Guideline No. 20b – Garden: Rock

An Exterior Alteration Application is required for all rock gardens with or without water features.

Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • A site (plot) plan showing the location and dimensions of the garden.

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

  • A design plan or diagram with placement of all rock and/or plant material.
  • A description of the type, size, color and amount of rock material to be used.
  • Planting materials to be used, if applicable, including height at maturity.
  • A description of water feature size, dimension, and materials to be used, if applicable.

Approval

Your application will most likely be approved if the following criteria are met:

  1. Garden is not placed on a grade that may lead to soil erosion or property damage.
  1. All water feature information is included with any grade change information.

Guideline No. 21 – Gazebos and Pergolas

An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for all gazebos and pergolas.

Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • A site (plot) plan, detailed plan, and elevation drawings.

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

  • Details on the size and elevation of the gazebo or pergola.
  • Details of all materials to be used.
  • A description of roof (to include, size, pitch, material, color).
  • A description of any treatment to be applied to the materials.
  • A description of any trees and or plantings to be removed for the construction of the gazebo or pergola.
  • A description of any equipment such as meters or heating and air conditioning sources that will be relocated and added.
  • A description of proposed installation of and/or changes in exterior lighting.

Approval

Your application will most likely be approved if the following criteria are met:

  1. Gazebos and pergolas are located at the rear of the property and constructed of durable materials.
  2. Gazebos and pergolas are within the sightlines of the house.
  3. All visible portions are natural wood, painted, or stained.
  4. The location of the gazebo or pergola does not significantly impair the view or amount of sunlight to adjacent residences.
  5. The location of the gazebo or pergola does not significantly impair the publics use or enjoyment of open space.
  6. The size and scale of the gazebo or pergola is in scale relative to the house, lot size, surrounding houses, properties, and open space.

NOTE: Gazebos and pergolas will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Guideline No. 22 – Grills and Barbecues (Permanent)

AnExterior Alteration Application must be submitted for all permanent grills and barbecues.

Application Requirements

Applications must include:

  • A site (plot) plan showing the location of the proposed grill.

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

  • A scale drawing of the grill or barbecue.
  • A description of materials to be used for the grill or barbecue.
  • All measurements of the grill or barbecue.
  • Brochures or picture.
  • Information about additional lighting or other exterior alterations.

Approval

The application will most likely be approved if the following criteria are met:

  1. The permanent grill or barbecue is located behind the house at least 10 feet from the rear and side property lines.
  2. The materials are compatible with the houses and are not so large as to dominate the space.
  3. Are permanently installed on a concrete base (if a gas grill), and  located at least 10 feet from the rear property line, at least 7 feet from the side property line, behind the rear of the house, and within 15 feet of the rear of the house.

Guideline No. 25 – Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations do not require an application; however, they must not be in operation more than 28 days before the holiday and must be completely removed within 28 days after the holiday.