Our Commons Area is available for use by all Laurelwood residents. During warm weather a volleyball/badminton net is mounted near the bridge.
Parcel Map - please make sure you do not overstep your property into the Commons.
Our Subdivision Rules make clear that the boundaries of your personal property lines are generally considered to be your utility boxes. Residents who border the Commons often have oddly shaped lots that do not conform to standard square angles. The City of Troy has an interactive Parcel Map to aid you in this consideration. Enter your address or zoom in on our neighborhood and you will be able to see an approximation of your lot lines. Please use this in determining where to place your play structures, dog fences, etc. Thank you.
Keep it Clean!
Please DO pick up after your dog!! Children and families play and walk here!
Please DO NOT dump leaves, grass clippings, or anything else into the creek. Dumping is against the law.
In an effort to reduce the erosion of the creek banks, our mowing service has been instructed to leave an unmown area along the edge of the creek.
If you mow beyond your own property line and into the Commons, please respect this and do not mow or weed whip to the creek edge.
Poison Ivy Control
The Board has contracted with our lawn service to reduce the amount of poison ivy throughout the Commons, with an eye to yearly or bi-yearly maintenance removal/control. If you see a resurgence of poison ivy or other invasive or harmful growth, please contact the Board.
The Commons area has several retention ponds that collect excess rainwater and slowly release it through drains. These drains need regular maintenance (i.e. rake the leaves, grass and other debris away from the drain).
We normally do this at our annual volunteer Earth Day clean up but it occasionally needs to be done more frequently (during unusual rain/wind events) to insure that the retention ponds don't hold too much water for too long. It would be nice if the residents in the area of the retention ponds would check them periodically and clean them when necessary. If you live near one of these drains and see it backing up, please consider pitching in to help keep it clear.