Timbercreek Homeowners Association

ARB Guidelines

ARB BOARD MEMBERS - 2017

Bob Dornblaser

John Dorak

Bill Senyshyn

Michael Teller

 

 

INDEX


Driveway Guidelines

Exterior Paint Color Guidelines
Fence Guidelines
Lawsuit Settlement
Pool Screen Enclosure Guidelines
Requirements for Demolition, Renovation & Major Construction
Roof Guidelines
Satellite Dish Guidelines
Tree Guidelines

Boca Swale Ordinance

 

TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

TREE REMOVAL/ REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES

Tree Removal

Per the Timbercreek Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions Section VIII, Paragraph 5, no tree with a trunk diameter of 2 inches or larger measured one foot above the ground may be removed without ARB approval.

Guidelines to be used to permit removal are.

1 ) The tree is dead or diseased.

- Needs licensed arborist certification that tree is diseased and dying or causing a threat to other trees in the neighborhood.

2) Tree must be removed to facilitate construction.

3) Tree is causing structural damage or is a physical threat.

- May require a licensed engineer's certification.

Replacement will be at the discretion of the ARB which will take into consideration other existing trees and landscaping on the property.

Tree Replacement

As a general guideline, trees must be replaced with like trees (i.e. shade tree for shade tree; palm tree for palm tree; etc.) Nuisance variety of trees will not be approved. (i.e. Ficus, Acacia, Beshovia, Australian Pine, Florida Holly)

Trees removed with ARB approval:

- Replacement tree must be 12 feet high with a 5 foot spread and a girth of 2 inches measured a foot above the ground.

- Palm trees must have a 3 foot to 8 foot clear trunk, depending on the species.

Trees removed without ARB approval:

- The ARB reserves the right to require a tree of similar species, quality and size of the removed tree.

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TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

FENCE GUIDELINES

Essentially fences are discouraged. If separation or privacy is desired, then landscaping is preferred.

1.         REQUESTS:
All requests for fences must be submitted to the Architectural Review Board.
The request must be accompanied by a site plan of the property in question with the location of the proposed fence. The proper height, setbacks, color and fence material must be documented.

Requests for removal, staining or painting must also be submitted. Approval must be obtained prior to any action.

2.         LOCATION:
Lakes - Fences along lakes will not be permitted. Such fences restrict the view of the common area including the lakes.

Setbacks - Properties along lakes may have fences that are parallel to the rear of the house and do not setback from the house further than any pool or patio.

- No fence may be closer than 10 feet to the front of the house.

- Fences on corner properties may be an extension of the house line. i.e. the fences must not be closer to the street than the side or rear of the house.

3.         MATERIAL:
Yard perimeter fences: Wood and bronze or black aluminum are the approved materials. Any portion of any fence which has street exposure must be landscaped with at least 75% coverage. Where two non-similar fence lines and/or colors meet, 100% landscape coverage must be maintained at that point where the fences meet.

Patio/pool deck fences: Bronze, black or white aluminum is the approved material. White is not approved for homes along the bike path. Pool deck fences must be placed on the perimeter of the decking or no more than two feet beyond the edge of the deck. Fences visible from the street or bike path must be landscaped on all sides.

Chain link fences or PVC/plastic fences are not approved for Timbercreek

4.         HEIGHT:
Maximum allowed height will be 6 feet measured from the adjacent ground surface under the fence.

5.         COLORS: (Wood fences):
The following are the preferred colors:

a. Earth tones
b. Light Gray
c. Lodge Brown [Sherwin Williams SW3007]

Contiguous fences facing the common areas, including those on N.W. 29th Street. and N.W. 24th Avenue must be stained Lodge Brown [Sherwin Williams SW3007]

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TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

ROOF REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES

Roofs must be replaced with a roof of equal or greater value than the roof being removed. That is, tiled roofs, clay or concrete, must be replaced with tile. Asphalt shingle roofs may be replaced with asphalt shingle or upgraded to tile.

Tile and shingle roofs are preferred but alternative roof systems will be considered.

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TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

DRIVEWAY GUIDELINES

The Timbercreek Architectural Review Board (ARB) recommends the following guidelines for driveway surfaces in Timbercreek:

- Blacktop
- Chattahoochee
- Brick Pavers

o        Gray and earth tones are encouraged.

o        Concrete may be "stained" a natural concrete color only, any other color will not be permitted. Paint is not permitted.

o        Textured coating [i.e. Bowmanite, Pavelux, etc.) is permitted. Color will be considered on an individual basis and must complement the house color. Gray and earth tones are encouraged.

Note: All changes to existing driveways MUST be approved by the ARB.

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TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR GUIDELINES

Permitted exterior paint colors in Timbercreek are "muted earth tones".  That is whites, creams, ivories, beiges, grays, muted yellows, muted greens, some oranges, some pinks (if the roof color permits), and brown (for trim).  Reds, blues, and purples are not permitted.  All exterior painting and re-painting, even if re-painting the same color, must be approved by the Timbercreek HOA Architectural Review Board (ARB).

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TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

POOL SCREEN ENCLOSURE GUIDELINES

Pool screen enclosure structures should be bronze in color.

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TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT

This notice is to inform all homeowners that the Association has settled the pending lawsuit with a homeowner in the community who removed large, healthy shade trees from their property without the approval of the Architectural Review Board (ARB).

As a background, after many letters from the Association and the Association Attorney to the homeowner regarding this violation of the Covenants and Restrictions attempting to resolve the case amicably and subsequently receiving no response from the homeowner, the Board of Directors had no alternative but to file a lawsuit to enforce the Covenants and Restrictions.

The case was settled in early October 2002 with the homeowner required to install four (4) shade trees to replace the removed trees and to reimburse the Association for its legal fees accumulated during the length of this case.

The Association wanted to make all homeowners aware of this situation to hopefully avoid problems in the future for everyone in the community. It is the Association’s desire to avoid unnecessary expenses to the Association and its members.

A reminder… When doing any exterior modifications to your home, ARB approval prior to the commencement of any work is necessary in order to be in compliance with the Covenants and Restrictions.

Thank you for your help in keeping Timbercreek a great place to live.

Sincerely,

The Board of Directors
Posted November 20, 2002

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TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

REQUIREMENTS FOR DEMOLITION, RENOVATION AND MAJOR CONSTRUCTION

 

The Covenants and Restrictions of Timbercreek shall govern all modifications to properties including additions, renovations and demolition with new construction. In addition, these requirements also apply:

 

1. Demolition: An approval from the ARB is required prior to any demolition work on site. This includes demolition of pools, patios, driveways and/or complete structures. An ARB approval will not be given and the demolition cannot begin until a complete plan for the renovation or new structure is submitted by the property owner and approved by the ARB.

2. Architectural Review Board Approval

·         Architectural Review Board approval of a demolition, renovation and/or major construction plan is necessary prior to the commencement of any exterior work. A complete application, along with the signed affidavit from the bottom of the following page, is required to be submitted to the ARB that includes the following:

o        Application: Standard ARB application filled out by property owner;

o        Site Plan: A complete site plan or survey prepared by a registered land surveyor or a licensed architect. It must show all existing structures including fences, walls, pools, screening, A/C equipment, etc. The site plan must note setbacks, swales, and building elevations.

o        Building Plans: A complete set of building plans in the same form as required by the City of Boca Raton. Plans must be signed and sealed by a licensed architect. All exterior materials, colors that pertain to surfaces (walls, doors, roof, chimneys, driveways, fences, walls, etc.) and building square footage must be noted.

o        Landscape Plan: A complete detailed exterior landscape plan that shows and lists all plant material and notes sizes, quantities and placement which will be installed upon completion of construction.

o        Two Story Homes: Will require installation of privacy landscaping for any abutting homeowner and must be detailed on landscape plan.

o        Plan Changes: Any revision to the original ARB approved renovation plan requires re-submittal to the ARB for approval prior to the start of any plan change work.

o        Schedule of Completion: Time schedule for the completion of the project must be submitted with the initial ARB application for the proposed renovation.

           

3. Construction Site

·         Site Maintenance: During construction, the site (lot) must be kept free of weeds, underbrush and trash at all times. Any remaining grass and hedges must be trimmed on a regular basis.

·         Streets/Sidewalks: The street and sidewalk in front of the property must be kept clean of debris from trucks and construction materials and the street must remain passable at all times.

·         Dumpster: If a dumpster is necessary, it must be emptied on a regular basis. The dumpster must be emptied within three (3) business days of debris being visible in the dumpster from the street.

·         Port-o-Potties: Placement of Port-o-potties, if needed, must be pre-approved by the ARB.

 

·         Hurricane Preparation: When a hurricane warning is issued, all construction debris and materials that could become projectiles must be removed until the hurricane warning is removed.

·         Signs: No signs are permitted on the site. An authorized permit display board is the only posting permitted.

·         Work Hours: Follow the City of Boca Raton Regulations.

·         Animals: No animals are allowed on the job sites at any time.

·         Parking: No vehicles of any type are permitted to be left on the job site overnight.

·         Off-Site Damage: Any damage to neighboring properties or the Association common areas must be repaired by the applicant’s contractor with the applicant’s cooperation.

4. Violations

·         Any violations of the Covenants and Restrictions, starting demolition, renovations and/or construction prior to written approval of the ARB will be cause for immediate action by the ARB and/or Board of Directors, including but not limited to:

1.      Recording a notice of violation on the public records and advising parties including any mortgages or lenders.

2.      Notification to the City of Boca Raton Building Department.

3.      Legal action to enforce the Association documents.

4.      Other actions that the Board of Directors deem necessary to rectify the problem.

5. Miscellaneous

·         Setbacks: Determined by City of Boca Raton Code.

·         Courtesy Neighbor Notification: It is requested that the submitting homeowner inform their surrounding neighbors of their pending plans prior to receiving ARB approval.

·         Contractor Responsibility: Applicant/Homeowner is expected to be aware of the actions and behavior of their contractors while in the Timbercreek community.

If you have any questions regarding these renovation guidelines, please contact the Association at (561) 241-0285.

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(SIGN BELOW AND RETURN WITH THE ARB APPLICATION)

AFFIDAVIT OF RECEIPT

OF THE TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DEMOLITION, RENOVATION AND MAJOR CONSTRUCTION

I, the undersigned, do hereby swear and affirm that I have read the Timbercreek Homeowners Association requirements for demolition, renovation and major construction. I understand and agree to follow these requirements throughout the time of my construction work. I understand that it is my responsibility to provide a copy of these requirements to any vendor who performs work on my property. I also affirm that I have spoken to my adjacent neighbors in accordance with the Courtesy Neighbor Notification above.

Acknowledged this ____ day of __________, 20____.

 

By: _____________________                                   

________________________                        ________________________

Print Name                                         Address

 

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TIMBERCREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
SATELLITE DISH GUIDELINES

Digital satellite dishes not exceeding 18" in diameter are permitted.
The satellite dish must be installed in the least conspicuous location possible per the Architectural Review Board while still being able to receive the necessary signal.

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