Find out if your street has been released--if it has not been, make sure that the builder repairs it.
Otherwise, unfortunately, you would be responsible for compliance and you would have to move the "rock" utility covers.
You can request that the HOA pay (or reimburse your fees) but your success is uncertain. This is your best bet:
1. Send a certified demand letter requesting that the HOA take ownership
of the problem under the fact that the utility covers are not part of the frontage but are owned by the utility company, making the HOA and the utility company primarily responsible for their maintenance.
2. Claim that since the covers were negligently placed onto your property, you reserve the right to request that the HOA go after the builder on your behalf and have the builder repair their own mistakes.
3. If your street has not yet been released, request that the street is not released to the HOA until the builder properly and professionally repair and modify the utility covers so that they become compliant.
Give the HOA 14-30 days to respond and politely claim that although you are responsible for repairs, you are not responsible for the negligent installation of others. In a "carrot-stick" approach, change the tone and ask assistance from the HOA on your and the other property owner's behalf and ask them to intervene on your behalf to the builders.
If done properly, the HOA will look into the matter and try to hoist the responsibility away from them and you and onto the builder.
Dimitry Alexander Kaplun, Esq.