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Management Services for our Community are Provided by Fieldstone Management

Fieldstone Management
 
(541) 385-7799

 Bruce Lepore 
bruce@fieldstonemanagement.com

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 700, Bend OR 97709

Street Address: 371 SW Upper Terrace Drive, Suite 2, Bend OR 97702
 
 
 
 
Association News
 
Firewise Community Certification
 
 
At the March 16 Board meeting, the Board of Directors voted to begin the process of becoming a certified Firewise Community. There are many benefits to the Firewise program including access to educational materials, regular reviews of our wildfire safety preparedness, and improved access to grant funds for wildfire abatement work, such as last year's free flammable debris pick up. 
 
As a community, we have already done much of the wildfire abatement work that the program calls for and that work will be credited towards our certification. The program will give us a nationally recognized set of standards and processes to base our future wildfire abatement efforts on.
 
We are in the process of forming a Firewise Committee to lead the process and will be distributing additional information about the Firewise program. Email the Board of Directors, if you are interested in learning more about serving on this committee.
 
 
 
                                              Address Post Replacement or Repair
 
Several address posts were broken off during the high winds we recently experienced.

Replacement posts can be ordered from Dana Signs. Order Form.
 
The order form also provides information for a couple of installers recommended by Dana Signs.
 
Broken posts can be repaired providing that:
 
  1. The correct height of 6' above grade is maintained. 
     
  2. The bottom of the post sits at ground level and maintains the appearance of being set in the ground.
     
  3. No hardware or supports are attached to the front or sides of the post.
 
The repair method described below, is the simplest and cheapest way to repair a post so that it meets these requirements.
 
 
Vacation Rental Resolution

For the past several months, the Board of Directors has been discussing how to respond to the recent changes within the vacation rental business, as a result of the growing popularity of online sites such as AirBnB, Flipkey, and similar sites.

This issue has recently received a lot of publicity as cities across the nation wrestle with how to regulate vacation rentals. The City of Bend recently established a Task Force to examine the issue and make recommendations to the City Council.

The Board of Directors has a responsibility to respond to developments such as this to preserve the intended nature of our community. After discussing the issue, hearing from concerned owners, and consulting with the Association's attorney, the Directors adopted a Resolution to prohibit rental of homes within Awbrey Butte for any period less than thirty (30) days. 

This restriction will not infringe on the rights of owners to rent their homes in the traditional sense but it will help preserve the residential nature of our community. Many communities, including Awbrey Glen and Broken Top, have silmilar restrictions.

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Resolution of the Board of Directors
Vacation Rentals

Whereas Awbrey Butte Homesites was, and continues to be, developed as a residential community for the quiet enjoyment of residents.

And Whereas Section 10.1 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Awbrey Butte (CC&Rs) permits an owner to rent the home when not in occupancy.

And Whereas the CC&R’s were drafted in such a manner as to allow owners to rent their homes in the traditional manner, that is for use as a residence by the tenants.

And Whereas at the time the CC&Rs were adopted, there was no way to foresee the development of online vacation rental sites such as AirBnb, Flipkey and similar sites that provide worldwide online access to vacation rentals. 

And Whereas Section 10.5 of the CC&Rs places limits on commercial activities within Awbrey Butte.

Therefore, in order to preserve the residential nature of the community, the Board of Directors hereby resolves that the minimum rental period permitted shall be 30 days.

A copy of this Resolution shall be sent to all Owners.

This Resolution was approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors on January 12, 2015.
 
 
 
The Architectural Review Process Helps Protect Our Property Values
 
 
The architectural review process helps protect our property values by maintaining the architectural standards and integrity of our community.
 
Prior approval is required for all building and landscaping modifications, tree removal, green houses, play structures, exterior painting, and any exterior additions, or remodeling. Any change to a previously approved building or landscape approval requires prior approval
 
Failure to obtain prior approval from the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) can result in fines and an order to remove or restore the work that was done. 
 
The Committee meets on the first and third Friday of each month.
 
For more information, call Bruce Lepore, with Fieldstone Management, at (541) 385-7799.

FAQ of the Month
 
What is the Process for Removing Trees?
 
To maintain the natural beauty of Awbrey Butte, the Association has established guidelines for the removal of trees from any improved or unimproved lot within Awbrey Butte.
 
Trees that are larger than 6" diameter (19" circumference), at the base may not be removed without prior written approval from the Architectural Review Committee.
 
Unapproved tree removal can result in fines being incurred. The fines for unapproved tree removal can range from $750 to $1,500 per tree, depending on the size of the tree. 
 
Restoration work may also be required to mitigate the loss of screening previously provided by any removed trees.
 
Bend Fire Department advises that it is usually not necessary to remove established trees for fire safety reasons.
 
 

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