Overall, our Tottenham Community is very beautiful and well-kept, which is what drew us to live here. But it’s been noted that there are a number of homes in the subdivision that are not keeping their yards mowed and bushes trimmed, etc.
Please note what Canton Township Ordinance Section 78-2 of states:
78-2 (8) Shrub and tree maintenance:All trees and shrubs must be kept trimmed so as not to encroach upon any public sidewalk or pathway. Clear headroom must be maintained of at least seven feet zero inches in height.
78-2 (9) Grass height: Grass in all landscaped grass areas shall not be permitted to grow higher than five inches in height.
The Canton Township Ordinance Official will be notified if there are homes in the subdivision where the grass is not mowed. Once you are notified, you have three days to get the lawn mowed. After that, if it is not done, the Township will mow the yard and charge the homeowner for the mowing.
We encourage everyone to keep their yards presentable. We all moved into the Tottenham Community because it is a nice place to live, let’s work together to keep it that way!
Your Board is planning on having the sidewalks inspected and repaired this upcoming Spring. The Association will be responsible for any of the sidewalks that are in the common areas. However, should sidewalks on your property be deemed by the Township to be in need of replacement, you will be responsible for that expense. You will have the option of going with the Contractor that the Board chooses (discount included) or you may seek your own. This is in accord with the condominium by-laws on page 21 which states:
(dd) Each owner shall install a sidewalk and shall maintain, repair and replace such sidewalk in
accordance with the requirements of the Municipality.
Here are some additional information:
Whenever there is anticipation for heavy snow, please have vehicles off the road so the contractor can plow the entire street. If a vehicle is in the way of the plow service, your vehicle may be towed. In addition, when shoveling/snow blowing the snow off your driveway and sidewalks, please direct the plowed snow on your yard and not in the street to ensure a clear and drive-able road for our safety. Blowing or shoveling your snow in the street is illegal.
Several of us have a loveable dog(s) that we want to keep happy and healthy so we take them on walks within our subdivision. So, please scoop the deposits your dog leaves. It is inconsiderate to make others pick up, or worse, accidently step in what your pet leaves behind. Thank you.
Wouldn’t you agree that we are spoiled with a quiet and secluded neighborhood? With that thought in mind, be aware that it is stated in the Canton Ordinance that any outside construction is to be completed between 8am -7pm. Lawn maintenance is allowed anytime of the day there is daylight present. Also, please be considerate of all in our community and keep your lawns mowed and weeds controlled. Your home and yard is a reflection of you. Let’s keep our subdivision a place that we are proud to call home!
It was brought to our attention by a non-resident, that he witnessed an act of animal cruelty in our subdivision while walking his dog through the wetlands. One of the wonderful attractions of our Tottenham Community is the habitat surrounding us. These shaded wetland areas are home to deer, birds, amphibians and other animals that you normally would not see in an open location. By law, we shall not fraternize or harm the animals in any way.
The Tottenham HOA by-laws state as follows on (Exhibit “A” page 17 of 51 to the Master Deed):
“(h) No Use of Firearms or Dangerous Weapons. No member shall use or discharge, or permit any occupant, agent, employee, invite, guest or member of his family to use or discharge, any firearms, rifles, shotguns, handguns, air rifles, pellet guns, BB guns, crossbows, archery equipment or other similar dangerous weapons, projectiles or devices which fires a projectile of any kind (e.g. bow and arrow, crossbow, etc.) anywhere on or about the Condominium Premises.” http://www.tottenhamcommunity.com/bylaws.pdf
If you have experienced anyone in the neighborhood threaten wild species, please contact the police at Canton Public Safety 734.394.5400 or report all poaching hot line 800.292.7800 immediately. This behavior will not be tolerated.
We truly appreciate your cooperation. Thank You!