Saturday, August 25, 2007

Subdivision Moving to Update their Restrictions

Golden Gables Subdivision in South County is moving ahead to update their Protective Covenants. The subdivision was built in 1963-64. Their restrictions have never been updated. The trustees say it's time to bring them up-to-date and to address issues today that were not around in the '60, 70s and 80s.

The trustees said the major issues are parking of vehicles on grass, commercial and RV parking and general maintenance issues. While the subdivision has always had late payers, they have never lost any money by someone not paying. "We have maintained a 100% payment record as far back as I can remember," commented one of their trustees.

The trustees are spending time reviewing Restrictions from other subdivisions and would like to hear from others as to how they solved problems in their subdivision. Here's a few of the more "unusual" restrictions they've come across.

  • One subdivision requires all homeowners to have a common style mailbox.
  • One regulates the colors of the homes and requires paint chips to be submitted.
  • One details painting of the home to include the basic colors and trim.
  • One requires trustee approval even if the homeowner is painting the house the same color.
  • One prohibits trucks being parked either on the street or in a driveway.

What are some issues of importance to your subdivision? Are you considering updating your restrictions? Would you be interested in networking with other subdivisions on this subject? Click on COMMENTS below and share your thoughts and experience.

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