Friendly Reminders

Living in an Association-managed neighborhood has many advantages, but it also entails responsibility on the part of each homeowner.  The primary purpose of the Association is to protect the investment of every homeowner by enforcing the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of the Association, found in the documents.  The board of directors strives to create a pleasing environment and to achieve this goal we have established guidelines that need to be observed by all residents:

  • Any changes or additions to the house or yard, for example: fencing, painting, additions, sheds, landscape changes, etc., must be submitted in writing to the Homeowners Association for approval by the Architectural Control Committee.  The form needed for this approval can be found in the Mentone Documents titled MEN ARC Request.  Guidelines for completing the form can be found in the Mentone Documents titled ARC Guidelines.
  • No fence or out building shall be constructed or placed unless first approved by the Architectural Control Committee. Privacy fencing must be of the shadowbox style, and may not be painted or stained on either side of fence. 
  • All lots must be sodded unless otherwise given permission and approval from the Architectural Review Committee for non-sod Florida-friendly landscaping or xeriscaping (which we encourage as a resource-saving alternative to sod).
  • Lawns must be irrigated, mowed and edged, and free of brown spots, dry areas, insect damage and weeds.  If you are having lawn issues and are actively working to correct them, please contact the offsite management company and inform them of the situation and corrective action. The board of directors is committed to maintaining high standards in our neighborhood, but are also willing to work with you and allow adequate time for you to correct lawn problems to avoid enforcement actions.
  • Ornamental plants and hedges must be kept healthy, appropriately pruned, and free of mold, fungus, and pest damage. Mulch beds must be kept mulched to the depth of 2 – 3 inches and free of weeds and debris.
  • No vines, plants, or trees may be growing on or touching any part of the structure of the house or outbuilding. Hedges and bushes must be kept trimmed so as to not exceed the height of the fascia as viewed from the street.
  • The outside of the home and lawn must be kept free of trash, rubbish, debris, trash receptacles, toys, excessive decor and non-seasonal ornamentation.
  • The exterior surface of the home, including the roof, must be kept clean, free of dirt, pine needles, leaves, branches, mold and mildew.
  • Porch chairs and casual dining tables are permitted, but front porches and lanais in view from the street must not be used as storage areas (for example, no bicycles, gas grills, kids toys, etc.)
  • Holiday decor such as Halloween and Christmas decorations must be removed within two weeks following the holiday.
  • Please set out trash cans and recycle bins no earlier than 4:00 p.m on Sunday and bring them in by 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening after trash collection.
  • All commercial vehicles and trucks, campers, breitling replica sale, motor homes, boats, house trailers, or trailers of every other description must be stored in a fully enclosed garage or within a structure that has been architecturally approved, or an area completely screened from view from any other lot, home or common area.
  • Mechanical work on any type of vehicle or boat must be done in the garage only.
  • No disabled vehicle may be kept on any lot or parked in the street for more than five days.  Vehicles which leak fluids must be kept in the garage or driveway and not on the street while awaiting repair, with absorbent material or a metal pan being used to contain any leaks.
  • Vehicles of permanent residents should be routinely kept parked in the garage or the driveway, not in the street.
  • Vehicles parked in the pool / pavilion parking lot after 9:00 p.m. are subject to roam towing.
  • Please keep your garage door closed at all times unless you are entering/exiting the garage or performing work around your property.
  • The Mentone community garage sales / yard sales are held twice yearly in the spring and fall.  Please take advantage of these community events rather than scheduling single-family yard sales.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times when outside the home or fenced yard.  The owner is responsible for picking up pet droppings.
  • Owners shall install draperies, blinds, or other attractive window covers in each window facing the street.  No reflective or shiny coverings are allowed.
  • Homeowners who rent their property are responsible for the conduct of their tenants, and for ensuring compliance with the documents and bylaws of the Association.
  • Homeowners Association Dues payments are due the first of January, April, July and October. 
  • All address changes must be updated with the management company to ensure that correspondence is received appropriately.

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