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A reminder to us all that while driving on the roads of
our community, we should adhere to posted speed limits
and practice caution for pedestrian traffic. If
individuals from outside our community are working at
your residence, they too should be told not to speed on
the roadways of our neighborhoods.
We are building a new email distribution list to be
used to distribute the CHCA newsletter and announcements
for residents. Please send an email to
email@example.com and indicate your name and
(one email address per household)
To review the memo from the Conservation Board report click here.
To review the memo from Advisory Committee on Open Space, (ACOS) click here.
RURAL CHARACTER STATEMENT
Heights Community Association has long talked about
"maintaining the rural character of the neighborhood."
As we work on development projects encroaching on the
area, the committee overseeing developments in the area
felt it was important to define what we mean. Following
is our working definition. We would welcome suggestions
from others in the community.
Land - stone walls preserved (they are part of the
special attraction, history and cultural heritage of the
area) - woods and trees preserved to as great an extent
as possible (avoid clear cutting where woods now exist)
- sensitive construction practices, reduced lawn areas
(increased vegetative cover)
Homes - a design style in keeping with the historic
nature of the farm and surrounding area (i.e. the
exterior design of the homes complements rather than
clashes with other homes/buildings in the area) - a
variety of individual designs and sizes (to avoid the
tract development look). To the extent that each house
is individual and distinctive (design and landscaping)
its value should be increased. - houses which are not so
large that they overwhelm other buildings in the area
(farm and near-by homes) - lot specific placement that
fits the homes into the existing topography and
vegetation (rather than the "cookie cutter" look)
Recreation if provided in the area, to be a passive
type (walking/bicycle/bridle paths)