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Welcome to the CHCA Property Page
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Mail Boxes
Repair of Buildings Doors and Windows
Trash and Recycle Bin Identification
Trash and Recycle Bin Storage
Curb Appeal Maintenance
Landscaping
House Numbers and Premises Identification
Reporting Street Light Problems
Resale Packages
Modificatons or Additions
Bulk Waste Storage and Handling
Maintenance of Exterior Structures

Mail Boxes

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U.S. Postal Service regulations require the approach to curbside mail receptacles to be unobstructed so the carrier can serve the box without leaving the vehicle, i.e. Trash & Recycle Containers, lawn waste, bulk waste pick-up items and automobiles. Regulations also stipulate mail receptacles and support systems shall be maintained in good condition at all times.

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Repair of Buildings, Doors and Windows

No building or structure upon any property within Chimney Hill shall be permitted to fall into disrepair, and each such building and structure shall at all times be kept in good condition and repair and adequately painted or otherwise finished. Virginia Maintenance Code 2009 (Chapter 3 General Requirements, Article 304.2 Protective Treatment and 304.6 Exterior Walls: All exterior surfaces, including but not limited to, doors, door and window frames, cornices, porches, trim, balconies, decks and fences, shall be maintained in good condition. Exterior wood surfaces, other than decay-resistant woods shall be protected from the elements and decay by painting or otherwise protective coverings or treatment. Peeling, flaking and chipped paint shall be eliminated and surfaces repaired. All siding and masonry joints, as well as those between the building envelope and the perimeter of windows, doors and skylights, shall be maintained weather resistant and watertight. All metal surfaces subject to rust and corrosion shall be coated with rust or corrosion shall be coated to inhibit such rust and corrosion, and all surfaces with rust or corrosion shall be stabilized and coated to inhibit future rust and corrosion. Oxidation stains shall be removed from exterior surfaces. Surfaces designed for stabilization by oxidation are exempt from this requirement. All exterior walls shall be free from holes, breaks, and loose or rotting materials; maintained weatherproof and properly surface coated where required to prevent deterioration.

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Trash and Recycle Bin Identification

Trash Can Numbers

Clearly label your containers with your address and record your container serial numbers. All trash and recycle containers shall display the street number of their lot, visible on the front face of the container. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) and of a color as to not blend in with the color of the container. Numbers must be visible when in use.

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Trash and Recycle Bin Storage

Trash cans or other trash containers, including recycling bins, shall be stored so they are not visible from the street and neighboring properties, if possible and shall not become a nuisance or cause damage to the adjoining property. It will be your responsibility to repair and or replace any damage at your total cost. Townhome trash cans/recycling bins should be neatly placed by the house, with the lids closed and no overflow. Trash and Recycle cans are not to be put out for pick-up until the afternoon before your scheduled pick-up and will be removed from the street and/or curb and properly stored out of site. If your trash and/or recycling container is damaged or missing any parts, including the lid or wheels, must be replaced. Recycle Cans are free and your trash container comes with a 10 year warranty, if the warranty has expired, the replacement cost is $75.00 for the 95 gallon container. If repair or replacement is needed and is still under warranty, you will need to provide the serial number located on the container when calling the City Public Waste Management department at 385-4650. NOTE: Only those containers approved by the City of Virginia Beach and the Chimney Hill Community Association Board of Directors shall be used.

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Curb Appeal Maintenance

Virginia Beach City Ordinance Sec. 33-13
Duty of property owners and occupants to keep abutting streets and sidewalks free of litter. All owners or occupants of real property shall maintain the sidewalks and curbs and the right way up to the edge of the pavement of any public street abutting such property and one half of abutting alleys in a clean and litter free condition. This is to include yard waste, trash, mud or sludge, newspapers, phone books and any and all other foreign matter that can be washed down the Waste Water Storm Drain System.

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Landscaping

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Landscaping and planting do not require approval of the ACC. Trees, hedges, or shrubs which restrict sight lines for vehicular traffic must be cut back or removed in accordance with the City of Virginia Beach Zoning Codes (Sight Distance) 3.13.2 and 3.13.3. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to establish and maintain the yard, to include all front, rear side easements. Any grass or weeds that exceed six (6) inches in height will be considered a violation of the CHCA Architectural Rules. Planters, whether defined by landscape timbers or concrete articles, shall be securely fastened or set in the ground so as to not create a hazard to people. These planters or borders shall define the area that is to receive special plants or shrubs, and shall be maintained to enhance the property. Items contained within these areas must be maintained during the growing season so as to look neat and tended. At the end of the growing season, these areas must be kept neat and orderly and not detract from the property. From the first day of winter (December 21) to the first day of spring (March 21), planters and beds may be allowed to “WinterOver” and lay fallow. Tall weeds and unkept plants will not be allowed and must conform to a reasonable person rule that is “a reasonable person must look at the area in question, and be able to say that it is unsightly”.

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House Numbers/Premises Identification:

Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall not contrast with the background colors of the home. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm).

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Are there any street lights out near your home?

This is how to properly report a street light that is burned out:

  1. Write down the street name and cross street (and/or the nearest house number)
  2. Find the “number tag” on the pole (note: there are two numbers, a loop # on the top band and the pole number on the lower band). Public Works and Dominion Power need the bottom number.
  3. Go to www.vbgov.com website, click on “Services”, click on “Report a Problem”, move down to “Street Light Outage”, fill in the form and click “Submit”.
  4. The link is also on our website www.Chimney-hill.com under “Forms and Resources”

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Resale Packages

When selling your house, you will need to provide the buyer with a resale disclosure package. This is required by the Commonwealth of Virginia, it provides the buyer with a new set of documents, financial statements, the disclosure statement and other useful information pertinent to Chimney Hill Community Association. When a contract is signed for the sale of your house, have your agent visit our Forms and Resources page by clicking this link on our website CHCA Forms, submit Resale Package Request Form to our Office. The cost of the package is $250.00 for a 14 day turn-a-round.

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Modifications/and or Additions

Please, remember to submit a Modification Request Form prior to having any changes made to the exterior of your property. This includes, but not limited to: sheds, paint, roofs, room additions, driveways, shutters, front doors, etc. Be sure to include all plans, dimensions, colors, samples, pictures and city permit necessary to fully explain your change. The Modification Form is available at this link on our website CHCA Forms

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Bulk Waste Storage and Handling

Items that are not usual to a yard or occupied structure shall not be placed or permitted to accumulate upon or adjacent to the homeowner's lot and/or easement (side, back or front). Other items such as auto parts, yard tools, limbs, discarded furniture and appliances and hot water heaters must be removed from view until the day of trash collection and put out for the bulk pickup. Bulk pickup must be notified of such material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance. Open Storage of Junk (City Code 23-48)- It is unlawful for any property owner or occupant to store dilapidate furniture, appliances, machinery, building materials or any other item which is rusted, wrecked, junked, dismantled or inoperative on private property. All rubbish, trash, and garbage shall be removed from the Lots and shall not be allowed to accumulate thereon. No incinerators shall be kept or maintained on any Lot. Virginia Beach City Code 23-50a, Accumulation of Trash and Garbage: If there exists upon any land or premises and the curb line, any trash, garbage, refuse, litter or similar substances, except as may be placed thereon for purposes of collection in accordance with Chapter 31 of this code, notice shall be served on the owner of such land or premises or his agent, or on the occupant thereof, or both, to cause such trash, garbage, refuse, litter or similar substances to be removed from such land or premises within (7) days from the date of such notice. The following Items will not be picked-up by the City Waste Management Department as Bulky Waste: 1) Bags, 2) Cabinets, 3) Carpet, 4) Computer Towers (CPU’s), 5) Concrete, 6) Doors, 7) Dirt, 8) Glass, 9) Hazardous Materials, 10) Paint Cans, 11) Propane Tanks, 12) Remodeling or Building Materials, 13) Rocks, 14) Sinks, 15) Tires, 16) Toilets, 17) Vehicle Parts, 18) Wood Pallets. NOTE: Some items that are not listed may also not be collected. Please call 385-4650 with questions.

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Maintenance of Exterior Structures

Fences, Sheds, Siding, Fascia, Trim, Gutters and Chimney Stacks

Virginia Maintenance Code 2009 (Chapter 3 General Requirements), Section 304 Exterior Structure, Articles 304.1 & 304.2, and Chimney Hill Community Association Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Regulations: Repair of Buildings.
Virginia Maintenance Code 2009 (Chapter 3 General Requirements) Section 4 Exterior Structure, Article 304.1 General:

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