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About the Castle Ridge Neighborhood Association

The Castle Ridge Neighborhood Association is an organization of Castle Ridge homeowners working to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Castle Ridge community.

The association was formed out of a desire to enhance the sense of community and a need to have organized input into neighborhood decision-making. We view our organization as a means of addressing civic concerns, encouraging citizen involvement, and providing a link to government.

Membership is open to all homeowners in the Castle Ridge neighborhood. The organization meets at least twice a year with one meeting for all homeowners.

Annual dues are $50.00 paid annually in January. These dues are mandatory and are due by March 31. Dues are used primarily to maintain the two entrances at Carolot Lane and Guinevere Lane.

There is still time to run for office for the 2007-2008 term. We need nominations for President, VPresident, Secretary/Treasurer and three Board positions. Please submit a name to the Secretary by December 31st.

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Castle Ridge Homeowners Association Members

Section 1. Members. Every Person, as defined, who is a record Owner of a fee or undivided fee interest of any Lot within the Property shall be a Member of the Association, as defined, provided, however, that anyone who holds such interest solely as security for the performance of an obligation shall not be a Member. Membership shall be appurtenant to and may not be separated from ownership of any Lot within Castle Ridge. Ownership of such Lot shall be the sole qualification for membership.

Section 2. Voting Rights. The voting rights of the membership shall be appurtenant to the ownership of a Lot, each Owner of a Lot being entitled to one (1) vote for each Lot owned, except the Developer, which shall be entitled to three (3) votes for each Lot owned by it. After the expiration of four (4) years from the date of the conveyance of the first Lot from Developer to the purchaser, Developer shall only be entitled to one (1) vote for each Lot still owned by it.

Voting and Architectural Control

Section 4. Voting. At every meeting of the Members, each of the Members shall have the right to cast his vote on each question. The vote of the Members representing a fifty-one percent (51%) majority of the total votes cast, in person or by proxy (provided a quorum exists), shall decide any question brought before such meeting, unless the question is one upon which, by express provisions of statute or of the corporate Charter, or this Declaration, or of the Bylaws, a different vote is required, in which case such express provision shall govern and control. The vote for any membership which is owned by more than one person may be exercised by any of them present at any such meeting unless any objection or protest by any other owner of such membership is noted at such meeting. In the event all of the co-owners of any membership who are present at any meeting of the Members are unable to agree on the manner in which the vote for such membership shall be cast on any particular question, then such vote shall not be counted for purposes of deciding that question. No Member shall be eligible to vote, either in person or by proxy, or to be elected to the Board of Directors, who is shown on the books or management accounts of the Association to be more than sixty (60) days delinquent in any payment due the Association.
Section 1. Architectural Control Committee. An “Architectural Control Committee” is hereby established. The initial committee shall consist of three (3) persons appointed by Declarant. The individuals appointed by Declarant to serve on the Architectural Control Board are:

Durelle Sharpe
Morris Carraway
Brooks Evans

These three individuals shall serve for a period of four (4) years, or until they resign from the Committee by written notice to the Board of Directors of the Association. Upon the expiration of four (4) years from the date hereof, or the earlier resignation of the appointees, the Board of Directors of the Association shall then appoint the Architectural Control Committee, which shall be composed of three (3) or more individual Lot Owners. The affirmative vote of a majority of the membership of the Architectural Control Committee shall be required to adopt or promulgate any rule or regulation, or to make any findings, determinations, ruling or order, or to issue any permanent authorization or approval pursuant to directives or authorizations contained herein.

Restrictive Covenants

Adopted June 2006

Section 1. Residential Use. Lots 1 through 146, inclusive, shall not be used except for private residential purposes.

Section 2. Building Setback Lines. Building setback lines shall be left to the discretion of the Bartlett and Shelby County Office of Construction Code Enforcement and the interpretation of the Bartlett and Shelby County Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.

Section 3. Minimum Building Size. The minimum ground floor heated area of the main building, exclusive of open porches and garages, shall be not less than 2,250 square feet in the case of a one story residence and not less than 1,125 square feet in the case of a two story residence; however, the total heated floor area of a one and one half story or two story residence shall be not less than 2,250 square feet.

Section 4. Building Requirements. No building shall be erected on any lot until the design
and plot plan thereof has been approved in writing by Castle Ridge, LLC, or the Architectural Control Committee. The design of the building must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee, by the design being submitted with accompanying samples and specifications of the building materials and with one set of plans and specifications remaining on file with the Architectural Control Committee, until construction is completed. In order to provide for a uniform, first class appearance throughout the subdivision, the construction of the dwellings shall comply with the following provisions:

(a) At least sixty percent (60%) of the building shall be masonry, and the balance may be mixed siding or stucco; however, the forty percent (40%) that is not masonry shall not be a solid front, back, or side, but shall be an approved mixture of materials.

(b) All mail boxes shall be brick, matching the brick of the residence and with design specifications approved by the Architectural Control Committee. There shall be no exterior newspaper tubes or freestanding mailboxes except as may be approved by the Architectural Control Committee.

(c) All colors, including brick and roof colors, are to be approved, and there shall not be any bright or loud fluorescent colors.

(d) All main roof lines of the residence shall have a minimum of 8/12 pitch.

(e) The front elevation of the residence shall require wooden windows, aluminum windows with brick molding, vinyl windows with a profile giving a brick-molding type appearance, or wood with cladding windows. Other windows may be of other material such as aluminum or vinyl, but no natural aluminum color, or any other silver tone, shall be permitted for window framing.

(f) All exposed flashing materials shall be of copper or painted to match brick, roof, or trim color, whichever is most appealing and is the best blend of colors. All exposed roofing material shall be “architectural style” shingles. All roof vents shall be painted to match roof shingles.

(g) Each dwelling unit “must have” a private, fully enclosed garage for not less than two (2), nor more than four (4), automobiles, each to be equipped with a roll-up garage door and a side entry (No front loading garage). There may be an additional garage in the back, or backyard, of the residence that is a front loading garage provided there is screening for the garage entrance from the street, i.e. a fence; however, the garage shall compliment the residence in design, location, size and height.

(h) The use of reflective glass will be restricted to glass types that reflect less than 10% and shall consist of gray, bronze, or neutral shades. No silver, gold, blue, green, or mirror-surfaced glass will be allowed.

Section 5. Prohibited Uses and Nuisances. In order to provide for a congenial occupation of the homes within Castle Ridge Subdivision and to provide for the protection of the values of the entire development, the use of the residences shall be in accordance with the following provisions:

(1) Said property is hereby restricted to residential dwellings for residential use. All
buildings or structures erected upon said Property shall be of new construction, and no buildings or structures shall be moved from other locations onto said Property, and no subsequent buildings or structures, other than single family houses shall be constructed. No structures of a temporary character, trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn or other building shall be used on any portion of said Property at any time as a residence, either temporarily or permanently.

(2) Each Lot shall be conveyed as a separately designated and legally described freehold estate subject to the terms, conditions an provisions hereof and all easements, restrictions and covenants set out in the Plat attached hereto as Exhibit “B”.

(3) Notwithstanding any provisions herein contained to the contrary, it shall be expressly permissible for the Declarant to maintain, during the period of the sale of said Lots, upon such portion of the premises as Declarant deems necessary, such facilities as, in the sole opinion of Declarant, may be reasonably required, convenient or incidental to the sale of said Lots, including, but without limitation, a business office, storage area, construction yard, signs, model units, and sales office.

(4) Vegetable gardening will be allowed only to the rear of the house. No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred, or kept on any lot; however, dogs, cats, and other household pets may be kept on the property, provided that they are not bred or kept for commercial or resale purposes.

(5) There shall not be any signs of any kind or any type erected or maintained on any property or any area of the property, except for temporary realty signs listing the property for sale and temporary political signs during election periods, unless specifically authorized by Castle Ridge, LLC, or any subsequent homeowners association.

(6) No structure of any kind, including, but not limited to, a television antenna, radio antenna, etc. can be erected which extends more than five (5) feet above the highest point of the roof of the house, and such structure shall not be erected on the street side of a residence for such structure must be located in the rear of the residence.

(7) No action shall at any time be taken by the Association or its Board of Directors which in any manner would discriminate against any Owner or Owners in favor of the other Owners.

(8) No recreational vehicle, boat, or any type of trailer or equipment may be parked or stored on any lot, unless screened from view in the backyard by fence, etc. No truck, tractor, or trailer may be parked on any lot or in the street in the front of any lot. No motor vehicle, boat, trailer, aircraft, or other vehicle shall be constructed, reconstructed, or repaired within the residential development in such a manner as will be visible from other lots or from public or private streets.

(9) No structure shall be erected, placed, altered, or permitted to remain on any lot in this subdivision development other than one detached single-family dwelling of not more than two stories in height.

(10) All yards shall have solid Bermuda sod or Zoysia sod, and landscaping shall be completed within thirty (30) days of house completion. All landscaping plans must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee.

(11) Electrical service shall be installed underground.

(12) Any outbuilding must compliment or match the design and materials used to build the residence and be approved by the Architectural Control Committee, or any home owner association subsequently established.

(13) All fences are to be of wooden, brick, stone, or ornamental metal materials, or combination thereof. Any other type of material must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee. Fences must be approved by City of Bartlett, and shall not be in excess of 8 feet high in height unless approved by City of Bartlett and the Architectural Control Committee. Chain link fences are not allowed.

(14) All outdoor lighting shall be directed so as to avoid glare and excessive light spillage on adjacent property and public or common areas. All questions pertaining to “glare” and/or “excessive light spillage” shall be determined in the sole discretion of the Architectural Control Committee. Security lighting fixtures shall not project above the fascia or roof line of the building and are to be shielded. The shields shall be painted to match the surface to which they are attached or be a part of an approved color scheme.

(15) All construction of residences/buildings shall be completed within twelve (12) months from the time the original construction permit is obtained.

(16) In regard to corner lots, trees shall not be permitted to remain within a distance of the intersection closer than that which is permitted by the City of Bartlett or any other governmental or regulatory office or authority establishing or maintaining minimum setback or distance requirements, unless foliage line is maintained at a sufficient height to prevent obstruction of sight for the intersection, and the approach to the intersection, and permitted by such governmental or regulatory office or authority

(17) The amount of surface water traversing the property is subject to the intensity and duration of rainfall and will vary according to the terrain and location. Each parcel owner should locate all buildings and establish building elevations in consideration of these factors. The developer makes no representation or warranty concerning the amount of surface water that will traverse any parcel during periods of peak storm water runoff. Furthermore, the developer shall not be liable for any claims of any kind or character resulting from storm water inundation of any residence or structure for any reason.

(18) No unsightly items or area shall be permitted on any part of the property that can be seen from another lot. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no owner shall keep or store anything on, or in, any of the property, nor shall any owner hang, erect, affix, mount, or place anything upon any of the property. Further, nothing shall be placed on the exterior walls, roofs, windows, or doors of the improvements which would create an unsightly appearance.

(19) Notwithstanding any provisions herein contained to the contrary, it shall be permissible for Castle Ridge, LLC, or its representative agent, to maintain, during the period of the sale of property, such facilities as in the sole opinion of Castle Ridge, LLC, may be reasonable required, convenient, or incidental to/for the sale of lots, including, but without limitation, a business office, storage area, construction yard, signs, and sales office.

(20) No offensive trade or activity shall be conducted on any lot which may be, or which may become, an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood or adjoining property owners.

(21) No outside clotheslines or other outside drying or airing facilities or devices shall be maintained on any lot, unless the Architectural Control Committee, determines such facilities to be adequately concealed so as not to be visible from other lots, common areas, or public or private streets. All such installations must have prior approval by the Architectural Control Committee or the Homeowners Association.

(22) No owner shall permit anything or any condition to exist upon his lot which shall induce, breed, or harbor infectious plant diseases, noxious insects, or pests.

23) There shall be no violation of any rules which may from time to time be adopted by the Board of Directors and promulgated among the membership by them in writing, and the Board of Directors is hereby and elsewhere in the Bylaws authorized to adopt such rules.

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