The Covenant Enforcement Committee (CEC) is an independent committee of fellow homeowners established to serve as the appeal mechanism for fines stemming from covenant violations that have been assessed by the Management Company on behalf of the HOA Board of Directors. A fine or suspension cannot be imposed until the HOA provides the (owner, tenant, occupant, licensee, or invitee) at least 14 days’ written notice and an opportunity for a hearing before the Covenant Enforcement Committee.
The CEC serves as an appellate apparatus and will examine each violation to determine if a property is in violation of the governing documents. The CEC, based on its findings, will make a recommendation to the HOA Board of Directors. Their findings can either uphold a fine, eliminate a fine(less administrative costs), or modify a fine. The CEC can, based on evidence that a property is in a reasonable process of gaining compliance, suspend or postpone their recommendation to a future meeting.
Additionally, in 2013, in an effort to offset the administrative costs of covenant enforcement, the HOA Board of Directors passed a resolution empowering the Board to assess a Violation Administrative Fee of $20 or any actual costs, whichever is greater, to any member who causes a continuing violation and is issued a Notice of Fining.
The CEC must consist of three (3) or more owners who are neither HOA board members or persons residing in an HOA board member’s household. Covenant Enforcement Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm in Community Center Board Room.