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Secret Cove Civic Association
SECRET COVE CIVIC ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED
RULES AND REGULATIONS

Prepared and approved by the Board of Directors
April 17, 2012

SECTION 1 - GENERAL INFORMATION

One of the benefits of Secret Cove Civic Association
Membership is the recreational use of Secret Cove facilities
which include the pavilion, common grounds, ball field and
surrounding areas. These facilities not only promote the
health, safety, and welfare of the resident members of the
Association, but also contribute to the recreational
amenities within the subdivision.

While the facilities provide recreational opportunities, they
also present a legal liability because of the risks of injury.
The Association Rules and Regulations are designed to
protect everyone as much as possible from an unfortunate
accident.  They are also designed to prevent trespassing
and unauthorized use of the lake, common grounds and
pavilion areas by non-association members and non-
residents.

The misuse of the facilities requires the Association to exert
additional attention and causes additional expenditures of
Association funds for repairs beyond the general
maintenance requirements.

ESTABLISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Articles of Incorporation of the Secret Cove Civic
Association, Incorporated establish the specific purposes
for which the association was formed. These purposes are
to provide for maintenance and preservation of the common
areas; to establish, maintain and operate a non-profit social
and recreational club and recreational facilities for the
benefit of association members; and to promote the health,
safety, and welfare of the residents within the subdivision.

The grounds and the facilities which include the lake, the
North and South docks, the pavilion, the play ground, the
swimming pool, the tennis courts, the ball field, and the
undeveloped land north of the pool are owned and
maintained by the Secret Cove Civic Association,
Incorporated. The Board of Directors is charged with
maintaining the grounds and facilities and their operation in
accordance with the Association’s by-laws.

The Board is charged with adopting and publishing the
rules and regulations governing the use of grounds and
facilities; the personal conduct of the association members,
and their guests; and determining and publishing the
penalties for the infraction of these rules and regulations
which are made available to all residents of Secret Cove.

The Board of Directors has established a process for
administering the penalties for infractions of these rules
and regulations. When a serious violation of these Rules
and Regulations has been observed it should be reported
to the Committee Chair or to the Board of Directors for
action. Upon receipt of a complaint, the President or
alternate shall have the Association Secretary send written
notification to the Association Member that an alleged
violation of the rules has occurred and the specifics of the
allegation. The member will also be notified that this matter
will be acted on at the next Board Meeting or Special
Meeting. The Member will be offered an opportunity to
attend the Board meeting to rebut or to explain the
circumstances surrounding the alleged violation. After
reviewing the complaint, rebuttal, and explanation the
Board may by an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the Board decide
to take no action or to suspend the privileges of the
Association member for any time up to the balance of the
current Association Year.

The Board of Directors has adopted and published these
rules and regulations to protect the assets of the SCCA,
Inc. and to prohibit any use of the grounds and facilities for
any purpose that would detract from their appearance or
reduce their value. These rules and regulations are
intended to establish the expected personal conduct of the
Secret Cove Civic Association Members, and their guests;
to expedite maximum utilization of the facilities; and to
establish reasonable criteria for the protection of the
facilities against any use that would detract from its
appearance or reduce its value. These regulations have
been made and shall be enforced for the safety,
convenience, and enjoyment of all Association Members.

Cooperation of all Members is expected in assisting with
enforcement of these Regulations. All Members should
abide by the specific rules. Parents should make their
children aware of these rules. The Board has determined
that willful violation of these rules and regulations may
result in suspension of membership privileges.

The pavilion is available for use by all Secret Cove
Association Members and their guests during the posted
hours of operation. The pavilion, the pool, the common
grounds, tennis courts and the bathhouse are posted with
warning signs “For Members Use Only”. Anyone who is
not a member or guest of a member is trespassing and is
subject to arrest if found on the property.

Any association member may question persons using the
pavilion relative to their residency in Secret Cove and their
membership in the association.

For safety and security reasons, direct access to Secret
Cove Civic Association’s Common Areas, Park and
Pavilion is NOT allowed from residences adjacent to the
City of Jacksonville drainage route.  This type of access is
strictly forbidden.  

PAVILION RULES

All Secret Cove Civic Association membership dues must
be paid in full, prior to using the pavilion.

The pavilion area is a family friendly venue and as such it
is expected that the personal conduct of association
members and their guests will be well mannered. NO
PROFANITY will be allowed.  

Pets are not allowed within the pavilion or the bathhouse.

The Association will not be responsible for any money or
personal property losses sustained by members or their
guests.

No conduct affecting the safety of others is permitted
within the pavilion.

Cups, wrappers, and refuse must be placed in trash
containers provided. Each resident or guest is responsible
for their own cleanup.

PAVILION GUEST RULES

The pavilion is to be used only by Secret Cove Civic
Association (SCCA) Members, their families and their
guests. Secret Cove residents who are not SCCA
Members are not eligible to use the pavilion as guests of
other SCCA members. The sponsoring SCCA Member is
responsible for obtaining approval to use the facility and
for the behavior of all of his/her guests.

The Association has limited the number of guests, who
may accompany an Association Membership to five (5).
Each guest or group of guests must be accompanied by
the member host while they use the pavilion. If there are
more than five guests accompanying the member, the
event will be considered a party and the rules pertaining to
a party will apply. Any request for other arrangements
must be made through the Secret Cove Civic Association
Board of Directors.

Children under the age of twelve (12) must be under the
supervision of a baby sitter responsible for the care of the
children or other responsible adult over the age of 18
years old. Children ignoring this rule will be requested to
leave the area.

PAVILION RESERVATIONS

The Facilities Reservation, Use and General Liability
Release Form (Appendix A) is used to request a
reservation of the Pavilion and releases the SCCA of
liability during use of the facility. The Association Member
requesting the reservation must sign the form. The
completed form should be submitted to the Reservations
Coordinator or designated representative, of the Facilities
Usage Committee at least two (2) weeks prior to the
usage date. Each Reservation Request Form will be
considered on an individual basis.

Upon approval, the Facilities Use Committee will keep the
Facilities Reservation, Use and General Liability Release
Form on file. A coded Access Card will also be made
available to enter the restroom facilities of the bathhouse.
The requesting Association Membership is responsible for
keeping the bathhouse clean, the doors closed and to
return the card to the Reservation Coordinator or
designated representative.

The requesting Member is responsible for the condition
and cleanliness of the facilities at the end of the function.
All trash cans must be emptied, new trash bags placed
into cans and trash removed from the grounds before
leaving.

See “Pavilion Party Rules” for additional restrictions that
apply to reservations.

PAVILION PARTY RULES

There can be only one pavilion party scheduled per day
with a maximum of fifty (50) people. Reservations cannot
be scheduled during the following holidays: the Saturday
morning before Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor
Day.

All pavilion parties must end by the normal closing hour of
the pavilion and common grounds. Currently, the hours of
operation are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday through
Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday.

The sponsoring SCCA member must be present during
the entire time of their use of the pavilion.

SCCA members and guests using the pavilion will not
interfere with other SCCA members and guests who have
the pavilion and tables reserved.

Reservations on file take first priority for the pavilion. All
disputes are to be handled through the Facilities Usage
Committee.

Any request for other arrangements must be made through
the Secret Cove Civic Association Board of Directors.
SECTION III - SWIM CLUB REGULATIONS SCCA
GENERAL SWIM CLUB INFORMATION

All Secret Cove Civic Association members are eligible to
join the Swim Club by purchasing an annual Swim Club
Membership. The annual purchase price listed in the dues
statement includes use of the bathhouse facility and the
large community pool. The Swim Club Memberships go on
sale each April when the dues statement is mailed and are
good until the pool closes after cool weather arrives in mid
to late October.

Association members who purchase membership in both
the Swim and Tennis Clubs receive an incentive discount
established by the Board.

SCCA members not interested in purchasing a Swim Club
Membership for the entire season may purchase a Limited
Time Swim Club Membership on a weekly basis instead,
currently at a cost of $25.00, payable to Secret Cove Civic
Association. New members may purchase a Swim Club
membership on a prorated basis.

Upon annual renewal of a Swim Club Membership or
purchase a Limited Time Membership, the Treasurer will
notify the Chair of the Pool Committee that the fees for the
Swim Club have been paid. The Chair of the Pool
Committee will verify that a liability release is on file before
the Access Card can be activated for a current year or
week as appropriate. Association members who join the
Swim Club for the first time or who want to purchase a
Limited Time Membership can also pick up the Access
Card from the Chair of the Pool Committee.

The Secret Cove Civic Association maintains a “SWIM AT
YOUR OWN RISK” policy at all times. THERE IS NO
LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT THE POOL.

SWIM CLUB SECURITY

The pool enclosure will remain locked except for the
posted hours of operation. The pool, the common
grounds, the pavilion, tennis courts and the bathhouse are
posted with warning signs “For Members Use Only”.
Anyone who is not an association member or guest of an
association member is trespassing and is subject to arrest
if found on the property.

Any association member may question persons in the pool
relative to their residency in Secret Cove, their
membership in the association, and the pool.

SWIM CLUB RULES

All Secret Cove Civic Association membership dues and
Swim Club Membership fee must be paid in full, prior to
using the pool.

A Swim Club Access Card is issued to each new Swim
Club Member and remains with that member from year-to-
year. This card can be returned to the Chair of the Pool
Committee if the member no longer wants to belong to the
Swim Club or moves from Secret Cove. There is a $10.00
charge for Access Cards not returned, and for
replacement of lost Access Cards.

The pool may be used only during authorized hours,
which are currently 9:00 a.m. to dusk daily.

The pool area is a family friendly venue and as such it is
expected that the personal conduct of the association
members and their guests will be well mannered. NO
PROFANITY will be allowed.

Pets are not allowed within the pool area or the
bathhouse.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: a responsible adult over the age of
18 years old must accompany children under age twelve
(12) to the pool enclosure. Children ignoring this rule will
be requested to leave.

The Association will not be responsible for any money or
personal property losses sustained by members or their
guests.

Proper swimsuits and swim attire must be worn by
swimmers. No cutoff jeans or pants are allowed, to protect
our drains. Only SWIM DIAPERS are allowed on babies.

Swimmers must shower prior to entering the pool.

Anyone with a fever, a cold, running sores, open cuts,
open skin infections, wearing bandages, appearing to
have an infectious disease, having excessive sunburn, or
having on the body any plaster, pad, adhesive tape or
bandage of any description shall not be permitted in the
water.

No RUNNING, No PUSHING, No SPLASHING, No
DUNKING, No ROUGH PLAY, No HORSEPLAY or
conduct affecting the safety of others are permitted within
the pool enclosure and/or bathhouse.

Styrofoam floats, cups and similar objects are not allowed
in the pool, so as to prevent damage to the pool filters.

Cups, wrappers, and refuse must be placed in trash
containers provided. Each resident or guest is responsible
for their own cleanup.

No glass of any kind is permitted within the pool area or
on the pool deck.

No Alcoholic beverages will be allowed within the pool
area.

No gum, smokeless tobacco products or smoking will be
permitted in the pool area.

Chaise lounges and chairs must not be placed in the
wading or swimming pools.

No Diving.

No playing on or hanging on the rope.

The bathhouse doors MUST NOT BE PROPPED OPEN.
This rule is enforced for safety and convenience as well
as insurance requirements for liability coverage. Florida
State Law limits the number of people who can be in the
pool to Thirty-nine (39).

SWIM CLUB GUESTS RULES

The Association has limited the number of guests, who
may accompany a Swim Club Membership, to five (5)
unless the Member has an approved request to host a
party. Members are responsible for their guests at all
times. Each guest or party of guests must be
accompanied by the membership host while they use the
pool. Any request for other arrangements must be made
through the Secret Cove Civic Association Board of
Directors.

Association Members who are not Swim Club Members
and who have not purchased a Limited Time Swim Club
Membership cannot be considered guests. Secret Cove
residents who are not Members of the Association are not
permitted to swim as guests with Secret Cove Association
Swim Club Members.

SWIM CLUB PARTY RULES AND RESERVATIONS

The Facilities Use and General Liability Release Form
(Appendix A) is used to request a reservation of the pool
and/or Pavilion. The completed Reservation Request
Form and a signed Swimming Pool Liability Release Form
(Appendix B) should be submitted to the Reservations
Coordinator or designated representative, of the Facilities
Usage Committee at least two (2) weeks prior to the
usage date. Each Reservation Request Form will be
considered on an individual basis. The requesting
Association Membership is responsible for keeping the
bathhouse clean, the doors closed and to return the card
to the Reservation Coordinator or designated
representative.

A certified lifeguard must be provided for all pool parties at
the requesting party's expense. The lifeguard’s name and
a copy of the lifeguard’s certification form must
accompany the Reservations Request Form. A second
certified lifeguard must be provided if the pool party is
fifteen (15) people to the maximum of twenty (20) people.

The requesting Swim Club Member is responsible for the
condition and cleanliness of the facilities at the end of the
function. All trash cans must be emptied, new trash bags
placed into cans and trash removed from the grounds
before leaving.

There can be only one pool party scheduled per day, with
a maximum of twenty (20) people since the pool is not
closed to Swim Club Members for a pool party and the
Florida State Law limits the number of people who can be
in the pool to Thirty-nine (39). Reservations cannot be
scheduled during the following holidays: the Saturday
morning before Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor
Day.

All pool/pavilion parties must end by the normal closing
hour of the pool and common grounds. Currently, the
common ground hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.
m. Sunday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday. The Pool Hours are 9:00 a.m. to
Dusk (paragraph 64E-9.006(2) (c), F.A.C.). Parties may
continue at the pavilion after the pool closes.

One adult must be present in the pool area for every five
(5) children under the age of twelve (12) to meet the
requirements of our insurance carrier.

The Secret Cove Swim Club Member booking the party
must be hosting the party, and must be present for the
duration of the pool party.

Any request for other arrangements must be made
through the Secret Cove Civic Association Board of
Directors.
GENERAL TENNIS CLUB INFORMATION

All Secret Cove Civic Association Members are eligible to
join the Tennis Club by purchasing an annual Tennis Club
Membership. The annual purchase price listed in the dues
statement includes use of the bathrooms and showers in
the bathhouse. The Tennis Club Memberships go on sale
each April and are good until the following April.

Association Members who purchase both the Swim and
Tennis Club Membership receive an incentive discount
established by the Board.

New SCCA members may purchase a Tennis Club
membership on a prorated basis. SCCA members not
interested in purchasing a Tennis Club Membership for the
entire season may purchase a Limited Time Tennis Club
Membership on a weekly basis. The current cost is
$15.00, payable to Secret Cove Civic Association.

Upon annual renewal of a Tennis Club Membership or
purchase a Limited Time Membership, the Treasurer will
notify the Chair of the Tennis Committee that the fees for
the Tennis Club have been paid. Contact the Committee
Chair to exchange the previous year’s Key for a current
Key and to activate the Bathhouse Access Card for the
current year or week as appropriate. Association members
who join the Tennis Club for the first time or who want to
purchase a Limited Time Membership can pick up the Key
and Bathhouse Access Card from the Chair of the Tennis
Committee.

TENNIS COURT SECURITY

The Tennis court enclosure will remain locked except for
the posted hours of operation. The tennis court, the pool,
the common grounds, the pavilion and the bathhouse are
posted with warning signs “For Members Use Only”.
Anyone who is not a member or guest of a member is
trespassing and is subject to arrest if found on the
property.

Any association member may question persons using the
tennis court relative to their residency in Secret Cove, their
membership in the association, and their membership in
the tennis club.

TENNIS CLUB RULES

All Secret Cove Civic Association membership dues and
Tennis Club Membership fee must be paid in full, prior to
using the tennis courts.

Prior Tennis Club Members must exchange the previous
year’s Tennis Club Key for the current year’s Key. A Bath
House Access Card is also issued to each new Tennis
Club Member and remains with that member from year-to-
year. This access card can be returned to the Chair of the
Tennis Committee if the member no longer wants to
belong to the Tennis Club or moves from Secret Cove.
There is currently a $5.00 charge for the replacement of a
lost Key. There is currently a $10.00 charge for Access
Cards not returned, and for replacement of lost Access
Cards.

The tennis courts may be open for use only during
authorized hours which are currently 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday. Any request for other arrangements
must be made through the Secret Cove Civic Association
Board of Directors.

Use proper tennis etiquette if the courts are in use and
someone is waiting. Proper wait time is one (1) hour from
the time of your arrival.

The tennis court is a family friendly venue and as such it is
expected that the personal conduct of the association
members and their guests will be well mannered. NO
PROFANITY is allowed.

Pets are not allowed within the tennis courts, the
bathhouse or the area between the bathhouse and tennis
courts.

A responsible adult over the age of 18 years old must
accompany Children under age of twelve (12) while on the
tennis court. Children ignoring this rule will be requested to
leave the tennis court and bathhouse area

The Association will not be responsible for any money or
personal property losses sustained by members or their
guests.

Only tennis shoes are to be worn on the tennis courts. No
black sole shoes.

No bikes, skateboards, roller skates, etc., are allowed on
the tennis courts. No conduct affecting the safety of others
is permitted on the tennis courts and/or in the bathhouse.
These courts are only to be used for playing tennis.

Members must clean up all trash and tennis can lids.
Cups, wrappers, and refuse must be placed in trash
containers provided. Each resident or guest is responsible
for their own cleanup.

No glass of any kind is permitted on the tennis courts.

No Alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the tennis
courts.

No gum, smokeless tobacco products or smoking will be
permitted on the tennis courts.

No throwing of Frisbees or other similar objects is
permitted on the tennis courts.

Do not sit or hang on the nets.

Members are responsible for locking up the tennis court
area when leaving a vacant court.

TENNIS CLUB GUESTS RULES

The Association has limited the number of guests, who
may accompany a Tennis Club Membership to three (3)
and the use of only one court. A Tennis Club Member
must be present and accompany their non-resident guests
while they use the tennis courts. The Tennis Club Member
is responsible for their guests at all times. Any request for
other arrangements must be made through the Secret
Cove Civic Association Board of Directors.

Association Members who are not Tennis Club Members
and who have not purchased a Limited Time Tennis Club
Membership cannot be considered guests. Secret Cove
residents who are not Members of the Association are not
permitted to play tennis as guests with Secret Cove
Association Tennis Club Members.
REGULATIONS SCCA

BALL FIELD AND COMMON GROUNDS  SECURITY

The Ball Field and Common Grounds are available for use
by all Secret Cove Association Members and their guests
during the posted hours of operation. The pavilion, the
pool, the Common Grounds, tennis courts and the
bathhouse are posted with warning signs “For Members
Use Only”. Anyone who is not a member or guest of a
member is trespassing and is subject to arrest if found on
the property.  

Any Association Member may question persons using the
Ball Field and Common Grounds relative to their residency
in Secret Cove and their membership in the association.

For safety and security reasons, direct access to Secret
Cove Civic Association’s Common Areas, Park and
Pavilion is NOT allowed from residences adjacent to the
City of Jacksonville drainage route.  This type of access is
strictly forbidden.  

BALL FIELD AND COMMON GROUNDS RULES

All Secret Cove Civic Association membership dues must
be paid in full, prior to using the Ball Field or Common
Grounds.

The SCCA will not be responsible for any injury sustained
by members or their guests.

The Ball Field or Common Grounds area is a family
friendly venue and as such it is expected that the personal
conduct of the association members and their guests will
be well mannered. NO PROFANITY is allowed.

Pets are not allowed within the bathhouse or bathhouse
area.

A responsible adult over the age of 18 years old must
accompany children under age of ten (10). Children
ignoring this rule will be requested to leave the area

The Association will not be responsible for any money or
personal property losses sustained by members or their
guests.

No conduct affecting the safety of others is permitted
within the Common Grounds.

Cups, wrappers, and refuse must be placed in the trash
containers provided. Each resident or guest is responsible
for their own cleanup, including cleaning up after pets.

BALL FIELD AND COMMON GROUNDS GUEST RULES

The Common Grounds are only for use by Secret Cove
Civic Association (SCCA) Members and their guests for
activities approved by the Board of Directors. Secret Cove
residents who are not SCCA Members are not eligible to
use the Common Grounds as guests of other SCCA
members. The sponsoring SCCA Member is responsible
for obtaining approval to use the facility and for the
behavior of all of his/her guests.

The Association has limited the number of non-family
guests, who may accompany an association membership
to five (5). Each guest or party of guests must be
accompanied by the member host while they use the
Common Grounds. Any request for other arrangements
must be made through the Secret Cove Civic Association
Board of Directors.

BALL FIELD AND COMMON GROUNDS
RESERVATIONS

The Facilities Use and General Liability Release Form
(Appendix A) is used to request a reservation of the
Common Grounds and should be submitted to the
Reservations Coordinator or designated representative, of
the Facilities Usage Committee at least two (2) weeks
prior to the usage date. Each Reservation Request Form
will be considered on an individual basis.

Upon approval, a Bath House Access Card will also be
made available to enter the bathhouse for access to
restroom facilities. The requesting Association
Membership is responsible for keeping the bathhouse
clean, the doors closed and to return the card to the
Reservation Coordinator or designated representative.

The requesting Association Member is responsible for the
condition and cleanliness of the facilities at the end of the
function. All trash cans must be emptied, new trash bags
placed into cans and trash removed from the grounds
before leaving.

The sponsoring SCCA member must be present during
the entire time of their use of the Ball Field or Common
Grounds.

SCCA members and guests using the Common Grounds
will not interfere with other SCCA members and guests
who have the Common Grounds reserved.

Reservations on file take first priority for the Ball Field or
Common Grounds.  All activities must end by the normal
closing hour of the pavilion and common grounds.
Currently, the hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.
m. Sunday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday. All disputes are to be handled
through the Facilities Usage Committee.

Reservations cannot be scheduled during the following
holidays: the Saturday morning before Easter, Memorial
Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.
SECTION VI - LAKE RULES AND REGULATIONS SCCA

GENERAL LAKE INFORMATION

One of the greatest attractions of the Secret Cove
community is our lake. Not only does it contribute to the
aesthetic quality of the neighborhood, and thereby
increase our overall property values, it also provides
recreational opportunities to members of the Secret Cove
Civic Association, Inc. The Board provides for the general
maintenance of the lake and surrounding areas on an
on-going basis. The maintenance requires constant
attention and expenditures of association funds.

At the same time, the lake is a substantial legal liability to
the Association. Swimming, boating, fishing, scuba diving,
wind-surfing and related activities, in and around the lake,
can produce a tremendous risk of injury and drowning.
The legal liability is not limited to the problems arising from
water sports, such as swimming and boating. Any injury
sustained on the lake or dock as a result of the
unauthorized use of these areas by non-association
members or non-residents of Secret Cove can still pose a
significant legal problem.

The possibility of an accident and the continuing incidents
of trespassing by non-association members as well as
non-residents have prompted the association, through
your Board of Directors, to propose expanded and
strengthened policies pertaining to the lake. These
policies are designed to protect everyone as much as
possible from an unfortunate accident, and to prevent
non-association members and non-residents from using
this important amenity.
BOARD RESOLUTION

The Board of Directors for the Secret Cove Civic
Association, Inc. adopted the following resolution on July
14, 2001 and reaffirmed on December 13. 2004:

The lake is owned and maintained by the Secret Cove
Civic Association, Inc. and in accordance with the by-laws,
residents are prohibited from using the lake, or its
resources, for any purpose that would detract from its
appearance or reduce its value. This includes pumping
water from the lake for irrigation purposes, or any other
purpose. In addition, the Secret Cove residents are
prohibited from making any changes to the lake or its
boundaries without the approval of the Board of Directors.
This would include the removal of sand or dumping of any
material into the lake. This resolution does not preclude
the Secret Cove Civic Association from pumping water
from the lake for the purpose of irrigation to the North and
South dock areas upon approval by the Board of Directors.

LAKE AND DOCK SECURITY

The lake and dock areas at both ends of the lake are for
the exclusive use of Secret Cove Civic Association
members and immediate family. However, SCCA members
may have non-resident guests accompany them when
using these facilities based on the limits below.
Non-member residents of SCCA are not permitted to use
these facilities and cannot be considered guests. Guests
may not simply "have the permission" of an association
member to use the facilities.

Association Memberships are limited to a three (3)
watercraft/five non-resident guest maximum in the lake or
dock areas.  This rule is waived for SCCA sponsored
events.  The membership must be in attendance with their
guests at all times and are responsible for the actions of
their guests.


The dock areas are posted with warning signs against
trespassing. Anyone who is not an association member
(current with association dues) or an accompanying
non-resident guest of an association member is subject to
arrest as a trespasser if found in the lake or dock areas,
including non-member residents that live along the lake.
Again, due to the tremendous risk of injury and drowning,
non-member trespassers are subject to arrest and member
violators of the security requirements and rules may have
visitation privileges suspended.

Residents are prohibited from building docks, gazebos,
piers, piles and other items extending into the lake.

Any association member may question persons in the lake
or dock areas relative to their residency in Secret Cove
and their membership in the association.

LAKE AND DOCK RULES

Swimming in the lake is discouraged. There are no
lifeguards or lifesaving equipment to assist in preventing
an accident. Association members who choose to swim
the lake do so at their own risk and with full knowledge
that the association assumes no liability.

Non-liquid-fuel powered watercraft may be used in the
lake. Rowboats, canoes, rafts, sailboards, paddleboats,
and other watercraft powered manually or by electric
motor are permitted. Association members and their
passengers who use allowed watercraft are strongly
encouraged to wear Coast Guard-approved life
preservers. All association sanctioned special events in
the lake, e.g., July 4th raft race, require the use of life
preservers.

Boats and other watercraft may not be left in the dock
areas on land or in the water. There are no facilities for
in-water storage of association members' equipment.
Moreover, boats tied up in the dock areas become
nuisances and eyesores. Boats and other equipment left
in the water in the dock areas will be removed and
donated to Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.

The lake and dock areas are a family friendly venue and
as such it is expected that the personal conduct of the
association members and their guests will be well
mannered. NO PROFANITY is allowed.

Vehicles may not be driven onto association property for
any reason, including boat launching.

While fishing by association members is permitted in the
lake, conservation is encouraged. Fishermen are
encouraged to return their catch to the lake as a means of
promoting continued enjoyment of this activity by others.

Scuba diving is strictly prohibited. The risks of an accident
are too substantial to allow this activity.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages in the dock areas and
in the lake is strictly prohibited.

Fishing debris, cups, bottles and other refuse must be
placed in the trash containers provided or carried off-site.
Each membership is responsible for the clean-up of the
area attended by the membership and their guests,
including cleaning up after pets.

For cleanliness reasons and due to the confined spacing,
pets are not allowed on the docks.