Will McPherson, 322 Ruckel Drive, is a new Board Member by unanimous Board vote (6/0) at the 10 June 2015 BOD Meeting . Thanks for stepping forward Will. Welcome aboard!
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.
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 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.
Unit 1 and Unit 2 Covenants were extended for an additional ten year from respective expiration dates by majority vote of property owners in each unit. The Extension Certificates and individual property approvals are recorded in the official records of Okaloosa County.
Rocky Bayou Country Club Request
"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".
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.
| 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.