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Thank you for visiting our Facts, Answers, and Questions page.  We have tried to include information on most frequently asked questions.  If you have any questions about the answers as provided on this page, you may contact the Board of Directors.
 
If you have a question that you think would be important to have listed on our Facts/Answers/Questions page, please submit those questions via email to the Board of Directors.  We appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.
 
 
For your convenience the questions have been divided into topic categories that include the following:
 
 
 
ACC (Architectural Control)
ASSOCIATION
COMMITTEES
COVENANTS

 
  • ACC: Are there any restrictions regarding parking of my RV?
    Yes, the Protective Covenants of Sixth Avenue West requires under C-6:
     
    "TEMPORARY STRUCTURES AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
    No trailer, trailer camper, boat, truck camper or like mobile unit shall be permitted to remain upon any lot or public right-of-way either temporarily or permanently unless hidden from view in such a way as to not be a public nuisance in the opinion of the architectural control committee."
     
    Please contact the The Architecture & Planning Vice President for the opinion of the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) by visiting the Contact Us page.  ***
     
    Additionally, under Jefferson County ordinance  5.55.10.3:
     
    "No major recreational vehicle or trailer shall be parked on any County highway within any residential district in unincorporated Jefferson County for a period in excess of two (2) weeks for any one-year period. "
     
     
     
    *** SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY TO FILINGS 4 & 5 - SEE ACC PAGE
     
  • ACC: Do I need a PERMIT to do work on my home?
    It  is always recommended that you contact the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department  prior to making any changes either externally or internally to your home and give them the details of your work. They will be happy to answer your questions. Please click here for a link to the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department.
     
     
    Note: Not obtaining the proper building permits prior to performing work either externally or internally on your lot/home could potentially lead to penalties, fines and "Red Tagging" of the home by the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department.  The 6th Avenue West Association strongly urges all homeowners in Sixth Avenue West to check with and receive if necessary the proper permission from the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department prior to starting any lot/home modifications.
     
    ADDITIONALLY:  Architectural Control Committee approval is also required for many improvements. ***
     
     
    *** SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY TO FILINGS 4 & 5 - SEE ACC PAGE
     
  • ACC: Do I need approval to make improvements to my property and how do I go about getting it?
    Yes, approval by the Architectural Control Committee is required  for many external lot changes as set out in the Protective Covenants.  Please contact the ACC (Architectural Control Committee) to verify if your specific change to your property may require approval from the ACC. ***
     
    You may email the The Architecture & Planning Vice President to request approval from the ACC. Please visit the Contact Us page.
     
     
    *** SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY TO FILINGS 4 & 5 - SEE ACC PAGE
     
  • ACC: I am concerned if my neighbor has received the proper permission from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) or Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department, what do I do?
    You may contact the Association's Architecture & Planning Vice President to find out if the proper permission was received from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC).  Please click here to visit our contact us page.
     
    If you have a concern about your neighbor and whether the activity on his/her property meets zoning regulations you can visit the Jefferson County Planning and Zonings Departments web application.  For more information Click here.
     
     
     
     
  • ACC: What are the requirements if I want to build a small shed or a playhouse, etc.
    All structures must be in architectural compliance with the Protective Covenants.
     
    The requirements for building sheds, playhouses ect. are governed under section C-2 of the Protective Covenants. 
     
    "C-2 ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL
     
    No building shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot until the construction plans and specifications and a plan showing the location of the structure have been approved by the Architectural Control Committee as to quality of workmanship and materials, harmony of external design with existing structures, and as to location with respect to topography and finish grade elevation.  No fence or wall shall be erected placed or altered on any lot nearer to any street than the minimum building setback line unless similarly approved."
     
    Please submit your plans to the Association's Architecture & Planning Vice President for approval by the Architectural Control Committee.  Please visit the contact us page. ***
     
    Sheds and certain other structures are subject to specific restrictions through zoning and building regulations of Jefferson County. Many structures require a building permit before any type of structures such as garages, storage and tool sheds, patio covers, gazebos etc can be built on a residential lot. The property owner must complete a permit application and provide a site and structural plan showing all dimensions of the proposed structure. The permit fee varies depending on the size of the structure.
     
     
    For Jefferson County regulations that may apply to mini-structures, which the county defines as "A detached accessory building used as a tool or storage shed, playhouse or similar use ...". Click here.
      
    Homeowners with additional questions should contact the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department. Click here for a link to the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department.
     
     
    *** SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY TO FILINGS 4 & 5 - SEE ACC PAGE
  • ASSOCIATION: Does Sixth Avenue West have a Homeowners' Association?
    Yes, Sixth Avenue West has had an active Homeowners Association since 1973.  Please read more about the Association under the "About Us" section.
  • ASSOCIATION: How do I find out what's going on in the community?
    The 6th Avenue West Homeowners' Association meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Meetings announcements are posted on this website and usually at the entrances to the community. They are open to all HOA members of the community which may speak an give input on topics of discussion and the community input portion.  Non-members may attend but only only to view without participation.  Click here for the Board of Directors contact information.
     
     
    The SPOTLIGHT is the 6th Avenue West Homeowners Association newsletter, which is published and distributed bi-monthly to all homes in the community by the Homeowners' Association. Click here to see issues of the SPOTLIGHT newsletter.
     
    The SAWHOA Web Site is always available to members with internet access. It contains information about the Association, the community happenings, historical information about the community and contact information for the Board of Directors and for the Special Committees of the Association.
  • ASSOCIATION: I would like to be an active and involved member in the 6th Avenue West Homeowners Association. How do become Active?
    You must be a pay your dues to be a member of the Association.  Once you are a member of the Association you may become active and involved member with the Association by:
     
    1. Volunteering for a position on the Board of Directors.  Our Annual Election is in October, you may run for a Board position at that time or from time-to-time the President may appoint vacancies on the Board of Directors.  Please make sure to contact the Board of Directors if you are interested in joining as a Board Member.
     
    2.  The Association has several Community Committees on different subjects.  These Committees are from time-to-time looking for additional volunteers for their Committee.  Please visit the Committee Page for more information on the different Committees that the 6th Avenue West Homeowners Association has available.
     
    3.  Attend the 6th Avenue West monthly Board of Directors meetings.  Come and listen and let us know your thoughts.
  • ASSOCIATION: In what year was the 6th Avenue West Homeowners Association founded?
    Please see Bylaws & Covenants section for documents. 
     
    The original Association was formed in 1973.  The Association was administratively dissolved in 1985 but continued to operate as a non-incorporated business until December 2002.
     
    The Association was re-incorporated in December 2002 with a "Non Profit conversion" status change in 2003.
     
     
  • ASSOCIATION: When are membership dues due?
    According to the 6th Avenue West Homeowner Association Bylaws:
     
    "IX. FISCAL YEAR AND DUES
      
    Section 1. The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on the first day of May in each year and will end on the 30th day of April of each succeeding year.
     
    Section 2. Annual dues shall be fixed by the Board of Directors for each member and shall be due and payable on the first day of May of each year. Dues may be paid in advance."
     
     
  • ASSOCIATION: Is the 6th Avenue West Homeowners' Association's "dues" voluntary or mandatory? How much are the “dues”?
    The 6th Avenue West Homeowners' Association is a voluntary organization.  The dues payments are entirely voluntary.  The current annual dues to become a member are $25.00 annually.
  • COMMITTEE: How do I become a member of a Committee?
    You may volunteer to be a member of a Committee by visiting the Committee page and sending an email request to join that Committee.  We are always looking for volunteers.  Once your request to join a Committee has been approved by the Committee, the request will be sent to the President of the Association who will make the final appointment.
     
    Per the Bylaws of the 6th Avenue West Homeowners Association:
     
    VIII. COMMITTEES:
     
    "Members of such committees shall be members of the Association and the President of the Association shall appoint the members thereof, and shall fill the vacancies thereon."
     
     
  • COMMITTEE: What are the qualifications to be on an HOA Committee?
    Anyone wanting to be on a current HOA-sanctioned committee, must
     
    be a current, prepaid HOA Member.
     
     
     
    Per the 6th Avenue West Homeowner Association Bylaws:
     
    VIII. COMMITTEES
     
    "Members of such committees shall be members of the Association and the President of the Association shall appoint the members thereof, and shall fill the vacancies thereon."
     
    There are no other specific qualifications necessary other than you must be a member and you must be appointed by the President.
     
     
  • COVENANTS: Is Sixth Avenue West a Covenant Controlled Community?
    Yes, Sixth Avenue West is a Covenant Controlled Community.  When purchasing into the neighborhood you are provided a copy of the Covenants that "Run with the land."
     
    If you would like to review the Covenants for Sixth Avenue West you may do so by reviewing our Covenants/Bylaw page.

 

 

 
   
 
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