ARTICLE III: GENERAL USE RESTRICTIONS
Section 1. Private Residences. The lots shall be used for private residential purposes only and no buildings of any kind except private dwelling units together with outbuildings appurtenant to same, such as storage sheds or playhouses, shall be erected or maintained thereon and in no event shall any outbuilding or appurtenant structure be more than six (6) feet in height above ground level or have a floor area in excess of forty (40) square feet. No such outbuilding or appurtenant structure shall be erected or maintained unless it is located within the area enclosed by the rear yard privacy fencing described in Section 10 of this Article. In no event shall any prefabricated metal sheds or buildings be permitted on any lot. In any event, no such outbuildings shall be constructed or maintained upon the lots until compliance with Article Iv, Section 1 has been accomplished.
Section 2. Trailers, Mobile Homes, Etc. No temporary structure, including trailers and mobile homes, shall be permitted or maintained upon any lot.
Section 3. Animals and Pets. No animals of any kind other than usual household pets shall be kept or maintained on the properties and no horses, cows, goats, hogs, poultry, pigeons, or similar animals shall be kept upon the lots. No buildings or improvement(s) shall be erected or maintained on any lot which shall be used for the habitation or enclosure of any animal(s), excepting that household pets may be housed within the dwelling houses.
Section 4. Vegetable Gardens. No vegetable gardens shall be kept or maintained closer to the front street than a line thirteen (13) feet forward of and parallel to the rearmost wall of the principal structure on the lot.
Section 5. Television and Radio Antennae. No permanent or temporary installation of a television or radio receiving or transmitting antenna shall be constructed, placed, or maintained on any townhouse dwelling unit or lot.
Section 6. Trash Receptacles. Trash receptacles shall be kept in enclosed areas, hidden from view, excepting on regular collection days when they may be placed temporarily at the curb.
Section 7. Prohibited Vehicles. No trucks, buses, travel trailers, boat trailers, boats, utility trailers or campers whatsoever and no disabled vehicles of any description shall be kept or maintained on any street, lot or parking bay; excepting that pick up trucks up to and including 3⁄4 ton and enclosed vans up 10,000 lbs. G.V.W. are permitted, provided that they do not exceed a height of seven feet.
Section 8. Signs. No signs of any nature whatsoever shall be erected, placed or maintained on any lot within the premises described, except that a single real estate “For Sale” sign may be so placed and maintained.
Section 9. Fences. No fence shall be erected on any lot closer to the front street than a line thirteen (13) feet forward of and parallel to the rearmost wall of the principal building on said lot. In any event, no fencing of any kind shall extend into the pedestrian easements along any side or rear lot line as located on the recorded plan cited in Exhibit “A” attached hereto. No fences except as provided in Section 10 below shall be of a height of more than four (4) feet and all such fences shall be constructed only of wood. In any event, no such fences shall be constructed or maintained upon lots until compliance with Article IV, Section 1 has been accomplished.
Section 10. Rear Yard Privacy Fencing. Rear yard privacy fencing shall be constructed by the Declarant to enclose a portion of the rear yard. No such privacy fencing shall be erected on any lot closer to the front street than a line thirteen (13) feet forward of and parallel to the rearmost wall of the principal building on said lot. Such privacy fencing shall be six (6) feet in height and constructed of all-weather pressure treated wood. No part of the privacy fencing of an end unit townhouse shall be constructed so that the resulting width of the area enclosed within the fencing is more than four (4) feet greater in width than the overall width of said townhouse at its widest point. For purposes of this section, width shall be that dimension measured from side to side perpendicular to a party wall or an extension thereof. Owners shall maintain, at their sole expense, such privacy fencing and no part of such privacy fencing shall be removed by owners of the lots unless such removal is required for replacement of such fencing due to wear and tear or damage. In any event, such replacement shall be made in a timely manner with identical fencing material. Construction of additional privacy fencing to enlarge the area enclosed by said privacy fencing may be undertaken by lot owners only after compliance with Article IV, Section 1 has been accomplished. In no event, however, shall said enlargement encroach into a pedestrian easement as located on the Record Plan cited herein.
Section 11. Clothes Lines. No temporary or permanent clothes drying line or other facility shall be installed, erected or maintained on any lot, except that such clothes drying line or facility may be installed, erected or maintained within the area enclosed by the privacy fencing described in Section 10 of this Article, provided that such clothes drying line or facility does not exceed a height of six (6) feet above ground level.
Section 12. Solar Panels. No solar panels shall be erected or maintained on the front roof of any townhouse dwelling unit. In any event, no such solar panels shall be erected or maintained on any townhouse dwelling or lot until compliance with Article IV, Section 1 has been accomplished.
Section 13. Swimming Pools. No above-ground swimming pools shall be constructed or maintained on any lot. In-ground swimming pools may be constructed and maintained thereon. In any event, no such swimming pools shall be constructed or maintained upon the lots until compliance with Article II, Section 1 has been accomplished.