Sycamore Creek HomeOwners Association (SCHOA), Inc.      
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Board of Trustees

Mr. Dana Gang,
   President

Mrs. Judy Halsall,
   Vice President

Mr. Lenny Davis,
   Treasurer

Mr. William Grosscup,
   Secretary

Mr. Ron Nischwitz,
   Member-At-Large

Mrs. April Daubenspeck,
   Member-At-Large

Mrs. Rachel Hock,
   Member-At-Large

 

Management

Ms. Clara Fletcher,
   Manager

 

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS

Prepared and Approved by the Board of trustees (As Amended 2005)

The following 12 items may be installed by a SCHOA member after submittal of a New Construction/Improvement Form (in pdf format). This is the same form used for non pre-approved items. The difference being that items indicated as "pre-approved" may be given immediate approval if the data provided on the request form is consistent with standards for that item.

Any item defined as pre-approved shall be considered a permanent addition and may not be removed from a unit once it has been attached. An exception to this procedure is boarders placed around flowerbeds. These may be added or removed upon proper notification to the Sycamore Creek Homeowners' Association board of trustees. The proposed installation date and time, and means of installation (self-installed, contractor, etc.) must be included in the request for newly installed items. When the owner or a contractor installed the item, the plans, materials, and the details for construction shall be presented to SCHOA using the New Construction/Improvement Form. Detailed information must be provided for each item submitted for approval. Forms (copy attached) are available from the Association Manager.

1. DOOR KNOCKER
- No unit shall have more than one doorknocker.
- The door knocker shall be commercially available, constructed of solid brass, not to exceed four (4) inches in width, and six (6) inches in height.
- The doorknocker shall be located at the horizontal center of the front entry door. The top of the door knocker shall be no less than thirteen (13) inches from the top of the front entry. The bottom of the door knocker shall be no more than nineteen (19) inches from the top of the front entry door. Note: If a peep hole along with the door knocker is also desired, a combination door knocker-peep hole will be required.
- The door knocker shall be properly installed.
- Any future repairs or maintenance required due to the installation of the door knocker shall be the responsibility of the owner.
- The door knocker shall be considered a permanent attachment and shall not be removed.

2. SCREEN/STORM DOOR
- Screen/storm doors may be either of two types. Suggested supplier and brands can be obtained from the Association Manager. The color should be brown or earth brown color
- Currently approved "FULL VIEW" screen/storm door. One piece of glass and a small kick panel. (E.g., as installed at 1460 Sanzon)
- Self-Storing "HALF VIEW" screen/storm door. Two pieces of glass and a small kick panel. (E.g., as installed at 1362 Sanzon)
- Screen/storm doors shall be "Bronze" (brown) in color (matching exterior windows, with dark (brown or black) screens.
- Screen/storm doors shall be hinged on the same side as the front entry door.
- Screen/storm doors shall be properly installed.
- Any future repairs or maintenance required due to the installation of the door shall be the responsibility of the owner.

3. GARAGE DOOR
- Garage door color must be off-white or almond color. See Association Manager for the exact color. SCHOA will pay for the paint, the owner is responsible for the painting of the garage door.
- If replacing the garage door at SCHOA, click here to see 1486 Sanzon drive as the model for garage door replacement.
- Any repairs or maintenance required due to the installation of the door shall be the responsibility of the owner.

4. PEEP HOLE
- No unit shall have more than one peep hole.
- The peep hole shall be commercially available, constructed of brass, and not to exceed 1.5 inches in diameter, including the mounting.
- The peep hole shall be located at the horizontal center of the entry door. The top of the peep hole shall be no less than thirteen (13) inches from the top of the front entry. The bottom of the peep hole shall be no more than nineteen (19) inches from the top of the front entry door. Note: If a door knocker is also desired, a combination door knocker-peep hole will be required.
- The peep hole shall be properly installed.
- Any future repairs or maintenance required due to the installation of the peep hole shall be the responsibility of the owner.
- The peep hole shall be considered a permanent attachment and shall not be removed.

5. FLOWERS
- Flowers are approved and encouraged. They are approved only in the three (3) bed areas around each unit (that is between the garage door and the front entry door; the area directly in front of the front porch; and that area around the heat pump and chimney) and around the trees directly in front of the front porch.
- Beds must retain their original shape and size. Exceptions must be submitted to the board of trustees for approval. Requests for changes should be submitted on the architectural form attached.
- The upkeep of beds with flowers (such as weeding) is the responsibility of the resident.

6. STORAGE OF FIREWOOD
- Firewood must be stored in holders specifically designed for that purpose, be commercially available, and be either circular or rectangular in shape.
- Firewood holders must be constructed of metal, and be black in color.
- Firewood holders shall be kept in good repair, and free of rust.
- Firewood holders shall hold no more than 1/2 cord of wood.
- No more than 1/2 cord of wood may be stored at any unit.
- Firewood shall be neatly stacked at all times.
- Firewood holders shall be placed in the furthest corner from the front door on the front porch.
- Firewood holders shall be placed such that neither the holder nor the firewood touches the siding, porch post, or windows.
- Firewood shall not be stored on any portion of the common area. (such as the grass areas)
- Firewood holders shall not be considered as permanent items.
NOTE: No holder is required for patio storage. However, firewood stored on side patios must not touch or damage the siding or fence and must be neatly stacked.

7. HANGING PORCH SWING/CHAIR
- Each unit may have a maximum of one hanging porch swing/chair.
- The hanging porch swing/chair shall be commercially available, and there shall be a minimum six inch clearance between the hanging porch swing/chair, the siding, and the porch posts.
- The hanging porch swing/chair shall be located on the fireplace end of the front porch, shall be centered between the front wall of the unit and the inside face of the porch posts.
- The hanging porch swing/chair shall be attached to the supporting beam with rust-resistant lag bolt eyelets designed to support the stated hanging swing/chair capacity.
- The affixed eyelet's shall be considered a permanent attachment and shall not be removed; however the hanging porch swing/chair shall be removable for seasonal storage.
- The hanging porch swing/chair shall be properly installed.
- Any future repairs or maintenance required due to the installation of the hanging porch swing/chair shall be the responsibility of the resident.
- The exact location of the proper supporting beam may vary, from unit to unit. It is imperative that the eyelets be affixed to the center of the supporting beam to limit the possibility of damage due to fatigue. The proposed location of the hanging porch swing/chair hangers, and the method to be used to determine that location, shall be indicated on the New Construction/Improvements form.

8. PLANT BED BORDERS
- Borders shall be installed only around the three plant beds adjacent to each unit as identified earlier in this standard, and around the tree directly in front of the front porch.
- Beds must retain their original shape and size.
- Borders shall not extend into the common area, nor exceed four inches in height above the soil.
- Borders shall be constructed of quarry "stone" or pressure treated wood.
- Borders shall be neatly and properly installed.
- Any future repairs or maintenance required due to the installation of the porch borders shall be the responsibility of the owner.

9. FLAG AND HOLDER
- No unit shall have more than one holder and flag.
- The holder shall be commercially available to hold the flag with a pole no longer than six (6) feet. The flag itself shall be in proportion to its pole (approximately three by five).
- The holder shall be attached to the centerline of the center porch pole and in the middle one-third of the length of the porch pole in such a way that the pole is oriented at an angle away from the porch.
- The flag will be flown in accordance with established rules of flag etiquette.
- Commercially available seasonal flags may be displayed during the appropriate season (E.g. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, fall, etc.) However, specialty flags may not be flown in conjunction with the US flag.

10. LAWN ORNAMENTS
- Lawn ornaments, such as concrete/ceramic geese, pigs, etc., whirly gigs etc., are not permitted outside any unit, except inside totally inclosed patios.

11. BIRD FEEDERS
- Bird feeders must be commercially available.
- Bird feeders may not be fastened to any outside surface of any unit.
- Cleanup of residue and messes caused by bird feeders is the responsibility of the resident.

12. SATELLITE DISK
- This policy is in the association office. Please contact our association managers for more information.
- In the meantime, please check with the Board at the regular monthly board meeting before installing any satellite disk.

 
 

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