Here is more detailed information regarding the rights and responsibilities of being a member of the Rockwood community.
HOA Management Services is contracted to oversee daily operations of the neighborhood including maintenance, accounting, correspondence and covenant enforcement. Please direct questions regarding landscaping or structural improvements, covenants, assessments or pool membership to our community manager. HOA Management reports to and takes direction from the Rockwood Board.
Mike Casey, Community Manager email@example.com
1900 East Douglas, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67214
Office: 316.351.7650, ext. 204
We are a covenant community. All homeowners are responsible for reading and following the covenants. By accepting title to your home, you have accepted responsibility to abide by the covenants.
Here is a copy of the Covenants. Homeowners will be given written notice if a covenant violation occurs and given a timeframe to resolve the issue.
Each Rockwood homeowner is responsible for paying annual assessments by February 28th of each year. Assessments are currently $230 with invoices mailed the first week of January. A $100 fee will be assessed for late payments.
Assessments provide a number of expenses including management of the Association, common area maintenance, Rockwood events, trash pickup.
The Board of Directors is elected annually and is responsible for policy decisions regarding capital improvements, covenants, legal actions, etc. The Board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the patio room at the RRF. All homeowners are invited to attend.
The 2023 Board is:
Larry Duntz – President
Bert Denny– Treasurer
Open – Secretary
Open – Neighborhood Events
Madella Harrison - Communications
Darryl Awe – At Large
Lee Wadsworth – At Large
If you would like to become a member of the board or otherwise participate in common area maintenance or planning Rockwood events, please contact a Rockwood Board member.
As you make landscaping and structural improvements to your home; the fastest way to increase the value of your property, please contact HOA Management Services to review your plans to determine if approval from the Rockwood Board of Directors is necessary.
Fences (new or replacement), decks, additions, sheds and paint color are among the most common improvements that may require approval. The covenants contain more specific information. The Approval Form is available here or a fillable form can be requested from HOA Management.
The recreational facility is a private, limited membership facility is dedicated to bringing friendly, family-focused, safe recreation at an affordable price to its members.
The playground area, basketball and volleyball court are open throughout the year.
Detailed information on pool membership, swim team membership and swim lessons in included on the RRF page.
Social events such as the annual Easter Egg hunt, July 4th parade, neighborhood picnic and Naional Night Out are examples of activities in the neighborhood.
The entrances are the first impression of our beautiful neighborhood; and our park is a highlight of the neighborhood. While the lawn service takes care of the mowing, leaves, general maintenance, it all needs a plan and a bit of elbow grease to get it and keep it nice.
The board is looking for neighbors to help plan, weed, water, perhaps to "adopt" an entrance and adjacent median to help maintain and beautify these common areas. Weeding, watering, trimming, some planting and cleanup with an occasional workday, in an organized effort, will help take these tasks from daunting to manageable, and the results reflective of the pride we have in our homes.
Whether the area is right next to your house, or just a few doors down, more help means lighter work with greater rewards. Please contact a board member if you would be willing to donate your time to help.
The Rockwood directory is live!!!
Rockwood is a community that is stronger when we know our neighbors and are engaged in our neighborhood. For that time when the homeowners down the street left their garage door open or perhaps you somehow left yours open, or you see something concerning or suspicious, knowing who and how to call, would be courteous, neighborly and safer.
Rockwood directory information, is available only to Rockwood homeowners on its website, https://rockwoodneighborhood.org/,
Every homeowner who provided their email address or who expressed an interest in receiving access to the directory should have an email invitation to access by Rockwood. To set up access takes only a few minutes. Homeowners set and control their own password. Here is more detailed information.
IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVITE - OR IF YOUR INVITE WINDOW HAS EXPIRED, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
You may restrict use of some or all information or opt-out Please note this information will be included in the directory unless we receive communication from you via mail or email.
We will no longer provide a paper version.
This directory information is For Private Use Only, provided as a courtesy for Rockwood homeowners and is not to be provided in any format to anyone outside of Rockwood, for any purpose.
Even if you opt-out of the directory process, please provide your e-mail address to stay informed and up to date on neighborhood news through Rockwood gmails, Only newsletters, neighborhood updates and security notifications are sent as needed; and this is a great way to communicate concerns and suggestions to the Rockwood Board.
Rockwood has renewed its residential trash agreement with Waste Connections, resulting in a savings to Rockwood homeowners. This agreement was effective April 1, 2022, and valid for the next five (5) years and cannot increase more than 5% per year in years two through five.
Waste collection fees, per quarter, are as follows:
This benefit is available to any Rockwood home opted into the Rockwood Association and in good standing with annual dues. Homeowners, when contracting with Waste Connections, must simply identify their home as part of Rockwood to get the discount. Fifteen residences identified during this renewal process that were still paying full price were updated to receive the discount. Check your billing to ensure you are getting this discount!
In addition, the dumpster in the Rockwood Recreational Facility will be emptied five times per week. Residents are please asked to respect the rules for use of this dumpster to not overfill, dump mattresses or other prohibited items or place items on the ground around the dumpster.
In a time of rising prices, this is a win, and another great reason to be a part of the Rockwood Homeowners Association.
Cold and a little bit of snow not-withstanding, Rockwood homeowners met for the annual meeting for Rockwood Homes Association on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 7:00, at Calvary Chapel Fellowship at 190 South Rock Road.
Larry Duntz, President, opened the meeting, with an introduction of the current board, RRF co-managers, as well as approval of the minutes from the 2022 meeting.
Larry introduced Officer Crouch who is now Rockwood's Community Policing Liason. Officer Crouch reviewed the types and number of police reports throughout Rockwood, which were limited to primarily thefts and burglaries. He is looking forward to working with Rockwood.
City Council Member, District 1, Brandon Johnson, spoke encouraging homeowners to contact his office with questions/ concerns or a desire to get involved in various available DAB or committees. (Note: As of the most recent city redistricting, Rockwood is now in District 1, not District 2.) Mr. Johnson stated homeowners who have concerns how the increasing number of short-term rentals may affect their neighborhoods need to make those concerns heard with city leaders.
Bert Denny, Treasurer, reviewed the 2023 budget. Larry further discussed RRF facility vandalism repairs and improvements.
Joe Hutchinson and Ashley Duntz will be RRF co-managers for 2023. The pool had a great year. There was a rise in fees for non-Rockwood homeowners for 2023.
Danika Jordan, a member of the playground committee, spoke about the need for updated equipment for our younger residents, what research has been done to date and the current fundraising to make the biggest impact we can for our kids.
Mike Casey of HOA Management introduced himself and his role in working with Rockwood homeowners. Madella Harrison encouraged homeowners to sign up for Rockwood emails to keep up on what is going on in the neighborhood. The Rockwood directory is going on line. Lee Wadsworth discussed the restricted access process, and the current status of the project.
The floor was opened for questions. The last order of business was the approval of the board for 2023. If you would like a copy of the meeting handouts and more specific information, please contact a board member.
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Please check out our Welcome Letter to get a quick overview on your new neighborhood!