It is understood that the term “RESIDENT” applies to non-owners as well as owners. It is the responsibility of owners to familiarize their tenants with these Rules and Regulations. Non-owners are encouraged to participate in the affairs of the Association and may serve on Committees as a voting member and serve as Chairman if appointed.
1. Designated walkways and paved areas shall be used at all times, both to prevent accidents and to preserve the appearance of planted areas. No one shall throw litter on the grass, in lakes, on walkways or parking areas or permit anything to be done which will interfere with the rights, comfort or convenience of others.
2. Any resident wishing to use any of the common elements for special functions shall request permission from the Board and guidelines, if any, will be given.
3. ALTERATION OF CONDOMINIUMS - Unit owners are reminded that alterations and repair of the common elements are the responsibility of the Association except for those matters which are stated in the Declaration to be the responsibility of a unit owner. No work of any kind is to be done upon or affecting those portions of exterior building walls or interior boundary walls which are the responsibility of the Association without first obtaining the approval required by the Declaration of Condominiums.
4. MOTORIZED VEHICLES - The sidewalks, driveways and parking areas must not be
obstructed or encumbered or used for any purpose other than ingress and egress and
for parking unless prior approval is obtained from the Board. Undesignated parking spaces will be provided for the use of the occupants . No motorized vehicles or bicycles shall be operated on any walkway or other area except upon the driveways and parking areas designated for vehicular use. Handicap parking space will be provide on as needed basis. Upon request for handicap parking space, a current handicap permit issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles must be presented and the permit card must be displayed at all times when parked in a handicap space.
5. COMMERCIAL VEHICLES - Commercial vehicle restrictions are addressed in Hillwood Documents. No large truck are allowed. The definition of a large truck is any vehicle that has more than four operating wheels and/or will not fit into the currently marked parking spaces without encroaching on the white markings. Residents with an automobile, small truck or van with any advertisement or company name visible on the vehicle must make a request in writing to the Board requesting permission to park such vehicle on Hillwood property. The decision will be made by the Board on any such request.
6. REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - All vehicles belonging to residents must be registered in the management office for the purpose of monitoring parking, as well as dealing with emergency situations. Resident vehicles shall have displayed in the lower front drivers side windshield an HCA vehicle ID decal. Decals will be distributed to residents with a maximum of one decal per unit bedroom.
7. VISITOR PARKING - The residents, their employees, agents, licensees and family shall
obey the parking regulations for the safety, comfort or convenience of the residents.
8. VEHICLE VIOLATIONS - Vehicles that are non-operational or do not display a current license tag shall be posted with a ten-day notice to tow. A letter will be sent to the owner notifying of the violation and towing date. All expenses incurred in the removal of the vehicle will be paid by the owner of the vehicle.
9. BOAT PARKING - The spaces designated for boats, trailers, large vehicles, and/or recreational vehicles shall be in an area designated by the Board of Directors. The resident’s registration must be on file with the management. If there is any violation of boat parking, the owner of the boat will be notified in writing, and if not corrected immediately, a towing date will be set and all expenses incurred in the removal of the boat will be paid by the owner of the boat.
10. GROUNDS - No part of the lawn, grounds or walks shall be reserved for the private use of any resident and no objects of any kind shall be stored, placed, or situated on any of the areas without written permission of the Board. An unobstructed pathway must be maintained on all sides of the buildings.
11. GARDEN AREAS B Areas should not contain any signage, artificial flowers or other
decorations that do not maintain the aesthetics of the surroundings. Flower pots must be
either terra cotta or of a color that blends with the building color scheme. No planting of trees or shrubs on the lawns will be permitted without permission of the Board.
Residents are encouraged to beautify garden areas.
LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS
12. BALCONIES, WINDOWS, TERRACES, SIDEWALKS AND DOORS – All window and door treatments and coverings that are visible from the street shall have a neutral colored backing to ensure uniformity from the exterior. Under no circumstances shall laundry or other articles be placed or hung on the exterior portions of any aspect of the unit. Any area that is visible from the street shall not be used for storage.
13. SIGNAGE - A unit owner may identify his unit with a nameplate of a type and size
approved by the Board in a place or manner approved by the Board. No commercial
or political advertisement, notice or other lettering shall be exhibited, inscribed, painted or affixed by any resident on any part of the outside of a building, hung from or placed on windows, window sills, lanais, or otherwise displayed, without the prior written consent of the Board. Real estate signs may be displayed within the confines of the condominium unit provided they do not exceed one standard single window in size. No such signs are allowed on the common or limited common elements.
14. STORM/SCREEN DOORS - Board approved storm/screen doors are allowed on the
front and back porches. Installation guidelines will be given upon Board approval.
15. EXTERIOR LIGHTING - Only approved exterior lighting may be installed. Installation guidelines will be given upon Board approval. The Association will be held harmless for injury to any person(s) making the installation or performing repairs or maintenance to the fixture.
16. SATELLITE DISH - No radio, satellite dish or television antenna shall be attached to
or hung from the exterior of any building without the written approval of the Board. Upon approval, instructions will be given for installation and removal.
17. UNIT ACCESS - Hillwood workmen, contractors or agents shall have the right of access to any unit at any reasonable hour for the purpose of identifying repairs, replacements or improvements, or to remedy any condition which would result in damage to other portions of the building. Except in case of emergency, entry must be prearranged with the resident.
18. REFUSE DISPOSAL - All garbage and refuse shall be deposited promptly and with care in dumpsters intended for such purpose. All items disposed of in the dumpsters must be in closed containers. Landscape trimmings shall be bagged and placed curbside for pickup by the landscape company. Large landscape trimmings (tree limbs, etc.) will be picked up by the landscape company and hauled to designated dumpster on the back of the property to be disposed of. Limited amounts of small construction debris may be placed in dumpsters. No trash or other articles shall be burned and no trash or unused items shall be allowed to collect on the lanais or front entries. Should you have large usable items, such as furniture or appliances to dispose of, you are encouraged to donate these items to an agency, such as Goodwill Industries (Phone No. 387-8999); Salvation Army (641- 2122); or Veterans Administration (389-4317). Otherwise, before depositing at the dumpster, you are requested to call the City at 387-8999 to arrange for pickup. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESIDENTS TO DISPOSE OF THEIR FURNITURE, APPLIANCES OR SIMILAR ITEMS FROM THE PROPERTY.
19. NOISE AND SOUND GENERATION - No one shall make or permit any noises that will disturb or annoy the occupants of any of the other units on the property.
20. All persons using the pool/spa do so at their own risk. The Association is not responsible for any accident or injury in connection with use of the pool/spa or for any loss or damage to personal property. Persons using the pool/spa areas implicitly agree not to hold the Association liable for any actions of whatever nature occurring within the pool/spa area.
21. Persons under the age of twelve (12) years for the pool, and fourteen(14) years for the spa, must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.
22. Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times, and for the careful
observance of all safety and sanitation precautions.
23. No boisterous or rough play shall be permitted in the pool/spa or in the pool/spa area. No bikes, skateboards or wheeled vehicles are permitted in the pool/spa area. Use of pool/spa floats are restricted when they interfere with enjoyment of the pool/spa by others.
24. Food and beverages are not allowed in the pool/spa but are allowed on the pool/spa
deck in unbreakable containers. Responsibility of cleanup is that of the user/resident.
25. The pool/spa will be closed from ll:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.
26. All persons using the tennis court do so at their own risk. The Association is not responsible for any accident or injury in connection with the use of the tennis court or for any loss or damage to personal property.
27. Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times and for the careful observance of all safety precautions at the tennis court.
28. No boisterous or rough play shall be permitted on the tennis court or in the tennis court area. All persons are requested to cooperate and maintain maximum cleanliness and tidiness in the tennis court area.
29. The tennis court will be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
30. No activity other than tennis is allowed on the court except as approved by the Board. No
bikes, skateboards, wheeled vehicles or pets are allowed on the tennis court.
31. The clubhouse may be reserved by the residents for private functions between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight. Reservations for the use of the clubhouse by the residents is on a first come-first served basis and reservations may be made by calling Hillwood management company at 642-6995
32. Applicable Reservation Agreements and Rental Contract must be properly signed and
executed. Applicable reservation fees and/or deposit must also be paid before release of the clubhouse key.
33. The use of the clubhouse will not include the exclusive use of the pool/spa area.
34. An inspection will be completed before and after the function to check for any
damages and to make sure that the clubhouse and its contents are left in clean
condition and the key is returned in accordance with the Rental Contract.
35. It is in the best interest of the community that the size of dogs be limited to 35 lbs. at maturity. Number of pets is limited to 3 (except for caged pets, such as birds), or any that are exclusively inside pets and do not require any use of common elements.
36. No pets shall be allowed in the pool/spa areas, clubhouse or tennis court.
37. Dogs must always be on a leash and attended when outside the unit. Other pets should remain in units.
38. Residents must comply with the pooper-scooper/cleanup policy.
39. Under no circumstances shall pet food or pet feeding apparatus be outside the unit.
40. Loud and/or excessive noise from pets in units or on lanais is prohibited and will be
considered and treated as a public nuisance.
41. When a homeowner fails to make a repair to limited common areas required of him/her by condominium documents, after sufficient and proper notice has been served, the Manager is authorized by the Board of Directors to make any such repairs and present the invoice to the homeowner for payment. Required repairs shall be handled in accordance with the Association Bylaws and condominium documents.
42. No changes may be made to the Common or Limited Common Areas without the approval of the Board of Directors. Owners may contract for repairs to their unit with any licensed and insured contractor. Hillwood’s Maintenance Technician may be contracted by residents independently. However, the work is to be accomplished when the technician is NOT on duty at Hillwood. Hillwood will take no responsibility for the charges or the quality of work performed. Any structural repairs or alterations to interior of a condo, i.e. wall removal, must be approved by management or the Board and be done by a licensed and insured contractor.
43. The Board or any Association employee shall not involve themselves in the resale or rental of units for Hillwood owners.
44. UNIT RENTALS – It shall be incumbent upon any owner to immediately provide management with the following information upon rental of a unit.
a. A signed copy of the lease.
b. The names of all occupants of the unit.
c. Vehicle makes and registration.
d. The unit telephone number and emergency numbers.
e. Provide a key to the unit for extermination and/or emergency access.
f. Signed and dated statement by Landlord and Renter that they have read, understand and will abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Community.
The procedures to enforce these Rules and Regulations will be determined, by the Condominium Law, our Documents and our By-laws.
If any portion of these Rules and Regulations is declared unconstitutional by any court of law, the remainder of the Rules and Regulations will remain in force.
These Rules and Regulations have been approved by the Board of Directors.