Revise Roof Material

Amendment

CCR Amendment to Revise Roof Material  


Background

The ACC Committee and staff have concerns regarding the Committee’s authority to grant ACC approval under certain circumstances and would like to establish a protocol regarding same so as to reduce the number of ACC applications that are denied and thereafter presented to the Board for approval; i.e.: Approval of Specific Roof Materials as a “Legal Nonconforming Use”.

The various CC&R’s for the tracts within Canyon Lake, under Section 7 & 8 of General Prohibitions and Requirements states as follows:

(t) Every building, dwelling or other improvement having a roof shall use a roof covering material of cedar shakes, wood shingles, clay or cement tile or built-up roofing and colored rock. 

In addition, Rule PC.5.3 states that every building, dwelling or other improvement having a roof shall use a roof covering of tile (clay or cement), cedar shake, wood shingle, or built up roofing and colored rock. Shake or wood shingle roofs are not recommended. All roofing materials must be approved by the Committee and highly reflective roof colors are discouraged. 

The California Director of Forestry and Fire Protection has designated that Canyon Lake be designated as an area that qualifies as a very high Fire Hazard Severity Zone. In 2014, the California Health and Safety Code Section 13132.7 went into effect. This section indicates that “no common interest development may require an owner to install or repair a roof in manner that is in violation of the Health and Safety Code and associations within a very high fire severity Zone must allow for at least one type of fire retardant roof covering material that meets the requirements of this section. Due to the changes in California Health and Safety Code, which now have placed specific restrictions on the roof material allowed, we recommend that the CC&R’s are updated with different roof materials but are fire retardant and in compliance with California Health and Safety Code as a legal nonconforming use. By approving this amendment, Canyon Lake will comply with the California Health and Safety Code Section 13132.7 (high fire severity zones must allow for at least one type of fire-retardant roof material that meets requirements of this section.)


Questions & Answers

Q: How many votes are needed to meet quorum for this item?

A: The quorum requirement for this item is two-thirds 2/3 of the voting power.


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