2. If I want to
make changes or improvements to my exterior home or property (e.g. landscaping, fences, decks, additions, new house
colors, satellite dishes etc. ) what do I need
Davis Lake has an Architectural Review Committee (DLARC). The
DLARC provides guidelines to assist the homeowner in researching what
is allowed or not allowed in Davis Lake, based on the Homeowners Covenants
(Declaration of Rights, Restrictions, Affirmative Obligations and
Conditions Applicable To All Property in Davis Lake) that all Davis
Lake homeowners are legally obligated to follow. More details and a summary of the ARC Guidelines is online
Declaration of Covenants, requires that all homeowners MUST
submit for approval to the ARC ALL proposed exterior additions or alterations
to their house or lot. All written homeowner requests must
be on the “ARC Application for Change or Addition” (MS
Word or PDF). This application is
then submitted to the DLARC for review. The DLARC members will physically
visit the site, and then make a decision on the requested changes. Homeowners
are then notified in writing of all DLARC decisions within 45 days.
For further assistance, please contact the Davis
Lake ARC. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Your message will go to all of the current ARC members. Please put your
neighborhood or your property address (such as "Deer Cross"
or 123 Poplar Grove Dr.) in the subject line of your message to help
alert the proper ARC member to respond to your message.
3. Can I put up a satellite dish,
antenna or radio tower?
All satellite dishes require ARC approval. (see question #2) If approval is
given, satellite dishes must be 24" in diameter or smaller and
may not be visible from the street. Antennas and radio towers are
not permitted per Davis Lake covenants and restrictions (see #2 above).
4. May I plant, landscape or cut trees in
the common area adjacent to my property?
The common areas throughout the neighborhood belong to the Davis Lake Community Association.
We understand that homeowners may want to landscape the common
area but be aware that you individually do not own the common area. Before any changes are made, all written requests must
be submitted to the Davis Lake Architectural Review Committee (DLARC)
using the “ARC Application for Change or Addition” (MS
Word or PDF). The DLARC cannot
approve landscaping additions that will restrict other residents’ use of
the Davis Lake common areas.
5. Can I put a swing set in the
common area adjacent to my property?
to insurance and ownership issues, the swing set has to be on the homeowner's property,
not on Association property. You must move the swing set onto your
6. Can I place signs in my yard
or on the parkway?
Advertising or announcement signs of any type are prohibited on the
parkway unless first approved by the Davis Lake Community Association
Board. The only sign that does not require approval is one "For
Sale" sign. If contractors wish to advertise their work they
can apply for an ad in the Communiqué but may not put a sign in your
7. Who do I contact if I have a
You have several options depending on the concern:
1. Contact Davis Lake's Property Management Company, Cedar
Management Group 704-644-8808 for questions about Davis Lake
common property, individual home owner property management issues,
or non-compliance issues.
2. Go to the Feedback page and submit your
3 . Call, write, visit or e-mail DLCA Club House, at 9000 Davis Lake
Parkway, Charlotte NC 28269, 704-596-6958 email@example.com to discuss
your concern with staff.
3. Call a Davis Lake Community Association Board member. Current
8. How do I get a new mailbox?
How do I just get a new mailbox post? How do I get a nameplate for
my mailbox? Can I change and get a different mailbox?
The neighborhood covenants require that all mailboxes and
posts remain the same with regard to size, color, shape and appearance.
The specifications are now located on
in PDF printable format.
You may obtain the covenant-specified
large black mailbox at ACE hardware, Lowe's or Home Depot for about
$25 - $30. To help individual residents easily meet all of the
mailbox specs as required, the DLCA
board has identified 2 vendors that they recommend. These vendors will help you maintain
your mailbox by following the approved Mailbox specs. More
details on Mailboxes in Davis Lake. The DLCA however does not pay for individual mailbox maintenance or repairs. They suggest that you consider routine maintenance of your mailbox and post just as you do your home exterior. Our covenants are designed maintain neighborhood appearance which keeps property values up while keeping dues as reasonable as possible.
9. How do I run for the Board of
the Davis Lake Community Association?
In the Communiqué Newsletter there
will be a call for DLCA Board Member nominations annually - generally
in the Oct. - Dec editions. Online
Application Form The application requests
that nominees fill out a brief biography and a statement about why
they want to serve on the Board. This information will be publicized
with the election materials to help property owners make a more informed
voting decision. Voting will be completed by submitting a paper or
electronic voting form prior to or during the Annual Community
Association Meeting. New Board Members will elect officers and be installed after the Annual Meeting. Current Board members or
Cedar Management Group can be contacted for further information.
10.I have a street light by my
home and it is not working properly, what do I do?
The street lights in the community are maintained by Duke Power. Call
1-800-POWERON (769-3766) If you see a light out that is broken, burned
out or is otherwise not functioning. Another option is to fill out
the online service request by going to: http://www.duke-energy.com/north-carolina-business/service.asp
and clicking on the “Report a Streetlight outage” button. Most of
the lights in the community are marked with a number, please be sure
to make note of this number when submitting the request.
11. Who do we contact
for security, safety or governmental issues?
Security is a concern for everyone and prompt investigation is often
the most effective means of prevention and curtailment. If you see
suspicious activity please dial 911, indicate if it is an emergency
or not, ask for the police dept. and make your report. This will result
in a faster response time than calling any local police department
office and is the recommended course of action by CMPD officers.
Davis Lake resides in the City of Charlotte
District 2 and City Councilman James Mitchell is our elected official.
Councilman Mitchell has been very supportive of Davis Lake Community
issues and he can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 704-336-3424. You should be also bookmark the City website at www.charmeck.nc.us
. The City and County Customer Service & Information phone number
is: 704-336-7600 or 704-336-8600 (automated).
12. If I am closing (buying or
selling) a home in any of the Davis Lake Communities what do I need
If you are selling your home, the closing firm will want
to know about the status of your homeowner dues (if they are current
or not). For an update contact the Contact Davis Lake's Property Management
Company, Cedar Management Group 704-644-8808.
Be sure to specify the property, owner involved, date of closing and
where you want the information sent (phone, fax, e-mail).
If you are buying in Davis Lake Communities, you should be supplied
the Covenants at time of closing. The covenants and by-laws
of the DLCA are also available in the
DLCA Property Owner's Site so they can be downloaded or reviewed
online. This is the preferred method, however if you need a printed
copy, contact Cedar Management Group or the Davis Lake Clubhouse.
13. What should I do if raccoons/opossums
are raiding my trash?
Animal Control (704-336-3786) can handle a variety of animal
issues such as raccoons or opossums.
14. I have some large items that
I would like the trash to take away, or I have yard waste that I want
to make sure is taken away, - What do I do?
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Sanitation will not automatically pick
up “bulky items” Items such as household furnishings, household appliances,
mattresses, box springs, lawn equipment, and similar household items
too large to be placed in the rollout cart. Call Char-Meck 311
from your home phone or 704-336-7600 from your cell phone to schedule
pick up of these items. Or go to: www.charmeck.org
to fill out the online bulky item pickup service request. Please do
not put these items out at curbside until the evening before your
scheduled pick up date. It may be a week or two away.
15. I want to have a garage sale
on my own - do I need to get a permit?
You are required to get a permit from the City - call 704-336-6315
for info. The Swim team sponsors two neighborhood wide garage sales per year - usually
the first weekend in May and October.
16. Davis Lake is a non-solicitation
neighborhood - what do I do when a solicitor comes to the door?
Davis Lake is a non-soliciting neighborhood and when solicited
you should be polite and tell them that door-to-door soliciting is
not desired in Davis Lake. Even if they have credentials from the
City or County allowing them to solicit, you can explain that the
community does not desire door-to-door soliciting. Notification signs
have been posted at all entrances to the neighborhood. If a solicitor
is a nuisance, call 911.
17. Who can fish in the lake at
Davis Lake? Does this include Davis Ridge residents?
Fishing in the lake is restricted only to residents and homeowners
in the Davis Lake Communities. Davis Lake is stocked with fish and
maintained using homeowner's association dues, and therefore should
be used only by Davis Lake Community residents. Davis Ridge is not
a Davis Lake Community and has not been granted free use of the amenities
paid for by Davis Lake Homeowners association dues. Davis Lake Communities
include: Davis Lake Residential, Woodcroft and Legacy, Twisted Pines, and The Ridge at Davis Lake. These are dues paying communities. Bring your
drivers license to the lake when fishing in case your address needs
to be verified.
The Charlotte Police Department will be cooperating with Davis Lake
Community residents to help enforce this policy. All residents have
been given information about how to report a suspected trespasser
to the police and neighborhood management. If you need this information,
contact DLCA Club House, at 9000 Davis Lake Parkway, Charlotte NC
Non-residents of Davis Lake Communities found fishing in the lake
will be told of the policy and asked to leave. If this person is found
fishing at the lake again they will either be arrested for trespassing
or the police officer will assist the Davis Lake Community Association
in getting a warrant for trespassing. We hope that we will not have
to go to these extreme measures frequently. Signs have been posted
beside the lake to inform non-residents.
18. Why do the guardrails on Davis Lake Parkway near the
lake look rusted? Are they supposed to look like that?
The original neighborhood developers specified a type of guardrail
material that would take on a rustic, weathered or rusted look by
design. The guardrails are not deteriorating and are not in need of
maintenance. They have had this appearance since the early days of