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AmenititesPool RulesClubhouse Rules

The amenities of HTYC are intended to mean the clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. An owner of a boat slip shall be deemed a member for purposes of these ruls.

Use of amenities by Members (Owners)
Unlimited use of the amenities by members and their immediate family shall be permitted. Family members shall mean the member’s spouse and lineal descendents.

Private Party for Personal or Business

  1. A member may reserve the clubhouse for a private party (for personal or business usage). The member or spouse must be in attendance the entire time. A private party is defined as ten or more persons. The sponsoring member must apply for a permit from the Harbor Master, pay a fee of $50.00, and sign an agreement of responsibility for damages caused by themselves or their guests. There is a $250.00 deposit that will be held until clubhouse is checked over by the Harbor Master. The member must clean the clubhouse and pool area immediately after the party. When the clubhouse and premises are not left as they were prior to the party, a $150.00 clean up fee will be assessed to the member, and repairs of damages will be assessed at cost, plus 15% for handling. Request forms must be filed for each and every reservation. Forms may be obtained from the Harbor Master during business hours. The form allowing the private party must be posted on the bulletin board in the clubhouse during the time allowed for the private party.
  2. The clubhouse (but not the pool) may be reserved any Monday through Thursday, on a first come, first served basis during summer boating season (May 1 - Sept. 30). No private parties will be permitted on Friday, Saturday or Sunday during this time.
  3. The clubhouse may be reserved for private party use on weekdays and on weekends from October 1 - April 30.
  4. Maximum size for any private function shall be fifty (50) people. This rule will not apply to HTYC Condo Unit Members Association functions.
  5. For safety reasons, parties are canceled by the Harbor Master when the water level is on the clubhouse parking lot (approximate river level of 50 ft.).

Guest Privileges

  1. A member is allowed a maximum of four guests to use the amenities of the association while in the company of the member or the member’s spouse.
  2. Renters shall be allowed to have a maximum of two guests who may use the pool while in the company of the renter.
  3. Renter’s key codes will unlock the restroom facilities.

Clubhouse after hours use

  1. Members may use the clubhouse after it has been locked for the evening. Each member will be issued two key fobs for access to the clubhouse.
  2. In the event that a member’s key fob is lost, application for a replacement key fob may be made to the Harbor Master, who may authorize the issuance of a replacement. The cost of each replacement key shall be $25.00.


Clubhouse Youth Guidelines

  1. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by someone 12 years or older.
  2. Children under 12 years of age must adhere to an 11:00 PM curfew in the clubhouse.
  3. Any damages as a result of a child’s action are the responsibility of the parents to make the necessary repairs/replacements at the board’s discretion.
  4. Children are responsible to leave the clubhouse in the condition it was prior to their use with regards to cleanliness.
  5. Children are to utilize the electronics located in the downstairs area.

Policy on pets

  1. No pets are to be permitted in the clubhouse, pool or deck areas at any time. Designated areas will be marked. Pets are to be restrained and kept on leashes and are not permitted to run the docks freely.

Fees and charges

  1. The monthly condo fee is to be paid by the members automatically on the first of each month. Fees paid later than the 10th of each month shall be subject to a late charge of $50.00 for the first offense, $75.00 for the second offense.
  2. Charges for electric at each slip shall be billed to the member. There will be a late charge of $25.00 per month, if not paid within 30 days of the billing date.


  1. The following types of vehicles shall be allowed: Passenger cars, vans, pick-up trucks, SUV’s and motorcycles in regular designated parking areas. A vehicle must be parked so as to occupy only one marked space. Vehicles may not park in undesignated areas, including areas marked as fire lanes or non-parking areas.
  2. The following types of vehicles are prohibited from parking in designated (marked) areas: Travel trailers, campers, boat trailers, utility trailers, and personal watercraft trailers. These vehicles described must be parked on the upper parking level by the Tennis Courts. Parking is permitted only while using the facilities. Vehicles may not be stored on the premises while the member IS NOT present. Extended overnight boat trips would require that vehicles be parked with caution in an area less conducive to flooding, should the river come up while the member is away from the harbor. Parking for personal watercraft on trailers shall be allowed during the summer boating season only, and in the designated trailer area, or in the member’s own boat slip.
  3. Parking is permitted in the upper area by the tennis courts UNLESS it is posted as closed by management.
  4. If a vehicle is towing a boat that is to be launched, the vehicle and trailer may be parked in the upper parking lot (by tennis courts), or the north end of the lower lot, ONLY during the time when the boat is actually in use. Only trailers hitched to vehicles are permitted temporary parking while the boat is in use.
  5. The premises of HTYC are hereby designated as a private Tow-Away Zone (Sec. 4911.681 Ohio Rev. Code) and shall be posted accordingly. Any vehicle parked in violation of these regulations will be towed away as provided by law and without notice at member’s expense.

Boat size restrictions

  1. It is the member’s responsibility to see that any boat kept in his/her slip conforms to the overhang easement and is within the width and length as outlined in the Deed or Documents or Purchase. Any violation of these provisions shall be punishable by the imposition of a fine of $25.00 per day for each day that the violation exists. The Board of Trustees, in its discretion, may take such legal action as it deems necessary to prevent a continuing violation of this regulation, including seeking injunctive relief  in the appropriate court.
  2. Each boat should be tied in a way as to not interfere with walkways or common area between dock boxes.

Conduct of members, renters and guests
Any member, renter or guest whose conduct shall be deemed by the Harbor Master to be improper or likely to endanger the welfare, safely, harmony or good reputation of HTYC or its members, renters, guests, employees, agents or contractors (collectively, “HTYC Persons”) may be reprimanded, fined, suspended or expelled from HTYC by actions of the Harbor Master. The Harbor Master shall be the sole judge of what constitutes improper conduct or conduct likely to endanger the welfare, safety, harmony or good reputation of HTYC or HTYC Persons, provided, however, any member aggrieved by the imposition of any such penalty or sanction, may appeal such imposition of penalty or sanction to the Judicial Committee pursuant to Article XIII hereof. Such improper conduct shall include by not be limited to, the following:

  1. Intoxication and/or illegal drug use
  2. Treatment of HTYC persons in an unacceptable manner, including but not limited to the use of threatening or verbally abusive language, or the conducting of threatening actions, or lewd behavior
  3. Damages and/or destruction of any personal property belonging to HTYC or HTYC Persons
  4. Any willful or negligent acts or behavior that is offensive or noxious and is or becomes an annoyance or nuisance to other HTYC Persons
  5. Loitering in any of the HTYC common areas
  6. Improper use of the parking lot areas of HTYC
  7. Vandalism or theft of any personal property belonging to HTYC or HTYC Persons
  8. The possession of firearms or any other weapon of any kind on HTYC common areas
  9. Such other acts that are illegal or that violate the quiet enjoyment of HTYC or HTYC Persons

Penalties for violations

  1. Provision for Penalties. Penalties shall be assessed by the Harbor Master against any member for any violation of the Rules and Regulations, or other governing documents of Harbour Towne Yacht Club.
  2. Amount of Fine. Any member determined by the Harbor Master to be in violation shall be fined the sum of $25.00 for each day the violation occurs or continues.
  3. Member Liable for Renters and Guests. In the case of a violation committed by a guest or renter the penalty shall be assessed against the member of the slip who either invited the guest or permitted the violator to use his/her slip or otherwise use of the facilities of the club.
  4. Notice of Violation. Notice of violation and assessment of penalty shall be mailed to the member by mail. Notice of a continuing violation shall only be required once each week that the violation continues, although each day when the violation occurs shall constitute a separate violation. 
  5. Payment of Fine. Payment of the fine must be made no later than two (2) weeks after the first notice is received. Fines not paid within the allowed time period shall be added to the next regular monthly association fee, with a late charge of $25.00 added, and shall be treated as any other fee owed to the association, and shall also be subject to the imposition of the lien allowed by Sec. 5311.18 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Judicial committee

  1. In order to provide a member a right of review for the imposition of penalties and sanctions as provided for in these rules, the President of the Association shall appoint a Judicial Committee, consisting of three members, in good standing, of the Owner’s Association. If a member is aggrieved by the imposition of any penalty or sanction, the member may appeal such imposition of penalty or sanction to the Judicial Committee by serving a notice of such appeal upon the Harbor Master within thirty days of the imposition of the penalty. The Judicial Committee, within three weeks of the time that such as appeal is made, shall conduct a hearing, at which time the member may present testimony and other evidence to support his/her position. The Board of Trustees, acting through its duly appointed representative, may also present testimony and other evidence in support of the penalty or sanction. 
  2. The Judicial Committee, by a majority vote, may affirm, modify, or reverse the imposition of penalties as assessed by the Harbor Master. The decision of the Judicial Committee will be final.

Miscellaneous provisions

  1. Conflict with Declaration and Bylaws. In event of a conflict of these rules with the Declaration or Bylaws, then such Declaration or Bylaws shall prevail.
  2. A member who violates any of these rules and regulations, or any provisions of the Declaration of Bylaws, or whose renter or guest violates such provisions, shall, in the discretion of the Board of Trustees, have privileges for himself/herself, his/her renter or guest to use the common area and amenities suspended, after due notice of the alleged violation and the conduct of a hearing on the alleged violation.
  3. Multiple Owners. In the case of multiple owners of a slip, the multiple owners shall designate not more than two persons who will be allowed to use the amenities of HTYC. The Harbor Master will provide a form to be used for the purpose. The designation may be amended from time to time but not more than two persons shall be allowed to use the amenities at any one time.
  4. Tradesmen and others who have customers with boats in the harbor shall be allowed access onto the property for the purpose of performing allowable services to boats. Such tradesmen must first make application to be placed upon the approved list that will be maintained by the Harbor Master. Applications must be approved by the Board. Approved tradesmen may purchase gate passes at the regular cost. In the event of misconduct of any tradesman, their access to the property may be denied and their gate pass must then be returned. A deposit of $20.00 may be required to insure return of the gate pass.
  5. The Harbor Master has the authority to enforce these rules, make exceptions to these rules, and take whatever action he deems necessary for the common good of HTYC, subject to the direction of the Board of Trustees.
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