FAQ

Q1: What is the mission of the Craneridge HOA Board?

Q2: I’m interested in purchasing a home here in Craneridge, but I am concerned about living in an HOA. My question is, do I have to become involved in the community (i.e. volunteer, go to social events, serve on a committee) in order to live in the community?

Q3: How often is large garbage pick-up? Is that a town of Concord thing and if so, how often do they offer that service?

Q4: Can the HOA recommend vendors on services related to my home/lot?

Q5: Do I need permission to renovate the inside of my home?

Q6: Do I need permission from the HOA to place dumpsters on my property?

Q7: Who do I contact with problems with Craneridge Roads (i.e. potholes, roadkill, street signs, etc.)?

Q8: Who do I contact if I have an animal problem?

Q9: Do I need permission from the HOA to have Yard Sale?

Q10: Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

Q11: On what days is the garbage picked up?

Q12: Which post office delivers the mail and where is it located?

Q13: What is considered the “common property” within Craneridge and are there rules associated with its use?

Q14: What kind of animals or pets am I allowed to own within Craneridge?  

Q15: Am I allowed to operate a home business out of my residence in Craneridge?

Q16: Where is the fire hydrant located within Craneridge?

Q1: What is the mission of the Craneridge HOA Board?
The purpose of the board is to represent the interests of the homeowners as a whole, as these interests relate to the entire Craneridge Association. Board members must be familiar with Craneridge Associations Covenants and the Bylaws. We suggest that you read the bylaws and covenants, Violation Policy and Common Properties Rules located here: https://craneridge.org/for-residents/

One of the main functions of the HOA is the repair and maintenance of common areas and common building exteriors. The maintenance responsibility for the association is established in the bylaws. Related to the duty to maintain the common property is the duty to adopt budgets and collect assessments from the homeowners. In a way, an HOA is a conduit for the homeowners to pay for the various expenses of operating the property. In order to determine the budget and monthly assessment, the board must decide what are the necessary expenses and costs of operation and administration, plus a reasonable reserve. The board members owe a fiduciary duty to the home owners to manage and operate the association using the care that an ordinarily prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances.

In terms of training or guidance, just know that the rational basis for all decisions must be the best interests of the association consistent with its purposes. The board has a duty to uniformly enforce the governing documents against the owners and other residents of the property. Also, if you haven’t already, start attending the monthly Board meetings, where you can get a feel for how everything works, get to know the current board members and ask questions. You could also join a committee, as that would also provide you with experience concerning the operations of the Community. The list of committees is located here: https://craneridge.org/committees/

Q2: I’m interested in purchasing a home here in Craneridge, but I am concerned about living in an HOA. My question is, do I have to become involved in the community (i.e. volunteer, go to social events, serve on a committee) in order to live in the community?
No, you do not have to join a committee or engage in community activities in order to live in the community. There are plenty of opportunities to meet and engage in activities with your neighbors, however they are all optional. The only requirement to living within an HOA is that you must abide by the Bylaws and Covenants of the community. Buying into an HOA makes you a co-owner in the corporation and the Association can have a direct impact on your home value and quality of life. Craneridge is a small community that is entirely run by volunteers. If you are considering moving to Craneridge, we encourage you to read our community’s bylaws and covenants so that you can determine whether or not living in this HOA would work for you: https://craneridge.org/for-residents/

Q3: How often is large garbage pick-up? Is that a town of Concord thing and if so, how often do they offer that service?
The Town of Concord generally arranges an annual large trash pick up the week after Mother’s Day. Visit the Town of Concord website for more information: http://www.townofconcordny.com/outreach.php

Q4: Can the HOA recommend vendors on services related to my home/lot?
Not officially. The exception would be to those vendors that the HOA has under contract for specific services (i.e., garbage). Your neighbors are a great resource, since some have probably already had similar work done. Ask them who they used and if they were pleased with the work.

Q5: Do I need permission to renovate the inside of my home?
No, nothing you do inside of your home needs to be approved. However, if you do anything to the inside of your home that will change the exterior appearance, such as adding or changing windows, then you will need prior approval from the Architecture Committee.

Q6: Do I need permission from the HOA to place dumpsters on my property?
No approval is needed for temporary dumpsters during construction.

Q7: Who do I contact with problems with Craneridge Roads (i.e. potholes, roadkill, street signs, etc.)?
All of the streets in Craneridge belong to the Town of Concord. Potholes and other problems may be reported to the Highway Department web site http://www.townofconcordny.com/highway-dept.php or at 592-4892. All questions regarding traffic or parked vehicles on the streets should be directed to the Erie County Sheriff Non Emergency Phone Number (716) 858-2903

Q8: Who do I contact if I have an animal problem?
The Craneridge Association has no authority to take action in response to animal problems. Please call the Town of Concord Dog Control at 716-592-7875. For animal control: Erie County does not provide free wildlife services.

Q9: Do I need permission from the HOA to have Yard Sale?
Permission is not required to hold individual or neighborhood yard sales.

Q10: Who do I contact in case of an emergency?
For any emergency which threatens life or property, dial 911. For matters that are non-emergencies, but need attention, call the Erie County Sheriff Non-Emergency Phone Number (716) 858-2903.

Q11: On what days is the garbage picked up?
Assuming you are in the Craneridge trash program, recycling and trash pick-up is on THURSDAYS. Please contact the Executive Secretary Kaila Hager with any questions: 228-342-5191 |
kailarwood11@gmail.com

Q12: Which post office delivers the mail and where is it located?
Glenwood Post Office located at 9645 State Rd, Glenwood, NY 14069 Phone: 716-941-6421

Q13: What is considered the “common property” within Craneridge and are there rules associated with its use?
The common property areas include but are not limited to the pool and playground area, the meadow, and property owned by Craneridge Association. Yes, there are rules associated with Common Property use that were adopted on 3/6/17 as follows: 1) Members must be in good standing with Craneridge Association financially and not in violation of the By-laws and Covenants to use the common properties, 2) No unauthorized vehicles are allowed. This includes but is not limited to golf carts, ATVs, and dirt bikes, 3) No smoking is permitted, 4) No overnight camping is permitted, 5) Quiet hours are from dusk to dawn. Care should be given to not disturb neighbors, and 6) Care should be given to not cause reckless damage to the common properties.

Q14: What kind of animals or pets am I allowed to own within Craneridge?
Dogs, cats or other household pets are welcome! However, you may not breed or maintain pets/animals for any commercial purpose. You also may not keep or raise any horses or other animals, livestock or poultry of any kind on any lot.

Q15: Am I allowed to operate a home business out of my residence in Craneridge?
Yes, Craneridge allows for home businesses within single-family residential zones. However, business must comply to certain regulations, which are listed within the bylaws and covenants under “Section II: Business.”

Q16: Where is the fire hydrant located within Craneridge?
Below is a Google map: the location of the hydrant maintained by the East Concord Fire Department is shown with a red circle. The hydrant is adjacent to the pond at the corner of Crane and Meadow Trail.

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