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.

Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting date: 
Sat, 12/01/2018

Please see attachment:

Call for Volunteers to Serve on the Architectural Review Committee

The Board would like to extend an invitation to all homeowners, in good standing with the HOA, to volunteer for positions on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The ARC is responsible for assisting the Board in monitoring and enforcing deed restrictions.

Interested parties should contact the board via the Contact Us page for more information.

2018 HOA Meeting Minutes

Please see attached document (below).

Board of Director Nominations

The Estates at Dove Run Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (HOA) is soliciting nominations for those interested in serving on the Board of Directors for calendar year 2019. The elected Board members will serve a one year term. Nominations must be received by Friday, November 2, 2018. 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

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.

Update: The annual HOA meeting will be held at the MOT Senior Center on November 27, 2018, from 7 to 8 pm. Official Meeting Notices, as well as Board Election Ballots, will be mailed to the owners of record.

HOA Permit Application and Project Approval Procedures

Linked below, as an attachment, is a printable HOA Permit Application document. Use this document to request approval from the HOA before applying for a building/project permit from the Town of Middletown. The purpose of the HOA Permit Application is to ensure that projects are completed within the confines of our Declaration of Deed Restrictions (Deed Restrictions). A copy of the HOA’s Deed Restrictions can also be printed/downloaded from our site.

Note: The Town of Middletown will not issue any building/project permits for residents of Dove Run until the plans have been approved by the HOA. The permit requestor must also be in good standing with the HOA.

Please submit the completed HOA Permit Application, along with applicable project plans, to our mailing address:

The Estates at Dove Run HOA
PO Box 189
Middletown, DE 19709

Please allow up to 7-10 business days for processing.

If you have additional questions, please use the contact page to discuss your plans with the Architectural Review Committee.

Please click the below attachment to access the HOA Permit Application.

2018 Assessment - Current Status

To date, the HOA has received payments from approximately 97% of the lot owners. The 2018 assessment was due by February 10, 2018.

The following lot addresses remain delinquent:

Autumn Ct: 315
Benalli Dr: 901, 912
Bucktail Dr: 224
Drake Dr: 321
Estate Dr: 402
Haley St: 804, 817
Mallard Way: 146

HOA Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting date: 
Sat, 12/09/2017

Please see attached document.

2017 HOA Meeting Minutes

Meeting date: 
Thu, 11/30/2017

Please see attached document.

Basketball Goals

Lot owners are reminded that (unattended) basketball goals are prohibited, according to Section 18 of the Declaration of (Deed) Restrictions: “No basketball goals shall be erected, placed or maintained on any lot at any time, except for a maximum of one permanently installed goal located in the driveway. Any and all basketball playing shall be permitted from 9:00 a.m. to sundown.”

The HOA has noticed that several lot owners have installed permanent basketball (fixed) goals near public areas, such as sidewalks and curbs. This is also a violation of Middletown Ordinance § 103-1 (Placement on roadways and sidewalks restricted): “It shall be unlawful for any person to place, store, or keep upon any street or public sidewalk any portable, stationary, or fixed object, including, but not limited to basketball poles…”

A copy of this Ordinance is included as an attachment.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. In addition, lot owners are encouraged to report any infractions to either the HOA or to Middletown Code Enforcement.

Parking - Prohibited Vehicles

The board has received several inquiries from homeowners regarding the parking of boats, trailers and similar vehicles within the neighborhood.

In accordance to Section 7 of the Declaration of Restrictions, without exception, these vehicles are NOT PERMITTED to be parked within the neighborhood overnight. When parked in the neighborhood during the day, they must fit entirely within the homeowners driveway and not block or encroach upon the sidewalk. They MAY NOT be parked on public streets.

In addition, the Town of Middletown has recently amended its Parking Ordinance, as denoted in the attached document. In essence, Middletown Police has the authority to enforce the provisions of the Parking Ordinance.

Neighbors are encouraged to report any parking violations to either the HOA or to the Middletown Police.

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