In developing the standardization of church signs, Hot Springs Village Homeowners’ Association Director of Utilities Jason Temple presented some examples of signs to the POA Architectural Review Committee last Thursday.
Temple said church signs have been allowed since the founding of the village, but have not been standardized.
Village developer John Cooper even donated land to churches.
Key factors for signs: Make lettering large enough to be read by motorists and the location by POA staff.
“If we’re going to do signs, let’s make them big enough,” Temple said, showing some examples of signs for Presbyterian Kirk in the pines. “They waited for this to come to pass,” he said of Presbyterian Kirk.
Temple is also working with Woodlands Presbyterian Church for the signs.
“We’re trying to go to a 3-inch letter,” he said, which follows the size recommended by the Federal Department of Transport for slower speeds. “It’s dictated by how fast the car goes. If we want to put a sign there, it has to work. The size is needed to get the text size for this to work.
The churches would pay for the materials, installing the sign. “There are a lot of signs out there that are in the wrong place,” he said. Signs must be outside the 30 foot triangle of an intersection.
Businesses can have a sign in the right-of-way at their location, if approved by the CCA.
“This is great for people who love churches, but what about people who don’t like churches? Asked a member.
Committee chair Jan Rowe said churches typically hold community events, including club meetings. “It’s more of a community thing,” she said.
“We’re not doing anything new,” Temple added, saying it will be preparing material for standardizing the panels. “That would normalize it and ensure it’s the same for everyone,” Temple said.
“Except for companies: they are not allowed to do this,” said Tucker Omohundro.
“I like the idea of standardizing, and I’m in no rush,” Temple said.
“I just wonder how many people don’t know where the churches are,” Omohundro said.
Later, Compliance Officer Charlie Brown said “to remember that HSV is a gated community,” and people who get permission to enter the village to attend a church should know where it is. the church.
An ACC member said that until recently he had no idea that there was a church behind the Ponce de Leon Center. Woodlands Presbyterian is this church.
Also, several members of the public addressed the members.
Thomas Gayle Smith said he understood he had obtained a waiver for a veranda cover for a swimming pool he hopes to build at his home. The standard 20 foot golf course setback exists because it is next to the DeSoto driving range.
The cover would reduce the risk of finicky golf balls and it will remove an existing chain link fence. Smith said he requested the removal of a dead tree on the course three times, but then fell and damaged his fence.
Smith said POA staff subsequently verified the fence was properly installed in 1987, but said it would be removed if the permit was approved. Members said they remembered approving a waiver at a recent meeting.
Then, the entrepreneur Jason Curtis presented a proposal for 10 Meseta Place, for a client who wants a roof partly on a terrace.
Members said they generally agreed that the request was feasible. Curtis was asked to provide an elevation drawing with the permit application.
Additionally, Joe Fisher is hoping to buy 8 acres of reserved land from Cooper Communities Inc. near Balboa Gate to build a car-like house. He had been told previously that he could build a driveway on a nearby public road. “I would rather be in the Village,” he told ACC. The HSV developer owns the right to add land to the village.
The frame house would have a large garage on the ground floor, with most of the living space on the second level. In addition, he plans to build it away from roads, so that passers-by can only see the upper level.
Members agreed his plans seemed achievable.
• 1 Alarcon Lane, additional room
• 43 Delgado Way, bridge
• 18 Baeza Way, bridge
• 17 Coronado Lane, bridge
• 11 Verda Lane, landscaping
• 56 Panorama Drive, terrace
• 26 Maravila Way, hangar
• 77 Canaria Way, platform (plans must be modified for a 7.5 foot setback, and must have the agreement of Cooper Community Inc. for the location of the easement
• 78 Hartura Way, addition (awaiting investigation and review by permitting and inspection staff)
Brown discussed Renaissance Homes’ “very preliminary” plans for commercial development on approximately 59 acres of TCC reserve land outside the East Gate. Brown said Renaissance wants to make sure the potential project is aesthetic. If the plans come to fruition, CCA will review the request.
Additionally, Brown instructed all members to walk past a courtyard with a significant number of items in the courtyard, including statues and other art. He wants advice on whether the art of the court is within an acceptable level.
• 43 Costa del Lago, Castleberry Construction
• 4 Place Solares, Jay Allen Ltd.
• 21 Captura Circle, Renaissance Houses
• 4 Paraiso Lane, Holliman Homes