Cul-de-sac Maintenance

Green Grass
It’s that time of the year again when residents ask, “Who is responsible for maintenance of the cul-de-sac islands?”
Although the cul-de-sac islands are owned by the county, the regular mowing of the center islands is the responsibility of all residents whose homes face or driveways open onto the island. Sometimes it seems like this burden falls onto one or two neighbors who do “all the heavy lifting.” Unless this is something these individuals have formally agreed to do, it is not unusual for them to start becoming resentful and frustrated that others are not sharing in the chore. So, if your cul de sac hasn’t formalized a maintenance plan, now is the time to do so! The residents on some streets have developed a mowing schedule so it is clear who is responsible each week. Other streets have decided that the best solution is to share in the cost and pay a contractor who is regularly in the area.
There are some streets in the village where residents have worked together to install attractive, low maintenance landscaping that reduces the need to mow. Instead, they make it a periodic neighborhood event to get together to weed and spread new mulch. Do you like the idea of beautifying your cul-de-sac island and minimizing mowing? If so, contact the Association’s Covenant Advisor to find out more about the process and apply for one of the two, $300 grants available this year.
Whatever your solution, we encourage you to work together to find one that works given the abilities and interests of your neighbors.

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