The Community Association Institute is a trade association that provides educational resources to homeowners associations such as ours. In 2014 the Crabapple Lake Parc community won the Association's 'Going Green' award for being an environmentally responsible community.
This award led to representatives from our community being invited to join CAI's Green Committee to share what we've learned about 'going green' and to help promote greener choices in neighborhood management.
One of the Green Committee's many annual service projects is to build container gardens in community common areas. Vendors will donate the labor and materials needed to install the containers, but it is up to the community to turn the containers into gardens.
The containers for our community garden were installed in early October thanks to Barry George of Crabapple Landscape Experts and Paul Slovisky of Aquascape Environmental. Our Pool Committee chair, Lynn Thomas, deserves thanks as well for coordinating this effort and working with both vendors to see this project through.
Our Garden Steward Jeanie Witcraft-Shiau organized our first planting in mid-October 2014, and thanks to Jeanie and her crew of volunteers two boxes of dirt became a beautiful vegetable garden just in time for our 14th Annual Fall Festival.
CRABAPPLE LAKE & PARC POOL RULES
Each member of the Crabapple Lake Parc Community Association, Inc. Property Owner’s Association (“the Association”), and their dependents, renters, and guests, shall have the right to the use and enjoyment of the pool area, subject to the restrictions stated in the Bylaws and these Rules and Regulations.
1. Swim at your own risk. The Association is not responsible for accidents or injuries.
2. The lifeguard is in charge and has full authority to enforce all rules. (Additionally, the lifeguard stand is off limits to everyone but the lifeguards.)
3. Computerized access cards are required to gain entry into the pool area. The cost for a replacement access card is $10; defective cards will be swapped free of charge. To request a pool access card, contact email@example.com.
4. Do not open the gate for anyone you do not know and take full responsibility for, because you will be held responsible for their behavior. The gate to the pool facility is never to be propped open -- if you see the gate left open, please close it.
5. All children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older), parent or guardian while at the pool. Unescorted children under 12 years of age will be asked to leave the pool area immediately.
6. Children who are not toilet trained must wear rubber pants over a swim diaper.
7. Each adult, parent or guardian accompanying a minor child shall be responsible for the conduct and supervision of such child.
8. Running, horseplay, and/or diving is prohibited in the pool area. Jumping or diving from the lifeguard stand is prohibited, and could result in immediate expulsion from the pool area.
9. Pets, bicycles, skates, skateboards, or motorized vehicles (other than wheelchairs) are not allowed inside the pool area.
10. Bathing suits are required when using the pool; “cut-offs” or other street wear are not permitted in the pool.
11. Pool towels are required to be used on the vinyl loungers and strap chairs as sweat and sunscreen will discolor the straps.
12. Absolutely no glass of any kind is allowed in the pool area.
13. Loud, profane, indecent, or abusive language shall not be used.
14. Stereo equipment may only be played at a moderate level and should not be audible to persons outside of the immediate area of the person or group playing music. Please be considerate of your neighbors with respect to the noise level.
15. Smoking is not permitted.
16. Members and guests shall comply with all local codes and regulations applicable to the pool area (including health and sanitation codes), shall not indecently expose themselves, nor act in a manner which is offensive to others or constitutes a nuisance.
17. Pool furniture may not be removed from the pool area. If furniture is moved within the pool area, please lift and carry the furniture, and return the furniture to its original position after use. Do not drag and scrape the furniture along the ground, or allow children to lay the furniture on its side to build forts, because this can damage the painted frame.
18. Clean-up all food spills as they occur, and properly dispose of all trash and recycling in appropriate containers. Do not leave leftovers in the pool fridge.
19. Members must clean the grill after every use, including the drip pan; cleaning products are stored underneath the grill or in the storage room. The propane tank should be replaced when it is low. To be reimbursed for the cost of the replacement tank, contact the Pool Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
20. Members are limited to bringing four guests to the pool, and all members and guests are expected to follow the rules contained herein and those posted at the pool area. All guests shall be accompanied by a member at all times.
21. Parties of five or more people must be submitted to and approved by the Association’s Executive Board (email@example.com) at least seven days prior to the event. The Pool Committee must be copied on all emails for administrative and scheduling purposes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
21a. Information required by the Board: the date, time, and number of people expected to attend, including the number of children and adults, both residents and guests.
21b. After the Board approves the party, the Pool Committee will schedule the party with the pool management company, send a request to the community’s website to have the party entered on the website’s calendar, and contact the host of the party to confirm and to provide additional information.
21c. Parties may require the hiring of additional lifeguard(s). The hourly rate per lifeguard is $25/hour, with a minimum billing of two hours per party. The pool management company sets this fee and will determine the number of additional staff needed.
21d. Pool parties may be scheduled during normal pool hours, from the minimum of two hours to a maximum of five hours. The pool will remain open to other residents, and the party must not interfere with the community’s use and enjoyment of the pool and the surrounding area. Parties should be contained to one section of the pool deck and not monopolize the grill or shaded areas.
21e. Parties of 15 or more people must also reserve the social deck (between the tennis courts) and set-up on the social deck, not the pool deck. If this rule applies, the Tennis Committee should be copied on all correspondence (email@example.com).
21f. The host of the party is responsible for cleaning up after the party. The host is also asked to assist the pool management company with rolling trash containers to the curb the evening prior to trash pick-up, if trash is excessive.
22. Pool hours shall be the following, unless otherwise posted:
10:00am to 10:00pm daily (6:00am to 10:00am lap swim only)
No members or guests are to be in the pool area outside the posted pool hours. In the event that a member or guest is found in the pool area in violation of the Association’s pool rules, the member or guest will be asked to leave the pool area immediately.
23. Violations of these rules may result in the imposition of fines, the suspension of pool privileges and/or the imposition of other legal sanctions against violators, and in the case of violations by guests, against the member who allowed the guest access to the pool area. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Executive Board (firstname.lastname@example.org).