Community Covenants





These Covenants and Deed Restrictions are to be imposed upon conveyance of all property in The Meadows at Pheasant Ridge, Faint Subdivision, Lewisburg, PA.

1. “Buildings” shall include all improvements to the property including driveways. All driveways shall be macadam or concrete surface installed no later than nine (9) months from the completion of construction of the building.

2. Once construction of improvements is started on any lot, the improvements and landscaping must be substantially completed in accordance with the plans and specifications, as approved, within six (6) months from commencement. No residence shall be occupied unless the same has been substantially complete in accordance with its plans and specifications.

3. No structure of a temporary character, trailer, mobile home, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn, or other outbuilding shall be used on any lot or street at any time as a residence, either temporarily or permanently.

4. Each residence shall be professionally designed by a registered Pennsylvania architect or an acceptable national home plan service, and shall contain a minum of 2400 sf of living space. The Grantee will submit two (2) copies of plans and specifications for the residence to the Grantor for written approval. The Grantor will return one set of documents with comments to the Grantee. Grantor’s approval is required before construction may begin.

5. The Grantees, their heirs and assigns and successors shall not build any building or make any alterations or additions or improvements to any building on the described property without having first submitted the plans and specifications including plot plans to the Grantor, and obtaining the Grantor’s approval and consent in writing.

6. No residence in the subdivision will be the same exterior color or architectural style as any other home unless the home is removed by a minimum of 400 ft from a similar residence.

7. Pursel Development Co., Inc., or its designated builder will be the exclusive builder for all residences in this subdivision, and Pursel Development Co., Inc will perform all site development work for the subdivision. The designated builder for all homes and structures at the subdivision known as “The Meadows” (Pheasant Ridge Meadows, Inc., owner) or (The Faint Subdivision will be Conner Construction, Inc. of Lewisburg, PA.

8. The landscaping of each lot shall be professionally designed and submitted to the Grantor for review and approval. Each lot in the subdivision shall be landscaped.

9. Only one (1) single building shall be erected on any lot. The building shall be occupied by one (1) family, used only for residential purposes, and will be in excess of 2400 sf of living space excluding basement and garage. Garages must be attached to the main building and be two-car minimum size.

10. No outbuilding shall be erected on any lot independent of the main building, except an outdoor fireplace, a glass enclosed hothouse for private horticulture, a children’s playhouse, or a swimming pool with related bathhouse.

11. All properties shall be suitably maintained. Building and fences shall be painted as needed for their protection and to avoid signs of wear and deterioration. Lawns shall be suitably mowed and kept free of weeds. All vacant lots held prior to building must be mowed at least three (3) times during the mowing season.

12. Grantor, its successors and assigns, reserve the right to approve or disapprove the erection of fences of any type or description.

13. Neither said premises nor any building now or hereafter placed upon said premised shall be used housing of animals of any kind, except small house pets.

14. No stripped down, or partially dismantled motor vehicle, shall be permiteed to be parked or stored on any lot or street within the subdivision.

15. Parking of any boats, house trailers, trailers of any kind, campers, trucks or motor homes shall not be permitted on any lot or on any street, curb or front yard in the subdivision.

16. No commercial vehicles shall be stored on any street or in any driveway, or in the public right-of-way.

17. Every tank for the storage of fuel installed outside any building in the subdivision shall be buried below the surface of the ground. Every outdoor receptacle for trash or garbage shall be installed underground, screened or so placed and kept as not to be visible from the other lots in the subdivision.

18. All outdoor clotheslines, poles and similar equipment shall be so placed or screened by shrubbery as not to be visible from other lots in the subdivision.

19. The owner must maintain a front yard to the edge of the paved street, although it is a public right-of-way.

20. No noxious, offensive, or illegal activities shall be conducted on any lot or street, nor shall anything be done on any lot of street that shall be or become an unreasonable annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.

21. Any dwelling or outbuilding on any lot which may be destroyed in whole or in part by fire, windstorm, or for any other cause or act of God must be rebuilt or all debris removed and the lot restored to a sightly condition with reasonable promptness, provided, however, that in no event shall such debris remain longer than three (3) months.

22. No radio station or shortwave operators of any kind shall operate any lot residence or street. No exterior television or radio antenna of any kind, or any TV satellite dish shall be constructed or erected on any lot or residence.

23. No more than one (1) non-illuminated “For Sale” sign, “For Rent” sign, or real estate broker’s sign advertising property for sale or rent of a size not greater than sixteen (16”) inches in height and twenty-four (24”) inches long shall be placed on any one property. This restriction shall not apply to the developer.

24. Reasonable variance and adjustments to these Restrictions may be made in order to overcome practical difficulties and prevent unnecessary hardships in the application of the provisions contained herein; provided, however, that such is done in conformity with the intent and purposes hereof and provided also that in every instance such variance or adjustment will not be materially detrimental or injurious to other property or improvements in the subdivision. Such variances may be undertaken only with the approval of the Grantor and the written consent of all property owners within 200ft of the property which shall be the subject of the variance.

25. If any covenants are breached by the owner, his/her assigns tenants or agents, the declarents, or other owners may bring such action as may be necessary to enforce these Covenants and Deed Restrictions, the losing party to pay all costs thereof.

26. Every one of the covenants and deed restrictions is declared to independent of, and severable from the rest of the covenants and deed restrictions. Therefore, if any of the covenants and deed restrictions shall be held to be invalid or to be unenforceable, that holding shall be without effect upon the validity and enforceability of any other one of the covenants and deed restrictions.

27. No individual water supply system shall be permitted on any lot or building site unless such system is located, constructed, and equipped in accordance with the requirements, standards, and recommendations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or local public utilities and health authorities.

28. All plumbing fixtures, dishwashers and toilets shall be connected to the Lewisburg Area Joint Sewer Authority sewage system which will dispose of such waste materials.

29. Lots #51, #52, #53, #58, #59, #60, and #61, being contiguous to the existing pond, shall share the maintenance responsibilities for the pond. The East Buffalo Township Supervisors shall have enforcement powers to ensure adherence to the above-mentioned maintenance responsibility.

30. Lots #5 and #6 shall share the maintenance responsibility of the dry retention pond within their respective property lines. The East Buffalo Township Supervisors shall have enforcement powers to ensure adherence to the above-mentioned maintenance responsibility.

31. No outside burning of any material shall be permitted.

32. The Grantor for the development will be “Pheasant Ridge Meadows, Inc.”

33. Each of the said restriction and conditions herein contained shall continue in full force and effect until June 8, 2028 and shall then terminate and be of no further effect, either legal or equitable upon said property or on the parties hereto, their heirs, successors, devisees, executors, administrators, or assigns.

34. These restrictions, and/or covenants are in no way intended to conflict with any existing authority of the local township, county, or state authorities.