Olympia was built between 1989 and 1996 by Bob Schmitt Homes and is considered among the most desirable communities in our area. It includes 199 living units, of which 184 are detached clusters and 15 are condominiums in the Athena Condominium Association.
Olympia was developed to serve people who, in their mature years, desire to stay active both physically and mentally, maintaining healthy and active lives. The facilities for maintaining physical fitness are available for use by homeowners, their families and guests. As a homeowner, each owner owns a share of all of these common facilities.
The central part of the community is focused around the Clubhouse which includes an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness room that offers a complete physical work out year around. The clubhouse also has a party center for social events and private parties, an all purpose room for meetings, crafts and recreation and a library with books and movies for your personal use. For your outdoor activities there is a bocci ball court near the Clubhouse and a paved walking path around part of the community.
Since its inception, the Olympia Subdivision has been operated as a community of housing for older persons, as authorized under the Fair Housing Act of 1988, as amended. At least 80% of the occupied units must have at least one occupant age 55 or older, and no children under the age of 18 may live in the subdivision.
The residents manage the operation and business needs of the Association on a volunteer basis. This keeps the maintenance fees low. Olympia’s regulations are designed to protect and to maintain a better quality of life, harmony and property value. All home fronts are professionally landscaped and maintained with the added feature of contracted snow removal from driveways. Olympia is self-contained with no thru streets.
The Olympia Homeowners Association is entirely self-managed. We do not have an Association Manager. The business of Olympia is supervised by a Board of five Trustees elected from among the residents. The Board appoints Committees to assist in that effort. The Trustees and Committee members serve as uncompensated volunteers for the benefit of all members.
By the authority granted to the residents in the governing documents, the residents elect Trustees to the Board. The Board in turn appoints the Officers and Committee Chairs to assist in managing the affairs of the Association. The Committees develop and submit recommendations to the Board for action. Only the Board has the authority to act on behalf of the residents and the Association.
Living in a community with a homeowners association represents a form of home ownership and a life style that is becoming more common in America. The community association has a distinct legal characteristic that distinguishes it from other forms of home ownership. One important feature is that the ownership in a community association combines the right of exclusive occupancy of a residential unit with the shared ownership of the common area. Owners of a living unit in a community are automatically members of the association that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the common area and a system of self-governance. To pay the cost of the operation, owners are assessed fees to cover their fair share of association expenses. Likewise, each homeowner is part owner of the clubhouse and all of the common facilities.
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