Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions

This is an electronic copy of the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CCRS) presented for the convenience of the reader. It is not guaranteed to be an accurate copy of the CC&R for Westside At Buttercup Creek and should not be relied upon for legal purposes. For an accurate copy, refer to the actual CC&R document you received at closing.


ARTICLE I - DEFINITIONS

Section 1. "Association"

Section 2. "Property" or "Properties"

Section 3. "Lot" or "Building Plot"

Section 4. "Owner"

Section 5. "Common Properties"

Section 6. "Common Facilities"

Section 7. "Supplemental Declaration"

Section 8. "Easements"

Section 9. "The Declaration"

Section 10. "Board of Directors" and "Board"

Section 11. "Member"

Section 12. "Conveyance"

Section 13. "Declarant"

Section 14. "Assessable Tract"

Section 15. "Living Unit"

Section 16. "Neighborhood"

Section 17. "Base Annual Assessments"

Section 18. "Neighborhood Assessments"

Section 19. "Assessments"

Section 20. "New Construction Committee"

Section 21. "Modifications Committee"

ARTICLE II - WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION

Section 1. Duties and Powers

Section 2. Membership

Section 3. Classes of Membership

Section 4. Non-Profit Corporation

Section 5. Bylaws

Section 6. Members' Easements of Enjoyment

Section 7. Extent of Members' Easements

Section 8. Enforcement of Declaration

ARTICLE III - COVENANTS FOR MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENTS

Section 1. Creation of the Lien and Personal Obligation of Assessments

Section 2. Purpose of Assessments

Section 3. Maximum Base Annual Assessment

Section 4. Special Assessments for Capital Improvements

Section 5. Uniform Rate of Assessments

Section 6. Neighborhood Assessments

Section 7. Declarant Assessment Liability

Section 8. Commencement of Base Annual Assessments; Due Dates

Section 9. Commencement of Neighborhood Assessments and Special Assessments

Section 10. Common Properties Exempt

Section 11. Duties of the Board of Directors

Section 12. Effect of Non-Payment of Assessments; Remedies of the Association; Liens Securing Assessments

Section 13. Subordination of the Lien to Mortgages

Section 14. Exempt Property

ARTICLE IV - NEW CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE AND MODIFICATIONS COMMITTEE

Section 1. New Construction Committee; Tenure

Section 2. Rights of the New Construction committee

Section 3. Modifications Committee

Section 4. General

Section 5. Submissions to New Construction Committee

Section 6. Time for Review of Plans

Section 7. Review of Revised Plans

Section 8. Changes in Approved Plans

Section 9. Variances

Section 10. Fee for Review

Section 11. No Liability

Section 12. Rules and Regulations

ARTICLE V - EASEMENTS

Section 1. General 22

Section 2. Reservation of Easements

Section 3. Surface Areas of Utility Easements

Section 4. Public Streets

Section 5. Emergency and Service Vehicles

Section 6. Universal Easement

Section 7. Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement

Section 8. Audio and Video

Section 9. Electric Distribution system

ARTICLE VI - UTILITY BILLS, TAXES AND INSURANCE

Section 1 Obligation of the Owners

Section 2. Obligation of the Association

Section 3. Disbursement of Proceeds

Section 4. Damage and Destruction

Section 5. Repair and Reconstruction

ARTICLE VII - CONDEMNATION

ARTICLE VIII - MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS

Section 1. By the Owners

Section 2. By the Association

Section 3. Lakeline Boulevard Fences

ARTICLE IX - RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION

Section 1. The Common Properties

Section 2. Personal Property and Real Property for Common Use

Section 3. Rules and Regulations

Section 4. Implied Rights

ARTICLE X - RESTRICTIONS OF USE

Section 1. Single Family Residence; Heights; Exterior Materials.

Section 2. Reasonable Enjoyment

Section 3. Animal Husbandry

Section 4. Trash and Rubbish Removal

Section 5. Oil and Mining Operations

Section 6. Prohibited Uses

Section 7. Septic Tanks

Section 8. Declarant's Rights During Development Period

Section 9. Builder Rights

Section 10. Storage of Boats, Trailers and Other Vehicles and Equipment

Section 11. Clothes Lines

Section 12. Construction Work

Section 13. Television and Radio Antennas and Satellite Dishes

Section 14. Electrical, Telephone and Other Utility Lines

Section 15. House Numbers and Mail Boxes

Section 16. Signs, Advertisements, Billboards

Section 17. Lot Maintenance and Environmental Concerns

Section 18. Removal of Dirt and Trees

Section 19. Roof Ventilators or Projections

Section 20. Window Coolers

Section 21. Driveways

Section 22. Sod

Section 23 Trees

Section 24. Outbuildings

Section 25. Lot Drainage

Section 26. Building Height; Minimum Square Footage

Section 27. Building Requirements

Section 28. Walls and Fences

Section 29. Roofs

Section 30. Garages

Section 31. Sight Distance at Intersections

Section 32. Burglar Bars and Window Treatment

ARTICLE XI

Section 1. Annexation Without Approval of Membership

Section 2. Annexation With Approval of Membership

ARTICLE XII - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1. Enforcement

Section 2. Incorporation

Section 3. Covenants Running With Title

Section 4. Amendments

Section 5. Amendments by Declarant

Section 6. Books and Records

Section 7. Indemnification and Hold Harmless

Section 8. Rights of Mortgages and Lienholders

Section 9. Right to Subdivide or Resubdivide

Section 10. Building sites

Section 11. No Obligation as to Adjacent Property

Section 12. Renting or Leasing

Section 13. Notice

Section 14. Enforcement

Section 15. Good Faith Lender's Clause

Section 16. Mergers

Section 17. Conflict with Deeds of Conveyance; Declarant's Rights

Section 18. Duration

Section 19. Severability

Section 20. Gender and Grammar

Section 21. Titles

Section 22. Successors in Title

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 4, SECTION 1 AND 2

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 11. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 3

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 11. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 12. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 4

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 5

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 6

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS AND DESIGN.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 4, SECTION 7

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS AND DESIGN.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS.

Section 13^ DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 4, SECTION 8

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS AND DESIGN.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 9

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 10

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section S. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 5, SECTION 1

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK PHASE 5, SECTION 2

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW.

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 5, SECTION 3

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS.

Section 6. MINIMUM -SQUARE FOOTAGE.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES CORNERS.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD.

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW.

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DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK

THE STATE OF TEXAS

KNOWN ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS:

COUNTY OF WILLIAMSON

THAT THIS DECLARATION is made on the date hereinafter set forth by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware corporation (hereinafter referred to as "Declarant"), acting herein by and through its duly authorized officer:

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, Declarant is the owner of certain property heretofore platted and subdivided into that certain residential subdivision known as "Buttercup Creek, Phase IV, Sections One and Two", the map or plat of which is recorded in Cabinet K, Slides 324-328 of the Williamson County Map Records, (the "Initial Property"); and WHEREAS, Declarant desires to hold, sell and convey said Initial Property subject to the following covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations and easements, which are for the purpose of establishing a uniform plan for the development, improvement and sale of the Initial Property, together with portions of the Annexable Land from time to time brought within the terms hereof pursuant hereto, and to insure the preservation of such uniform plan for the benefit of both present and future owners of the residential subdivision lots within said lands; and

WHEREAS, this Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege with the consent of the owners of such property, to impose additional covenants, conditions and restrictions on particular portions of the real property subject to the Declaration and to designate certain portions of such property as a "Neighborhood" as defined herein; and

NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant hereby adopts the following covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, easements and charges which are for the purpose of enhancing and protecting the value, desirability and attractiveness of the Property (hereinafter defined) and which shall be applicable to all of the Property from time to time subject hereto, and shall run with the land and shall bind all parties having or acquiring any right, title, or interest therein or any part thereof, their heirs or successors in title and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of each owner thereof.

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ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS

Section 1. "Association" shall mean and refer to Westside at Buttercup Creek Homeowners Association, a non-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas, its successors and assigns.

Section 2. The "Property" or the "Properties" shall mean and refer to the Initial Property described in the Recitals hereof, together with such portions of the Annexable Land (or other property) as may from time to time be made subject to this Declaration pursuant to the provisions hereof, but shall not include any part of the Annexable Land (or such other property) unless and until so annexed. All of the Property may sometimes be commonly known and referred to as phases or sections of "Westside at Buttercup Creek."

Section 3. "Lot" or "Building Plot" shall each mean and refer to each plot of land shown upon the recorded subdivision Plats from time to time within the boundaries of the Property and designated by lot and block number, and to the Living Unit and other improvements constructed or to be constructed thereon, but shall not mean or include any other portions of the Property. If building sites are created pursuant to Article XII, Sections 9 and 10 herein, the term "Lot" or "Building Plot" shall also thereafter mean and refer to any building site so created.

Section 4. "Owner" shall mean and refer to the record owner, whether one or more persons or entities, of a fee simple title to the surface estate in any Lot or tract of land which is part of the Property, including contract sellers, but excluding those having such interest merely as security for the performance of an obligation. "Occupant" shall mean any person legally entitled to occupy and use all or a portion of the Properties.

Section 5. "Common Properties" shall mean and refer to all those areas of land within the Properties except the platted Lots and public streets shown thereon, together with such other land as the Association may, at any time or from time to time, acquire by purchase or otherwise, subject, however, to the easements, limitations, restrictions, dedications and reservations applicable thereto by virtue hereof and/or by virtue of the Plats, and/or by virtue of prior grants or dedications by Declarant or Declarant's predecessors in title. References herein to the "Plats" shall mean and refer to all subdivision Plats from time to time filed of record in the Williamson County Map Records with respect to Properties covered by The Declaration.

Section 6. "Common Facilities" shall mean and refer to all existing and subsequently provided improvements upon or within the Common Properties, except those as may be expressly excluded herein. Also, in some instances, Common Facilities may consist of improvements dedicated or under contract to the Association for the use and benefit of the Owners of the Lots in the Properties, and/or for the benefit of other owners outside the Property, constructed on portions of one or more Lots or on acreage owned by Declarant (or Declarant and others) which has not been brought within the scheme of The Declaration. By way of illustration, Common Facilities may include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: structures for recreation; structures for storage or protection of equipment; fountains; statuary; sidewalks; common driveways; landscaping; guardhouses; esplanades; walls; and other similar and appurtenant improvements. References herein to "the Common Facilities" or any "Common Facility" shall mean and refer to Common Facilities as defined respectively in The Declaration and all Supplemental Declarations.

Section 7. "Supplemental Declaration" shall mean and refer to (i) any declaration of supplemental restrictions filed of record by Declarant, its successors or assigns, imposing restrictions on or with respect to one or more Neighborhoods within the Property, (ii) any supplemental declaration of annexation executed and filed of record by Declarant, its successors or assigns, bringing additional property within the scheme of The Declaration under the authority provided in the Declaration, and (iii) any supplemental declaration executed and filed of record by Declarant, its successors or assigns, purporting to do both of the foregoing. References herein (whether specific or general) to provisions set forth in "all (any) Supplemental Declarations" shall be deemed to relate to the respective Properties covered by the relevant Supplemental Declaration.

Section 8. "Easements" shall mean and refer to the various utility or other easements of record, those shown on the map or Plats of the subdivisions within the Property and such other easements as are created or referred to in The Declaration.

Section 9. "The Declaration" collectively to the covenants, shall mean and refer conditions, restrictions, supplemental restrictions, reservations, easements, liens and charges imposed by or expressed in this Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, as supplemented and/or amended, including any and all Supplemental Declarations.

Section 10. "Board of Directors" and "Board" shall mean and refer to the duly elected Board of Directors of the Association.

Section 11. "Member" shall mean and refer to every person or entity who holds membership in the Association.

Section 12. "Conveyance" shall mean and refer to conveyance of a fee simple title to a Lot.

Section 13. "Declarant" shall mean and refer to Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware corporation ("LIC"), the Declarant herein, and its successors and assigns if (i) such successors or assigns should acquire more than one Lot from LIC, and (ii) such successors or assigns are designated in writing by LIC, as a successor or assignee of all or part of the rights of LIC, as Declarant hereunder.

Section 14. "Assessable Tract" shall mean and refer to any Lot or Building Plot from and after the date on which paved public street access, and water and sanitary sewer service have been extended thereto.

Section 15. "Living unit" shall mean and refer to any improvements on a Lot which are designed and intended for occupancy and use as a residence by one person, by a single family, or by persons maintaining a common household, excluding mobile homes or other non-permanent structures.

Section 16. "Neighborhood" shall mean and refer to any separately designated development area of the Properties comprised of various types of housing, initially or by supplement or amendment made subject to the Declaration. If separate Neighborhood status is desired, the Declarant shall designate in a Supplemental Declaration that such property shall constitute a separate Neighborhood. In the absence of specific designation of separate Neighborhood status, all property made subject to The Declaration shall be considered a part of the same Neighborhood.

Section 17. "Base Annual Assessments" shall mean and refer to the uniform assessment made against Assessable Tracts pursuant to Sections 3 and 5 of Article III hereof.

Section 18. "Neighborhood Assessments" shall mean and refer to assessments levied by the Association as provided for in section 6 of Article III hereof, or by a Supplemental Declaration, which are incurred for purposes of promoting the recreation, health, safety, common benefit and enjoyment of only the Owners and Occupants of the Neighborhood against which the specific Neighborhood Assessment is levied, and of maintaining the properties within a given Neighborhood.

Section 19. "Assessments" shall mean and refer to any or.all of the Base Annual Assessments, Special Assessments (as defined below) and Neighborhood Assessments referred to, contemplated or authorized herein or in any Supplemental Declaration from time to time filed of record.

Section 20. "New Construction Committee" shall mean and refer to the committee created by the Declarant to exercise exclusive jurisdiction over plans and specifications for all original construction of Living Units upon the Lots within the Properties as provided herein.

Section 21. "Modifications Committee" shall mean and refer to the committee created by the Board of Directors of the Association to exercise exclusive jurisdiction over the modifications, additions, or alterations made on or to existing Living units or other improvements located on Lots as provided in Article IV hereof.

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ARTICLE II - WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION

Section 1. Duties and Powers. In addition to the duties and powers enumerated in its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, or elsewhere provided for in The Declaration, and without limiting the generality hereof, the Association shall also discharge those functions necessary to the general maintenance of the Common Properties. The Board of Directors of the Association shall be empowered to oversee the activities of the Association and may take whatever lawful action that the Board, in its sole discretion, deems necessary to provide for the upkeep, development and aesthetic appearance of the Common Properties and Common Facilities and to enforce The Declaration for the common benefit of all or a Neighborhood within the Association. All rights of the Association herein and hereunder are vested in its Board of Directors unless specifically reserved to Declarant or a vote of the Members herein.

Section 2. Membership. Every person or entity who is a record Owner of any of the Properties which are subject to assessment by the Association (including Declarant, whether or not it is obligated to pay a full share of Assessments) shall be a Member of the Association. The foregoing is not intended to include persons or entities who hold an interest merely as security for the performance of an obligation. No Owner shall have more than one membership. Membership shall be appurtenant to and may not be separated from ownership of the land which is subject to assessment by the Association. Other lands may hereafter be annexed into the jurisdiction of the Association in the manner herein described. If annexed, the Owners of Lots in each future section so annexed, as well as all Owners subject to the jurisdiction of the Association, shall be entitled to the use and benefit of all Common Properties that may become subject to the jurisdiction of the Association as a result of such annexation, and the Common Facilities thereon, and shall be entitled to the use and benefit of the maintenance fund hereinafter set forth, provided that each future section must be impressed with and subject to the Assessments imposed hereby (and any additional Neighborhood Assessment necessitated by a higher level of services or amenities to be provided to that area as a separate "Neighborhood"), and further, such sections shall be made by recorded Supplemental Declaration subject to all of the terms of this initial Declaration (as then amended and/or modified as herein permitted) and to the jurisdiction of the Association. Such additional stages of development may be annexed in accordance with the provisions of Article XI, Section 1, hereinbelow. Upon a merger or consolidation of the Association with another association, the properties, rights and obligations of the other association may be added to the properties, rights and obligations of the Association as a surviving corporation pursuant to a merger. The surviving or consolidated Association shall administer the covenants and restrictions established by The Declaration, together with the covenants and restrictions applicable to the properties of the other merged association, as one scheme. No such merger or consolidation, however, shall effect any revocation, change, or addition to the covenants and restrictions established by The Declaration.

Section 3. Classes of Membership. The Association shall have two classes of voting membership: Class A. Class A Members shall be all Owners of Assessable Tracts with the exception of the Declarant (unless and until its class B Membership converts to Class A Membership as contemplated below), and each such Class A Member shall be entitled to one vote for each Lot owned by such person or entity. When more than one person holds an interest in a single Lot, all such person shall be Members. The vote of such Lot shall be exercised as such co-owners among themselves determine, but in no event shall more than one vote be cast with respect to any one Lot. If the co-owners of a single Lot do not vote unanimously and in unison, no vote for that Lot shall be counted. Class B. Class B Members shall be the Declarant herein, who shall be entitled to nine (9) votes in the Association for each Lot owned by it. Class B Membership shall cease and be converted to Class A Membership (and Declarant may thereafter cast one Class A vote for each Lot owned by it, regardless of whether Declarant pays any or its full share of Assessments) on the happening of the earliest to occur of the following three events (A, B, or C): (A) When total votes outstanding in the Class A membership equal the total votes outstanding in the Class B membership; or (B) The twentieth anniversary date of the recordation of this initial Declaration; or (C) When the Declarant terminates Class B votes by an instrument filed in the Official Public Records of Real Property of Williamson County, Texas or when it owns no lots and it has no other land to Annex. At such time that additional Property is annexed into the Association, the Class B Membership of the Declarant, shall, if it had previously ceased due to one of the conditions listed above in (A), (B), or (C), be reinstated and shall apply to all Lots owned by Declarant in the newly annexed portion of the Property as well as to all Lots owned by Declarant in all other areas of the Property. Such reinstatement is subject to further cessation in accordance with the limitations set forth in the preceding paragraphs (A), (B), and (C) of this Article, whichever occurs first. However, upon reinstatement due to annexation of additional Property, the period of time set forth in Section 3 (B) of this Article shall be extended to the extent necessary such that in all circumstances it extends for a period no shorter than ten (10) years from the date of each such recorded annexation (i.e., Supplemental Declaration).

Section 4. Non-Profit Corporation. Westside at Buttercup Creek Homeowner's Association, a non-profit corporation, has been or will be organized, and all duties, obligations, benefits, liens and rights hereunder in favor of the Association shall vest in said corporation.

Section 5. Bylaws. The Association may make whatever rules or bylaws it may choose to govern the organization, provided that same are not in conflict with the terms and provisions hereof.

Section 6. Members' Easements of Enjoyment. Subject to the provisions of Section 7 below, every Member shall have a non- exclusive common right and easement of enjoyment in the Common Properties and Common Facilities and such right and easement shall be appurtenant to and shall pass with the title to every Assessable Tract.

Section 7. Extent of Members' Easements. The rights and easements of enjoyment created hereby in favor of the Members shall `. be subject to the rights and easements now existing or hereafter created in favor of Declarant or others as referred to or provided for in The Declaration, and shall also be subject to the following provisions: (a) The Association shall have the right to borrow amounts not to exceed in the aggregate $25,000.00 on an unsecured basis without Member approval; and, with the assent of Members present at called special meeting entitled to cast not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the aggregate of the votes of both Classes of Members, to borrow more than $25,000.00 and to mortgage the Common Properties and Common Facilities to secure such borrowings. (b) The Association shall have the right to take such steps as are reasonably necessary to protect the Common Properties and Common Facilities against foreclosure of any such mortgage. (c) The Association shall have the right to suspend the rights of any Member to enjoyment and use of the Common Properties and Facilities: (1) for any period during which any Assessment or other amount owed by the Member to the Association remains unpaid, and (2) as discipline in the event of violation of the behavioral rules of the Association concerning use of the Common Facilities and Common Properties. (d) The Association shall have the right to establish reasonable rules and regulations governing the Members' use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Facilities, and to suspend the enjoyment rights of any Member for any period not to exceed sixty ( 60) days for each and any infraction of such rules and regulations. (e) The Association shall have the right to assess and collect the Assessments provided for or contemplated herein and to charge reasonable admission and other fees for the use of any recreational facilities which are a part of the Common Properties or Facilities. (f) The Declarant may grant a right to use the Common Properties and Facilities to the resident owners or occupants of dwellings within any area of land from time to time owned by the Declarant in the vicinity of but not within the Property. Any such grant of rights must be in writing and must be on terms no more favorable to such users than then made available to the Members. (g) The Association shall have the right to dedicate, sell or convey all or any part of the Common Properties, or interests therein, to any public agency, authority, or utility or any utility district, or to any third party whomsoever, for such purposes and subject to such conditions as may be agreed to by a vote of the Members as hereinbelow provided. No conveyance of Common Properties other than the granting of utility easements upon the Common Properties, shall be made without such vote. No such dedication or conveyance (except granting of utility easements) shall be effective unless approval by Members entitled to cast not less than two-thirds ( 2/3) of the aggregate of the votes of both classes of Members. (h) The Association shall have the right to use, rent or lease any part of the Common Properties and/or Common Facilities for the operation (for profit or otherwise) of any service activity intended to serve a substantial number of residents in the Properties, as well as property owners outside the Properties, provided that any such lease or contract providing for use of Common Properties and Facilities by property owners outside the Property shall be approved, prior to being entered into, by Members entitled to cast no less than two-thirds (2/3) of the aggregate of the votes of both Classes of Members voting in person or by proxy, at a meeting duly called for this purpose (or such and agreement may be entered into unilaterally by Declarant so long as it controls two-thirds (2/3) of the aggregate votes in the Association). (i) The Association shall have the rights, but not the obligation, to contract on behalf of all Assessable Tracts, for garbage and rubbish pickup, and to charge the Owner of each Assessable Tract for his pro rata share of the cost thereof, such pro rata share to be determined by dividing the number of Assessable Tracts being served into the total cost of providing such garbage and rubbish pickup. If the Association so elects, the charge to each Owner for garbage and rubbish pickup shall be in addition to or part of the Assessments described in Article III hereof. (j) The Association shall have the right, but not the obligation, to contract on behalf of all Assessable Tracts, for security and/or emergency medical ambulance services, and to charge the Owner of each Assessable Tract for his pro rata share of the cost thereof, such pro rata share to be determined by dividing the number of Assessable Tracts being served into the total cost of providing such security and/or emergency medical ambulance service. If the Association so elects, the charge to each Owner for security and/or emergency medical ambulance service shall be in addition to or part of the Assessments described in Article III hereof. (k) The Association may take other actions upon the approval of Members entitled to cast three-fourths (3/4) of the aggregate votes of each class of Members.

Section 8. Enforcement of Declaration. The Association shall have the power and authority to enforce the terms and provisions of The Declaration by legal action or other means provided for herein.

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ARTICLE III - COVENANTS FOR MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENTS

Section 1. Creation of the Lien and Personal Obligation of. Assessments. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Properties, hereby covenants, and each Owner of any Building Plot by acceptance of a deed therefor, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, to pay to the Association: (1) Base Annual Assessments or charges, (2) applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and (3) Special Assessments, for capital replacements, if any, and (3) Special Assessments to be established and collected as hereinafter provided. The Base Annual, Neighborhood and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, shall be a charge on the Lot and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien herein reserved and retained in favor of the Association upon the Lot against which each such Assessment is made. Each such Assessment, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, shall also be the personal obligation of the person who was the Owner of such Lot at the time when the Assessment fell due. The personal obligation for delinquent Assessments shall not pass to an Owner's successors in title unless expressly assumed by them, but shall be secured by the above-referenced continuing lien on the Lot so transferred as security for the delinquent obligation of the prior Owner, and may be enforced against such Lot notwithstanding any such Conveyance.

Section 2. Purpose of Assessments. The Assessments levied by the Association shall be used exclusively to improve, beautify, maintain, manage and operate the Common Properties and Common Facilities, and to pay taxes and insurance premiums thereon, and to promote the recreation, health, safety, convenience and welfare of the Members, such benefits to include, by way of illustration but not limitation: providing professional management services for the Common Facilities; providing patrol or watchman service; providing service contractors to manage and maintain recreational facilities; providing and maintaining lighting standards, fixtures and facilities; providing and maintaining all mechanical and electrical fixtures, plumbing equipment and drainage systems for the Common Properties and Facilities; fogging for insect control; providing garbage and rubbish pickup; maintaining the unpaved portion of, and any esplanades on, any street or right of way adjoining or serving the Property; maintaining landscaping and other improvements (including, without limitation walls, retaining walls, monuments, signage and irrigation systems) contained within esplanades and cul-de-sacs in any public streets located within or serving the Property, or in any landscape reserves; enforcing the provisions contained in The Declaration; employing, at the request of the Modifications Committee and/or New Construction Committee, one or more architects, engineers, attorneys, or other consultants, for the purpose of advising such Committees in carrying out their duties and authority as set forth herein or, at the option of the Board of Directors of the Association, for the maintenance and/or improvement of the Common Properties or Facilities or for the benefit of the Members; installation and maintenance of street light and other lighting systems; publishing a neighborhood newsletter; providing animal control services; providing educational programs concerning environmental and endangered species laws and regulations. The foregoing uses and purposes are permissive and not mandatory, and the decisions of the Board of Directors of the Association shall be final as long as made in good faith and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association and any applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations.

Section 3. Maximum Base Annual Assessment. Prior to conveyance of the first Lot to an Owner, the Association shall establish the amount of the Base Annual Assessment. Beginning on January 1 of the year immediately following the conveyance of the first Lot to an Owner, and as of each January 1 thereafter, the Board of Directors shall levy on each Assessable Tract and collect from the owner thereof a Base Annual Assessment for each Building Plot, which shall be due and payable as provided hereinafter; provided, however, that prior to the date on which a recreation/community center on Common Properties of the Association has been constructed and is operating, if ever, the Board may, in its sole judgment and discretion, establish the Base Annual Assessment at an amount less than $120.00 per Building Plot. Anything contained herein to the contrary or seemingly to the contrary notwithstanding, the Base Annual Assessments provided for herein shall be payable by the Owners of each of the Building Plots comprising Assessable Tracts within the boundaries of the Properties, in the manner hereinafter set forth. (a) From and after January 1 of the year immediately following the conveyance of the first Lot to an owner, the maximum Base Annual Assessment may be increased each year by not more than 10% of the maximum Base Annual Assessment in effect for the prior year (such percentage not to be cumulative from year to year) by the Board of Directors without a vote of the Members. (b) From and after January 1, of the year immediately following the conveyance of the first Lot to an Owner, the maximum Base Annual Assessment may be increased by an amount in excess of 10% in a given year (over the maximum Base Annual Assessment permitted in the prior year) by the vote or written assent of holders of at least 51% of the votes present at a quorum of the Members present and voting at a meeting duly called and held for such purpose. (c) The Board of Directors shall from time to time set, fix and levy the Base annual Assessment at an amount not in excess of the maximum permitted herein.

Section 4. Special Assessments for Capital Improvements. In addition to the Base Annual Assessments authorized by Section 3 hereinabove, the Association may levy against the Assessable Tracts in any calendar year one or more "Special Assessments" applicable to that year only, for the purpose of defraying, in whole or in part, the cost of any construction, reconstruction, purchase, acquisition, repair, or replacement of a capital improvement of the Association, including necessary fixtures and personal property related thereto, but any such special Assessment must be approved by Members entitled to cast not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the aggregate of the votes of a quorum of Members present and voting at a meeting thereof duly called and held for such purpose. The Special Assessment against every Assessable Tract shall be the same as the Special Assessment against every other Assessable Tract.

Section 5. Uniform Rate of Assessments. The Association, by action of its Board of Directors, shall levy Base Annual Assessments against the Assessable Tracts to obtain funds reasonably anticipated to be .needed for purposes stated in Section 2 of this Article III, including reasonable reserves for contingencies and for capital improvements, replacements, and repairs; provided, the Base Annual Assessments shall be levied on a uniform basis as follows; (a) Building Plots owned by Declarant or its designated successors and assigns which are "Declarants" as defined herein None (b) Building Plots conveyed by LIC to builders for the purposes of constructing a residence thereon during the period of actual construction until substantially completed 100% (c) Building Plots with completed residences occupied by individual (including corporate or other entity) homebuyers 100%

Section 6. Neighborhood Assessments. Each Neighborhood, which is designated as such by Declarant in the Supplemental Declaration that designates such area as a separate Neighborhood and/or that brings such Property within the jurisdiction of the Association, shall be subject to the Neighborhood Assessment, if any, specified, authorized or contemplated in such Supplemental Declaration to defray the costs of additional services and/or amenities to be provided by the Association that primarily or exclusively benefit the Owners of Lots within that Neighborhood. Furthermore, by vote of the Owners of ninety percent (90%) of the Lots within a Neighborhood (whether such vote is at a meeting of the Members or by written assent in a poll of the Members in the Neighborhood in question, so long as the ninety percent (90%) who voted in favor are Owners in that Neighborhood at the time the ninety percent (90%) is counted), such Owners may elect for their Neighborhood to have the Association provide services or amenities in excess of those being provided to all Neighborhoods and those specifically provided for in any Supplemental Declaration applicable to such Neighborhood. Upon so electing, all Owners in the Neighborhood (ninety percent (90%) of the Lot Owners in which have voted to request supplemental services) shall be assessed an annual Neighborhood Assessment based on the cost of the additional services and amenities, on a uniform basis within such Neighborhood. Owners in the Neighborhood who do not vote or who vote against such Neighborhood Assessment shall not be exempt from such Neighborhood Assessment, whether by their election not to participate in the supplemental services or otherwise. Nothing in The Declaration prohibits the Board of Directors from levying a different Neighborhood Assessment rate to the separate Neighborhoods. Neighborhood Assessments shall not be combined with Base Annual Assessments for purposes of determining the maximum permissible Base Annual Assessment under Section 3 hereof, nor separately be subject to the limitations of Section 3 of this Article.

Section 7. Declarant Assessment Liability. As long as there is a Class B Membership, Declarant shall be responsible only for any amount it has agreed in writing to pay to or on behalf of the Association. Declarant specifically disclaims any obligation to subsidize the Association generally or for any specific period of time.

Section 8. Commencement of Base Annual Assessments; Due Dates. Subject to the provisions of Section 5 of this Article, the Base Annual Assessments provided for herein shall commence on each Assessable Tract at such time as Lots on such Assessable Tract are finished and ready for home construction; provided, however, that the Base Annual Assessments shall not commence with respect to any Lot or Building Plot until such Lot or Building Plot becomes an Assessable Tract as defined herein. The Base Annual Assessment on each Assessable Tract for the first year of such Assessment shall be due and payable on the day a Lot or Building Plot becomes an Assessable Tract, and shall be pro rated for that year. After the first year, the Base Annual Assessment on such Assessable Tract for each such subsequent calendar year shall be due and payable on the first day of January in said year.

Section 9. Commencement of Neighborhood Assessments and_ Special Assessments. Following the creation of a Neighborhood Assessment specific to a particular Neighborhood in excess of the Base Annual Assessments (whether created or authorized by Supplemental Declaration filed by Declarant or by vote of the Neighborhood Owners), the share thereof of each Owner in such Neighborhood shall be levied and collected by the Association on an annual quarterly or semi-annual basis (at the option of the Board). Any Neighborhood Assessment authorized or created in a Supplemental Declaration filed by Declarant for that Neighborhood shall commence as to each Lot in that Neighborhood when such Lot becomes an Assessable Tract as herein defined, and the first payment shall be a pro rated payment for the balance of the calendar year during which such Lot becomes an Assessable Tract, due upon invoicing by the Association. In the case of Neighborhood Assessments created or authorized by a vote of the Owners in the Neighborhood, the first Neighborhood Assessments shall be the partial calendar year remaining after the commencement of the supplemental services. After the year of commencement of any Neighborhood Assessment with respect to a particular Lot, Neighborhood Assessments shall be payable in advance for each calendar year on the first day of January of such year or in advance quarterly or semi-annually as decided by the Board. The due date of any Special Assessment under Section 4.of this Article shall be fixed in the resolution of the members of the Association authorizing or approving such Special Assessment.

Section 10. Common Properties Exempt. All Common Properties as defined in Article I, Section 5, and all portions of the Property owned or otherwise dedicated to any political subdivision or municipal utility district (excluding portions of public or private utility easements located upon or within the boundaries of Lots, which shall not be exempt), shall be exempt from the Assessments and liens created, reserved and/or contemplated herein.

Section 11. Duties of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of the Association shall determine the amount to be levied as the Base Annual Assessment and Neighborhood Assessments against each Assessable Tract for each fiscal year, subject to the criteria and limitations set out in Sections 3, 5 and 6 of this Article. The Board of Directors of the Association shall cause to be prepared a roster of the Assessable Tracts showing the amount of each Assessment, which roster shall be kept in the office of Records of the Association and shall be open to inspection by any Owner during the Association's regular business hours. The Association shall upon demand at any time furnish to any Owner a certificate in writing signed by an officer or agent of the Association setting forth whether or not there are any unpaid Assessments against said Owner's Lot or Lots. Such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of payment of any Assessment therein stated to have been paid, as to any third party who in good faith relies thereon to his economic detriment.

Section 12. Effect of Non-Payment of Assessments; Remedies of the Association; Liens Securing Assessments. Any Base Annual Assessment, Neighborhood Assessment or Special Assessment not paid within thirty (30) days after the due date shall bear interest at the lesser of 10% per annum or the maximum per annum ceiling rate allowed by applicable usury laws from the due date until paid. The Association may bring an action at law against the owner personally obligated to pay the same, foreclose the lien against the Building Plot, or pursue both such remedies to the extent not mutually exclusive. Interest, court and other collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees incurred in any such action shall be added to the amount of such Assessment or charge. Each such Owner, by his acceptance of a deed to a Building Plot, hereby expressly vests in the Association, or its agents, the right and power (i) to bring all actions against such Owner personally for the collection of such charges as a debt, and (ii) to enforce the aforesaid lien by all methods available for the enforcement of such liens, including non-judicial foreclosure pursuant to Section 51.002, Tex. Prop. Code Ann. or its statutory successor provisions, and such Owner hereby expressly grants to the Association a private power of sale in connection with said lien. The lien provided for in this Declaration shall be in favor of the Association and shall be for the benefit of all Building Plot Owners. No Owner may waive or otherwise escape liability for the Assessments provided for herein by non-use of the Common Properties or abandonment of his Building Plot.

Section 13. Subordination of the Lien to Mortgages. The lien securing any Assessment provided for herein shall be subordinate to the lien of any mortgage(s) now or hereafter placed upon the Building Plot subject to the Assessment for the purpose of securing indebtedness incurred to purchase or improve such Building Plot; provided, however, that such subordination shall apply only to the Assessments which have become due and payable prior to a sale or transfer of such Building Plot pursuant to a decree of foreclosure or a foreclosure by trustee's sale under a deed of trust. Such sale or transfer shall not relieve such Building Plot from liability for any Assessment thereafter becoming due, nor from the lien securing any such subsequent Assessment. In addition to the automatic subordination provided for above, the Association, in the discretion of its Board of Directors, may voluntarily subordinate the lien securing any Assessment provided for herein to any other mortgage, lien or encumbrance, subject to such limitations, if any, as such Board may determine. No such voluntary subordination shall be effective unless given in writing by the Association upon a vote of the Board of Directors.

Section 14. Exempt Property. The Assessments and liens created in this Article III shall apply only to Assessable Tracts. The remainder of the Properties shall not be subject thereto nor shall the Owners thereof (except Declarant) be entitled to the rights granted to Members in the Association.

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ARTICLE IV - NEW CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE AND MODIFICATIONS COMMITTEE

Section 1. New Construction Committee; Tenure. The Declarant shall initially appoint a New Construction Committee, consisting of not less than three ( 3) members, who need not be Members of the Association. The persons serving on the New Construction Committee, or their successors, shall serve until such time as all Lots subject to the jurisdiction of the Association shall have completed Living Units constructed thereon, and until Declarant declares that it has no additional property to annex at which time the New Construction Committee shall resign and thereafter its duties shall be fulfilled and its powers exercised by the Board of Directors of the Association. In the event undeveloped land is annexed into the Association, after resignation of the original New Construction Committee, the Declarant may appointment a replacement New Construction Committee to act with the authority and purpose of the original New Construction Committee with respect to new construction, for such a term as the Board may designate, and subject to the Board's continuing right to remove members thereof and fill vacancies in such Committee. In the event of the death or resignation of any person serving on the New Construction Committee (or in the event that Declarant should remove a member of such Committee, which Declarant reserves the power to do with or without cause), the remaining person(s) serving on the Committee shall designate a successor, or successors (unless the same occurs during the Declarant control period specified in Section 2 hereof, in which event Declarant shall make such appointment), who shall have all of the authority and power of his or their predecessor(s). A majority of the New Construction Committee may from time to time designate someone serving on the Committee to act for it as the Designated Representative. No person serving on the committee shall be entitled to compensation for services performed pursuant to this Article IV. However, the Committee may employ one or more architects, engineers, attorneys, or other consultants to assist the Committee in carrying out its duties hereunder, and the Association shall pay such consultants for such services as they render to such Committee.

Section 2. Rights of the New Construction Committee. The Declarant reserves the right to control and direct the New Construction Committee (including the making of all appointments thereto and removing any member thereof) for a period of fifteen (15) years from the date of the recording of this initial Declaration. At the time when future properties are annexed into The Declaration and the jurisdiction of the Association, if ever, the term of the members of the New Construction Committee will extend no less than ten (10) years from the date of the recordation of the annexation document (i.e., the Supplemental Declaration), and Declarant's control of the New Construction Committee shall continue throughout that extend term. Should the Declarant decide to relinquish control of the New Construction Committee prior to the expiration of the control period stated above, it may do so by causing all its members to resign with a minimum of thirty (30) days' prior written notice to the Board of Directors of the Association. The New Construction Committee shall reserve the right to develop, adopt and from time to time revise Architectural Control Guidelines for use in the review and approval of construction and improvement projects.

Section 3. Modifications Committee. The Board of Directors is authorized to establish a Modifications Committee whose responsibility it will be to set standards, review and act upon all proposed modifications or improvements to those Lots where the Living Units have been constructed and sold and are owned by someone other than the Declarant, its successors or assigns, or a Builder (hereinafter defined). This Committee will be comprised of no less than three (3) members with at least two (2) members required to be Members of the Association. The Modifications Committee will be governed by the Board of Directors and shall adhere to all the provisions set forth in this Declaration. The Modifications Committee shall promulgate standards and procedures governing its area of responsibility and practice. In addition thereto, the following requirements shall be adhered to: plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, color, size, materials and location of such modifications, additions or alterations, shall be submitted to the Modifications Committee for approval as to quality of workmanship and design and harmony of external design with existing structures and as to location in relation to surrounding structures, topography and finished grade elevation. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the right of the Owner to remodel the interior of a Living Unit or to paint the interior of a Living Unit any color desired unless such interior area will be visible from a public street.

Section 4. General. All Property which is now or may hereafter be subjected to The Declaration is subject to architectural and environmental review. No Living Unit or other improvements (including, without limitation, garages, swimming pools, streets, driveways, sidewalks, drainage facilities, landscaping, fences, walks, fountains, statuary and flagpoles, but excluding improvements interior to a Living Unit unless such interior improvements will be visible from a public street) shall be constructed nor shall any such Living Unit or other improvements be modified or altered, without the prior written approval of the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as appropriate. This review shall be in accordance with this initial Declaration (as amended), any relevant Supplemental Declaration(s) (as amended), and such standards as may be promulgated by the Board, the New Construction Committee, or the Modifications Committee (subject to review by the Board), and such review and standards shall or may include, without limitation: general aesthetic character of improvements to be constructed; placement, orientation and location of improvements on a Lot; landscaping species, location and arrangement; architectural style; elevations; grading plan; color, quality, style and composition of exterior materials, including (without limitation) roofs, walls, patios, sidewalks and driveways; location, style, composition and extent of fending; roof line and orientation; and appropriateness of permitting any proposed structures or improvements other than a Living Unit and garage, such as fountains, flagpoles, statuary, outdoor lighting, or others, neither Committee being obligated under any circumstances to approve any such other improvements if they determine that same would detract from the overall aesthetic quality of the area. Any obligation of Declarant. to enforce provisions relating to historic preservation shall become the responsibility of the Association and the Committees created in this Article shall ensure compliance therewith. The Board of Directors shall have the right and power on behalf of the Association to enforce in courts of competent jurisdiction decisions of either Committee.

Section 5. Submissions to New Construction Committee. To secure the approval (the "Final Approval") of the New Construction Committee, an Owner shall deliver to the Committee in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Committee the number of complete sets hereinafter set forth of: (a) The Design Development Plan which shall include: (i) a site plan showing the location, dimensions, orientation to boundary lines and the set-back lines, of proposed buildings, garages, other structures, driveways, sidewalks, fencing and all other improvements; (ii) design elevation of, and a floor plan for, and description of the foundation, height and size of _ each structure, including the living area square footage of each structure; and (iii) A description and sample of the exterior materials concept for each structure. (b) Drawings and details of all exterior surfaces, including the roof, showing elevations, and including the color, quality and type of exterior construction materials (collectively, the "Exterior Plan"); (c) Only if requested by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, a landscaping plan, which will include species, layout, location, size and configuration of all proposed landscaping and landscaping materials, detailing the proposed use and treatment of all portions of the Lot that are not to be covered by sod, structures, or sidewalk or driveway paving (the "Landscaping Plan"); (d) All such other information as may be reasonably required which will enable the New Construction. Committee to determine the location, scale, design,.: character, style and appearance of such owner's intended, improvements. All of the foregoing (collectively, as originally submitted and as revised and resubmitted, the "Plans") shall conform to the applicable provisions of the Declaration. The Owner shall supply as many sets, not to exceed three (3), as deemed appropriate by the Committee. Where an Owner has neglected to submit a site plan and/or a schematic plan for approval, failure of the New Construction Committee to exercise the powers granted by this Article IV shall never be deemed a waiver of the right to do so either before or after a building or other improvement in the Properties, or any exterior addition to or alteration therein, has been completed. Where not otherwise specified herein or in an applicable Supplemental Declaration, the New Construction Committee also shall have the right to specify requirements for each Building Plot as follows: minimum setbacks; driveway access to adjacent street; the location, materials, height and extent of fences, walls or other screening devices; garage access; and the orientation and placement of structures with respect to streets, walks and structures on adjacent property. There shall be no chain link fencing except as may be utilized by builders with the approval of the New Construction Committee for temporary storage of building materials and supplies during the construction phase. All roofing materials shall meet standards prescribed by the New Construction Committee and/or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The surface materials used in the construction of driveways and front sidewalks will consist solely of concrete and/or bricks unless otherwise approved by the New Construction Committee and/or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The New Construction Committee shall have full power and authority to reject any plans and specifications that do not comply with the restrictions herein imposed (or imposed in any applicable Supplemental Declaration) or meet its minimum construction requirements or architectural design requirements or that might not be compatible, in its judgment, with the overall character and aesthetics of the Properties. The New Construction Committee has the full authority to enforce additional restrictions as they are created against any Building Plots within a specific Neighborhood, as imposed pursuant to any Supplemental Declaration. Such restrictions will be more clearly defined in Supplemental Declarations filed by Declarant in the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas, creating and/or annexing each Neighborhood within the Properties.

Section 6. Time for Review of Plans. Upon submission by the owner to the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee of a written request for Final Approval and the submission to the New Construction Committee of the Design Development Plan or the Plans (as applicable, and in either case, the "Submitted Plans"), or other plans to the Modifications Committee, each Committee shall endeavor to review same within thirty (30) days from receipt of plans and notify Owner in writing whether the Submitted Plans are approved or disapproved. Committees, as required, shall approve the plans if such plans do not violate The Declaration (including the requirements of any applicable Supplemental Declaration, if any) or the guidelines and criteria from time to time existing and established by the Committees, and are consistent with their judgment on aesthetic compatibility of the proposed improvements with other portions of the Properties and/or Improvements thereon. Any such disapproval shall set forth the specific reason or reasons for such disapproval. Any failure by the New Construction Committee to approve or disapprove the Submitted Plans in writing within such thirty (30) day period shall not constitute a waiver of the requirements of The Declaration. No construction of the improvements provided for in the Submitted Plans (including those resubmitted under Section 7 of this Article) shall be commenced until the receipt of the committee's written approval of the Plans for such improvements. In the event the Modifications Committee fails to either (i) approve or disapprove Plans submitted to it, or (ii) request additional information reasonably required, within thirty (30) days after submission, the Plans for modifications shall be deemed disapproved.

Section 7. Review of Revised Plans. If the New Construction Committee shall disapprove any part of the Submitted Plans, the Owner may revise the Submitted Plans to incorporate such change requested by the New Construction Committee and may deliver the required number of complete sets of revised Submitted Plans to the New Construction Committee and the New Construction Committee shall endeavor to review such revised Submitted Plans within thirty ( 30) days to determine Owner's compliance with the New Construction Committee's requested changes.

Section 8. Changes in Approved Plans. An Owner shall secure the written approval of the New Construction Committee to any material change or revisions in approved Plans in the manner provided in this Article for the approval of Plans.

Section 9. Variances. The New Construction Committee may authorize variances from compliance with any of the architectural provisions of The Declaration, including restrictions upon height, size, placement of structures, or similar restrictions, when circumstances such as topography, natural obstructions, hardship, aesthetic or environmental considerations or any other reasonable item may, in the Committee's judgment and discretion, require. The Committee's decision on a requested variance shall be final, conclusive and binding. Such variances must be evidenced in writing, must be signed by at least one member of the New Construction Committee or its representative designated in writing, and shall become effective upon their execution. If such variances are granted no violation of the covenants, conditions and restrictions contained in The Declaration shall be deemed to have occurred with respect to the matter for which the variance was granted. The granting of such a variance shall not operate to waive any of the terms and provisions of The Declaration for any purpose except 'as. to, the particular :provision hereof covered by the variance, and only for the particular Lot in question, nor shall it affect in any way the Owner's obligation to comply with all governmental laws and regulations. Upon the recommendation of the. Modifications Committee, the Board of Directors may authorize variances, as stated above. Such Modifications Committee's variances must be evidenced by a written instrument signed by a majority of the Board of Directors and a majority of the Modifications Committee.

Section 10. Fee for Review. The Board may establish and charge a reasonable fee for review by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee of the plans for any improvements. Payment of such fee shall be a condition to approval of any plans submitted.

Section 11. No Liability. Neither Declarant, the Association, Board of Directors, the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee or the members thereof shall be liable in damages to anyone submitting plans or specifications to them for approval, or to any Owner of a Building Plot affected by these restrictions by reason of mistake in judgment, negligence, or nonfeasance arising out of or in connection with the approval or disapproval or failure to approve or disapprove any such plans or specifications, including specifically, but without limitation, consequences of any defect in any plans or specifications. The approval. of plans shall not be deemed or construed to be an opinion, warranty, representation or statement that the plans are technically sound or that the improvements described will be habitable or safe. Every person who submits plans or specifications to the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee for approval agrees, by submission of such plans and specifications, and every owner agrees, that he will not bring action or suit against Declarant, the Association, the Board of Directors, the Committees, or any of the members thereof to recover any such damages.

Section 12. Rules and Regulations. The New Construction Committee may from time to time, in its sole discretion, adopt, amend and repeal rules and regulations interpreting and implementing the provisions hereof.

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ARTICLE V - EASEMENTS

Section 1. General. The rights and duties of the Owners of Lots within the Property with respect to sanitary sewer, water, electricity, gas, telephone, and cable television lines and drainage facilities shall be governed by the following: (a) Wherever sanitary sewer and/or water house connections or electricity, gas or telephone and cable television lines or drainage facilities are installed within, the Property, which connection lines or facilities or any portion thereof, lie in or upon Lots owned by any party other than the Owner of a Lot served by said connections, lines or facilities, such Owners of Lots served shall have the right, and are hereby granted an easement to the full extent necessary therefore, to enter upon the Lots within the Property in or upon which said connections, lines or facilities, or any portion thereof, lie, to repair, replace and generally maintain said connections as and when the same may be necessary as set forth below. (b) Wherever sanitary sewer and/or water house connections or electricity, gas, telephone or cable television lines or drainage facilities are installed within the Property, which connections serve more than one Lot, the Owner of each Lot served by said connections shall be entitled to the full use and enjoyment of such portions of said connections which service his Lot.

Section 2. Reservation of Easements. Easements over the Lots and Common Properties for the installation and maintenance of electric, telephone, cable television, water, gas and sanitary sewer lines and drainage facilities are hereby reserved by Declarant, together with the right to grant and transfer same.

Section 3. Surface Areas of Utility Easements. Easements for installation and maintenance of utilities are reserved as shown and provided for on the recorded Plat(s). With the exception of certain Lots located on the perimeter of the Property, underground electric, gas and telephone service shall be available to the Lots. For so long as such underground service is maintained, the electric service to each Lot shall be uniform and exclusively of the type known as single-phase, 120/240 volt, three-wire, 60-cycle, alternating current. Easements for the underground services may be crossed by driveways, walkways, patios, brick walls and fences, provided the Owner or the homebuilder makes any required or necessary arrangements with the utility companies furnishing electric, gas and telephone service and provides and installs any necessary conduit of approved type and size under such driveways, walkways, patios, brick walls or fences prior to construction thereof. Such easements for the underground service shall be kept clear of all other improvements, and neither the grantor of the easements nor any utility company using the easements shall be liable for any damage done by either of them or their assigns, their agents, employees servants, to shrubbery, trees, flowers or other improvements (other than crossing driveways, walkways, patios, brick walls or fences, providing conduit has been installed as outlined above) of the Owner located on the land covered by said easements.

Section 4. Public Streets. All Lots within the Property shall abut and have access to a public street. Public street rights-of-way are or shall be shown on the Plat(s).

Section 5. Emergency and Service Vehicles. An easement is hereby granted to all police, fire protection, ambulance and other emergency vehicles and other service vehicles to enter upon the Common Properties, including, but not limited to, private streets, in the performance of their duties and further, an easement is hereby granted to the Association, its officers, agents, employees, and management personnel to enter the Common Properties to render any service or perform any function contemplated herein.

Section 6. Universal Easement. Each Lot Owner grants a perpetual easement to the Association for any encroachment of Common Facilities onto such Owner's Lot caused by Declarant or the Association prior to such Lot Owner's purchase of said Lot. Each of the easements hereinabove referred to shall be deemed to be established upon the recordation of The Declaration and shall be appurtenant to or a burden upon the Lot being serviced and shall pass with each conveyance of said Lot.

Section 7. Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement. There is created by the Plat of the Initial Property a "Landscape and Buffer Easement" of fifteen feet (15') in width within each Lot that has common boundary with Lakeline Boulevard (the "Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement"). The Declarant and the Association may use such easement area for the construction installation, maintenance, and public use of such fences, walkways, berms, landscaping, pathways and sidewalks (and, at Declarant's and/or the Association's election, lighting standards, fixtures and equipment) as Declarant or the Association may, from time to time, elect to install. No Owner shall interfere with, disturb, remove, destroy or damage any such improvements installed by Declarant and/or the Association on or upon the Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement. The Association shall not be liable to any Owner of a Lot encumbered by the Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement for any injury or damage to any person or any person's property upon any part of the Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement to the extent caused by dangerous, defective or injurious conditions created or permitted to exist by the Owner or Occupant of such Lot, or their guests, invitees, licensees, contractors or visitors. However, except for the fence to be constructed by the Declarant, the Association shall keep up and maintain (except for Owner-caused damage or hazardous conditions) all improvements constructed by Declarant or the Association in the Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement and shall indemnify and hold harmless each Owner of a Lot encumbered thereby for any claims for injury to persons or property resulting solely from the defective design or construction, or inadequate maintenance, of any such improvements. The above easement shall not be construed to imply any right of public use of the Common Properties or improvements thereon owned by the Association. Repair and maintenance of the fence to be constructed by Declarant in the Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement shall be governed by the provisions of Article VIII, Section 3 hereafter.

Section 8. Audio and Video. In the event that audio and video communication services and utilities are made available to any said Lots by means of an underground coaxial cable system, the company furnishing such services and facilities shall have a two foot (2') wide easement along and centered on the underground wire or cable when and as installed by said company from the utility easement nearest to the point of connection on the permanent improvement or structure constructed, or to be constructed upon said Lot, and in a direct line from said nearest utility easement to said point of connection.

Section 9. Electric Distribution System. An electric distribution system will be installed within the boundaries of the Properties pursuant to one or more agreements for electric service to be executed and recorded by Declarant and the relevant utility. This electrical distribution system shall consist of overhead primary feeder circuits constructed on wood or steel poles, single or three-phase, as well as underground primary and secondary circuits, pad mounted or other types of transformers, junction boxes and such other appurtenances as shall be necessary to make electrical service available. The Owner of each Lot containing a Living Unit shall, at his or its own cost, furnish, install, own and maintain (all in accordance with the requirements of the local governing authorities and the National or Local Electrical Code) the underground service cable and appurtenances from the point of the electric company's metering at the structure to the point of attachment at such company's installed transformers or energized secondary junction boxes, such point of attachment to be made available by the electric company at a point designated by such company at the property line of each Lot. The electric company furnishing service (the "Company") shall make the necessary connections at said point of attachment to be made available by the electric company at a point designated by such company at the property line of each Lot. The electric company furnishing service (the "Company") shall make the necessary connections at said point of attachment and at the meter. Declarant has granted or will grant either by designation on the Plat(s) or by separate instrument, necessary easements to the Company providing for the installation, maintenance and operation of its- electric distribution system and has also granted or will grant to the various homeowners reciprocal easements providing for access to the area occupied by and centered on the service wires of the various, Owners to permit installation, repair and maintenance of each Owner's owned and installed service wires. In addition, the owner of each Lot containing a Living Unit shall, at his or its own cost, furnish, install, own and maintain a meter loop (in accordance with the then current Standards and Specifications of the Company) for the location and installation of the meter of; such.Company,for each Living Unit involved. The electric service to each Living Unit shall be uniform in character and exclusively of the type known as single-phase, 120/240 volt, three-wire, 60-cycle, alternating current, and all portions thereof located on Lots shall be underground.

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ARTICLE VI - UTILITY BILLS, TAXES AND INSURANCE

Section 1. Obligation of the Owners. Owners' utility bills, taxes and insurance shall be governed by the following: (a) Each Owner shall have his separate electric, gas (unless total electric dwelling) and waste meter and shall directly pay at his own cost and expense for all electricity, gas, water, sanitary sewer service, telephone service, cable television and other utilities used or consumed by him on his Lot. (b) Each Owner shall directly render for taxation his own Lot and improvements thereon, and shall at his own cost and expense directly pay all taxes levied or assessed against or upon his Lot and his improvements and property thereon. (c) Each Owner shall be responsible at his own cost and expense for his own property insurance in the building and contents of his own Living Unit, and his additions and improvements thereto, including decoration, furnishings, and personal property therein; and also for his personal liability not covered by liability insurance for all Owners which may be obtained by the Association as part of the common expense in connection with Common Properties or Common Facilities.

Section 2. Obligation of the Association. The Association shall have the following responsibilities regarding utility bills, taxes and insurance for the Common Properties and Facilities: (a) The Association shall pay as a common expense of all Owners, for all water, gas, electricity and other utilities used in connection with the enjoyment and operation of the Common Properties or any part thereof. (b) The Association shall render for taxation and, as part of the common expenses of all owners, shall pay all taxes levied or assessed against or upon the Common Properties and the improvements and the property appertaining thereto. The Association shall have authority to obtain and continue in effect as a common expense of all Owners, a blanket property insurance policy or policies to insure the structures and facilities, if any, located in the Common Properties and the contents thereof and the Association against the risks of loss or damage by fire and other hazards as are covered under standard extended or all-risk coverage provisions, in such limits as the Association deems proper, and said insurance may include coverage against vandalism and such other coverage as the Association may deem desirable. The Association shall also have the authority to obtain comprehensive public liability insurance in such limits as it shall deem desirable, insuring the Common Facilities, the Association, the Board of Directors, and/or the Association's Members, agents and employees, from and against liability in connection with Common Properties and Common Facilities.

Director and officer liability insurance and fidelity bonds are also allowable coverages that may be obtained by the Association. (d) All costs, charges and premiums for all utility bills, Taxes and any insurance to be paid by the Association as hereinabove provided shall be paid out of the maintenance fund as a common expense of all Owners and shall be a part of the Base Annual Assessment. (e) The Association's Board of Directors shall be required to make every reasonable effort to secure insurance policies that will provide for the following: (i) A waiver of subrogation by the insurer as to any claims against the Association's Board of Directors, its manager, the Owners and their respective tenants, servants, agents, and guests. (ii) A waiver by the insurer of its right to repair and reconstruct instead of paying cash; (iii) That no policy may be canceled, invalidated, or suspended on account of any act or omission of any one or more individual Owners or Occupants of Lots; (iv) That no policy may be canceled, invalidated or suspended on account of the conduct of any director, officer, or employee of the Association or its duly authorized manager without prior demand in writing delivered to the Association to cure the defect and the allowance of a reasonable time thereafter within which the defect may be cured by the Association, its manager, any Owner or Mortgagee; and (v) That any "other insurance" clause in any policy exclude individual Owners' policies from consideration.

Section 3. Disbursement of Proceeds. Proceeds of insurance policies shall be disbursed as follows: If the damage or destruction for which the proceeds are paid is to be repaired or reconstructed, the proceeds, or such portion thereof as may be required for such purpose, shall be disbursed in payment of such repairs or reconstruction, as hereinafter provided. Any proceeds remaining after defraying such costs of repairs or reconstruction to the Common Properties or Common Facilities, or (in the event no repair or reconstruction is made) after making such settlement as is necessary and appropriate with the affected Owner or Owners and their Mortgagee(s), as their interests may appear, if any Living Unit is involved, shall be retained by and for the benefit of the Association. If it is determined, as provided for in Section 5 of this Article, that the damage or destruction to the Common Properties or Facilities for which the proceeds are paid shall not be repaired or reconstructed, such proceeds shall be disbursed in the manner as provided for excess proceeds herein.

Section 4. Damage and Destruction. Immediately after the damage or destruction by fire or other casualty to all or any part of the property covered by insurance written in the name of the Association, the Board of Directors or its duly authorized agent shall proceed with the filing and adjustment of all claims arising under such insurance and obtain reliable and detailed estimates of the cost of repair or reconstruction of the damaged or destroyed property. Repair or reconstruction, as used in this paragraph. means repairing or restoring the damaged property to substantially the same condition in which it existed prior to the fire or other casualty.

Any damage or destruction to the Common Properties or Facilities shall be repaired or reconstructed unless at least seventy five percent (75%) of all votes in the Association shall decide within sixty (60) days after the casualty not to repair or reconstruct. If for any reason either the amount of the insurance proceeds to be paid as a result of such damage or destruction, or reliable and detailed estimates of the cost of repair or reconstruction, or both, are not made available to the Association within said period, then the period shall be extended until such information shall be made available; provided, however, that such extensions shall not excess an aggregate of sixty (60) days. No Mortgagee of a Lot shall have the right to participate in the determination of whether the Common Properties or Facilities damaged or destroyed shall be repaired or reconstructed. In the event that it should be determined by the Association in the manner described above that the damage or destruction of the Common Properties or Facilities shall not be repaired or reconstructed and no alternative improvements are authorized, then and in that event the damaged property shall be restored to its natural state and maintained as an undeveloped portion of the Common Properties by the Association in a neat and attractive condition.

Section 5. Repair and Reconstruction. If the damage or destruction for which the insurance proceeds are paid is to be repaired or reconstructed and such proceeds are not sufficient to defray the cost thereof, the Board of Directors shall, without the necessity of a vote of the Association's Members, levy a Special Assessment against all Class A Owners in proportion to the number of Lots. Additional assessments may be made in like manner at any time during or following the completion of any repair or reconstruction. If the funds available from insurance exceed the cost of repair, such excess shall be deposited to the benefit of the Association.

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ARTICLE VII - CONDEMNATION

In the event that all or any part of the Common Properties shall be taken by any authority having the power of condemnation or eminent domain, no Owner shall be entitled to notice thereof nor be entitled to participate in the proceedings incident thereto. Any decision by the Board of Directors to convey Common Properties in lieu of and under threat of condemnation, or to accept an agreed award as compensation for such taking, shall require approval by a vote of fifty-one percent (51%) of a quorum of the members of the Association present and voting at a special meeting called for such purpose. The award made for such taking shall be payable to the Association, as trustee for all Owners, to be disbursed as follows:

If the taking involves a portion of the Common Properties on which improvements have been constructed, then, unless within sixty (60) days after such taking the Declarant and at least seventy five percent (75%) of the total number of votes in the Association shall otherwise agree, the Association shall restore or replace such improvements so taken on the remaining land included in the Common Properties, to the extent lands are available therefore, in accordance with plans approved by the Board of Directors of the Association. If such improvements are to be repaired or restored, the above provisions in Article VI hereof regarding the disbursement of funds in respect to casualty damage or destruction which is to be repaired shall apply. The taking does not involve any improvements on the Common Properties, or if there is a decision made not to repair or restore, or if there are net funds remaining after any such restoration or replacement is completed, then such award or net funds shall be disbursed to the Association and used for such purposes as the Board of Directors of the Association shall determine.

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ARTICLE VIII - MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS

Section 1. By the Owners. It shall be the duty, responsibility and obligation of each Owner at his own cost and expense to care for, maintain and repair the exterior and interior of his Living Unit and all other improvements on his Lot and the fixtures, appliances, equipment and other appurtenances thereto and also including the private driveway appurtenant to his Living Unit, sidewalks, fences and any storage sheds or other outbuildings which are appurtenant to and situated on his Lot. The Association shall have no duty or obligation to any Owner in this regard. The Association shall have the right to enforce this restriction to the fullest extent permitted in The Declaration. If any improvement on a Lot is damaged or destroyed, the Owner shall diligently proceed to restore such improvement to the condition existing prior to such damage or destruction or, in the alternative, raze or remove such improvement and landscape the Lot pursuant to a "Removal Plan" approved by the Modifications Committee.

Section 2. By the Association. The Association, as a common expense of all owners, shall perpetually care for, maintain and keep in good repair the Common Property, Common Facilities and all parts thereof, including but not limited to, landscaped lawns, fences, esplanades, parking areas and improvements and facilities owned by the Association, except that it shall be the obligation of each Owner, and not the obligation of the Association, to pay for the cost of repair and maintenance of any private driveway, sidewalk, and fence or fences which are appurtenant to such Owner's Lot or Living Unit. The Board of the Association has the additional right, but not the obligation, to have the grass or vegetation cut and maintained, in a neat and sanitary manner, on the land that is owned by or dedicated to the City of Cedar Park, Williamson County or any municipal utility district if the appropriate city, county or utility district's maintenance standards are not acceptable to the Board of the Association.

Section 3. Lakeline Boulevard Fences. The Association or the Declarant may construct along Lakeline Boulevard a decorative privacy fence of such design as Declarant or the Association may choose. The owner of each Lot adjacent to Lakeline Boulevard shall reimburse to Declarant or the Association, as appropriate, the one half of cost of the construction of such fence. Such reimbursement shall be due and payable prior to occupancy of the building improvements constructed on each Lot which is adjacent to Lakeline Boulevard. In addition, the owner of each Lot adjacent to Lakeline Boulevard shall maintain, repair, and replace the portion of such fence on such owner's Lot (in the Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement) so as to maintain such fence in attractive condition. Such owner shall maintain the portion of the fence which it is obligated to maintain in the same materials, colors, height and location as originally installed by Declarant and shall not, without the consent of the Association and the Modifications Committee, make any alteration to the height, material, color or design of such fence.

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ARTICLE IX< - RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION

Section 1. The Common Properties. The Association, subject to the rights of the Owners set forth in The Declaration, shall be responsible or the exclusive management and control of the Common Properties and all improvements thereon (including furnishings and equipment related thereto), and shall keep it in good, clean, attractive, and sanitary condition, order and repair, pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof. All landscape reserves shall be utilized and maintained as Common Properties for the Association and for no other purpose. The Board of Directors shall be authorized to contract with outside associations (such as homeowner's associations, community associations, or the like) or with developers of areas outside the Properties to share usage of the recreational Common Facilities of this Association. Such contract shall set forth usage privileges and obligations and monetary payment for such privileges to the Association. All arrangements, fee schedules and contracts will be on terms no more favorable to such users than made available to the Members, but otherwise will be developed and approved at the total discretion of the Board of Directors of the Association.

Section 2. Personal Property and Real Property for Common Use. The Association, through action of its Board of Directors, may acquire, hold, and dispose of tangible and intangible personal property and real property. The Board, acting on behalf of the Association, shall accept any real or personal property, leasehold, or other property interests within the Platted Property, conveyed to it by the Declarant. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Declaration to the contrary, Declarant, and the Association upon its succeeding to Declarant's rights, shall have the right, power and authority to dedicate to any public or quasi-public authority water lines, sanitary sewer systems, storm water facilities, streets and esplanades situated in the Common Properties and to terminate or modify these restrictive covenants with respect to such dedicated Property. Such dedication and acceptance thereof shall not prohibit the Association from maintaining the land and facilities located within dedicated areas, nor relieve the Owners of the obligation to participate in the payment of the cost of such maintenance.

Section 3. Rules and Regulations. The Association, through its Board of Directors, may make and enforce reasonable rules and regulations governing the use of the Properties, which rules and regulations shall be consistent with the rights and duties established by this initial Declaration and any subsequent Supplemental Declarations. Sanctions may include reasonable monetary fines which shall constitute a lien upon the Owner's Lot (and improvements located thereon), and suspension of the right to vote, and the right to use the Common Properties and Facilities and to receive services contracted for through the Association. In addition, the Board shall have the power (but not the obligation) to seek relief in any court for violations or to abate unreasonable disturbance.

Section 4. Implied Rights. The Association may exercise any other right or privilege given to it expressly by this Declaration or the By-Laws, and every other right or privilege reasonable to be implied from the existence of any right or privilege given to it herein necessary to effectuate any such right or privilege.

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ARTICLE X - RESTRICTIONS OF USE

Section 1. Single Family Residence; Heights; Exterior Materials. (a) All buildings, structures, and other improvements erected, altered, or placed in the Property shall be of new construction, and each Lot (and all Property that is subject to The Declaration, whether or not subdivided, except Common Properties) shall be used only for the construction of Living Units (i.e., detached single-family residential structures, townhomes and/or condominium units), each for use only as a residence for a single family of individuals related by blood or marriage, or maintaining a common household as husband and wife, or by co-owners (excluding cooperative type ownership if being used to avoid the intent of this restriction). No structure of a temporary character, trailer, mobile home, tent, shack, barn, or outbuilding shall be permanently or temporarily erected, maintained, or installed on any Lot at any time except as may be approved by the New Improvements Committee, but in no event shall any such approved non-Living Unit structure be used as a residence, either temporarily or permanently. No part of the Property shall ever be used or caused to be used or allowed or authorized in any way, directly or indirectly,. for any business, commercial, manufacturing, mercantile, storing, vending, or other non- residential purposes, or for any commercial use of a residential nature (e.g., as a boarding house, day-care facility, half-way house, nursing home, rehabilitation or therapy facility, etc.). (b) Unless the New Construction Committee otherwise agrees in writing, the exterior finish Or construction of a Living Unit shall be at least seventy-five (75%) percent brick, stone, or other masonry on the first floor; in computing such percentages, roof areas shall be excluded, but garages, porches, and other structures constituting part of the Living Unit proper shall be included. All exterior wood products shall require the written approval of the New Construction Committee. No building shall be erected, altered or permitted to remain on any single Lot, other than one single-family residential dwelling and a private garage for not less than two (2) full size cars nor more than three (3) cars. No carports shall be permitted on any Lot within the Properties, except that porte cochere type structures that are attached and architecturally integrated into a Living Unit may be approved by the Committees on a case-by-case basis. The maximum allowable height of any residential structure shall not exceed two and one half (2 1/2) stories. For purposes hereof, any one-half (1/2) story of a house must be contained within the peaked roof line of a one or two story home, as the case may be. (c) Unless the New Construction Committee otherwise agrees in writing, the exterior finish or construction of a Living Unit located on a corner Lot (at the intersection of two streets) shall be at least 75% stone, brick or other masonry on both of the two sides which face the adjacent streets; and a Living Unit located on a corner Lot shall be less than two stories in height. (d) Unless the New Construction Committee otherwise agrees in writing, no more than three (3) two-story Living Units shall be allowed contiguously along the same side of any one street.

Section 2. Reasonable Enjoyment. No nuisance shall ever be erected, placed or suffered to remain upon any Lot in the Property and no Owner or Occupant of any Lot in the Property shall use the same so as to endanger the health or disturb the reasonable enjoyment of any other Owner or Occupant. The Association's Board of Directors is hereby authorized to determine what constitutes a violation of this restriction.

Section 3. Animal Husbandry. No sheep, goats, horses, cattle, swine, poultry, dangerous animals (the determination as to what is a dangerous animal shall be in the sole discretion of the Association's Board of Directors), snakes or livestock of any kind shall ever be kept in or upon any part of the Property except that no more than two ( 2) dogs, and not more than two (2) cats or other common household pets may be kept by the Owner or Occupant of any Living Unit, provided they are not kept for any commercial purpose. Any allowable pet that is kept in a household must be confined to its Owner's Lot either by constraints of a backyard fence, a leash or within the Living Unit. No animal shall be permitted to run freely away from its Owner's Lot and must be controlled by a leash. All applicable leash and licensing laws in effect in the City of Cedar Park and Williamson County, to the extent more restrictive than this provision, shall also apply to this animal husbandry provision and shall be complied with by all Owners and Occupants of Lots.

Section 4. Trash and Rubbish Removal. No trash, rubbish, garbage, manure, or debris of any kind shall be kept or allowed to remain on any Lot. The Owner of each Lot shall remove such prohibited matter from his Lot at regular intervals at his expense, and prior to such removal all such prohibited matter shall be placed in sanitary refuse containers with tight fitting lids in an area adequately screened by planting or fencing so as not to be seen from neighboring Lots or public or private streets. Reasonable amounts of construction materials and equipment may be stored upon a Lot for reasonable periods of time during the construction of improvements thereon.

Section 5. Oil and Mining Operations. No oil or natural gas drilling, oil or natural gas development, or oil refining, quarrying, or mining operations of any kind, no oil, natural gas or water wells, tanks, tunnels, mineral excavations or shafts, and no derricks or other structures for use in boring for oil, natural gas, minerals or water shall be erected, maintained or permitted in the Properties.

Section 6. Prohibited Uses. Industrial use of the Properties is prohibited. No use shall be permitted which is offensive by reason of odor, fumes, dust, smoke, noise or pollution, or which is hazardous by reason of excessive danger of fire or explosion. No activity or use shall be permitted on or with respect to the Property which is determined by the Board to be obnoxious to or out of harmony with a distinctive residential community, including, but not limited to, any trailer houses and parks, junk or scrap metal yard, waste material business, any dumping disposal, incineration or reduction of garbage or refuse, and any fire, bankruptcy or auction sale or operation. No excavations shall be made and no sand, gravel or soil shall be removed from the Properties except in connection with a grading and/or building plan approved as provided by the New Construction Committee. No burning of rubbish or trash shall be permitted at any time. No storage area shall be permitted between any building and the front Property line of such Property. No activity, whether for profit or not, which is not related to single-family residential purposes, shall be carried on upon any Lot, except on those Lots which may be designated by Declarant for use as sales offices, construction offices, and storage facilities for a period of time commensurate with home construction and sales within the Property. Except for this temporary use of selected Lots, no noxious or offensive activity of any sort shall be permitted, nor shall anything be done, on any portion of the Properties which may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.

Section 7. Septic Tanks. No privy, cesspool or septic tank shall be placed or maintained in the Property.

Section 8. Declarant's Rights During Development Period. During that period of time while any parcels of land, Lots or Living Units located. within the Property are being developed and marketed (the "Development Period"), the Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties and land owned by the Declarant within the Property in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Properties. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Declarant may erect and maintain such marketing or directional signs, temporary buildings, model homes and other structures as Declarant may reasonably deem necessary on property with the promotion, development, and marketing of land within the Property during the Development Period.

Section 9. Builder Rights. During the Development Period, the Declarant shall have the right to allow any one or more approved homebuilders (a "Builder") the right to erect and maintain such signs, model homes, and other structures Declarant may reasonably deem necessary or proper in connection with such Builders' promotion, development, and marketing of Lots and residential improvements located within the Property. The approvals granted by the Declarant as described above are discretionary and may be revoked in the manner specified in an agreement between Declarant and the Builders or, if there is no agreement, a Builder shall be given at least ten (10) days' notice to comply with any revocation of approval by the Declarant.

Section 10. Storage of Boats, Trailers and Other Vehicles and Equipment. No boat, trailer, recreational, vehicle, camping unit, bus, commercial use truck, or self-propelled or towable equipment or machinery of any sort or any item deemed offensive by Declarant or the Association shall be stored on any street in the Property or on any Lot except in an enclosed structure or behind a solid fence, the design of which has been approved by The New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, except that during the construction of improvements on a Lot, necessary construction vehicles may be parked thereon from and during the time of necessity therefor. A fence enclosing a boat, trailer, recreational vehicle or the like shall be a solid wood fence at least six feet (6' ) tall and the side of such fence exposed to public view shall be the smooth side. This restriction shall not apply to automobiles or small non-commercial passenger trucks in good repair, attractive condition and having current registration status, provided that any such vehicles are parked on an improved driveway which has been approved by the New Construction Committee. Storage of approved vehicles on the driveway or street right-of- ways is defined as parking without movement for a period or forty eight (48) hours or more during a period of seven (7) consecutive days. No vehicle shall ever be permitted to be stored on the front or side lawn within view of the public. Removal of a boat, trailer, camper, recreational vehicle or other item restricted by this paragraph for short periods, so as to avoid the intent of this provision, shall not affect the running of the time periods set out herein. No vehicle shall ever be permitted to park on a driveway at a point where the vehicle obstructs pedestrians from use of a sidewalk.

Section 11. Clothes Lines. Clothing or other materials shall not be aired or dried within the boundaries of the Property except in back or side yards behind fences or buildings so as not to be visible to public view from adjacent streets.

Section 12. Construction Work. Except in an emergency or when other unusual circumstances exist, as determined by the Board of Directors of the Association, outside construction work or noisy interior construction work on new construction of a Living Unit, shall be permitted only after 7:00 A.M. and before sundown, and for modification or alteration work subsequent to original construction, only after 9:00 A.M. and before 6:00 P.M.

Section 13. Television and Radio Antennas and Satellite Dishes. (a) Without the prior written authorization of the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may require, no television, radio or other antenna of any sort shall be placed, allowed or maintained outside a Living Unit or on the exterior of any permitted building or other improvement located on a Lot within the Property. (b) The New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee may (but is not required to) authorize the installation of one (1) satellite dish or other device intended to send or receive electronic signals on a Lot within the Property provided (without limitation) the size, style, color, placement, location, height, screening and street visibility requirements as provided in the New Construction Committee Architectural Control Guidelines and Modifications Committee standards (as the case may be) are adhered to, or in the absence of any such guideline or standard such Committee approves same as being in architectural and aesthetic harmony with the balance of the Property. Under no circumstances shall a satellite dish be permitted (at any point in its rotation or angle) to be closer than ten (10) feet from a property line of any Lot, nor shall the diameter of any permitted dish exceed eight (8) feet in width. No satellite dish (at any point in its rotation or angle) shall exceed eight (8) feet in height on a slab elevation at the rear of the main residential structure. The New Construction Committee and the Modifications Committee reserve the right to on-premises monitoring and inspection during installation to ensure compliance and to seek injunctive relief, if necessary, to ensure compliance with the applicable Restrictions, guidelines and standards.

Section 14. Electrical, Telephone and Other Utility Lines. Except as may be permitted in writing by the New Construction Committee or as permitted by a Supplemental Declaration for a particular Neighborhood, all electrical, telephone and other utility lines and facilities which (i) are located on a Lot, (ii) are not within or part of any building, and (iii) are not owned by a governmental entity, a public utility company, or the Association, shall be installed in underground conduits or other underground facilities. Landscaping and security lighting fixtures may be installed above ground only after the design and installation thereof has been approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or Modification Committee.

Section 15. House Numbers and Mail Boxes. House numbers, mail boxes and similar matter used in the Property must be harmonious with the overall character and aesthetics of the community and be continually maintained in an attractive manner.

Section 16. Signs, Advertisements, Billboards. No sign, advertisement, billboard, or advertising structure of any kind shall be displayed to public view on any Lot except for one (1) sign on each Lot, which sign may not exceed six ( 6) square feet , for the purpose of advertising the Property for sale or rent, except signs used by Declarant, or its successors or assigns, for a period of time commensurate with its home construction/sales program. No sign shall be permitted that shall advertise that a Property has been or will be foreclosed or sold at forced sale. Declarant, the New Construction Committee and the Modifications Committee shall have the right to remove any sign. Except as provided to the contrary herein, in no event shall the use of flags or banners be permitted in the promotion or sale of any Lot or Living Unit in the Property, except those owned by Declarant or a Builder. Any use of said items by Declarant or any Builder is subject to the prior approval of the New Construction Committee.

Section 17. Lot Maintenance and Environmental Concerns. The Owner of each Lot shall maintain the same and adjacent street right-of-way, and the improvements, sod, trees, hedges, fences and plantings thereon, in a neat and attractive condition. Such maintenance shall include regular mowing, edging or turf areas, weeding of plant beds, fertilizing, weed control and watering of the turf and landscape areas on each Lot. Diseased or dead plants or trees must be removed and replaced within a reasonable time. On front laws and wherever visible from any street, there shall be no decorative appurtenances placed, such as sculptures, birdbaths, birdhouses, fountains or other decorative embellishments unless such specific item(s) have been approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee. The Association or Declarant shall have the right, after ten (10) days' notice to the Owner of any Lot, setting forth the action intended to be taken by the Association or Declarant, provided at the end of such time such action has not already been taken by such Owner ( i) to mow or edge the grass thereon, (ii) to remove any debris therefrom, (iii) to trim or prune any tree, hedge, or planting that, in the opinion of the Association or Declarant, by reason of its location or height, or the manner in which it has been permitted to grow, is detrimental to the enjoyment of adjoining Property or is unattractive.. in appearance, (iv) to repair or stain/paint any fence thereon that is out of repair or not in harmony, with respect to color, with fencing on adjacent Property, or to repair, maintain or replace the fence located in the Lakeline Boulevard Walkway Easement and (v) to do any and all things necessary or desirable in the opinion of the Association or Declarant to place such Property in a neat and attractive condition consistent with the intention of The Declaration. The person who is the Owner of such Property at the time such work is performed by the Association shall be personally obligated to reimburse the Association (or Declarant, as the case may be) for the cost of such work within ten (10) days after it is performed by the Association or Declarant, and if such amount is not paid within said period of time, such Owner shall be obligated thereafter to pay interest thereon at the maximum rate allowable by law, and to pay attorney's fees and court costs incurred by the Association in collecting said obligation, and all of the same to the extent performed by the Association shall be secured by a lien on such Owner's Lot, subject to liens then existing thereon. Such lien shall be enforceable as any other Assessment lien as provided in The Declaration. The use or misuse of household chemicals, lawn fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals in and around the building improvements which are constructed on the Property may have an adverse effect on water quality within the Property, under the Property, and downstream from the Property. It is the desire of the developer that the Property be owned, and operated in an environmentally friendly and environmentally conscious manner by Declarant, homebuilders, and homeowners who reside on the Property after construction of homes. Accordingly, the following restrictive covenants are hereby imposed upon all Property annexed into the jurisdiction of these deed restrictions for the term of these deed restrictions: (a) In connection with the construction of homes or other improvements within the Property, no builder shall release onto the ground or into the water, any environmentally hazardous material or waste in violation of appropriate environmental laws, rules and regulations. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing provision, homebuilders and their workers, suppliers and subcontractors shall not dispose of oil residues, paint residues or similar substances by pouring them on the ground or otherwise disposing of them on the Property, whether or not enclosed within containers. Any such oil or paint residue shall be disposed of off site, in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws and regulations. (b) Homeowners shall apply herbicides and pesticides in their yards only in compliance with appropriate governmental laws and regulations. It shall be the policy of the Association that the exterior use of herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides will be minimized. The Association is authorized to expend Association funds to educate the residents of the property in ways to minimize the use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides including, for example, use of native plants which are disease and insect resistant, use of non-native plants which have disease and insect resistance so as to minimize the need to use herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, and lawn maintenance techniques which minimize the need for use of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, while maintaining attractive yards. 38

Section 18. Removal of Dirt and Trees. The digging or removal of dirt from any land is expressly prohibited except as necessary in conjunction with the initial construction and subsequent landscaping or improvements. No trees shall be removed without the prior written approval of Declarant or New Construction Committee, as applicable, except to remove the dead or diseased trees, to provide room for permanent improvements, or to permit -construction of drainage swales.

Section 19. Roof Ventilators or Projections. All roof ventilators (other than ridge ventilators) shall be located to the rear of the roof ridge line and/or gable of any structure and shall not extend above the highest point of such structure, so as not to be visible from any public street. Declarant and the New Construction committee may approve exceptions to this restriction when energy conservation and heating/cooling efficiency require ventilators that, because of a particular roof design, cannot be hidden from view as described above. No projections of any type shall be placed or permitted to remain above the roof of any residential building with the exception of one (1) or more chimneys and one (1) or more vent stacks without the written permission of the New Construction Committee.

Section 20. Window Coolers. No window or wall type air conditioners or water coolers shall be permitted to be used, erected, placed or maintained on or in any residential building on any part of the Property.

Section 21. Driveways. The Owner of each Lot shall construct and maintain at his expense a driveway of not less than ten feet (10' ) in width (unless such minimum width has been increased in a particular Neighborhood by Supplemental Declaration) from his garage to an abutting street, including the portion in the street easement, and he shall repair at his expense any damage to the street occasioned by connecting his driveway thereto. The New Construction Committee reserves the right to restrict the location of any driveway on any Lot. Such restriction will be so stated in the Supplemental. Restrictions recorded for any or all Neighborhoods within the Property.

Section 22. Sod. The Owner of each Lot, as a minimum, shall solid sod the front and side yards of his Lot with grass, and shall at all times maintain such grass in a neat, clean and attractive condition, periodically resodding damaged areas of the lawn as they occur. The grass shall be of a type and within standards prescribed by the New Construction Committee.

Section 23. Trees. Prior to the occupancy of the Living Unit on each Lot, and on or before the time each Lot is planted with grass or shrubbery, if there is not located on the Lot at least two native trees of two inch (2") diameter or more measured 3' above the ground level in the front yard (three such trees in the case of a corner lot) and one tree of such diameter in the backyard, then the owner of each Lot shall plant live trees of such number and size. Such trees shall be of a type and in a location approved by the New Construction Committee on a Lot-by-Lot basis. Elms, oaks and native fruit trees shall be permitted and use of such trees is encouraged. Planting of ash, tallow and cottonwood trees is discouraged and such trees shall not fulfill the foregoing requirement. If coniferous trees are planted, group planting may be required. This requirement (as supplemented by specific restrictions contained in Supplemental Declarations for the Neighborhoods) includes each Lot or partial Lot upon which no dwelling or structure is erected but which is conveyed at any time to the Owner of an adjoining Lot upon which a Living Unit or other permitted structure has been erected. Trees which are planted in satisfaction of the requirements of this paragraph and which tree or trees subsequently die or are uprooted for any reason, must be replaced within sixty (60) days. Enforcement of this paragraph may be in accordance with the provisions of Section 17 hereinabove.

Section 24. Outbuildings. No treehouse or children's playhouse, outbuilding or structure shall be permitted on any Lot in the Property without prior written approval of the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may require. Outbuildings or other structures, temporary or permanent, other than the main residence or garage shall be limited to ten feet (10') in height and each outbuilding may not exceed 120 square feet of floor area. The roof lines of any such outbuildings or structures shall have slope, color and materials similar to those of the main dwelling on the Lot. Temporary structures may be used as building offices and other related purposes by Declarant or a Builder. Metal storage buildings shall not be permitted. The New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee shall be entitled to review and approve or disapprove, without limitation, all outbuildings, play structures (including basketball backboards and hoops), and storage structures. Any such outbuilding will be required to be constructed with material and design that is determined by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee to be architecturally and aesthetically compatible with the design of the Living Unit thereon and other structures in the Neighborhood or nearby Property. All playground and recreational equipment pertaining to a Lot must be placed at the rear of such Lot. No basketball hoop and/or backboard shall be installed closer to the front or side Lot lines facing on any adjacent street than the applicable building set-back line along such street. No outbuilding or play structure will be permitted to (a) be placed on an easement; or (b) be located nearer to a Lot boundary than the applicable building set-back established by Plat or Supplemental Declaration. The Modifications Committee is hereby authorized to determine what constitutes a violation of this restriction.

Section 25. Lot Drainage. All drainage of water from any Lot and the improvements thereon shall drain or flow as set forth below:

(a) Any such water shall drain or flow from the rear Lot line to the front Lot line into adjacent streets and shall not be allowed to drain or flow upon adjoining Lots or Common Properties unless an easement for such purpose is granted. The Owner shall provide drains or swales to effect such drainage upon construction of the dwelling unit of the Lot.

(b) All slopes or terraces on any Lot shall be maintained so as to prevent any erosion thereof upon adjacent streets or adjoining Property.

(c) No structure, planting or other materials shall be placed or permitted to remain or other activities undertaken with the Property or any portion thereof by any Owner which might damage or interfere with established slope ratios or interfere with established drainage functions or facilities.

Section 26. Building Height; Minimum Square Footage. No building or Living Unit in the Property shall exceed two and one-half (2½) stories in height. Finished attics and/or basements shall not be considered for the purposes of this Section 26 to be separate stories but a finished attic shall be a "half story". No Living Unit shall contain less than the minimum per square foot living area provided for in the relevant Supplemental Declaration for such area, unless the New Construction Committee agrees to the contrary in writing. All computations of living area shall be exclusive of unfinished attics, unfinished basements, open or screened porches, terraces, patios, driveways, and garages. Measurements shall be to the interior faces of the outside walls of the living area.

Section 27. Building Requirements. As to each Lot in the Property, the following building requirements shall apply unless the New Construction Committee agrees to the contrary in writing, to-wit:

(a) No building (i) shall be placed or built on any Lot nearer to the front Lot line or nearer to a side Lot line than the building lines therefor shown on the relevant subdivision Plat, or (ii) shall encroach on any easement shown on the relevant subdivision Plat unless (A) approved in writing by the New Construction Committee as having resulted from setting or shifting of improvements, and (B) permitted by applicable law and governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

(b) Before the Living Unit constructed on the Lot is completed, the builder thereof shall construct an improved sidewalk parallel to the adjacent street or streets, which sidewalk shall be of a size, nature, type and configuration to be approved by the New Construction Committee.

(c) Each Living Unit located on a corner Lot shall face the public street having the lesser frontage, unless otherwise approved by the New Construction Committee or otherwise provided in an applicable Supplemental Declaration.

(d) Orientation of each garage entrance to the public street on which the Living Unit fronts, and other aspects of garage location, type, configuration and construction materials shall be as approved by the New Construction Committee or in any applicable Supplemental Declarations filed (now or hereafter) in the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas, with respect to the particular Lot or Neighborhood in question. As provided elsewhere in this Declaration, however, no driveways may connect directly to Lakeline Boulevard.

Section 28. Walls and Fences. No walls or fences shall be erected or maintained nearer to the front Lot line than the front building line on such Lot, nor on corner Lots nearer to the side Lot line than the building setback line parallel to the side street, except in special circumstances necessitated by the geography and platting of a particular Neighborhood, and specifically permitted by the Supplemental Declaration(s) affecting such Neighborhood. No fence or wall shall be taller than specifically allowed by the Modifications Committee or New Construction Committee, as appropriate, unless otherwise permitted in a Supplemental Declaration. No chain link fence type construction will be permitted on any Lot except, however, Declarant is exempt from this prohibition as long as it owns portions of the Property. Any wall or fence erected on a Lot by Declarant, or its assigns, shall pass ownership with title to the Lot and it shall be Owner's responsibility to maintain said wall or fence thereafter. Approval of the New Construction Committee shall be obtained prior to the erection of any wall or fence on any Lot and the smooth side of all solid fences shall face the adjacent streets. All walls and fencing shall be made of wood, ornamental metal or brick except as set forth herein or in any applicable Supplemental Declaration filed by Declarant, or as otherwise permitted in the discretion of the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The use of chain link fencing is prohibited on all Lots, except for tennis courts and other special applications, and then only with prior written permission from the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 29. Roofs. The roof of each Living Unit shall be covered with asphalt or composition type shingles of a weight and color approved by the New Construction Committee. The decision with regard to shingle weight and color shall rest exclusively with the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be, and their respective decisions regarding same shall be final and binding. Any other type roofing material may be permitted only at the sole discretion of the New Construction Committee, upon written request. If required by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications committee, all roof stacks and flashings must be painted to match the approved roof color.

Section 30. Garages. The Supplemental Declaration to be filed or record for such specific Neighborhood may further restrict certain Lots in regards to garage access from certain streets within the Property and other matters relative to garage construction materials, styles and construction standards. Specifically, no garage shall open onto nor shall any driveway provide garage access from Lakeline Boulevard.

Section 31. Sight Distance at Intersections. No fence, wall, hedge or shrub planting which will obstruct sight lines at elevations between 2 and 6 feet above the roadways shall be placed or permitted to remain on any corner lot within the triangular area formed by the street property lines and a line connecting them at points 25 feet from intersection of the property lines, or in the case of a rounded property corner, from the intersection of the street property lines extended. The same sight line limitation shall apply on any lot within 10 feet from an intersection of a street property line with the edge of a driveway or alley pavement. No tree shall be permitted to remain within such distances of such intersection unless the foliage line is maintained at sufficient height to prevent obstruction of such sight lines.

Section 32. Burglar Bars and Window Treatment. No external burglar bars shall be permitted on the windows or doors of Living Units without the prior written approval of the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, and notice is hereby given that it shall be the policy of such Committees to give such approval only in rare and unusual circumstances. Interior burglar bars shall be screened by drapes or other window coverings so that they are not visible from the street adjacent to any Living Unit. No aluminum foil, reflective film or similar treatment shall be placed on windows or glass doors of any Living Unit in such a manner that such foil, film or similar treatment is visible from the street adjacent to such Living Unit.

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ARTICLE XI - ANNEXATION OF ADDITIONAL PROPERTY

Section 1. Annexation Without Approval of Membership. (a) As the Owner thereof, or if not the Owner, with the consent of the Owner thereof, Declarant, its successors or assigns, shall have the unilateral right, privilege, and option, from time to time at any time until twenty ( 20) years from the date this initial Declaration is recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Williamson County, Texas, to annex and subject to the provisions of The Declaration and the jurisdiction of the Association all or any portion of the two tracts of real property more particularly described in Exhibits "A-1 and" "A-2," respectively, attached hereto and by reference made a part hereof (collectively, the "Annexable Land"), whether in fee simple or leasehold, by filing in the Williamson County Real Property Records a Supplemental Declaration annexing such property as more fully described below. Such Supplemental Declaration shall not require the vote of Members of the Association or approval by the Association or any person. Any such annexation shall be effective upon the filing of such Supplemental Declaration in the Williamson County Real Property Records, unless otherwise provided therein. Declarant shall have the unilateral right to transfer to any one or more other person(s) its right, privilege, and option to annex herein portions of the Annexable Land and/or additional Property, provided that such transferee or assignee shall be the developer of at least a portion of the Annexable Land and shall be expressly designated by Declarant in writing to be successor to all or any part of Declarant's rights hereunder. Any such annexation or addition shall be accomplished by the execution and filing for record by Declarant (or the other Owner of the Property being added or annexed, to the extent such Owner has received a written assignment from Declarant of the right to annex), of an instrument to be called "SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION." Each Supplemental Declaration of annexation must set out and provide for the following: (i) the name of the Owner of the Property being added or annexed who shall be called the "Declarant" for purposes of that Supplemental Declaration; (ii) the legally sufficient perimeter (or recorded subdivision) description of the Property being added or annexed, separately describing all portions of the annexed Property that are dedicated and/or conveyed to the public or any governmental or quasi-governmental authority for street right- of-way or utility facility purposes, those portions that are to comprise Lots for construction of Living Units and related improvements and those portions that comprise Common Property (those being the only three permitted uses for annexed Property); (iii) a mutual grant and reservation of rights and easements of the Owners in and to the existing and annexed Common Property and Facilities; (iv) that the Property is being added or annexed in accordance with, and subject to the provisions of this initial Declaration, as theretofore amended, and that the Property being annexed shall be developed, held, used, sold and conveyed in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this Declaration as theretofore and thereafter amended; (v) that all of the provisions of this Declaration, as theretofore amended, shall apply to the Property being added or annexed with the same force and effect as if said Property were originally included in this Declaration as part of the Initial Property; and (vi) that a vendor's lien is therein reserved in favor of the Association, in the same manner as herein provided, to secure collection of the Assessments provided for, authorized or contemplated herein or in the Supplemental Declaration of annexation. Each such "Supplemental Declaration" may contain other provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of The Declaration, as amended. At such time as any "Supplemental Declaration" (of annexation) is filed for record as hereinabove provided, the annexation shall be deemed accomplished and the annexed area shall be a part of the Properties and subject to each and all of the provisions of this initial Declaration (as therefore amended), and to the jurisdiction of the Association, in the same manner and with the same force and effect as is such annexed Property had been originally included in this initial Declaration as part of the Initial Property. After additions or annexations are made, all Assessments collected by the Association from the owners in the annexed areas shall be commingled with the Assessments collected from all other Owners, and there shall be a common maintenance fund for the Properties. Nothing in this Declaration shall be construed to represent or imply that Declarant, its successors or assigns, are under any obligation to add or annex additional Property to this residential development.

Section 2. Annexation With Approval of Membership. Subject to the written consent of the owner thereof, upon the written consent by affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the total number of votes of the Association present or represented by proxy at a meeting duly called for such purpose, the Association may annex or permit the annexation of real property other than the Annexable Land to the provisions of The Declaration and the jurisdiction of the Association by filing, or having the party owning such property file, a supplemental Declaration in respect to the Property being annexed in the Williamson County Real Property Records. Any such Supplemental Declaration shall be signed by the President and the Secretary of the Association, and any such annexation shall be effective upon recording the Williamson County Real Property Records unless otherwise provided therein. The timing of and manner in which notice of any such meeting of the Members of the Association, called for the purpose of determining whether additional Property shall be annexed, and the quorum required for the transaction of business at any such meeting, shall be as specified in the By-Laws of the Association for regular or special meetings, as the case may be.

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ARTICLE XII - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1. Enforcement. The terms and provisions of this Declaration shall run with and bind the land included in the Property, and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by Declarant, the Association, or the Owner of any Lot, and by their respective legal representatives, heirs, successors and assigns. The Declaration may be enforced in any proceeding at law or in equity against any person or entity violating or threatening to violate any term or provision hereof, to enjoin or restrain violation or to recover damages, and against the Property to enforce any lien created by The Declaration, and failure of Declarant, the Association, or any Owner to enforce any term or provision of The Declaration shall never be deemed a waiver of the right to so thereafter.

Section 2. Incorporation. The terms and provisions of The Declaration shall be construed as being adopted in each and every contract, deed, or conveyance hereafter executed by Declarant conveying all or any part of the land in the Property, whether or not referred of title contained shall be subject to the terms and provisions of The Declaration.

Section 3. Covenants Running With Title. The covenants and restrictions of The Declaration shall run with and bind the Properties, and shall inure to the benefit of and shall be enforceable by the Association or the Owner of any Property subject to The Declaration, their respective legal representatives, heirs, successors and assigns.

Section 4. Amendments. The Declaration may be amended in whole or in part by an instrument executed by the Declarant or the President of the Association where approved by Members entitled to cast not less than seventy-four percent (74)% of the aggregate of the votes of all Members of the Association, regardless of whether such Members are or are not present at a meeting of the Members called for that purpose. Following any such amendment, every reference herein to The Declaration shall be held and construed to be a reference to The Declaration as so amended. All amendments shall be recorded in the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas. Nothing herein or in any Supplemental Declaration shall permit or be construed to permit the owners of Lots within a given Neighborhood or a portion of the Property annexed by Supplemental Declaration to alone decide to de-annex all or any part of such Neighborhood or annexed Property from The Declaration of the jurisdiction of the Association, or to amend any particular restriction, requirement or provision herein, except upon a vote of seventy-four percent (74%) of all of the Members in the entire Association, including (but not requiring any particular percentage vote of) those Owners who were Members of the Association prior to the annexation of the Neighborhood or annexed area in question. No such group of Owners or Members shall have such right to secede from the Association or amend such restrictions except on an Association-wide vote as above contemplated.

Section 5. Amendments by Declarant. (a) Declarant shall have and reserves the right at any time and from time to time, without the joinder or consent of any other party, to amend The Declaration by any instrument in writing duly signed, acknowledged, and filed for record for the purpose of correcting any typographical or grammatical error, ambiguity or inconsistency appearing herein, provided that any such amendment shall be consistent with and in furtherance of the general place and scheme of development as evidenced by The Declaration, and shall not impair or affect the vested property or other rights of any Owner or such Owner's mortgagee. (b) Particularly reserved to Declarant is the right and privilege of Declarant to designate, by Supplemental Declaration, additional and/or more specific restrictions applicable to any portion of the Properties within The Declaration so long as Declarant owns at least ninety percent (90%) of the number of Lots within the portion(s) of the Property to be so affected. Such additional restriction may be done by Declarant without the consent or joinder of the other ten percent (10%) of Lot owners in such affected area. No such designation of additional or more specific requirements or restrictions, or subsequent change of requirements or restrictions, as provided for herein, shall be deemed to adversely affect any substantial right of any existing Owner.

Section 6. Books and Records. The books and records of the Association shall, during reasonable business hours, be subject to reasonable inspection by any Member. The Board of Directors may, by resolution, establish rules and regulations governing the frequency of inspection and other matters to the end that inspection of the books and records by any Member or Members will not become burdensome to nor constitute harassment of the Association. The Declaration and the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws of the Association shall be available for inspection by any Member at the principal office of the Association, where copies may be purchased at reasonable cost.

Section 7. Indemnification and Hold Harmless. (a) By the Association. The Association shall indemnify every officer and director against any and all expenses, including fees of legal counsel, reasonably incurred by or imposed upon any officer or director in connection with any action, suit, or other proceeding (including settlement of any suit or proceeding, if approved by the then Board of Directors) to which he or she may be a party by reasons of being or having been an officer or director. The officers and directors shall not be liable for any mistake of judgment, negligent or otherwise, except for their own individual willful misfeasance, malfeasance, misconduct or bad faith. The officers and directors shall have no personal liability with respect to any contract or other commitment made by them, in good faith, on behalf of the Association (except to the extent that such officers or directors may also be members of the Association), and the Association shall indemnify and forever hold each such officer and director free and harmless from and against any and all liability to others on account of any such contract or commitment. Any right to indemnification provided for herein shall not be exclusive of any other rights to which any officer or director, or former officer or director, may be entitled. The Association may, as a Common Expense, maintain adequate general liability and officers' and directors' liability insurance to fund this obligation. (b) By an Owner. Each Owner shall be liable to the Association for any damage to the Common Properties and/or Facilities of any type or to any equipment thereon which may be sustained by reason of the negligence of said Owner, his tenants, employees, agents, customers, guests or invitees, to the extent that any such damage shall not be covered by insurance. Further, it is specifically understood that neither the Declarant, the Association, the Board of Directors, or any Owner shall be liable to any person for injury or damage sustained by such person occasioned by the use of any portion of the recreational facilities or other Common Properties or Facilities within the Properties. Every Owner does hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Declarant, the Association, the Board of Directors and other Owners from and against any such claim or damage as referenced in the immediately preceding sentence hereof, including, without limitation, legal fees and court costs.

Section 8. Rights of Mortgages and Lienholders. No violations of any of these restrictions, covenants or conditions shall affect or impair the rights of any mortgagee or lienholder under any mortgages or deed of trust, or the rights of any assignee of any mortgagee or lienholder under any such mortgage or deed of trust.

Section 9. Right to Subdivide or Resubdivide. Prior to the time Declarant parts with title thereto, Declarant shall have the right (but shall never be obligated) to subdivide or resubdivide into Lots, by recorded Plat or in any other lawful manner, all or any part of the land included within the Property.

Section 10. Building Sites. With the written approval of the New Construction Committee, the Owner(s) of a group of Lots, each of which is adjacent to one or more of the other Lots in the group, may designate a part of a Lot, or any combination of Lots or portions of Lots, to be a building site or building sites. The front, rear and side lines of the platted Lots affected by any such action, as such lines are designated on the subdivision Plat, shall be adjusted to conform to the front, rear and side lines of the new building sites for building and other purposes. Improvements, limited to the improvements permitted in The Declaration or subsequent Supplemental Declarations, may be constructed on any such building site in accordance with the new front, rear and side lines thereof. Each such building site, upon being designated as such by the Owner(s) thereof with the written approval of the New Construction Committee, shall thereafter be a Lot for all purposes of this Declaration, except that all future assessments payable by the Owner of a building site comprised of several Lots combined into one building site in accordance with this section 10 will be based upon on Assessment for each of the originally Platted Lots so combined.

Section 11. No Obligation as to Adjacent Property. The Property is a party of a larger tract or block of land owned by Declarant. While Declarant may subdivide other portions of its property now or hereafter acquired, or may subject the same to a declaration similar to or dissimilar from this Declaration, Declarant shall have no obligation to do so, and if Declarant elects to do so, any subdivision plat or declaration executed by Declarant with respect to any of its other property may be the same as or as similar to or dissimilar from any subdivision Plat, The Declaration or Supplemental Declaration covering the Property, or any part thereof, as Declarant may desire and determine in its sole and exclusive discretion. Some of the tracts shown as "Acreage" on the Initial Property Plats are or may be a part of the other property of Declarant referred to in this Section 11.

Section 12. Renting or Leasing. Improvements on Lots may be rented or leased only by written leases and subject to the following restrictions: All tenants shall be subject to the terms and conditions of The Declaration, the By-Laws, the Articles of Incorporation, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder as though such tenant were an Owner. Each Owner agrees to cause his lessee, Occupant, or persons living with such Owner to comply with The Declaration, By-Laws, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and is responsible for all violations and losses caused by such tenants or Occupants, notwithstanding the fact that such Occupants of the Living Unit are fully liable for any violation of the documents and regulations; failure to comply shall, at the Board's option, be considered a default under the Occupant's lease. In the event that a lessee, Occupant or person living with the lessee violates a provision of The Declaration, By- Laws or rules and regulations adopted pursuant to thereto, the Board shall have the power to bring an action or suit against the lessee or other Occupant and/or Owner (in the Association's sole discretion) to recover sums due for damages or injunctive relief, or for any other remedy available at law or equity, including, but not limited to, all remedies available to a landlord upon the breach or default of the lease agreement by the lessee. The Board of Directors shall also have the power to impose reasonable fines upon the lessee, other Occupant and/or the Owner for any violation by the lessee, Occupant, or person living with the lessee of any duty imposed under The Declaration, the Association By-Laws, or rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, and to suspend the right of the Owner, lessee, Occupant or person living with the lessee to use the Common Properties and Facilities. The Board shall have authority and standing to enforce any lease restrictions contained in or promulgated in accordance with any recorded instrument causing any part of the Property to become subject to The Declaration and/or any Supplemental Declaration.

Section 13. Notice. Any notice required or desired to be given under The Declaration shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been properly served when (i) delivered in person and receipted for, or (ii) three (3) days after deposit in the United States Mail, certified, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed, if to an owner, to the Owner's last known address as shown on the records of the Association at the time of such mailing or, if the Association, to its President, Secretary or registered agent. The initial address for the. Association and Declarant shall be: Association: c/o Lumbermen's Investment Corporation 301 Congress Avenue, Suite 1500 Austin, Texas 78701 Declarant: Lumbermen's Investment Corporation 301 Congress Avenue, Suite 1500 (78701) P.O. Box 40 Austin, Texas 78767 And such address for the Association and Declarant shall be effective unless and until a supplement to this Declaration shall be made and filed in the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas, specifying a different address for the party filling such supplement (in which event such address specified in such supplement shall be the address, for the purposes of this Section 13, for the addressee named in such supplement).

Section 14. Enforcement. The covenants, conditions, restrictions, easements, uses, privileges, Assessments and liens of The Declaration shall run with the land and be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Declarant, the Association, and each Owner of the Properties or any part thereof, their respective heirs, legal representatives, successor and assigns. The enforcement of the provisions of The Declaration shall be vested in the Association and the Declarant. In the event the Association or the Declarant fails or refuses to enforce a provision of The Declaration for a period of thirty (30) days after written notice from Declarant or any Owner, as the case may be, any Owner shall have the right, but not the obligation, to enforce such provisions. A breach of any of the provisions of this Declaration shall give to the party entitled to enforce such provision the right to bring a proceeding at law or in equity against the party or parties breaching or attempting to breach The Declaration and to enjoin such party or parties from so doing or to cause such breach to be remedied or to recover damages resulting from such breach. A breach of The Declaration by an Owner relating to the use or maintenance of any portion of the Properties or part thereof is hereby declared to be and constitute a nuisance and ever public or private remedy allowed by law or equity for the abatement of a public or private nuisance shall be available to remedy such breach. In any legal or equitable proceedings for the enforcement of The Declaration or to restrain a breach thereof, the party or parties against whom judgment is entered shall pay the attorney's fees and costs of the party or parties for whom judgment is entered in such amount as may be fixed by the court in such. proceedings. All remedies provided under The Declaration, including those at law or in equity, shall be cumulative and not exclusive. No party having the right to enforce The Declaration shall be liable for failure to enforce The Declaration.

Section 15. Good Faith Lender's Clause. No violation of The Declaration shall affect any lien or deed of trust of record upon any Property subject to Assessment or any part of the Property, when held in good faith. These liens may be enforced in due course, subject to the provisions of The Declaration.

Section 16. Mergers. If the Association shall merge or consolidate with another association as provide in the articles of incorporation, then the Association's properties, assets, rights, and obligations may be transferred to another surviving or consolidated association or, alternatively, the properties, assets, rights and obligations of another association may be transferred to the Association as a surviving corporation. The surviving or consolidated association shall administer any restrictions, together with any declarations of covenants, conditions, and restrictions governing these and any other properties, under one administration. No merger or consolidation shall cause any revocation, change, or addition to this Declaration.

Section 17. Conflict with Deeds of Conveyance; Declarant's Rights. If any part of The Declaration shall be in conflict with any term of a previously recorded deed of conveyance to any portion of the Property, the term of the prior deed of conveyance shall govern, but only to the extent of such conflict. Where rights are reserved to Declarant by the restrictions of this Declaration, Declarant reserves the right to modify such restrictions as necessary in subsequent deed of conveyance, in which case the terms of the deeds of conveyance shall prevail.

Section 18. Duration. The Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for a term of thirty ( 30) years from the date The Declaration is recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Williamson County, Texas, after which time The Declaration shall be extended automatically for successive periods of ten (10) years each unless and until an instrument signed by the Members entitled to cast not less than seventy-four percent (74%) of the aggregate of the votes of both Classes of Membership has been filed for record in the Office of the County Clerk of Williamson County, Texas, agreeing to terminate this Declaration. Such an instrument so filed for record shall become effective on the date stated therein or one (1) year after it is so filed for record, whichever is the later date. No particular area or Neighborhood annexed herein by Supplemental Declaration, nor the Owners thereof shall be entitled to elect not to renew the term hereof, as it pertains to such annexed Property, except upon a vote of the requisite percentage (set forth above) of all Members of the entire Association, including those Members owning Lots within and those owning Lots outside of the Neighborhood or annexed area that desires non-renewal.

Section 19. Severability. Invalidation of any term or provision of The Declaration by judgment or otherwise shall not affect any other term or provision of this Declaration, and this Declaration shall remain in full force and effect except as to any terms and provisions which are invalidated.

Section 20. Gender and Grammar. The singular wherever used herein shall be construed to mean or include the plural when applicable, and the necessary grammatical changes required to make the provisions hereof apply either to corporations (or other entities) or individuals, male or female, shall in all case be assumed as though in each case fully expressed.

Section 21. Titles. The titles of The Declaration and of Articles and Sections contained herein are for convenience only and shall not be used to construe, interpret, or limit the meaning of any terms or provisions contained in this Declaration.

Section 22. Successors in Title. The terms and provisions of this Declaration shall apply to, be binding up, and inure to the benefit of Declarant and the Association, and their respective successors and assigns. DECLARANT: LUMBERMEN'S INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 4, SECTION 1 AND 2

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant. WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same is to be filed of record simultaneously with this Supplemental Declaration in the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas;

WHEREAS, Declarant is the owner of the "Initial Property," being all of the residential lots, landscape reserves and all other lands within the final plat of "Buttercup Creek Phase IV, Sections 1 and 2," a subdivision of approximately 60.239 acres of land in Williamson County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof (the "Plat") recorded under Cabinet K, Slides 325-328 of the Plat Records of Williamson County, Texas, (herein referred to as the "Neighborhood"); WHEREAS, Section 5 of Article XII of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to impose additional covenants, conditions and restrictions on particular portions of the real property subject to the Original Declaration, and under Article I, Section 16 thereof to designate certain portions of such property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration; and

WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property, within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the above Plat as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration.

NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 60.239 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase IV, Sections 1 and 2" shall be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the original Declaration.

B. The land subject to the plat shall hereafter be known as Westside at Buttercup Creek, Sections One and Two, and is hereby declared a "Neighborhood" within Westside at Buttercup Creek.

C. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted non exclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a non-exclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

D. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association.

E. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. In order to maintain the theme and character of the Properties subject to the Original Declaration in general, and the uniform plan and character of Lakeline Boulevard in particular, all fences adjacent to Lakeline Boulevard shall be maintained by the owners of the Lots on which such fences are located in the original style and location approved by the New Construction Committee unless a change is subsequently approved in writing in the sole discretion of the Modifications Committee.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS. All roofs shall be composition shingles of a type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS. (a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors. (b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles. (c) No Lot in the Neighborhood may have garage access from (i.e., driveway access onto) Lakeline Boulevard.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The driveways must be at least ten feet (10') in width and be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living unit in the portion of the Neighborhood located south and west of South Lakeline Boulevard shall not be less than Two Thousand Two Hundred (2,200) square feet. The living area of each Living Unit in the portion of the Neighborhood located north and east of South Lakeline Boulevard shall not be less than One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-Eight (1,648) square feet.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the new Construction Committee for approval. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches ( 2") in diameter existing or planted and maintained in the front yard. All other Lots shall have trees existing or planted so as to meet the requirements of the Original Declaration.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick or lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5') from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 11. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 3

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof,, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant.

WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994 Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and

WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase IV, Section 3 as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration. NOW, THEREFORE,Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 32.924 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase IV,, Section 3" is declared to be a "Neighborhood" in the Original Declaration,, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek. Lots 10 (park) and ll (drainage and utility easement) of Block A are "Common Properties".

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted non-exclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a non-exclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of,, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association.

D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. In order to maintain the theme and character of the Properties subject to the Original Declaration in general, and the uniform plan and character of Lakeline Boulevard in particular, all fences adjacent to Lakeline Boulevard shall be maintained by the owners of the Lots on which such fences are located in the original style and location unless a change is subsequently approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. It is contemplated that the fence on Lots 1 and 2 of Block A, adjacent to Lakeline Boulevard, will initially be a wood privacy fence. The owners of such Lots may jointly choose to remove the wood fence and replace it with a wrought iron fence of a design approved by the New Construction Committee. At all times, the fences on Lots 1 and 2 shall be of the same design and materials. Lots 3 through 9 of Block A may be used as model home lots, and while they are being so used, the fences at the rear of such Lots may be wrought iron in a design approved by the New Construction Committee. The fences at the rear of such Lots shall remain wrought iron in the approved design, unless and until the owners of all of Lots 3 through 9 choose to replace such fence with a wood privacy fence (or wood and masonry fence) and simultaneously construct such a fence in a design approved by the New Construction Committee. At all times the fences at the rear of Lots 3 through 9 shall be of the same design and materials. Any wood or wood and masonry fences at the rear of Lots 1 through 9 shall be constructed so that the vertical wood posts and the horizontal cross-pieces are not visible from behind such Lots (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out").

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS. (a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors. (b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles. (c) No Lot in the Neighborhood may have garage access from (i.e., driveway access onto) Lakeline Boulevard.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The driveways must be at least ten feet (l0') in width and be constructed of concrete brick in all shall accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary to be composed of materials and in configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the portion of the Neighborhood shall not be less than Two Thousand Two Hundred (2,200) square feet.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the new Construction Committee for approval. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of, three (3) live trees at least two inches (2" ) in diameter existing or planted and maintained in the front yard. All other Lots shall have trees existing or planted so as to meet the requirements of the Original Declaration.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick or lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than committee-approved landscaping) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8' ) from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5' ) from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration). In addition, during the Development Period, one or more lots from among Lots 1-9, Block A and Lots 1 and 2 of Block B may be used for model homes by one or, more homebuilders.

Section 11. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the total written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74 %) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land

Section 12. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration. This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 4

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant.

WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and

WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase IV, Section 4, recorded at Cabinet M, Slides 148-150, as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration.

NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 14.11 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase IV, Section 4" is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek.

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association.

D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. In order to maintain the theme and character of the Properties subject to the Original Declaration in general, and the uniform plan and character of Lakeline Boulevard in particular, all fences adjacent to Lakeline Boulevard shall be maintained by the owners of the Lots on which such fences are located in the original style and location as constructed by Declarant unless a change is subsequently approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. Prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home on Lots 27-36, Block G, a wood or wood and masonry fence shall be constructed along the common boundary of such Lots in the adjacent Drainage and Detention Easement (intended to be used as a greenbelt and hiking trail). After the installation of the initial fence along such common boundary, the design and materials used for all other fences along such common boundary shall be the same as the first fence. Thereafter, at all times, the fences along the common boundary of such Drainage Easement and Block G, Lots 27-36, shall all be of the same design and materials. The owners of such Lots may jointly choose to change the design and materials but the uniformity of the fences required by this provision shall be maintained. Any wood or wood and masonry fences at the common boundary the Drainage Easement and Block G, Lots 27 through 36 shall be constructed so that the vertical wood posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from behind such Lots (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out").

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS. (a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors. (b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles. (c) No Lot in the Neighborhood may have garage access from (i.e., driveway access onto) Lakeline Boulevard.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The driveways must be at least ten feet (10') in width and be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall not be less than One Thousand Seven Hundred (1,700) square feet.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the new Construction Committee for approval. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter existing or planted and maintained in the front yard. All other Lots shall have trees existing or planted so as to meet the requirements of the Original Declaration.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick or lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5') from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone, brick or other material approved by the New Construction Committee and commonly known as "masonry" (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). In addition, all of the front elevation of a two-story house (or the front and the side adjacent to streets in the case of a two-story house located on a corner Lot) shall be all masonry except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. With respect to the, masonry on the second floor of two-story houses, the masonry shall wrap around the corners onto the sides which are not required to be all masonry in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood. Any rule concerning this subject in the Original Declaration is hereby replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. Notwithstanding any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood if the design and location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration.

This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 5

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant. WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant. executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas; WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase IV, Section 4, recorded at Cabinet N, Slides 360-363, as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration. NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 48.718 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase IV, section 5" is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek.

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association.

D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within 'the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. In order to maintain the theme and character of the Properties subject to the Original Declaration in general, and the uniform plan and character of Lakeline Boulevard in particular, all fences adjacent to Lakeline Boulevard shall be maintained by the owners of the Lots on which such fences are located in the original style and location as constructed by Declarant unless a change is subsequently approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. Prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home, a privacy fence shall be constructed (if not already existing) along the rear and side property lines of the Lot (to at least the rear wall of the residential structure) so as to fully enclose the rear and side yards of the Lot. The owner of each Lot shall thereafter maintain the rear and side yard fences so that the rear and side yards of each home on a Lot are enclosed by a privacy fence. Some of the Lots in the Neighborhood share a common boundary with either an area dedicated for greenbelt and drainage (such greenbelt areas being Lots 36 and 37 of Block A) or with the Leander Youth League fields. The privacy fences constructed along the common boundaries of Lots and the greenbelt areas or the Leander Youth League property shall be metal post uprights with cedar wood vertical pickets of nominal 1 X 6 size butted side to side. The wood fences at the rear boundary of each Lot shall be constructed so that the vertical posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from behind such Lots (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out"). Each fence built on a side Lot line which is a common boundary of the Lot and a street or a greenbelt area shall also be constructed "smooth side out".

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles with nominal 25 year life and of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS. Committee, as the case (a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors. (b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles. (c) No Lot in the Neighborhood may have garage access from (i. e., driveway access onto) akeline Boulevard.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The driveways must be at least twelve feet (12') in width and be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct sidewalk four fee (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a t (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb or to be composed of materials New construction Committee. f the street at the front Lot boundary, and in a configuration approved by the 3

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall be as follows: One Story homes: Minimum of 1,775 maximum of 2,475 square feet. Two Story homes: Minimum of 2,075 maximum of 3,075 square feet.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. square feet and a square feet and a All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the new Construction Committee for approval. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter planted and maintained in the front yard. All other Lots shall have trees planted so as to meet the requirements of the Original Declaration. If the New Construction Committee determines that there are a sufficient number of trees existing on a Lot that planting additional trees in the front yard would not be desirable, then some or all of the trees required to be planted by this provision may be planted in the side or rear yards of the Lot.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick or lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. In addition, all such chimneys shall have installed and shall maintain a chimney cap or hood similar to those which are installed on chimneys of homes in Westside at Buttercup Creek, Section 4.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5') from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone, brick or other material approved by the New Construction Committee and commonly known as "masonry" (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). The exterior of the second floor of two story houses shall be at least 50% masonry (except for windows, doors and other decor, or accent features). The front elevation of a two-story house shall be all masonry except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent 4 features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. If a house is constructed on a Lot having a common boundary with a side street or with Lakeline Boulevard, then the exterior elevation facing such street or Boulevard shall be all masonry (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee). Without limiting the generality of the prior sentence, the rear exterior elevations of those houses which back up to Lakeline Boulevard shall be all masonry except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. The masonry required on the second floor exterior walls by this provision for which a particular location is not otherwise prescribed shall be located in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case maybe.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood without the prior written consent of the New Construction Committee. Any rule concerning the subject of contiguous two-story houses in the Original Declaration is hereby replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. The New Construction Committee may not, however, permit more than three (3) two-story homes to be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood. Notwithstanding any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood if the design and. location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No Specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration. This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration. EXECUTED as of the 30th day of April, 1997. DECLARANT: LUMBERMEN'S INVESTMENT CORPORATION

AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK

THIS AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Amendment") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant. WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas; WHEREAS, Section 4 of Article XII of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to amend the Original Declaration; and WHEREAS, Declarant desires to amend the Original Declaration so as to permit homes in the Property to be financed or the financing guaranteed by the Veterans Administration or by the Department of Housing and Urban Development NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby amend the Original Declaration as follows:

A. Classes of Membership. Section 3 of Article II is hereby amended so as to restate the portion thereof dealing with "Class B" membership in the Association to read as follows: Class B. Class B membership shall be Declarant herein, who shall be entitled to three (3) votes in the Association for each Lot owned by it. Class B Membership shall cease and be converted to Class A Membership (and Declarant may thereafter cast one Class A vote for each Lot owned by it, regardless of whether Declarant pays any of its full share of Assessments) on the happening of the earliest to occur of the following three events: 1. When total votes outstanding in the Class A Membership equal the total votes outstanding in the Class B membership; or 2. The fifteenth anniversary date of the recordation of the Original Declaration; or 3. When the Declarant terminates its rights to Class B votes by an instrument filed in the Official Public Records of Real Property of Williamson County, Texas or when it owns no Lots and it has no other land to Annex.

B. Annexation Without Approval of Membership. The first sentence of Section 1 of Article XI is amended by changing the word and number "twenty (20)" to the word and number " fifteen (15)", with the intended effect that as the Owner thereof, or if not the Owner, with the consent of the Owner thereof, Declarant, its successors or assigns, shall have the unilateral right, privilege and option, from time to time at any time until fifteen (15) years from the date the Original Declaration was recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Williamson County, Texas, (rather than twenty years) to annex and subject to the provisions of the Original Declaration and the jurisdiction of the Association all or any portion of the two tracts of real property more particularly described in exhibits "A-1" and "A-2" of the Original Declaration.

C. Maximum Base Annual Assessment. The maximum Base Annual Assessment was established by the Board of Directors of the Association pursuant to Section 3, Article III of the Original Restrictions at the amount of $120.00 per Building Plot, for the period from the sale of the first Lot to an Owner (approximately January 9, 1995) to December 31, 1995. The maximum Base Annual Assessment has been increased by the Board of directors as permitted in the Original Declaration and is currently the amount of $190.00 for the period January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1997. The number "10%' in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 3, Article III are amended to the number "6%" effective January 1, 1998, with the intended effect that the annual increase in the maximum Annual Base Assessment is limited to 6% per year and a vote of the Members of the Association is required to raise the Base Annual Assessment by an amount above 6% per year.

D. Effect of Non-Payment of Assessments; Remedies of the Association; Liens Securing Assessments. Section 12 of Article III is amended effective September 1, 1997, by replacing the number "10%" with the number "6%" in the first sentence thereof, with the intended effect that the rate of interest on late payments of Base Annual Assessments will be 6% (rather than l0%), effective on and after September 1, 1997.

E. Ratification of Original Restrictions as Amended. Except as amended hereby, and as supplemented by instruments executed heretofore by Declarant and filed in the Real Property Records of Williamson County, the Original Declaration is hereby ratified and confirmed, and continues in full force and effect. This Amendment is executed to be effective the first day of July, 1997, except where a later effective date is provided for.

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 6

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant. WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603, of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas; WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase IV, Section 6, recorded at Cabinet N, Slides 368, et. seq., as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration. NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 38.144 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase IV, Section 6" is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek.

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association.

D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. In order to maintain the theme and character of the Properties subject to the Original Declaration in general, all fences adjacent to greenbelts and the nature park adjacent to the Neighborhood shall be maintained by the owners of the Lots on which such fences are located in the original style and location unless a change is subsequently approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. Prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home on Lots I through 20 of Block E (except Lot 10), the owner of the Lot shall construct a wood or wood and masonry fence along the common boundary of such Lots and the adjacent nature park; and prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home on Lots 1 through 14 of Block D, the owner of the Lot shall construct a wood or wood and masonry fence along the common boundary of such Lots and the adjacent Drainage and Detention Easement (intended to be used as a greenbelt and nature trail). All of such fences shall be of the same design, materials and color as the fences heretofore constructed by Declarant along Lakeline Boulevard, except that no stone columns are required as part of the design. At all times, the fences along the common boundary of such Drainage Easement (greenbelt and nature trail) and the nature park, shall all be of the same design and materials. Any wood or wood and masonry fences at the common boundary of the Drainage Easement(greenbelt and nature trail) and Lots in Block D and the nature park and Lots in Block E shall be constructed so that the vertical wood or masonry posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from the greenbelt, nature trail, nature park or adjacent streets (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out").

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS AND DESIGN. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles, designated "25 year" or more and shall be of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. All roofs shall have a pitch of at least 6 to 12, except for roofed areas of garages, bay windows, covered porches and the like which may have a different pitch approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modification Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS. (a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors. (b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have. more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. Except for driveways serving "side entry garages", the driveways must be at least twelve feet (12') in width. Driveways serving garages into which cars drive from the side of the Lot (whether a corner lot or otherwise) must be at least ten feet (10') in width. All driveways must be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall be as follows: One Story homes: Minimum of 2,150 square feet. Two story homes: Minimum of 2,200 square feet.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the New Construction Committee for approval. All front and side yards shall be fully sodded prior to first residential occupancy of a house on each Lot. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter planted and maintained in the front yard (except as set out hereafter). All other Lots shall have a minimum of two (2) trees at least two (2) inches in diameter planted in the front yard. In the event that there are existing trees in the front yard such that the successful growth of the required number of new trees may be endangered, the New Construction Committee may allow the new trees to be planted in the side or rear yards.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick, stone, natural wood lap siding or a masonry product having the appearance of lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5') from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone or brick approved by the New Construction Committee (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). In addition, all of the front elevation of a two-story house (or the front and the side adjacent to streets in the case of a two-story house located on a corner Lot) shall be all stone or brick except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. With respect to the stone or brick on the second floor of two-story houses, the stone or brick shall wrap around the corners onto the sides which are not required to be all stone or brick a minimum distance of fifteen feet (15') in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be natural wood, or masonry- like products similar to "Hardiplank" or "Hardiboard" and shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case. may be.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood. Any rule concerning this subject in the Original Declaration is hereby replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. Notwithstanding any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood if the design and location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration. This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

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AMENDMENT TO SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK SECTION 6

This Amendment (the "Amendment") is made as of October 20, 1997, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware corporation, herein referred to and acting as "Declarant". Declarant executed and recorded a "Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek" (the "Original Declaration") recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas;; and Declarant executed and recorded the "Supplemental Declaration of Restrictive Covenants for Westside at Buttercup Creek, Section 6" (the "Supplemental Declaration") recorded at Document No. 9747289 of the Real Property Records of Williamson county, Texas; and Declarant has the ability and authority to amend the Original Declaration and the Supplemental Declaration in accordance with their respective terms and desires to amend the Supplemental Declaration as set out herein; and Declarant is the sole owner of all of the Lots in Westside at Buttercup Creek, Section 6 (being the subdivision brought into Westside at Buttercup Creek by the Supplemental Declaration);

Now therefore, the Supplemental Declaration is amended as follows:

1. The second grammatical paragraph of Section 1 of the Supplemental Declaration is deleted and replaced by the following paragraph with the same force and effect as if the following paragraph had been contained in the Supplemental Declaration when executed and recorded: "Prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home on Lots 1 through 20 of Block E (except Lot 10), the owner of the Lot shall construct a wood fence along the common boundary of such Lots and the adjacent nature park; and prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home on Lots 1 through 14 of Block D, the owner of the Lot shall construct a wood fence along the common-boundary of such Lots and the adjacent Drainage and Detention Easement (intended to be used as a greenbelt and nature trail). All of such fences shall be of the same design and materials, which shall be 1" by 4" cedar planks installed on cedar 4" by 4" vertical uprights and 2" by 4" horizontal crosspieces. All fences shall be constructed so that the vertical uprights and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from the outside of the Lot (that is "smooth side out"). The fences along the common boundary of such Drainage Easement (greenbelt and nature trail) and the adjacent Lots may be either four feet (4') in height or six feet (6') in height. All of the fences along the common boundaries of Lots and the Nature Park shall be six feet (6') in height.

2. Except as modified hereby, the Original Declaration and the Supplemental Declaration are ratified and confirmed and continue in full force and effect.

Executed in multiple counterparts on the day set out above.

Lumbermen's Investment Corporation

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 4, SECTIONS 7 & 8

Whereas the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek is recorded is Volume 2576, Page 603 of the Official Public Records of Williamson County, Texas; Whereas such Declaration, in Article 11, allows the Declarant to annex certain properties into the Association, making such additional areas subject to the Declaration and any additional terms, of any supplemental declaration; Whereas other supplemental declarations have been recorded, annexing planned into the Association and making it subject to the deed restrictions, including that Supplemental Declaration of Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek Phase 4 recorded in document #9602717 of the Official Public Records of Williamson County, Texas; Whereas pursuant to Article 11 of the Declaration, Declarant may annex land by filing in the Williamson County Real Property Records the supplemental declaration annexing such property, and such supplemental declaration shall not require the vote of members of the Association or approval by the Association or any person; and Whereas Declarant also created the Supplemental Declaration of Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek Phase 4, Section 7, and Phase 4, Section 8, and annexed these properties into the Association, making them subject to the Declaration and the additional supplemental declaration; and Whereas recorded copies of the Supplemental Declarations for Phase 4, Section 7, and Phase 4, Section 8, cannot be located, and the Declarant and Association wish to reaffirm that these properties are subject to the Declaration and Supplemental Declarations attached hereto, and the owners of property within such sections as described herein and in the exhibits attached hereto are afforded all rights and privileges of all other owners pursuant to the Declaration, and subject to all restrictions and obligations in the same manner;

The supplemental declarations attached hereto, and Declarant's annexation of the land described in the exhibits attached hereto, namely Buttercup Creek Phase 4, Sections 7 & 8, are hereby ratified and affirmed.

Executed on the dates noted below.

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 4, SECTION 7

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant.

WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas; WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase IV, Section 7, recorded at Cabinet Q, Slides 338, 339, 340, et. seq., as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration.

NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 9.55 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase IV, Section 7" is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek.

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association.

D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. In order to maintain the theme and character of the Properties subject to the Original Declaration in general, all fences adjacent to greenbelts and the nature park adjacent to the Neighborhood shall be maintained by the owners of the Lots on which such fences are located in the original style and location unless a change is subsequently approved in writing by the New Construction Committee.

Any wood or wood and masonry fences at the common boundary of the Drainage Easement and Lots in Block D and the nature park and Lots in Block E shall be constructed so that the vertical wood or masonry posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from the greenbelt, nature trail, nature park or adjacent streets (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out").

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS AND DESIGN. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles, designated "25 year" or more and shall be of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. All roofs shall have a pitch of at least 6 to 12, except for roofed areas of garages, bay windows, covered porches and the like which may have a different pitch approved by the New Construction Committee or the' Modification Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

(a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors.

(b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. Except for driveways serving "side entry garages", the driveways must be at least twelve feet (12') in width. Driveways serving garages into which cars drive from the side of the Lot (whether a corner lot or otherwise) must be at least ten feet (10') in width. All driveways must be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New. Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the. Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall be as follows:

One Story homes: Minimum of 2,150 square feet. Two story homes: Minimum of 2,200 square feet.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the New Construction Committee for approval. All front and side yards shall be fully sodded prior to first residential occupancy of a house on each Lot. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter planted and maintained in the front yard (except as set out, hereafter). All other Lots shall have a minimum of two (2) trees at least two (2) inches in diameter planted in the front yard. In the event that there are existing trees in the front yard such that the successful growth of the required number of new trees may be endangered, the New Construction Committee may allow the new trees to be planted in the side or rear yards.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick, stone, natural wood lap siding or a masonry product having the appearance of lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5') from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone or brick approved by the New Construction Committee (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features) . In addition, all of the front elevation of a two-story house (or the front and the side adjacent to streets in the case of a two-story house located on a corner Lot) shall be all stone or brick except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. With respect to the stone or brick on the second floor of two-story houses, the stone or brick shall wrap around the corners onto the sides which are not required to be all stone or brick a minimum distance of fifteen feet (15')in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be natural wood, or masonry- like products similar to "Hardiplank" or "Hardiboard" and shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on, any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood. Any rule concerning this subject in the original Declaration is hereby replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. Notwithstanding any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood if the design and location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration. This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

DECLARANT: LUMBERMEN'S INVESTMENT CORPORATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 4, SECTION 8

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant.

WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and

WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase IV, Section 8, recorded at Cabinet R, Slides 56, 57, 58, et. seq., as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration.

NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 18.9 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase IV, Section 8" is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek.

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association.

D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. In order to maintain the theme and character of the Properties subject to the Original Declaration in general, all fences adjacent to greenbelts and the nature park adjacent to the Neighborhood shall be maintained by the owners of the Lots on which such fences are located in the original style and location unless a change is subsequently approved in writing by the New Construction Committee.

Any wood or wood and masonry fences at the common boundary of the Drainage Easement and Lots in Block A and the nature park and Lots in Block F shall be constructed so that the vertical wood or masonry posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from the greenbelt, nature trail, nature park or adjacent streets (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out").

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS AND DESIGN. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles, designated "25 year" or more and shall be of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. All roofs shall have a pitch of at least 6 to 12, except for roofed areas of garages, bay windows, covered porches and the like which may have a different pitch approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modification Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

(a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors.

(b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. Except for driveways serving "side entry garages", the driveways must be at least twelve feet (12') in width. Driveways serving garages into which cars drive from the side of the Lot (whether a corner lot or otherwise) must be at least ten feet (10') in width. All driveways must be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee. Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall be as follows:

One Story homes: Minimum of 2,150 square feet.

Two story homes: Minimum of 2,200 square feet.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the New Construction Committee for approval. All front and side yards shall be fully sodded prior to first residential occupancy of a house on each Lot. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter planted and maintained in the front yard (except as set out hereafter). All other Lots shall have a minimum of two (2) trees at least two (2) inches in diameter planted in the front yard. In the event that there are existing trees in the front yard such that the successful growth of the required number of new trees may be endangered, the New Construction Committee may allow the new trees to be planted in the side or rear yards.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick, stone, natural wood lap siding or a masonry product having the appearance of lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5') from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone or brick approved by the New Construction Committee (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). In addition, all of the front elevation of a two-story house (or the front and the side adjacent to streets in the case of a two-story house located on a corner Lot) shall be all stone or brick except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. With respect to the stone or brick on the second floor of two-story houses, the stone or brick shall wrap around the corners onto the sides which are not required to be all stone or brick a minimum distance of fifteen feet (15')in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be natural wood, or.masonry- like products similar to "Hardiplank" or "Hardiboard" and shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood, without a written waiver from the New Construction Committee. Any rule concerning this subject in the Original Declaration is hereby, replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. Notwithstanding any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood if the design and location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration. This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject, to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 9

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant.

WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase IV, Section 9, recorded at Cabinet P, Slides 343 et. seq., as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration. NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 17.688 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase IV, Section 9" according to the plat recorded at Cabinet P, Slides 343, et seq., Williamson County Plat Records, is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek.

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association.

D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. In order to maintain the theme and character of the Properties subject to the Original Declaration in general, and the uniform plan and character of Lakeline Boulevard in particular, all fences adjacent to Lakeline Boulevard shall be maintained by the owners of the Lots on which such fences are located in the original style and location as constructed by Declarant unless a change is subsequently approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. Prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home, a privacy fence shall be constructed (if not already existing) along the rear and side property lines of the Lot (to at least the rear wall of the residential structure) so as to fully enclose the rear and side yards of the Lot. The owner of each Lot shall thereafter maintain the rear and side yard fences so that the rear and side yards of each home on a Lot are enclosed by a privacy fence. Some of the Lots in the Neighborhood share a common boundary with an area dedicated for greenbelt and drainage (such Lots being Lots 41, 42 and 43 of Block G). The privacy fences constructed along the common boundaries of Lots and the greenbelt areas shall be metal post uprights with cedar wood vertical pickets of nominal 1 X 6 size butted side to side. The wood fences at the rear boundary of each Lot shall be constructed so that the vertical posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from behind such Lots (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out"). Each fence built on a side Lot line which is a common boundary of the Lot and a street or a greenbelt area shall also be constructed "smooth side out".

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles with nominal 25 year life and of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS. (a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors. (b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles. (c) No Lot in the Neighborhood may have garage access from (i.e., driveway access onto) Lakeline Boulevard.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The driveways must be at least twelve feet (12') in width and be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4' ) in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall be as follows: One Story homes: Minimum of 1,775 square feet and a maximum of 2,475 square feet. Two Story homes: Minimum of 2,075 square feet and a maximum of 3,075 square feet. The following exemptions are granted to the Minimum Square Footage limitations above. The living area of three (3), one story living units may have a maximum of 2,838 square feet. The living area of three (3), two story Living Units may have a maximum of 3,451 square feet. The construction of these exempted Living Units are limited to the following Lots within the Section: Lots 35, 36, 41, 57, and 60, Block E and Lots 42, Block G, Buttercup Creek Phase 4, Section 9.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the new Construction Committee for approval. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter planted and maintained in the front yard. All other Lots shall have trees planted so as to meet the requirements of the Original Declaration. If the New Construction Committee determines that there are a sufficient number of trees existing on a Lot that planting additional trees in the front yard would not be desirable, then some or all of the trees required to be planted by this provision may be planted in the side or rear yards of the Lot.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick or lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. In addition, all such chimneys shall have installed and shall maintain a chimney cap or hood similar to those which are installed on chimneys of homes in Westside at Buttercup Creek, Section 4.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5' ) from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone, brick or other material approved by the New Construction Committee and commonly known as "masonry" (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). The exterior of the second floor of two story houses shall be at least 50% masonry (except for windows, doors and other accent features). The front elevation of a two-story house shall be all masonry except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. If a house is constructed on a Lot having a common boundary with a side street or with Lakeline Boulevard, then the exterior elevation facing such street or Boulevard shall be all masonry (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee). Without limiting the generality of the prior sentence, the rear exterior elevations of those houses which back up to Lakeline Boulevard shall be all masonry except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. The masonry required on the second floor exterior walls by this provision for which a particular location is not otherwise prescribed shall be located in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood without the prior written consent of the New Construction Committee. Any rule concerning the subject of contiguous two-story houses in the Original Declaration is hereby replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. The New Construction Committee may not, however, permit more than three (3) two-story homes to be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood. Notwithstanding any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood if the design and location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both ( i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW. The Architectural Control Committee or the Modifications Committee shall have the right and authority to charge a fee for their review of plans and specifications for new construction or modifications in the Subdivision. Such fee shall be reasonable in amount and designed to reimburse the committee for the cost (direct or indirect in terms of salary, general or administrative overhead, etc.) of the review process. The fee shall be payable as a condition to the release of any approval by either committee.

This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

EXECUTED as of the 28th day of October, 1998.

Robert M. Mann, Senior Vice President

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR WESTSIDE AT BUTTERCUP CREEK, SECTION 10

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant. WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase IV, Section 10, recorded at Cabinet R, Slides 59 -61 et. seq., as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration. NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 11.19 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase IV, Section 10" according to the plat recorded at Cabinet R, Slides 59 - 61, et seq., Williamson County Plat Records, is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek. B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association. D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. Prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home, a privacy fence shall be constructed (if not already existing) along the rear and side property lines of the Lot (to at least the rear wall of the residential structure) so as to fully enclose the rear and side yards of the Lot. The owner of each Lot shall thereafter maintain the rear and side yard fences so that the rear and side yards of each home on a Lot are enclosed by a privacy fence. Some of the Lots in the Neighborhood share a common boundary with an area dedicated for greenbelt and drainage (such Lots being Lots 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50 of Block G). The privacy fences constructed along the common boundaries of Lots and the greenbelt areas shall be metal post uprights with cedar wood vertical pickets of nominal 1 X 6 size butted side to side. The wood fences at the rear boundary of each Lot shall be constructed so that the vertical posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from behind such Lots (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out"). Each fence built on a side Lot line which is a common boundary of the Lot and a street or a greenbelt area shall also be constructed "smooth side out".

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles with nominal 25 year life and of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS. (a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors. (b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one ( 1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The driveways must be at least twelve feet (12') in width and be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section S. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in.the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4' ) in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall be as follows:

One Story homes: Minimum of 1,775 square feet and a maximum of 2,475 square feet.

Two Story homes: Minimum of 2,075 square feet and a maximum of 3,075 square feet. The following exemptions are granted to the Minimum Square Footage limitations above. The living area of two (2), one story Living Units may have a maximum of 2,838 square feet. The living area of three (3), two story Living Units may have a maximum of 3,451 square feet. The construction of these exempted Living Units are limited to the following Lots within the Section: Lots 46, 47, 48, 49, and 50, Block G, Buttercup Creek Phase 4, Section 10.

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the new Construction Committee for approval. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three ( 3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter planted and maintained in the front yard. All other Lots shall have trees planted so as to meet the requirements of the Original Declaration. If the New Construction Committee determines that there are a sufficient number of trees existing on a Lot that planting additional trees in the front yard would not be desirable, then some or all of the trees required to be planted by this provision may be planted in the side or rear yards of the Lot.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick or lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. In addition, all such chimneys shall have installed and shall maintain a chimney cap or hood similar to those which are installed on chimneys of homes in Buttercup Creek, Phase 4, Sec. 4.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8' ) from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5' ) from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone, brick or other material approved by the New Construction Committee and commonly known as "masonry" (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). The exterior of the second floor of two story houses shall be at least 50% masonry (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). The front elevation of a two-story house shall be all masonry except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. The masonry required on the second floor exterior walls by this provision for which a particular location is not otherwise prescribed shall be located in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood without the prior written consent of the New Construction Committee. Any rule concerning the subject of contiguous two-story houses in the Original Declaration is hereby replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. The New Construction Committee may, however, permit more than three (3) two-story homes to be constructed adjacent to each other on a case by case basis in this Neighborhood.

Notwithstanding any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood if the design and location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW. The Architectural Control Committee or the Modifications Committee shall have the right and authority to charge a fee for their review of plans and specifications for new construction o. modifications in the Subdivision. Such fee shall be reasonable in amount and designed to reimburse the committee for the cost (direct or indirect in terms of salary, general or administrative overhead, etc.) of the review process. The fee shall be payable as a condition to the release of any approval by either committee.

This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

EXECUTED as of the

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS 4th day of January, 2000.

DECLARANT:

This instrument was acknowledged before me on the 4th day of January, 2000, by George Rosales, Vice President of Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, on behalf of such corporation.

Date Commission Expires:

After recording please return to: Brian C. Rider Lumbermen's Investment Corporation 301 Congress, 15th Floor Austin, Texas 78701

RETURN TO: CASH / STAI STEWART TITLE AUSTIN, INC. ATTN: POLICY DEPARTMENT P.O. BOX 1806 Austin, TX 78767

DRAFT (revised #2) 5-03-01 DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK PHASE V THIS DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE V (the "Declaration") is made on the date hereinafter set forth by LUMBERMEN'S INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation ("Declarant"), as follows: BACKGROUND:

A. Declarant is the owner of that certain real property heretofore or hereafter to be platted and subdivided into those certain residential subdivisions commonly known as BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE V, SECTIONS ONE-A, ONE-B, TWO AND THREE, the maps or plats of which are to be recorded in the Plat Records of Williamson County, Texas (the "Subdivisions").

B. The Subdivisions have been determined to contain and be adjacent to habitat for the federally listed Tooth Cave Ground Beetle, a cave-dwelling invertebrate, as well as a number of other species of concern.

C. Declarant, with technical assistance from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service ("FWS"), has developed a series of measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate the potential effects of the Subdivisions upon the subject species and associated habitat.

D. These protective measures are more fully described in a certain Habitat Conservation Plan dated August 1999 (the "HCP"). The HCP also established a number of permanent karst or cave preserves (the "Preserves") within the Subdivisions, which are shown on the recorded plats of the Subdivisions..

E. As requested in the HCP and pursuant to Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act , FWS has issued to Declarant the Incidental Take Permit No. PRT-836384 dated September 30, 1999 (the "Permit") recorded at Document No. 2000 028433, Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas. Declarant, FWS and the City of Cedar Park subsequently entered into a certain Permit Implementing and Preserve Management Agreement (the "Management Agreement").

F. The HCP, Permit and Management Agreement (collectively, the "Permit Documents") contain certain restrictions, covenants and conditions regarding development, use and management of certain areas within the Subdivisions. In order to ensure compliance with these provisions by all future builders of houses in the Subdivisions ("Homebuilders") and by owners of property within the Subdivisions (the "Owners"), Declarant desires to hold, sell and convey property within the Subdivisions subject to those restrictions, covenants and conditions required under the Permit Documents, a summary of which are provided herein.

G. NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant declares that the Subdivisions are and shall be, held, transferred, sold, conveyed, occupied, and enjoyed subject to the restrictions, covenants and conditions required under the Permit Documents and the terms hereof, which provisions shall run with the land and shall be binding on the Owners and their respective successors, heirs and assigns.

1. Notice to Proceed. Owners and Homebuilders must obtain a "Final Notice to Proceed" from Declarant's permit compliance representative or its alternate designee prior to commencing work anywhere within the boundary of the Subdivisions, and will otherwise comply with all criteria required the Governmental Authorities. Owners and Homebuilders shall be obligated to pay a reasonable fee to Declarant or its permit compliance representative for review of plans, inspection of sites and site work, and review of completed work. Such fee shall initially be $75.00 per lot, payable prior to commencement of construction on such lot. The payment of such fee may be enforced by the lien reserved in the Master Restrictive Covenants for Westside at Buttercup Creek of record in Williamson County, Texas.

2. Clearing. Clearing for construction of buildings, streets, and other areas of impervious cover will be minimized to the greatest extent practicable. Areas outside of platted lots that are disturbed during construction, but are not occupied by impervious surfaces, will be replanted with native vegetation.

3. Use of Explosives Prohibited. No explosives are to be used within the boundary of the Subdivisions at any time for trenching, clearing or utility construction.

4. Clearing and Subsequent Revegetation. Brush and tree clearing and revegetation shall comply with all criteria required by the Governmental Authorities, and shall be consistent with the current practices recommended by the Texas Forest Service to prevent the spread of oak wilt. All areas outside of platted lots that must be unavoidably disturbed during construction, but which will not be covered with impervious cover, must be replanted with native vegetation in compliance with all criteria required by the Governmental Authorities.

5. Lot Fill and Final Grading. A minimum of 3 to 4 inches of suitable topsoil shall be maintained in or on all lots, yards and landscaped areas adjacent to Preserve areas. Where possible due to area topography, final grading shall provide a finished slope which directs stormwater runoff away from the Preserve areas and which shall comply with all criteria required by the Governmental Authorities. Silt fencing shall also be placed along the rear and side property lines of lots in proximity and upslope of any of the Preserves so that debris and fill placed on such lots will not migrate into the Preserve areas.

6. Surface Water Drainage Flows. During construction of any improvements, run-off of surface water from any disturbed area, and from equipment and materials storage areas, shall comply with all criteria required by the City of Cedar Park and any other governmental entity with jurisdiction in the area (collectively, "Governmental Authorities"), and must be diverted to treatment systems or ponds, or must be diverted to be discharged downstream or downgradient from the Preserve setback areas, through surface grading or through swales and berms, as appropriate.

7. Fencing. Before occupancy of any house or lots in the Subdivisions adjacent to any Preserve area, final perimeter fencing shall be erected separating such lot and the adjacent Preserve area. The fence shall not be less than six (6) feet in height and of sufficient materials and design to reasonably prevent access to the Preserve areas and no gate allowing access into the Preserve areas shall be permitted . Owners of the subject lot shall thereafter maintain such fence at its cost.

8. Equipment and Storage. Storage of fuels, lubricants, materials and equipment shall comply with all criteria required by the Governmental Authorities, and a means must be provided to contain or divert any run-off of surface water from such storage sites to treatment facilities or ponds, or to a point downgradient from the Preserve areas. Soil which is contaminated by leaking or spilled equipment or materials must be removed from the site and disposed of in accordance with the requirements of the Governmental Authorities.

9. Regrading. Owners shall not regrade their respective lots within the Subdivisions without the prior written consent of Declarant and, in any event, such regrading shall comply with the requirements of Paragraph 6 above.

10. No Disposal. Owners shall insure that no trash, debris or other materials are disposed of in the Preserve areas.

11. Spills or Disposal of Hazardous or Foreign Materials. In the event of spills of hazardous or foreign materials on roadways or lawns or in equipment storage areas, Owners and Homebuilders shall immediately notify FWS, Declarant and City of Cedar Park Fire Department. The Owners of affected property shall promptly begin assessment and documentation of any damages or impacts and implement corrective actions, as appropriate, to meet the goals of the HCP.

12. Handling the Tooth Cave Ground Beetle. Upon locating a dead, injured or sick Tooth Cave ground beetle, or any other species of concern, Owners and Homebuilders shall contact the FWS' Law Enforcement Office, Austin, Texas, at (512) 490-0948, for care and disposition instructions. Extreme care should be taken in handling sick or injured Tooth Cave ground beetles to ensure effective and proper treatment. Care should also be taken in handling dead specimens to preserve biological materials in the best possible state for analysis of cause of death. In conjunction with the care of sick or injured Tooth Cave ground beetles, or presentation of biological materials from a dead specimen, Owners and Homebuilders have the responsibility to ensure evidence intrinsic to the condition of the specimen is not unnecessarily disturbed.

13. Fire Ant Control. Heavy infestations of fire ants may also be treated carefully with bait type fire ant controls (i.e., Amdro or Logic), but insecticide chemical treatments shall not be used. Such baits will be placed directly on mounds in minimum quantities. No broadcasting of baits will be done.

14. Fire and Other Emergency. In the event of fire, either wild or deliberate, Owners and Homebuilders shall immediately notify the City of Cedar Park Fire Department, Declarant and FWS. Following extinguishment of the fire, the Owners of the affected property shall assist in the implementation of corrective actions.

15. Evidence of Vandalism. If any indication or evidence of vandalism to a Preserve area or any gate, fence or other facility within a Preserve area is observed or detected, Owners and Homebuilders shall immediately notify Declarant, FWS, and the local law enforcement authority.

16. Term. This Declaration of Restrictive Covenants and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect until September 30, 2029. After September 30, 2029, this Declaration, including all of the covenants, conditions and restrictions hereof, shall be automatically extended for successive periods of ten (10) years each, unless amended or extinguished by a written instrument executed by Declarant, FWS and the Owners of at least eighty percent (80%) of the lots within the Subdivisions.

17. Amendment. This Declaration may be amended by Declarant and FWS to comply with federal law. This Declaration may be amended by Declarant until such time as Declarant has sold 90% of the lots within the Subdivisions. Thereafter, Declarant shall be entitled to amend this Declaration only with the written approval of the Owners of a majority of the lots within the Subdivisions and such amendment shall not be inconsistent with the requirements of any successor Permit issued by FWS (or its successor agency). No amendment shall effective until there has been recorded in the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas an instrument executed and acknowledged by Declarant and setting forth the amendment.

18. Summary. The restrictions, covenants and conditions imposed on the Subdivisions by FWS in order to protect the endangered species and species of concern are more fully set forth in the Permit Documents. Copies of the Permit Documents may be obtained from Declarant at 1300 S. MoPac, Austin, Texas 78746, Attention: Ms. Darlene Louk.

19. Penalties for Violations. Violations of the provisions of the Permit or of the Endangered Species Act are federal offenses which may be punishable by a fine of up to $25,000.00 per event and/or a year in jail, or both.

STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 5, SECTION 1

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant. WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and

WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in. the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase V, Section 1, recorded at Cabinet T, Slides 258-263 and Cabinet T, Slides 269-271 et. seq., as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration.

NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 51.754 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase V, Section 1" according to the plat recorded at Cabinet T, slides 258-263 and Cabinet T, Slides 269-271, et seq., Williamson_ County Plat Records, is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek.

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association. D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. Prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home, a privacy fence shall be constructed (if not already existing) along the rear and side property lines of the Lot (to at least the rear wall of the residential structure) so as to fully enclose the rear and side yards of the Lot. The owner of each Lot shall thereafter maintain the rear and side yard fences so that the rear and side yards of each home on a Lot are enclosed by a privacy fence. Some of the Lots in the Neighborhood share a common boundary with an area dedicated for greenbelt and drainage (such Lots being Lots of Block _). The fences constructed along the common boundaries of Lots and the greenbelt areas shall be 6 foot wrought iron painted black. The wood fences at the rear boundary of the each non- Greenbelt Lot shall be constructed so that the vertical posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from behind such Lots (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out"). Each fence built on a side Lot line which is a common boundary of the Lot and a street or a greenbelt area shall also be constructed smooth side out.

The installation of any gates in fences to allow direct access to a preserve area is expressly prohibited. Further, no owner or occupant of a Lot shall store, place, or dispose of any materials onto the preserve area.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles with nominal 25 year life and of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

(a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors.

(b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The driveways must be at least twelve feet (12') in width and be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living, Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall be as follows:

One Story homes:

55' Lots: Minimum 1,600 SF and a maximum 2,450 SF

65' Lots: Minimum 2,000 SF and a maximum 2,800 SF (Sec. 1)

65' Lots: Minimum 1,850 SF and a maximum 2,800 SF (Sec. 2)

75' Lots: Minimum 2,500 SF, no maximum

Two Story homes:

55' Lots: Minimum 2,000 SF and a maximum 2,800 SF

65' Lots: Minimum 2,400 SF and a maximum 3,200 SF (Sec. 1)

65' Lots: Minimum 2,400 SF and a maximum 3,200 SF (Sec. 2)

75' Lots: Minimum 2,800 SF, no maximum

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the new Construction Committee for approval. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter planted and maintained in the front yard. All other Lots shall have trees planted so as to meet the requirements of the Original Declaration. If the New Construction Committee determines that there are a sufficient number of trees existing on a Lot that planting additional trees in the front yard would not be desirable, then some or all of the trees required to be planted by this provision may be planted in the side or rear yards of the Lot.

The Owner of each Lot shall cause it to be graded and maintained such that drainage and runoff does not flow from yards into any preserve area. Downspouts, above-ground pools, etc. cannot be positioned or extended to discharge runoff or filter backwash into preserves. Drainage systems may not be altered in any way to cause drainage into a preserve area once a homeowner takes occupancy.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick or lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. In addition, all such chimneys shall have installed and shall maintain a chimney cap or hood similar to those which are installed on chimneys of homes in Buttercup Creek, Phase 4, Sec. 4.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5') from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone, brick or other material approved by the New Construction Committee and commonly known as "masonry" (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). The exterior of the second floor of two story houses shall be at least 50% masonry (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). The front elevation of a two-story house shall be all masonry except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. The masonry required on the second floor exterior walls by this provision for which a particular location is not otherwise prescribed shall be located in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood without the prior written consent of the New Construction Committee. Any rule concerning the subject of contiguous two-story houses in the Original Declaration is hereby replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. The New Construction Committee may, however, permit more than three (3) two-story homes to be constructed adjacent to each other on a case by case basis in this Neighborhood.

Notwithstanding any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood if the design and location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above). Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW. The Architectural Control Committee or the Modifications Committee shall have the right and authority to charge a fee for their review of plans and specifications for new construction or modifications in the Subdivision. Such fee shall be reasonable in amount and designed to reimburse the committee for the cost (direct or indirect in terms of salary, general or administrative overhead, etc.) of the review process. The fee shall be payable as a condition to the release of any approval by either committee.

This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

EXECUTED as of the 18th day of April, 2001.

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK PHASE 5, SECTION 2

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant.

WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and

WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase V, Section 2, recorded at Cabinet T, Slides 266-268 et. seq., as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration. NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 33.209 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase V, Section 2" according to the plat recorded at Cabinet T, Slides 266-268, et seq., Williamson County Plat Records, is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek.

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association. D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. Prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home, a privacy fence shall be constructed (if not already existing) along the rear and side property lines of the Lot (to at least the rear wall of the residential structure) so as to fully enclose the rear and side yards of the Lot. The owner of each Lot shall thereafter maintain the rear and side yard fences so that the rear and side yards of each home on a Lot are enclosed by a privacy fence. Some of the Lots in the Neighborhood share a common boundary with an area dedicated for greenbelt and drainage (such Lots being Lots 1 - 7 of Block D, Lots 1 - 18 of Block E). The fences constructed along the common boundaries of Lots and the greenbelt areas shall be 6 foot wrought iron painted black. The wood fences at the rear boundary of the each non-Greenbelt Lot shall be constructed so that the vertical posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from behind such Lots (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out"). Each fence built on a side Lot line which is a common boundary of the Lot and a street or a greenbelt area shall also be constructed smooth side out.

The installation of any gates in fences to allow direct access to a preserve area is expressly prohibited. Further, no owner or occupant of a Lot shall store, place, or dispose of any materials onto the preserve area.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles with nominal 25 year life and of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS. (a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors. (b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The driveways must be at least twelve feet (12') in width and be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a. Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood,- the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall be as follows:

One Story homes:

55' Lots: Minimum 1,600 SF and a maximum 2,450 SF

65' Lots: Minimum 2,000 SF and a maximum 2,800 SF (Sec. 1) 65' Lots: Minimum 1,850 SF and a maximum 2,800 SF (Sec. 2)

75' Lots: Minimum 2,500 SF, no maximum

Two Story homes:

55' Lots: Minimum 2,000 SF and a maximum 2,800 SF

65' Lots: Minimum 2,400 SF and a maximum 3,200 SF (Sec. 1)

65' Lots: Minimum 2,400 SF and a maximum 3,200 SF (Sec. 2)

75' Lots: Minimum 2,800 SF, no maximum

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the new Construction Committee for approval. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter planted and maintained in the front yard. All other Lots shall have trees planted so as to meet the requirements of the Original Declaration. If the New Construction Committee determines that there are a sufficient number of trees existing on a Lot that planting additional trees in the front yard would not be desirable, then some or all of the trees required to be planted by this provision may be planted in the side or rear yards of the Lot. The Owner of each Lot shall cause it to be graded and maintained such that drainage and runoff does not flow from yards into any preserve area. Downspouts, above-ground pools, etc. cannot be positioned or extended to discharge runoff or filter backwash into preserves. Drainage systems may not be altered in any way to cause drainage into a preserve area once a homeowner takes occupancy.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick or lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. In addition, all such chimneys shall have installed and shall maintain a chimney cap or hood similar to those which are installed on chimneys of homes in Buttercup Creek, Phase 4, Sec. 4.

Section 9. REAR. AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5') from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone, brick or other material approved by the New Construction Committee and commonly known as "masonry" (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). The exterior of the second floor of two story houses shall be at least 50% masonry (except for windows, doors. and other decor or accent features). The front elevation of a two-story house shall be all masonry except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. The masonry required on the second floor exterior walls by this provision for which a particular location is not otherwise prescribed shall be located in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES AT CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood without the prior written consent of the New Construction Committee. Any rule concerning the subject of contiguous two-story houses in the Original Declaration is hereby replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. The New Construction Committee may, however, permit more than three (3) two-story homes to be constructed adjacent to each other on a case by case basis in this Neighborhood.

Notwithstanding, any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood, if the design and location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above).

Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW. The Architectural Control Committee or the Modifications Committee shall have the right and authority to charge a fee for their review of plans and specifications for new construction or modifications in the Subdivision. Such fee shall be reasonable in amount and designed to reimburse the committee for the cost (direct or indirect in terms of salary, general or administrative overhead, etc.) of the review process. The fee shall be payable as a condition to the release of any approval by either committee.

This Supplemental Declaration, shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS

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SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR BUTTERCUP CREEK, PHASE 5, SECTION 3

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (the "Supplemental Declaration") is made as of the date and year set forth on the signature page hereof, by Lumbermen's Investment Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, herein referred to and acting as Declarant. WHEREAS, on July 26, 1994, Declarant executed a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Westside at Buttercup Creek (the "Original Declaration"), and the same recorded at Volume 2576, page 0603 of the Real Property Records of Williamson County, Texas; WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article I of the Original Declaration grants Declarant the right and privilege to designate certain portions of its property as one or more "Neighborhoods" as defined in the Original Declaration and to impose covenants, conditions and restrictions thereon; and WHEREAS, Declarant desires to make the Neighborhood as defined herein subject to the additional covenants, conditions and restrictions and assessments set forth in this Supplemental Declaration so as to impose mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all owners of real property within the Neighborhood and the Properties as defined in the Original Declaration, and to designate the land covered by the Plat of Buttercup Creek, Phase V, Section 3, recorded at Cabinet T, Slides 285-287 et. seq., as a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration.

NOW, THEREFORE, Declarant does hereby declare as follows:

A. The tract of 11.81 acres platted as "Buttercup Creek Phase V, Section 3" according to the plat recorded at Cabinet T, Slides 285-287, et seq., Williamson County Plat Records, is declared to be a "Neighborhood" as defined in the Original Declaration, and shall be known as part of Westside at Buttercup Creek.

B. The Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood shall have the right and are hereby granted nonexclusive, common easements in and to the use and enjoyment of the Common Properties and Common Facilities now or at any time hereafter owned by the Association and subject to the Original Declaration (as amended and supplemented), and Declarant hereby grants to the Owners and Occupants of all Lots covered by the Original Declaration, now or hereafter, a nonexclusive easement to the use and enjoyment of -all Common Properties dedicated to the Association in the Plat, or separately conveyed to the Association, if any, and all Common Facilities from time to time existing thereon.

C. The Declarant, for each Building Plot owned within the Neighborhood, hereby creates and reserves, and each owner of any Building Plot in the Neighborhood by acceptance of a deed thereof, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree, that the Base Annual Assessments, applicable Neighborhood Assessments, if any, and Special Assessments, together with interest, collection costs and reasonable attorney's fees, applicable to each such Building Plot as provided in the Original Declaration shall be a charge on the land and shall be secured by a continuing Vendor's Lien thereon herein and hereby reserved and retained in favor of, and hereby irrevocably assigned over to, the Association.

D. All lands and Lots within the Neighborhood shall be and are hereby made subject to the following use limitations and restrictions in addition to those set forth in the Original Declaration and the following use limitations and restrictions are hereby created as covenants running with title to all land (or the relevant specified portion or portions thereof) within the Neighborhood:

Section 1. WALLS AND FENCES. Prior to commencement of initial residential occupancy of each home, a privacy fence shall be constructed (if not already existing) along the rear and side property lines of the Lot (to at least the rear wall of the residential structure) so as to fully enclose the rear and side yards of the Lot. The owner of each Lot shall thereafter maintain the rear and side yard fences so that the rear and side yards of each home on a Lot are enclosed by a privacy fence. Some of the Lots in the Neighborhood share a common boundary with an area dedicated for greenbelt and drainage (such Lots being Lots 4 - 9 of Block A and Lots 1 - 14 of Block B). The fences constructed along the common boundaries of Lots and the greenbelt areas shall be 6 foot wrought iron painted black. The wood fences at the rear boundary of the each non-Greenbelt Lot shall be constructed so that the vertical posts and the horizontal crosspieces are not visible from behind such Lots (that is, the fence shall be "smooth side out"). Each fence built on a side Lot line which is a common boundary of the Lot and a street or a greenbelt area shall also be constructed smooth side out. The installation of any gates in fences to allow direct access to a preserve area is expressly prohibited. Further, no owner or occupant of a Lot shall store, place, or dispose of any materials onto the preserve area.

Section 2. ROOFING MATERIALS. All roofs shall be "dimensional" style composition shingles with nominal 25 year life and of a color, type and weight approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 3. GARAGE AND GARAGE ACCESS.

(a) All garages to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee. All detached garages shall be no more than one story in height, and attached garages may be up to two stories in height. All overhead garage doors must be constructed of real wood or metal approved as to style and appearance by the New Construction Committee or Modifications Committee, as the case may be. No masonite, plywood or glass shall be permitted in overhead garage doors.

(b) No attached garage in the Neighborhood shall have more than one (1) story of habitable space above the first story, and the first story shall be reserved and utilized solely for parking of motor vehicles.

Section 4. DRIVEWAYS. All driveways to be constructed within the Neighborhood must be approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. The driveways must be at least twelve feet (12') in width and be constructed of concrete or brick but in all cases shall be in accordance with standards adopted by the New Construction Committee and the portion thereof between the Lot boundary and the curb line of the adjacent street shall in all cases be in compliance with all standards and specifications of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

Section 5. SIDEWALKS. Prior to the completion of construction of a Living Unit on any Lot in the Neighborhood, the Owner thereof shall construct (and at all times thereafter shall maintain) a sidewalk four feet (4') in width that shall (except in special circumstances approved in writing in the sole judgment and discretion of the New Construction Committee) extend from the front door of the Living Unit to the driveway serving the garage at such Living Unit or to the curb of the street at the front Lot boundary, to be composed of materials and in a configuration approved by the New Construction Committee.

Section 6. MINIMUM -SQUARE FOOTAGE. The living area of each Living Unit in the Neighborhood shall be as follows:

One Story homes:

55' Lots: Minimum 1,600 SF and a maximum 2,450 SF

65' Lots: Minimum 2,000 SF and a maximum 2,800 SF (Sec. 1)

65' Lots: Minimum 1,850 SF and a maximum 2,800 SF (Sec. 2)

75' Lots: Minimum 2,500 SF, no maximum

Two Story homes:

55' Lots: Minimum 2,000 SF and a maximum 2,800 SF

65' Lots: Minimum 2,400 SF and a maximum 3,200 SF (Sec. 1)

65' Lots: Minimum 2,400 SF and a maximum 3,200 SF (Sec. 2)

75' Lots: Minimum 2,800 SF, no maximum

Section 7. LANDSCAPING AND TREE PLANTING. All Landscaping Plans for Lots in the Neighborhood must be submitted to the new Construction Committee for approval. All corner Lots shall have a minimum of three (3) live trees at least two inches (2") in diameter planted and maintained in the front yard. All other Lots shall have trees planted so as to meet the requirements of the Original Declaration. If the New Construction Committee determines that there are a sufficient number of trees existing on a Lot that planting additional trees in the front yard would not be desirable, then some or all of the trees required to be planted by this provision may be planted in the side or rear yards of the Lot. The Owner of each Lot shall cause it to be graded and maintained such that drainage and runoff does not flow from yards into any preserve area. Downspouts, above-ground pools, etc. cannot be positioned or extended to discharge runoff or filter backwash into preserves. Drainage systems may not be altered in any way to cause drainage into a preserve area once a homeowner takes occupancy.

Section 8. CHIMNEYS. All exterior chimneys on the Living Units in the Neighborhood and all interior chimney chases (i.e., protruding through the roof of a Living Unit) must be of real brick or lap siding (not plywood sheet or exposed metal) unless some other style and materials are approved in writing by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be. In addition, all such chimneys shall have installed and shall maintain a chimney cap or hood similar to those which are installed on chimneys of homes in Buttercup Creek, Phase 4, Sec. 4.

Section 9. REAR AND SIDE BUILDING SETBACKS. No improvement (other than Committee-approved landscaping or fences) may be constructed on any Lot in the Neighborhood closer than eight feet (8') from the rear property line of any Lot, or closer than five feet (5') from the side property lines of any Lot, except that the building setback along any side Lot line of any corner Lot that is the common boundary with a street right-of-way shall be as provided on the Plat. Existence of dedicated utility easements on Lots may further restrict a Lot Owner from building as close to a Lot line as the setbacks established herein may permit.

Section 10. MASONRY REQUIREMENTS. The exterior of the first floor of all homes constructed on any Lot in this Neighborhood shall be all stone, brick or other material approved by the New Construction Committee and commonly known as "masonry" (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). The exterior of the second floor of two story houses shall be at least 50% masonry (except for windows, doors and other decor or accent features). The front elevation of a two-story house shall be all masonry except for gables, windows, doors and other decor or accent features as may be approved by the New Construction Committee. The masonry required on the second floor exterior walls by this provision for which a particular location is not otherwise prescribed shall be located in a manner appropriate for the particular style and design of the house in the judgment of the New Construction Committee. The New Construction Committee may make exceptions to the restrictions set out in this paragraph so as to accommodate non-masonry elements (such as siding) appropriate to a particular building style or design.

Section 11. SIDING REQUIREMENTS. Any siding permitted on any house in this Neighborhood shall be installed so that any apparent grain, grooves or ridges are oriented horizontally. All siding used on any houses (including garages or other ancillary buildings) may be used only after the material and color thereof have been approved by the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee, as the case may be.

Section 12. CONTIGUOUS TWO-STORY HOUSES; TWO-STORY HOUSES CORNERS. No more than two (2) two-story homes shall be constructed adjacent to each other in this Neighborhood without the prior written consent of the New Construction Committee. Any rule concerning the subject of contiguous two-story houses in the Original Declaration is hereby replaced by the foregoing as to this Neighborhood. The New Construction Committee may, however, permit more than three (3) two-story homes to be constructed adjacent to each other on a case by case basis in this Neighborhood.

Notwithstanding any provision of the Original Declaration approving or prohibiting the construction of two-story homes on corner Lots, the New Construction Committee may permit the construction of a two-story house on a corner Lot in this Neighborhood if the design and location of such a two-story house is appropriate for the Neighborhood in its judgment.

Section 13. DEVELOPMENT PERIOD. During the period of time that any Lots or Living Units located within the Neighborhood are being developed and marketed ("Development Period"), Declarant, with the right of assignment, shall have and hereby reserves the right to reasonable use of the Common Properties owned by the Association in the Neighborhood in connection with the promotion and marketing of land within the boundaries of the Property (as defined in the Original Declaration).

Section 14. INTENT AND AMENDMENT. It is the intent of Declarant that the covenants, conditions and restrictions provided for in this Supplemental Declaration apply only to the Neighborhood (i.e., the areas described in the plat identified above).

Notwithstanding any provisions of this Supplemental Declaration to the contrary, it is also the intent of Declarant that the specific restrictions that are imposed on the Neighborhood only in and by virtue of this Supplemental Declaration (other than those in the Original Declaration that are, in whole or in part, repeated herein) may be amended by an instrument evidencing the written consent of both (i) seventy-four percent (74%) of the total votes of the Class A Members of the Association owning one or more Lots in this Neighborhood and (ii) Declarant, as long as Declarant owns any part of the Property subject to the Original Declaration (by annexation or otherwise) or any Annexable Land.

Section 15. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT. No specific Neighborhood Assessment is mandated by this Supplemental Declaration. Therefore, Owners of Lots within the Neighborhood may be assessed and are liable to pay a Neighborhood Assessment in addition to the Base Annual Assessment only if levied by the Association's Board of Directors in accordance with Article II, Section 6 of the Original Declaration.

Section 16. CHARGE FOR PLAN REVIEW. The Architectural Control Committee or the Modifications Committee shall have the right and authority to charge a fee for their review of plans and specifications for new construction or modifications in the Subdivision. Such fee shall be reasonable in amount and designed to reimburse the committee for the cost (direct or indirect in_ terms of salary, general or administrative overhead, etc.) of the review process. The fee shall be payable as a condition to the release of any approval by either committee. This Supplemental Declaration shall remain in full force and effect for the term, and shall be subject to the renewal and other provisions, of the Original Declaration.

EXECUTED as of the 18th day of April, 2001.

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS