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Rules


BADGER HILL ESTATES RULES
 
Section 3.05 (B) of the Amended and Restated Declaration of Restrictions for Badger Hill provides for the establishment of rules to guide the Association and parcel owners.
 
RULE 1 – FIRE SAFETY
 
During the fire season (April 1 – December 1) and during any period declared by the Association as presenting a special fire hazard, smoking shall not be permitted on the grassy commons.  Smoking materials shall never be disposed of from automobiles on paved common.  Burning within parcels shall be limited to closed incinerators, if legal, and conventional barbeques.  Coals and ashes shall not be removed until they are cold throughout.
 
Hose bibs with attached hoses required by the Architectural Control Committee on all improved parcels shall 
 never be disposed of from automobiles on paved common.  Burning within parcels shall be limited to closed incinerators, if legal, and conventional barbeques.  Coals and ashes shall not be removed until they are cold throughout.
 
Hose bibs with attached hoses required by the Architectural Control Committee on all improved parcels shall be available to Association members for exterior use to assist in fire prevention prior to the arrival of the fire department without fear of trespass.
 
1st INFRACTION                                                              LETTER
2ND INFRACTION – SMOKING                                          $ 50.00 FINE
 
1st INFRACTION – HOSE BIBBS                                      LETTER
2nd INFRACTION                                                              $ 50.00 FINE
 
RULE 2 – WHEELED VEHICLES (Amended 9/24/03)
 

All wheeled vehicles shall be confined to the paved road, parking and driveway areas.  Roads shall be used for ingress and egress only and shall not be used for recreational driving.  No two or three wheeled vehicles or vehicles unlicensed for highway use shall be permitted.  The speed limit for all vehicles shall be 25 MPH except as otherwise posted.  Permits must be obtained from, and approved by, the Badger Hill Association Board of Directors for exceptions to this rule.
 
1st INFRACTION                                                              LETTER
2nd INFRACTION                                                              $ 50.00 FINE
 
RULE 3 – ANIMALS AND USE OF GRASSY COMMONS
 
The grassy commons are reserved for animal grazing and passive recreation.  Passive recreation is interpreted to mean walking, jogging, standing, sitting, picnicking and horseback riding.  More active recreation shall be confined to the park area. 
 
Domestic animals, equestrians, joggers, residents and guests in general shall not chase, throw objects or 
There shall be no disposal of vegetation or debris of any kind or unattended deposit of any domestic or recreational fixture whatsoever on the grassy commons.  Lawn clippings may disposed of beyond the firebreak.
 
1ST INFRACTION                                                              LETTER
HARASSING GRAZING ANIMALS                                $ 50.00 FINE
 
DISPOSAL OF VEGETATION ILLEGALLY
1st INFRACTION                                                              LETTER
2nd INFRACTION                                                              $ 50.00 FINE
 
RULE 4 – GUESTS AT RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
The recreational facilities and park area are for the exclusive use of parcel owners, there resident families and occasional guests.  A resident shall at all times accompany guests.  All residents and guest shall conduct themselves in a manner that enhances general peace and goodwill and according to posted park rules.
 
RUDENESS
1st INFRACTION                        LETTER
2nd INFRACTION                        POSSIBLY BARRED FROM FACILITIES
 
RULE 5 – HUNTING AND SHOOTING
 
No hunting will be permitted on Badger Hill by firearm, bow and arrow or other device.  The discharge or carrying of firearms is prohibited.  Egress and ingress for firearms shall be out of sight in a closed vehicle confined to the roadways.
 
1ST INFRACTION                                                              LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                                              $ 100.00 FINE
3RD INFRACTION                                                              $ 500.00 FINE
 
RULE 6 – AUDIO POLLUTION
 
In the interest of peace and quiet for the common good – radios, televisions, stereos, musical instruments, horns, toys, maintenance equipment and animals shall be confined to a sound level that cannot be heard or can be easily ignored on an adjacent parcel.  Occasional use of garden or carpentry tools for maintenance, repairs and remodeling shall be confined to normal daytime hours (6:30 AM through 6:30 PM).
 
1ST INFRACTION                                                              LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                                              $ 50.00 FINE
 
RULE 7 – PROFESSIONAL USE
 
Parcel owners may use their dwellings for unadvertised business, professional, or other than medical, and artistic pursuits as long as there are no employees, inventory of materials or products and the activity is entirely invisible to neighboring parcels and the Badger Hill community.  Guests or clients associated with these pursuits shall not use the recreational facilities or commons other than for ingress and egress.  Such guests shall not drive commercial vehicles.
 
There shall be no obnoxious or unusual noises, odors, visible or hazardous residue from any such pursuit.
 
Disputes between neighbors over any ramifications of such pursuits shall be submitted in writing to the Board of the Association for its investigation and ruling, which shall be binding upon parcel owners.
 
1ST INFRACTION                                           LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                           BOARD INVESTIGATION
 
RULE 8 – ACTIVE RECREATION
 
Residents who construct swimming pools or tennis courts, approved by the Architectural Control Committee, shall use them for family and occasional guests purposes only.  Guests shall not use them so intensely and frequently that for neighboring property owners they take on the aspect of a public park.  They shall not normally be used for teaching swimming or tennis for a fee other than for own personal use.
 
Vocal sound levels shall be limited to that tolerable to an average residential neighbor.
 
1ST INFRACTION                        LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                        BOARD INVESTIGATION
 
RULE 9 – RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, BOATS, ETC.
 
No motor home, recreational vehicle or trailer of any kind, truck, camper or boat shall be kept, placed or maintained upon any parcel in such manner that such motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer, truck, camper or boat is visible from adjoining parcels, common area, streets and roads; provided, however, that the provisions of this rule shall not apply to temporary construction shelters or facilities maintained during and used exclusively in connection with the construction of any work or improvement permitted.
 
1ST INFRACTION                                                     LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                                     $ 50.00 FINE
3RD INFRACTION                                                     $ 100.00 FINE

RULE 10 – RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING AREA
 
A lot adjacent to the guard station is maintained for the storage of recreational vehicles, boats, trailers and automobiles.  All vehicles stored in the area must be operable, have serviceable tires, be currently licensed and be registered to a Badger Hill property owner.
 
1ST INFRACTION                        LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                        VEHICLE TOWED @ OWNER’S EXPENSE
                                                14 DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF LETTER
 
RULE 11 – DOGS
 
No dog shall be allowed on the common area except on a leash.  All dogs shall be confined within the owner’s parcel, and each owner who owns a dog shall be responsible for keeping such animal confined within the owner’s parcel.  To that end, an owner of a parcel who desires to keep a dog on his parcel shall provide such enclosures, pens, fencing or other security systems so as to assure the Association that the owner’s dog shall not enter upon the common area.  Pit bull, pit bull mixes or any variation thereof are not allowed on Badger Hill.
 
1ST INFRACTION                                  LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                  ANIMAL CONTROL NOTIFIED
 
RULE 12 – ANTENNAS
 
No new antenna may be installed on a parcel for the transmission or receiving of radio or television signals.  Antennas are not to be 10’ above the highest point of the roof of the house.*
 
1ST INFRACTION                                           LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                           $ 50.00 FINE FOR EACH
                                                                   ADDITIONAL LETTER

RULE 13 – SIGNS (Amended 2/25/04)
 
Signs may not be displayed on or from any lot except:

A sign advertising the property for sale, lease or exchange,
Non-commercial signs, posters, flags or banners on or in an owner’s separate interest.
 
Signs and posters may not be more than nine (9) square feet in size.  Non-commercial flags and banners may not be more than fifteen (15) square feet in size.
 
Political signs may not be displayed for more than thirty (30) days and are to be removed immediately following the election.
 
1ST INFRACTION                                           LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                           $ 50.00 FINE
 
RULE 14 – TRAILERS, VEHICLES, BOATS
 
No trailer, vehicle or boat shall be constructed or repaired on any parcel where such trailer, vehicle or boat may be visible to other parcel owners.
 
1ST INFRACTION                                           LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                           $ 50.00 FINE
 
RULE 15 – HOUSE TRAILER, TRAVEL TRAILER, CAMPER, TENT
 
No house trailer, travel trailer, camper or tent shall be used at any time on any parcel for living purposes.
 
1ST INFRACTION                                           LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                           $ 50.00 FINE
 
RULE 16 – GARBAGE, TRASH AND YARD WASTE CONTAINERS
                (Amended April 2009)
All garbage, trash and yard waste containers are not to be visible to neighboring parcels.  Containers may not be placed curbside for collection sooner than twenty-four (24) hours prior to scheduled collection and must be removed within twenty-four (24) hours after collection.  Garbage, trash and yard waste pickup day for Badger Hill is Monday. 
 
1ST INFRACTION                        LETTER TO HABITUAL OFFENDERS
2ND INFRACTION                        $ 50.00 FINE FOR EACH LETTER
                                                AFTERWARDS
 
RULE 17 – VEHICLE PARKING AND STORAGE
 

Vehicles may not be stored in driveways.  Only guest parking, emergency overnight and short-term parking shall be visible from neighboring property.
 
1ST INFRACTION                        LETTER TO HABITUAL OFFENDERS
2ND INFRACTION                        $ 50.00 FINE FOR EACH LETTER
                                                AFTERWARDS
 
RULE 18 – STORAGE OF GARDEN TOOLS, BICYCLES, OTHER DOMESTIC
                 AND LANDSCAPE EFFECTS
 

Storage of garden tools, bicycles, landscape effects or other domestic items are not to be stored where visible to neighboring properties.
 
1ST INFRACTION                        LETTER TO HABITUAL OFFENDERS
2ND INFRACTION                        $ 50.00 FINE FOR EACH ADDITIONAL
                                                LETTER
 
RULE 19 – OLEANDERS
 
Oleanders are not allowed to be planted on Badger Hill due to their high toxicity to animals.*
 
1ST INFRACTION              LETTER TO OWNER
2ND INFRACTION              PLANT’S REMOVED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE 
  
RULE 20 – LANDSCAPING (Amended 1/28/04)
 

Section A.  All homes must have an acceptable front yard in place within 9 months of completion/purchase of the home.
 
1ST INFRACTION                        LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                        FORFEIT OF BUILDING DEPOSIT
3rd INFRACTION $100 FINE FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LETTER
 
Section B.  All front yards must be green, growing and maintained.
 
1st INFRACTION LETTER
2nd INFRACTION YARD CLEANED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE
 
Section C.  Whereas our mountain and valley views are among our most
precious resources on Badger Hill, yearly inventories will be taken to insure
that plants/trees have not grown to create a barrier to a neighbor’s view.
Upon a letter of complaint, the following will occur:
1st INFRACTION LETTER
2nd INFRACTION PLANT/TREE TRIMMED OR REMOVED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE
 
RULE 21 – COMMON AREA FENCING
 

Common area fencing shall not be cut or disturbed at any time.  Rocks and dirt are not to be pushed against fence at any time.
 
ALL INFRACTIONS            FENCE REPAIRED AT HOMEOWNER’S
                                                EXPENSE
 
RULE 22 – CONTROLS, VALVES
 
Association or Water Company sprinkler controls, water line valves are not to be reset, opened or closed by any homeowner unless it is an emergency situation.
 
1ST INFRACTION                                           LETTER
2ND INFRACTION                                           $ 50.00 FINE
 
RULE 23 – DISPUTES BETWEEN NEIGHBORS
 
The Board will try all reasonable means to see that the C.C. & R’s. and rules are enforced.  If a dispute between homeowners cannot be resolved, then the involved parties will meet with the ‘Mediation Council’, which will consist of five members.  The council will consist of the President, two Board members and 2 non-Board members.  The council members will serve a one-year term.  If this meeting is not successful, it is then up to the parties to proceed without the involvement of the Board.