Commonly Asked Questions
Q. What are the association fees?
A. The Association fees were raised to $290 per month, payable quarterly,
at the July 2010 Annual Homeowners' meeting. Association fees are subject to change.
For single family cottages larger than 2400 square feet, there is a surcharge on the Association Fees.
Q. Is there a resident caretaker?
A. Yes. Doug McCubbin is the full-time resident caretaker.
He and his wife, Phyllis, live in one of the cottage homes at Cottage Glen.
Q. What do the association fees cover?
A. The Association fees cover operating expenses such as payroll, road maintenance, use and upkeep of the common elements, trash removal, recycling, snow removal, and sanitary system and water usage. The fees also fund specific reserves for items such as painting, roofing, equipment replacement, and road resurfacing.
Q. What amenities does Cottage Glen offer?
A. Cottage Glen features indoor & outdoor pools, whirlpool, sauna, tennis courts, a complete fitness center, groomed hiking trails, picnic area and underground utilities, all in a beautiful wooded setting.
For more details, see Recreational Amenities.
Q. Can I modify my home?
A. All exterior and interior structural changes must be approved by the Association.
Exterior cosmetic changes must also be approved by the Association.
Q. What about my landscaping?
A. Owners of single-family and duplex homes will be responsible for maintaining their own landscaping within a defined area around the residence. Property beyond this defined area will be maintained by the Association in a manner consistent with the natural setting. In order to maintain uniformity around the 4-unit buildings, owners will not be allowed to have individual landscaping. All plantings around the 4-unit buildings will be maintained by the Association.
Q. Who is the lender for Cottage Glen?
A. Baylake Bank in Sturgeon Bay is the lender to the development. Purchasers interested in financing their units are encouraged to contact Mike Gilson for current financing rates and terms.
Q. What are the warranties on appliances?
A. All manufacturers' warranties will pass to Owners at closing.
Q. Are pets allowed?
A. Owners are allowed a maximum of two domesticated pets (dogs &/or cats).
Pets must be on leash or in the owner's hands while outdoors.
Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.
Renters are not allowed to have pets on the property.
Q. Is outdoor grilling allowed?
A. Gas grills only are allowed at the residences in Cottage Glen and they must conform with local ordinances.
Q. What are the estimated taxes for a home at Cottage Glen?
A. It is estimated that the taxes will initially be less than 1% of the purchase price.
Q. How many homes will there be at full occupancy?
A. There are a total of 74 homes planned at Cottage Glen.
73 of the homes are or will be owner occupied and the 74th home is for the resident caretaker.
The caretaker's home will be owned by the Homeowners' Association.
Q. How will decisions be made? What are the voting rights?
A. The Association has a Board of Directors currently comprised of five home owners.
Each unit owner will have a vote in all elections and the Developer will have special voting privileges according to the Declaration.
The Association is currently controlled by the Developer.
Q. What is the rental policy?
A. The rental policy is one month minimum.
Q. How are heat and electric costs charged to each unit?
A. Propane tanks will provide fuel for each home.
Owners will be billed for their actual consumption by Schaus Propane.
Likewise, each home will have a meter for electrical service and each owner will receive an individual bill from WPS.
Q. Are there plans to blacktop the roads?
A. If you haven't visited Cottage Glen recently, we are happy to tell you that the roads have been blacktopped;
and they look fantastic.
Driveways of individual homes will be blacktopped upon completion of each individual building.
For more information on Cottage Glen,
please contact the listing broker
- Premier Properties of Door County Inc. -
by phone 920.854.9799 or e-mail.