Based on feedback from the city Postmaster, the mailboxes in Columbia Village (and many other subdivisions throughout the valley) might be on the association’s common area but the associations are not mandated to maintain the mailboxes or mailbox trees. This is the case in Columbia Village. Our governing documents and current budget do not provide for a neighborhood-wide mailbox replacement/ improvement program.
individual expense. Mailboxes shall be black or beige as is the standard on your particular street.” The new handbook will include white as an acceptable color.
Your individual mailbox must be a USPS approved receptacle that reasonably operates to hold mail. If you are interested in a mailbox that locks, there are some nice options such as the Mail Boss Locking Security Mailbox on Amazon.com. Self-stick numbers for your mailbox can be found at any home improvement center.
The Postmaster has shared that style and structure of the mailbox trees do not matter if the delivery order does not change. For Columbia Village, mailbox trees (wood frame work) already have an approved design so no need for CVOA ACC approval - - as long as the same design is being used - - similar to what already exists on your street in terms of shape, size, and wood material.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that aims to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. CVOA ACC has received requests from homeowners who want to host a Little Free Library on their property. If you are interested in doing a similar ‘lending library’ please contact Christian at Sentry to submit a request and find out a bit more about how CVOA is adopting the Little Free Library concept.
A few guidelines:
· The cost to create and maintain the library belongs to the homeowner. See ideas online including pre-built kits.
· Your library shall not be placed on common area or public street right-of-way or public easement.
· Your library shall not obstruct vehicular, bicycle, or pedestrian traffic and must not obstruct pathways utilized for ADA accessibility.
· Enclosures must be sized and arranged that no person is able to enter. The structure shall be anchored to the ground or otherwise securely attached to something having a permanent location on the ground.
Also, the bookshelf inside the Rec Center Common Area is its own “little free library” of sorts. Please come take a look and exchange a book or two.