GREYSTONE ASSOCIATION GENERAL GUIDELINES

The following guidelines were approved by the Greystone Association Board of Directors July 24, 2001.  These guidelines are designed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all those living in Greystone. The North Carolina Planned Community Act assigns the Board the authority to impose monetary fines or take legal action for violations of the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions; Declaration of Rights, Restrictions, Affirmative Obligations and Conditions; Rules and Regulations and the Architectural Guidelines.

  1. Assessments:  Annual Association assessments are due and payable between the 1st and 30th of January each year.  Any homeowner who is in arrears will be subject to a late fine and delinquent accounts are also subject to collection fees and action.

  2. Speed Limits: All streets are within the City of Raleigh and are subject to a 35mph speed limit unless otherwise noted. Special attention should be exercised when driving within the community street.

  3. Noise: Being thoughtful of one’s neighbor is especially important in our community. Loud and annoying noises such as, but not limited to, lawn mowers, blowers, stereo’s, TVs , musical instruments, radios, power tools and equipment, loud partying, and barking dogs should be avoided between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. within all of Greystone.

  4. Pets: Dogs, cats and other domestic pets as allowed by the City of Raleigh ordinances are allowed in Greystone provided that they do not disturb or annoy residents or guests. All such pets, as per the Raleigh City leash law, shall be kept under the direct control of their owners at all times and shall not be allowed to run free or otherwise interfere with the comfort or convenience of residents or their guests. Pet owners are expected to clean up after their pets when their pets leave excrement on private property or on paths and walkways within common areas.

  5. Hazards: The discharge of firearms, fireworks or any other explosive device is not permitted at any time within the boundaries of the Greystone common areas. There shall not be permitted any bonfires or the lighting of fires anywhere on common ground with the exception of a properly built fire in the fireplace behind the recreation center. Residents are also advised that they must comply with all city ordinances regulating the building of fires or the use of firearms or fireworks.

  6. Renters: All renters must comply with the guidelines as set forth and shall be informed of these guidelines by the owner of the unit.

  7. Protection of Common Areas & Lakes: Every homeowner should protect the common area maintained by the Association. Please remove all litter, such as containers, empty cans and bottles, etc. and dispose of it properly at home. There is to be no building, excavation, planting or cultivation of the common area without the written permission of the Association. Removal of plants, trees or shrubs around the lakes, which provide a barrier to erosion and geese, is not permitted. No personal items such as toys, bikes, boats, etc., shall be left on the common area. The driving of any vehicle such as a truck, car or motorcycle on the common area around the lakes is prohibited with the sole exception of vehicles pre-authorized by the Association for maintenance and repair purposes. Christmas trees, mulch and/or other landscape debris must not to be dumped in the common areas or lakes.

  8. Use of Common Areas and Lakes: The use of the common areas and lakes are restricted to members of the Greystone Association and their guests. The common areas and lakes are closed between the hours of 10:30 pm and 6:30 am.

  9. Lake Restrictions: Fishing and boating are permitted on the lakes, however, no swimming is allowed. No motors for boats other than electric motors are permitted on the lakes. Recognizing that every large body of water has a fascination for children and represents a potential danger, children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult in and around the lakes. The use of the lakes is restricted to members of the Association and their guests.

  10. Access Ways: Formally established access ways shall be used and maintained to allow access to the lakes. Do not allow pets to soil the access ways. Do not walk on other homeowners’ property to access the lakes and common areas.

  11. Wildlife: Do not feed, remove, abuse or otherwise harm the wildlife. (All native water fowl & migratory birds are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty and various state and federal laws. It is unlawful to hunt, kill, sell, purchase or possess migratory birds.)

  12. Parking & Traffic Islands: Parking of a vehicle at any time on Association-owned common space, parking Islands or entryways is strictly prohibited. This includes ‘partial’ parking wherein only one, two or three vehicle tires are on the turf or plant bed section of the common area. The traffic islands may not be used for temporary or permanent storage of any sort, including but not limited to, mulch, landscape debris, trash/garbage items, etc. (Definition: A vehicle is any two or more wheeled car, truck, van, motorcycle or the like as well as any trailer or recreational vehicle). See Parking Resolution for specific enforcement fines and policies.

  13. Tennis, Basketball & VolleyBall Courts. Use of the courts is restricted to Greystone Homeowners and their guests between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 pm. Additional rules & regulations governing use of the courts are posted.

  14. Architecture Approvals: Approval must be received from the Architecture Committee of the Greystone Association or appropriate sub-association for the construction of any permanent structure (for example, a shed, fence, deck, pool or other home addition) BEFORE the project commences. Homeowners must contact their sub-association or Charleston Management, 847-3003, for architectural guidelines and request forms. The request should include drawings showing the dimensions & placement of structures, as well as (where applicable) a description of the building style, color scheme and building materials to be used. The completed form should be returned to Charleston Management who will then forward it on to the Architecture Committee for review and response within 30 days. The homeowner, at their own expense, will be required to remove unacceptable structures not approved by the Architecture Committee.

  15. More Information: The Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions; Declaration of Rights, Restrictions, Affirmative Obligations and Conditions; Rules and Regulations, Resolutions and the Architectural Guidelines are available from Charleston Management, 847-3003.