Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fuels Abatement Policy

As all of us know, the Hill Country is suffering through an exceptional drought with no end in sight. Hays County has had a burn ban in effect since April, and ‘red flag’ days (extreme fire risk) are now commonplace.

Recognizing these extraordinary conditions, the Hidden Springs Ranch Board of Directors has adopted a Fuels Abatement Policy to minimize fire dangers in our neighborhood. The policy applies to all Lot Owners maintaining burn piles and becomes effective August 15, 2011.

Fuels Abatement Policy 
  1. Lot Owners without fire rings must remove lawn cuttings, trimmings and other combustible debris (hereafter referred to as Material) from their lots as it is generated.
  2. Lot Owners with fire rings may retain Material only to the extent that it can be contained within the perimeter of the fire ring. Any excess Material must be removed from the Lots as it is generated.
  3. No fire rings may be placed on HOA easements without approval from the Architectural Control Committee.
  4. Failure to comply with this policy shall be considered a violation Paragraph 1.25, Duty of Maintenance, of the Second Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions.
    • Any Lot Owner who does not comply may be subject to penalties including, but not limited to, fines and fees.
    • If, after receiving notice of non‐compliance, a Lot Owner has not complied within 30 days, the HOA may, at its sole discretion, contract to have the Material removed from the Lot. The costs for such removal will be the sole responsibility of the Lot Ownerand/or Occupant.

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