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Lake Peachtree User Rules Rules and Regulations For the Use of Lake Peachtree I. These rules shall be in addition to and will supplement those established by Peachtree City ordinances, the U. S. Coast Guard, and the Georgia Wildlife Division of The Department of Natural Resources. These Lake Peachtree Association Rules and Regulations for the Use of Lake Peachtree are adopted by The City of Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department, documented as part of"Lakes, Ponds & Parks Usage Rules for Lake Peachtree." II. Qualifications To Operate A Power Boat A. These Rules govern the use of boats powered by gas or other petroleum fuels, referred to as power boats. These rules do not restrict or govern the use of electric (motors of less than 30HP), wind or manual powered boats. B. Residents owning lakefront property on Lake Peachtree have the right to operate a power boat on Lake Peachtree. These rights are vested, and protected by deed, for residents living West of Lake Peachtree, south of Pebblestump Point, east of Hip Pocket Road, and North of Kelly Drive. These rights can only be transferred with the sale, or transfer of deed. They cannot be loaned, leased, or sold. Boating rights are limited to the physical occupant of the residence. Any arrangement that allows a person without power boat rights to operate a power boat on Lake Peachtree is expressly prohibited. (City Ordinance Sec 54-48). C. Power boats shall be operated by the boat owner/occupant of the residence (i.e. occupant must own their own boat), a responsible member of his immediate family or by a responsible guest provided the owner/tenant, or responsible member of the family, is in attendance while the boat is being operated. III. Qualifications To Operate an Electric Motor Boat of 30 Horsepower or Greater A. To operate an electric motor of greater than 30HP, the boat owner must meet the qualifications as stated in Section II (Qualifications to operate a power boat). IV. Boat Type and Registration A. Qualified boats shall be registered by the Lake Peachtree Association, and must display the official Lake Association decal on their boat. B. All boats must be owned by the authorized land owner or tenant. C. Houseboats, Jet Skis (PWC), boats that produce an excessive wake, or use of fat sacks, or boats that are extremely noisy or are excessively fast, are all considered inappropriate and are not allowed on Lake Peachtree. D. All homeowners are required to obtain approval from the Board of Directors of the Lake Peachtree Association regarding the size and type of boat,prior to decal authorization. E. Decals Rev. June 2008 2 1. Boats powered by motors greater than 10HP shall display 1 decal on each side of the bow or windshield (preferably on the windshield), so as to be readily visible. 2. Boats with motors of 10HP or less shall display 1 decal on the motor. 3. Decals must be permanently affixed to the boat, are not transferable, and must be removed if the boat is sold to someone without Lake Peachtree power boat rights. 4. An optional decal can be attached to the trailer to identify it as authorized user. F. Items required to register: 1. Requirements of Sections II and III must be met. 2. Complete the Association's registration form. 3. Board approval. 4. Applicable registration fees paid. 5. Provide a registration in their name and proof of ownership, or a lease. V. Power Boat Operating Rules A. All boats shall be operated in accordance with the Requirements and Rules for Boating as specified by the USCG and the Department of Natural Resources of the Georgia Wildlife Division. B. Operating a boat on the lake while intoxicated and/or operating a boat in a reckless manner is prohibited. C. Unpowered boats, manual, and electric powered boats have the right- of- way at all times, and must be given a wide enough berth so as not to be endangered by your wake. D. Boats shall stay a reasonable distance from banks to reduce the effects of their wake (the greater the wake the greater the distance). E. Extra care shall be taken to prevent petroleum spillage. F. Boats and trailers must be thoroughly washed prior to being launched in Lake Peachtree, if they have previously been in a different lake, in order to prevent the reintroduction of sea weed or other possible contaminants. G. All boats shall operate at a slow, no wake speed,when within 100 yards of the pump station intake, located at the south end of Lake Peachtree. VI. Water Skiing Rules A. Boats shall use consideration in their ski patterns, for all other boaters using the lake. Boats shall be vigilant in watching for swimmers. Skiing will be in the designated areas commensurate with their type of skiing. Wakeboarders and tubers must limit their activities to the large body of the lake, away from the narrower waters in the south end of the lake. B. No more than 2 skiers are allowed from a single boat if there is another boat pulling skiers. C. Skiers shall wear an approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times. D. An observer must be in the boat if there is another boat pulling a skier or if the lake is congested. VII. Swimming Rules Rev. June 2008 3 )( / A. Swimmers over 100 feet from the shoreline shall be required to have a • safety boat or visible flotation device. VIII. Slalom Course Rules A. Only one boat shall be allowed on the course at a time. B. The course is strictly for recreational use, under no circumstances will organized competition or lessons associated with the slalom course be allowed. C. Boats using the course must operate in such a manner, as to not interfere with any other type of boating activity on the lake. D. If using the course causes a conflict with other boats,the use of the course shall be discontinued until the conflict has been resolved. E. The buoys shall be visible only when the course is in use. F. The course shall be available for use, by anyone with power boat rights. G. The Lake Peachtree Association shall not be responsible for the initial or upkeep cost of the course. All costs and maintenance shall be the responsibility of those members using the course on a regular basis. H. The course shall be removed if it becomes a problem that adversely affects the lake right privileges. IX. Dock/Boathouse/Seawall Construction on Lake Peachtree A. Any marine work which includes new construction or major modification of any dock, boathouse, or seawall requires lake homeowners to first submit plans to the Lake Peachtree Association and obtain written approval. In particular, the Association will require the following to be indicated with your request for the work: 1. A sketch of the shoreline along your property, showing the location of your proposed project and all existing marine structures; 2. Plan view and side view sketches and brief description of your proposed project, indicating dimensions and materials; 3. If applicable, an engineer or architect's structural stamp of approval with soil compaction tests. B. New docks or boathouses should be located and constructed as follows: 1. A minimum of 15 feet(4.5m) in from each side lot line (to help avoid disputes with a current or future neighbor). 2. No more than 30 feet out into Lake Peachtree. 3. No more than 35 feet in width. 4. One story in height. 5. Boathouse designs that incorporate a flat roof or living space (e.g. a spare bedroom or outside deck)will not be approved. 6. Original deed conveyance for Lake Peachtree Association is for a single dock for each lot that abuts the Lake. 7. A property easement to a dock on the property of a lakefront home is not permitted. 8. A property easement to a dock on the property of a lakefront home cannot be conveyed to another party upon sale or transfer of ownership of the property. Rev.June 2008 4 C. EPA and Peachtree City requirements 1. All marine work must meet EPA standards. 2. To meet requirements of Peachtree City, all work must have a building permit from Peachtree City. Permits are required for all new construction or structural changes (such as adding a roof). Check with the Building Department. 3. If required, erosion control devices must be in place. X. Violations A. Violations of the above rules are considered operating a boat in a dangerous and reckless manner, under Section IV of the City Ordinance. B. The Lake Association Board of Directors has the authority to rule on matters of dangerous and/or reckless activities, or boaters not abiding by the Lake Peachtree Association Rules and Regulations. The Board, at their discretion, may restrict or revoke a boater's registration or decal,and/or levy a fine to be paid to the Lake Association. Rev. June 2008 5 RULES AND REGULATIONS For the Use of Lake Peachtree June, 2008 ASSOCIATION STRUCTURE MEMBERSHIP: Each lot owner or resident, on the west side of Lake Peachtree, North of Kelly Drive, south of Pebblestump Point, and east of Hip Pocket Road, shall qualify for membership. Members will have one vote per lot. PURPOSE: To make a positive contribution to the safety, beauty and water quality of Lake Peachtree. To maintain the right to use Lake Peachtree, including the use of gas powered boats, granted by deed and appurtenant easement. LAKE RULES: These Rules and Regulations are intended to supplement and enhance those first established by Bessemer Properties, and establish and enforce new rules as needed to enhance our Purpose. DUES: Membership dues are set by the Lake Peachtree Homeowners Association. This money is to be spent only for items that will enhance our Purpose. OFFICERS: Each year the following officers shall be elected by the members: Chairman Vice-Chairman Secretary Treasurer 2 to 5 Directors Rev. June 2008 1 Chairman—Tim Therrell Responsibilities: Point of Contact for the LPA Keep Board members updated with all information pertaining to LPA Oversee, direct, and help committees of the LPA Distribute Rules and Regulations of Lake Peachtree when requested Vice Chairman—Chip Conner and Rex Brown Responsibilities: Coordinate with City officials Keep all Board members updated on all matters pertaining to the LPA Help as needed with committees Distribute Rules and Regulations of Lake Peachtree when requested Secretary—Kim Learnard Responsibilities: Document meetings Keep archives Create and disseminate LPA newsletters Distribute Rules and Regulations of Lake Peachtree when requested Help with letters to City officials Treasurer—Gail Kimpel Responsibilities: Manage and monitor the bank account Collect and track dues paid Write checks as needed to support LPA activities Issue boat decals as appropriate, based on approval from both the Membership and the Legal committees Membership Director—Chris Peters and Mary Scheibler Responsibilities: Track household memberships Update the household membership list annually Manage and monitor the bank account Collect and track dues paid Promote 100%membership through contact with non-member households Legal Director—Scott Carroll and A.J. Ross Responsibilities: Review and present to the Board homeowner requests pertaining to City Ordinances Review and approve homeowner construction requests prior to building permit requests being submitted to PTC for approval (includes docks) Review and present to the Board violations of Rules and Regulations of Lake Peachtree Work with the Treasurer to ensure boat compliance prior to issuing decals Legal correspondence Lake Rules Director—Jim Fergus/Henry Stone/Tim Baker Responsibilities: Monitor compliance of LPA with Rules and Regulations of Lake Peachtree Monitor compliance of Peachtree City residents with City Ordinances Coordinate LPA activities with the DNR, Peachtree City Police, Peachtree City Fire Department, and Fayette County Marshall's Office Coordinate PTC patrols of Lake Peachtree