ARTICLE IX MAINTENANCE OF LOTS
Section 1. Exterior Maintenance by Owner. Each Lot and Residence shall be maintained by the Owner in a neat, clean and sightly condition at all times and shall be kept free of accumulations of litter, junk, containers, equipment, building materials, and other debris All landscaping areas, including landscaping extending into the county right-of-way, shall be regularly maintained and trimmed to present a clean, neat, and well-maintained appearance All refuse shall be kept in sanitary containers sealed from the view of any Lot; the containers shall regularly be emptied and the contents disposed of off the Properties No grass cuttings, leaves, limbs, branches, and other debris from vegetation shall be dumped or allowed to accumulate on any part of the Properties, except that a regularly tended compost device shall not be prohibited. No storage of goods, vehicles, boats, trailers, trucks, campers, recreational vehicles, or other equipment or device shall be permitted in open view from any Lot or right-of-way. (Vehicles, boats, trailers, trucks, campers, and recreational vehicles shall be referred to as "Vehicles") This provision shall not exclude temporary (less than 24 hours) parking of Vehicles on the designated driveway areas adjacent to garages on the Lots. This paragraph is not meant to disallow permanent (more than 24 hours) parking or storage of Vehicles on the Lots, but if stored, Vehicles shall be adequately screened from the view of adjacent rights-of-way and Lots. Screening of such Vehicles must have the approval of the Committee. Upon 48 hours' notice to the Owner of an improperly parked Vehicle, the Board has the authority to have towed, at the Owner's expense, any Vehicles still visible from the right-of-way or adjacent Residences that have been parked on any Lot or within the right-of-way for more than 24 hours.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Owners who have visiting guests intending to stay in such a Vehicle may secure written permission from the Board for such guests to park the Vehicle upon the Lot owned by the Owner for a maximum period of one (1) week. Such a privilege shall only exist, however, after the written permission has been obtained from the Board.
Section 2. Easements for Enforcement Purposes. Owners hereby grant to the Association an express easement for the purposes of going upon the Lots of Owners for the purpose of removing Vehicles or other similar objects which are parked or stored in violation of the terms of this Declaration.
Section 3. Lot Maintenance by the Association. In the event that an Owner shall fail to maintain the exterior of his premises and the improvements situated thereon in a manner consistent with maintenance standards of the Belmont Woods community, including maintenance of landscaping required in the adjacent right-of-way as set forth in Article XII, Section 12, the Board shall, upon receipt of written complaint of any Owner and the subsequent investigation which verifies that complaint, have the right through its agents and employees to enter upon the offending Owner's Lot and repair, maintain and restore the Lot and exterior of the improvements on that Lot if the Owner shall fail to respond in a manner satisfactory to the Board within forty-five (45) days after mailing of adequate notice by certified mail to the last known address of the Owner. The cost of such repair, maintenance or restoration shall be assessed against the Lot, and the Board shall have the right to cause to be recorded a notice of lien for labor and materials furnished, which may be enforced in the manner provided by law for enforcement of labor liens and materialman's liens. In the event that the estimated cost of such repair should exceed one-half of one percent (0.50%) of the County Tax Assessor's assessed value of the Lot and improvements on the Lot the Board shall be required to have the assent of two thirds (2/3) of the Members before undertaking such repairs.
Section 4. Enforcement During the Development Period. During the Development Period, the Declarant may elect to exercise and perform the functions of the Board, If the Declarant elects not to perform this function or at any time elects to no longer perform this function, the Declarant shall appoint the Temporary Board to function as provided herein.