So as you can guess by the thread title I am living in a bureaucratic nightmare and have no idea how effect change in my community. The Woodlands (suburb of Houston) is known for being overly zealous in their enforcement of its covenants. It's not uncommon to receive actual photos of your front or back yard containing what they deem as an "infraction". They claim to be a "green" or "sustainable" community...now forcing us to take on another 90 gallon "recycle only" trash can...yet the idea of owning a few laying hens for fresh eggs is completely foreign to them.
Are there any other Woodlands residents out there that would like to work with me to help change the rules?
Here is where we stand thus far....
Section 10.03: Keeping of Animals on Lots.
No animals, except customary household pets, shall be kept or
maintained on any Lot except as specifically authorized by WCA. No animal shall be allowed
or permitted on any portion of the Property except the Lot of its owner unless same shall be
under the control of the owner or another person by leash, rope, chain, or other restraining
device; provided, however, that no animal shall be allowed on any Lot without the permission
of the owner of that Lot. WCA shall have authority to seize and impound any animal on the
Property in violation of this Section or the regulations established hereunder. WCA shall have
authority to impose reasonable fees for animal registration or other animal control services,
and to impose reasonable regulations setting forth the type and number of animals that may be
kept on any Lot, and providing a method for disposing of animals which are unclaimed after a
reasonable period of time. No dog or cat over six months of age shall be kept by any Resident
unless such animal shall have a current rabies inoculation.