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RESTRICTIONS OF REPLAT AND EXTENSION OF
MEADOWCREEK VILLAGE, SECTION 7
All lots shown on the map of said subdivision shall be used for residence purposes only and are hereafter sometimes referred to as residential building plots. No structure shall be erected, altered, placed or permitted to remain on any residential building plot other than the one detached single family dwelling not to exceed two stories in height and a private garage for not more than three cars.
There is hereby created an Architectural Control
Committee which shall be composed of three(3) Members. The
initial members shall be Robert W. Clemens, Don Parisette, and
Harold Chambless, each of whom shall serve until his successor is
named. A majority of the committee may designate a representative
to act for the committee. In the event of the death, resignation
or disqualification of any membe of the comittee, the remaining
members hall have full authority to designate and appoint a
successor. No member of the committee or its designated
representative shall be entitled to any compensation for services
performed pursuant to the instrument. At any time the then record
owners of a majority of the residential lots in the subdivision
shall have the power to change the membership of the committe, to
withdraw any powers from the committee and to restore to the
committee any of the powers and duties created hereunder, by the
execution of an instrument duly acknowledged and duly recorded in
the Deed Records of Harris County.
The committee's approval or disapproval of any matter herein provided for shall be in writing. If the committee, or its designated representative, fails to give written approval or disapproval within thirty (30) days after any plans and specifications have been submitted to it, or in any event, if no suit to enjoin the construction under any such plans and specifications shall have been commenced prior to the completion of the improvements, approval will not be required and the provisions of this instrument shall be deemed to have been fully satisfied.
No building shall be erected, placed or altered on any residential building site until the plans and specifications therefore, and a plot plan of the building site showing the location of all buildings and sidewalks to be erected thereon, have been approved by the Architectural Control Committee. This approval shall include the quality of workmanship and materials, harmony of external design with existing structures and location of building with respect to topography and finish grade elevations.
No building shall be located on any building site nearer to
the front lot line or to the side street line than the minimum
building set back lines shown on the recorded map of the
subdivision, or within five (5) feet of an interior property line.
For the purposes of interpreting this provision, eaves, stepes,
and open porches shall not be considered as part of the building:
Provided, however, that this shall not be construed to permit any
portion of a building to overhang or encroach upon another
building site. Detached garages located on the rear portion of
any lot may be built within three (3) feet of any side lot line,
except in those instances where the location of the garage in
such manner would violate a dedicated easement.
Concrete sidewalks of standard width and construction acress the front of Lots One (1) through Nine (9), Block Forty-Two (42), Lots One (1) through Four (4), Block Forty-Three (43), and Lots Thirty-Five (35) through Thirty-Nine (39), Block Forty-Two (42), shall be included in the plans and specifications and shall be constructed before the main residence is occupied by the owner.
No lot shall be resubdivided into, nor shall any dwelling be erected or placed on, any residential building plot having an area of less than eight thousand (8000) square feet or a width of less than fifty-five (55) feet at the front building set back line shown on the recorded plat.
No noxious or offensive trade or activity shall be carried on upon any residential building plot nor shall anything be done thereon which may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.
No trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn or other outbuildings erected in the tract shall at any time be used as a residence temporarily or permanently, nor shall any structure of a temporary character be used as a residence.
The living area of any main residence building exclusive of porches, garages, storage rooms and/or servants quarters shall not be less than two thousand (2000) square feet of usable floor space, except that on Lots One (1) through Nine (9), Block Forty-Two (42), Lots One (1) through Four (4), Block Forty-Three (43) and Lots Thirty-Five (35) through Thirty-Nine (39), Block Forty-Two (42); the main residence area thereon shall not be less than eighteen hundred (1800) square feet of usable floor space.
Exterior walls of all main residential buildings shall be constructed with not less than Seventy-Five percent (75%) masonry veneer. In computing this percentage, all gables, windows and door openings shall be excluded from the required area. Masonry used on one (1) wall of an attached garage may be included in calculation of the masonry used.
No fence of any description shall be located nearer to the front of any lot than the building set back line shown on the recorded plat. No fence shall have a height in excess of six feet (6'0") unless approved by the Architectural Control Committee.
No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any residential building plot, except cats, dogs, or other household pets may be kept provided they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purposes.
No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any residential building plot except one sign of not more than five (5) square feet advertising the property for sale or rent, or signs used by a builder to advertise during the construction and sales period.
No oil drilling, oil development operations, oil refining, quarrying or mining operations of any kind shall be permitted upon or in any lot, nor shall oil wells, tanks, tunnels, mineral excavations or shafts be permitted upon or in any lot. No derrick or other structure designed for use in boring for oil or natural gas shall be erected, maintained or permitted upon any lot.
No trash, ashes or other refuse may be thrown or dumped on any vacant lot in the addition. No building material of any kind or character shall be placed or stored upon the property until the owner is ready to commence improvements, and then such material shall be placed within the property lines of the lot or, parcel of land upon which the improvements are to be erected, and shall not be placed in the street or between the curb and the property line.
Grass, weeds, and vegetation on each lot shold shall be kept mowed at regular intervals so as to maintain the same in a neat and attractive manner. Trees, shrubs, vines and plants which die shall be promptly removed from the property. Until a home or residence is built on a lot, Metropolitan Lumber and Supply Co. may at its option have the grass, weeds and vegetation cut when and as often as the same is necessary in its judgement, and have dead trees, shrubs and plants removed from the property, and the owner of such lot shall be obligated to pay for the cost of work.
Easements for public utility installation and maintenance as shown on the recorded plat and contained in the dedication thereof, are hereby reserved.
If the parties hereto, of any of them or their heirs or assigns, shall violate or attempt to violate any of the covenants herein it shall be lawful for any other person or persons owning any real property situated in said subdivision to prosecute any proceedings at law or in equity against the person or persons violating or attempting to violate any such covenant and either to prevent him or them from so doing, or to recover damages or other dues for such violation. However, the undersigned owners of the subdivision, their heirs, successors or assigns, shall be under no obligation to enforce these restrictions or any modification thereof.
Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgement or court order shall in no way affect any of the other provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.
These covenants are to run with the land and shall be binding on all parties and all persons claiming under them until June 30, 1987, at which time said covenants shall be automatically extended for successive periods of ten (10) years unless an instrument signed by a majority of the then owners of the lots in said addition agreeing to change said covenants in whole or part is recorded in the Deed Records of Harris County, Texas.