Mill River Lane
Life on Mill River Lane in Shelburne, Vermont
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mill River Lane
Who owns “Lot 4” that is shown on the survey plat?
Lot 4, which is 2.53 acres in size, is owned or will soon be owned by the Town of Shelburne. Lot 4 is part of extensive open space land on one or both sides of the LaPlatte River owned and/or managed by the Town of Shelburne. This land runs from Mill River to the Shelburne Super Market and beyond. It is designed to be “open space” to protect the river, provide natural wildlife habitat for plants and animals, and passive usage by town residents (trails, walking, XC skiing, bird watching and the like).
Do I own my own land?
Each owner owns a portion of the overall Mill River land. Because there are many commonly shared components of the neighborhood (such as Mill River Lane, utilities and others) that impact all owners and their land, each unit owner has exclusive use of their Limited Yard Area as their own ‘yard’ but shares the balance of the land with their neighbors. A Limited Yard Area consists of the portion of the lot, starting from the center of the common wall shared with the opposite half of the adjoining duplex unit and extending the line of the common wall in the front of the Unit to the nearest edge of Mill River Lane and in the rear to the nearest edge of the Flood Plain and Watercourse Overlay District and to the side of the nearest side lot line.
How is the land maintained by the Homeowners Association used or how can homeowners utilize the property?
All of the land is for the use and enjoyment of every Owner, with the exception of the Limited Yard Areas, which are reserved for a singular owner. A portion the land is used for the roadway, utilities and the Flood Plain and Watercourse Overlay District along the river bank.
Is this a condo association?
The Home Owners Association functions like a condo association, with the members making all of the decisions.
What is the monthly HOA fee and what does it include?
The HOA fee is $165 per month. The fee covers the maintenance of all of the land: lawn mowing, shrub and plant bed maintenance, snow plowing, trash and recycling, the sewer pump system, and association insurance.
What am I responsible for in terms of maintenance on my unit?
Owners maintain their own unit, both inside and outside, like a “typical” home. The owner also maintains Limited Common Elements that serve singularly their unit, such as the driveway and sidewalk to their unit. General maintenance and repairs are done by the owner at their expense while property services such as lawn mowing and driveway/sidewalk snow removal are provided through the HOA.
What are the common walls of the duplex units?
The units are designed so the “common wall” is the wall separating the owners’ garage from the adjoining garage, Master Walk in Closet and Master Bath.
Can I install solar panels?
Can I do additional plantings either in the flower beds or have a vegetable garden?
Owners can add flower beds, plantings and other gardens in their Limited Yard Area, or outside their Limited Yard Area with the HOA Board approval. HOA Board approval is required for all exterior changes and additions in order to maintain the overall appearance of the neighborhood. All owner added gardens are the responsibility of the individual owner to maintain.
Can I rent my unit?
Yes. Rentals must be for a minimum of 6 months duration.
Can I install a fence?
Yes, with Board approval.
Can I have a swing set or playground in my back yard area?
Yes, with Board approval.
Do you allow pets?
Yes, household pets are allowed. They must be friendly and under the owners’ control at all times.
Are there any pet restrictions?
Pets are restricted to “household pets”. They cannot be raised for commercial purposes and cannot be a nuisance to the neighbors.
Can I install an Invisible Fence for my dog(s)?
Yes, with Board approval.
Where does my mail get delivered?
US mail is delivered to your mailbox at the end of Mill River Lane. Your mailing address is the street number on your unit.
How is trash collected?
The HOA contracts with Casella Waste Systems for weekly pick-up for trash and recycling.
What is the “Flood Plain and Watercourse Overlay District”
The Flood Plain and Watercourse Overlay District is the wooded buffer along the bank of the LaPlatte River. The edge of the Overlay is 100 feet from the center of the river and is marked by boulders at the edge of the woods. By Town of Shelburne regulations, there shall be no vegetation management in the Overlay District; the Overlay shall remain in the existing natural state, with the exception of the removal of dead or dying trees that present a safety hazard to persons or property.