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, please report any necessary trimming or maintenance 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.
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)
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 ParkLink 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 Bins
Bins must be stored discretely in a location not visible from the alley. Under no circumstance may they be stored on the garage apron or in the alley permanently. Doing so creates a nuisance for your neighbors and contributes to an unsightly landscape. Storage provisions can be made to the side of your home, inside the garage or other out-of-view location.
The following excepts are from the Raleigh City Code regarding this topic:
Containers shall be placed at the curb no earlier than noon on the day before the designated collection day and shall be removed from the curb and placed off the public right-of-way, at a location not visible from the public right-of-way, or at the side of the building, no later than 7:00 p.m. of the day after the designated collection day. If a building fronts both a public and a private right-of-way, containers shall be stored in a location on the private right-of-way facing side of the building or another location not visible from the public right-of-way.
Any owner of record and/or tenant of any building, unit, or land in the City shall be responsible for the placement of refuse or refuse containers. Any person who shall be found in violation of any provisions of this Chapter, including those of Raleigh City Code §7-2005(d)(1), shall be subject to administrative fees and civil penalties pursuant to Raleigh City Code §7-2002.2. Each 24-hour period in which a violation occurs is a separate offense for which a separate civil penalty applies. Any violation of this subsection (d) shall be deemed a non-criminal violation and shall not be a misdemeanor or infraction pursuant to G.S. 14-4 or §14-1005(a) of this Code of Ordinances. Both theInspections Director or his designees and the Solid Waste Services Director or his designees may enforce the provisions of this section.