General Code of Conduct

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  1. All Property Owners are obligated to observe the rules of general conduct which shall include, without limitation:
    1. Compliance with Rules and Regulations, policies, Bylaws, and Declaration of Protective Covenants of the Association and to be responsible for like compliance by family members, Renters, Guests, and Visitors;
    2. Payment of all dues, fees, assessments, fines and other charges levied under the authority granted in the Bylaws of the Association, including interest and any legal costs [Cross reference Declaration of Protective Covenants #11]; and
    3. Responsibility for all damages attributed to the Property Owner, his or her family, Renters, Guests, and Visitors. The Association premises and amenities are restricted for use by Property Owners, Renters and Guests only and as prescribed herein, who are not in violation of the Covenants, Bylaws or these Rules and Regulations and are otherwise in good standing.
  2. The Association, through its Board of Directors, or a committee duly established, shall have the power to suspend, discipline or otherwise take action against any Property Owner for conduct which in its opinion may endanger the welfare, interest or character of the Association or for any conduct in violation of these Rules and Regulations or the Bylaws of the Association. This includes responsibility for the conduct of residents living in a rental property or guests. [Cross reference Article V – Guest Policy, and Article VI Rental Registration and Rental Policy, # 8].
  3. A Property Owner whose privileges have been suspended for not meeting financial obligations to the Association (i.e., because of violation of the Covenants, Bylaws or Rules and Regulations of the Association), may have certain privileges revoked (i.e., gate cards deactivated, unable to use an amenity, etc.), regardless of the number of lots owned. [Cross reference Declaration of Protective Covenants #11 and #12].
  4. Any personal conduct that is detrimental to the interest, character and/or welfare of the community and its membership constitutes disorderly conduct and is prohibited; those found to be in violation may be held to a Disorderly Conduct citation and fine. This is defined as conduct that is contentious or turbulent in character or is clearly offensive. This includes, but is not limited to the abusive or otherwise disturbing behavior of a verbal or physical nature directed toward PEPOA Staff, Public Safety, Board Members, Community Volunteers, PEPOA members, Renters or Guests; upon or in any place owned or maintained by Penn Estates POA such as:
    1. Engaging in fights or threatening to fight, or other violent or tumultuous behavior;
    2. Making disrnptive noise, or having excessive noise complaints;
    3. Use of obscene, discriminatory or disparaging language or making obscene gestures; or creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act, which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.
  5. Fleeing or attempting to elude a Public Safety Officer – When given visual or audible signal to bring a vehicle to a stop, the operator of a motorized vehicle, bicycle, or individuals on foot must come to a complete stop and shall not flee or attempt to elude a pursuing Public Safety Officer(s). The signal given by a Public Safety Officer may be given by hand, voice, emergency lights or siren. [Cross reference Article III -Membership Identification and Access Control, Section (3) – Trespassing].
  6. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all pool, beach areas and all other common property. Open containers of alcohol and the consumption on any waterway or roadway are also prohibited. Alcoholic beverages are permitted during select events sanctioned by the Association. Those individuals, under the legal drinking age (21), violating this rule will be released to their parent/legal guardian and/or the local Police Department. Any person that appears on any common property under the influence of alcohol to the degree that he/she may endanger themselves or other person’s property or annoy persons in his/her vicinity shall be cited for Public Drunkenness.
  7. Operation of the Community Center Complex and other common facilities shall cease at 10:30 PM, except in the case of an Association sanctioned events.
  8. No loitering, loud music or misconduct is allowed in any common area.
  9. Vandalism (which includes graffiti) on common property of the Association shall be punishable by citation and fines plus the cost of repair, replacement, cleanup and legal costs. All costs will be imposed for each incident and each person cited.
  10. Consistent with curfew rules in surrounding areas, anyone under the age of eighteen (18) shall not roam (on foot or bicycle) around the Penn Estates Community after eleven (11:00 PM) o’clock unless accompanied by a responsible adult. Those individuals who are under eighteen (18) and found roaming shall only be released the responsible adult who comes to pick them up.
  11. General quiet hours in the community are from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Consideration for your neighbors should be observed at all times. Safety, security, community sponsored functions and snow removal activities are exempt from this rule.
  12. No lot or common area shall be used for dumping of rubbish of any kind; household trash shall not be deposited in receptacles for trash on common areas. [Cross reference Article XIX – Property Development, Building Codes and Improvement Rules, Section (6) – Environmental, Safety and Sanitary Rules, subsection (BJ – Trash and Debris].
  13. The Association shall establish an appeal process for those who have received citations or violations of the stated norms for general conduct. [Cross reference Article XVIII – Enforcement of Rules].
  14. The Board of Directors has established the following minimum insurance amounts for the Penn Estates Property Owners Association: [BD2012-12 February 3, 2012]
    1. General Liability: $ 1,000,000
    2. Umbrella/Excess Liability: $ 15,000
    3. Directors & Officer Liability: $ 2,000,000
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