RIVERS EDGE OWNERS
COMMUNITY RULES AND
Every homeowner should receive a copy of these Rules and Regulations,
either upon moving into their new home or upon request. If you have not
received a copy of this document in your Welcome Packet, please contact Mark S. Nash at (845) 361-2932 or at 1109
Due to the extent of the rules and restrictions contained in the
Offering Statement, including the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions,
Restrictions and Reservations (the “Covenants”) and the Rivers Edge Owners
Association Bylaws, these Community Rules and Regulations will serve to
supplement the rules and regulations contained in The By-Laws and Section III
of the Covenants. It also serves to document such additional Rules and
Regulations as may be enacted by the Board of Directors as provided for in
ARTICLE IX of RIVERS EDGE OWNERS ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS and in Section III,
paragraph 3.t of the Covenants. These Community
Rules and Regulations ensure that there are standards in place for the common
good and maintenance of our property values. These rules and regulations are
not meant to support any one group or individual at the expense of another but
are meant to promote the goals set-forth above.
- ANIMALS – With reference
to Section III, paragraph 3.e of the Covenants, no owner shall allow any pet or
animal to roam at large. All pets must be on a leash and at no time will the pet be allowed to run
free. The leash should be held to no more than 8 feet in length when walking
past other residents and in all common areas. Residents must always remain
consistent with Pennsylvania Leash Law and have their pet under your absolute
control and without exception. The requirement
to have your pet under your control at all times is independent of how long the
leash may be; for example, if your leash is TWO FEET LONG (2’ long)
and your pet is able to nip someone, you are in violation of the Leash Law and
therefore in violation of our Rules and
Regulations. Animals can
be staked or otherwise attached to the front or rear of their dwelling unit.
Pets are not allowed in, by or around the pool or clubhouse. Pet owners will
make every effort to refrain going to the mailbox area with their pets when
other residents are present. Residents must clean up any pet discharge or
bodily waste on the common areas and properly dispose of all waste in your own
garbage (do not throw waste into the woods, etc.). Residents must also be
considerate of their neighbors regarding any nuisances created by their pets
such as: noise, odors, attracting wild animals and creating any type of
disturbance. There is A MAXIMUM TWO (2)
PETS per unit (cats, dogs, etc.).
- AUTOMOBILES AND
PARKING – With reference to Section III, paragraph 3.f of the
Covenants, A MAXIMUM of TWO (2) vehicles are permitted per unit. Any
vehicles that are commercial (with a sign) must be parked in designated areas.
(There are additional parking areas in the Community Master Plan which will
become available as development progresses). Vehicles are expected to abide by
the 15 MPH speed limit within the community. No recreational vehicles are
allowed to be stored on-site. Homeowners should be mindful of neighbors and
show consideration when having guests overnight or otherwise. Guests should
park in the Owner’s driveway or directly in front of the Owner’s residence when
available. Guests should be instructed to take care when parking their vehicles
so as not to impede the coming and going of other residents and vehicles. Roads
should remain clear in case of emergency.
- VISITING CHILDREN – Visiting
children are to be supervised at all times. Automobiles have the right-of-way
in driveways and streets; therefore, children should not be playing and running
in these areas. Children MUST NOT
be unsupervised at the pool or clubhouse area. NO unsupervised and/or unaccompanied child will be allowed
at ANY time or they shall be
banned from the pool and/or clubhouse for the period of 1 month. All pool and
clubhouse rules and regulations must be followed in addition to these.
- GARBAGE CONTAINERS – Garbage cans or
containers are not permitted to be stored outside the dwelling. All garbage
cans should have a secure lid. Pick-up time is mid-morning on Tuesday and
garbage cans should be placed outside no sooner than early evening on the night
before pick-up day. If the scheduled time for garage pickup is a holiday,
pickup will be the next day (Wednesday). Recycling will be picked up the same
day and must be put in the can provided for that purpose.
- LITTER – Used flower
pots, paper debris, cigarette butts, etc., shall be removed immediately by the
- QUIET ENJOYMENT – Consideration
must be given to neighbors and the general community with regard to generators,
parties, loud radios, vehicles, etc. Homeowners must take any and all
reasonable action to limit noise created by items listed above. Please be
mindful that the items listed above are not meant to be exhaustive but merely
an example of those things that could interfere with the quiet enjoyment by
- SIGNS – Absolutely no
commercial signs of any type, including realty signs, for sale signs, etc., may
be exhibited in/on any window or the exterior of any unit. This does not
include alarm service signs.
- GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE – A Grievance
Committee shall be established consisting of THREE (3) MEMBERS, one of whom
shall be elected among the members as Chair. This Committee shall be elected in
the same format as other Officers of the HOA.
DESIGN COMMITTEE – Any plans to change or modify the outside of your unit
must be submitted to the Architectural Design Committee for approval prior to
the commencement of ANY work. NOTE: Fines and/or loss of privileges
may be imposed for any violations. Any fines not paid will be assessed against
your property as delinquent HOA FEES.
- GUESTS AT COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS – Each
homeowner is allowed guests at Rivers Edge functions. Said guests may be
required to pay a surcharge (a price above Homeowner). Homeowners will ALWAYS have first priority. When our
community reaches a higher resident population and the clubhouse maximum
occupancy level of 78 is reached, homeowners will have first priority on a
first-come first-served basis, or other venues for events may be sought.
- FLAGS – Notwithstanding
Section III, paragraph 3.b of the DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS,
RESTRICTIONS AND RESERVATIONS FOR RIVERS EDGE,
standard size American flags not larger than 2 ½ feet by 4 feet may be
securely affixed to the front of the unit. Small patriotic or seasonal flags
not larger than 13 inches by 18 inches may be displayed at ground level. No
permanent ground-mounted flag poles permitted. All flags must be maintained in
good, unfaded condition. Absolutely no political, “For Sale” or promotional
flags or signs permitted to be visible from the exterior of the unit.
- POOL USE REGULATIONS:
- Guests of Owners MUST
sign in the log book.
- No rough housing in
or around the pool or pool area
- No running, yelling
- All guests under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by
and supervised by an adult.
- No smoking within the
gated pool area.
- Everyone must clean
up after themselves
- No glass in pool area
- If you use the grill there is a $3.00 fee each time. (No one
under 21 may use the grill). You must clean the gratings after each use and
replace the cover, and make sure the propane tank is turned OFF when finished
- Throw all garbage in the receptacles and leave everything
the way you found it.
- No animals are
allowed in the pool area
- All umbrellas must be
closed upon departure
- There is a
first-come, first-served policy for all areas, equipment, tables, chairs, grills, etc., unless previously
reserved according to Rivers Edge policy and procedures
- Do not go through the club house with wet clothes; use the
PLEASE NOTE: Any violation of these Pool Regulations may result not only in the Guest’s suspension of their ability to use the pool but the Owner’s use of the pool as well,
depending upon how egregious the violation was.
- CLUBHOUSE USE
- Guests of homeowners MUST
sign in the log book.
- No guest under 25 allowed without the presence of the
- If you use any supplies, contribute to their replacement
- If you are the last to leave you are responsible for turning
out all lights and locking up.
- No smoking within 10 feet of the clubhouse entrance and the
gated pool access.
- If you bring perishable food into the Clubhouse please take
- No one is to use the refrigerator or freezer for personal
- If you move any furniture please move it back upon leaving.
- If you break something, please report it to the HOA.
- If you want to use the clubhouse for a private gathering you
must reserve the time and date in advance by putting a notice on the bulletin
board near the kitchen and leaving a $100.00 non-refundable CASH deposit with the treasurer.
- Guests of homeowners MUST
- PARKING DURING
WINTER MONTHS: Removal of snow and treatment of ice during
winter months being essential for resident safety, there shall be no extended
or overnight parking on any community street or in the Clubhouse parking lot from
October 15th to April 15th. Use of designated parking
recesses on Braeburn Path and Macintosh Way is permitted. Violation of this
rule by either residents or their guests shall subject the responsible resident
to fines in amounts as determined by the Board of Directors for such purpose.
APPROVED BY BOARD
OF DIRECTORS: March 8, 2019