With the weather getting nicer, more people will be out walking with or without their 4-legged friends. If you are a dog owner, please remember to pick up after your pet on your walks. In order to help you with this task, we have installed five (5) "Doggie Stations" (see picture below) throughout our neighborhood.
Please take advantage of them if you do walk your dog in the neighborhood. The dog stations are located at:
We are very proud of our swim team and want to thank everyone who helps make it a success. Many of you have questions about how our swim team affects the swimming pool and its availability. Here are a few of the most common questions.
We would like to provide background on our decision to humanely implement a goose population control program for our lake area. It is the belief of the board, that any decisions made should be in an effort to maintain the common areas of our community and to protect those communal assets when deemed necessary. Public safety is also a consideration when we review any potential issues for our community. We do engage experts when necessary to make sure that we are making pragmatic and judicious decisions as we carry out the duties of our elected, volunteer positions.
The circumstances which led to our decision to humanely control the goose population came about initially as the result of complaints regarding concerns about the sanitary conditions regarding the increased levels of fecal matter in the common areas. These concerns and complaints from some of our mutual neighbors are not completely without merit. In addition, a report from the pond servicing company noted the increase in goose population as being one of the causes of an algae bloom that occurred on the lake last year. Algae blooms can lead to even more problems for the wildlife that exist in the lake as well as plant life due to decreases in oxygen within the water. As we completed our due diligence into the matter, we were informed that there are other potential issues and complications that can arise form an ever increasing goose population. Our stance on this matter is that the board must take action if there is even a slight possibility of degradation and decline of our communal assets.
After a review of the options available to us to manage this potentially negative situation we chose what we regard as a humane way to reduce the amount of geese that have been increasing over the years. It should be noted that there is no harm being carried out on the geese and the protocols being used were developed in part by the United States Humane Society and PETA. Many of you have showed wonderful support for our decision and we thank you. Some of you do have some concerns and we want you to know that you are heard and that we must take the direction and advice of expert resources whenever possible as we make decisions on behalf of our community.
Please find below wonderful educational resources that will hopefully provide insight into the humane protocols being used in this endeavor and know that there is no harm being carried out on the geese. While we know that it is almost impossible to have a unanimously popular decision we ask that you trust in our thoughtfulness and diligence in carrying our the best protocols we know how for our community.
Your Preston Village HOA Board of Directors
When driving into Preston Village, it is hard not to notice the beauty of the neighborhood. Maintaining and improving our community is an ongoing process which adds value both personally and financially. To protect that value we have Covenants and Restrictions. By virtue of the fact that you purchased your home in Preston Village you became bound to those Restrictive Covenants, as the deed to your lot runs with the Associations legal documents. All owners must abide by the rules and restrictions set out by the Preston Village Association. Along with the Declaration, the Association has Architectural Guidelines pertaining to changes in your home or lot that require approval prior to any work beginning. The current guidelines are over ten years old, so the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) and the Board have been working together to revise and update these to meet with currents needs and standards.
Common items that are overlooked but require approval are larger tree removals (trunk greater than 6” diameter at 4’ height), exterior house painting, and changes to landscape beds and fence installation or replacement. There have been times that the committee was able to assist an owner to keep them from installing a fence on the wrong lot line, planting a small shrub in an area that it would not be able to stay at full growth due to line of sight restrictions and other helpful items. Although the Declaration outlines that the committee has 30 days to reply to an application received by the architectural committee in entirety, the average time is generally much less. The Association has moved to a web based program that permits much faster reviews and correspondence between your committee members and PPM to help facilitate reviews and approvals.
Please don’t avoid the process, but allow us to help you as there are fines for non-compliance! If you have questions, just let us know by contacting us and specifying the ARC committee...
Preston Village Architectural Committee
We have been contacted by Toni Y. Dezomits, the District 2 Commander with the Cary Police Department. He says:
"We have been getting some calls in Preston Village about residents allowing their dogs to poop in other people’s yards and not cleaning it up. As you know there is a law that requires owners to clean up after their dogs but I think rather than seeking to fine anyone it may be more effective to post a reminder..."
So, please remember that it is against the law not to pick up after your pets. The Association requests that homeowners use one of the five pet waste stations located at:
If these are not convenient to you it is required that you pick up your pets' waste and not leave in lawns or common areas in Preston Village.
Preston Village's Neighborhood Watch Committee has created a document (below) which describes its purpose and how it is organized.
The Town of Cary Police Department has some great tips on ways to prevent burglaries and motor vehicle thefts which are listed in the document below.
If you have lost or found anything while enjoying our facilities, just let us know and we'll post it here, on our Facebook page, and on our NextDoor Site. Hopefully, this will help it find its owner fast or help you to find what you are looking for.
You can report the lost and found item or just ask a question using our contact page.
As you may know Google has announced that they will install Google Fiber in the Cary area. There is no guarantee Google Fiber will be installed in our neighborhood. Google installs it first where a) there is sufficient infrastructure to support it and b) where there is the most interest.
To let Google know that we want Fiber in our neighborhood, the homeowners would need to go to https://fiber.google.com/cities/raleighdurham/home, go to Sign Up tab to and enter their address and email.
The property management company for the Lake Ridge Townhomes Association, Inc. is Omega Association Management, Inc.
When you are buying or selling in Preston Village, remember that you can look at the neighborhood's covenant and other important documents in our "Documents" area.
Also remember that you will need to pay a transfer fee and fill out the transfer document. View and print the transfer document from PPM.
If you need to update your email address or other information on this website please follow these instructions:
If you have any questions, contact us.
This tip is from a Preston Village Homeowner:
Many of the mailboxes are crooked or rocking and may appear to need concrete to stabilize them. However, one of our homeowners discovered that the base deep in the ground is a separate part from the pipe holding the mailbox. There are screws that attach these 2 parts underground which may have rusted over the years. After replacing these screws with new, stainless steel screws, this should fix the problem without having to use cement.