What follows are questions that the Board is asked most often. If you have a question that you believe should be added to this page, please let us know here.
Q. Who is responsible for plowing the roads?
removal is the responsibility of the City of Rochester Hills. Streets
are plowed in accordance with the City's Winter Maintenance Policy.
Although the map shown here is small, it does reflect that Powderhorn
Ridge is part of the Major Road Plow Route and, as such, will receive
priority attention among Shadow Woods streets. It also reflects that
Timberline Drive and Steamboat Springs are Primary Residential Plow
Routes, and that all remaining streets are City Local Road Plow Routes.
At this time, the City's website makes these and other statements concerning snow removal:
The volume of traffic prioritizes plowing of subdivision streets.
Subdivision streets will be plowed after the City receives four or more inches of snow.
Following a major snowstorm (six or more inches in less than 24 hours) it may take up to four days to plow all subdivision streets.
The plowing of pathways will be delayed until all subdivision streets have been plowed.
If a snow emergency is declared by the Mayor, parked or abandoned vehicles may be towed out of the road right-of-way at the owner's expense.
The City will receive information and comments from the public at this telephone number: 248-656-4685.
Q. Who is responsible for maintenance in Shadow Woods?
A. Each resident is responsible for maintaining his or her own property. The majority of the subdivision dues paid by residents goes toward maintenance of the common areas (parks, islands, retention areas, etc.). These services are contracted for by the board following a bidding process.
Q. Why do other subdivisions have more holiday lighting than Shadow Woods?
A. Very simple. Their dues are higher. Shadow Woods subdivision dues are among the lowest -- if not the lowest -- dues in Rochester Hills. Depending upon one's point of view, this can be either a good thing or a bad thing. Good because it costs residents a little less to live here, but bad in that it limits the amount and quality of services available to residents.
Q. Can I get a copy of the neighborhood directory?
A. We no longer publish a paper copy of the directory; however it is now available on this website (see the navigation bar at left). In order to access the directory, which is password protected, you will need to follow the instructions on the opening page in order to obtain access. We hope that this security provision will give residents confidence to list in the directory (listing is voluntary).