10 September 2016
Harbour Vista HOA
Architectural Committee Charter
Architectural Committee


  • Review architectural improvement plans submitted by homeowners.

  • Approve or deny improvements, stating reasons in writing and submit approvals or denials to the Board of Directors.

  • Research architectural requests from the Board of Directors and submit written reports as requested.

Goals and Objectives

  • Uphold the restrictions set forth in the Harbour Vista HOA governing documents (CC&Rs) for architectural improvements to units within the association.

  • Treat all requests without bias or prejudice.

  • Respond to all requests in a timely manner.

  • Create and maintain a working relationship with the Board of Directors and Management Company to ensure that areas of concern are resolved expeditiously.


  • The committee must report to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis. This report must be in writing and submitted at least seven (7) days prior to the scheduled Board meeting.

  • The committee must keep a written record (minutes) of all meetings and return them along with each Architectural submittal to the Board of Directors. Committee minutes are subject to owner inspection (Civil Code Section 5200).

  • Committee shall render a decision within thirty (30) days from the submittal of the architectural application from a homeowner or a request of the Board of Directors.

  • The committee does not meet unless there is an architectural application submitted from a homeowner or a request by the Board of Directors.

  • Any actions taken by the Architectural Committee may be appealed to the Board of Directors.

Term of Committee

  • Committee members shall serve for a one (1) year term unless otherwise specified.

  • The Board of Directors selects the committee members and the chairperson.

  • Committee members including the chairperson may be removed at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

  • Committee members must be unit owners (CC&Rs, Section 4.01)

Size of Committee

  • The committee shall be comprised of no more than five (5) members nor less than three (3) members.

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