Burnt Store Isles Association
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We know many in our BSI community have had property damage related to Hurricane Ian, particularly to roofs and pool cages. Many questions have come through to the BSIA Board regarding what is permitted in our deed restrictions and what is the process for getting changes approved. Here are a few things that may help you to move forward as quickly as possible in rebuilding and repairing.
Do I have to follow BSI deed restrictions if I am not a member of BSIA?
Yes. The BSI deed restrictions were filed with Charlotte County along with your title at the time you purchased your property. Therefore, you are required to adhere to the BSI deed restrictions whether or not you are a member of BSIA. In 1985, PGI Inc., the original developer, transferred responsibility for the enforcement of the deed restrictions to BSIA.
Why Can’t We Change the Deed Restrictions?
Since the BSI deed restrictions were recorded with the County at the time of purchase and are not based on BSIA membership, in order to change the existing deed restrictions, 100 percent of BSI property owners (not just BSIA members) would have to vote in agreement for the change to take effect.
Approval of Architectural Changes or Modifications
The BSIA Architectural Review Committee is charged with the responsibility for answering questions about what is permitted, then reviewing and approving exterior change requests such as for a roof, pool cage or new paint via submission of an Architectural Change Form. The form can be down loaded at this link: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/51fad3d6-03e0-47b1-8f02-fb9011b36e6a/downloads/Architecural%20change%20form.pdf?ver=1665416334578
The Committee is ready to act quickly to answer your questions and review and approve your requests. You can send questions and submit an Architectural Change Form to STANDARDS@ BSIA.NET and we will get back to you as fast as we can.
As per section 4 of our deed restrictions, roofs materials that are made of metal, composite synthetic, clay or cement are all approved for use in BSI, as long as it resembles tile. We do not recommend any particular manufacturer because there are many different brands and styles available. We are putting together examples of those with products that have been approved. While not intended to be exhaustive, it is hoped this will give you some idea of what others are doing in BSI. Remember that no shingled roofs or flat metal or standing seam metal roofs are permitted but there are many metal tile alternatives if you choose not to reroof with ceramic or cement tile.
Please look at the photos below this article for examples of different roofs that have been used or considered in BSI. These examples will be updated as more are submitted. You are encouraged to search online for metal roof tile products and talk to your roofing contractor about what products they may have available. Your neighbors may also be a good source of information.
Also remember that a major repair or replacement requires a city permit along with an approved Architectural Change Form submitted to Standards@bsia.net.
Pool Cages and Fencing
Pool cages and pool fencing are not mentioned in our deed restrictions so we follow the specifications and requirements of City of Punta Gorda Code of Ordinances.
The State of Florida has a statute specifically regarding fencing around a pool, 515.29 Residential swimming pool barrier requirements.—. For more information click here, http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0500-0599/0515/Sections/0515.29.html.
If are replacing your pool cage and/or if you choose to have another type of fencing around your pool, this requires a permit from the city and approval from BSIA via submission of an Architectural Change Form to Standards@bsia.net.
If you have any questions please reach out by email or phone to:
Patricia Iorio, Standards Committee Director & Chair Architectural Review Committee
Faith Ferris, BSIA Vice President
Bill Courtney, BSIA President
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BSIA has a commitment to the quality of life in and the appearance of our neighborhood.
BSIA was established in 1983 to provide a means for residents and owners of property in Burnt Store Isles to jointly promote the continual improvement of the neighborhood, to foster good fellowship, to protect the health, safety and well-being of the residents and owners, to provide educational programs, and to cooperate with other civic groups, owner associations and governmental agencies as they consider plans and programs
for the area.
Burnt Store Isles (BSI) is a deed-restricted, waterfront and golfing community with Twin Isles Country Club situated in the center of the community. There are approximately 1,000 canal-front and 400 golf-course homes. Burnt Store Isles properties consist of single-family residences, villas and condos as well as vacant lots. Houses in Burnt Store Isles are typically custom-built, ranging from modest bungalows to upscale, Mediterranean-inspired homes.
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PO Box 510956
Punta Gorda, FL 33951-0956