Tower Shores Owners,
The committee working to update the Governing Documents of the TSBA completed our work earlier this week. As a reminder, the Governing Documents consist of the Bylaws, Restrictive Covenants and Articles of Incorporation. We focused on only the Bylaws and Restrictive Covenants; the Articles are static and no changes are needed. The Bylaws define how the TSBA is set up. The Restrictive Covenants define how the TSBA operates and what is/isn’t allowed. The proposed revisions to the Bylaws and the Restrictive Covenants were sent to the TSBA Board for their review and approval. Once approved, they will replace the documents now on this website under “Homeowners”. Email notification of the posting will be sent to all owners.
The documents will be in the same three column format as those currently the website. We feel this is the best way to present the proposed changes and the easiest to review. The columns are “original document”, “proposed changes” and “rationale for change”. We are asking all owners to review the proposed changes once posted and to offer comments. The goal is to finalize both documents and have owners vote to approve at the next Annual Meeting in the Fall.
To the points made in previous posts above: The committee is made up of Tower Shores owners who are just as interested in protecting owners rights as is everyone. To Miriam’s point, this language was changed in the most recent version; see below. To Brad’s comment, these documents are not “legal jargon” but the documents that “run with the land” for each property in Tower Shores. The format of the documents will should make clear “what is being changed and why”. The Restrictive Covenants, not the Bylaws, clearly define what is and isn’t allowed re: rebuilding and setback requirements.
Specifically regarding rebuilding should it become necessary, the proposed language, not yet approved by the TSBA Board, reads in part: (G) In the case that a building on a designated R-1 or R-2 Lot is not in conformity with these setbacks at the time of the adoption of this version of these Restrictive Covenants, it will not be considered to be in violation of the Restrictive Covenants. Furthermore, the existing setbacks will be considered the setbacks for that lot, and if damage were sustained as to require re-building, such setbacks shall be honored. R-1 and R-2 lots are 90 of the 92 lots in Tower Shores. The remaining two are commercial lots where Matt’s Fish Camp is located.
The committee looks forward to careful review and approval of the proposed changes by all owners and to responding to any and all questions.