Guidelines for Requesting Changes to Property
(Revised April 1982)
1) In order to provide Clark's Crossing Homes Association members some interpretation and clarification of the treatment given changes to property in the "declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions," the Architectural Control Committee of the Clark's Crossing Homes Association has developed, and the Board of Directors has approved the following guidelines which apply to every member of the Association.
2) Whether or not Architectural Control Committee approval is required before making a change to property depends on the type of change and/or the location on the lot where the change will take place.
Landscaping using plants, stone soil, mulch or any natural material may be undertaken anywhere on the property.
The use of railroad ties or similar material for edging purposes.
Installing mailboxes similar to those that are now in place throughout the community.
The construction of open decks or patios in the rear yard.
Awnings over decks in the rear yard.
The installation of any type of fence anywhere on the property. In 1982, the Board voted to no longer approve fences in the front yard.
The painting of the exterior of the house any color other than the original. The addition of siding (aluminum. vinyl, etc) to the exterior of the house whether the same color as the original or not.
Attaching to the roof of the house any antenna that extends more than 5 feet above the highest elevation on the house.
Construction of an out building such as, but not limited to, a storage shed, a dog house, a green house, or a play house.
Adding screened porches, greenhouses, additional rooms, or garage. Altering or moving any exterior wall.
Adding, deleting, or altering a window or door.
Addition of a basketball backboard. (See article 6)
Basically, any change in the rear yard of the lot does not require Architectural Control Committee approval except those changes noted above that always require approval. Likewise, any change in the front yard requires Architectural Control Committee approval except for those changes noted which never require approval.
When review ing requests for changes to property, the Architectural Control Committee w ill, in part, base its consideration for approval or non approval on the follow ing definitions of "Front Yard", and "Rear Yard".
See the above figure for sketches of various lot situations. Note that some positioning of houses on lots together w ith some lot configurations put one homeow ner's rear yard adjacent w ith another's front yard. Also, the above definition of rear yard may be too restrictive for intended changes to property, primarily for changes to corner lots. For such cases, the homeow ner may request in w riting, approval of a redefinition of his rear yard. Such request must include a sketch of the homeow ner's redefinition, must state the reason for a redefinition, and should be submitted to the Architectural Control Committee for action on the same basis as normal requests for changes to property.
Requests for approval for changes to property that require Architectural Control Committee approval as well as approval for redefinition of "REAR YARD" and "FRONT YARD" can be submitted to any Architectural Control Committee member.
Requests must include a sketch of the property showing the location on the lot of the change and a sketch or
description of the change with sufficient detail to communicate its essence.
When proposing a change in color of paint for the exterior of the house, paint chips are to accompany the
request. When proposing to add siding, a sample of the siding must be available for the committee's inspection.
Any request must include the homeowner's name, address, number, and telephone number.
The Architectural Control Committee will attempt to complete action on a request within 10 to 15 days following
its receipt. If the homeowner is not notified of the action taken by the committee within 30 days after receipt of the request, the request is assumed approved. Here, it is advisable that the
homeowner check with a member of the committee sometime before the 30-day period has expired to assure that the request is, in fact, in the hands of the committee. To avoid any misunderstanding, the
homeowner is urged to deliver his request to an Architectural Control Committee member only. Delivery to the Architectural Control Committee via a third party may only serve to delay the process.
Time is reckoned from the date of receipt of a request by a member of the committee.