In our area Lakewood Springs, Bristol Bay, Churchhill Farms, Gates Creek, Grande Reserve all have HOAs. An HOA is a homeowners association and with associations come assessments or dues. The assessments are designed to cover the entrances and landscaping of the common areas. They may include a community effort to purchase waste disposal and sometimes snow removal. If there is a pool or a clubhouse the HOA will have to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of those facilities.
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