Smyrna, Georgia

Homeowners Information

General Information

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HOA and Board

What is a Homeowners Association (HOA)?
A HOA is a non-profit corporation made up of the homeowners of a community. The Highlands View Homeowners Association, Inc. is such a body. We have an elected Board of Directors and function under non-profit corporate law governed by the State of Georgia, Cobb County, and the City of Smyrna. Our Covenants and By-Laws are available from the Downloads section of this website. It is important for all homeowners to be familiar with these rules and regulations.

Why do we pay dues?
All homeowners are required to pay a $175 monthly dues payment to the Homeowners Association. This money is used to pay bills and to maintain property common to all homeowners. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Personal use water (cooking, bathing, laundry, etc.)
  • Sprinkler water
  • Street light rental and electricity
  • Pool maintenance
  • Garbage service from the City of Smyrna
  • Landscaping
  • Propety and business taxes
  • Enforcement of Covenants and By-Laws
  • Management fees for our management company
  • Fountain maintenance on the lake
  • Repairs and maintenance to streets and grounds
  • Pest control and termite bond

The Annual budget is mailed to all homeowners each year before the annual meeting. It can also be requested from the management company. This budget will come with a mailing that outlines exactly how this money is spent.

How are Board members elected?
Each year, the community elects members of the Board to two year terms. In even numbered years, three people are elected. In odd number years, two people are elected. Elections are held in November.

How are officers elected for the Board?
The Board selects its officers at its first meeting after the election. Officers are selected yearly. Officers consist of a President and Vice President, who must be elected Board members, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Board may, from time-to-time, create additional officer positions and fill them by appointment as necessary. Traditionally, Highlands View has had two Vice Presidents, for example.

How often does the Board meet?
The Board meets at least once a month.

How often is there an All-Community Meeting?
The Board holds bi-annual meetings for the community, usually in the spring and in November. The true annual meeting and elections are in November. The spring meeting is more of an update type of meeting.


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Pest Control

Who services our termite bond?
Highlands View uses Northwest Exterminating for our termite bond and pest control needs. Contact Northwest at 770-436-2020 and ask for Pat (ext. 1246) for more information.

How does exterior pest control work?
Northwest Exterminating will come out once a month to spray the exteriors of the buildings in our community. Each building in our community will get sprayed quarterly.

Can we get interior pest control?
Yes. Northwest will treat the interior of our homes by request. Call 770-436-2020 and ask for Pat (ext. 1246). Identify yourself as a Highlands View homeowner or resident and provide your address. The interior treatment will be done for free if you can schedule it for the first Thursday of a month from 1pm to 5pm. If you cannot schedule it during that time, you can get a discounted rate of $25 due at the time of the service.

What is covered on an interior pest control call?
The Highlands View Pest Control Contract covers normal pest control (roaches, specific types of ants, silverfish, mice, etc.). The contract does NOT cover fire ants, pharaoh ants, carpenter ants, wasps, ticks, fleas, yellow jackets and rats). Treatments for the non-covered things are available at a discounted price (example: carpet flea treatment for pet owners) by calling Pat at the number above.


Is there a leash law for Highlands View?
Yes. All pets must be restrained when off of private property. If you pet is on your driveway, or on common property, it must be on a leash.

Are we required to pick-up after our dog(s) at Highlands View?
Yes. You must pick up after your dog(s) at Highlands View. There are seven doggie stations throughout the property to help with this:

  1. At the intersection of Highlands View Drive and Stuart Castle
  2. At the intersection of Highlands View Drive and Mony Stone Court
  3. In the park near 1731 Highlands View Drive
  4. In the grassy area near 400 Iona Abbey Court
  5. In the grassy area near 451 Tioram Lane
  6. In the grassy area along Dunrobin Drive across from the mailboxes
  7. At the end of Dunrobin Drive just before the left turn to the pool

Pool Information

When is the pool season?
The pool is open from mid-April to late-September each year.

What are the pool hours?
When the pool is open, the hours are as follows:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

What is the pool code?
Contact our management company. If you are in good standing (i.e. no dues owed), you will get the pool code.

Can I throw a party at the pool?
Yes and no. You cannot ever have exclusive use of the pool as it is common property to the 193 homeowners of this community. That said, you can invite guests over and they can use the pool. Bear in mind that homeowners and renters take priority to guests at the pool. If homeowners start getting shut-out of using the pool or facilities by your guests, you may lose your pool rights or be subject to fines.

Are there rules for the pool?
Rules are posted at the pool. However, please keep in mind the following additional guidelines:

  • Pool for residents and authorized guests only.
  • No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.
  • No children under age 14 allowed without adult supervision.
  • No pets allowed in pool or deck area.
  • No glass containers, bottles, etc.
  • No grills allowed within fenced area.
  • No alcoholic beverages in pool area.
  • No diving.
  • No running or rough play.
  • Pool phone available for emergencies. Call 911 for police assistance.

Thank you for disposing of your trash and lowering umbrellas when you leave for the day.