HOA 101

Number 3 of a 5-Part Series

On Tuesday, May 6, the Council of Stewards conducted a Town Hall meeting and training session on “Homeowner Association 101” for those interested in better understanding the North Carolina laws regarding HOAs and how the St. Alban’s Square Neighborhood Association works. This is all part of a goal to improve communication and understanding between owners, residents, and COS and committee members.

Unfortunately, this meeting was not well attended. Kelly Hawkins of Main Street Management Group had prepared an excellent detailed outline of key issues surrounding our community. In order to make sure this information reaches a bigger audience, the newsletter will include this material in a series of five articles, one in each of the next five newsletter issues. These topics will be as follows:

Topic 3: The Role of the Council of Stewards and Its Committees

What is the role of the COS (members/officers)?

The # 1 role of the Council of Stewards is always to act in the best interest of the Homeowners Association by:

Association Bylaws list specific duties of COS members and officers as follows:

Note: The tasks associated with these duties can be delegated to the management company, but the responsibility for them getting done always rests with the Council of Stewards.

What committees exist and what do they do?

To help the Council of Stewards with specific projects associated with their duties, committees exist to aid the COS with decision making and research and they give more people a chance to be involved in the community.

Building & Townhome Maintenance Committee: Monitors and makes suggestions about building maintenance for the townhomes.

Covenant Committee: Monitors and makes suggestions about rule enforcement.

Landscaping & Grounds Committee: Maintains landscaping appearance throughout the neighborhood. Reviews and approves/denies requests for landscaping changes for townhomes and common areas.

Architectural Review Committee: Reviews and approves/denies requests for exterior modifications to homes and townhomes.

Property Transition Committee: Monitors and makes contact with new owners and renters.

Neighborhood Beautification Committee: Makes suggestions for community improvements to the common areas.

Newsletter and Website Committee: Creates the newsletter and maintains the neighborhood website at www.stalbanssq.org.


The Association wishes to thank Kelly Hawkins, our Association Manager at Main Street Management Group in Cornelius, for this outstanding and informative program.

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