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The Estates at Dove Run is a traditional community, with 298 upscale homes, located off of Rt. 299 in Middletown, DE. Our neighborhood is walking distance to Dove Run Shopping Center, Brick Mill Elementary, Middletown High School and just minutes from Rt. 1.

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Notice of HOA Assessment

As a reminder, payment of the 2021 HOA Assessment ($65.00) is due no later than February 28, 2021. Payment is to be sent to P.O. Box 189, Middletown, DE 19709. To avoid additional fees, please submit the payment date.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Board Meeting Minutes 12/21/2020

HOA Meeting Minutes 12/21/2020

2020 HOA Meeting – December 12, 2020

The Estates at Dove Run Homeowners’ Association, Inc. will hold its annual HOA meeting on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 7:00 to 7:30 PM. This will be a virtual meeting using Zoom. Additional details are forthcoming.

Please contact us if you plan to attend.

Board of Directors Nominations

The Estates at Dove Run Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (HOA) is soliciting nominations for those interested in serving on the Board of Directors for calendar year 2021. The elected Board members will serve for a one-year term. Nominations must be received by November 21, 2020.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Registered Lot Owner
  2. Full Payment of HOA Assessments
  3. Property Maintained in Accordance with Deed Restrictions

In addition, only one person per household may serve on the Board.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete the attached form (below).

Deed Restriction Issues

Recently, the HOA has noted various various deed restriction infractions within our development. The most common problem areas are trampolines and basketball goals.

According to Article VI, Section 14, of the Declaration of Restrictions, “no trampolines of any kind whatsoever shall be erected or maintained on any lot.”

Lot owners are also reminded that (unattended) basketball goals are prohibited, according to Article VI, Section 18 of the Declaration of Restrictions: “No basketball goals shall be erected, placed or maintained on any lot at any time, except for a maximum of one permanently installed goal located in the driveway. Any and all basketball playing shall be permitted from 9:00 a.m. to sundown.”

In addition, the HOA has noticed that several lot owners have installed permanent basketball (fixed) goals near public areas, such as sidewalks and curbs. This is also a violation of Middletown Ordinance § 103-1 (Placement on roadways and sidewalks restricted): “It shall be unlawful for any person to place, store, or keep upon any street or public sidewalk any portable, stationary, or fixed object, including, but not limited to basketball poles…”

This is the link for Middletown Ordinances: https://ecode360.com/13936830

The HOA will send Violation Letters to those who have failed to adhere to our Declaration of Restrictions. Appropriate legal action will be imposed against those who have failed to correct deed restriction violations within a reasonable time frame.

Note: In many instances, the HOA may not be aware of certain violations. Therefore, lot owners are encouraged to report deed restriction issues to the HOA. Your identity will be kept confidential, and we actively pursue enforcement of the restrictions.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Update: 2020 HOA Assessment

The 2020 HOA assessment was due on February 15, 2020. To date, approximately 96% of the lot owners have remitted payment.

Court claims have been filed against those who have not paid the assessment. The current amount is $100.00, which includes late fees and Court charges.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.