February 2016

In order to change your current space or situation, consider changing your mind about it. (K.R. Carter) Don’t mistake your opinions for the truth. (E. Tolle)

I know this drives some of you right up the wall with the geckos, but nevertheless it exists and is spelled out step by step in our governing documents.

Article 5.1 No Improvements or Alterations Without Approval
No improvement, excavation, landscaping, hardscaping, fence, wall, swimming pool, painting, alteration or other work which alters the exterior appearance of any Lot or its Improvements shall be commenced until plans and specifications have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Architectural Committee/ Board of Directors.

Application Process is a three step process:

1. Preliminary Approval: Submit site plan showing contour lines, the location of all existing and/or proposed improvements.

2. County Approval: Upon notification of preliminary approval by Architectural Committee obtain County Permits.

3. Final Approval: Submit two sets of working plans/drawings and construction specifications. This must include:

A. Plot plans

B. Description of exterior materials and colors with samples.

C. Owner’s proposed construction schedule.

Rounding up a posse, Marshall Dillon and ambushing individuals in their homes is listed nowhere in this process.

A rewriting of the Rules and Regs is in process due to some recent confusion. There are some of us who believe no approval is necessary for anything at all, imagine. All our governing documents CC&Rs, By-Laws, and Rules and Regulations are legal documents, enforceable by the Board of Directors. They don’t like it any better than you do but it is their legal responsibility. “Can’t we all just get along?” It doesn’t take a genius. Read the documents so you’ll know what is required. If you passed the third grade, reading should be one of your acquired skills. Try it. You’ll be amazed what you can learn!

We live in a community of people with differing interests AND communal interests. Managing those interests requires compromise and concessions. What you do on your property effects other people in your community. That’s why we have governing documents, to illustrate what we can all put up with in order to get along. The Board is a group of volunteers trying to manage conflicting interests. That’s all we can ask for. Competing interests require reasonable compromises to legitimate competing issues.

Next BoD meeting Tues, Mar 8th @ 2:00. 32462 River Island Ln.
Editor Kathy Mahoney (kathy@goodimpressions.org)

Posted in 2016.