What is a Homeowners Association? It is a non-profit corporation, chartered under the Title XL, Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes, which may be found here. Membership in the Association is mandatory for Mentone homeowners, and each owner becomes a member of the Association upon acquiring a home in the subdivision. The Association is governed by the Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R’s) and operated according to the By-Laws of the corporation. Every homeowner should read the documents. If you did not receive a copy of these documents from your title company at closing, please contact Guardian Association Management to request a copy. Or you can access a pdf file under the documents tab.
The Major Responsibilities of the Association are to:
- Protect each homeowner’s investment and enhance the value of their properties by enforcing deed restrictions
- Provide for the operation and maintenance of commonly owned property (pool, tennis court, conservation areas, etc.)
- Provide financial services such as budgeting, collection of assessments, tax preparation, insurance, etc.
- Offer social and recreational programs
Day-to-day management of Association business is performed by Guardian Association Management which executes the decisions of the Mentone Board of Directors. Board members are elected or appointed from among the membership of the association, and are unpaid volunteers. Board meetings are open to all homeowners and are held on the third Thursday of each month at the pool pavilion. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and are normally preceded by a meeting of the Architectural Review Committee at 6:15 p.m. Board members are stewards of our community who are responsible for maintaining the commonly-owned property and facilities, making sound financial decisions, enforcing the covenants, and planning for the future of our community. We hope you’ll find time to join us and perhaps contribute to your community by joining a committee.
Assessment payment reminders are sent quarterly and payment is due upon receipt. Payments not received within thirty days after the due date shall bear interest from the due date. The Association may bring a legal action against the owner(s), or place a lien against the property for unpaid assessments.
Assessment revenues provide for operation and maintenance of all common area property and recreational facilities and for the professional services of our property management company. The Mentone financial data is a matter of public record and may be found under the documents tab. The Mentone Architectural Review Committee enforces deed restrictions and maintains uniformity of design by approving modifications to properties in the subdivision. You may want to make improvements to your home and any changes made to the exterior of your property including major landscape changes must be approved in advance by the architectural control committee. To request approval, compete the ARC Request Form.
Interested in learning more about our community? Get in touch with a member of our team today!