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