QUESTION: We’re having a contractor paint the HardiPlank trim around our house.  He’s offered a 5% discount if we allow him to place a sign in our yard that identifies and advertises his company as the contractor during the time that the work is being done.  Is that sign ok?


Article XI
Signs, Flags, and Flagpoles

No signs, banners, or pennants of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any single-family residential Lot except one (1) professional sign of not more than six (6) square feet advertising the property for sale or rent...  Signs advertising subcontractors or suppliers are specifically prohibited. The sign may state only the name and phone number of the seller and/or their agent. Signs indicating that property is distressed or referencing foreclosure or bankruptcy are specifically prohibited. Political signs may be erected upon a Lot by the Owner of such Lot advocating the election of one or more political candidates or the sponsorship of a political party, issue or proposal provided that such signs shall not be erected more than 90 days in advance of the election to which they pertain and are removed within 10 days after the election. To the fullest extent allowed by law, the ARC shall have control over all verbiage on all signs. Except for signs advertising a Lot for sale and adhering to the standards of this Article, all signs within the Properties shall be subject to the prior written approval of the ARC.

These periodic “Test Your Knowledge” CCR messages intend to remind residents of The Springs of the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCR’s) that apply to all Springs residents solely by our election to live in this community. The purpose of the CCR’s is to maintain specific standards for the good of us all, as articulated in their definition:

“THE SPRINGS AT STONE OAK is encumbered by these Restrictive Covenants for the following reasons: to seek to achieve the best and highest use and most appropriate development of the property; to protect lot owners against improper use of surrounding lots; to preserve so far as practical the natural beauty of the property; to guard against the erection of poorly designed or proportioned structures of improper or unsuitable materials; to encourage and secure the erection of attractive improvements on each lot with appropriate locations; and to secure and maintain proper setbacks from streets and adequate free space.”

If you are a Springs resident who has misplaced your copy of the CCR’s, or are a new resident who wasn’t provided a copy by the previous owners or your realtor, you can view (and download in Adobe Reader [.pdf] format) the complete Springs CCR’s and By-Laws at the Consolidated Bylaws and CCRs section of this website, located in the Pages & Links tab.