Management and the Architectural Review Board (ARB) would like to share some important reminders regarding additions or improvements to the exterior of your home. There are processes that were established, and they must be followed when these types of changes are made. An Improvement Application must be submitted and approved by the ARB prior to making any alterations to the exterior.
When a homeowner wants to make an exterior home improvement, homeowners must follow the following process: Submit an Improvement Application Include a drawing or sketch detailing the proposed improvement (these will be reviewed for compliance to the existing covenants and ARB guidelines) The ARB will review the application and supporting documentation and either approve or disapprove the request Management will issue an email and a formal letter advising you of the ARB decision Target timing is ten (10) days from application to email/formal letter.
The following are some examples of improvements that require an improvement application and ARB approval: Installation of any outdoor recreational equipment (basketball hoop, trampoline, play sets, etc.), Installation of a fence, Installation of a fire pit or permanently placed outdoor furniture Installation, altering landscape designs, adding or removing trees, or extension of a patio or a deck.
Those are only a few examples, so remember that all improvements or additions must follow the improvement process and require ARB approval. If you are unsure if an addition or improvement you are planning requires approval, please contact Town Properties to verify prior to completing the work.