X.E. Other Requirements

  1. Taxes. GHI will pass on any increase in County taxes, based upon the assessed valuation of the improvements as determined by the County assessor and the current tax rate. Any such adjustment will be reflected in the member's monthly charges.

  2. Insurance. In the event that at some future date there should be increased insurance premiums occasioned by the presence of the improvements, the amount of the increase will be charged to the member having the improvements.

    Adequate insurance is required by contractors who perform improvements and build additions. Proof of such insurance may be required by GHI before work begins. All members who perform work themselves must realize that they are responsible for all damages incurred due to the work being performed.

  3. Contractual Responsibility. The Member is responsible for any deficiencies resulting from alterations, additions, and/or modifications to the unit. Before entering into construction of an addition, the member should realize that the addition becomes part of the main structure and is therefore under all the provisions of the Mutual Ownership Contract. GHI does not become a party to any construction contract or agreement and is not responsible for securing performance by any contractor.

  4. Addition Maintenance Program. New additions are required to be brought under the Addition Maintenance Program at the time of final GHI inspection. Applicants for additions will be asked to acknowledge this on the building request form. See paragraph K for details.

  5. Modification to Garages. Attached garages which are included in the member's Mutual Ownership Contract may be converted to living space. The following requirements have been established for attached garages which may be approved by the GHI Management staff for conversion to living space:
    1. That the partition between the converted garage and the adjacent garage be sealed in order to guard against the intrusion of noise and carbon monoxide fumes.
    2. That there be fire-retardant barrier between the basic dwelling and the adjacent converted garage. Cinderblock walls, where they exist, would be a fire-retardant barrier.
    3. That the heating radiation be installed to maintain the area at 72 degrees at 0 degrees outside temperature.
    4. That all walls, except those which are adjacent to the basic dwelling unit, as all ceilings, be insulated against heat loss.
    5. That the conversion conform to the County Building Code.