Property owners are encouraged to create residences that reflect their personal style; however, in achieving this goal,
it is imperative that enhancements to the homes' exteriors and landscaping compliment those of their neighbors as well
as the community at-large. For this reason, all property enhancements must be approved by the ARC, pursuant to the Conditions, Restrictions and Protective Covenants, prior to the commencement of work. It is the ARC's responsibility to ensure quality materials are used, the external design is in harmony with existing structures, and the location is appropriate with respect to topography and finish grade elevation.
Property owners should submit their applicable deposits and requests via the PROPERTY ENHANCEMENT REQUEST FORM. Please be advised the ARC strives for a quick turnaround; however, approval is not automatic. Do not schedule work assuming immediate approval at the next ARC meeting. Property owners should expect to be contacted by an ARC member to schedule an on-site visit prior to approval as well as a "walk-through" at the conclusion of each approved project. All final approvals will be sent from the ARC to the appropriate property owners. We strongly encourage property owners unsure of whether or not their projects need approval to contact the ARC. Failure to comply may result in a fine and/or the property owner having to reverse the project entirely.
If you are considering altering the color of your home and/or shakes, we encourage you to contact the ARC as they have a comprehensive list of approved colors and stains.
For new home construction, approvals can take anywhere from one to three months. Each project must include the Property Enhancement Request Form, detailed renderings of the project and any additional applicable documentation. Effective 12/9/12, the board voted unanimously to require a non-refundable deposit of $250.00 for new home construction to begin the review process. Additionally, new home construction requires a separate $2,000.00 deposit, which will be refunded without interest, only after the ARC confirms the home has been built in strict conformity to the plans agreed upon. See Rules and Regulations for more details.
ADDITIONAL ARC GUIDELINES
Examples of projects requiring approval include, but are not limited to, landscaping, fencing, exterior home changes (i.e. painting, additions), outbuildings, shade structures, and patios.
Laurel Barbour, Board Liaison