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For clarity, if an existing plant dies is ARC approval required to replace it? Same spot, same plant?
Also, what about “volunteer” plants?
I might encourage some simple parameters if the HOA is going to regulate security cameras. I understand not wanting big, ugly, commercial grade cameras bolted on the front of homes (see pic) but the new, user installable wireless cameras are small, unobtrusive, and easily hidden. Maybe HOA can simply set a size limit prior to requiring ARC application and approval. One of the goals of good surveillance cameras for the home is to keep it discreet, many hide them to keep thugs from seeing and avoiding them and also for aesthetic reasons. I even recommend painting the camera housings to match the surface it is attached to.
Yes, we do want to avoid our beautiful homes in SCA from having cameras in plain view looking like this but in my opinion small, discreet cameras and certainly doorbell cameras should be allowed without over regulation.