Covenant Changes

Jul 27, 2023

Please attend an August meeting!

We need your help!

Our covenants are 35 years old!

While many Deercreek owners have attended a meeting regarding covenant changes there are still many owners who have not. There have been meetings, emails, and newsletter articles to inform you of the need to update the covenants. Please become informed by attending any one of the upcoming meetings to learn more and support this effort.

Wednesday Aug 2 6pm
Tuesday Aug 8 11am
Wednesday Aug 16 6pm

All meetings will be held at the Deercreek Country Club.

To achieve a change to the covenants we must have 75% percent of the community voting for the changes.

This is a huge task, which means 501 households must vote YES.
The Deercreek covenant documents prepared by the original developer of our community are thirty-five years old and cover the developers’ requirements for the community at that time. These covenants provide the rules that govern the community that all owners and renters must follow. However, as you know, times and circumstances have changed and our covenant document should be updated to respond to today’s climate.

What are the changes that the Board is proposing?

The top three topics of the document are outlined below:

1.The covenant is silent regarding the types of rentals and length of term in lease options. This impacts the community by the lack of ability to regulate VRBO or AIR BnB in the community. Without a guideline that prohibits the advertising of short-term VRBO and Air BnB, the community could have multiple short-term rentals, opening to increased traffic, noise, and a more rental-type atmosphere. While we do have limited rental homes in the community, we are also recommending a minimum 12-month term rental agreement.

2. The HOA Board recently learned that we can deny residency to anyone placed on the state police registry of sexual offenders and predators.

3. Currently, the voting percentage to make any changes to the covenants is a 75 % majority of the community requirement. That is an extremely high number to achieve and to amend any change to the covenants, a more reasonable 51% is recommended. These changes are in line with similar communities’ that were reviewed.

How can you help?

Once you have attended a meeting and understand the importance of the document changes, please help us get the word out to all the community owners to ensure that each household knows the importance of updating the covenants. Encourage your neighbors to attend and understand that updating the covenants will help make Deercreek safer and a more prestigious community for years to come.

The following are committee and Board Members that can answer questions regarding the covenant changes. Feel free to contact any member of the committee to provide more information and respond to your questions.

Gene Curtin
Kathy Kleppinger
Carol D’Onofrio
Bryan Howell
Julia Watkins (point of contact for meetings)
Patti Mast (Point of contact – neighbor outreach)
Janet Daechsel

The Deercreek website has a page dedicated to the covenant document change please visit

Thank you from the Deercreek Board of Directors


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