LAKENGREN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BUILDING CODES
L.P.O.A. Building Code & Requirements: 1
1.0 STATE BUILDING CODES 1
2.0 PREBLE COUNTY BUILDING CODES 1
3.0 L.P.O.A. BUILDING COMMITTEE 1
4.0 PLANS & DRAWINGS 3
5.0 PERMITS, FEES, CHARGES 4
6.0 INSPECTIONS 5
7.0 SURVEYING 7
8.0 FOOTERS, FOUNDATIONS, BASEMENTS, AND GARAGES (ATTACHED AND/OR DETACHED) 7
A. FOOTINGS 7
B. FOUNDATION 7
C. EXTERIOR WALL 8
D. INTERIOR PARTITIONS 8
E. FLOOR 8
F. ELECTRICAL 8
G. PLUMBING 8
9.0 ROUGH FRAMING AND OUTER WALLS 9
10.0 ROOF 9
11.0 EXTERIOR FINISH 9
12.0 WINDOWS 9
13.0 PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL 9
14.0 MODULAR HOMES 10
15.0 DOCKS, SHORELINE PROTECTION AND DRAINAGE AREAS 12
16.0 OUTBUILDING, FENCES, SWIMMING POOLS, TV DISH ANTENNAS, SOLAR PANELS 14
& DECK CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES 14
16.1 Outbuilding/Shed 14
16.2 Fences 14
16.3 Swimming Pools 15
16.4 Television Dish Antennas 15
16.5 Solar Panels 15
16.6 Decks 15
17.0 GENERAL PROVISIONS 16
18.0 L.P.O.A. ROAD RESTRICTIONS/MORATORIUM 19
19.0 VARIANCES 19
20.0 UTILITIES 19
INDEX OF REVISIONS TO BUILDING CODES 20
Last Amended: 02/11/08
LAKENGREN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION BUILDING CODES
The Building Codes contained herein have been adopted on behalf of all property owners to enhance
and protect each property owners home, lot or other property, and the common areas of the community
and are amended from time to time by the L.P.O.A.. Board of Trustees. Compliance by all property owners
and their builders is required and will be strictly enforced.
A copy of the current Building Codes is provided to all new members of L.P.O.A., and to each property owner
when applying for a building permit. Additionally, copies are available upon request from the L.P.O.A. office
It is the primary duty and responsibility of each property owner to oversee the activities of his/her contractors,
subcontractors, and all workmen to verify compliance with these Building Codes. Any violation of these codes, whether accidental or intentional, is prima facie evidence which can result in fines and or legal action being taken against the property owner.
The Lakengren Property Owners Association will work with property owners and builders wherever
possible to resolve problems that may arise, provided, such problems will not result in a violation of the
Deed Restrictions and L.P.O.A. Building Codes.
L.P.O.A. Building Code & Requirements
1.0 STATE BUILDING CODES
1.1 All applicable State Building Codes shall be adhered to in all construction at Lakengren
2.0 PREBLE COUNTY BUILDING CODES
2.1 All applicable Preble County Building Codes shall be adhered to in all construction at Lakengren including inspection and permits.
3.0 L.P.O.A. BUILDING COMMITTEE
3.1 The Lakengren Property Owners Association, Inc. (L.P.O.A), through the Board of Trustees shall appoint a Building Committee to perform the following functions:
(a) Review, evaluation, approval or rejection of all proposed building plans.
(b) To periodically inspect building construction for compliance with the L.P.O.A. Building Code and applicable Deed Restrictions
(c) To inform the L.P.O.A. Board of Trustees and/or the Manager or agent of the Manager of any violations of the said codes and restrictions.
3.2 The Building Committee shall consist of a maximum of seven (7) L.P.O.A. members in good
3.3 The Building Committee shall establish a rotating list of three (3) members to examine each set of
plans as required below. The Chairperson is to be one of the three if available. Where approval
of plans requires the signatures of three Committee members, the initial Committee members
assigned to the plans must unanimously approve the plans. Rejection of plans must be resolved by a
majority vote of a quorum of the Building Committee. Time limits for examining plans by
Committee members shall be no more than two weeks. The property owner will be notified if
additional information is required and upon approval of rejection of plans submitted.
3.4 Building plans and all permit applications must have the L.P.O.A. stamp of approval and the required
number of Building Committee members signatures before a permit will be issued and/or construction
3.5 The Committee Chairperson shall be informed of all action(s) taken by the L.P.O.A. Manager, concerning all building and constructions.
3.6 The Building Committee shall report and be directly responsible to the L.P.O.A. Board of Trustees. Mutual cooperation and assistance will be developed with the L.P.O.A. Management.
3.7 Building Plans and permit applications for the follow structures must be approved by and require the
signatures of three (3) Building Committee members:
c. Room Additions
d. Porch, Patio or Deck
e. Swimming Pools
f. Boat Docks, Lifts and Shelters
g. Shoreline Protection
h. Reclamation/Alterations (Permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio State
Environmental Protection Agency are required prior to applying for a L.P.O.A. permit.)
i. Dredging & Silt Removal (Permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio State
Environmenetal Protection Agency are required prior to applying for a L.P.O.A. permit.)
3.8 The following permits only require the signatures of the Building Inspector and one Committee
member, or as indicated, the L.P.O.A. Maintenance Supervisor.
a. Television Dish Antenna in excess of 24 inches in diameter.
d. Driveway culverts, Drainage tiles and Ditch fills. (Requires signature of L.P.O.A.
Maintenance Supervisor and Building Inspector.)
3.9 Requests for building variances and/or to have property lines moved or to split properties will be treated the same as a Building Permit except as follows:
a. No permit fee or deposit is required.
b. At the time the property owner makes the request, the L.P.O.A. office is to notify
the Building Committee and the adjoining property owners within 500 feet of the
of the building site and/or lot of the request and set a date (not less than 30
days nor more than 60 days from the date of the request) when this request will
be presented to the L.P.O.A. Board for their review.
c. After reviewing the request and writing a recommendation to the L.P.O.A. Board
of Trustees by three (3) Building Committee Members, the L.P.O.A.office is to
present the request and Committee’s recommendation to the L.P.O.A. Board
members for their review prior to the date that has been set for its review.
4.0 PLANS & DRAWINGS
4.1 Three (3) copies of plans and drawings shall be drawn to scale and illustrate all dimensions, heights, wall thickness, etc., and must be accurate and complete. Blueprints will be required.
Drawings shall include elevations of all sides, floor plans of all levels and construction details such as footer, trusses and wall sections. Plans for a 400 sq. ft. minimum attached or detached two (2) car garage with one (1) 16 ft. or two (2) 8 ft. overhead doors shall accompany house plans being submitted for approval.
4.2 A plot plan drawn to scale shall be provided. It shall show the placement and dimensions of the proposed structure and any existing structures including overhangs, rakes and any other projections. Also, dimensions of driveway must be shown. Driveway must be a minimum of five (5) feet from the property line. A culvert and driveway permit can be issued prior to the issuance of the Building Permit and Inspection for culvert equals tile size by 20 feet.
4.3 Certification of survey and Statement of Liability must accompany the above.
(a) Living Space--finished living area, exclusive of garage or porch areas, obtained by measuring inside dimensions from one exterior wall to the opposite exterior wall.
(b) Outbuilding--Any wood structure, maximum size of 16' by 16' (including gazebos, potting sheds and playhouses, etc.) having a gambrel or gable roof, integral floor, mounted on skids and used for tool and small equipment storage etc. The structure may be equipped with one or two doors.
(c) Garage--Plans for a 400 sq. ft. minimum attached or detached two (2) car garage must accompany house plans and be built in conjunction with home. Refer to Sections 4.1 & 8.3
(d) Road right-of-way--The side or sides of the road right-of-way is bounded by the property line lot survey stakes adjacent to the road right-of-way. The road right-of- way is 60 ft. wide. The minimum set back for any projection shall be 40 ft. measured from the property line survey stakes adjacent to the road right-of-way.
5.0 PERMITS, FEES, CHARGES
5.1 The owner/member shall obtain a L.P.O.A. building permit in conjunction with the receipt of approved plans. Any permit issued for any project will require the L.P.O.A. stamp of approval
along with three (3) signatures by Building Committee members.
5.2 A permit shall be required for all new or replacement structures erected upon or moved to
5.3 Applicable Permits, fees and deposits for new or replacement construction: Non-transferable
Permit Fee: Deposit
HOUSE (Two Car Garage Required): $500.00 $500.00
(b) ROAD IMPACT FEE: $250.00 (No Refund)
(c) ROAD CUT FOR SEWER BORE $300.00 NO DEPOSIT
(d) GARAGE: $50.00 $250.00
(e) ROOM ADDITIONS: $50.00 $250.00
(f) PORCH, PATIO, OR DECK $15.00 $50.00
(h) RECESSED (in-ground)
SWIMMING POOL: $25.00 $250.00
(i) TELEVISION DISH ANTENNA: $15.00 $100.00
(j) SOLAR PANEL: $15.00 $50.00
(k) DOCKS, BOAT LIFTS & $50.00 $250.00
BOAT DOCK SHELTERS:
(l) SHORELINE PROTECTION: $15.00 $250.00
(m) DRIVEWAY CULVERT/TILE: $15.00 $50.00
(n) OUTBUILDING: $15.00 $50.00
(o) FENCES: $15.00 $50.00
(p) DITCH FILL: $25.00
(q) RECLAMATION/ALTERATION: $100.00 $500.00
(r) DREDGING & SILT REMOVAL: $15.00 Single $500.00 Application
$7.50 Joint Application ea.
(s) DRIVEWAY (Black Top or Cement): No Fee No Fee
Deposit will be refunded when all exterior work on the house, garage, finished grade (seeded and
strawed, without rocks), all right-of-way, easements, driveways, ditches, culverts, and sewer taps
have been satisfactorily completed and inspected and any damage to L.P.O.A. property has been
acceptably repaired. and a Preble County Final has been obtained within the time limits (of
the original permit and/or one time renewal) stated in the permit. Failure to complete
any construction permit within the time stated in the permit will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
5.5 The above permits shall be good for the following time periods commencing on the date the permit
is originally issued:
a) 1 Calendar Year New Home construction
b) 6 Calendar Months Room Additions, House alterations, swimming pools, Garage construction
c) 4 Calendar Months Porch, patio, deck, boat dock shelter, boat dock
d) 3 Calendar Months Shoreline protection, Ditch fill.
e) 2 Calendar Months TV dish, antenna, Fences, Solar Panels, Driveway Culverts, Storage sheds.
f) 6 Calendar Months Dredging, silt removal, Reclamation, Sea Wall construction or repair subject to automatic extension if delayed due to unusual Winter conditions.
5.6 The above permits may be renewed one (1) time, for one-half (1/2) the period of time as shown in
5.5 for “a”, “b”, and “c”, and for a period of time the same as shown in “d”, “e”, and “f”, subject
to the payment of fees as shown in 5.3 within 30 days of the expiration of the permit.
If not renewed when notified, or if construction is not completed within the time specified for the
one time renewal permit, the violation will be turned over to the L.P.O.A. Board of Trustees for
their review and possible citation, fine and/or legal action.
5.7 Permits must be displayed in such a way that they are visible from the roadway. Failure to display
the permit will be a violation of these Building Codes and may result in forfeiture of the deposit.
5.8 Permits not picked–up within 1/3 of the permit’s time period, after date of approval by the building committee, shall expire and a new permit application will have to be reviewed and approved by the building committee. eg; Room Additions, House alterations, swimming pools,Garage construction. The applicant will have 2 months from the date of approvel to pick–up the permit.
6.1 During construction, periodic inspections will be conducted at the convenience of the L.P.O.A. for
those areas applicable to the L.P.O.A. Building Code and Deed Restrictions. It shall be the duty of
the L.P.O.A. Building Inspector to make inspections in a timely manner. Any questionable areas not resolved shall be reported to the Preble County Building Inspector, L.P.O.A. Manager, or agent of the Manager and the contractor and property owner. Lack of compliance shall result in the loss of deposit.
6.2 The L.P.O.A. Manager, or his/her authorized agent, has the authority to enforce all L.P.O.A.
Building Code and Deed Restrictions and to stop work where any L.P.O.A. Building Code and Deed Restrictions is not in compliance. Noncompliance with stop-work order shall result in citation, fine and/or legal action against member/owner. Reference Section 21.0
6.3 The Manager shall direct the L.P.O.A. Security to stop all workmen at the front entrance or gates, when any violation of the L.P.O.A. Building Code and Deed Restrictions is found, except those workmen
coming into the job site to make the appropriate corrections.
6.4 A copy of the building inspections and any discrepancies found shall be provided to both the
property owner and contractor, or job foreman.
6.5 The following inspections shall be made by the Lakengren Property Owners Association, Inc.:
1. Culvert/Tile and Ditch Fill Inspection
2. Staked layout of structure to be erected on lot.
3. Trenches or forms for footers before concrete is poured.
4. Slab before pouring concrete.
5. Framing Inspection (new homes/attached garage & detached garages)
6. Modular Home
7. SeaWall & Dock construction
9. Final Inspections for compliance with conditions of Section 5.4 of this code.
10. Other Inspections as deemed necessary by L.P.O.A. Building Committee.
The Building Committee Chairman shall examine all plans and applications and shall attach a list of any additional inspections deemed necessary to the application and each copy of the building plans. The recommended additional inspections shall be reviewed and approved or disapproved by the three committee members considering the building permit. Should 2 of the3 Building Committee members find the additional inspections are not necessary, such additional inspections will not be required. Inspections contained on the building permit application, and all additional inspections shall be performed by a designated agent of the L.P.O.A. Manager, usually the L.P.O.A. Building Inspector, and the property owner or builder of record, and evidence of such inspection shall be indicated by initials and dates beside each described inspection by both parties. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner or builder of record to notify the L.P.O.A. Manager during normal L.P.O.A. Office hours (usually Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays, 8:00AM to 4:30PM) whenever construction has progressed to the point where an inspection is required, and all further construction shall cease until the required inspection has been made and approved.
Failure to request an inspection, whether accidental or intentional shall be cause for immediate legal
action by L.P.O.A. against the property owner and/or builder of record. The L.P.O.A. Building Inspector, or other agent of L.P.O.A. as designated by the L.P.O.A.Manager shall make the required inspection within one normal working day (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays excluded) after notification by the property owner or builder of record. Violations of the Building Codes found during any inspection shall result in a Stop Work Order by L.P.O.A.. In addition, a penalty fee for each violation in the amount of $100.00 will be assessed and deducted from any amounts being held as damage deposits. Where damage deposits are less than $100.00, the penalty must be paid by the property owner or builder of record, prior to lifting the Stop Work Order and resumption of construction. Payment of the penalty does not relieve the property owner or builder of record of the responsibility and duty to correct any violations.
The Stop Work Order will remain in effect until the violations are physically corrected, inspected by L.P.O.A. and found to be in compliance with the L.P.O.A. Building Codes. Noncompliance with a Stop Work Order shall be cause for immediate legal action against the property owner and/or builder of record. L.P.O.A. inspections do not replace or eliminate any inspections required by the Preble County Building Inspector or the Preble County Building Codes, nor any building codes and/or inspections as required by the State of Ohio.
7.1 The property owner shall have the said lot surveyed to legally determine boundary lines before construction begins. All boundary markers are to be visibly marked to facilitate inspections.
7.2 Written certification of survey must be submitted with plans. House & Garage must be staked by property owner or contractor and inspected by L.P.O.A. Building Inspector prior to issuance of permit.
8.0 FOOTERS, FOUNDATIONS, BASEMENTS, AND GARAGES (ATTACHED AND/OR DETACHED)
8.1 All trenches, forms, posts, or columns for house construction with attached garage are to be in accordance with Preble County Building Code.
8.2 All basement floors and crawl spaces shall have four inches of gravel and vapor barrier. Crawl
space must meet Preble County Building Code requirements.
8.2 No pole barns are allowed. Also any existing shed, storage building, or other
structure must be removed from property or attached to the garage or dwelling, before refund of
deposit. Reference Deed Restriction 2. Examples of the attachment are: (1) Wooden lattice work,
or (2) a section of wood fencing joining the two buildings.
1. All footings shall bear on undisturbed soil and be designed to distribute sufficiently the superimposed load to the particular type of soil upon which they bear.
2. Where soil conditions prevent sharp cut trenches for footings, side forms shall
3. The minimum dimension of footings shall be as follows:
(a) Footings shall not be less than 8 inches thick and twice the width of the wall.
(b) Footings shall not be less than 32 inches below the final grade level.
Footings are required under load bearing interior walls. Footers must be not less than 8 inches wide and 10 inches thick.
All footings shall be adequately reinforced where they cross and
bear on filled trenches or other similar disturbed soil conditions.
1. The foundation wall thickness shall not be less than that of the wall supported.
2. The following minimum requirements for wall thickness shall apply.
(a) 8 inch thickness for all poured concrete walls.
(b) 8 inch thickness for hollow masonry walls.
(c) 10 inch thickness for hollow masonry supporting one story brick or brick veneer.
(d) When foundation walls are built of hollow masonry units, the top course shall be solid masonry material not less than 4 inches thick and shall be covered with not less than a 2 inch thick wood sill.
(e) Foundation walls supporting masonry veneered stud frame walls shall be
of sufficient thickness that neither the veneer nor the stud frame project
beyond the outer or inner faces of the foundation walls.
Foundation walls supporting frame construction shall extend not
less that 8 inches above the adjoining outside finished grade.
(g) All sills and all bearing plates for roof rafters framing into masonry walls shall be bolted to the masonry walls with 1/2 inch bolts imbedded firmly in the masonry and spaced not more than 8 feet apart.
(h) All sills and girders on top of foundation walls and piers shall be leveled and shimmed.
(I) Top plate shall be not less than doubled 2x4's which shall lap at all corners and at all intersecting partitions. All such laps shall be securely spiked.
C. EXTERIOR WALL
1. Exterior walls shall be in accordance with applicable paragraphs in the Preble County Building Code.
2 A variance shallbe required for exterior walls over 12ft from fininshed floor to bottom chord of roof truss. Walls over 14ft in height are prohibited.
D. INTERIOR PARTITIONS
1. Interior partitions shall be in accordance with Section 1002 of the Preble Count Building Code.
1. The garage floor shall have a minimum thickness of 4 inches of reinforced concrete in accordance with the Preble County
Building Code. The slab shall be laid on a bed, 4 inches minimum
thickness, of gravel, cinders or other approved material.
1. Electrical wiring shall be in accordance with the Preble County Electrical Wiring Code.
1. Plumbing shall be in accordance with the Preble County Plumbing
9.0 ROUGH FRAMING AND OUTER WALLS
9.1 All framing shall be according to Preble County Code.
9.2 No member of an outside wall or roof shall be less than 2"x4".
9.3 Ceiling joists are to be constructed according to Preble County Code.
10.1 Metal Roofs, fiberglass panels and rolled roofing are prohibited, with the exception of Engineered standing Seam Metal with no exposed fasteners, patio covers and/or enclosed porches. Plans must be submitted for patio covers, enclosed porches, Florida rooms, etc. The L.P.O.A. Building Committee will review the plans for such and act on each plan individually.
10.2 Metal Roofs, fiberglass panels and rolled roofing are prohibited, with the exception of Engineered standing seam Metal with no exposed fasteners, patio covers and/or enclosed porches. Plans must be submitted for patio covers, enclosed porches, Florida rooms, etc. The L.P.O.A. Building Committee will review the plans for such and act on each plan individually.
10.2 16 inch overhang and 10 inch gable rake are required for all roofs with 4/12 or 5/12 pitch. 12 inch overhang and 10 inch gable rake are required for roofs with 6/12 or greater pitch. 4/12 pitch is the minimum allowed for all living areas. Attached roofs of non-living areas must be at a minimum of 4/12 pitch. Variances may be granted by the Building Committee for architectural style(s).
10.3 Chimney (s) shall extend at least two(2) feet above the highest ridge of the roof.
10.4 Roofs shall have a minimum of 1/2 inch sheathing or minimum requirements according to Preble County Code.
10.5 Flat roofs are prohibited.
10.6 Gutters shall be installed on any house or garage(attached or detached) prior to final inspection. Gutters are not included in overhang requirements.
11.0 EXTERIOR FINISH
11.1 Exterior finish may either be wood, brick, brick veneer, stone, aluminum, or vinyl siding.
11.2 Concrete block is prohibited.
12.1 Windows shall comply with State of Ohio and Preble County Codes.
13.0 PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL
13.1 All plumbing and electrical installation shall comply with Preble County Code.
14.0 MODULAR HOMES
14.1 All rules in this section are in addition to the other regulations set forth herein.
14.2 Sectional/Manufactured Homes, or housing units with attached Steel Frame or Steel Substructure within the L.P.O.A. Subdivision are prohibited.
14.3 Refer to Section 8.0. Footer and foundation walls must comply with the Preble County Building Code.
14.4 The foundation and crawl space must comply with the Preble County Building Code. Refer to
14.5 The foundation must be completed and inspected prior to delivery of the unit.
14.6 A copy of the purchase specification and state certificate must accompany the building permit application.
14.7 All modular homes must be inspected by the L.P.O.A. Building Inspector, L.P.O.A. Manager, or an assigned Building Committee member. (Reference Deed Restriction 3) Inspection will be from
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(to allow for completing inspection by 4:30 p.m.) Monday-Friday. Those delivering a modular home are to be notified of the inspection and time, by the property owner. The L.P.O.A. must be notified 48 hours in advance of delivery to make the appropriate arrangements.
Modular homes are not allowed to enter the L.P.O.A. Subdivision if the above conditions are not
14.8 Trailer, or similar type structures are prohibited. Refer to Deed Restriction 2.
14.9 Overhang and/or gable rake requirements refer to Section 10.2.
14.10 Existing sectional/manufactured homes and other structures that do not meet current LPOA Building Codes and Regulations, and were granted variances by the Board of Trustees or other agent of
LPOA, Inc., are considered to be “grandfathered” as of January 1, 1995.
14.11 Existing sectional/manufactured homes and other structures that do not meet current LPOA Building Codes and Regulations, and that were never granted variances or permits by LPOA Board of
Trustees or other agent of LPOA are considered in violation of the LPOA Building Codes and
Regulations and are subject to LPOA action at anytime.
14.12 All “grandfathered” structures shall not be moved from their present location or lot, except for their removal from the Lakengren Community.
14.13 Any attempt to move or relocate grandfathered structures or buildings will automatically void their status under grandfather privileges and the property owner will be required to remove the structure from the Lakengren community within a time period to be specified by the Board of Trustees.
14.14 Grandfathered structures must be maintained and repaired to their original specifications or appearance, or improved upon by the property owners.
14.15 Grandfather variance shall be void when the existing structures, those in the community prior to January property owner and shall be removed from the Lakengren community promptly by the property owner.
Any property owner who refuses to, or who ignores a notice to dismantle and remove unauthorized
buildings or structures shall be considered to be in violation of the LPOA Rules and Regulations and
will be subject to a fineof $100 and possible legal action. If LPOA must dismantle and remove an unauthorized building or structure, costs will be assessed to the property owner.
14.17 Grandfather variance does not extend to any replacement structures for any reasons.
14.20 POST AND BEAM BUILDINGS
14.21 Post and beam buildings must conform to all general provisions of the Lakengren Building Codes with the following additional specifications:
A. BUILDING PLANS
1. Engineer approved plans for the post and beam building are required. Plans must show all information for post and beam construction and meet all Preble County Building Codes.
2. Minimum size of the building shall be 24 feet by 24 feet. Maximum size permitted will be 30 feet by 40 feet.
1. LPOA Building Codes contained in Section 10 are applicable.
2. Roofs must meet the Preble County Snow Load requirements.
3. Roof trusses must be on 2 foot centers.
4. Roofs must have felt and shingle construction.
1. Floors shall be constructed as provided in Code 8.E, and
must be a floating pad.
2. Concrete must be poured to the outside edge of the posts.
D. EXTERIOR WALLS
1. All four exterior walls must be completely covered with 7/16” OSB or ½” Plywood prior to
applying the siding. Doors must be overhead doors. Pass doors shall be a maximum of 36” wide. Sliding doors are prohibited.
2. Exterior wall construction must meet the Preble County Wind Code specifications.
3. The building siding should match the house or be similar.
1. Posts must be treated posts; a minimum of 6” x 6”.
2. Posts must not be more than 10 feet apart.
3. Posts must be set on a 12” x 16” x 8” thick pad, 36” deep.
4. Post holes must be filled with crushed limestone chip and dust
15.0 DOCKS, SHORELINE PROTECTION AND DRAINAGE AREAS
15.1 A permit shall be required for all new or replacement of; (including alterations) docks, boatlifts, shoreline protection, and any waterway or drainage alterations. Reference Deed Restrictions 6 & 7.
15.2 Plans will be examined and approved as they accommodate L.P.O.A. Inc., and the property owner. This will require the L.P.O.A. Stamp of Approval and 3 Building Committee signatures.
15.3 Plans submitted for seawalls, rip-rap, and other shoreline protections shall describe, show
dimensions, placement on lot, and final grade. Erosion barriers shall be required by the L.P.O.A..
15.4 Plans submitted for docks shall show dimensions, materials, and placement on lot.
(a) Minimum dock pilings dimensions for pilings set in concrete, manually, shall be 6”x 4” pressure treated posts. Minim dock piling dimensions for pilings installed with a pile driver shall be 4” x 4” pressure treated posts.
(b) Dock pilings shall be installed by pneumatic or mechanical pile driving devices to a depth of at least 48”, measuring from top of the natural lake bottom, or manually
set in concrete. Holes for setting pilings in concrete must be twice the width
dimension of the piling and 32 inches deep, measuring from the top of the lake’s
natural bottom and excluding all silt deposits.
(c) Deck boards and side supports shall be constructed of not less than 2” x 6” pressure treated lumber. 5/4 pressure treated deck boards may be used with floor joists set 16” on center. The use of composite decking materials will require a variance from the Building Committee. A sample of the material and/or manufacture’s literature must accompany the permit application before approval of such variance.
(d) Docks shall not be narrower than 36 inches wide.
15.5 Maximum dock length (extending into lake) from the normal water line is 20 feet. Dock must be located at least 10 feet from lot line at start and stop at least 5 feet from projected lot line into lake. Dock location must not interfere with boat access to any neighboring dock.
15.6 Double deck docks are prohibited.
15.7 Plans submitted for a boatlift shall show dimensions, materials and placement on lot.
15.8 Dock, Shoreline, and/or any permits involving waterway or drainage alterations will be revoked and removed by L.P.O.A. Inc. at the property owner's expense, if said structure and/or work becomes unsightly or hazardous. Refer to Deed Restrictions 5 & 6.
15.9 No boathouse or similar type structure(s) shall be permitted.
15.10 Roofed shelters of pressure treated wood may be constructed over docks. Dock and boat shelters may not have sidewalls, doors and windows, nor any storage sheds or closets as a part of their construction, but may have lattice or decorative open woodwork but not higher than 30” from the dock deck and may have bench seats no higher than 18” from the dock deck.
(a) Dock shelters must be constructed of sturdy materials with the minimum materials being:
(i) Support posts of pressure treated wood not less than 6” x 4” with a maximum distance of 8 feet between the posts.
(ii) Rafters and joists not less than 2” x 6”. Manufactured Trusses may also be used.
(iii) Roof construction must comply with Building Code Section 10, and in
addition, plywood sheathing must be pressure treated.
Shelters may not be more than 8 feet high, measuring from the dock deck to the bottom of the roof rafters, nor wider than 1/3rd. of the width of the lot on
which they will be constructed, as measured in a straight line between the property sidelines at the water line. In no instance shall the roof of a shelter exceed 30ft. in width, parallel to the shore line, x 24ft. perpendicular to the shore line and may not extend more than 20ft. from the shoreline.
(b) Support posts may extend into the lake bottom and be secured in concrete in the
same manner as dock pilings, or may be bolted to existing dock pilings providing
the pilings meet the minimum requirements above.
15.11 Silt and debris removal from coves and lakes bottoms shall be in compliance with all appropriate L.P.O.A. Building Codes and Requirements.
Permits to remove silt and debris will be required as provided in Section 15.1 and 5.3
(q). A permit is needed for an individual from the Corp of Engineers, P.O. Box 59,
Louisville, KY, 40201-0059, which they must obtain.
Complete plans detailing types of equipment to be used; ingress and egress of the
cove by mechanized equipment; materials to be removed and disposal of these
materials; and placement or replacement of any shoreline protection materials after
silt and debris have been removed must accompany the application for a permit.
Plans shall be in triplicate and will be reviewed and recommended for approval or disapproval by the Lake Management Committee to the Building Committee, after
an on sight inspection and depth measurements have been made by the LPOA.
(d) Adjoining lots shall not be used for ingress and egress without the written
permission of the adjoining owner or owners.
(e) Written permission to use adjoining lots must accompany the application, and the LPOA Management shall verify such permission with the lot owner or owners.
(f) Approval of applications shall be required by the Lake Management Committee and the Building Committee.
15.12 Only loose silt and debris may be removed. The natural slope of shorelines and banks shall not be altered nor shall the original lake bottom be deepened during the removal of silt and debris.
15.13 Property owners shall be liable for all damage to adjoining properties and the lake and shall sign an Acceptance of Responsibility. Said Acceptance of Responsibility shall accompany the application
15.14 The L.P.O.A. Building Inspector shall periodically inspect the job as it progresses and shall have the authority to halt further work, or require changes in the work be made at the expense of the
applicant to insure compliance with these requirements, and as provided in Section 6.o.
15.15 The deposit as required in Section 5.3 (q), will be refunded only when all work is completed and satisfactory repairs to adjoining properties and/or LPOA property have been completed.
(Note: 15.11 a, c, and f revised 2/10/99 #99-02-164)
16.0 OUTBUILDING, FENCES, SWIMMING POOLS, TV DISH ANTENNAS, SOLAR PANELS
& DECK CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES
(a) All permits from the L.P.O.A. are required regardless of the type and size of the outbuilding/shed.
(b) Buildings shall meet all boundary set back lines and easement restrictions.
Reference Deed Restriction 3.
(c) Plans shall be submitted showing dimensions, materials, and plot lay-out.
(d) Maximum size of outbuilding/shed shall be no larger than 256 square feet with no side being longer than 16 feet.
(e) Outbuildings/Sheds are to be used for tool and small equipment storage, not for auxiliary living quarters. Per Deed Restriction 2, only one structure besides the dwelling is allowed per lot owner, unless attached to the garage or dwelling, before refund of deposit. Reference Deed Restriction 2. Examples of the attached are: Sharing a common wall. Must also comply with item (d) of this article.
(f) All outbuildings/sheds must be constructed of wood. Siding may be wood or other
material not prohibited by the deed restrictions to match the house. Metal
outbuildings/sheds are prohibited.
Permits shall be required for all fences. Fences must conform to the overall
harmony of the neighborhood.
Plans, drawings, fence placement, materials, and dimensions must accompany
(c) No barbed wire, razor wire or above ground electric fences permitted.
(d) All fences must remain a minimum of 50 feet from the normal water line.
(e) L.P.O.A. Security fencing is exempt from item 16.2(c).
(f) Fences shall not be permitted beyond the front most plane of the dwelling.
(g) DOG EAR and STOCKADE style privacy fences shall be constructed with the finish
side facing to the outside of the property.
(h) A variance shall be required for fences over 6ft. in height
16.3 Swimming Pools
Permits shall be required for swimming pools.
Above ground swimming or wading pools in excess of one foot in depth are prohibited.
Portable, inflatable swimming pools made of vinyl are permitted between May 1 and September 30, but must be taken down and stored in a garage or storage building between October 1 and April 30 of each year.
(d) All state and county safety standards shall apply to in-ground pools.
(e) Plans, drawings, plot plans, materials, and dimensions must accompany permit application. All applicable set back lines will prevail.
16.4 Television Dish Antennas
(a) A television dish antenna greater than 24’’ diameter is considered a structure for purposes of property line set back criteria as provided in the applicable Deed Restrictions.
(b) Only one television dish antenna may be located on any lot. Roof, tower, or
platform mounting such an antenna is prohibited.
(c) Vegetation screening with a mature height of 5 feet shall be required between the antenna and adjacent residential properties, the lake, and roadways.
Permit deposit will be refunded when vegetation screening is accomplished and approved in final inspection.
16.5 Solar Panels
(a) Permits shall be required for solar panels.
(b) Roof mounted solar panels must maintain the same general pitch as a house roof. Roof loading shall comply with Preble County Building Code. Electrical and plumbing systems, if any, shall comply with Preble County Code.
(c) Yard mounted solar panels are prohibited.
(a) Permits shall be required for decks.
(b) Footers shall be in compliance with the Preble County Building Code.
(c) Posts shall be 4”x4” or 6”x6” attached to concrete piers by means of galvanized post
anchors or set on footers and backfilled with DIRT.
(d) Ledgers shall be attached to House Framing by means of 3/8” or larger lag screws or
(e) Decks 18” or more above grade shall have a railing at least 34” high. Picket spacing
should be no more than 4 inches.
Decking Span Between Joists
Deck Boards Span
1x4 or 1x6
1x4 or 1x6
2x4 or 2x6
2x4 or 2x6 Perpendicular to Joists
Diagonal to Joists
Perpendicular to Joists
Diagonal to Joists 16”
Maximum Joist Span Between Supports
Joist Spacing (On Center)
Joist Size 12” 16” 24”
Maximum Beam Span Between Posts
Beam Size 6ft 8ft 10ft 12ft
4x6 (two 2x6s)
4x8 (two 2x8s)
4x10 (two 2x10s)
4x12 (two 2x12s) 8ft
17.0 GENERAL PROVISIONS
17.1 A driveway culvert and suitable base must be installed from the edge of the existing roadway to the
owners property line prior to any excavation or delivery of materials to the job site. A suitable base shal
l consist of a minimum of 9” of #304 aggregate and driveway culvert materials shall be either aluminized
corrugated steel, smooth interior plastic pipe, or reinforced concrete pipe. The diameter and flow line
elevation of the culvert pipe will be determined on an individual basis by the LPOA Building Inspector,
LPOA Manager, or agent of the Manager (culverts will be a minimum of 12” diameter and 20’ in length). Violators will be issued a stop work order until the culvert is installed properly. Permits are required for all new and improved existing driveways.
17.2 All roadway drainage ditches are L.P.O.A. property and are to remain open and unaltered unless written permission is obtained as set forth in Section 3.0 of this code. Refer to Deed Restriction Rule 7.
DITCH FILL--Each proposed ditch fill shall be examined and approved as it is diagrammed by the L.P.O.A. Inc.. Three (3) sets of plans must accompany the permit application. These must be presented to the Building Inspector first, then to the Maintenance Supervisor.
Plans must include the following:
1. Aerated plastic pipe, size to be determined by the Building Inspector and/or the Building Committee. (diagram)
2. A catch basin with suitable grating as required.
3. Ditch shall be inspected before filling. Backfill ditch with minimum of one (1) foot swale below road surface and graded for proper drainage.
4. The area is then to be seeded or sod laid.
17.3 Adjoining lots shall not be used for access without written permission of the owner.
17.4 The exterior of the house and garage shall be completed in one year and shall be subject to final inspection at such time.
17.5 House number (not lot number) must be used on the mailbox and house. This number to be assigned by Lakengren POA. Property Owners are also urged to display green, reflective emergency
Address signs on mailboxes to aid in emergency situations. For more information, call Security at 456-2646.
17.6 During construction a lot number shall be visibly posted to facilitate deliveries and inspections.
17.6 The main dam and spillway bridge located on South Lakengren Drive is off limits to all vehicles
which exceed the posted gross vehicle weight limit.
Trucks or trailers shall not be parked overnight on L.P.O.A. roads or right-of-ways or common
17.9 Roadway Impact Fee
The LPOA Board of Trustees adopted a change in the Building Codes in 1997requiring sewer
and water lines to be bored under the roads, and prohibits road cuts. As part of the 1997 road
rebuilding program, the L.P.O.A. membership cast an affirmative vote at the 1997 Annual
Membership Meeting approving a Road Impact Fee of $550.00 on all new permits issued
after the adoption of the proposal.
On July 14, 2003, the Lakengren Water Authority announced it was raising its
Charge for road bores. On the same date, the L.P.O.A. Board of Trustees voted to
cease collecting the L.W.A. road bore fee as a part of the L.P.O.A. Road Impact Fee
and reduced the Road Impact Fee to $250.00.
All road bores shall require a permit from the Lakengren Water Authority before any
work is initiated and a copy of the permit must be attached to the L.P.O.A.
Application for a Building Permit prior to the issuance of a L.P.O.A. Building
Permit. The fees for the L.W.A. Boring Permit shall be determined by the Lakengren
Water Authority and shall be paid by the applicant. The L.W.A. boring fee is not a
part of these Building Codes, nor subject to approval by the Lakengren Property
Owners Association and its members.
All side ditches shall be firmly filled immediately and contoured to the existing area
conditions and sowed with an acceptable type of grass seed and cover. It will be the
responsibility of the contractor/property owner to see that both side ditches are
restored to original condition before a final inspection and a refund of the damage
ROAD CUT POLICY Adopted by the L.P.O.A. B.O.T. April 26, 2004
As Temporary Policy Motion 04-04-17 & 04-04-18
Adopted as Final Policy on May 10, 2004 Motion: 04-05-22
Replace 17.10 With Road Cut Policy Approved by L.P.O.A. B.O.T. Motion: 06-06-36
A permit to make a road cut to install sewer lines from a house to the sewer main must be obtained from the L.P.O.A. The permit fee shall be $300.00. No additional deposit other than the current deposit for the construction project is required.
A performance bond of $1,000.00 must be posted.
Pavement must be saw-cut for the excavation.
Excavation cannot be wider than 3 feet.
Shoring must be used when the excavation is deeper than 5 feet from the grade of the road.
Shoring must be on-site before the excavation begins.
Excavated material must be removed from the roadway and not stockpiled on the right of way.
All piping must be back filled with fine granular material. Material is to be 1 foot above the pipe.
Flowable fill (low strength mortar) must be used to backfill trench to within 2 inches of the finished grade, and 2 feet outside of the pavement on both sides of the roadway.
Two inches of blacktop must be used to bring the trench opening to the finished grade.
The bond will be released upon full completion of the backfill.
Contractor must provide directional signage for the project.
Contractor must provide flagmen as needed.
All inspections of the excavation must be at the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor.
Contractor must notify Security and Maintenance 24 hours in advance of closing the roadway.
17.11 Mud, dirt, and debris must be cleaned off L.P.O.A. roadways. Dirt and debris not removed will be removed by the L.P.O.A. at the property owners expense. Refer to Deed Restriction 6.
The construction site must secure all waste and unused materials in a fashion not to allow it to blow from the construction site. Also Waste Materials, whether from construction, yard waste, or general
debris shall not be pushed into ditches, natural drainage or waterway areas and is STRICTLY
PROHIBITED. Burning/Burying anywhere within Lakengren boundaries of waste materials, whether
from construction, yard waste, or general debris is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Any violations of this
will result in clearance and removal of debris at property owner's expense and could possibly forfeit
All Building Sites must be protected for “Silt Containment” protecting all areas with approved
method such as mesh or baled straw. This will be an added inspection for the Building Inspector.
THIS WILL BE ENFORCED. (7/28/98)
18.0 L.P.O.A. ROAD RESTRICTIONS/MORATORIUM
18.1 December 1 through March 31--All Gross Vehicle Weight(GVW) limits shall not exceed 12 tons.
18.2 December 1 will be cut off for applications for permits for new home construction. Applications for permits will resume March 1, with no work commencing prior to April 1.
18.3 Weight limit(GVW) from April 1 to November 30 shall not exceed 25 tons.
18.4 Certified original weight slips are required from each delivery vehicle entering upon Lakengren Roadways.
18.5 Paint Creek Road, Winters Road, and Longman Road, are excluded from the L.P.O.A. road weight limit rules.
19.1 A majority of the L.P.O.A Building Committee may approve plans where architectural styles do not conform to all regulations. Deed Restrictions are not included.
19.2 Appeals may be made to the L.P.O.A. Board of Trustees concerning items of L.P.O.A. Building
Code. Appeals may not be made to the L.P.O.A. Board of Trustees concerning applicable Deed
20.1 ELECTRIC--Service is provided by Dayton Power & Light Company. All inquiries and planning assistance questions should be directed to:Dayton Power & Light Company 1-800-729-2640
20.2 SEWER--Service is provided by Lakengren Water Authority. Check office to determine sewer location and depth, pressure or gravity. Tap-on fee is required. Application for service
should be made at:Lakengren Water Authority 937-456-4455
20.3 WATER--Service is provided by Lakengren Water Authority. Tap-on fee is required. Application for service should be made at: Lakengren Water Authority 937-456-4455
209 W. Lakengren Dr.
Eaton, OH 45320
20.4 TELEPHONE--Service is provided by Sprint. Application for service should be made at:
21.1 That any violations of the Deed Restrictions and L.P.O.A. Building Codes should be treated in the following manner:
(a) A personal visit from the Building Inspector and/or L.P.O.A. Manager.
(b) A written notification from the L.P.O.A. Manager or authorized agent.
(c) Legal action(s), including fines as directed by the L.P.O.A. Board of Trustees
(d) A standard fine of $100 for Building code Violations
INDEX OF REVISIONS TO BUILDING CODES
2/11/94 400 sq ft garage
8/08/94 8.3/building requirements
Revised-Bot Motion 10/14/94 Regular Meeting .
Revised-Bot Motion 95-5-20 & 95-5-21. Revised BOT Motion 95-6-36.
Revised-Bot Motion 95-12-120 & 95-12-121 Regular Meeting. Boat docks and sheds
Revised-Bot Motion 96-1-137 Regular Meeting road weight limit rule
Revised-Bot Motion 96-3-188 Regular Meeting docks
Revised-Bot Motion 96-4-7 Regular Meeting time limits permits
Revised-Bot Motion 96-4-8 Regular Meeting clarify 8.3
Revised-Bot March 11,1997 Regular Meeting intro to bldg codes
Revised-Bot October 18, 1997 Annual Meeting/5 yr road assessment inspections
Revised-Bot June 9, 1998 Regular Meeting#98-06-39 silt containment
Revised-Bot July 28, 1998 Regular Meeting398-07-57 silt containment
Revised-Bot Feb. 10, 1999 Regular Meeting #99-02-164 dredge permits
Revised-Bot June 9, 1999 Regular Meeting #99-06-31 ditch fill
Revised-Bot December 8, 1999 Regular Meeting #99-12-103 road impact/Longman Rd
Revised-Bot December 8, 1999 Regular Meeting#99-12-103 5.4 Refund 5.6 Penalties
Revised-Bot Februrary 11, 2002 Regular Meeting #02-02-297 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 3.8
Revised-BOT September 23, 2002 Regular Meeting #02-09-102 5.7 Posting of Permit
Revised-BOT October 14, 2002 Regular Meeting #02-10-111 17.2 (a) ditch fill approval
Revised-BOT November 25, 2002 Regular Meeting #02-11-141 16.1 Sheds-Wood Construction
Revised-BOT November 25, 2002 Regular Meeting#02-11-145 8.3 Pole Barns prohibited and
14.20 Post & Beam Buildings
Revised-BOT April 14, 2003 Regular Meeting #03-04-08 17.1 Driveway Culverts/Permits
Required for Driveways
Revised-BOT June 23, 2003 Regular Meeting #03-06-38 3.9 Notification for property line
Revised-BOT July 14, 2003 Regular Meeting #03-07-47 5.4 Refund of Deposit & Forfeiture
5.6 Renewal of Permits
Revised-BOT July 28, 2003 Regular Meeting #03-07-54 17.9 Road Impact Fee Revision
Revised-BOT May 10, 2004 Regular Meeting #04-05-22 5.3 Road Cut for Sewer Installation
(Also see Board Policy “Road Cut Policy” adopted at same meeting)
Revised-BOT August 8, 2005 Regular Meeting #05-08-136 16.3 Above Ground Portable
Inflatable Swimming Pools
Revised-BOT November 28, 2005 Regular Meeting # 05-11-204 15.4 (c) 5/4 Pressure Treated Deck
Revised-BOT June 12, 2006 Regular Meeting Meeting #06-06-36 17.10 Replaced Sewer Tap On with Road Cut Policy
Revised-BOT July 10, 2006 Regular Meeting #06-06-48 16.2 Fences – Add Items (f) & (g)
Revised-BOT July 10, 2006 Regular Meeting #06-06-47 16.6 Deck Construction Guidelines
Revised-BOT December 11, 2006 Regular Meeting #06-12-114 16.1 Sheds – Side Size Restriction
Revised-BOT January 28, 2008 Regular Meeting #08-01-158 5.8, 15.4(c), 15.10a(ii), & 16.1(e)
Revised-BOT February 11, 2008 Regular Meeting # 15.10a(iv)