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Bill Warner

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Architectural Controls
« on: October 29, 2008, 08:28:21 PM »
[This article is incomplete and will be expanded soon. -bw]

The Amberleigh Village Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (see previous article) set forth an undeniably strict set of Architectural Controls.  It is important that every AV homeowner be aware of these restrictions.  This article will introduce several of the provisions that are most commonly encountered by homeowners.  In particular, the Covenants require that "any exterior addition to or change or alteration" of your property must be approved in advance by the Association.

Section 6.2 Architectural Control. No building, outbuilding, mailbox, fence, satellite dish, wall or other
structure, except original construction of Dwelling Units by or on behalf of the Declarant, shall be commenced,
erected or maintained upon the Property, nor shall any exterior addition to or change or alteration therein,
other than by the Declarant, be made until the plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, height,
materials, color and location of the same shall have been submitted to and approved in writing as to harmony
of external design and location in relation to surrounding structures and topography by the Declarant until the
end of the Development Period and thereafter by the Board of Directors of the Association. After the
Development Period, the Board of Directors may appoint three (3) or more representatives to an Architectural
Committee. Any change in the appearance or the color of any part of the exterior of a residence shall be
deemed a change thereto and shall require the approval therefor as above provided. In the event that written
approval is not received as required hereunder within thirty (30) days after complete plans and specifications
have been submitted, approval will not be required and this Section will he deemed to be fully complied with.

Section 6.3 Fences. All fences will be similar in design to that attached as Exhibit B, except privacy
fences, walls, or screening constructed directly adjacent to the dwellings rear patio,
in which case they shall be no greater than 6 feet in height. The Architectural Committee shall review
all such requests pursuant to the standards and procedures set forth in Section 6.2. The
Owner shall maintain all fences in top quality condition, including replacement of damaged or
rotten fence posts or panels. The Homeowners Association may enforce this provision by requiring
either appropriate maintenance by the Owner or removal of the fence by the Owner. All courtyard
homes must use a white vinyl decorative fence (approved by the Architectural Committee)
constructed directly adjacent to the dwelling's rear patio.

Section 6.5 Outside Storage. No storage sheds or outbuildings will be permitted on any lot. All
clotheslines, equipment, garbage cans, service yards, woodpiles or storage piles shall be kept from
view of neighboring homes and streets. All rubbish, trash or garbage shall be regularly removed
from the premises, and shall not be allowed to accumulate thereon. Trash must be stored in enclosed

Section 6.21 Outside Use of Lots. Except in an individual patio area appurtenant to a Dwelling Unit, no
planting or gardening shall be done, and no fences, hedges, walls or other improvements shall be erected or
maintained upon the Property except such as installed in accordance with the initial construction of the
buildings located thereon or as approved by the Board of Directors. Above ground swimming pools are
prohibited on the Property.

Section 6.22 Swimming Pools. Neither in ground nor above ground swimming pools shall be
permitted in the Development.

Section 6.23 Mailboxes. Builders shall install matching Declarant or Association approved and Post
Office approved curb side rural mailboxes during original construction of all
Units. Each Owner shall maintain and replace his or her mailbox with the same type, unless a change in
design and color is approved by the Declarant or the Association.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2009, 11:53:43 PM by bwarner »
Bill Warner, AV Forum Administrator

Amberleigh Village Homeowners Association, Inc.