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Welcome To The HPE Website
(Updated: 11/12/17)
 
(Make sure you scroll down the page to see everything!)
(Most of the information has been updated)
 
~ Important Messages For Our Residents ~

AN UPDATE:
Regarding The Pond Area -
"Wild" brush, vines and weeds which have been growing on the southwest side of the Pond have been cleared away.  They were both a hazard and unsightly.  This project was quite involved. 
 
The Deck has been removed along with the shrubs around it.  A contractor has been secured.  We are waiting for follow-up from the City Building Dept.  Hopefully, that will come through soon enough to where a replacement deck will be built before the winter weather sets in.  Otherwise, it will be built in the Spring.
 
The low level of the Pond is due to two factors:
  1. The lack of rainfall
  2. A leak in the Pond Overflow Drain.  The leak will be repaired in the Spring
In This Area As With Our Entire Community, Do Not Feed The Geese or Deer!  Please see the information under the "Regarding The Geese And Deer" heading in the "~Maintaining Our Neighborhood~" box farther down this page.
 
HPE RESIDENTS - PLEASE NOTE:
 
Following Are Reminders Which All Owners MUST Follow - They Will Ensure Owners Comply With Strongsville City Ordinances and HPE Will Be At It's Best And Remain A Highly Desirable Place To Live...
 
Regarding the HPE Annual Assessment - It will be due by January 31st, 2018.  Late Fees will be applied for any past due Assessments.
 
If you are making a change to the exterior of your residence or maintaining your residence which will result in a change to the exterior (Including the installation of Sheds and Landscape changes) - Owners are required to use the following Procedures:
  • An ACC Exterior Change Application MUST be completed and sent to the HPE Architectural Control Committee".  The proper Guidelines must be followed.  Refer to the "Architectural Control Committee Exterior Change Guidelines" and the "Property Maintenance Standards and Violation Procedure".  A copy of each has been mailed to every residence.  (They can also be found on the "Architectural Control Committee" link on the left side of this Home Page.)  These Guidelines will be enforced to maintain the High Standards of HPE.  Violation letters are in process.
  • All completed ACC Exterior Change Applications must be mailed via the U.S. Postal Mail.  (The proper mailing address is listed on the "Architectural Control Committee" link on the left side of this Home Page).  This will provide a postmark date which is required for this process.  It cannot be left in the HPE mailbox at the Pool Parking Lot Driveway.
 
Trailers, Boats or Recreational Vehicles must be stored in a garage.  Recreational Vehicles may be temporarily parked in the Owner's driveway for no more than three (3) consecutive days.  This is listed in the "Property Maintenance Standards and Violation Procedure" mentioned above.  Please be aware of this and please comply with this Property Maintenance Standard.  Violation letters are in process here as well.
 
Regarding the "Common Areas" Within HPE - All "Common Areas", which includes the Pool/Pavilion/Playground Areas and Parking Lot, Tennis and Basketball Courts. Gazebo and Pond Areas, are "CLOSED AT DUSK".  Notices regarding this have been posted at various locations within HPE.  Anyone, except HPE Officers, in those areas after Dusk will be trespassing.  The Police can be called to have anyone at these areas after Dusk escorted off the property.
 
HPE Documentation Is Available For your Reference -
The Declaration of Easements, Covenants and Restrictions, the Bylaws, the Amendments and the Common Property Supplemental Declarations are now on this website.  These can be viewed and printed by clicking on the "Declaration of Easements, Covenants and Restrictions" link located on the left side of this Home Page.
 
Contacting HPE Trustees, Officers and Committee Members -
If you need to contact any of these individuals, you must call the HPE Hotline Number and select the appropriate option.  Unless instructed to do so, calls to their residence will be deleted with no action taken.
 
The HPE Hotline information can be found by clicking on the "Contact Information For The Board of Trustees and Commitees" link located on the left side of this Home Page.  (The White Text section under the word "Welcome".)
 

~ Safety Information ~
This Information Has Been Here For A While -
It Is STILL Good Information To Remember -
 
BREAK-INS And THEFTS - 
BE VERY CAREFUL AND ON THE LOOK-OUT!  The following items have occured very recently:
  • Break-Ins and Thefts have occurred recently within our Development!  On at least one occasion, a suspect was seen leaving a residents garage and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. 
  • Within the City of Strongsville, writing graffiti and lewd items on residents houses, garages and driveways.  The suspect here appears to be wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt.
The suspects appear to be getting more and more bold and forward. Please be extra observant around the HPE Pool Area, Tennis and Basketball Courts, Pond and Gazebo areas.  Don't hesitate to call the Police if you see anyone at those areas after Dusk.  They are CLOSED Areas after Dusk!  Thank You.
 
Remember - if you see ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS - Do Not Hesitate -
Call the Police!
 
Call the Strongsville Police at 440-580-3230 for Non-Emergencies
or 9-1-1 for an Emergency
 
A few tips to try to prevent Break-Ins and Thefts:
  • DO NOT leave your vehicle unlocked if you leave it in your driveway overnight. 
  • DO NOT leave anything that looks valuable so that it is visible by looking into your vehicle
  • DO NOT leave your Garage Door open either during the day or during the evening - especially when you are asleep.  Unwanted people have been seen and almost caught both times.
If you do not follow these tips, you can be making it too easy for thieves.  Unfortunately, we are living in times where WE must take extra steps to protect ourselves and our property.
 
What you CAN and MUST DO is be Alert, Watchful and Observant and call the Police if you see ANYTHING Suspicious!  No matter how insignificant it may appear to you.  For example, if you see a strange or unfamiliar vehicle, call the Police.  And yes, if you see strange or unfamiliar people, call the Police. 
 
As mentioned above, many of these crimes DO occur during the day when the thieves believe the residents are not home, out shopping or at work.
 
Be a Good Neighbor and watch out for your fellow residents.  Many crimes have been stopped or solved by the Police being alerted by residents giving this type of information. 
 
Regarding Driveway Lamp Posts - Their maintenance is the responsibility of the Homowner.  They MUST be in working order, this is a City Ordinance.  They provide light for the sidewalk, driveway and the street.  The City Building Dept. is the Enforcement Adminstrator.  If you see a Lamp Post not in working order, you can call the Building Dept. at 440-580-3105 to inform them.  You will need to give the address of the non-working Lamp Post at the time of the your call.
 
For the Safety of Those Using The Sidewalks - Keep in mind - the property owner is responsible for maintaining trees and shrubs near the sidewalk.  They cannot block the sidewalk and must be trimmed to be at least 9 feet above the sidewalk.
 
SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION!  
That means Children will be out waiting for their bus or walking to their bus stop! We will be losing daylight as well.  Please be careful and watch for them.
 
AS ALWAYS => Obey the Speed Limit (25 MPH) and Stop Signs <=
More and more residents are noting violators not obeying those AND are informing the Police.  The 25 MPH Speed Limit and Stop Signs are the Law for a reason!
 

~ Maintaining Our Neighborhood ~
This Information Has Been Here A While -
Good Information To Keep In Mind
  • Regarding the Trash for Residents, per the City Of Strongsville Ordinances, "Refuse shall not be put out earlier than the night before the scheduled collection day".  (Codified Ordinances of Strongsville, Ohio Section 1064.07 (a).)
    • Trash is now picked up on Wednesdays.
    • Please DO NOT put your Trash out before Tuesday night.  It will be unsightly and detracts from our Neighborhood.
    • If you see a "stray" trash container in the street, please stop and place it back on the Tree Lawn.  Thank You!
    • For the Strongsville Ordinance Regulations regarding Trash and Refuse, click HERE
  • Some Residents are leaving Brush and Tree Clippings on their Tree Lawn.  This looks terrible and surely your neighbors do not like it!  Here are the City of Strongsville Guidelines for this type of refuse:
    • There are three ways for residents to dispose of brush:
      • 1.      Take brush to the Transfer Station located at 16099 Foltz Parkway.
        2.      Bundle branches in 4-foot lengths and leave out for Republic Waste on your regular trash day (or the night before). Bundles can weigh no more than 50 pounds each.
        3.      Call the Strongsville Service Department for pickup at (440) 580-3170. The city will schedule a time, generally within a week.
        Guidelines for city's brush pickup and chipping service:
        • The city will ONLY pick up at the curb (do not obstruct sidewalk or street)
        • Place all cut ends in one direction
        • Keep pile as neat as possible (branches only, no steel, metal, debris or stumps)
        • Branches can be no more than 6 inches in diameter
        • Branches must be longer than 3 feet
        • Only normal residential brush is accepted – no land clearing. If you hire a contractor, the contractor is responsible for removing the brush
  • More and more Trash is appearing along ALL three entrances.  Show your PRIDE in Our Community and, if at all possible, please clean the trash up.  This may be difficult during the winter weather but it still makes a difference.
  • When they are walking around our neighborhood, some people have been seen picking up trash, left behind by irresponsible individuals - (Even in the nasty weather!)  That is GREAT!
 
 
Regarding Dog Care
We are seeing more and more residents cleaning up after their dogs, whether they are large or small.  We see this even in bad weather!  That shows what Great and Caring Residents we have here in HPE!
 
And, when walking your dog around our neighborhood, please maintain your dog by keeping it on a leash and under control so it does not charge or interfere with others! 
As always - your dog is YOUR Responsibility.
 
All of us residents like to see people caring about Our Community and keeping it CLEAN
 
 
Regarding The Geese and Deer -
Do Not feed the Geese or the Deer.  This will attract them and keep them coming back for more. 
  • Regarding the Geese, this results with undesired droppings which are unsightly and unhealthy.  Feeding the Geese around the Pond area defeats the procedures the Board is using to deter the geese from that area.
  • Regarding the Deer, they will eat and possibly ruin your flowers and other landscaping. 
 
HPE Street Signs and their replacement:
  • The HPE Board Of Trustees voted unanimously to replace the Street Signs, as replacement is needed, with the standard steel post street signs which the City Of Strongsville use throughout the city.  This will save HPE money and will allow for a more timely replacement when needed.
  • If you see a problem with a Street Sign please call the HPE Hotline at 440-580-4204 and select option 1 and let us know.  Thanks.

~ For Your Reference ~
 
Since the following Information may be helpful, it will remain here for your convenience
 
The HPE Board of Trustees have had a Recordkeeping Review completed as required by the Bylaws.  The review was performed by Kiplinger & Co., CPAs, LLC.  They found no issues.  Their report for the review can be found HERE.
 
Would you like to know Strongsville's Solicitor Information?  Click HERE for some "Main Points" regarding Strongsville's Policy.
 
For your convenience, a link to the Codified Ordinances for the Strongsville is provided HERE