Though we each own our own units, be they cabins, stand alone homes or condominiums and are responsible for the care and upkeep of the inside and outside of our units (see ART. VI of By-Laws) to a large extent, what is done and how it is done on the outside of the unit and around the unit, must first be approved by the Architectural Control Committee. Owners must seek approval in writing before proceeding. Click here for a form to print, compete and mail. If you are not sure if what you want to do, requires approval, please ask before you act.
The authority for architectural control is vested in the Architectural Control Committee as outlined in the Documents and reinforced in the By-laws.
Documents, Article VIII, Architectural Control states in part; “… No exterior additions, enclosures, color changes or other alterations to any building, additional fences, or changes in existing fences, hedges, walls, walkways and other structures shall be commenced, erected or maintained ……. until the plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, height, color, materials, location and approximate cost of same shall have been submitted to and approved in writing as in harmony with the external design and location in relation to surrounding buildings in the development by an Architectural Committee composed of the Board of Directors of the Association or by its representative or representatives designated by the Board of Directors …….” See also Article IV, Section 10 of the Documents.
The By-Laws, Section 3. Owner Maintenance and Limited Common Elements, states in part, “Each Unit Owner, at his sole expense, shall be responsible for repair, maintenance and appearance of the porch, patio, balcony or any other Limited Common Element …… The Unit Owner shall not paint or otherwise decorate, restructure or adorn or change the appearance of ….. his Unit without the approval of the Architectural and Environmental Control Committee. ….” Click here for a form to print, compete and mail.