Welcome to the Villages
The Villages of Garrison Creek is a Private, Planned Community created with a unique Vision and Mission. The community is made up of eight separate villages (phases). Each homeowner in The Villages of Garrison Creek is a member of the Homeowner’s Association (HOA). The Homeowner’s Association operates as a non-profit under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 64.38).
To enhance and protect each member’s investment in the community, Land Use Standards (LUS) have been established and are enforced, assuring an attractive and uniform appearance throughout the entire community. The LUS also include policies that promote and protect a peaceful, friendly, and inviting atmosphere for all residents and guests.
All members and residents agree to adhere to the published LUS prior becoming a part of the community. A Covenants Compliance Procedure is in place that provides a schedule of monetary penalties for LUS violations. This policy also outlines a review and notification process that assures a fair and reasonable procedure is followed in dealing with LUS violations, allowing residents adequate opportunity to correct violations. If violations are not corrected fines will be assessed for continued non-compliance.
Homeowners in each village are required to pay monthly dues. A portion of the dues are used to operate and maintain the common assets and elements owned by the association.
To assure the desired appearance of the community is maintained at all times each individual village (phase) manages the maintenance of landscaping in all front yards within their phase in accordance with the guidelines established by the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Each phase contracts with and manages service providers, as desired, to accomplish the work within their individual phases. The cost of this service is also included in the monthly dues paid by each member.
Specific questions regarding the current amount of the dues and what is included in the dues should be directed to the treasurer for the appropriate village/phase, as the amount of the dues varies between village/phase. (Phase treasurers and their contact information are listed on the “Contact” page).
Prospective members and residents should be aware that the association maintains an active monitoring and compliance program to assure adherence to the published Land Use Standards. All individuals – including renters – must acknowledge receipt of the Land Use Standards and agree to abide by them prior to becoming an owner or resident in the community.
In addition to the Land Use Standards, the Articles of Incorporation, the Restated Declaration, the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, the Addendum to Residential Rental Agreement, and RCW 64.38 summarize the guidelines, rules, and regulations by which the The Villages of Garrison Creek are governed. These documents are listed for your reference on the “Documents” WebPage. It is the responsibility of each Owner, prospective owner or renter to become thoroughly familiar with the Land Use Standards and the association’s legal documents to determine if this is a community that is suited to their lifestyle..