DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF COPPER RIDGE, A SUBDIVISION IN DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA
THIS DECLARATION, made on the date hereinafter set forth, is made by Copper Ridge Development, LLC, hereinafter referred to as the “Declarant.”
The Declarant is the owner of certain real property located within Douglas County, Nebraska and described as follows:
Lots 1 through 59, inclusive, in Copper Ridge, a Subdivision, as Surveyed, platted and recorded in Douglas County, Nebraska.
Such lots are herein referred to collectively as the “Lots” and individually as each “Lot.”
The Declarant desires to provide for the preservation of the values and amenities of Copper Ridge, for the maintenance of the character and residential integrity of Copper Ridge, and for the acquisition, construction and maintenance of Common Facilities for the use and enjoyment of the residents of Copper Ridge.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Declarant hereby declares that each and all of the Lots shall be held, sold and conveyed subject to the following restrictions, covenants, conditions and easements, all of which are for the purpose of enhancing and protecting the value, desirability and attractiveness of the Lots and the enjoyment of the residents of the Lots. These restrictions, covenants, conditions and easements shall run with such Lots and shall be binding upon all parties having or acquiring any right, title or interest in each Lot, or any part thereof, as is more fully described herein. The Lots are, and each Lot is and shall be subject to all and each of the following conditions and other terms:
RESTRICTIONS AND COVENANTS
1. Each Lot shall be used exclusively for single-family residential purposes, except for such Lots or parts thereof as may hereafter be conveyed or dedicated by Declarant, or its successors or assigns, for use in connection with a Common Facility, or for a church, school or park, or for other non-profit use.
2. No residence, building, fence, wall, driveway, patio, patio enclosure, swimming pool, dog house, pool house, flag pole, or other external improvement, including landscaping, above or below the ground (herein all referred to as any “Improvement”) shall be constructed, erected, placed or permitted to remain on any Lot, nor shall any grading or excavation for any Improvement be commenced, except for Improvements which have been approved by Declarant as follows:
a. An Owner desiring to erect an Improvement on any Lot shall deliver two sets of construction plans, detailed landscaping plans, and plot plans to Declarant (herein collectively referred to as the “plans”). Such plans shall include a description type, quality, color and use of materials proposed for the exterior of such Improvement. Concurrent with submission of the plans, Owner shall notify the Declarant of the Owner’s mailing address.
b. Declarant shall review such plans in light of the conditions and restrictions in Article I of this Declaration and in relation to the type and exterior of improvements which have been constructed, or approved for construction, on the Lots. In this regard, Declarant intends that the Lots shall be developed as a residential community with homes constructed of high-quality materials. The decision to approve or refuse approval of a proposed Improvement shall be exercised by Declarant in a reasonable manner to promote conformity and harmony of the external design of the improvements constructed within the Copper Ridge subdivision and to protect the value, character and residential quality of all Lots in a manner consistent with this Declaration. By way of illustration, and not of limitation, it is intended that the architecture of the residential structures constructed shall be consistent with the architecture found in the Copper Ridge subdivision in Douglas County, Nebraska. Atypical improvements and home designs such as dome houses, A-frame houses and log cabins will not be approved unless the Declarant determines that construction of these improvements will not be materially inconsistent with the scheme of development contemplated by this Declaration. If Declarant determines that the external design and location of the proposed Improvement does not conform with the standards or requirements of this Declaration, does not conform with the surrounding improvements and topography, or will not protect and enhance the integrity and character of all the Lots and neighboring lots, if any, as a quality residential community, Declarant may refuse approval of the proposed Improvement.
c. Written Notice of any approval of a proposed Improvement shall be mailed to the owner at the address specified by the owner upon submission of the plans. Such notice shall be mailed, if at all, within thirty (30) days after the date of submission of the plans. If notice of approval is not mailed within such period, the proposed Improvement shall be deemed disapproved by Declarant.
d. No Lot owner, or combination of Lot owners, or other person or persons shall have any right to any action by Declarant, or to control, direct or influence the acts of the Declarant with respect to the approval or disapproval of any proposed Improvement. No responsibility, liability or obligation shall be assumed by or imposed upon Declarant by virtue of the authority granted to Declarant in this Section, or as a result of any act or failure to act by Declarant with respect to any proposed Improvement.
3. No single-family residence shall be created, altered, placed, or permitted to remain on any Lot other than one detached or duplexed single-family dwelling which does not exceed two and one-half stories in height.
4. Except as otherwise specifically approved by Declarant, the exposed front and street side foundation walls, and subject to the sole determination of the Declarant such other exposed foundation walls, of all residential structures must be constructed of or faced with stone, simulated stone, brick, or simulated brick. All driveways must be constructed of concrete, brick, paving stone, or laid stone. All foundations shall be constructed of concrete, concrete blocks, brick, or stone. The roof of all Improvements shall be covered with Tamco Heritage II weathered wood asphalt shingles, or other shingle colors and materials approved in writing by Declarant. Hardboard, pressed wood, bonded wood and like type shingles will not be approved by Declarant for coverage of any roof.
5. No advertising signs, billboards, unsightly objects, or nuisances shall be erected, placed or permitted to remain on any Lot except one sign per Lot consisting of not more than six (6) square feet advertising a lot as “For Sale”; nor shall the premises be used in any way for any purpose which may endanger the health or unreasonably disturb the owner or owners of any Lot or any resident thereof. The foregoing restriction in this Article I, Section 5 shall not apply to the business activities, signs and billboards or the construction and maintenance of buildings, if any, by Declarant, or its agents and assigns, during the development and sale of Lots.
6. No exterior television or radio antenna or satellite receiving dish of any type shall be permitted on any Lot, provided, however, an antenna or dish that is designed to receive over-the-air programming signals that does not exceed one meter in diameter and that is attached directly to the residence, may be permitted if the location and size of the proposed antenna or dish is approved by Declarant.
7. No repair of any boats, automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, campers, or similar vehicles requiring a continuous time period in excess of forty-eight (48) hours shall be permitted on any Lot at any time; nor shall vehicles offensive to the neighborhood be visibly stored, parked or abandoned on any Lot. No unused building material, junk or rubbish shall be left exposed on the Lot except during actual building operations and then only in as neat and inconspicuous a manner as possible.
8. No boat, camper, trailer, auto drawn or mounted trailer of any kind, mobile home, truck, aircraft, camper truck or similar chattel shall be maintained or stored on any part of a Lot (other than in an enclosed structure) for more than twenty (20) days within a calendar year. No motor vehicle may be parked or stored outside on any Lot, except vehicles driven on a regular basis by the occupants of the dwelling located on such Lot. No grading or excavating equipment, tractors or semi tractors/trailers shall be stored, parked, kept, or maintained in any yards, driveways or streets. However, this Article I, Section 8 shall not apply to trucks, tractors or commercial vehicles which are necessary for the construction of residential dwellings or other Improvements during the period of construction. All residential Lots shall provide at least the minimum number of off-street parking areas or spaces for private passenger vehicles required by the applicable zoning ordinances of the City of Omaha.
9. No incinerator, trash burner or fuel tank shall be permitted on any Lot. No garbage or trash can or container shall be permitted outside, except for pickup purposes. No garden lawn or maintenance equipment of any kind whatsoever shall be stored or permitted to remain outside of any dwelling or suitable storage facility, except when in actual use. No garbage, refuse, rubbish or cutting shall be deposited on any street, road, or Lot. No clothesline shall be permitted outside of any dwelling at any time. Produce or vegetable gardens may only be planted and maintained in rear yards.
10. Exterior lighting installed on any Lot shall either be indirect or of such a controlled focus and intensity as not to disturb the residents of adjacent Lots.
a. No hedges or mass planted shrubs shall be permitted more than ten (10) feet in front of the front building line unless otherwise approved by Declarant. No fence may be installed without the prior approval of the Declarant. In all events, installed fences must comply with applicable set back requirements imposed by the City of Omaha. All fences erected on Lots must be constructed of wood, wrought iron, PVC, or other type of material approved by Declarant. No fences or walls shall exceed a height of six (6) feet unless otherwise approved by Declarant.
b. AMENDMENT – FENCING (Effective October 15, 2021): Any new fencing erected outlining a back or side yard must maintain the look of the dark original aluminum-type fencing used throughout Copper Ridge. Full privacy fencing of any material is prohibited.
12. No tennis courts shall be allowed on any residential lots. The location of basketball backboards shall be subject to the approval of Declarant.
13. No swimming pool may extend more than one foot above ground level.
14. Construction of any Improvement shall be completed within one (1) year from the date of commencement of excavation or construction of the Improvement. Grading plans must be submitted to and approved by Declarant prior to commencement of Improvements to any Lot. Declarant shall review the grading plans in light of commercially recognized development and engineering standards.
15. Commencing with completion of construction of any Improvement on a Lot, a public sidewalk constructed of concrete four (4) feet wide by four (4) inches thick shall be installed and maintained in front of each Lot and upon each street side of each corner Lot. The sidewalk shall be placed a minimum of four (4) feet and a maximum of seventeen and one-half (17.5) feet from the street curb line, in conformance with the master sidewalk plan and the ordinances of the City of Omaha, Nebraska. The sidewalk alignment shall be approved by the Declarant prior to construction. After approval of the sidewalk alignment, the sidewalk shall be constructed by the owner of the Lot prior to the time of completion of the main structure and before occupancy thereof; provided, however, this provision shall vary to comply with requirements of the City of Omaha.
16. Driveway approaches between the sidewalk and curb on each Lot shall be constructed of concrete. Should repair or replacement of such approach be necessary, the repair or replacement shall also be of concrete. No asphalt overlay of driveway approaches will be permitted.
17. No stable or other shelter for any animal, livestock, fowl or poultry shall be erected, altered, placed or permitted to remain on any Lot, except for one doghouse constructed for one (1) dog; provided always that the construction plans, specifications and the location of the proposed structure have been first approved by Declarant, or its assigns. Dog houses shall only be allowed adjacent to the rear of the building, concealed from public view. No dog runs or kennels may be constructed or installed on any Lot. No livestock or agricultural-type animals shall be allowed.
18. Any exterior air conditioning condenser unit shall be placed in the rear yard or any side yards so as not to be visible from public view. No grass, weeds or other vegetation will be grown or otherwise permitted to commence or continue, and no dangerous, diseased, or otherwise objectionable shrubs or trees will be maintained on any Lot so as to constitute an actual or potential public nuisance, create a hazard or undesirable proliferation, or detract from a neat and trim appearance. Vacant Lots shall not be used for dumping of earth or any waste materials, and no vegetation on vacant Lots shall be allowed to reach a height in excess of twelve (12) inches.
19. No Residence shall be constructed on a Lot unless the entire Lot, as originally platted, is owned by one owner of such Lot, except if parts of two or more platted Lots have been combined into one Lot which is at least as wide as the narrowest Lot on the original plat, and is as large in area as the largest Lot in the original plat.
20. No temporary structure of any character, and no carport, trailer, modular home, open basement, storage or tool shed, outbuilding or shack shall be erected upon or used on any Lot at any time, either temporarily or permanently, except as allowed by Declarant. An owner may erect a swing set, playground equipment, pool house or other non prohibited structure on a Lot only after securing the prior written approval of Declarant. No structure or dwelling shall be moved from outside Copper Ridge to any Lot without the written approval of Declarant.
21. All utility services lines from each lot line to a dwelling or other Improvement shall be underground.
22. Declarant hereby reserves the right to require Owners to install siltation fences or erosion control devices and measures in such locations, configurations, and designs as it may determine appropriate in its sole and absolute discretion.
23. All Lots must be fully sodded concurrently with or immediately following completion of construction of the residential structure on the Lot, as weather permits.
24. AMENDMENT – RENTAL PROPERTY (Effective October 15, 2021) – It is the intention of Copper Ridge Residents that each Owner must inhabit his/her property and not employ any property for rental/investment purposes. Exception may be granted with Board approval only in cases if owner rents to immediate family member(s).
BOUNDARY FENCE AND ON LOT BEAUTIFICATION IMPROVEMENTS
1. Declarant plans to construct boundary fences along the East boundary of the Lots bordering 156th Street (the “Boundary Fence”).
2. Declarant hereby declares that the Lots upon which the Boundary Fence is to be constructed (the “Boundary Lots”) are subject to a permanent and exclusive right and easement in favor of Declarant and the Association to maintain, repair, renew, paint, reconstruct, install and replace the Boundary Fence. Without limitation of the rights and easements granted by this Declaration, the Declarant or Association may come upon any of the Boundary Lots for the purpose of constructing, installing, painting, reconstructing, repairing, maintaining, removing, and replacing the Boundary Fence.
3. The rights and easements granted in this Article shall fully and finally terminate as to any Boundary Lot if: (i) the owner of the Boundary Lot gives written notice to the Association that the Association has failed to maintain the Boundary Fence on the Owner’s Lot in neat and orderly condition and in good repair; and (ii) the Association fails to place the Boundary Fence on the Owner’s Lot into good order and repair within ninety (90) days after the written notice.
4. Declarant and the Association are granted an easement over and through the Lots for the purpose of maintaining, repairing, or replacing any lighting, signage, or landscaping improvements installed by the Declarant or the Association for the general benefit of the Owners of all Lots.
MEMBERSHIP AND VOTING RIGHTS
1. Every Owner of a Lot shall be a member of the Association. Membership shall be appurtenant to and may not be separated from ownership of any Lot.
2. In order to ensure that a quorum is present for all meetings of the members, and to allow for orderly management of the Association’s affairs, it shall be the duty of each member to attend such meetings or execute and deliver to the Association a continuing proxy prepared by the officers of the Association. This continuing proxy shall operate in lieu of the actual attendance at the meeting by the specific member and shall be void if the member personally attends that meeting to exercise the member’s right to vote. An Owner may provide a superseding proxy to be voted by his duly authorized attorney in fact for one specific meeting only. The proxy shall be subject to the terms of the Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation Act concerning revocability and life span of the proxy. Failure to attend personally or by proxy is a violation of this covenant. The continuing proxy shall be voted by the President of the Association in his or her discretion at any meeting. The continuing proxy shall be voted by the President of the Association in his or her discretion at any meeting. The continuing proxy shall provide on its face that it is valid on a continuous basis for an indefinite period of time (subject to limitations in effect from time to time under the Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation Act) until revoked in writing by the specific Owner. All proxies shall be in writing and filed with the Secretary of the Association. Each proxy shall be freely revocable and shall automatically cease when the member giving such proxy shall cease to be an Owner of a Lot or at such earlier time as shall be specified in the proxy or by operation of the law.
3. The Association shall have two classes of voting membership:
Class A. The Class A members shall be all Owners, with the exception of the Declarant, and shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each Lot owned. When more than one person holds an interest in any Lot, all such persons shall be members. The vote for such Lot shall be exercised as they determine, but in no event shall more than one (1) vote be cast with respect to any Lot.
Class B. Class B member(s) shall be the Declarant and they shall be entitled to eight (8) votes for each Lot owned. The Class B membership shall cease and be converted to Class A Membership on the happening of any of the following events, whichever occurs earlier:
(a) When the total votes outstanding in the Class A membership equal or exceed the total votes outstanding in the Class B membership; or
(b) On January 1, 2015.
COVENANTS FOR MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENTS
1. Creation of the Lien and Personal Obligation of Assessments. The Declarant, for each Lot owned, hereby covenants, and each Owner of any Lot by acceptance of a deed therefor, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree to pay to the Association annual assessments or charges, such assessments to be established and collected as hereinafter provided. The annual assessments, together with interest, costs, and attorney’s fees, shall be a charge on the Owner’s Lot and shall be a continuing lien upon the Lot against when each such assessment is made. Each such assessment, together with interest, costs, and attorney’s fees, shall also be the personal obligation of the person(s) who has the Owner of such Lot at the time when the assessment fell due. The personal obligation for the delinquent assessments shall not pass to such Owner’s successors in title unless expressly assumed by them, and in that event all successors shall take title subject to the lien for such assessments, and shall be bound to inquire of the Association as to the amount of any unpaid assessments.
2. Purpose of Assessments. The assessments levied by the Association shall be used exclusively for the expenses, charges, and costs of the operation of the Association and the exterior maintenance services of the Lots situated thereon as described in Article IV, Section 10.
3. Maximum Annual Assessment. Until January 1 of the year immediately following the conveyance of the first Lot to a person other than the Declarant, the maximum annual assessment shall not exceed One Thousand Five Hundred and No/100 Dollars ($1,500.00) per Unit or Lot.
a. From and after January 1 of the year immediately following the conveyance of the first Lot to an Owner, the maximum annual assessment may be increased by the Board of Directors of the Association each year without a vote of the members, provided that the amount of the increase does not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total assessment for the previous year.
b. From and after January 1 of the year immediately following the conveyance of the first Lot to an Owner, the maximum annual assessment may be increased above the percentage increase permitted in subparagraph (a) above upon recommendation of the Board of Directors of the Association, followed by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of each class of members who are voting in person or by proxy, at a meeting duly called for this purpose.
c. The Board of Directors shall fix the annual assessment at an amount not in excess of the maximum.
4. Notice and Quorum for Any Action Authorized Under Section 3. Written notice of any meeting called for the purpose of members taking any action authorized under Article IV, Section 3(b) shall be sent to all members not less than thirty (30) days nor more than sixty (60) days in advance of the meeting. At the first such meeting called, the presence of members or of proxies entitled to cast more than fifty percent (50%) of the votes of each class of membership shall constitute a quorum. If the required quorum is not present, another meeting may be called subject to the same notice requirement, at which the presence of members or proxies entitled to cast at least ten percent (10%) of the votes of each class of membership shall constitute a quorum. No such subsequent meeting shall be held more than sixty (60) days following the preceding meeting.
5. Rate of Assessment. Annual assessments must be fixed, based on the status of each Lot. All Lots which have a townhome unit completed and which have been transferred by the builder of the townhome unit shall be assessed. Lots on which townhome units are under construction, which have a townhome unit used as a model or which have not been sold by the builder to third party purchasers shall not be subject to assessment.
6. Date of Commencement of Annual Assessments: Due Dates. The annual assessments provided for herein shall commence as to Lots on the first day of the month following the date on which they are to be assessed. All assessments shall be collected in advance on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis as from time to time determined by the Board of Directors of the Association. The first annual assessment shall be adjusted according to the number of months remaining in the calendar year. The Board of Directors shall fix the amount of annual assessment against each Lot or Unit at least thirty (30) days in advance of each annual assessment period. Written notice of the annual assessment and the due dates shall be sent to every Owner subject thereto. The Association shall, upon demand and for a reasonable charge (not to exceed $25), furnish a certificate signed by an officer of the Association setting forth whether the assessments on a specified Lot have been paid. A properly executed certificate of the Association as to the status of assessments on a Lot is binding upon the Association as of the day of its issuance.
7. Effect of Nonpayment of Assessments; Remedies of the Association. Any assessment not paid within thirty (30) days after the due date shall bear interest from the due date at the then maximum legal rate for individuals allowable in the State of Nebraska. The Association may bring an action at law against the Owner personally obligated to pay the same, or foreclose the lien against the property. No Owner may waive or otherwise escape liability for the assessments provided for herein by maintaining his or her own Lot.
8. Abatement of Assessments. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Declaration, (i) the Board of Directors may in its discretion, abate all or any part of the assessments due in respect of any Lot; and (ii) Lots owned by the Declarant shall not be subject to the imposition of dues, assessments or the lien of any assessments.
9. Subordination of the Lien to Mortgages/Trust Deeds. The lien of the assessments provided for herein shall be subordinate to the lien of any first mortgage or first Deed of Trust. Sale or transfer of any Lot shall not affect the assessment lien. However, the sale or transfer of any Lot pursuant to a mortgage or trust deed foreclosure or any proceeding in lieu thereof, shall extinguish the lien of such assessments as to payments which become due prior to such sale or transfer. No sale or transfer shall relieve such Lot from liability for any assessments thereafter becoming due or from the lien thereof.
10. Exterior Maintenance Services. Exterior maintenance services (as defined in this Section 10) of each townhome unit and Lot shall be provided by the Association. The Declarant does hereby reserve and each Owner does hereby consent and grant to the Association and its officers, employees, agents, contractors and repairmen, a perpetual and permanent easement over and across such townhome unit and Lot at any reasonable time to make inspections and to perform such exterior maintenance services. “Exterior maintenance services” shall mean the mowing, fertilization and application of chemicals to lawns and driveway snow removal. Exterior maintenance services shall at all times be consistent with and comply with the provisions of the Copper Ridge Declaration of Covenants. Exterior Maintenance shall not include any repairs or maintenance of sanitary sewer, water, gas or electrical lines on Owner’s Lot, roof repair or replacement, repair or maintenance of gutters, downspouts, sprinkler systems, landscaping, or any damage to property of any kind normally covered by homeowners insurance policies with extended coverage including but not limited to such items as glass, garage doors, entrance doors and Owner’s personal property. All maintenance services that are not the responsibility of the Association shall be the responsibility of each Owner of a townhome unit and Lot. In the event that the need for any exterior maintenance services is caused through the negligent acts or omissions of an owner, or through the or negligent acts or omissions of the family, guests, or invitees of an Owner, the cost of such exterior maintenance services by the Association shall be the personal obligation of the Owner of the Lot and shall be in addition to assessment to which such Lot is subject under this Declaration.
11. Insurance. Each townhome unit Owner shall provide homeowners insurance with respect to the improvements (townhome units) in an amount equal to at least the full replacement value of said improvements or in an amount as may be required by any mortgage holder, whichever is higher, against loss by fire, lightning, windstorm, and other perils covered by standard extended coverage endorsement, and insurance against such other hazards in amounts as are normally carried by owners of like units. Upon request of the Association from time to time, each Owner shall provide written evidence of this insurance coverage.
12. Outside Use of Common Areas. The Board of Directors may enter into an agreement with the Owner of any property within the Copper Ridge subdivision allowing such owner and its licensees to use the Common Areas and improvements thereon in exchange for payments reasonably calculated to offset the expense caused by such use.
PARTY WALLS AND COMMON REPAIRS
1. General Rules of Law to Apply. Any wall which is built as a part of the original construction of any townhome unit upon the Properties and placed on the dividing line between two townhome units shall constitute a party wall, and, to the extent not inconsistent with the provisions of this Article V, the general rules of law regarding party walls and liability for property damage due to negligence or willful acts or omissions shall apply thereto.
2. Sharing of Repair and Maintenance. The cost of reasonable repair, maintenance and restoration of a party wall shall be shared equally by the Owners who make use of such party wall.
3. Destruction by Fire or Other Casualty. If such party wall is destroyed or damaged by fire or other casualty, any Owner who has used such wall may restore it, and if the Owners thereafter make use of the wall, they shall contribute to the cost of restoration thereof on an equal basis, subject however, to the right of any Owner to call for a larger contribution from any other Owner under any rule of law regarding liability for negligent or willful acts or omissions.
4. Weatherproofing. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, an Owner who by his negligent or willful act causes such party wall to be exposed to the elements shall bear the whole cost of furnishing the necessary protection against such elements.
5. Right to Contribution Runs with the Land. The right of any Owner to contribution from any other Owner under this Article V shall be appurtenant to the land and shall pass to such owner’s successor in title.
6. Shared Appearance.
a. Any change in the color or materials used in the repair, replacement or maintenance to any building with a party wall shall be made in a unified fashion among the structures sharing the party wall. By way of example, and not limitation, buildings connected by party walls shall have paint colors, street-fronting materials, and wood trim which are the same between the two or more units sharing a party wall.
b. AMENDMENT – EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS (Effective: October 15, 2021) – Should owners of shared units decide to change exterior colors, whether on siding, foundation, trim, or garage doors, such color shall be approved by the Board of Directors prior to the work being done. Any color changes must be consistent with and blend with original palette colors in the neighborhood. The Board shall make determination of approval based solely upon such blend and consistency.
EASEMENTS AND CHARGES
1. In the event that ninety percent (90%) of all Lots within the subdivision are not improved within five (5) years after the date on which Qwest telephone company files notice that it has completed installation of telephone lines to the Lots in the subdivision (herein the “Subdivision Improvement Date”), then the telephone company may impose a connection charge on each unimproved Lot in the amount of Four Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($450.00). A Lot shall be considered as unimproved if construction of a permanent structure has not commenced on a Lot. Construction shall be considered as having commenced if a footing inspection has been requested on the Lot in question by officials of the City or other appropriate governmental authority.
Should such charge be implemented by the telephone company and remain unpaid, then such charge may draw interest at the rate of twelve percent (12%) per annum commencing after the expiration of sixty (60) days from the time all of the following events shall have occurred: (1) the Subdivision Improvement Date, and (2) the telephone company sends each owner of record a written statement or billing for Four Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($450.00) for each unimproved Lot.
2. Other easements are provided for in the final plat of Copper Ridge which is filed in the Register of Deeds of Douglas County, Nebraska (Instrument Number 2007024676).
1. Except for the authority and powers specifically granted to the Declarant, the Declarant or any owner of a Lot named herein shall have the right to enforce by a proceeding at law or in equity, all reservations, restrictions, conditions and covenants now or hereinafter imposed by the provisions of this Declaration either to prevent or restrain any violation or to recover damages or other dues of such violation. Failure by the Declarant or by any owner to enforce any covenant or restriction herein contained shall in no event be deemed a waiver of the right to do so thereafter.
2. The covenants and restrictions of this Declaration shall run with and bind the land in perpetuity. This Declaration may be amended by Copper Ridge Development, LLC or any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or entity designated in writing by Copper Ridge Development, LLC in any manner which it may determine in its full and absolute discretion for a period of five (5) years from the date hereof. Thereafter this Declaration may be amended by an instrument signed by the owners of not less than sixty percent (60%) of the Lots covered by this Declaration.
3. By written consent of the Declarant for a period of five (5) years from the date hereof, any or all of the covenants, conditions, restrictions, and easements as they apply to the Lots may be waived, modified, or amended for any Lot or Lots, in any manner, for such a time period and on such conditions, if any, which the Declarant may determine in its full and absolute discretion after considering the benefits and detriments which the waiver, modification or amendment will have on the Copper Ridge subdivision and the Owner requesting the waiver. Declarant’s decision on any requested waiver, modification or amendment shall be final and there shall be no right of appeal to Declarant’s decision. No responsibility, liability or obligation shall be assumed by or imposed upon Declarant by virtue of the authority granted to Declarant in this Section, or as a result of any act or failure to act by Declarant with respect to any requested waiver, modification, or amendment.
4. Copper Ridge Development, LLC or its successor or assign, may terminate its status as Declarant under this Declaration, at any time, by filing a Notice of Termination of Status as Declarant. Upon such filing, the Association may appoint itself or another entity, association or individual to serve as Declarant, and such appointee shall thereafter serve as Declarant with the same authority and powers as the original Declarant.
5. Invalidation of any covenant by judgment or court order shall in no way affect any of the other provisions hereof, which shall remain in full force and effect.
6. AMENDMENT – ENFORCEMENT OF COVENANTS (Effective: October 15, 2021) – Residents who make changes to exterior colors, landscapes, or other items addressed in the covenants, must submit such changes via the form on the Copper Ridge website prior to beginning the work. Board members shall swiftly determine adherence to the covenants and communicate such determination for each project. Effective October 15, 2021, the Board shall utilize the following actions in any cases in which Residents are not in compliance with the Copper Ridge covenants:
a) Covenant issues will be addressed directly by the Board citing specific issues involved (eg. unsightly weeds) with written notice and provide the resident a reasonable timeline to remedy the situation.
b) Should the owner/resident fail to comply with a written notice, the Board may take such action as it deems necessary to restore the lot, residence, and landscaping to a neat and orderly condition. This may include hiring a company to remedy the situation with the Board petitioning the court to enter an order allowing entrance on the property for the purpose of correcting the violation. All costs incurred by the Board shall become an assessment against the lot and shall become the obligation of the owner. Any such assessment, if not paid, shall become a lien upon the lot and collected upon the sale of the property.
c) Nothing in this Amendment affects the rights of the HOA set forth in Article IV Section 2 of the bylaws.
Pursuant to the by-laws, the amendments to these covenants were approved by a document in writing signed by 60 percent of the homeowners, on file with homeowners association.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Declarant has caused these presents to be executed this _____ day of ___________, ________.
CRD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, a Nebraska limited liability company, Declarant
STATE OF NEBRASKA )
COUNTY OF DOUGLAS )
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this ___ day of _______________, ____ by ______________________, President of CRD Homeowners Association.