Welcome to the Neighborhood

As new owners or potential buyers in Ochoco West you’re bound to have have questions. First we’re a POA (Property Owners Association) not an HOA (Home Owners Association) though the difference is small there are differences. With living in a managed neighborhood there are annual dues, rules and regulations that come with being a property owner. Below you can see the current CC&R’s and the list of fines and fees for violations.

OCHOCO WEST PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION
DECLARATION OF PROTECTIVE COVENANTS

REVISED MAY 12, 2007
ORIGINAL DECLARATION JULY 11, 1983 MF #69355

REVISIONS ARE IN BOLD TYPE

Every property owner shall have a right and easement of enjoyment in and to the open areas and such easement shall be appurtenant to and shall pass with the title to every lot; subject, however, to the following regulations and provisions:

  1. The “Corporation” means the Ochoco West Property Owners’ Association or its’ successors or assigns.
  2. The right of the Corporation to suspend any or all privileges of anyone who violates the regulations.
  3. The right of the Corporation to levy reasonable assessments for the operation, maintenance and replacement of equipment and recreation facilities and open areas will be set each year by the Board of Directors and Ochoco West Property Owners’ Association.

This assessment, when paid, gives the Property Owner and his family (living at home) use of the entire recreation area of the Ranch as long as they are used within the restrictions of these, covenants rules set for the individual areas.

  1. The right of the Corporation to limit the number to be permitted in any given area at any one time.
  2. The right of the Directors of the Association to promulgate reasonable rules and regulations governing such rights of use, from time to time, in the interest of securing maximum safe usage of open areas by the property owners, without unduly infringing in the privacy or the enjoyment of the owner of any lot, including, without being limited to, rules restricting persons under or over designated ages from using certain portions of said property during certain times and reasonable regulations and restrictions regarding vehicles, construction, property usage and building usage.
  3. The Directors of the Association (duly elected Board Members) shall be held harmless from any and all civil litigation while acting on behalf of the Corporation, notwithstanding any criminal activities.

TYPES AND SIZES OF BUILDINGS

  1. Building plans, including a plot plan, specifications, and exterior design will be submitted to the Association for approval prior to construction.
  2. The main floor to have a minimum of 600 square feet, exclusive of carports, garages and covered porches.
  3. Daylight basements only on lots that allow the main floor to be within 24” of the natural ground level on at least one side.
  4. No “A” frames or chalet types of construction allowed.
  5. All buildings are to be at least 25’ back from the property line and at least 10’ from the sides and back property lines.
  6. Exteriors to be completed within twelve months from the construction starting date. Stained exteriors will hold the color and last longer in our climate. Colors to be used should complement the area.
  7. Outbuildings or garages erected on any lot or building site shall conform, generally, in design and exterior material to the finish of the house to which it is appurtenant.
  8. The maximum height of the peak or edge is not to exceed 25’ from the highest point of the lot.
  9. The Corporation hereby reserves and further declares that upon the Conveyance of any lot in Ochoco West subdivision, there is reserved the following: all water rights in, under or flowing over said property or any part thereof, including the right to develop the water thereon, transport or export water therefrom.
  10. There will be no additional overhead wiring in the subdivision

TRAILERS

  1. Mobile homes and trailers are allowed for not more than thirty (30) days of continuous occupancy in any calendar year and must be parked within the boundaries of the property owners’ lot.
  2. Manufactured modular homes of not more than two (2) years of age are allowed as permanent residents. Building and trailer restrictions can be amended only the consent of a majority of the property owners’.

USE OF PROPERTY

  1. Use of any Ranch properties and/or recreation areas s restricted to those property owners’ who are current on the payment of their Annual Maintenance Assessment. All others will be considered trespassers and will be treated as such.
  2. No one is allowed in the subdivision except property owners, ranch and property owners’ guests and those on legitimate business in the Ranch.
  3. Property owners and guests are allowed to hike and horseback ride on all of the Ranch property except the agricultural areas and owner-occupied portions. They are required to respect the rights of others at all times. On the grazing land, they will leave gates as they are found and leave all stock alone.
  4. Property owners’ are allowed to collect rocks and plants for use on their lots and may not remove those materials from the Ranch without permission.
  5. Both lakes can be used for fishing. The large lake can be used for boating with boats equipped with electric motors only. NO SWIMMING IN EITHER LAKE.
  6. Picnicking is allowed anywhere. When picnicking, leave the area clean and remove all waste. No overnight camping is allowed on Ranch property.
  7. Off the road vehicles and motorcycles will be allowed only in the areas designated by the management of the Ranch: otherwise, they must remain on the county road. All off the road vehicles and motorcycles shall be registered with the Ochoco West Property Owners’ Association, be operated responsibly and adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. No off-road vehicles shall be allowed in the recreation areas during the winter months (Nov 1st  to May 1st)
    2. No off the road vehicles shall be allowed in the recreational areas before dawn or after twilight.

Persons in violation of the vehicle regulations stated above shall be subject to the following fines and restrictions:

  1. A first offense shall receive a letter from the Property Owners’ Association Board.
  2. Second offense is subject to confiscation of recreation area keys and a one-year loss of the right to use common property.
  3. Third offense is subject to prosecution as a trespasser.
  1. There is a speed limit of 15 miles per hour on all of the Ranch roads except the county road which is 25 miles per hour.
  2. Wood, stumps, yard trimmings and clippings may be put in the designated dump area. No garbage, tires or refuse is allowed. Each load must be okayed by the project manager.
  3. The owner of each lot within the Ranch shall keep such lot free and clear of all obnoxious weeds, waste and rubbish and do all other things necessary or desirable to keep the premises neat and in good order. It is hereby agreed that in the event of default n the performance of this covenant, the declarant, it’s successors or assigns, hereby reserves the right to enter upon the property of such owner and remove all obnoxious weeds, waste and rubbish and do all other things necessary to place said property in a neat and orderly condition in accordance with this covenant and the expense shall become due and payable from such owner to the declarant: it’s successors or assigns within five (5) days after written demand therefor. If not paid, said charges may be collected as a lien against the lot and the lot owner shall be responsible for costs and any reasonable attorney fees.

 

HUNTING AND FISHING

  1. Under no condition will anyone be allowed to hunt on any portion of the Ranch property unless there are emergency conditions declared by the Board of Directors.
  2. Firearms, air guns, and bows will be used only on the target range with the exception of hunting varmints by authorized personnel when approved by the board.
  3. Fishing property owners and guests will be allowed in both lakes within the limits posted.

GUEST HOUSE AND FACILITIES

  1. Guesthouse and facilities are under the jurisdiction of the Ochoco West Water District. They will make an annual report to Ochoco West POA Board yearly as to the condition and maintenance of such.

CONTROL OF OUTSIDERS

  1. Absolutely NO ONE is allowed in the Ranch except property owners, their guests, corporation guests and those on legitimate business.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS

  1. Outside, open burning is to be kept at a minimum and in accordance with County regulations.
  2. Canopy lights over street signs may be installed at the discretion of the Corporation.
  3. Hedges and fences are to conform to the following:
    1. Height limit of 6’ in rear yard.
    2. Height limit of 4’ chain link fence in the front yard.
    3. Height limit of 3’ fence or hedge in front yard
  4. All animals within confines of owners’ property and are not allowed to run free. All dogs will be registered annually with the Property Owners’ Association by March 1st of each year. The owners’ will verify all dogs are current with rabies vaccination and are subject to the Ochoco West Dog Ordinance
  5. All excessive noise, including but not limited to stereos, radios, barking dogs, etc. is to cease by 10:00 p.m.
  6. There will be no exposed to garbage or refuse allowed to remain on any lot in the subdivision at any time.

ENFORCEMENT

            The Corporation shall have the right to enforce these Protective Covenants by Court proceedings and all owners and occupiers of the Ochoco West subdivision and/or The Ochoco West recreational lands expressly consent that the prevailing party in any such proceeding shall be entitled to costs including reasonable attorney fees.

            The above regulations and restrictions are set up by the Corporation to make this ranch a restful, enjoyable place for all of us. They are not designed to place undue restraint on anyone but to allow all property owners’ freedom within reasonable limits. Rules for the use of the recreation areas may be revised as necessary from time to time, by the Corporation. Any changes necessary will be discussed at the next annual meeting of the property owners. Final changes will be at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.

THESE CCR’S WHEN ADOPTED ON MAY 12, 2007 SUPERCEDE ANY PREVIOUS OCHOCO WEST PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION CCR’S.

Ochoco West Property Owners Association

Violations and Fines Schedule
1/8/2020

 

Violation, General

Fine

Frequency

Disturbing the peace and tranquility of Ochoco West

$25

Per Incident

Abandoned dwellings

$500

Monthly

Residing in an RV

$50

Daily

Loose Pets

$25

Per Incident

Parking, Prohibited Vehicles & Lot Appearance

$75

Weekly

Timeshare or interval ownership prohibited

$1,000

Per Incident

Offensive or Unlawful Activities

$100

Per Incident

   

Garbage

  

Dumping of garbage in Ochoco West 

$1,000

Per Incident

Dumping of household trash, burn pile 

$100

Per Incident

Storage of trash or debris on property

$50

Weekly

   

Burning

  

Fires other than where designated

$50

Per Incident

   

Construction

  

Failure to remove daily debris

$100

Daily

Trash receptacle missing from job site

$100

Daily

Constructinon outside of approved hours of operation

$100

Per Incident

Initiating major new construction without approval

$1,000

Per Incident

Initiating minor new construction without approval

$500

Per Incident

Deviations from approved plans

$1,000

Per Incident

Unauthorized earthwork or site alteration

$50

Per Incident

Unauthorized blasting

$10,000

Per Incident

Dumping of construction material

$1,000

Per Incident

Building within easement/setbacks

$100

Daily

   

Fines for violations not listed may be assessed on a case-by-case basis