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Community Guidelines

Your Guide to Avoid Fines (& Have Fun!)

Sun Cove Lake Entiat Estates is a unique community with exclusive privileges. It's up to every member (and guest) to uphold the following guidelines to ensure we maintain these privileges and maximize the fun to be had by all here at Sun Cove. Below, we emphasize 3 guidelines not only because they are commonly violated but also because the violation of these particular guidelines by one person could result in loss of that service/privilege for the entire community. Thank you for familiarizing yourself on all guidelines.

On the Water:

Marinas & Boat Launch

Utility Responsibilities: • Garbage/Recycling/Yard waste 

Water System 

Utility Responsibilities:

Garbage / Recycling / Yard Waste

Your HOA community dues cover the convenience of garbage and recycling. There is a compactor/dumpster that all association lots can dispose of household garbage in. We also have a large recycle receptacle and a seasonal yard waste receptacle.

Each member of the community is responsible for proper waste management. Please read and understand the rules.

TRASH COMPACTOR/DUMPSTER

If you wouldn't put it in your bin at home, don't put it in the compactor. When in doubt, check it out—contact the office.

 

NOT allowed in the trash compactor/dumpster

The following list serves as examples, not an exhaustive list

Yard waste, building/remodeling materials/carpet & pad, furniture, BBQs, wood, coolers, railroad ties/landscape timbers, appliances, hot water tanks, sinks, toilets, auto parts, tires, computers light bulbs with mercury liquid, paints, gasses or oil, medical waste, pesticides, cleaning fluids, chemicals, hazardous/combustible items, gas cans, dirt, rock, block, concrete, asphalt.  

PLEASE USE THE CHELAN OR WENATCHEE TRANSFER STATION FOR ITEMS LISTED ABOVE. 

 

Failure to follow the rules may result in a $300 fine but, more importantly, if the community doesn't adhere the proper protocol we are at risk of losing the service altogether. In that event each member and guest would be required to personally haul waste out. 

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RECYCLE BIN / TRAILER

All recyclables need to be cleaned and sorted correctly to maintain our onsite recycling. Boxes must be flattened before placing them in the recycle trailer and if the bins are full, either wait until the trailer is empty or use the compactor. 

 

The trailer has clearly marked separate spots for the following:

  • Corrugated Cardboard (squiggly lines in it, like cardboard boxes)

  • Mixed Paper includes any kind of paper and cardboard that is not corrugated, such as soda boxes, or beer boxes,

  • P.E.T #1 plastics (as labeled on the item with the number “1” inside the recycle sign) (most of these will be clear, but some transparent green may also be labeled “1.” 

  • H.D.P.E. #2 Plastics

  • Aluminum Cans

  • Steel or Tin Cans

 

NOT allowed in the Recycle:

Glass, Garbage, Pizza Boxes, Dirty Napkins, Diapers, or Dog Waste… (especially not Dog Waste). 

 

YARD WASTE

Yard waste is seasonal, from the Spring through the Fall. This bin is only intended for grass, leaves, and plant cuttings. Not allowed: household garbage, garbage bags or plastic bags, lumber, landscape timbers or railroad ties, construction materials, tree trunks or stumps, sod, inert materials (dirt, rock, brick, block, concrete, asphalt), or pet waste. Please do not put your yard waste in bags in the bin and do not throw flowers in their pots in the bins. 

Failure to follow the rules may result in a $300 fine but, more importantly, if the community doesn't adhere the proper protocol we are at risk of losing the bin altogether. In that event each member and guest would be required to personally haul yard waste out. 

Marinas & Boat Launch 

It's a privilege and a responsibility to use and maintain our marinas on the beautiful Columbia River. 

This is a major salmon habitat (as well as a habitat to many other vital species) and the Columbia is the largest river flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America. It is a treasure to be protected.

Understandably the Environmental Protection Agency and Washington Department of Natural Resources both have many protections in place for the Columbia River. Below are the rules all community members and guests must adhere to, or we risk losing our marinas and boat launch.

MARINA &  BOAT LAUNCH  RULES & REGULATIONS

MEMBER USE ONLY

The marinas are for member use only. We have roughly 58 slips for 441 lots. Not only is it inconvenient if a member cannot use the marina, it puts the Columbia River and our community at risk. That's because as a community we don't have the authority to fine people who aren’t community members. Making it nearly impossible to enforce the no-fueling rule with non-community members —BUT if a spill happens, the community will be held responsible. 

SUN COVE MEMBER PASS / STICKER MUST BE VISIBLE

All vehicles on community property must have a Sun Cove Member pass visible. Every boat moored in the marinas must have a visible Sun Cove sticker.

NO FUELING ON COMMUNITY PROPERTY — $1000 FINE

The most important rule at Lake Entiat Estates Sun Cove is that there is NO fueling up allowed anywhere on community property, but especially in our marinas. We will lose our boat launch/marina privileges if it happens with any regularity whatsoever or a large spill happens. The fine for fueling on Sun Cove Property is $1000. 

NO PARKING BOATS 

Members may leave their boats in the marina only if they are in residence in the community.

Golf Carts & Vehicles

GOLF CART RULES & REGULATIONS​

Sun Cove is privileged to be a golf cart community. Many of our community members rely on golf carts to get around the property. This is a special status granted to us by Douglas County and can be revoked at anytime. Sun Cove has a mix of community roads and county roads, but no matter the road the legal rules of golf carts are the same as automobiles.

MUST BE A LICENSED DRIVERS TO DRIVE GOLF CART 

The driver of the golf cart must have a valid driver's license. This means the driver must be the licensed one — not sitting next to one, not almost one. Point blank: no young kids driving golf carts. There is a $500 fine for underage golf cart drivers, (and) We will lose our golf cart community privilege if we do not adhere to the county rules for our exception as a golf cart community. In fact, the county has begun to have conversations about revoking our privilege.

VALID & LEGIBLE SUN COVE STICKER ON VEHICLE
Ensure that your golf cart and vehicle have the appropriate stickers adhered. 

Golf carts must have a Sun Cove Sticker. If your sticker has faded to the point of being illegible, please get a new one.

Side-by-sides, like automobiles, must have a visible sun cove Vehicle Pass. Stop by the office for yours!

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Utility Responsibilities: Water

WATER MANAGEMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

Water is also covered by the community's HOA dues, and is relatively carefree. Sun Cove does not have unlimited water rights, but the rights it does have are above average (119.26 million gallons a year).

 

However, there are two main regulations to be aware of.

 

OVERUSE VIOLATION

Serious over-usage (due to a leak, etc) could lead to a fine. At the beginning of every month, the Association staff does a read of each water meter to see how much water was used the previous month.

 

To view your consumption, click HERE.

The Association does not currently have a limit on members' water usage or charge its members for water overage. However, if Sun Cove reaches its cap on water rights, measures must be taken to ensure compliance with the law.

 

ANNUAL BACK FLOW TESTING

Once per year the association coordinates and pays for backflow testing for all lots. If a person fails to cooperate or make their home available for the back flow testing the risk a water line shut off.  

WINTERIZATION 

Each winter it's important to winterize your property to avoid burst pipes. Find all information on how to winterize your pipes properly here

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