Message From Middletown

The Town of Middletown is taking over the water interconnection services from Artesian in the neighborhood of Dove Run.

This means the Town is required to do annual water tests now – and we need help from residents.
We are looking for 20-30 residents in the neighborhood who will agree to take a test kit and test the water in their home once per year.

This first year, it will be two times – and if we get good marks – we might be able to skip the next 2 years and test again in the third.

All the resident needs to do is let their water sit in the pipes overnight and test first thing in the morning.
We provide the test kits and the step-by-step instructions. We drop off and pick up the kits.

If you could put out a blast to residents and ask them to contact me with their name and address and we will take it from there.

Thank you for your help and let me know if you have questions!
Kristen Krenzer
Public Relations
Town of Middletown
kkrenzer@middletown.delaware.gov
www.middletown.delaware.gov

Electronic Payments of HOA Dues

We are pleased to announce that lot owners have the option of submitting HOA payments, via PayPal, by clicking the Online Dues Payment Link.

HOA Meeting Minutes: 12/9/2021

Please see attached documents for additional details.

Board Elections

The Estates at Dove Run Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (HOA) is soliciting nominations for the Board of Directors. The elected members will serve for a one-year term. Nominations must be received by Friday, November 12, 2021.  There are eight board positions (maximum) that will need to be filled.  

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered Lot Owner  
  • Full Payment of HOA Assessments
  • Property Maintained in Accordance with Declaration of 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 form below.

Route 299 Project

Greetings,

DelDOT’s contractor, A-Del Construction, is preparing to begin construction on the major Route 299 project that will widen Route 299 from Route 1 to Cleaver Farm Road to four lanes, and add a center left turn lane from Cleaver Farm Road to Catherine Street. A-Del intends to begin construction on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, starting with water and sewer installation along the northbound side of Brick Mill Rd. and along the eastbound side of SR 299, just west of Silver Lake Rd. This utility relocation activity will be off alignment work to begin the contract. The entire project is expected to be completed by fall 2023, and DelDOT will soon be launching a project website that will provide up-to-date information on the project’s progress and phase work that will require short-term detours. DelDOT will provide a notification when the website is launched.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Community Relations at 302-760-2080, or dotpublic@delaware.gov.

Board Meeting Minutes 12/21/2020

HOA Meeting Minutes 12/21/2020

Deed Restriction Issues

Recently, the HOA has noted 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

Note:  The HOA may not be aware of certain deed restriction violations.  Therefore, we encourage lot owners to submit any deed restriction issue to our attention.  We will maintain your anonymity and will actively pursue enforcement of the restrictions.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.