Dear Fellow Nellie Gail Homeowners,
Three years ago your property rights were taken away and your home values were reduced. It’s time to get them back!
The Nellie Gail Board is considering a revised version of our Architectural Guidelines that will restore our Open Space rights. It is critical to show our support for these new guidelines. (Open Space refers to the sloped potions of many lots).
This is why:
From 1996 to 2005 our Architectural Guidelines pertaining to Open Space read:
“Recreational uses shall be limited to landscaped areas; swimming pools; children’s play areas; single story recreational, storage or agricultural buildings; horse stables and corrals; tennis and sports courts.”
In 2005 a small but influential group of Nellie Gail residents decided that their preferred use of “Open Space” was all that should be permitted for the entire neighborhood. A likeminded Board obliged and quickly changed the Architectural Guidelines to forbid the use of Open Space for any purpose other than Equestrian or Agricultural.
What does this mean to you? Let’s review:
- Ready to put in that BBQ area you’ve been planning for years? – No longer allowed!
- Want to create a safe place for the kids to play away from the street? – Nope!
- Want to replace your gazebo that is falling apart – Don’t even think about it!
- “But… I just want to improve my property like my neighbors have” – Tough luck!!
Sound reasonable? Hardly! It doesn’t matter if your yard is completely screened with trees and plants. It doesn’t matter if your neighbors have signed off on your project. The answer is NO.
Certain homeowners claim that restoring the right of all residents to enjoy their yards somehow threatens their ability to enjoy the Nellie Gail equestrian lifestyle. This is both selfish and inaccurate. Common sense screening and setbacks can allow all residents to utilize their yards with zero impact on the equestrian experience.
For the good of our entire community we encourage all Nellie Gail homeowners to show their support for guideline revisions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling them to “Restore my Property Rights”. Numbers matter – please send an email today!
If you can make it, please attend the Town Hall Meeting
and let your opinion be heard.
Nellie Gail Homeowners for Common Sense Guidelines