Covenants

 

Top 10 Deed Restriction Violations

  1. Garbage cans and recycle bins left out overnight after pick up, stored in locations visible from street and neighboring properties.
  2. Architectural modifications without approval from the Architectural Committee, which includes but is not limited to: color change on exterior of house, major landscaping modifications such as removing trees, stone additions and walkways in front yard, painting fences, unapproved solar panel installation, and installation of generators.
  3. Landscaping growing over the curbing, sidewalks and driveways: maintaining landscaping.  Trees and bushes that obstruct or partially obstruct pedestrian clearance over the sidewalk, these need to be pruned to provide a 7 foot clearance.
  4. Fences in need of repair (pickets missing, fallen panels).
  5. Junk and debris on driveway.
  6. Loose or barking dogs - disturbing neighbors; neighbors not cleaning up after their dogs.
  7. Commercial vehicles parked on the driveways and streets.
  8. RV's, camper's, trailers, or boats parked on the street, driveway or on the property in a location visible from the street or neighborhing properties.
  9. Overnight parking in street for more than 3 consecutive nights.
  10. Maintenance of property (garage doors dilapidated, front door, exterior lighting fixtures, basketball goals improperly placed, damages to exterior of home, missing shingles, etc.). 


What Are The Restrictions and Guidelines?

Below is a link to the Architectural Control guidelines. Please Note:  The latest ACC guidelines have not yet been posted online.  Project applications must comply with the latest guidelines, available from Pioneer Real Estate.  You may contact our Property Manager, Judy Wilcox at 512-447-4496 or email:  judy@pioneeraustin.com.  They will be posted soon.

ACC Guidelines
ACC Application Form

All other restrictions may be found listed in the Articles of Incorporation, Declaration Amendment, and Amended & Restated Bylaws:
Articles of Incorporation
Declaration Amendments
Amended and Restated Bylaws
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How Do I Go About Getting Approval For A Variance?

The Committee is authorized to grant selective variances for things such as location, height, number of improvements, materials, etc., but the owner must request this variance, giving reasons why it should be granted so that the Committee can make a reasoned decision. 

The formal request and approval process is necessary to assure that every owner’s desire to improve his or her property can be given due process without discrimination. It will also provide the owner(s), the Committee and the Association Board with a permanent record of actions taken under the Declaration.

A number of owners have already requested and been granted approval to add improvements to their property by following the procedures outlined in the Declaration of Protective Covenants, but there are some owners who have expressed surprise and consternation about having to “ask permission” to improve their own property. Your subdivision was developed and made subject to a Declaration of Protective Covenants and all owners become obligated to follow the terms of the Declaration when they received the deed to their property. The simple forms below have been created to make it easier for all owners to submit request for improvements.

ACC Application Form



What Is The Purpose of the Committee?
The purpose of the committee is to maintain property values by protecting the environmental and architectural integrity of the Subdivision in accordance with the provisions of the Declaration. Most covenants state that no building, structure or improvement of any character shall be erected, placed, added to or altered on any lot until the building plans, specifications and a site plan showing the location of the proposed structure or structures have been submitted to and approved by Architectural Control Committee for the Association.  Covenants require residents to be in compliance with the restrictions as to use, quality of workmanship and materials, nature of materials, harmony of external design and colors with existing and proposed structures, and location of improvements with respect to topography, finished grade elevation, lot boundary lines and building lines, and within the scheme and design of Declarant.


What Action Is Required of Owner(s)?
Prior to making any change or improvement, any owner planning to change or add to the existing structures on a lot must submit a request in writing to the ACC stating the details of the intended change, improvement or need for variance and attaching samples or plans to more clearly describe the projected change or addition. If any change, improvement or action in variance from the Declaration is taken prior to written approval of the ACC, the Association has the right to require the homeowner to remove the improvement(s) and/or change(s) from the property.


 
            


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