Can I erect a fence? Most of the time the answer is no, with one major exception. The Covenants read, No fences shall be located on any lot except as have been approved by the Architectural Control Committee. Fences are generally discouraged except for special circumstances such as safety around swimming pools. Please see specific fence policy on the Architectural Control page.
What about parking my boat? The Covenants read, Boats and boat/utility trailers may be parked on an owner's lot so as to be unobtrusive from the road, such as behind or beside the dwelling or other main structure. Boats and trailers may not be parked curbside. The problem with this statement is that there are different interpretations of "unobtrusive." The Board of Directors and Architectural Control Committee viewed a number of actual photos of boats kept in the community. The two groups provided the guidance and the photographic definition of the "unobtrusive." If you have a question regarding your boat and its obtrusiveness, call the person responsible for your area for clarification.
WHERE SHOULD CARS AND TRUCKS BE PARKED? The Covenants read, Personal automobiles/pickup trucks shall not routinely be parked off of established driveways/pull-offs. Commercial vehicles larger than standard size pickup trucks shall be kept in garages.
WHAT ABOUT SIGNS?(Paragraph 10 of the Covenants) No sign or billboard of any description shall be displayed on any lot, other than: - Political Signs - Signs should be 20 X 24 and can be posted 45 days prior to the election and can remain 7 days after the election. This is a NC State Law. - private name plates or signs for identification of the residents, of not more than two (2) square feet, - signs advertising the property For Rent or For Sale of not more than five (5) square feet, - and a single sign designating only the prime contractor during the construction of not more than five (5) square feet as the Architectural Control Committee may have approved. The For Rent or For Sale signs should be placed parallel to the road and at least fifteen (15) feet back from the edge of the road. Directional signs are not permitted at any time.
WHAT KIND OF PETS MAY I KEEP? The Covenants prohibit horses, cattle, swine, poultry or other livestock. The Covenants read, dogs, cats, or other household pets may be kept provided that they are not kept, boarded or maintained for any commercial purpose.
WHAT ABOUT WALKING MY PETS? The Covenants read, Owners of household pets shall control them at all times either to within the boundaries of the owner's property, or by leash or similar physical restraint when off the owner's property. All owners or guardians of pets are requested to avoid walking their pet on property where there is a residence. If any pet leaves litter on any residential property in Olde Point other than the owner's property, the said pet's owners are required to clean up the litter.
MAY I CLEAR-CUT MY LOT TO BUILD? Our community is known for its large wooded lots. Many of the trees in this area are 100 years old or more and saving these established trees should be taken into account. Studies have shown that mature trees add much to the value of a home.
HOW CAN SPEEDERS BE CONTROLLED? This issue is not addressed in the current covenants, but concerns all Olde Point residents. Speed limits are marked on the roads of Olde Point, which are a mix of state and private roads. We have children in the neighborhood and we have many walkers, runners and bike riders sharing our relatively narrow roadways. The Board of Directors has asked the Pender County Sheriff's Department to patrol our roads and ticket speeders, which they are doing.