What are the Ironbridge property association dues? The 2017 annual dues for each lot outside the gated area are $508. The assessment for lots located within the gated area is $643. Also the first occupant of each home pays a one-time $500 initial assessment.
What is the $500 initial membership assessment? The $500 initial membership assessment must be paid when the residence is first occupied. The first family to move into the house pays the assessment. A fee is not paid upon resale of the home. The purpose of the initial membership assessment is to reimburse the developer for the developer's subsidy of the Association's operating deficit and to repay a portion of the developer's cost of the swimming pool, tennis courts, and other amenities.
What happens if I do not pay my dues on time? At the beginning of each year, letters are sent to all homeowners stating the amount each homeowner owes in assessments for the year and the date the assessments must be paid. If dues are not received by that date, the association may: (1) hire an attorney for collection of the amount (2) file a lawsuit to recover the assessment obligation plus attorney fees, court costs, cost of collection and 18% interest from the delinquent date (3) file a lien on the lot to secure payment. There is a $100 lien preparation fee and a $50 lien release fee if a lien is filed.
How do I get my trash service started? If the home is a resale, the title company should check with the treasurer to verify the previous owner's annual fee and initial assessments are paid. If all fees and assessments are current, the title company will prorate the fees and trash collection service for the new owner. The previous owner must leave the trash cart and recycle container when they vacate the house. Trash is picked up twice a week, every Monday and Thursday. Trash containers should be placed at the curb the morning of pick up and put inside the garage that evening. Recycling is every other Thursday and is included in the annual trash fees.
For a first-time occupied home, contact the treasurer to verify that the $500 initial membership fee has been paid. The membership fee must be paid prior to having your trash service started. Because the annual trash service fee is billed in January of each year, the treasurer will calculate how much you will owe from the time you start your trash service until the end of that year. The treasurer will contact the trash service company to begin your service. They will deliver a cart and recycle bin to your home.
Ironbridge has a gated area. How do I get a gate opener? For a resale, the previous owner should leave two remote gate openers and two gate cards with the title company. If the owner did not leave these, or for a first time occupied home, contact Doug Sampson to purchase your gate cards and have your phone number entered in the gate directory.
I have noticed that a neighbor may not be aware of one or more of the subdivision restrictions. What should I do? Please call the association president. He or she will report any possible violations to the Architectural Committee. The Committee will then contact the homeowner via letter.
What are the rules regarding fences? Prior to constructing any fence in Ironbridge, a site plan showing the locations of the fence and the specifications of the fence must be submitted to the Architectural Committee at 1030 E. Lakewood, Springfield, MO 65810, for approval. The only approved design is "Pinehill" finished on both sides with support posts on the inside. The pickets must be 1" x 6" x 48" or 1" x 8" x 48" CCA treated pine with the support posts set in concrete on the inside of the fence. However, any lot which adjoins another subdivision, a water detention area or Weaver Road may, with the approval of the Architectural Committee, have a fence that is 72" in height on the lot line between Ironbridge and the other subdivision, the detention area or Weaver Road. No fence or hedge shall be permitted between the front wall of the structure and the adjoining street or across the front yard. No fence shall extend nearer to the front wall of a house than 50% of the distance of the house on each side. On corner lots, the fence may extend from the house toward the street a maximum of 5 feet.
I would like to make an addition or change to my home. What do I have to do to begin? Any structure, improvement or alteration to the exterior of your home must be submitted to the Architectural Committee, at 1030 E. Lakewood, Springfield, MO 65810, for approval prior to construction. You must submit complete plans, specifications, a plot plan showing exterior design, height, building material and color scheme, the location of the structure on the lot plotted horizontally and vertically, the location of driveways and fencing. The Committee shall approve or disapprove within 30 days after receipt; however, the average turn-around is less than one week.
May I have a satellite dish? You must submit a written request for approval to the Architectural Committee,1030 E. Lakewood, Springfield, MO 65810, which includes the location and specifications. The Committee may approve small (approximately 21 inch diameter or less) direct satellite dishes.
What amenities are available to residents of the Ironbridge community? Ironbridge offers residents and their guests extensive recreational amenities and nearly sixteen acres of lush common areas. The pool area features a large swimming pool, wading pool and spa. Also, a distinctive open-air pavilion is available for family fun and relaxation, along with a children's playground. Recreational sporting amenities include tennis courts, a basketball court and a sand volleyball court. Nonresidents cannot pay a fee for use of the amenities however, guests of residents are permitted.