Icy but beautiful today!

Ashton Woods

Icy but beautiful today!

Hi fellow community members! It’s an icy but beautiful morning up here at the higher elevations. I can’t see the valley so I don’t know what they got down there, but I hope it’s as lovely as up here. I also hope no one has to get out on the roads until they’re clear. God bless you all, stay safe!

5 Responses

  1. Cheryl Willard says:

    Thanks for the explanations. I figured there was a reason, I just couldn’t fathom what it might be.

  2. Paul Graham says:

    Cheryl,

    The developer put the restrictions on campers in January into the covenants, presumably to encourage owners to build houses. There was a WV court case on this covenant and the court ruled that the POA had to enforce the rule. Hence, no campers are allowed in January (unless you also have a house on the property).

    Paul

  3. Steven Thomas says:

    Thanks for sharing this photo. We can hardly wait for February so we can once again overnight on our lot. I love winter camping.

    • Cheryl Willard says:

      I understand there aren’t campers allowed in January? Why might that be? Is that what you mean? Give us a buzz when you’re in the area. We’ve only been here 7 months, but with Covid, we haven’t met a lot of other owners yet.

    • Steven Thomas says:

      Cheryl,

      Yes, that is what I was referring to. No overnight camping is allowed in January under the covenants and restrictions. I’ve read the SCOWV ruling Paul referenced above. The logic goes as follows: Property is zoned residential and recreational. Residential means permanent dwelling of 750sqft or greater, connected to well, septic and power, so no “dry cabins” or hunter’s shacks. No mobile homes. “Camping” is a temporary activity using items manufactured for the purpose (ie. campers and tents), and is permitted 11 months out of the year. To be in compliance, campers have to be removed during the month of January, per the covenants and restrictions.

      I really have no issue with this, and was fully aware when we bought last summer. The purpose is to prevent permanent camping, and protect the property values of everyone. The restrictions are pretty reasonable in my estimation.

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