Somersett Aesthetic Guidelines

Now that the new Somersett Owners Association (SOA) Board of Directors (Board) has restructured the Aesthetic Guidelines Committee (AGC) to their liking, their next task will be to look at the Somersett Aesthetic Guidelines document itself for potential changes. This ostensibly to fulfill the new Board members pledge of a kinder more friendly approach to compliance issues and most likely in concert with the propositions put forth by Board member Bill O’Donnell at the December Board meeting.  These propositions were addressed (with SU comments) in our previous post of January 26th entitled “SOA Aesthetic Guidelines Discussion”

To move forward on the Guidelines, at the January 27th Board meeting, Board member Craig Hanson was appointed the task leading a review of the Guidelines and providing recommended changes where and if appropriate. Since the content of the Guidelines, or perhaps the administration thereof, has always been a hot topic with many homeowners, owner feedback to the Board is essential in any review of the Guidelines. Therefore, our readers are encouraged to read the Guidelines and provide your comments and /or suggestions to the Board via email at  To share with others, you are also encouraged to post them on the SU website via comment to this post, just click on the “comment” at the bottom of the post.

A copy of the Guidelines (all 61 pages – a daunting task) is available via the following link:

Somersett Aesthetic Guidelines 010121

SU Comment:  Here we go again, unless SU’s files are not up to date, the Developer last revised the Aesthetic Guidelines in 2009, then we went several years until the three revisions in the last four years, culminating with the 2020 revision which just took effect on January1, 2021.  Whatever the case may be, one may question why the necessity for these revisions? To satisfy the whims of whatever Board is in power? Or to make warranted additions or deletions? Hard to tell without reading all of them, and who wants to do that?