SHOA MEMBERSHIP IS VOLUNTARY
Membership in the Somerset Homeowners’ Association (SHOA) has always been voluntary. Originally, households that opted to become SHOA members were required to pay annual dues in order to remain in good standing and were subject to protective covenants establishing land-use restrictions, making provisions for property and lake maintenance, and restricting non-residential use of properties, etc.
In the late 1990s, these covenants expired. However, properties initially bound by the covenants remain so, even after a change of ownership. Residents are of course strongly encouraged to join or maintain their voluntary SHOA membership and to adhere to the community standards outlined in the original covenants.
SHOA membership gives you the right to vote on any issues affecting the community, to participate in all members-only social activities, and is a prerequisite for membership in the Somerset Swim and Tennis Club.
Membership in SHOA is also a demonstration of your commitment to and support of your community. Throughout the year, Somerset residents are encouraged to make use of and participate in all of the programs offered by the SHOA board and supported by other active residents.