|Re: fence policy?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Dahako (Dahakoaol.com)|
|Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 10:49:55 -0600|
Hi Michael - We're still working on our fence policy, but have a proposal we'll get around to talking over one of these days. We are a mixed breed development - subdivision with 12 single family homes and 10 duplexed townhomes. Members can build custom homes, but so far (15 members), everyone has chosen one of the two passive solar designs we commissioned from our architect. We have two water features on the site - a fairly deep spring just behind one of the lots, and a stream in a ravine along the east side. We have a mix of folk in the group with varying philosophical and practical fence issues. At one of our business meetings, we worked up a "wish list" and a list of questions and issues and philosophies about fences, then referred the whole thing to the architectural committee. Committee members looked at the other local cohousing groups, checked out policies posted on cohousing websites (especially Sharingwood), talked a lot, then one member drafted a proposal, which was worked over a bit by committee members, then distributed to the group. The policy as drafted basically says that we discourage fences except to contain young children and domestic animals. However, if a members wants a fence anyway, front fences must be low (I forget the number of inches, but I think I could step over) and back fences no more than 6 feet high. We encourage pretty (OK, there is a better description in the policy) fences, but if someone wants ugly (chain-link), then we want them to screen the fence from view with shrubs, vines or other plantings. As I said, this hasn't made it to a business meeting yet, so I don't know what we'll end up with. Jessie Handforth Kome Eno Commons Cohousing Where we now have 15 (of 22) members and three houses underway. My house is all framed, the windows are in and the underlayment for the roof is on. Two more footings have been poured. We are heading out for a community retreat at the beach this coming weekend - and whooooeeeee, do we need it! ;>
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