Hawks Landing Homeowners Association
As election season is coming upon us we have had a few homeowners ask the question about signs in yards. No signs are permitted on homeowners lots unless it is advertising the home for sale. For example, construction signs, landscaping signs and political signs are not permitted.
Please note the Hawks Landing homeowners covenants state the following:
5.05 Signs. No signs of any type shall be displayed to public view on any Lot without the prior consent of the Developer or the Committee, whichever is then applicable, except no more than two (2) lawn signs of not more than four (4) square feet in size advertising the Lot and house thereon for sale.
There are a number of neighboring projects in the works for Hawks Landing Homeowners. The plans for the corner of Sugar Maple and Vally View have changed. There will now be 44 single family lots and 72 apartment homes.There are 99 individual lots on 20 acres being proposed at the corner of Midtown Road and Woods Edge Road. And, there is a proposed approximately 15 lots being platted for south of Midtown Road across from Hawks Landing Circle. If you would like more information about these projects please click the following link.
Want to see what is new and exciting with your neighbors? Would you like to help keep Hawk's Landing neat and beautfiul and within the spirits of the covenants?
The election of the three member Architectural Committee(ARC) will be in January of 2015. Any interested candidates should send two or three paragraphs about why you want to be on the committee, as well as provide a summary of your experience that would allow you to be considered.
Many mailboxes are looking rusty. Please help keep Hawk's Landing a premier neighborhood and replace or fix your mailbox.
Just a reminder, according to Article 4.09 “…Only mail boxes (and support columns) approved by the Developer or the Committee shall be used in the Subdivision.” You
can get some of the parts (specifically the black mailbox) at hardware stores as well as Menard’s and Home Depot. If you need specific parts related to Hawk’s Landing,
If you need new house numbers be sure to ask for the white oval with black font when you order your replacement items from Postal Products.
If you would like more information about the City of Madison mailbox installation requirements please visit their website at http://www.cityofmadison.com/residents/winter/residents/mailbox.cfm
- This notice is intended to:
- Make you aware of a recent burglaries in your area and advise you that burglars will sometimes target nearby residents in the future.
- Help us solve the crime by providing us with any helfpul information to assist us - did you notice anything unusual in the past 24 hours...people, vehicles, etc?
- Encourage you to implement Crime Prevention strategies such as:
- Keep your doors and windows locked, even while at home
- Keep your garage door closed, and any door from the garage to the interior of your home locked Keep the exterior of your home well illuminated, consider motion detecting lights as well
- Leave interior lights on when you're gone;consider using a timer to turn them on and off. Also consider leaving a radio or TV on so it appears someone is home.
- Keep trees and shrubs near your home trimmed so that the exerior is visable.
- Consider use of a home alarm (which can deter burglars)
- Secure your valuables.
- Document any serial numbers available on your property.
- Call the police with any suspect information or suspicions activity.
Burglars will often knock on the front door to determine if anyone is home. If no one responds they will then force entry at the rear of the house. The suspects commonly steal easily accessible and removalbe items such as cash, electronics, jewelry and firearms.
If a stranger knocks on your door or rings the bell and you answer and they tell you that they made a mistake or other ususual statements, call the police and provide a detailed description.
Suspects may force entry and quickly grab items even when residents are home.
Suspects will commonly carry backpacks to store stolen items in.
If you see someone in your or a neighbors's back yard for no apparent reason, call the police.
Emergency or Immeidate Information call 911
Non-EMergency or historical information - call madison area crime stoppers at 266-6014
Other information call MPD's West District 243-0500.
Residents of the Hawk’s Landing neighborhood association:
Basically, a liaison officer should be contacted for issues that do not require immediate police attention. General questions where there is no rush. I may not be working when you send your e-mail, so it could potentially be many days before you got a response. And even during normal working hours, my primary responsibility is always to respond to calls for service that are dispatched via the police radio.
Generally, 911 should be called for any emergency in which you, or any other persons are in any kind of danger, when property is being damaged or when a crime has just occurred.
Call the non-emergency number, 255-2345 any other time you need police assistance. This will help ensure that you get a more timely response.
Thanks, and stay safe.
To fill out a self report go to:
Lily's Little Free Libary is now open.
Lily is excited to be the steward for a new Little Free Library on behalf of our neighbors and community!
The way it works is simple:
- Lily will initially stock the LFL with a variety of good quality books (adult/children) that we hope will interest our neighbors
- You stop by and take a book (located at the corner of Waterbend and Royal Oaks )
- LFL books are always a gift - never for sale!
Little Free Library is a movement that was started by Todd Bol of Hudson and Rick Brooks of Madison in 2010 and has grown to include little libraries in most states and dozens of countries.
Little Free Library's mission is to:
- Promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
- Foster a sense of community and connection
- Build more than 2510 libraries around the world!!
Check out the LFL story at www.littlefreelibrary.org and look at all the amazing examples!
As part of the Hawk's Landing Board we receive complaints from time to time about homeowners having more than two domestic animals. Article V of the Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Conditions states the following:
5.01 Animals. No more than two (2) domestic animals may be kept on any single family Lot. Commercial animal boarding, kenneling or treatment is expressly prohibited whether for fee or not.
Also, those of you with animals, please be a good neighbor and pick up the waste from your pet. Please also be mindful of your dog barking outside and bring them back into your home. As a reminder the City of Madison requires dogs to be leashed at all times when they are off the owners property.
Where are your garbage cans? Do you leave them on your driveway instead of returning them to the inside of your garage?
The Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Conditions addresses the issue of garbage cans. Please see Article V Section 5.08 which states the following:
5.08 Waste .....Upon completion of construction on a Lot, trash containers must be kept inside the garage and may be placed on the curb for collection only on days of trash collection.
Thank you for adhering to the Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Conditions.
5.03 Vehicles. Parking of service vehicles owned or operated by residents of Lots is prohibited unless such vehicles are kept in garages. The parking of boats, travel trailers, mobile homes, campers and other recreational vehicles is prohibited unless kept inside garages. This shall not prohibit the temporary parking of such vehicles described in the preceding sentence for the purpose of loading or unloading for a period not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours. No cars or other vehicles shall be parked on lawns or yards at any time.
STREET STORAGE/ABANDONMENTThe maximum time limit vehicles may park on a street in an unrestricted area is 48 hours. If the vehicle is towed and not claimed immediately, the vehicle will be sold or junked.
Traffic complaints continue to be one of the top concerns of residents living in the West District. With seemingly more traffic volume every week, the complaints we receive from citizens continue to increase. So what can you do when you notice traffic violations in your neighborhood or in other areas?
There are several options:
- Use our website to report a traffic violation or concern:
Concerns that are reported through this link are routed to the appropriate district and shared with officers routinely. They are also shared with MPD's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST). Officers in the West District make traffic enforcement a priority in their daily patrols, and citizen complaints help focus our efforts.
- Contact the Speeder's Hotline at (608) 266-4624. Specific traffic violations with license plate numbers are followed up on by TEST. Drivers of offending vehicles typically receive warning letters in the mail. General traffic complaints/concerns are communicated to TEST and district officers for enforcement attention.
- Request the placement of our speed trailer. Each MPD district has one portable speed trailer, and the West District trailer is used frequently. Citizen complaints help determine where it will be placed each week. The trailer is generally pretty effective and calming speeds, and we encourage you to contact the West District at (608) 243-0500 if you would like to see it in your neighborhood.
Last year a MedDrop box was installed in the West Police District lobby. A number of MedDrop boxes have been made available in the area, thanks to Safe Communities of Madison/Dane County (a non-profit agency that works to save lives and reduce injuries). The MedDrop box provides a safe and appropriate way to discard unused and expired medication (both prescription and over-the-counter). After the medications are deposited in the MedDrop boxes, they are are placed in 5-gallon buckets and stored in Madison Police Department secured property storage. Then, several times a year, they are conveyed to a location in the midwest where they are destroyed appropriately.
The West District's MedDrop box was installed in May of 2012. From that time until the end of 2012, more than 800 pounds of medications and packaging have been disposed of.
For more information on the MedDrop box, including what can and can't be discarded, please visit the Safe Communities website.
The following article was in the WDNR Release published on January 18, 2013:
Throughout the year we continue to receive concerns/complaints from neighbors about traffic and speeding in our neighborhood. As our neighborhood continues to grow and mature so do a number of our teens. We have a number of new drivers in our neighborhood and we encourage you to be a good example for your neighbor.
A little patience, respect and consideration goes a long way on the road. It is always appreciated by new and old drivers and anyone in between, especially your neighbor.
If you would like to receive alerts about sex offenders that may have moved into the neighborhood or nearby neighborhoods, you can go to the following website, http://wisconsindoc.familywatchdog.us/ . On this website you can explore how close sex offenders may live to you. Also, you can sign up to receive free alerts about sex offenders that have moved into the neighborhood.
In the meantime, please continue to keep your garage doors closed. Keep your home lit and watch out for suspicious behavior in and around our neighborhood.
The board receives numerous complaints from homeowners that pet owners are leaving their barking dogs outside. We also receive many complaints about pet owners failing to pick up after their pets.
Please be courteous of your neighbors and be a responsible pet owner. Please put your barking dog inside your home and pick up after your pet.
Just a little reminder....with the weather being cold and
the daylight is short, please be courteous and respectful
and clean up after your pet. No one likes to clean up
after another homeowners pet...Rumor has it, a few neighbors might be putting in video cameras to catch the offenders;)