2.1. There shall be no obstruction of the Common Elements nor shall anything be stored in the Common Elements without the prior consent of the Board of Trustees except as herein expressly provided.
2.2. No garbage cans, trash barrels, or other personal property shall be placed on the Common Elements, nor shall anything be hung from doors, windows, balconies, or porches or placed upon the window sills. Nor shall any rugs or mops be shaken or hung from or on any of the windows, doors, balconies, or porches. No clothes, sheets, blankets, laundry or any other kind of articles shall be hung out of a building or exposed on the Common Elements. No accumulation or rubbish, debris or unsightly material will be permitted in Common Elements except in the designated trash storage areas, nor shall Common Elements be used for general storage of personal property.
2.3. Except in storage areas or other areas designated by the Trustees, there shall be no parking or storage of baby carriages, playpens, bicycles, wagons, toys, sports or fitness equipment, benches or chairs, storage pods or containers, or any other personal property and/or items on any part of the Common Elements or Limited Common Elements. Storage by Unit Owners in areas designated by the Board of Trustees shall be at the Unit Owner’s or occupant’s risk.
2.4. Except on designated decks and patios, there shall be no storage of personal property and/or items on any part of the Common Areas or Common Elements. Except for a reasonable number of deck or patio appropriate chairs, tables, and/or an umbrella, no other personal property or items are permitted without the prior consent of the Board of Trustees. There shall be no obstruction of Common Elements, Common Areas, or Limited Common Areas.
2.5. Nothing shall be altered or constructed in or removed from the Common Elements, except upon the written consent of the Board of Trustees.
2.5.1. Section 2.5 shall include, but not be limited to: any and all Common Elements (i.e., everything outside the interior walls of the Unit), as described in the Master Deed. Such Common Elements shall include, but are not limited to: exterior doors, storm/screen doors, windows, window screens, built-in air conditioner sleeves (including the screen/vents), exterior lights, doorbell, electrical outlets, faucets, dryer vents, mechanical room vents, shutters, trim, siding, shingles, gutters, downspouts, privacy screens, privacy fences, decks and deck components, pipes, plumbing fixtures, utility enclosures, plants, shrubs, trees, grass, consumable plants (i.e., fruits, vegetables, herbs, etc.), planting beds, pavement, walks, mailboxes, fire pull boxes, fire hydrants, stonewalls, signage, fences, detention basins, drainage, sewer infrastructure, electrical systems and infrastructure, cable television infrastructure, telephone infrastructure, and alike.
2.5.2. Unit Owners and occupants who desire to plant and/or place potted plants, or place personal items in or on the Common Areas, Limited Common Areas, or attached to the Unit’s doors or windows must obtain prior consent of the Board of Trustees. Unit Owners and occupants must provide detailed information to allow the Board of Trustees to render an informed decision. Unit Owners must submit their request in writing through the Managing Agent and the Board of Trustees will render decisions in 30-45 days.
2.5.3. Liberty Commons Condominium Trust has established architectural standards for Common Elements. Unit Owners who desire to make an exterior change, must request prior consent of the Board of Trustees, and a contractor authorized by Liberty Commons Condominium Trust will make any approved changes at the sole expense of the Unit Owner. Unit Owners must submit their request in writing through the Managing Agent and the Board of Trustees will render decisions in 30-45 days.
2.5.4. Changes to the interior elements of Units requires the prior consent of the Board of Trustees. This requirement is to ensure the master insurance policy has adequate coverage for any upgrades to original 1995-2002 materials and finishes. Failure to comply with this rule/regulation may not cover the Unit Owner’s loss in the event of a master insurance policy claim, and the Unit Owner will be solely liable for any and all such losses. Unit Owners must submit their request in writing through the Managing Agent and the Board of Trustees will render decisions in 30-45 days.
2.5.5. Any authorized alteration of Common Elements or Common Areas not maintained in good state, condition, and/or curb appeal, shall be removed and/or restored to an original state or condition, as deemed necessary at the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees, and such restoration shall be made by a contractor authorized by the Board of Trustees or their designee, at the sole expense and liability of the Unit Owner. The Unit Owner shall be liable for any and all costs incurred by Liberty Commons Condominium Trust, including, but not limited to attorney’s fees, witness fees, sheriff fees, and court filing costs.
2.5.6. Any unauthorized alteration of Common Elements or Common Areas shall be restored to an original state or condition, as deemed necessary at the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees, by a contractor authorized by the Board of Trustees, at the sole expense and liability of the Unit Owner. The Unit Owner shall be liable for any and all costs incurred by Liberty Commons Condominium Trust, including, but not limited to attorney’s fees, witness fees, sheriff fees, and court filing costs.
2.6. No Unit Owner or occupant shall sweep or throw any dirt or other substance from doors or windows of his Unit. Refuse from the Units shall be disposed of only at such times and in such manner as the Board of Trustees shall direct.
2.6.1. Trash, garbage, furniture, televisions, holiday season trees, plants, toys, cigarette butts, and any similar items must be disposed of and placed inside the dumpsters. No trash, garbage, or similar items shall be stored nor placed in Common Areas or Limited Common Areas. If a dumpster is full there are other dumpsters on the property to utilize. This is a health and safety infraction and is subject to immediate fines and liability of any and all cleanup expenditures made by Liberty Commons Condominium Trust.
2.6.2. Dumpsters are for the use of Unit Owners and occupants for resident only trash, waste or garbage generated onsite. Non-Resident Unit Owners may not dispose of trash, waste or garbage at Liberty Commons. No offsite generated trash, waste or garbage may be disposed of at Liberty Commons. No one may place, discard, or otherwise dispose of any radioactive, volatile, corrosive, highly flammable, explosive, biomedical, infectious, or hazardous materials (“Excluded Waste”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations in any dumpster or anywhere else on the property.
2.6.3. No Unit Owner, occupant, resident, or visitor shall dispose of any of the following items, including, but not limited to: cat or kitty litter, chemicals, cigarette butts, clothes dryer sheets, coffee grounds, condoms, cotton swabs, dental floss, diapers (i.e., disposable or otherwise), underpants, panty liners, or other cloth items, dirt, disposable wipes (i.e., baby, cleaning, etc.), fingernails and toenails, grease or oils, paper towels and facial tissues, plastic bags, prescription or non-prescription drugs or medicines, sanitary napkins or tampons, toys, trash or scraps, and alike down the drains or flushed through the toilets, as these items may cause significant damage to the plumbing, sewer infrastructure, and the sewer pump station and may cause significant damages and expenses to all Unit Owners. Items marketed as “flushable” and/or similar marketing terms, are not flushable at Liberty Commons.
The Board of Trustees shall have the power to levy fines against Unit Owners for violations of the Declaration of Trust and Bylaws, Master Deed or reasonable Rules and Regulations established by it to govern the conduct of the Unit Owners in the Common Elements. No fine may be levied for more than $20.00 for any one violation but for each day a violation continues it shall be considered a separate violation. Collection of fines may be enforced against Unit Owner or Unit Owners involved as if the fines were common charges owed by the particular Unit Owner or Unit Owners. In the case of persistent violation of the Rules and Regulations by a Unit Owner, the Board of Trustees shall have the power to require such Unit Owner to post a bond to secure adherence to the Rules and Regulations.