Fourteen of the new homes in Greystone II are presold. Most of the subdivision’s storm water will drain to the detention pond in the foreground.

Oronogo Board gets detention pond responsibility ordinance into Greystone II HOA agreement

14 of 33 homes in first phase are presold

Unlike the original Greystone subdivision in Oronogo, Greystone II is expected to be controlled by an HOA (housing owners association).

City Attorney Derek Snyder said there is no covenants for Greystone “I” because the HOA was never established as planned by the developer.

Another difference is that Greystone II is taking responsibility for its storm water runoff by building a detention pond. 

The city has had to build two detention ponds to stop flooding that occurred after the original Greystone and Webbwood developments were built. They also handle storm water from areas on County Road 215 that are outside the city limits.

On Monday, the Oronogo Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance placing the responsibility of groundskeeping the Greystone II detention pond with the HOA. While the city will accept responsibility for maintaining the interior of the pond so it remains functional. The city retains ultimate responsibility of groundskeeping (mostly cutting the grass and keeping the area clear of trees) if the HOA fails to do so.

The ordinance will be referred to in the HOA agreement, which will be filed with the county by the Greystone II developer, Schuber Mitchell Homes.

Snyder said it’s important to have the HOA agreement in place before Schuber Mitchell closes on the purchase of any homes. 

Mayor Charles Wilkins noted that in the first plat of Greystone II 14 homes are already presold, leaving 19 available.

The board approved by ordinance the second phase of Greystone II, which includes lots 34 through 55.

In other action:

Police Chief Steven Weaver reported that electricity has now been supplied to the city’s three new warning sirens and that they will be tested soon.

An ordinance was approved that declares the best old siren as surplus and authorizing it to be sold for $1,500 to Carterville.

Another ordinance surpluses an old police light bar and authorizes its donation to the Oronogo Fire Protection District.

The purchase of a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab pickup for public works was approved under the state contract from Don Brown Chevrolet in St. Louis for $42,869. 

And the purchase of a skid mount truck loader was approved for $5,751 from S&H Farm Supply, Joplin.

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