Rules and Regulations for Community Maintenance
As part of the neighborhood property maintenance efforts, the MCA conducts periodic inspections of properties and responds to complaints. This effort is to encourage all residents of our community to be conscious of the condition of their property and its importance in keeping a well-maintained and safe neighborhood. The following are examples of the common items that will be inspected.
Main Residence: Make sure that the outside of the home is intact and debris free. Siding & shutters should be properly hung or replaced if broken. Painting the main body of the home is encouraged every 10 years.
Landscape Maintenance: Maintain the landscape free from all weeds and all uncultivated plant growth and any landscaping that is dead and/or dry. Visible bare dirt must be maintained with ground cover and should be improved with rock, gravel or grass. Remember to maintain your property and adjacent right of ways from the center line of alleys to curbs easements. Trees should have a minimum of 8 feet clearance over all sidewalks.
Vehicles: Make sure that all vehicles are operable with current registrations and are parked in your garage or on a public street. No vehicle can be parked within 3 feet of main alley surface. This area is for loading and unloading only. Parking vehicles in alleys impacts your neighbor’s ability to access their garage.
Outside storage: Storage of any personal property or trash that is visible from outside the fence of the property is highly discouraged and can constitute a violation. Basketball hoops and other sports goals should always be stored on your property (at least 3’ from main alley surface). Permanent basketball hoops should be mounted on the garage face or 3’ from alley surface if mounted in-ground.
Trash: Remove all trash, litter, debris from outside your fence line. Ensure your trash is in an approved trash container. We recommend that containers not be stored within 3 feet of the main alley surface except on trash collection days. Trash Cans can be considered an encumbrance if not neatly stored on the property between collection days.
Please keep in mind that this is a list of common code violations our office enforces. If violations of the Rules and Regulations for Community Maintenance are observed during this inspection process, a notice to correct the conditions may be issued. If violations remain, enforcement action may occur and can include MCA fines and penalties.
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
The following are the Rules and Regulations for Community Maintenance. These Rules are Regulations were adopted pursuant to the First Amended and Restated Community Declaration. The Master Community Association (MCA) will enforce these Rules and Regulations in accordance with applicable state law. To report a violation of the Rules and Regulations please contact the MCA by calling 303-388-0724.
- 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.
- Bushes/Plants – The maximum height of hedges in the front yard shall not exceeded 42 inches. Plants which have thorns, spines or prickles shall be prohibited from being planted or maintained within 4 feet of a sidewalk.
- 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. Tree stumps must be ground down to six (6) inches below existing grade.
- 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 center line of the alley to rear yard shall also be removed.
- Fences – All fences shall be maintained in good structure condition at all times. Design review shall be required for the moving of a fence line from its original location. The original fence location is that one which was installed when the home was originally built.
- 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 insanitary or hazardous to the public health.
- Snow Removal – Occupants and/or owners shall within 24 hours of a snowfall, remove or cause to have removed all the snow and ice from all sidewalks adjacent to the property. This includes snow on sidewalks outside rear and side fences, driveways and alley aprons.
- Exterior Maintenance – All structures shall be maintained in a state of good repair and painted.
- Alleys – Occupants and/or owners shall be responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the area from the rear property line to the center line of the alley. It shall be prohibited for anything to be kept of 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 concreate surface.
- 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 occupant and/or owners property line and the curb line or the edge of the roadway and between the property line and the center line of the alley