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Welcome To The Official Website for

HUNTINGTON PARK ESTATES
 
(Updated: 6/12/2020)
 
 
 
~ ANNOUNCEMENTS ~
2020 POOL CLOSING (6/12/20)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
 
WHY IS THE POOL CURRENTLY CLOSED?
The pool is closed due to the mandatory requirements from the State of Ohio.  
Just a few of the mandatory requirements:
 
Install physical barriers (such as lane lines in the pool) to ensure that swimmers stay at least 6 feet apart from non-family members; physical barriers must also be installed on the deck; develop and implement a reduced maximum capacity to allow 6 feet of distance between users.  The formula for capacity must consider the available deck area as well as the pool surface area, as often one is greater than the other.  If water surface is smaller than the deck area, an additional limit of swimmers/pool occupants must be implemented to ensure proper social distancing; disinfect all equipment after use with an EPA registered disinfectant.
 
Also, per our pool management company, Metropolitan Pools, we would also need to hire someone to disinfect the restrooms every 2 hours and hire someone else to monitor the use of cloth face coverings and adherence to social distancing requirements.
 
For the full list of requirements, go to the State website:
 
Another reason the pool is closed is the risk of financial exposure for ALL homeowners in the community.
HPE has insurance coverage for regular claims.  However, for any possible COVID-19 related claims, HPE’s insurance does not provide coverage.  No insurance carrier will cover COVID-19 related claims at present.  Without insurance coverage for possible COVID-19 claims, any lawsuits against HPE could have a significant financial impact on homeowners. 
 
WHY CAN’T WE JUST HAVE RESIDENTS SIGN WAIVERS AND POST WARNING SIGNS AT THE POOL?
Under advice from the HPE legal counsel, we have been informed that waivers can be contested in Ohio and would not afford much protection in any action brought against the Association.  Although warning signs have been posted, they offer little protective value in legal action.
 
WHAT IS BEING DONE TO HELP THE SITUATION?
The Pool Committee and the Board realize this is a very fluid situation.  The Pool Committee is checking the State website every few days to see if the mandatory guidelines have been reduced or removed.  The Pool Committee is also checking with Metropolitan Pools for updates. 
 
IS THERE A PLAN TO OPEN THE POOL IF THE LIABILITY ISSUE IS RESOLVED?
If the State of Ohio passes legislation that gives HOAs better protection against COVID-19-related claims, and the state reduces their mandatory guidelines, the pool could open. The Pool Committee is working with our management company, Metropolitan Pools, to develop a plan that is in line with the requirements and recommendations of both the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health. Residents should be aware that this pool plan would be strictly enforced and changes in the pool’s basic operations are imminent - if we can open.
 
‚ÄčA partial list of the pool’s operational changes: residents only, no guests; reduced capacity in the pool and on the deck; strict social distancing rules; face coverings mandatory on the deck; residents must bring their own chairs (none will be provided); facility and pool reservations are mandatory; 15-minute breaks  each hour with all swimmers exiting the pool; regular cleaning and sanitizing schedules for restrooms and pool ladders; zero tolerance for objections or interference with lifeguards on duty and zero tolerance for anyone not following the pool's rules. 
 
WILL A CREDIT OR REFUND BE ISSUED IF THE POOL DOES NOT OPEN?
There will be no refund of assessments.  The annual assessments define the budget for managing and maintaining all areas of our development, not just the pool (the pool costs are approximately 37% of the budget).  While there will be some savings from the lack of lifeguards on duty, the pool must still be operated and maintained by our service company throughout the year to protect it going forward.  Any savings from the pool not being open this year will go into the pool reserves.
 
WILL WE BE PERMITTED TO GET OUR OWN POOL?
Due to our main pool being closed this season, we are granting residents permission to have an inflatable, temporary pool, no larger than 10 feet in diameter by 24 inches high. We are allowing pools up to this size only because anything higher than 24 inches would require a permit from the City and include a barrier to entry.  A 10 foot by 24-inch pool will have to be a non-permanent pool, inflatable only and, at this time, permitted for the 2020 year only.
 
Thank you for your patience during this incredibly challenging time.  
We hope that you, your family and friends continue to stay safe and healthy.
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POOL UPDATES (5/27/20):
THE HPE POOL IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
 
 
Hello Neighbors,
 
We hope everyone is staying safe and remaining healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic.  The State of Ohio  permits aquatic facilities to open May 26, but the Ohio Department of Health has issued mandatory guidelines that must be met.
 
The most significant consideration in operating the pool is risk.  The health and safety of our residents is of utmost importance.   The  Pool Committee has concluded that the complexity of the requirements outlined by the Ohio Department of Health are too costly to implement.  The Board has a fiduciary responsibility to protect the Association’s assets.  In addition, the Association’s insurance coverage, and on the advice of legal counsel, the Trustees have confirmed that COVID-19-related legal action against Huntington Park Estates HOA and its Trustees, is excluded. At this time there are no riders available to cover COVID-19 or related communicable diseases. This would likely require the Association to fund legal costs and damage claims through special assessments to all homeowners.
 
Taking all of these factors into consideration, the Pool Committee and the Board of Trustees  have reluctantly concluded that the HPE pool will remain closed for the 2020 pool season.    You may see the cover off the pool at some point this summer.    This is so our pool service company, Metropolitan Pools, can do the appropriate maintenance to protect the pool’s integrity for future seasons. 
 
The Pool Committee will continue to monitor updates or changes to requirements coming from the Ohio Department of Health and will keep you posted on the HPE-HOA website. 
 
We appreciate your patience
 as we all work together
to promote the safety and well-being of our residents.
 
 
 
 
The HPE Annual Homeowners' Meeting is postponed indefinitely.

~ Who We Are, Where We Are and What We Offer ~
 
Huntington Park Estates
is among the first planned residential communities 
in the Greater Cleveland area.
 
The neighborhood covers 42 acres.
There are  18.6 acres dedicated
to green space (common ground).
 
Of the 520 single family homes,
221 are divided among seven (7) cluster associations.
All homes are either ranch or two-story models.
 
Huntington Park Estates
is a deed restricted community
with a with a Declaration of Easements, Covenants
and Restrictions which include the By-Laws.
Huntington Park Estates is managed by
a Board of five Homeowner Trustees.
 
To preserve the original vision for the community,
the Board of Trustees maintains the common areas of
Huntington Park Estates and monitors and enforces
the Easement, Covenants and Restrictions.
 
 
Location
HPE relative to greater Strongsville –
 
Huntington Park Estates is located in northwest Strongsville
and bounded by Whitney Road, Albion Road,
Webster Road and I-71.
Huntington Park Estates is conveniently located near both Interstate 71
and Interstate 80 (Turnpike).
Interstate 71 is a main thoroughfare (a 20 minute drive) to
and Interstate 80 gives access to east-west travel.  
A short distance west of Huntington Park Estates is
an entrance to the extensive and interconnected system of metro parks,
It is locally known as the "Emerald Necklace". 
 

Cleveland International Airport is only a 10 minute drive away.

 
Amenities
 
All amenities are available
for the enjoyment of our residents and their guests. 
 
Near the swimming pool and kiddie pool,
is a covered picnic area (pavilion),
a playground for younger children and a volleyball pit.
 
A gazebo, located in a quiet area of the community,
is a popular location for Graduation and Wedding photographs.
 
The pavilion and gazebo may be rented for personal use.
 
Basketball and tennis courts are also available.
 
A fountain and pond are located near
the Whitney Road entrance.
This area provides a deck and park benches
for the enjoyment of our residents.
 
(For safety, no swimming, boating or ice skating are allowed.) 
 
All common areas are closed at dusk.
 

~ 2020 Assessment Letter, Budget and Invoice ~
Assessment Letter Click => HERE
2020 Budget Click => HERE
2020 Assessment Invoice - DUE 2/29/2010 Click => HERE

~ Safety Information ~
 
25 MPH Speed Limit
Stop Signs
are posted for a reason!
 
If you see something -- say something!
 
 Strongsville Police
Non-Emergencies 440-580-3230 
Emergency  9-1-1
 
Curfew Hours
 
                                            Sunday - Thursday          Friday and Saturday
         Ages 12 and under:              9:00 p.m.                    10:00 p.m
         Ages 13 - 15                      10:00 p.m.                    11:00 p.m.
         Ages 16 and 17                  11:00 p.m.                    12:00 midnight
Age 18 Considered adult
 
 
Your Yard Light is the only illumination in Huntington Park Estates.
Check yours often to be certain it is working.  
 
Sidewalks must be kept clear for the safety of walkers.
Trim trees and shrubs appropriately.
 
Uneven sidewalks in excess of 2" must be repaired.
Contact the City    440-580-3105
 
All Common Areas are closed at dusk.
 
 

~ Maintaining Our Neighborhood ~
 

 
 
Trash Collection
Trash should not be placed at the curb before 6:00 p.m.
the evening before pick-up.
Currently, the pick-up day is Wednesday.
 
Trees and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs must be trimmed to
allow safe passage for walkers.
 
Brush
Brush from trimming trees and shrubs
can be disposed of in three ways.
 
1.    With regular weekly pick-up,
the branches can be no more than 3 ' in length,
6 " in diameter and bundled neatly.
 
2.    The  brush can be taken to
the Transfer Station at
16099 Foltz Industrial Parkway.
 
3.    A pick-up can be scheduled with
the Strongsville Service Department.
440-580-3170
 
Tree Lawn Trees
The City of Strongsville will remove the tree at no cost.
They will cut the tree down, grind the stump and replant the grass.
Replacement trees can be purchased for $100.
Choices are limited.
For further information. click HERE
 
 
You are responsible for your dog.
Pets must be leash-controlled at all times.
The Tennis Court ARE NOT a dog exercise area.
 
 

~ For Your Reference ~
Ward 1 Councilman
Jim Kaminski
mayors.office@strongsville.org
 
Strongsville's Solicitor Information                    Click HERE 
 
Codified Ordinances for the Strongsville             Click HERE