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Storage of Vehicles, Trailers and Boats

Mar 7, 2023

TL;DR: Please don't store unused vehicles, trailers, or boats in your driveway or on the street.

One of the restrictions in our Covenants deals with storage of vehicles, trailers, or boats on driveways or streets. Specifically, paragraph 11 states, "Permanent and semi-permanent storage of such items and vehicles must be screened from public view, either within the garage or behind the fence which encloses the rear of the lot." Determining whether an item is being stored or not can be hard for us to determine. Therefore, at its Feb 2023 meeting, the Board unanimously approved criteria for Stored Vehicles Restriction Enforcement. If a vehicle meets at least 2 of the following criteria, it may be considered in violation of paragraph 11 of the Covenants:
   • Flat tire(s)
   • Cracked or broken window(s)
   • If covered by a tarp, the tarp being torn or badly faded
   • Registration expired by more than 30 days for non-classic/antique vehicles
   • Significant build-up of dirt and/or debris
   • Neighbors attest vehicle not driven for extended period of time, such as 30 days
   • Trailers, boats, or RVs left out for longer than needed to prepare them for use or storage. City code allows 48 hours before and 24 hours after use
   • Whether 2 out of 3 reasonable people could agree the vehicle looks bad and detracts from the desirability of the property

As part of our effort to reinvigorate our enforcement program, our manager, facilities manger, and president are stepping up our deed restriction rounds and sending out notices to homeowners of vehicles, trailers, or boats that appear to be stored, using the criteria above. As stated in the Residential Property Maintenance Policy and Procedure, the notices escalate from a friendly postcard reminder to possible legal action. We ask all residents to do their part and put away unused vehicles, trailers, and boats out of sight. This will help our neighborhood retain the appeal that it's long been known for.

Keith Riggle
President, BSWCIA







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