PROPERTY MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES
Baytowne, through the voluntary actions of its residents and conscientious efforts of its Board, has remained one of the best and most attractive neighborhoods in Jonathan's Landing for value. As the oldest community in Jonathan's Landing, each resident must continue to do his/her share to maintain our neighborhood. These guidelines are prepared to assist residents in that effort.
Association Responsibility: The Association is responsible for "the outdoor maintenance of all structures, promenades, roads, street lighting, and landscaping within Baytowne." Maintenance is limited to the care, but not the repair, of these items owned by a resident. For example, the Association will paint a wall bordering and facing 'common areas' (unless the homeowner chooses to do it himself), but it is the homeowner's responsibility to repair any structural problem. Likewise, unless the homeowner does it himself, the Association will maintain shrubs, and other plant material (except those within walls or fences). It is the homeowner's responsibility to replace dead materials, pick up fallen fruit and remove annuals on their property at the end of season.
Homeowner Responsibility: While the Covenants and Restrictions provide that the Association responsibility shall include "ordinary painting of surfaces visible from the exterior of the actual unit", practice and the fact that the individual unit is then assessed (with 18% interest) for such maintenance, virtually every homeowner has elected to fulfill this obligation by hiring painters and paying for the labor directly. Roofs, glass, screen areas, structural repairs, landscaping and plantings remain the responsibility of the homeowner. If a unit falls into disrepair, the Association "reserves the right ... to make such structural repairs or ... maintenance as it deems necessary, the cost of which may be assessed against the member..."
Painting: The Association and the Design Control Board approves the colors permitted on the residences in Baytowne. These colors are available at the pool or through the management company. Your Board and the Design Control Board is flexible, allowing tone variations within the pastel colors selected. Any other colors require the approval of the Design Control Board. Trim colors are limited to white/off white. Baked on finishes on non wood materials for fencing, garage doors, fascia and the like do not need to be painted provided they are an approved color tone.
Roofs: Three colors (light gray, light tan and weathered cedar) are approved for the roofs. To encourage updating, four roofing materials have been approved by the Design Control Board, (cedar, cement composite, metal, and heavy duty fiberglass.) Prior to roofing your home, approval of the Design Control Board is required.
Driveways: Each homeowner is responsible for the maintenance (pressure washing and/or painting) of his/her driveway Approval of the Design Control Board is required for painting or replacing your driveway.
Landscaping: Each homeowner is responsible for the landscaping of his/her home. The Association retains the right to remove any trees or shrubs within a ten foot easement of the road if such material interferes with the common road or utilities. Design Control Board approval is required for any major landscaping changes. The JLPOA and your Association discourages the planting of any new fruit bearing trees since the fallen fruit, if not picked up immediately, attracts rodents, possums and raccoons. Further, your Board will not approve any new plantings that block the line of sight view of your neighbor extending 45 degrees outward from the corner of his/her home.
Remodeling/Improvements: Both the Baytowne Board and the Design Control Board encourage anyone choosing to remodel their home. If the changes are visible from the exterior of the home, Design Control Board approval is required. As long as the homeowner conforms to the general look and feel of the neighborhood, the Design Control Board has been shown to be both reasonable and, within limits, flexible.
These guidelines have been prepared to assist the residents of Baytowne in the upkeep of their homes. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to amend or alter in any way the obligations of the Association or the Homeowner as contained in the Baytowne or Jonathan's Landing Covenants and Restrictions or its Bylaws. Residents are encouraged to contact any Board member, or, if in doubt, submit any work to the Baytowne Board and the Design Control Board for approval.
BTHOA Maintenance Guidelines 2/99
Baytowne Parking Enforcement Policy
Adopted by the Board:
BTHOA Parking policy 3/98
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