Sabal Point – Community Planning, Development and Control
The following sections summarize requirements for maintenance and control of properties in the Sabal Point Community. These descriptions do not modify or supercede any specific covenants, conditions, residential planning criteria or restrictions established for individual Villages, i.e. Sabal Bend, Sugar Ridge, etc. Residents with questions should review the documents that apply to their property for specific details.
Air Conditioning Units – no window or through-wall air conditioning units are permitted. Central air conditioning equipment shall be screened or enclosed so as not to be visible from neighboring residences or the street.
Animals – no animals, fowl or reptiles shall be kept on properties, other than birds kept as pets in cages and domestic dogs and cats kept in enclosed areas. All dogs and cats must be leashed when outside and shall not be permitted to run loose. No pets or other animals, fowl or reptiles may be kept, bred or maintained for commercial purposes and none shall be permitted to remain on any property if they disturb the tranquility of their owner’s neighbors.
Antennae – outside antennas, antenna poles, antenna masts, electronic devices, satellite dishes or antenna towers are subject to prior review of the Architectural Review Board / Committee (ARB/ARC); see Architectural Control. Satellite dishes sized below one meter may be placed below the roof line at the rear of structures subject to review by the ARB/ARC. The ARB/ARC may require that such items be screened from view and that installations comply with applicable safety and height restrictions, fire and electrical codes, building codes and zoning restrictions.
Architectural Control – all properties and improvements made to them are subject to architectural control. No pavement, building, fence, or structural improvement, or change or alteration to the exterior of existing structures or landscaping (except in fenced courtyard or privacy area adjacent to a residence) shall be commenced, erected or maintained nor any exterior additions made unless plans and specifications have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Architectural Review Board / Committee (ARB/ARC).
Architectural Review Board / Committee (ARB/ARC) – a group appointed by the Board of Directors to review and approve plans and specifications for all proposed construction, maintenance, modification or improvements to lands, buildings, structures, pavements and landscaping in Sabal Point. ARB/ARC review and approval is required for, but not limited to, activities affecting:
- Building exterior materials, colors or appearance including painting, siding, doors, windows, awnings, roofing, rain gutters
- Fencing, screening and walls
- Basketball, game and play structures
- Driveways, walkways and mailboxes
- Landscaping improvements, tree removal
- Swimming pools, spas and lighting
The ARB/ARC must approve or disapprove proposals within 30 days after they have been received.
Basketball Backboards – Basketball goals, both temporary and permanent, must be located, erected and maintained according to specific rules established for the community. See detailed requirements of Association Resolution 08-01, dated 06/02/2008; also see Game and Play Structures.
Building Types and Setbacks – dwelling designs, sizes, garages, parking locations and setbacks will be according to the specific planning and development criteria approved for the Village in which they are located.
Common Areas – lands and facilities within the development which are intended for the use and enjoyment of residents of the community are designated as common areas. The cost of operation, maintenance and improvement of common areas shall be the responsibility of the Community Services Association. The use of motorized vehicles other than golf carts on common areas is prohibited.
Condition of Residence and Lot – owners shall not permit unclean or unsightly conditions to exist that tend to decrease the beauty of the Property. See Residential Planning Criteria.
Driveways – all driveways must be paved with a permanently stable material (at least asphalt). Concrete and more durable hard surfaces are encouraged. Driveways shall be maintained in a clean and serviceable condition.
Exterior Materials and Colors – exteriors of buildings shall be compatible with other homes built or planned for the same area. Natural materials are encouraged, including brick, stone, durable woods and stucco. Changes to exterior colors of paint, trim, roofs, doors or driveways shall be approved by the ARB/ARC.
Fences and Walls – decorator fences, screening walls, and similar structures must be approved by the ARB/ARC and must be of material consistent with those used on the dwelling itself. Plans for screening of garage areas and outside equipment must be included on working drawings submitted for approval. Wood fences must be finished on both sides so that no unfinished surface post or bracing is visible from an adjacent lot, public street or common area. No chain link fences are allowed.
Game and Play Structures – all play structures, game equipment and yard accessories shall be approved by the ARB/ARC and shall be located at the rear of the dwelling. No artificial lighting of such structures is permitted without written approval of the ARB/ARC. Temporary equipment should be removed to an enclosed storage location when not in use.
Garages – all garages and garage doors must be maintained in usable condition and all garage doors fronting toward the street should remain closed except when in use.
Garbage and Trash Disposal – trash and garbage must be kept in sealed sanitary containers that are stored in an enclosure such that they are not visible from the street. Containers may be placed at the curb no earlier than the night before designated days for trash or garbage pickup. They shall be removed from the curb and replaced in storage locations no later than the night of such pickup and removal. No burning of trash or garbage or any other waste material is permitted.
Landscaping – a basic landscaping plan shall be submitted for each property. Landscaping shall be kept trimmed and maintained in good condition. Areas other than those covered by the home, pool, driveways and walkways shall be landscaped or sodded. Grass must be kept in good condition and neatly mowed.
Mailboxes – the ARB/ARC shall approve the size, location, design and construction materials of mailboxes. Existing mailboxes shall be maintained in good condition.
Offensive Activity – there shall be no obnoxious or offensive activity on a Lot or Common Area nor shall any act be done that is unlawful or that is substantially likely to embarrass, discomfort, annoy or be a nuisance to people resident on the Property. There shall not be maintained on Lots any plants, animals, or devices or things of any sort, the normal activity or existence for which is substantially likely to be obnoxious, dangerous, unsightly or unpleasant or to diminish the enjoyment by Owners of their Lots or the Common Area.
Residential Planning Criteria – the Association may adopt rules, regulations and restrictions involving such matters as air conditioning units, “For Sale” signs, mail boxes, temporary structures, noisy mufflers or other nuisances, garbage and trash disposal, parking, vehicle traffic and the state of repair of vehicles, tree removal, landscaping, gutters, easements, game and play structures, children, pets, swimming pools, sight distance at intersections, utility connections, television antennae, garages, driveways and walkways, building design, roofs, building materials, set back lines, fences and walls. A copy of such rules shall be made available to any Owner, prospective purchaser or mortgagee upon request.
Roofing – all roof designs, materials and colors shall be in accordance with Planning and Construction Criteria for the specific village. ARB/ARC review and approval is required for roof modifications or shingle replacement (see Architectural Control).
Screening and Window Frames – other than wood, all frames shall be either anodized or electrostatically painted aluminum. If steel is used, the color must be compatible and in harmony with other exterior colors. Screening for pool or porch enclosures should not extend beyond the line of the side walls of the dwelling unless otherwise approved by the ARB/ARC. Screening which has become unsightly due to deterioration or damage shall be replaced.
Signs – no sign of any kind, other than street numbers and name signs on individual properties, shall be displayed to public view on any parcel unless approved in writing by the ARB/ARC. Property identification and like signs must not exceed a combined total of two (2) square feet. No commercial signs, including “For Rent”, “For Sale” or other signs shall be erected on any property without written permission of the ARB/ARC excepting, however, one sign (containing less than eight square feet of surface area on each side, 2 sides maximum) used solely in connection with the marketing for sale of a Residential Unit. The ARB/ARC may restrict the size, color or content of approved signs. The Association may remove signs erected without permission provided written notice has been mailed to the property at least 5 days prior to removal.
Storage Receptacles – storage receptacles for fuel and other similar materials shall be located either within a Living Unit, within a screened area in the Living Unit that is not visible from the streets, or buried underground, and otherwise shall comply with reasonable standards established by the Association.
Swimming Pools, Spas/Tubs, Tennis Courts, Recreational Items – must be approved in writing by the ARB/ARC.
Temporary Structures – no temporary structure, trailer, tent, shack, garage, barn, or other out building may be built or used on a Lot. No metal storage sheds are permitted on any lot by a homeowner.
Trailers and Commercial Vehicles – No house or travel trailer, trucks, camper, boat trailer, boats, tent, or other similar vehicle, outbuilding or structure shall be placed on a Property at any time, either temporarily or permanently, except in an enclosed garage and not visible from the street or in areas designated by the Association. No industrial, commercial or farm equipment or vehicles, including dump trucks, moving vans, step vans, busses and lowboy trailers shall be allowed to park or remain on the Properties, except for so long as necessary for use in connection with on-going construction.
Trees – trees measuring 4 inches or more in diameter at 1 foot above ground level shall not be cut or removed from the Properties without the prior written consent of the ARB/ARC unless the trees are located within 6 feet of the residence. Tree removal is also subject to the Arbor Permit requirements of Seminole County.
Vehicles and Repairs – no inoperative cars, motorcycles, trucks or other types of vehicles shall be allowed to remain either on or adjacent to any Residential Unit for a continuous period in excess of 48 hours; provided, however this provision shall not apply to any such vehicle being kept in an enclosed garage and not visible from the street.