QUESTION:  I’m a pretty good auto mechanic and would like to rebuild my son’s car engine at my house.   Is that ok?


ANSWER:  Probably, as long as your son’s car is rebuilt within the confines of your garage, it is screened from public view, and the Architectural Review Authority (ARC) does not determine that the screening is inadequate, as explained in Article XIV, Vehicles:


Article XIV

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. No dismantling or assembling of an auto, trailer, any truck or any other machinery or equipment shall be permitted in any driveway or yard adjacent to a street. The ARC, as designated in this Declaration, shall have the absolute authority to determine from time to time whether a vehicle and/or accessory is operable and adequately screened from public view. Upon an adverse determination by said ARC, the vehicle and/or accessory shall be removed and/or otherwise brought into compliance with this paragraph.

All matter set forth in this Article requiring approval shall require the express, advance, written approval of the ARC.



These 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 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.