trees – It is the responsibility of the occupant and/or owner to cut, prune and remove all tree branches lower than 8 feet over sidewalks, 13.5 feet over a street or alley and remove any dead, dying or structurally unsound tree. Tree stumps must be ground down to 6 inches below existing grade.

  3. Weeds/Grass – It is the responsibility of the occupant and/or owner of any property to cut and remove all grass/weeds over 8 inches in height. Weeds outside rear and side fences to the curb and from the center line of the alley to rear yard must also be removed. Grass shall be properly irrigated at all times.

  4. Fences – All fences must be maintained in good structure condition including pickets, rails and posts. A fence permit is not required for replacement fences. Design review is required for the moving of a fence line from its original location. The original fence location is that one which was installed when the home wasoriginally built. If no fence wasoriginallyinstalled, then all subsequent fencemodifications are subject to this requirement.

  5. Parking Surfaces/Driveway – Parking of any type of vehicle and/or trailer on the landscaped portion of the property is prohibited. All parking surfaces must be free of vegetation, weeds, dirt, trash and debris. The MCA Alley Policy provides more information about alley parking.

  6. Snow Removal – Within 24 hours of a snowfall, snow shall be removed from all sidewalks adjacent to the property. Including snow on sidewalks outside rear and side fences.

  7. Erosion Control – Some type of landscape material must be installed and maintained to prevent erosion and conditions which may cause erosion.

  8. Exterior Maintenance – All structures must be maintained in a state of good repair weather tight and painted.

  9. Alleys – Occupants and/or owners are responsible for the cleaning and maintaining the area from the rear property line to the center line of the ally. Only landscaping is permitted to be installed within 3 feet of any alley surface. Any other installation must have written approval of the MCA. The MCA Alley Policy provides more information about prohibited actions in the alley.

  10. Right-of-Way Maintenance – Occupants and/or owners of property abutting a public right-of-way shall provide for landscaping and maintenance of such right-of-way area between the occupant and/or owners property line and the curb line or the edge of the roadway and between the property line and the center line of any alley.