Architectural Review Committee:
The Architectural Review Committee (“ARC”) serves as the duly appointed representative of the Board and, as such, it shall be responsible for the review of all plans for construction, landscaping and external improvements to Property, and any changes to same, and shall have the functions, responsibilities and authorities as provided in the Protective Covenants and as otherwise determined by the Board. The ARC shall also have responsibility for developing and administering, subject to Board approval, the policies and procedures set forth in the publication, Seabrook Island Property Owners Association Policies & Procedures for Residential Development, and to impose monetary or other sanctions for violations thereof. The ARC shall also hear appeals in matters within its jurisdiction.
The ARC meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the SIPOA Administrative Office. Meetings last an average of four hours. Several days prior to the meeting, committee members receive copies of plans to be presented and other meeting materials. They then visit each building site and physically inspect it to evaluate the site and proposed structure in relation to adjoining homes and the neighborhood. The total time commitment is approximately 16 to 25 hours per month (8 to 12 hours in months when only one meeting is held). The committee is composed of five (5) members plus two (2) members of the Board of Directors, and unless otherwise specified, the five non-Board ARC members serve three-year terms.