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 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 responsiblilty 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.
Postal carriers are having a problem with hornets and birds creating nest inside the newspaper holder in the mailboxes.
They have been stung and have had birds trapped in their vehicles. Please help the carriers out by keeping your mailbox free
of hornet and bird nest.
We are located off Exum Road northeast of Nashville, North Carolina.
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Street parking shall be limited to temporary visitors. No cars, trucks, campers, trailers, recreational vehicles or boats may be regularly parked upon the streets. All campers, trailers, boats, and any other recreational vehicles shall be kept inside a garage, storage building or in the fenced back yard and generally not visible from the streets. No vehicles shall be parked in the front yard except on the paved driveway nor shall any vehicle be displayed as being 'for sale.' All driveways and parking surfaces shall be covered with concrete.