Immediate Revision of Sullivan Farms CC&R's
This petition is to inform the Sullivan Farms HOA Board of Trustees that we the undersigned residents wish to make an immediate, public and formal review of the rules within the CC&Rs that govern what a resident can and cannot currently display, erect or maintain on their property. This petition is in response to the overwhelming number of "violation" letters that were sent out in April and May of 2008. The undersigned wish to dispute the current process which is used to determine what a violation is and make a revision to the indentures to allow greater leniency and common courtesy when approaching a potential violation. The revision is as follows: To allow the immediate neighbors of the home in question to provide their input as to whether the offense in question is actually obtrusive or not. If no immediate neighbor has an issue with the item/s in question then it is clearly not an issue that warrants a violation letter and should be deemed allowable under the auspices of common sense and decency within the neighborhood. Immediate neighbor is defined as any neighbor whose property borders the property in question plus one home over on either side, comprising up to four homes. Also, neighbors that reside directly across the street, to include one home to either side of that home, are included as immediate neighbors which make the total seven. Example 1: If the item in question is placed in the front of the home then the neighbor immediately across the street and the neighbors immediately next door to them on either side and the bordering neighbors on either side of the property in question plus one home over to either side has the right to express their concerns over the item/s in question. If none of the neighbors contest the item/s in question then it clearly is not offensive and should be allowed. Example 2: If the item/s in question is in the back of the home then the neighbors that share a border with the home in question have the right to protest the item/s in question. If none of the neighbors contest the item/s in question then it clearly is not in offense and should be allowed. If any neighbor should dispute the existence of said item/s then the offending neighbor will remove the item/s within two weeks of notification and not return the item/s unless it is pre-agreed upon by the contesting neighbors.