With the recent vote on the Proposed Consolidated Covenants, there has been some confusion regarding the policy on holiday lights.
The Proposed Consolidated Covenants Section 5.16 includes the following language regarding holiday lights:
Exterior lighting, including temporary holiday lighting, is subject to any requirements set forth in any Architectural Requirements.
This language does not mean that you need to seek approval to put up holiday lights. This language does not mean that the HOA seeks to restrict holiday lights. This language clarifies that any future rules around holiday lighting will be specified in the Architectural Requirements. Since there are no Architectural Requirements written at present, there are no requirements in force for holiday lighting.
Let’s remember: Creekside is a homeowners association, meaning the homeowners get to decide how they want the HOA to function. When it comes time to write the Architectural Requirements, we will ask homeowners for input and work out a plan to ensure items like light pollution and other homeowners’ concerns are addressed. Until then, there are no formal rules about holiday lights.