The Estates at Dove Run is a traditional community, with 299 upscale homes, located off of Rt. 299 in Middletown, DE. Our neighborhood is walking distance to Dove Run Shopping Center, Brick Mill Elementary, Middletown High School and just minutes from Rt. 1.

Violation of Deed Restrictions - Signs

Recently, we noticed that some homeowners have placed various types of signs on their property. Homeowners are reminded, in accordance with Section 8 of the Declaration of Deed Restrictions, that “no signs of any nature shall be erected, placed or maintained on any lot within the property…” We thank you, in advance, for your adherence to the Declaration of Deed Restrictions.

As always, homeowners are encouraged to report any deed restriction violation to the Architectural Review Committee, or directly to the Board of Directors. Your complaint will be reviewed, and an appropriate remedy will be pursued against the violator.

2016 Assessments

The Board appreciates the support of those who submitted payment for the 2016 HOA assessment (approximately 96% of the membership).

The following lot owners remain delinquent in their assessments:

Autumn Ct: 315, 340
Benalli Dr: 912
Bucktail Dr: 219, 224, 250, 273
Mallard Way: 101, 121, 146, 155, 160
Nesting Lane: 634

Collection claims have been filed with the Justice of the Peace Court. Currently, the amount payable is $94.00, which includes Court fees. Full payment ($94) must be received in order to satisfy the outstanding liability.

Board of Director Nomination Solicitation

The Estates at Dove Run Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (HOA) is soliciting nominations for the Board of Directors. The elected Board members will serve a one year term. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 4, 2016. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete the attached form. There are eight board positions (maximum) that will need to be filled.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:
1. Registered Lot Owner
2. Full Payment of HOA Assessments
3. Property Maintained in Accordance with Deed Restrictions (No Unresolved Deed Restriction Violations)

In addition, only one person per household may serve on the Board.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete the attached form.

Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws - Signature Campaign


We extend our appreciation to those who have submitted votes of affirmation. The HOA will continue to make a reasonable effort to obtain the required number of votes needed to amend our Bylaws. We still need approximately 120 affirmation votes.

The attached document outlines the proposed amendments and the rationale for those changes.

Your cooperation in this matter will enable us to establish an effective voting process relating to Board Elections and the Annual Assessments.

Please contact the HOA, if you have any questions.

Memorandum of Issues Discussed During the January 5, 2016 Special Meeting

Please refer to the attached document, which provides a summary of the main topics discussed during this recently completed meeting.

Proposed Amendment to the Bylaws

In an effort to clarify quorum requirements regarding Board Elections and the Approval of the Annual Assessment, the HOA wishes to amend certain sections of our Bylaws; the vast majority of the (current) Bylaws will remain intact. The proposed changes, as drafted by the HOA’s Attorney, are outlined within the attached document.

Amendment of the Bylaws requires an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the membership, or in our case approximately 200 votes. The votes can be conducted by proxy or in person at our upcoming “special meeting”, which is scheduled to be held at the MOT Senior Center on January 5, 2016, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Official notices will be mailed to the lot owners of record.

Upon approval of these amendments, the HOA will promptly conduct Board Elections by ballot (in proxy or in person) at the next annual HOA meeting, which we expect to conduct within the very near future.

In the meantime, please contact us if you have any questions. We appreciate your participation in this vital matter.

Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting date: 
Fri, 11/27/2015

Crime Prevention Tips From Middletown Police (Unsecured Vehicles)

According to the Middletown Police, there have been thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Middletown area. Please do not leave valuables inside your vehicle, including garage door openers. Remember to secure your vehicle when unoccupied, and to report suspicious activity to Middletown Police.

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