Notes From Your Neighborhood President

Thank you for visiting the Harrods View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) website. I hope you find our website useful and informative. Like many of you, I also work full time and face the same challenges of time management and priority placement of doing what I can to promote career growth, family nourishment and healthy sustainable friendship! I hope we can stay in touch through this website. If you see me out, please stop and say hello!

I would like to ask you to consider stepping out to the curb and looking at the curb areas in the neighborhood as well as the curb appeal of your property. I think this speaks to a Pride of Ownership issue. I am often impressed when even some of the older neighborhoods of Lexington are well-kept. I hope you will join me in striving to promote pride in our living space as well as promoting relationship and harmony among your neighbors.

I once again would like to thank you for your support and involvement in your community. I hope you will continue to support our efforts to grow our organization by paying your dues and encouraging your neighbors to do the same. Even bigger and more important than membership, be a good neighbor and promote a welcoming attitude toward each other. If you have concerns or comments that you would like to speak with me about, feel free to contact me using the contact tab on the website link above.

Sincerely,

Andrew G. Caudill, President

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AUGUST

AUGUST 2020 HAS ARRIVED! THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE IS 85 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW IS 65 DEGREES IN LEXINGTON IN AUGUST. WE USUALLY HAVE JUST OVER 3 INCHES OF RAIN THIS MONTH. DURING THESE HOT AND HUMID DAYS OUR YARDS CAN BE NEGLECTED. WALK AROUND AND CHECK YOURS OUT. 

AS THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES, PLEASE FOLLOW COVID 19 RULES AND KEEP 6 FEET BETWEEN YOU AND PERSONS WHO ARE NOT FAMILY MEMBERS WHEN OUT WALKING OUR SIDEWALKS AND CONVERSING WITH NEIGHBORS. PLEASE OBSERVE OUR POSTED SPEED LIMIT OF 25 MPH AS MORE PEOPLE ARE OUT WALKING, JOGGING, AND BICYCLING. IT TAKES A SPLIT SECOND FOR A CHILD TO DART OFF OF A SIDEWALK INTO THE STREET. PLEASE SLOW DOWN WHEN DRIVING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

August 26, Wednesday, Fayette County Public Schools resume classes with Non-Traditional Instruction. Chromebooks have been purchased so every student will have access to digital curriculum programs. The school district will provide hotspots to families that do not have internet access.

It is always good to remind ourselves of our neighborhood deed restrictions. You can find them by clicking Governing Documents on this website. You will also find some of Lexington’s ordinances that cover noise, parking on the street, and street tree maintenance. Respect the rights of your neighbors to the  peaceful enjoyment of their properties by complying with our deed restrictions and local ordinances.  

 

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New Retail Development Proposed Across from Palomar Centre

 

 

According to our 10th District  LFUCG Councilmember Amanda Mays Bledsoe’s newsletter, The Fountains of Palomar, LLC have applied for a zone change for the property across Man-O-War Boulevard from the Palomar Centre. The property includes the Christ United Methodist Church property, the former Murray’s restaurant property, and the small retail shopping center between the church and Murray’s.

The applicant proposes a neighborhood shopping venue which will have a variety of commercial uses, including a small-scale organic grocery store, coffee shop, restaurants, and hotel. At the corner of Harrodsburg Road and Man-o-War Boulevard there is a large water feature in the proposed design. The applicant has met with the Palomar Hills Neighborhood Association Board and homeowners.

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Let’s Keep Harrods View A Great Place to Live

Harrods View is  a beautiful neighborhood in a great location in a great city. As our homes age, it is important that we step out on the sidewalk and look at our home’s curb appeal. How does your property look compared to your neighbors? Is the lawn regularly mowed and are the shrubs trimmed? Does the house need paint? Is the overall appearance neat and attractive? Take a walk around the perimeter of your yard and check to see that your trees, shrubs, and fences are well maintained and not causing a problem for adjoining property owners. A neighbor has the right to trim your overhanging limbs back to the property line as long as it will not seriously damage your plant or tree. Don’t wait on a complaint from a neighbor or for your neighbor to trim your trees and shrubs. Do it yourself.  Do you have overhanging limbs that drop your leaves on your neighbors’  yards? Well-maintained property lines make for good neighbors. Here are some other things to remember:

Do be a responsible pet owner. Pick up your pet’s waste when walking your pet. It is against the law for a dog to bark “repeatedly OR frequently.” Remember, if your dog barks repeatedly or frequently, not only is it against the law, it is repeatedly and frequently disturbing your neighbors inside their homes. And dogs barking early in the morning and after dark are disturbing some neighbor’s sleep. Dogs are extensions of our families. We would not let a family member repeatedly or frequently yell outside, so why would we allow our dogs to do so? Remember your neighbors.

Again, look under Q&A for information about barking dogs and under Governing Documents/Ordinances. Contact your HVNA board if you are being disturbed by pets or other noises that violate our noise ordinance.

Do be a careful and respectful driver in our neighborhood. The speed limit is 25 m.p.h., including on the first block of Sallee Drive where there have been numerous complaints of speeding. Going faster than the posted speed limit is a danger to children, bicyclists, joggers, and walkers. You will not get out of this neighborhood, or to your home in this neighborhood, any faster than if you obeyed the posted speed limit.

Do pick up litter wherever you see it in the neighborhood.
Do hide or screen trash containers on your property.
Do not park vehicles so they block use of sidewalks.
Do report suspicious or criminal behavior to the HVNA board members.
Do be aware of our Harrods View Neighborhood Deed Restrictions,   noise ordinances, and other laws under Governing Documents on this website. Compliance avoids problems and makes this subdivision a great place to live and raise a family.
• Do let a HVNA board member know if you would like something added to the Q&A section or any section of our website.
• Do visit the HVNA website often.

We live in a great neighborhood. One reason for that is that the first residents back in 1988 worked hard to make it so, as you will see if you look under History on this website. If you have complaints, concerns, or suggestions pertaining to our neighborhood, speak to a board member. The HVNA board wants to make sure every resident is peacefully enjoying their property without undue interference by others and that this is the best place in Lexington to live and to raise a family. Your board members are committed to seeing that Harrods View remains a unique residential development where neighbors care about and respect their neighbors.

CONTACT YOUR BOARD MEMBERS.  If you have neighborhood concerns, we can help. If you have suggestions to improve our neighborhood, we want to hear them.

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Join Your Harrods View Neighborhood Association

HVNA-Membership-Drive

Please become a member of your neighborhood. The HVNA has been in existence since 1988 when it was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation.  Any Harrods View resident has the option of joining the HVNA by submitting a completed membership form and the annual dues. We need full participation to make this a vibrant neighborhood.  Please complete the form on this website and submit your annual fee of only $35 by September 30. Our membership year runs from October 1 to September 30 of the following year. Our official membership drive month is September, but you can pay prior to September.

The first homeowners moved into Harrods View in 1988. Harrods View is a beautiful neighborhood in a convenient location and remains one of Lexington’s best kept secrets. Let’s keep the neighborhood beautiful and a desirable residential area.

JOIN TODAY! We need to grow our membership.  Submit your membership form and annual fee. Let’s make the HVNA the most active and effective neighborhood association in Lexington!

The annual dues are $35. Make your check payable to Harrods View Neighborhood Association. You can mail your form and check to :

Greg Freedman
2177 Sallee Drive
Lexington KY 40513

Come Back to this News Section in the Future as It Is Updated to Keep You Informed

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