Crime Watch


Avoid Fraud. Guard your personal information


Do You Want To Be A Millionaire?
by The Richmond Police Department on Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Many of us would answer yes. If not money, fill in the blank with something else, like a new car, a soul mate, a pet, or companionship. Add an unscrupulous scammer, and an unsuspecting victim and you have a recipe for fraud.


Does this sound familiar? You receive a call or e-mail from a foreign country. It is someone claiming to speak for a family member requesting money to return home. Alarmed, you quickly wire several thousand dollars to the thieves posing as your relative. Immediately they ask for more. You contact your relative and realize that you’ve been defrauded of thousands of dollars.


Not you or anyone you know? What about the sweepstakes announcement that arrives in the mail, promising you hundreds and thousands of dollars. The caveat: you have to withdraw $3,000 in taxes while they stand beside you at the ATM in order to qualify for your “prize.” They also require a social security number and a driver’s license.


Not familiar? Well how about that generous benefactor from a foreign monarchy sending you e-mails promising more riches than Ed McMahon could ever deliver if you'd only be willing to wire them money to ensure your unexpected windfall returns to you?


This is real fraud that happened to real Richmond residents. Shame, stigma and other reasons often keep people from reporting these crimes for investigation. Often people lose their savings and homes by simply trusting in someone charming with an ulterior motive. Criminals who perpetrate fraud often prey on the elderly, and those who live alone. They require advance fees and up front deposits in exchange for tempting prizes. The only prize that will be won, however, is your wallet. Fake e-mails, bogus websites, and delays after receiving your cash are the tools of choice.


Some Popular Scams:

     Lottery

The lottery scam involves fake notices of lottery wins. The winner is usually asked to send sensitive information to a free e-mail account. The scammer then notifies the victim that releasing the funds requires some small fee (insurance, registration, or shipping). Once the victim sends the fee, the scammer invents another fee. A new variant of the lottery scam involves fake or stolen checks being sent to the 'winner' of the lottery (these checks representing a part payment of the winnings). The winner is more likely to assume the win is legitimate, and thus more likely to send the fee (which he does not realize is an advance fee). The check and associated funds are flagged by the bank when the fraud is discovered, and debited from the victim's account.


  Romance

A recent variant is the Romance Scam, which is a money-for-romance angle. The con artist approaches the victim on an online dating service, an Instant messenger, or a social networking site. The scammer claims an interest in the victim, and posts pictures posted of an attractive person (not themselves). The scammer uses this communication to gain confidence, then asks for money. The con artist may claim to be interested in meeting the victim, but needs cash to book a plane, hotel room, or other expenses. In other cases, they claim they're trapped in a foreign country and need assistance to return, to escape imprisonment by corrupt local officials, to pay for medical expenses due to an illness contracted abroad, and so on


  Craigslist

Another advance-fee method that has been used recently on Craigslist is where the scammer will contact someone selling an item and ask them to ship the item to a location outside the US, then provide the tracking number for the shipped item in exchange for payment. The seller then sends the item and provides the tracking number, after which the scammer never provides payment. Sometimes the scammer will approach someone offering a room or apartment for rent and pose as someone moving in to their area from overseas. They will create a scenario in which they are pressured to secure the room in advance, and ask if they can secure their occupancy with a deposit. The deposit check that they send will be a fake check for far more than the amount requested for a deposit. When the check arrives, the scammer will ask for a refund of the difference between the check they sent and the agreed upon amount. The fake check will bounce and the victim has lost whatever money they "refunded" to the scammer.

Reporting fraud is nothing to be ashamed of. They shame lies at the door of the individuals who manipulate the public for personal gain. If you’re reading this message you can help protect yourself and your family. Be suspicious of anything that feels illegitimate. Guard your personal information. Never succumb to high pressure phone or internet sales tactics asking you to sign away on the dotted line without reading a document. Requests for money for contests, sweepstakes and lotteries, are always red flags. Call the police when anything suspicious occurs and confirm the facts before acting. 

For more about prevention of fraud contact the Crime Prevention Unit, mmilam@richmondpd.net, or e-mail Sgt. DeWayne Williams of the Property Crimes Unit at dwilliams@richmondpd.net 


Report suspicious activity to (510) 233-1214


     Address/Location

Richmond Police Department Crime Prevention Program
1701 Regatta Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94804


     Contact

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-620-6538

Michelle Milam
Crime Prevention
510-620-6538

Crime Prevention: Richmond Police Department information page


Greenbriar Council for 2015



Greenbriar Neighborhood Council for 2015
_______________________________________________



John Oster - President


Will Plutte - Vice President of Administration


Grethe Holtan - Secretary


Valerie Ridgers - Treasurer


Randy Felix - V.P. of Communications

 

Greenbriar By-laws


The Greenbriar Neighborhood Council

Greenbriar By-laws

Modified January 24, 2012



ARTICLE I – Name

The name of this neighborhood council shall be known as the “Greenbriar Neighborhood Council”.


ARTICLE  II

Boundaries
The geographic boundaries of the Greenbriar Neighborhood Council shall include; Kipling Drive, Kipling Court, Maison Way, Garrison Road, Skyview Place and Amend Road, from the junction of Castro Ranch Road to the intersection of Devils Drop and Fascination Circle.


ARTICLE III

The purpose of the council shall be to serve the people in the neighborhood and community in a fair, impartial way without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability.  We will:

     A.  Help residents determine the important needs and problems of the neighborhood and community by providing a place where ideas and information can be exchanged, problems studied, and actions planned.

     B.  Promote a spirit of neighborliness, mutual respect, and good will among all the residents of the neighborhood.

     C  Provide citizens with an understanding of the whole community and develop a willingness to participate as leaders or to share responsibilities.

     D.  Provide the mechanism through which people of the area can speak out on its behalf and be heard beyond its boundaries in calling attention to neighborhood problems.


ARTICLE IV – Membership

Section 1.
Membership shall be open to all residents who have reached the age of 18 and non-residents who own property in the area.  Each adult resident of the household is eligible for one vote upon payment of household dues.  Household dues are $10 annually.

Section 2.
An application for membership shall consist of a form giving name, address, telephone number and name of organization represented.  The signing of the form shall constitute acceptance of the stated purpose of the Council. 


ARTICLE V – Executive Board

Section 1.  Executive Board
The Executive Board shall consist of the officers of this Council and chairperson of each Standing Committee, if any.  The immediate past president shall be a member for one year.

Section 2.  Term of Office
Each Board Member shall serve for a term of two years or until a successor has been elected and qualified.  No Board Member may serve more than three consecutive terms in the same capacity. 

Section 3.  Qualifications
No person shall be elected as an officer or member of the Board of the Council unless he/she is a voting member of the council.

Section 4.  Vacancies
Any vacancy occurring on the Board by reason of resignation, death, or disqualification of any officer or elected member may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Board.  Vacancy replacements will serve until the next annual meeting.  Four consecutive absences from regular Board Meetings shall be deemed a resignation, unless excused by the Board.

Section 5.  Powers and Duties
The executive Board shall have full charge of the property and business of the Council, with full power and authority to manage and conduct same, subject to the instructions of the general membership.  It shall plan and direct the work necessary to carry out the purposes of the Council.  The Board shall require regular reports from any committees appointed.


ARTICLE VI – Officers and Committees

Section 1.  Officers 
The officers of the organization shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and may include Parliamentarian and Sergeant-at-Arms.  The officers shall be elected for a two (2) year term, or until their successors are elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting.


Section 2.  Duties of the Officers
     A.  President
The President shall preside at all Executive Board and Membership Meetings; appoint committees with approval of the Executive Board, and call special meetings of the membership and Executive Board as required.

     B.  Vice President of Administration
The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the event of absence, resignation or inability to perform his/her duties.  The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the Parliamentarian and Sergeant-at-Arms until those offices are filled.

     C.  Vice President of Communication
The Vice President of Communication is responsible for communication to neighborhood residents and to maintain the directory.

     D.  Secretary
The Secretary shall keep minutes of all membership and Executive Board meetings and have custody of the records and minutes of the organization; shall give notice of all meetings of the membership and Executive Board; and perform duties appointed by the Executive Board.  The Secretary shall maintain the official correspondence of the organization.

          A.  Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall have the responsibility for the custody of all the funds of the organization, and shall expend same upon the direction of the Executive Board.  The Treasurer shall maintain financial records and shall prepare an annual report for the membership at the Annual Meeting.

          B.  Sergeant-At-Arms.  The Sergeant-At-Arms, under the direction of the presiding officer, shall maintain order and decorum among the members and all persons present at a meeting, and may even expel persons form the meeting.

          C.  Each officer may assist another officer in their duties.


Section 3.  Creation and Termination of Committees
Either the Executive Board or the General Membership may create or terminate any committee.  A newly created committee must be specified as either a standing committee or an Ad Hoc Committee when formed.


Section 4.  Instructions to Committees
The Executive Board may provide written instructions to each committee chairperson within three weeks after appointment.  Instruction shall define the committee’s area of responsibility and outline all specific programs to be carried out.  The committee may amend its instructions by submitting a written amendment to the Executive Board for approval.  The Secretary shall have all committee instructions available for each general meeting.


ARTICLE VII – Nominations and Elections

Section 1.  Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee shall be established at the October meeting.  The Nominating Committee shall consist of:

     A.  A Chairperson appointed by the President.
     B.  A member elected from the floor.
     C.  A member of the Executive Board.

The nominees shall be selected and the election shall take place at the Annual Meeting which is usually held in January.  


Section 2.
Report of the Nominating Committee and Nominations from the Floor.  The report of the nominating Committee of its nominations for officers shall be presented at the Annual Meeting immediately following the presentation of this report, nominations may be made from the floor by any voting member provided the consent of the nominee shall have been secured.


Section 3.  Elections
A slate will be presented at the annual meeting for approval.  If there is more than one nominee for any position there will be a secret ballot.  A majority vote shall constitute an election.  Proxy voting is not permitted.


ARTICLE VIII – Meetings and Quorums

Section 1.  Executive Board Meetings

     A.  There shall be a minimum of four (4) meetings per year of the Executive Board.


Section 2.  General Meetings

     A.  There shall be a minimum of seven (7) days notice given for any general meeting.
     B.  General meetings will be called as needed, upon request of the membership, or as determined by the President.
     C.  A quorum of members at meetings shall consist of 5% of the membership or at least 10 members including two (2) elected officers.


Section 3.  Annual Meeting

     A.  The Annual Meeting shall be held in January.  The membership shall receive thirty (30) days notice of the Annual Meeting Date.
     B.  The main order of business of the Annual Meeting shall be;
          1.  Election of Officers
          2.  Reports of the activities of the past year.
          3.  Transaction of other business as may properly arise

     C.  A quorum of members at meetings shall consist of 5% of the membership or at least 10 members including two (2) elected officers.


ARTICLE IX – Financial Administration


Section 1.  Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the Greenbriar Neighborhood Council shall commence on January 1st.

Section 2.  Dues
Dues shall be paid annually.  The cost shall be ten ($10) dollars per household.

Section 3.  Financial Reports
The treasurer shall maintain financial records and prepare an annual financial report.

Section 4.   Check Signing
All Greenbriar Neighborhood Council checks will require two signatures.  Officers authorized to sign checks are the President, Vice President of Administration and the Treasurer.



ARTICLE X – Acceptance of By-Laws

These By-Laws shall be effective upon acceptance by 2/3 of the members present of the Annual Meeting.


ARTICLE XI – Amendments

These By-Laws may be amended by 2/3 of the members present at the Annual Meeting.


ARTICLE XII – Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council

Greenbriar Neighborhood Council will remain in good standing with the Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council. Annual dues are to be paid and council representation for a minimum of eight (8) meetings.


Declarations of Restrictions


This Declaration is made and dated this 1st day of August 1979, by Standard Pacific-Northern. California, a California corporation, hereinafter referred to as "Owner". Said Corporation is the Owner of that certain real property situate in the City of Richmond, County of Contra Costa, State of California, and is more particularly described as follows:

          Lots 1-124 inclusive, as said Lots are shown upon that certain Map 
          entitled, "TRACT 5170", which Map was filed for record in the Office of 
          the Recorder of the County of Contra Costa, State of California on
          January 30, 1980 at __________ in Book __234__ of Maps, at paqes 
          47 - 58 , Contra Costa County Records.


Owner hereby establishes the general plan for the protection of said real property and fixes the protective conditions and restrictions subject to which all lots described above shall be held, leased or sold and/or conveyed by it as such owner, and shall inure to and pass with said real property, for the benefit of said successors in interest of the present owners and are imposed upon said realty as a running covenant and as an equitable servitude in favor of each property and each and every lot as the dominant tenement or tenements as follows:

      1.   Land and Use and Building Type 
All lots in said tract of land shall be known and described as single family residential lots. No structures or structure shall be erected, placed or permitted on any lot or portion thereof other than one detached single family dwelling, not to exceed two and one-half stories in height with private garage for not more than three cars. The word “lot" herein used, refers to one or more of the numbered lots, as delineated upon the map or tract within which the above described real property is located.


      2.   Dwelling Cost, Quality and Size 
No residential dwelling shall be permitted on any Lot at a cost of less than $35,000.00 based upon levels prevailing on the date these covenant are recorded, it being the intention and purpose of the covenants to assure that all dwelling shall be of a quality of workmanship and materials substantially the same or better than that which can be produced on the date these covenants are recorded at. the minimum cost stated herein for the minimum permitted dwelling size. The ground floor area of the main structure, exclusive of one story open porches and garages shall not be less than 1200 square feet for a one story dwelling, nor less than 780 square feet for a dwelling of more than one story.


      3.   Building Location
(a) No building shall be located on any lot nearer than 20 feet to the front lot line, or nearer than 10 feet to any side street line, or 20 feet to the real lot line; (b) No building shall be located nearer than 5 feet to the interior lot line; (c) For the purpose of this covenant, eaves, steps, open porches shall not be considered as part of a building, provided, however, that this shall not be construed to permit any portion of a building on a lot to encroach upon another lot. No fence, wall or hedge shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot nearer to any street than the minimum building setback line.


      4.   Lot Area and Width
No dwelling shall be erected or placed on any lot having a width of less than 40 feet at the minimum building setback line nor shall any dwelling be erected or placed on any lot having an area of less than 9, 000 square feet.


      5.   Easements
Easements for the installation and maintenance of utilities and drainage facilities are reserved as shown on the recorded plat. Within these easements, no structure planting or other materials shall be placed or permitted to remain which may damage or interfere with the installation and maintenance of utilities or which may change the direction or flow of drainage channels in the easements or which may obstruct or retard the flow of water through drainaqe channels in the easements. The easement area of each lot and all improvements in it shall be maintained continuously by the owner of the lot, except for those improvements for which the public authority or utility company is responsible. There shall be no grading, tree removal, construction of fencing or structures of any type in the areas shown as scenic easements on the recorded plat.


      6.   Nuisances
No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.


      7.   Commercial Vehicles
No vehicles shall be kept or stored upon any of said lot other than those vehicles primarily and currently used for transportation of persons other than for hire, unless it be kept or stored in an enclosed garage when not in use. No such vehicle owned or in the possession or under the control of any resident in said subdivision shall be parked overnight on any street within said subdivision.


      8.   Temporary Structures
No structure of a temporary character, trailer, basement, tent shack, garage, barn or other outbuilding shall be used on any lot at any time as a residence other temporarily or permanently, provided that a temporary office, trailer office, tool shed, lumber shed and / or sales office may be maintained on any lot or lots by any building contractor for the purpose of erecting and selling dwelling on any lot or lots, but such temporary structure shall be removed at completion of construction. No trailer or boats of any type or size shall be kept or stored nearer than 25 feet from any street property line for a period of time exceeding forty-eight (48) hours, unless within a garage.


      9.   Signs
No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any lot, except the professional sign of not more than one square foot, one sign of not more than five square feet advertising the property for sale or rent, or signs used by a building contractor to advertise the property during the construction and sales period.


     10.   Oil and Mining Operations
No oil drilling, oil development operations, oil refining quarrying or mining operations of any kind shall be permitted upon or in any lot, nor shall well tanks, tunnels, mineral excavations or shafts be permitted upon or in any lot. No derrick or other structures designed for use in boring for oil or natural gas shall be erected maintained or permitted upon any·lot.


     11.   Animals
No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot except that dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept provided that they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose.


     12.   Garbage and Refuse Disposal
No lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish. Trash, garbage or other waste shall not be kept except in sanitary containers All incinerators or other equipment for the storage of such material shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.


     13.   Sight Distance at Intersections
No fence, wall, hedge, or shrub planting which obstructs 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 street lines, or in the case of rounded property corners from the intersection of the street lines extended. 'l'he same sight line limitations shall apply on any lot within 10 feet from the 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 intersections unless the foliage line is maintained at sufficient height to prevent obstruction of such sight line.


     14.   No Access 
There shall be no direct access from Lots 1 - 5 or 7 - 11 inclusive onto Castro Ranch Road.


     15.   Architectural Control
No building shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot until the construction plans and specifications and a plan showing the location of the structure have been approved by the Architectural Control Committee as to quality of workmanship and materials, harmony of external design with existing structures, and as to location with respect to topography and finish grade elevation. The Architectural Control Committee is composed of  B. Langenberg, L.C. Livingston, and M.B. Gordon, all located at 6990 Village Parkway, Dublin CA 94566.
A majority of the committee may designate a representative to act for it. In the event of death or resignation of any member of the committee, the remaining members shall have full authority to designate a successor. Neither the members of the committee nor its designated representative shall be entitled to any compensation for service performed pursuant to this covenant. At any time the then record owners of a majority of the lots shall have the power through a duly recorded written instrument to change the membership of the committee or to withdraw from the committee or restore to it any of its powers and duties.


     16.   Procedure
The committee's approval or disapproval as required in these covenant shall be in writing. In the event the committee, or its designated representative, fails approve or disapprove within 30 days after plans and specifications have been submitted to it, or in any event, if no suit to enjoin the construction has been commenced prior to the completion thereof, approval will not be required and the related covenants shall be deem to have been fully satisfied.


     17.   Tern 
These covenants are to run with the land and shall be binding on all part and all persons claiming under them for a period of thirty-five years from the date these covenants are recorded after which time said covenants shall be automatically extended for successive periods of 10 years, unless an instrument signed by a majority of the then owners of the lots has been recorded agreeing to change said covenants in whole or in part.


     18.   Enforcement 
Enforcement shall be by proceedings at law or in equity against any person or persons violating or attempting to violate any covenant, either to restrain violation or to recover damages.


     19.   Subordination 
It  is further provided that a breach of any of the conditions contained herein or of any reentry by reason of such breach, shall not defeat or render in the lien of any mortgage or deed of trust made in good faith and for value as to said premise or in any part; but said conditions shall be binding: upon and effective against the owner of said premises, whose title thereto is acquired by foreclosure, trustee's sale or otherwise.


     20.   Invalidation 
Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgment or court order shall in no wise affect any of the other provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.


In witness whereto, the undersigned have hereunto set their hand and seal the day and year first hereinabove written.

City of Richmond Code Enforcement


The City of Richmond Code Enforcement Department is actively traveling through the neighborhoods issuing citations for code infractions. This is a very positive move on behalf of the city. Well maintained properties increase the values of all the homes in the neighborhood. The city’s endeavors to clean up neighborhoods and clear our streets of blight resulted in city revenue of $465,170 in fines last year alone and the code enforcement department has grown from a staff of 8 to 38.


When Greenbriar homes were first sold, homeowners were issued a list of code restrictions specific to the Greenbriar development and are still in force today.  Newer owners did not receive this document which can now be found below this article. In addition to these specific documents there are the City of Richmond codes which are enforced by the city of Richmond. Many, if not all of the Greenbriar restrictions are based on the Richmond codes and should be considered to be as valid and enforceable as the codes themselves. The City of Richmond Codes can be found by clicking here.


The Greenbriar Neighborhood Council encourages compliance of these restrictions and hopes that no homeowner receives a citation from the City of Richmond. To that end, if an infraction becomes apparent, the Greenbriar Neighborhood Council will send a letter to the homeowner identifying the infraction in hopes that the owner may rectify the matter before being cited. The Greenbriar neighborhood is not subject to many of the problems that Richmond has to deal with and is not on the priority list. However, some of the observed infractions by the Code Enforcement Department are:

      Garbage Cans 
Garbage cans stored in the driveway must not be visible from the street.

      Fences
Requires a 20’ set back from the sidewalk

      Sidewalks
Must be kept clean and maintained by the homeowner.

      Animals
Domestic only, no goats, chickens, horses etc.

      Junk
Should not be visible from the street.

      Easements
No structures, planting or other material which may affect drainage or utilities.  Easement areas are to be maintained by the homeowner except for those improvements for which the public authority or utility company is responsible.

      Commercial Vehicles
Only vehicles used for transportation of people may be stored.  No trailers or commercial vehicles, unless stored in an enclosed garage when not in use, are to be parked in driveways or on the street.


Please refer to the “Restrictions” and the “City Codes” for full details.

There is a proposal to double fines to $60 for cars parked on the streets on street sweeping days has been presented to the City of Richmond.

To report cars illegally parked or abandoned call 510-965-4905. Available 24/7.
To report code infractions call Tim Higares, Code enforcement Officer, 510-620-6508.
Code Enforcement staff list.

City of Richmond, California website


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Declaration of Restrictions

This Declaration is made and dated this 1st day of August 1979, by Standard Pacific-Northern. California, a California corporation, hereinafter referred to as "Owner". Said Corporation is the Owner of that certain real property situate in the City of Richmond, County of Contra Costa, State of California, and is more particularly described as follows:

          Lots 1-124 inclusive, as said Lots are shown upon that certain Map 
          entitled, "TRACT 5170", which Map was filed for record in the Office of 
          the Recorder of the County of Contra Costa, State of California on
          January 30, 1980 at __________ in Book __234__ of Maps, at paqes 
          47 - 58 , Contra Costa County Records.


Owner hereby establishes the general plan for the protection of said real property and fixes the protective conditions and restrictions subject to which all lots described above shall be held, leased or sold and/or conveyed by it as such owner, and shall inure to and pass with said real property, for the benefit of said successors in interest of the present owners and are imposed upon said realty as a running covenant and as an equitable servitude in favor of each property and each and every lot as the dominant tenement or tenements as follows:

      1.   Land and Use and Building Type 
All lots in said tract of land shall be known and described as single family residential lots. No structures or structure shall be erected, placed or permitted on any lot or portion thereof other than one detached single family dwelling, not to exceed two and one-half stories in height with private garage for not more than three cars. The word “lot" herein used, refers to one or more of the numbered lots, as delineated upon the map or tract within which the above described real property is located.


      2.   Dwelling Cost, Quality and Size 
No residential dwelling shall be permitted on any Lot at a cost of less than $35,000.00 based upon levels prevailing on the date these covenant are recorded, it being the intention and purpose of the covenants to assure that all dwelling shall be of a quality of workmanship and materials substantially the same or better than that which can be produced on the date these covenants are recorded at. the minimum cost stated herein for the minimum permitted dwelling size. The ground floor area of the main structure, exclusive of one story open porches and garages shall not be less than 1200 square feet for a one story dwelling, nor less than 780 square feet for a dwelling of more than one story.


      3.   Building Location
(a) No building shall be located on any lot nearer than 20 feet to the front lot line, or nearer than 10 feet to any side street line, or 20 feet to the real lot line; (b) No building shall be located nearer than 5 feet to the interior lot line; (c) For the purpose of this covenant, eaves, steps, open porches shall not be considered as part of a building, provided, however, that this shall not be construed to permit any portion of a building on a lot to encroach upon another lot. No fence, wall or hedge shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot nearer to any street than the minimum building setback line.


      4.   Lot Area and Width
No dwelling shall be erected or placed on any lot having a width of less than 40 feet at the minimum building setback line nor shall any dwelling be erected or placed on any lot having an area of less than 9, 000 square feet.


      5.   Easements
Easements for the installation and maintenance of utilities and drainage facilities are reserved as shown on the recorded plat. Within these easements, no structure planting or other materials shall be placed or permitted to remain which may damage or interfere with the installation and maintenance of utilities or which may change the direction or flow of drainage channels in the easements or which may obstruct or retard the flow of water through drainaqe channels in the easements. The easement area of each lot and all improvements in it shall be maintained continuously by the owner of the lot, except for those improvements for which the public authority or utility company is responsible. There shall be no grading, tree removal, construction of fencing or structures of any type in the areas shown as scenic easements on the recorded plat.


      6.   Nuisances
No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.


      7.   Commercial Vehicles
No vehicles shall be kept or stored upon any of said lot other than those vehicles primarily and currently used for transportation of persons other than for hire, unless it be kept or stored in an enclosed garage when not in use. No such vehicle owned or in the possession or under the control of any resident in said subdivision shall be parked overnight on any street within said subdivision.


      8.   Temporary Structures
No structure of a temporary character, trailer, basement, tent shack, garage, barn or other outbuilding shall be used on any lot at any time as a residence other temporarily or permanently, provided that a temporary office, trailer office, tool shed, lumber shed and / or sales office may be maintained on any lot or lots by any building contractor for the purpose of erecting and selling dwelling on any lot or lots, but such temporary structure shall be removed at completion of construction. No trailer or boats of any type or size shall be kept or stored nearer than 25 feet from any street property line for a period of time exceeding forty-eight (48) hours, unless within a garage.


      9.   Signs
No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any lot, except the professional sign of not more than one square foot, one sign of not more than five square feet advertising the property for sale or rent, or signs used by a building contractor to advertise the property during the construction and sales period.


     10.   Oil and Mining Operations
No oil drilling, oil development operations, oil refining quarrying or mining operations of any kind shall be permitted upon or in any lot, nor shall well tanks, tunnels, mineral excavations or shafts be permitted upon or in any lot. No derrick or other structures designed for use in boring for oil or natural gas shall be erected maintained or permitted upon any·lot.


     11.   Animals
No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot except that dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept provided that they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose.


     12.   Garbage and Refuse Disposal
No lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish. Trash, garbage or other waste shall not be kept except in sanitary containers All incinerators or other equipment for the storage of such material shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.


     13.   Sight Distance at Intersections
No fence, wall, hedge, or shrub planting which obstructs 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 street lines, or in the case of rounded property corners from the intersection of the street lines extended. 'l'he same sight line limitations shall apply on any lot within 10 feet from the 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 intersections unless the foliage line is maintained at sufficient height to prevent obstruction of such sight line.


     14.   No Access 
There shall be no direct access from Lots 1 - 5 or 7 - 11 inclusive onto Castro Ranch Road.


     15.   Architectural Control
No building shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot until the construction plans and specifications and a plan showing the location of the structure have been approved by the Architectural Control Committee as to quality of workmanship and materials, harmony of external design with existing structures, and as to location with respect to topography and finish grade elevation. The Architectural Control Committee is composed of  B. Langenberg, L.C. Livingston, and M.B. Gordon, all located at 6990 Village Parkway, Dublin CA 94566.
A majority of the committee may designate a representative to act for it. In the event of death or resignation of any member of the committee, the remaining members shall have full authority to designate a successor. Neither the members of the committee nor its designated representative shall be entitled to any compensation for service performed pursuant to this covenant. At any time the then record owners of a majority of the lots shall have the power through a duly recorded written instrument to change the membership of the committee or to withdraw from the committee or restore to it any of its powers and duties.


     16.   Procedure
The committee's approval or disapproval as required in these covenant shall be in writing. In the event the committee, or its designated representative, fails approve or disapprove within 30 days after plans and specifications have been submitted to it, or in any event, if no suit to enjoin the construction has been commenced prior to the completion thereof, approval will not be required and the related covenants shall be deem to have been fully satisfied.


     17.   Tern 
These covenants are to run with the land and shall be binding on all part and all persons claiming under them for a period of thirty-five years from the date these covenants are recorded after which time said covenants shall be automatically extended for successive periods of 10 years, unless an instrument signed by a majority of the then owners of the lots has been recorded agreeing to change said covenants in whole or in part.


     18.   Enforcement 
Enforcement shall be by proceedings at law or in equity against any person or persons violating or attempting to violate any covenant, either to restrain violation or to recover damages.


     19.   Subordination 
It  is further provided that a breach of any of the conditions contained herein or of any reentry by reason of such breach, shall not defeat or render in the lien of any mortgage or deed of trust made in good faith and for value as to said premise or in any part; but said conditions shall be binding: upon and effective against the owner of said premises, whose title thereto is acquired by foreclosure, trustee's sale or otherwise.


     20.   Invalidation 
Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgment or court order shall in no wise affect any of the other provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.


In witness whereto, the undersigned have hereunto set their hand and seal the day and year first hereinabove written.