LACC Covenants

Lake Arrowhead Community Club
Restrictive Covenants Running with the Land

THIS INDENTURE and Declaration of Covenants Running with the Land, made this tenth day of June, 1966, by J.R. McGowan and Coeta McGowan, his wife.


WHEREAS, said parties are the owners of Lake Arrowhead, Division No. 1, and addition to Mason County, Washington, as recorded in the records of Mason County, which property is located in Mason County, Washington and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of said parties that said covenants be recorded and that said restrictive covenants be thereby impressed upon said land, now therefore

IT IS HEREBY MADE KNOWN THAT said parties do by these presents make establish, confirm and hereby impress upon Lake Arrowhead, an addition to Mason County, Washington, according to plat thereof recorded in the records of Mason County, Washington, which property is all located in Mason County, Washington, the following restrictive covenants to run with said land, and do hereby bind said parties and all of their future grantees, assignees and successors to said covenants for the term hereinafter stated and as follows:

1. The area covered by these covenants is the entire area described above.

2. No lot shall be except for residential purposes. No building shall be erected, altered, place or permitted to remain on any lot other than one detached single-family dwelling.

3. No building shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot until the construction plans and specifications and plan showing the location of the structure have been approved by the Architectural Control Committee as to quality of workmanship, and material, harmony of external design with existing structures, and as to location with respect to topography and finish grade elevation. The Architectural Control Committee is composed of J.R. McGowan, K.A. Sanwick, Jr. and F. Robert Lee.

A majority of the Committee may designate a representative to act for it. In the event of death or resignation of any member of the Committee, the remaining members shall have full authority to designate a successor.

The Committee’s approval or disapproval as required in these covenants shall be in writing. In the event the Committee, or it’s designated representative, fails to approve or disapprove within 30 days after plans and specifications have been submitted to it, or in any event, if no suit to enjoin the construction has been commenced prior to the completion thereof, approval will not be required and the related covenants shall be deemed to have been fully complied with.

4. It is intent that all dwelling and structures placed upon these lots are of a permanent finished residential character and appearance that does not detract from surrounding areas and is compatible and harmonious with the general area.

5. No building shall be located on any lot nearer to the front lot line than 20 feet, or nearer than 15 feet to any side street line. No building shall be located nearer than 5 feet to an interior lot line. Side and front yard shall be required for a garage or other permitted accessory building. No dwelling shall be located on any lot nearer than 25 feet to the rear lot line. For the purposes of this covenant, eaves, steps and open porches shall be adjacent to the street. Garages and accessory buildings shall conform to these requirements.

6. Buildings are restricted to 17 feet in height, except where no interference of another lot’s view shall be incurred. The Committee decision shall be final in event of dispute.

7. No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.

8. No structure of a temporary character, trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn or any other outbuilding shall be used on any lot at any time for a residence, either temporarily or permanently.

9. Any dwelling or structure erected or place on any lot is this subdivision shall be completed as to external appearance, including exterior finish within 9 months from date of start of construction.

10. No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any lot except one professional sigh of not more than one square foot, one sigh of not more that five square feet advertising the property for sale or rent, or sign used by a builder to advertise the property during the construction and sales period.

11. No animal, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot except that dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept, provided that they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose.

12. No lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish: trash, garbage or other waste shall not be kept except in sanitary containers. All incinerators or other equipment for the storage or disposal of such material shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.

13. No oil drilling, oil development operations, oil refining, quarrying or mining operations of any kind shall be permitted upon or in any lot, nor shall oil wells, tanks, tunnels, mineral excavations or shafts be permitted upon or in any lot. No derrick or other structure designed for use I boring for oil or natural gas shall be erected, maintained or permitted upon any lot.

14. No individual sewage disposal system shall be permitted on any lot unless the system is designed, located and constructed in accordance with the requirements, standards, and recommendations of Mason County and the Architectural Control Committee. Approval of such system as installed shall be obtained from such authority.

15. These covenants are to run with the land and shall be binding on all parties and all persons claiming under them for a period of thirty years from the date these covenants are recorded, after which time said covenants shall be automatically extended for successive periods of 10 years unless an instrument signed by a majority of the then owners of the lots has been recorded, agreeing to change said covenants in whole or part.

16. Enforcement shall be by proceedings at law or in equity against any person or persons violating or attempting to violate any covenant either to restrain violation or to recover damages.

17. Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgment or court order shall in no wise affect any of the other provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.

18. The Restrictive Covenants contained herein may be waived or changed by the Architectural Control Committee, when land contours or other circumstances would cause an undue hardship. The Architectural Control Committee shall be the sole judge of the necessity for waiving or changing the Restrictive Covenants.

19. The Developers and Owners of Lake Arrowhead, J.R. McGowan and Coeta McGowan his wife and Sparkman and McLean Company, a Washington Corporation, hereinafter referred to as Grantors, have provided a reasonable source of water supply for the owners of each lot. No well of any kind shall be allowed except those owned and operated by the Grantors or their successors, as the case may be, for the general water supply.

20. Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgment or court order shall in no wise affect any of the other provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.

21. There shall be easements for roads to ingress and egress and for utilities for all lot owners of the said plat on all roads as shown on the plat referred to above as well as on any plat or plats hereafter recorded by the Grantors covering adjacent property. The Grantors, their successor and assigns shall construct all roads shown on said plat or plats, and shall provide a community beach and pavilion and maintain such facilities until same are conveyed to Lake Arrowhead Community Club, Inc., a non-profit corporation, to be formed. Thereafter said club shall maintain and operate such facilities together with such additional recreational or other facilities as it shall proper authorization from its membership undertake to provide. The said club shall have the power to charge and assess its members on an equitable basis for the operation and maintenance of the said facilities originally provided by the Grantors and to charge and assess its members on an equitable basis for such additional recreational or other facilities as shall be duly authorized by its membership for the mutual benefit of all its members.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have affixed their signatures.

J.R. McGowan
Coeta McGowan

Notarized October 10th, 1966

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