are the Stone Meadow Property
Owners Association Dues?
The 2001 annual assessment for each lot is $405 plus $144 trash
service for each occupied residence. In addition, the first
occupant of each home pays a one time $500 initial assessment.
is the $500 Initial Membership Assessment?
The $500 Initial Membership
Assessment must be paid when the residence is first occupied.
It is a one time fee of $500 per lot. The first family to
move into the house pays the assessment. A fee is not paid
upon resale of the home. The purpose of the initial Membership
Assessment is to reimburse the Developer for the Developer's subsidy
of the Association's operating deficit and to repay a portion of
the Developer's cost of the swimming pool, tennis courts, and other
I just closed on my new
How do I get my trash service started?
Please contact Connie
Covey in our office at (417) 889-4300. She will verify that
you paid the $500 initial membership fee at closing. If you
did not, we must receive the membership fee prior to having your
trash service started. Because the entire year of trash service
is billed in January of each year, Connie will calculate how much
you will owe from the time you start your trash service until the
end of that year. Trash service costs $12.00 per month. You
will then send your check made out to SMPOA to 5051 S. National
Ave., Springfield, MO 65810. Connie will contact Waste Management
to begin your service. They will deliver a cart to your home.
Trash is picked up twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday.
Trash containers should be placed at the curb the morning of pick
up and put inside the garage that evening. If you wish to
have recycling, you must order that service with Waste Management.
They will bill you separately for the recycling only.
Stone Meadow has gated entrances.
How do I get in?
You will need to come
to our office, 5051 S. National Ave., to pick up your gate openers
and have your phone number entered in the directory. Please
call Connie Covey at (417) 889-4300 to confirm that she will be
available when you arrive. You will be given 2 gate cards
and 2 transmitters. If you wish, you may purchase additional
cards for $10 per card and $40 per transmitter.
What are the rules regarding
Prior to constructing
any fence in Stone Meadow, a site plan showing the locations of
the fence and the specifications of the fence must be submitted
to the Architectural Committee, at 5051 S. National Ave., Springfield,
MO 65810, for approval. The only approved design is "Pinehill"
finished on both sides with support posts on the inside. The
pickets must be 1" x 6" x 48" or 1" x 8" x 48" CCA treated pine
with the support posts set in concrete on the inside of the fence.
However, any lot which adjoins another subdivision, a water detention
area, Plainview Road or Weaver Road may, with the approval of the
Architectural Committee, have a fence that is 72" in height on the
lot line between Stone Meadow and the other subdivision, the detention
area, Plainview, Kansas or Weaver Road. No fence or hedge
shall be permitted between the front wall of the structure and the
adjoining street or across the front yard. No fence shall
extend nearer to the front wall of a house than 50% of the distance
of the house on each side. On corner lots the fence may extend
from the house toward the street a maximum of 5 feet.
I would like to make an addition
or change to my home. What do I have to do?
Any structure, improvement
or alteration to the exterior of your home must be submitted to
the Architectural Committee, at 5051 S. National Ave., Springfield,
MO 65810, for approval prior to construction. You must submit
complete plans, specifications, a plot plan showing exterior design,
height, building material and color scheme, the location of the
structure on the lot plotted horizontally and vertically, the location
of driveways and fencing. The Committee shall approve or disapprove
within 30 days after receipt; however, the average turn around is
less than one week.
May I install a satellite
You must submit a written
request for approval to the Architectural Committee, 5051 S. National
Ave., Springfield, MO 65810, which includes the location and specifications.
The Committee may approve small (approximately 21 inch diameter
or less) direct satellite dishes. DSS and Primestar are the
most common dishes that have been previously approved.
May I store a motor home
in my driveway?
No mobile home, motor
home, recreational vehicle, trailer of any kind, truck larger than
½ ton, camper, boat, permanent tent or similar structure shall be
parked, kept maintained or repaired upon any property or street
(public or private) within Stone Meadow between the hours of midnight
and 5:00 AM. However, it may be parked inside a garage.
May I have a basketball
You may have a basketball
goal in your backyard. No basketball goals shall be attached
to the front of any dwelling or garage, nor erected in any front
yard or on the side of any street which abuts any corner lot. Portable
goals may be used in driveways.
I have noticed that a neighbor may not be aware of
one of the subdivision restrictions. What do I do?
Please call Connie Covey
at (417) 889-4300. She will report any possible violations
to the Architectural Committee. The Committee will then contact
the homeowner via letter.
What happens if I do not
pay my dues on time?
At the beginning of each
year we send letters to all homeowners which state the amount each
homeowner owes in assessments for the year and the date the assessments
must be paid. If dues are not received by that date, the association
may 1) hire an attorney for collection of the amount, 2) file a
lawsuit to recover the assessment obligation plus attorney fees,
court costs, cost of collection and 18% interest from the delinquent
date 3) file a lien on the lot to secure payment, there is a $100
lien preparation fee and a $50 lien release fee if a lien is filed.
Can a nonresident pay to use the amenities?
No. The association
was not set up to allow nonresidents to pay a fee for use of the
amenities. Guests of residents are permitted. Contact
the homeowners committee for guest rules.
Who is the president of the homeowners committee?
Mr. Jim Roebuck, 1178 W. Oakville, (417) 890-7988.
The Association The
5051 S. National Ave.,
Springfield, MO 65810
Copyright 2001 Stone Meadow, L.L.C.