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New Board Member

** Satellite Dish Antenna Policy **

Architectural Control

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.

Website Address:
You 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.
Email List:
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.
Beavers in the Lakes

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.

With increased interest and installation of satellite dish type antennas for television reception, the Board of Directors as developed a policy to be followed in all 13 units of the association.

Background first:  as directed by Congress in Section 207 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, The Federal Communications Commission adopted the Over-the-Air Reception Devices (“OTARD”) RULE CONCERNING GOVERNENTAL AND NONGOVERNMENTAL restrictions on viewers ability to receive video programming signals from direct broadcast satellites (“DBS”), broadband radio service providers (formerly multichannel multipoint distribution service or MMDS), and television broadcast stations (“TVBS”).

This rule (47 C.F.R. Section 1.4000) has been in effect since October 1996, and it prohibits restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance or use of antennas used to receive video programming.  This rule applies to video antennas including direct-to-home satellite dishes that are less than one meter (39.37”) in diameter, TV antennas and wireless cable antennas.  This rule prohibits most restrictions that: (1) unreasonable delay or prevent installation, maintenance or use: (2) unreasonable increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use; or (3) preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal.

Unit covenants address placement restrictions on satellite antennas but are outdated (not in line with the OTARD rule).  Accordingly, and effective immediately, installation of satellite dish antennas still require formal application through the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) showing placement location on the property and brief explanation for the location.  See Architectural Control on the RBOA.net web site home page for application procedure.  In general, preferred locations are in the back yard, on the rear roof or rear side of the house. The ACC will act quickly within the OTARD rule outlined above to approve placement of the device.   Your understanding and full cooperation is appreciated in advance.  

Thank you,
Board of Directors.

 

 

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".   



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 to http://okaloosapa.com/, 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.

Covenant Enforcement

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.

 


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