Covenants & Restrictions
Below are three links to the PCE Covenants and Restrictions: the first leads to a scanned version of the complete PCE Covenants and Restrictions, followed by a typed version of the full document, and lastly a partial synopsis of key sections.
In addition to the Covenants and Restrictions that govern our neighborhood, the PCE Homeowners' Association Board is further guided by bylaws.
Updating the Covenants and Restrictions
In November of 2014, the Poplar Creek Estates (PCE) Homeowners’ Association Board (Board) first announced its intent to update the Covenants and Restrictions, which lay out certain guidelines for our community and were adopted over 20 years ago, on September 22, 1994. As you may know, recommendations and comments were informally collected throughout 2015, a proposed amendment to the Covenants was crafted with the assistance of an attorney, and the contents of that proposal were shared with PCE residents in November 2015.
Since November 2015, several of our neighbors have expressed interest in playing a larger role in the drafting process. To better facilitate this, the Board is engaged in a long-term approach that will involve multiple homeowner meetings throughout 2016, 2017, and 2018, allowing ample opportunity for community input and discussion, and ensuring that the final outcome is crafted in the best interests of Poplar Creek Estates. For the sake of easy reference, updates to this process are provided in reverse-chronological order below:
The following times have been scheduled for discussion of the PCE covenants and restrictions. All will be held in the small conference room in the back of the Bellevue Library from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Notice will be shared and posted prior to each meeting.
January 27, 2018, 10am-12pm, Bellevue Library
February 03, 2018, 10am-12pm, Bellevue Library
February 24, 2018, 10am-12pm, Bellevue Library
March 10, 2018, 10am-12pm, Bellevue Library
March 31, 2018, 10am-12pm, Bellevue Library
January 06, 2018, 10am-12pm, Bellevue Library - Discussing short-term and long-term rentals: notes (pdf), audio (mp3) forthcoming
In August 2017, the Board held two open meetings seeking input and direction from homeowners. These meetings were designed without an agenda to ensure that discussion was driven by homeowners, not board members. Written notes and audio recordings of these meetings can be found below:
August 21: notes (pdf, pg 1), audio (mp3)
August 26: notes (pdf, pg 4), audio (mp3)
In 2016, the revision plan began with three identical and strictly informational meetings held at the Bellevue Library on February 16th, March 5th and March 15th, intended to:
- Review the existing Covenants and Restrictions, and
- Discuss the traditional role and activities of a Homeowners' Association
A licensed realtor was in attendance to lend professional insight to our discussions. There was no presentation of proposed language at these meetings.
- A video recording of one of these meetings can be viewed here: Part 1, Part 2. (The audio in the recording is low and you may need to turn up your volume.)
- The slide presentation used during the meetings can be viewed and downloaded here.