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16104 Goldenwood Way, Austin, TX, 78737
Revised: January 10, 2003
A copy of
the construction plans and specifications, including exterior views, exterior materials,
colors and elevation; a site plan showing the location of any proposed structure or
improvement; a landscaping plan; soil percolation test data; and any other information or
documents which may be required by the Architectural & Protective Committee (the
Committee) shall be delivered, together with any review fee which is imposed by the
Committee in accordance with Article Six, paragraph 3, to the Committee at 16104
Goldenwood Way, Austin, TX, 78737, or such other address as may hereafter be
designated in writing from time to time, not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date
construction on a Lot is to be commenced. No structure or improvement, including but
not limited to buildings, fences, walls, landscaping, pools, exterior lighting fixtures,
security and emergency communications systems and radio-television antennae, shall be
placed or altered on any Lot until the plans and specifications therefore and the builder
which the Owner intends to use to construct the proposed structure or improvement have
been approved in writing by a majority of the members of the Committee. The
Committee may, in reviewing such plans and specifications, consider any information
which it deems proper, including, without limitation, any permits or percolation tests
which may be required by the Committee or any other entity; information relating to the
question of whether any proposed improvement would unreasonably obstruct the view
from neighboring Lots; harmony of external design and location in relation to surrounding
structures, topography and finished grade elevation; and the identity of the builder which
an Owner proposes to use to construct the proposed structure or improvement. The
Committee may postpone its review of any plans and specifications submitted for
approval pending receipt of any information or material which the Committee, in its sole
discretion, may require. A copy of the construction plans and specifications and a site
plan showing the location of the prop6sed structure or improvement, if approved, shall
remain in the possession of the Committee until the Subdivision is built out in its
IMPROVEMENTS THEREON. The Committee may refuse to approve plans and
specifications for proposed improvements on any grounds which, in the sole and absolute
discretion of the Committee, are deemed sufficient, including, but not limited to, purely
Paragraphs in quotes throughout this document are from the Goldenwood
restrictive covenants.

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aesthetic grounds. In reviewing plans and specifications, the Committee shall consider,
but not be limited by, the purposes set forth in Article Two of this Declaration."
In fulfilling its responsibility to protect the financial and aesthetic investment of the
Goldenwood community, the Protective Committee can help the individual lot owner
discover the opportunities of his own site on the basis of the observations and experience
of the planner, consulting architects, and those who have already built. The Committee's
aim is to avoid contrasts in the landscape and to foster careful design, so that there is
harmony between the buildings and their sites. It is not primarily concerned with interior
design, but is concerned that the exterior of buildings be of good quality materials which
will not create a maintenance problem. Only builders who provide such materials and
workmanship will be approved.
Whenever an owner proposes to build, reconstruct, add on to, or refinish an exterior, he
should submit working drawings at a scale of no less than 1 inch to 40 feet indicating: (a)
the lot number; (b) a north arrow, (c) all existing or proposed improvements and
driveways; (d) the direction of views; (e) in the area of proposed improvements, the
location of all trees measuring 5 inches or more at a point 12 inches above ground level,
designating all such trees as the owner may wish to remove; (f) the location of all
proposed utility installations
; (g) approximate location of any improvements on adjacent
lots; (h) the proposed drainage plan; (i) the location of the building with respect to
topography and finished grade; (j) the proposed location of the septic tank and drain field.
In addition to the above, the four corners of all proposed buildings and septic tank and
drain fields must be staked and marked on the ground. Also, the well site and center line
of the driveway must be staked. An on site inspection will be made of improvement
locations to assess their suitability and impact on surrounding lots before approval may
be granted.
With regard to the sewage disposal system the following is required: (a) information
regarding the projected load on the sewage system including planned number of bedrooms,
water conservation devices, etc. (use attached form), (b) a copy of the Hays County
Health Department written approval of the proposed septic system plans.
The applicant should also submit working drawings which include: (a) a flood plan at
scale of no less than 1/4 inch to one foot; (b) the four major exterior building elevations,
including any basement or lower levels (in at least 1/8" scale); (c) an outline description of
materials and colors proposed for all exterior building surfaces; and (d) location of smoke
Electric service to Goldenwood is overhead. However, many residents
may to preserve the beauty of their homesite by having the electric
company set their last pole some distance from the house and trench
underground for the remaining distance. Consult the Pedernales Electric
Cooperative for details at (888) 554-4732.

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alarm and fire extinguisher on each floor. All drawings and plans should clearly and
specifically communicate a thorough understanding of the design and construction.
The Committee has forms which must be used for completing this application process.
Please request the forms from the Goldenwood office.
The Committee will attempt to expedite plan approval. A decision will be made within 21
days or less after the information required above is submitted. If construction is not
started within 6 months after approval, plans must be reconfirmed by the Committee.
The Committee will send written approval to lot owners, using standard forms for that
purpose as well as a building permit to be posted at the construction site as per
instructions on the permit.
The remaining 21 day period shall not begin until such date as all information required or
requested is submitted in complete form to the Committee.
LAND USE AND BUILDING TYPES. All Lots shall be used only for
single-family residential and recreational purposes in accordance with these
covenants, conditions and restrictions, and no building or improvement
shall be erected, altered, placed or permitted to remain on any Lot except
as authorized under the terms and conditions hereof. All buildings shall be
subject to such height limitations as the Committee may judge necessary to
preserve lines of sight and views from neighboring Lots."
Camouflaging the houses: To preserve the feeling of seclusion and natural beauty in
Goldenwood, houses should blend with the trees and be as inconspicuous as possible.
Site location, exterior materials and lighting should be chosen with this in mind.
Exterior massing: The manner in which a house is to meet the ground should be considered
in terms of the slope of the site. Excessively large exposed areas of foundation above
grade should be avoided as well as houses projected over steep slopes on stilts or pipe
columns. Large areas of a site should not be disturbed or terraced to accommodate a
particular house design.
Exterior walls: It is recommended, but not required that all or a portion of the exterior wall
surface be masonry such as brick, stone or stucco of a color which harmonizes with the
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redwood, fir, or pine may also be used on exterior finish. Masonite siding is generally not
Roofing: Recommended roofing materials are: Asphalt or fiberglass shingles, flame
retardant treated cedar shakes, clay or concrete tile or painted metal. Highly reflective
roofing materials are discouraged, especially in highly visible locations. Because it is a
potential fire hazard, untreated cedar shake roofs are prohibited. In addition, flat built-up
roofs are not recommended because they are prone to eventual leakage. Porch patio covers
of fiberglass or unpainted aluminum are not acceptable. Constructions of such covers
should match the house materials and harmonize with the natural surroundings. Porch
covers and greenhouses should be carefully designed to assure aesthetic compatibility
with the main structure. Plans for such structures must be submitted to the Committee
for approval prior to construction.
Insulation: As a result of the energy crisis, industry standards for insulation have
increased. Check with the power company or other professionals with regard to these
standards. Do not accept the recommendations of nonprofessionals. At present it is
considered a good practice to have 6 inches insulation in the floor, 6 inches or its
equivalent in exterior walls and 10 inches or the equivalent in ceilings.
Fire prevention: It is extremely important that roofing be constructed of fire resistant
materials. Metal or tile is the best. However, good quality asphalt, (#235 or more) is
acceptable. Untreated wood shingles are not allowed because they are extremely
hazardous in the event of fire. (ANY FIREPLACE CHIMNEY MUST HAVE A SPARK
Each floor (or loft) of every residence must have a UL approved smoke alarm and fire
extinguisher with their location included on the plan before the design will be approved.
Location on lot: To ensure a house location that will facilitate access and construction yet
take full advantage of aesthetic possibilities, the site plan should preferably provide for
the house to be hidden from the main road in summertime woods. Garage entry should be
turned, where possible, away from the main road.
Orientation on site: To achieve the most advantageous situation for privacy the owner
should attempt to front his house away from other nearby houses rather than toward
them. For maximum energy efficiency it is best, if possible, to locate the house where
trees provide shade from the summer sun, but allow the sun to fall on the house to help
warm it in the winter. One should also consider wind and sun direction when choosing a
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Number and location of buildings: Garages or carports, horse barns, tool sheds, etc.
should be clustered around a single location and not scattered throughout the property.
No separate living quarter, animal shelter, or structure of any kind may be placed on the
property, except as approved in writing by the Architectural and Protective Committee.
Drainage: Drainage water from roofs and paving should be distributed over large areas of
ground or routed into French drains to avoid soil erosion. For the same reason, roof drains
should spill into gravel beds or drain tile.
Landscaping, thinning, planting: Owners should give high priority to preservation or
enhancement of natural terrain and natural plant growth. Modifications and additions
should harmonize with the particular setting. It is desirable that landscaping of adjacent
lots blend with one another and that rigid or formal dividing lines be minimized as much as
possible. All areas of the site disturbed by construction must be restored to a natural
condition by adding topsoil and ground cover.
"MINIMUM FLOOR AREA. Any single-family dwelling constructed on
a Lot must have a ground-floor area of not less than 1,200 square feet,
exclusive of open and closed porches, terraces, patios, balconies,
driveways and garages.
Guidelines: Quality of design, materials, and workmanship, although not always germane
to the question of size, cannot be ignored by the reviewers of proposed building plans.
Poor quality leads to maintenance problems involving not just the owner but the
development company and the community; it may lead to a deterioration of external
appearance. It also contributes to capital losses not only for the owner but for the
neighbors. A 1,200 square foot house can be so designed as to complement the landscape
and be comparable in quality of appearance to larger houses in the area. Design
information about smaller houses may be found at: .
"SETBACKS. No building shall be located on any of the Lots nearer than
fifty (50) feet from any front or rear Lot line, nearer than fifty (50) feet
from any street or cul-de-sac, or nearer than twenty-five (25) feet from
any side Lot line. The Committee shall have the right to impose such
additional setback requirements as it deems necessary to preserve lines of
sight from neighboring lots. The Committee shall be entitled to review and
modify the setback requirements for Lots for which compliance with the
foregoing setback requirements might be difficult or impossible."

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Guidelines: Pie shaped lots will be individually reviewed by the Committee as to which
lot line constitutes the front or rear as well as the side lot line. In considering setback
variances, the Committee will balance the needs of the applicant with the interests of his
"DRIVEWAYS. All private roads and driveways on any Lot shall be
constructed of all-weather surfacing materials and properly maintained,
and the portion of the private road or driveway between the street and the
front line of a Lot (within the street right-of-way) shall be paved and
properly maintained in accordance with Hays County paving
specifications. All drainage structures under private driveways shall have a
net drainage opening area of sufficient size to permit the free flow of water
without backwater, and shall be subject to the approval of the
Guidelines: All-weather driveways must be completed within six months of beginning
home construction, though homeowners are encouraged to finish their drive by the time
they move into their homes. Location of driveway and materials to be used in its
construction, including location and sizing of culverts or proper drainage, must be
submitted to the Committee and approved prior to beginning construction. Exterior of
culvert shall be covered to within 12" of the ends. The portion of the drive that is on the
street right-of -way must be of the same quality as the street with regard to culverts, base,
paving material , and workmanship. Paving of homeowner's right-of -way portion must be
completed within three months of the paving of the street adjacent to the lot, but
preferably at the same time.
"PETS AND LIVESTOCK. No pets, animals, livestock or poultry of any
kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any Lot, except that:
(a) Domestic pets may be kept if confined at all times inside any
residence on the Lot; and
(b) No more than one dog, horse, pony, dairy cow, goat or sheep
may be kept for the first full two (2) acres and for each additional full three
(3) acres per Lot if fenced in a manner and location acceptable to the
Committee, if never allowed to run at large within the Subdivision and if
kept for non-commercial purposes. No animal(s) may be kept which, in
the sole discretion of the Committee, shall create any noise or odor
nuisance, or shall endanger landscape or ecology by overgrazing.
Guidelines: In (b) above the meaning extends to any dogs or any large animals which are
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more large animal may be kept for each additional full three (3) acres per lot if the
subsequent conditions of fencing, etc. are met. In the event that complaints are received
concerning pet nuisance, this covenant will be strictly enforced.
"CAMPING. The only camping allowed shall be temporary recreational
camping on Owner's lot for periods of one (1) week or less and which, in
the sole discretion of the Committee, does not create a noise or visual
nuisance. No permanent or temporary outdoor latrines shall be allowed."
"PROHIBITED STRUCTURES. Only in connection with camping
allowable under paragraph 6 of this Article shall tents, trailers or motor
homes be erected and/or used on any Lot and in such case only for periods
of one (1) week or less. No other structure of a temporary character,
including trailers, basements, tents, shacks, horse trailers, or other
outbuildings, shall be erected and/or used on any Lot at any time, either
temporarily or permanently. No mobile home shall be placed on any Lot at
any time, either temporarily or permanently."
Guidelines: Metal storage sheds or barns are strictly prohibited. However, the Committee
realizes the need for contractors to have equipment storage during construction.
Exceptions may be made in such cases if such storage facilities are on the side of the
homesite away from the road and written permission is granted by the Committee.
"COMPLETION OF STRUCTURES. The exterior of each house or other
improvement shall be completed and finished within six (6) months of the
earliest to occur of (i) the placement of building materials on the Lot, or (ii)
the commencement of foundation work for the structure, or (iii) the
commencement of on-site work on the structure itself."
Guidelines: In order to maintain the beauty and orderliness of the subdivision, this
covenant will be strictly enforced. If you plan to try to build your own home you must
plan sufficiently well to be able to comply with this common covenant. You will also be
required, in Owner build situations, to submit a letter of credit or other finance
verification as the Committee may require to assure completion of the structure in the 6
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"SEWAGE DISPOSAL. All soil-absorption sewage disposal systems
must be constructed in conformity with the restrictions outlined on the
recorded plat of the Subdivision.
In addition, no soil-absorption sewage
disposal systems or components thereof may be installed on any Lot
without the prior written approval of the Committee. The Committee is
hereby authorized to consider, without limitation, when evaluating
proposed plans for soil-absorption sewage disposal systems: (i) the soil
percolation rate and known subsurface geology of the proposed drainfield
site; (ii) the projected load on the sewage disposal system in view of the
planned number of bedrooms, water conservation devices, etc.; and (iii) the
cost and effectiveness of alternative systems. The Committee is hereby
authorized to set such standards for acceptable sewage disposal systems in
excess of the minimum standards set by appropriate governmental entities
as the Committee, in its sole discretion, shall deem necessary to protect
the environmental integrity of the Subdivision and the health of its
In order to protect the groundwater (our drinking water source) and to prevent problems
which commonly occur with septic tank sewage disposal. The more stringent
requirements shall apply of either the APCs guidance or Hays County Health
Department requirements.
The Hays County Development Permitting Division is responsible for permitting on-site
sewage facilities. To apply for an on-site sewage facility permit (OSSF), applicants must
submit a floor plan of the proposed structure, a detailed site plan, and a legal description
or survey plat of the property. For questions about permitting, or to schedule a site
evaluation, please call (512) 393-2150 Hays County Health Department, San Marcos,
Texas or further information may be found at: .
The Goldenwood APC has the following minimum requirements for septic tanks for
individual home sewage disposal until further notice:
a. Two-compartment septic tanks must be installed.
b. Septic tanks must have a minimum capacity of 1000 gallons, plus 250 gallons for each
bedroom over 2.
These restrictions are as follows:
Each house constructed in the subdivision shall be connected to a
sewage disposal system constructed and installed at least in accordance
with the regulations of the Hays County Health Department, and all
sewage disposal systems shall be inspected and approved by the Hays
County Health Department. This restriction is enforceable by the Hays
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c. Lot owners intending to install septic drainfields shall submit to the Protective
Committee and Hays Co. Health Dept the results of tests from four (4) percolation test
holes within the proposed drainfield area (rather than the minimum two holes as required
by Hays Co.).
d. Septic tank drainfields shall be permitted only when percolation rates are between 6
and 45 minutes per inch (nearly all soils within the area fall within this range). Soils with
unacceptable percolation rates may be required to have lined or unlined
evapotranspiration beds or mechanized aerobic system. All drainfield locations and sizes
must be approved by the Hays County Health Dept and by the Protective Committee.
e. The Hays Co. Health Dept must be informed of the installation of any septic tank
disposal system (or any other sewage disposal system), which system shall be installed
according to their regulations except when superseded by more stringent Goldenwood
requirements. The Committee must be furnished acceptable written evidence that
installation complies with applicable standards.
f. All septic tanks shall be installed with an easily located, readily accessible inspection
port which is not to be covered with any difficult-to-remove obstruction. Such location
shall be documented on the final "as-built' plat as to actual dimensions and location.
g. Homeowners shall be required to have their septic tanks inspected at least once every
four years and pumped out when needed. If a homeowner chooses to inspect his tank
himself, he must submit a written affidavit to the Protective Committee including the date
of inspection and to what depth sludge had accumulated.
h. The following guidelines shall be observed to ensure proper operation of
the septic tank:
1) No non-biodegradable objects or particularly caustic chemicals shall be flushed
into the septic tank, for example, disposable diapers, cleaning solvents, paint
thinners, motor oils, excessive amounts of Draino and such chemicals. It is
recommended that homeowners flush a cake of baker's yeast into the septic tank
once a month to promote bacterial action.
2) All leaky faucets and valves shall be promptly repaired.
3) No heavy equipment or trucks shall be driven over the drainfield area.
i. The following water conserving devices must be installed in homes served by septic
Water Use Rate
Max Allowed
1) Low flow shower heads
2.5 gal/minute
2) New washing machines
25 gal/regular cycle with load-size selectors
3) Faucet aerators/spray taps
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4) Low flow toilet
1.6 gal/flush
Garbage disposals are discouraged due to the load they place on septic tanks. If one is
used the owner will be encouraged to install a grease trap between the disposal unit and
septic tank and said grease trap shall be inspected and/or cleaned out yearly.
Alternatively, a larger septic and drainfield may be installed to offset the additional load.
k. A minimum setback between the drainfield and areas with high slope shall be in effect,
using Hays County regulations. Hays County has minimum setback distances of 75' for
bluffs, creeks, and other surface bodies of water and 10' from property lines.
"BUTANE AND FUEL TANKS. No butane or fuel tank or other
structure or facility for the storage of combustible fuels shall be placed or
maintained on any Lot unless expressly authorized in writing by the
Guidelines: Any tanks shall be located with the approval of the Committee in such
manner as to be visually screened from streets and other lots. Any tanks must conform to
state and county codes.
Fire prevention: Exterior fires are permitted only in barbeque pits and containers. All fire
must be attended at all times and thoroughly extinguished when left unattended. The
burning of refuse from construction or any origin is not allowable except in areas
designated by the Committee. Contact the Committee for such location and for
permission. Those lot owners who rent should be certain that tenants know the fire rules.
Brush clearing by burning must be with permission of the Committee and the Driftwood
Volunteer Fire Dept. or County Fire Marshall 512-393-7896 or -7339 respectively.
"FENCES. Any fence, wall, hedge or other similar structure or
improvement shall be approved by the Committee with respect to
location, height, type and materials."
Guidelines: Wood and/or masonry construction are to be used on the lot lines adjacent to
roads. On such front fences owners are encouraged to follow the motif set at the entry to
Goldenwood. Wire, chain link fences or exposed concrete block walls are not to be used
along roads. Retaining walls, where required, should be kept as low as possible and be
constructed of preservative treated wood, stone, brick or stucco. All plans must be
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"SIGNS. No signs of any character shall be allowed on any Lot except
those approved prior to erection by the Committee for purposes of
identification or sale of a Lot or the residence thereon."
Guidelines: Each property owner will be allowed to erect no more than two signs per lot.
No sign shall exceed (4) four square feet in area.
"TRUCKS, BUSES, TRAILERS AND BOATS. No bus, semi-trailer,
machinery, equipment, or truck larger than a 3/4 ton pickup shall be kept,
placed, maintained, constructed, or repaired on or in the street in front of
any Lot, except for construction and repair vehicles during the period of
construction on a Lot. No motor vehicle of any type shall be constructed
or repaired on or in front of any Lot in such manner as to be visible from
neighboring property.
Motor homes, recreational house trailers, horse trailers, truck campers,
boats, boat trailers and recreational vehicles of any type kept on a Lot
shall be kept within a garage or in such a manner as to not be visible from
neighboring property. No motorized vehicle of any kind shall be operated
in any manner which is dangerous, noisy, or creates a nuisance in the
opinion of the Committee."
Guidelines: No house trailers, tents or truck campers are permitted. No unregistered or
uninspected or inoperable vehicles shall be permitted to remain on any lot for more than
30 days unless they are enclosed and hidden from view in a garage or other approved
structure. After 30 days such vehicles may be towed away at owner's expense.
"PARKING. On-street parking shall be prohibited, except in emergency
used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish or trash, nor may such
materials be buried or burned on any Lot. All garbage or other waste shall
be kept in sanitary containers. All garbage, storage, and disposal containers
shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, and the location and type of
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"FIREARMS. No firearms, fireworks or explosives shall be discharged or
openly displayed on any Lot. No hunting, including hunting with bow and
arrow, shall be permitted within the Subdivision."
"COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES. No business, professional, commercial,
or trade venture or activity shall be conducted on any of the Lots;
provided, however, that model homes and/or sales offices may be
constructed and maintained by Declarant, its successors and assigns, in
connection with the development of and the construction and sale of
houses in the Subdivision. Subject to the prior written consent of the
Committee, which consent is and shall be expressly required, home offices
to which the general public is invited, incidental to an Owner's business,
may be maintained within such Owner's residence, so long as activities
conducted in connection with such home offices do not become an
annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood, in the sole and absolute
discretion of the Committee."
"ANNOYANCE OR NUISANCE. No noxious or offensive activity shall
be carried out on or upon any Lot, nor shall anything be done thereon
which, in the sole discretion of the Committee, is or may become an
annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood in the sole discretion of the
Committee. No clothesline or air conditioner window units shall be visible
from a neighboring Lot without the written consent of such neighboring
Owner. No unsightly or elaborate radio or television antennae shall be
permitted, provided, however, that conventional antennae for normal
household radio and television viewing purposes may be maintained,
subject to the approval of the Committee as to appearance, height and
location. All exterior lighting shall be subject to review and approval by the
Committee, and no offensive exterior lighting shall be permitted."
Guidelines: The light source of any exterior lighting fixture should not be visible from
neighboring property since this detracts from the atmosphere of privacy in the country.
We recommend directing light where it is needed, rather than general flood-lighting. Low
path lights or tree-up lighting are more desirable than general light on a yard. General flood
lamps such as the mercury vapor or high-pressure sodium types provided on poles by
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Clothes drying shall be located only in areas screened from view from neighboring
property or the road.
The Goldenwood community is envisioned as a quiet country retreat. Noisy vehicles such
as motorcycles without proper muffler systems, loud barking dogs, and other sources of
annoyance or nuisance to neighbors will not be allowed.
"TOXIC SUBSTANCES. The Committee shall have the right to prohibit
the storage and/or application on Lots of those toxic substances including,
without limitation, herbicides and pesticides, which, in the sole discretion
of the Committee, present an unreasonable hazard to human health or
environmental quality due to the location, type or amounts of such storage
and/or application".
Guidelines: Poisons, insecticides, herbicides etc. which contain chlorinated hydrocarbons
are lethal to a broad spectrum of insect and animal life, both harmful and friendly. Due to
the structure of these chemicals, they have a long half life and tend to build up in the food
chain, thus causing extensive long-term damage to the ecology of our neighborhood. For
these reasons, these substances have no constructive place in our community and will not
be approved for use.
The former residents of the Crystal ranch were successful in controlling ticks and chiggers
around their homesite with applications of sulphur dust to the land and kerosene to their
pant legs and boots. Modern insect repellents are also very helpful with less odor when
sprayed on shoes and socks and pant legs.
The Committee is currently researching the products on the market today to find those
that give the best results with the least harm. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT EVERY LOT
before you plan to use a substance--preferably even before you buy it, and let us know
the use you plan and the chemical composition (list of ingredients) of the substance.
"TREES. No trees, except cedar trees, having a diameter of five (5) inches
or more, measured one foot above natural ground level, shall be removed
from any Lot without the consent of the Committee. Any tree stumps
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Guidelines: Site work shall minimize the destruction of trees, especially large and
well-preserved specimens, or exceptionally desirable ones like oaks. Large and small
shrubs and trees are vital to the environment. Except where explicitly approved by the
Committee, no trees over five inches in diameter may be cut on the individual lot or on
common ground. It should be remembered that all growth (vines, shrubs, trees, saplings,
etc.) provides screening, shade, windbreak, cover for wildlife, and aesthetic value. It takes
only minutes to cut a vine or tree, but years to grow one of appreciable size. It is vital to
keep these facts in mind at all times when reviewing your lot, because once a mistake is
made, it takes years to correct.
In Goldenwood Section II Lots, cedar (or juniper) trees are not exempted from the 5 inch
requirement and all cedars larger than 5 inches must be cut only with Committee
approval. This requirement is to protect the integrity of the cedar brake that is the only
nesting area of the golden-cheeked warbler.
"SURFACE MINING. No quarrying or surface mining operations shall be
permitted upon or in any Lot."
type, including, but not limited to, fences, dams, and concrete walkways,
shall be placed in, on, or across the bed of any creek or drainage course
adjoining or running through any Lot in the Subdivision, without the
written consent of the Committee."
Subdivision shall be resubdivided unless resubdivision is expressly
approved in writing by the Committee. Only one single-family dwelling
shall be erected on any one Lot. An Owner may consolidate two or more
Lots for the purpose of constructing one single-family dwelling.
Guidelines: As a general policy, resubdivision of lots is discouraged and generally will not
be approved prior to January, 1984. It is hoped that by that time the Committee will
have more experience with water and sewage density factors within Goldenwood with
which to consider future resubdivision requests on a case-by-case basis.
"EASEMENTS. In addition to the easements and setbacks shown and
referenced on the plat of record for the Subdivision, there is hereby

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reserved to Declarant, its successors and assigns, easements on, over and
under each Lot for the placement of braces, guy-wires and anchors relating
to utility lines placed within the public utility easements shown on the
plat of record for the Subdivision, and there is also hereby granted to
Declarant, its successors and assigns, and a utility easement within the
street, road and thoroughfare rights-of-way shown on the plat of record in
the Subdivision. The right of use of any easement shall include at all times
the right of ingress and egress, for the installation, operation, maintenance,
repair, or removal of any utility facilities, together with the right of
removal of any obstruction that may be placed in such easement which
would constitute interference with the use, maintenance, operation or
installation of such utility facilities. An easement is hereby granted to all
law enforcement, fire protection, ambulance and other emergency vehicles,
and to garbage and trash collection vehicles and other service vehicles to
enter upon the Lots in the performance of their duties. Further, an
easement is hereby granted to the Association, its officers, agents,
employees and management personnel to enter the Lots to render any
"Water wells shall be properly located, cased and maintained in order to
prevent the contamination or unnecessary depletion of the aquifers
underlying the Subdivision, and in no case shall a water well be drilled
within one hundred fifty (150) feet of a septic drainage field. Each Owner
shall promptly provide the Committee with a driller's log of any well
drilled on the Owner's Lot. No water shall be transported for commercial
purposes off the premises, and houses within the Subdivision shall be
constructed with such water-conservation devices as the Committee from
time to time may prescribe."
"In the event the Owner of any Lot shall fail to maintain such Lot and the
improvements situated thereon in a neat and orderly manner, the
Association, acting through the Committee, its agents and employees, shall
have the right to enter upon said Lot and to repair, maintain, and restore
the Lot and exterior of any and all buildings and other improvements
erected thereon at the expense of Owner.
The Committee shall have the sole authority to make a determination as to
the acceptability of the maintenance and appearance of any Lot. In the
event that the Association or the Committee incurs any expense in
maintaining all or any portion of a Lot, the costs thereof shall be charged to
and paid by the Owner of such Lot. If such Owner fails to pay such costs
upon demand, the Association shall have the right to maintain an action in
a court of appropriate jurisdiction to recover any sums so expended. In
addition, the Association shall be entitled to pursue the remedies set forth
in Article Five, paragraph 2 of this Declaration.

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