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Engineering Committee:
Officers: Tom Werner, Chairman - Art Baynes, Co-Chairman 
Board Liaisons: Peggy Zonca & Kathleen Connor  

Condominium subdivisions are very often built according to a "neighborhood scheme". This is especially the case when you have homes that share a common wall or are part of a building containing multiple units. The term "neighborhood scheme" refers to a certain style of architecture, color palette, dimensions, and outward appearance. 

Generally speaking, it is what style that you are trying to convey to the observer. Victorian, modern, brick, vinyl sided and numerous other adjectives are examples of neighborhood schemes. This is why when you drive through a community, you will not see a patchwork of dull and vibrant colors, different sizes, makes and models of doors, windows, moldings, mailboxes and other elements. It is what keeps a community uniform in style, and unfortunately, the only thing standing between a community and compliance with the neighborhood scheme, over and above the law itself, is a strong Engineering Committee. 

The Engineering Committee accepts or rejects alteration request forms following discussions at monthly meetings and then submits the approved or rejected proposals to the Board for final vote. A resident completes an alteration form for any exterior and some interior modifications, including adding a deck, patio, satellite dish, changing the windows, doors, trim, adding a handrail or handicapped ramp, just to name a few. If the request varies too widely from the common scheme, it will most likely be rejected, as is the case if the materials used are substandard or not completed by a licensed contractor. 

Failure to follow the engineering guidelines will result in penalties or more severe action. If you doubt the ability to complete a project without Engineering or Board approval, always ask first.


Click to Download Major Alteration Request Forms:
  1.   DECK - PORCH - PATIO - HANDRAIL - AWNINGS
  2.   DOORS - WINDOWS - DOORWALL
  3.   FIREPLACE
  4.   FURNACE
  5.   SATELLITE
  6.   MAJOR INTERIOR - MISC (Other)