Officers for 2006:
Chuck Mann, President
Randy Burke, Vice-President
Diane Ertell, Secretary
David Beckett, Treasurer
Board of Directors Meetings
March 25th, April 22nd, May 20th, June 24th, July 22nd,
August 26th, September 23rd, October 21st, November 18th,
December 16th - 10:00 AM
Association Annual Meeting
March 31st, 2007, 3:00, Location TBA
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Annual Meeting Minutes Feb 2006
Board of Directors, Feb 2006
Board of Directors, Sept 2005
Board of Directors, May 2005
of Directors, December 2004
Board of Directors, October 2004
Board of Directors, July 2004
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Board of Directors, April 2004
Annual Meeting, February 2004
Board of Directors, December 2003
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of Directors, July 2003
Annual Meeting, February 2003
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Board of Directors, November 2002
Letter from the President, April 2002
Board of Directors, March 2002
Board of Directors, September 2001
Covenant Reminders: Before you begin your plans for the
construction of your new home, fence, building, car port,
etc., please review the covenants. In the introduction, one
paragraph states: "Although a lot (dwelling unit) owner
actually owns the footage on the exterior of his building,
any permanent structure or improvements erected or placed in
that space must have the approval of an architectural review
board. This is necessary to prevent unsightly additions,
fences and structures which are inconsistent with the
character of Leatherwood Mountains as a planned residential
complete reading of the restrictive covenants click on
the above "Restrictive Covenants" (in red). Following is a
summary of the Restrictive Covenants and the
Architectural Review requirements (found in artical VI).
SUMMARY OF PROPERTY
THIS IS AN ABBREVIATED SUMMARY
OF RESTRICTIONS. PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS SHOULD OBTAIN A
COMPLETE COPY OF THE RECORDED DECLARATION OF COVENANTS,
CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS.
1. RESIDENTIAL USE - Single-family residence and
2. SIZE AND PLACEMENT OF RESIDENCES AND STRUCTURES
a. 1,200 square foot minimum, three story maximum, prior
approval of plans and location
b. Setbacks - 45' front, 15' side, 25' rear line
3. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
a. Plumbing connected to septic tank
b. Complete construction within 1 year of starting
c. No occupancy unless residence is complete
d. Structures to be built of substantially new materials
e. Fuel storage tanks to be buried or hidden
Outdoor trash receptacles to be
f. Structures damaged by fire, etc. must be repaired or
removed within 3 months
g. Tract and improvements shall be maintained by owner
a. No mobile homes
b. No outside toilets
c. No temporary structures
d. No permanent lights visible from any other tract
e. No signs without prior approval
f. No junk automobiles
g. No clothes lines visible from streets
h. No "model exhibit" houses without prior approval
i. No nuisance activities
j. No mining activities
k. No on street parking without prior approval
l. No tree over 6" removed without prior approval
m. No trash or debris stored or burned
n. No access through perimeter tracts to interior of
o. No tract subdivided or boundary lines changed,
except those owned by Leatherwood
a. Pedestrian easements are for pedestrians, bicycles, and
horses only, no vehicles
b. Leatherwood reserves these easements:
1.The road right-of-way and 15' along side
and rear lines for utilities and
2.The road right-of-way and rear and side
setback areas for gas, water,
3.The right to withdraw water from any above
ground water source for a
property owner unable to obtain water at
reasonable expense within his
c. Leatherwood reserves easement for TV cables within
d. Leatherwood reserves road rights-of-way on all
present and future plats for utility and
drainage installation and
e. Rights-of-way on each tract will be maintained by the
Association. No interference
with road or trail
maintenance. Trails may be relocated by tract owner at his
with prior approval
These restrictions shall remain with the land until January
1, 2017. They shall be extended automatically for periods
of 10 years, unless an instrument signed by more than 50% of
the members of the Association has been recorded, agreeing
to change the covenants; provided that any time after
January 1, 1990, these restrictions may be amended by the
vote of 2/3 of each class of members of the Association to
make variations in the restrictions but not to make changes
that would annul any material rights of owners provided
RIGHT OF REPURCHASE
Leatherwood reserves the right of first refusal to purchase
the tracts in Leatherwood.
LEATHERWOOD MOUNTAINS ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
to maintain a continuity of quality of construction and
pleasing esthetics consistent with the Leatherwood
philosophy in order to maintain the integrity of
Leatherwood. Major concerns are visibility of the structure
and the impact on other property owners' views.
Before commencing construction or
cutting trees, submit to the Architectural Review Committee
two complete sets of the final plans, including the
a. Map showing location of the structure.
c. Colors of roof
e. Grading and
respond within 30 days of receiving your plans. One set of
plans and specifications will be returned to you and the
other copy will be retained.
following items are suggested guidelines, not
inclusive of all considerations. They are not intended to
supplant the covenants of Leatherwood, but to expand on the
Leatherwood concept. These guidelines may be revised from
time to time. Each proposed structure will be considered on
its own merits.
It is the responsibility of each property owner to comply
with the covenants and these guidelines.
CLEARING AND GRADING
for any proposed structure is extremely critical within
Leatherwood. Consideration shall be given to such things as:
a. Location of septic systems and wells.
Once a site is proposed, the location of a septic system
must be approved by the county as it relates to the building
b. Grading and clearing for driveways.
Driveways should be planned to limit the amount of clearing
and earth moving required. This is not only good economical
practice, but is much kinder to the environment. Clearing
and grading can cause serious erosion and long-term damage.
In so far as possible, driveways should be curved to
limit visibility of any improvements from the main roadway.
A straight driveway is less aesthetically pleasing than a
curved one. A curved driveway using the terrain may afford a
gentler grade on the driveway as well. As with all of the
other criteria expressed in this document, consideration for
approval of the driveway will include its appearance from
other property owners' views. Be sure to get your county
septic permit before you do any grading of any kind, because
you may destroy your septic field.
that visually "disappear" into the trees and natural terrain
are desirable. This can be achieved by using natural
materials, such as wood and stone, and choosing colors
consistent with nature. The following specifications are
consistent with Leatherwood's natural environment.
10/12 or 12/12 or more, however, a minimum acceptable pitch
is 8/12. Porch and hip roofs may be less steep than this.
tones and greens that blend with the natural surroundings.
materials such as logs, wood, and stone.
and material of your foundation should blend with the
structure and/or surroundings. Stone is preferred.
Earth-toned stucco may be used where not prominent or not
FENCES & SIGNS
the above criteria apply to barns, outbuildings, fences, and
signs. For signs, smaller is better, farther from roadway is
better, muted colors blending with background, maximum size:
18” x 18” All must be pre-approved in writing.
is better, not visible or disguised from roadways and
neighbors is best.
should be located away from the main roadway, if possible,
and disguised with a "fake" rock cover, wood rails, and/or
evergreen native bushes and mulch.
LATER CHANGES OR ADDITIONS
addition to new home construction, any construction or
alteration on any tract must be approved prior to
commencement. This includes tree-cutting, signs, and
Plans should be submitted to Mountain Resource Company, P.O.
Box 1426, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 for approval prior to
additions to lots here in Leatherwood. We must all work
together to ensure that the Leatherwood ambiance is
Please notify your contractor of the following:
No burning of trash or materials
No noisy work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Dogs are roaming the area at times. If you have a pet with
you, please keep that pet on your property.
We ask that we all work together to ensure compliance with
the setting that we want here.
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