While most DoubleGate residents do know the answer to that question and support the HOA with their annual membership, there are some residents who do not know that DoubleGate does in fact have an active homeowners association. The DoubleGate HOA is not part of the DoubleGate Swim & Tennis Club. If you are a member of the Swim & Tennis Club, please be aware that your S&T membership does not help pay for HOA expenses. Here are just a few of the activities that the dedicated volunteers of the DoubleGate HOA board of directors coordinate:
Entrance Maintenance (the vast majority of the HOA budget):
- Weekly lawn mowing
- Leaf cleanup
- Pine straw installation twice yearly
- Flowers planting twice yearly
- Monument & landscape illumination
- Holiday decorations
- Maintenance & repair of electrical, irrigation, signs, walkways, gates & monuments
- Social and neighborhood events
- Welcome new neighbors
- Help resolve issues between neighbors
- Monitor issues that effect DoubleGate residents
- Represent DoubleGate at city, JCCA and other neighborhood meetings
- Newsletter & directory publication
The DoubleGate HOA board of directors is not the all-powerful, overbearing, dictatorial HOA that you may have been exposed to elsewhere. When we are asked to get involved, we help guide residents into making improvements that will be acceptable not only to them but to their surrounding neighbors. We work to resolve issues between neighbors and issues with the city. We don't go looking for "violations".
With a membership rate that rarely exceeds 75%, annual dues that have remained at $85 for many years and rising costs, you don't need to be a CPA to understand that something needs to change. It would be unfair to burden existing HOA members with higher dues. The HOA board of directors works hard to minimize costs. The only reasonable solution to this problem is to grow our membership. If we don't find a solution, the HOA could eventually fail. Entrances would be dark, beds filled with weeds instead of flowers and grass overgrown. This isn't meant to be a scare tactic, it's an unfortunate reality faced by other subdivisions that had a voluntary HOA which failed.
Maintenance of common areas benefits all residents and is therefore the fiscal responsibility of all residents. If you not currently an HOA member, please consider joining today – click the "Join Now" link above for information. If you are already a member, encourage your neighbors to join.
The DoubleGate Homeowners Association Board of Directors sincerely appreciates the support of it's members. Without you, DoubleGate would not be the great neighborhood that it is today.