Section 1. Building Materials. All homes constructed on each Lot shall be built of new materials, with the exception of "decor" items such as used brick, weathered planking, and similar items The Committee will determine whether a used material is a "decor" item. In making this determination, the Committee will consider whether the material harmonizes with the aesthetic character of Belmont Woods development and whether the material would add to the attractive development of the subdivision. All roofs are to be composition asphalt of fiberglass shingles, cedarshake, shingle, tile, woodruff, or other material acceptable to the Committee. All siding and trim are to be re-sawn wood or equivalent, i.e.,"L. P." type siding, L.P. innerseal panolized siding products, which only may be used on the side and rear portions of the homes of a color approved by the Committee. The exterior of all construction on any Lot shall be designed, built, and maintained in such a manner as to blend in with the natural surroundings and landscaping within Belmont Woods. Exterior colors must be approved by the Committee. Exterior trim, fences, doors, railings, decks, gutters, and the exterior finish of garages and other accessory buildings shall be designed, built, and maintained to be compatible with the exterior of the structure they adjoin.
Section 2. Maintenance of Lots During the Construction Period. Each Lot Owner, exclusive of the Declarant shall have a responsibility to generally maintain the Lot in either a natural forested condition prior to any clearing, or in a neat and clean appearance after construction commences for a Residence on said Lot. After clearing of vegetation for construction, the debris from the clearing operation shall be promptly removed from the Lot and disposed of off site in an approved location In no case shall any vegetation cleared from one Lot be deposited on an adjacent Lot.
During construction of each Residence, periodic efforts shall be made by the Owner, or the Owner's construction representatives, to pick up scrap materials and other construction debris and to periodically dispose of said materials . No dumping of any such debris or refuse shall be allowed on adjoining Lots or on any Common Areas or Common Maintenance Areas within the Plat of Belmont Woods. Upon completion of the construction on any Lot and prior to the occupancy of the structure, the Lot Owner shall be responsible for keeping the landscaping improvements and the structure itself in a clean and neat appearance. This shall include the responsibility for regular landscape maintenance, watering, trimming, and upkeep to present a finished, manicured appearance of said premises from the adjacent right-of-way. In the event that the Lot Owner, or Owner's construction representative(s), fails to meet the standards set forth in this Section, the Board shall have the right to complete such clean-up activity in accordance with the provisions as set forth in Article IX.
Each Owner shall be required to clean up the Lot within ten (10) days of receipt of a Certificate of Occupancy. Following occupancy, the new Owner shall then be responsible to maintain said Lot in a manner consistent with Article IX herein.
Section 3. Permits. No construction or exterior addition or change or alteration of any structure may be started on any portion of the Properties without the Owner first obtaining a building permit and other necessary permits from the proper local governmental authority, and written approval of such permits from the Board, Committee, or the Declarant, as well as plan check approval as set forth in Article XV, Section 8.
Section 4. Code. All construction shall conform to the requirements of the state of Washington's Rules and Regulations for Installing Electric Wires and Equipment, and Uniform Codes (building, mechanical, plumbing), in force at the commencement of the construction, including the latest revisions thereof.
Section 5. Time of Completion. The exterior of any structures, including painting or other suitable finish and front yard landscaping, shall be completed within eight (8) months of the beginning of construction so as to present a finished appearance when viewed from any angle The construction area shall be kept reasonably clean during the construction period.
Section 6. Entry for inspection. Any agent, officer or member of the Board, Committee, or Declarant may, at any reasonable predetermined hour upon twenty-four (24) hour's notice during construction or exterior remodeling, enter and inspect the structure to determine if there has been compliance with the provisions of this Declaration, The above recited individuals shall not be deemed guilty of trespass for such entry or inspection. There is created an easement over, upon and across the residential Lots for the purpose of making and carrying out such inspections.
Section 7. Contractor. Without the prior approval of the Committee, no home may be constructed on any Lot other than by a contractor licensed as a general contractor under the statutes of the state of Washington.