The Architecture Committee shall monitor activities related to the architectural conditions/rules/restrictions originating in the Village at Towne Center Bylaws and Declaration (CC&R: Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions), and advise the Board of Directors regarding members’ (owners’) compliance.
Duties of Committee:
PURSUANT TO THE DECLARATION (CC&Rs): Homeowners/MEMBERS are required to notify the Board of Directors whenever any interior or exterior remodel/modification/improvement/alteration/removal is proposed.
Notification may be email or letter but must be in writing and shall include a summary of the scope of the proposed remodel/modification/improvement/alteration/removal.
VIOLATIONS: (ARTICLE 8.6) The Board of Directors in behalf of the Association may take judicial action against any Owner to enforce compliance with such Rules and Regulations or other obligations of such Owner arising hereunder, or to obtain damages for noncompliance herewith … In the event of such judicial action, the Association shall be entitled to recover its costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, from the offending Owner.
|SUBJECT TO APPROVAL 1||NOT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL 1|
|Interior: Bearing walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs (except the interior surfaces therein), foundations, ceiling equipment, tanks, pumps, pipes, vents, ducts, shafts, flues, chutes, conduits, wires, and other utility installations, except outlets.Exterior: front entries, exterior stairs, balconies, decks, shutters, awnings, window boxes, doorsteps, stoops, balconies or rear patios and rear porches, and all exterior doors and windows located outside the Unit’s boundaries.
||Interior: Lath, furring, wallboard, plasterboard, plaster, paneling tiles, wallpaper, paint finished flooring and other wall, ceiling, or floor coverings on interior surfaces. Owners shall have the exclusive right to paint, repaint, tile, wax, paper, carpet or otherwise decorate the interior surfaces of the walls, ceiling, floors, and doors forming the boundaries of his unit.
Each owner shall also have the right to construct partition walls, fixtures, and improvements within the boundaries of his Unit, provided that such modifications shall not interfere with facilities necessary for the support, use or enjoyment of any other part of the community, shall not impair the structural soundness or integrity of the building and not encroach on the Common Elements or any part thereof.
IF the proposed architectural action does require HOA approval, THEN the proposed action shall require the applicant to complete the Architectural Approval Form and send to the management company. The applicant shall then be subject to the architectural approval process:
The committee shall be provided reasonable access to the Unit in question in order to monitor the process and give final approval. Final approval shall be documented on the Architectural Approval Form and mailed/emailed to the management company upon completion.
|1 Definition of what areas are and are not subject to the architectural approval process (taken from ARTICLE 1:37, 3:3, 3.4, 4: 5, ARTICLE 8.6)|
STATEMENTS IN THE DECLARATION (CCRS) RELEVANT TO THIS COMMITTEE
RESOLUTIONS relevant to this Committee regarding Art. 6.26 Hard Surface Flooring:
1. RESOLUTION 2018: ADDITIONAL APPROVED HARD SURFACE FLOORING IN CIELO 2 AND DELGADA 2:
See diagram for additional approved areas for hard surface (tile, wood, etc) flooring.
2. FLOORING RESOLUTION 1/29/20: WHEREAS, The Village at Towne Center Homeowners Association needs to protect the Association and its membership, the Board adopted the following Resolution to clarify section 6.26 in the CC&R’s in regard to vinyl [LPV] flooring at the Board of Directors Meeting dated Jan 29, 2020.6.26 Hard Surface Limitations. Tile and other non-vinyl hard flooring surfaces are permitted only in kitchens, baths and entryways on second floor units. This limitation shall not apply to second floor units above garage units.Be it resolved that the Unit Owner or Unit’s agent shall request vinyl [LPV] flooring installation via an Architecture Request form. The vinyl [LPV] flooring must include a footstep-noise resilient underlay with an IIC (impact insulation class) of at least 60.
Click HERE for the Architectural Request Form (On-Line Version).