Our Home

The Cedar Ridge Owners Association was incorporated January 1, 2004 and is governed by a Declaration of Protective Covenants, By-laws, Architectural Control Rules and Regulations. The Common areas are for all to enjoy, which includes a lot on Sarah Ruppert and a walking trail on the north side of the pond. We all share one common goal, which is to make our community a place that we can all be proud to call home. The board will continue to implement ideas that will enhance our community and we strongly urge you to express your ideas to the board as well as any concerns you may have.

Please keep in mind that protective covenants are not to keep you from being able to express individual ideas with your home but to establish some guidelines on what is acceptable within those expressions. Most all of our guidelines are consistent with other communities that have homeowner associations. These restrictions are situations that through the years have been determined by real estate firms as things that decrease property values and make communities less attractive. A home is considered as the largest investment most people will make in their lives and we surely want this investment to increase in value.

Please remember that every homeowner is the association and we are only as good as our compliance with the covenants.

The Board

The Cedar Ridge Owners Association executive board is made up of volunteers. We do not get paid and we are only interested in following the covenants to the best of our ability and we ask all to read the covenants and abide by them to the best of your abilities. If you have questions ask before you act.

Summer Yard tips

Try Not To Scalp Your Lawn

The best way to keep your grass in balance is to keep it at its correct height. Try to avoid scalping your grass too low because this forces the plant to tap into its food reserves which will in time stress the grass which will make it thin out, be more susceptible to heat, cold, drought, pest attacks and disease. When grass is severely cut back the growth of the roots and the plant comes almost to a complete stop until the leaves can recover. This places a huge amount of stress on the plant which is often visible in a yellow to brownish look to the lawn after mowing. It just doesn't look healthy because it isn't. When the grass is mown at its correct height however, the roots can keep growing and the grass thrives. Scalping is the gruesome term for cutting too short. It can leave ugly brown patches in areas of uneven ground and strain root systems. This leads to weeds breaking through the turf. Cool-season grasses are cut to 2½ to 3½ inches; warm-season grass is cut to 1 to 3 inches.

If You Have Long Overgrown Grass

Now if for some reason your lawn has gotten really long and overgrown, don't try and mow it all back at one time. Just mow one-third of the grass or less and then let it recover for three or four days and then take off another one-third. By slowly getting your lawn back to its optimum height, you won't stress it as much.

The Tar Pamlico Riparian Buffer

For those of you who have lots on the pond or streams, feeding and exiting the pond, there is a 50 foot buffer. The Tar Pamlico Riparian Buffer protects trees and vegetation. It is your responsibility to abide by the rules and regulations within the buffer area. Property lines run to the pond or to the middle of the stream bed in the riparian buffer.

Riparian Buffer Rule

The first 30 feet (Zone 1) of the buffer is to remain essentially undisturbed. The next 20 feet (Zone 2) is to be vegetated, but certain uses would be allowed in this zone.

This is to prevent erosion that could pollute the Tar-Pamlico Water Basin. The use of herbicides to remove weeds or other vegetation is strictly discouraged and could incur hefty fines per day for the infraction by the North Carolina Division of Water Quality. Also, no permanent structure is allowed within the 50 foot buffer. Maintaining a lawn can be exempted from the rules and nothing has ever been communicated to the board that would indicate otherwise. The North Carolina Division of Water Quality does encourage planting to prevent the erosion of soil into the pond.

Mailbox Maintenance

Aug. 12, 2019

Over the next three years we will replace all the mailboxes in the neighborhood. As each home was built, mailboxes were installed by the developer. Due to the age and repeated damage done by vehicles we will replace them at no cost to you.

We will start at Sarah Ruppert, then Glen Eagle, Unicoi, Spring Pond and ending with Callies Court.

The house numbers will be placed on the mailbox during the installation for you. These new mailboxes will not be altered or modified by home owners, such as larger or smaller numbers and/or adding names to the mailboxes. During the installation we will make every effort to not change or damage any decorations around the mailbox. It may also require the installer to cut or remove any vegetation that prohibits the installation of the mailbox. If mail is left in the mailbox the installer will not change that mailbox until all mail has been removed or until a post office official is present.

It is important to keep the mailboxes clean inside and out. The mail carrier has had instances where birds fly out of the newspaper slot and into the mail carrier’s vehicle and hornets’ nest have been a problem when delivering the mail. If you do not receive a newspaper please just keep this area clean and do not cover with tape.

Subdivision Location

We are located off Exum Road northeast of Nashville, North Carolina.

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Covenant Snippets

Section 6

No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any Lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the Owners.