No part of the Common Area or the exterior portions of any building
structure may be altered in any fashion without prior written
approval of the Board through the application process for alteration
agreement. This includes, but is not limited to, installation
of solar energy systems, burglar alarms, electric garage door
openers, screen doors, and the addition of internal laundry rooms or
spas. Contact the manager to obtain a copy of the Alteration
PATIOS, BALCONIES Nothing
other than planters, patio furniture, bikes or barbecues can be
placed on patios or balconies without the prior written approval of
the Board. Planters in excess of 20 lbs may not be placed on the
outside edges of front balconies since these balconies are
cantilevered. The interiors of all patios and balconies must be kept
clean and free of debris.
BACK YARDS Nothing shall
be constructed or located inside the fence line of exclusive use back
yard areas that is affixed to the building and/or extends above the
fence line without the prior written approval of the Board. Free
standing sheds are prohibited unless they are below the top of the
fence line. All yards shall be weeded as necessary at the beginning
of summer to eliminate fire hazards. Residents may install decks (on
piers and not attached to the building), pavers, and landscape
materials without Board approval. Owners are responsible for pruning
trees and shrubs planted in these back yard areas.
Other than customary and reasonable signs advertising any Condominium for sale or rent, no
sign of any kind (including political) shall be displayed to the
public view on or from any Unit or Common Area without the prior
written consent of the Board.
WINDOW COVERINGS AND SCREENS Association
Rules require maintenance of a uniform color of window covering and
appearance of the exterior view of windows and screens in the
Complex. All drapes, curtains, window coverings, shutters, or
blinds visible from the street or Common Area shall be beige, white
or off-white in color or lined in beige, white or off-white.
- Solar window coverings will be permitted only
if such covering is a non-reflective, 70% gray color.
Nothing may be attached or hung from any part of an exterior Common
Area building or structure without prior written approval of
Board (i.e., exterior sun shades or awnings are not allowed unless
approved through the alteration agreement process).
are required on all windows. Maintenance of screens and screen
doors are the responsibility of the owner.
Installation of interior screen doors (inside foyers) requires
written neighbor approval. No special “sun” screens may
be installed without prior permission from the board.
WINDOW REPLACEMENT Due to the fact that we have stacked
windows with a lower picture (with a grid), and we require a narrow
frame, we have found and approved a new vinyl replacement window for
The only authorized replacement window is built by ANLIN (Catalina series
- narrow frame) in Almond (except for the small bedroom window which
must be Anlin Coronado). Note: The Egress Catalina window is not an
acceptable subsitute for the Anlin Coronado because the windows are
not evenly divided and it has a full screen instead of a half screen.
Two suppliers who have already inspected our buildings and provided
the association with significantly discounted prices include: West
Coast Windows – (925) 681-1776 and Aames Windows – (925)
You are NOT restricted to these two dealers however. If you find another
authorized dealer for Anlin (there are several), you are free to work
with them. The requirement is solely for the Anlin Catalina series
windows. Any factory authorized dealer may install them.
Remember, you must have completed an architectural request form AND received it
back as approved before contracting for your windows. It is
also your responsibility to ensure that the windows installed meet