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Architectural Review Committee

Architectural Control Committee
 
Chairperson:
 
Susan Kirkpatrick
 
Members:
 
Brenda Hammer
Ellen Sullivan
Walter McClellan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deed Restrictions Q&A
 
Common Questions And Topics
 
Q: What Are Deed Restrictions?
 
Deed Restrictions are another name for the Declarations the developer used to create the neighborhood. They are legally recorded and enforcable promises you made when you purchased your property. If you are renting here, your landlord is required to make sure you follow the Deed Restrictions.
 
Deed Restrictions are rules that apply to all houses and lots in the neighborhood. They spell out what a resident can and cannot do here in the neighborhood. For example, there is a restriction that prohibits outdoor clothes lines that are visible to people from outside your back yard.
 
Q: Who enforces the Deed Restrictions?
 
The POA enforces the Deed Restrictions. All homes in the Meadows at Double Creek subdivision are part of the Meadows at Double Creek POA, or 'the POA'. The POA is a not-for-profit corporation created by the developer at the same time the Declarations were created. The POA maintains the common areas, as well as enforces the Deed Restrictions as part of its responsibility to keep the neighborhood well maintained to preserve property values.
 
Q: Why did I get a violation letter from the POA?

The property manager makes regular inspections of the community. From time to time, you will get a letter if something needs to be addressed with your yard or house. This letter is called a violation letter, and it tells you what is wrong with your house or yard, and gives you a clear timeframe in which to correct the problem.
 
Once you correct the violation, no further action is required on your part. You do not have to send a return letter to the manager unless you would like to.
 
Q: Can I really be fined?

Simple answer? Yes, you can. If you do not correct the violation, the POA will provide you with correct and proper notification of an upcoming fine. If you still do not make the correction to cure the violation, the fine will be assessed. If you still do not cure the violation, the fines can continue. Fines can be appealed to the Board of Directors if you feel they are unreasonable or not fair.
 
Q: My neighbor should get a letter. Do I call the POA?

Call or email us. Our contact information is on the Contact Us page. Your information is kept confidential. Oftentimes, we already have a violation process underway and your neighbor is just being slow to correct it. Sometimes though, and this is for stuff that can't be seen from the road, your tip could be the first time we hear about something. Your help in keeping the neighborhood in compliance with the restictions is appreciated.