The HOA Board of Directors meets once per month (currently via Zoom due to COVID-19) to handle the matters of the HOA. We discuss homeowner project proposals, budget, maintenance, common area projects, capital projects, events, and activities to make Wyatt Farm an ideal place to live. Recent monthly meeting minutes are available upon request to email@example.com
A full Homeowners Association meeting is held annually in the October - December time frame. All residents are encouraged to attend. Recent annual meeting minutes are available by request.
As it applies to Wyatt Farm, a homeowners association is a legal entity created to manage a community of homes. It has the authority and responsibility to enforce covenants, conditions, and restrictions, and to manage the common amenities of the community. The Wyatt Farm Homeowners Association (HOA) is a non-profit corporation, subject to state statutes.
Every person that owns a home in the Wyatt Farm neighborhood is automatically a member of the Wyatt Farm Homeowners Association. There is no need to explicitly join. Membership transfers via a one-time initiation fee equal to the annual dues. If you are new to the neighborhood, welcome! Please be sure to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be added to our e-mail distribution list.
The 2023 Wyatt Farm HOA dues are $690. The annual dues are due by March 1 and cover the calendar year. They are paid in full by the current homeowner; if a house is later sold, prorated dues are applied at closing. Dues may be mailed to Wyatt Farm HOA P.O. Box 10142 Blacksburg, VA 24062
Your annual dues pay for regular upkeep of the common grounds, including landscape maintenance and mowing. They may also be used for special maintenance such as repairs to the dock at the duck pond and the repair and painting of the fencing throughout the neighborhood. Dues also contribute to special projects, such as the development of common areas like the playground and pavilion. A major project we will undertake in the coming years is the paving and sealing of Wyatt Farm walking paths.
The HOA Board is comprised of Wyatt Farm homeowners who volunteer to help manage the neighborhood business. Your input is welcomed and encouraged, as is your active participation on the Board.
Yes. Any significant exterior project must be approved by the HOA Board who serve as the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC). The first step is for you to review the HOA covenants. As a courtesy, please inform your neighbors about your plans. Then submit a basic plan to the HOA Board regarding the work, who will distribute it to the ASC for approval. Per the covenants, all sheds must be "of the same type construction as approved for the residence" - i.e. sheds must be on concrete, the underside of the shed must not be visible, and the shed must be constructed of the same materials as the residence. The sheds behind 2203 Hardwick and 2208 Birch Leaf are good examples of sheds that comply with the covenants.
Yes. Fences shall be constructed around the rear yard only. The following types of fences shall be permitted: split rail, three or four board, solid wood, wood picket style, or brick construction. Wire mesh, chain link, chicken wire, (i.e., any woven metal) and concrete masonry units shall not be permitted. All fences shall not exceed four (4') feet in height. A fine "invisible" metal wire mesh may be used in combination with a wooden fence to confine pets. The only exception is to allow decorative fencing to be installed past the front projection of the residence. All fences must be approved by the Architectural Standards Committee.
The approval process is simply to guarantee that reasonable standards are maintained in the community and that there is no encroachment onto the common areas. Since most proposals are reasonable, they are often approved without a problem. The process is intended to be supportive, not a roadblock. We realize to some people this seems like an unnecessary intrusion, but you'll be grateful when this process keeps your neighbor from doing something you would dislike.
In many areas of the neighborhood, black metal mailboxes were installed by the builder. These mailboxes were manufactured by a company called Mel Northey, and information about them can be found at their web site: melnorthey.com. In other areas, standard mailboxes were installed with a traditional wooden post. Please only replace your mailbox with one consistent with your neighbors.