Bon Terre is a charming community located in Pike Road, Alabama. The active Home Owners Association and its members take pride in the community and have contributed to the neighborhood’s long term stability.
What is a neighborhood association?
A neighborhood association is a Non Profit corporation which is created to preserve and enhance the values and amenities of the community. The Association is comprised of individuals who own property in Bon Terre. It is a legal entity (Articles of Incorporation have been filed with the Secretary of State of Alabama).
Am I automatically a member?
If you own a property in Bon Terre then yes you are a member. Owning property automatically (and legally) makes you a member of the Association. In order to be a member in good standing, you must see that your annual dues are paid to the association on time.
What is the ``Board`` and what does it do?
The Board of Directors is a group of members who volunteer their time to manage the Association on behalf of the members (homeowners). These duties include record keeping, overseeing the upkeep of the amenities and common areas, negotiating contracts with vendors, developing an annual budget, establishing an annual assessment and collecting this assessment from the membership, insurance procurement, and establishing committees to deliver additional services to the neighborhood. The Board conducts business according to an established set of rules called By-Laws. The Association Board administers, enforces and defends the covenants, restrictions and agreements to preserve the architectural and general appearance of the properties within Bon Terre. Funding for this purpose is obtained from annual dues paid by the property owners.
Who are the eyes and ears of our community?
YOU! If you see a problem, Point it out. This is our neighborhood and the community needs you to take an active role.
What are covenants?
The Bon Terre Homeowners Association Covenants are an agreement between the homeowner and the Association that each will abide by a specific set of standards. By doing so, the attractiveness and overall quality of life in the neighborhood is maintained; and the values of our properties can be preserved over time. For the average family, the home represents our single biggest investment.
Do I have to abide by the covenants?
Yes. Failure to do so has potential legal implications. In order to secure a title for a property within Bon Terre, the potential homeowner must sign a contract which establishes an agreement between the homeowner and the Association.
What are my obligations to the association?
Legally, you must pay your annual assessment on time and comply with certain requirements set forth in the Covenants. There are also opportunities to serve the Association as a committee member, as a committee leader, or as a member of the Board of Directors. Please consider serving.
I want to make a change to the exterior of my home. What must I do?
Any change to the exterior of your home or to the exterior of your property (house, landscaping, etc.) must be reviewed and approved by the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).
When is my annual assessment due?
Assessments (or dues) are billed twice a year, the first payment is due by January 31st and the second payment is due by July 31st of each year.
How is my annual assessment used?
The assessment pays for the following:
- Maintenance of our common areas
- Landscaping the common areas, including mowing grass, trees, shrubs and flowers, and lake maintenance.
- Communications cost (copying, mailings, etc)
- Utilities (water, power) for the common areas.
How do I access financials, board meeting minutes and neighborhood discussions?
Must be a current member of the Association and have a valid email address to request a residential login. If you do not have access to an email address you can call Partners Realty 334-277-1077 and we will be glad to help you obtain this information.
How do I make a HOA payment?
You can pay online with checking information for free, pay with debit or credit card with additional fee, mail check or money order to Partners Realty 12 W Jefferson St. Suite 200 Montgomery AL 36104 and you can bring payment to our office Monday– Friday 8am-5pm.