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Neighborhood Reminders

Your Dog Must Be Kept On a Leash While Outside Your Fence
- City Ordinance Part II, Section 18-8 -  Running At Large
    (a)  "No owner or keeper of any animal shall permit or allow such animal to run at large within the city limits.
          The owner or keeper of any animal running at large or not confined shall be in violation of this chapter."
- City Ordinance Part II, Section 18-15 -  Nuisances
    (b) "All of the following conditions, situations or occurrences are hereby declared to be a public nuisance and a
          failure of the owner to exercise proper care and control of his animal or the premises where the animal is or
          has been kept: ...  (2) Any animal running at large."
- VOCC Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions Article 6, Part O
       "No pets are permitted to roam free."
       "Dogs and cats shall at all times whenever they are outside a Dwelling and/or fence be confined on a leash held 
        by a responsible person."

- There have been accidents in VOCC where dogs have been killed by running into the street
- Some people are afraid of dogs
- Some people don't want your dog licking or jumping up on them
- Some people don't want your dog approaching their dog for a number of reasons

You Must Pick Up Your Dog or Cat's Feces When Outside Your Homesite
- City Ordinance Part II, Section 18-16 - Removal of waste left by dogs or cats.
  (a) "It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to promptly remove and dispose of, in a sanitary manner, feces left by a dog or cat being handled by that person on property, public or private, other than the premises of the owner or handler of such dog or cat."


  (b) "It shall be unlawful for any person to walk a dog or cat on public property or the private property of someone other than the owner or handler of such dog or cat without having in their possession a container or other instrument suitable for the removal and disposal of such animal's feces in a sanitary manner. This section shall not, however, apply to handicapped persons using guide dogs or to peace officers while using animals in the discharge of law enforcement activities."


Architectural Review Application Form - Required Prior to Work Done On Your Homesite 
- VOCC Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions Article 7, Part B
     "No buildings, additions, modifications or improvements shall be erected, placed or performed on any Homesite until
      the construction plans and specifications including, but not limited to, the site plan, design development plan, and
      exterior plan have been submitted in duplicate to and approved in writing by the ARC as hereinafter provided."


- You must submit an Architectural Review Application (and it must be approved) prior to repainting your garage door,
    repainting trim on your home, placing a storage shed or play fort in your back yard, placing pavers next to your
    driveway, replacing your fence, etc. This is to ensure that the Architectural Review Committee can review the design
    to ensure it complies with community standards.  The form is available on the website at under
    "Important Homeowner Documents".

Basketball Goals - Allowed, But With Restrictions
Although not discussed in our Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions document, basketball goals are allowed as long as they are in good condition (backboard and net) with the following restrictions:

  • Goals are not to be stored laying down next to the house or garage

  • Permanent installation of basketball goals on a pole are allowed next to the driveway after an Architectural Review Application has been submitted and approved

  • Goals are not to be attached to the garage

  • Goals may be rolled out to the curb or street (if safe) for temporary use but then they must be rolled back near the garage for storage in a vertical position

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