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Sparrows Point Country Club Rules and Regulations Booklet The constitution and by-laws provide information concerning the general operation and government of your Club. The rules and regulations presented in this booklet are for your information and guidance when participating in your various Club activities. They are subject to change at any time. It is hoped that the entire membership will observe these rules for the benefit of all. Failure to follow these rules by any member or by the guest of any member, if in the opinion of the Board of Governors, the violation is detrimental to the general membership, may subject such member to action by the Board in accordance with the by- laws. Board of Governors CONTENTS House Golf Swimming Picnic & Playground Facilities Pier Tennis Revised November 2010 Mission Statement “Sparrows Point Country Club will maintain its reputation as a superior, member-owned, family-oriented club; proud of its history and committed to excellence for the benefit of its members.” HOUSE A. All guests must be accompanied by members. A limit on the number of times a guest may attend can be imposed by the Board of Governors. B. Members and guests must conform to the Club dress code policy. See the SPCC website for details. 1 C. Children under the age of 14 1. Must be accompanied by a parent or adult while in the clubhouse. 2. Are not permitted in the locker rooms. 3. Are not permitted on the pier unless accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. D. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed in the Lounge during designated happy hours. E. Food brought in by members should only be consumed in the picnic areas. Boat owners may also bring food aboard their boats for consumption. F. Parking lot Vehicles are restricted from entering the Club: - Trucks, other than pickup or vans - Tow-type campers - Motor homes - Under certain conditions, the Club Manager may allow these vehicles on Club property. 1. Bicycles are permitted on the premises but must be placed in the bicycle rack. 2. The parking of vehicles on any portion of the Club property, other than in designated areas and reasonable boundaries within the area, is prohibited. 3. The circle roadway to the main entrance of the clubhouse may be used for the discharge and pick-up of passengers. Parking on this roadway, at any time, is prohibited. 4. Members shall not drive their motor vehicles on any Club maintenance road. 5. Trailers with or without boats are not permitted on the parking lot. They should be parked in the area designated. G. Alcoholic Beverages Regulations governing the sale of alcoholic beverages, under the terms of the Club’s Alcoholic Beverage License, provide that: 1. It is unlawful for the Club to sell or loan alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. 2. The consumption of alcoholic beverages on the Club premises, not purchased at the Club, is prohibited. 3. Persons under age (as established by the State legislature) may not purchase or consume any alcoholic beverages at any time on the Club premises. The adult member will be held strictly responsible for the observance of this rule. 4. A bottle of wine purchased during a meal may be re-corked by SPCC staff and taken off Club grounds. H. Damage to the Club 1. Members shall be responsible for all damage to or loss of Club property by them or their guests. 2. No property of any kind or description belonging to the Club shall be removed from Club premises by any member or guest. 2 I. Locker Rooms 1. The Club Manager shall administer and control all locker room facilities. 2. The Club Manager will assign lockers to members in the chronological order in which requests are received. 3. Upon termination of membership, the member shall relinquish the locker for reassignment. 4. The locker room facility is not to be used by members or guests attending the swimming pool. 5. Bath towels may not be removed from the locker room facility. 6. Golf Clubs may not be stored in lockers. J. Members and guests are not permitted to bring pets on Club property. However, boat owners may transport their pets to and from their boats and must be under the control of their owners at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and disposing of it properly. K. Reservations for dinner and other special affairs - Requested for dinner - Required for all other special events - Reservations for Club affairs, not cancelled 48 hours prior, are chargeable at full price to member. L. Purchases will be on Club Member Charge System unless otherwise specified. M. Service Charge - 15% is added to your guest check for tipping purposes. Payment is at your discretion and may be increased, decreased or eliminated entirely by written order on your guest check. - Cash tipping is permissible at the snack bars, coat room, for valet parking or beverage cart person when provided. N. Members are not to censure or discipline Club employees. All complaints should be referred to the Club Manager as soon as practicable. O. Skateboards, fireworks or other hazardous objects or activities are not permitted. P. Fishing is not permitted on Club grounds unless sponsored by the Club for a special event. Q. Club operating days and hours - Posted on the Club website (sparrowspointcc.org), bulletin board and the monthly Point of Interest - Governed by the House Committee and subject to the approval of the Board of Governors. 3 GOLF A. Dues and other fees - All dues and fees for Club members and their guests, including carts, greens fees, golf shop purchases, bag and cart storage, shall be billed monthly to member’s account. B. General 1. Games of golf on Club property will be regulated by rules adopted by the Board of Governors. 2. All Team matches or golf tournaments will be held under the jurisdiction of the Golf Committee. 3. Members must register in the Golf Shop prior to starting play. Members must use their membership account when registering. 4. Each player must play from their own golf bag. 5. Non-playing people are allowed on the course when approved by the golf professional in charge. 6. Merchandise, club repair and services are made available, and shall only be purchased through, the Golf Shop. 7. Practice areas are available to all golfing members. 8. Motorized carts may not be operated by anyone under 16 years of age. All operators must have a minimum valid learners permit. 9. No more than two people at a time may ride in a cart. 10. The golf information booklet (or “green book”), includes additional information regarding golf and the local rules of golf at Sparrows Point. 11. Clubs may be stored in the Golf Shop at the owner’s risk. The storage fee will be charged to the member’s account. C. Guests 1. Members must register the name of each guest and will be responsible for any charges incurred by a guest, as well as the conduct and attire of the guest. 2. The same guest may not play more than once each calendar month, unless an exception is approved by the Golf Committee and the Board of Governors. House guest fee is available. 3. Members must accompany guests on the golf course. A member may entertain up to seven (7) guests on the golf course simultaneously, providing the two groups are playing in consecutive tee times. 4. On weekends and holidays, guests may only play before 8:15AM or after 12:00PM, unless an exception is approved by the Golf Committee and the Board of Governors. 5. All outside golfing events shall first be cleared through the Club Manager, the Head Golf Professional, the Greens Superintendent and the Golf Committee Chairman. Any event that closes the nine or eighteen hole course must have Board approval. D. Course Maintenance 1. Players shall not pick, cut or damage any flowers, shrubs, trees or plants of any kind. 4 2. All paper, cans and trash must be placed in the proper receptacles. Cigars and cigarettes must be extinguished before being disposed and should not be left anywhere on the golf course. 3. The course will be closed whenever play on it might cause unreasonable damage due to heavy rains or other conditions. A notice will be promptly posted to this regard for the members. 4. Golf bags and push/pull carts must be kept off tees, greens, aprons and bunkers. Push/pull carts may not travel between bunkers and greens. 5. Putting and chipping practice on any of the regular greens, tees and fairways is prohibited – as is chipping to practice putting green. Chipping in the vicinity of the first tee is prohibited. Designated areas are provided for this purpose. 6. Players must replace all divots, smooth damaged areas in the bunkers and repair ball marks on greens. 7. Tee markers may not be moved. 8. The use of all carts (powered or manual) must comply with the posted requirement for that day. General Rules of Play 1. Players must start from the first tee at all times, unless directed otherwise by the Golf Professional. 2. Players who have been directed to start at any tee other than the first tee will alternate with matches starting at the first tee. 3. All holes must be played in numerical order. 4. Contestants playing matches, except for the finalists in official tournaments, do not have a special right-of-way on the course. 5. Not less than two (2) or more than four (4) players in a group will be permitted on weekends, holidays or any other time when the course is crowded without permission from the Golf Professional. 6. USGA and local rules govern all play. It is recommended that all golfers read the official USGA rules, which are available in the Golf Shop. All local rules are posted yearly in the Club’s “green book.” 7. Information outlining Club tournaments, special golf events, social activities, etc. is posted by the Golf Committee in the “green book,” the Point of Interest, via email and on bulletin boards. Schedule of Play The following course restrictions must be observed: 1. CHILDREN – Children under 14 years of age will be allowed on the golf course with the approval of the Golf Professional. Practice areas and putting greens may be used under the direction of the Golf Professional or adult golf member. However, these exclusions will not apply during a Junior tournament sanctioned by the Golf Committee. 2. LADIES’ DAY – All Wednesdays, from the first Wednesday in April to the last Wednesday on October, are designated as “Ladies’ Day.” The first tees of the eighteen and nine hole courses shall be reserved for participants until 11:00AM. However, the Golf Professional may open the course to non-participants before the termination of the reserved time if the first tee is clear. 5 3. JUNIOR PROGRAM – On the designated day when the Junior program is in effect, the nine hole course will be closed to all other golfers until all Juniors participating in the program are on the course, and permission to play is granted by Club Professional. 4. NINE HOLE COURSE – Members and their guests may play on the nine hole course at all times, except during Ladies’ Day events, Junior events, special Club nine hole tournaments and when the rules of the eighteen hole course apply. The rules of the eighteen hole course apply to the nine hole course on weekends and holidays when the eighteen hole course is closed for a Club tournament. However, there are no restrictions for any members during these events. 5. EIGHTEEN HOLE COURSE a. The eighteen hole course will be open on weekends and holidays to non-primary members at 11:00AM. However, after the tee times requested through the Club Card System are published on Thursdays at noon, non-primary golf members may fill in open tee times after 9:30AM with the approval of the Golf Professional. b. Primary member group may play whenever the course is available and playable. Members are encouraged to submit their written tee request to the Golf Shop prior to 6PM on Wednesdays. Times will be available after noon on Thursdays. c. The eighteen hole course is open to play on weekends and holidays for members and their guests from 6:30AM until 8:15AM, and after 12:00PM. 6. The rules regarding schedule of play and the restrictions thereof may change from time to time. These changes will be posted on bulletin boards, on the Club’s website (sparrowspointcc.org) and sent to golf member email addresses. G. Pace of Play 1. It is the responsibility of each group to maintain their pace of play with the group in front of them. 2. Any group which fails to keep its place on the course and loses one clear hole to the preceding group, may be passed or “played through.” It is the duty of players causing a delay to give prompt notice to those playing behind to play through without waiting for a request. The SPCC play policy is 4 hours, 30 minutes. 3. Groups of two, three or four players have equal rights on the course. Single players and more than four players have no standing. H. Handicap System 1. Participation in the Handicap System is mandatory for all golf members. All scores between March 15 and November 15 should be recorded in the computer, including scores from other courses. Your handicap will be updated twice a month during the season. 2. Members will not be permitted to play any Club handicap event without an official handicap. In order to obtain an official handicap, five 18-hole course scores, or the equivalent, must be properly posted. 3. All members shall record their adjusted score for each round following play. Failure to do so could result in a score being posted for you by the Handicap Committee. Repeated lack of postings will result in disqualification for a period of one year from any Club handicap events. 6 I. Golf Etiquette Highlights 1. No one should move, talk or stand too close to or directly behind the ball, or the hole, when a player is making a stroke. Golf requires concentration. Very small distractions can disrupt a stroke which, in turn, can ruin the enjoyment and competitive allure of the game. You are expected to make yourself as unobtrusive as possible while another player is taking their stroke. 2. The player who has the honor should be allowed to play before their opponent tees their ball. Remain off the tee box while others are teeing off. 3. No player should play until the players in front are out of range. Never underestimate your hitting limits. 4. When the result of the hole has been determined, players should immediately clear the putting green. This reduces the possibility of being hit and it speeds up play. Your golf bag, push/pull cart or power cart should never be left in front of the green when going to hole out. Scores should also be recorded on score cards after leaving the green. 5. As a respectful golfer, it is helpful to assist your opponent in finding their lost ball. According to USGA rules, the maximum search time should not exceed 5 minutes, whereby a player should declare the ball lost and return to the spot where the lost ball originated and replay the shot with a one stroke penalty. Players looking for a lost ball should allow other groups coming up to pass them. They should signal the approaching group to play through and then wait until they are out of range before resuming play. 6. A player should see that any turf cut or displaced by him is at once replaced, pressed down or filled with the turf mix available on the carts and tee boxes. Out of consideration for all golf members, you should take pride in preserving the turf as carpet- like as possible. The USGA rules do not permit moving your ball without penalty. If the turf is not maintained properly, the grass at the bottom of the divot will die and turn into bare earth. 7. It is especially important to repair all ball marks on the greens. Every golf member should have a divot tool on hand and they are available in the Golf Shop. 8. Players should carefully rake all bunkers smooth after taking a shot. Enter bunkers on the low side to prevent turf and structural damage, as well as for your own safety. Please leave bunker the same way you found it and leave rake just outside the edge of the bunker. 9. Players should not injure the holes by standing too close to them, hooking the ball out of the hole with a golf club or carelessly replacing the flagstick. When tending the flag, stand at least an arms length away from the hole as not to create irregularities to the putting surface around the hole. Swimming A. Responsibility and Authority of the Pool Manager The Pool Manager is in full charge of the pool’s operations. He/she has been directed to continue the Club’s high standards for safety, cleanliness, and order. He/she is authorized to restrict any action on the part of the pool users which, in his/her judgment, may be prejudicial to the interests or enjoyment of the members as a whole. B. Pool Hours 7 1. The pool officially opens the Saturday of Memorial Day week-end. The closing date will be set forth each year. 2. Pool hours will be set forth each year. 3. The pool may be closed at any time by pool management, after consulting the management of the Club, due to mechanical failure, operational difficulties, or inclement weather. C. Admission to the Pool 1. Members Members must sign in upon entering the pool facility. Your cooperation in signing in helps the pool management company keep accurate records on pool usage. This ensures adequate lifeguard coverage now and in the future. 2. Guests a. Guests are permitted in the pool, but they must be accompanied by a Club member. When a member leaves the grounds, the guest must also leave. b. All guests must be identified as such and be signed in. c. Applicable guest fees will apply. D. Personal Property 1. There are no lockers provided in the changing rooms. 2. The Club does not provide facilities for the safekeeping of valuables or other personal property. The Club and Pool Management Company shall NOT be responsible for the loss or damage to personal property of any kind. Money and other valuables should not be left unattended. 3. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are provided for members and guests use. 4. Towels are not provided at the pool. E. Safety 1. Non-swimmers, for their own safety, must stay at the shallow end, whether in the pool or on the surrounding deck. 2. Children under the age of 14: a. Must be accompanied by a parent, responsible adult, or a designated guest at least eighteen (18) years of age. b. In order to use the diving board or enter deep water, children must pass a swim test. A lifeguard will administer the test. To pass the test, a child must: 1. Swim the width of the pool twice. (no doggie paddle) 2. Tread water for thirty (30) seconds 3. After successful completion of the swim test, the child will be given a special wristband to wear, and their name will be documented in a book listing those who have passed the swim test. 3. Whenever the child is in the large pool and the child has not passed the Club’s swim test, as designated by the wearing of the required wrist band, the parent, responsible adult or designated guest must be in the water with the child. The safety of that child is the exclusive responsibility of that child’s parent, responsible adult, or 8 designated guest, and not the responsibility of the Club or pool management company. 4. Floatation Devices a. Life preservers, inner tubes, water wings, floatation mats and rafts are not permitted in the pool at any time. These floatation devices may create a false sense of security, where the parent may not be observing their child in the large pool. Floatation devices are not a substitute for parental supervision. Noodles are allowed for adults; and children under 18 years of age, who have passed the Club’s swim test and are wearing the designated wrist band. Noodles and kickboards are prohibited for use by all non-swimmers unless accompanied by an adult in the water. b. The use of life jackets including Coast Guard approved life jackets is prohibited. The use of life jackets in pools as a substitute for parental supervision creates a false sense of security because, in order for a life jacket to work as intended, it must be Coast Guard approved, in good and serviceable condition, and the appropriate size for the intended user. Appropriate size depends on the life jackets’ composition and the weight of the user and whether it fits snugly and does not allow the users chin or ears to slip through. Good and serviceable condition depends on continued buoyancy. Waterlogged or leaky jackets are not adequately buoyant and should be discarded. Buoyancy must be confirmed yearly. Additionally, children may remove the life jacket to go to the bathroom and not put it back on because they do not appreciate the inherent danger. Life Guards are not trained in the specific inspection of Coast Guard approved life jackets. They will not assume responsibility for inspecting each life jacket for the above mentioned requirements to determine the adequacy of the life jacket. For this reason, Coast Guard approved life jackets are prohibited in the pool. 5. The lifeguard must be on duty and the pool officially open before any user is allowed in the water or pool area. 6. Running, pushing, ducking, wrestling, ball playing, or other unsafe conduct, or causing undue disturbance in or about the pool area will not be tolerated. 7. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. Persons, who appear to be intoxicated, while at the pool may be asked to leave. 8. All swimmers shall exit the pool when the lifeguard leaves his/her station, or upon the lifeguard’s request in the event of an emergency. 9. Upon instructions of the Pool Manager, everyone will be required to get out of the pool in the event of endangering storms. 10. Glass, china, or plastic containers of any kind that can shatter, including thermos bottles and lotions or cream containers may not be brought in the pool area. 11. An eight (8) foot restricted area has been designated on the concrete apron around all four sides of the pool. This area is to be used only as a walkway and access to and from the pool. Sunbathing and the use of lounge chairs will not be permitted inside the designated area. 12. Unattended baby strollers and baby carriages are not permitted within eight (8) feet of the pool. 13. Please refrain from unnecessary conversation with the lifeguards, as they must give their undivided attention to the assigned duties 14. All personal injuries, however slight, must be reported to the lifeguard on duty. 9 F. Wading Pool Rules 1. Children may use the wading pool only when accompanied by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must remain in the wading pool area with the child at all times 2. Children over the age of eight (8) are not permitted to use the wading pool. 3. Rough play and running are not permitted. G. Diving Board Rules 1. Only one person is permitted on the diving board at any time. 2. Only one bounce on the board 3. The Diver must go straight off the board, no inward or cut away dives are allowed. 4. The diving well must be clear before anyone can go off the diving board. 5. Divers must go immediately toward the ladder to exit the water. H. Health 1. Persons having skin infections, open sores, bandages of any kind, excessive sunburn, inflamed eyes, colds, nasal or ear discharges, or any kind of communicable disease will not be permitted to enter the pool. 2. All bathers must shower before entering the pool. Bathhouses and showers are provided. 3. Infants and children wearing diapers or swim diapers or who are not toilet trained, are not permitted in the main pool at any time. 4. Infants and children wearing diapers or are not toilet trained, shall be permitted in the wading pool, but must wear tight fitting rubber pants, snug fitting swim diapers, or “Huggies Little Swimmer” swimpants. 5. No pets are allowed in the pool area at any time. 6. All trash is to be deposited in the appropriate receptacles. I. Conduct and Appearance 1. No abusive or profane language or breach of peace will be tolerated. 2. All persons use this facility at their own risk and in conformance with all rules and regulations. 3. The lifeguards are responsible for the strict enforcement of the rules and regulations. 4. Individuals may be barred from the pool or pool area, at the discretion of the lifeguards, Pool Manager, or Club management for violation of said rules or for any other reason which, in their judgment, constitutes a hazard to others or to the operations of the pool. 5. Written documentation of members and guests being removed from the pool and pool area are to be filed with the Pool Manager and Club management within twenty- four (24) hours of the action being taken. 6. Chewing gum is not permitted in the pool area at any time. 7. Only proper type bathing suits are permissible. Cut-offs, walking shorts, thongs, and apparel of the like are not permitted. 10 8. Members and guests must conform to the appropriate dress code when entering and leaving the pool area. This dress code is available on the SPCC web site and at the pool and club office. J. Members’ Responsibilities 1. Members will be held responsible for all actions of their guests. 2. The cost of any property damage will be charged to the responsible party. 3. Beverages and food may not be brought in the pool area from outside the club grounds. Food and beverages must be consumed in designated areas. Picnics are not permitted in the pool area. PICNIC & PLAYGROUND FACILITIES A. Picnic Area – across from tennis courts 1. Groups of 10 or more wishing to use the picnic area must make reservations at the Director of Special Events office. 2. Children are not allowed to climb on fences. 3. Picnickers are not allowed on the golf course and/or tennis courts unless authorized. 4. The use of alcoholic beverages must be in accordance with House Rule G. 5. Parking must be on designated parking lot, not on grassy areas. B. Playground – north of tennis courts This area may be used for such games as softball, badminton, volleyball, etc. Such games are not permitted in any other areas, except for where designated inside the fenced pool enclosure. C. Attire must conform to the Club premises dress code for members and guests. PIER There is a special fee for this activity. The following rules and regulations have been adopted in order to provide a safe and inviting marina for members and their guests. All members assigned a slip, their families, contractors, and guests expressly agree to comply with these Rules and Regulations at all times. Sparrows Point Country Club (SPCC) reserves the right from time to time to change or add rules and regulations for the safety, care, and cleanliness of the marina for the preservation of good order and upon posting such changes/amendments on the bulletin board at the Bath House and by sending them to the member slip holders via email, shall become part of the Rules and Regulations and supersede all previous versions. A. Docking or Securing Any Vessel - in the marina or any portion of the docks is permitted only with the written authorization of SPCC by means of an executed Membership Agreement and payment of required slip fees. All registered boat owners must be SPCC members in good standing in order to be assigned (and maintain) a boat slip. Slip fees are based on the length of the boat set forth by the SPCC Board of 11 Governors. Fees are based annually, but will be billed to slip holders on a monthly basis to the member's club account number. B. Proof of Ownership and Insurance - Each member desiring a slip assignment must complete and submit an application which includes proof of ownership, registration (State and/or Coast Guard Documentation), and boat insurance. SPCC will not be held liable for any loss on account of fire, flood, theft, vandalism, hurricane, tornado or other acts of God, any maintenance deemed necessary by management or any cause beyond our control and does not carry insurance to cover the same. The SPCC management, Board of Governors, and/or Pier Committee cannot assume any responsibility concerning the care, attention, servicing, or risk of any vessel, accessories, equipment, property, or in the safety of crew, passengers or guests on said vessels. All boats are operated at the owners' risks. C. Guest boats must have advanced approval of the SPCC Pier Committee or the Club Manager who will assign a transient slip (if available). The prevailing guest docking fees will be applied to the sponsoring SPCC club member's account. D. Dress Code - SPCC members and their guests must adhere to the SPCC dress code when leaving the pier. E. Boat Usage - Each slip holder must get their boat underway, under its own power, away from the Marina a minimum of six (6) times from April 1 through November 1. This is to prevent a slip from being occupied by a derelict or unused boat and thereby preventing another member or potential member from being assigned a slip. Failure to use your boat as described above may result in the revocation of your slip assignment. Exceptions to this rule are subject to the discretion of the SPCC Pier Committee and should be posed to the Committee Chair Person in writing, in advance of any deviation from this rule (e.g. medical problems, extended business travel, etc.). A slip holder in violation of this rule by the SPCC Pier Committee will be warned in writing that slip revocation is being considered. If the slip holder takes no action to comply, actions prescribed in Articles 29 and 30 of this document will apply. F. Rules of the Road and navigation laws of the United States and the State of Maryland apply to all boats in, approaching, or leaving the Marina. Boat Owners are responsible for damages or injuries caused by their boat’s wake. G. All Vessels Require Examination and Approval by the SPCC Pier Committee prior to the execution of a Slip Assignment. The SPCC Pier Committee (with the approval of the Board of Governors) has the right to set standards of acceptability as to the appearance, safety, and general condition of vessels docked in the SPCC Marina. Vessels are to be maintained in good mechanical and aesthetic condition at all times. Vessels not in good condition, as determined by the SPCC Pier Committee (with the approval of the Board of Governors), will not be admitted to or permitted to remain in the Marina. A marine survey, conducted by a qualified marine surveyor, may be required by the SPCC Pier Committee (with the approval of the Board of Governors), at the boat owner’s expense, any time prior to arrival or while the vessel is in the marina to ensure the safety of the members, their families/guests, the other boats in the Marina and the Marina itself. 12 H. Maintenance in the Marina - All boats occupying slips in the Marina will be maintained in a safe condition and shall not constitute a fire or other hazard. Maintenance, whether by boat owner or commercial contractor, shall be limited to normal preventative maintenance and repairs necessary to make the boat seaworthy to be able to get underway under its own power. These procedures include changing batteries, fluids, expendable parts (e.g. belts, filters, etc.). Extensive repairs may require, at the recommendation of the SPCC Pier Committee (and if approved by the Board of Governors), that the vessel be removed from the marina prior to the work being done. In the event of an emergency during the member’s/boat owner’s absence (e.g., breakdown of the bilge pump, leak, bad dock lines, etc.), the SPCC Pier Committee (when approved by the SPCC Board of Governors) is authorized to make necessary repairs as economically as possible, which will be charged to the member/boat owner’s SPCC account. Boat washing is permitted at the Marina. To the extent feasible, biodegradable soaps and cleaners should be used. I. Swimming is expressly forbidden in and around the Marina. However, in-water bottom cleaning or repairs are allowed. J. Pets - All pets must be under the control of their owners at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and disposing of it properly. K. Authorization to Board and Move - If the /member/owner of a boat which is liable to suffer damage or cause damage to other boats or property is not present and cannot be located in time to prevent the damage from occurring, such boat may be boarded by a member of the SPCC Pier Committee or SPCC Board of Governors in order to take appropriate remedial action as any reasonable person might under the circumstances. This person will not be held liable for such reasonable and prudent preventative actions that they may take. L. Main Piers and Finger Piers shall be kept clear at all times. Permanently installed wooden or fiberglass boarding steps or ladders are subject to acceptance by the SPCC Pier Committee and approval by the Board of Governors. No additions or alterations shall be made to the pier, catwalks, pilings, electrical equipment or other SPCC property without recommendations by the SPCC Pier Committee and approval by the SPCC Board of Governors. M. Dock Carts - For the convenience of others, dock carts must be returned to the brick pad area adjacent to the bath house immediately after use. N. “For Sale” Signs and any other forms of advertising or solicitation are not allowed from the bow, bow life rails/lines, bow pulpit, or bow sprits. For Sale signs may only be placed on the stern/transom and be of a reasonable size. O. Bath Houses - The bath houses are maintained for the comfort and convenience of the members and their guests. Everyone is responsible for cleaning up after themselves and leaving the showers and sinks in the same conditions as they were in when you entered. The bath houses will be winterized and locked approximately the 2nd week in November. It will be re-commissioned around the 1st week of April (as soon as the water 13 on the pier has been reconnected - dependent on the weather). Smoking is not allowed in the bath houses. P. Laundry shall NOT be hung on the exterior of boats or on the docks. Q. Charcoal and Gas Cooking is not permitted on the docks or on the exterior of any vessel in or attached to the Marina. Electric grills are permitted for use in the Marina. R. Fireworks are not permitted in the Marina, on the docks, or on any vessel in or attached to the Marina. S. Trash and Garbage must be disposed of in the dumpster located in the parking lot. Garbage is not to be staged on boat decks or the piers overnight. Do not dispose of shrink wrap in the Marina dumpster. Contact the Pier Committee for recommendations on disposing/recycling of shrink wrap. T. Used Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Fuel, and Batteries - Contact the SPCC Pier Committee to discuss disposal. U. Utility Connections from the boat to the marina are to be maintained in a serviceable condition as determined by the SPCC Pier Committee. All utility connections determined by the SPCC Pier Committee to be unsafe are immediately subject to disconnection with or without prior notification of the boat owner. Under no circumstances may a boat owner plug into any other electrical outlet than the one assigned to that slip, without prior written consent of the SPCC Pier Committee. If there is a problem with the utility connection at the pier or an emergency, contact either the Pier Committee or the SPCC Main Office. NO MORE THAN ONE VESSEL IS TO BE CONNECTED TO A SINGLE SHORE POWER OUTLET/PEDESTAL. V. Sub-leasing of slips to other members or non-members is strictly forbidden. W. Loud Noise such as hailers, loud music, or unnecessarily loud revving of engines will not be permitted. Dock parties must conclude by 11:00pm Sunday-Thursday, and by Midnight Friday and Saturday. Any noise which can be heard further than two slips from the boat creating the noise, will be considered too loud. X. Space Heaters are NOT to be Operated Unattended at Any Time - Certain certified “boat safe” engine compartment heaters may be used with prior written approval from the SPCC Pier Committee. Vessels found operating unattended space heaters or other unsafe heating devices will be immediately disconnected from shore power. At no time are kerosene or propane space heaters to be operated on boats in the Marina. Y. Discharges - No untreated waste may be pumped overboard while in the Marina. Bilges must be kept free of any contaminants (e.g. oil, fuel, antifreeze, etc.). A discharge is defined as any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, or dumping as per US Code Title 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters. “Y” valves must be in the “closed” position and locked at all times while boating in inland waters. Z. Year-Round Live Aboards - No boat in the Marina may be occupied on a full-time basis before the last week in March or after the second week in November. AA. In-Water Winter Storage - All boats being kept at the SPCC Marina for in-water winter storage must be paid for and moved to the assigned land-side slips (designated by 14 the SPCC Pier Committee) prior to the third week in November. (See Article 24 for additional compliance) BB. Contractors and Agents - All contractors retained by boat owners must sign in at the SPCC Main Office and show proof of liability and worker’s compensation insurance prior to commencing work. CC. Infractions - Any member/boat owner in violation of these Rules and Regulations may have their slip assignment terminated. If the member/boat owner does not remove his/her boat within thirty (30) days from the date of notification of the termination of slip assignment, the SPCC Pier Committee will arrange to have the boat removed and relocated, at the owner’s expense and risk. The SPCC Pier Committee will contract to have the boat removed to a commercial boat yard and the owner will be responsible for any cost and liability associated with such relocation. Any member/boat owner in violation of these Rules and Regulations shall be notified in writing of the violation, via Certified Mail, and provided 30 days to come into compliance with the violated Rule or Regulation. If the member/boat owner refused to accept the Certified Letter, they shall be notified in person (by phone and/or by regular mail). If the offending party remains in non-compliance after 30 days of being notified, the member may be considered for expulsion from SPCC. DD. Appeals - If a member/boat owner objects to an action of the SPCC Pier Committee in the implementation of these Rules and Regulations, the member/boat owner may lodge a formal protest, in writing to the SPCC Pier Committee. Such protests will be considered and forwarded to the SPCC Board of Governors within 30 days of receipt and the protesting member/boat owner given an opportunity to present their situation in person before the Board for adjudication and resolution. The decision of the Board will be final. TENNIS A. The lighted, Har-Tru courts season begins in early spring and closes in mid-fall shortly after the first frost. B. When courts are deemed unplayable, closed signs will be posted at each gate leading to the courts. C. At specific times during the season, the courts will be closed to general play due to scheduled events such as tournaments, clinics and leagues. D. The basic rules of etiquette must be observed at all times. a. Never trespass on another court where play is occurring. b. Balls from other courts should be retrieved from your court and returned to home court whenever your point is completed. c. Always award the point to your opponent when any call or point is in dispute. d. Boisterous language and conduct should be avoided. e. Never jump over the net. Change courts by walking around the net. E. Guests – May play only when accompanied by a member. There is a fee for this activity. 15 F. All trash must be placed in containers provided at the courts. G. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the courts. H. Junior tennis players (14 and under) will yield the courts to adult members after 5:00PM weekdays and from 10:00AM – 5:00PM on weekends and holidays. They may use the courts, provided they have knowledge of the game and use the courts in the proper manner. I. The gazebo must not be used as a picnic area. Cooking grills are prohibited in the gazebo. J. Member parents playing tennis should not allow non-playing young children on the courts. K. All injuries occurring at the tennis courts should be reported to the Club office. L. Adjustments to nets should be made by moving the center net strap. If such adjustments are not sufficient, the nets can be raised or lowered by carefully turning the sprocket handle at the side of each court. M. Underground and side sprinklers should not be adjusted or tampered with by members. N. After entering or exiting the courts, the gates should be closed. O. Club Management and Tennis Committee members have authority to enforce the foregoing regulations. P. Attire – Members and their guests must conform to the Club’s tennis dress code. 16
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