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ARB Guidelines

ASHLEY PLACE - HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION STANDARDS

General Guidelines:

All residents must maintain and keep all improvements in good shape.  This includes, but is not limited to, screen enclosures, fences, and pools.

             Homeowners may not place or erect any structure, including but not limited to:  fence, shed, pool, or screen enclosure of any type, without prior written approval from the Architectural Review Board.  The ARB will render their decision within 30 days of receipt of the ARB request.  If work is not completed within 90 days of approval, a NEW ARB must be submitted.

             Garbage cans, oil and gas cans must not be left on driveways or back patios and may not be visible from any adjoining lot or the street. Note that regular trash pick up day is Tuesday.
  Recycle day is every Friday. Pool pumps and heater tanks however, may be placed behind a lattice fence with written approval of the Architectural Review Board or placed behind landscaping so they are not visible from the street or any adjoining lot. If work is not completed within 90 days of approval, a NEW ARB must be submitted.

             Garbage or other trash may not be discarded in the common areas.

             Exterior seasonal decorations and lighting shall be removed within 30 days of said holiday.

             For Sale or For Rent signs may not exceed the following dimensions:

                 1) 4 square feet in surface

                 2) no more than one square foot to indicate the name of the agent or resident.

             No owner may place a structure or interfere with the flow of water from the ponds, sewers, or storm drains without the written consent of the Architectural Review Board and/or the Orlando Water Management company.

Lawn Maintenance:

             In accordance with the by-laws, each homeowner is required to maintain their landscape and lot in a clean and well-maintained manner.  In order to adhere to this by-law, each homeowner is required to:

1)      Mow their grass on a weekly basis during the growing season (April-October) and as needed during the winter months to reduce weed growth and maintain an even overall growth/appearance.

2)      Trim all grass along the foundation, fence line, sheds, trees, shrub and flower beds and all other intrusions in grass areas.

3)      Edge along all walkways, driveway, flowers, shrub beds, and patios.

4)      Keep their lot weeded and free of debris.

5)      Remove and replace any dead or dying trees, shrubs, bedding plants and grass.

6)      Maintain trees so that they are free of dead or dangerous branches.

7)      Maintain and trim/shear all shrubs on a regular basis.

8)      Fertilize and irrigate their landscape on a regular basis to encourage a healthy and attractive lawn better able to inhibit weed growth and resist pest and disease damage.

9)      Utilize pest management and weed controls as needed to reduce the presence of pests (insects, rodents, snakes, etc.) and weed growth.

10)  All grass must be replaced with St. Augustine sod; when an area is greater than 2 square feet it must be replaced with a full piece of sod.  When an area is smaller than 2 square feet, then plugs may be used.  The plugs must be no greater than 8 inches apart and be maintained for weeds.  New sod should be maintained at the same level as established sod.

11)  Mulch should be applied evenly with no bare spots showing.

Tree Removal:

             Any trees more than 4” in diameter, require a permit from the City of Orlando before removal, as well as an approved ARB.  If the tree has created concrete damage to the sidewalks or driveway, written quotes for replacing the concrete must be submitted to the City before a tree removal permit will be issued.  Any work done without the proper permit is subject to a fine from the City’s  Code Enforcement Board.

Exterior Paint:

To begin the process of painting the exterior of your home, an ARB request must be completed and submitted to the property manager or to one of the Board Members.

The exterior painting of your home, in accordance with the by-laws, must be approved in writing by the Architectural Review Board. This decision will be rendered within 30 days of receipt of the ARB request. No preliminary paint work such as priming, should be done prior to receiving the written Architectural Review Board approval. If work is not completed within 90 days of the approval, a NEW ARB request must be submitted.

The Board understands that sometimes you may not be able to wait 30 days for a decision because of the schedule/availability of painters and/or contractors. In that case, Board members will use best efforts to expedite the approval process to meet your needs.

Three colors have been coordinated for each paint option to include a trim color, base color for the body of the home, and an accent color. The trim is that part of the house around the top, just under the roof and includes the soffits, fascia and wood trim. Trim may also be the decorative trim around the windows and doors. In some cases, the trim may be painted the accent color. For example, the trim around the front door may sometimes be painted the accent color. Also, decorative features, such as the stripe around most homes, may be painted either the trim, accent or the base color depending on the option chosen. All such preferences selected by the homeowner should be included on the ARB request and submitted to the Board for approval.

The front door should be painted the accent color.

The garage door may either be painted the base color or the accent color, depending on the option chosen.

Horizontal gutters are to be painted the same color as the trim to conceal them. The downspouts should be painted the base color for the same reason. In other words, guttering should be painted the same color they are mostly situated against.

Efforts should be made to make sure the painting option chosen coordinates with the color of the roof. For example, the white/black option should not be chosen for a home with a brown roof.

The color option you choose must be different than other houses in close proximity (at least 2 houses) on either side of the property as well as directly across the street.

Homeowners may select from those color options that have been pre-approved by the Board of Directors/Architectural Review Board.

The Architectural Review Board and the property manager have color charts of all approved colors for your convenience.

Homeowners should note that two coats may make paint dry to a darker shade than the sample.

The HOA will review and update color options every 5-10 years. 

Current selections are:

OPTTION 1

BASE

BRITTANY BLUE

BM1633

 

TRIM

BRILLIANT WHITE

BMPM-4

 

ACCENT

ADMIRAL BLUE

BM2065-10

OPTION 2

BASE

GUILFORD GREEN

BMHC-116

 

TRIM

WHITE DOVE

BMPM-19

 

ACCENT

GUNMETAL

BM1602

OPTION 3

BASE

FRESH CLAY

BM2093-20

 

TRIM

DUSTY ROAD

BM1017

 

ACCENT

MOZART BLUE

BM1665

OPTION 4

BASE

WESTON FLAX

BMHC-5

 

TRIM

VAN COURTLAND BLUE

BMHC-145

 

ACCENT

YORKTOWN GREEN

BMHC-133

OPTION 5

BASE

SIMPLY WHITE

BM2143-70

 

TRIM

WROUGHT IRON

BM2124-10

 

ACCENT

RASPBERRY TRUFFLE

BM2080-10

OPTION 6

BASE

CORINTHIAN WHITE

BMOC-111

 

TRIM

MASCARPONE

BMAF-20

 

ACCENT

WROUGHT IRON

BM2124-10

Roof:

             Shingles must be architectural.  The colors are either black or brown.

Fence:

             Fencing must be 10 feet back from the front of the house in order to maintain the aesthetics of the community.  All fences must be enclosed on all sides.  No partial fencing will be permitted.  The fencing should be 6 feet high. Fences must be installed with cross beams and posts facing the interior of your yard. The finished side must face your neighbors. Fences must be either pressure treated wood board on board, or solid white vinyl. They may also be stained with a “natural” color.  If painted, the paint must match the body color of the house exterior.  Architectural Review Board approval is required prior to any installation and painting/staining. If work is not completed within 90 days of approval, a NEW ARB must be submitted.

 Recreational Equipment:

             All game and play structures including children’s play sets or trampolines, shall be located or screened so they cannot be seen from the street or seen by your neighbors. 

             All permanent or temporary roll-out basketball hoops or backboards shall be located when not in use so they cannot be seen from the street or seen by your neighbors.

             Canopies and gazebos are permitted in a fenced yard only when approved by the ARB committee.

Stone Veneer & Faux Rock Siding:

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Driveways and Sidewalks:

             Coating, stain, or painting of driveways, sidewalks, or walkways will not be allowed.

             The width of a homeowner’s driveway may not exceed the width of the garage.  Hence, if your garage is a two car garage, the width of the driveway cannot exceed two cars.  Any variations or subsequent alterations are considered an exterior change to the outside appearance of your home and must be approved by the Architectural Review Board in writing. If work is not completed within 90 days of approval, a NEW ARB must be submitted.

             No additional permanent sidewalks other than those provided by Pulte Homes or the city shall be installed by the homeowner.  This shall include concrete, brick, stepping stones, and/or gravel. 

             If pavers for the driveway are desired, prior written approval must be obtained from the ARB. If work is not completed within 90 days of approval, a NEW ARB must be submitted. Pavers extend from the garage to the street with the exception of the sidewalk as mandated by the City of Orlando (Pavers cannot be used on the sidewalk). Pavers can exceed the width of the original driveway no more than one foot on each side.

Vehicles:

             No commercial vehicle except police or other government issued vehicle may be parked or stored on any portion of your property except in your garage or shielded from view of all adjoining lots or the street.  This includes all vehicles with any type of advertisement, commercial marking or display.  Any vehicle in violation for more than a 24 hour consecutive period or 48 nonconsecutive hours in any seven day period may be towed at the discretion of the board at the owner’s expense.

             No mobile home, trailer, motor home, camper, boat or boat trailer, or recreational vehicle may be parked or stored on any portion of your property except in your garage or shielded from view of all adjoining lots and the street.  Any vehicle in violation for more than a 24 hour consecutive period or 48 non-consecutive hours in any seven day period may be towed at the discretion of the board at the owner’s expense.

             Residents may not maintain or repair their vehicles except in an emergency situation.  This does not include the washing of vehicles.  However, any emergency repair must be done within 12 hours.  Therefore, you may not replace an engine or transmission.

             No vehicle may be stored without a current registration on any portion of your property except in your garage or shielded from view of all adjoining lots and the street.  Any vehicle in violation for more than a 24 hour consecutive period or 48 non-consecutive hours in any seven day period may be towed at the discretion of the board at the owner’s expense.  It is also a violation of Florida law to have an unregistered vehicle in view on one’s property.

Pets:

             All pet excretions must be picked up by the pet owner in all common areas.  This includes, but is not limited to, sidewalks, street and your fellow homeowner’s yards.

             All pets must be on a leash if they are outside of the owner’s lot.  Hence, pets, including cats, may not wander in the neighborhood.

             Homeowners may not place a dog run or animal pen on their property without prior written approval from the Architectural Review Board. If work is not completed within 90 days of approval, a NEW ARB must be submitted.

Window Covering:

             Residents may not place sheets, newspapers or other similar material on windows or glass doors.  Drapes, blinds, or other window coverings that are visible from the outside must be white, beige, or light colored.

Windows:                                        

              All windows facing the street must have grids.

Exterior Lighting:

             Approved lighting in the flowerbeds or garden areas may only consist of ground lighting, low voltage lights or small spotlights.

Mailboxes:

             All mailboxes in the community must be the same style, size, and color as currently exists.  The box should be a black color and the post it sits on should be painted white.

Lawn Ornaments and Statues:

             Front and side yard installation of statues or ornaments:  All lawn statues and ornaments (birdbaths, birdhouses, statuary, windmills, etc.) placed in either front or side yards require Architectural Review Board approval before placement. If work is not completed within 90 days of approval, a NEW ARB must be submitted. Lawn statues and ornaments must be placed only in the flowerbeds or garden areas adjacent to the house.  The total number of lawn statues and ornaments must not exceed two.  Lawn statues and ornaments must be portable and may not be permanently affixed.  Lawn statues and ornaments may not exceed 3 feet in overall height including the pedestal and/or base.

             Rear yard installation of statues and ornaments:  When installed in the rear yard, ARB approval is not required if the statue or lawn ornament is three feet tall or less including the pedestal, the statue or lawn ornament is confined to the garden or flower bed adjacent to the house, the total number of ornaments does not exceed three, and the items are portable, i.e. not permanently affixed.  An ARB for lawn statues and ornaments is not necessary if the rear yard has a six feet privacy fence that blocks the view of statues and ornaments.  ARB approval is required for all other installations of statues or lawn ornaments in the rear yard that do not meet the above criteria. If work is not completed within 90 days of approval, a NEW ARB must be submitted.

Hurricane Protection:

             No hurricane protection shall be installed unless the same is of a type approved by the Board of Directors.

             Storm shutters will be permitted in accordance with the following guidelines:

·        Must be removable plywood or metal panels.  No permanent shutters (such as roll-up or accordion type).

·        Any track or panel mounting support that must remain in place must be white or painted to match the house color.

·        With the exception of plywood, ARB approval is required prior to installation. If work is not completed within 90 days of approval, a NEW ARB must be submitted.

Approved hurricane protection and/or temporary protective covering shall be in place only after the U.S Weather Service has issued a hurricane or tornado watch.

Approved permanent hurricane shutters must be opened and protective covering removed within 48 hours after the hurricane or tornado watch has ended.

Further Use Restrictions:

             Other use restrictions outlined in Article IX in “Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Ashley Place” are incorporated in this guideline through reference.  Additional copies of the Covenants and Restrictions can be obtained through the property manager at a cost of $25.00.