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Farmington Board Meeting: November 6, 2013

posted Nov 5, 2013, 11:44 AM by Domain Admin   [ updated Jan 24, 2014, 12:13 PM ]


The next Farmington Board Meeting will be held November 6, 2013, at 6:30pm at Texas Ranch Steak House 1310 West Sugar Creek Road 704-598-2215. As always, Farmington homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend to hear neighborhood updates and/or provide input and suggestions.

Farmington Board Meeting: September 18, 2013

posted Sep 11, 2013, 10:08 AM by Domain Admin   [ updated Sep 27, 2013, 8:23 AM ]


The next Farmington Board Meeting will be held September 18, 2013, at 6:30pm at Texas Ranch Steak House 1310 West Sugar Creek Road 704-598-2215. As always, Farmington homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend to hear neighborhood updates and/or provide input and suggestions. 

Seeking: New Crime Watch Chair

posted Apr 29, 2013, 1:00 PM by Domain Admin   [ updated Sep 27, 2013, 8:39 AM ]

https://263d7700-a-40c4d3c0-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/farmingtonhoa.org/farmington-now/announcements/seekingnewcrimewatchchair/crime-watch.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7crB-fCwU84cY4GRM6YdGhjC5M5vh5P73rD0ybwawj3-r39v4HeHF4_HaA2q8qeMJCYI8lOBvSh7Ln_-VGWdsjwopnGCfK269KfyPnAa-cJxG4O1ZNVBnPw8xoVLyX_2zN7jVHWRDRCHN8LXK3FXTXIJNjG_Aj6Vp-rXQpkml9JZp6qxfIHUqODUrXGoqokD5EMWvT7WKlWX0oo9WrGcB4Lo3VtrO3TlwNfNEKPmZTTW6gYbI2nK4Kx4wGJAyVH-N8y4pOzupomd-HAWjoskfPS__AWiHg%3D%3D&attredirects=0The neighborhood is seeking a new Crime Watch Chair. To nominate yourself or others, please contact Nicole at Nicole@SuperiorAM.net

Farmington Annual Meeting - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

posted Feb 25, 2013, 11:41 AM by Domain Admin   [ updated Jul 12, 2013, 11:43 AM ]

https://2838008787364511647-a-farmingtonhoa-org-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/farmingtonhoa.org/farmington-now/announcements/_draft_post/neighborhood-meeting.gif?attachauth=ANoY7crvHzqORhgDd1ND-xhWblWYuidk7HVj2jw7PCsAbEZdmlF3wYY2OTHOK-fcpLcsJv_6SM6nFGYSc72pmBsXJ-TJW7eAm15PzQrvY3K_JIorY3cE4wlRKY-I4-Hfn2Ax4OgkxyYamuAewHKWthCRj7FEQlqL6NwB7GShZb8TWoCNpy4tr6xDZ_1QpBnAXtYSCY8x2ercVKscU0ic3UlGAtnm8Hg-sQuhvCrvfhC6CKyqkqIGautfsSmAbXgefwdI60ADTyDz&attredirects=0The Annual Membership Meeting of the Farmington Homeowners Association will be held at 6:00pm (eat, meet, and greet) then meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the University City United Methodist Church Room 120. Located at 3835 West W. T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28269. The purpose of this meeting, if quorum is met, is to transact any business that may properly come before the Association and to elect Board Members for the Board of Directors.

We will be voting with one vote per home either in person or by proxy. You may nominate yourself or someone else if you have previously discussed the nomination with that person, and he/she has agreed to serve if elected. Nominees should be present at the meeting.

Please note, the Farmington community needs volunteers to join all committees, especially: Social, ARC and the Board. If you are ready to make a difference in the Farmington community, please be present and speak on your behalf. The community needs you to be apart of the solution.
Access Annual Meeting Notice.

Farmington Board Meeting: April 17, 2013

posted Feb 25, 2013, 11:15 AM by Domain Admin   [ updated Apr 29, 2013, 12:55 PM ]


The next Farmington Board Meeting will be held April 17, 2013, at 6:30pm at Texas Ranch Steak House 1310 West Sugar Creek Road 704-598-2215. As always, Farmington homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend to hear neighborhood updates and/or provide input and suggestions.

Farmington Homeowners Meeting: February 6, 2013

posted Feb 5, 2013, 12:59 PM by Domain Admin   [ updated Feb 25, 2013, 11:15 AM ]


The next Farmington Homeowners meeting will be held February 6, 2013, at 6:30pm at Texas Ranch Steak House 1310 West Sugar Creek Road 704-598-2215. As always, Farmington homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend to hear neighborhood updates and/or provide input and suggestions.

General Rules for Political Signs

posted Oct 31, 2012, 12:26 PM by Domain Admin   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 11:34 AM ]

https://263d7700-a-40c4d3c0-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/farmingtonhoa.org/farmington-now/announcements/_draft_post/political%20sign.png?attachauth=ANoY7cpR7k1uVm7pzTGlfpLzLPXxUMUgHNCx9pVxdGvHozbvlJY0QmXTEXJPMdj0m1GzKBFjz0qT_8mPqr7KwD71YIn0jydcyXtFUKaZUGhwc1egb8bxPu1a9REiFSEfyjGdBiIIgMWg1fnn1dT-wfXydWzJ-zA0hpA15ZrykPhFT4ia10yQXgBr0CgYmc3hmjOwAcrIPHvXW6ok5Ji_FWOla2i9l2EcQqS4RrVpA7Y6VdLCmZKw0zLgk8iFY9_9gxEVbv3bqBquqQOp2snTyPJFQ6W-A4SQgg%3D%3D&attredirects=0These are the general rules for POLITICAL SIGNAGE:

1.         The Association can likely do what it wants through rules and regulations to prohibit or govern signs on COMMON AREA.

2.         As to regulations or prohibitions of signs on lots or units, there are two prongs:

a.         If the Declaration was filed prior to 10/1/05, the document must use the term “political signs” to regulate or prohibit signs.

b.         If the Declaration was filed on 10/1/05 or later, the document must have “THIS DOCUMENT REGULATES OR PROHIBITS THE DISPLAY OF POLITICAL SIGNS” on the first page in bold, capital, and letters no smaller than the largest print in the Declaration to regulate or prohibit political signs (how’s that for detailed?).

So, a carefully drafted Declaration with specific wording can regulate or prohibit political signs altogether.

3.         If the Declaration regulates or prohibits political signs but does not use the specific language required by statute, political signs are allowed.  Even so, depending on the language of the Declaration, an association can:

a.         prohibit the display of political signs earlier than 45 days before the election and after seven days following the election.

b.         regulate the size and number of political signs that may be placed on a member's property if the association's regulation is no more restrictive than any applicable city, town, or county ordinance that regulates the size and number of political signs on residential property.  (If there is no governmental restriction on political signs, the association must allow at least one sign with maximum dimensions of 24 inches by 24 inches.)

 

 

 

Statute:

§ 47F 3 121.  American and State flags and political sign displays.

Notwithstanding any provision in any declaration of covenants, no restriction on the use of land shall be construed to:

(1)       Regulate or prohibit the display of the flag of the United States or North Carolina, of a size no greater than four feet by six feet, which is displayed in accordance with or in a manner consistent with the patriotic customs set forth in 4 U.S.C. §§ 5 10, as amended, governing the display and use of the flag of the United States unless:

a.         For restrictions registered prior to October 1, 2005, the restriction specifically uses the following terms:

1.         Flag of the United States of America;

2.         American flag;

3.         United States flag; or

4.         North Carolina flag.

b.         For restrictions registered on or after October 1, 2005, the restriction shall be written on the first page of the instrument or conveyance in print that is in boldface type, capital letters, and no smaller than the largest print used elsewhere in the instrument or conveyance. The restriction shall be construed to regulate or prohibit the display of the United States or North Carolina flag only if the restriction specifically states: "THIS DOCUMENT REGULATES OR PROHIBITS THE DISPLAY OF THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA".

This subdivision shall apply to owners of property who display the flag of the United States or North Carolina on property owned exclusively by them and does not apply to common areas, easements, rights of way, or other areas owned by others.

(2)       Regulate or prohibit the indoor or outdoor display of a political sign by an association member on property owned exclusively by the member, unless:

a.         For restrictions registered prior to October 1, 2005, the restriction specifically uses the term "political signs".

b.         For restrictions registered on or after October 1, 2005, the restriction shall be written on the first page of the instrument or conveyance in print that is in boldface type, capital letters, and no smaller than the largest print used elsewhere in the instrument or conveyance. The restriction shall be construed to regulate or prohibit the display of political signs only if the restriction specifically states: "THIS DOCUMENT REGULATES OR PROHIBITS THE DISPLAY OF POLITICAL SIGNS".

Even when display of a political sign is permitted under this subdivision, an association (i) may prohibit the display of political signs earlier than 45 days before the day of the election and later than seven days after an election day, and (ii) may regulate the size and number of political signs that may be placed on a member's property if the association's regulation is no more restrictive than any applicable city, town, or county ordinance that regulates the size and number of political signs on residential property. If the local government in which the property is located does not regulate the size and number of political signs on residential property, the association shall permit at least one political sign with the maximum dimensions of 24 inches by 24 inches on a member's property. For the purposes of this subdivision, "political sign" means a sign that attempts to influence the outcome of an election, including supporting or opposing an issue on the election ballot. This subdivision shall apply to owners of property who display political signs on property owned exclusively by them and does not apply to common areas, easements, rights of way, or other areas owned by others. (2005 422, s. 8; 2006 226, s. 15(b).)

 

Farmington Homeowners Meeting: December 5, 2012

posted Oct 25, 2012, 1:01 PM by Domain Admin   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 1:00 PM ]


The next Farmington Homeowners meeting will be held in December 5, 2012, at 6:30pm at Texas Ranch Steak House 1310 West Sugar Creek Road 704-598-2215. As always, Farmington homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend to hear neighborhood updates and/or provide input and suggestions.

Crime Prevention Tips -- And Halloween Safety Brochure

posted Oct 5, 2012, 11:33 AM by Domain Admin   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 1:00 PM ]

https://263d7700-a-40c4d3c0-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/farmingtonhoa.org/farmington-now/announcements/crimepreventiontips--andhalloweensafetybrochure/pumpkin.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7cr6_AqLcPl6AZfMl5riL9kL8__kPvPVd0wYfUijC4xTvfOV-U9H0mZmWIuLtY5ygYMAb8sn_jRdzikejDmjfSBehWrYOa9CGcEHJS3WUtnISztreGBErwMdf_mofuAupyB3Kyk7jz4iWCYHdI7d9Q_eLv7B1OzumNwLkvzxNQR6mBeHzy7ihR7ZY31hiW8lvrWa1AJCmv-Nz8_TD1iQTXxMzslGWPirVs7CS0LnwVui2Z4COSjv_J12MReFa7RO4gyVjvTVJyC2q-GQocoJt67K7M6fy9f2BgV9iX8rVstCS8GXWUk%3D&attredirects=0 You Play a Key Role in Preventing Crime 

1.        Lock your doors and windows—even when leaving for a short period.

a.      Install a deadbolt on all exterior doors (bolt should extend 1 inch)

b.      Close the garage door

c.       Install new locks when you move in.  If you live in an apartment, ask the landlord to do it.

2.        Open the door only for people you know or are expecting.

 a.      Look through a window or install a peephole so you can see who is there.

b.      Ask for strangers id.  Verify a repair workers identity by calling his or her company.

c.        If a stranger asks to use your phone due to an emergency, say that you will place the call and don’t let them in the house.

 3.        Make your home looks busy when you’re gone—burglars are less likely to target a house when you are home.

 a.      Set indoor lights or even a television on a  timer

b.      Ask a trusted neighbor or friend to get the mail or newspaper, mow the lawn, or shovel snow if gone for long periods.  Mail can be held at the post office through the USPS website.

 4.       Use lighting and landscaping to increase safety—make it hard for criminals to hide on your property.

 a.      Light all entrances at night—use motion sensor lights

b.      Trim shrubs and trees to reduce shadows and possible hiding places

c.        Trim trees so criminals cannot climb them to access windows

d.      Use trees, shrubs and rocks to define your property’s border.  Borders help show where people do and don’t belong.

e.       Use fencing material people can see through or over.  You want your neighbors to be able to tell if something is wrong.

 5.        Team up with neighbors.

a.      Start or join a neighborhood watch.

b.      Keep an eye on neighbors’ property.  Report suspicious activity to law enforcement, don’t assume that someone else is reporting it.

c.        Keep your yard and house in good condition.  It shows criminals that people in your neighborhood care and are alert.

 6.        Practice safety in and around your car.

 a.      Don’t leave money and valuables in your car.

b.      Park in well lit places.

c.        Hold your key when you walk to your car.  Look inside before getting in—make sure no one is hiding.

d.      Plan your driving route in advance.  Stay out of dangerous areas.

e.       Lock your doors and roll up your windows when driving.  Turn off the car and lock it when you are not in it.

f.        Consider installing an alarm or another anti-theft device.

 7.        Stay alert on public transportation.

 a.      Keep your belongings with  you, don’t set them on empty seats

b.      Sit as close as possible to the driver as possible, especially during late hours

c.        Sit in aisle seats to avoid being blocked in

d.      Avoid sleeping, listening to music on headphones and other distractions that could make you a target.

e.       Keep smart phones and other music players out of sight.

f.        Report anyone that bothers you to the driver.

 8.       Avoid isolated areas.

Stay near people and well lit areas when you are out in public.  Walk, jog and bike with others, for example if someone else follows you, get near other people as soon as possible, run if needed.  If the situation feels wrong, it probably is.

 9.        Secure your purse or wallet.

 a.       Keep your wallet in a front pocket or interior jacket pocket.

b.      Wear your purse so it fits snugly between your body and your arm.

c.        Carry only the money you need.  Don’t display money where other people can see it.

d.      Only use ATMs in well lit areas where there are several other people around.  Don’t count your cash out in the open.

 10.    Protect your identity on-line.

 a.       Never give personal or financial information over email or on websites to people or businesses you don’t know.

b.      Only give your information on secure websites.  A good sign that a site is secure is when the URL address begins with “https.”

c.        Install security hardware.  Visit OnGuardOnline.gov for more information.

 11.      Be alert for email, mail and telephone scams.  These scams may try to hook you by offering prizes or money.  These can be tempting—don’t fall for them!

a.       Don’t give personal or financial information.

b.      Don’t let people pressure you into accepting offers you don’t need or want.  Just hang up.

 12.      Work with law enforcement.

 Report all crimes and suspicious activity.  After a crime, give as much information as possible.  Write down all details, such as what the criminal or his or her car looked like.

 Please share this information with your neighborhood, family and friends…as usual when we partner together in crime prevention, we’re all more successful in keeping our community safe. 

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