RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS FOR 1st ADDITION TO COUNTRY MEADOWS
TOWN OF GREENVILLE, OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, WISCONSIN
The purpose of these covenants is to ensure the use of property for attractive residential purposes only,
to prevent nuisance and the impairment of the attractiveness of the property, to seek the use of quality
materials and workmanship, to maintain the desired atmosphere and appearance of the community and,
thereby, to secure to each site owner the full benefit and enjoyment of their home, with no greater
restriction on the free and undisturbed use thereof, than is necessary, to ensure the same advantages to
the other site owners.
2. MINIMUM FLOOR AREA & DESIGN
All structures to be erected in the Subdivision shall be of a pleasing and harmonious external design and
shall conform to all established setback lines; and any dwelling that fails to conform to the specified
minimum areas shall not be permitted on any lot, except with prior written approval of Developer. The
square footage of the main structure, exclusive of open porches, breezeways and garages, shall not be
less than the following:
Dwelling – Single Family
Lots 49-51, 60-82
Ranch 1,550 Sq. Ft. above grade
1-1/2 Story 1,750 Sq. Ft. above grade
Two Story 2,100 Sq. Ft. above grade
Dwelling – Single Family
Lots 52-59, 83
Ranch 1,800 Sq. Ft. above grade
1-1/2 Story 2,000 Sq. Ft. above grade
Two Story 2,200 Sq. Ft. above grade
LAND USE & BUILDING TYPE
No lot, whether alone or in combination with one or more other lots in this Subdivision, shall be used except for single-family residential purposes and restricted as follows: a. All dwellings shall have not less than a two-car garage attached thereto, of no less than 480 square feet, nor more than four-car exceeding 1,800 square feet
b. All dwellings shall have a roof pitch of not less than 6/12.
c. No used, modular, manufactured, geodesic dome or earth homes, sheds or garages will be allowed on any lot.
d. Developer requires that any and all builders obtain the written approval of Developer before commencing construction of any dwelling in the Subdivision of both building plans and materials as well as the site plan. Developer reserves the right to specify a setback from the ROW more than the minimum required by the town to maintain consistency throughout the subdivision.
e. All homes, including attached garages, shall be completed within twelve (12) months after commencement of building construction and shall not be occupied prior to completion, except that the interior of the below grade level of split level and raised ranch homes need not be completed. Outbuilding construction may only start concurrent with or after construction of a home.
1. Although there is no required time frame to start construction, those purchasing lots prior to 1/1/2026 and not connecting to WE Energies Utilities prior to 12/31/2026, shall reimburse the Developer $4,000 per lot for utility installation. Developer shall notify lot owners in writing prior to 1/1/2027 of fees due. In the event of litigation to enforce these conditions, a lien my be placed on property with unpaid utility installation fees after 3/1/27 and lot owner shall reimburse the Developer for all out-of-pocket expenses (including actual attorneys' fees and court costs). This provision survives conveyance of a lot to subsequent parties following the sale from the Developer.
f. All landscaping must be completed within one (1) year after occupancy, except that the Developer may approve a variance. Rocks, painted earth or sand in place of grass, to give a desert look, shall not be permitted. All lawns shall be a minimum of 80% mowed grass, except that the Developer may approve a variance. No un-mowed meadow growth (Prairie grass) shall be allowed. No berms exceeding 3’, changing of the surrounding natural topography of the lot or modifications to natural or engineered drainage plans is allowed. A minimum of 25% of all trees on the lot at the time of purchase shall remain on the lot
g. All driveways to the sidewalk line are to be hard-surfaced with concrete or brick pavers within one year of occupancy.
h. The driveway from the sidewalk to the street to be of concrete or brick pavers and completed at the time of the concrete street or within one year thereafter.
i. Developer reserves the right to complete construction or landscaping that has commenced, but has not been completed within the above time-frame, and owner is not proceeding with due diligence to complete construction or landscaping. Any costs so incurred by Developer (including, but not limited to, attorney's fees and court costs) shall become a lien on the lot.
j. No trailer, tent, shack, basement, garage, barn or other outbuilding shall be used temporarily or permanently as a residence.
k. No dwelling shall exceed two (2) stories in height above finished grade level.
l. All residential homes constructed. within the Subdivision shall be required, at a minimum, to have brick or stone on 25% of the front of the home facing the street, except that a variance may be approved by the Developer for certain styles of homes, such as "Salt Box", etc.
m. Outbuildings are allowed on lots with more than 0.500 acres of buildable area. Outbuildings shall not exceed 1200 square foot in size, must match the exterior of the home, and have prior written approval by the developer or its delegates.
n. During construction, no access to the building site shall be allowed through a ditch or over adjacent lots. If any damage is done to adjacent lots or ditches, the owner of the home under construction shall restore or pay the Developer or lot owner for the restoration of said property to its pre-damaged condition.
o. No building materials shall be placed on any lot more than thirty (30) days prior to the time construction is to begin. No building materials shall remain on any lot more than thirty (30) days after construction is completed. All building materials are to remain on the lot they are to be used on only.
p. All residences shall have basements or footings extending at least four (4) feet below grade.
q. All trash and waste shall be kept in sanitary containers inside garage. Each lot owner is required to perform all necessary maintenance and upkeep of their lot. No trash, waste, brush, weeds or long grass is permitted. It is the lot owner's responsibility to keep the grass and weeds mowed prior to the start of construction of their residence.
r. No external antenna, unless approved by the Developer, and no satellite dishes more than twenty-four (24) inches in diameter shall be allowed. No satellite dish shall be visible from the street passing by the front of the home.
s. Above ground pools are allowed but shall not be visible from the street.
t. The lot owner is required to perform all necessary maintenance and upkeep of the lot prior to construction, including keeping the lot free of trash, waste, brush, weeds, and long grass. At all times during construction, the site shall be maintained to Developer’s reasonable satisfaction in a neat and orderly manner. Construction debris shall be contained at all times in some manner as will prevent such material from blowing unto neighboring properties and/or streets.
u. No windmills are allowed on the property. Installation of solar panels may only be affixed to the roof of a structure, and flush mounted at the same pitch as the roof. No freestanding solar panels are allowed.
v. Outdoor wood burning stoves and/or boilers that create excessive smoke are not permitted. All outdoor wood burning stoves and/or boilers to be approved by the Developer.
4. ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
No dwelling or other house or structure shall be erected on any lot of this subdivision until the plans
and specifications have been submitted to and approved by the Developer or Developer's assigns.
The Developer or Developer's assigns shall approve or disapprove such plans and specifications
within sixty (60) days after the same have been submitted. Plans and specifications shall be
deemed approved only if a written approval signed by Developer or Developer’s assigns is received. All decisions of the Developer or Developer's assigns shall be enforceable against any
lot owner if made in a good faith exercise of the judgment or discretion so long as such decision is not
clearly in conflict with the express provisions of this declaration. Any person seeking to challenge any
such decision of the Developer or Developer's assigns shall have the burden of proof to establish
that such standards were not met at the time of the decision was made.
Submit plans and specifications to: email@example.com
5. SET BACK
All set back lines shall conform to local zoning regulations except Declarant may, in promoting overall harmony; establish other requirements in addition to such municipal regulations.
All lot sales will include paved streets, sewer and water lines stubbed to a nearby position determined by the developers engineer, and access to natural gas, telephone lines, cable television and underground electric.
No building or structure shall be erected or landscaping done until grades have been established
by a licensed land surveyor or engineer showing conformity with the approved drainage plan for the Subdivision, which may include approval by the Town of Greenville. The cost of establishing grades shall be borne by the property owner. All lot owners shall be required to sign an affidavit acknowledging receipt of drainage requirements for each lot. All lots must maintain the site drainage plan and home elevation specified for each lot, as approved by the Town of Greenville. No berms exceeding 3’, ponds, or changes to the natural topography of the lot are allowed without written approval of the Developer, AND the Town of Greenville, Outagamie County or the DNR.
No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot; with the exception
of dogs, cats or other household pets, which may be kept, provided they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose. No doghouses, dog kennels, cages, sleeping quarters or any kind of outside housing for animals shall be allowed, except that a dog or pet run no larger than 100 sq. ft. in size may be constructed provided that it is not visible from the street passing by the front of the residence. In addition, any dog or pet run must be visually hidden from the view of any
adjacent lot owner. A dog or pet run may be visually hidden from view by shrubbery or plantings of sufficient size and placement to impede the view of the dog or pet run to adjacent owners.
No vehicles or equipment to be parked in a driveway overnight more than one week. No unlicensed vehicles will be permitted on any lot, unless stored within a garage. No boats, recreational vehicles, campers, trailers, tractors, motorcycles, ATV's or lawn maintenance equipment will be permitted to be stored on any lot, unless stored within a garage. No bus, large truck, semi tractor and/or trailer
shall be parked anywhere within the exterior boundaries of all phases or additions of this development, unless they are there less than 48 hours to facilitate a lot owners moving in or out.
No bright or vivid green, blue, red or yellow siding shall be allowed on any residence or garage. The Architectural Review Committee shall have final approval of all colors.
No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any lot, except one professional sign of not more than one (1) square foot and/or one sign of not more than five (5) square feet advertising the property for sale or rent, or signs used by a builder to advertise the property during the construction and sales period.
All fences to be reviewed prior to installation and approved by the Developer.
All fill and/or topsoil from plat must remain in the subdivision. Any fill or topsoil stockpiled within the subdivision is the property of the subdivision developer and is not part of the sale of the lot on which it is stockpiled. As long as the Developer owns any lot in the subdivision, the Developer reserves the right to direct the disposition of any dirt that is to be removed from any lot. However,
such disposition, as directed by the Owner/Developer, shall be within a one-mile radius of the lot. It is the
responsibility of the owner of the lot to contact the Developer prior to hauling out any fill. No fill or topsoil may be hauled out of this subdivision without permission of the developer.
Easements for the installation and maintenance of utilities and drainage facilities are reserved, as shown
on the recorded plat. Within these easements, no structure, planting or other materials shall be placed or
permitted to remain that may damage or interfere with the installation or maintenance of utilities, or that may change the direction of flow of drainage channels in the easements, or that may obstruct or retard the flow of water through drainage channels in the easements. The easement area of each lot, and all improvements in it, shall be maintained continuously by the owner of the lot, except for those improvements for which a public authority or utility is responsible.
No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which
may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood, which includes frequent loud music, excessive lighting or frequent or excessive burning.
a. These covenants shall run with the land, and all future conveyances of any lots of the
Subdivision shall be subject to the conditions, covenants, obligations and restrictions set forth
herein. Acceptance of a deed by any purchaser is considered an agreement to observe and
abide by such covenants, conditions and restrictions for the protection of all owners within the
b. Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgment or court order shall in no way effect the
remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.
c. These covenants and restrictions may be removed, modified, annulled, waived, changed
and/or amended at any time and in any manner by a written Declaration setting forth such
amendment, (a) by the Developer as long as the Developer owns any lot in the subdivision; (b)
after the Developer has sold all lots and doesn’t reside on one, then by the owners of at least
75% of the lots. The written Declaration shall be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds
for Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
d. The Developer and/or individual lot owners benefited by the Declaration may enforce these
conditions, covenants and restrictions using any available legal or equitable remedies, including,
by way of example only, affirmative or restrictive injunction. In the event of litigation to enforce
these conditions, covenants and restrictions, the non-performing party or the party violating any of
the conditions, covenants and restrictions shall reimburse the Developer and/or individual Owners
for all out-of-pocket expenses (including actual attorneys' fees and court costs) incurred in
successfully enforcing these conditions, covenants, and restrictions.
e. Variations in any of these covenants may be permitted by the Developer where he is
reasonably satisfied that such variations will be pleasing and generally in keeping with the
character of surrounding properties and will not be a detriment to the subdivision as a whole.
After the Developer no longer owns any lot in the subdivision, requests for variations may be
submitted to such review committee(s) as may be convened from among the property owners
within the subdivision for consideration and approval or rejection.
Sanitary Sewer- Seller
Water Supply- Seller
Storm Sewer- Seller
Asphalt Street- Seller
Curb & Gutter- Seller
All Offers to Purchase for this property are to be written by the North Appleton Properties Group broker or realtor and closed thru First American Title Company (Previously Evans Title Company), in Appleton, WI. Fees or commission from a 3rd party realtor is the responsibility of the buyer.