The CCR committee completed its work and turned its results over to the Board on December 23, 2019. The results included both new versions of the Covenants, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations, and (for the first two) versions showing everything we changed. The Board and its lawyer may make additional changes.
If and when the Board sends the final versions to homeowners, homeowners would have a month or more to review and comment before voting on whether or not to accept the new versions. If accepted, the new versions would be filed with the County. If they're filed before January 14th, they take effect that year; otherwise the changes take effect at the start of the next year.
I'll make copies of the documents available here (on west-ridge.info) once I have the (possibly modified by the Board) versions they plan to release to homeowners.
West Ridge is a covenant-restricted community which means that all West Ridge homes are subject to the rules and restrictions established by the governing documents.
[You should have received a copy of those documents when you bought your home. They're also available online without login under "Public Documents" at both westridgehomeowners.communitysite.com (= west-ridge.org) and at west-ridge.info.]
Some of these rules (the Covenants) require lawyers, court proceedings, and a super majority of homeowner support to change. That's why the Covenants haven't changed since the days of Portrait Homes and D.R. Horton, why they still contain all sorts of special provisions for the developers, etc.
There are gaps in the rules and homeowner safeguards that are not covered by the old rules but that many of us believe should be. This has led to our desire to update and rationalize the entire set of covenants, rules, and regulations.
As announced in the September newsletter, the "CCR Committee" has been formed to do that. We aim to complete the work by the end of November so that the necessary court proceedings can be done by the end of the year.
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The CCR Committee
During September and October 2019, people were encouraged to submit concerns and suggested changes to the Committee. They were all read and considered, and many were incorporated.