Frequently Asked Questions

Besides a wide variety of homes and condos, highlights include the swim center, tennis center, community room, 4.5 miles of walking/biking trails, gas street lights, more than 830 street trees, landscaped common areas to provide privacy and beauty, major entrance stone markers, quick access to the city-owned golf course, convenient access to two interstate highways and city street maintenance and snow removal.
Yankee Commons residents can use the hiker/biker paths since they are open to the general public. There is no mention of the pools or tennis courts in the Lakewood at the Commons at Yankee Trace Condominium Handbook, which suggests that Commons residents do not have automatic access to the pools or tennis courts.
The city continues to own and operate the golf course and governs the construction of homes there through zoning laws and adherence to the planned unit development standards and building codes, etc.
Joanne Duda, Pres., Email:
Jim Hinds, V.P., Email:
John Callander, Sec./Treas., Email:
You can contact Towne Properties at 937-222-2550.
There is an assessment for each housing development at Yankee Trace. Each one is listed in county auditor property records as for street improvements, which can include such things as paving, sidewalks, curbing and streetlights.
The Yankee Trace Community Association has five committees – finance, design review and maintenance, swim and tennis, communications/ambassador, and property inspection.

HOA Information

The Yankee Trace Community Association Inc. is one of several homeowners association for residents of Yankee Trace, according to state records. The others are Lakewood at The Commons at Yankee Trace Condominium Association, The Grove at Yankee Trace Community Association Inc., The Highland at Yankee Trace Owners Association Inc. and The Links at Yankee Trace Owners Association Inc. All are listed as active on state records, but I can find substantive information for only the Yankee Trace Community Association and the Lakewood at The Commons at Yankee Trace Owners Association.

The Yankee Trace Community Association appears to be the largest HOA. It is incorporated with the state as a nonprofit organization and was created as part of the Planned Unit Development used to establish Yankee Trace. According to the association’s website,, the association’s main responsibility is the set and administer policies and procedures and to make managerial decisions affecting the operations of the association’s business, including maintenance. It also is responsible for ensuring these policies and procedures are followed by all property owners.

The Yankee Trace Community Association has seven trustees, with Jack Kindler serving as the current president. The other trustees are Sandy Birdseye, Larry O’Neal, Jim Haubrock, Wayne Kirby, David Dodds, and Tim Rieger. The association’s next annual meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Yankee Trace golf clubhouse. Three trustees will be elected. All association members are welcome to attend.

See the My Yankee Trace website for more information about the association, its policies and procedures.
There is a website for the Lakewood at The Commons at Yankee Trace Condominium Association. It is On the About page of the website, there is this information: “As a condominium community the Common areas are managed and maintained by a professional condominium management company. This work is overseen and directed by a committee of volunteer neighbors, the Association Board of Trustees.” The Contacts page lists this information:

Towne Properties
6540 Centerville Business Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45459

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