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River Walk Rules and Regulations
Table of Contents
Fitness Center 7
River Walk Grounds and Common Areas 8
Non-Resident Membership 10
Appendix A – Document Retention Policy 17
Appendix B – Mailbox Specifications 18
Appendix C – Application for Architectural Committee Review 19
Appendix D 1 – Clubhouse Rental Agreement 20
Appendix D 2 – Clubhouse Usage and Rental Rules 21
Appendix D 3 – Checklist 23
Appendix D 4 – Clubhouse Inventory 24
Appendix E 1 – Pool Rental Agreement for Members 26
Appendix E 2 – Pool Clean-Up / Damage Checklist, Regular hours’ parties 27
Appendix E 3 – Party Sign-In Sheet 28
Appendix E 4 – Pool Registration Card 29
Appendix Z 1 – Update History 30
River Walk Rules and Regulations
The following rules and regulations have been provided to help define the requirements and restrictions necessary to be in compliance with the River Walk Restrictive Covenants and the River Walk Recreation Association corporate by- laws. The rules and regulations listed are not all inclusive, may be modified by the Board of Directors, and are in no way intended to change or supersede the requirements defined in the Covenants or By-Laws.
Trash and yard waste containers are to be placed at the curb no earlier than 7:00 PM the night before the scheduled pickup, and are to be removed as soon as possible thereafter.
It is the policy of the River Walk Recreation Association to allow only adult resident volunteers or their children as volunteers if supervised by a parent to perform work on Association projects. Payment for these services is not permitted. All other work must be done by insured contractors.
In recognition of constitutional and practical considerations, signs may be placed in Members’ individual yards under such guidelines as the Board may approve. Approved signs may include, but not be limited to, those associated with neighborhood sponsored activities (for example, River Walk Swim Team), and those related to listing the Member’s home for sale or rent. Also, the Board may approve use of signs on Association-owned property as the Board deems necessary or desirable.
In accordance with applicable Restrictive Covenants for the neighborhood, for example, Article I (4), each Member shall keep his/her lot, house and any improvements and landscaping thereon in good condition and repair, including but not limited to (1) repairing and painting, or other appropriate external care, of all buildings and structural improvements; (2) seeding, watering and mowing of all lawns; and (c) appropriate pruning and trimming of all trees, hedges and shrubbery, especially as may be necessary to prevent the view of street traffic from being obstructed. In the event a Member fails to do this, the Architectural Committee, with permission from the Board of Directors, may take such action as it deems reasonable and necessary to remedy the situation, including but not limited to levying fines and liens if the situation is not remedied within the allowable time given to the offending Member.
Document Retention Policy (See Appendix A)
House – When making changes to your house such as expansion of the building envelope, enclosing a porch or deck, changing the exterior “look”, material, windows, rooflines, dormers, driveways, etc., adding on to the building in any manner, adding free-standing structures and outbuildings, and changes to any existing exterior colors, Architectural Committee approval must be obtained. Once approval has been obtained, work related to the project must be started within 90 days and all project work must completed within a reasonable time frame considering the scope of the project. Approval will be based on the following.
Architecture – All work attached to the house should be the same or similar design, materials, color and scale as the existing house.
Workmanship – Should be of at least a similar quality and finish as the original house.
If the exterior is to have a new finish, the new exterior should be predominantly of brick, stone, smooth stucco or clapboard siding (preferably wood or a product that successfully mimics wood at the discretion of The Committee).
All shutters, window designs, window trim, doorways, porches, dormers and other dominant architectural features must conform in mass, scale and design as the existing architectural features of the house.
All outbuildings, sheds and structures shall, have final locations approved by The Committee, meet all applicable building permits, avoid interference with easements and mitigate the impact on neighbors, and should be built of wood and stained, painted or treated to match the color of any exterior deck, unless such outbuilding, shed or structure is built of the same material and in the same architectural style as the house, in which case it shall also comply with standards of items 1. a. through 1. d above and item 1. F. below. Additionally, specific to outbuildings and sheds, such structures shall be in compliance with the architectural rules detailed within items e. i. through e. vii. below.
Outbuilding or shed must be located in the rear yard of the residence.
Outbuilding or shed shall be placed to minimize visibility from public streets and neighbors. Shrubs, trees and fences (that otherwise meet all architectural rules) are permitted to accomplish minimizing such visibility.
Outbuilding or shed roof shall be sloped or pitched to match that of the residence, and shingles must match those of the roof of the residence.
Outbuilding or shed must have door(s) that latch shut
Outbuilding or shed shall be no larger than 12 feet in length and width, and 8 feet standing height within the structure.
Outbuilding or shed construction and placement plans must be submitted with the form provided in Appendix C, and shall contain a plot plan and specifications regarding size, color, materials and pictures or renderings
Outbuilding or shed may have electricity installed only for the purpose of providing reasonable lighting and such wiring must be installed to the specifications of county code.
All color changes shall meet the following specifications
The exterior colors of the walls and roof of a residential structure shall be compatible and harmonious with the colors of nearby residential structures.
All large surface areas shall be subdued earth tone colors. “Bright” colors shall be prohibited.
Secondary colors shall be compatible with the primary (large surface area) colors and be limited to architectural details such as fascia, frames, shutters, doors, etc.
The color of walls (large surface area) of adjacent resident structures shall not be the same. (Brick shall be the only exception.)
Yard-When making changes to your yard such as, changing the impervious surface of the lot (this will also require County approval), adding landscape features such as pergolas, play gyms, swing sets, gardening sheds or other structures, alteration of the surface of the yard such that it changes the storm water runoff from the lot or alters the common storm water easement on the lot, adding fences to the property Architectural Committee approval must be obtained. Once approval has been obtained work related to the project must be started within 90 days and all project work completed within a reasonable time frame considering the scope of the project. Approval will be based on the following.
All storm water runoff must have a “zero” effect on adjoining property owners.
All landscape structures must be made of materials that are the same as the house or dwelling and shall be constructed of wood, brick, stone, smooth stucco or clapboard siding (preferably wood or a product that successfully mimics wood at the discretion of The Committee).
Fences shall be no higher than six feet, though four feet is preferred, and made of materials that are compatible with the house and neighborhood. Wood fences should be of pressure-treated wood, built with the smooth side facing towards the outer boundary of the property, and located 3 to 6 inches inside the property line as a minimum.
All play gyms or outdoor play equipment shall be made of wood or a material that successfully mimics wood at the discretion of the Committee and, if it is to have a permanent installation, then it should be located in an area that will have minimal impact on views from neighboring houses and will not interfere with common easements.
Raising farm animals or other animals that are noxious or unsightly is not permitted.
Conducting a commercial activity or using a house as a place of business, except for the use of a home office by the occupant of the house is not permitted.
Recreational equipment storage in the driveway or the construction of semi-permanent structures in a driveway (i.e. skate board ramps, play gyms, boats) that cannot be stored in a garage when not in use is not permitted.
Temporary parking of boat trailers and RVs (no more than two weeks) is permitted. Otherwise, all trailers (boat, utility, camping, etc.) must be parked out of view of a public right of way. If the lot cannot adequately provide for such storage, then the trailer or equipment must be stored off site.
Licensed vehicles may only be parked in driveways and are not permitted in any yard area. Vehicles, even licensed, that are non-operable or appear to be under constant repair, or cannot be driven because of being repaired for more than two weeks, will be considered in violation of the Covenants and must be removed.
All satellite dishes and antennas shall be mounted out of view from a street or from a neighbor’s yard. If the mounting is required to be in view from a house or street, then the dish must be no more than 21 inches in diameter and the location must be screened from view with plantings and/or landscape features so that it is not visible. All wiring shall be buried if the antenna or dish is ground mounted.
Semi-permanent structures in a driveway or yard may not be stored in view from the street or from a neighbor’s yard.
All mailboxes shall conform to the River Walk standard and be regularly painted and maintained. (See Appendix B for specifications)
Homeowners must keep the yard free of waste, debris, and mowed to avoid the attraction of rodents, etc.
Trees and bushes must be trimmed in a manner that assures traffic sight lines.
All structures, including the house and landscape features, must be kept in good repair.
All trees, including those with limbs hanging over other properties, must be kept pruned of potentially harmful dead wood and all dead trees that may harm property or people if they fall shall be removed
Approval Process – All architectural approval requests must be submitted using the Application for Architectural Committee Review (Appendix C)
Clubhouse as referenced in this policy consists of the main room, kitchen, bathrooms, front and rear porches, and outside surrounding lawn areas, but not the fitness center, pool area, or tennis courts.
The clubhouse may be rented by River Walk Recreation Association Active and Special Type 2 Members only, by submitting a completed Clubhouse Rental/Usage Agreement which defines all requirements, restrictions, and fees. (Appendix D – 1, 2, 3, & 4)
The clubhouse is reserved on a first come, first served basis and can be reserved up to six months in advance by contacting the River Walk Recreation Association Clubhouse Committee person. Reservations will not be confirmed until receipt of the rental fee, security deposit, and completed Clubhouse Rental/Usage Agreement.
Abuse of clubhouse facilities or failure to comply with the terms of the Clubhouse Rental/Usage Agreement, will result in the loss of Clubhouse use and rental privileges.
The Clubhouse is for non-commercial use ONLY. (Any sales and/or promotional activities are strictly prohibited) except as provided in Appendix D 2.
Microphones, karaoke, amplified music, and boom boxes are not allowed outside of the clubhouse doors at any time. DJ’s must set up inside the clubhouse and doors should remain closed so any outside noise is minimized. In no case shall any activities be allowed out of doors of the facilities past 11:00 PM.
Non-rental use of the Clubhouse is permitted when available (not rented) for the following purposes:
Association Board and Committee meetings.
Social, Swim Team, and Tennis Committee sponsored Association member activities. The committee chairman is responsible for compliance with all requirements stated in the Clubhouse Rental/Usage Agreement, with the exception of rental, security, and clean-up fees.
The Board at its discretion may approve use of the Clubhouse for special community functions, non- politically biased in nature, such as Election Precinct voting. When done so, the Board will select a representative to be responsible for compliance with all requirements stated in the Clubhouse Rental/Usage Agreement, with the exception of rental, security, and clean-up fees.
Use of Clubhouse Furniture and Equipment
Clubhouse furniture and equipment may not generally be used outside its use as part of a clubhouse event.
The exception to this rule is that clubhouse portable banquet and card tables may be rented out by the Social Committee for use in the River Walk Annual Yard Sale, if the clubhouse has not been booked for a rental. If prior to the event a Clubhouse rental is booked for the yard sale weekend, the rental will supersede Yard Sale table rentals. The social chair will establish pick up, drop off, and administrative rules for this event, and will enforce replacement of any damaged table with a new duplicate within two days of rental.
Other exceptions to the rule require explicit board approval.
The Fitness Center is for the enjoyment of residents. It is maintained through your dues and resident volunteers of the Clubhouse Committee.
The Fitness Center is not staffed; therefore, we need your cooperation to ensure the trouble-free operation of the Fitness Center. Please report equipment problems to the Fitness Center Coordinator. Please keep the facility free of trash (newspapers, magazines, etc.).
You must be 14 years of age or older to use the Fitness Center. Also, no one under 14 years of age is allowed in the Fitness Center. Parents/guardians are responsible for the behavior of their children, household members and guests.
All persons using the Fitness Center must sign a liability waiver form before using the exercise equipment.
No “in-town” guests. “Out of town” guests are allowed, but must have signed a liability waiver form.
The Fitness Center is open from 5:00am to 11:00pm. You must leave by 11:00pm.
All persons using the Fitness Center should have a physician’s approval before starting an exercise program.
Proper exercise attire, including exercise shoes and shirts, are required. No bathing suits allowed.
Keep electronically controlled doors closed at all times. Please insure these doors are securely shut when you leave the facility.
Bring a towel to keep the equipment free of perspiration.
Lockers are available in the locker room. Locks are not provided. Do not leave locks on lockers overnight. Locks will be cut off and the contents of the locker will be disposed of.
Access chips will be given to residents upon paying the non-refundable security fee of $10.00 and upon signing the liability waiver form.
Circuit training has priority over those using individual machines.
No smoking or eating in the Fitness Center. This includes beverages other than water.
Call the Fitness Center Coordinator if you need instructions on how to use the equipment.
Turn off the step machine and/or treadmill when finished.
Turn off the lights and the fan when you leave.
Please be sure the blinds are closed when you leave to prevent fading of the carpet.
No pets are allowed in the Fitness Center.
Thirty-minute time limit is recommended on the machines when someone is waiting.
River Walk Recreation Association dues must be paid in full before using the Fitness Center.
Violation of the rule(s) may lead to the suspension and revocation of your benefits to use the Fitness Center and the other facilities at the Clubhouse Complex. If your benefits are suspended or revoked, your access chip will also be deactivated. It will cost $10.00 for a replacement access chip. Suspensions or revocations are determined by the River Walk Recreation Steering Committee.
River Walk Grounds and Common Areas
Use of Community Posting Boards is for association events and resident lost and found notices only. Documents should be attached with pins and tacks only. (Do not use staples or tape)
Dumping of grass clippings, limbs, branches, or yard waste is not allowed on common areas, creek beds, or vacant lots, whether by the resident or their lawn care contractors.
Grass clippings are not to be raked or blown onto the roads or along the curbs by the resident or their lawn care contractor. Please use mulching blade on mower, or use disposal.
Tree cutting along the paths or in the common areas is not permitted.
Planting of shrubs and trees, or placement of yard furnishings and play equipment is not allowed on paths or common areas without expressed written permission from the Grounds Chairperson. Plans for such proposals must include a written description with diagrams, and are to be submitted to the Grounds Chairperson for review and subsequent approval by the Board. Additionally, Grounds projects and path maintenance (i.e. – bush-hogging, tree removal, path and bridge reconstruction), will have path right of way and may require disruption of those plantings to allow access for large vehicles.
Homeowners with property lines that are directly adjacent to the path are responsible for the removal of fallen trees or trees that are imminently in danger of falling onto the path from their properties.
Excessive water drainage onto the paths from malfunctioning irrigation systems or soil erosion must be corrected by the homeowner.
Fires and “fireworks” are not allowed on the paths or in common areas.
Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the paths. Construction vehicles are allowed at the discretion of the Grounds and/or Path chairperson.
In accordance with County regulations, dogs are permitted on paths and common areas only if leashed. Additionally, owners are responsible for picking up waste left by their pets. Violations are to be reported to Greenville County Animal Control.
All food, wrappers, cans, etc., used at the playground are to be discarded in the receptacle or brought home.
No skateboarding is allowed on any of the clubhouse/tennis/playground area grounds.
Parking of vehicles is not allowed on River Walk common areas or berms along the Adams Mill Road, or Parkside Drive entrances.
Paths are for River Walk resident use exclusively. “Invitations” to any outside groups are not permitted.
Stones are a necessary component of the drainage system around the tennis courts and pool fencing, and are absolutely not to be disturbed. Children must be made aware of this.
Disruptive behavior, particularly after dark, will not be allowed in common areas. Neighborhood security (Bravo One) has the discretion to ask persons to leave if this occurs, with consultation from the Security Chairperson and/or the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department (“Sheriff’s Department”) as necessary.
River Walk residents are encouraged to contact Bravo One or the Sheriff’s Department (not the Security Chairperson) if they witness any potential criminal activity in common areas.
The River Walk Recreation Association strongly prefers that gatherings of people in common areas not occur after dark or 8 PM, whichever is earlier, unless in connection with neighborhood-sponsored activities. This is intended to help keep outsiders out of our common areas, to prevent unlawful activity, and to minimize liability to the Association and River Walk residents. Bravo One and the Security Chairperson are authorized to check on any such gathering. If a particular gathering is desired by a River Walk resident, advance notice to the Security Chairperson or Bravo One should be made, and if children involved, adult supervision should be present.
Special Membership, Type 2 – These memberships are available to residents of Avondale Heights only. They permit use of all Corporation facilities but provide no voting rights and are non-transferable. There is an initiation fee of not less than $500 to be established by the Board, and an annual membership fee no less than that paid by regular members, also to be established by the Board.
Family Pool Memberships
Granting of non-residential family memberships for POOL USEAGE ONLY is reviewed each year by the pool committee, usually in January or February, recommended to the Board, and approved by the Board. The number and cost are set and are part of the annual budget for River Walk Recreation Association. Memberships are for one summer only. (The Board has agreed that if non-resident memberships are ever discontinued, those who belonged the previous year would be grandfathered, paying each year, until such time as they did not wish to belong. No new memberships would be sold.)
Non-residents from the prior year are sent a renewal package before the end of March. They are given two weeks to rejoin before any new members may join. The membership chairperson keeps a waiting list for non-resident memberships and contacts those on the waiting list at the end of the two- week period. Remaining memberships are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Non-residential members of the pool have all rights of pool membership, i.e. they may take part in any open social activities that are planned at the pool, take swim lessons, plan pool parties, be part of swim team, etc. They must abide by all pool rules, and may lose privileges if they do not.
Individual Pool Memberships – Individual pool memberships are the same as family pool memberships, except they are available only to individuals, 13 years old and older, and cost 50% of the family memberships.
These rules are not meant to restrict enjoyment of the pool facilities, but are intended to provide for the safety of users and protection of River Walk property.
All resident and non-resident member must complete a Pool Registration Card (Appendix E-4)
Lifeguards have the authority to enforce these rules, especially repeat or major violations. Progressive discipline is recommended, with first violations of minor nature typically being sitting out of the pool for 10 minutes. Repeat or more serious violations could involve, based on degree of se verity, (i) having to leave the pool for the rest of the day, (ii) losing pool privileges for a week, and (iii) suspension from using the pool. Lifeguards should consult with their manager for any discipline beyond simple sitting out. All violations resulting in discipline shall be documented and should be reported to the Pool Committee. All situations involving suspension would involve a meeting of the offender (and parent, if offender is a child) with the Pool Manager and a representative of the Pool Committee. The Pool Committee shall approve the length of the suspension.
The pool is for the exclusive use of current members and their guests. Normal hours: Monday- Thursday, 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm, (10 pm Fridays during June), Sunday 1-8pm; shortened weekday hours when school is open, Pool may be closed for Swim Team functions upon advanced notice.
The pool will close when necessary for maintenance operations or inclement weather (such as lightning/thunder) at the discretion of the Pool Manager. Reopening of the pool will be determined based on guidelines set by the Pool Manager (reflecting applicable DHEC rules). If the pool cannot
be safely reopened by 6:30 pm, the pool will be closed for the evening.
All members & guests must sign-in legibly on the proper form, stating name/name of sponsor each time they enter the pool.
Each member shall provide annually the names of family members, family doctor, medical information regarding health conditions, and other information necessary for the proper care of individuals using the facility who may suffer an accident. This information will be kept on file at the pool.
Full time professional Nannies and/or Babysitters, employed by a member and pre-registered, may use the pool while caring for the members’ children. Nannies/Babysitters may bring their children if registered. Nannies/babysitters that have children over 6 years of age must pay a yearly fee of $100 per child for them to accompany them to the pool.
All in town guests must be registered and accompanied by a host family member; guests leave when host family leaves.
Fees for in-town guests are $3.00/person/visit no matter what the age. River Walk residents may purchase discounted guest passes, 5/$10. Pass use may be spread over multiple visits. Fees/passes should be given to the gatekeeper upon arrival.
In-town guests may visit the pool once per week, no matter whom they accompany.
Out-of-town guests shall have all the pool privileges of the current member once they are signed in. This privilege is not to be abused.
Safety and Health
No child under age 10 will be allowed at the pool without a parent or a responsible sitter age 13 or older. Children ages 10-12 may come to the pool without an adult or sitter if they can meet the following criteria:
Pass the deep-water test defined by the Pool Manager annually, and
have the permission and responsibility form (Pool Registration Card, Appendix E-4) signed by their parent.
This privilege can be revoked (procedure section 1 (a) if pool rules are not being obeyed.
Members and guests under age 18 must be able to pass the deep-water testing order to use the deep end of the pool-swim lessons are the only exception.
Children at the pool must have a way home in the event the pool is closed early.
The pool will have an announced 10-minute rest period for the lifeguards once an hour. During this time, persons under age 18 must stay out of the pool (including steps). Children under the age 3 can be in the pool during this time if with their parent or responsible sitter.
Pool users should shower before entering the pool.
No glass items of any kind are allowed in the pool area.
No running, pushing, wrestling, towel snapping or other horseplay is permitted.
No one other than lifeguards allowed on lifeguard stands. Hanging on the stands is not allowed.
Only one person on the diving board at a time. No hanging from the board or jumping to the side of the board. At the discretion of the lifeguard on duty, the deep end may be used for games like “sharks and minnows” if at least ten people wish to play, there are few people wanting to use the diving board, and only for limited periods of time (not to exceed 20 minutes). No one is allowed to use the diving board while such games are going on.
Proper swim attire is required. Shorts, cutoffs, and belts are not allowed. ALL INFANTS MUST WEAR SWIM DIAPERS for either the main pool or the baby pool.
Please clean all spills and properly dispose of trash when eating or drinking in the pool area. No food or drink is allowed in the bathhouse or pool.
No hanging or playing on the lane ropes is allowed. No one is allowed on starting blocks except as specifically authorized by Swim Team. Use of Swim Team kickboards is by permission of Swim Team only.
Lifeguards must approve all pool toys and flotation devices. They should consult with their manager or the Pool Committee Chair if questions. Toys that can cause injury to others are not allowed-this includes tennis balls, footballs, or other hard balls. Other toys and flotation devices may be permitted, but not if they interfere with or disturb a member’s use of the pool-these include water guns, noodles, and large, (over 5 feet long) floats. A member’s complaint to the lifeguard about such a toy or flotation device shall be sufficient for the lifeguard to prohibit its use.
No animals are allowed in the pool area, pool entrance, or bathhouse.
Persons with open wounds or contagious skin rashes are not allowed in the pool.
Children in the baby pool must be accompanied by a parent or responsible sitter. No children over age 5 are allowed in the baby pool at any time.
Bicycles must be parked in the rack provided and not brought into the pool area. NO scooters or roller blades are allowed in the pool area.
Members must repair, replace, or otherwise take care of any damage to River Walk property caused by the fault or intentional act of the member or his/her guest. Any damage must be reported to the lifeguards who shall document it.
No member, other than the Pool Committee Chair or his/her designate, shall give instructions to the Pool Manager or lifeguards regarding pool operation or pool area discipline.
Only authorized persons allowed in the pool office, or in the pump and storage room.
These rules will be posted on the pool bulletin board.
Vehicles (including mopeds, golf carts, and bicycles) should be parked in designated areas. Please drive carefully.,
River Walk Recreation Assoc. will not be responsible for loss of or damage to personal property
Lost and Found items will normally be disposed of weekly
Swim lessons are offered by the Swim Team coaches or the lifeguards working for the Pool Manager. No others may offer lessons without permission of Swim Team and the Pool Manager, plus the approval of the Pool Committee, and either a bond or evidence of liability insurance is required.
Grilling on the pool deck, adjacent grounds, or the pool/clubhouse parking lot is not permitted except at neighborhood events (such as Swim Team home meets) and other special events with prior approval from the Pool Committee and Clubhouse Committee.
Use of microphones, karaoke, and specially amplified or loud music is not allowed in the pool area except as described in Section 7 below
Smoking is not permitted in the pool area or bath house.
Parties and Special Events
Amplified music is permitted with prior approval by both the Pool and Clubhouse Committees.
See specific rules for neighborhood parties, regular hour, and after hour parties.
No parties may be scheduled during the first full week or last week of the pool season.
ASSOCIATION/SWIM TEAM SPONSORED PARTIES
The pool may be used for Association/Swim Team sponsored parties. The Social Committee Chairman/Swim Team President or Social Chairperson must make the arrangements in advance with Pool Management Company Contact at least two weeks in advance.
Representatives of the Social Committee/Swim Team must be present during the entire event and all pool guidelines will remain in effect. All members and guests must follow directions of the lifeguards with regard to rest breaks, pool evacuation, conduct, etc.
Social Committee/Swim Team members will be responsible for overseeing and helping with cleaning the area used for the function, wiping up all spills, picking up and disposing of all trash, etc. and making sure participants leave by designated time.
PRIVATE PARTIES DURING REGULAR HOURS
River Walk Pool may be used for functions by members during normal operational hours of the pool on a 72-hour, pre-arranged basis. The arrangement must be made by the adult River Walk Pool member with the designated Pool Management Contact person and will be on a first come, first serve basis. All pool rules will apply during the pool party.
For daytime parties, over 25 guests, there will be an hourly charge for an extra guard: 25-50- 1 guard, 51-100- 2 guards, more than 100-company discretion. See posted guidelines for price.
The pool member will be responsible for payment of guest fees ($3.00 per person) for all
non-member guests attending the party, both adults and children. Guest count includes all of those in the gated area, regardless of whether or not they are using the pool. There will
be a separate sign-in sheet for the party with the Gatekeeper (Appendix E-1). Each guest must check-in, and the sponsoring River Walk resident must pay the Gatekeeper before leaving the event. Checks for guests are to be payable to River Walk Recreation Association. Party payment is made out to the management company.
The sponsoring pool member must be present during the entire event and will be responsible for the conduct of all guests. All pool members and guests must follow direction of the lifeguards with regard to rest breaks, pool evacuation, conduct, etc.
The sponsoring pool member will be responsible for any damage resulting from the event and for cleaning the area used for the function, wiping up all spills, and picking up and disposing of all trash, etc.
All guests must be out of the gated area and cleanup completed by closing time.
PRIVATE PARTIES AFTER REGULAR HOURS
One week’s notice is required to rent the pool to allow for arranging the guards. The guards will open and close the pool.
Reservations are to be made with the designated Management Contact person. The reservation will not be confirmed until the rental fee and clean-up/damage deposits are paid, and the rental agreement has been completed and signed.
The pool may only be rented by an adult/homeowner River Walk Pool Member.
The renting member must be present during the entire event and will be responsible for the conduct of all guests.
All pool members and guests must follow direction of the lifeguards with regard to rest breaks, pool conduct and evacuation, etc.
At least two lifeguards must be on duty at all times regardless of whether the party involves swimming. For a party over 50 people, three lifeguards are required. For a party over 100, four lifeguards are required. The pool management company will obtain the guards. See posted guidelines for price. Checks are to be made out to the pool management company. One additional lifeguard shall be required if the event is for teenagers, college-aged participants or for any party involving alcoholic beverages. The Customer agrees to provide one adult chaperone for each 10 people at a teenage or college age party.
A clean-up/damage deposit of $50.00 is required and will be returned provided the pool area is properly cleaned and no damage has occurred. Two separate checks need to be written out to River Walk Recreation Association: one check for $50.00 for the clean-up/damage deposit and one for rental function charge. Any cleaning costs or damage incurred above the $50.00 deposit will be invoiced to the member who signed the rental agreement.
Normal rental will be for two hours immediately after the pool closes to the regular membership. (No increased time Fridays in June.) This includes clean up time. Renter and guests may be asked to wait outside the gate if guests are not picked up promptly, so the guards may be able to lock-up and leave. All guests must be out of the gated area by 9:30 Sun.-Thurs, 10:30 Fri. & Sat. and cleanup must be completed by 10:00 P.M. Sun.-Thurs. and 11:00 P.M. Fri. and Sat. Lifeguards may charge additional fees if they stay to cleanup past the time stipulated above.
Courts are for tennis use only.
The Tennis Committee provides keys for the courts. The cost is $5.00 per key. Only residents may obtain a key. Checks payable to River Walk Recreation Association will be accepted.
Courts are numbered 1-4, starting next to pool. Lights for all courts are located on Court#1.
A River Walk resident must accompany all guests.
No smoking, glass containers, skateboards, roller skates, or bikes are allowed on the courts.
Parents and guardians are responsible for the behavior and actions of their children.
Only River Walk teams may use the courts for team practice.
Non- sanctioned tennis teams may not use the courts for competitive play.
Players are required to turn off all lights after court use.
Only tennis shoes may be worn on the courts.
Players are to wear proper and tasteful tennis clothing.
Shirts must be worn.
Players should refrain from profanity and excess noise that may disturb other players.
Players should not be interrupted while playing a point.
Players should dispose of any litter and leave courts clean.
Players should enter and exit courts without interrupting other matches.
Sign-up sheets are posted for all courts on court #1.
Each family is limited to 5 total reservations per week. Only one reservation is allowed during peak time, Monday-Friday between 8-11am.
Playing time starts from sun-up until 11:00pm.
Singles may reserve only 1-1/2 hrs. Doubles may reserve 2hrs.
Players lose court reservations when more than 15minutes late and others are waiting for a court.
Players may finish a point when their time has expired and others are waiting.
A court may not be reserved for the same group for two consecutive periods.
Any organized River Walk group wishing to reserve a regularly scheduled time may petition the Tennis Committee chair for consideration e.g. Ladies Summer Doubles.
Any outside tennis club or tennis facility wishing to use River Walk courts for tournament or any tennis event must contact current tennis chairperson. Contact must be at least one month in advance of any event for consideration. There will always be two courts available for resident play.
River Walk Team League Rules
All River Walk tennis teams should consist of River Walk residents. If a vacancy exists and no qualified resident is available, then a non-resident may be considered. Two non-residents per team are allowed. Final selection of players is at the discretion of each team captain.
Team vacancies must be published in the River Walk newsletter and or visibly posted on the event boards at all entrances.
Team captains must be River Walk residents.
All non-residents must pay $40 per season and sign a release before playing.
League rosters must be submitted to tennis chairperson prior to league play.
Teams are limited to one practice session per week.
Teams must call ahead to schedule seasonal court time.
Any group taking lessons or clinics must have at least 50% River Walk residents.
Appendix A – Document Retention Policy
The following table identified the River Walk documentation policy. Where practical, it is recommended that documents be converted to a digital format (MS Office, or PDF) and backed up to a location separate from the PC. A best practice would be to back-up to a remote site.
Additionally, those document types with an asterisk (*) will be available to Board members from the River Walk website.
Available on Greenville website
Most recent only
Available on Greenville website
Bylaws and Covenants*
Legal / Court Documents
Meeting Minutes – Annual*
Meeting Minutes – Board*
Rules and Regulations*
Financial Reports – FY End*
Financial Reports – Monthly*
Receipt, Invoices, etc
Bank Statements, Operations
Bank Statements, LRP
7 years or until end of contract
Project Proposals, etc.
Appendix B – Mailbox Specifications
Paint for mailboxes can be purchased from any Benjamin Moore Paint Store – Both Rainbow Paint of Mauldin and Ace Hardware on Woodruff Road carry River Walk Green. The formula for a Gallon is, N401-4X (Base), S1 2 x 19.0000, W1 0x 27.0000, B1 1x 15.0000, G1 8x 8.0000. For a quart it is, N401-4X (Base), S1 0x 20.7500, W1
0x 6.7500, B1 0x 11.7500, G1 2x 2.0000. The gold paint is called Gold Plate and is available at Ace Hardware.
Appendix C – Application for Architectural Committee Review
Name: Address: Phone #: Date: E-mail:
Description or Project Type:
In order to ensure that your application is complete The Architectural Committee requires the following items to be submitted with your application:
Site plan showing the proposed changes;
Architectural plans and elevations;
Specifications or manufacturer’s specifications (catalog cut sheets) if a manufactured item
Proposed dates of construction
Color samples of all exterior color changes
*All construction shall be completed within one year from the date of the approval letter
Forward to the Architectural Committee Chairperson – [email protected]
Appendix D 1 – Clubhouse Rental Agreement
This agreement made at Simpsonville, South Carolina this day of, 20 between
River Walk Recreation Association (Landlord)
and a River Walk Recreation Association Member
Address: Phone Cell
The landlord hereby rents to the Tenant and the Tenant hereby rents from the Landlord a
Parcel of property located at 103 River Walk Boulevard in the County of Greenville, South Carolina, which will constitute the premises described as follows: River Walk clubhouse main room, kitchen, bathrooms, front and rear porch, and the outside surrounding lawn areas, but not the fitness center, pool area, or tennis courts.
This Rental Agreement shall:
Commence on the
, at 12:00 noon or (
end on the
Tenant agrees to pay Landlord a rental fee of $
, per calendar day, payable in advance. In addition
to the rental amount, the Tenant agrees to pay a Security Deposit of $200.00 toward additional clean up, damage, and false alarm charges if applicable.
Landlord acknowledgement of receipt of Rental Fee and Security Deposit: (Initial)
The Tenant agrees to comply with all requirements listed in Appendix D-2 – Clubhouse Usage and Rental Rules. The Tenant agrees to leave the clubhouse in accordance with Appendix D-3 – Checklist.
The Tenant agrees to replace or repair damaged or missing items listed in Appendix D-4 – River Walk Recreation Association Clubhouse Inventory.
The purpose of this rental is described as follows:
The estimated number of persons expected for this function is . The maximum occupancy is 150 persons.
Appendix D 2 – Clubhouse Usage and Rental Rules
The clubhouse is only available to current River Walk Recreation Association members in good standing at the time of the rental. If member leaves the Association prior to the rental date the reservation is cancelled. The member whose name appears on the Clubhouse Rental/Usage Agreement must be present during the entire event and will be responsible for the conduct of all guests.
No residents or guests shall use the clubhouse as guest quarters.
The reservation is not considered booked until the clubhouse rental representative has received the Tenant’s signed contract and Tenant’s checks for the $150 rental fee and $200 security deposit made out to River Walk Recreation Association. Maximum Capacity is 150 persons.
Cancellation Policy: During the peak rental periods of May, June, November, and December, the rental fee is forfeited if reservation is cancelled.
Clean-up and care of the facility is the responsibility of the Tenant. Failure to do so will result in charges to repair or replace damaged or missing property, and will be taken first from the security deposit. Charges in excess of the security deposit will be invoiced to the homeowner whose name appears on the rental agreement. The unused portion of the security deposit will be promptly returned to the renter. If there are no problems Tenant’s unused security deposit check will be shredded.
NOTE: Professional Cleaning Service is included in rental fee but Tenant is still responsible for all items detailed in the Appendix D-3 Checklist. (It is the Tenant’s responsibility to notify the clubhouse representative of pre-existing damage or an unclean clubhouse.)
The rental time commences at 12:00 noon (unless special arrangements are made with the clubhouse rental representative), and must conclude by 12:00 midnight of the contract date. In consideration of surrounding residents there are no exceptions to this rule. Please allow time within your activities for clean-up prior to 12:00 midnight. Each rental is for one calendar day. Remember, that the alarm is automatically activated at the end of the day and if set off, will result in a $100 charge to the tenant which will be taken from the security deposit.
Smoking is not permitted within the clubhouse building.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages shall be in accordance with South Carolina State Laws.
All doors and windows must be locked at the end of the rental.
All lights, fans, and gas logs must be turned off.
Abuse of clubhouse facilities or failure to comply with the terms of the Clubhouse Rental/Usage Agreement, will result in the loss of Clubhouse use and rental privileges. No helium balloons are permitted inside the clubhouse.
The Clubhouse may be used for non-commercial purposes only. Sales and/or promotional activities are strictly prohibited with the following exceptions:
Fundraising or charity events sponsored by committees of the River Walk Home Owners Association (e.g. Social, Pool, Swim Team, etc.)
Fundraising or charity events, sponsored and attended by a River Walk resident, to benefit a non- profit, tax exempt charitable organization with the IRS designation of 501(c)(3). Rental fee and security deposit must still be paid to reserve the Clubhouse.
Microphones, karaoke, amplified music, and boom boxes are not allowed outside of the clubhouse doors at any time. DJ’s must set up inside the clubhouse and doors should remain closed so any outside noise is minimized. In no case shall any activities be allowed out of doors of the facilities past 11:00 PM.
The clubhouse key must be returned to locked mailbox at the clubhouse upon leaving the premises at the conclusion of the rental.
The Tenant shall not assign or sublet premises, or any part thereof, without the written consent of the Landlord. The Tenant shall comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety.
The Tenant shall keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling clean, and use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and other facilities and appliances.
The Tenant shall not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair, or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so who is on the premises with the Tenant’s permission or who is allowed access to the premises by the Tenant.
The Tenant shall conduct himself, and require other persons on the premises with the Tenant’s permission or who are allowed access to the premises by the Tenant to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb other River Walk resident’s peaceful enjoyment of River Walk Recreation Association facilities and surrounding community.
Tenant is responsible for insuring his own possessions against fire and other catastrophes. Landlord and Tenant shall hereby release and hold harmless each other from liability for loss or damage occurring on or to the rented premises caused by hazards ordinarily covered by fire and extended coverage insurance policies and each waives all right of recovery against each other for such loss or damages. Willful misconduct lawfully attributable to the Tenant, whether in whole, or in part, a contributing cause of the casualty giving rise to the loss of damage shall not be excused under the foregoing release and waiver.
Rentals and usage are on a first come first served basis. At the beginning of each Fiscal Year (May 1st), Board chairs may submit dates to be reserved for planned neighborhood functions from the dates available at that time. The Clubhouse Rental Coordinator will maintain the calendar on the website. All committees must check with the Rental Coordinator before using the clubhouse for events or committee meetings to avoid conflicts.
Professional cleaning services will be brought in after all neighborhood or committee sponsored events (i.e. Social, Swim Team, Tennis, Pool, etc.) at which food and beverages are prepared or consumed. Charges for these services will be assessed to the River Walk Recreation Association, and be charged to the appropriate committee’s budget. Exceptions can be made if the committee hosting the event receives prior approval from the Clubhouse Committee Chairperson. If approval is granted, the committee hosting the event assumes responsibility for cleaning the clubhouse following the event. The Clubhouse Committee Chairperson (or a delegated representative) will inspect the clubhouse following the event to ensure an adequate cleaning has been performed. If the condition/cleanliness of the clubhouse is deemed to be unsatisfactory, a professional cleaning will be performed and that committee will be charged. Repeated violations by specific committees will result in the loss of clubhouse privileges for future events.
Appendix D 3 – Checklist
Rentals include a professional cleaning service after each rental; however, the renter is still responsible for the following items. Since the cleaning service may arrive any time after the rental, the renter must ensure the following tasks are completed prior to leaving the premises. Additional cleaning charges will be deducted from the security deposit if these tasks are not done.
Place all furniture in original locations.
Remove all decorations and supplies brought in by the renter.
Remove all food from the refrigerator.
Empty waste baskets (1 in each bathroom)
Turn off ceiling fans & interior lights.
Reset thermostat to the temperature posted.
Make sure the back patio and grounds around Clubhouse are clean, and free of trash (including cigarette butts).
Lock all doors including sliding glass door. Take all trash with you.
Leave key in locked clubhouse mailbox at conclusion of event.
It is the Tenant’s responsibility to verify that the clubhouse was clean upon commencement of the rental period.
INITIAL & RETURN
Appendix D 4 – Clubhouse Inventory
Moveable bar with granite countertop
Tall glass vase/hurricane candle holders with driftwood accents
Framed pictures Sofa
End tables with marble tops Large square coffee table
Large square antiqued mirror tray Sofa tables with marble tops Decorative wall plaques with birds
Cane library table with glass on top & lower shelf Lamps
Framed contemporary floral pictures
Gas logs (fireplace screen in storage closet)
Set of large white lattice vases with arrangements Decorative twig basket
Large artificial trees with ferns Framed mirror
Square tables (39.5″ X 39.5″) Dining side chairs
Bar stools Clock
Ceramic urn with top Wood boxes
Square grey pottery bowl with 3 decorative balls
on coffee table
by closet behind sofa
on sofa & end tables on mantel
fireplace on hearth on hearth
over sofa table
wall into kitchen
on library table
Trash containers Fire extinguisher Refrigerator Stove/electric range Dishwasher Microwave oven
Stainless steel tables with lower shelves Stainless steel shelves on walls
12 cup drip coffee maker Professional 18-55 cup coffee pot
Cleaning supplies: broom, dustpan, mop, buckets, trash can bags
Large glass jars with rope handles
Large decorative glass swirl plate on wrought iron stand
under sink or beside frig
Kitchen 2 Rope vases with arrangements – succulents & sea grass on shelves
Cont. 1 Wood country French milk basket with chalk front on shelves
2 Decorative green glass bottles in milk basket
1 Raffia wrapped decorative piece in milk basket
Women’s 1 Mirror with wood bronzed frame
Bathroom 1 Waste basket
1 Silver plate as towel holder
1 Small accent lamp
1 Soap dispenser – oil rubbed bronze
1 Chair with pillow
1 Small laptop table – reclaimed weathered wood
1 Orchid in square glass vase
1 Framed picture – gingko leaf branch
Men’s 1 Mirror with bronze frame
Bathroom 1 Waste basket
1 Marble tray towel holder
1 Small accent lamp
Soap dispenser – stainless steel
Metal leaf & branch wall art
2 Framed leaf pictures
Closet 61 Stacking chairs
1 Vacuum cleaners
4 8 ft rectangular folding tables – 2 resin & 2 wood/metal
2 6 ft rectangular folding tables – resin
4 4 ft round folding tables – resin
4 Card tables
4 Card table chairs
Please note: There are NO utensils, plates, serving dishes, paper goods, cups, or other household appliances available in the clubhouse except as listed above.
It is the renters’ responsibility to verify the accuracy of the above inventory.
INITIAL & RETURN
Appendix E 1 – Pool Rental Agreement for Members
(Member Name – Please Print)
a River Walk Pool member residing at
(Address and Telephone Number)
agrees to rent the River Walk Pool on ,
Number of Guest: Total
Rental Fee of $50.00 for party of 40 Rental Fee of $75.00 for party over 40 Clean-Up/Damage Deposit of $50.00 Paid
I have received a copy of the Pool Rules as published in the River Walk Rules and Regulations and the Clean-up Checklist (Appendix E-2) and agree to abide by them.
Guards Assigned to Work:
Appendix E 2 – Pool Clean-Up / Damage Checklist, Regular hours’ parties
Wipe down tables and chairs, and sweep area used for function.
Clean pool deck area, wiping up all spills.
Return furniture to original locations.
Pick up all trash and place in plastic bags and put it in the rolling trash can. If you have a large amount of trash, take it to your home container.
Guard has checked for damage to facilities and/or furniture and recorded damage below.
Pay gatekeeper for non-members.
(Lifeguard in Charge Signature/Date)
(River Walk Pool Member Signature/Date)
Appendix E 3 – Party Sign-In Sheet
Each guest must sign in
Party Given by: Party Date:
NAME (please print)
Appendix E 4 – Pool Registration Card
RIVER WALK POOL MEMBER REGISTRATION (Side 1)
NAME(S) ADDRESS _ HOME PHONE WORK PHONE(s)(label)
Emergency Contact Person Phone(s) Family Doctor Phone(s)
I, (parent, guardian) _ of child/children (please print)
, minor, hereby give the staff of River Walk Pool authority to administer medical treatment that may be necessary in an emergency, and, in my absence, for the well-being of the above-mentioned child/children. ***I understand that DHEC regulations require that an adult or responsible guardian, other than the lifeguards, must supervise children under the age of 13 when at the pool.***
Date Signed _ SEE OVER-PARENTAL PERMISSION (10-12yr old)
RIVER WALK POOL PARENTAL PERMISSION (Side 2)
PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIP FOR 10-12 YEAR OLDS
I, , parent of
who is a child/are children between the ages of 10 and 12, give my permission for the above named child/children to attend the River Walk Pool without a parent or guardian.
The following conditions will be enforced:
My child will pass a swim test administered by a qualified lifeguard. This requirement may be waived if the swimmer is a regular member of River Walk Swim Team above the Guppy level.
My child will read and understand all pool rules.
I understand that the lifeguards and/or pool committee may revoke this privilege at any time for poor behavior or for violation of pool rules.
Parent’s Signature Date
Appendix Z 1 – Update History
Document Retention table re-drawn and Appendix Z (Update History) added
Jun 20, 2011
Restriction on smoking in the pool area were added to Section 4
Mar 20, 2013
Sign usage policy added to General
Apr 3, 2013
Property maintenance policy added to General
Apr 3, 2013
Mailbox paint specifications updated – Appendix B
Dec 2, 2013
Revised clubhouse rental terms and fees
Nov 3, 2014
Revised Retention Policy – Appendix A
Mar 30, 2015
Pool rules were rewritten
Jun 1, 2015
Clubhouse inventory list revised – Appendix D1
Mar 6, 2016
Added paragraphs 17, 18, and 19 to Grounds and Common Areas
April 11, 2016
Pool rules revised making the reservation contact Sweetwaterpools.net
May 9, 2016
Added Clubhouse, Section 3, Use of Clubhouse Furniture and Equipment
Oct 10, 2016
Wording revised regarding dogs in the Grounds section and Clubhouse Usage and Rental Rules,
Appendix D-2 revised.
Apr 23, 2017
Pool rules re-written and Appendix E-4 Pool Registration Card added.
Sep 11, 2017
Architectural revisions regarding sheds and outbuildings.