Community Rules

Trash

  • TRASH - COMPOST - RECYCLE - STAGGER - DONATE. Detailed information HERE
  • No trash, recycling, or compost shall be stored or placed in open common areas. Trash, recycling, and compost must be placed in the dumpsters/containers provided for pickup. For reference, the trash dumpster is on the left side of the waste pickup area, the compost bin is in the middle in between the two dumpsters, and the recycling dumpster is on the right side.
  • The disposal of large or unacceptable items is the responsibility of the resident. If large or unacceptable items are left to be picked up, the Association, at its discretion, may remove them at the resident's expense. Please check the community calendar, as the Board may schedule pickups for large items through the year. Please review what it acceptable to go into the trash compost and recycling bins.

Reporting damages and violations

  • All concerns regarding the SOT Handbook, rules and regulations, or damages to the common elements, should be promptly reported to the Board of Directors via email. simpsonoldtownhoa@gmail.com
  • Violations of the City of Lafayette Municipal Codes (including code compliance, maintenance, abandoned vehicles, noise, animal control, fire lane violations, damaged signs, etc.) may be reported to the City online where you can submit and track your report here: http://www.cityoflafayette.com/requesttracker.aspx OR by calling the City’s non-emergency dispatch number: 303-441-4444. Please also advise the Board of Directors so it can respond if contacted by town/county officials or homeowners/residents. page 3
  • For a comprehensive list of “How Do I…” information provided by the City, please visit: https://www.cityoflafayette.com/1385/How-Do-I
  • For emergencies, please dial 911.
  • Complaints regarding violations of the Association's rules must be in writing, must specify the nature of the alleged violation, and be submitted to the Board of Directors. Email is preferred: simpsonoldtownhoa@gmail.com

Vehicular use and parking

  • Automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, motor scooters, mini bikes, dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, are considered vehicles for the purposes of these rules. b.
  • Parking for residents is allowed only in garages. No parking is allowed within the community driveways or in the community alley. Parking in designated fire lanes is prohibited and violators will be towed without notice at the Board’s discretion.
  • No abandoned or inoperable automobiles or vehicles of any kind shall be stored or parked in the community, nor on E. Simpson St. or S. Iowa Ave. An “abandoned or inoperable vehicle” is defined as one that has not been driven under its own propulsion for a period of seventy-two (72) hours or longer, or does not have an operable propulsion system installed, or which is not currently licensed and registered. Otherwise permitted vehicles parked by owners while on vacation (for a maximum of two (2) weeks) or during a period of illness are not considered abandoned.
  • No trucks in excess of three-quarter (3/4) ton, mopeds, motor scooters, dirt bikes, golf carts, snowmobiles, boats, trailers, self-contained motorized recreational vehicles, and other motorized recreational vehicles shall be parked on the property or on E. Simpson St. or S. Iowa Ave. unless contained within a garage, except for loading or unloading.
  • No mechanical repairs or maintenance shall be performed outdoors, out of doors, outside of garages, on any vehicle on the property, including in driveways, except emergency repairs to start the vehicle, or to change a flat tire.
  • Violators of these parking rules may be ticketed by the Boulder County Sheriff's Office for fire lane violations which are reported to them by any Member, towed at the owner's expense at the discretion of the Board of Directors or responding police officer. Violations of any parking rules may result in a fine by the Board of Directors.

Pets

  • No animals, birds, poultry, reptiles or insects of any kind, shall be raised, bred, kept or boarded in or on any portion of the Planned Community; except that dogs, cats or other customary household animals may be kept thereon if they are not raised, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose, and are not kept in such number or in such manner as to create a nuisance or inconvenience to any resident of the Planned Community.
  • The owner of any pet causing a nuisance in any way, damaging the premises, or disturbing any other resident or neighbor, including excessive barking, shall be in violation of these rules.
  • Owners of pets that foul the common area are responsible for immediate cleanup of the area.

Storage

  • Nothing shall be kept or stored such that items (including, but not limited to, bicycles, kayaks, sport or recreational equipment, trash, litter, junk boxes, containers, bottles, cans, implements, machinery, lumber, or other building materials) remain exposed upon or within any lot are visible from any neighboring lot or any street including balconies and patios.
  • No garage shall be used for storage of explosives or other volatile and/or incendiary materials or devices.

Signs

  • No signs, posters, billboards or any other advertisements, are permitted anywhere on the Association property. A, FOR RENT, OPEN HOUSE, or FOR SALE sign of not more than five (5) square feet may be displayed as appropriate in the individual unit or its lot, and two security system signs no larger than one hundred (100) square inches each may be displayed.
  • OPEN HOUSE or arrow signs must be removed immediately after the conclusion of the open house.

Nuisance

  • No light shall be emitted from any portion of the Community that is unreasonably bright or causes unreasonable glare, and no sound or odor shall be emitted from any portion of the Community that would reasonably be found by others to be noxious or offensive. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no exterior spot lights, searchlights, speakers, horns, whistles, bells or other light or sound devices shall be located or used on any portion of the Community except with the prior written approval of the Board of Directors.
  • No fires or other cooking source shall be permitted anywhere on the common elements without prior written permission of the Board of Directors. Proper barbecue equipment in good condition may be located and used on private patio areas. Care should be taken to avoid possible smoke discoloration of the building exterior or smoke blowing into adjoining units. Charcoal grills or open flame pits/burners are not allowed anywhere in the development.
  • The firing, discharge, or launching of any firearm, weapon, missile or projectile is prohibited within the SOT property.
  • There is NO SMOKING allowed within 25 feet of the SOT property. This includes no smoking on patios, balconies, or around the common area of the complex.
  • Noise: no excessive noise, including from a balcony or patio, shall go on beyond 10PM at night.

Repairs, additions, or modifications

  • No exterior building, addition, change, or alteration, including landscaping, storm and screen doors, fences, walls, or other structures, shall be commenced, constructed, altered, moved, removed, erected, placed or installed within the Community unless complete plans and specifications thereto shall have been first submitted to and approved in writing by the Board of Directors.
  • No exterior antennas or satellite dishes shall be installed without prior approval from the Board of Directors.

Plants, clothes lines, unattended items, decorations, flags

  • Unsecured flower pots, boxes, or other heavy objects may not be placed on the rail of decks. Planters may be hung from the top of a porch but must not extend beyond the envelope of the porch. The plants should be attractive and in good condition. No items may be hung or attached to the exterior side of the fences. Planting within the fenced area is permitted. The patio or fenced areas are to be maintained by the owner or tenant. No personal property shall extend beyond the patio/porch into the common areas. Owners should not change drainage of lot or attach anything to the exterior of the building.
  • All clothes lines, equipment, or storage items are to be kept within the enclosed deck porch or patio area in a manner that will conceal them from view of neighboring units and streets. Patio umbrellas are allowed as long as they do not interfere with a neighbor's view and are kept closed when not in use. No lawn or yard art, adornment, or personal items shall be permitted on the common areas.
  • Putting up and taking down holiday decorations should be done within reasonable time frames before and after corresponding holidays.
  • Unattended bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards items, etc., are not permitted on the walkways, sidewalks, driveways, or in the common areas.
  • Banners, flags, and signs shall not be displayed in public view except flags of a recognized Government and shall be a reasonable size not to exceed five square feet.

Enforcement

  • The Association's rules will be enforced so that all persons will be treated fairly and equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, or national origin, in compliance with the Fair Housing Act. b.
  • The Association's Board of Directors shall evaluate complaints received and take action, as it deems appropriate considering the facts and circumstances of each alleged violation. c.
  • After notice of an alleged violation and an opportunity for a hearing on the matter in front of the Board, the Board may levy fines as appropriate for the violation found to have occurred and/or suspend rights to use of the Association's common element facilities. Upon receipt of notice of an alleged violation, an owner may contact the Board of Directors to attend a hearing at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. d. All fines are due within 30 days; all fines not paid within 10 days of due date are subject to additional charges. The Association has the right to file liens against properties with unpaid charges and penalties.

Fine schedule

1st offense: Warning letter

2nd offense: $50 fine

3rd offense: $75 fine

4th offense: $100 fine

NOTE: complaints, warnings and fines will be sent directly to the Owner of each unit (not to the tenant, if applicable) so that Owner can communicate the concerns and deal with any fines directly with their tenant.


Trash, recycling, and compost

  • All trash, recycling, and compost is collected and picked up from the bins located in the alley near S. Iowa Ave. Pickup times are below; a more detailed calendar is available on our community site: simpsonoldtown.com. Please be mindful of placing items in the correct bins and always break down boxes to provide more room as the bins fill up quickly. '
      • Trash ​pickup: Every Thursday
      • Recycling ​pickup: Every Thursday
      • Compost ​pickup: Every other Thursday