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1.0 Except as set forth in this paragraph, no vehicle shall be parked on the streets of the Condominium. A Co-Owner of a unit in the Condominium may grant temporary permission to their guests or invitees to park immediately in front of their unit for a period not to exceed 24 hours. No vehicle shall be parked in such manner as to obstruct traffic. No vehicles or trailers may be parked on vacant lots.
2.0 The association shall maintain an area for temporary storage of handcarts, golf carts and bicycles used by Co-Owners to reach and service their watercraft. There is no provision for long-term parking of vehicles and/or trailers in the marina area while Co-Owners are exercising their boating privileges. Co-Owners may temporarily park their vehicles near the Forest Bay Marina and boat launch ramp in the areas posted for a period not to exceed 15 minutes in order to bring fuel and supplies to their boats or to launch Boats. Vehicles and trailers must be removed form the marina/boat launch area after that time or the Co-Owner will be assessed a $25.00 fine
3.0 Violators may be towed. A Board Member or appointed designee may authorize the removal of a vehicle/trailer in violation of the parking regulations.
4.0 Absolutely No Parking down at the Marina or Boat Launch area. All violators will be towed at the owner’s expense. You may drop off your items for your visit to the marina / beach, but then must drive your vehicle back to your residence, this includes all your guests.
5.0 Vehicles, other than those for primary transportation, may not be parked or stored on the premises, except cars or boats parked in garages. Boats, campers, motorcycles, snowmobiles or house trailers; all terrain, inoperable & commercial vehicles are all prohibited from long-term parking on premises unless garaged.
1.0 Pursuant to the Consent Judgment between Forest Bay Limited Partnership, the Charter Township of Waterford and the Oakland County Road Commission, there shall be no more than 94 marina watercraft slips for the use of off-water sites and 33 canal watercraft docks for the use of the on-water sites in the Development.
2.0 The use of these slips and docks is exclusively for the 94 Co-Owners of the occupants of the off-water condominium sites and the 33 Co-Owners of the on-water condominium sites, respectively.
3.0 Each off-water site shall be permitted to dock only one watercraft at the Marina. Each on-water site shall be permitted to dock and use only two power watercraft (one pontoon and one speedboat; or; one pontoon or speedboat and one jet ski) in the canal.
4.0 The Board or an authorized representative shall periodically inspect the Marina for the presence of unauthorized watercraft docked at slips in the Marina and at the docks around the canal.
5.0 If the number of authorized watercraft docked at a slip is exceeded for a period of more than 48 hours, the Co-Owner will be subject to fines according to the following schedule: 1-st offense – written warning, 2-nd offense, $25.00, 3-rd offense, $50.00, 4-th and subsequent offenses – $100.00. A $10 Administrative Fee will be added to each occurrence/notification for our CPA firm to send these notifications on behalf of the Board.
6.0 Unauthorized watercraft tied to a slip on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are considered to be transient watercraft, not permanently docked watercraft, and not subject to the inspections and fines called out above.
7.0 There shall be no out of water off-season outdoor storage of watercraft on the property.
8.0 Use of the Forest Bay Boat Launch and docks is limited to Forest Bay registered watercraft only. Co-Owners shall be present with guests at all times when they are using facilities.
9.0 Co-Owners shall obtain a Boat Registration Sticker from the Association and affix it to the port side of the watercraft near the State Boat Registration number, where it shall be visible for inspection when the boat is in the marina slip, even if the watercraft is covered. Co-Owners with multiple watercrafts must register all watercraft that will be docked or launched in the Forest Bay Marina. Please complete the required watercraft registration form (available here on the website) Boat Registration Form and attach a copy of your MC Registration. MC Registration, from The Secretary of State, must clearly read that the boat is registered with the Co-Owner/Resident’s name and their Forest Bay address. Forward the Boat Registration Form and MC Registration to Harbor Master to ensure that your receive your watercraft registration sticker. It is the Co-owners responsibility to personally pick up this watercraft registration sticker from the Harbor Master, no sticker will be mailed or delivered. If a Co-Owner already has a valid Boat Registration Sticker from a previous year, there is no need to re-register the watercraft.
10.0 Upon registering a watercraft, the Co-Owner shall be allowed to purchase a key to the lock that secures the Condominium Boat Launch ramp. (Keys can be obtained from Harbor Master – Larry Masserant 734-890-6084 for a fee of $25 dollars.)
11.0 The Board or a duly authorized representative shall periodically inspect the Marina for the presence of unauthorized watercraft tied to slips in the Marina and to the docks around the canal.
12.0 Any watercraft not carrying a current Forest Bay sticker will be subject to fines according to the following schedule: 1st offense- writtten warning, 2nd offense – $25.00 fine, 3rd offense – $50.00 fine, 4th and subsequent offenses – $100.00 fine. A $10 Administrative Fee will be added to each occurrence/notification for our CPA firm to send these notifications on behalf of the Board.
13.0 Bumpers and bumper strips must be commercial in type and white in color. No other materials or colored bumper pads of any kind may be mounted to the docks. Bumper strips must be mounted no higher than the walking level of the docks. Bumper strips must be screwed to the docks and not nailed. Any non-approved bumper materials will be removed by the authorization of the Board and the Co-Owners expense.
Section 3 – Boat Lifts
1.0 The Forest Bay Board of Directors has approved the use of boat lifts in both the Forest Bay Association Marina off-water and on-water slips (canal and marina).
2.0 Lifts can be battery powered, mechanical, or AC electrical (AC electrical permitted only in the canal, there is no AC source at the marina).
3.0 All batteries must be removed from the docks by October 15th of every year. Any batteries remaining will be removed at the direction of the Board and disposed of at the Co-Owners expense.
4.0 In the marina, the lift must fit fully within the space of one slip, that is, it cannot occupy more than 50% of the space between two docks.
5.0 In the canal, the lift must not obstruct traffic flow.
An example of an acceptable lift:
ShoreStation lift shown. Available at 2 locations in Waterford and 1 in White Lake. Midlander lift (not shown, but similar) also available at 1 location in Waterford.
6.0 The Forest Bay Board of Directors has approved the use of canopies only on the canal.
7.0 Canopy colors must be approved by the Board before placing on Canopy. Any canopy not approved by the Board will be removed at the owners expense.
8.0 Canopies should be appropriately sized for the boat, typically not more than 2 ft longer than the boat. The end of the canopy should not impact navigating the canal.
9.0 Lifts and canopies must be operational and in good repair at all times. Canopy removal in the off-season is highly recommended to extend the life of the canopy. Lifts and/or canopies must be properly maintained by a Co-Owner or they will be repaired by the Board of Directors at the Co-Owner’s expense.
10.0 Lifts/canopies cannot be stored anywhere outdoors on Forest Bay property during the off-season.
11.0 Any resident wanting to install a boat lift and/or canopy must submit a proposal to Larry Masserant HarborMaster 734-890-6084 (available here on the website Boat Lift Request Form, HarborMaster or from a Board member). Installation shall not begin until the board provides written approval.
12.0 If a Co-Owner installed an unauthorized lift without the explicit consent of the Board of Directors, it shall be removed by the authorization of the Board at the Co-Owners expense.
Section 4 – Use of the Marina for a Special Event Parking
1.0 A Co-Owner may apply to the Board of Directors to use the Marina area for a Special Event. The applicant must be a Co-Owner in Forest Bay, the host/hostess of the event, and in attendance at all times.
2.0 A usage fee is no longer required, however, a $50.00 refundable security deposit is required at the time of booking. It will be returned following an inspection by an authorized person.
3.0 All current rules and regulations for the Marina will apply.
4.0 All facilities are to be shared with the Co-Owners who may wish to picnic, play, or be in the Marina area.
5.0 Applicant Co-Owner shall be responsible for their guests at all times during the scheduled event.
6.0 Sound should be kept at a reasonable level at all times.
7.0 Events must end at 11:00 PM.
8.0 If a tent is used, it must be removed by 11:00 AM the following morning. All clean up must also be completed by that time.
9.0 Deposits may be forfeited for any violation of these regulation or damages that occur during the event. Any damage exceeding the deposit amount shall be the responsibility of the applicant Co-Owner.
1.0 The Association shall enforce the requirements set forth in the Master Deed, Bylaws, Amendments and the Consent Agreement as described in the Purchaser Information Booklet for Forest Bay as well as those set forth in the Rules and Regulations covering Parking, Marina and Boat Launch Ramp use, Special Event Use, and Boat Lifts.
2.0 Unless there is a dangerous situation that must be averted or unless otherwise noted in the Master Deed, Bylaws, Amendments, or Consent Agreement, the requirements set forth in these Rules and Regulations shall adhere to the following enforcement procedures.
Size of Residence, (Minimum living area; footprint shall be exclusive of garage,
porch, patio or basement)
One Story Home (1500 square feet)
Bi-Level (1900 square feet; 1200 square feet footprint)
One & One-half Story (1800 square feet; 1200 square feet footprint)
Tri-Level (1800 square feet; 1200 square feet footprint)
Two Story (1900 square feet; 1200 square feet footprint)
Note: Must meet Waterford Township R-1-A zoning requirements with the R-1- B minimum sideyard setbacks. Sideyard set backs total 15’ with a minimum of 5’ on one side. Refer to the Forest Bay Condominium Documents for exact envelope dimensions.
**Samples May Be Required**
Existing trees alone will not be considered adequate landscaping, but may be used as part of the overall landscape plan. The Architectural Review Committee shall have the responsibility to review all major landscaping additions, including the planting of trees. In cases where tree plantings have the potential to affect a neighboring yard, the Committee shall take the wishes of the neighboring Co-Owner into consideration.
Front and side yards must be sodded and landscaped within 30 days of occupancy unless climate conditions preclude. Indicate whether remainder of yard is to be sod, seed or hydroseed. Some natural areas may be approved as is, on some sites. Rear yard must be completed within sixty (60) days after occupancy. Construction Bond will not be returned until landscaping is completed. NOTE: Section 8(j) below requires that all construction and landscaping should be completed within 18 months of commencement of construction.
Waterford Township Building Department
5200 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, MI 48329
FOREST BAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
Archi tectural Requi rements
(This is not the actual Form, see above for link to Form)
The Architectural Review Committee is responsible for the review and recommendation for approval by the Board of Directors of the building plans for construction or alterations, site plans and exterior appearance of all homes as well as the installation of landscaping materials at the home. The Association Bylaws provisions stated in Article VI contain the general requirements.
The Architectural Review Committee has formed the following architectural control requirements:
“summarily remove and abate, at the expense of the Co-Owners in violation, any structure, thing or condition existing or maintained contrary to the provisions of the Condominium Documents.”
Installation, maintenance and repair of silt fences, cleanup of dirt on roadways and cleanup of construction debris are priorities of the Association. Co-Owners and / or contractors shall immediately correct such problems or the correction will be made and subsequently charged against the Co-Owner’s / Builder’s Construction Bond.
Section 7: Snow Plow Vendor / After Hour Gate Access
The Forest Bay Board of Directors has authorized afterhours gate access for the specific purpose of providing snowplowing services to co-owners.
Co-owners desiring a vendor to perform these services outside the normal gate opening times (6AM-7PM) must:
If you find the need to request maintenance service for an item, which the Association has the responsibility to respond, please fill out a Maintenance Request Form and scan to our email address at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Responses and follow-up to work order requests will be completed once approved by the Board of Directors.
Waterford Township does not provide refuse service for Forest Bay Association. Forest Bay has contracted with Smith’s Disposal at (248) 625-5470, to provide this service for the entire subdivision, and this cost is included in the quarterly dues.
Smith’s Disposal Service has Thursday pickup. Trash receptacles must be put curbside (not to impede traffic) not earlier than 7:00 pm Wednesday night for Thursday pickup. Recycling pick up is every other week. Yard waste / compost is only from April to November and must not be to heavy so as any person can pick up easily. There is a 12 Bag Limit as well. All containers must be removed from the curb and put away promptly after pickup not later than 7:00 pm Monday Evening. If our Thursday pick up is after a major Holiday, then pick up will be delayed One day. Smith’s is closed six (6) Holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day).
For a complete understanding of what Smith’s Disposal will take, what Special Pick-Ups they will do, what Recycling they will take and will not take, please click on the Tab above labeled “Forms & Resources”, then scroll down to Vendors FBA is under contract with and click on either of the three .pdf files we’ve attached there. “Smith’s Welcome”, “Items Can Not Take Ltr.”, “Recycling Info.”
Forest Bay Association contracts with various providers to treat the canal, pond, and marina areas for aquatic weeds. These treatments occur two or three times per year during the summer.
The land areas adjacent to the treated areas must be posted prior treatment, however, not everyone has an opportunity to see the postings. After treatment, there is a period of time where the water should not be used for swimming or irrigation. If you water your lawn using water from the canal, pond, or marina, please notify the Board of Directors so we can make sure you get notified to turn off your sprinklers after the aquatic weed treatment has taken place.
We as a Board have asked all residents not to use Phosphorus products in their lawn fertilizers. This could be a problem to our waterways (Canal, Pond, Marina) as the water runoff from streets & yards, go directly to the waterways. If you fertilize yourselves, when you purchase fertilizers look at the labels, as Phosphorus is the second of a three-number ranking on packages that discloses the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in products. If you have a commercial company fertilize please be sure they do not use Phosphorus products.
Payments of your $300.00 monthly maintenance fees are due on the first or each quarterly month (January, April, July, and October). A late charge in the amount of $25.00 will be assessed on all maintenance fee payments, which are received after the 10-th of each month. Please send your check and payment voucher to the address below. The check should be made payable to “Forest Bay Association”. Payment vouchers for the next year’s dues payments are mailed during the last week of December of the current year.
A Late Payment Notice will be sent to any member who has not paid the appropriate amounts when due. The Late Payment Notice will itemize all amounts due to the Association at which time payment in full is expected. Members who fail to comply with the Board approved payment process may be referred to the Association’s Attorney for collection in accordance with the requirements set forth by your Association documents.
Quarterly payments should be mailed to:
Forest Bay Association
Bonwell, Kelley & Associates, P.C.
1030 Doris Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326