Vision Development Company filed a Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions to protect and enhance the quality, value, aesthetic, desirability and attractiveness of the property. Every homeowner in Homestead receives the Buyers’ Disclosure Documents booklet at closing. Listed below are a few condensed versions, of the more common Covenants and Restrictions that need to be adhered to. A complete version of the following may be found in your booklet.
1. Site Improvements Standards and Use Restrictions
w. Vehicle Parking – No boat, trailer, camper (on or off supporting vehicles), tractor, commercially branded, mobile home, motor home (Class A, B,C or bus conversions), any towed trailer unit, or commercial truck shall be parked on any street, driveway or within any Lot except in a completely enclosed structure or in a fully screened manner approved by the Committee. Such exception will be limited to one. No excluded vehicles of any type shall be parked overnight on any streets in the Subdivision.
Commercially branded or graphically altered vehicles may not have more than 24 sq ft total signage. No single area can exceed three feet x four feet (3’ x 4’). Vehicles that exceed this standard must be kept in the garage overnight.
Excluded vehicles may be parked overnight on a Lot only if parked in the garage on the Lot or in the driveway of the dwelling. Parking of automobiles or excluded vehicles on the side of a dwelling is not permitted unless it is in a completely enclosed structure or in a fully screened manner approved by the Committee.
Exception: Over night parking of a motor home, camping trailer, or utility trailer while attached to the towing vehicle, may be permitted for one night for the purpose of loading and one night for unloading the contents. If additional time is needed written Committee approval must first be obtained.
x. Junk Vehicles– No unused, stripped down, wrecked, unlicensed, inoperable, or junk motor vehicle or sizable part thereof, shall be permitted to be parked on any street or on any Lot at any time in such a manner as to be visible from any neighboring property or street. An unused vehicle shall be any vehicle which is not properly licensed or registered or has remained immobile or otherwise non-operable for more than 48 hours.
y. Vehicle Maintenance – No maintenance, servicing, repair, dismantling, or repainting of any type of vehicle, boat, machine, or device may be carried on except within a completely enclosed structure which screens the sight, and prevents the sounds and odors, of the activity from the street and from adjoining property.
z. Garbage & Trash – No ashes, trash, rubbish, garbage, grass, or shrub clippings, scrap material, or other refuse, or receptacles or containers thereof, shall be stored, accumulated, or deposited outside or so as to be visible from any neighboring property or street, except during trash collection days. Trash containers shall be of a construction that restricts wildlife access. Trash containers shall be maintained and used in a manner that does not allow their contents to attract or be accessible to wild or domestic animals, including having lids secured, and containers without holes. All trash stored or placed outside for collection must be in an approved trash container. Unsecured trash in bags or open containers is discouraged.
Composting is allowed but must be in a composting bin/container. All composting bins/containers must have a secure cover. Composting may not be left in an open pile. Composting of household and kitchen refuse will be limited to organic matter that does not attract or entice wild animals. Specifically, no animal products or refuse shall be composted outdoors
aa. Offensive Activities – No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any Lot, or anything done thereon tending to cause embarrassment, discomfort, annoyance, or nuisance to the neighborhood. No offensive or hazardous activities shall be permitted on any Lot or in any living unit. No annoying lights, sound, or odors shall be permitted to emanate from any property.
2. Landscape Standards
a. Landscape Concept – … Installation of the landscape as required by these Design Standards shall be completed by no later than six months following the date of possession of the property by the Owner or Homeowner. Landscape and irrigation plans shall be submitted to the Committee for review and approval the earlier of sixty (60)days following the possession date of the property by the Owner or Homeowner or at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of any landscape, hardscape, or irrigation construction. Any future landscaping projects must be completed within thirty (30) days from the start of construction unless a waiver is received from the Committee.
b. Weed Control – All yards, open spaces, and the entire area of every Lot on which no building has been constructed, shall be kept free from plants or weeds infected with noxious insects or plant diseases and from weeds which in the opinion of the Committee are unsightly or likely to cause the spread of infection or weeds to neighboring property. Yards are also to be kept free from brush or other growth or trash which in the opinion of the Committee causes undue danger of fire or is unsightly. In order to effect insect, weed, and fire control or to remove nuisances or unsightly conditions, the Committee has the right at its election to enter upon any Lot and to mow, cut, prune, clear and remove from the premises brush, weeds, or other unsightly growth, which in the opinion of the Committee detracts from the overall beauty, setting, and safety of the area, and to remove any trash.
d. Plant Material Standards – … Tree planting requirement for each residential lot or dwelling unit shall be a minimum of one evergreen tree and one deciduous shade tree. Both trees are to be located in the front yard of the property. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain planted trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, and lawns so they are not intrusive on joining property lines. Trees and shrubs shall be planted with mature growth dimensions as identified by the nursery specifications. When planting, set back dimensions and property lines must be taken into consideration so growth may not be over the property lines. Trees planted within 4feet of a public sidewalk is not advised due to possible root damage to the sidewalk causing uneven surfaces. The homeowner is responsible for damage repair, root removal, or tree removal. Minimum sizes at time of planting shall be:
Minimum size of evergreen trees: 8 feet in height measured from the soil surface immediately adjacent to the trunk and measured vertically to the tip of the highest living branch
Minimum size of deciduous trees: 2-1/2 inch caliper measured at 6 inches above finished grade. ……
e. Hardscape Standards – … Stone or gravel mulch with harsh, unnatural, or high contrast colors shall be strictly prohibited. No stone or gravel mulch maybe used as a ground cover except in planting beds not to exceed 100 sq. ft. per bed. Large expanses of mulch or bed areas in excess of 10 square feet without significant plantings are unacceptable. ….
Sidewalks / Snow Removal
When parking a car in your driveway, make sure it does not block the sidewalk.
Please remember when you are shoveling your driveway to shovel your sidewalk as well. If someone is injured from a fall on the side walk in front of your home, you can be held liable for doctors/ hospital bills or possibly sued.
The Town of Monument has Ordinance 12.04.020 that states homeowners must keep sidewalks, gutters, curbs, free and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt, debris, rubbish and filth. Failure to do so can result in a fine from the Town of Monument.
If you have any questions or complaints regarding landscape issues, please contact the Homestead Board of Directors by Email at email@example.com.
Let’s all work together to keep the Homestead development the pride of Jackson Creek.