Resolution 9.0 - Lawn Ornaments
9.0 Title: Lawn Ornaments:
"WHEREAS, the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions of the Cordova Club as amended (the "Covenants") provide in Section 4.35 that no lawn ornaments of any kind will be permitted in yards facing public or private streets, Common Areas or the Golf Course without the written consent of the Architectural Committee; and
WHEREAS the Board desires to assist the Architectural Committee in discharging its duties under Section 4.35 by providing the Committee with guidelines by which to judge the suitability and acceptability of lawn ornaments,
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as used in Section 4.35 of the Covenants, the term “lawn ornament” shall mean any object, other than plantings, placed on the property for purposes of individualizing and enhancing the appearance of the property, such as statues, planters, etc., or providing a functional use such as bench, planter, etc. and that the term “yard” shall mean any lawn or landscaped areas, including, but not limited to flower beds. Be it further resolved that lawn ornaments located in yards so that such ornaments are visible from the public and private streets, the Golf Course or Common Areas, including lakes, shall be restricted as follows:
Location – Lawn ornaments shall not be placed directly on the lawn, but rather shall be located in landscape areas adjacent to the house. Ornaments may also be located adjacent to driveway or portico. Location of the ornaments shall be such that they complement rather than dominate the view of the house.
Size - Lawn ornaments shall be limited in size so as to avoid dominating the view of the house. Placement of statues on pedestals shall be limited so that the combined size of the statue and pedestal does not dominate the view of the house.
Color – Natural or neutral colors are preferred for statues and planters. Colors that compliment the house are also acceptable. Animal figures shall not be painted to appear lifelike. Plastics and reflective paint shall not be permitted.
Quantity –Ornaments should be limited in quantity so as to avoid dominating the view of the house and to avoid a cluttered look.
Be if further resolved that, pursuant to Section 4.35 of the Covenants, the final determination as to the suitability of any lawn ornament will be at the sole discretion of the Architectural Committee, which committee shall be guided by the architectural styles and designs existing in Cordova Club as of the date this resolution is adopted.
Dated August 24, 2004