|Board Members:||Delores Longo|
For any RHOA related issues
please first contact
|Capital Projects||All Board Members|
|Management & Architecture||Bob Boonin|
|Community Relations & Welcome Committee||Delores Longo|
|Policy Manual||Mark Coleman|
Property Management, Camco Services
P.O. Box 990, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
|Property Manager||Natalie Linder||631 476-2100 ext. 205|
|Property Coordinator||Christina Soto||631 476-2100 ext. 211|
|President||Charles Lefkowtiz||631 476-2100 ext. 203|
|EMERGENCY LINE||631 774-8958 (5:00pm - 9.00am)|
communicate directly with the Committee Chairs concerning
their areas of responsibility. Notice that Capital Projects
include painting and roofing.
Homeowners are welcome to bring issues and to participate in discussion at our regularly scheduled Board Meetings. We have set aside 7:00-7:30:M at each Board Meeting for such discussions.
For day to day issues and problems, please contact CAMCO Services at 476-2100.
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represents the Homeowners. Its main responsibilities are to set policies, to enter into contractual agreements for work to be done and to prepare and adopt an annual budget.
The Officers execute the policies of the Board, and have overall responsibility for the management of the Riviera Home Owner's Association. Click here for Board Member information.Homeowners are welcome to bring issues and to participate in discussions at our regularly scheduled Board Meetings. We have set aside time at the beginning of each Board Meeting for such discussions.
Traditionally, the Board reviews applications for architectural/landscape changes. These requests are either granted or denied, based upon their architectural conformity to the standards of the Riviera Community. No change or alteration of any type to the exterior of the units or property surrounding the units may be performed without board approval.
However, Board approval of architectural changes (additions, modifications, etc.) does not imply structural safety, integrity, and/or conformity to Village, Town or Suffolk County building Codes. (These are separate approvals.)
Board approval simply implies conformity to the Riviera's architectural appearance and standards, and consideration for surrounding neighborhood properties.
The Board grants final approval only after all conditions have been fulfilled. Homeowners should not presume approval, and should not begin construction, without approval, so as to avoid possible legal responsibility and action from neighbors and/or the Association.
The installation of awnings must be approved by the Board of Directors. The homeowner may choose from the following colors: White/Grey/Forest Green. Stripes are not permitted. All awnings installed before 1998 have been grand-fathered until replaced.
Before installing awnings, write a letter to the Board telling them where the awnings will be installed and the color selected. Please do not install awning until you receive the letter of approval.
The Value of homeowners' property is directly related to the appearance and maintenance of our homes. Please maintain your property. If property is not maintained in a satisfactory manner, the Board has the right to enter you lot and to maintain or restore its disrepaired condition, at your cost. This includes not only lots but buildings, fences, additions and/or improvements.
The Board will give written notification to homeowners whose property is in a state of disrepair in writing, giving them 30 days to respond. If there is no response, or the situation is reconciled, the above policy will be enforced.
Control and Clean-Up
(based on Pooper-Scooper Law, Village of PJ )
Owners of dogs must pick up after them, and dispose of waste in a sanitary manner.
The RHOA policy covers only original builders specifications (as built)-- to cover upgrades, additions or alterations (such as windows, kitchens, oil burners, bathrooms, carpeting. built-ins, lighting, security systems, structural changes, etc.), additional insurance is needed.
Homeowners are advise d to
consult with their own insurance brokers, to ensure appropriate and
adequate coverage of their units.
consult with their own insurance brokers, to ensure appropriate and
adequate coverage of their units.
You, the homeowners are responsible for your own front yards, side yards, backyards abutting your units, as RHOA landscape funds are for community landscaping only. This is common property.
All major changes to individual lots
require permission and approval from the Board, with plans submitted in
landscaping change is desired you should write a letter of
request to the Board, and should submit a detailed plan of the desired
changes, (with the letter).
sure not to make or begin to make landscape changes, without
written Board approval.
All property that has been changed (i.e. that you or former owners have landscaped) becomes your maintenance responsibility, and that of future homeowners. Board approval of changes, does not alter this responsibility.
You must provide regular maintenance to your property, to keep it neat so as to conform to Riviera Standards of excellence. Such maintenance includes front yards, side yards and backyards, unless they have been designated as “Community Parcels” (common property).
require your cooperation because of limited parking spaces and narrow
streets. To maintain the aesthetics of our community, to prevent accidents
related to carelessness, and to allow passage for emergency vehicles, please
on lookout Ridge (except on East side,
when the pool is open)
both sides of any street in the
community, as indicated by street signs
less than ten (10) feet from the comers
in turn-around zones
of Port Jefferson requires that in winter homeowners do not park in
streets, especially when they are away for an extended period of time (more than
Rules and regulations for using the Pool and Safety are printed separately,
and will be issued each year, before the Pool opens for the season.
If you do not receive our updated Rules and Regulations, please request one from the Management Company.
Complaints and/or suggestions should
be directed to the Management Company.
Pool is reserved exclusively for members in good standing and
their guests. Tenants may be designated as members if the owner notifies the
Board in writing and agrees to relinquish membership privileges. Owners and
tenants may not simultaneously have membership privileges.
A pool key is issued to each unit owner and should be transferred at the time of sale to new owners. Each key is coded to a specific unit but is the property of the Association. These keys cannot be duplicated.
this end, the Board has developed a plan to establish a Reserve Fund for
major repair and replacement. This Fund is outside the normal Operating
Budget and is divided into two categories: a
Reserve and a
Reserve. The Board is responsible to determine the required
amounts for funding each of the two categories of the Reserve Fund.
The funding plan is based on the age and condition of the covered components, their useful life, inflation rate, and estimated of cost of replacement and or repairs. The estimates are based on engineering studies, prior experience and previous contract work performed and is reviewed annually.
The Board will report to the community, as part of the annual budgeting process, that portion of the assessments to be allocated to the Reserve Fund. Any expenditure from Reserve Fund will be charged against the appropriate category and reported as such.
Selling and Leasing of Homes
are permitted to sell, convey, or mortgage their homes without Board
not required, it is good protocol to notify the Management Company or Board
President, of intentions to sell a residence.
may NOT lease or rent their homes or any portion of their homes to Section
“8” subsidy tenants, summer tenants, students (living singly or in groups).
Moreover, multiple, unrelated persons are not permitted to rent or lease a
residence, (i.e. live in one unit), with or without the homeowners.
minimum lease period is one year.
The Management Company is required by the Board to keep an updated file of all renters or lessees, with name (s) of occupants. Homeowner landlords must complete and forward to the Management Company, a Special “Lease Form” which will be kept on file. It will indicate the name (s) and number (s) of tenants, and the length of the lease period.
If homeowners, are in doubt about rentals or lessees, their questions should be directed to the Management Company. Homeowners or lessees who do not want their names, addresses or phone numbers included in the Riviera Directory, must notify the Management Company.
Board is responsible for maintaining skylights with necessary repairs
and caulking. However, when the only recourse to solving the problem is
replacement, it (the replacement skylight ) will be at the individual
homeowner’s expense. The Board is responsible only for the cost of
exterior installation. Any interior repairs or additions that result are
the responsibility of the homeowner.
Board will endeavor to negotiate the best price possible for the
homeowner with contractors, to minimize the cost.
Homeowner should inform the Management Company of the need to replace skylight (s), by calling or by mail. Try to plan ahead, (in advance of a crisis). Allow sufficient time for Management Company to inspect skylights. Homeowners may use their own contractor, if replacement is approved. An allowance of $250 per original skylight will be sent to the homeowner by the Association.
RHOA is responsible for the maintenance of the Septic and Cesspool system. In
order to maintain the efficiency of the system the Board subscribes to the
following policy and process:
Periodic Pump-outs of solid waste at a
minimum of once every two years
Removal and resealing of covers to
Addition of Bacteria into the system.
will also respond to emergency problems such as overflows or backups. In
the event of improper action by any resident, the cost
of repair will be charged to the homeowner.
The Board is not
responsible for structural or plumbing problems inside or under the home.
advised against excessive use of detergents, bubbly soap liquids, harsh
chemicals, as well as against discarding of debris, garbage, excessive
oils, and/or any other kinds of obstructing materials, that do not easily
assimilate into the system.
is important in keeping an efficient system and in keeping our maintenance
If you want to know the schedule of pump-outs, please call the Management Company for the current schedule.
Homeowners will be notified prior to scheduled septic maintenance.
The Riviera is fortunate to be situated on 45 acres of natural woodlands.
new policy is to maintain the natural life cycle of the woods utilizing the
principles of environmental integrity and ecological balance.
common woods of the Riviera Community are along Lookout Ridge (on both sides),
extending into the common woods abutting the adjacent streets (Rockledge,
Overlook and Watersedge); Additionally, the woods surrounding Laurel Crescent;
and all the wooded property surrounding the pool and abutting along Timberline
The program does not include common woods in the rear of homeowners units, nor common woods that affect homeowners water views.
N.Y.S. Certified Arborists will be contracted to conduct seasonal “clean-ups” in accordance with approved horticultural regulations and procedures. Under the supervision of a Riviera resident with experience and knowledge of woods maintenance, the contractors will remove unnecessary underbrush, saplings, choking vines (i.e. briar), and/or any other undesirable vegetation that interferes with the sunlight and nutrition required for the proper health, growth and development of the (trees and shrubs) in Riviera’s woods.