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Penalty for not following by-law

  • 14 Jul 2022 9:17 AM
    Message # 12848441

    Our by-laws state that use of our Road Association boat launch is limited to members or their guests (to benefit those who rent out their home).  The by-laws do not state a process or penalty fee when a violation occurs. How would you enforce this by-law?  There is suspicion that Boat rental companies have the key to the gate and that members are letting their friends use the launch.  There has always been this suspicion and we would find out years later that our President was handing out the key to the gate.  He has passed now.  But the suspicion persists.  Thanks for your time in providing feedback.

  • 14 Jul 2022 11:16 AM
    Reply # 12848568 on 12848441
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gates may be necessary but often lead to confrontation that is hard to enforce. I suggest you err on the side of forgiveness unless flagrant misuse occurs. Have a meeting and revisit your policy. Try not to escalate.  Fresh air and/or new ideas sometimes settles things.

    Sheriff Kevin Joyce will be speaking on "Law Enforcement for private Road Associations" at the MARA Conference, October 1, 2022, at Maple Hill Farm Inn. Registration opens on our Events Page, July 15th. See you there!  

    Last modified: 14 Jul 2022 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 15 Jul 2022 5:31 AM
    Reply # 12849498 on 12848441

    Thanks, I just registered.  It sounds like a great venue and line up.

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