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Burnt Store Isles Association, Inc.

Burnt Store Isles (PGI Section 15) is a deed-restricted community, and the responsibility for enforcement of the deed restrictions was conveyed from PGI, Inc. to BSIA by signed agreement in 1985. These restrictions apply to all lots and homes, and all residents and lot owners are expected to conform. It is BSIA's intention to work diligently to enforce these deed restrictions whenever necessary. The deed restrictions are reprinted for your information.

DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS

Section 15 and Section 15 Replat

Whereas, Punta Gorda Isles, Inc., hereinafter called the grantor, a corporation under the laws of Florida is the owner in fee simple of the following subdivision situated in Charlotte County, Florida, to-wit:

Lots 10 thru33, inclusive Block 230, and all lots in Blocks 231 thru 282, inclusive, Punta Gorda Isles, Section 15, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 20-A thru 20-Z of the Public Records of Charlotte County, Florida.

A Replat of Punta Gorda Isles, Section 15, as recorded in Plat Book 15, Pages 25-A thru 25-O of the Public Records of Charlotte County, Florida The Section 15, Replat contains the following blocks and lots: Block 230,Loss 100 thru 114 inclusive; Block 231, Lots 100 thru 114 inclusive; Block 232, Lots 100 thru 118 inclusive; Block 233, Lots 100 thru 118; Block 235, Lots 100 thru 115inclusive; Block 249, Lots 100 thru 103 inclusive; Block 250, Lots 100 thru 105 inclusive; Block 253, Lots 100 thru 110 inclusive; Block 263, Lots 100 and 101; Block 267, Lots 100 and 100; Block 269, Lots 100 thru 106 inclusive; Block 270,, Lots 100 thru 113 inclusive; Block 271, Lots 100 thru 118 inclusive; Block 272, Lots 100 thru 121 inclusive; Block 273, Lots 100 thru 167 inclusive; Block 275, Lots 100 thru 139 inclusive; Block 280, Lots 100 thru 104 inclusive; Block 281, Lots 100 thru 108 inclusive; and Block 282, Lots 100 thru 104 inclusive.

 

AND it is the desire of said corporation that uniform restrictive covenants and restrictions upon the use and type of building and development of the above-described land to be set forth herewith:

NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the law, Punta Gorda Isles, Inc. does hereby establish the following restrictions on the above described land which said restrictions shall run with the land.

         1          RESIDENTIAL USE, SINGLE FAMILY

The lot(s) aforementioned in Punta Gorda Isles Section 15, including all  lots enlarged or recreated by shifting or relocation of side boundary lines  are restricted to the use of a single family, their household servants and  guests. Only one building shall be erected to the lot and only buildings  restricted to the use of one family may be erected. A construction shed may be  placed on the lot and remain there temporarily during the course of active  construction of a residence. Otherwise no portable buildings or trailers may  be moved on the lot.

         2          NO TRADE, BUSINESS, PROFESSION, ETC.

No trade, business, profession or other type of commercial activity shall  be carried on upon any of the land covered by these restrictions without the  express written consent of the Grantor. This shall not prevent an owner of a  building from renting said property for residential use.

         3          LAWNS AND LANDSCAPING

All lawns on all sides of the buildings of the above mentioned land shall  extend to the pavement line. No parking strips, drives or paved areas are to  be allowed except as approved on the plot plan of the plans and  specifications. Upon the completion of the building(s) on the above mentioned  land, the lawn area on all sides of the building(s) shall be completely sodded  with grass and a sprinkler system capable of keeping this grass watered shall  be installed - it being the intent that the lawn area shall be uniformly  green, luxuriant, and well kept.

A comprehensive landscaping plan shall be submitted to the Grantor for his  approval and a sufficient number of trees and shrubs of sufficient size  shall be shown thereon in a design which shall be commensurate with the  development of high grade residential property. Said landscape plan after  approval by the Grantor in writing, shall be built and installed by the Grantee. Refusal of approval of said landscaping plan may be made by the  Grantor based on purely aesthetic grounds which in the sole and uncontrolled  discretion or the Grantor shall deem sufficient.

 

A permit to commence building construction under these restrictions may be  withheld until such landscaping plans have been brought up to a standard  commensurate with the terms of these restrictions. If the landscaping is not  installed in accordance with the landscaping plans, Grantor may, at his  discretion, enter upon the above said land and rearrange, remove or install  said landscaping and make a reasonable charge for so doing and said charge  shall become a lien upon the above-mentioned land, as provided for under the  laws of the State of Florida.

         1          APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND LOCATION OF BUILDINGS.

In order to insure that the building(s) on the aforementioned land will  preserve a high standard of construction, no building or other structures  shall be created, placed, or remain on the aforementioned land until a set of  the plans of the working drawings and specifications, including a plot plan  showing the location of the building(s) or other structure, terraces, patios,  walls, fences, driveways, property lines, poles and set-backs is submitted to  the Grantor and approved by the Grantor as meeting the requirements of these restrictions and as being in accordance with the building plumbing and  electrical codes in effect at the time of construction or alteration of any  building has begun. Construction requirements and specifications may include  (but are not limited to) the following: tile roof, minimum roof pitch of three  to one, cement drives, outside building colors subject to approval. Prior to  approval of plans, written approval must be obtained from the Grantor for use  of the building contractor to be employed in the construction of the above  mentioned building(s), or other structures. Said building contractor shall be  a regularly employed bona fide building contractor duly licensed by the  applicable governmental authorities and in addition shall pass such testing  requirements as may be set forth from time to time by the Grantor. Said  building contractor shall in addition to the foregoing requirements be  required to post a performance and completion bond for the full amount of the  work as shown on the plans and specifications so as to insure against the  possibility of partially completed buildings marring the beauty of the above  mentioned land. Aforesaid bond shall be obtained from a recognized institution  Bonding Company and shall be of a form and wording approved by the Grantor.  The Grantor may, at his discretion, bond the construction in lieu of the above said bonding company.

Refusal of approval of plans, specifications and location of building(s) by  the Grantor may be based on any ground, including purely aesthetic grounds  which in the sole and uncontrolled discretion of the Grantor seem sufficient.  No alterations in the exterior appearance of the above building or structure  shall be made without approval of the Grantor in writing. The provisions  herein contained shall apply equally to repair, alterations, or modifications  made in the above building(s).

The Grantor reserves the right (but not the obligation) to from time to  time inspect the building construction as it proceeds in order to assure  himself that the building is being constructed according to the plans and  specifications and if it should occur that said inspections show that this is  not the case then a letter shall be addressed to the contractor with a copy to  the owner setting forth said objections to construction and forthwith the work on said construction shall stop and abate until said objections have been  complied with and steeled.

There shall be no construction signs displayed except those that may be  required by law.

The issuance of a building permit or license, which may be in contravention  of these restrictions, shall not prevent the Grantor from enforcing these  provisions.

         2          SET BACK AND MINIMUM SQUARE FOOT AREA.

All buildings erected or constructed on the aforementioned lot(s) shall  conform in area and setback limitations to the following table, no building  with less than 1200 square feet of living area shall be erected on any lot  without the express written consent of the Grantor.

SET BACK REQUIREMENTS

Front Back Sides: 25 Feet, 25 Feet, and 7 -1/2 Feet

         3          METHOD OF DETERMINING SQUARE FOOT AREA

The method of determining the square foot area of proposed buildings and  structures or additions and enlargements there to shall be to multiply the  outside horizontal dimensions of the building or structure at each floor  level. Garages, car ports, roofed screen porches and the like, shall not be  taken into account in calculating the minimum square foot area as required by  this restrictive covenant.

         4          LOT ARE AND WIDTH AND SPECIAL CASES.

No dwelling shall be erected or placed on any parcel having a width of less  than 75 feet at the minimum building front setback line nor less than 7200  square feet, except that a dwelling may be erected or placed on any lot as  shown on the recorded plan.

         5          LOCATION OF GARAGES AND PARKING

No garage or carport shall be erected which is separated from the main  building. No trailers or trucks of any kind nor any boats, boat trailers,  campers, mobile homes or the like shall be parked overnight on or adjacent to  the above-mentioned land without the express written consent of the Grantor  except that boats may be parked in the waterway adjacent as prescribed in  Paragraph 9, below.

         6          BOATS, BOATHOUSES AND ANCHORAGE.

Boat landings, docks, piers and moorings posts shall be constructed only in  accordance with plans and specifications therefore approved in writing by the  Grantor. The owners and occupants of the aforementioned lands shall have an easement in common for the purposes of navigation on all waterways. Docks, piers, or moorings post shall not be constructed so as to extend beyond a distance of eight feet from lot line. However, the Grantor may from time to time authorize a variation in the aforementioned docking plan such variation, if any, must be in writing. No boathouse shall be constructed on or adjacent to the lots plotted on the above-mentioned land, nor shall any boat canal or slip be dug or excavated into any of the waterfront lots unless the same is approved in writing by the Grantor. No vessel or boat shall be anchored off shore in any of the waterways adjacent to the aforementioned lot(s) so that the same shall in any way interfere with navigation.

         7          FILLING IN

No lot or parcel shall be increase in size by filling in the waters on  which it abuts.

         8          SEAWALLS

The Grantor may require the applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee or  grantee of a waterfront lot(s) to construct a seawall in accordance with a  common plan and specifications approved by said Grantor. The Grantor reserves  the right and option, however, to construct a seawall on a water front lot  among the lot lines on the waterfront side of the aforementioned land. Upon  the completion of any such seawall erected by the Grantor, the actual cost of  such seawall shall be paid pro rata bases on the lineal waterfront footage of  said lands by the applicant, purchaser, optionee lessee, or grantee of said  land, and after the completion of the construction by the Grantor of any  seawall, a lien shall arise and is hereby created in favor of the Grantor and  against the applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee, or grantee for the full  amount chargeable to each lot and the amount payable by each applicant  purchaser, optionee, lessee, or grantee shall be due upon the completion of  such seawall. The lien for such seawall shall be enforceable in law or in  equity according to the provisions of Florida law by Grantor and the cost of  collecting such liens shall be paid by the Grantor, applicant, purchaser or  optionee, including attorneys fees. Should Grantor permit grantee, applicant,  purchaser or optionee to construct their own seawall, the same must be approved by the Grantor, and shall be similar in height and appearance to  adjoining lots.

         9          WALLS

No wall, hedge or fence shall be constructed along or adjacent to the side  or rear lot lines on any of the aforementioned property with a height of more  than three feet above the ground level unless the placement, character, form  and size of said wall, fence or hedge be first approve din writing by the  Grantor. The height or elevation of any wall, hedge or fence shall be measured  form the existing property elevation. Any questions as to such heights may be conclusively determined by the Grantor.
         10          ANIMALS, ETC.

No animals, birds, or reptiles of any kind shall be raised, bred, or kept  on any of the aforementioned property except that dogs, cats and other  household pets may be kept, provided they are not kept, bred or maintained for  any commercial purpose. No animal, bird or reptile shall be kept in such a  manner as to constitute a nuisance.
         11          DRILLING OIL, ETC.

No oil drilling, oil development operations, oil refining, quarrying or  mining operations of any kind shall be permitted upon or in the  aforementioned lands, nor shall oil wells, tanks, tunnels, mineral excavations  or shafts be permitted upon or in the aforementioned lands. No derrick or  other structure designed for use in boring for oil or natural gas shall be  erected, maintained or permitted upon any of the aforementioned lands.

         12          NUISANCES

No activity or business or any act shall be done upon the property covered  by the restrictions which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the  neighborhood.

         13          GARBAGE CONTAINERS.

All garbage or trash containers, oil tanks or bottled gas tanks must be  underground or placed in walled-in areas so that they shall not be visible  from the adjoining properties.

         14          CLOTHES DRYING AREA.

No outdoor clothes drying shall be allowed except on the side yard of the  lot and in that case shall be shielded from view through the use of shrubbery.

         15          SIGNS AND DISPLAYS.

No signs shall be erected or displayed on this property or on any  structure, except that the Grantor may allow a sign to be erected at the  discretion, if the placement or character, form and size of such sign shall be  first approved in writing by the Grantor. This provision shall not apply to  "For Sale" or "For Rent" signs which may be displayed.  There shall not be, however, more than one "For Sale" sign on any  property under contiguous ownership, and no "For Sale" or "For  Rent" sign shall be in excess of 6" x 8" in size.

         16          EASEMENTS.

There are hereby expressly reserved unto the Grantor easements of six feet  in width along the side lines of the above-mentioned lots for the purposes of  underground and overhead utilities, surface drainage, and for any purpose  having to do with development of this property including improvements that the  Grantor may not have the obligation to install. In the case of non-water front  lots an easement identical to that one aforestated is reserved along the rear  lot lines in addition to the easement as aforestated reserved along the side  lot lines. Where more than one of the above described lots are intended by the  Grantor as a building site or where more than one lot is actually used as a  building site, the outside boundaries of said building site shall carry the  said easement and the said easement shall in such cases be abandoned on the  interior lot lines. The Grantor may abandon any of these easements at any time  in the future by recording an appropriate instrument.

The Grantor hereby refuses the right to dedicate the roads, streets, and  avenues, and necessary easements abutting the aforedescribed lands to public  use without consent of the grantees.

         17          MAINTENANCE.

The above-described building(s) and other structures when completed hall be  maintained in a like-new condition and shall be kept freshly painted including  side-walls and roofs. The color of paint shall not be changed without the  written consent of the Grantor.

No weeds, underbrush or other unsightly growths shall be permitted to grow  or remain upon the premises on the aforedescribed land, and no refuse pile or  unsightly objects shall be allowed to be placed or suffered to remain anywhere  thereon; and, in addition all the landscaping including the grass shall be  kept as befitting a high-quality lawn and any plants, grass, shrubs, etc. that  might die or become other than luxuriant and well formed shall be promptly  replaced and should the Grantee fail to keep premises in the aforedescribed condition then the Grantor may enter upon the land and repair, replace,  install or maintain the offending portion and such entry shall not be deemed a  trespass and a lien shall arise in favor of the Grantor to the extent of the  expenses to accomplish the aforestated.

         18          NO TEMPORARY BUILDING.

No tents and no temporary or accessory building or structure shall be  erected without the written consent of the Grantor.

         19          WAIVER OF RESTRICTIONS.

The failure of the Grantor to enforce any building restrictions, covenant,  condition, obligation, right of power herein contained, however long continued  shall in no event be deemed a waiver of the right to enforce thereafter these  right as to same violation or as to a breach or violation occurring prior to  subsequent thereto.

         20          SEWERS.

The applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee, or grantee, whichever the case  may be, does hereby subscribe for the use of the sewage system which may be  installed for the benefit of the aforedescribed lands and does hereby covenant  and agree to pay unto a governmental authority of such company or persons as  the Grantor may direct a reasonable initial service availability charge and  fee for each lot being purchased or leased by the applicant, purchaser,  optionee, lessee or grantee, whichever the case by be, promptly upon the  posting of a performance or completion bond with the proper and applicable  governmental authorities for the installation of sewage system of upon the  issuance of appropriate governmental resolution, or upon the completion or the  installation of the sewage system. It is further covenanted that the aforesaid  obligation for the payment or the initial availability charge and fee shall be  secured by and constitute a lien against the lot or lots being purchase or  leased by the applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee or grantee, until the  same shall be paid as herein provided. This lien shall be enforceable in the  manner provide by the laws of the State of Florida. Upon the payment of the  above service availability charge, the applicant, purchaser optionee, lessee  or grantee, or his assigns or successors in title shall be vested with the  right to use the said sewage system subject of the payment of the rates as approved by the utilities operating company or the applicable governmental  authority. In the event that the sewerage system ties into the City of Punta  Gorda, Florida, sewerage collection system, the applicant, purchaser,  optionee, lessee, or grantee agrees to pay a periodic sewage charge as may be  sent by the City Government. In the aforesaid event, City charge shall  commence when the applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee or grantee, connects  on to the Punta Gorda Isles sewage system or upon the completion of the building(s) on the subject lands whichever occurs first. The aforesaid charge  may be changed or altered from time-to-time by appropriate action of the City  of Punta Gorda, Florida. The aforesaid restriction and covenant shall be a  covenant running with the land.

         21          RIGHT OF GRANTOR.

The Grantor reserves the right to itself, its agents, employees or any  contractor or subcontractor dealing with the Grantor, to enter upon the land  covered by these restrictions, for the purpose of carrying out and completing  the development of the property covered by these restrictions, including but  not limited to completing any dredging, filling, grading, or installation of  drainage, water liens or sewer lines. These reserved right in the Grantor shall also apply to any additional improvements which the grantor also apply to any additional improvements which the Grantor has the right but not the  duty to instead, including but not limited to any streets sidewalks, curbs  gutter, beautifications or any other improvements. In this respect the Grantor agrees to restore e said property to its condition at the time of said entry and shall have no further obligation to the applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee or grantee in connection there with. The work performed under the above provisions shall in no way constitute a lien or personal liability on the applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee, or grantee, whichever the case may be.

         22          REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

Violations or breach of any condition, restriction or covenant herein contained by any person or concern claiming under the Grantor, or by virtue of any judicial proceeding shall give the Grantor, in addition to all remedies, the right to proceed at law or in equity to compel a compliance with the terms of said conditions, restrictions or covenants and to prevent the violation of breach of any of them. In addition to the foregoing, the Grantor shall have the right, wherever there shall have been built on any lot any structure which is in violation of these restrictions, to enter upon the property where such violations of these restrictions exists and summarily abate or remove the same at the expense of the applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee or grantee, and such entry and abatement or removal shall not be deemed a trespass.

         23          ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND AMENDMENTS.

The Grantor or its successor reserves the right to hereafter, from time to  time, amend, modify, add to or delete from any part or all of the foregoing  restrictions without notice to or consent from the grantee on any lands owned  by the Grantor.

         24          ANNEXATION.

The applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee, or grantee, or his assigns or successors in title whichever the case may be agrees and covenants that this  property may hereinafter be taken into the City of Punta Gorda, Florida, as a  part thereof.

         25          INVALIDITY CLAUSE.

 

Invalidity of any of these covenants by a court of competent jurisdiction shall in no way affect any of the other covenants which shall remain in full force and effect.

Recorded in O R Book Pages 69-76 Recorded in OR Book 596

Public Records of Charlotte County, Florida Book 608 thru 610 inclusive of

Charlotte County, Florida

Burnt Store Isles Association, Inc.
 P.O. Box 510956
 Punta Gorda, FL  33951-0956
Copyright 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Burnt Store Isles Association, All Rights Reserved