• Q: What are the rules and regulation about street trees?
  • A: Its owner's responsibility to maintain and replace dead trees. Following is an excerpt from CODE OF ORDINANCES, CANTON CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MI.

    Sec. 110-148. Street trees.
    The selection and the variety, spacing and planting of all trees shall be done in accordance with standards and specifications adopted by the township board. All street trees must meet the definition of shade trees as specified in this chapter. Street trees for all residential lots shall be planted between curb and sidewalk in accordance with the following schedule:

    • Lots with street frontage of less than 80 feet must have a minimum of two trees.
    • Lots with street frontage of 80 feet to 100 feet must have a minimum of three trees per unit. Lots greater than 100 feet in width must have one tree planted for every 40 feet of frontage or fraction thereof.
    • On corner lots, one tree must be planted for every 40 feet of frontage or fraction thereof, along both the front and side street lines.
    • One tree must be planted within each cul-de-sac or eyebrow island. Sod is required as ground cover for each cul-de-sac or eyebrow island.
    • Minimum tree size must be at least three inches in diameter as measured 12 inches above the ground.
    • Trees must be replaced by the owner or proprietor if the community planner determines that they are not in a healthy condition after one full growing season.
    • (Ord. No. 126, as amended, § 4.1(F), 4-28-1998). To view the entire Charter Township of Canton codification of ordinances visit the web site. Link is under COMMUNITY.

  • Q: How is Royal Pointe organized/managed?
  • A: The Royal Point Homeowners Association is a non-profit organization. The basic purpose of the association is to govern Royal Pointe in accordance with the governing documents.

    The association is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the members of the Association. The Board of Directors of the Association has the power and duty to administer the affairs of the Association in accordance with governing documents. The Board is also responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of Royal Pointe.

  • Q: Is membership in the association optional?
  • A: No. Any person who becomes an Owner at Royal Pointe is automatically a Member of the Association. Membership is mandatory. It ceases when the person ceases to own in Royal Pointe. Every Member is subject to the requirements of the governing documents.

  • Q: Does the association have an annual association fees?
  • A: Yes. Every owner is required to pay a yearly assessment imposed by the association. These funds are used for the Common Expenses of the Association. These expenses are incurred in the administration, management, maintenance, and operation of Royal Pointe.

    The current assessment is $363.00 per lot, per year. The assessments are due yearly in advance on or before 1st day of February. A late charge of $30.00 is imposed if the payments are not received by the last day of February.

    The Treasurer of the Association will make every reasonable effort to provide you with a statement at least 20 days in advance of the assessment due date. However, failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from paying your assessment.

    Failure to pay assessment may result in a lien on the delinquent property and legal action to collect the past due amounts. While the Association prefers not to take these actions, they are required under the terms of the Declaration.

  • Q: I bought my property in June; do I have to pay a full year's assessment for the first year?
  • A: No. Your yearly assessment is pro-rated starting on the first day of the month following the closing date. Thus, if you closed on your lot in June, you would owe 6 months assessments.

  • Q: Does the association have meetings?
  • A: There will be at least one meeting of the Association annually as specified in the By-Laws or as established by the Board of Directors. However, special meetings of the Association may be called by the Board of Directors of the Association or upon the presentation of a petition signed by at least 8 Owners. Notice of meetings shall be given to the Owners.

  • Q: Does the association have set of rules/regulations?
  • A: Yes. See the "By Laws" and "Covenants and Restrictions" documents on the website.

  • Q: How does the association enforce the rules/regulations?
  • A: Again, see the "By Laws" and "Covenants and Restrictions" documents on the website.

  • Q: I believe violation of the rules/regulation is taking place, what do I do?
  • A: It is very likely that the violation has been reported to the Board of Directors already and a letter has been written to the owner in an effort to correct it. But, if you notice any violation, please don't hesitate to contact the Board of Directors via Email.

  • Q: I'm interested in making modification/addition to my property, what are the procedures?
  • A: All modifications/improvements undertaken on your home/lot must be approved by the Association's Architectural Committee.


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