The HOA Board has been approached by our neighboring Board in Batchelor Heights regarding the possibility of sharing access and responsibility for the current Batchelor Heights clubhouse with the Highlands. We want your opinion on this!
Please complete the survey (link below) by July 6th if you would like to express your opinion on this matter. All of the details are on the survey form and also include is a open ended question where you can express any relevant thoughts not covered by the survey questions. (Please submit all opinions on this in the form rather than posting here, so that we are able to have everything in one spot for compiling and reviewing!)
The Highlands HOA Board finalized a prospective update to the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. These have not been reviewed since their original inception during the first development phase in 1999. Revisions are necessary to ensure our community is operating in line with updated Indiana HOA Laws, as well as remove outdated and inapplicable references. These documents also allow the HOA to serve its overall purpose of supporting the community and residents while also working to maintain property values for homeowners.
We continue to need YOUR participation and approval to adopt the updates, as 75% of homeowners must consent to the revisions in order to allow the necessary updates to become effective. We have noted highlights of the changes below for your quick reference, and a full copy of the prospective document is available on the website for your review. You may also request an emailed or physical copy be provided to you by contacting the Board of Directors via email contact@Bloomingtonhighlands.com, or through Tempo Properties, 812-336-2026.
The HOA Board has extended the voting for the updated CCR document. We believe it is in the best interest of the HOA that this document is updated to meet current legal statutes.
Please complete your form (if you have yet to do so) and send to Tempo Properties. Instructions are on the voting form.
Please follow the link herefor a printable PDF version of the voting form.
Thank you for your dedication to improving our neighborhood and for taking the time to complete the voting form.
The HOA Board of Directors
THIS IS A SIMPLIFIED DOCUMENT OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CCR DOCUMENT. This is not the full legal wording of these regulations, and homeowners are responsible for viewing the full document themselves which can be found on the HOA website. We understand that the wording of this document is lengthy and often times, confusing. The aim of this is to ease the burden of interpreting the changes that were made.
Existing & Active CCR Document
Proposed CCR Document
HOA Board Clarification
Leasing and Rentals
NO existing restrictions. This is the only entirely new section added.
Section 11.1- Implements a rental cap of 10% of lots in the neighborhood.
The aim is to eliminate the ability for large rental companies to buy and rent a high proportion of homes in the neighborhood, ultimately giving them the ability to take control of the HOA and possibly raise dues. This does not apply to rentals among family members
Section 6.19 -Only for sale signs allowed on lots.
Section 6.17- Edited to include political signs during the election season.
Decorative garden flags or ornamental garden decoration don’t count toward these limitations.
Section 6.4- No more than 2 household pets allowed per lot. No farm animals.
Section 6.2-No limit on number of pets. Pet owners must abide by all applicable local animal ordinances. No farm animals.
Inclusion of county ordinances includes responsibly picking up after pets, keeping animals on a leash when off property, and ensuring animals have food, shelter, and water at all times.
Section 6.25- All lots must have two functioning carriage garage lights in working order with automatic dawn/dusk sensors.
Section 6.21- Lots must have either carriage garage lights and/or a front lamppost in working order with automatic dawn/dusk sensors.
This change allows homeowners the option to have exterior carriage lights on the garage, or a single lamppost in the yard. We do not have street lights in this neighborhood, so consistent lighting is necessary to keep our properties safe.
Section 6.24 – Mailboxes should all be uniform in type and color.
Section 6.20- Mailboxes should be wooden posts with black mailboxes.
Existing mailboxes not fitting this description will be exempt, assuming they are well maintained/visually appealing. New mailboxes shall abide by this rule.
Section 6.16 – No weeds, underbrush or other unsightly growth shall be permitted to grow or remain upon any property.
Section 6.14- No weeds, underbrush or other unsightly growth shall be permitted to grow or remain upon any property.
The main point is that yards must be maintained. This refers to excessive growth. We aim to keep homes visually pleasing, while eliminating health hazards such as insects, rodents, and pollens that come from overgrowth.
Section 6.23- Above ground swimming pools are prohibited on the Property.
Section 6.19- Above ground and in-ground swimming pools are prohibited on properties.
Above ground pools are already prohibited. This clarifies that in-ground pools are as well, seeing that most properties could not easily support an in-ground pool. This does exclude small kiddie and doggie pools which are temporary and not large enough to need filtration. Small pools should not leave standing water, causing health hazards.
The Board has contracted with Bynum-Fanyo to conduct a survey of some areas in our community. This includes the neighborhood trail and adjacent/abutting lot property lines; several HOA common areas; and a few other sections. The survey will provide clarification of property lines and address several questions/issues that have arisen over the past couple of years and have been unable to be determined using current maps and resources.
If you see personnel out measuring and marking during this process they are permitted and please do not be alarmed. In addition, please DO NOT move or remove the temporary markers they will be placing. This process may be ongoing over several weeks.
If you have questions or concerns please feel free to email email@example.com which will be most efficient way to express your concerns.
Certainly a very scary and awful event happened on Monday September 21st.
However, from that tragedy we found out what an amazing community we live in. Our neighbors ran in to help in so many ways from the moment the fire was noticed and continued in the days following.
The Highlands Subdivision really pulled together to support us and we appreciate it so much.
The greater community of Bloomington also jumped in and helped with donations of goods and services. It was very humbling to receive such gifts and to have so many people from all over express their sympathies and wish us well.
From the Fire Families of S. Wickens Street to all of you, THANK YOU!
We would like to especially thank Daniel Butler from Bynum Fanyo and Tom Wininger from Wininger Construction for working with the Bloomington Highlands on this project, and a special thanks to Lisa Ridge and Jackie Nester (among others) from the Monroe County Highway and Planning departments for assisting us in this endeavor.
The Highlands Subdivision Homeowners Association is asking that you please be respectful of our common areas and homeowner’s property when using our trails. We have posted signs to help mark property lines and invite you to view the neighborhood map link on our home page.
Please note that Common Areas / Lots listed as 450 and 451 on the map are not contracted to be mowed by the HOA because of inability to safely access.
Junction of the HOA Path with Clear Creek Trail
(As seen from Clear Creek Trail)
View of Path to Access Boiling Farm Field Along Creek Creek Trail (This path has no outlet, dead end)
View of Wooded Area Behind Homes Along W. Hennessey (Lots 247-253 and Common Area 450 per Neighborhood Map)