No, membership is voluntary, but it is highly encouraged in order to support common goals of the neighborhood as well as maintain property values.
The main goal of the Association is to help maintain property values by enforcing neighborhood covenants where necessary, appealing zoning and development issues before the City Council, maintaining common areas such as the front and rear entrances, etc. As a group, we can also carry more influence when approaching our City Councilman, County Comissioner or other city/county offices for assistance when necessary. Your dues are used to pay power and water bills for both entrances as well as defraying costs of publishing and mailing newsletters, fliers, holding general association meetings and defraying other costs as they may arise.
The date which appears on your mailbox sticker indicates the year in which your current dues were paid and is good for one year from the date of payment. For example, if you pay your 2015 - 2016 dues in November 2015, your sticker will indicate a 2015 date, If your annual dues are paid after January 2016, then the sticker will indicate 2016. in either case, your dues are valid for the entire year from the date that you actually paid them.