Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What amenities does Cottage Glen offer?
A: Cottage Glen features indoor & outdoor pools, whirlpool, sauna, tennis (and pickleball) courts, a complete fitness center, meeting room/lounge with partial kitchen, groomed hiking trails, and underground utilities, water and sewer and trailer parking all in a beautiful wooded setting. For more information go to the Facilities tab.
Q: Can I modify my home?
A: All exterior and interior structural changes must be approved by the Association. Exterior cosmetic changes must also be approved by the Association.
Q: What about my landscaping?
A: Owners of single-family and duplex homes will be responsible for maintaining their own landscaping within a defined area around the residence. Property beyond this defined area will be maintained by the Association in a manner consistent with the natural setting. In order to maintain uniformity around the 4-unit townhouses, owners will not be allowed to have individual landscaping. All plantings around the 4-unit townhouses will be maintained by the Association. Owners of the 4-unit townhouses can places flowers in containers around their residence which they must maintain.
Q: What are the warranties on appliances?
A: All manufacturers' warranties will pass to Owners at closing.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Owners are allowed a maximum of two domesticated pets (dogs &/or cats). Pets must be on leash or in the owner's hands while outdoors. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets. Renters are not allowed to have pets on the property.
Q: Can I get internet and cable TV?
A: High speed internet and cable TV are available to all residences of Cottage Glen through Charter Cable. It is the owner's responsibility to make arrangements for their internet or cable TV.
Q: Is there a space where I can store my boat trailer?
A: There is space for homeowners to store boat trailers, on a short term basis, near the Recycling/Maintenance area.
Q: Is outdoor grilling allowed?
A: Gas grills only are allowed at the residences and duplexes in Cottage Glen and they must conform with local ordinances.
Q: What are the association fees?
A: The Association for the year July 2013-July 2014 fees are currently $347 per month. Association fees are subject to change. For single family cottages larger than 2400 square feet, there is a surcharge on the Association Fees.
Q: What do the association fees cover?
A: The Association fees cover operating expenses such as payroll, road maintenance, use and upkeep of the common elements, master homeowner's insurance policy, trash removal, recycling, snow removal, and septic system and water. The fees also fund specific reserves for items such as painting, roofing, equipment replacement, and road resurfacing.
Q: Is there a resident caretaker?
A: Yes. Doug McCubbin is the full-time resident caretaker. He and his wife, Phyllis, live in one of the cottage homes at Cottage Glen.
Q: What are the estimated taxes for a home at Cottage Glen?
A: Taxes are usually less than 1% of the initial purchase price.
Q: How many homes will there be at full occupancy?
A: There are a total of 53 homes planned at Cottage Glen. 52 of the homes are or will be owner occupied and the 53rd home is for the resident caretaker. The caretaker's home will be owned by the Homeowners' Association.
Q: How will decisions be made? What are the voting rights?
A: The Association has a Board of Directors currently comprised of five home owners. Each unit owner will have a vote in all elections and the Developer will have special voting privileges according to the Declaration.
Q: What is the rental policy?
A: Owners can rent their units but the minimum rental is one month. However rentals are discouraged as Cottage Glen is a community of owner/occupants.
Q: How are heat and electric costs charged to each unit?
A: Propane tanks will provide fuel for each home. Owners will be billed for their actual consumption the propane provider. Likewise, each home will have a meter for electrical service and each owner will receive an individual bill from WPS. Sewer and water are covered by association fees.