The Orchard Down Homeowners Association (ODHA) is a non-profit organization established in 1977. The ODHA is comprised of 105 homeowners located in the Timberhill neighborhood of Corvallis, Oregon. The ODHA was formed in order to:
"...promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Timberhill, Third Addition (Phase I [and II]), a real estate development in Benton County Oregon..." (from the ODHA's Articles of Incorporation)
More specifically, the association is charged with managing the terms of the protective covenants and restrictions for the association membership, helping to preserve property values and livability.
There are five common areas among the ODHA properties for members to enjoy. These spaces are mostly open grassy areas amid groves of trees. The Association is responsible for common area maintenance including mowing, pruning, irrigation, weed control, removal/replacement of diseased shrubs and trees, and so on.
Yearly assessments are collected from each homeowner in the association. Assessments are used to fund maintenance of the common areas, landscaping projects, printing and postage of newsletters, and more. The amount of each year's assessment is set once the budget is approved at the annual meeting.
The ODHA is run entirely by volunteer members, and participation is greatly encouraged. Residents can participate in many ways, including:
Joining the Board of Directors
Joining a Board committee (you need not be a member of the Board)
Volunteering your time to help complete various projects around the neighborhood
Attending monthly Board meetings
Attending the annual meeting each July
If you are interested in serving your community, please contact any board member.