DRCC


DRCC Update

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Nov 2014

DRCC Update

By Tommy Britt - Last month I wrote about the DRCC’s new approval process that requires an on-site visit with the owner and contractor. During a variance request we discovered that some property owners and contractors had taken liberties, honest and not so honest, and snuck a few things by us. We accepted the lion’s share of blame because, quite frankly, our approval process had...

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DRCC Change Approval Process

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Oct 2014

DRCC Change Approval Process

By Tommy Britt - Like anything you do long enough, if you pay attention to details and try your best, you usually get better at that task.  So it is with the DRCC’s administrative procedures for approving major projects by property owners. In the past, we reviewed plans and, if they met the guidelines of the Deed Restrictions, we would send out a formal letter...

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McMansions vs. Two Prong Outlets

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Sep 2014

McMansions vs. Two Prong Outlets

By Tommy Britt -  A few years ago someone coined a new term to describe a trend in single family residential construction; McMansion.  Being an old guy and not being exactly sure what the true definition was, I hit the Google button on the “interweb” machine and found these two: Exhibit A from the Urban Dictionary: A large and pretentious house, typically of shoddy construction,...

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Recap of 2Q DRCC Activity

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Aug 2014

Recap of 2Q DRCC Activity

by Tommy Britt -  Below is a recap of the Deed Restriction Compliance Committee’s activities for the 2nd quarter of 2014. APPROVALS 1000 Wynnwood: Hardscaping in front yard 900 Nashua: Remodel 1000 Wynnwood: New construction 1000 Wynnwood: New pool 1200 Bay Oaks: Grandfather “Building Line” setback 900 Nashua: Re-side garage 1200 Bay Oaks: New construction 1200 Timbergrove:  Info on old approval for insurance coverage 1100...

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Do The Right Thing

11

Jul 2014

Do The Right Thing

by Tommy Britt From time to time I look at the issues we get involved in and wonder why anyone would subject themselves to this kind of work. I commonly tell acquaintances, if you want to be the most unpopular and popular person at the same time, volunteer for a deed compliance committee.  I occasionally whine about this just to keep an even keel. I...

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Privacy

11

Jun 2014

Privacy

by Tommy Britt If you have ever been responsible for writing a regularly published article, you will understand the crisis mode you go into when the publisher sends you an “Article Due” notice and you haven’t got the foggiest notion as to what you’re going to say that could possibly have any impact on the readers.  This month was certainly no exception.  Somewhere there is...

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Scouting Around

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Jun 2014

Scouting Around

written by: Sharon Balke This spring the DRCC graciously approved my application for a soft release cage for songbirds ( think mocking birds, blue jays, robins) and screech owls (think roach killers) for my back yard. The birds would stay in the enclosure for about two weeks, getting use to the sounds, sights and humidity of Timbergrove Manor and then be released into the wild....

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