--Fine Policy

 
The Board of Directors is given express power in the HOA’s CCR’s and By-Laws to adopt and publish rules and regulations to enforce the protective covenants.
 
Goodwin Management, Sonoma’s property managers, conduct bi-monthly drives through the community to note homes in violation. Residents may also report violations, and can do so by contacting the management company over the phone, in writing, or via e-mail.
 
Warnings and fines will be assessed as follows:
  1st violation will receive a warning letter
  2nd violation of a similar kind will receive a 2nd warning letter
  3rd violation of a similar kind will result in a letter and $25 fine
  4th violation of a similar kind will result in a letter and $50 fine
Each subsequent similar violation after the 4th will result in a $100 fine
 
Yard Maintenance warnings and fines will be assessed as follows:
  1st violation will receive a warning letter which will include a forced mow notice.
  2nd violation will result in a $25 fine and forced mows can be ordered at the owner's expense.
 
If the condition is “cured” and remains so for 180 days, the process would start again as a 1st violation.
 
When a fine is assessed, the owner will receive the violation notice along with an invoice showing the fine has been added to their assessment account. An owner will have the opportunity to contest any fine that is assessed. The fines will continue to accrue until the violation is "cured" and/or during any appeals process.
 
It is important to note that the HOA reserves the right to pursue legal and other remedies (at the property owners expense) to cure a violation after the 4th violation letter is sent. The HOA also reserves the right to put a lien on a property for unpaid fines.