Rules and Regulations for Community Maintenance

The MCA is charged with the enforcement of community upkeep. This is accomplished through the Rules and Regulations for Community Maintenance and the Parking Rules and Regulations. Copies of both are provided on this site. As a matter of policy, the MCA will only respond to complaints regarding violations of these rules and regulations. The MCA does not conduct proactive enforcement or patrol.

Property Owners and Sub-Association Responsibilities

The First Amended and Restated Community Declaration (CC&R) states the following:

Section 7.5: Units to be Maintained. Owners of a Unit are responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of the properties located within their Unit boundaries except as such maintenance, repair and replacement are expressly the obligation of the applicable Sub-association for that unit. Each Unit, shall, at all times, be kept in a clean, sightly and wholesome condition.

Section 7.6: Landscaping Requirements of Owners/Restrictions and Maintenance Covenants. All portions of a Unit not improved with a residence, building, driveway, walkways, patios or decks (referred to as the unimproved area or landscaped areas of a Unit) shall be landscaped by the Owner thereof or a builder other than the Declarant. Any portions of the Unit that are not landscaped by the Builder, must be fully landscaped by the Unit Owner, no later than one (1) year after the first occupancy of any portion of the Unit. The landscaping of each Unit, having once been installed, shall be maintained by the Owner, or the applicable owner association (in the case of multifamily parcels), in a neat, attractive, sightly and well-kept condition, which shall include lawns mowed, hedges, shrubs, and trees pruned and trimmed, adequate watering, replacement of dead, diseased or unsightly materials, and removal of weeds and debris.

Section 7.9: Use of Common Elements: There shall be no obstruction of the Common Elements, nor shall anything be kept or stored on any part of the Common Elements without the prior written approval of the Community Association. Nothing shall be altered on, constructed in, or removed from the Common Elements without the prior written approval of the Community Association.

Rules and Regulations for Community Maintenance

  1. Landscaping Requirement – Front and side yards shall have plants, shrubs, turf, or other landscaping in healthy condition installed at all times. Barren soil, patches of dirt, or weeds shall be prohibited. The maximum height of hedges in the front yard shall not exceed 42 inches.

  2. Trees – It shall be the responsibility of the occupant and/or owner to cut, prune and remove all tree branches lower than eight (8) feet over sidewalks, thirteen and one half (13.5) feet over a street or alley, and remove any dead, dying or structurally unsound tree.

  3. Weeds/Grass – It shall be the responsibility of the occupant and/or owner of any property to cut and remove all grass/weeds over eight (8) inches in height. Weeds outside rear and side fences to the curb and from the centerline of the alley to the rear yard shall also be removed.

  4. Fences – All fences shall be maintained in good structural condition at all times. Design review shall be required for the moving of a fence line from its original location.

  5. Trash – It shall be prohibited for the occupants and/or owners to allow for the accumulation or storage of any trash that is not stored in a city-approved container; is offensive to sight, or is otherwise unsanitary.

  6. Exterior Maintenance – All structures shall be maintained in a state of good repair and painted.

  7. Alleys – Occupants and/or owners shall be responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the area from the rear property line to the centerline of the alley. It shall be prohibited for anything to be kept or stored in the alley without written authorization and nothing shall be altered on, constructed in, or removed from the alley. The alley shall include the land that is adjacent within three (3) feet of the concrete surface.

  8. Right-of-Way Maintenance – Occupants and/or owners of property abutting a public right-of-way shall provide for landscaping and maintenance of such right-of-way. The right-of-way shall consist of the area between the property line and the curb line or edge of the roadway and between the property line and centerline of the alley.

Parking Rules and Regulations

  1. Abandoned Vehicles – It shall be prohibited for any owner or operator of a vehicle to leave that vehicle parked in the same place on a public right-of-way continuously for a period in excess of seventy-two (72) hours. A vehicle shall be considered in violation if it has not been moved at least one hundred (100) feet during the seventy-two-hour period of time.

  2. Violation of Posted Sign – At any place within the city where authorized signs are posted, it shall be prohibited for any person to park a vehicle in any manner in violation of, or contrary to, the provisions contained on such signs.

  3. Oversized Vehicles – It shall be prohibited to park a vehicle exceeding six thousand (6,000) pounds empty weight or twenty-two (22) feet in length. 

  4. Trailers/Recreational Vehicles – It shall be prohibited to park on a public right-of-way an automobile trailer, boat trailer, or recreational vehicle not attached to a licensed vehicle. 

  5. Alley Parking – It shall be prohibited to park a vehicle within an alley except during the necessary and expeditious loading and unloading of merchandise or freight, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property or interfere with the free movement of traffic through an alley.