Dear Columbine Knolls Property Owners:
For many years, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Columbine Knolls Homeowners Association has grappled with the enforcement of the current language in the Covenants which states, "No trailer or like mobile unit shall be permitted to remain upon any lot either temporarily or permanently." While this covenant does clearly state "no trailers" it does not clearly define "like mobile unit"; and thus leads the Board to seek owners’ approval to amend the covenant to clearly define the intent of the neighborhood.
At this time, the Board seeks to clarify and solidify this issue once and for all. As such, the Board is presenting two proposed amendments to the Covenants for consideration by owners. Option A, if passed by the approval of a majority of all owners, would clearly and expressly prohibit the parking or storage of trailers, motor homes, boats, and other recreational vehicles within the community, except for those which are parked or stored entirely within a garage. On the other hand, Option B, if passed by the approval of a majority of all owners, would allow the parking of such vehicles outside of a garage if such are parked on the side or rear of the lot, are no more than 10 feet tall, and are screened from view by a six foot tall privacy fence.
The Board is urging you to vote – Option A or Option B – so that this matter can be clarified and resolved for the benefit of all owners, this Board and future Boards. If neither option passes, the existing language will remain and any existing grandfathering will end. Because the existing terms are unclear, the Board will have the authority to further define them. But again, the goal of the Board is to have one of the two proposed amendments passed by a majority of all owners so that there is no further question or confusion over this matter.
Accordingly, enclosed for your review are the following documents:
for you to complete and return to the Association, indicating which option you are voting for.
Please review the enclosed documents carefully, complete your ballot (voting for ONLY ONE OPTION), sign it, date it, and promptly return your ballot. In order for the ballots to be counted, they must be received by the Association at the mailing address (self-addressed envelope enclosed) or e-mail address indicated at the bottom of the ballot, no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2015. The prompt return of the enclosed ballot will aid the Association in reducing the expense of further ballot solicitation.
The Board hopes that this letter has clarified why it is important for one of these options to pass. Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Board (www.ckha.org or 877-737-4220).
Very truly yours,
Board of Directors
Columbine Knolls Homeowners Association