EVALUATION GUIDELINES FOR:
ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: BASKETBALL GOALS, PLAYSCAPES, POOLS, TENNIS &
Rule Adopted: April 21, 1997
Rule Revised: February xx, 2003
ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE PHILOSOPHY:
Residents may locate athletic equipment in their yards behind the fence line. Athletic equipment must be painted and maintained to compliment the neighborhood and the residence. Platform height of playscapes is limited to provide privacy to neighbors.
Basketball goals must be on a fixed pole, no closer than 15 feet from the curb. Due to safety concerns, goals may not be located along the curb of any street. Portable goals, except those that had Architectural Committee approval prior to February xx, 2003 are prohibited. Basketball goals are now provided in the Springbrook HOA Park.
Pools, sport courts and other athletic equipment will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIFIC COMMITTEE RULES:
CONSTRUCTION: Per Restriction Section 7.06/6.07 the improvement must be compatible with the design and materials used in the single-family residential structure (see this section for specific wording). Thus:
• Playscapes may be constructed of wood.
• Swingsets may be constructed of wood or of a corrosion resistant metal and must be properly maintained.
• Pools, Tennis, and Sports Courts will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for compatibility.
• Other types of construction will require Architectural Committee review and approval for compatibility.
SIZE: Playscapes, Swingsets and other athletic equipment, except for basketball goals, must not exceed nine (9) feet in height with the highest platform height being no greater than six (6) feet.
LOCATION AND DRAINAGE: Athletic equipment may not interfere with the established drainage pattern over the owner’s or any other property. Athletic equipment shall be located to prevent runoff from impacting adjacent properties. All equipment other than basketball goals shall be located behind the front of the residential structure and shall not be visible from the front of the home.
COLORS: Any Athletic or Sports Equipment, except basketball goals and metal swingsets, that exceed 6 foot in height, shall be constructed of a natural finish wood similar to the residential fencing or shall be of a color to match those of the residential construction. All painted metals shall be maintained free of rust and corrosion.
BASKETBALL GOALS: Goals must be attached to a freestanding pole anchored to the ground. Portable goals are not permitted, except as noted below. Goals may not be attached to a residence or any other structure. They may be located in the front of the structure, but may not be closer to the road than 15 feet from the nearest curb. Basketball goals may not be located, even temporarily, on or at the edge of any Springbrook street. All goals and their nets must be properly maintained.
• Note: Portable Goals located at residences with written Architectural Committee approval dated prior to February xx, 2003 are grandfathered. They may be utilized by the present owner at a fixed location no closer than 15 feet from the curb until they are removed or replaced by the present owner or the property changes hands.
• All improvements require Architectural Committee approval PRIOR to construction or modification!
• The following must be submitted:
• A Site plan or drawing, showing location on the lot, including the structure’s footprint and distances from the edge of the lot.
• A plan, brochure, or specific description, including dimensions. This description shall also show the specific height of the improvement.
• Specific information showing construction materials and color shall be provided.
• Samples of materials must be submitted upon request.
KNOWN REGULATIONS BY OTHER AGENCIES:
• May be subject to: Setbacks, Easements, Drainage, Impervious Cover, Backflow Prevention.
• City of Pflugerville Building Permit may be required.
This Rule revised and adopted February xx, 2003 by the Springbrook Owners Association, Architectural Committee.
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