Owners may apply for variances on any of the Architecture rules and guidelines by making a request, in writing, to the Board of Directors at the regular monthly board meetings. Variances must include complete descriptions of the requested change. Drawings, sketches, and/or product information may be included in the request. Owners are encouraged to be as detailed as possible. The Board of Directors will respond in writing. This decision is binding. Upon sale of the unit, the owner is required to convey the decision of the Board to the new owner. Per Condominium Articles, Declarations and Bylaws, Members may not enter into individual contracts with vendors that affect any common element.
1. Identifying lettering and numbering shall be on the fence at the entrance to the patio area of each unit. All identifying lettering and numbering shall be standardized.
2. Gates shall conform within the approved specifications (see Exhibit A of these Rules and Regulations) and the proper installation of gates and their upkeep shall be the responsibility of the unit owner. The gates shall be constructed of wood, with the pickets vertically mounted and painted in the same shade of paint approved by the Board of Managers. The Association shall provide the paint. Offensive or inappropriate decorations will not be allowed.
3. No exterior additions/alterations/decorations of any structure (buildings, skylights, fences, hedges) shall be erected or assembled without the prior written approval of the Board of Managers (see Condominium Declarations). Plans submitted to the Board of Managers must include the detail on the nature, kind, shape, height, materials and cost of the proposed change or structure. The Board of Managers shall review all submitted plans to ensure the conformity and harmony of the intended external design and location in conjunction with the existing structures at Hiland Hills.
4. Only firewood, grills, patio furniture, plants and bicycles are allowed on patios (see Condominium Declarations). Each unit shall utilize their patio storage closet for the storage of miscellaneous items. Patios must be kept in an orderly fashion so neighbors may view it as a pleasing sight, both in walking by and from upstairs bedrooms. Rugs, towels, etc. may not be hung on fences or gates. No items may be stored on air conditioning units or within the air conditioner/utility room fenced area.
5. Residents may apply to the Association Board of Managers to request use of a clothesline on their patio. Clotheslines may not remain handing on the patios for longer than a 48-hour period.
6. Any covering or material used to cover items outlined in Section 4.04 of these Rules and Regulations must be a solid colored tarp. Trash bags and polyurethane covers may not be used.
7. Sunshades, awnings, latticework, additional fencing or etc. are prohibited unless approved in writing by the Board of Managers on an individual basis.
8. All rubbish, trash or garbage shall be regularly removed for the units and shall not be allowed to accumulate on patios or in the air conditioning unit areas between units.
9. All window frames, window screens, storm doors, storm window frames, screen doors and patio doors must be black, brown or beige and must be kept in good repair.
10. Front doors to units shall be kept within the Association’s approved specifications and painted in accordance with the colors set forth by the Board of Managers. Owners may contact the Management Company of the Board of Managers for approved colors. The Association shall provide the paint for the front doors.
11. The roof area adjacent to the master bedroom shall be used only as access for window cleaning.
4.12 Windows must be covered with appropriate window coverings: blinds, shades, drapes, etc. Window coverings should be aesthetically suited to the architectural integrity of the Community as determined by the Board of Managers. Earth tones (some greens, browns, and blues) white, or subdued or neutral colors are generally considered acceptable. Blankets, towels, sheets, posters or other inappropriate coverings are not allowed and will be subject to fines. It is the owner’s responsibility to keep windows and coverings in good repair. Residents may apply to the Association Board of Managers if they would like to request a variance for the unit.
1. The unit owner must replace broken and/or cracked windows and screens. 2. Any member wishing to plant an in-ground flowerbed or place a planter outside their patio fence must submit plans to the Association’s Board of Managers for approval (see Condominium Declarations). Said flower beds must be maintained by the unit owner or resident requesting the approval. If not maintained, said flower beds will be removed and the unit owner shall be responsible to re-sod the area at their (unit-owner's) expense.
3. Only one (1) For Sale sign or For Rent sign may be posted in a bedroom window. (See Condominium Declarations and By-Laws). All other signage is prohibited except where listed in these Rules and Regulations or in the Association’s policies.
4. Unit owners wishing to install a Satellite Dish or other Reception Devices must submit written plans to the Board of Managers prior to installation of said unit. Plans may be submitted to the Board of Managers and must show the proposed location of the dish, the material to be used to mount the unit and the size of the unit. Satellite Dishes and other Reception Devices may not be mounted to any common element or to any building exterior. Installation of these devices must be provided by a licensed installer at the unit owner’s expense.
5. Any damage caused from the installation or use of the satellite dish or other reception device to any exterior building shall be the responsibility of the unit owner and shall be repaired or replaced within a reasonable amount of time as determined at the Board of Managers.
6. The Unit Owner is responsible for replacing the unit's furnace room door if it has been warped or damaged by problems associated with broken water pipes in the furnace room.