Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCRs)
Each year around 10% of our houses change hands through life style changes, deaths, foreclosure, etc. and new owners join our community. In that mountain of papers to be signed at closing is a notice about the covenants and restrictions verifying that the purchaser has read and understands the rules of the community. Most people sign the statement and never read the covenants until they are cited for violations.
Just to be clear, the CCRs are recorded with the Secretary of State, West Virginia, when the subdivision is established and are passed with the land whether the buyer knows it or not. They are not optional by state law.
Subject to superseding federal, state or local laws, these are the rules of living in the Spring Mills Subdivision. When they affect you they may seem unfair, ridiculous, unneeded, etc., etc., etc., but they are the rules of the community. We maintain a quality of life and a valued community with a minimum of conflict because of the rules being applied evenly among our residents.
There are other subdivisions with less restrictive covenants, or slack enforcement of the covenants. However, in Spring Mills, these are the rules and your Board of Directors is committed to vigorous enforcement.
At the end of the day, the challenge is to maintain the quality of our community for both life style and property value. Please be a part of the solution and not the problem.