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PORT AUX PRINCES COUNCIL OF CO-OWNERS

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1.            The greens and walkways around the buildings and the entrances, elevators and stairways of the buildings and hallways and entrances to the Residence Units shall not be obstructed or used for any purpose other than ingress to and egress from the Residence Units.

 2.           No articles (including, by example, bicycles, baby carriages, barbecue grills, etc.) shall be placed or allowed to remain in the entrances, hallways or stairways of the Buildings or on the walkways or greens around the Buildings, nor shall anything be hung or shaken from the balconies, patios or windows.  No clothing or other articles shall be hung in or from the balconies, patios, windows, fences or the Common elements.


 3.         Children shall not be allowed to play in theentrances, stairways, hallways, or parking lot of the Buildings.


 4.         No Owners shall produce or permit to be made any noises or noxious odors that will disturb or annoy the occupants of the Residence Units or do or permit anything to be done therein which will interfere with the rights, comfort or convenience or other Owners.


 5.         No Owner shall do or permit anything to be done or keep or permit to be kept in his Residence Unit or on the Common Elements anything that will increase the rate of insurance on the Condominium Project.


 6.         No Owner shall do any act or place any object in his Residence Unit, which would create a structural hazard or endanger the structure of the Building, or adjacent Residence Units.

 7.          No entrances, balconies or patios may be decorated without prior written consent of the Board.

 8.          No shades, awnings, reflective window film, window guards, ventilators, fans or air conditioning devices shall be installed unless approved by the Board.

 9.          No signs, notices, advertisement or decoration shall be inscribed or imposed on or projected from any window, door or other part of the Buildings, except such that have been approved in writing by the Board.

 10.        Exterior radio and/or television aerialsare not allowed.

 11.     All garbage shall be placed in thedumpsters.

 12.        Each resident shall keep his Residence in a good state of preservation and cleanliness.  Toilet inner-workings, hot water heaters, and interior pipes under the sinks shall be checked by the Owner for leakage and, if necessary, repaired immediately. Any damage resulting from any water closet or other apparatus shall be paid for by the Owner in whose Residence Unit it shall have been caused.

 13.        Water closets (toilets) and other water apparatus in the Residence Units shall not be used for any purposes other than those for which they were constructed nor shall any sweepings, rubbish, rags, paper, ashes, or any other article by thrown into the same.  Any damage resulting from misuse of any water closet or other apparatus shall be paid for by the Owner in whose Residence Unit it shall have been caused.

 14.        Close all exterior windows or sliding doors when necessary to avoid possible loss from storms or the elements.

 15.        Owners are reminded that alteration and repair of the exterior of the Buildings, balconies and Common Elements is the responsibility of the Board.  No Owner shall do any painting or decorating of the exterior of the Buildings or make any alterations or construct any improvements to the exterior of the Buildings or any of the Common Elements.

 16.        All damage to the Building or Common Elements caused by moving or carrying of any article therein shall be paid for by the Owner responsible for the presence of such article.

 17.        Water shall not be left running for an unreasonable or unnecessary length of time.  This includes toilets that runcontinually.

 18.        No Owner shall interfere in any manner with any portion of the plumbing, heating, air conditioning or lighting apparatus, which is part of the Common Elements and not part of the Owner’s Residence Unit.

 19.        No Owner shall use or permit to be brought into or stored in the buildings any inflammable oils or fluids such as gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, benzene, or other explosives or articles deemed extra-hazardous to life, limb, or property with in each case obtaining written consent of the Board of Manager.

 20.        An Owner shall not use, nor shall he permit his family, guests, or invitees to use parking spaces of other Owners.  Owners’cars shall not be parked in parking spaces designated for guests.  The Board and the Manager shall have the right to remove such vehicles parking in violation of this rule at the expense of the respective owners, thereof, or take other appropriate means to see that such wrongful parking is not repeated.

 21.        Novehicles shall be left in a parking space in a non-operative condition.  No parking space shall be concerted for living, recreational or business purposes nor shall anything be stored in any parking space so as to prevent the parking of a vehicle herein.

 22.        No automobile belonging to an Owner, or to a member of an Owner’s family, or employee or guests of an Owner shall be parked in such manner as to impede or to prevent ready access to the parking areas.  The Owners, their employees, servants, agents, visitors, licensees and the Owner’s family shall obey the parking regulations posted in the parking areas and any other traffic regulations published in the future for the safety, comfort and convenience of the Owners. Boats, boat trailers, trailers, mobile homes are not allowed nor  any type of vehicle which protrudes from the parking space.

 23.         No signs or other advertising devices which are visible from the exterior of any Residence Unit or upon the Common Elements shall be displayed, including “For Sale” signs, without written permission from the Board.

 24.     No animals shall be kept except dogs,cats, fish and/or birds.  Such pets may not be kept or bred for any commercial purpose and shall have such care and restraint so as not to be obnoxious or offensive on account of noise, odor or unsanitary conditions.  No savage ordangerous animal shall be kept.  No pet shall weigh more than twenty-five (25) pounds nor shall more than one (1) household pet be kept without written permission of the Board of Directors of the Council.  No pets may be permitted inany portion of the Common Elements unless carried or on a leash.  Each Owner who keeps a pet in the Building shall indemnify and hold all other Owners harmless against any loss or liability of any kind or character whatsoever arising from or as a result of having such pet in the Building regardless of whether or not the Council has given its permission therefore.  If a pet disturbs other Owners by parking or biting or in other ways becoming obnoxious, the Board or the Manager will give notice to the Owner of such pet to cause such annoyance to be discontinued and if such annoyance is not discontinued and corrected, the Board may revoke its permission to keep the pet in the Building and the pet shall be removed from the Building.

 25.        No Owner shall engage any employee of the Board or Manager for any private business of the Owner without prior written consent of the Board.  The only exception to this rule is that Owners are allowed to engage Cecil Grisham or MMS Services to provide air conditioning services.   

 26.        The Board and the Manager may retain a passkey to each Residence Unit which key may be used only for entry to the Residence Unit in the manner provided in the Declaration.  No Owner shall alter any lock on any doorleading into his Residence Unit without the prior consent of the Board.  If such consent is given, the Owner shall provide the Board with a key for the Board’s or Manager’s use.

 27.        The swimming pool and other available recreational facilities and public area may be used by Owners and their guests.  The Owners and their guests must abide by the rules for recreational facilities and public areas as posted in the recreational and public areas or hereafter published by the Board.

 28.        Owners shall be responsible for the action of their children, employees, agents, invitees, servants, and their guests.

 29.     Any consent or approval given under these Community Rules by the Board shall be revocable at any time.

 30.     Complaints regarding the service of the buildings, grounds, or regarding the actions of other Owners shall be made in writing to the Board and/or Manager.

 31.       These Rules and Regulations may be added to, amended, or repealed at any time by the Board of Directors.

 32.       None of the Rules contained herein shall prohibit the establishment of a sales office, sales models and other commercial activity, or signs, or billboards, if any, of Developer during the initial sales period of these Residence Units and any other Residence Units which may be built in the future pursuant to the provisions of the Declaration.

 33.       If vacating the unit for a period of more than 24 hours, the water supply shall be turned off in the unit and drained.  The water supply is a valve located at thetop of the hot water heater.  Turn and then open the faucet in the kitchen sink. After a few minutes, the water lines will be drained.

 

 Please keep these Rules and Regulations handy.

PORT AUX PRINCES COUNCIL OF CO-OWNERS, INC.

Owner’s Checklist

EMERGENCIES

FIRE:   call the FireDepartment-9 1 1

 then call Rapp Management Co., Inc..

POLICE: call the Police Department-9 1 1

 then call 

Michael Gray (Courtesy Patrol): 409-256-9170

FLOODOR SEWER BACKUP: call RappManagement Co., Inc..

Rapp Management Co, Inc., AAMC

1703 Broadway

Galveston, TX 77550-4910

(409) 763-4323   FAX (832) 553-7264

brittni@RappManagement.com or cell 409-789-7520

Cecil Grisham or MMS Services 409-599-8394


IT'S POOL TIME!

In general, our pool rules are designed for the safety and enjoyment of all pool users. We would like to remind you that the pool is for residents and guests only, and ask you not to give your key to non- residents, or allow your guests to use the pool without accompanying them

Statistics show that most drowning victims are under age 4, and the most frequent site of drowning is a private pool; to prevent any such accident at Port Aux Princes-particularly in light of the number of toddlers in our neighborhood-you are asked to keep the pool gates locked at all times, even when you're in the pool area.

It will contribute greatlyto everyone's enjoyment if, in addition to following the rules posted poolside, you'd see to it that-

·No bicycles or tricycles are ridden in thepool area.

·Safety equipment is not used as pool toys(or taken away...).

·There's no unnecessary screaming orsplashing.

·Trash (including cigarette butts) is throwninto the trashcan provided (and not left on the ground).

·Pool tables and chairs that have been movedare put back into place before you leave.

 Onefurther reminder: if you'd like to have a pool party-for up to 15 guests-you are asked to notify Rapp Management Co., Inc., and pay a $25 damage deposit. This will be refunded if no cleanup is required.

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK

NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY

Thanks for your help inmaking our pool a really cool place this summer!


A SUMMERTIME LANDSCAPE...

 FIRST THEPERENNIALS…; residents arereminded that:

·The air conditioner filter should be changed at least every month, and the condensate drain line (the tube that protrudes from the ceiling above the bathtub) should be checked by a professional each spring.

·Hot water heater connectors should be checked regularly for corrosion at the connectors and at the bottom for rust. If you are leaving town for more than a day, please turn off the water supply to your hot water heater altogether (located at the wall near the top of the hot water heater)

·The smoke detector should bechecked periodically, and a fire extinguisher kept handy.  We recommend that you change the smoke detector batteries once a year on a date that is easy to remember, like Valentine's Day. 

THEN,THE ANNUALS...

·No owner or resident shall make any changes in, or additions to any structures, any furnishings, or any landscaping of the common elements – except as authorized in writing by the Board of Directors.

·No car maintenance (change or motor oil, transmission fluid, etc.) on the premises. Cars may be washed alongside Building B - the hose there is the most easily accessible, a storm drain is close by, and it is the spot least likely to inconvenience your neighbors.

·Boats and trailers are not allowed in theparking area.

·Mattresses, appliances, furniture, and similar large trash items should be hauled to the city dump, not placed in or near the dumpsters.

·While on common areas of the property, dogsmust be on leash (or carried) at all times.

·Only hanging plants should be hung on patios or balconies or from railings or fences. No laundry should be hung outside to dry, and no bicycles, tricycles, motor scooters, etc. should be kept on patios or balconies or in passageways or stair­wells.

·Even though the Association pays the water bills, you are asked not to let the water run for long periods of time (e.g., watering your outdoor plants overnight...).

·Maintenance and lawn care is provided by Cecil Grisham:  (409) 599-8394. You are reminded that a very expensive sprinkler system has been embedded in our lawns, and are asked not to drive cars, trucks, golf carts, motorcycles, motor scooters, or other heavy vehicles on the grass!


A HURRICANE ADVISORY...


As you are well aware, hurricane season began June 1; here are the procedures that will go into effect if a storm visits our area.

 Before the Storm

·Make sure that you have insurance on your personal property. The Association carries insurance on the buildings and common areas, but this does not cover personal items such as furniture, clothes, etc.

·Please make your own arrangements for boarding and securing your property: it is not the responsibility of your Association or Management Company to provide this service.

·When advised of a hurricane warning, protect your windows and patio doors, and remove all items from your patio or balcony, including furniture, plants and hanging baskets, firewood, etc. Unplug all electrical appliances, remove frozen foods and perishables from your refrigerator, and fill your bathtub with water

·We strongly recommend thatyou evacuate the Island when so advised by municipal authorities.

 Afterthe Storm

·Management representatives will survey the damage as soon as the City of Galveston allows. All damage will be photographed and videotaped.

·If you determine that you need emergency repairs-an exposed roof, broken windows, etc.- please call the Manage­ment office at (409) 763-4323 and we will process the Work Order as soon as possible. You will also have to fill out a Storm Damage Report and bring it into the office within 24 hours of your call.

·If you have damage but it is not an emergency, please take pictures of your damage and fill out a Storm Damage Report; we will then begin processing an insurance claim.

·If you have damage, we will have to have access to your unit, so please provide us with a key when you fill out the Storm Damage Report.

·You should not haul off any damaged carpet. The insurance company will not allow for a replacement if the carpet has been discarded. If you have to remove the carpet from your unit, please take photographs first. Also, please do not throw the carpet on the lawn - just put it on your patio or balcony.

·If you happen to be present when the insurance claims adjuster arrives, please allow a Management representative to handle the discussions. Unqualified comments made by an owner or tenant may invalidate a claim.

·Please be patient with your Management Company, your Association Board of Directors, and the insurance representa­tives. We are fully aware that storms cause great inconvenience, but we can assure you that we will be working long hours to get your life back to normal.

·Thank you in advance foryour cooperation.

 It is our experience that anything can be fixed, repaired, or replaced, except for human life. Please take precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. Of course, it is our hope that we will all enjoy a quiet storm season, and not have to put into operation any of the procedures described above!  

 

 

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

 

RAPP MANAGEMENT CO., INC.                     409-763-4323

                                                                                   832-553-7264FAX

EMERGENCY 24 HR. BEEPER                        409-943-6936


BRITTNI DILLARD - Rapp Management                    409-789-7520

CECIL GRISHAM - On-SiteMaintenance                409-599-8394

MICHAELGRAY -Courtesy Patrol                                   409-256-9170

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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