We’ve all see yard signs promoting political candidates. Or signs urging drivers to Slow Down, Drive 25 and Keep Kids Alive. Or advertising the landscaper/roofer/concrete company doing work at someone’s home.
But recently I noticed a new kind of yard sign in the Discovery neighborhood in Rockrimmon that could start popping up all across the Colorado Springs region.
Here it is below:
That’s it, you are asking?!? What’s so special about that sign?
It represents an end to phone calls from people wondering if their neighbor has approval for whatever is going on in the yard behind the sign.
That’s huge if you are one of the hundreds of volunteers who sit on a Homeowners Association, or HOA, board or an “architectural control committee” that governs improvements made in covenant-controlled communities.
That simple blue and white sign with seven words will stop the phone calls.
It immediately tells people that the paint color being put on the trim is approved, or the roof meets ACC guidelines or the garish curbside driveway pedestals are OK, no matter how ugly and ostentatious you think they are.
The signs have another, perhaps more important, value.
If folks get used to seeing signs in front of houses where projects are underway, they will immediately notice when work is going on and the signs are absent.
In other words, it will be harder for people to get away with doing work without HOA approval.
The signs are going to be featured at an upcoming monthly meeting of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, the umbrella group for the city’s HOAs.
I suspect we’ll start seeing similar signs in neighborhoods across the region.