QUESTION:  We do a lot of camping with our RV and a lot of water sports on local lakes using our boat.  As we enter the warmer get-away summer months, can we keep our recreational vehicle or boat in our driveway?


ANSWER:  Yes, but for a limited amount of time only.  Two Articles from our CCRs apply to this question:



No structure of a temporary character (sales structure, trailer, tent, shack, garage, barn or other outbuildings) shall be used on any Lot at any time for storage or as a residence, either temporarily or permanently.  No trailer, camper, motor home, recreational vehicle, or any similar vehicles shall at any time be parked in view of any other Lot or dwelling unit or connected to utilities situated within a Lot.  This restriction on parking is not intended to prohibit temporary parking that is reasonably necessary for loading or unloading personal items.  However, under no circumstances may such vehicles be “temporarily” parked in view of any other Lot or dwelling unit (a) more frequently than four (4) times during any calendar month and (b) for more than 24 consecutive hours on any one (1) occurrence.  (Bold items reflect the “First Amendment to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for The Springs at Stone Oak.”  The amendment clarifies that the original “Declarations” did not intend to prohibit temporary parking for the purpose of loading and unloading, while adding specific time and frequency limits on those loading and unloading events.  This amendment was executed to be effective December 21, 1998.)



No trailer, motor home, tent, boat, recreational vehicle, travel trailer, any truck larger than a three-quarter (3/4) ton pick-up, or wrecked, junked or wholly inoperable vehicle of any size or type shall be kept, parked, stored or maintained on the street or on any portion of the front yard area of a Lot nor shall the same be kept, parked, stored or maintained on other portions of the Lot, unless in an enclosed structure or in a screened area which prevents the view thereof from any Lots, dwellings, or streets. 

These periodic CCR discussion topics 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 Bylaws, 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.