Sitting down to read a book of by-laws and covenants is about as much fun as watching the grass grow, yet it pays to have a basic knowledge of the protective restrictions designed to keep our community well maintained and our property values high. A complete listing of bylaws and covenants is available under “Bylaws and Covenants” on our website (lelycountryclub.com). However, here’s a convenient and abbreviated overview of five primary covenants pertaining to the protection of our community:
- Before making any external changes to your property (construction, painting, roof, landscaping), you’ll need approval. The easy-to-use Architectural and Landscaping Approval form is available online, and it usually takes only a week or less for the architectural committee to respond.
- Mailbox/light posts must conform to community standards, be aesthetically maintained, and be illuminated from dusk to dawn. A photo of the approved structure is on the website under the LCCPOA Information Pages above.
- Trash receptacles are to be placed at the curb no earlier than 6pm the evening prior to pick-up, and must be removed by 6pm following pick-up. They are to be stored either inside the dwelling structure or in an approved exterior enclosure where they are not visible from the street.
- Lawns and landscaping must be irrigated and maintained in a satisfactory condition so as not to be a detriment to the neighborhood. Landscape design, installation, and maintenance shall promote and preserve the appearance, character, and value of the surrounding area.
- Homes should be kept in a satisfactory condition that will not be a detriment to the community. This means roofs should be cleaned on a regular basis to remove any accumulation of mold, paint will be in good condition, lawns and landscaping will be neatly trimmed, and garage door will be closed unless the garage is in use.
We can each play a significant part in preserving property values and protecting the quality of our neighborhoods by following the golden rule of deed-restricted communities—be a good neighbor!