Our community includes homeowners and tenants, with residents of all ages ranging from young adults to seniors in their 90s. We have 107 residences comprised of homes, townhomes, and condominiums. While some residents live in their homes year-round, others use them as vacation homes or rentals.
As a Home Owners Association (HOA) development, we have an elected Board of Directors that oversees the community's operation and well-being. Our governance documents, including the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CCRs), Bylaws, and Policies & Procedures, are essential to living in an HOA-run development.
Living in an HOA development offers numerous benefits. For instance, it helps maintain property values because residents are held accountable to deed restrictions, so homes and common areas are consistently managed and well-maintained. An HOA ensures that common areas, such as manicured lawns, freshly painted walls, functioning lighting, and paved streets, contribute to a pleasant neighborhood atmosphere. Additionally, the Spyglass Ridge Villas HOA maintains financial stability through reserve funds for future common area repairs and capital improvements, reducing the risk of imposing special assessments on residents. The existence of rules and regulations also serves as a deterrent to disruptive behavior. At the same time, architectural control preserves the community's aesthetic standards.
Again, at Spyglass Ridge Community, we strive to create a friendly and open-hearted community
where residents appreciate each other and the uniquely beautiful ocean-view neighborhood
Our Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions/Bylaws
Our current documents are being updated for the first time since 1987. They will be posted here when that process is complete. Until then, here’s an abbreviated explanation of how our governing documents work for us as residents of our association.
Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs)
CC&Rs are a legally binding document that is officially recorded and filed with our state. Our CC&Rs cover the rights and obligations of the homeowners association to its members and vice versa. CC&Rs often cover legal issues, such as:
Clearly defined maintenance obligations for the HOA and individual members
Mechanisms for rule enforcement and dispute resolution
Lender protection provisions
Because this record is kept on file with the state, it can be difficult to amend and requires a vote by the membership to make any changes.
If CC&Rs cover the “what” of the HOA, the bylaws cover the “how.” Our community’s bylaws establish the structure of day-to-day governance of our homeowners association. This includes things like:
Frequency of HOA board elections
Process for nominating and electing new board members
Number of members that serve at one time
Meeting frequency and quorum requirements
Duties and responsibilities of board members
Like CC&Rs, Bylaws are difficult to change, as they too require a vote by the membership to amend.
Rules & Regulations
Our community’s Rules & Regulations are a catch-all for the things that aren’t covered in the Bylaws or CC&Rs. These are often the rules that might need revising over time due to changes in the community. Rules & Regulations can be changed by an HOA board vote with review by the members of the community.
Traditionally, the Board will adopt a rule then send a notice to the community members who will have 30 days to review it. After 30 days, the board will review the comments and concerns of members, considering the members’ feedback in the final decision.