Frequently Asked Questions at Suncrest Village
With nearly 1,000 residents in our community, our goal is to constantly improve what we do and how we do it! To accomplish our goal, we rely on your questions and feedback. Below are just a few of the most commonly asked questions about living in Suncrest Village (SV). Check this page often for updates. If you have a question that’s not covered below, please contact us. Your question may be helpful to others.
Answers to other frequently asked questions and important information for owners/residents also can be found on our news page.
Please note: Owners and residents who do not follow our governing documents, community rules, regulations, and policies may be subject to fines. Documents and information posted at townhomes and condos.
1. How do my guests or service providers enter the gate when it is closed?
Guests/Service Providers must 1) enter our property in the left lane, 2) use the guest access panel (computer monitor) at the main entrance to search for you by first and last name and/or your unit number, and 3) follow the computer-narrated instructions. You will receive a call from 304-598-5815. Once you answer the call, you have 90 seconds to determine if the visitor is someone you want to grant access. If so, press 9 on your phone. Residents should not automatically press 9 when they are called from the gate! If visitors or delivery persons can’t find your name, they may press the “Call Office” button on the main screen for assistance.
For Delivery Services/Ride Share Apps: when you (the resident) are using an app to order food or services, add the following information in the app’s “special delivery instructions” field so drivers may gain entry: 1) enter the community in the left lane and go to the computer monitor on the stone column, 2) search for (INSERT YOUR Last and First Name) and 3) follow the narrated instructions to relay a call to you via the computer.
2. Are dogs or cats (“pets”) allowed at Suncrest Village?
Pets are permitted at Suncrest Village. Condo owners are allowed to have no more than two pets with a weight restriction of 35 pounds each. Currently, there are no weight restrictions for pets of townhome owners. If you are leasing a unit at SV, your landlord may not allow pets. Best advice – ask before you sign a lease or get a pet, and contact our HOA Office for updated rules and policies.
2a. What are the community rules regarding pets and the consequences for not complying with the rules?
Suncrest Village Pet Rules: Pets must be on a leash outdoors at all times. Pet owners are required to pick up after their pet(s) and properly dispose of all pet waste using the litter bags and the receptacles provided throughout our development. Failure to pick up after pets is unsightly, unsanitary and disrespectful to others in this development. Pets may not be permitted to “relieve themselves” in Suncrest Village building hallways, garages, decks, or the pool deck.
NOTE: The above-referenced dog leash rule at Suncrest Village is not only our community rule, it is a Monongalia County Ordinance (law). Pet owners also should be aware of additional responsibilities by the State of West Virginia concerning pets. Pet owners who violate the county and state laws, as well as our community rules, are subject to fines and may be subject to other penalties regarding proper pet registration (tags) and vaccinations, etc.
2b. What should I do if I see an unattended/unleashed dog outside?
- Take a picture of the dog (if it’s safe to do so)
- Contact the Animal Control office of Monongalia County at (304) 291-7267 during the week or 9-1-1 on weekends
- According to the Monongalia County Animal Control Department website: “A dog warden is on duty 24 hrs a day, 5 days a week, starting at 11:00 p.m. Sunday until 11:00 p.m. on Friday (except holidays). If you call the Canine Center during those hours and someone doesn’t answer, leave a message and we will be sure to return your call promptly.
- Contact our office at 304-598-5815
Pet owners are hereby advised that Suncrest Village is not responsible for pets that may be impounded as a result of violating our community rules, or county and/or state laws.
3. I am moving to Suncrest Village soon. Do I need to contact the main office?
Yes, all owners and residents are required to register at the main office during regular office hours within two business days of moving in and/or closing. Residents moving into condo buildings with elevators must contact us in advance – at least three business days – of moving in so elevator pads may be installed. Also, if you are moving in after 5pm or anytime over weekends, please contact our office to ensure you have access to the main gate. NOTE: commercial moving vehicles typically need BOTH entrance gates opened. Call the office during regular office hours to make special arrangements.
4. I am leasing a condo or townhouse at Suncrest Village. Who do I call if I have a problem at my place?
For medical, fire or personal safety emergencies, call 9-1-1. For all other needs, call your landlord or your property management contact person.
5. I own or manage rental units at Suncrest Village. What do I need to do?
Landlords must inform us when their tenants are moving in and out. If you own/manage a rental unit at SV, you and/or your tenants must register at our office. Check our current hours and have your tenant(s) stop by the office to complete our paperwork. Explain to your tenants how the gate system works and collect all gate devices, keys, pool passes and pool bands, etc. from your outgoing tenant to give to your new tenant(s); otherwise, you will need to pay to replace the items.
6. I am a homeowner at Suncrest Village and wish to make changes to my home. Do I need pre-approval from the Suncrest Village Homeowners Association?
Yes, homeowners must contact our office for instructions in advance of making any alterations to their property. We expect owners to review the SCVCA bylaws and/or the SVTHA covenants and restrictions. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
7. Mail and Packages: How do I get mail and packages at SV? What do I do if I am leaving Suncrest Village?
Each unit (condos and townhomes) at SV is assigned a mail box at our “mail center”. Service is provided by the USPS. If packages will not fit in the mail box, the USPS carrier will deliver the package to our Clubhouse office. To pick up a package (see mail pick-up hours), residents must be registered with our office. Photo ID may be required. Please watch our news page for updates. Contact us for other options.
Mail Forwarding and Hold Mail – Important note about temporary absence or permanent relocation: When residents are leaving Suncrest Village for short or extended periods (2 weeks or more) or relocating elsewhere, they should contact the USPS to place a hold on mail delivery or complete a change of address before leaving. The Suncrest Village HOA Office is not responsible for USPS mail delivery and cannot hold mail or packages for extended periods of time. Individuals should directly contact financial and student loan institutions, state and local tax offices, and former employers, etc, with change of address information.
8. Do I need to provide proof of my Homeowner’s Insurance to the HOA Office?
Yes, owners are required to provide a current “Certificate of Insurance” or “Declarations Page” to either the Suncrest Village Condo Association or Suncrest Village Townhome Association office. We recommend that owners have their insurance agent add either Suncrest Village Condo Association or Suncrest Village Townhome Association (whichever is applicable) as an “Additional Interest” to their homeowner’s insurance policy. There is no cost to add us and the insurance company will automatically send a current copy of the Certificate of Insurance or Declarations Page to the attention of Mary Rose Giambrone at: 1000 Suncrest Village, Morgantown, WV 26505 when the policy is renewed or updated. To send the document via email, please contact our office for the appropriate email address.
9. Which condominium buildings at Suncrest Village DO NOT have elevators?
Four of the 13 condominium buildings at Suncrest Village do not have elevators. Those buildings are: 1300, 2500, 2600, and 2700. HOA fees for buildings without elevators are less than those with an elevator.
10. Where is the trash compactor and how does it work?
The compactor is located at the “Refuse Area” next to the Mail Center. Operating instructions and a “Transfer Schedule” can be found here.
11. Someone is parked in my parking spot. Can I have them towed?
If you have a need to have a car towed from Suncrest Village for any reason, please contact our HOA office before calling the towing service provider. All vehicles parked at Suncrest Village are required to be registered with our office and vehicles that are not registered with our office are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense. However, if someone is parked in your parking spot, we may have the ability to contact the vehicle owner, thus saving you time and them money. Thank you.