HOMEOWNER GUIDELINES


OUT STRUCTURES IN A RESIDENT'S YARD

EACH FILING WITHIN SHERWOOD FOREST HAS DEED RESTRICTIONS, THAT WERE ESTABLISHED WHEN CONSTRUCTION OF THE SUBDIVISION WAS BEGUN. OVER TIME, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF OUTSIDE STRUCTURES ON ALMOST EVERY PROPERTY IS TAKING PLACE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT IS TO SPECIFY CERTAIN TYPES OF OUT STRUCTURE CATEGORIES THAT MAY BE BUILT OR PURCHASED, IN UNIFORMITY, TO ADD VALUE TO A RESIDENT'S PROPERTY AND MAINTAIN HARMONY WITH THE SURROUNDING HOMES.

GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY THE SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION:
    1. GREENHOUSE
    • THE PROPER SETBACKS FROM PROPERTY LINES WITHIN THE DEED RESTRICTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED
    • PLANS DRAWN UP MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE FOR APPROVAL
    • THE SIZE OF THE STRUCTURE MUST NOT BE LARGER THAN 10 X 12 (120 SQUARE FEET), WITH THE HIGHEST POINT NOT TO EXCEED 8 FEET AT THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE ROOF
    • THE ROOF MUST BE CLEAR FIBERGLASS SHEETING INSTALLED PROPERLY
    • THE ENTRANCE DOOR MUST BE OF NORMAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
    • THE SIDES OF THE STRUCTURE MUST BE CONSTRUCTED OF HARDY BOARD, CEDAR PLANK OR TREATED WOOD, TWO FEET UP FROM THE GROUND WITH THE REMAINING ENCLOSURE MATERIAL BEING OF CLEAR FIBERGLASS SHEETING
    • THE STRUCTURE SHOULD BE ON A CONCRETE SLAB OR LEVELED ON CONCRETE BLOCKS, NOT MORE THAN 6 INCHES IN HEIGHT
    • PAINTED SURFACES SHOULD BE THE SAME COLOR AS THE PRIMARY RESIDENCE
    • BUILDING MUST BE IN THE REAR YARD ONLY AND NOT VISIBLE FROM THE STREET
    • IF ELECTRICTY IS RUN TO THE STRUCTURE, (REGARDLESS OF SIZE), A PERMIT IS NEEDED FROM THE CITY PARISH
    2. ACCESSARY BUILDING/STORAGE SHED
    • THE PROPER SETBACKS FROM PROPERTY LINES WITHIN THE DEED RESTRICTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED
    • PLANS DRAWN UP MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE FOR APPOVAL
    • THE SIZE OF THE STRUCTURE MUST NOT BE ANY LARGER THAN 10 X 12 (120 SQUARE FEET) WITH THE HIGHEST POINT NOT TO EXCEED 8 FEET AT THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE ROOF
    • THE ROOF MUST BE OF SHINGLES AND THE SAME TYPE AND COLOR AS THE MAIN RESIDENCE
    • THE ENTRANCE MUST BE A NORMAL WORKING DOOR OF A SINGLE OR DOUBLE NATURE
    • THE MATERIALS THAT ENCLOSE THE STRUCTURE MUST BE MADE OF HARDY BOARD, BRICK, OSB PLYWOOD, CEDAR PLANK, TREATED WOOD, OR BOARD AND BATTEN.  IF THE OUTSIDE OF THE STRUCTURE IS WOOD, IT MUST BE PAINTED TO MATCH THE RESIDENCE  WOOD TRIM
    •  THE FOUNDATION MUST BE A CONCRETE SLAB, OR CONCRETE BLOCKS 6 INCHES HIGH OR ON MOVABLE SKIDS NOT TO EXCEED 6 INCHES IN HEIGHT
    • THE ROOF LINE MUST BE OF SINGLE GABEL TYPE.  NOTHING GIVING THE APPEARANCE OF A BARN IS ALLOWED, (GAMBREL ROOF)
    • PROPERTY SET BACKS MUST COMPLY WITH DEED RESTRICTION
    • BUILDING MUST BE IN THE REAR YARD ONLY AND NOT VISIBLE FROM THE STREET
    • NO METAL MATERIAL, THAT CAN RUST, IS ACCEPTABLE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING
    • IF ANY ELECTRICITY IS RUN TO THE STRUCTURE, (REGARDLESS OF SIZE), A PERMIT FROM THE CITY PARISH IS NEEDED BEFORE CONSTRUCTION CAN BEGIN
    NOTE:
    • VIOLATIONS OF ANY OF THE ABOVE GUIDELINES CAN RESULT IN LEGAL ACTION TAKEN BY THE SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION ATTORNEY, TO HAVE THE BUILDING REMOVED

GUIDE TO INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANELS

BASED ON LOUISIANA LAW WHICH GIVES THE HOMEOWNER SPECIFIC GUIDANCE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A SOLAR COLLECTER SYSTEM, THE SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION, USING THIS LAW AS GUIDANCE, HAS ESTABLISHED GUIDELINES TO FACILITE THE INSTALLATION OF SOLAR COLLECTORS.

WHAT IS DEFINED AS REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS?

THE SHERWOOD CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION MAY ESTABLISH REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS CONCERNING THE SIZE, LOCATION, AND MANNER OF PLACEMENT OF SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTION DEVICES. THE ASSOCIATION MAY USE THE FOLLOWING RULES, ALONG WITH DEED RESTRICTIONS, TO MAINTAIN HARMONY WITHIN THE SUBDIVISION.

    • THE COLOR OF THE FRAME
    • NUMBER OF PANELS INSTALLED
    • OUTPUT OF SYSTEM MUST NOT BE GREATER THAN 400 AMPS
    • SYSTEM MUST BE ON THE ROOF
    • SYSTEM CANNOT BE VISABLE FROM THE FRONT OF THE HOME
    • SYSTEM MUST BE OF FIXED NATURE ON THE ROOF
SOLAR PERMIT INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE EAST BATON ROUGE CITY PARISH    PERMIT OFFICE:
    • A BUILDING PERMIT FROM EAST BATON ROUGE CITY PARISH IS REQUIRED FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SOLAR EQUIPMENT
    • SUBMIT A COMPLETED PLAN REVIEW APPLICATION, ALONG WITH THE RESIDENTIAL PLAN REVIEW FEE OF $60.00 TO THE CITY PARISH
    • SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION FROM THE MANUFACTURER INDICATING THE SYSTEM WILL WITHSTAND 105 MPH WINDS
    • SUBMIT A PLOT PLAN OF PROPERTY THAT SHOWS THE LOCATION OF THE SOLAR PANELS
    • SUBMIT AN ELECTRICAL PLAN SHOWING HOW THE SOLAR SYSTEM IS WIRED AND CONNECTED TO THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    • SUBMIT A COPY OF THE MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE SOLAR PANEL
    • SUBMIT A PLUMBING PLAN FOR SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEMS
    • SUBMIT A DESIGN SUPERVISION STATEMENT
    • SOLAR PERMITS REQUIRE A LOUISIANA LICENSED ELECTRICAL AND SOLAR CONTRACTOR

Architectural Review Committee permission is necessary.

REVIEWS FROM THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (ARCs) OF HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION ARE GENERAL, AND USES GUIDELINES THAT ANY NEW INSTALLATION MUST SHOW "HARMONY OF EXTERNAL DESIGN AND LOCATION IN RELATION TO THE SURROUNDING STRUCTURES AND TOPOGRAPHY". IF AN (ARC) HAS A CERTAIN SET OF CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS, A HOMEOWNER SHOULD MAKE SURE THESE ARE FOLLOWED.

HOME OWNER ASSOCIATION'S CAN STILL ENFORCE WHERE TO PUT YOUR PANELS, OR HOW TO INSTALL THEM. THE PLACEMENT OF GROUND MOUNTED PANELS ARE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

NOTE:

  • CITY PARISH DOES NOT ENFORCE PRIVATE SUBDIVISION RESTRICTIONS.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR PLOT PLAN TO THE SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE FOR APPROVAL PRIOR TO OBTAINING A PERMIT.  PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE AT 225-272-2372 OR 225-273-2930 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS PODS

FOR ANY HOMEOWNER THAT WISHES TO REMODEL THEIR RESIDENCE AND IN DOING SO REQUIRES THE REMOVAL OF ITEMS FROM THE HOME TO ACCOMPLISH THIS TASK, THE USE OF TEMPORARY STORAGE UNITS PLACED IN THE DRIVEWAY IS ALLOWED.

PLEASE REFER TO THE EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE (UDC)    LISTED BELOW:

CHAPTER 9

     SECTION 9.4

    “PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS” ARE PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS:

     SECTION 9.401

    PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS MAY ONLY BE PLACED IN THE FRONT YARD IN A RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT UP TO THREE (3) TIMES PER YEAR FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED FIFTEEN (15) DAYS, PROVIDED THAT AT LEAST SEVEN (7) DAYS HAVE LAPSED SINCE THE LAST FIFTEEN (15) DAY PERIOD DURING WHICH A PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER WAS LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY.

     SECTION 9.402

    PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS MAY BE PLACED IN A RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR UP TO THIRTY (30) DAYS, PROVIDED THAT ALL BUILDING SETBACK REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.

     SECTION 9.403

    THE BUILDING OFFICIAL, (MR. RANDY FRENCH @ 389-3205), MAY PERMIT THE PLACEMENT OF A PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER IN A RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR MORE THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS, SUBJECT TO BUILDING SETBACK REQUIREMENTS, PROVIDED THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER/CONTRACTOR HAS A VALID BUILDING PERMIT OR HAD DEMONSTRATED THAT EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES EXIST OR BUILDING SETBACKS TO JUSTIFY THE EXTENSION. EXTENUATION CIRCUMSTANCES, SHALL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, DISASTER SUCH AS HURRICANE, FIRE OR FLOOD.

     SECTION 9.404

    SIGNS ON ANY PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER SHALL NOT EXCEED TWO (2) IN NUMBER NOT MORE THAN SIX (6) SQUARE FEET EACH, NOT TO EXCEED ONE (1) PER SIDE. IN THE EVENT THAT AN EXTENSION OF THE THIRTY (30) DAY TIME LIMIT FOR PLACEMENT OF A PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER IN A RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT IS GRANTED BY THE BUILDING OFFICIAL, ALL SIGNS MUST BE REMOVED OR OBSCURED.

     SECTION 9.405

    ALL PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS MUST INCLUDE A “PLACARD” NOT TO EXCEED ONE (1) SQUARE FOOT IN AREA WHICH IS CLEARLY VISIBLE FROM THE RIGHT OF WAY WHICH INCLUDES THE CONTAINER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, DATE OF ITS PLACEMENT ON THE PROPERTY, DATE THAT REMOVAL WILL BE REQUIRED AND LOCAL TELEPHONE NUMBER.

PLEASE CONTACT A SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER PRIOR TO OBTAINING A STORAGE UNIT OR FOR THE PROPER INTERPRETATION OF THE ABOVE UDC REQUIREMENTS.

DEALING WITH ANNOYING DOGS OR OTHER ANIMALS

    ISSUES:
    • CONTINUOUS BARKING BY DOGS DAY AND NIGHT
    • MISTREATMENT OF ANIMALS BY THE OWNER
    • LOOSE OR WANDERING ANIMALS
    PROPER PROCEDURES TO TAKE, AS DIRECTED BY THE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICE:
    • FOR CONTINUOUS BARKING DOGS, ANIMAL CONTROL STATES THESE ARE THE STEPS TO FOLLOW:
    • 1. THE COMPLAINING PARTY MUST WRITE A LETTER TO ANIMAL CONTROL GIVING THEIR NAME AND ADDRESS, ALONG WITH THE ADDRESS OF THE HOMEOWNER WHERE THE ANIMAL RESIDES.
      2. ANIMAL CONTROL WILL SEND OUT AN OFFICER TO YOUR ADDRESS ALERTING YOU THEY HAVE RECEIVED THE COMPLAINT AND GIVE YOU A LOG TO RECORD THE DATES AND TIMES ADDITIONAL INFRACTIONS ARE TAKING PLACE.
      3. ANIMAL CONTROL WILL ALSO VISIT THE HOME WHERE THE DOG RESIDES AND CAUTION THE HOMEOWNER AS TO THE COMPLAINT AND GIVE HIM A SPECIFIC TIME FRAME TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM.
      4. IF AFTER RECEIVING THE LOG, THE ISSUE CONTINUES FOR A SET NUMBER OF DAYS, THE PERSON MAKING THE COMPLAINT NEEDS TO NOTIFY ANIMAL CONTROL THAT NOTHING HAS BEEN CORRECTED SINCE THE FIRST NOTIFICATION AND THE CONTROL OFFICER WILL INSTITUTE FURTHER ACTION TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. NO ADDITIONAL CORRESPONDENCE IS NEEDED BY THE COMPLAINING PARTY.
      5. FOR MISTREATMENT OF ANIMALS OR LOOSE OR WANDERING ANIMALS, CALL ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTLY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
ANIMAL CONTROL
2680 PROGRESS ROAD
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 70807
(225) 774-7700

NOTE:
IF AFTER THE HOMEOWNER HAS FOLLOWED THE ABOVE STEPS TO CORRECT THE ISSUE WITH ANIMAL CONTROL AND HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL, CONTACT THE SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION FOR GUIDANCE AND HELP.

GARAGE SALES

CHAPTER 9
SEC. 9:101
LETTER F

    THE REQUIREMENTS:
    • PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL SALES COMMONLY KNOWN AS GARAGE SALES OR YARD SALES, AS LONG AS THE SALE TAKES PLACE AT A RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS NOT ZONED FOR BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND AS LONG AS THE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS WHERE THE YARD OR GARAGE SALE IS TAKING PLACE IS NOT USED FOR SUCH SALE MORE THAN THREE (3) CALENDAR DAYS IN ONE (1) YEAR.
    • GARAGE SALE, RUMMAGE SALE, YARD SALE, ESTATE SALE, OR SIGNS OF SIMILAR ACTIVITIES SHALL NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT PER EVENT OR FUNCTION AND SHALL COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING:
      • SIGNS SHALL BE PLACED OUT AFTER 5:00 P.M. ON THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO A WEEK-END SALE, AND REMOVED BY 6:00 P.M. ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY.

THIS VIOLATION OF THE CITY PARISH (UDC) UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE WILL BE REPORTED WHEN A, BOARD MEMBER OR RESIDENT, REGISTERS A COMPLAINT WITH AND ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION OR BY RECORDING OF THE COMPLAINT WITH THE CITY PARISH 311 PHONE LINE.

PLEASE NOTIFY THE SHERWOOD FOREST PRESIDENT OF SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS AT 225-272-2372 OR THE VICE PRESIDENT AT 225-273-2930.

BLOWING GRASS CLIPPINGS INTO THE STREET /GUTTER

BATON ROUGE HAS SEVERAL ORDINANCES PROHIBITING THIS BEHAVIOR

TITLE 12 (NUISANCES), SECTION 401 OF THE BATON ROUGE CODE OF ORDINANCES PROVIDES THAT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS IT IS A NUISANCE TO “IMPEDE OR OBSTRUCT THE PASSAGE FLOW OF WATER OF ANY STREET, GUTTER, DITCH OR DRAIN ON ANY PROPERTY EITHER OWNED BY THE CITY OR THE PARISH OR ON ANY SERVITUDE OR RIGHT-OF-WAY OF WHATEVER NATURE UNDER THE POSESSION OR CONTROL OF THE CITY OR PARISH” OR TO “ALLOW ANY MATERIALS TO REMAIN IN ANY PUBLIC STREET, GUTTER, DITCH OR DRAIN ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY WHERE SUCH PERSON RESIDES WHETHER THE MATERIAL BE LEAVES, BRANCHES OR OTHER DEBRIS.” VIOLATIONS OF THIS SECTION ARE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF $100.00 PER OCCURANCE.

TITLE 6, PUBLIC HEALTH-ANTI-LITTER REGULATIONS THAT IT IS FORBIDDEN TO THROW, SWEEP OR DEPOSIT LITTER, INCLUDING YARD CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES, INTO ANY GUTTER, STREET, SIDEWALK, OR PUBLIC PLACE IN THE CITY PARISH EXCEPT IF THE LITTER IS IN RECEPTACLES TO PREVENT SCATTERING. VIOLATIONS OF ANY OF THE LITTER REGULATIONS ARE PUNISHABLE BY A SLIDING SCALE OF FINES AND/OR GARBAGE COLLECTION, RANGING FROM A $100.00 TO $400.00 FINE OR 16 TO 40 HOURS OF COLLECTION FOR A FIRST OFFENSE; $300.00 TO $500.00 FINE OR 40 TO 120 HOURS OF COLLECTION FOR A SECOND OFFENSE, AND $400.00 TO $500.00 FINE AND 120 TO 200 HOURS OF GARBAGE COLLECTION FOR A THIRD OFFENSE.

FINALLY, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS, BATON ROUGE CODE OF ORDINANCES TITLE 6, PUBLIC HEALTH-COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE AND OTHER WASTE MATTER, PROVIDES THAT “IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL AND A VIOLATION OF THIS PART, FOR ANY PERSON TO SCATTER, THROW, DEPOSIT, DROP, ALLOW, OR TO PERMIT OR ALLOW TO BE SCATTERED, SPILLED, THROWN DEPOSITED OR DROPPED, ANY GARBAGE, TRASH AND OTHER WASTE MATERIAL, DEAD ANIMALS OR FOWLS, INDUSTRIAL WASTE OR REFUSE FROM ERECTION, REPAIRING OR REMODELING BUILDINGS, OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCES WHICH MAY BE UNSIGHTLY, OFFENSIVE TO SMELL OR INJURIOUS TO HEALTH IN ANY PRIVATE YARD, LOT, ROOM OR BUILDING, OR ON ANY SIDEWALK, STREET, ALLEY, WHARF, LEVEE, PUBLIC PARKWAY, PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY, OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC PLACE, OR IN ANY GUTTER OR DRAIN WITHIN THE PARISH, OTHER THAN IN THE TYPE OF CONTAINER, IN THE MANNER, AND AT THE PLACES SPECIFIED IN (SECTIONS 6:406 OR 6:381 AND 382, WHICH SPECIFY GARBAGE RECEPTACLE TYPES AND SIZES).” (CODE OF ORDINANCES SECTIONS 6:376/CITY, 6:402/PARISH) VIOLATIONS ARE PUNISHABLE AS A MISDEMEANOR, WITH A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN $500.00, IMPRISONMENT OF NOT MORE THAN 180 DAYS, OR BOTH. (CODE OF ORDINANCES SECTIONS 6.395/CITY, 6:420/PARISH).

ILLEGAL SIGNAGE

THIS INFORMATION IS TO REMIND RESIDENTS THAT ANY SIGNAGE PLACED IN THE RITE OF WAY OR IN THE NUTRAL GROUND OF SHERWOOD FOREST BLVD. OR ON GOODWOOD BLVD. IS ILLEGAL SIGNS OF THIS TYPE, BUSINESS, LOST AND FOUND, OR GARAGE SALES, ARE CLASSIFIED AS LITTER AND WILL BE REMOVED.

EXCEPTION TO THE RULE

GARAGE SALE, RUMMAGE SALE, YARD SALE, ESTATE SALE, OR SIGNS OF SIMILAR ACTIVITIES SHALL NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT PER EVENT OR FUNCTION AND SHALL COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • SIGNS SHALL BE PLACED OUT AFTER 5:00 P.M. ON THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO A WEEK-END SALE, AND REMOVED BY 6:00 P.M. ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY.

RESIDENTS NEED TO REFER TO THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE (UDC) FOR THE SPECIFIC RULING REGARDING SIGNAGE:

SEC. 13:63. - ILLEGAL SIGNS

    1. NO PERSON SHALL PLACE A SIGN WITHIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY OR ON PUBLIC PROPERTY WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION FROM THE CITY-PARISH. A PERSON MAY ONLY BE PROSECUTED FOR VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION IF A POLICE OFFICER OF DEPUTY SHERIFF OBSERVES THE VIOLATION BEING COMMITTED.
    2. WHOEVER VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE FINED NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) OR MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) OR IMPRISONED FOR NOT MORE THAN SIX (6) MONTHS, OR BOTH.

IT IS EXTREAMLY IMPORTANT THAT THE HOMEOWNERS OBSERVE THIS CODE IN ORDER MAINTAIN THE BEAUTY OF OUR SUBDIVISION. THE SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION WILL ENFORCE THIS ORDIANCE TO ITS FULLEST EXTENT.

CARPORT CLUTTER

ANY RESIDENT OBSERVING A LARGE AMOUNT OF CLUTTER BEING COLLECTED UNDER A HOMEOWNER’S CARPORT MUST USE THE FOLLOWING GUIDE LINES BASED ON THE CITY PARISH UNIFORM CODE OF DEVELOPMENT (UDC) CHAPTER 4 SECTION 6:411.1.

ASK THESE QUESTIONS:

    · WHAT DO THE ITEMS APPEAR TO BE?
    · IS THERE A POSSIBILITY RENOVATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE?
    · ARE THE ITEMS GROWING IN VOLUME AS A COLLECTION?

    1. IF THE PERSON OBSERVING THE ISSUE DETERMINES IT IS CLUTTER, REPORT THE ADDRESS TO 311 AND THEY WILL HAVE AN INSPECTOR VISIT THE ADDRESS IN QUESTION TO MAKE A DETERMINATION IF IT IS IN VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE UDC PARAMETERS.
    2. IF THE ITEMS DO NOT APPEAR TO BE ‘CLUTTER’, CONTINUE TO OBSERVE OVER A TWO WEEK PERIOD OF TIME, CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITY THAT RENOVATIONS MAY BE TAKING PLACE.
    3. IF THERE IS NO NOTICABLE CHANGE, NOTIFY 311 AND REPORT THE ISSUE. BE SURE YOU OBTAIN A REFERENCE NUMBER IN ORDER TO FOLLOW UP ON THE COMPLAINT.
    4. IF THE CITY DETERMINES THERE IS NOT AN ISSUE OF CONCERN, NOTIFY THE SHERWOOD FOREST CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION FOR ASSISTANCE IN RESOLVING THE ISSUE.

UDC CODE REFERENCING CARPORT CLUTTER:
SEC. 6:411.1. - VIOLATIONS OF PART

    (A) ALL GARBAGE AND TRASH, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 6:401, AS WELL AS ALL LITTER, REFUSE, RUBBISH, APPLIANCES, JUNK VEHICLES, CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING MATERIALS, LIMBS, TREES OR OTHER DISCARDED MATERIALS OR DEBRIS SHALL BE ACCUMULATED, COLLECTED AND DISPOSED OF AS PROVIDED IN THIS PART. THE ACCUMULATION, COLLECTION OR HANDLING OF ANY OF THE ABOVE IN ANY MANNER OR FORM OTHER THAN IS DECLARED TO BE LAWFUL BY THIS PART, SHALL CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION HEREOF.
    (B) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCUMULATION OF GARBAGE OR TRASH, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 6:401, OR LITTER, REFUSE, RUBBISH, APPLIANCES, JUNK VEHICLES, CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING MATERIALS, LIMBS, TREES OR OTHER DISCARDED MATERIALS OR DEBRIS ON ANY PREMISES OR PROPERTY IS HEREBY DECLARED TO BE A NUISANCE AND IS PROHIBITED. THE TERM "UNAUTHORIZED ACCUMULATION" SHALL MEAN THE ACCUMULATION, SCATTERING, SPILLING OR OTHER HANDLING OF GARBAGE OR TRASH, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 6:401, OR LITTER, REFUSE, RUBBISH, APPLIANCES, JUNK VEHICLES, CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING MATERIALS, LIMBS, TREES OR OTHER DISCARDED MATERIALS OR DEBRIS ON PREMISES OR PROPERTY IN A MANNER AND UNDER CONDITIONS CONTRARY AND IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART.
    (C) IF A CORPORATION IS THE OWNER OR OCCUPANT, THE PRESIDENT OF THE CORPORATION MAY BE PROSECUTED FOR THE VIOLATION.
    (D) IF A PARTNERSHIP, FIRM, OR ASSOCIATION OF PERSONS IS THE OWNER OR OCCUPANT, ANY OR ALL MEMBERS OF THE PARTNERSHIP, FIRM, OR ASSOCIATION OF PERSONS MAY BE PROSECUTED FOR THE VIOLATION.
    (E) SHOULD THE CITY AND PARISH ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE, TRASH, BULKY WASTE AND LITTER, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THAT CONTRACT SHALL TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DEFINITIONS OF ALL ITEMS OF THE CONTRACT.
    (F) WHERE A PERSON IS CONSTRUCTING OR RENOVATING A SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE, THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 8A:105.A SHALL SUPERSEDE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART TO THE EXTENT THAT SAID PROVISIONS CONFLICT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART. SPECIFICALLY, THE ACCUMULATION OF TRASH, DEBRIS, AND/OR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AT THE CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION-SITE SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART, TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH IS ALLOWED BY THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 8A:105.A
    (G) ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES THIS SECTION SHALL PAY A PENALTY OF ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($125.00) FOR A FIRST VIOLATION; A PENALTY OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) FOR A SECOND VIOLATION WITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD; AND A PENALTY OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) FOR A THIRD AND ANY SUBSEQUENT VIOLATIONS WITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD. ENFORCEMENT OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 1, SECTION 609, ET SEQ