Frequently Asked Questions
What is Harbison?
What is the Harbison Community Association?
What is the function of HCA?
How is Harbison funded?
Where do my assessment dollars go?
- Active and consistent enforcement of covenants
- Free use of the Harbison Recreation Center
- Savings on any Recreation Center specialty programs
- Free access to lighted tennis facilities (4 courts for exclusive use by residents)
- 14 miles of paved and lighted walking trails situated throughout Harbison
- 9 safe and well-maintained playgrounds
- Quarterly newsletter
- Fully developed web site
- Consistent architectural review of all new construction/development
- Additional private security patrol
- Care and maintenance of Recreation Center, lakes, common property, and trails
- Professional management of the association
- Advocacy of community issues with Irmo, Columbia, Lexington, and Richland Counties
- Use of meeting space for meetings, birthdays, parties, receptions, family reunions, etc.
If I'm renting a house, do I still have access to the Community Center?
In which areas of the Covenants should I be most aware of?
- Property Maintenance – You are required to properly maintain the appearance of your property and all buildings.
- Construction – Any changes, additions or new buildings and any fences require prior approval from the Residential Design and Review Committee.
- Trees – Trees may not be removed without prior authorization.
- Temporary signs – Any and all temporary signs are prohibited in Harbison. The sole exception is that one “For Sale” sign may be placed on your property if the property is for sale.
Who may participate in HCA Programs?
How does Harbison interact with local governments?
What should we do about solicitors?
In March of 1993, the Harbison Community Association (HCA) Board of Directors passed a resolution prohibiting solicitation of any kind in Harbison. Following that resolution the Association posted signs at all of the major entrances to Harbison indicating that solicitation was not allowed. However, as many of you know, door-to-door solicitation continues to be a problem in our community.
When you see someone soliciting in your neighborhood, call Harbison Association at 803-781-2281 and report it. Be as detailed as possible about the individual(s) that are soliciting. Our Covenant Enforcement Officer will approach the solicitor and resolve the issue.
What about the Harbison pathways?
Where can I get an RDRC Form?
You can stop by the Recreation Center and pick one up, or you can download one (pdf) to print and email to us.