2014 CC&R Review
(This is the short list of proposed changes for this year. The full list of changes to consider longer-term is here.
Rules Changes (require only a board vote)
- Y N [CHANGE] Relax "no storage in any garage spot" rule.
Section VI.J of the Rules is flawed. The intent is
good (getting people to keep cars in the garage), but it is badly
worded. Instead the first sentence should read, "No vehicle
shall be parked in the driveway for an extended period when there is
at least one space in the garage without a vehicle." (Note that
there is no rule saying people can't park in their driveways, only
that they are supposed to park in the garage if it isn't already
full of cars. In fact, parking in the driveway is required if the
driveway isn't full of cars but the garage is full of cars.)
- Y N [REMOVE] Fix Rules to only allow one sign. The CC&Rs restrict the number of signs to one, but the R&Rs
suggest that three or more would be allowed. Since the board
cannot alter the CC&Rs, this provision of the R&Rs is void and
should be removed. We should follow the CC&Rs' one
sign rule. In the event a person wants more than 1 sign
the architecture committee must approve.
- Y N [ADD] Prevent noxious fertilizing on the weekend. A
new rule should be added. "No owner shall spread strong smelling
fertilizer (manure, etc.) on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday."
CC&R Changes (require community approval)
- Allow renting out one room if owners are
present. Article XVII, Section 9. (page 39): As written, the owner may
not rent out any rooms in the house, only the whole house. This
should be changed to allow an exception: one lease of less than
the entire Lot, provided that the owner is residing at the Lot.
This will let people with extra rooms stay in good financial health
while ensuring that the owner is present to keep an eye on things.
- Save costs by reducing inspection rate.
Article VIII, 1.N. (page 18): Annual professional inspections
should be cut back to every two years to save
money. Volunteer inspections are sufficient and more cost
effective at finding issues at the current time.
- Leave structural elements restrictions to the
Architectural Committee. Article XV, 2.a.ii. (page 35): The restrictions on decorative
structure elements are given as variables (x, y, and z) rather
than actual numbers, making it hard to enforce this
restriction. This flawed clause should be removed and left up to the
Bylaws changes (require community approval)
- Allow only members in good standing to serve on the
board. The Bylaws, Article VI, say that "nominations may
be made from among members or non-members." This should be changed
to say, "nominations may be made from among members in good standing."
- The CC&Rs require that the Architecture Committee have five
members, but currently five members do not vote on submitted
plans. We should have a five-person Architecture Committee to
be compliant with the CC&Rs.
Last modified on 9 Dec 2014 by AO
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