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Cape St. Claire Covenants
This DEED AND AGREEMENT made this…bla, bla, bla describes Cape St. Claire
with Plat-folio and lot number details.
WHEREAS, …develop…neighboring lands as it may hereafter purchase…reserves
the right to make such additions a component part of the Cape St. Claire
development by subjecting same to the covenants, restrictions, provisions, etc.
of this Deed and agreement, or to a deed and agreement containing similar
covenants, restrictions, etc.; and
WHEREAS, the company has reserved and set aside on the aforesaid Plat No. 1
Cape St. Claire and Plat NO. 2, Cape St. Claire, and intends to set aside on a
revised Plat C of Persimmon Point and on future plats of Cape St. Claire to be
numbered consecutively thereon, certain roads and other areas designated as
"Community Park - for property owners only," "Community Beach -
for property owners only," and other similar designation; and
WHEREAS, …private roads…covenants binding…future owners…set forth.
NOW, THEREFORE, …Cape St. Claire.
1. All lots herein conveyed shall be for residential use only and not for
purposes of any trade or business whatsoever. Structures erected on any one lot
shall consist of the main dwelling or residence for the occupancy of one family
only, together with a private garage and other structures appurtenant to the
main residence or to be used in connection therewith.
2. No residence, dwelling, garage or other structure appurtenant to the
residence shall be erected or built on said land nor shall any addition to or
change or alteration therein be made, until the plans and specifications for
such structure or alterations and location thereof are submitted to and approved
by the … Cape St. Claire Improvement Association. Written Permission must be
obtained from the CSCIA to locate, construct or maintain fences, walls, hedges,
buildings, outbuildings and other structures.
3. All detached garages and other outbuildings of any kind whatsoever shall be
in the rear of the dwelling but shall not be within ten (10) feet of the rear
boundary of the lot nor within ten (10) feet of the dividing lines of said lot.
4. (a) No building, dwelling, structure or part thereof shall be erected or
maintained on any lot within twenty-five (25) feet of its front boundary line
nor within fifteen (15) of its rear boundary line, nor closer than fifteen (15)
feet to any road, unless otherwise designated and approved.
(b) Free and open space shall be left on both sides of every building,
structure, dwelling, or part thereof, erected on the said lot, which free and
open spaces shall extend the full length of all lots and shall be not less than
ten (10) feet in width from the dividing lines of said lots.
(c) Steps, uncovered porches and terraces which are part of or adjacent to the
main dwelling, and no part of which is more than three (3) feet above the level
of the first floor of the main dwelling, may be built and maintained on any part
of the spaces mentioned in this paragraph 4 subsections (a) and (b).
5. No trees shall be cut and no excavations shall be made on the premises except
for building purposes and at the time when building operation are commenced and
no earth or sand shall be removed from the premises except as part of such
6. At no time shall … discriminatory clause removed.
7. No privy of any kind shall be allowed on said property but each house shall
have inside toilets with adequate water supply and septic tank installation or
the disposal of sewage approved by the Maryland State Board of Health.
8. No noxious or offensive trade shall be carried on upon any lot nor shall
anything be done or kept thereon which may be or become any annoyance or
nuisance to the neighbors.
9. No trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn or other outbuilding erected
on the tract shall at any time be use as a residence, temporarily or
permanently, nor shall any residence of a temporary character be permitted.
10. In order to preserve or improve the views of land and water, hills and
valleys, obtainable on and from the various lots shown on the said Plat, and to
promote the free movement of breezes and prevent the harboring places for flies,
mosquitoes and other insects, the CSCIA reserves the right to trim any trees or
shrubbery now or hereafter standing in said tract which may, in its opinion,
destroy or interfere with such views or the free movement of breezes, or furnish
harboring places for flies, mosquitoes or other insects.
11. (a) … CSCIA expressly reserves all riparian rights …as shown on Plats.
… change the location of any road in Cape St. Claire
(b) … creates community property… authority to prescribe from time to time
the manner of use of such community parks and beaches and the kind and character
of any structures…
12. make reasonable changes during initial Cape St. Claire development
13. Easements and rights of way are hereby expressly reserved in and over the
strips of ground five feet in width along the rear line of the the purpose of
erecting, constructing and maintaining wires and the necessary or proper
attachment in connection therewith for the transmission of electricity and for
telephones and other public utilities or functions, and … assigns shall have
the right to enter upon said reserved strips of land for any of the purposes for
which easements and rights are reserved as above set forth.
14. the restrictions are enforceable, non-enforcement does not waive
restrictions; and the declared invalidity of any one or more of the provisions
herein shall not affect the validity of the others.
15. CSCIA has all rights and powers as original development Company
16. For the purpose of creating and maintaining a fund to be known as the
maintenance fund the owner of each lot subject to this Deed and Agreement, shall
pay to the CSCIA on March 1st of each year the sum of Ten ($10) dollars for each
lot so owned, which said sum shall be a lien on the land until paid. The
maintenance fund shall be used for construction, improvement, maintenance,
lighting and repair of streets, parks and beaches in the subdivision, and for
expenses incidental to the examination and approval of plans as herein provided,
and to the enforcement of the restrictions, conditions, covenants, easements,
charges and agreements herein contained. The sufficiency of the fund is not
And in addition to the waterfront set-back restrictions set forth on the
aforementioned Plat C of Persimmon Point which prohibits any building, dwelling,
structure or part thereof from being erected or maintained on any part of any
waterfront lot of ground between its rear (waterfront) boundary line and the
set-back line protecting the agreed between the parties hereto that the said lot
of ground is conveyed free, clear and discharged of all covenants, agreements,
restrictions, charges and provisions set forth in deed from the … CSCIA…
except insofar as any of said covenants, agreements etc. are embodied in the
aforesaid Deed and Agreement or waterfront set-back restriction.
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