Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many homes are there in the community?
    Answer: The Fairways West subdivision contains 307 single-family homes.

  2. Are there any parks or common areas within the subdivision?
    Answer: The Fairways West subdivision has eight designated common areas, which are maintained by the Association. They include:
    • Brookmill Park: Bordering streets are to the North: Torrington North, South: Glengarry, East: Torrington West and West: Beck. 20.20 acres with a flow through detention pond and part wooded.
    • Chartwell Park North: Bordering streets are to the North: Cherry Hill, South: Torrington North, East: Woodward and West: Beck. 8.59 acres wooded.
    • Chartwell Park South: Bordering streets are to the North: Cherry Hill, South: Madison, East: Madison Ct and West: Beck. 2.40 acres with large detention pond.
    • Elmington Park: Bordering streets are to the North: Ashford, South: Central Park, East: Torrington West and West: Beck. 4.62 acres open.
    • Terrace Park: Bordering streets are to the North: Hastings, South: Terrace Ct, East: Torrington West and West: Central Park. 7.07 acres wooded.
    • Torrington Park: Bordering streets are to the North: Cherry Hill, South: Torrington North, East: Pavillon and West: Woodward. 1.44 acres with a flow through detention pond.
    • Woodward Park East: Bordering streets are to the North: Cherry Hill, South: N/A, East: N/A, West: Woodward. <1 acre at north entrance of subdivision.
    • Woodward Park West Bordering streets are to the North: Cherry Hill, South: N/A, East: Woodward, West: Kirkway. <1 acre at north entrance of subdivision.

  3. I live adjacent to a common area, who maintains it and am I allowed to make improvements?
    Answer: The Association is responsible for maintaining all the common areas. You are allowed to make improvements; however, approval from the Board is required.

  4. Why are the annual Association Assessments due on January 1st?
    Answer: January 1st is the date set in the Covenants and Restrictions (Article V, Section 8, "The annual assessment for any year, after the first year, shall become due and payable on the first day of January of such year").

  5. What should I do if I see an area within the subdivision that requires maintenance?
    Answer: Contact your Home Owners Association at questions@fairwayswest.org.

  6. One of the trees located in the front easement (between the sidewalk and road) is dead, is the Association or Township responsible for replacing it?
    Answer: No. The original trees were paid for by the builder and planted by the Township.  Homeowners are responsible for replacing dead boulevard trees.  Contact your Home Owners Association at questions@fairwayswest.org to see if there are any programs available to assist in replacing dead trees. 

  7. What should I do if I see a fellow homeowner not adhering to Covenants and Restrictions?
    Answer: Please mail a letter referencing the Covenant you believe is being violated to Fairways West P.O. Box 87027, Canton MI 48187 (or email the Board at questions@fairwayswest.org). Also be aware that the Architectural Review Committee cannot make exceptions to the Covenants and Restrictions. And one special note on satellite dishes, this restriction can no longer be enforced as it is written (as the Federal Communications Act of 1996, which occurred after the Covenants were written, made the restriction obsolete). The Architectural Review Committee must still approve the mounting location however. Please also see the Canton Ordinance Chapter 66, Article IV, pertaining to satellite dishes.

  8. I'd like to make some changes to my landscaping, do I need to contact the Association for approval?
    Answer: Yes, per Article VI, Section 1 of the Covenants and Restrictions, "No Improvement shall be erected, placed, installed...on any Lot, nor shall any exterior addition to, or change in, or alteration of the exterior appearance of any Improvement, or any change in landscaping, be made until plans and specifications...have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Architectural Review Committee. Please submit your plans to Fairways West P.O. Box 87027, Canton MI 48187 (or email the Board at questions@fairwayswest.org). The ARC Form can be found here.

  9. After it rains, I have pockets of standing water in the easement at the edge of my lot, is the Association responsible for repairing the grade?
    Answer: Welcome to Canton clay, known to cause fits of rage among landscapers and in-ground sprinkler installers. The clay doesn't drain well, so having a proper final grade, and then preventing your landscaper or a utility company from disturbing your grade, is very important. The final grade was the responsibility of the builder of your home, not the Association nor the developer. Some homeowners have had success with installing a French Drain.

  10. What should I do when there is a big snowstorm?
    Answer:
    • Keep parked cars off subdivision streets to allow snow removal
    • Keep the sidewalks in front of your property free of snow and ice
    • Make sure your mailbox is in good condition
    • For additional information, review our Snow and Ice Management FAQ's.
    • Refer snow removal questions to questions@fairwayswest.org
        11.  When is the neighborhood garage sale?
                Answer:  The third week of May, Thursday through Saturday, each year.

        12.  Who is responsible for our roads and storm sewers?
                Answer:  Wayne County owns the roads and storm sewers in our neighborhood.  Neighbors are encouraged to report issues with roads and storm sewers to Wayne Count here.

        13.  How does my Home Owners Association Communicate with me?
                Answer:  In addition to the Monthly HOA and the Annual Board of Directors meetings (both open to all residents).   There are two primary ways your HOA will communicate with you:
                            1 - Direct emails via the email address(s) we have on file for you.  You can verify your contact information when you send in your annual dues, or by contacting your HOA at                                                           questions@fairwayswest.org.
                            2 - Updates to this website.  Your Home Owners Association strives to update the announcements section of this website at least monthly.  You can recieve notifications of these updates 
                                   by subscribing to "Feedburner" in the Home or Announcements sections of this website.  
                    Please note:  The email address(s) your HOA keeps on file is not automatically subscribed to "Feedburner." Neighbors must subsribe to "Feedburner" on this website to recieve notifications                                         when this website is updated.