Approval Process

Since we all live together as part of a community, changes we propose to make that can affect others must first gain approval through Nyland's Approval Process. Whether you want to add a deck to the back of your house, upgrade the playground area, put in speed bumps, or make a changes to one of our agreements, it is important that everyone who might be affected by your actions be informed about your proposal and be afforded the chance to give quality feedback. This way, not only will you gain official approval for your proposal, but you will be more likely to get feedback that improves your proposal and makes it less likely to cause friction with other community members.

There are three major steps in getting your proposal officially approved. The first is to have any design aspects of the proposal approved by the Design Review Committee. The second is to gain community approval. The third is to have Nyland's Board of Directors give official, written approval to implement your proposal.


Step 1) Design Review Committee Approval:

* If your proposal contains a design aspect, you must obtain the Design Review Committee's written approval by following the Design Review Process. This step does not give one permission to implement the proposal, but instead states that your design meets Nyland's standards. Once this is done, your proposal would move on to step 2.


Step 2) Community Approval:

* If the proposal is for a change to private property, then the owner must inform everyone in the community of their plans and get written approval from all affected neighbors. This step is facilitated by the Design Review Process. Once this is done, your proposal would move on to step 3.

*  If the proposal is within the legal rights and responsibilities of Nyland's Board of Directors, then the BOD can state that the community has already given their approval. Once this is done, your proposal would move on to step 3.

* If the proposal is within a CAG's authority, paid for out of its budget, and not considered controversial, then the CAG can state that the community has already given their approval. Once this is done, your proposal would move on to step 3.

* All other proposals must gain community approval though Nyland's Decision Making Processes. Once this is done, your proposal would move on to step 3.


Step 3) Final Approval by the Board of Directors:

* To finalize the proposal and to gain official permission to implement it, one must take proof of following steps 1 and 2 to Nyland's Board of Directors. The BOD will review the proposal for possible conflicts with our legal documents and make sure the proposal has correctly followed Nyland's process. At this point, they will give their final written approval.