Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
chevron_rightDo I need Homes Association approval to paint my home?
Do I need Homes Association approval to paint my home?
Any exterior change, maintenance, or alteration of a property requires review and approval from the homes association. This includes projects such as painting, fence installation, deck construction, major landscaping projects, and any other improvement or maintenance activity that affects the appearance of your home. You may download an Exterior Change Form and submit it for review. The review process typically takes only a few days. If you have questions about a specific project, please contact Home Association Solutions at 913-825-0001.
chevron_rightDoes the HOA allow above ground pools?
Above ground pools are not allowed, but we do allow in ground pools and design plans can be submitted for review by the board for approval.
chevron_rightHow long does it take for my Architectural Design Request to be approved?
How long does it take for my Architectural Design Request to be approved?Once the form is received, the Board of Directors will review the information and submit changes as needed. Please allow 5 business days to process your request. If you have any questions, please contact RJ Allen with Home Association Solutions at (913) 825-0001.
Association Dues & Services
chevron_rightHow much are homes association dues in Brooke Ridge?
How much are homes association dues in Brooke Ridge?
As a condition of purchasing property in the Brooke Ridge subdivision, all homeowners are required to pay annual homes association dues. Annual dues in Brooke Ridge are currently $242/year. The association’s fiscal year runs from January 1st through December 31st. Annual dues must be paid by March 1st in order to avoid late fees and penalties.
chevron_rightWhat services does the homes association provide?
What services does the homes association provide?
Membership dues in Brooke Ridge are used to provide funding which allows the homes association to provide services to the association’s members. The primary uses of homes association funds include:
- Administrative expenses – Insurance, property management, legal fees, printing, postage, and dues collection efforts.
- Grounds Maintenance – The homes association owns and maintains a significant amount of property, including perimeter grounds along 291 highway, the area around the swimming pool, and several other parcels of land throughout the neighborhood.Grounds maintenance services include mowing, chemical treatments, landscaping, and operation of an irrigation/sprinkler system
- Snow Removal – During the winter months, the homes association provides snow removal services from public streets in Brooke Ridge in order to supplement services provided by the City of Kansas City, Missouri. We do this as a courtesy and depending on the budget this may not always be done. We recommend that during snow events residents please move their vehicles from the street so city plows are able to clear the snow. Please note that homeowners remain responsible for removing snow from their driveways and sidewalk in front of their homes.
- Swimming Pool – The homes association owns and operates a swimming pool.The pool is open in the Summer, usually between Memorial Day and Labor Day.The pool area includes a large swimming pool, a wading pool, lounge chairs, picnic tables, and restrooms.On a limited basis, an attendant is also provided to monitor activity at the pool.Homeowners in good standing and their guests may use the pool during the posted operating hours.
- Playground – A playground and picnic tables/benches are available at the swimming pool complex for use by Brooke Ridge homeowners and their guests.The playground is open year-round.
- Social Events – The Board of Directors works hard to develop a sense of community in Brooke Ridge.Social and neighborhood events such as garage sales, neighborhood clean-up days, and pool parties are held annually (subject to budgetary constraints).
chevron_rightWhere do I send my dues payment?
Where do I send my dues payment?
Please make checks payable to the Brooke Ridge Homes Association and mail to Home Association Solutions. LLC, PO Box 26145, Overland Park, KS 66225. Please make sure that your Brooke Ridge address is printed on the check to ensure the payment is properly applied to your account.
chevron_rightWho do I contact for trash removal?
Who do I contact for trash removal?
Trash and recycling collection in Brooke Ridge is provided by the City of Kansas City, Missouri. For problems or questions about collection issues, please contact the Action Center by dialing 3-1-1.
chevron_rightMy neighbors dog barks all the time. What can be done about this?
My neighbors dog barks all the time. What can be done about this?
All homeowners should be mindful of the affect activities at their home have on their neighbors. If your neighbor has a barking dog, the first thing you should do is politely speak with your neighbor, make them aware of the problem, and ask them to bring their dog inside when he/she barks. If this does not resolve the problem, please contact Kansas City Animal Control by contacting the 3-1-1 Action Center by dialing 3-1-1. The City of Kansas City has ordinances which can address this issue.
Community Clean Up (Dumpster Day)
chevron_rightWhat items are not accepted for Dumpster Day?
chevron_rightWhen is Dumpster Day?
Each year the Board of Directors works with the management company to schedule a spring (April - May) and fall (September-October) dumpster day. The events are posted on the Community Calendar once they have been scheduled.
chevron_rightCan the Brooke Ridge restrictions be amended?
Amending the governing documents requires a notarized signature of approval from 2/3 of Brooke Ridge homeowners (358 residents). The document would also need to be written and filed by legal council, which would cost the association thousands of dollars. If you have interest in amending the restrictions, please attend the next board meeting to discuss the process.
chevron_rightAre the trees in front of my home my responsibility to keep trimmed?
Yes, Kansas City codes require 7 1/2 ft of clearance over sidewalks and streets so you must keep trees trimmed to provide that clearance. If a complaint is filled you may be cited by Kansas City.
chevron_rightAre there property maintenance standards in Brooke Ridge?
Are there property maintenance standards in Brooke Ridge?
All property owners in Brooke Ridge must comply with the homes association’s Declaration of Restrictions. The restrictions address a variety of property maintenance issues such as lawn maintenance, fence maintenance, vehicle regulations, and other matters. If you have questions about a specific issue, please contact Home Association Solutions at 913-825-0001.
chevron_rightMy neighbor's grass is too tall / house needs to be painted / has trash and debris in the yard / has a boat/RV parked in the driveway?
My neighbor’s grass is too tall / house needs to be painted / has trash and debris in the yard / has a boat/RV parked in the driveway?
Issues such as these are addressed in the Brooke Ridge Deed Restrictions. If you believe a property is in violation of the restrictions, please contact Home Association Solutions at 913-825-0001 or contact RJ Allen, the association’s Property Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The homes association will investigate. If a violation is found, the owner will be instructed to correct the violation in a timely manner. If the homeowner fails to correct the violation, the association may seek legal recourse in order to achieve compliance with the Deed Restrictions.
chevron_rightWhen can I put my Christmas Lights and Decorations up?
No exterior Christmas lights and/or decorations may be erected or maintained on any of the lots hereby restricted except during a 75 day period beginning November 15th of each calendar year.
chevron_rightWho is responsible for repairing the sidewalk?
The sidewalks are the city's responsibility to maintain. You can find more information here.
chevron_rightCan I reserve the swimming pool for a party?
Can I reserve the swimming pool for a party?
Brooke Ridge homeowners may reserve the pool area for a party with prior approval from the association’s Board of Directors. However, the reservation will simply allow you to exceed the posted guest policy at the pool. During your reservation time, the pool will remain open to other Brooke Ridge homeowners and their guests. For more information or to make a reservation request, please contact the pool monitor, Bunny Lowry, at the pool to request your party. You may also contact Home Association Solutions to submit your request.
chevron_rightHow do I get a pool access card?
How do I get a pool access card?
Homeowners in good standing can receive an access card, providing entry to the swimming pool. You should have received a card from the previous owner when you purchased your home. If you do not have one, please contact Home Association Solutions, LLC at 913-825-0001 to obtain a key. Access cards will not be issued to homeowners with unpaid dues.
If a key is lost or stolen, it may be replaced. The replacement fee is $15.
Only one access card will be issued per household.
Traffic Issues & Concerns
chevron_rightCan I get speed bumps installed in the neighborhood?
Can I get speed bumps installed in the neighborhood?
The streets in Brooke Ridge are public streets. Any change to the streets, including the installation of speed bumps, must be approved by the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The City has developed a set of guidelines for the installation of speed bumps and other traffic control devices.
chevron_rightWhat can be done about speeding cars in the neighborhood?
What can be done about speeding cars in the neighborhood?
The streets in Brooke Ridge are public streets. Traffic and parking regulations are enforced by the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. If you observe traffic concerns or would like to request additional traffic enforcement for a particular area, please contact the KCMO 311 Action Center by calling 3-1-1.