Lake of the Hills Estates

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions

(recorded in 2000)


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All of the properties in Lake of the Hills Estates which is comprised of lots 1 through 19 as described by Record of Survey dated January, 1989, recorded by Clallam County under Auditors #616347, Volume 15, page 61 shall be held, sold and conveyed subject to the following easements, restrictions, covenants, liens and conditions which are for the purpose of protecting the value and desirability of, and which shall run with, the real property and be binding on all parties having any right, title or interest in the described properties, or any part thereof, and their heirs, successors, and assigns.

 

ARTICLE I - PROPERTY RESTRICTIONS

 

1. The real property shall be used only for single family residential purpose with related outbuildings, and no building shall be erected which exceeds 35 feet in height from the lowest point of its final excavated grade.

2. The living area of the single family residence, exclusive of open porches and garages, shall not be less than 2000 square feet.  Mobile homes and modulars (manufactured homes) are not permitted.  All residences shall have an enclosed garage not less than 400 square feet.

3. All buildings shall be roofed with materials as defined in Addendum I to these Covenants.

4. Aluminum or T-111 siding will not be permitted.

5. No radio or television antenna shall be permitted to extend more than 10 feet above the roof line of any residence or structure.  Satellite TV dishes greater than 3 feet in diameter must be ground mounted rather than on a residence or structure unless approved by the Board of Directors.

6. All driveways will at minimum be covered with a clean gravel.  Culverts will be installed where necessary to insure adequate drainage.

7. No building will be permitted nearer than 20 feet from a lot line nor 75 feet from a common road way (edge of pavement), unless approved by the Board of Directors.

8. All building or remodeling plans which would be visible from the exterior must be approved by the Board of Directors, as provided in Article IV – Architectural Control.  Fences or other man-made obstructions are included in this restriction.  Size, materials, finish, location, and elevation must be specified in writing prior to approval and clearing of land or beginning of construction.  Outbuildings separate from the main residence are to be designed in good taste to blend with the surrounding area.  Storage tanks of any description shall be buried or hidden from view.

9. Except for those obviously dangerous to existing dwellings, cutting of trees greater than 6” in diameter (measured 1’ above ground line) will not be permitted without prior approval of the Board of Directors.

10. All trash and waste shall be kept in sanitary containers and located on all lots as not to be visible from the common roadway.  Trash or junk shall not be permitted to remain on any lot and shall be promptly removed by the owner of the lot.  No disabled vehicle shall be maintained on any property for more than 30 days.

11. No parking is permitted on any of the roadways.

12. Logging trucks and similar commercial type vehicles shall not be permitted to be parked or maintained on any lot.  Large motorhomes, boats, and other recreational equipment are permitted, but they may not be stored in an area that makes them obvious from the roadways or neighboring residences.  An occasional vehicle belonging to a guest may be parked in view for not more than 30 days.  No extensive long term vehicle maintenance or repair is allowed outside of a garage.

13. No sign for commercial purposes shall be displayed to the public view on any lot, except one sign of not more than 5 square feet advertising the property for sale or rent, or signs used by the builder to advertise the property during construction.

14. No livestock, poultry, household pets or other animals shall be reared, bred, or kept on any lot for commercial purposes.  A small number of livestock, poultry, or household pets may be reared, bred, or kept for the personal use and enjoyment of the persons residing on such lot, provided that such animals are confined to the property of the owner, and provided further that the animals do not become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.

15. No noxious or offensive activities shall be carried on upon any lot nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.  Motorized vehicles such as motorbikes, and the like must be properly muffled.  The use of such vehicles on any of the lots may be considered a noxious and offensive activity if it becomes an annoyance to residents of neighboring properties.

16. The shooting of firearms is prohibited.

17. No outdoor mercury vapor or similar bright lights shall be permitted unless approved by the Board of Directors.

18. Construction work on all buildings and structures shall be completed in a timely manner on a continuous basis.  Exterior work on any building shall be completed within 12 months from the start of construction.

19. Any structure on any lot which is destroyed in whole or in part by fire or other casualty shall be restored or rebuilt, or all debris shall be removed and the lot restored to a an acceptable condition, with reasonable promptness, but in any event no later than one year after the date of such casualty.

20. Any violation of the provisions of this ARTICLE I which is not corrected within 30 days after receipt of written notice of such violation from the Lake of the Hills Estates Homeowners Association shall incur a penalty of $10.00 per day after expiration of such 30 day period.  The penalty shall be a lien against the lot owned by the violator.


ARTICLE II – OTHER RESTRICTIONS

 

1. Lake of the Hills Estates lots may be further divided into lots not less than 2.4 acres in accordance with Clallam County land ordinances.  Division of lots and other property modifications must be accompanied by a Record of Survey to supersede the original 1989 Record of Survey.

2.    The owner of every lot shall by reason of such ownership become a member of the Lake of the Hills Estates Homeowners Association.  Each member is entitled to one vote per lot for the purpose of deciding on issues that affect all of Lake of the Hills Estates and levying assessments for the maintenance and common good of all homeowners.  These covenants and restrictions may be amended by a 75% affirmative vote.

 

ARTICLE III – COMMON AREAS

 

1. Lot 12 will be kept and maintained by the Association as an entrance area in which no building will be permitted.  All owners of Lake of the Hills Estates lots and their guests may use this common area for recreation such as walking, jogging, picnicking and wildlife appreciation.   Property taxes and maintenance costs for this area will be borne by the Homeowners Association.

2. Access to Smith Lake , located on Lot 1, is granted to all Lake of the Hills Estates residents and their guests for quiet recreational activities.  No motorized boats are permitted.  Access is restricted to the lake and its shoreline within 50 feet of the water along the west and north edges of the lake.  Signs are posted to define these limits.  Lot owners agree to bear any responsibility and liability for their actions or those of their guests, and neither the owners of Lot 1 nor the Association shall be liable for any damage or injury to third parties.

 

ARTICLE IV - ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

 

1. The Board of Directors (BOD) shall decide upon and ensure that any changes to the land within Lake of the Hills Estates are in good taste and are for the common interests of all residents.  The basis for all decisions will be those items identified in Article I, Paragraph 3 of Article IV and reasonable judgment on questions concerning items not specifically addressed.

2. Board of Director activities related to Architectural Control will be coordinated by the Architectural Control Coordinator as described in the Bylaws.

3.    All buildings and structures, including walls and fences, to be erected within the properties, shall be approved by the Board of Directors.  Plans and specifications of all proposed buildings, structures and exterior alteration, together with proposed location of the same on the particular lot shall be submitted to the Architectural Control Coordinator before construction is started, and such construction or alteration shall not be started until written approval thereof is given by the BOD. The BOD shall have the right to take into consideration the suitability of the proposed building or structure and the material of which it is to be built and the exterior color scheme to the site upon which it is proposed to erect the same, the harmony thereof with the surroundings, and the effect of the building or structure or alteration therein as planned, on the outlook of the adjacent or neighboring property and any and all other factors which, in the BOD’s opinion shall affect the desirability or suitability of such proposed structure, improvement, or alteration.  The overall objective is to preserve the character of the neighborhood and the general quality with the existing standards of the neighborhood.  Reasonable judgement will be applied when determining the adequacy of an owner’s request.

4.    Within 15 days of submission of plans and specifications to the Architectural Control Coordinator, the BOD by a majority vote and in writing shall approve, disapprove, or conditionally approve plans and specifications so submitted.  The project may not be started without approval from the BOD.

 

 

APPROVAL

These amended Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions were voted on and approved by more than the 75% required majority on September 30, 2000 .  They supercede the original CC&Rs recorded September 20, 1989 under Clallam County Auditor’s File Number 622329.

 

Submitted by:__________________________________          Date:_____________________
                     Ray R. Kawal, President,
                     Lake of the Hills Estates Homeowners Association


 

ADDENDUM I - ACCEPTABLE ROOFING MATERIALS

 

This addendum has been added to facilitate changes to the covenants on a periodic basis as materials for roofing evolve over time.  Changes to this addendum may be proposed in writing to the Board of Directors and such proposed changes should include brochures, samples (where available), and a location where the material has been used on an actual home.  The list of requested changes shall be approved by an affirmative vote of 75% of the Homeowners Association. 

The current list of acceptable materials includes the following:

Tile products

Wood shakes at least ¾” thick

Cemwood Shakes

Firefree Shakes

DecraShake and DecraBond metal products

Champion Snap-Loc metal roofing