All external improvements or modifications to your house, such as the installation of a pool, a patio cover, a fence, or change in house colors, must be approved in advance by the Architectural Control Committee (or Architectural Review Committee). This is done to ensure quality improvements which will not detract from the value of your home or the neighborhood. The Committee has up to 30 days (and in some cases 60) to evaluate home improvements, so please submit your plans for any improvements well in advance of your starting date.