Owen and Diane:
I agree with the board on this one (fyi other beach communities charge 1,000.00 fines per day) with two reasonable conditions:
1. Tell homeowners who is the point person on the board for this, and that person is responsible for communicating back in a very timely manner said approval.
2. Waive the pre-approval on EMERGENCY REPAIRS – with clarification. Emergency repairs such as a burst pipe, roof leak, water damage, fire or structural damage automatically waives prior board approval as long as the board is notified within a reasonable time (24-48 hours) to not prolong the repair. In addition it would make common sense to notify your closest neighbors that may be affected by the repairs and said repairs are recommended between the hours of 10am-4pm.