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Yard Sale Update / Reminder
Posted on May 5th, 2024
It’s getting close.  Time to prepare.
 
Normandy Farms Annual Neighborhood Sale
Saturday, June 1, 2024
8:00am-3:00pm
 
If you are participating in the sale and would like your address and item categories (childrens toys, tools, games etc) listed on a buyer’s sheet for shopper’s to see when they are shopping, please sign up on the website.  Under Homeowner’s Area you will find a form to complete and return to Michelle.  Michelle has her email on the form available for our residents.  You will need to have this form submitted to Michelle no later than May 15th.   We can then post a shopping list with address and item categories on our website under NEWS and possibly on Next Door where all shoppers can look.  This is just a modern version of what we did years ago and made available to shoppers on paper.  Any resident can participate in the sale.  You do not have to list categories, but in the past our residents felt this helped direct traffic to their house.   
 
Remind your neighbors; in order to see the Homeowner’s Area you must be registered on the HOA website.  When you register, please follow the directions carefully and add your email address.  We only send emails from the HOA when there is something important that directly impacts our neighborhood. 
 
As in the past, your HOA will have billboard type signs advertising the Annual Neighborhood Sale installed at the main entrances to the neighborhood for one week prior to the sale.  There will be red flags available on the porch at 7551 Perrier Drive to help identify your house.  The smaller signs will be put out the morning of the sale to help direct shoppers.
Normandy Farms Official Page
Posted on Apr 2nd, 2024 Comments (0)
The Normandy Farms Homeowners Association website normandyfarmindy.com is the official source of neighborhood news.  The Facebook page is not run by the NFHA Board.
Normandy Farms Annual Neighborhood Sale
Posted on Apr 1st, 2024 Comments (0)
Normandy Farm Residents, it is time to organize your treasurers and get
ready for the Normandy Farms Annual Neighborhood Sale
 
Saturday, June 1, 2024
8:00am-3:00pm
 
If you are participating in the sale and would like your address and item
categories (children’s toys, tools, games etc) listed on a buyer’s sheet for
shoppers to see when they are shopping, look on the neighborhood
website.  Under Homeowner’s Area you will find a form to complete and
return to Michelle.  Michelle has her email on the form available for our
residents if you have questions.  You will need to have this form submitted
to Michelle no later than May 15, 2024.   We can then post a shopping list with
address and item categories on our website under NEWS and possibly on
Next Door where all shoppers can look.  This is just a modern version of
what we did years ago and made available to shoppers on paper.  Any
resident can participate in the sale.  You do not have to list categories, but
in the past our residents felt this helped direct traffic to their house.   
 
Remember, to see the Homeowner’s Area you must register on the HOA
website.  When you register, please follow the directions carefully and add
your email address.  We only send an email from the HOA when there is
something important that directly impacts our neighborhood.   
 
As in the past, your HOA will have billboard type signs advertising the
Annual Neighborhood Sale installed at the main entrances to the
neighborhood for one week prior to the sale.  There will be red flags
available on the porch at 7551 Perrier Drive to help identify your house. 
The smaller signs will be put out the morning of the sale to help direct
shoppers.
Notes from the February 27 meeting
Posted on Mar 14th, 2024 Comments (0)
Normandy Farm HOA Special Meeting
February 27, 2024. St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
6:30 – 7:30pm
 
Meeting Notes 
Board members introduced themselves. General concept of what it means to be a “voluntary HOA” was presented. The NFHA HOA has no enforcement ability.  Neighbors need to address concerns with neighbors, as they arise, or contact the city if they believe a city ordinance is being violated.  The NFHA board cannot investigate or judge any disputes.  Also notable is the fact that some homeowners were aware of covenants that went with their properties, and many homeowners had no idea there were such covenants. 

***** IF INTERESTED IN ANY IDEAS RAISED, CONTACT THE BOARD***** ******THANKS!******
Other topics included:
1.    Advertising Annual Neighborhood Sale.  It is advertised on the Website and Next Door.  There are also large billboard signs erected one week in advance at each main entrance to Normandy Farms neighborhood.  Other social media options will be considered. Michelle Livers has volunteered to chair the Normandy Farm Annual Neighborhood Sale on June 1, 2024.  Further details will appear on the website.
2.    Zoning issues go to the City or Mayor’s Action Center.
     A. For issues w/ breach of covenants or easements
     B. Original Covenants are located on the website and your section can be found with your address.

3.    Lots of folks are getting calls from commercial investors to buy our homes.  Concern was expressed regarding intent of these companies to rent or flip and sell.  Concern neighborhood could become run down if number of rentals gets too high.  Sometimes you cannot tell if a house is owned by a company or individual or how it will be used.
4.    Legal Questions for Board to consider. 
     A.    Is there any city zoning we can request enforcement of to limit the number of homes that can be used as rentals or Air BNBs in NF?  Having a voluntary HOA means that the board does not, (indeed cannot) enforce any “rules”, even if they were written in the existing covenants.
     B.    Green Area Easements are different than Utility Easements. Both exist in Normandy Farm and can be seen on the plats where the original covenants were filed.
     C.    Call a meeting to review and unify the covenants - there is interest. The existing covenants can be found on our neighborhood website www.normandyfarmindy.com. You can locate the section your home is in by first finding your address.  

5.    Street resurfacing desperately needed.
     A. Call the Mayor’s Action Line (317) 327-4622 or go to Request Indy.
     B. We need multiple neighbors to do this to get action from the city.

6.    Recommendations – contact board to volunteer!
     A.    Post signage out when annual dues are due (in addition to letter)
     B.    Neighborhood Facebook Page
            •    Great way to get more neighbors engaged. 
            •    Snail mail and website alone are insufficient.
            •    We will need to be clear on community guidelines to mitigate potential liability.
            •    We have a potential volunteer to create and moderate a FB page. 
     C.    Neighborhood Socials – events and ways to connect.
            •    Welcome packages for new residents.
     D.    Have board or HOA members for specific duties (e.g. communications, social chair, etc.)
            •    This makes it easier for people to know whom to reach out to for certain things.
            •    People who volunteer for the board will have clarity around expectations. 
     E.    Crime Watch Committee?  We previously had one before the Next-Door app. The app is much quicker for sharing information. 

7.    Potential future Neighborhood Activities – if interested, contact the Board.
     A.    Volunteer for Neighborhood Cleanup with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB)
            •    Consider partnering with Brennan Woods
            •    Years ago, NFHA and several neighborhoods partnered w/ KIB to plant trees and shrubs growing around the DOT salt barn at 71st St. and Lafayette Road.
            •    We could organize a workday to remove invasives that are competing with the native plants.
8.    Neighborhood Reminders for all residents.
     A.    Place garbage cans in your driveway - not the street - so the postal workers can deliver your mail.
     B.    Rake leaves out of street drains to allow water to drain.
 
 
Download Notes here (PDF)
Drain Grates and Snow Reminder
Posted on Nov 12th, 2023
Drain Grates
 
Please clear the drain grates in front of your property of leaves, branches and debris to prevent damming and icy areas when the temperatures drop. This is extremely important as precipitation increases with winter rain and snow. This will make walking safer for all residents during the winter months.
 
The board has assigned a team to keep our drains and curbs cleaned.  If you have leaves standing/collecting in the curb/gutter along your yard, our team will be raking and blowing them into your yard to assist in your collection and disposal of leaves.  Much of this is taken care of with your standard mowing. 
 
The complimentary red flags, though not as effective as taller more substantial markers, can be used to mark property lines and are located on the front porch at 7551 Perrier Drive. If there is a long stretch between mailboxes or you live on a curve, this is especially helpful for the plow drivers.
 
This is a neighborhood of mostly 3 car garages and long driveways. We encourage all residents to regularly park their vehicles on their property and off the streets. When accumulating snow is forecast, it is very important to remove parked vehicles from the road to ensure a cleaner plowing job.
Photos
Posted on Oct 13th, 2022 Comments (0)
It's now possible for you to upload photographs from around the neighborhood.  Please keep them appropriate to the target audience. 
 
Please do not submit photos of children without parental permission.
 
I'd also suggest you do not include names.  We have established a category for Holiday, Yard Sale, and the Block Party photographs.  All images will be reviewed before they are made public.