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.

Landscaping Volunteers Welcome

In response to requests by homeowners regarding whether costs
incurred for improvements made to common areas could be reimbursed by
the HOA, the board has allotted a small fund in the 2012 budget for these types of pre-approved expenses. Qualifying improvements include fertilizer, lime, small landscaping
improvements (ie: flowers) and the like.

The board asks that homeowners intending to make improvements to common areas submit plans and anticipated expenses to the board for approval prior to purchasing materials. The board will review and approve reasonable expenses for improvement to common areas. Reimbursement requests for approved plans must be accompanied by itemized receipts. No payments will be made for labor costs.

Thanks to all that volunteer to help make beautiful the place we live.

Solar Panel Amendment to Deed Restrictions

The amendment to the Dove Run HOA Deed Restrictions allowing for the installation of solar panels has been filed with the New Castle County Recorder of Deeds.

Note: Solar panels should be permitted such that they are affixed to the rear roof and are not a free standing structure. They must be flush rear roof mounted and not placed on an elevated roof top structure.

New Maintenance Ordinance: Lawn Maintenance

Regarding grass cutting and general maintenance, the Town just introduced a new ordinance that changes the way the town addresses these concerns. If any lawn grows more than 10 inches in height, the town can notify the owner/renter in writing. The new ordinance calls for First Class Mail delivery and posting a notice on the property itself. This way, the owner or renter is aware they are receiving the letter because it is taped to the house. Then, the town gives them 7 days to cut it. If they don’t in that time, they come in and do it. The charge is $150 per hour. There is not a requirement for further warnings so repeat offenders will continue to be fined.

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