Water Conservation measures will be built in. High water intensive irrigation will not only not be required, it will be specifically discouraged. Water conservation measures will be implemented in the homes through the building code and enhanced with new water saving devices.
A Dark Skies initiative will be maintained—requiring minimal outdoor lighting. Downcast lights will be required on the exteriors of all buildings. No streetlights or personal streetlighting will be in the plan. Outdoor lights will be allowed as needed (just not left on after the chores are done). Holiday lighting will be allowed, but will be limited to time of year, time of day, and overall brightness.
Homes will be 4H project friendly, some allowing limited horses and cattle on 5 acre lots, and smaller animals on smaller lots. The covenants will limit grazing, and require reseeding efforts and control of noxious weeds.
A community-wide fencing plan will designate fence height, materials, and colors. Invisible fence applications will be encouraged, and any wire fencing will only be allowed when it’s part of a dimensional fence design.
Native vegetation will be maintained as much as possible. Residents and builders will be encouraged to transplant existing trees when they need to be moved. A native grass seed mix will be recommended for use in reseeding areas, along with tips for planting the mix. The Board will be tasked with managing noxious weeds, both on the common areas and on individual lots.
Home design guidelines will ensure that architecture, use of colors, and materials are all compatible with the surrounding nature. All guidelines will be considered with cost impact in mind.
All residents will be required to maintain their properties pursuant to minimizing and mitigating potential wildfire concerns.
Outbuildings will be limited in size and number based on the size of the homesites. All outbuildings will be constructed to match and complement primary homes. Some material alterations may be considered based on animal protection and safety.
In-home business activities that don’t create additional traffic will be allowed.
High-volume activities, barking dogs, and other noise nuisances will be thoughtfully considered and further addressed in the covenant.