Franklin Commons Homeowners Association Rules and Regulations Governing Common and Privately Owned Areas

I. INTRODUCTION.

A. Purpose. B. Definitions.
II. GENERAL REGULATIONS.
A. Parking Regulations. B. Damage To Common Area. C. Speed Limit.
D. Pets. E. Littering. F. Trash.
G. Vehicle Repairs.

H. Playground.

III. INDIVIDUAL LOTS.
A. Entrances. B. Exterior. C. Gardening.
D. Landscaping. E. Snow Removal.
IV. MAINTENANCE OF DWELLING AND MODIFICATIONS.
V. MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY REQUIRE ACC APPROVAL.
A. Air Conditioners And Heat Pumps. B. Antennas (Other Than Television) And Clotheslines. C. Awnings.
D. Decks. E. Doors And Windows (also see R. Storm and Screen Doors). F. Exterior Lighting.
G. Exterior Objects. H. Exterior Painting. I. Fences.
J. Gates. K. Landscaping. L. Patios.
M. Satellite Dishes, MMDS, And Television Antennas. N. Sheds. O. Shutters, Gutters, And Downspouts.
P. Skylights. Q. Siding. R. Storm And Screen Doors.
S. Trellises.
VI. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE.

A. Responsibilities.

B. Approval Procedures. C. Enforcement

D. Charges.

E. Amendments.
VII. DISCLOSURE PACKAGES.

I. INTRODUCTION

A. Purpose

The Franklin Commons Homeowner's Association was formed to maintain and ensure the development of the entire community, to administer and enforce the covenants and to collect and disburse assessments as is necessary to achieve its general purpose. The role of the Association, of which every homeowner is a member, is to conserve and enhance the beauty of the community and thereby protecting your investment for years to come. The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) rules and regulations augmented those rules and regulations found in the Article of Covenants and Bylaws governing the Franklin Common Homeowner Association. The following pages detail the rules and regulations generated by the ACC for this purpose and supersede any/all editions of the ACC rules and regulations previously issued to any homeowner of Franklin Commons.

A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of rules unless otherwise noted.

B. Definitions

  • ACC: The Architectural Control Committee.
  • COMMON AREA: The common area is defined as all real property owned by the Association for the common user and enjoyment of the homeowners and renters of Franklin Commons. When you purchased a townhouse here, you also acquired an undivided interest in the land which lies around your individual lot. These lands are referred to as the "Common Area" and include the sidewalks, parking lots, play areas and landscaped side lots. The Association has established and defined the following Rules/Regulations governing the use of these areas.
  • FCHOA:The Franklin Commons Homeowner's Association.
  • RESIDENT:For the purpose of this document, resident is defined as any homeowner, renter, relative, friend or guest residing within the confines of any town home within the area known as Franklin Commons.
  • CHARGES: Unless noted otherwise, a $25 charge per month will be assessed for violations

II. GENERAL REGULATIONS

A. Parking Regulations

  1. Due to the limited availability of parking spaces in the development, recreational vehicles defined as boats, motor homes, campers, camping trailers and commercial vehicles such as dump trucks, stake or box body trucks, semi-trucks with or without trailers are not permitted to be parked anywhere on the premises. These ACC rules and regulations do permit residents of Franklin Commons to park such vehicles as motor homes, campers, camping trailers and commercial vehicles defined as moving vans with or without trailers overnight on the premises, for the sole purpose of loading or unloading said vehicles. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the vehicle(s) being ticketed and/or towed from the premises at the owner's expense.
  2. Parking lot is for the use of Franklin Commons residents and guests only. Storage of vehicles that aren't registered to a resident of Franklin Commons is not permitted. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the vehicle(s) being tickets and/or towed from the premises at the owners expense and a fine will be assessed.
  3. Vehicles are not permitted to be driven or parked anywhere on the common areas. Those in violation of this rule will be towed from the premises at the owner or operator's expense. Expenses incurred to repair damage to the common areas as a result of the violation of this rule will be born by the homeowner. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the ACC when requests are provided in writing to the ACC. An exception is defined as service vehicles, such as those used for duct cleaning, roofing, etc. Requests should be received five (5) days prior to the scheduled maintenance activities. Although a waiver of exception may be provided, said waiver/exception does not relieve any resident of their responsibility of damages to the common area should damages occur to common area as a result of driving said vehicles/equipment on the common area.
  4. All vehicles parked on the premises must have current license plates and the proper State and County stickers as well as a current vehicle inspection sticker. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed from the premises at the owner's expense.
  5. All vehicles parked on the premises must be in proper working order. In Fairfax County, it is illegal for any person to keep any inoperable motor vehicle on any residential property unless such vehicle is kept within a fully enclosed building or is shielded from view. Tarpaulins, tents or other similar temporary structures do not count. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed from the premises at the owner's expense.
  6. Vehicle parking is not permitted in any of the turn around areas which are painted yellow and/or marked with "NO PARKING" signs. Vehicles parked in violation of this rule will be towed from the premises at the owner's expense.
  7. Motorcycles may be permitted to be parked in the provided spaces providing that the kickstands are supported by a block/plate of wood or metal, or other such object. This rule/regulation is for the purpose of negating any damage to the parking area that may occur as a result of the kickstand digging into the asphalt on hot summer days. A preferred area for parking these vehicles is the concrete area around the curbs, as damage to the asphalt is no longer a concern. Expenses incurred to repair damage to the parking areas as a result of the violation of this rule will be born by the homeowner.

B. Damage To Common Area

  1. Expenses incurred to correct any damage or destruction caused to the common area by homeowners, renters or their guests, will be born by those individuals responsible. If the Association is unable to collect monies associated with the required repair, then the individual homeowner will be responsible. Failure to pay these costs may result in a lien being against the homeowner's property.

C. Speed Limit

  1. The authorized speed limit of vehicles driven through the development/premises is 10 miles per hour. Failure to heed the speed limit could result in the issuance of a ticket by the Fairfax County Police.

NOTE: The speed limit placed on vehicles entering or exiting the area of Franklin Commons is for the purpose of protecting the children that may be riding their bicycles, skate boards, etc. though out the development. As residents of Franklin Commons, we all must do our part to ensure their safety.

D. Pets

  1. All pets within the premises of Franklin Commons must be controlled in accordance with Fairfax County Leash laws. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.
  2. All pet owners' have the responsibility to ensure that they clean up after their pets when their pet uses the common areas to relieve themselves. Common sense and courtesy to the other residents should prevail in this matter. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.
  3. All dog owners are reminded of their responsibility to control the loud barking of their dogs. Excessive loud barking at any time of the day constitutes a disturbance under Fairfax County law. Dog owners' in violation of this law could receive a warning, a ticket or even be arrested. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.

E. Littering

  1. The littering of the common areas with trash by any resident of Franklin Commons or their guests is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, automobile parts, car ashtrays, motor oil and remnants of any picnic/cookout conducted on common areas, etc. It is the responsibility of the resident to ensure that all areas are clean of debris once the work or activity is completed. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.

F. Trash

  1. Trash and recycle containers are permitted in the front of homes or authorized pick-up zones ONLY on the days of scheduled trash removal. Trash and recycle container may NOT be stored in the front of homes if visible from the sidewalk. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.
  2. Trash may be put in front of homes or authorized pick-up zones after 8:00 pm the night prior to the scheduled trash removal day ONLY if placed in an animal proof container with a snug fitting lid. No bagged garbage may be placed outside prior to the scheduled trash removal days. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.
  3. If trash is placed in bags, all bags must be securely fastened to prevent the trash from being strewn by the wind of animals. Paper bags are not permitted except when in use during the scheduled newspaper recycling days.
  4. AAA, our current contractor for trash removal will NOT remove tree and shrub clipping unless they are bundled and are NOT in excess of four (4') feet long. A $25.00 charge as well as a removal fee from a contractor will be assessed for violation of this rule.
  5. Currently trash days are on Mondays and Thursdays except federal holidays. Recycle day is currently on Thursday expect federal holidays. When a trash day falls on a federal holiday signs will be posted on all mailboxes advising when the next collection day will be. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.
  6. Trash may not be stored outside your home unless it is in a container with a pest proof lid. No trash or containers may be stored anywhere in the common areas of the neighborhood. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.

G. Vehicle Repairs

  1. The Association does permit residents of Franklin Commons to perform minor repairs to their vehicles on the premises. If such work is to be performed, the vehicle being repaired should be conducted in the assigned parking spot. This is to prevent any inconvenience to the remaining residents or guests when trying to park their cars in spaces remaining.
  2. Major repairs such requiring vehicles to be placed on blocks is strictly prohibited. Such vehicles will be treated as abandoned vehicles and will be towed from the premises at the owner's expense. At no such time are residents permitted to drive their vehicles up and over the curb(s) for the purpose of changing oil, vehicle repair or any other purpose. Such activities may cause damage to the curbs such as cracking/crumbling. Expenses incurred to repair damage as a result of the violation of this rule will be born by the homeowner.

H. Playground

  1. Playground equipment provided by the Association is strictly for the enjoyment of the children of Franklin Commons. The Association is not responsible for any injuries incurred by any child when using said equipment. Supervision of children by parents is required at all times.
  2. Repair costs to equipment as a result of direct vandalism on the part of any child or guest of residents Franklin Commons will be born by the parents. Failure to reimburse the Association may result in a lien against said property.

III. INDIVIDUAL LOTS

Lawns, planting beds, and other areas require regular maintenance to protect the property values and safety of all guests and residents. Conditions including but not limited to the following will be considered a violation of the Franklin Commons Rules and Regulations:

A. Entrances

  1. Entrances to town homes and front lawns must be kept free of mops, shovels, rakes, latters, trash and recycle bins, and any other extraneous debris. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.
  2. Entrances to town homes and front lawns must be kept free of large children's toys and bicycles when not in use. This rule will not be enforced during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.

B. Exterior

  1. Front door (defined as either a storm door or main door) must remain closed when not in use.
  2. Window grids are fixtures within the house. Since they are no longer manufactured to fit existing original windows, they are no longer required. If individual homeowners choose to keep them they must remain in good condition. If their condition deteriorates the grids in all windows must be removed. When original windows are replaced, they must be replaced with windows with grids.

C. Gardening

  1. Vegetable gardening is authorized in the back yards only. Vegetable gardening in the front yards is expressly prohibited. All flower and vegetable gardens must be neatly maintained through out the growing season. This includes the removal of unused stakes, trellises and dead growth.

D. Landscaping

  1. Grass is not permitted to grow higher than six inches (6") in either the front or backyards. Should a resident fail to maintain the lawns in accordance with the ACC rules, an independent contractor will be hired by the Association to cut the lawn. Costs for this work will be billed to the homeowner. Failure to reimburse the Association may result in a lien against said property. An additional $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.
  2. Should a resident reseed their lawn, they will be permitted a reasonable length of time to rope off the freshly seeded area with corner stakes and string.
  3. All shrubs, bushes and trees must be kept neatly trimmed and in proportion to the location they are plated. Shrubs, trees, and other plant material that have become overgrown and/or obstruct walkways and sidewalks will be trimmed by an independent contractor hired by the Association to bring them into compliance. Costs for this work will be billed to the homeowner. Failure to reimburse the Association may result in a lien against said property. An additional $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.
  4. Any dead plant material, support stakes, and beetle bags must be removed from yard.

E. Snow Removal

  1. Snow must be cleared from walkway and sidewalks in front of each home within a reasonable time after snowfalls stops. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for violation of this rule.

IV. MAINTENANCE OF DWELLING AND MODIFICATIONS

Homeowners are responsible for maintaining the exterior of their dwellings and any other structures (i. e. , sheds, decks, patios, etc. ) on their lots. Conditions including but not limited to the following will be considered a violation of the Franklin Commons Rules and Regulations

  • Peeling, fading, or chalking paint on the exterior of the unit.
  • Dented siding.
  • Dented, bent, sagging, missing, or unattached gutters.
  • Broken items or items with missing parts (i. e. , exterior lighting, railings, house numbers, screens, door knockers, etc. ).
  • Deteriorated materials, structural items, and walkways.

V. MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY REQUIRE ACC APPROVAL

The following is a guideline for homeowners to use. The absence of a modification from the list does not imply that ACC approval is not needed. All modification applications should include a site plan, picture with dimensions, colors, and details where appropriate and specifications for the proposed modifications along with a start and completion date.

A. Air Conditioners And Heat Pumps

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Replacing an existing and comparable unit in the same location.

The following requires ACC Approval:

  • Window air conditioner units or window units of any kind, which will be permitted only under rare circumstances and then only temporarily.

B. Antennas (Other Than Television) And Clotheslines

The following requires ACC Approval:

  • Installation of wiring, antennae, and any other device to be attached to the exterior of any building (other than for television).
  • Clotheslines, which will be permitted on the exterior of any dwelling or on any common area only under rare circumstances and then only temporarily.

(See M. Satellite Dishes, MMDS, And Television Antennas for standards pertaining to television. )

C. Awnings

The following requires ACC Approval:

  • Any awning intended to be a permanent fixture.

D. Decks

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Replacement of decking on existing deck.

All new decks require ACC Approval. Applications must comply with the following conditions:

Each homeowner is required by law to obtain a building permit for construction from Fairfax County. Request for approval must include a copy of the permit to the ACC as proof that said permit was obtained.

  • A drawing must be submitted with both a plan view and cross-section with dimensions of the structure.
  • Upper and lower decks must be constructed with pressure treated lumber.
  • Privacy screening may not exceed six (6) feet in height and must be constructed of pressure treated wood to match the deck.
  • No deck may have an overhead structure.

E. Doors And Windows also see R. Storm And Screen Doors.

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Replacement of doors and windows that match the color and style of the original doors and windows.

The following requires ACC Approval:

  • Doors or windows that differ in color or style from those originally installed.
  • Storm windows.
  • Plastic coverings, which will be permitted on the exterior of doors or windows only in rare circumstances and then only temporarily.

F. Exterior Lighting

Lighting styles should be uniform in the front of the property. Colonial type lighting is the preferred style. Security lighting in the rear of the property is acceptable if it does not interfere with another homeowner or property and does not exceed 150 watts.

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Replacement of front lighting with the same style as the builder originally installed.
  • Installation of low voltage lighting that does not exceed 18 inches in height, with all wiring out of view.

The following requires ACC Approval:

  • Lighting that differs from that which currently exists.
  • Security lighting in the front or side of the dwelling.
  • Low voltage lighting that exceeds 18 inches in height.
  • Any other lighting not in compliance with the above-mentioned standards.

G. Exterior Objects

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Door knockers, security viewers, temporary holiday decorations (displayed for 14 days or less), and brass kick plates.

All exterior objects introduced into the exterior of the dwelling require ACC Approval.

  • Exterior objects that require ACC Approval include but are not limited to:fountains, sculptures, figurines, statues in excess of 24", and items attached to the house (such as flagpoles).

H. Exterior Painting

All exterior painting, including but not limited to, house trim, front door and shutters must be approved by the ACC should you wish to change the present color(s) of your home.

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Repainting with the existing colors.

All exterior color changes require ACC Approval. All such modifications must comply with the following conditions:

  • New colors must be compatible with neighboring siding and roof colors.
  • New colors must be compatible with neighboring properties and their color combinations.
  • Painting will be required if 20% or more bare wood or blistering paint is visible or signs of rot or decay are showing on any part of the townhouse.

I. Fences

All fences require ACC Approval. The application should include a site plan identifying the dimensions of the fence and must comply with the following conditions:

  • Fences must be located in the rear or on the side of the property and must follow the property line.
  • No fences are permitted forward of the front door for end units.
  • No fences of any type are permitted in the front yard.
  • Material must be of pressure treated wood. No fences may be of wire, plastic, lattice, or rope.
  • The style must be the same as the builder initially installed.
  • The style must be board-on-board construction with a top rail cap.
  • Vertical boards may not extend above the rail cap and must be squared to the rail cap.
  • All fencing must be six feet (6') in height, of wooden construction consisting of alternate 1 x 4's placed vertically into the ground and attached to 2 x 4 supports.
  • Natural wood color is preferred. Stain will be permitted upon approval, no paints.

J. Gates

All gates require ACC Approval. The application should include a plat that provides dimensions and must comply with the following conditions:

  • All gates must be the same style and material as those installed by the builder.
  • Gate hardware must be unobtrusive and blend in with the existing design.
  • Wood color must match fence.

K. Landscaping

Care should be exercised when selecting trees and shrubbery which upon maturity will be of the appropriate size in height and diameter for your respective lot. When selecting a tree for your yard, the following are recommended:Dogwood, Cherry, Pear or similar fruit tree.

ACC Approval is not required for the following:

  • Natural color stone, as a ground cover, that does not exceed 20% of the ground cover on the front property.
  • Landscape of natural materials of wood or rock. Wood borders that do not exceed four (4) inches in height; stone borders that are less than 12 inches in height; wood, concrete, or plastic edging that does not exceed four (4) inches in height; and black rolled top edging should not exceed the top of the rolled edge.
  • Replacements or changes made to the existing foundation plantings.
  • Flower gardens that are less than 20 square feet.

The following requires ACC Approval: Plant materials will be reviewed with an emphasis on their overall mature size to ensure that they mesh with the scale of the neighboring properties.

  • Plans for major landscaping in which more than 50% of the existing shrubbery will be disturbed.
  • If more than 25% of the open space will be replaced with ground cover such as stone, mulch, or anything other than turf.
  • Any trees to be installed on the property.
  • Any changing of the existing grade of the property.

L. Patios

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Patios that are located in the rear of the property and are at ground level.
  • Patios made of brick, slate, flagstone, concrete, or fieldstone.
  • Patios must not create a drainage problem for the adjacent property.

M. Satellite Dishes, MMDS, And Television Antennas

ACC Approval is not required for the installation of satellite dishes, MMDS (wireless cable), or broadcast television antennas that meet the following conditions:

  • Satellite dish antennas with a diameter of less than one meter (39. 37").
  • Items must be mounted on the rear of houses or in the rear yard except when such locations prevent adequate signal reception-in which case FCHOA must receive prior notification.
  • Items must be positioned so that they cannot be seen from the front of the house except when such locations prevent adequate signal reception-in which case FCHOA must receive prior notification.
  • Satellite dishes must be mounted so that the dish antenna does not extend above the highest point of the roof, on the rear side of the house, and MMDS and broadcast television antennas must be mounted no higher than 12 feet above the highest point of the roof, except when such locations prevent adequate signal reception-in which case FCHOA must receive prior notification.
  • All wiring must be tightly secured to the home in areas where it runs along the exterior of the home. Efforts should be made to run wiring along the trim, under the siding, or behind the downspout to minimize its visual impact on the home and surrounding property.

N. Sheds

All sheds require and ACC Approval. Request for approval must include completed plans and building specifications. Sheds have the potential to significantly affect the surrounding property values, and will therefore be subject to special scrutiny.

  • Shed height may not exceed the fence height.
  • Shed dimensions should not exceed four (4) feet deep and eight (8) feet wide.
  • Sheds constructed from pressure treated wood should match the existing color of the fence or dwelling.

O. Shutters, Gutters, And Downspouts

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Replacement shutters, gutters, and downspouts that are of the same general appearance and the same color as those originally installed by the builder.

The following requires ACC Approval:

  • Permanently removing the shutters.
  • Introducing a size or style that differs from the existing items.
  • Color changes (see H. EXTERIOR PAINTING).

P. Skylights

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Skylights located in the rear of the dwelling.

Q. Siding

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Replacement of existing siding in the same color, style and size

The following requires ACC Approval:

  • Siding must be approved by the ACC should you wish to change the color or style of the present siding of your home.

R. Storm And Screen Doors

To maintain the attractiveness of our development, it is important to color coordinate the storm door with either the trim on your house or the main front door.

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Replacement of existing door style and color.
  • Storm and screen doors that are full view (70% glass) or cross buck style, are made of metal or wood, and are free of any grille work.
  • Storm and screen doors that match the color of the front door or the paint trim color of each townhouse.

Polished aluminum or wooden doors are not permitted on the front of the individual town homes.

Full Front Storm Door Crossbuck Storm Door

S. Trellises

ACC Approval is not required for:

  • Trellises that measure less than five (5) feet in height and three (3) feet in width.
  • Trellises that are of a color conducive to the existing background of their location.
  • Trellises made of wood or plastic.
  • No freestanding structure or arbors will be permitted.

VI. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE

A. Responsibilities

The Association further accomplishes its general purpose through the guidelines provided by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). The ACC is assigned the task of ensuring the aesthetic quality of the town homes and surroundings by overseeing compliance with the rules and regulations governing the common areas and the individual lots.

Additionally, the ACC must approve any exterior change to the individual dwellings in accordance with the guidelines established by the ACC and approved by the Franklin Commons Board of Directors. These guidelines shall include, but not limited to, exterior painting and construction, fences, decks, doors, awnings and landscaping.

B. Approval Procedures

Possession of these Architectural rules and regulations and the provided guidelines, does not constitute approval for any exterior construction of change. Each homeowner must submit a written request for approval prior to initiation of work in accordance with the guidelines set forth above. The ACC will be required to respond within thirty (30) days from receipt of the request. Failure of the ACC to respond within the allotted time will constitute approval; providing the homeowner can prove receipt of the request by either the Franklin Commons Homeowners Association or the Architectural Control Committee.

All requests should be sent to:

FCHOA Architectural Control Committee
c/o Capitol Management Corporation
12011 Lee Jackson Hwy Ste. 350
Fairfax, VA 22033

C. Enforcement

According to the provisions contained in the Bylaws and Covenants governing Franklin Commons, the Board of Directors has the power to enforce all of the rule and regulations concerning the care and maintenance of the common area and individual lots as prescribed in the Architectural Control Committee Rules and Regulations document.

Compliance with the Franklin Commons Rules and Regulations and the Architectural Standards is the responsibility of each homeowner. When violations are noted, either by complaint or inspection, the homeowner is notified and requested to take corrective action within a reasonable amount of time. If compliance is not met, a meeting will be held by the ACC or Board of Directors to determine the proper enforcement action to be taken, which may involve charges being assessed against the homeowner.

D. Charges

The ACC is assigned the task of levying charges for violation of above rules.

  1. Notice - Written notice of violation and charge amount shall be given. If the house in violation is occupied by renters, a letter shall also be sent to the address on record of the homeowner.
  2. Payment - Payment of all charges is due within 30 days of notice date, homeowners are ultimately responsible for all charges.
  3. Interest - Late payments are subject to a 10% interest penalty. Interest will be compounded monthly.
  4. A $25 fee will be assessed for any check that is returned due to insufficient funds.

E. Amendments

Any amendments, changes or deletions to the ACC rules and regulations or the guidelines may made at a regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors, by a vote of majority and will be communicated to each resident in writing as necessary.

VII. DISCLOSURE PACKAGES

It is the responsibility of each homeowner who has entered into contract for the purpose of selling their home, to provide the prospective buyer a disclosure package. This package will include a copy of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, Articles of Incorporation, as well as current FCHOA Rules and Regulation, FCHOA By-Laws, and a property compliance letter.

  1. Fee - there is a fee of $25 for each disclosure package created. Payment is required at the time of request.
  2. Request - all requests for disclosure packages must be made in writing and sent to:

Franklin Commons Homeowner's Association
c/o Capitol Management Corporation
12011 Lee Jackson Hwy Ste. 350
Fairfax, VA 22033

  • Delivery - disclosure packages will be hand delivered or mailed certified mail within 14 days of request to the address on record of current homeowner. If the package is required sooner, request may be made in person or by phone to the President of the HOA. Every effort will be made to honor special requests.

The foregoing Rules and Regulations and Architectural Guidelines were approved by the Franklin Commons Board of Directors on the 14th Day of January, 2004.