If you live in a subdivision and you don't think that the grounds have been taken are of properly with your HOA fees, and there are some other services that need to be completed around the space, there are some things that you want to look into. Maintaining the area where you live is essential if you want to maintain your property value, and the homeowners association has to fulfill their duty to manage the development. Here are some of the things you want to look into doing:
Tree Trimming and Additional Landscaping
If the trees are overgrown around people's property, in areas that are maintained by the HOA, and around the subdivision, you want to have a company come in and cut the trees. Dead and overgrown branches can be a safety concern around the development. They can fall or do damage if there are high winds, heavy snows or a storm, or they can cause visibility concerns.
Street Scrubbing and Cleaning
The condition of your streets is something that can't go without maintenance and treatment over time. Have a scrubbing company come to the development and clean and sweep all of the streets, removing the grime and debris that occurs from vehicle fluids and tire rubber, and to clean the streets. Afterwards, you can have the lines painted, and the roads will look a lot newer and nicer.
The sidewalk around the subdivision can be a safety hazard if there are areas where the ground is uneven and if there are places where the sidewalk is cracked or splits. Look into getting the damaged areas fixed around the development, and get a cost for each individual area and for a group rate. It may be in your homeowner's terms to fix your sidewalk on your own.
Once you have estimates for all of these things you can talk with your homeowner's association to see how much money they have to spend on things like these, why they haven't kept up with maintenance on these areas, and what needs to be done to make the changes. You want to talk with the neighbors and have a group meeting to find out if anyone is willing to pay more money to have these different things done around the subdivision, and how the homeowners association wants to go about raising rates or possibly collecting more money for the project.
Contact a company like Armstrong Sweeping Inc/ASI for more information and assistance.