Information About Where You Live        

If you live in Anderson Mill West, your home is located within either Williamson or Travis county. It is not located within the City of Cedar Park, even though your address says "Cedar Park." Instead, we are within what is called the City of Cedar Park's Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), which gives the Cedar Park certain authorities over our neighborhood. 

 

Since we are not located within city limits, we are governed and serviced by a Municipal Utility District (Williamson Travis County Municipal Utility District 1), or MUD for short, who services would otherwise be provided by a city-water and sewer service, waste management, and park maintenance. Our MUD also serves the neighborhoods of Lakeline Oaks, Hunter's Glenn, and Volente Hills

Because we are located outside a city, property in AMW is not subject to zoning laws but we do have deed restrictions, which were prepared years ago by our neighborhood's developer and are a part of our rights as a property owner. Per state law, MUDs are given the authority to enforce deed restrictions, and our MUD contracts with a third party to help with this.

 

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Anderson Mill West Section Boundaries

       Deed Restriction Information       

The deed restrictions for the different sections of the AMW neighborhood were written at the time each section was developed. Therefore, the restrictions do vary somewhat depending on what part of the neighborhood you live in. To view your property's deed restrictions, see the AMW Section Boundaries map above to figure out which section you live in, and then visit the MUD's website to view the applicable deed restriction document. If you are unclear which section you are in based on the above map, see the official District map linked below.

 

(note: AMW sections are outlined in black dashes, and each section is labeled in small grey text "AMW #")

Among the deed restrictions for your property, all sections of AMW except Section 1 have rules regulating the general appearance and maintenance of properties through what is referred to as "unsightly articles." For a quick guide to what is considered "unsightly," (see below.)

If you have questions about your deed restrictions, or if you have received a violation, want to report a violation, or believe violations in your area are not being adequately addressed, please see the MUD's website for the appropriate contact information.

 

The MUD holds their regular MUD board meetings every 3rd Wednesday.  Check out the MUD calendar for more information.

 AMWNA has no authority to enforce our neighborhood's deed restrictions, that authority is function of the MUD. But please feel free to reach out to us if you are having any problems getting your issue addressed and we'd be happy to help in any way we can.

 

 

 

 

 

Please use the email listed on the Contact Page for any questions regarding the ACC application process. 

 

 

Anderson Mill West ACC

Quick Guide to "Unsightly Articles"

  • The following must be kept in an enclosed structure or screened from view, except when in actual use:

    • Trailers

    • Graders and other landscape equipment

    • Trucks (commercial) other than pick-ups 

    • RV

    • Boats

    • Tractors

    • Campers

    • Wagons

    • Buses

    • Motorcycles

    • Motor scooters

    • Garden maintenance equipment

    • Service areas

    • Storage units 

    • Compost piles

    • Clothes lines and similar structures

    • Lumber

    • Grass, tree clippings, or other plant waste

    • Metals

    • Bulk materials

    • Scrap or other refuse

    • Dead tree/bush limbs 

    • Autos not parked on any paved surface.

    • Any vehicles repairs preformed out side of the property garage.

    • Inoperable or unregistered vehicles 

    • Any other articles that is deemed unsightly by the ACC. (see ACC Unsightly ruling below)

  • No household, personal, building material, furniture etc items can be set out at the curb expect for Tuesday bulk pickup Those items for bulk pickup cannot be set out until the Monday before bulk item pickup.

  • Trash Can must be stored on side of house may not exceed the edge of the property closest to the street. No trash can stored in front of the any structure. Trash Cans must removed from the street and stored as noted above by 10:00 am the following day after trash pickup. HOA areas require all trash can must stored out of view when not in use. 

  • Turf grasses cannot be greater than 3" and must be keep trim from all boarding surfaces

  • Native grasses can reach their natural height if they are planted in raised beds. 

  • All shrubs/trees must have all dead wood remove from their canopies. 

  • No repair or maintenance work can be done on any vehicle except in enclosed garages.

  • No parked vehicles on lawn areas and lawn areas cannot be used as driveways

  • Property owners can keep no more than two vehicles parked in their driveway for more than 72 hours, unless those additional vehicles are kept in an enclosed structure or otherwise screened from view (applies only to sections 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 21).

  • No commercial vehicles larger than a standard pick-up truck or van may be parked in view in the driveway or the street.

  • No parking overnight (applies only to sections 14, 15, 16 17, 18, and 21) on any roadway of any vehicles including but not limited to boats, trailers, trucks, pickups, tractors, campers, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, motor scooters, maintenance equipment.

  • Mobile Pods  have a limited time period when used on residents' property. Can not be used for permanent storage

  • Basketball goals must comply with ruling listed below. 

  • Car covers must be for said vehicles and must be in good repair. No partial cover acceptable. Not to be used for permanent storage of a vehicle on said property.

  • All vehicles on the property and in the street must be properly registered with the state,  in good repair and must be operational. 

​​Anderson Mill West ACC

 

"​Unsightly" Rulings

 

Issue-Processing of Complaints About Dogs or Other Animals

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee     

Sections: All sections of AMW         

 

Ruling

 For Dangerous Dogs and Other Animals

 

All complainants who are in  immediate danger need to call 911 or 311. Complainants also need to contact the Travis County or Williamson County Animal Control departments for a solution to their complaint.

 

Ruling

 For Nuisance and  barking Dogs and other Animals

 

The Deed Restriction enforcement process is invoked upon the receipt of complaints about noise (barking) and nuisance conditions of dogs and other animals and is not subject to verification process by deed enforcement contractor.  All complainants reports of nuisance and noise (barking) of dogs and other animals is a violation Deed Restrictions and will be addressed by the WTC MUD #1 DRC.  The Deed Restriction enforcement process will be instituted anytime noise (barking) or nuisance conditions are reported by a resident.

 

Basis for Ruling

This Ruling is to provide clarity as to responsibilities of complaints about dogs and other animals. The Ruling allows for enforcement of conditions that may not be  verifiable during an regular inspection run.

 

Leash Laws

All complainants regarding  existing leash laws violations should contact the Travis and Williamson county  Animal Control departments.

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Section 1: Article II, Paragraph G “Nuisance”; Sections 2 through 6: Article II, Paragraphs L “Noise” and M “Nuisances”; Sections 14 through 18 and 21: Article II, Paragraph I “Livestock and Poultry”

 

 

 

Issue-Mobile Storage Pods

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee

Sections: All Sections of Anderson Mill West

 

Ruling

A mobile storage pod can be  use on resident  property for no more than 10 days  After 10 days a violation will be cited unless the resident has notified  the WTC #1 DRC . Extension are on a case by case baisis, but is limited to 30 days 

 

Basis for Ruling

Using pods to store household items that are not related to remodeling projects or from a move in or out of the property  is a violation of deed restrictions and enforcement will follow standard enforcement policy

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Article TI, Paragraph R for all AMWNA Sections except Section 1 where no applicable Deed Restriction exists.

 

 

Issue-Complaints of Overnight Parking

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee

Sections: Sections 14 thru 18 & 21 of AMW

 

Ruling

Complaints of overnight parking  by a  residents as defined by the referenced restriction, will trigger deed restriction enforcement process

 

Basis for Ruling

To supplement the deed restriction enforcement contractor inspection tours.

 

Comments

The vehicle make, model and license #  as well as the property address must be given by the compliant to initiate the violation enforcement process.

If violation is observed by the deed restriction enforcement contractor, the first letter will be sent to the house nearest the car and shall include the vehicle make, model and license plate number, and an explanation of the deed restriction violation

 

.Deed Restrictions Reference

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Issue-Parking on the Property

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee

Sections: All Sections of Anderson Mill West

 

Ruling

No parking is allow expect on paved (concrete)  area (i.e. driveways and street) of the property . No vehicles are allowed to be parked on the non-paved area of the property  This includes area covered with gravel, decomposed granite or other similar materials. Additional paved parking space will require ther resident to submit an application to the ACC for approval 

 

Also, no  parking  or sidewalks or space between the side walk and the street. Parking is not permitted in non-paved utilities easements. 

 

Basis for Ruling

Clarification  regarding  the “unsightly”  and the “neat and orderly” provisions of the deed restrictions .

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Article II, R “Unsightly Articles 

Section V and II C (ACC) ?

 

Issue-Vehicle  with Unregistered  Expired  

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee

Sections: All Sections of Anderson Mill West

 

Ruling

 

Unregistered vehicles/expired registered vehicles are in violation of the Deed Restrictions.

 

Basis for Ruling

If the registration sticker is not visible, the vehicle is not assumed to be registered. A determination of the vehicle registration needs to be made via visible confirmation.  If based on appropriate alternate documentation that a car cover is being  using to immunize/evade the owner from the registration requirement,  the alternative documents can and will be use to issue a violation. Under Deed Restrictions, unregistered/expired registration vehicles may be cited on public streets as well as on private property

Any vehicle that appears inoperable or abandoned  is also consider a deed restriction violation and subject to the same deed restriction enforcement process for expired/unregistered vehicle registration.  

 

Comments

The jurisdiction of the county to cite and tow unregistered/expired registration stickered vehicles is limited to the Public Streets.The involvement of law enforcement officials is subject to existing MUD Policy

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Article II, Paragraph H for section 1; Article II, Paragraph Q for sections 2 through 6; Article II, Paragraph R for sections 14 through 18 and section 21. Section 1: Article II, Paragraph H; Sections 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, and 6: Article II, Paragraph Q; Sections 14 through 18 and 21: Article II, Paragraph R

 

 

Issue-Vehicle Covers

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee     

Sections: All Sections of Anderson Mill West (except section1)

 

Ruling

Vehicle covers are permitted as long as the material being used is designed specifically to cover a specific vehicle (no makeshift covers, tarps, sheets, etc. will be permitted) and provided the cover is in good repair (i.e. clean and without rips or holes i.e. duct tape). No partial car covers are permitted. Car covers cannot be used to cover cars that are not being stored, abandon, or inoperable.  

 

Comments

It is understood that the use of the term Vehicle Covers refers also to Pick Up Truck Covers and that the provisions of this Ruling apply to both types of Vehicles.

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Article II, Paragraph R for all AMWNA Sections except Section 1 (One).

           

 

Issue-Definition of "In Use" as it Applies to RVs/Campers West

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee

Sections: All Sections of Anderson Mill West

 

Ruling

This ruling will be the definition of the term "in use," as per the "Unsightly Articles" of the Anderson Mill West deed restriction.

 

RVs/Campers may be kept at a property (un-screened) for up to 24 consecutive hours the purposes of allowing residents to service the vehicle. If addition time is needed, a DRC approval is required.  But the addition time cannot exceed 8 hours and total “in use” time cannot extend beyond one night. Defines "in use" is to allow residents a reasonable amount of time to load and unload RVs/Campers.

 

If the RV/Camper exceeds 21 feet in length (including any attached vehicle) it cannot be parked on the street overnight since that would be in violation of Williamson county law.  The involvement of law enforcement officials is subject to existing MUD Policy

 

Comments

This definition of "in actual use" applies only to RVs/Campers and not to the following: trailers, graders, trucks other than pickups, boats, tractors, wagons, buses, and garden maintenance equipment.

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Article II, Paragraph N for section 1; Article II, Paragraph Q for sections 2 through 6; Article II, Paragraph R for sections 14 through 18 and section 21.

 

 

Issue-Lawn Maintenance

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee

Sections: All AMW Sections

 

Ruling

Conditions for lawns need to be in compliance with deed restrictions regarding exterior maintenance that are neat and orderly, Section V of the CC&Rs (exterior maintenance kept...”neat and orderly”)

 

Basis for Ruling

The lack of Lawn Maintenance can create an unsightly violation and could affect the sale of a neighbor’s  property  including effecting the seller’s maximum available price for his/her property.

 

Lawn Cutting-Turf Grasses

As a general guideline, lawns should be maintained at maximum length for turf grasses including weeds at 4 inches year round. Any of type of other grasses (including native grasses) should be limited to raised/flower beds.

 

Partial Xeriscape lawns

Xeriscape lawns contain components that consist of rock, and other non-plant materials. The ACC defines Xeriscape lawns as having less than 15% turf grass. Any Xeriscape lawns are subject to ACC approval

 

Edging

Lawn edging should  kept tuff grasses away from all hard scape as much as possible. Specifically turf grasses should not be allowed to grows over the top of a street curb, or a similar structures like driveway or sidewalk.

 

Weeds

Flower beds, raised beds, and expansion joints between concrete sections should be kept as free of “weeds” as much as possible. “

Dead tree limbs, bushes, and trees.

All dead tree limbs and bushes and other landscape material must be  be trims in a timely matter as required by the prevailing circumstances regarding the nature of the environment in which they are found. 

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Section V and II C (ACC) ?

 

 

Issue-Garbage Cans

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee

Sections: All sections of AMW expect Section 1

 

Ruling

In all sections, Garbage Cans and Recycling Garbage Cans should be placed at the curb in the street no earlier than 5:00 pm on Sunday prior to the scheduled pickup. (Monday pick-up) . This requirement follow Waste Management Company policies for Anderson Mill West.

 

Sections 14 and higher have explicit requirements that garbage cans are to be screened from view when not at curbside  (Article II, R “Unsightly Articles”). In these sections, Garbage and Recycling Cans  must be removed from the street by 10:00 the  day following garbage pickup and placed in their require “screened from view location” and will be considered to be screened from view if they are not readily apparent to an observer walking down the street.

 

In all Sections below 14 (but not section 1), under Article II, R “Unsightly Articles”, all garbage cans must be remove from the street no later than 10:00am the day following garbage pickup and place besides the house (as close as possible) not to exceed the edge of the house closest to the street.

 

Section 1 under Article V “Exterior Maintenance”, all garbage cans must be remove from the street by  10:00 AM on the day following garbage pickup. Since Section 1 does not have an “Unsightly” Article”,  the placement of the garbage cans on the  property  is at the owner discretion.

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Article II, R “Unsightly Articles 

 

 

Issue-Staging of Bulk Refuse for Pickup

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee

Sections: All Sections of Anderson Mill West except section 1

 

Ruling

Bulk refuse (Tuesday pickup) should be placed at the curb no earlier than 3:00pm on Monday prior to the scheduled pickup on Tuesday. Bulk refuse must be in compliance with the Waste Management Company’s  requirements for Bulk Refuse pickup. In cases where the Waste Management Company  leaves behind any portion of the bulk refuse, for whatever reason, the resident, by end of day of the scheduled pickup, must return the left refuse to a staging area away from the curb that is screened from street view (applies to all sections 2 and greater).

 

Basis for Ruling

This clarifies the Deed Restrictions uncertainties and is compliance with Waste Management Company policies.

 

Comments

“Hidden from view”  Garbage Can requirements applies to bulk refuse staging areas prior to pick .

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Article II, Paragraph R for all AMWNA Sections except Section 1 (One) where no applicable Deed Restriction exists.

I made a second attempt at updating the current ACC rulings. I have taken out some of my formal language. The language in red is new from the first revisions. To date I have not received any emails with suggestions.                  

 

 

 

 

Issue-Basketball Goals

Anderson Mill West Architectural Control Committee

Sections: All AMW sections expect section 1

 

 

Ruling

Basketball (BB) Goals are permitted on any property. They should be located along side of the home’s driveway, or out of view completely. The ACC prefers permanently installed BB goals as opposed to portable/temporary. They should not be closer than halfway between the garage and the nearest easement/right of way. They should be a dark color, black preferred, and not use chain nets. Existing units with chain are permitted to remain as such, but ACC would encourage the homeowner to replace with a rope/fabric net at the next maintenance cycle. When not in use, BB Goals should not be laying on the ground in view to residents living in the AMW. Goals used in the public right of way, either sidewalk or street, are subject to the laws of Williamson and Travis Counties relative to that placement, and  should not be placed in streets and blocking sidewalks. Should a basketball goal not meet the above the conditions the deed enforcement contractor may proceed with standard deed restrictions enforcement as per WTC #1 policy.   

 

Subject to existing MUD Policy  involving  law enforcement officials, the deed enforcement contractor may contact law enforcement officers to report BB goals used in the public right of way

 

Complainant can request contact information to report the violation to the appropriate law enforcement officials.   

 

Basis for Ruling

The ruling is based on extensive feedback and meetings with the residents living in AMW over a period of about one year and  is an interpretation of the Unsightly Articles provisions of the AMW Deed Restrictions.

 

Comments

This policy does not affect the general obligation of the homeowner under the “Exterior Maintenance” provision of the Deed Restriction to maintain the premises (including basketball goals) in a “neat and orderly manner.”

 

Deed Restrictions Reference

Article II, Paragraph R L.