- The Annual Budget will include a maximum of $200 per traffic island for maintenance/improvements performed by homeowners. Budgeted funds that are not utilized on an annual basis will revert to the General Budget.
- No member will be reimbursed more than $200 in any fiscal year regardless of the amount he/she spends maintaining/improving a traffic island. This shall not prohibit the Board from spending more than $200 on any traffic islands if the Board, in its judgment, seems such an expenditure to be appropriate.
- Any requests for reimbursement must be submitted to the Board and approved prior to the commencement of any maintenance/improvements on any traffic islands. No homeowner(s) will be reimbursed for money he/she spends/spent maintaining/improving any traffic islands if he/she fails to obtain prior approval of the Board.
- Homeowners are NOT eligible for traffic island maintenance/improvements reimbursement unless the homeowner(s) has/have been a member in the Riverside Subdivision for at least nine (9) months prior to submitting a request for reimbursement and for the current calendar year.
Riverside is fortunate to have 22 islands. The four entrance islands are maintained by the HOA. The internal islands are maintained by residents in varying degrees of effort. We appreciate the time and care our residents are putting into our islands. We just wanted to remind you of the policy for the islands. Each year, based on funding availability, the Board will set a dollar limit per island for reimbursement. The limit this year is $200, which is the same as in past years.
All inquiries regarding the islands should be sent to our email box firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Members should send the HOA requests for reimbursement BEFORE sending us a receipt, to determine if the $200 allocation of funds has already been spent on the requested island, and if it has your request for reimbursement may be declined.
2. A resident must be a member of the HOA to be reimbursed and should be a member in “good standing” for a minimum of nine months before they are eligible for reimbursement. Non-members remain ineligible for reimbursement.
3. Funding for islands over $200 is potentially available if HOA members submit a request to the board which has support from other members on the street, and the board approves the request by majority vote. This allows for higher funding levels of island maintenance if there is a greater show of member support for a project.
It is strongly encouraged to speak to your neighbors on the street before commencing any work. The removal of trees should be approved by the Sandy Springs Arborist.
Last year we had a street competition and the streets with the most members (by percentage) earned an island makeover. We are pleased to share that Weatherly/Old Creek Trail and Bridgewater/Tanacrest are the recipients of the island makeovers. These two interior islands are the most visible and heavily trafficked.
We will have another street competition in 2022 with an opportunity to makeover another interior island!