Guideline No. 08 – Boats, Trailers, Trucks and Recreational Vehicles

Section 8.01 of the River Hill Village Covenants states that without prior written approval of the Architectural Committee, “No boat trailer, house trailer, trailer, truck or any similar items shall be stored or parked in the open on any lot.” Boats, campers, and motor homes are similarly regulated.

Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • Submit a site (plot) plan.

Note: Applications without a diagramed plot/plat plan will not be accepted.

  • Elevation drawings of the house and driveway showing the appearance of the vehicle on driveway in relation to adjacent and surrounding properties.
  • Provide dimensions of driveway.
  • Provide dimensions of vehicle.
  • Provide dimension of vehicle in relation to driveway.

Approval

Your application will most likely be approved if it meets the following criteria:

  1. Vehicle size does not obscure view of street traffic.
  2. The size of the vehicle does not obscure the ability of adjacent neighbors to ingress or egress their driveways safely.
  3. Screening does not significantly impair the view or amount of sunlight of adjacent residences.
  4. The screening is not unattractive in appearance.

NOTE: Trucks and multi passenger vehicles are defined as vehicles exceeding 2000 lbs with exterior signing or lettering; with or without an open, loaded or flatbed rear section; with area for a ladder and tool carrying capacity. To include pickup trucks with or without signage that are used for commercial hauling; Full-Size vans, Minivans and SUVs weighing between 13,000 and 33,000 lbs and heavy trucks that are used for local delivery and public service commercial purposes.

Guideline No. 10 – Clotheslines, Exterior – Fast Track Process Available

An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for all exterior clotheslines.

Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • Plot plan showing exact location, size, type, and color of clothesline device.

Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.

  • Manufacturer’s drawing or photograph, if available.

Approval

Your application will most likely be approved if:

  1. You apply for an umbrella or retractable type of clotheslines.  No other clothesline types are permitted.
  2. Clotheslines will be removed when not in use.
  3. The clothesline is as close to the rear of the house as practicable and within lines defined by the sides of the house.

Guideline No. 11 – Compost Bins

An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for all compost bins.

Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • A site (plot) plan showing the placement location of the compost bin or tumbler in relation to the house, property line and neighboring houses.

Note: Applications without a diagramed plot plan will not be accepted.

  • A drawing showing the exact dimensions and style of the compost bin or tumbler. If available, include a manufacturer’s drawing or photograph.
  • A description of materials to be used and the type and location of materials to be used for screening. See GUIDELINE No. 47-SCREENING.

Approval

Your application will most likely be approved if it meets the following criteria:

  1. The placement of the proposed compost bin/tumbler minimizes the “look and smell” of the compost bin on neighboring properties.
  2. The compost bin will be located close to the rear of the house.
  3. The compost bin is not on Open or Common space.
  4. The property is not a townhouse (although these applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis).

NOTE: If a compost bin or tumbler is moved to a location other than that of the original application, or the compost bin or tumbler design is altered in any way, you must submit a new application. A compost bin or compost tumbler includes any structure built to house composting materials.

Failure to maintain your compost bin is a violation of the maintenance provisions of the River Hill Village Covenants.

Guideline No. 12 – Condominium and Townhouse Exterior Alteration Application Procedure

An Exterior Alteration Application  is required for ALL exterior alterations.

It is important to maintain the original architectural character or theme of the condominium or townhouse community in which the dwelling is located. Any exterior alterations should not conflict with the original plan.

Individually Owned Property – Applications must be signed by the Association’s representative prior to submitting the application to the RHAC. Some homeowners’ associations have more restrictive architectural guidelines than those of the village and those guidelines must also be complied with (the more restrictive guidelines shall apply). If you have questions, consult your Association’s Board of Directors; your property management company and/or the Village Covenant Advisor.

Common Property – Exterior Alteration Application must be signed by a member of the Condominium’s or Townhouse Association’s Board of Directors. If the work is to be done in stages, a master plan must be submitted.