Shawn, the two examples I gave ARC changed those rules, however stuck to their decision on many others that were, in my opinion unreasonable. For example; SCA allows you to line your metal fence only with perforation steel sheeting. A resident I know well had used another perforated material that was almost invisible from the road yet she received a violation. At a meeting she challenged that violation with facts, a: her material was must less costly and b: it was maintenance free.
The chair of ARC was at the meeting and stated that only the perforated steel was acceptable since it would not rust. I went to ARC (as a board member) the following week and showed them photos of several homes on my on street that had used the perforated steel and they were very, very rusted. Still they would not ever consider allowing owners to have another choice.