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WOODLAKE FOREST IV 

General Every Day Rules 

from the DECLARATIONS, COVENANTS & BY-LAWS (Deed Restrictions) 

IF YOU HAVE MISPLACED OR LOST YOUR COPY OF THE BY-LAWS AND/OR THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS GIVEN TO YOU BY YOUR TITLE COMPANY WHEN YOU PURCHASED YOUR HOME, YOU MAY PRINT A COPY BY VISITING THE HOA WEBSITE at www.woodlakeforestiv.com, AND CLICK THE DEED RESTRICTIONS TAB. 

This summary of the Declarations of Covenants & Restrictions and the By- Laws is a condensed version provided to you as a courtesy of the WLFIV Board of Trustees. The recorded detailed Restrictions continue to govern the control and operation of this subdivision, and they should be reviewed for the exact language of the provisions. 

1. ADMINISTRATION OF THE SUBDIVISION: 

Woodlake Forest IV is a non-profit Corporation with deed restrictions that you agreed to abide by when you purchased or leased your home at closing. The corporation is also referred to as an Association and the homeowners are voting members of the Association. A Board of Trustees is elected annually from among the homeowner volunteers. The Trustees responsibilities is to oversee STRICT compliance with the Restrictions, maintain the subdivision as an upscale residential community, and provide for proper functioning of all the common areas within the subdivision. There is no third party paid management company for the subdivision; the Volunteer Trustees supervise contracted workers and do various assignments. The Board generally meets once a month, and welcomes your suggestions for their discussions. 

(Refer to your copy of the Restrictions Article 4 and By-Laws for more information on Board functions.) 

Two social gathering functions for the homeowners and residents include a Pool Party which is usually held in the spring of each year, and the MANDATORY Annual Homeowners Meeting held each fall. 

A subdivision Newsletter, The Buzz, is published on the website and distributed to homeowners periodically. Submissions for the newsletter should be made by e-mailing or calling the Association Secretary. 

The Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) is payable on January 1st of each year Woodlake Forest IV 1 

 

to avoid added interest or penalties. The AMF also includes the annual fee for the WFCA (Woodlake Forest Community Association), an umbrella group for 

the five nearby townhouse communities. (Restrictions Articles 6 & 7) 

2. ARCHITECTURAL & LANDSCAPING CHANGES: ?The Board of Trustees must approve IN WRITING, all exterior changes to a residence, including, but not limited to, exterior paint color, structural changes, awnings, satellite dishes and landscaping. A description of your changes must be submitted in writing, to the Trustee in charge of Architecture and Deed Restriction enforcement, prior to beginning any work. This task is accomplished by completing the form which is located on the website, and placing it in the home mailbox of the appropriate Trustee. Failure to do so may result in your having to get your property in compliance with subdivision deed restrictions at your cost. (Restrictions Articles 8 & 12) 

3. COMMON AREAS: Everything not within your property line is considered a common area in this subdivision, and can be used by all residents. Part of the homeowners annual maintenance fee is designated for the upkeep of common areas. No private building, or facility (such as a fence or patio) may be constructed on common areas; nor may private parties that exclude other residents (such as pool parties) take place in common areas. (Restrictions Article 12, Section 16) 

4. DOGS: City ordinances (and your neighbors) require that dogs must be on leashes when outside your gate or property, and must be followed attentively with a poop-scoop. (Restrictions Article 12, Sections 10 & 12) ?

5. GARBAGE PICK-UP: Garbage should be put out on Tuesday and Friday mornings before 8 am. Do not put it out the night before, and do not keep your containers in common areas (i.e. the alleys) or leave them out after our trash service has come through. Strong trash bags are the preferred disposal medium. (Restrictions Article 12, Section 14) ?

6. LANDSCAPING & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE: A full-time grounds crew, supervised by a Trustee, is employed to maintain all common areas, including the landscaping IN FRONT of each home. Sprinklers are included in this maintenance, and faulty ones should be reported to the Trustee. Any proposed changes to your specific landscaping should be submitted in writing to the Trustee in charge of landscaping in 

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advance of beginning the work. As with deed restrictions, landscape change requests should be dropped off in the mailbox of the appropriate Trustee. The request form can be found on the HOA website. 

Homeowners are responsible for the removal cost of items planted without approval from the Trustee in charge of landscaping. Bird baths and statues should not be placed in common areas. 

(Restrictions Articles 9 & 12, Section 9) 

7. LIGHTS: 

(Please refer to the "Street and Alley Lights Rules" menu article)

(Restrictions Article 11, Section 1) 

8. PARKING:

Each house has a two-car garage. Residents are required to park their cars in the garage and leave the street space for guest parking, service vehicles, and emergency vehicle access. Parking of boats, trucks of any kind, trailers, RVs, motorized bikes and cycles are all STRICTLY prohibited. If you need temporary approval to park a vehicle on the street, other than for a guest, contact the Trustee in charge of Security. Many streets allow parking on one side of the street only. Please heed the no parking signs and remind your guests and service personnel to do likewise. TOWING WILL BE ENFORCED AT OWNER'S EXPENSE. 

(Please refer to the "Driveway Resolution" menu article)

(Restrictions Article 2, Section 6; Article 12, Sections 1 & 15) 

9. POOL & TENNIS COURTS: 

ONE key for the pool and tennis court area is available to each residential home (see list at front of this Directory for the appropriate contact). You must sign for the key when issued. Tenants are required to pay a $100 deposit for the key. Observe the Pool and Tennis Court Safety Rules that are posted in the recreational area and are given out with the key. Be careful to securely shut the gate after entering and/or leaving, and turn off the tennis court lights. DO NOT GIVE THE KEYS TO ANYONE NOT RESIDING IN THE SUBDIVISION. A charge of $100.00 will be assessed for the replacement of any lost key. 

(Restrictions Article 12, Section 16) 

10. SIGNS 

(Please refer to the "Signs Resolution" menu article)

(Restrictions Article 12, Sections 4 & 11)