Yes, they can. The entire common area open space is a public utility easement, so whether we like it or not, suppliers of gas, electricity, phone, and cable service can dig in Shanahan Ridge Four HOA 8 April 2005 it at will. They don’t need our permission, but when we see a project underway, we ask them to minimize their impact on our personal prairie. Fortunately, the grasses are resilient and come back remarkably quickly. We also know the specific grass seed mix to use on any disturbed areas.