**Covenant Reminders**

We would like to remind everyone of several ways we can all work together to maintain our property values, and keep the neighborhood looking great! It takes the efforts of every resident to maintain a wonderful community, and we thank you for doing your part!

  • 3.5 Fining System for Non-Compliant Homeowners. The association may levy reasonable fines, as determined by the majority of our officers, not to exceed $100 per violation, against any association member that is in violation of the governing covenants. A fine may be levied on the basis of each day of a continuing violation, with a single notice and opportunity to correct violation within 10 days after constructive receipt of the first letter, except that no such fine shall exceed $1,000 in the aggregate per violation. A fine may become a lien against a parcel. In any action to recover a fine, the association is entitled to collect its reasonable attorney’s fees and costs from the homeowner as determined by the court. (Hidden Trace Bylaws)
  • Mailboxes– Please make sure your mailbox is not faded or rusty. This is an inexpensive and easy task that will make a huge difference. All mailboxes must be black in color and match the standard design. Please also make sure numbers are clearly visible on both sides of the plaque. Not only is it unsightly to have missing, or illegible numbers, it can be a safety issue if emergency personnel are not able to locate your home in a timely manner in an emergency.
  • Garbage Cans– Garbage cans are to be stored where they are not visible from the street. Please note – storing garbage cans on the side of the house is NOT considered out of sight, and is not acceptable.
  • Lawn Care– Taking care of our lawns is the most important thing we can do to make the community attractive. Lawns should be mowed regularly, treated for weeds and weeds removed from shrubbery beds, with mulch or pine straw applied. Shrubbery should also be trimmed to a manageable level regularly. If you need the assistance of a professional landscaper, please contact our office, and we would be happy to provide recommendations.
  • Pets– Please make sure that pets are on leashes at all times when outside the home or fenced back yard per the Alabama Leash Law. At no time should pets be let out unattended to roam the neighborhood and use the bathroom. Pet waste should also be cleaned up immediately after your pet.
  • Toys, trailers, lawn equipment, etc.– As a general rule, most items need to be stored out of sight, or behind a fence, when not in use. This includes toys, bikes, boats, trailers, trampolines, lawn equipment, grills, etc. If you have a question about a specific item, please contact our office.
  • Home Repairs– Any exterior repairs to the home, including pressure washing or painting, should be done on a routine basis. If you need assistance with pressure washing or painting, please feel free to contact Shawn Schulman with CertaPro Painters at 205-218-4812. She would be happy to give you a free estimate for these services.
  • Parking– Parking in the street or on the sidewalk is against City Ordinance, and can result in a ticket from the Trussville City Police. Parking in the yard is also not allowed. Please limit parking to driveways and garages only.
  • Exterior Modifications– Please keep in mind that any modifications to the exterior of your home need to be submitted to the Architectural Review Committee for approval. These modifications include, but are not limited to, exterior paint, fences, major landscape renovations, etc. Please contact our office if you need the forms to submit for approval.
  • SPEEDING– While we understand that speeding is a criminal matter, rather than an association matter, we would like to remind everyone to slow down in the neighborhood. We all live here, and would like to enjoy a safe environment. Please be courteous of your neighbors!