We all love our homes and the neighborhood in which we have chosen to live, so it just makes sense that we do what we can to be good neighbors to one another. Some of the most frequent complaints the HBNA board receives are around excessive noise related to construction and dogs. Although the HBNA does not have any governance over these areas, here are some helpful tips for us all to be good neighbors.
Any new construction or renovation project has the potential of progressing smoothly for the homeowner and/or the surrounding neighbors. The following are suggested guidelines to help insure a smooth project for all directly or indirectly affected.
Homeowners should only consider using contractors who are Licensed by the State of Georgia. These contractors are required by licensing to maintain Workers Compensation and General Liability insurance. Ask for certificate copies for your records. Only use contractors who will obtain all required permits from the appropriate municipalities. During the Project: Permit, including 24-hour contact info should be posted on site in view from street. All workers should comply with municipal noise ordinance which allows work to occur only between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM on weekdays and 9:00AM to 7:00 PM on weekends and legal holidays. Jobsite cleanliness is important. All debris should be placed in onsite dumpsters and no debris should be allowed to escape the project site
Construction parking should be onsite as much as possible. Street parking must be on one side of street only with vehicles parked in direction of travel. Vehicles may not block mailboxes. Contractors must take reasonable measures to avoid the spread of dust from leaving the site. Water runoff and erosion must be controlled to prevent damage to adjacent property owners and must be prevented from entering the streets. Project site should have a port-a-let or other sanitary facility for workers. Materials and equipment should be stored in a safe manner for workers, the public and adjoining properties. If a project involves major demolition or excavation, contractor should notify adjacent property owners prior to commencing this work. If the project requires asbestos or lead paint removal, contractor is required to use appropriate methods of removal and disposal using qualified personnel.
We all love our pets but we should be mindful of others. Please clean up after your dog. If you take the time to pick it up, please don’t then throw the bag where you think it is out of site or throw it in someone’s garbage bin. Please take it home and dispose of it as you wish on your property.
We know we cannot control our dogs desire to let us know someone is nearby. A couple quick barks here and there are expected (and appreciated). However, consistent barking or barking early in the morning or late into the evening can be disturbing to others. Please help train your pup and be thoughtful about the time of day they are out.