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Guidelines 2006

Guidelines 2006

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This file is the Architectural and Environmental Guidelines for the Gateway Commons/Walnut Grove Community in MD.
This file is the Architectural and Environmental Guidelines for the Gateway Commons/Walnut Grove Community in MD.

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GATEWAY COMMONS HOMEOWNRS ASSOCIATION
ARCHCTU AN ENVONMNTAL REVIW COMMEE
stANARS AN GUIELINS
Approved: April
20, 1995
Effective: May 15, 1995Amended: September 18, 2006
Effective: October 18,2006
INODUCTION
To ensure tht Gateway Commons.will always be an attactive and desirable communty
in which
to live, architectul and envionmental stadards must be maintained. These stadads are meant
to benefit all residents of Gateway Commons. Thus, all residents share the responsibilty to
comply with support and contrbute to them
High standads require tht guidelines and restrctions on externl alterations/additions be
adopted and observed. The Architectual and Envionmental Review Commttee CA.E.RC.)established these guidelies and restrctions based on the Gateway Commons Declartion of
Covenants and Restrctions and on the published gudelines of simiar homeowners
associations.
Fròm tie-to-time these gudelines will be updated to clarfy their intet
and address additional
tyes of chages. These rules and reguations are intended to protect homeowners'. investments
. . and to assure that all homeowners can take pride in their community and be comfortble livig in
it -
Updates to.these Guidelines will be published perodically in the çOmmunty newsletter. When
suffcient changes havebeen made to warrt
reissuing the entie document, the document will be
updated and mailed to- each homeowner. Homeowners
are
expected to comply with the
guidelines. .
. Compliance with these stadards requires from each homeowner tht degree of regard for
neighbors which is expected in tu. The potentil benefits include escalating propert values,
and maintenance of an attactively designed and appealing communty that is pleasant aId
enjoyable. The Conittee has endeavored to make the stadards and gudelines easy to meet and
to make the review process simple and prompt.
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ARCHTECTUR AN ENVONMNTAL REVIW COMMTEE
. The existence, composition, basic duties and powers of
the Architectual Envionmental Review
Commtte (AE.RC.) are established in Arcle V of the Declartion of Gateway Commons
Homeowners Association. To enumerate the powers, fuctions and opertion of the Architectual
and Envionmenta Review Commttee, the followig resolution is adopted by a majority. vote of
the Board of Directors of Gateway Commons Homeowners Association.
WIREAS, Arcle V
of
the Declaration of
Covenants estblished an Architectul and
Envionmental Review Commttee to adopt and publish guidelines for exteror changes,
improvements, and additions to homeowners' propert and to approve any such changes,
. imrovements or additions, and
WIREAS, the Board of
Directors wishes to establish an Architectul and Envionmental
Review Commttee
which will approve and establish architectual and envionmenta gudelines
in accordace with the Declaration; ..
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOL YED that The Architectul and Envionmental Review
Commttee be established and the followig procedures and gudelines be adopted:
I. ARCmTECTU GUIELIS
A.. General
1. Any exteror alteration or addition, except as specifically excepted in these
guidelines, must have approval of
the AE.RC. before any work has begm.
2.. Exteror modifications which have been approved by the developer Board of
Directors or the homeowner Board ofDirectors pror to the adoption of
these
.. . Guidelines will be considered to have grandfathered approval. Should a question
arsein
the futue, the homeowner may be requied to fush proof that the
modification was, in fact, approved.
3. Any exteror addition or alteration to an existg buildig or to the suoundig
homeowner grounds shall be compatible withthe design chaacter of
the origial
building
and suroundig grounds. The AE.R.C. shall be responsible for
interpreting whether altetion or addition design chaacterstics abide by
the
design ëhacter of
the Community.
4. Some alterations or additions may be made without wrttn request for approval
if
they follow the guidelines stipulated hereinafer under "ALTERATIONS NOT
REQUIG A.E.RC. SUBMISION.
5. Any other alterations or additions requie wrtten submission and subsequent
A.E.RC. approval before any chages are made to the
proper. These are
specified hereinafer inder "ALTERATIONS REQUIG SUBMISSION
AN APPROVAL."
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6. Some alterations, additions and changes are specifically prohibited as provided in
the Declaration and sumried here under "PROHIITED ALTERATIONS."
Many of
these prohibitions are explained in detail in Arcle VI Section 6.02, of
the Declaration of Covenants.
7. The A.E.R.C. is empowered to regulate chages and improvements tohomeowner's proper only. Any desired chages to common grounds must be
requested ofthe Board of
Directors'.
B. ALERATIONS NOT REQUlG A.E.R.C. SUBMISSION AN APPROVAL
BUT WICH MUST FOLLOW STIULATED GUIELINS
GARENS
1. Plants, shrbs, and flowers with the homeowner's propert
only. Plans for
hedges ~r other planted fencing
must be submittd for review by the A.E.R.C.
2. Gaden hose and caddy affed to house extendig no higher ththirt-síx
inches (36") from ground level ortwenty-fourinches (24") from deck level and
behid railing.
3.
Vegetable gardens, in rear yards only, andonly on proper
of
homeowner. Plant
growt must not exceed
height of fencing. In all homes, plant refuse and stakes
must be removed at the end of the growg season. ~
.
. ~
Back-to-Back Homes - Vegetable gardens may be plànted inide privacy
fencing, inconspicuous to public.
Single-Family.Hc)IIÌes - Veg~table gardens may be planted in one row only that
is diectly adj apent to the rear wall of the
home. The row may be no wider than24 irches.
Townomes - Vegetable gardens maybe planted overno more than 25% of
the
area ofthe rear lot withi the limts of
the privacy fence.
4. Trees except for the followig: Fruit Bearg trees on townome propert,
Weeping Wilows, female Gingo Biloba, Silver Maple, Tulp Poplar, Amercan
Beech, Elm and Bamboo. .
5. Decorative borders around flowerbeds up to twelve inches (12")high of
the
followig tyes:
a) natual, red or white brick
b) . railroad ties or landscaping timbers, chemically or pressure treated wood,
natual wood
color only.
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