2013 RBOA Annual Meeting
The 2013 RBOA Annual Meeting was conducted as planned on 5 March 2013, at Niceville City Hall beginning at 7:00 PM. A quorum was reached with 105 member properties represented. Thanks to all who attended in person or by proxy. Rev Scott Wilcoxen was approved for Board duty by acclamation. The Board welcomes Scott who had previously served as a RBOA Director. The presentation is posted on the web site for your information."
Special Assessment Passes
Special Assessment Meeting:
14 Nov 2012, 7 PM, Rocky Bayou Golf Course Clubhouse. RBOA members approved a Board of Directors proposed $75 one time Special Assessment to replenish the association's operating account due to major repair expenses to fix the Lake Amick/Phelps dam structure in late 2010 and early 2012.
A quorum was reached at the meeting and the vote was 121 in favor and 33 opposed. The $75 Special Assessment will be added to the annual dues amount of $110 and will be due by 6 March 2013.
Thanks to all who participated in the process. See meeting presentation slides.
RBOA Board of Directors.
Unit 3 Covenant Extension Approved
Unit 3 Covenant Extension was approved with 41 of 67 unit properties approving. The amendment will be recorded officially and placed on the web site along with all signed ballots. The Board of Directors thanks all who responded.
BREAK-INS: There have been 2 break ins in recent months in our association neighborhoods. Additionally, the association's storage shed near Henderson Dam was more than vandalized. The Sheriff's Office believe it is young adults working for a man who lurks in a car nearby that is promising drugs or money for high value items such as electronics. Do not leave your garage doors open allowing access to your homes. Report suspicious activity to the police at 911.
Lakes Amick, Henderson, Kenny,
Phelps and Werk
The Rocky Bayou Owners Association (RBOA) has a strict NO
SWIMMING policy for these lakes. If you become aware of
anyone swimming in these lakes, please contact a member of the RBOA
Board. Violations of this no swimming policy will be referred to
the appropriate authorities for legal action.
Boating and fishing in Lakes Amick, Henderson
and Werk are permitted by RBOA members in accordance with the restrictive
covenants. Usage of these lakes is not permitted by non-members.
Usage of Lakes Kenny and Phelps is regulated by the Rocky Bayou
Country Club. (for entire article click here)
RBOA Documents Now Online
Covenants, by-laws, and other RBOA documents
are available for viewing/downloading from the RBOA website.
All of the documents are in Adobe PDF format. Click
on the “Documents”
navigational button to access these documents.
"The Rocky Bayou Country Club is private property and use of the grounds is for club members and their guests only. Your appreciation and observation are requested. Also, please do not allow pets, principally dogs to roam (run freely) on the course. Dogs are messy and have been seen disturbing sand traps. Club management thanks you for your understanding and cooperation".
The Lake Amick/Phelps Dam has been repaired and water levels will return to normal shortly. Special thanks to the Rocky Bayou Country Club for assistance and cooperation through the repair effort. Construction Service Company in Seminole performed the work.
There have been numerous reports
of large water moccasins along the backside of Henderson Dam,
particularly around the outflow area. These snakes can cause
serious medical problems or death with just one bite. Warning
signs have been placed on this part of the dam.
Children and teenagers
should not be allowed on this part of the dam. Adults entering
this area of the dam should be on alert for the presence of
snakes and proceed with extreme caution. Normally, no one
not on RBOA business should enter this area of the dam.
The Association is addressing the beaver issue in our lakes. Beavers are taking down trees along the lakefronts. Several complaints have been received. The Board is researching trapping and removing the beavers as one solution. In the interim lakefront property owners/residents should take protective measures by placing wire mesh and or fencing around their trees.
can now access the RBOA website using rboa.net for the website address. Please add this address to your Favorites
/ Bookmarks, and tell your neighbors. The Board plans to expand
use of the website to provide better communication and improved
service. Watch for the changes over the coming months.
| The design and placement
of any new houses or additions to the property of an existing
house (e.g. pools and enclosures, fence, shed, decks, children’s
play units, etc.) must be in accordance with the Covenants for
the Unit where the lot is located. The Architectural Control
Committee (ACC) operates to ensure this requirement is met.
Please submit your application to the ACC with appropriate supporting
documentation as indicated in the APPLICATION
FOR APPROVAL OF A HOUSE PLAN OR ADDITION . You can review
your covenants by clicking on Documents and then clicking on
the Covenant document for your unit. Unsure of your unit? Go
click Search then Property Records then By Name or Address and
your property record including the unit and lot number will
appear. We will move as fast as possible to review your application.
We have 30 days if we need it.
The RBOA Board receives
complaints regarding violations of the restrictive covenants
on an ongoing basis. Recently, President Dave Ladd mailed
a letter to all members regarding covenant compliance. A copy
of the letter is available here. The Board has adopted a more assertive position regarding covenant enforcement. Violators will be notified by certified mail and given and opportunity to correct the violation(s). Initial approach will include the possibility of a fine levied by the Board as defined and implemented by amendment to the Association’s By Laws (by two thirds vote of the membership at the 2010 Annual Meeting held in March). Continued violation will be referred to the Association’s attorney for legal action. Currently, there are six covenant enforcement actions in progress, one of which has been referred to the RBOA attorney.
Members of the RBOA Board
will regularly monitor all units for covenant violations.
If you become aware of a covenant violation, please contact
a member of the RBOA Board.
Copies of the restrictive covenants applicable to your unit/lot
are available under “Documents”
on this website. If you are not familiar with your restrictive
covenants, please read the covenants applicable to your unit/lot.
|The e-mail list is an ongoing project
that is part of the RBOA website. To join the list, just click
on the “E-mail
List” button. This should bring up a message
window in your e-mail client, with your e-mail address, etc.,
ready to be sent to the RBOA Secretary-Treasurer. No additional
message is necessary; you can just clink on your Send button.
As the e-mail list grows, the board will begin to use the e-mail
list to communicate with participating members.