We are often asked why we require a formal written Request for Change before approving a satellite dish installation.
The reason is simple: When it comes to slipshod installations, dish companies are perhaps the most irresponsible of all public utilities. They are worse than traditional cable companies, if you can imagine that.
The image to the right speaks volumes. The dish installers draped the cable between the main box and the closest gutter. In their laziness and complete disregard for our community, they then ran the cable through the gutters of three adjacent units before installing the dish—three doors down. (We have enough problems with leaves and gutter overflows without adding cables to the mix.)
This week, we called the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the Attorney General of the great state of Ohio seeking some relief from these ham-fisted pirates. Both agencies told us that they are powerless to assist us, and that customers using these services are the only ones with any leverage to get these issues resolved. We'll follow up with the FCC, but don't hold your breath on that one.
The same companies routinely drill holes in roofs, feed cable through downspouts, and generally look for the fastest, easiest, and most unsightly way possible to run cable and mount hardware.
You might want to think about all this before signing up with the Pirates of the Cablestreamin'.
Goose Screamer Alert
The Siver Valley Homeowners Association has received permission from the Munroe Falls Police Department to fire a loud pistol to scare away the geese. It will be fired twice daily: in the morning after 9 a.m. and again in the evening.
Outdoor Lighting Guide Available for Download
To eliminate confusion about which outdoor light replacements are approved by the Board, a page at the end of the new Rules and Regulations provides several samples of acceptable styles and sizes.
For quick reference when shopping, please download the style sheet. (A permanent copy of this document has also been added to the Get Help page for future reference.)
Please remember to file a Request for Change form before replacing any exterior lights.
Owner Information Form PDF
Owner Information Forms
The Association has a legal obligation under state law to gather and periodically update owner and resident information in a master database. This information is never shared with any third party, and is used only for internal administrative use and communication, especially important in the event of an emergency.
There are two ways to complete the form:
We will mail paper copies to all units. Fill them out; mail them USPS in the enclosed, stamped envelope.
Download the editable pdf. Type the correct responses into each cell. Then save and email the saved pdf to APM as an email attachment. See instructions below.
How to complete and return the Online Information Sheet:
download the file (Owner Information Form.pdf) NOTE: The browser may open the file online, and you will not be able to edit the pdf in the browser window. Click the "download link" in your browser to save the file to your local device.
fill in the editable fields. Free pdf readers that support editable forms include Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader. Some third party pdf viewers will not let you to fill in forms.
save the file to a location on your PC or mobile device where you can find it easily. (We suggest you use your address as the file name: example: 275 Lake Terrace.pdf).
email the completed file as an attachment to: . Note: double-clicking on the email link in the pdf automatically opens the mail program on most computers and mobile devices.
Guest Parking Only
We have attempted to politely remind residents that our Guest Parking areas are for Guests only, on this website and in newsletters.
Unit owner vehicles are to be kept in the respective unit driveway or inside the unit garage.
When residents use guest parking spots, they are unavailable to guests.
Please show your neighbors some courtesy.
We have installed signs throughout the neighborhood as a reminder, and fines of $25 per day will be levied on offenders.
Report violating vehicles and license numbers to the management company.
Email with details.
Here Is Your 2016 Reserve Study Update
The 2016 Reserve Study Update from Reserve Associates is available for download - Reserve Study 2016.pdf (6.6mb).
Download links for additional reference materials—including the previous 2011 Reserve Study—were posted in a news article on this site on May 19, 2016.
Please review these documents and use the information they contain to cast an informed vote on fully funding of the reserves. Ballots will be sent to all unit owners later this year.