Fines

General Fine Schedule: 

Unless another schedule of fines has been published to redress specific Rules violations, fines may be imposed, at the sole discretion of the Board, as follows:

Violation Notice*

Fine/Penalty

First Violation

Warning only

Second Violation

$25

Third Violation

$50

Fourth Violation

$250

Fifth Violation

To be Determined

Fines apply for the first thirty days after the date the fine is imposed.  Continued presence of the violation on the day following the thirtieth day will result in an additional fine per the above schedule.  Repeated violations of the same restriction within twelve months of the first warning will constitute a successive violation according to the above schedule.  Directors may determine that each day during which the violation continues is a separate offense, subject to a separate fine not to exceed twenty dollars ($20) for each offense.

Specific Fines:

Serious violations may be subject to immediate fines, without warning, at the sole discretion of the Board.  Commencement of any project requiring prior approval of the Architectural Committee per 3.1 above, without that approval, will result in an immediate fine of $25.  The Board may determine that each day during which work continues is a separate offense, subject to a separate fine not to exceed twenty dollars ($20) for each offense.  Possession of a weapon in the Common Area will result in an immediate fine of $25.

Opportunity for Hearing:

When any fine is imposed or damage repair assessment is made against any Homeowner or Lot, the Board of Directors will notify the owner and residents of that Lot in writing of the amount of the fine and/or damage repair and the reason for the assessment.  The resident or owner of that Lot shall have fifteen (15) days to request a hearing before the Board of Directors to have the matter reviewed.  This request shall be made in writing to the Board.  If no request for hearing is made, the fine and/or damage assessment will remain effective against that Lot, and the monetary penalty will (i) become enforceable against the Homeowner, and (ii) become enforceable against the Lot, and (iii) begin to accrue interest at the rate of 8 ½ % per annum until paid in full.

Payment of Fines:   

Fines and assessments for damage or violation of these Rules become due and payable on or before thirty (30) days from the date that notice of such fine or assessment is sent to the party concerned.  Unpaid fines or assessments will accrue interest at the annual rate of 8 ½ % per annum until paid in full.