LAMPLIGHTER GREEN ASSOCIATION

Frequently Asked Questions

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HOW IS LAMPLIGHTER GREEN ORGANIZED/MANAGED?

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IS MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OPTIONAL?

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DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE AN ANNUAL FEE/ASSESSMENT?

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DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE MEETINGS?

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DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE A SET OF RULES/REGULATIONS?

bullet HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION ENFORCE THE
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RULES/REGULATIONS?

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I BELIEVE A VIOLATION OF THE RULES/REGULATIONS IS TAKING PLACE, WHAT DO I DO?

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WHAT IS A SWALE?

bullet HOW DO  I OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF NO LIENS, OR 6D FOR MY CLOSING (SALE OR REFINANCING)?
bulletI WANT TO WIDEN OR ADD ON TO MY DRIVEWAY, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
bullet I'M INTERESTED IN REPAINTING OR MAKING A  MODIFICATION/ADDITION TO MY PROPERTY, WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES?

 

HOW IS LAMPLIGHTER GREEN ORGANIZED/MANAGED?

The Lamplighter Green Homeowners Association is a non-profit organization. The basic purpose of the Association is to govern in accordance with the governing documents.

The Association is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the members of the Association. The Board of Directors of the Association has the power and duty to administer the affairs of the Association in accordance with the governing documents.  The Board is also responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the Lamplighter Green Association and common areas.

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IS MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OPTIONAL?

No. Any person who becomes a Home Owner at Lamplighter Green is automatically a Member of the Association. Membership is mandatory. It ceases when the person ceases to own in Lamplighter Green. Every Member is subject to the requirements of the governing documents.

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DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE AN ANNUAL 
FEE/ASSESSMENT?

Yes. Every owner is required to pay a yearly assessment imposed by the Association. These funds are used for the Common Expenses of the Association. These expenses are incurred in the administration, management, maintenance, and operation of Lamplighter Green.

The current assessment is $360.00 per-lot, per-year. The assessments are due annually A late charge of $50.00 is imposed if the payments are not received by the fifth (5th) day of the month.

The $50.00 deliqnent fee is assessed for every month the payment is not received.

The Treasurer of the Association will make every reasonable effort to provide you with a statement at least 10 days in advance of the assessment due date. However, failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from paying your assessments.

Failure to pay assessments may result in a lien on the delinquent property and legal action to collect the past due amounts. While the Association prefers not to take these actions, they are required under the terms of the Declaration.

Fees are sent to: LAMPLIGHTER GREEN HOA, C/O Treasurer, P O BOX 175, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

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DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE MEETINGS?

There will be at least one meeting of the Association annually in January as specified in the By-Laws or as established by the Board of Directors. However, special meetings of the Association may be called by the Board of Directors of the Association or upon the presentation of a petition signed by at least 67% of the Owners. Notice of meetings shall be given to the Owners.

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DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE A SET OF 
RULES/REGULATIONS?

Yes. See the By-Laws section of this website.

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HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION ENFORCE THE RULES/REGULATIONS?

Section 3.11 Enforcement - The corporation, acting by its Board, shall have the right of the restrictions in this Instrument, the BY-LAWS, to levy, without further legal action, liquidated charges for and the Rules and Regulations, provided that the charge for a single violation may not exceed Twenty-five Dollars ($50.00).  Each day that the violation continues after notice, shall be considered a separate violation.   Any charge so levied is to be collected in the same manner as a common charge against the particular owner involved, and collection may be enforced by the Board in the same manner as it is entitled to enforce collection of common charges.   Such levy of charges shall not replace not abrogate any action for damages or injunctive relief as provided by law or the power to suspend membership privileges.

See the By-Laws section of this website.

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I BELIEVE A VIOLATION OF THE RULES/REGULATIONS 
IS TAKING PLACE, WHAT DO I DO?

It is very likely that the violation has been reported to the Board of Directors already and a letter has been written to the owner in an effort to correct it. But, if you notice any violation, please don't hesitate to contact your Member at Large or a member of the Board of Directors in writing or a phone call. 

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I'M INTERESTED IN REPAINTING OR MAKING A MODIFICATION/ADDITION TO MY PROPERTY, WHAT ARE 
THE PROCEDURES?

All modifications/improvements undertaken on your home/lot must be approved by the Association's Design and Review Committee before starting work. See details on the Design and Review Committee page.

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HOW DO  I OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF NO LIENS, OR 6D FOR MY CLOSING (SALE OR REFINANCING)?

At least two weeks before the closing, either send email to the treasurer or a letter to LGHA, PO Box 175, N. Chelmsford, MA 01863. Provide your address, telephone number, and closing date. If you know the Book and Page number for your Deed, please include that also. The treasurer will notify you when your 6D is ready. Cost for obtaining a 6D is $30  

Please be sure to allow at least two weeks before your closing as this document needs to be notarized.

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I WANT TO WIDEN OR ADD ON TO MY DRIVEWAY, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

All modifications/improvements undertaken on your home/lot must be approved by the Association's Design and Review Committee before starting work. See details on the Design and Review Committee page.

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