Park Neighborhood Association
the Month Program
The purpose of the Yard of the Month Program is to promote
goodwill and reward our neighbors "pride of ownership" shown through yard
maintenance and landscaping. The program will recognize and support neighbors
who demonstrate pride in maintaining and improving their property in a manner
that contributes to the overall appearance of the community at large.
Yard of the Month candidates will be judged solely on the
total exterior appearance of their property and front yard as viewed from the
street. General upkeep of the yard and property is paramount. Emphasis will be
given to use of native plants and xeriscaping efforts.
General Judging Factors
Judging factors include the overall appearance, tidiness and
neatness of the front of the property as evidenced by pruned, trimmed and
shaped foliage. This can be interpreted in tight form or free form shapes
achieving a visually appealing facade.
Healthy lawn, neatly mowed
Pruned and trimmed shrubs and
Healthy, living plants
Minimum weeds in flowerbeds
Yard free of debris and clutter
Buildings, fences, porches and
patios on the property in good repair
Design and Landscaping
Use of color and texture
Creative, unique curb appeal
Balance appropriate to house and
Overall aesthetic appeal
Pleasing appearance making the
property an asset to the community
Yard of the Month will be
referred in this document as YOTM.
The program will be managed by a
YOTM Committee of volunteers chaired by a Director who will Chair the Committee
and oversee the program for one calendar year.
YOTM committee is not responsible
for policing Windsor Park residence in reference to city ordinance violations.
All current Windsor Park
properties are automatically eligible by default.
Judging months will be beginning
April of the calendar year and will include May, June, August, September, and
October with the months of January, February, March, November, and December
landscape off season. July will be a holiday for the committee members and
December will have a special designation for Christmas holiday decorations
which will be decided by the committee members and will be posted on the website
winners are selected by open vote at prior months meeting by attendees from a
selection of participants made by the committee members. Committee members must
be active for 6 months to nominate addresses for YOTM. (Original members are
Nominations for YOTM vote are
selected based on the judging criteria, factors and guidelines listed on this
The upkeep of the yard can
reflect the efforts of the residents themselves or that of a professional
landscaper or groundskeeper.
The award duration term is
approximately a single calendar month and runs until the following month winner
has been notified. Durations may vary due to judging schedules and holidays.
The same property cannot receive
more than one award in the same rolling twelve-month calendar period.
No more than one YOTM recipient
will be selected in a single month.
Winners may be disqualified if
their property is in violation of any city regulation.
YOTM sign will be displayed in
winner's yard but not required to receive YOTM award certificate. * Release form
will be required for sign placement.
YOTM sign must be displayed in
accordance with city ordinance and be revoked if not in compliance.
While an individual's home is
being recognized as YOTM, they are expect the title.
Winners will be offered
opportunity of having their yard photographed and published on wpneighbors.com
website. * Release form will be required.
will also be offered opportunity to have win and picture on NextDoor website
only in Windsor Park area site. Release form will be required
Windsor Park Neighborhood will be
divided equal areas that each member will be assigned to for a period three
At the end of three months each
member will move to a area that they have not covered. This is to insure fresh
Each month each member will
nominate two addresses in a first choice/second choice format and email them to
chairperson for aggregation and return to members.
First choices will be in the
initial nomination subject to approval of homeowner participation.
Volunteer members will visit
nominees and request participation.
If nominees refuse to
participate, second tier nominations will move forward by default.
Visiting volunteer members will
request signatures of acceptance of participation in YOTM program.
Nominees may refuse to have sign
posting in yard and still be winner of YOTM and receive award certificate.
Nominees may refuse to have
picture or address posted on wpneighbors.com website and receive award
Nominees must agree to have one
picture of house and yard for voting process or be disqualified.
may agree to have their winning photo and announcement on Nextdoor website
under the Windsor Park Neighborhood only or opt out without disqualification.
Acceptance form will include
participation, photo permission, sign permission, opt out on signage, permission
to be mentioned on wpneighbors.com website, opt out on mention on
wpneighbors.com, picture posting on wpneighbors.com, opt out of picture posting
on wpneighbors.com, notice on Nextdoor Windsor Park neighborhood only or opt
Picture of home taken at
acceptance of participation in the YOTM program will be deleted immediately
after vote taken.
Voting will take place at the
beginning of each meeting and will be open to all attending. Pictures will be
displayed of nominees with corresponding numbers. Votes will be tabulated
during meeting with winner announcement at meeting end.
Certificate of Excellence awarded
President Windsor Park Neighborhood
Yard of the Month
Committee member Date
*Windsor Park Neighborhood Association represented
by the Yard of the Month committee is not responsible for damages incurred in
placement of YOTM sign. Residents are encouraged to advise committee members of
existing sprinkler systems or other resident concerns prior to sign placement.