What is a homeowner's association?
In the case of the Lake Caroline Owners' Association (LCPOA), it is a not-for-profit, non-stock corporation that requires membership of all who acquire title to property within the community. The Association protects the quality of life and ownership of property within the community and provides member services. It has the authority to establish rules and regulations that protect the quality of life and ownership of property and is authorized to levy a uniform annual charge per lot to perform its responsibilities and the authority to collect such charges.
The Association is responsible for maintenance, repair and upkeep of the infrastructure and other common properties. The governing body is a member-elected Board of Directors, which employs a management team to carry out the day-to-day operations.
The governing documents for the Association include: The Virginia Property Owners Association Act, restrictive Covenants, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and Policies. The governing documents are available for viewing within the Resource Center of the website.
What is the Board of Directors?
LCPOA is a corporation and the Board of Directors is the governing body that oversees its operation. The Board of Directors is elected by the homeowners. The limitations and restrictions of the powers of the Board of Directors are contained in the LCPOA Bylaws, Regulations (including appendix A & B) and the Policies. The Board must adhere to the provisions of the Virginia Property Owners' Association Act, the Virginia Non-Stock Corporation Act and other governing documents found within the Resource Center under governing documents.
Are Board Meetings open to all residents? If so, where and when are they held?
Members may attend all open session Board meetings. Regular or special open sessions and planning sessions will be announced in advance on the calendar and in other association communications tools. Time is allotted during all open meetings for member comments on any Association-related subject during regular meetings but restricted to the agenda items during special open session and work session meetings. Members may not attend executive session meetings unless invited by the Board. Such meetings are limited by Virginia Law to Board discussions of legal, contract and personnel matters. Any action taken in executive sessions must be confirmed in open session to be valid.
When are my assessments due and how can I pay them?
Payments are due April 1st of each year. The association offers a 2-part payment plan (April 1st and July 1st), there is a $25 service fee for this service. contact the administration office for details. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card at the administration building during normal business hours Monday-Friday from 8:00AM – 4:30PM. Wed hours are 8AM to 12PM. You can also deposit a check in the drop box located by the front door on the administration building or the front gate.
What happens if I don't pay my dues and fees?
The operation of the Association is dependent upon timely receipt of the dues and fees from members. The governing documents authorize the Association to charge interest and/or late fees on unpaid balances and legal action to place judgments on delinquent property owners.
If I am having a problem with a neighbor for a violation of the regulations, what can I do?
If residents have a problem that cannot be resolved through neighborly means, then contact the Administration Office to determine the best means for resolution, either through management, Compliance & Hearing Committee or the Board of Directors. Your assistance will be required to resolve the matter.
What kind of watercraft can be used on Lake Caroline?
The limitations for watercraft on Lake Caroline are found in the LCPOA Regulations Article VIII Section 4 and Article X “Water Craft Safety”. The regulations are available in the resource section of the LCPOA website or by contacting the Association office.
Can I rent the lodge or pavilion areas?
Yes. Lodge rental is $150.00 for the day with a required $250.00 refundable deposit. The Pavilion rental is $50.00 with a $100 refundable security deposit.
Does the association offer leaf or trash pickup?