Commonly Asked Questions
Trailers, mobile homes, truck campers, boats, snowmobiles (etc.) and commercial vehicles shall not be kept, maintained, or placed upon any lot, road, or private drive such that it is visible from public roads, other lots or Open Space. All recreational and commercial vehicles need to be stored within a garage. You are, however, allowed to park trailers/campers/boats on your property for 36 hours before and after a trip for loading and unloading.
Street parking is only permitted on county-owned and maintained roads. Due to the narrow nature of our private drives, parked cars are a hazard to their neighbors, delivery drivers and Foundation snowplows.
Genesee lots were sized and designed to create more open space and enhanced views. Our ARC standards prohibit lot-line fences to keep the open nature of our community. The ARC will review dogs runs that are 300 sq ft or less. All fence designs will first need ARC approval. When reviewing the proposals, the ARC ensures that fencing complements the aesthetics of the home. It is preferred that dog runs are situated under decks or along less visible sides of the home. Invisible (underground, electronic) fences are allowed within 10 ft of the lot lines. There are no dog parks in Genesee, but there are many local parks in the area. Dogs must be always on a 6 ft leash when not on your property.
Our Declarations allow for three (3) household pets per residence (per Jefferson County regulation). It does not allow for livestock or horses. Unfortunately, those chickens will need to stay somewhere else!
Permanent gas-fueled fires are permitted if approved by the ARC. Portable gas fire pits do not need approval. Wood-fueled fire pits are prohibited. Given the flammable surroundings in which Genesee is located, we encourage you to check current fire restrictions before using any fire pit.
Yes. For Sale/For Rent signs are allowed on your lot, but the sign cannot be larger than 2 square feet and no higher than four feet above grade to the bottom of the sign.
The Foundation contracts with GFL for trash and recycling pickup. More details can be found here.
Foundation staff plows our private drives when snow levels reach 3 inches at Vista Clubhouse. It takes roughly 4 hours to plow the entire community. Please note that we do not have the ability to salt or sand. Please find more info here.
The Foundation employs off-duty Jefferson County Sheriffs to patrol the Foundation at random times during the week. Residents may request up to 52 days of vacation checks or extra patrols per year. When a vacation check is requested, a deputy will visit your home on the days noted and make sure all windows and doors are locked, pick up any packages (if requested), and check for suspicious activity. Request one here.
Unfortunately, by law, we are not allowed to keep copies of your mailbox keys. We do have blank keys for sale in the office that you may take to a locksmith.
The Genesee Foundation will be launching a keyless entry system in Mid-May of 2022 that will allow residents access to all public buildings and pools (when in season) seven days a week without the need for a physical key. For more information, or to sign up for your key, click here.
Statements are mailed out every quarter as a courtesy. You can then mail in a check or you can reach out to us (email@example.com) to get auto-pay or an online option to pay.
Yes you can. We have no policies on parking in your driveway. You just cannot park on private drives. Reach out to us in the office to see if your road is a county or private dr, (303) 526-0284.
Our trash and recycle pickup provider, GFL, will take a 55 gallon bin either purchased through them (303) 744-9881 or you can purchase one at a store such as Home Depot. A recycle bin is provided by GFL for free and you can schedule a time for this to be dropped off at (303) 744-9881.
We have residents that walk both on the trails and on the road. To safely walk on the road, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible. Keep alert at all times; don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road. We also have waste receptacles labeled on our trails, more info HERE.
The Genescene is published monthly (except for January) to communicate with residents about Genesee Foundation activities and items of general community interest. Residents can submit to our monthly publication with articles, photos, or paid advertisements. More info HERE.