neighborhood photo
neighborhood photo
neighborhood photo
neighborhood photo
The History of the BSCCA Deed Restrictions

After a majority vote of over 82% of the owners of homes in our community the Brookside Colony Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions were recorded at the office of the Franklin County Recorders on November 20, 2002, instrument number 200233300296573.

This document is reproduced in the "Amended and Restated
Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions" section below.

If you do not have a copy of this directory, contact BSCCA board members by the email board@brooksidecolony.com to receive a copy.

--------------------------------------

How the Deed Restrictions Came To Be

The following information from Brookside Colony newsletters dated 1988-90.  This information explains the actions taken during the transfer of responsibility from Edwards Land Company on August 22, 1988 to Brookside Colony Civic Association (BSCCA) in regards to deed restrictions associated with the development.

The Deed Restrictions Committee has been formed for the purpose of approving submitted plans.  Our goal is to maintain the character of the neighborhood:  uphold property values, yet impinge as little as possible on individual property rights” (1988)

The Deed Restrictions Committee would like to remind everyone that all residents of Brookside Colony, whether or not they are members of the Civic Association, are legally bound to the following Deed Restrictions associated with the development.  This includes the requirement for plan approval of all structural additions, including fences.” (1988, 1989, 1990)

All plans are examined and evaluated on an individual basis.”  (1989, 1990)

Any structures which are not within the guild lines, and were approved by the Edwards Land Company prior to August 22, 1988, are not affected.”  (1988, 1989, 1990)

The Deed Restrictions Committee will continue to abide by the current amended documents while supporting the original decisions made by Edwards Land Company and Brookside Colony Civic Association in regards to “any structures which are not within the guidelines and were approved by the Edwards Land Company prior to August 22, 1988, are not affected”.(1988, 1989, 1990)  Plan approval for all building and use restrictions will continue to be evaluated on an individual basis (refer to your Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions, Article II Building and Use Restrictions for all terms and conditions). 

 

Amended and Restated
DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS
For Brookside Colony

 

THIS IS AN AMENDMENT AND COMPLETE RESTATEMENT of certain Covenants and Restrictions that apply to the residential lots and residences located in the Brookside Colony Subdivision in Franklin County, Ohio, (“Brookside Colony”), which subdivision was created and exists under and pursuant to the subdivision plat recorded on August 16, 1979, which plat is of Record in Plat Book 55, at pages 88 through 89, Records of the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio. This instrument shall become effective on the date it is recorded with the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio. It is made upon the approval of more than a majority of the owners of real property in Brookside Colony, which owners (“the Lot Owners”) are the members of Brookside Colony Civic Association, an Ohio not-for-profit corporation (“the Association”). The signatures of the Lot Owners approving these amended and restated covenants and restrictions are attached to this instrument.

The residential lots in Brookside Colony are encumbered by certain covenants and restrictions imposed by a series of Quit Claim Deeds identified as follows:

  1. Deed recorded November 18, 1980 in Official Records Volume 00372, beginning at page H-18, records of the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio (hereinafter, this deed shall be referred to as the "First Restrictions”);
  2. Deed recorded February 24, 1982 in Official Records Volume 01561 beginning on page C-15, records of the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio (hereinafter, this deed shall be referred to as the “Second Restrictions”); and,
  3. Deed recorded May 10, 1984, in Official Records Volume 04221, beginning on page E-04, records of the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio (hereinafter, this deed shall be referred to as the “Third Restrictions”); and,
  4. Deed recorded on May 8, 1984, recorded in Official Records Volume 07330, beginning on page E-19, records of the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio (hereinafter, this deed shall be referred to as the "Fourth Restrictions”); and,
  5. Deed recorded on June 17, 1985, recorded in Official Records Volume 05829, beginning at pages B-17, records of the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio (hereinafter, this deed shall be referred to as the “Fifth Restrictions”).

Hereinafter, the instruments identified in the preceding five numbered paragraphs shall be referred to, collectively, as "the Restrictions".

Additionally, some of the lots in Brookside Colony encumbered by the Restrictions are also encumbered and restricted by the Declaration of Covenants, Easements and Restrictions of Brookside Colony Lake, recorded on June 23, 1983, by an instrument recorded in Official Records Volume 02945, beginning at page C-15, records of the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio (hereinafter, this instrument shall be referred to as the “Lake Restrictions”). The Lake Restrictions are not amended or modified by these amended and restated restrictions, but shall continue in full force and effect.

WITNESSETH:

WHEREAS, a paragraph contained in each the First Restrictions, the Second Restrictions, the Third Restrictions, the Fourth Restrictions, and the Fifth Restrictions provides that the covenants established by each instrument can be changed in whole or in part by the recording of an instrument signed by a majority of the owners of the lots in the Brookside Colony Subdivision; and,

WHEREAS, this instrument has been signed by more than a majority of the Lot Owners in each of the groups of lots described in the First Restrictions, the Second Restrictions, the Third Restrictions, the Fourth Restrictions, and the Fifth Restrictions, and by more than a majority of all of the Lot Owners in the Brookside Colony Subdivision; and,

WHEREAS, the Lot Owners (who are also the members of the Association) desire to continue to provide for the preservation of the values and amenities of Brookside Colony, and to this end they desire to continue to subject the real property described in the plat of record in Plat Book 56, pages 88 and 89, Records of the Recorder of Franklin County, including (but not limited to) all of the property described in the First Restrictions, the Second Restrictions, the Third Restrictions, the Fourth Restrictions, and the Fifth Restrictions, and to subject and continue to subject the properties and the Lot Owners and occupants of the Lots to the covenants, restrictions, easements, affirmative obligations, charges and liens hereinafter set forth, each and all of which are hereby declared to be for the benefit of said property and each and every owner and occupant of Brookside Colony;

NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned majority of the Lot Owners (the members of the Association), amending the First Restrictions, the Second Restrictions, the Third Restrictions, the Fourth Restrictions, and the Fifth Restrictions, declare that all real property in Brookside Colony (as identified in the above described plat) shall be held, transferred, sold, conveyed, given, donated, leased, occupied and used subject to the covenants, restrictions, conditions, easements, charges, assessments, affirmative obligations and liens hereinafter set forth.

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS

The following words and terms when used in this Amended and Restated Declaration (unless the context shall clearly indicate otherwise) shall have the following meanings:

a.   “The Property” or “Brookside Colony” shall mean and refer to the real property described in the plat of Brookside Colony recorded in Plat Book 56, pages 88 and 89, Records of the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio, and all improvements on this real property.

b.   “Lot” shall mean any parcel of land located within the Properties, intended for use or used as a site for a single family detached dwelling, as shown on the recorded final subdivision plat for Brookside Colony, as amended to date.

c.  "Lot Owner" and “Owner” shall mean and refer to the record owner of a Lot in Brookside Colony as shown by the real estate records in the Office of the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio, whether it be one or more persons, firms, associations, corporations, or other legal entities, of fee simple title to any Lot, and shall not mean or refer to any mortgagee or holder of any security interest, his, her, its or their successor or assigns, unless and until such mortgagee or holder of a security has acquired title pursuant to foreclosure or other legal proceeding or by the recording of a deed in lieu of foreclosure; nor shall the term “Owner” mean or refer to any lessee or tenant of an Owner.  In the event that there is recorded in the Office of the Recorder for Franklin County, Ohio, a land contract covering any Lot within the Properties, the owner of such lot for all purposes under this instrument shall include the purchaser under said land contract and the fee simple title holder of the Lot, who shall be deemed to be co-owners.

d.   “Association” shall mean and refer to the Brookside Colony Civic Association, an Ohio not-for-profit corporation.

e.    “Board,” “Board of Trustees,” and “Board of Directors” mean those persons who, as a group, serve as the Board of Directors of the Association.

ARTICLE II
Building and Use Restrictions

Section 1.   Land Use. No lot shall be used except for residential purposes. No building shall be erected, altered, placed or permitted to remain on any lot other than one single-family dwelling not to exceed two and one-half stories in height, together with necessary attached accessory structures including a private garage for not more than three (3) cars. 

Section 2.   Plan Approval. No excavation, building, or other structure or thing, including any fences, shall be commenced, erected, installed, used or kept on any lot, nor shall an addition, change or alteration (other than maintenance) to any structure on any lot be made, until a complete set of plans and specifications (including location, elevations, slopes and grades) has been submitted to and approved by the Association. Plans and specifications submitted to the Association shall be deemed approved unless the Association objects to such plans and specifications in writing within 30 days after such submission. The only grounds for disapproval of plans or specifications by the Association shall be nonconformity with respect to a restriction or requirements contained in this amended declaration or any design guideline adopted by the Association pursuant to Article II, Section I hereof.

Section 3.    Building Location. No building shall be located on any lot nearer to the front lot line or nearer to a side street than the minimum building set back lines shown on the recorded subdivision plat. For the purpose of this restriction, eves, steps and open porches shall not be considered as a part of the building, provided that this shall construed to permit any portion of the building on a lot to encroach upon another lot.

Section 4.   Nuisances. No obnoxious or offensive activity shall be permitted on any lot nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.

Section 5.   Temporary and Detached Structures. Except as specifically provided herein, no detached structures shall be permitted in Brookside Colony. This prohibition shall include structures of a temporary or permanent character, and shall include storage buildings and sheds, carports, pool houses (except for small enclosures for pump and filtration equipment, provided that the structures can have no other use), play houses, greenhouses and garden buildings, trailers, shacks, barns, play equipment with enclosed rooms or areas that is not portable or  readily moveable (although swing sets and similar child recreational structures shall be permitted), tree houses, and all other detached structures and buildings of any description whatsoever. No above ground swimming pools shall be permitted. All fences constructed in Brookside Colony shall be constructed of wood or a product that simulates the appearance of wood, and no fence shall have a height in excess of six feet (6') above the level of the ground immediately below it. No chain link fences or fencing shall be permitted.

As of the date of adoption of this Amended and Restated Declaration, several detached structures that would be prohibited by the foregoing restriction exist.  Those structures in their present configuration shall be permitted to exist (without modification, addition or replacement) only for so long as the current record owner or owners of the Lot where the structure continue to own the Lot, and must be removed prior to any transfer or change of ownership of such Lot.

Section 6.   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 commercial purposes, provided that the maintaining of animals shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the Association, through its Board of Trustees, may from time to time promulgate, and provided that the right to maintain an animal shall be subject to termination if the Board of Trustees of the Association, in its full and complete discretion, determines that maintenance of the animal constitutes a nuisance or a danger to other owners or occupants. No dog runs, metal pet cages, or similar types of enclosures or animal pens shall be permitted at any exterior location in Brookside Colony.

Section 7.   Soil Removal. No soil shall be removed for any commercial purpose.

Section 8.   Waste 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 or disposal of such material shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.

Section 9.    Sight Distance at Intersections. No fence, wall, hedge or shrub planting which obstructs sight lines at elevations between two and six 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 twenty-five (25) feet from the intersection of the street line or, in the case of a rounded property corner, from the intersection of the street property lines extended. The same sight-line limitations shall apply on any lot within ten (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 distance of such intersections unless the foliage line is maintained at sufficient heights to prevent obstruction of such sight lines.

Section 10.   Vehicles Not in Use. No automobile or motor-driven vehicle shall be left upon a lot or any street in Brookside Colony for a period longer than thirty (30) days in a condition where it is not able to be operated upon the public highway, after which time the vehicle shall be considered as a nuisance and detrimental to the welfare of the neighborhood, and shall be removed.

Section 11.    Signs. No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any lot, except name and street number identification signs, student activity signs, political signs during the (14) day period immediately before an election, signs posted by the Association in the performance of its functions, one sign of not more than five (5) square feet advertising a Lot for sale or rent, no more than one promotional sign used by a builder or remodeling contractor during the course of actual construction, and temporary signs that comply with the provisions of the zoning code that applies to property in Brookside Colony, provided that no sign installed for more than seven (7) days in any calendar month shall be considered to be a permitted temporary sign.

Section 12.    Fuel Storage. Any tank for the storage of fuel placed or maintained on any lot in the subdivision shall be located below the surface of the ground or within the confines of the dwelling. This restriction shall not apply to the installation on any Lot or Lots of a propane tank system by a public utility or its subsidiary corporation.

Section 13.    Storage of Utility or Pleasure Vehicles. No utility or pleasure vehicle or equipment, including (but not limited to) mowers, tractors and other lawn and garden equipment, campers, boats, boat trailers, house trailers, utility trailers, or other utility or pleasure vehicles, shall be stored or parked on any lot except entirely within the garage or other enclosed area attached to the dwelling and designed expressly for such purpose.

ARTICLE III
THE ASSOCIATION

Section 1.   Powers; Authority; Duties. The Association shall have all the rights, powers, and duties established, invested, or imposed pursuant hereto, in addition to those it possesses by virtue of its Articles of Incorporation, Code of Regulations, its duly adopted rules and regulations, and the laws of the State of Ohio applicable with respect to Ohio non-profit corporations. Among other things, the Association, through its Board of Directors, shall have the power to enforce and administer the restrictions set forth herein, adopt, amend and enforce Design Guidelines, adopt and enforce rules and regulations that are consistent with the covenants and restrictions contained in this instrument, levy and collect assessments, collect and maintain reserves for replacement or anticipated expenditures, enter into contracts, and take such other actions as it deems appropriate in fulfilling the Association's purposes.

Section 2.   Membership. Each record owner of a fee interest in a Lot, at the time he, she, they or it acquires such fee interest, shall automatically become a member of the Association. The membership of the owner of a Lot shall automatically terminate at such time as that Lot Owner ceases to own a fee interest in a Lot.

Section 3.   Voting Rights. On any question for which the vote of Members or Lot Owners is permitted or required, the Owner or Owners of each Lot shall be entitled to exercise one vote for each such Lot owned by such Owner or Owners. If two or more persons own undivided interests in a Lot as fiduciaries, tenants in common, or otherwise, such persons shall only be entitled to one vote with respect to that Lot, which vote shall be exercised, if at all, as a single vote. If more than one of such persons attends a meeting, acts in voting by mail, or acts in voting by or executing consents, a majority of those voting may act with respect to that Lot. If only one such person owning a Lot attends a meeting, votes, or executes a document evidencing consent in a voting matter, then that person may act for all.

ARTICLE IV
INDEMNIFICATION

The Association shall reimburse, indemnify, defend and hold harmless all the Member(s), Trustees, Officers, Committee Members, and volunteers working for the Association or on its behalf from and against any loss, expense, damage or injury suffered or sustained by the Association or the Member(s) by reason of any acts or omissions arising out of such person's activities on behalf of the Association, in furtherance or enforcement of the provisions of this instrument, or in furtherance of any interest of the Association, including, without limitation, any judgment, award, settlement, reasonable attorneys' fees and other costs and expenses incurred in connection with the defense of any actual or threatened action, proceeding or claim, but excluding loss, expense, damage or injury caused by or resulting from any acts or omissions performed or omitted fraudulently or in bad faith or which constitute gross negligence or wanton and willful misconduct. It is the intention of this provision to provide the Members, Trustees, Officers, Committee Members, and volunteers with the broadest indemnification available under Ohio Law for actions taken in good faith and believed to be in the best interest of the Association or the Lot Owners. This indemnification shall be in addition to any indemnification provided by the Code of Regulations of the Association.

ARTICLE V
ASSESSMENTS

Each Lot shall be subject to assessments. The owner or owners of each Lot by acceptance of a deed to a Lot (whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed) covenant and agree to pay these assessments to the Association.

Effective upon the date of the recording of this instrument, the annual assessment is established at Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per lot per year. The amount of the annual assessment may be increased only upon the concurrence of a majority of the Owners in Brookside Colony.

All assessments shall be payable annually, on or before the due date set by the Officers of the Association. Any assessment created pursuant hereto shall be effective, provided it is created as provided herein, if written notice of the amount thereof is sent by the Board of the Association to the Lot owner subject thereto at least ten (10) days prior to the due date thereof. Written notice mailed or delivered to a Lot owner's Lot shall constitute notice to that Lot owner, unless the Lot owner has delivered written notice to the Board of the Association of a different address for such notices, in which event the mailing of the same to that last designated address shall constitute notice to that Lot owner.

If any assessment or portion of any installment of any assessment is not paid within ten (10) days after the same has become due, the Board of the Association, at its option, without demand or notice, may (i) charge interest on the entire unpaid balance at the rate of Eighteen percent (18%) per annum, and (ii) charge a reasonable, uniform, late fee, as determined from time to time by the Board of the Association. Assessments, together with interest, late fees, and all collection and enforcement costs, including reasonable attorney fees, shall be a charge and a continuing lien in favor of the Association upon the Lot against which each such assessment is made.  At any time after an assessment levied pursuant hereto remains unpaid for thirty (30) or more days after the same has become due and payable, a certificate of lien for all or any part of the unpaid balance of that assessment, interest, late fees, and costs, including attorney fees, may be filed with the Franklin County Recorder, pursuant to authorization given by the Board of the Association. The certificate shall contain a description of the Lot against which the lien exists, the name or names of the record owner or owners thereof, and the amount of the unpaid portion of the assessments and charges, and shall be signed by such officer of the Association as the Board shall designate. The lien provided for herein shall remain valid until it is released or satisfied in the same manner provided by law in the State of Ohio for the release and satisfaction of mortgages on real property, or discharged by the final judgment or order of a court in an action brought to discharge the lien.

Any Lot owner or owners who believe that an assessment or user fee chargeable to his, her, its or their Lot has been improperly charged against that Lot, and for which a certificate of lien has been filed by the Association, may bring an action in the Court of Common Pleas of Franklin County seeking a discharge of that lien. In any such action, if it is finally determined that all or a portion of the assessment that has been challenged has been improperly charged to that Lot, the court shall make such order as is just, which may provide for a discharge of record of all or a portion of that lien.

Each such assessment, together with interest, late fees and costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees, shall also be the joint and several personal obligations of the Lot owner or owners who owned the Lot at the time when the assessment became due. The obligation for delinquent assessments, interest, late charges and costs shall not be the personal obligation of that owner or owners' successors in title unless such liability is expressly assumed by the successors, or required by applicable law, provided, however, that the right of the Association to file a lien against that Lot, or to foreclose any lien thereon for delinquent assessments, interest, late charges and costs of collection, shall not be impaired or abridged by reason of the transfer or conveyance of the Lot, but shall continue unaffected thereby.

The Association, as authorized by the Board, may file a lien or liens to secure payment of delinquent assessments, interest, late fees, and costs of collection, including attorney's fees, bring an action at law against the owner or owners personally obligated to pay an unpaid obligation to the Association, and an action to foreclose a lien, or any one or more of these. In any foreclosure action, the owner or owners affected and all other occupants of the Lot shall be required to pay a reasonable rental for that Lot during the pendency of such action, and the Association as plaintiff in any such foreclosure action shall be entitled to become a purchaser at the foreclosure sale. In any such foreclosure action, interest and costs of collection and costs such action (including attorneys' fees) shall be added to the amount of any such assessment to the extent permitted by Ohio law.

The Board of the Association shall, upon demand, for a reasonable charge, furnish a certificate signed by a designated representative of the Association, setting forth whether assessments and all other lawful charges on a specified Lot have been paid. This certificate shall be conclusive evidence of payment of any assessment and charge therein stated to have been paid.

The lien of the assessments and charges provided for herein shall be subject and subordinate to the lien of any duly executed first mortgage on a Lot recorded prior to the date on which such lien of the Association is perfected by the filing of certificate of lien, and any holder of such first mortgage which comes into possession of a Lot pursuant to the remedies provided in the mortgage, foreclosure of the mortgage, or deed or assignment in lieu of foreclosure, and any purchaser at a foreclosure sale, shall take the property free of any claims for unpaid installments of assessments and charges against the mortgaged Lot which became due and payable prior, in the case of foreclosure, to the date of the sale, and, in all other cases, to the date legal title vested in the successor owner.

ARTICLE VI
INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEMENT

Section 1. Interpretation.  In case of uncertainty as to the meaning of any article, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word contained herein, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this instrument, the interpretation by the Board, provided it is reasonable, shall be final and conclusive upon all interested parties.

Section 2.   Enforcement. The Association, and each Lot Owner, shall have the right to enforce, by any proceeding at law or in equity, all restrictions, conditions, covenants, easements, reservations, liens and charges set forth herein or now or hereafter imposed by or through rules or regulations properly adopted by Association. Failure by the Association or by any Lot Owner to proceed with such enforcement at any time shall in no event be deemed a waiver of the right of the Association or any Lot owner to enforce a restriction, covenant, rule or regulation at a later date, or enforce such restriction for subsequent violation, nor shall the doctrine of laches nor any statute of limitations bar the enforcement of any such restriction, condition, covenant, reservation, easement, lien or charge. Further, the Association and each Lot Owner shall have rights of action against each other for failure to comply with the provisions hereof, any failure to comply with rules and regulations properly adopted by the Association, or any failure to comply with any provision of the Articles of Incorporation or Code of Regulations (Bylaws) of the Association (as amended and as may in the future be amended),  or any decision, action, or ruling made pursuant to authority granted under this amended declaration or the Articles of Incorporation or the Code of Regulations (Bylaws) of the Association (as amended and as may in the future be amended), provided, the Association shall have the right to assess reasonable charges against a Lot Owner who fails to comply with the same, including the right to assess charges for all costs of enforcement (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), and provided, further, that with respect to actions taken or not taken in good faith pursuant to a reasonable belief that such action is permitted or required pursuant to these restrictions, the Articles of Incorporation or Code of Regulations of the Association (as amended and as may in the future be amended), or any rule or regulation adopted by the Association, neither the Association nor its directors, officers, or other representatives, shall be liable to any Lot Owner or Occupant, or their invitees, for damage to any Unit or any part thereof, or any personal property of such Lot Owner, Occupant or invitee, or for injury to such person, unless the damage or injury was proximately caused by the gross negligence or the intentional tortious act of the Association or such director, officer or other representative. 

Section 3.   Failure to Enforce. Failure of the Association or any Lot Owner to enforce any provision hereof shall in no way be deemed a waiver of the right to do so thereafter for the same or any other violation, or to enforce any other provision hereof.

Section 4.    No Duty to Enforce. Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, the Association shall not owe a duty to any Lot Owner, or any party claiming through a Lot Owner, to enforce any covenant, restriction, condition, term, or provision of this Amended and Restated Declaration, or any rule or regulation adopted by the Association.. By purchasing a Lot, the owners thereof and their respective personal representatives, heirs, successors and assigns hereby waive any claim against the Association, and release the Association from any liability arising from the failure to enforce any provisions hereof.

ARTICLE VII
EFFECTIVE PERIOD; AMENDMENT

Section 1.   Duration. The covenants and restrictions of this Amended and Restated Declaration shall run with and bind the land and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Association, the Officers of the Association, and the owner or owners of any land subject to this Amended and Restated Declaration, their respective legal representatives, heirs, successors and assigns, until these restrictions are amended or terminated pursuant to the provisions of Article VII, Section 2 of this Amended and Restated Declaration.

Section 2.   Amendments. This Amended and Restated Declaration can be amended at any time upon the approval of lot owners holding not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the voting power of all of the Lot Owners in Brookside Colony, provided that the consent of all lot owners shall be required for any amendment which effects a change in the voting power of any lot owner, the proportionate share of expenses of the Association chargeable to any lot owner, that changes the fundamental purposes for which the Association is organized, or which results in the termination of the Association or the overall plan of restrictions set forth herein. Notice shall be given each member at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the meeting at which any proposed amendment is to be considered. If any proposed amendment to this Amended and Restated Declaration is approved by the lot owners as set forth above, the President and Secretary of the Association shall execute an amendment to this Amended and Restated Declaration which shall set forth the amendment in full, and which shall certify the adoption and approval of the amendment as required above, and such amendment shall be effective upon recording without any requirement of recording the consents or approvals that have been certified as granted by the aforesaid officers. Any amendment so adopted and executed shall be effective upon the filing of the same with the Recorder of Franklin County, Ohio.

ARTICLE VIII
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1.   Joint and Several Obligations. Each and every obligation of a Lot Owner hereunder shall be the joint and several obligation of each Lot Owner of a fee simple interest in that Lot, and any demand, notice or other communication or action given or taken hereunder or pursuant hereto or by one of such joint owners, shall be deemed given, taken or received by all such joint Lot Owners.

Section 2.   Severability. Invalidation of any one of the covenants, restrictions or other provisions hereof by judgment or court order shall in no wise affect any other provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 3.   Constructive Notice and Appearance. Every person who now or hereafter owns or acquires any rights, title or estate in any portion of Brookside Colony is and shall be conclusively deemed to have made and/or consented and agreed to every covenant, condition and restriction contained herein whether or not a reference is contained in the instrument by which such person acquired an interest in Brookside Colony.

Section 4.   Mutuality. All restrictions, conditions and covenants contained herein are made for the direct, mutual, and reciprocal benefit of the Association, and the present and future owners of Lots in Brookside Colony, and each part thereof, and their respective personal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns; the provisions hereof shall create mutual equitable servitudes upon the property submitted to these restrictions and each part thereof in favor of each other part thereof; and any Lot referred to herein as benefited hereby; the provisions hereof shall create reciprocal rights and obligations between the respective owners of all such Lots and privity of contract and estate between all owners thereof; and the provisions hereof shall, as to the owner of any such Lot, his, her, its or their respective heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, operate as covenants running with the land for the benefit of all such Lots and the Owners thereof.

Section 5.   Captions. The captions or headings of the parts hereof are intended for convenience only and are not intended to be a part of the text hereof, and do not in any way define, limit, or describe the scope or intent of any provision hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amended and Restated Declaration has been signed, acknowledged and delivered by each of the Owners, collectively constituting more than a majority of Owners in the portions of Brookside Colony covered by the First Restrictions, the Second Restrictions, the Third Restrictions, the Fourth Restrictions, and the Fifth Restrictions, and also constituting a majority of all owners of property in Brookside Colony, on or as of the dates appearing on the Approval and Consent pages attached hereto, an made a part hereof by this reference.

This instrument was prepared by William L. Loveland, Loveland & Brosius, 50 West Broad Street, Suite 3300, Columbus, Ohio 43215