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THIS DECLARATION dated this 10th day of November , 1987, by PATTEN CORPORATION OF MAINE,
a Maine Corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Maine, with a place of
business at Portland, County of Cumberland and State of Maine, hereinafter referred to as the Grantor.
WHEREAS, the Grantor has subdivided certain lots or parcels of land in Brownfield, Maine, specifically
described as those ninety-three (93) lots as delineated on Saco River Shores Land Plan prepared for
Patten Corporation of Maine by Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc., recorded in Oxford County
Registry of Deeds, Western District, in Plan Book 292 ,Page 835 which the Grantor proposes to
develop and improve in accordance with said Plan, and WHEREAS, the Grantor, intends to sell and
convey lots from said Plan but desires to assure to said purchasers and their several heirs, successors,
and assigns owning such lots, and their tenants, employees and guests, the use, benefit and enjoyment
of said land in accordance with a harmonious plan, and to this end desires that certain parts of their
lands may be subjected to certain restrictions, reservations, servitudes, covenants, agreements and
easements as hereinafter set forth.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises, the Grantor hereby covenants and agrees with the
purchasers of the lots on said Plan and each of them that the property described on said Plan is and shall
be held and shall be conveyed subject to the restrictions, reservations, covenants, conditions,
servitudes, and easements set forth in the various clauses of this Declaration, which it is hereby
covenanted and agreed shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Grantor, its successors and
assigns, and the several purchasers, their heirs, successors and assigns, and binding upon all the land
described on said Plan, to wit:
Each lot conveyed in Saco River Shores Subdivision shall be subject to the following covenants and
restrictions which shall run with the land:
1. All lots in Saco River Shores Subdivision shall be used for residential purposes only. No structure or
building shall be placed on any lot except for 1 single family dwelling and appurtenant out-buildings.
Any appurtenant out-building shall conform in appearance and harmony with the dwelling on said lot.
2. All structures shall be completed on the exterior within twelve (12) months from the start of
construction. Each structure shall have an exterior finish of clapboard siding, log siding, shingles,
masonry or similar finish. Tar paper, tar shingles or tar paper siding is expressly prohibited.
3. If the dwelling is a single story house it shall have a living space of not less than 720 square feet. If
the dwelling is more than one story then the ground floor living space shall have not less than 600
square feet and not less than an aggregate amount of 960 square feet of living space. Split foyer

homes shall be considered as single story homes. Open or screened porches, garages, carports or
outside terraces shall not be considered as living space.
The developer reserves the right to make exceptions to the minimum living space requirements if in
his opinion said exceptions do not adversely affect the aesthetic value and/or the market value of any
lot within the confines of Saco River Shores Subdivision.
4. No trailers or mobile homes shall be allowed providing, however, that one travel trailer, camper
and/or recreational vehicle may be temporarily placed on the Lot for a period of not more than four
(4) months each calendar year.
5. Lot owners shall at all times keep and maintain their property in an orderly manner and prevent
accumulation of rubbish and debris on the premises.
6. No business, trade or enterprise shall be conducted on any lot or lots of Saco River Shores
Subdivision. Renting a private dwelling shall not be considered a business or trade.
7. No animals, other than common household pets shall be kept on any lot.
8. Any structure on any lot in Saco River Shores Subdivision which is destroyed in whole or in part by
fire, windstorm or other casualty may be restored or rebuilt and all debris removed and the lot
restored to a sightly condition with reasonable promptness but in no event later then one (1) year
from the date of said casualty.
9. No signs, except a sign of not more than 200 square inches identifying the occupants, shall be
10. Each structure constructed on any Lot shall have a sideline setback of at least 35 feet, a frontline
setback of at least 75 feet, and a rearline setback of 50 feet.
11. Lots numbered 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 28, 29, 30, 31, 49, 50, 51, 54, 63, 79, 85, 86, 91, and 92, as
depicted on the plan of Saco River Shores, may be further divided only once upon written approval
from the Town of Brownfield Planning Board and other. state agencies, if necessary. Any division of
these lots must create a lot of at least 3 acres with a minimum of frontage of 250' on a road.
All other lots depicted on said Plan may not be further divided. In the event the aforementioned lots
are further divided, then each new additional lot created by the division shall be considered a
separate lot for purposes of membership in and assessment by the Saco River Shore Homeowners
Association. The owner of said lot shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of membership in the
Association but shall also be obligated to pay the assessment or common charge imposed by the
Association for said lot.
12. Any land located within the jurisdiction of the Saco River Corridor commission may not be built
upon unless prior approval is obtained from the Saco River Corridor Commission.

13. There shall be no cutting of timber on a Lot for commercial or other purposes. However, Lots may
be selectively cut for the construction of permitted buildings. Lots may also be selectively cut to
enhance the aesthetic and scenic quality of the lot providing that said authority is pursuant to a
forestry management plan prepared by a Registered Professional Forester. Clearcutting is expressly
These covenants and restrictions are imposed as part of a common scheme in the subdivision called
Saco River Shores and shall run with the land and shall be binding upon all parties who purchase lots
in this Subdivision.

Upon the sale of the last Lot in this Subdivision, Grantor shall assign the right
reserved in paragraph 3 herein and the right to enforce these Restrictions to the
Saco River Shores Homeowners Association who shall have the right to proceed
at law or in equity against any lot owner who violates any of the conditions and
restrictions set forth herein.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, PATTEN CORPORATION OF MAINE has caused this Instrument to be signed and
sealed in its corporate name by Wilbur F. Hammond, Jr., Vice President, thereunto duly authorized, this
Nov .10 day of A.D. 1987.
Wilbur F. Hammond, Jr.
CUMBERLAND, ss. Nov 3 , 1986
Personally appeared the above-named Wilbur F. Hammond, Jr., Vice President of said Patten
Corporation of Maine and acknowledged the foregoing instrument to be his free act and deed in his said
capacity and the free act and deed of said corporation.
Before me,
Notary Public