Creating Perfect Lawns in the Fall
The following six steps can help homeowners achieve a beautiful lawn 2023.
AERATION AND OVERSEEDING
This can help loosen compacted soil, allowing water, oxygen, and nutrients to reach grass roots more easily.
Most types of grass cannot compete with major weeds and foreign grasses. Untreated weeds can spread and overtake the lawn.
Feeding your existing grass with the appropriate nutrients is an important step to having a beautiful and healthy lawn.
Keeping your lawn cut to a consistent height and never trimming more than one-third of the growth at a time will help to limit any additional stress on the lawn. Cool weather allows for a height of approximately 3" - 3.5" while the height should be adjusted to 4"-4.5" during the hottest periods.
Many common insects and/or diseases can cause damage and rapidly overtake the lawn. Identifying and treating these issues will help insure the look and health of your lawn.
A general rule of thumb is to make sure your lawn gets approximately one inch of water per week, through rain or irrigation. Watering in early mornings and when the winds are calm will be the most efficient. Watering less often for longer periods per zone is also the most beneficial.
*This information is sourced from K-State Extension and The Breeze 9/2023.
Welcome to Central Park!
Bel Aire Central Park Homeowners Association is one of several HOAs within a development known as Central Park in Bel Aire, Kansas. The Central Park HOA includes two sections - known as The Park and The Village. Both sections are covenant communities and together, consist of 144 lots. Many of the homes are built around a distinctive alley system that allows garages and parking to be accessed from the back of the homes.
Our association is known for its diverse and unique home styles - everything from Craftsman to Bungalows to Modern Farmhouse to Traditional. The people who live here are synonymous with the homes - friendly, inviting, warm and full of charm and character! We have families, young couples, retired couples, and singles who all live as neighbors in one of the most beautiful areas in Bel Aire.
We're so glad you're here!
Central Park Architectural Design Guidelines
Mailbox and Post design (effective 9/2022)
All mailboxes and mailbox posts shall comply with the Central Park HOA Architectural Design Guidelines and must be approved by the ADC prior to installation. All mailboxes and posts must comply to USPS requirements.
The Salisbury Classic Mailbox Post #4890Blk is discontinued and no longer in production. This is the style the City of Bel Aire, as developer, chose for The Park and The Village originally.
Central Park HOA is currently setting parameters for mailbox posts and mailboxes should they need to be replaced.
Neighbors who currently share post must continue to share.
*Posts and Mailboxes must be Black
*Posts and Mailboxes must be made of metal
*Mailbox openings must be 41”-45” from the road surface
*Neighbors who share a post are equally responsible for choice of style and must choose identical mailbox styles
*Neighbors who share a post are equally responsible for replacement costs unless only one neighbor is responsible for damage and/or destruction.
*If a new selected post is not a surface mount (as the original post) the homeowner/s are responsible to securely anchor the new post on/in the existing concrete pad. Homeowners may choose to remove the existing pad and securely mount the post in the original spot. This must look like or be professionally installed and aesthetically pleasing.
If a new selected post is not compatible with the Salsbury Industries Heavy Duty Rural Mailbox…Black…#4850 (the original mailbox style) new mailboxes must be purchase along with the new post.
*Each homeowner is responsible for the maintenance of their respective post and/or mailbox. Mailboxes on a shared post require both homeowners to share maintenance responsibility equally as per the CP HOA covenants. Homeowners are expected to keep mailboxes and posts in good working condition as well as sealed and painted as the original paint fades and deteriorates.
USPS.com states “position your mailbox 41”-45” from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox front. Place your mailbox 6”-8” back from the curb”.
Locking mailboxes are not restricted in Central Park, however, it is recommended to speak to your carrier before deciding to switch to a locking mailbox. Mail carriers are not allowed to carry keys. Locking mailboxes must be the specific Salsbury Rural Mailbox.
Please contact the HOA at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or clarifications
Did you know?
Central Park is a Covenant Community though not all sections of Central Park are governed by the same set of Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions (CC&Rs). Central Park HOA includes The Park and The Village sections. Please refer to the documents tab on this website to find all current CC&Rs, guidelines, and agreements.
When planning exterior home and landscape projects, new and maintenance, homeowners must first submit specifications to the Architectural Design Committee for approval. All information regarding necessary approval is on this website.
ALL homeowners living within The Park and The Village HOA are required to maintain their homes and property in accordance with the CC&Rs. Homeowners found to not be in compliance will be notified and given the opportunity to resolve the issue before further action is taken.
No Christmas lights or decorations shall be installed or hung before November 1st and lit before Thanksgiving Day. No Christmas lights shall remain lit after January 15th. All Christmas lights and decorations must be removed by March 1st.
HOA requires homeowners to follow the Architectural Design Guidelines for all exterior home and
Contact the ADC at email@example.com
Sump pump extension hoses must be positioned for water flow to the rear of the home ONLY.
Please pick up after your pets when they are outside of your yard.
Please keep all vehicles locked - especially when parked outside of your garage! Remember to remove all valuables, including firearms, cash and personal belongings.
The speed limits in the alleys are 15 MPH. Please slow down and watch out for your fellow neighbors. Alleys are not meant to be used in place of through streets!
Please watch for children at play.
Yard Of the Month 2023
This is the last Yard Of The Month for 2023. Check back in the Spring of 2024
Yard Of The Month
The last Yard Of The Month for 2023 was awarded to Greg and Beth Soelter.
Their beautiful home sits at 6926 Summerside Court in The Park. Their green craftmen home and lovely landscape show such attention to detail. It's easy to see why they deserve this designation.
Congratulate them if you see them out working in their yard.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much are the HOA dues? When are they due?Currently, our HOA dues are $306.77 annually for single lots and $431.00 for double lots. They are due every year by April 1st, and you can set them up to be paid automatically, right here on our website. If you need help setting this up, please let us know.
What houses are covered under this HOA?The map at the very bottom of the home page outlines the area that this HOA governs which can serve as your guide. Not all houses in Central Park are covered under our HOA, only those that are in The Park and The Village areas.
Are there any open lots available to build on?Yes, currently the open lots are being offered by Banister Real Estate. It is best to give them a call, to discuss your options and get a lot purchased.
I live in the Landing or the Villas, who do I contact for my HOA?"Each of these additions have their own HOA please refer to the City of Bel Aire website - belaireks.org - under Community for a complete list of all HOAs and their directors.
How can I get on the HOA board and what are the qualifications?We are always looking for members to serve on the CP HOA Board. To qualify for a board seat, members must be current on their HOA assessments, make all reasonable efforts to attend meetings and carry out their responsibilities, and set an example for all members by following the covenants, rules and restrictions of the Association. Elections are held once a year at our Annual Meeting in February but we may also need members willing to fill any vacancies that may occur throughout the year. As Board-directed committees are formed, we need members to fill those seats, too! We welcome your ideas and the commitment to serve our community!
How do I contact the Central Park HOA Architectural Design Committee (ADC)?You can email your Project Approval Form (available on the website) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the Architectural Design Guidelines that have been provided to you for information regarding all exterior and landscaping projects.
What are the differences between covenants, bylaws and guidelines?"Bylaws are mutually agreed upon rules for the HOA, while covenants are long-term promises to do something or refrain from something. Our covenants primarily discuss topics such as land and external structures. The bylaws discuss topics pertaining to meetings, members, due payments, delinquency, liens and other rules of this nature for which we are to abide by. The design guidelines and landscaping guideline documents are meant to be examples of what exterior features of the home and landscape should look like in the neighborhood.
What kind of a fence can I put up? Does it need to be approved?According to our bylaws, you may not install a privacy fence. The options are iron or aluminum, similar to the other neighbors around you. Please log into your HOA account and review the bylaws, covenants, and most especially, the landscaping guidelines. Any major exterior work should first be approved by the HOA design committee. Please complete the Architectural Design Project Approval Form (under Public Documents) on this site. All fencing must be approved by the City of Bel Aire as well.
Can I fence in a green electrical box that's in my yard?The large green cubes are Evergy electrical junction boxes. According to Evergy policy, if it will be fenced in, you must leave 10 feet clear in the front of it (the side with the lock on it is the front), and 3 feet around the rest of the sides. They also prefer a 5 ft gate nearby, or removable fence sections if no gate.
If I want to repaint my house, do I need to get the color approved?"Any major exterior work, painting included, should first get approved by the HOA design committee. Please complete the Project Approval Form that is found in Public Documents, along with color swatches, and send it to the Architectural Design Committee at email@example.com.
What should I do if I need to purchase a new mailbox?The approved mailbox for The Park and The Village is the Heavy Duty Rural Mailbox, style #4850, in black. You can buy these online at: mailboxes.com and on Amazon or you can buy them at your local Home Depot store.
What should I do if I need to replace all or part of my mailbox post?The original Salisbury style of post is not longer available for purchase. The ADC guidelines pertaining to new posts are explained on the home page and printed within the ADC Guidelines booklet. The style a homeowner chooses must be approved prior to purchase. Two homeowners who share must agree on the style and share cost if the situation calls for that. Contact the ADC at firstname.lastname@example.org. In general, it is up to each homeowner to keep mailboxes and posts painted and sealed as the original paint fades and deteriorates.
What can I do once I set up my HOA account log in ? Why would I want an account?By signing up on our website, this gives you access to many useful features. You can find members only documents and notices such as meeting minutes. You can also take place in online polls and voting that will be added in the future.
Is signing up for automatic HOA payments safe?Absolutely, our website has an SSL certificate installed which provides the https:// padlock in the web address. All aspects are done securely, and the payments are handled through Stripe. No payment data, is ever stored on our website, and our website is PCI compliant. Our Stripe integration uses the Stripe.js method to collect credit card (and other similarly sensitive) details without having the information touch our server.
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