X.E. Other Requirements

  1. Taxes. GHI will pass on any change 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. Prior to construction the member must understand that the proposed alteration, addition, and/or improvement becomes part of the main structure and is therefore subject to all terms of the Mutual Ownership Contract (MOC), including an MOC addendum if and as required by GHI.  The member is responsible for correcting any deficiencies resulting from construction that are identified by GHI staff.  GHI is not party to any agreementt between a member and a contractor, and is not res[ponsible for quality and performance, or lack threof, by contractor(s) employed by the member.  GHI can neither intercede nor protect a member in the case of a disagreement between member and contractor.

  4. Addition Maintenance Program. New additions shall be enrolled in GHI’s Addition Maintenance Program at the time of substantial completion. The member shall sign the AMP agreement and pay monthly fees to fund future and ongoing maintenance of GHI additions. Member shall acknowledge this requirement when requesting permission from GHI to construct the addition.  See member Handbook Section X.L for details about this program.

  5. Modification to Garages.Attached garages that are adjacent to a member’s end unit may be converted to living space, with approval of GHI Technical staff; permits are required for this type of alteration. The following requirements have been established for attached garages which may be approved by the GHI Management staff for conversion to living space.
    1. Existing original partition between two garages, comprised of asbestos board, be left intact and in place so as not to disturb the asbestos material.  A new partition shall be constructed to seal the space from adjacent garage(s) against the intrusion of noise and vehicle emissions.
    2. Fire-retardant barrier between the basic dwelling and the adjacent converted garage are required.  Cinderblocks walls. Cinderblock walls, where they exist, would be a fire-retardant barrier.
    3. Heating equipment must be designed to maintain the area at 72 degrees at 0 degrees Fahrenheit for outside temperature of 0 degree.
    4. All walls, except those which are adjacent to the basic dwelling unit, and all ceilings, must be insulated against heat loss.
    5. The conversion must conform to the County Building Code.