The Homeowner’s Association maintains the common areas and provides the following services for your home:
The grass is mowed on a weekly basis.
New mulch is spread every Spring in the plant beds outside of your courtyard.
An irrigation system runs from Spring to Fall, depending on need.
Trees and shrubs in the common areas are maintained by the HOA. If you see a tree that needs to be trimmed or is damaged, please report it to Kohn-Ell.
The Village at Pilot Mill Covenants Article X, Section 14 addresses the Lot Owner’s Responsibility. In summary, as the homeowner, you are responsible for the following:
All mowing and landscaping inside of your courtyard.
Report any irrigation system issues promptly to Carole Sagun, Kohn-Ell, at 919-856-1844 ext. 3006 or 919-398-0308.
Weed control in front and side yard planting beds, between homes and around garage aprons.
Remedying erosion issues.
Trees and shrubs in courtyards and surrounding homes, (front/side yards and alleys) are to be maintained by the homeowner. This includes pruning and replacement of dead trees and shrubs.
Not parking in the alley or on garage aprons, as this damages the irrigation sprinklers and landscaping.
As a service, Fetsko will mow the grass inside of your courtyard during the growing season. Contact Rod Civis at 919 878-0079 for pricing and details.
Architectural Changes and Improvements
The Village at Pilot Mill Covenants Article IX, Architectural Control, covers the requirement to obtain approval for all external changes to your home. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
Exterior paint color (trim must remain white and shutters black)
Addition of awnings
New patio additions
Permanent walls, fountains or outdoor fireplaces
Addition of gutters (must be white and professionally installed, homeowner will be liable for any drainage issues that may arise on neighboring properties due to gutter runoff)
If you intend to be, or are an AirBnB, VRBO or other short-term rental host, please familiarize yourself with the guidelines and communicate these to your guests to ensure your, your neighbor’s, and your guests’, quality of life remains high! Click here to review the guidelines.
There are 3 items to be aware of with regard to parking in The Village at Pilot Mill:
Street parking requires a Residential Permit Decal as we are located in an Established Residential Parking Permit Area (Section G). This restricts parking to no more than 2 hours, Monday – Friday, on the street (Harp, Haynes, N. Blount). Parking permits can be obtained at the Parking office. Click here for location, office hours and additional information.
The large parking lot on the south end of Harp is not the property of Village at Pilot Mill. Rather it is the property of Pilot Mill, the large mill office buildings on the west side of Haynes Street. Therefore, we do not have right to park there and cars are subject to towing.
Parking in the alleys and on the garage aprons is prohibited. Temporary loading/unloading is permitted on the paved/concrete surfaces. Improper parking in these areas impede others from entrance/exit of their garages, damage and destroy irrigation sprinklers, and damage landscaping. You or any workers you hire can be held liable for the cost to repair or replace damaged irrigation heads.
Garbage and Recycle Bin Guidelines
Enforcement lies with the City of Raleigh regarding garbage and recycle bin storage. There is a Raleigh city code that addresses timely removal of cans & bins. The full code can be viewed here.
The following is taken from the City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services FAQ page, found here:
My neighbors never take their garbage cart/recycle bin/yard waste container(s) back to their house! They are always out and make our neighborhood look "trashy." What can I do? City ordinance allows containers to be at the curbside for collection only from noon the day before the assigned service day to 7 pm the day after the assigned service day. If you are aware of someone repeatedly leaving their containers out beyond these time frames, please contact Solid Waste Services Customer Support at 919-996-3245.
Benefits of keeping the bins stored out of sight from the alley include:
facilitates our ability to pass through the alley safely
eases our ingress/egress to our garages
does not signal to criminals that the house is probably empty
enhances our overall alley appearance to current and prospective neighbors
It’s pretty simple here:
Please be considerate and clean up after your pet. Doggy clean up bags are provided by the community for your use and should be disposed of properly.
Dogs and cats are subject to the Raleigh City Leash Law.