Deed Consolidation

Dear Saddlebrook homeowner, the neighborhood still needs your vote!

We have proposed consolidating our existing 8 versions of the neighborhood Declaration of Restrictions (DoR) into one uniform document, without any substantive changes to the restrictions themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I vote? – You can vote in any of the following ways:
  • Return the ballot you previously received in the mail via the provided postage-paid envelope.
  • Download a new ballot and mail it to Saddlebrook HOA, PO Box 21786, Columbus OH 43221.
  • Reply to this email and one of the Saddlebrook HOA board members can come by to collect your vote in person.

What are my neighbors saying about this? – With just over 1/3 of residents having cast their votes at the end of Q1 2019 we currently sit at 83% in favor of consolidation and 17% against.

Why do we have 8 in the first place? – The community developer in the 1980’s created a DoR document each time they completed a section of homes. They contain the same provisions, but having multiple documents has now made it cumbersome for realtors, title companies, potential purchasers, and current owners to navigate.

What am I voting for? – To combine the 8 existing Declarations of Restrictions into one document.  No substantive changes are being made to the restrictions themselves. We have had our attorneys review the existing documents to ensure there are no substantive variances between the existing documents and our proposed consolidated document.  All documents are available for your review at the bottom of this page.

What benefits are there in voting for consolidation? – A consolidated DoR will allow us to more efficiently manage requests from realtors and title companies when a property changes hands, as well as facilitate potential future updates to the DoR based on community feedback (which would be subject to a vote to approve by all residents).

What impact does voting against the consolidation have? – The HOA board would continue tracking 8 versions of the same document and be less efficient when responding to requests. It would also make it much more difficult to implement any community requested changes to the DoR, as we would need to manage changes across 8 zones simultaneously.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and participate in improving our neighborhood!

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