New Bylaws and Declarations and Covenants documents!

The Echo Lake Board of Trustees, our property manager and legal counsel worked together for two years to update and amend the governing documents for the Association so they are current and in compliance with Ohio Revised Code.

Links are provided below for the Bylaws and Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions drafted in 1988, a red line version of the documents showing changes, clean copies of the new documents, and document providing a summary of the changes to save time if you are trying to understand everything that changed.

To-date, despite significant effort to get all residents to respond, we still have not collected sufficient proxies so we can adopt the new documents.  Please help us if you have not participated by printing and filling out the proxy form provided below, and mailing it to Carlyle Management. 

If you would like a printed copy of the documents mailed to you for your review, please contact the property manager, Ed Fratus at (440) 937-2800 or email

Copyright 2021.  Echo Lake Community Association.  All Rights Reserved.

New Tree Care & Feeding

You may have noticed that the city has planted new trees on some of our tree lawns over the past several years.  If you have a tree(s) in your tree lawn, it is your responsibility to water them.  Young trees need a lot of watering in their first couple summers, so please help get them off to a strong start!

Home Improvement

If you plan to add onto your home, build a fence, add a storage structure or build a deck or patio, it is necessary to present your plans to the HOA board for review and approval before the City of Strongsville will issue building permits for your project. 

You can send your plans to Lawrence Management using the contact information on the Contact Us page of this website.  Lawrence Management will forward the plans to the board and upon receiving approval, will let the city know it is ok to move forward with the permit process.

Copyright 2021. Echo Lake Community Association. All rights reserved.

Wooded and Common Areas

The HOA directors work with the city on an ongoing basis to maintain the retention basins and waterways on our common property.  More than $50,000 has been spent in recent years to clear cut the creeks behind all of the homes on Academy Drive up to Echo Drive, and behind the homes on the north side of Stoughton Drive.

Our landscaping company is Schonhut Landscaping and they are responsible for mulching in the spring, mowing the common areas in the summer, trimming and maintaining all shrubs and plants in our garden areas, and cleaning up leaves in the fall.  If you observe landscape-related maintenance that appears to be falling behind, please contact Lawrence Management.  The contact information is on the Contact Us page of this website.

The dumping of yard or other waste into association common areas and the association dumpster is prohibited.  This includes but is not limited to the creek beds and wooded areas.  Residents dumping in common areas run the risk of being cited by the city, and being invoiced for any expenses incurred by the HOA to remove the debris.

Homeowners are not permitted to clear greenbelt areas or to cut down trees in common areas.  Such activity should be reported to Lawrence Management or to a board member immediately.  Finally, forts and other structures may not be built in the common areas.

When walking pets, please be considerate to clean up pet waste.  This is required by city code and you can be cited with fines for failing to clean up after your pet.

Neighborhood Security & Safety

During the summer vacation season, and throughout the year, residents should be alert and watch neighbors' homes for any unusual activity.

Please keep an eye out for any strangers in our neighborhood as our children are often outside playing.

Also, be aware of your surroundings when walking late and/or by yourself.  Be prepared by having a cell phone with you to call for help in case of an emergency.  Walk in well-lighted areas, and avoid walking alone after dark.

Please report any unusual activity to the police department immediately. 

The non-emergency number for the police department is (440) 580-3230 and the non-emergency number for the fire department is (440) 580-3210.

If you have a home security system, the police require you to have an automatic reset to prevent false alarms from sounding for hours.

Note that city ordinances require all homeowners to have a light post illuminated in your front yard from dusk to dawn.  Please keep your light post in good working order and change the bulbs as soon as possible when they burn out.