Holiday Decoration Guidelines – Residents may display holiday decorations during appropriate times only. Please refer to the schedule listed. Residents are reminded that winter decorations should be removed by January 15th. All other decorations for various holidays should be removed within two (2) weeks of the holiday date. Decorations must be removed between holidays. Any deviations from the list will need approval from the Board.
Please refer to the following schedule:
Valentine’s Day (February): Decorations may go up February 1st and must be removed by February 28th.
St. Patrick’s Day (March): Decorations may go up March 1st and must be removed by March 31st.
Easter (April): Decorations may go up (1) week before the holiday and must be removed within (2) weeks.
Memorial Day (May): Decorations may go up (1) week before the holiday and must be removed within (2) weeks.
Fourth of July: Decorations may go up (1) week before the holiday and must be removed within (2) weeks.
Halloween (October): Decorations may go up October 1st and must be removed by November 14th.
Diwali (October/November): Decorations may go up the (1) week before the holiday and must be removed within (2) weeks.
Thanksgiving (November): Decorations may go up November 1st and must be removed by December 8th.
Hanukkah/Christmas (November/December): Decorations may go up the 1st of the month and must be removed by January 15th.
It is strongly recommended that homeowners and tenants obtain condominium insurance to cover liability, loss of use and their personal property from fire, theft, etc. as well as areas not covered under the Master Policy. Please consult with your insurance agent for proper coverage. The Association provides protection for the interest of the Association, Unit Owners, Trustees and Mortgagees, (including but not limited to property, liability, fidelity, worker's compensation and directors and officers liability insurance; but not personal property). Each year, your insurance company will request a certificate of insurance form from the Associations Insurance Company. The insurance company on record for Vanderhaven Farm Village I is Brown & Brown Insurance. To request a certificate of insurance be provided to your carrier, please visit http://bbinslv.com/quotes-services/.
Professionals who have been hired by the Association provide the maintenance and upkeep of lawns, trees, and shrubs. Townhouse residents are permitted to add seasonal plantings to the foundation areas of their units without prior approval. The foundation area is defined as the area extending from the foundation for a distance of three feet. Unapproved tree and shrub planting is prohibited. All plantings other than simple seasonal flowers must be approved by the Association prior to planting. Fruit or vegetable plants are not permitted. Lawn ornaments, lawn decorations, bird feeders and bug zappers are not permitted. Residents must remove seasonal plants at the end of the season. The lawn service has asked owners not to park their vehicles over the curb as it is difficult to trim the grass with the lawn mower.
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The speed limit throughout Vanderhaven Farm Village I is clearly posted. Local and state police are authorized to issue summonses to violators. Please pay careful attention to all stop signs. All vehicles must stop for school buses when the stop sign is actively showing. Homeowners who are reported by other homeowners for running the stop sign will be issued a violation. With the exception of washing or hand-waxing a vehicle or changing a flat tire, no vehicle maintenance is permitted on the premises. Each unit is assigned one parking space for their private use, and residents should use that space. Please do not park in someone else's assigned space. The unmarked spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Vehicles illegally parked can be towed at the owner's expense. All vehicles parked on the property that are owned by residents and family members must be registered for a parking permit by contacting the management office at (908) 707-0760. Homeowner must supply a valid and current vehicle registration for each car in the household. Failure to obtain and display a parking permit could result in receiving a violation and having the car towed at the owner's expense. Vehicle's must have the parking sticker posted on the front of their inside rear-view mirror. Residents are reminded that a towing resolution is in place that includes towing of vehicles for non-payment of maintenance fees, late charges, attorney fees and fines.
All pets must be kept on a leash at all times and are not allowed to run free. Cats should be kept indoors at all times. Pets are not allowed to be tied outside of a unit on common grounds or left unattended on porches, patios, balconies, decks or at the main entrance to a unit. No resident shall keep or maintain any animals, which habitually barks, or cries so as to disturb the public peace. No animals are allowed in any of the recreational areas (with exception of working dogs, such as Seeing Eye Dogs, etc.). Owners must carry a bag and dispose of animal waste properly. Any owner caught not picking up their animals waste will be fined $150 per instance. Disposal of waste down a storm drain or disposing of cat litter down a toilet is prohibited and against the law. Please be considerate of your fellow residents when walking your pets. Please do not allow your pets to roam up to the townhouses and condo decks as well as landscaping. Homeowners do not appreciate it when your pet urinates on their property. You will be fined if reported.
Pond (Milltown Road)
The pond is New Jersey protected wetlands, therefore, fishing, boating, swimming and skating are not permitted. In addition, remote controlled watercraft is not permitted. Residents must also refrain from feeding the geese. The geese are protected as well by the State of New Jersey. Please do not harm the geese in any way. The Association cannot drain the pond water, cover the pond or remove the geese. The Association has no control over the geese flying to the pond from other areas of the State as well as the noise. Please do not call the emergency line to report noise control.
Recycling is provided through Somerset County, and pick-up is every other Wednesday, except holiday weeks. The blue buckets must be put out (curbside) by 7:00 p.m. on the evening before a scheduled pick-up. Containers must be taken in after pick-up. All recycling bins/cans must be labeled to avoid a fine. Newspapers must be tied in twine and placed on top of the blue recycling container. Cardboard must be stacked and tied with twine. Hazardous materials such as paint, oil, batteries, etc. must be dealt with by calling Somerset County Recycling at (908) 469-3363. Anyone dumping glass into the condo dumpsters will be issued a fine.
Any and all skateboarding on or within the common elements of the Association's grounds is strictly prohibited.
Smoking on Vanderhaven Farm Village I Property
Smoking is strictly prohibited within the confines of the pool and the pool entrance and playground areas. Any resident or guest of a resident found smoking in these areas will be asked to leave the premises immediately. Non-compliance will result in a fine. In addition all cigarette butts must be disposed of in a proper receptacle at all times, in all areas of the community. Do not throw lit or unlit cigarette butts in the shrubs (mulch) beds or lawn areas. Failure to comply will result in fine. This presents a fire hazard and endangers everyone around you. Smoking on common element area including hallways of any building within the Condominium is strictly prohibited. You are also not permitted to smoke within twenty feet of any entrance or exit of any building within the Association. Failure to comply will result in violation letter and/or fine.
The Association hires an outside contractor for snow removal services. The contractor is responsible for the removal of snow from all roads and walkways as well as townhouse steps. The contractors may have to remove snow late at night or early in the morning if the need arises. Residents are reminded that this is for the safety of everyone. Residents are asked to remove their vehicles from parking spaces as soon as the snowstorm starts to facilitate removal of snow by the plow trucks. (The drivers have been advised to honk their horn to alert homeowners). Residents are not to make snow removal requests to the workers. Please report any ice conditions to the office as soon as possible so salt can be applied to the area.
Solicitation is prohibited on Vanderhaven Farm Village property. For your protection, do not open the door to any solicitor as they are not nor will they ever be allowed by the Association. Residents who are bothered with solicitation should attempt to get the name of the individual and report the organization to the Bridgewater Police Department by calling (908) 722-4111.
Due to the number of vehicles on the property that are not registered and/or inoperable, the Board of Trustees has adopted a Towing Resolution. All inoperable, abandoned, or unregistered vehicles will be subject to towing at vehicle owner’s expense. This includes vehicles that are not registered to the community. Towing will be done by Blue Streak Towing, 398 Lincoln Blvd, Middlesex, NJ 08846, (732) 424-6245. If you need to fill out the parking permit application for your vehicle, please visit click here. After filling out the application, please bring the application along with your registration to the club house.
A private hauler picks up the trash at Vanderhaven Farm three days per week (Monday, Thursday and Saturday). Townhouse residents must put their trash in a covered trash receptacle and place the container curbside ensuring that the lid is securely in place. All townhouse residents are required to label their garbage can to avoid a fine. Receptacles may be placed curbside after 7:00 p.m. the evening before the pick-up during the fall/winter months (when the clocks change). The time will revert back to 9:00 p.m. when the clock change for the spring/summer. Townhouse residents may not place small bags of garbage curbside. If you have non-food items that are scheduled to be picked up by the trash hauler, please advise management when it will be placed curbside. Condo residents should place their trash securely in a tied garbage bag and place the bags in the dumpster provided, which are in reasonable proximity of the condo units. Any townhouse owner caught throwing garbage out in the dumpster (for condo use only) will be fined-no exceptions. Family members and friends may not enter the development and throw away garbage in the dumpsters either. The police will be notified with a unit number and/or license plate and the party will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Any homeowner caught rummaging in the dumpster will also be issued a fine.
For additional frequently asked questions, please refer to the Vanderhaven Farm Village I Handbook in the news center.