General Rules

All construction MUST BE APPROVED by the Architectural Committee (Please visit THIS PAGE):

This includes adding fences, storage sheds, concrete slabs, exterior remodels, etc. Recorded Covenants, Article VII, Section 3 – Architectural Control: 

No buildings, construction, landscaping, parking, fence, wall or other improvements shall be placed, constructed, erected, repaired, restored, reconstructed, altered, remodeled, added to or maintained on any lot or area until building and site plans and specifications, and such other information as the Committee may, reasonably require, (including, without being limited to building exterior elevations, colors and materials,) have been submitted to and approved by a majority of the Architectural Control Committee.

No Vacation Rentals, like Airbnb & Vrbo:

Residential Units: means residents and/or tenants who realize they are responsible for upholding the Discovery Vista HOA Covenants.

Any use that regularly causes a property to be occupied by temporary guests who would not consider the property to be their “permanent physical or mailing address” will be considered Commercial Use, thus violating Article VIII, Section 1 of the HOA Covenants.

Street Parking Recreational Vehicles, no more than 5 consecutive days up to 3 times a year:

Recorded Covenants, Article I, Section 8 – Definitions: “Recreational Vehicle”.

shall mean and refer to a vehicle designed for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation and vacation use.

Recorded Covenants, Article VIII, Section 5-Recreational Equipment.

All recreational vehicles, boats, and all other recreational equipment and the like shall only be parked on the lot in compliance with the applicable zoning code, but subject, nevertheless, to the limitations of Section 3 above. In no event shall such equipment be parked on roads in excess of a total of 15 days per year. In excess of the 15 days, such equipment and vehicles must be enclosed in garage or otherwise screened areas. Screening design must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee.

City of Livingston Ordinance, Sec. 9-237. – Storage on streets—trailers, motor homes, etc.

It shall be a civil offense for any owner or person in possession of a trailer or trailer house or motor home to store or leave the same upon any street of the City for more than five (5) consecutive days. The minimum civil penalty under this subsection shall be Twenty Dollars ($20.00).

To see a list of acceptable alternatives for parking/storing recreational vehicles and/or trailers, please visit the ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE page.

Please Control Your Excessively Barking Dogs:

Recorded Covenants, Article VIII, Section 2 – Animals.

Dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept in reasonable numbers provided they are confined to the lot of their owner except when on a leash. Household pets may not be kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purposes. Pets cannot be allowed to become a nuisance or annoyance to neighboring property owners nor can they be allowed to wander at large or bark uncontrolled.

City of Livingston Ordinance, Sec. 4-6. – Barking dogs as nuisances.

A. It is unlawful for any owner, possessor or keeper of any dog to permit or allow such dog to persistently or continually bark, howl or yelp. No summons and complaint shall be issued for any violation of this Section unless there are at least two (2) or more complaining witnesses from separate households who have signed such complaint. In appropriate cases, any Animal Control Officer or Police Officer who has personally investigated the complaint of a single complainant, and observed the problem behavior of the dog with regard to its loud and persistent or habitual barking, howling or yelping, may be the second complaining witness.

B. Any dog which has been allowed or permitted to persistently and chronically violate this Section, as demonstrated by three (3) or more convictions for violating this Section, and the receipt of subsequent complaints from more than one (1) household, is declared to be a public nuisance and may be abated after due notice and opportunity for hearing.

Please do not leave trash containers on the streets:

Recorded Covenants, Article V, Section 1- Refuse Disposal.

All waste shall be kept in sanitary containers and out of site of the street except on garbage pick-up day.

City of Livingston Ordinance, Sec. 12-4. – Refuse—placement for curb collection.

Curbside containers shall not be placed for collection before six (6) p.m. on the day preceding the day of collection, and after the containers are emptied they shall be removed from the curbline on the day of collection.

On 10/14/2019 a permanent variance was granted by the Board granting 2601, 2603, 2605, 2607, 2609, 2611, 2613, 2615, 2617, 2619, 2621, 2623, 2625 and 2627 Meriwether Drive South the ability to leave ONE garbage can on their driveway.  Please see Variance HERE