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At least one RESIDENT in the home needs to be at least 55 years of age (this applies to homeowners AND tenants). This person is considered the "qualifying resident." Others may live in the home if they meet both of the following requirements: 1) They were living in the home prior to divorce from, or death of the qualifying resident, 2) they are at least 45 years old and are a spouse, domestic partner, or providing primary physical or economic support to the qualifying resident.
NO ONE in Bay Village may have underage children living in their home. There are limited exceptions (see the CC&Rs). Residents may have visitors of any age stay with them for no more than 60 days in any calendar year.
May an Under Age Resident Live in Bay Village if They are Needed by the Senior Resident to Provide Provide Physical Care or Support?
The answer is “yes” if the underage person is providing primary physical or economic support for the senior citizen resident.
Calif Civil Code 51.3: (b) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Qualifying resident” or “senior citizen” means a person 62 years of age or older, or 55 years of age or older in a senior citizen housing development.
(2) “Qualified permanent resident” means a person who meets both of the following requirements:
(A) Was residing with the qualifying resident or senior citizen prior to the death, hospitalization, or other prolonged absence of, or the dissolution of marriage with, the qualifying resident or senior citizen.
(B) Was 45 years of age or older, or was a spouse, cohabitant, or person providing primary physical or economic support to the qualifying resident or senior citizen.
What is primary physical support? Physical support that is intended to help a person who requires assistance to carry out everyday activities normally associated with independent living. The support is provided throughout the 24 hour/day period, and is not intended for caregivers to have prolonged absences such as would be required if the resident caregiver was away for schooling or other employment.
What is primary economic support? Financial support that makes it possible for a person to be able to meet the normally required financial obligations incurred by the person in their daily life. In order to be “primary” the financial support must constitute the main source of income for the person and not merely be supplemental.
It is the policy of the Bay Village Homeowners Association’s Board of Directors to abide by the California State Codes as regards the ability of disabled underage dependents to be able to live in Bay Village with either their parents or grandparents. In the event a request is made of the Board to determine if a person who is under age 45 is able to live with their parents/grandparents who are over age 55 (or with an other “Qualified Permanent Resident” as stated and defined in the Code) based on the disability of the dependent, we consider the California Civil Code Part 51.3, California Civil Code 54 which defines disability broadly and Section 12926 which narrowly defines disability. Generally, disability in this case refers to physical or psychological disability that limits a major life activity or if it makes the achievement of the major life activity difficult (Major life activities are broadly construed in the Code and include physical, mental, and social activities and working.) Physical disability does not include sexual behavior disorders, compulsive gambling, kleptomania, pyromania, or psychoactive substance use disorders resulting from the current unlawful use of controlled substances or other drugs.
If a prospective owner or tenant queries the Board if a certain underage dependent would be allowed to live in the Bay Village, the Board shall determine if the individual will be living in the same residence with their over 55 year old parent or grandparent (A disabled person under age 55 years would not be eligible to live alone in Bay Village, even if a parent or grandparent owned the house but did not live in the house. A disabled person under age 45 would not be considered to comply with the State code if the 55 year old co-resident is not a parent or grandparent.). The Board shall also determine if the person meets the definition of being disabled.
In order to assist the Board in deciding if the underage dependent meets the California Code definition of disabled, we request that the prospective owner or tenant get a letter from a physician that certifies as to the disability of the prospective dependent resident (please see suggested format for physician certifying letter under forms). Both the Board and the homeowner would keep a copy of such certified letter to be used in the event that any complaint is brought to the Board regarding the presence of such under aged person living in Bay Village. The Board may also request proof that the dependent is also a true child or grandchild of the 55 year old resident.
If it is found that the underage dependent does not meet, or no longer meets, the definition of disabled according to California Civil Code, “the owner, board of directors, or other governing body may require the formerly disabled resident to cease residing in the development upon receipt of six months’ written notice; provided, however, that the owner, board of directors, or other governing body may allow the person to remain a resident for up to one year after the disabling condition ends.”
Assessments are due 30 days after Notices are mailed. If Notices are mailed on July 1, your money is due by August 1.
Your payment becomes past due on the 31st day after mailing. If Notices are mailed July 1, payments not received by August 1 would then be considered past due on August 2 and incur a late fee.
Yes, if your payment is not received within the 30-day due period, you will incur a $10 late fee.
No. We do not keep track of payments spread over several years.
Bay Village does not have an office.
You should receive your Annual Packet, including your Notice of Assessment, in early July. If you have not received it by July 15, please contact us immediately. Homeowners are responsible for notifying us of any change of address. We also cannot be responsible for the Post Office losing or mis-delivering mail.
Call our voicemail at 831 457-6646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name and Bay Village property address, if your mailing address is outside Bay Village.
All Bay Village homeowners are welcome. Dates and location are on our Calendar on the website, usually the third Tuesday of each month at 3pm, at the YWCA on E. Beach St, but it’s always good to call the voicemail to verify the time/date and let the Board know you’ll be attending.
You should speak to your neighbor and ask them nicely to remove their dog’s waste and that you’d appreciate it if their dog would not defecate or pee on your lawn.
You will need written approval from the Board before you make any changes to the exterior of your home, which includes painting. Please go to the FORMS page on our website and download the Homeowners Architectural Form and submit it by mail. Be sure to attach paint chips and indicate which one is for body and which is for trim. If you are making other changes, include drawings. The Board assumes you will get the proper permits if required by the City. Please allow at least 2-3 weeks for Board approval.
You need to speak to your neighbors and get their permission to remove and replace the fence. They should be willing to split or share the cost with you. Remember to get prior Board approval and City of Watsonville Fence Permit. If your neighboring homeowners don’t live in Bay Village, we can contact them and have them contact you. We do not share homeowner contact info with other homeowners without their permission.
If you have contact info for the owner, you should notify them. While it is not BVHA’s responsibility to notify owners about tenant problems, if the tenant is violating a Bay Village Rule, we will contact the owner. You should complete a Complaint Form and submit it.
For excessive noise or wrecked cars, call the Police non-emergency line at (831) 471-1151. For other problems, like weeds and trash, call Code Enforcement at (831) 768-3050.
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