(Feb. 13, 2017) WOLF LAUREL, N.C. – The Wolf Laurel Roads Maintenance and Security Homeowner’s Association (WLRMS) Board of Directors approved clarifications of, and adjustments to, the Architectural Review Board’s (ARB) fees for both new construction as well as for post-construction exterior and interior renovations, repairs and improvements at the Board meeting held Dec. 16, 2016.

The ARB undertook an extensive review of the Architectural Guidelines and fees previously adopted and implemented by WLRMS in August 2005, as carried forward into the applicable 2015 By-Laws and Covenants.  Tom Wrenn, ARB Chair, “These ARB Guidelines have been revisited and revised to reflect the current processes important for maintaining and ensuring the aesthetics, integrity and quality of all new and renovation construction in our community and are for the benefit of all property owners.”

The ARB reviewed the past four years of applications and determined that a sliding scale of fees is more equitable than the current fixed fee schedule.  The revised Guidelines make a clear distinction between refundable and nonrefundable fees.  They also clarify two components of the non-refundable fee – Application /Inspection Fee that offsets application review and compliances inspection expenses and Construction Fee to offset road maintenance expenses due to heavy construction equipment and material loads on the roads.

Cover sheets attached to the application forms for new construction and for the various types of post construction renovation provide property owners with a clear, concise explanation of ARB construction requirements and the fees.  The revised ARB Guidelines can be found on the WLRMS website – Wolflaurelroadsandsecrurity.com – under the “Policies” tab.  The appropriate cover sheets and application forms, which include the appropriate fees, can be found under the “Forms” tab or at the WLRMS office.

Property owners, who are planning new construction or post-construction renovations, may pick up the appropriate cover sheets and application forms at the WLRMS office and may contact Tom Wrenn, chair of the ARB, or the ARB administrator, Bob Super, to discuss application requirements or clarification of the application process.

Property owners are reminded that an application must be approved by the ARB before any new construction or post-construction repairs and renovations are begun.

Wolf Laurel RMS Mission Statement

The Wolf Laurel Road Maintenance and Security Homeowner’s Association is responsible for safeguarding and improving the roads, security, safety, infrastructure, neighborhood architectural standards, natural resources and quality of life of its property owners. WLRMS Officers, Board and Committee Members, and Staff, accept this responsibility, and pledge to continue to discharge their duties for the Wolf Laurel community with a robust and renewed commitment to integrity, fiscal responsibility and transparency.