Article V – Exterior Maintenance

Each Owner shall maintain the grounds and the improvements situated on his, her, its or their Home Site, including, but not limited to plantings, landscaping, hedges, fencing, walls, lawns, driveway entrances, including driveway bridges and driveways, and any portion of any public drainage casement affecting such Home Site as shown on any recorded map of the Property, at all times in a neat and attractive manner satisfactory to the Board of Directors of the Association. Upon an Owner’s failure to do so, the Association may, at its option, after approval by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and after giving the Owner ten (10) days written notice sent to his last known address, or to the Home Site, have the grass, weeds, shrubs and vegetation mowed, cut, cleaned or pruned when and as often as the same is necessary in its judgment; have dead trees, shrubs and plants removed from such Home Site, and replaced; have any portion of the Home Site resodded or landscaped; repair or replace all or any portion of the driveway entrance, any bridge or driveway; and maintain, repair or replace all or any portion of any public drainage easement located on such Home Site. All expenses of the Association under this Article shall be a lien and charge against the Home Site on which the work was done and the personal obligation of the then Owner of such Home Site. The Owner shall remove mud stains and any construction discoloration from the foundation of any improvements upon completion of the improvements. Upon Owner’s failure to maintain the exterior of any structure, including, without limitation, the roof, walls, trim and foundation, in good repair and appearance, the Association may, at its option, after approval by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and after giving the Owner thirty (30) days written notice sent to his last known address, make repairs and improve the appearance in a reasonable and workmanlike manner. The cost of any of the work performed by the Association upon the Owner’s failure to do so shall be immediately due and owing from the Owner of the Home Site and shall constitute an assessment against the Home Site on which the work was performed, collectible in a lump sum and secured by the lien against the Home Site as herein provided. Any entry on a Home Site by the Association, its agents or employees between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or during other hours in the case of an emergency to perform the maintenance and repairs set forth herein shall not be a trespass and an easement for such entry is hereby granted.