Ask the IHCA: July 2020

By July 8, 2020Connections, IHCA
Ask the IHCA

This Month: Tree Swings, Barbecue Grills, Approved Fence Styles

The “Ask the IHCA” monthly column appears in the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) section of Connections almost every month. The primary purpose of the IHCA is to preserve, maintain, enhance, and protect the value of property and amenities in the community in accordance with the governing documents. Here are a few of the most popular questions asked recently using the “Ask the IHCA” web form.

Are kids allowed to hang swings on trees in shared spaces?

Per Exhibit D of the IHCA Use Rules and Restrictions, no resident may add, alter, or remove any trees in the common areas, wetlands, parks, sensitive areas or on private land.

I have a Green Mountain barbecue grill/smoker and was wondering if there are any restrictions on these in our community?

Per the Use Restriction and Rules, decks, patios, and porches are not to be used as storage areas. Permissible items to be displayed or used on balconies, patios, and porches include outdoor furniture, unobtrusive patio lighting (not including holiday string lights), planters (artificial flowers/plants are prohibited), and barbecue grills.

We want to replace our front shrubs that are difficult to keep alive with a nice, appropriate, and tasteful fence. With the style of our home, we would love to do a low, white picket fence or something similar to our neighbors. The shutters on our home are white, so it would be so nice to match those and to match our side fence as well.

Any change to the exterior of your lot must be pre-approved by the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Pre-approved fence styles and colors are listed on the last four pages of the fence ARC application.

The IHCA is happy to receive all of your inquires and are here to help. Submit your question to Ask the IHCA >>

As published in July 2020 Connections >>