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Covenants and Restrictions

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Each homeowner receives and acknowledges receipt of covenants and restrictions when purchasing a home in Summerville Place. If you have not received one for any reason or have lost your copy and would like another one, please e-mail an HOA member. Please refer to your copy for final definitions and exact wording, this page provides an overview for easy reading. These are not the complete covenants. Just a friendly reminder about the Covenants of our community: Please remember that the Covenant restrictions were put in place to maintain the beauty and value of the properties of every homeowner. They are not a punishment nor are they designed to take away property rights, they are enforced to protect the majority of homeowners in Summerville Place from nuisance or objectionable items. Please do your part to abide by them so that you and your neigbors will be glad to call our Community "Home".
  • All lots and buildings shall be used for residential purposes only.
  • No building shall be more than 2-1/2 stories tall.
  • No building shall be located closer than 20 feet from the front lot line.
  • No building shall be located closer than 5 feet from the side lot line.
  • Owners must maintain 12 feet between houses.
  • Swimming pools must be at least 10 feet from a lot line.
  • Swimming pools must be in the rear of the main dwelling.
  • Swimming pools must be no more than 2 feet above ground.
  • Architectural Review Board must review all improvements, additions, alterations, fences, driveways. (Please see covenants for more important information)
  • Exterior color scheme is regulated by ARB
  • Exterior finish is regulated by ARB
  • Outbuildings must be of same appearance as residence including shingles and trim.
  • Fences are regulated by ARB and shall not exceed 6 feet tall.
  • Fencing facing the street must be ornamental in nature.
  • Lot elevation may not be changed if it adversely affects surrounding lots.
  • Each house must have a prominent house number displayed.
  • No structure of a temporary nature shall be erected or allowed to remain on any lot, and no trailer, RV, shack, tent, garage, barn or other structure of similar nature shall be used as a residence, either temporarily or permanently
  • Only "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs may be displayed.
  • "For Rent" and "For Sale" may not exceed six feet square in size.
  • No more than 2 signs are permitted per property at a time.
  • Antennas may not be more than 10’ above the roof line.
  • Dishes should be concealed from the street when possible.
  • No mining or drilling on the property.
  • Air and water pollution is regulated. (Please see covenants for more important information)
  • Trash must be kept and stored in sanitary containers. except on the day of pick-up.
  • Trash containers should be kept in a garage or on the patio. (Not visible from adjacent homes or street)
  • Removal of trees from property is regulated by Town of Summerville and ARB.
  • AESTHETICS: Garbage Cans, Equipment, Coolers, Fuel Tanks, and like items shall be walled in to conceal them from the view of neighboring lots or the street. No fences, Awnings, Ornamental screens, Screen Doors, Sunshades or walls of any nature may be erected unless approved by ARB
  • Only Dogs, Cats, fish and birds inside cages are permitted. Commercial breeding is not allowed.
  • Pets (Dogs, Cats, Birds) are limited to two per lot.
  • All pets must be under the control of a responsible person and obedient to that persons command if outside the house or fenced in area.
  • Utilities must be contacted three days prior to digging to mark utility lines
  • Each owner must keep property in good repair. This includes: Seeding, watering and mowing lawns. Pruning and cutting trees and shrubs and painting buildings as needed.
  • Outdoor clothes drying is only permitted on a retractable umbrella type device which is removed from sight when not in use.
  • The sale or use of fireworks within Summerville Place is prohibited.
  • The use or discharge of firearms of any type is prohibited.
  • All hunting is prohibited in Summerville Place.
  • No noxious, offensive or illegal activity is permitted. Nothing which can cause embarrassment, discomfort, annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood or owners is permitted.
  • Caution must be used with lawn chemicals that any runoff will not harm aquatic life. Read instructions carefully! Street drains go directly to the ponds.
  • No overnight parking on streets is permitted.
  • No parking is allowed anywhere except in a garage or on a driveway.
  • Garage doors shall remain closed except when entering, exiting or owner is in yard.
  • No trailer, Trailer house, Recreational Vehicle, Commercial Vehicle, Bus, boat, Boat trailer, Truck (other than vans or pick-ups) mobile home or any habitable motor vehicle of any kind shall be kept more than three nights on a property. These vehicles may be stored behind a dwelling if screened from view of surrounding lots and streets in accordance with ARB guidelines.
  • Any person who violates these covenants may be responsible for attorneys fees if person or organization enforcing the covenants prevails.
  • Failure to enforce a covenant is not a waiver to do so in the future.

 
  Each homeowner receives and acknowledges receipt of covenants and restrictions when purchasing a home in Summerville Place. Please refer to your copy for final definitions and exact wording, this page provides an overview for easy reading. These are not the complete covenants.
 
  Complete Covenants in PDF Form, Click here