That is the question the board will be asking themselves when we go through the ECC rules & regulations book. Some of the rules might have been necessary when Candlewick was in the early development stage and are no longer relevant. Some may be simply an infringement upon the rights of the property owners. Some may still be mandated in our CC&Rs and must be lived with. We are going to investigate and attempt to make the rules relevant and necessary. The current book is twenty eight typed pages. That seems excessive.
This will not be done overnight and in my opinion we will need to have input from our building department and ECC before making permanent changes to be sure there are not good reasons for the rules we intend to change or eliminate. I sit on the ECC and those folks are very cognizant of past problems and reasons for the restrictions.
I have always been a believer in the rights of individuals regarding the property they own and any governing body must be restricted in their adoption of rules infringing upon those rights. I believe the majority of the board and ECC have the same stand. If a property owner’s activities do not affect health, safety, or the property value of neighbors their rights should be upheld without interference. This is strictly my opinion and I am but one member of the board and ECC so individually I have no power to make changes. We’ll see how this shakes out.