Living in an HOA community involves following rules and regulations of the HOA. If you are new, it is time to get acquainted with some of the rules and regulations. They are there to keep the quality of life and maintain the beauty of an HOA community. For the benefit of the new homeowners and tenants of Whitney Lake and a reminder to old homeowners and old tenants, please follow our rules and regulations to maintain the beauty of Whitney Lake and keep all homeowners safe. This is not a comprehensive list but these are the issues that keep on popping all the time.
DOGS AT WHITNEY LAKE – Dogs must be leashed at all times while walking through the community. There have been numerous complaints about dogs running without leashes, jumping on unsuspecting people and their pets. If your dog happens to be having a bad day and decides to bite a neighbor or their pet, you will be held responsible for any injuries! IT’S THE LAW. If your dog is loose and has no collar, the police will pick up your dog and you have to claim it at the police station and pay the fine. Please be a responsible pet owner and abide by the South Carolina Leash Law. If you see one in violation, please call the police (577-7434) to report any violation.
DOG POO AND POO BAG – Dog poo must be picked up and properly disposed of. If you see someone not picking up after their dog or leaving the poo bag around, you can do either one of these things or all of them: take a picture if you can, approach the offender and tell him/her of the offense. If you know where they live, either call the police or report to our property manager at email@example.com. Please be a responsible pet owner.
FEEDING THE WILDLIFE – Please do not feed the ducks, geese and alligators. Ducks and geese leave all their droppings everywhere and nobody pick up after them. Their poops are all over the walking trail, on the dock, on the grass and the streets.
BACK ALLEY DRIVING – All back alleys are one way. For everyone’s safety, please follow road signs. They are not there for decoration. Even if you live in the first building, please drive around to your parking space. It is a small courtesy to your fellow residents of Whitney Lake and will avoid unnecessary accidents.
PARKING ON THE GRASS – is not allowed. It ruins the grass, can break the sprinkler system and the lawnmowers have difficulty mowing the lawn. If the sprinklers get broken, you’ll be charged for its repair. Parking off the grass means all the rubber of your car is on the street, not on the grass.
PARKING IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING – No parking is allowed in front of the building overnight except in designated parking spots on Sweetleaf. Residents and visitors of Sweetleaf can use the designated parking spots on the west side of the road facing toward the lake, not facing toward the entrance.
POLICY ON BOAT, TRAILER, CAMPER, STORAGE SHED ETC. – No one is allowed to have a boat, trailer, camper, storage shed, tent, barn or similar type property in the common areas. Kayak/Canoe should be parked on the kayak racks. Please register your kayak/canoe with our property manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USE OF THE FIREPIT – No kids can build a fire at the firepit without adult supervision. Also, burning leaves is illegal on Johns Island. You can get fined.
FRONT FAÇADE COLOR – No one is allowed to paint their front door and outside part of their unit a different color. All doors and trims of all townhouses shall remain the same color as when you buy your unit/s. It was in your covenant when you bought a property here at Whitney Lake so please comply to maintain the uniformity of the homes here at Whitney Lake.
FIREWORKS – Everyone enjoys fireworks during special holidays. On New Year’s Eve, some people had fireworks at the corner of Sugarberry and Brittlebush. It was much too close to the houses. Fireworks are illegal in the City of Charleston and we are part of the City of Charleston.
Whitney Lake is a wonderful place to live and I’m sure it is the reason you buy a home or rent a home here so let’s keep it that way. Let’s take pride in our community and keep Whitney Lake beautiful as ever. Landlords will be held responsible for their tenants. Owners of units at Whitney Lake should be in touch with their tenants to help us with the enforcement of these rules to help with the effort to further improve ownership at Whitney Lake.
Thank you for your cooperation.