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Pine Trail Shores Owners Association

Architectural Committee

Architectural Committee

PTO association’s governing documents (Deed Restrictions and ByLaws) require the association's approval before a property owner may make a physical improvement or modification to the owner’s property. Such improvements and modifications are regulated by the association’s architectural standards set forth in the Deed Restrictions for each section within the subdivision. Administering the architectural standards and the application/approval process are tasks which are by the association’s architectural committee.

Presently, the Architectural Committee of Pine Trail Shores duties are being performed by the Board of Directors and appointed members.
Bob Barnes  979.218.2207

Charles Johnson 713.724.1436

Jerry Pleasant 903.714.5399

Scope of Authority
The scope of authority exercised by an architectural committee is impacted by the type of common interest development that the association was formed to manage:
 
PTOA Architectural Committee Management Areas:
Lot setback requirements
Structure and improvement design, placement, and height
Exterior finishes, paint colors, roofing materials
Fencing
Satellite dishes
Solar panels
 
Code Compliance
The architectural committee’s approval powers extend to compliance with Pine Trail Shores Deed Restrictions and ByLaws  and do not serve as a substitute for any ancillary requirements imposed upon a member by local building codes or county ordinances. In most cases, a member’s proposed improvements or modifications will require separate approvals from the association’s architectural committee as well as local building/code enforcement entities.

Decision Requirements
Any decision regarding a member’s architectural application must:

  • Be made in good faith and not beunreasonable, arbitrary or capricious.
  • Not be in conflict with any “governing provision of law” (e.g., Fair Employment and Housing Act, building codes, laws governing land use or public safety, etc.).; and
  • Be made in writing.


If an application is disapproved (rejected), the written decision of the architectural committee must include both an explanation of why the application was disapproved and a description of the procedure through which the member may request reconsideration of the decision by the board.

Disapproval & Reconsideration (Appeal)
Where a member’s application is disapproved by the architectural committee, the member is generally entitled to reconsideration by the board at an open meeting of the board.​