Rules and Regulations

West Shore Park Corporation

Neighborhood Rules
and Regulations

Adopted January 7, 2008
Amended June 1, 2009
Amended November 3, 2014
By the Board of Directors
West Shore Park Corporation

West Shore Park Corporation

Neighborhood Rules and Regulations

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Introduction and Authority……………………………………………………………………………… 1

Definitions…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

Rules and Regulations Governing Use of Roads…………………………………………………. 1

Watering Restrictions……………………………………………………………………………………. 2

Beach Rules and Regulations………………………………………………………………………….. 3

Park Rules and Regulations…………………………………………………………………………….. 3

Pier Rules and Regulations……………………………………………………………………………… 4

Specifications for New Homes/Large Additions and/or New Connections
to West Shore Park Corporation Water System………………………………………………….. 5

Water Service………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7

Assessments……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7

Board of Directors Election Procedures……………………………………………………8

Self-Nomination Form to be a Candidate for Board of Directors……….9

 

West Shore Park Corporation

Neighborhood Rules & Regulations

 

Introduction And Authority

West Shore Park is a community  in unincorporated Mundelein, in the northwest corner of Diamond Lake area in Lake County, Illinois. We all want to be assured of a pleasant and peaceful way of life. In order to help achieve this type of environment, the West Shore Park Corporation (“WSPC”) has established the following Rules and Regulations per the West Shore Park Bylaws, Article I, Section 3.3, as adopted March 18, 1984. These Rules and Regulations are established and enforced for the benefit and protection of all members.

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Definitions

WSPC                                      The West Shore Park Corporation

Board                                      The Board of Directors of West Shore Park Corporation (“WSPC”)

Member                                  The person who holds title to a home within West Shore Park, and who is responsible for the actions of tenants, guests, or invitees as well as their own actions relative to a property.

Rules and Regulations             Requirements adopted by West Shore Park Corporation (“WSPC”) for the regulation of our common interest community.

Amendments                           Any changes to the Rules and Regulations adopted by the Board.

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Rules And Regulations Governing Use Of Roads

The Compiled Statutes of the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code shall apply as rules and regulations with respect to roads within West Shore Park. The following rules and regulations will apply:

  1. The maximum safe speed on the roads within West Shore Park shall not exceed twenty-five (25) miles per hour or such lower speed when indicated by appropriate markers or as conditions may require.
  2. All vehicles shall be careful to remain on the right hand side of the roads within West Shore Park. Any vehicle being operated at an unsafe speed or on the wrong side of the road may be considered to be operating in a reckless manner.
  3. No vehicle shall pass another vehicle when the other vehicle is operated at a legal and/or safe speed.
  4. No permanent parking is permitted on the paved surface of any road in West Shore Park. Codes require that emergency apparatus shall have an unobstructed width of not less than twenty (20) feet and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than fifteen (15) feet. Most of the roads in West Shore Park are less than the twenty feet, which makes it even more important that vehicles not be parked in the fire apparatus access roads. Quick access in an emergency, whether it be a fire or a medical problem, is imperative to responding emergency personnel. Any delays can mean a big difference in a successful outcome.
  5. All persons who operate or ride upon golf carts, ATV’s, snowmobiles, go-carts, powered scooters or similar recreational vehicles on the roads do so at their own risk and peril and must be observant of, and attentive to, the safety of themselves and others, including but not limited to, pedestrians, bicyclists, operators of motor vehicles and/or property. WSPC assumes no liability for the operation of golf carts, ATV’s, snowmobiles, powered scooters or similar recreational vehicles makes no representations, promises, statements or warranties – expressed or implied – with respect to the legality of such activity, or the suitability or fitness for purpose of the roads or otherwise and further hereby disclaims the same, and in consideration of the use of the roads, shall not be liable to any party for any loss, claim demand, liability, cost, damage, or expense of any kinds, caused, or alleged to be caused – directly or indirectly – by (1) the use of the roads, (2) any inadequacy thereof for any purpose, (3) any defect therein, (4) the use thereof or (5) the maintenance thereof. Any person who operates a recreational vehicle on the roads is responsible for procuring liability insurance sufficient to cover the risk involved in using a recreational vehicle on the roads.
  6. Bicycles, properly licensed and insured motorcycles and mopeds, shall be equipped with all approved safety devices as may be required by law and operated only on the roads and driveways in such a manner as to not obstruct traffic. Operators will wear required safety equipment.

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Watering Restrictions
From May 15 through September 15, WSPC restricts the use of water for landscaping purposes as follows:

Block I – ALLOWED to water on ODD numbered weekdays

Block II – ALLOWED to water on EVEN numbered weekdays

Watering is ONLY allowed from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sprinkling is NOT ALLOWED ON WEEKENDS, however, hand-held watering IS ALLOWED.

HOMEOWNERS WITH 1,000-GALLON OR MORE CAPACITY SWIMMING POOLS MUST USE OUTSIDE SERVICES FOR FILLING OF POOLS.

An annual permit fee of $100.00 will be assessed to homeowners with pools of 1,000 gallons or more beginning in 2008.
Additional restrictions may be imposed by the Board in the event of severe and/or prolonged weather conditions, such as a drought.

Our water tank is filled during non-peak hours to keep electricity costs down.

These restrictions help reduce usage (and the need to pump during peak hours) and lessen the chance of overburdening our system, thus creating a water shortage.

The water restrictions have been updated to be consistent with the Lake County Department of Public Works water restrictions.

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Beach Rules and Regulations
Hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm – Closed over night
NO LIFEGUARD on duty! SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK!

GUESTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A WEST SHORE PARK RESIDENT

Beaches are for People Only. No dogs/pets on beach area at any time by order of the Lake County Health Department. Leashed Dogs are allowed ONLY on the Block I Park.

NO Launching of powered watercraft without prior authorization.

NO watercraft in swimming area.

NO campfires, littering, glass items, alcoholic beverages or illegal substances.

Carts must remain in pathway and park only in designated parking area. Cart speed limit is 5 mph

NO cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters or trailers without prior authorization

NO parking on beach, in park, or on access roads/pathway.

In case of emergency dial 911

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Park Rules and Regulations

Hours: Daily, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Closed 10:00 pm to 6:00 am

Guests must be accompanied by a West Shore Park member. (I.D. required)

Dogs must be leashed at all times while in the park area (located west of beach in Block 1 and east of the beach in Block 2). NO dogs allowed on beach at any time, per Lake County Health Department Ordinance. Please pick up after your dog(s).

NO launching of powered watercraft without prior authorization.

NO fires (i.e., campfires, leaf burning, etc.), littering, glass items, alcoholic beverages, fireworks, or illegal substances.

Carts must remain in pathway and park only in designated parking area. Cart speed limit is 5 mph.

NO cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters or trailers without prior authorization.

NO parking on beach, in park, or on access roads/pathway.
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No personal property of any nature shall be located on West Shore Park Corporation (WSPC) property on a recurring, regular or continues basis in excess of 10 days. After 10 days, personal property left on WSPC  property will be considered abandoned and will be removed and stored by the WSPC Board of Directors at the owner’s expense.

Pier Rules and Regulations

  1. Administration:
     West Shore Park Corporation (WSPC) Board has authority to regulate the number, placement and operation of piers attached to and/or accessed from WSPC common property.
     This policy will be revised as needed by the WSPC Board, based on membership consultation.
     Piers that are not in compliance with this policy will lose their approval status from the WSPC Board.
     Pier/slip users must be members in good standing of WSPC or West Shoreland.
     Each pier committee will abide by their respective Bylaws and policies.
     A. “Pier Captain” for each pier committee will report annually to the WSPC Board, the following, where applicable: 1) Compliance to this policy; 2) membership; 3) waiting list; 4) issues; 5) annual meeting minutes and 6) Boat and liability insurance policies of individual pier members.
     Minimally, one annual inspection by the WSPC Pier Commissioner(s) will determine each pier’s compliance to this policy and the current WSPC liability insurance policy.
     Watercraft: Policy pertaining to piers for sailboats, PWC’s, rowboats, canoes, etc. is up to individual pier committees and their membership.
    B. Safety Standards: Standards ensure uniform practices across all WSPC properties as well as conformance to Illinois and Lake County regulations/ordinances.
     Throw-ring life preservers and ladders are required on all piers.
     Piers, posts/poles near or above waterline, and boat lifts, must be removed at close of season.*
     Appropriate signage will be posted to ensure safe practice on piers, in boats and in swimming areas. (Such as “Danger: No Swimming”)
    C. Construction and Maintenance Standards:
     Pier construction must reasonably match the fit and function of commercially available piers.
     The initial design/structure of any given pier must be expandable to accommodate multiple boats.*
     All piers must be maintained to comply with recommended Safety and Construction Standards and will be stored on WSPC property in designated areas approved by the WSPC pier commissioner and WSPC Board of Directors.
    D. Pier Placement Standards: WSPC Board approval is required.
     The number of piers is set to ensure an acceptable density.*
     The WSPC Board:

may limit combined pier footprints to a small percentage of total shoreline;
may set standards regarding proximity to beaches, launches, viewing/fishing areas, and other restrictions as required.
E. Pier Assignment and Expansion Guidelines: WSPC Board approval is required.
 Piers must accept newcomers wanting space on their pier up to that pier’s capacity.* Final authority on expansion lies with the WSPC Board.
Financial costs to newcomers joining a pier are determined by each pier committee, with WSPC Board approval.

* Except for Miller Park Channel piers

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Specifications for New Homes/Large Additions and/or New Connections to the WSPC Water System

The following specifications are required by WSPC for new homes/large additions and new connections to the WSPC water system. Prior to obtaining a building permit from the Lake County Building Department (LCBD), new homes must submit a confirmation letter from WSPC allowing road access and connection to our WSPC water system. WSPC will provide this confirmation letter after all fees and bonds have been paid in full and the member is found to be in good standing (paid all past fees) with WSPC. Please note that Countryside Fire District requires residential fire sprinklers in all new homes.

A.    Road Access Bond.  The road access bond is $2,000.00 and is due upon request for road access and/or connection to the WSPC water system. Upon final sign-off by the WSPC Board of Directors,  75% of the bond will be refunded, barring any outstanding issues. The remaining 25% will be refunded after one (1) year from the first refund, barring any issues. Failure to have a final inspection performed by the WSPC Board of Directors and/or meet any of the requirements is an immediate forfeiture of the road access bond.

B.     Construction Impact Fee.  This fee is $2,500.00 and is due upon request for road access and/or connection to the WSPC water system. This is a one-time construction fee for new homes/large additions in WSPC. This fee is non-refundable.

C.    Water Connection Bond.  The water connection bond is $1,500.00 and is due upon request for connection to the WSPC water system. This fee is refundable after the contractor makes the main connection and installs the buffalo box. The work must be inspected during installation and approved by WSPC’s Water Commissioner. Failure to have an inspection performed prior to backfill and/or meet any of the requirements is an immediate forfeiture of the water connection bond and connection fee.

D.    Water System Fee.  This fee is $4,500.00 and is a one-time system hook-up fee to connect to the WSPC water system. This fee is non-refundable. No water system fee is required if there is an existing water service Buffalo box shut-off on the property; however, WSPC recommends installing a new water service connection that meets the specifications below.

E.     Buffalo Box Shut-Off PlacementThe Buffalo box shut-off is to be placed at the property edge but no more than 12” onto the property from the lot line. The size of the service and B-box is to be 1 ¼”. The preferred B-box location is in a yard. If it must be in a driveway area, the homeowner is responsible for keeping the area clear for inspection and/or use.

F.     Road and Water Connection Specifications

  1. Pavement:  WSPC requires that any road be saw cut.
  1. Main:  The following parts (or the complete equivalent or better) are to be used for the connection. In no case will a downgrade in size, diameter and/or length be allowed. Please note the sizes shown below are the minimum required by the Countryside Fire District for residential fire sprinklers. Size adjustments may be necessary.

i)        Corporation:  Ford F600-3  1 ¼”
ii)       Curb Stop:  FD 22-333M  1 ¼”
iii)       Curb Box:  Ford EM 2-60-56, 6’ or Mueller H10300 6’
iv)      Tapping sleeve: 1 ¼” Stainless Blade, Model 264 (for tap up to 6” PVC)
v)       Service Pipe:  1 ¼” Type K Copper

  1. Trench Inspection:  WSPC’s water commissioner and/or an authorized representative will perform an inspection of the construction trench before backfilling with gravel. Please note that the Contractor performing the water connection is responsible for safe construction practices related to creation of the trench and is responsible for reporting this work, as required, to Lake County Building Department and the Countryside Fire District. WSPC will only review the connection of the water service to our main and the type of backfill material being used beneath our roads. The homeowner/builder must make the arrangements to have this inspection performed on the day of the connection. Failure to have this inspection performed and/or meet any of the requirements is an immediate forfeiture of the construction bond and connection fee.
  1. Backfill:  The trench is to be backfilled with #9 or equivalent gravel for any excavation in the road right-of-way for utilities or other purposes.
  1. Drainage:  Attach drainage requirements or state none required.
  1. Pavement:  Any section of the right-of-way that is not paved can have the top 12” filled with soil. The asphalt patch will consist of two (2) one and one-half inch (1 ½”) lifts, the first being Base and then the final layer a Topcoat. WSPC roads (paved or not) are not easements.

 

G.    Road Access and Water Service Connection Letter:  WSPC requires an original signed copy of this letter as proof of receipt of these requirements and payment of fees in full before it will issue a water service connection letter, which is required for permit from the LCBD.

H.    Annual dues:  The annual association dues begin upon hook-up to the WSPC water system. The payment is pro-rated from the date of hook-up to the end of the current fiscal year.

I.      Revisions/modifications:  The WSPC Board of Directors must approve any revision or modification of these requirements.

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All of the above listed WSPC requirements are in addition to those required by the LCBD and Countryside Fire District.

Water Service

WSPC owns and manages a community water system, currently consisting of three (3) in-ground wells and a 116,500 gallon above ground storage tank. WSPC owns all water shut-offs (also known as buffalo boxes), which are located in close proximity to the individual homeowner property line on the edge of the road. These valves are turned on and off by WSPC only and not by the members. WSPC, through its Board, is given the authority to manage the water system in the Bylaws of WSPC. Because the water system is private, it is not subject to regulation by tariffs of the Illinois Commerce Commission. The water system is regulated by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in terms of regulations regarding the quality of the water provided.
Water Disconnection: The Bylaws gives WSPC the authority to prescribe rules and regulations governing the connection to, and use and distribution of water through such community water system. This gives WSPC broad authority to deal with issues pertaining to the provision of water to the members of WSPC. Based on this grant of authority, WSPC has adopted rules allowing for the disconnecti

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Assessments (Amended 6/1/09)

The WSPC Board hereby establishes this procedure for the collection of assessments:
Billing notices for annual assessments will be sent to the property owners at the beginning of the fiscal year. Payment is due 30 days later.

Assessments must be paid in full. Partial payments are not acceptable.

Reminder notices will be sent to delinquent members 15 days after the due date of the original notice. Payment is due 15 days later.

Letters will be sent to delinquent members 30 days after the due date of the original notice. This letter will state that the matter will be referred to the WSPC attorney and that the WSPC Board will authorize a lien to be placed on the property if full payment is not received within 30 days. The letter will also state that assessments must be paid in full and that partial payments are not acceptable.

Letters will be sent to delinquent members 60 days after the due date of the original notice. This letter will state that the WSPC Board will authorize disconnection of water service if payment is not received within 30 days.

Prior to disconnection, notices will be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to delinquent property owners at the last address in
WSPC’s records. At least 10 days shall elapse from the date of mailing of these notices to the date of disconnection.

All costs associated with the disconnecting and reconnecting of the water shall be charged to the property owner and must be paid prior to any reconnection. WSPC shall not be liable for any damages or injury suffered by any property owner or occupant of any property affected by this regulation.

Special assessments may be necessary due to unique circumstances. The timing and due date of billing for such assessments will be determined for each situation.

 

PROCEDURE FOR THE ELECTION OF DIRECTORS TO THE WSPC BOARD.(November 3, 2014)

 

1) Candidates for a director position (including incumbents who wish to continue) must submit a nomination form during the period of November 1 through December 31.

2) Candidates will be listed on the 30 day advance notice of the annual meeting and on the agenda.

3) Candidates will be listed on the proxy for members to indicate their vote preferences.

4) Nominations will not be accepted at the annual meeting. Write-in votes will not be counted.

5) There is no position of “director at large” but the limitation of no more than three directors per block is still in place.

6) At the annual meeting, the candidate from Block I list with the most votes is elected. Similarly, the candidate from the Block II list with the most votes is elected.

7) In the years when three positions are open, after the first two positions are filled under point six, the remaining candidate with the most votes from either list is elected.