Monday, February 28, 2011


Just a friendly reminder - please be a good neighbor and do not litter our neighborhood. If you see anyone else doing this, please discourage them. Thank you!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Picture of new Newton-Conover Middle School

The architects designing our new middle school have kindly provided us with a detailed artists rendering of what the new school will look like when completed. Click here to view the large .jpg image.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Traffic Circle

We'll be getting a traffic circle at the intersection of Northern Drive and County Home Road, sometime in the near future, to help with traffic from the new school. The Conover Planning Department has graciously provided us with a detailed rendering of the traffic circle. Click here to download the .pdf. The traffic circle or "roundabout" will include curbs and sidewalks.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Community Calendar

We now have an interactive, printable community calendar at Just click on the 'Calendar' link in the menu bar across the top of each page. If you know of any events or special dates that should be posted on the calendar, let us know at Another feature we have added to the website is the Pipers Ridge Map. Click the 'Map' link in the menu bar for an interactive Google map of the neighboorhood. You can switch between map and satellite view.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Enforcing Restrictions

We've recently had requests from several of our homeowners, to approve additions to their property that were in conflict with the protective CCR's in our subdivision bylaws. One homeowner wanted to build a fence that would extend up alongside his house toward the front. We denied this because the CCR's specifically prohibit fences that extend forward past the back corners of the house. Another homeowner wanted to erect an aluminum carport over his paved driveway. This would have violated several clauses in the CCR's and we had to deny it. Not to mention, it would have made that whole section of the subdivision look bad. It is no fun having to tell our neighbors that they can't build things they need like this, but the board would not be doing its job if we didn't enforce the restrictions. What do you think about this? Feel feel to post your comments and suggestions here on the blog, or send your ideas to Your feedback is appreciated.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Landscape Duties

We have posted a list of the duties that are performed by our landscaping team at We will use this web page in the future when collecting bids for this work. If you know of anything that needs to be added to this list, let us know.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Violating City Ordinances

If you are contacted by the city of Conover for violating any city ordinances, this is not the reponsibility of the Pipers Ridge HOA and you must take the issue up with Conover. However, any violation of city ordinances will probably be a violation of our HOA CCR's, so you might be hearing from the HOA also. You can read the Conover city ordinances at the following website: Conover City Ordinances.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Reckless Driving at the Ridge

We have spoken to the Conover Police Department about the best way to deal with the reckless driving we've been seeing at Pipers. Their advice is as follows: everytime you see this, call the office at the Conover PD. Every single time. This is the non emergency number, 464-3112. (Don't call 911 unless it is a true emergency.) They will have a patrol car come through the neighborhood to investigate. They will have to catch these people in the act, before they can make an arrest or issue tickets. Also try to get a description of the car(s) involved and a license plate (if possible.) They emphasized that they would prefer that we called these incidents in, and that they will be glad to come by and investigate. They want to keep Pipers Ridge safe and peaceful just as much as we do.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Pipers Ridge Commons Areas

We want to make everyone aware of our common areas, which belong to all homeowners at the Ridge. To see a map of Pipers Ridge and the commons areas, goto, or select it from the Our Homeowners menu on the website. We'd like to thank Joshua Ritchie from Ritchies Lawn Care for taking care of the commons and keeping them trimmed and in good shape. Josh and his crew also do lawn care for individual homes. They do excellent work and charge reasonable rates. To reach them, go to

If you ever notice anything in the commons areas that needs attention, let us know and Josh will take care of it. Also - VERY IMPORTANT - please do not use the commons areas for dumping grass clippings, dirt, or anything else.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Board of Directors Elected

At our homeowner's meeting today, a new board of directors for the Owner's Association were elected. They are Greg Huffman, President, Michelle Dunn, Secretary/Treasurer, and Neil Stegman, Vice President. We would like to thank Ron Andrade, Randall Shull, and Mike Lingle for the excellent job they did during their tenure. Turnout for the meeting was a little light, but next time we hope to have more of our residents in attendance. Every home owner at the Ridge has a stake in the Owner's Association and a reason to attend the meetings and participate in decisions that are made on behalf of the neighborhood...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Pipers Ridge CCR's Now Available Online

The complete Pipers Ridge Codes, Covenants & Restrictions (CCR's) as filed with the county (including all amendments,) are now available for download in .pdf format. The download file is about 2.5 Mb, and about 45 pages in total. Just go to and click on the 'Owners Association' tab, then click the link for the CCR's. Thank you Jennifer!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Forum Topics

If you have an issue that you would like posted and discussed on the Pipers Ridge Forum, or a news item that you would like to share with your neighbors, then write it up and send an email to and we'll post it for you.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Water Restrictions Have Been Eased

Conover water restrictions have been eased - slightly. Lawn irrigation will be allowed on Saturdays between the hours of 7am – 11am OR 7pm – 10pm. You can even wash your car once or twice per month. For details and specifics, see the official release from the City Of Conover Public Works Department at this link

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