The purpose of this policy is to ensure the security of Cascade River Park is not compromised by lots which have driveway access from outside the Park boundaries and unobstructed access to the Park road system across that same or a neighboring property.
External driveways-authorized: Those driveways which connect a property within the boundaries of Cascade River Community Club with non-Cascade River Park roads or rights of way are permitted as per existing law, rule, ordinance or other covenant as may be required with the owner or operator of that right of way. For example, parcels which abut Cascade River Road would require permission from Skagit County in order to install a new driveway accessing a property from that road.
NOTE: Existing driveways as noted above may not actually be authorized, and may be subject to orders to change, remove, close, or otherwise alter their access to non-CRCC roads. Owners are advised to check with the owner or operator of said right of way.
Internal driveways-authorized: Those driveways which are authorized under CRCC policy 4435 are approved, so long as the parcel(s) do not at any point have unobstructed access to rights of way outside the Park boundaries.
Driveways-not authorized: Those constructed without approval from the appropriate entity, whether CRCC or otherwise. Those driveways or thoroughfares which permit access from a parcel onto the CRCC right of way in any manner, whether such driveway or thoroughfare on the parcel is a formal development or otherwise, if such parcel also has access to a right of way outside the Park.
Exceptions: Parcels which have access to CRCC rights of way and external rights of way via the same or a neighboring parcel may have a fence or gate installed which meets such specification as may be made by the Park to ensure security of the Park.
For parcels currently in violation at the time of adoption of this policy, owners shall be notified by registered mail of this policy, and owners requested to comply with this policy within 60-days.
The Park may assist the owner to a minimal degree in mitigating this condition.
For owners who refuse or fail to address the condition, the Park may assess a penalty in the amount of $50 per month starting on the 61st day the property remains noncompliant. When the penalty reaches $200, a lien may be placed upon the parcel(s), and if the penalty reaches $400, foreclosure action may commence. Owners who remedy the violation prior to lien or foreclosure may have any accumulated penalties forgiven upon request to the Board of Directors, and Board approval of said request. B. For parcels which are found at a future point in time to be in violation of this policy, owners shall be notified by registered mail of this condition, and given 30-days to comply with this policy.
NOTE: The Park is not to assist in mitigating this condition other than consulting in an informal capacity.
Adopted: December 9, 2017
EFFECTIVE DATE January 1, 2018