About MacIntosh Farms
MacIntosh Farms is a Planned Residential Community that was established on August 06, 1986. Situated near the summit of Cuyahoga County on over 380 acres in Broadview Heights, it consists of a single family home community comprised of 218 homes. There are two cluster home communities; “The Villas at MacIntosh Farms” and “Barnsley Way.” In addition, there are four condominium communities; “MacIntosh Farms Condominium No. 1,” “MacIntosh Farms Condominium No. 2,” “MacIntosh Farms Condominium No. 3,” and “The Villas of MacIntosh Farms.” In total, there are 933 living units within the MacIntosh Farms community.
Built into the rolling countryside of southern Cuyahoga County, MacIntosh Farms offers residents a variety of amenities. There are three large swimming pools located throughout the community. Residents are issued pool passes and can enjoy any of the pools, including one with a lap pool area. Each pool area is unique, there is a pavilion at one, a child’s playground at another and a tennis and basketball court at another. The community center is the “Red Barn” located near a pool. The barn is available on a “first come, first served basis” for rental to residents for private parties and gatherings. Throughout the community there are paved walking paths, numerous tree plantings and landscape beds.
The community is governed by The MacIntosh Farms Community Association Inc., a Non-Profit Ohio Corporation controlled by ORC Chapter 5312 Ohio Planned Community Law as well as our original and subsequently amended Declaration, Bylaws and Handbook. This "master" association is comprised of five board members who serve as volunteers from the different communities and are elected by each sub-association to represent them and manage the affairs of the Association. All residents of MacIntosh Farms belong to the master association whose purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the common areas and overall interests of the MacIntosh Farms Community.
The common areas within MacIntosh Farms include the three main entrances to Broadview Road, the three swimming pools and recreational areas, the Red Barn community building, the numerous ponds and detention basins, the fencing along MacIntosh Lane and the paved walking paths throughout the property. To ensure visual continuity throughout the community, the master association is also responsible for the numerous internal street entrances including the columns, signs, landscaping and lighting components.
The association volunteers serve rotating three years terms to maintain continuity of the board. Board members serve without compensation and are responsible for the affairs of the association on behalf of all MacIntosh Farm homeowners. Board powers, duties and responsibilities could include but are not limited to;
- Preparation and adoption of an annual budget, including reserves,
- Making and collecting assessments to defray the common expenses,
- Commissioning reserve fund studies to provide an additional tool to evaluate future infrastructure contingencies and replacements,
- Keeping books with detailed accounts of receipts and expenditures,
- Providing for the operation, reasonable care/maintenance and enhancement of the Common elements,
- Resolving any disputes which may arise between the sub-associations within MacIntosh Farms,
- Selecting contractors to perform the myriad of required duties of the association,
- Maintaining insurance coverage for association property, and
- Updating as necessary and enforcing the Declaration, Bylaws, Rules and Handbook of the association.
The board has chosen to retain a property manager to conduct the day to day affairs of the association under the direction of the board. The manager generally and reasonably performs a variety of duties including but not limited to:
- Maintaining records relating to homeowner membership, administration, correspondence and business matters with owners, occupants and sales agents,
- Managing the work of service contractors retained by the board and ensuring that contractors' activities, performance and workmanship are in accord with their contracts,
- Maintaining an accounting system for accounts payable approval and disbursement, and compiling monthly financial reports containing details of all receipts and disbursements,
- Preparing billings and collecting monthly owner's fees, including collection of delinquent accounts,
- Attending regularly scheduled board meetings, the annual meeting and special meetings, and
- Providing voice mail paging service to assist homeowners with any situation occurring during non-business hours and on weekends.