Frequently Asked Questions
What you need to know about Founders’ Ridge
What is the monthly Homeowners fee and what does it cover? The fee is $235.00/Month and it covers all lawn care, snow removal, trash pick-up and insurance on the exterior of the homes, patios, decks and driveways.
How many homes are planned? There are 22 Units in Phase I – which extends to the treed area to the North. Phase II – 20 acres to the West have an additional 53 approved Units. The road is extended up the hill with 200-300 feet of treed area between the two Phases.
What is the proposed “Shared Amenity Package” with the adjacent Ascentria Corp’s Luther Ridge? We will be extending the sidewalk from the gazebo in front of Unit 1 with trails, sidewalks and walkways around the adjacent property for an approx. one half mile of walking for both communities. Residents of Founders’ Ridge can also have use of the meeting rooms, game rooms (with pool tables and card tables), exercise classes and a chapel at Luther Ridge. For a small fee (presently $8.00) our residents can eat in the Luther Ridge dining room – with 24 hour notice (based upon availability).
Can I modify the floor plans? To a degree the plans can be modified somewhat. We can make changes to the interior space as long as the stairs stay in the same location. The most commonly requested changes are making the dining room into a small office/den, having no dining room just an open floor plan front to back or modifying the bedroom sizes to create two more equal size rooms. The roof line can also be modified on certain homes.
Can I have a garden? Yes – there is a 15 foot area to the rear of each home that can be “customized” somewhat. Gardens, grills, larger patios and with board approval – even Hot tubs may be allowed. Also, 4 feet from each side of the home and at the front can be customized with plantings, etc. Door wreaths (hung with a wreath hanger) and small flags are allowed. Any customized area must be maintained by the homeowner.
Do all homes have decks or patios? Yes– the homes on the East side of the street all have walk-out basements and 10 x 10 ft. pressure treated decks with vinyl rails – there is an additional walk-out basement fee. Homes on the West side have 8 x 8 paver patios (decks and patios can be enlarged somewhat as an option).
What happens to the road in a snowstorm? Snow removal is done in a timely manner. There may be a gate by our guest parking lot and the access road to the Luther Ridge may be opened in the event of an emergency.
Who can be a resident? Three persons over 21 may live in each unit – one must be over 55. A full time student under 21 in a university may live here over holiday breaks – up to 60 days at a time. Guests may stay up to three weeks.
Are pets allowed? Up to two dogs (“of gentle disposition”) or 2 indoor cats are allowed. Special rules apply to “curbing” of pets. 3/2020 FR