One of the most frequent complaints received in the Village office is that lawn and shrubbery are not being properly maintained. Please remember that this is a Covenant obligation. Article VI Section 6.01 of the River Hill Covenants states: “Each owner shall keep all Lots owned by him, and all improvements therein or thereon, in good order and repair, including but not limited to, the seeding, watering and mowing of all lawns, the pruning and cutting of all trees and shrubbery and the painting (or other appropriate external care) of all buildings and other improvements, all in a manner and with such frequency as is consistent with good property management.”
Additionally, Howard County Code states in Sec. 18.402.–Maintenance of sidewalks, driveways and sod: (a) It shall be the duty and obligation of the owner of property abutting a public right-of-way to maintain the abutting sidewalk, driveway apron and sod or grass within the public right-of-way in such condition as to be safe for public use.
Please mow your lawns and maintain trees and shrubbery on a consistent basis as seasonably necessary.
If your property has a public grass strip in front of it and/or along the side of it, this must also be maintained as seasonably appropriate and safe.If you are planning to be out of town, arrange with a reliable service or trusted neighbor to ensure that your lawn and shrubbery is being seasonably maintained.