CLEAR LAKE RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION
RULES & REGULATIONS
The Board of Directors has adopted the following rules and regulations.
The rules and regulations are for the purpose of promoting harmonious use of the common Properties within Clear Lake Subdivisions. The cooperation of all owners, residents and guests is required.
1. BOATS & BOATING
a. Boats: Only boats owned by those having joint or common use rights in the Clear Lake Subdivisions area are allowed on the lakes.
b. Boat Identification: If Clear Lake identification symbols are available, all sail, row and motor boats will have the proper Clear Lake symbol displayed on both sides of the stern between the back of the stern and midship. They shall be so placed and maintained so as to provide clear identification.
c. Boating, Skiing and Surfboarding Times:
10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. everyday of the week, excluding Sundays and holidays. Sunday and holiday time is from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Trolling speed is in effect at hours not listed (trolling speed is as slow as your boat will run, there is NO WAKE behind the boat when running at trolling speed). Regardless of the hours listed, no full speed or fast boating is permitted after dark. All p.m. hours listed will drop back one hour if daylight savings time is discontinued
d. Speed: Trolling speed for all boats shall be as slow as your boat will run; there is no wake behind the boat when running at trolling speed.
e. Boat Motors:
- Outboard motors shall not exceed 90 manufacturer stated horsepower.
- Inboard motors shall not exceed 135 manufacturer stated horsepower.
- Jet Ski’s shall not exceed 750cc manufacturer stated size.
f. Boat Length:
No sail, row or motorboat longer than 18 feet can be operated on the lake.
g. Boat Lights: After dark, when a motorboat is in motion, it must show a bright white light to the stern and a combination light to the bow; showing green to the right and red to the left.
h. Boat Capacity: All owners shall limit passenger load to their boat’s rated and safe carrying capacity. Large waves cause damage to the shorelines and boat docks. You are responsible for your wake. During full speed boating time, all boats, especially when heavily loaded, shall operate at slow speed (little or no wake) or a planning speed (little to no wake).
i. Age of Boat Operators: No minor under 16 years of age shall operate a boat equipped with more than 10 HP motor unless accompanied by an adult. No one under 14 years of age shall operate motorboats of any class at any time whether accompanied by an adult or not.
j. Boat Operation: All powered boats shall and must at all times give the right-of-way to sail boats, rowboats and powered boats pulling skiers. When two boats are approaching each other head-on, or nearly so, each boat shall bear to the right. No boat can overtake another boat in a canal. One boat may overtake another on the main parts of the lake, but yield the right-of-way to the overtaken boat. No person shall anchor a boat for fishing or any other purpose in such a way as to obstruct a passageway ordinarily used by other boats. No person shall operate any boat while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotics and each property owner or leaseholder must see that this provision is not violated by his guests. All boats shall stay in the accepted traffic pattern, which is to stay to the RIGHT and go in a counter clockwise direction. During skiing hours all other powered boats shall yield the right-of-way to powered boats pulling skiers so as not to obstruct the skiing traffic pattern. EVERY OPERATOR SHALL AT ALL TIME NAVIGATE HIS BOAT IN A CAREFUL AND PRUDENT MANNER.
k. Guests: Guests may swim in the lake and ride or operate boats of property owners or leaseholders only when accompanied by the owner or lessee or a member of his immediate family. The member of the family must be 16 years of age or older. A guest driver (over 16) towing an owner or lessee (over 16) on skis or surfboard will be considered within the rule.
l. Swimming: No swimming or floating on air mattresses or other flotation devices shall be done beyond 30 feet from the shoreline.
All skiers and surfboard riders must wear life jackets or ski belts. Tow ropes must not exceed 75 feet. Tow boats must use an observer when three or more tow boats are using Clear Lake. At all other times, tow boats must use either an observer or rear view mirror. A skier in the water should hold a ski up in the air so he can be seen more easily. The tow boat should get to the fallen skier as soon as safely possible. Tow ropes being dragged behind a boat are dangerous. Be aware that another boat may hook a tow rope over a down skier. Down skiers should at all times be certain that no tow rope is around or over them.
n. Traffic Pattern:
Boats towing skiers or surfboard riders must stay to the right and travel in a counter clockwise pattern. No skiing or surfboarding is allowed in any canal. These rules apply to any type of sports equipment being pulled behind a boat.
o. State Boating Regulations and Clear Lakes Rules: All boats and operators will comply with the State Boating Regulations and these Clear Lake Rules and Regulations promulgated by Clear Lake Residential Association; provided however, if these Rules and Regulations are more restrictive than the State Boating Regulations, then all boats and operators shall comply with these Rules and Regulations.
p. Safety on the Lakes: Safety on the lake is everyone’s concern and responsibility. If you see a violation of these rules or any activity that may be dangerous or hazardous, tell the individuals that are committing the violation. It is too late after an accident or a death occurs. If you or your guests are called down for any violation, be courteous and thank the person for caring.
Owners and lessees are responsible at all times for the reasonable decorum of their family members and guests. Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children at all times.
Pets shall not be allowed on the Common Properties except in transit when carried or on leash. Pet owners are responsible for the immediate clean up after their pets.
Damage to the Common Properties shall be paid by the person causing such damage.
5. BUILDING & STRUCTURES
No building or structure of any kind shall be erected on the Common Properties without the written approval of the Clear Lake Residential Association.
Owners and lessees shall not conduct nor cause to be conducted any noxious or offensive trade or activity upon the Common Properties, nor shall anything be done on the Properties which may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood; including gatherings of unusual size or ones making excessive noise.
No nuisance, advertising sign, billboard or any other advertising device shall be permitted, erected, placed or suffered to remain upon the Common Properties, and said Properties shall not be used in any way or for any purpose which may endanger the health or unreasonably disturb the quiet of any other owner or lessee.
No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on Common Properties.
Owners and lessees shall in all respects comply with state laws and requirements of the health authorities.
10. SHORELINE MAINTENANCE
Owners and lessees shall be responsible for maintaining the shoreline and the beach of any portion of the Common Properties which abuts land owned or leased by them and shall keep such shoreline and beach in a clean and sanitary condition, free from debris, logs or rubbish blown in or washed in on the shoreline or beach, and remove the same at the expense of the owner or lessee.
Owners and lessees shall not suffer or permit any improper conduct of any person or persons in or about the Common Properties, and shall not use or permit the use of the traveled portion of common roads for the parking of its cars, trucks, tractors or other vehicles, or those of it’s visitors or guests.
Owners and lessees shall not use or permit their guests to use firearms or air or gas operated guns, bow and arrow, or spear or spear gun operated gun on or across the Common Properties, nor shall they engage in or permit trapping on said premises.
Interpretation and enforcement of the Rules and Regulations listed above shall be determined at the time of occurrence of any alleged violation by the President of Clear Lake Residential Association. The President’s decision may be appealed in writing to the Board of Directors.