New to the neighborhood? Here are some FAQ's we hope you find helpful!
Below are questions frequently asked by new and existing homeowners of Pheasant View. If what you are looking for is not addressed, please send an email to Board@Pheasantview.org and one of our Board members will provide a timely response.
What can I find on the website?
Please take a look around! We hope you find answers to many of your questions here. The Home page has links the township, golf course and the schools serving our community. News contains information about upcoming meetings, road repairs and key dates. Please enter your contact information within the Connect tab of our website to insure you receive subdivision email communications. Meetings has all of the minutes from subdivision board meetings. ARC is for our Architectural Review Committee that you are required to contact before making changes to the exterior of your home. Roads has information about PRRMA, the collaboration of which we are a part to maintain our roads and sidewalks which are all private. The Treasurer page has all of the latest financial statements. The Governing Documents are the rules and regulations that every homeowner is expected to follow to maintain our high standard of living and also contains links to the township ordinance. You can meet the current board members on the Contact page. We're glad you're here!!!
Does the subdivision have a Facebook page?
Yes! A great way to stay in contact with neighbors, receive news, and share information. https://www.facebook.com/groups/PheasantViewHOA
Do I need approval for exterior modifications to my home?
Yes! Before beginning any exterior modifications to your home, the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) must approve your request. Examples of these modifications are new roofing, new windows, color changes to trim and/or shutters, new landscaping, new or modified decks, patios, etc. The township will not issue work permits without the ARC approval.
Consistent with our Subdivision Governing Documents the ARC will NOT approve the following:
Fences around your property. The only exception is fencing required around in-ground pools
Above ground pools
Outdoor storage sheds
The form for your request is located at: https://www.pheasantview.org/architectural-review
Does the subdivision have an annual assessment?
Yes! To cover the expenses of the association an annual assessment is collected from all homeowners. Annual assessments are due March 1st of each year. Invoices will be sent out at least 30 days in advance. The amount of the assessment is voted on by the Board of Directors during budget discussions generally held in December and January.
How is the annual assessment money spent?
Over 60% of the budget goes to P.R.R.M.A. (Pheasant Run Roadway Maintenance Association). PRRMA consists of our subdivision, Fairways, Fairway Pines and Summit Parkway. Since the design of our subdivisions, the members of PRRMA have owned their own roads and sidewalks. The three subdivisions and the township contribute to PRRMA every quarter based on the percentage of the PRRMA roadways that are part of that subdivision. Each year, the roads and sidewalks are evaluated and maintained using those funds. PRRMA is the reason that we have very well maintained roads compared to most of those in the state.
Who is responsible for the islands, entryways, and the berm?
The next biggest expense is landscaping and groundskeeping. The subdivision owns the berm along Beck road that borders the subdivision, the Crowndale and Windridge entrance boulevards and three cul-de-sacs off of Stonebridge Way. We are responsible for the mowing, fertilization, trees, shrubs, flowers and irrigation for all of those areas and lighting for the entryways. Those areas also incur expenses for watering and electricity. The costs for all of these services has increased dramatically over the past few years.
Are there other costs to the subdivision?
As a registered Michigan corporation, we are required to have liability insurance and workers compensation for association property. Snow removal, salt application, mailbox maintenance and any storm drain repairs are also paid for from your annual assessment. Administrative expenses include things like stamps, envelopes, the post office box, accounting software and website and email hosting. In 2022, administrative and legal / property management expenses were higher than normal as we went through the finalization of the adoption of our new Covenants and Restrictions as voted on by the membership.
The detailed breakdown of all expenditures for every year since 2013 and the 2023 budget are available as budget reports on the Treasurer’s page.
Who is responsible for paying the bills?
The seated board of directors collectively approves all expenditures and the amount of the annual assessment. The board is comprised solely of volunteers that receive no compensation. If at any point in time we are unable to get volunteers from the subdivision, we would have to hire a maintenance company for their duties.
What are some of the expectations of homeowners within Pheasant View?
The main goal of the Pheasant View HOA is to make sure that our community remains aesthetically pleasing and safe for all residents. Our homes are a huge investment and we want to make sure their values appreciate over time. Some simple items homeowners can do to help in this goal is the following:
Prune your curb trees so that they are at least 7 feet above the sidewalk
Dead or missing curb trees need to be replaced in accordance with Canton ordinance regulations
Store your trash cans and recycling bins out of sight from the street
Store boats, RV’s only in your garage and not in your driveway or on the street
Please reference the complete list of Covenants and Restrictions under the “Governing Documents” tab of our website.
How frequently does the Board meet and can a homeowner attend that meeting?
The Board meets the second Monday of every month at 7:00PM. All homeowners are encouraged to attend and participate. Until further notice we plan to meet online via Zoom. Check the Facebook page or contact the board to get the Zoom link. We are maintaining the same link month-to-month until further notice.
How do I become a member of the Pheasant View HOA Board?
All homeowners in good standing are eligible to run for the Board. Elections take place at our annual Board meeting (held in November). Five homeowners make up the Board. The term of a Board member is two years, and the Board decides which role each Board member will assume for the upcoming year in the January meeting (i.e. President, Vice President, Treasurer, Roadway Manager, and Secretary).