Disclaimer Regarding the Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of the
Hilltop Homeowners Association

The following Disclaimer is issued by the Board of Directors of the Hilltop Homeowners Association (“HHOA”) to provide clarification regarding certain incorrect, ambiguous or misleading statements made in the Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions [“Declarations”] for the HHOA.

The Declarations were originally written using a ‘condominium’ format, rather than one for feesimple townhomes. This has led to several instances of misunderstanding and misinformation over the years.

The HHOA Board has sought legal counsel to determine how this might be corrected. Because of the requirement that of 90% of all owners agree to every proposed change/correction to the Declarations themselves (an extraordinarily high percentage), the Board takes the position that it would be nearly impossible to get 90% of the votes necessary to amend the Declaration, particularly for minor clarifications.

The Board, therefore, offers the following clarifications to the Declarations, not as a legal document or amendment to those Declarations, but simply as clarification to avoid any future misunderstandings or promotion of misinformation.

Additional clarification of specific terms and conditions contained in the Declarations and Rules and Regulations for residing in Hilltop may be found on the website www.HilltopHOA.com.

Clarifications:

1. Hilltop is organized as fee-simple townhomes, not condominiums. All residents own their own homes and the property upon which they sit, as specified in each homeowner’s deed.

2. There are NO common areas. All land within Hilltop is private property and except for HHOA provided services as noted on the website, the maintenance of which is the sole responsibility of the homeowner.

3. Hilltop falls under the jurisdiction of East Hempfield Township and is subject to Township statutes and regulations, where applicable.

4. All townhomes within Hilltop are single-family, attached homes. There are no multiplefamily units.

5. All lots have been ‘improved’ (i.e. built upon). References to vacant lots are irrelevant, as are references to two classes of owners, one class being ‘lot owners’.

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General Information

For 2020, the sale will be Saturday, August 29th.  This sale is highly advertised and well attended. We have about 30 households that participate each year.
Residents:  if you are not participating, please park your cars off the street, so that we can have as much curb space as possible available to buyers!

At the Annual Homeowner’s Meeting 3 new Board members were elected for terms beginning January 2020. 

Board of Directors for Hilltop for 2020:

Jeffrey Butch – President and Hospitality Chair – 2 years remaining in term (ends Dec. 2022)

John Cantwell – Vice-President and Compliance Chair – 1 year remaining in term (ends Dec. 2021)

Bonnie Benjamin – Treasurer and Architecture Chair – 1 year remaining in term (ends Dec. 2021)

Janet Havner – Secretary and Landscape Chair – 2 years remaining in term (ends Dec. 2022)

Joe Krawizcki – Member-at-large and Finance Chair – 2 years remaining in term (ends Dec. 2022)

*The monthly fee for 2020 is $144.10/mo. *

Payments can be made electronically, by mail or just drop your check in our special HOA box on Winding Hill Dr. at Nolt (next to regular PO boxes). Please put your name or street address on your check.

*Monthly maintenance fees are anticipated to increase 10% per year, as permitted by our Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions  As has been communicated at the Annual Homeowners Meeting and other owner meetings as well as by email and personally delivered documents,  as a 35+  year old community, Hilltop does not currently have sufficient monies set aside to repair or replace due to ‘normal wear and tear’, all the items detailed in our governing documents, now and in the future (Ex. “External surfaces” such as: roofs, siding, gutters, chimney surfaces, etc.).

Annual Yard Sale

It is never too early to think about Spring Cleaning.
The Annual Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday August 29th and is already posted on the Website. This event is heavily advertised and well attended. It is always the Saturday before Labor Day Weekend.

Mailing Address

Hilltop Homeowners Association, Inc., PO Box 4841, Lancaster, PA 17604-4841

ManagementHilltopHOA@gmail.com