Metal Fence Amendment Info

Trotter Farm Planned Community Association (PCA) – June 2018  


Based upon many homeowner requests and community feedback, we are working to amend our Declaration 
so that we can approve appropriate new metal fence projects for our homeowners.

In earlier updates, we explained why we need to amend the Declaration.  In sum, our Declaration allows homeowners to install fences with the approval of the PCA, so long as the fences are not made out of metal.  We think that this metal fence ban was intended to keep lower-end chain-link metal fencing out of the neighborhood.  Unfortunately, it is written in such a way that it prohibits all types of permanent metal fencing, including high-quality powder-coated aluminum fencing.

Earlier this year, we circulated a draft Amendment for review.  If adopted, the Amendment will make it possible for the PCA to approve certain metal fences (including high-quality aluminum fences), while maintaining the ban on chain-link metal fences.

Since distribution, we have received only positive support for the Amendment and no objections.  All Trotter Farm Board Members, including the S&A Homes Representative, support the Amendment.

At our Annual Meeting in May, we put the measure to an informal vote.  It was supported unanimously.

Now, we need ALL owners to complete an approval form so that we can advance to the next step in the Amendment adoption process.

The following are examples of High-Quality Powder-Coated Aluminum Fencing:



Note that we have multiple homeowners who want to install metal fences as part of in-ground pool projects, where
fencing is required by code and high-quality aluminum fencing is viewed as the best option based upon safety, durability and aesthetics.

With your support, we want to expedite the process of implementing this change so that we can approve all appropriate pending applications as soon as possible.

Soon, you will receive an e-mail with a secure online approval form.

The e-mail will come from [email protected] via

The form may already be in your e-mail in-box.

Please open the e-mail and click “PROVIDE APPROVAL” and submit your approval.


You will have 7 days to provide your approval, but please do so sooner (or now) if possible.[1]

Additional information (including the pending Amendment) is posted at the bottom of this page.

The Amendment simply allows the PCA to approve certain metal fences, while maintaining the ban on chain-link metal fences.  No other changes are being made to the Declaration.

Additional details about the Amendment adoption process and related background are provided below.

We know your time is valuable and we greatly appreciate your assistance.


The Trotter Farm Planned Community Association


[1]This time period may be extended if deemed necessary by the board. You may also provide approval by submitting a completed paper form any Trotter Farm PCA Board Member or faxing it to the Attention of Trotter Farm PCA at (814) 272-8821. Paper forms can be obtained from Trotter Farm PCA Board Member or by calling (814) 272-8989.


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