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Colony Cove Home Owners Association Nomination Form

Colony Cove, located in Ellenton, Florida is a unique resort active lifestyle land rent community situated between Sarasota & Tampa. It is in a natural setting with about 2,500 manufactured & mobile homes. It has many waterfront home sites along the Manatee River and the inland lakes throughout the community.

 The Home Owners Association of Colony Cove
Why join & Support HOA?
They do all of the following and more…

   Welcome Committee to help acclimate new residents.
Serves the Residents of Colony Cove by being the direct link between Management & Residents to improve quality of life in our community.
Holds monthly meetings with HOA members and ELS management to discuss community issues.  The Resident Liaison Committee meets often with management on specific complaints or issues brought forth by residents.
Does an annual analysis of regional mobile home land rental market. Uses this detailed analysis to submit a request to reduce the 5% contractually allowed rent increase.  **2017 – They wrote a letter to ELS management after the recent hurricane that resulted in ELS lowering the lot rental increase by 2 percent ( average annual rental savings to each homeowner was about $250- $350).
Annual review & audit of rental pass through charges for utilities & allowed community expenses.
Maintains a legal fund to be ready if the need arises for significant legal expenses.
Oversees the booking for all halls and venues in the Cove & ensures that they are fairly used by all.
 A member of the HOA Board inspects each hall after it has been used by any organization or club to ensure that the hall is cleaned and everything is back in place.
 Monitor & organize all the bulletin boards in each hall.
Seeks out & previews all the acts for the Parade of Stars season.  Sets the schedule & prepares the Hall for the event. Profits are added to the legal fund.
Board members volunteer their time to oversee Holiday Events sponsored by ELS such as the Memorial Day and July 4th.
he HOA operates the loan closet and the medical loan closet.
Helping Hands Fund – it has provided thousands of dollars to CC residents in need over the last 15 years.
Arranged & administered the free wind storm Tie Down program throughout the park.
Arranged & administered  the free smoke alarms to be placed in resident homes.
Schedules the Red Cross Blood Drives.
Oversee the libraries in each hall.
Purchases equipment and furniture for use in each halls including the cooking equipment and all of the sound equipment. Instrumental in getting new road signs throughout the community.
Set up and administered the Hurricane Relief Fund that disbursed over $50,000 to the most needy residents who were affected by the hurricane.
Workshops were held for individuals who suffered hurricane damage to assist them getting help.
Wrote a letter to Manatee County requesting relief from the $250 to $500 fees for building permits associated with hurricane damages…which was approved…saving CC residents thousands of dollars in permit fees. 

These are things in just the last two years & it is all done on a volunteer basis. While you were enjoying all the amenities it is likely an HOA member was working behind the scenes to ensure the best experience. Each HOA member must complete certification training to understand our prospectus & laws pertaining to it. 

Each HOA Board member volunteers many hours a week to help make our community a better place to live! Annual elections are help for appointment of new board members if you would like to serve your community. 

It doesn’t matter if you are full time or seasonal as your HOA board works all year for you. Please support your HOA by joining & attending meetings! 



The bylaws are reviewed and amended by the Board and voted and approved by the membership. Each change is recorded in the records of the corporation and is available for review by written request to the President.

7615 Lakeshore Drive
Ellenton, FL 34222


1.1 These are the Bylaws of Colony Cove Mobile Home Owners Association, Inc. (HOACC), a corporation not for profit, incorporated under the laws of the state of Florida. Hereinafter called the “Association”. These Bylaws are adopted for the purpose of governing the Association, according to the Articles of Incorporation and the provision of Florida Statute 723, known as the Florida Mobile Home Act.
1.2 This corporation was organized for the following purposes:
A) To exercise all rights accorded to a homeowners Association, under Chapter 723, on behalf of all homeowners.
B) To represent the members of the corporation in dealing with all levels of Colony Cove Mobile Home Park management, and the management of Equity Lifestyles Inc.
C) To support organizations and work for legislation that protects the safety, rights, privileges and interests of residents of Colony Cove.
D) To promote cooperation among the various clubs and promote a feeling of community among residents.
E) To improve the quality of life for all park residents.

1.3 The mailing office of the Association shall be 7615 Lakeshore Dr., Ellenton, Fl. 34222

1.4 The registered Agent shall be appointed by the board at the beginning of each fiscal year. His/her name will be submitted to the annual CCMHOA corporate report made to the state of Florida for the following fiscal year.
1.5 The seal of the Association shall bear the name of the corporation, the word “Florida”, the words “Corporation Not for Profit” and the year of incorporation. The seal shall be held by the Secretary and affixed as required.
A) Membership shall be open to all owners. Each person’s name on the active membership card shall be eligible to hold office if properly nominated, in good standing, appointed and elected in accordance with these Bylaws. Membership is effective on the day that the dues are paid, and will terminate at the end of the calendar year.
B) Dues shall be determined by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Failure to make payment of this Association dues shall result in a loss of all membership rights and privileges. A board member must be current in Association dues in order to serve on the Board of Directors. Directors who are not current with their membership dues shall automatically be removed from the board.
C) Membership dues can be paid by check, money order, PayPal, or cash.


A) The business and affairs of the Association shall be managed and governed by a board of directors composed of 9 members who shall be elected at large. Proof of home ownership must be verified in order to serve on the board of directors. Must be full time residents.
B) Each Director shall be elected for a term of three years (3) following an alternating pattern each year. An appointed director filling the position of a prior director will only serve for the remaining unexpired term of the former director. No director shall be eligible to serve more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. No Director shall be eligible for re-election as a Director for a period of one (1) year following his/her second consecutive term.
C) Eligibility to serve as a director must certify by affidavit that he or she has read all the governing documents as provided by the Secretary. The new director must complete an education curriculum of Florida Statute 723.0781. A new director must be compliant within 90 days or vacate their seat on the board. Directors must be full time residents
D) A Director may be recalled and removed from office with or without cause by the vote of the majority of all membership. If the recall is approved by the majority of all voting interests, by a vote at a meeting, the recall will immediately become effective. If the proposed recall is by agreement in writing by a majority of all the voting interests, the agreement or copy thereof shall be served on the Association by certified mail. The board shall duly notice a meeting of the board within five (5) full business days after receipt of the agreement. At the meeting, the board shall either certify the written agreement to recall a member(s) of the board and vote for an immediate recall or the recall must be moved to arbitration for final disposition.
E) If vacancies occur on the Board as a result of a recall and a majority of the board members are removed, the vacancies shall be filled in accordance with applicable Florida Law, without limitation, Florida Statute, Chapter 617.
F) Vacancies in the Board of Directors occurring between the Annual Association Meeting shall be endorsed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors.
G) Any Director may resign at any time by sending or personally delivering a written notice of resignation to the Association, addressed to the President. The resignation shall take effect on receipt by the President.
A) All powers and duties of the Association are governed by the Florida Statues, Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws.
B) The Corporation shall have the power to negotiate for, acquire and operate the mobile home park on behalf of the mobile homeowners.
C) The Corporation shall have the power to provide for the conversion of such mobile home park, once acquired, to a condominium or cooperative.

3.2A Actions Require approval by the Mobile Home Owners and may not be taken by the Board of Directors Acting Alone.
A) Purchase of Park
B) Filing a lawsuit
C) Other matters contained in the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws the specifically require a vote by members.

A) In July the Board of Directors shall appoint a Nominating Committee for the upcoming year’s election to be no less than 5 members. The President shall appoint the chairperson. The chairperson shall appoint the committee members. The Nominating Committee shall make as many nominations for the election to the Board of Directors as they determine, but not less than the number of vacancies that need to be filled. This will be announced at the August members meeting, requesting members to apply for a Director seat. The Nominee Committee shall provide the board with an outline of the recommended requirements for application to be consider as a nominee.
B) Each nominee must fill out the Nominee Biographical Form (see form NBF 1) to the Nominating Committee for review and to be placed on the slate with recommendations made to the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will review all the nominees NBF1 submission. The Chairperson will announce the names of the nominees at the members meeting in October, and the resumes of the selected nominees must be posted on the community HOA web page no less than 45 days before the election.
Voting for the annual election of Directors will be done by ballot using the official roll of eligible voting members maintained by the Corporation through its membership committee. The members may cast a vote for any nominee on the ballot but voting will be limited to the number of vacancies.

A) The annual election shall be held in January at the Annual Meeting. Each paid up member of the Association will be provided with a ballot. Only one (1) ballot may be voted per membership card regardless of the number of names on the card. The ballots will be cast at the annual meeting. The ballot will be in a secret written format. Absentee ballots will be provided and sent upon request to the paid-up members 30 days prior to the election. All absentee ballots must be received back to the Chairperson postmarked 14 days prior to the election. All absentee ballots must be sent via USPO or hand delivered to the Chairperson.
B) No non nominee committee members or board member will be allowed to tabulate the votes or organize the voting procedure. Only the Election/Nominee Committee shall tally the votes and present the results to the President.
C) The President shall announce the outcome of the election at the annual meeting. The persons receiving a plurality of the votes cast for a seat on the board shall be elected. Cumulative voting is not permitted. The ballots shall be retained for 1 year. If no request for a recount is made within that time frame, the ballots will be destroyed.

3.6 Executive Officers
The Executive Officers of the Association shall be a President, who shall be a director, a Vice President, who shall be a director, a Treasurer, a Secretary and an Assistant Secretary.
A person may hold more than one office, except that the President may not also be the Secretary or Assistant Secretary.
3.7 President
The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Association. He/She shall have all the powers and duties that are usually vested in the office of a President of an Association. Including, but not limited to the power to appoint committees from the members to assist in the conduct of the affairs of the Association as deemed important. All standing committees’ appointments shall be subject to approval by a majority of the Board of Directors. The President is to conduct and facilitate Board and Membership meetings, prepare meeting agendas, distribute to the Vice President. The President represents the organization at meetings outside of the organization, serve as ex officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. The President also coordinates the work of all directors so that the purpose of the organization is served. The President will maintain a revolving fund of $500.00 for administrative expenses, emergency purposes. All expenses are reviewed by the Business Advisory Committee and Treasurer on a quarterly bases

3.8 Vice President
The Vice President shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of the President in the absence of or disability of the President. The Vice President shall also distribute notices and meeting agendas with the Member-at-Large. The responsibilities include ensuring that order is maintained during meetings and parliamentary procedures are adhered to. The Vice President will carry out any task assigned to them by the President.

3.9 Secretary
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all proceedings, votes and notices for the Board of Directors. Minutes of all meetings and proceeding of the Board of Directors and the members shall be recorded by the Secretary and retained in a safe place for 7 years. This also includes other notices required by law. The Secretary shall have custody of the seal of the Association and shall affix it to instruments requiring the seal when duly signed. The Secretary shall record all documentation that the seal is affixed to. He/she shall keep the records of the Association, except those of the Treasurer, and shall perform all other duties incident to the office of the Secretary. The secretary shall keep and update all records of HOA membership. The Secretary shall have a $100 revolving fund to pay administrative expenses. It will be replenished by the Treasurer as needed and substantiated by receipts. The Secretary shall be authorized to pay for the required filing fee for the corporation’s annual report. The Secretary is responsible to maintain and pay for the renewal of the corporation’s post office box. The Secretary may perform other duties as assigned by the President.

3.9A Assistant Secretary
The Assistant Secretary shall assume all the responsibilities of the Secretary in his/her absence. The Assistant Secretary shall also be assigned other tasks as assigned by the President.

3.10 Treasurer
The Treasurer shall have custody of all the financial property of the Association including, but not limited to funds, securities and evidence of indebtedness. He/she shall keep the books and records for the Association in accordance of good accounting practices, with substantiating documentation. These books and records shall be made available to the Board of Directors, members, accountants and the IRS for examination. He/she shall receive all monies from all sources and deposit said funds in the Associations checking/investment accounts. The Treasurer will maintain a petty cash fund of $200, to be used for small day to day expenses. Receipts will be maintained for all expenditures allocated from the petty cash box.
The Treasurer shall submit a report to the board monthly, this shall include a check register and any other P&L information as requested by the President. The Treasurer shall sign all checks, any checks over $500 shall require a second signature of another officer. The Treasurer shall prepare a statement of income and expenditures to be presented to the membership at its annual member meeting. Proper books of account shall be reviewed by a licensed auditor on a yearly basis. The Treasurer will also be responsible to file a 990 with the IRS and any other tax forms that are required by the IRS. The Treasurer will be responsible to maintain the internal control of all funds and prepare the annual budget, which will be approved by the Board of Directors and put to a vote by the members at large.

The officers and directors of the Association have a fiduciary responsibility to the members.

3.12 Compensation
Officers and directors shall serve without compensation.

The Annual Association Meeting shall be held the first week of January of each year at such place and time to be determined by the Board of Directors and so designated in the notice of such meeting. The Annual Meeting shall be for the purpose of transacting annual business and the election of directors.
A) A special Association meeting for making nominations for open directorships and transacting any other business proper to come before the Association, shall be held the first week of October of each year at such place and time as may be determined by the Board of Directors and designated in the notice of such meeting.
B) Other special Association meetings are called to address issues that are of great importance and must be addressed before a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting shall be called by the President or by a majority of the Board of Directors. Also, upon written request from members entitled to cast (30) percent of the votes of the entire membership.

The regular Association meetings shall be held as determined by the Board of Directors for the purpose of discussion and sharing information. Business may be transacted at such regular Association meetings, providing a quorum is present. In event of crowd limits at Harmony Hall meeting may be streamed live to Manatee Hall

Notice of all official meetings shall be given by the President or Secretary stating the time, place and purpose for which the meetings are called. Notices may be posted in conspicuous places throughout the development. Also, in the Breeze, The HOA website and the HOA newsletter, Email or HOA Face Book page. These meetings will be open to all homeowners.

A quorum for all meetings of the Corporation shall be at least (4) Directors. If there are issues to be put to a membership vote, (10) percent of the membership shall be in attendance. Unless operating under Florida Emergency Order. Properly executed absentee ballots shall be included in determining the member present count. The submitting of an absentee ballot by a member will represent his/her vote cast in absentia, which will be confirmed by the quorum present. 2/3 membership yes vote must be obtained to pass any resolution.
Voting at Association meetings will be on the basis of (1) vote per current membership card, represented by a properly completed ballot. Current memberships will be validated by a membership card verifying paid up dues.
If any Association meeting cannot be organized because a quorum cannot be obtained, the members who are present may adjourn the meeting.

The Board of Directors shall hold an organizational meeting following the Annual Association Meeting and prior to the next Board of Directors meeting to elect officers and conduct such other business as the Board deems necessary.

Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at such times and place as shall be determined from time to time, by a majority of the directors, but in no case less than (4) times a year.

Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the President and must be called by the secretary at the written request of one-third (1/3) of the directors. Except in an emergency, not less than forty-eight (48) hours’ notice of the meeting shall be given personally or by mail, telephone or other means, which notice shall state the time, place and purpose of the meeting.

The board will hold a closed executive session not open to members when it deemed to discuss issues regarding pending or prospective litigation with the boards attorney or when discussing personnel issues or discussing, voting on appointment of a candidate to a vacant directors position. Notice of closed meetings shall be posted 48 hours in advance of such meetings.

See above.

Meetings for the Board of Directors shall be open to all members and notice of said meeting shall be posted in a conspicuous place at each park clubhouse, not less than 48 hours in advance, except in an emergency, unless longer notice is required by a Florida Statue.

The depository of the Association shall be at a local bank or savings and loan. This shall be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors. Under normal circumstances withdrawal of any monies from such accounts must be done by check. Checks over $500.00 must be signed by two officers with proper documentation. Transactions under $500.00 can be processed by the association treasurer alone.

The Board of Directors shall at their discretion be allowed to allocate/rebalance any and all funds between the regular operating fund, professional fund. This must be put to a Board of Director vote with the majority agreeing to these reallocations.

A Fidelity bond in the name of the Association shall be required by the Board of Directors for all persons handling or responsible for the Associations funds in an amount no less than $200,000.00

A liability policy shall be in effect at all times.

The Board of Directors shall adopt a budget for the common expenses of the Association in advance of each fiscal year at a special meeting of the Board called for that purpose at least 30 days before the end of each fiscal year. The proposed annual budget of common expenses shall be detailed and show the amount budgeted by General Ledger classifications. The budget must be voted on by the members of the homeowner’s association, this must be voted on at the annual meeting.
Budgets to be audited by the Business Advisory Committee and recommendations to be presented to the President and Treasurer.

Within 90 days after the end of the fiscal year, the Association shall prepare and complete, or contract with a third party to prepare a financial report for the preceding year. The Association must file a Federal Tax Return yearly. The Board of Directors shall make all financials and Internal Revenue Filings available to all homeowner members upon written request. The Association must maintain an adequate number of copies of the governing documents to insure availability to members and prospective members. Failure to remit the requested documents can result in a fine of $50.00 per day, for up to 10 days.
All fiscal managements outlined in Article VI-Fiscal Management apply.

Robert’s Rules of Order (latest edition) shall govern the conduct of the Association meetings and Board of Directors’ meetings when not in conflict with the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws.

These Bylaws shall be adopted by the majority of the Board of Directors and a special meeting shall be called by the Board of Directors of the members to vote on adoption of these amendments to the Bylaws, a 2/3 vote of the Association members present and represented by ballots must be attained to adopt these Bylaw revisions.

A copy of all amendments shall be attached to a certificate certifying that each amendment was duly adopted as an amendment or complete revision of the Bylaws. The certificate is to be executed by the Association Secretary. The minutes of the meeting, with the Corporate Seal affixed whereby these Bylaws were adopted is to be attached to the Bylaw revisions. The Secretary will be the keeper of the original(s) of all Bylaws.

These bylaws were adopted by the Board of Directors on March 3, 1986.
They were reviewed and these portions were amended February 6, 1990 1.2, 3.5 3.5,3.7A and 3.9Ad
These bylaws were reviewed and portions were amended by the Board of Directors on May 18, 1996
These bylaws were reviewed, and portions were amended December 2, 1996. The changes approved on this date were extensive, and the complete reference to each change is recorded in the records of the corporation and are available for review by written request of the Secretary.

These bylaws were reviewed and portions amended May 4, 2000 and approved November3, 2000.

These bylaws were reviewed and amended by the Board and voted and approved by the membership on March 4, 2002. Each change is recorded in the records of the corporation and is available for review by written request to the Secretary.
These bylaws were reviewed and amended by the Board and voted and approved by the membership on December 7, 2006. Each change is recorded in the records of the corporation and is available for review by written request to the Secretary.
These bylaws were reviewed and amended by the Board and voted and approved by the membership on January 3, 2011. Each change is recorded in the records of the corporation and is available for review by written request to the Secretary.
These bylaws were reviewed by the board and grammar and clarification errors corrected and amended, September 30, 2011 11
These bylaws were reviewed and amended by the Board and voted and approved by the membership on January 4, 2016. Each change is recorded in the records of the corporation and is available for review by written request to the Secretary.
These bylaws were reviewed and amended by the Board and voted and approved by the membership on July 5, 2016. Each change is recorded in the records of the corporation and is available for review by written request to the Secretary.
These bylaws were reviewed and amended by the Board and voted and approved by the membership on December 4, 2017. Each change is recorded in the records of the corporation and is available for review by written request to the Secretary
NOTE: Bylaws amended 2006 thru 2017 where never approved by the membership.


Downloadable PDF File: Rules & Regulations

Residency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Sale and/or Removal of Mobile Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Setup: New and Resales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Resident Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Guests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Complaints and Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Soliciting or Peddling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Subleasing and Renting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Garbage and Trash Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Home and Lot Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Motor Vehicles, Boats and Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Clubhouse and Recreation Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Homes and Site Improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Satellite Dishes and Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Patios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Liability for Damages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Governing Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Default and Eviction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Waiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Special Exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Marina Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Pavilion Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Swimming Pool Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Exercise Center Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Woodworkers Club Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Tennis Court Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Shuffleboard Court Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Pool Room Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Rules for the Dog Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70


PURPOSE: In order to maintain the quality of life we expect to enjoy in our community, and to maintain the
value of our investment, these Rules and Regulations have been established by the joint efforts of management and a
representative committee of residents. These Rules and Regulations follow the dictates of common sense, common
courtesy and the requirements of Florida law, and must be observed by all residents, tenants of residents and guests.
These rules will serve their purpose only if every Community resident and Community staff complies and reports
violation of these rules by others to management so proper action can be taken to enforce them.
A. Application for residency: Any person applying for admittance as a Resident of the Community must
fill out an application for residency. All prospective owners must be approved by Community Management and must
sign a lease agreement prior to taking possession of a mobile home currently in the Community or moving a mobile
home into the Community. No one other than those executing the lease agreement shall be allowed to reside upon the
premises (lot) set forth in the lease agreement without written consent from the Community Manager. The purchase of
a resident’s home by those who have not executed the lease agreement or obtained written consent from management
shall not constitute permission or right for the purchaser(s) to reside within the Community. An application for Residency
and credit and criminal check must be completed and approved, a Prospectus delivered and a copy of the Rules and
Regulations and a Rental Agreement signed prior to: (I) arrival of the Resident’s manufactured home in the Community:
or (ii) occupancy of the home when the home is already in the Community. The Community Manager reserves the right
to: (I) refuse to accept further lot rental amount and terminate the Rental Agreement of anyone who, after proper notices
pursuant to section 723.061, Florida Statutes, fails to comply with these Rules and Regulations and (ii) refuse rental to
any applicant.

B. Occupancy Restrictions: All prospective owners must be approved by management and execute a lease
agreement. Sublessees must also be approved by management. At least one person in each home must be 55 years of
age or older. All other occupants must be at least 45 years of age or older. The Community Owner reserves the right to
accept an occupant younger than these requirements who is handicapped dependent and a member of the occupant’s
immediate family. Upon application for residency, an applicant must provide a copy of the driver’s license for each
occupant or other such documents, which if presented to the Social Security Administration, would be acceptable to
establish age. The following are acceptable as age verification documentation: birth certificate; passport; immigration
card; military identification; other valid local, state, national or international documents containing a birth date of
comparable reliability, or a certification in a lease. No one other than those executing the lease agreement shall be
allowed to reside upon the premises (site) set forth in the lease agreement without written consent from the Management
Office. The purchase of your home by those who have not executed a lease agreement or obtained written consent from
management shall not constitute permission or rights for purchaser (s) to reside within the Community. The Community
Management reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to grant exceptions to the minimum age requirements of this Rule,
while still maintaining compliance with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995. On January 1st of each even
numbered year, all existing residents shall be required to provide the names and ages of all current occupants of the
home, in writing, to Community Management. No home shall be occupied by more than two persons per bedroom,
excluding guests staying fewer than 15 consecutive days or 30 days per year. The premises shall be used solely for the
purpose of placing a mobile home thereon for the residential use and occupancy of Resident.

C. Lot Rental Amount: Lot rental amount is payable in advance to the Community Owner at the
Community Office on or before the first (1st) day of each month. A 10% late payment charge shall be assessed on all lot
rental amount payments and made more than five (5) days after the due date. The Community Owner reserves the right
to refuse to accept late lot rental amount payments and to commence eviction proceedings pursuant to section 723.061,
Florida Statutes. Failure of a resident to pay assessed late charges, which are a part of the lot rental amount, shall be
grounds for eviction. There shall also be a charge as set forth in the prospectus for all checks returned from the bank,
as well as Marina Charges.
Office Hours – The Business Office shall be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Administrative Office shall be open during posted hours daily. Patrol personnel are on duty 24 hours a day, and it


is their responsibility to provide whatever assistance they can to residents whenever the Offices are closed. For
emergency assistance, please call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office.
Bills for Electricity – Electricity is provided by Florida Power and Light Company. They will bill each
home owner directly and payment should be made to them.

A. A Home Owner has the right to sell his mobile home within the Community and the prospective
purchaser may become a resident of the community. A resident wishing to sell his home may sell the home himself, or
may use a broker. However, the prospective purchaser must qualify pursuant to the requirements of the Rules and
Regulations complete the requisite application and be approved by the management. Thus, any prospective homeowner
must qualify for and obtain prior written approval of Community Management to become a resident of the Community.
B. Management shall have the right to inspect the exterior of the mobile home prior to approving a
prospective purchaser as an acceptable Home Owner in that mobile home. The purchaser, if approved for residency, shall
be required to meet all Community Standards as set forth in these Rules and Regulations and in the prospectus governing
purchaser’s tenancy. Any uncorrected rule violations must be resolved by the prospective purchaser. Homes must meet
all state and local code requirements, including, but not limited to, electrical and plumbing standards. Home Owners
assuming the remaining portion of a Lot Rental Agreement in accordance with Section 723.059(3), Florida Statutes, are
required to install improvements to the mobile home and the mobile home lot in accordance with the terms and
conditions contained in the Prospectus delivered to the initial recipient. To the extent any such initial recipient Home
Owner has not complied with any lawfully authorized requirement, the same remains effective, enforceable and
applicable. If the assuming Home Owner has accepted a prospectus that is different from the one delivered to the initial
recipient, the new Home Owner will be required to install improvements to the mobile home and mobile home lot
according to the terms and conditions of the prospectus accepted by the new Home Owner.
The Community Owner requires that any manufactured home not meeting the Community’s established
standards, as required by these Rules and Regulations or the home owner’s prospectus, or any manufactured homes
which are improperly maintained, be repaired to meet Community Standards. Failure of residents to meet the
Community’s requirements shall be a violation of these Rules and Regulations.
C. No more than two “For Sale” signs 25″ x 18″ or smaller per home are permitted. Such signs shall only
be posted inside the home, in a window, screened area, or in a planter connected to the home. No signs or pennants are
permitted in yards, with exception of those set up by the Community Management. This sign may display only the words,
“For Sale” or the equivalent plus an address or telephone number where further information can be obtained.
D. In the event Home Owner intends to move his manufactured home from the Community he must give
written notice to Community Management of that intent at least 30 days prior to the moving date. Such move must be
made between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays so Management may have an inspector present.
Only licensed transporters of manufactured homes are permitted to move homes into or out of the Community. Ties
downs must be removed, sewer must be capped and all debris removed from the lot. Any Home Owner who removes
his home is responsible for removal of all trash, steps, all concrete including driveway, steps, planters, patios and footers
etc., and other discarded materials. The home site must be left in a clean and neat fashion. Lot rental amount for the
balance of the current lease term will be owed as to any home which is moved and the lot vacated prior to the end of the
lease term. All current charges must be paid in full at the Community office before the home is moved from the
E. Management requires that Residents comply with the requirements of all governmental agencies,
including but not limited to the Department of Motor Vehicles, State of Florida, Manatee County and of HUD.
3. SETUP: NEW AND RESALES: The location and positioning of the home on the lot will be carried out under
the direction of Community Management. Community Management’s approval of the style and quality, size and type
of all proposed additions or other improvements to Home Owner’s lot will be subject to Community Owner’s written


approval and will be based on factors such as size, location and the proposed location of equipment, additions or other
improvements in relationship to other lots in the Community. Only new homes (never previously occupied) and used
homes which have been approved in writing by Community Management as acceptable for location within the
Community will be allowed in the Community. A plot plan showing the location of the home, accessory buildings and
any improvements existing and proposed to the home or lot shall be submitted to the Community Management. Written
approval from Community Management is required prior to the commencement of any work.
A. Mobile homes must be placed in a uniform manner, properly blocked and all utilities connected in
accordance with Manatee County and Management specifications. Homes must be anchored immediately as required
by all governmental regulations.
B. Home Owner agrees that the following standards and requirements shall be met and completed by a
licensed contractor under a building permit issued by the Manatee County Building Department or other applicable local
agency and approved by the Administrative Office.
(1) All new homes entering the Community after the effective date of these Rules and
Regulations must have removable hitches that shall be removed upon anchoring.
(2) The home must be skirted with material approved by the Community Management. Skirting
must be maintained regularly to insure a uniform and attractive Community.
(3) New homes coming into the Community must include a permanent carport or garage.
(4) No air conditioning unit shall be located in the front window of the manufactured home or
front wall of any manufactured home, or any wall facing a street. Central air conditioning must be installed in units
coming into the Community.
(5) No aluminum foil or the like or any displays, signs or materials not commonly accepted as
standard window coverings shall be placed in any window in the home.
(6) All materials utilized in connection with the erection and completion of the manufactured
home as contained within these rules shall be of a quality, type, style and pattern acceptable to Community Management.
All homes installed after the effective date of these Rules and Regulations shall have vinyl lap siding and composition
shingle roofs unless otherwise determined by Community Management. Community Management shall have control
over the manner of installation or attachment of the home or of any accessory structures. All home plans and designs
shall be approved in writing by Community Management prior to the commencement of the erection of the home upon
the home site. All installations shall comply with Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations and shall properly
comply with all standards referenced within the Rules and Regulations and the Home Owner’s Prospectus and Lot rental
(7) No fences of any kind are permitted. This limitation shall not apply to hedges except that
written approval from Community Management must be obtained before any planting is done both as to the type of
planting and location thereof, and that no hedge may be in excess of five (5) feet in height.
A. Noise or conduct which Management finds objectionable, which disturbs the peaceful enjoyment of
the Community by neighbors, or a nuisance to other residents or which constitutes a breach of the peace is prohibited.
Loud noises, annoying parties, abusive or profane language shall not be permitted at any time in the Community. All
Residents and their guests must conduct themselves in an orderly fashion and must ensure that their pets behave in such
a manner as not to annoy, disturb or interfere with other occupants of the Community. Residents are requested to keep
noise levels from whatever source to a minimum, especially between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to sunrise. Complaints filed
with Management by other residents concerning noise or disturbances caused by another resident or such resident’s
guests shall be considered as evidence of a violation of these Rules and Regulations. Chapter 723, Florida Statutes,


regarding public nuisances will be strictly adhered to. Be considerate of your neighbors when playing radios, TVs,
stereos, musical instruments, running lawnmowers or power tools, etc., especially between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and
sunrise. Lawn mowing or use of noisy equipment on Sunday is prohibited.
B. No illegal narcotics are to be consumed in the common areas of the Community. No smoking is
allowed in the clubhouses.
C. Residents will be held responsible for their guests’ conduct. Guests may not live or sleep in vehicles,
motor homes, or other recreational vehicles.
Children must be closely supervised by an older person. Residents and/or their guests are not permitted
to play in the yards of other residents or pass through other residents’ yard. The parents or guardians shall be responsible
for the actions of those children who violate these Rules and Regulations. Children must be off the street by dark unless
accompanied by a grandparent, parent or guardian.
D. Resident, members of Resident’s household, Resident’s guests or other persons under Resident’s
control or on the premises with Resident’s permission or consent, shall not engage in unlawful manufacturing,
selling/using, storing, keeping or giving of a controlled substance, at any location, whether on or near the dwelling unit,
premises or otherwise.
E. TRESPASSING: Trespassing on the lots of other residents is prohibited. All residents and their guests
should refrain from cutting through other peoples’ lawns, especially when going to or coming from recreational areas.
Laundry – Hanging of laundry outside of the home is not permitted. Drying of laundry is permitted
inside the utility room at the home. Drying areas are provided at each of the laundries. The laundry facilities in the
community are for the use of residents.
Rummage Sales – Rummage or yard sales are permitted with prior written approval of Community
Management provided all goods to be sold are under the covering of the carport.
Additions – Any additions and/or enclosures added to your property must be approved in writing by
management not only as to type of addition but also for location. No decks/docks are permitted in any waterway except
the Manatee River. Residents are responsible for obtaining all required fees, permits, and authorizations for any such
structure. The Community permits only reception devices permitted by the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
5. GUESTS: All persons who are not registered with management as approved occupants of a mobile home within
the Community and who are transient occupants of a mobile home on Community premises at the invitation of the
mobile home owners thereof, are defined as guests. No Resident or Tenant shall have a guest under 45 years of age for
more than fifteen (15) consecutive days or thirty (30) days per year. Any guest under 16 years of age using any
recreational facility must be accompanied by a resident or parent of the guest. Residents shall be solely responsible for
the conduct of their guests. All guests must comply with the Rules and Regulations. Seasonal occupants are requested
to notify the Community Manager of the period during which the mobile home is vacant. Guests may bring pets into the
Community as long as all of the provisions of the Community’s “pet rule” are fully complied with. Seeing-eye dogs are
permitted. Any guest staying with a mobile home owner in excess of fifteen (15) consecutive days or thirty (30) total
days per year shall be considered an applicant for permanent residency in the Community and shall be subject to the
Rules and Regulations, including but not limited to the obligation to make application for residency and to satisfy the
Rules of Entry. A guest in violation of Community rules must vacate the Community within 24 hours of delivery to the
Home Owner or to the guest of a written demand to vacate.
Violations of the Rules and Regulations by guests, renters, or their children are considered to be by the resident host
or the homeowner.


Registration: all home owners, residents, tenants of homeowners, occupants and guests must register with the
Administrative Office and get an ID tag. When using any community facility, home owners, residents, tenants of
homeowners, occupants and guests must have their ID with them and must present it when requested.
6. COMPLAINTS AND NOTICES: All complaints must be made in writing at the office of the Community.
The delivery of written notices required by Chapter 723, Florida Statutes, under the terms of any lot rental agreement
or these Rules and Regulations shall be by mailing or delivery of a true copy thereof to the Community Management
office as required by Chapter 723, Florida Statutes. Community Management is not responsible for delivery of personal
notes, messages, etc., not related to Community business.
Regional Supervisors: Should any Resident feel that the position taken by the Community Manager is wrong,
particularly on an item that may not be covered in the Community’s current Rules and Regulations and which item may
require further clarification, the Resident is then required to prepare a written statement specifically outlining the nature
of the complaint and all facts supporting the complaint. This statement then must be mailed to the Regional Supervisor
at the address set forth in section II of the prospectus. In the statement, the Resident must include his/her telephone and
site number. The Regional Supervisor, upon receipt of such statement, will investigate the complaint and will reply in
writing directly to the Resident (with a copy to the Community manager) indicating the Community’s position on the

7. SOLICITING OR PEDDLING: No soliciting, delivering of handbills, or operation of a commercial
enterprise, except as allowed pursuant to Rule 16, shall be permitted in the Community without written permission of
the management. Vendors, peddlers and agents (including representatives of nonprofit organizations and any other
organization not authorized by Chapter 723, Florida Statutes) are prohibited from commercial solicitation of any nature
in the Community. Vendors, peddlers and agents, after showing proof of insurance to Community Management, may
from time to time, and only upon prior written permission of Community Management, be permitted to conduct business
from prearranged facilities in the Community at times and on dates specified by Community Management, but at no time
will door-to-door solicitation be permitted. Anything in this paragraph to the contrary herein notwithstanding,
Community Management will not prohibit any resident from canvassing home owners for the purposes described in
section 723.054, Florida Statutes. Such canvassing shall be done at a reasonable time or times, and in a reasonable
manner. No on-going continuous garage or lawn sales will be permitted. Each home will be permitted two (2) sales per
year maximum. No exceptions will be tolerated unless specific written authorization is obtained from the Community

Renting of homes is permitted with prior written approval of Management. Homeowners shall be responsible
for compliance of their tenants, occupants and guests with the Rules and Regulations of the Community. Any actions
by tenants, occupants or their guests which is found to violate the rental agreement will be the responsibility of the
homeowner who is subject to eviction pursuant to Section 723.061, Florida Statutes.
Any renter applying for admittance as a Resident of the Community must fill out an application for residency.
All prospective renters must qualify and pay the application fee approved by Community Management. When returning
within twelve months, the same renter will not be charged a second time.

A. Garbage will be picked up twice a week. All garbage must be securely bagged, tied, or bundled in
plastic bags. Only bagged and tied garbage may be placed in containers. No bundle is to be more than forty (40) pounds.
There is no limit to the number of bundles or containers to put out, as long as they meet the required specifications. The
garbage/trash compactors are for Community management use only; Do not deposit waste in or near the compactors.
B. Garbage receptacles may be put out for pickup at 6:00 A.M. on the scheduled pick up day. On regular
scheduled pickup days, garbage receptacles should be returned to their normal location in the same day. Garbage
receptacles should be kept in the storage shed or where they cannot be seen from the front of the home.


C. Medical waste (used syringes or needles, drug vials or bottles, bandages, etc.), shall be placed in
appropriate sealed containers and then the container placed in household trash.
D. Personal hygiene products, metal, rubber, clothes, plastic, paper towels, fabric, grease and the like are
not to be disposed of in mobile home or Community toilets or drains. Expenses of purging stoppages of sewer lines of
such or similar prohibited objects shall be the burden of the home owner whose mobile home occupies the space from
which the prohibited object originated. All costs of collecting the expense of purging the lines, including a reasonable
attorney’s fee in the event a mobile home owner fails to pay the expense within five (5) days after written demand, shall
also be the burden of such mobile home owner.
E. The burning of trash is not permitted. All items or materials considered hazardous waste, including,
but not limited to, paint, pesticides and batteries, and gasoline or oil must be disposed of only in accordance with EPA
regulations. The throwing or placing of garbage, refuse, trash or any other material into the canals, lakes, waterways or
in any open area within or abutting the community is strictly prohibited. To maintain the beauty of the Community, your
lot must be free of debris. Boxes and/or unsightly accumulations of any sort are not permitted outside your home or
utility room or under your carport.

10. PETS:
A. A maximum of 2 INSIDE true household pets of no more than 75 pounds at maturity is permitted for
each home, and each pet must have proper identification as to owner’s name and address. Certain breeds of dogs
[including but not limited to Doberman pinschers, German shepherds, rottweilers, chows and pitbulls] are not permitted
in the Community due to their size and/or aggressive natures. As such, written approval from Community Management
must be obtained as to any dog which is to reside in the Community, and such approval must be obtained prior to the
time the dog is actually brought into the Community Residents of the Community as of the effective date of these Rules
and Regulations having pets not in conformance with this rule will be allowed to keep them; nonetheless, pets which
would otherwise be in violation of these Rules and Regulations but which are in the Community as of the effective date
thereof may not be replaced by another non-conforming pet.
B. Completion of the written application form by the Resident shall be required before approval of any
pet will be considered. All information required on the application shall be provided with complete detail as requested.
Such items requested shall include but not be limited to the name of the pet, the breed, the adult size of the pet (height
and weight), the pet license tag number, the veterinarian for such pet, the length of time that said pet has been with the
Resident and any history of the pet as it pertains to barking, attacking, growling, or biting. The application shall be signed
and dated by the Resident. Any false or incomplete information on the application, including that of the mix or breed
of the pet, will be deemed absolute grounds for rejection of the pet, and shall constitute a violation of these Rules and
Regulations if the pet is not immediately removed.
C. When a written application is submitted, the resident shall bring to Community Management proof
that the pet has a valid and current pet license (if a license is required by law), and that the pet has received all required
vaccinations and inoculations. Resident shall also bring the pet to Community Management for a visual assessment.
Resident shall annually be required to provide to Community Management proof of a current pet license and of
vaccinations and/or inoculations as are required. This documentation shall be copied and presented to the Community
within fifteen (15) days of the renewal date of any pet license and/or vaccination and inoculation requirement.
D. Droppings must be picked up immediately. Pets that are noisy and unruly or cause complaints will not
be permitted to remain.
Pets are not permitted in the recreation areas. Pets are not permitted to be walked in the common areas
other than Community roads, and they are not permitted to be walked in other residents’ lots. EACH PET OWNER IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVING HIS PET’S WASTE. Should pet management become a problem in the Community,
the Community Manager reserves the right to refuse admission to all further new and/or replacement pets.


(1) Dogs must be kept inside the mobile home except when taken outdoors on a leash for
reasonable outdoor exercise periods. A dog leash should be no more than sixteen (16) feet in length. Any pet found in
the community without a leash shall be picked up and delivered to the animal shelter. When outside the confines of the
home, all droppings must be immediately removed by the Resident. In no event may a dog be permitted to trespass on
another Resident’s property.

(2) Dogs shall not under any circumstances, at any time, be caged, fenced, tied or otherwise left
restrained but unattended outside the mobile home of the dog’s owner.

(3) Sustained barking by any dog at any time of the day or night constitutes unacceptable dog

(4) Management will monitor dog owner’s compliance with all of the foregoing rules and will
investigate any and all written complaints concerning dogs from any neighboring Resident. When dog owners are
determined by Management to be out of compliance, the dog owner will immediately be given written notice of such
non-compliance, in accordance with Chapter 723, Florida Statutes, which may lead to eviction pursuant to section
723.061, Florida Statutes.

(1) Cats must be kept inside the mobile home except when taken outdoors on a leash for
reasonable outdoor exercise periods.

(2) Cats shall not, under any circumstances, at any time, be caged, fenced, tied or otherwise left
restrained but unattended outside the mobile home of the cat’s owner.

(3) Management will monitor the cat owner’s compliance with all the foregoing rules and will
investigate any and all written complaints concerning cats from any neighboring Resident. When cat owners are
determined by Management to be out of compliance, the cat owner will immediately be given written notice of such noncompliance,
in accordance with Chapter 723, Florida Statutes, which may lead to eviction pursuant to section 723.061,
Florida Statutes.

(4) Sustained howling which is audible outside the mobile home by any cat at any time of the
day or night constitutes unacceptable cat behavior.

(5) Feral cats shall not be fed by any resident.
G. OTHER. No other agricultural or wild animals or exotic creatures such as iguanas, snakes, etc. are
permitted in the Community.
H. Residents shall be liable for and shall defend, indemnify and hold Landlord harmless from all personal
injury or property damage caused by pets. Residents shall in addition, comply with all provisions of any rules,
regulations and ordinances of any governmental authority or agency and the laws of the State of Florida with respect to
dogs and other pets.
I. No outside doghouses, cages, or other containers of any kind for the retention of pets will be permitted
on a home site.
J. Feeding of stray animals is prohibited.
K. Home Owners must have proof that their pets have had all required vaccinations.


L. Residents shall comply with the following Rule of the State Board of Health regarding animals in
mobile home communities:
M. Restrictions of animals: No owner or person in charge of a dog, cat, or other pet animals shall permit
said animal to run at large or to commit any nuisance within the limits of any mobile home community. All pets shall
have annual rabies immunization and owners of said animals shall have in their possession current certification of such

11. HOME AND LOT CARE: It shall be the responsibility of the Home Owner to ensure that his mobile home
and lot are properly maintained.
A. All Home Owners must maintain their mobile home, yard and all applicable attachments and storage
areas in compliance with all county and State of Florida housing and health codes. Each Home Owner shall be
responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of his lot. Bottles, cans, boxes, equipment, or debris of any matter shall
not be stored outside, beneath or in a screened enclosure or patio. Each home site must be kept clean and neat. Each
home must be maintained so as to preserve the overall beauty and cleanliness of the Community. No storage of bottles,
cans, boxes, refrigerators, washers, dryers, lumber or equipment on the lot or under the home is allowed. Glass, paper
products, plastic, and cans must be stored in proper recycling containers.
B. All mobile homes must be kept in good repair including utility buildings. Home Owners must repair
any water leaks from faucets to mobile home immediately. Broken windows, peeling paint, dull exterior of a mobile
home, or dirt, grime or mildew visible from a Community roadway or an adjacent lot must be corrected. The exterior
surfaces of the mobile home including the eaves and trim shall be kept free of mildew or discoloration. Peeling, fading
or damaged exterior surfaces must be restored to the condition of a well-maintained home in the Community. Changes
from the original material and color of home including the screened area or other appurtenances to the home must be
approved by the Community Management prior to installation. As the mobile home’s appearance ages, the mobile home
shall be resurfaced, resided, re-roofed or replaced if deemed irreparable.
C. Should the Home Owner’s mobile home be destroyed by fire, windstorm, an act of God, or by any
other means, the Home Owner must remove the salvage from the lot within thirty (30) days.
D. Since all of the utility services are underground, no digging shall be permitted without prior approval
from Community Management and/or the utility provider. Damaged wiring could result in personal injury and/or
individual expense owed to a utility. No plantings are to interfere with the utilities or create a hazard. Lawns will be
mowed by management. The resident is responsible for trimming, edging, clipping, and any other service necessary to
maintain the lot in a neat, attractive condition. If this work is not satisfactorily performed, Community Management shall
perform these services at the resident’s expense. If a Home Owner is leaving the Community for a period of two weeks
or longer, trimming arrangements must be made. If this trimming is not performed, Community management may
perform the trimming at the Home Owner’s expense. Home Owner must also have a Community-approved fertilization
maintenance plan, which maintenance shall be done at least twice per year.
With prior written approval of management, stones or mulch may be used with landscaping in place
of a totally sodded yard.
Watering – Excess watering of lawns is prohibited. Excessive watering includes, but is not limited to,
any watering which causes standing water on the mobile home lot or run-off there from. Underground watering systems
may be used if their installation is approved in writing by management. Management shall in no way be responsible for
the upkeep and/or damage to any system caused by mowing equipment. Residents shall observe all governmental
watering restrictions, and management may enforce them.
E. Each lot is to be used solely as a residential home site.
F. All homes will have skirting; carport or garage approved by Community management. All additions
or changes to the original mobile home and its exterior or concrete package must have prior written approval from the


Management. No storage under the home is allowed and no outside storage of any kind shall be permitted upon any lot
in the Community.
G. Each Resident is responsible for keeping his respective trees, plants, and flower boxes trimmed and
attractively maintained. Planting of flowers, shrubs, vines and trees shall be done so as to retain an openness of view.
Such planting should be along patios and foundations within two feet of the home. All additional plantings must be
approved by the Management. Trees and shrubs must be kept well groomed at all times. Home Owner is responsible for
edging, clipping, trimming of all trees and shrubs located on the mobile home lot. All trees and shrubs planted shall
become the property of the Community and can be removed by Management, at their sole discretion, if such plants
interfere with the maintenance and operation of the Community or if such plants are not maintained by the resident.
Gardening for any edible items such as fruits, vegetables, or herbs is prohibited in the Community.
Trees are the property of the Community and are not to be removed or sold by the resident without
prior written permission from Management. Maintenance and trimming of the trees are the responsibility of the resident.
Management shall trim fronds on trees which are approximately twelve feet or taller and which have become difficult
for the average resident to trim. The trimming of trees shall be at the discretion of management. Management shall
determine the trees to be trimmed and the extent and timing of the trimming. Trees shall be trimmed no more than twice
per year. No ornamental trees or citrus trees shall be trimmed or removed. Stumps of trees removed from the lot must
be ground up and removed from the lot. All tree work is to be reported to the Administrative Office which shall assist
residents in determining what service is required.
H. All residents shall be responsible for retaining the services of a qualified service to perform those
maintenance items and repairs for which the resident is responsible and which is unable to perform himself or herself.
The community will charge a reasonable fee ($25.00 MINIMUM) for the performance of any such maintenance services.
I. Resident will maintain his home at his sole expense including pest control both in the home and on
the lot.
J. All homes must have a minimum of three inch (3”) numbers in a visible location from the street.
K. Community-installed yard lights should be on from dusk until dawn even when the homeowner is
L. The Community Owner requires that any manufactured home not meeting the Community’s
established standards, as required by these Rules and Regulations, or any manufactured home which is improperly
maintained, be repaired to meet Community Standards. Minimum housing standards include: washing homes on a regular
basis; painting or re-siding home when necessary; maintaining roof and replacing when necessary; and keeping screens,
doors, windows, and other outside areas in good repair. Failure of homeowners to meet the Community’s requirements
and standards shall be a violation of these Rules and Regulations.
M. Damage – Please report any water/sewer/electric problems to the Administrative Office.

A. Management’s manufactured home community is maintained as a private enterprise; its streets are
private and not public thoroughfares.
B. Residents must park their vehicles on their own driveway. The Resident is permitted a total of two (2)
vehicles per lot, provided there is adequate room, unless there is sufficient space on the paved area of the lot on which
additional vehicles may be parked in which case those additional vehicles may be parked on the lot. All vehicles must
have liability insurance in the minimum amount. Parking on lawns, green areas or vacant lots or undeveloped portions
of the Community is strictly prohibited. No overnight parking on streets within the Community. Vehicles are not to be
parked on the grass at any time. Only currently licensed vehicles may be stored or driven in the Community. All other
vehicles must be removed from the premises. Residents are not permitted to park their own vehicle(s) on the street in


front of their home other than when absolutely necessary due to special circumstances such as an emergency or
temporary loading or unloading. Management will ban from the Community any vehicles, which, in its sole judgment
interfere with the peace, privacy, and/or general welfare of other residents or with the appearance of the Community.
Vehicles in violation of these rules may be towed away without notice at the Home Owner’s expense, payable to the
towing service and not to the Community Owner. Residents are responsible for their guests’ vehicles.
C. Mechanical or other repairs of vehicles, boats or trailers is not permitted at the home site or elsewhere
in the Community. All vehicles shall be in good working order and have a current tag and registration. Minor vehicle
repairs only are permitted in the carport. Vehicles without current license and tags, or which are inoperable or in a state
of disrepair are not to be stored on the lot or in any other areas within the Community. Washing of vehicles is permitted,
subject to any rules or regulations promulgated by any local, state or federal agency.
D. In addition to automobiles, motorcycles, motor bikes, mopeds, golf carts, bicycles and tricycles are
allowed in the Community. Skateboards are prohibited. Every effort shall be made to keep the noise to an absolute
minimum. Golf carts shall not be operated by anyone under 16 years of age.
No trucks larger than three-quarter (3/4) ton will be permitted in the Community. All commercial
trucks, boats, off-road vehicles, campers, motor homes, step vans, semi tractor trailers, or other large vehicles are not
permitted in the Community unless stored in a designated area when and if such area is available and storage fees as
applicable are paid. Campers, motor homes, boats or delivery vehicles will be permitted reasonable time for loading and
unloading. No overnight “on street” parking. No parking on the grass. No parking on common area lots. No parking of
any kind on your neighbor’s driveway without written permission. Vehicles, boats, trailers, recreation vehicles, etc., may
be parked in driveways for minor repairs or maintenance for a period not to exceed 24 hours. No person may remain
overnight or otherwise reside in the Community in any camper, motor home or similar vehicle. The Administrative
Office should be advised when you plan to have such a vehicle in your driveway. Subject to approval by the
Administrative Office, boats, trailers and recreational vehicles may be parked in recreational hall parking lots for a period
not to exceed 24 hours.
E. Automobiles of residents and guests must be registered with the Administrative Office and receive
a sticker of identification. ATV’s, minibikes, dirtbikes, go-carts or any motorized vehicles not properly licensed are
prohibited in the Community. All permitted vehicles must have factory-type quiet mufflers. No off-road vehicles other
than those specified in Rule 12.D. will be permitted within the Community.
F. Speeding in excess of posted limits is prohibited. All autos, motorcycles, mopeds, golf carts and any
other vehicle must observe the posted speed limit of fifteen (15) miles per hour and obey all stop signs or other posted
warnings. A FULL STOP must be made at all stop signs. Guests should be advised of the posted speed limit.
G. Only individuals having a current driver’s license may operate a motor vehicle (including a golf cart)
in the Community. All traffic laws governing motor vehicles shall apply to automobiles, golf carts, mini-bikes,
motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, etc.
H. Parking of trucks over one (1) ton, utility trailers, boat trailers, boats, recreational or other oversize
items is prohibited in clubhouse parking areas, residents’ carports, lawns or Community streets at any time. Such vehicles
may stand in streets or carports only while being loaded or unloaded by residents who travel by such vehicles.
I. Except for emergency vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles shall have the right of way. Bikers shall ride
with the traffic, but not more than two abreast and they shall use only the right side of the roadway and shall not impede
traffic. Pedestrians shall walk facing traffic and not more than two abreast. No one under the age of 12 years shall ride
a bicycle or tricycle in the Community (except on their own lot) after daylight hours or at such times when lights are
required. All golf carts, bicycles and tricycles operated after daylight hours must be equipped with a white light which
is visible for at least 100 feet and have an audible bell or horn in working order, and a reflector on the rear.


J. Management may, at its discretion, install gates at one or more locations in the Community. Residents
shall comply with all gate procedures established by management. A user fee may be required for additional or
replacement devices to open gated roadways.
A. Policy – All Colony Cove facilities are available to residents, tenants and registered guests.
B. Rules and Hours – Except for scheduled events, all recreation areas are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to
11:00 p.m. With approval of management, the rules governing the use of each clubhouse, shuffleboard court, swimming
pool, tennis court, etc., shall be determined by the Home Owners’ Association for the area in which the facility is located,
and shall be uniform and not mutually contradictory. (Violation of any rule established by the Home Owners’
Association shall not be grounds for eviction). Pool tables shall not be used by anyone under 16 years of age, or as
posted at any specific pool table, unless supervised by a resident or parent of the guest. All posted rules at each
recreational facility (and as set forth below) are to be observed. Showering at the shower provided at each pool is
required before entering the pool. Use of the swimming pool is at your own risk; NO LIFEGUARD IS ON DUTY. See
separate rules below for swimming pool usage. Absolutely no walking through the recreation halls with WET thongs
or WET bare feet or DRIPPING bathing suits.
C. Marina – Marina facilities are for the use of paying customers only. Boats shall be registered in the
Administrative Office, shall have a current registration and shall be operable. Residents shall be responsible for the
removal of unsafe or derelict vessels. Boats shall be berthed at the assigned slip on the boat basin or removed from the
water in the assigned area. The Administrative Office is in charge of assigning all boat slips and/or dry dock areas. The
Administrative Office is to be notified not only to obtain a boat slip, but to vacate one. See separate rules below for
Marina Area usage. Please observe Florida laws concerning boat wake.
D. Wildlife – For your safety and theirs, DO NOT FEED OR TEASE WILDLIFE.
E. Bus – The Colony Cove bus is for residents, tenants of residents, occupants and guests on a first-come,
first-served basis. The schedule is posted on the bus and in each recreation hall on the “Bus Bulletin Board.” The bus
schedule is subject to change without notice.
F. If there is no conflict with regular activities, Community facilities may be used for private parties upon
compliance with the following:
Schedule the use of the recreation hall with the appropriate Hall representative.
G. Only residents can reserve the recreation hall.
H. All other regular Rules and Regulations activities apply to the conducting of private parties.
A. Improvements are encouraged; however, any construction of or addition to a home and its location
including but not limited to porches, skirting, steps, awnings, utility buildings, air conditioners, concrete slabs, carports,
and the like, will not be permitted unless the Home Owner obtains prior written approval from the Community
Management and obtains the necessary governmental approvals and permits when required. If electrical, mechanical or
plumbing is upgraded, whether or not to accommodate appliances or improvements of any type, such upgraded service
shall be at the sole expense of the Home Owner. Approval is necessary to protect the underground utilities, continuity
of Community appearance and the safety of Community residents. In addition to all other remedies available to it,
Management may require Home Owner to remove any unapproved construction or addition at the expense of the Home
Owner. Please consult the Management of the Community before you do any digging, as certain utility and service
connections are underground. Cost of repairs for damaged underground services will be assessed to the Home Owner
who damages any underground service.


B. In the event the Home Owner wishes to extend the paving or concrete available to his lot for use of
a vehicle, he may do so after obtaining permission from Management, and at the sole cost and expense of the Home
15. SATELLITE DISHES AND ANTENNAS: Satellite dishes must be affixed to the Home Owner’s home or
improvements. The satellite dish should be no more than thirty nine (39) inches in diameter. Antennas that are no longer
in use should be removed from the home.
A. In order to maintain an attractive community, Home Owners are strongly encouraged to rely on indoor
broadcast antennas and cable broadcast or master centralized broadcast antennas, which may be provided by
management, as opposed to installing outdoor reception devices. If an outdoor reception device (satellite dish, antenna,
or any other device) is reasonably necessary to receive an acceptable signal of reasonable quality, it must not exceed one
meter (39″) in diameter and must be installed in a manner that complies with all applicable codes, city and state laws
and regulations and manufacturer instructions. Outdoor reception devices must be installed on Home Owner’s home
or on the ground of Home Owner’s homesite in a location which is not visible from the street, or if such placement
sufficiently impairs the quality of reception, it must be installed on the home or homesite in the most inconspicuous
location possible and must be attractively landscaped and shielded from view to the greatest extent feasible.
B. No reception device may be placed so as to obstruct a driver’s view of any street, driveway, sidewalk
or intersection, nor may they be installed on or encroach upon any common area or restricted access to property located
within the Community. Due to safety concerns posed by winds and the risk of falling reception devices and masts,
outdoor reception devices and masts may only be as high as required to receive acceptable quality signals and no
reception device and mast may be installed that would extend higher than 12 feet above a roofline. Additionally, outdoor
reception devices shall not be installed nearer to a lot line than the combined height of the mast and reception device.
Outdoor reception devices must be painted an appropriate color to match the surrounding environment. Home Owner
is responsible for the maintenance of the outdoor reception device and is liable for all injuries, losses or other damages
to any person or property caused by the installation, maintenance, or use of the reception device.
C. A policy of liability insurance covering such injury or damage must be maintained by Home Owner
and proof of such insurance must be provided to Management. Upon the removal of the outdoor reception device or the
termination of Home Owner’s tenancy, Home Owner must restore the portion of the lot affected by the removal of the
reception device to the condition in which that area of the lot existed prior to installation of the reception device. If Home
Owner violates any of the above Rules and Regulations, Management may bring an action before the FCC or before any
court of competent jurisdiction for declaratory relief and Management may recover from Home Owner reasonable
attorney fees, costs, and expenses incurred in enforcing these Rules and Regulations. As to any such action brought to
enforce the provisions of Chapter 723, Florida Statutes, in which action the Home Owner is the prevailing party, the
Home Owner shall be entitled to a reasonable attorney’s fee as provided by Section 723.068, Florida Statutes. Likewise,
if the Community Owner is the prevailing party, the Community Owner is entitled to a reasonable attorneys’ fee to be
paid by the Home Owner. The laws applicable to the Rules and Regulations described above are subject to interpretation
and change. Therefore, Home Owners are advised that future changes in the law, court decisions and rulings by the FCC
may affect their rights and obligations regarding the installation of reception devices.
D. Prior written permission from Community Management must be obtained before installation of any
kind of antenna (over-the-air antenna, DBS satellite dish or multichannel multipoint antenna) to ensure that the device
is located in conformance with the aesthetic standards of the Community. No radio, CB or shortwave antennae is
permitted at the manufactured home lot or on the manufactured home. “Rabbit ears” are permitted inside the
manufactured home as well as is any other inside receiving device. Satellite dishes are prohibited except those designed
for direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services and which are one meter (39 inches) or less.
E. Outdoor antennas and reception devices shall not be installed nearer to a lot line than the combined
height of the mast and reception device.

16. BUSINESS: No business or commercial enterprise shall be permitted to operate from or within the Community
and no advertising signs may be erected on the Home Owner’s lot or mobile home unless such business provides a


service used exclusively by Community residents, and which is approved in writing by Community Management for
operation in the Community. A “business” also includes any commercial enterprise which: (I) is required to be licensed
by local or state law; (ii) requires traffic from outside the Community to enter for the purpose of dealing with said
business; (iii) uses any type of sign or advertising on the exterior of the home; (iv) includes door-to-door canvassing of
Community Residents (except as might be authorized under section 723.054, Florida Statutes); (v) interferes with the
safe, pleasant and enjoyable use of the Community by any of its Residents, or (vi) involves the purchase of a
manufactured home or of any interest in a manufactured home for the purpose of resale, leasing, renting or other business
17. LAWS: All federal, State and local laws and all regulations or ordinances must be obeyed by the Residents and
their guests.

18. WEAPONS: The use or display of weapons on these premises by Residents or guests is prohibited, including
firearms, air rifles, slingshots or any other type of weapons. No fireworks may be discharged in the Community.

19. PATIOS: Only standard lawn or patio furniture will be permitted on patio or lawn. Patios are not to be used
for storage of any items, including household furniture, appliances, mopeds, motorcycles or other motor powered

20. LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES: Community Owner shall not be liable for any loss of or damage or injury to
the person or property of Resident or any occupant, guest, or invitee on the premises, caused by: (a) any condition of
the premises of the Community; (b) any act, fault, or neglect of any resident or occupant of the Community, or of any
trespasser; (c) fire, water, steam, rain, hail, wind, flood, sewage odors, electrical current, insects or any act of God; or
(d) theft or embezzlement, unless any of the foregoing was caused by Community Owner’s active or willful misconduct.
Resident shall indemnify and hold Community Owner harmless from any loss, cost, damage or expense arising out of
any claim asserted by any person because of any loss of, or damage or injury to, the person or property of any person
caused by any act, default or neglect of any occupant of the premises, or of any guest or invitee of any occupant of the

21. INSURANCE: Homeowner shall at his expense, obtain and keep in force during the term of his Lot Rental
Agreement a policy or policies of comprehensive liability, fire, windstorm and flood insurance insuring Community
Owner and Homeowner against perils arising out of the ownership, use, occupancy or maintenance of the manufactured
home lot and all areas appurtenant thereto. This shall also include coverage for the removal of the manufactured home
after a fire, windstorm, flood or Act of God. The limit of said insurance shall not limit the liability of Homeowner
hereunder. Homeowner may carry said insurance under a blanket policy, providing however, said insurance by
Homeowner shall have a Community Owner’s protective liability endorsement attached thereto. If Homeowner fails to
procure and maintain said insurance, Community Owner may, but shall not be required to procure and maintain same.
Any such insurance obtained by the Community Owner shall be at the expense of the Homeowner. Insurance required
hereunder shall be in companies rated A+, AAA or better in the “Best Insurance Guide.” Prior to occupancy of lot,
Homeowner shall deliver to Community Owner copies of policies required herein or certificates evidencing the existence
and amounts of such insurance with loss payable clauses satisfactory to Community Owner. No policy shall be canceled
or subject to reduction of coverage except after ten days prior written notice to Community Owner. At the request of
Community Owner at anytime during the tenancy, Homeowner shall provide a copy of the aforementioned policies.

23. GOVERNING LAW: The Community Owner – Resident relationship created by the Lot Rental Agreement
shall be governed by the “Florida Mobile Home Act”, Chapter 723, Florida Statutes.

24. DEFAULT AND EVICTION: Any violation of the Rules and Regulations shall, at Community Management’s
option, be grounds to terminate the Lot Rental Agreement, and Home Owner, together with mobile home, shall be
subject to eviction in accordance with the procedures set forth in section 723.061 of the Florida Statutes, for the
following summarized reasons: (a) nonpayment of lot rental amount; (b) conviction of a violation of a federal or state
law or local ordinances, which violation is deemed detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the other residents of
the Community; (c) violation of a Community Rule or Regulation, the Lot Rental Agreement or Chapter 723, Florida
Statutes, as presented by Section 723.061 Florida Statutes; (d) a change in the use of land comprising the mobile home


Community or any portion thereof; or (e) failure of the purchaser of a mobile home situated in the Community to be
qualified and to obtain approval to become a Home Owner, such approval being required by these Rules and Regulations.

25. WAIVER: No waiver of any default by Home Owner shall be implied from any omission by Community
Management to take any action with respect to default if such default persists or is repeated. No express waiver shall
affect any default other than the default specified in the express waiver and that only for the time and to the extent stated
in the express waiver. One or more waivers of any covenant, term or conditions of the Lot Rental Agreement by
Community Management shall not be construed as a waiver of a subsequent breach of the same covenant, term or
condition. The consent of Community Management to any act by Home Owner requiring Community Management’s
consent shall not be deemed to waive or render unnecessary Community management’s consent to any subsequent
similar act by Home Owner. The rights and remedies of Community Management contained herein are cumulative and
shall be in addition to those prescribed by law.

A. Swimming Pool: The swimming pool regulations are posted in the pool area and must be observed.
The swimming pool area is to be used exclusively by residents and registered guests. Swimming pool hours and rules,
which are posted at the pool area, must be observed by residents and guests. No Community owned pool furniture is to
be removed from the pool enclosure.
B. Maintenance Requests: When residents have maintenance requests, such requests should be submitted
in writing to the manager at the Administrative Office and not to any people working in the Community including
maintenance personnel.
C. Other Laws: In addition to the Community Rules, all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations of
the State, County and City shall be observed.
D. Fire Hazard: Home Owner agrees to comply with all rules, orders, regulations and requirements of the
Florida Board of Fire Underwriters or any similar body, and not to permit or do anything, in or upon the premises of the
home, which shall increase the rate of fire insurance maintained by the Community Owner on the premises, common
areas or the Community recreational facilities.
E. Emergency Situations, Right of Entry: Home Owner agrees to permit in emergency situations entry
upon the premises, or into Home Owner’s home, by use of forcible entry, if necessary to prevent imminent danger to
an occupant of a mobile home or to the mobile home, without rendering Community Owner or its agents, liable therefore,
provided that during such entry Community Owner or its agents shall record reasonable care to Home Owner’s property.
The Community Management, or its agents or employees, may enter the leased premises at any reasonable time for the
purpose of repair and replacement of utilities and protection of the Community.
F. Easements: The Community Owner shall have the right to grant easements in areas of leased property
for the installation and/or maintenance of utilities.
G. Water and Sewer: Governmental Requirements: Should any actions taken by Federal, State or Local
governmental bodies result in additional cost and expenditure for hookup to water and/or sewer service (other than the
plans currently maintained by the Community) such additional cost shall be paid by all Residents on a pro rata basis.
H. Home Owner’s Absence: When a Home Owner’s home is closed for vacation or for any other extended
time, such Home Owner shall advise the Community Management of the place where they may be contacted and the
name of a person who may be contacted locally in an emergency. No keys will be kept in the Community Office.
(723.025 Florida Statutes)
I. Notice: Notices or other documents hereunder shall be deemed given when delivered personally to
the parties hereto or their respective authorized agents or within the five (5) days from postmark as follows: If by


Community Owner, to Home Owner’s mobile home on the premises: or if by Home Owner to Community Owner, at
Community Owner’s office in the Community.
J. Furniture: No Community-owned furniture or equipment may be removed from their regular locations.
K. Responsibility For Damages: Home Owners shall pay for damage caused to Community property by
such Home Owners or their guests.

27. SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS: Community Management reserves the exclusive right to grant special exceptions
to these Rules and Regulations when, in the exclusive opinion of Community Management, special hardship
circumstances warrant the granting of special exceptions or waiver of a particular provision as it applies to a particular
resident or residents; so long as such exception or waiver does not interfere with the general welfare, health and safety
of the other residents of the Community. Special exceptions will not be granted as a routine matter, and shall be limited
in each case so as to maximize compliance with existing Community rules. For example, variances to these Rules and
Regulations may be granted by the Community Manager due to space limitations, design considerations, in cases where
the intent of a Rule or Regulation is met but not the specific requirement, or in such other circumstances where the
exception will not disturb the quiet enjoyment of the Community by other residents, or when the basis for the variance
is deemed sufficient in the discretion of Community Management.


1. The Marina gate is locked. A key which cannot be duplicated is issued without charge to every resident with
a boat slip. It is understood that the key holder will have full responsibility to unlock and lock the gate upon
entering and leaving the Marina area. The key holder also has full responsibility for the key issued to them.
2. When vacating the Marina, Management must be notified, in writing, before the 25th day of the previous month
(i.e., May 25th for a June 1st vacate date). If notification is not received, the boat dock fee will automatically
be charged to your account and become due and payable. Upon vacating the Marina the key must be returned.
If the key is lost, there will be a charge of $40.00.
3. A Colony Cove sticker must be displayed with both the site number and boat slip number on the boat and
trailer. Only one boat or boat trailer is permitted per assigned number (wet or dry slip).
4. Boat will be kept clean and in running condition.
5. All water hoses are to be put around the piling where the water supply is located. Do not leave water hoses
lying on the dock. No electrical cords may be permanently affixed.
6. Nothing may be added to the docks without Management’s written approval.
7. No overnight parking or repairs are to be done on the wash-down slab.
8. There is to be no charging batteries in the boat if boat is in the water.
9. Park as close to assigned dock number as possible. However, do not block walkways.
10. Fish cleaning tables are to be cleaned after each use.
11. Automotive Speed limit is 10 M.P.H.
12. Use of the Marina is at your own risk. Management is not responsible for loss or damage to personal items
and/or equipment.
13. The Marina is a NO WAKE zone.
14. Going onto another’s boat without permission is prohibited.
A Direct telephone to the administrative office is located between docks 311 and 312.
To use, please dial 201


1. A refundable deposit of $300.00 is required for any group wishing to use the facility. (The deposit will be
returned after satisfactory inspection has been made)
2. ANYONE under 16 years of age MUST have resident or parent supervision.
3. Pets, golf carts, skateboards, bicycles, mopeds, Etc. are NOT allowed in the Pavilion floor or walkways.
4. NO running or horseplay.
5. Sound equipment including radios, are to be kept at a level not disturbing to others.
6. Garbage/trash MUST be removed from area. Users shall furnish their own trash bags.
7. Floors are to be cleaned and swept up.
8. Tables or chairs are not allowed on the dance floor.
9. Sinks, fireplace, grill must be cleaned, including grease traps.
10. Propane gas must be turned off after use of grill.


1. All must shower before entering the pool, using the shower provided.
2. No “personal” showers allowed.
3. Remove all oil and lotion before entering the pool
4. Use towels on chairs and lounges when using lotions/oil.
5. Anyone under 16 years of age must have resident or parent supervision.
6. Residents and guests/tenants must have Colony Cove I.D. tag and be able to produce it if required. I.D. badges
are not to be worn in the pool.
7. No pets, golf carts, skateboards, glassware, food or drink at pool side.
8. No running, horseplay, diving or jumping in the pools.
9. Non toilet-trained children are not allowed in the pools.
10. Children with flotation devises not allowed in the deep end of the pool.
11. Use of the pool is forbidden on the day the pool is closed for cleaning, until the sign is removed.
12. People in the water who are not swimming shall extend courtesy to those wishing to swim by making a “lane”
13. No cut-offs (jeans, etc.) or regular clothing to be worn in place of bathing suits.
14. Radios are to be kept at a sound level not disturbing to others.
15. No lifeguard is on duty. Home owners and their guests avail themselves of these facilities at their own risk.
16. Swimming pool safety equipment should be kept in place and shall not be used, except for its intended purpose.


1. Admittance to center will be only by a key/card, which will be available at the Administration Office. To use
equipment at the Exercise Center, all guests must first obtain a “guest pass”. Guests under 16 years of age have
to be accompanied by a resident or parent.
2. Bring a towel for workouts.
3. Replace all dumbbells on the appropriate racks when finished with them.
4. Do not drop weights on the floor. Do not allow weights to bang on machines.
5. Share equipment with others between sets.
6. Be helpful to other residents and their guests.
7. Do not leave machines running unattended.
8. Wipe down equipment after you have used it.
9. When others are waiting, limit yourself to 30 minutes on all cardiovascular equipment.
10. Do not litter or use foul language.
11. Leave the center clean and take care of the equipment.


1. Prior to using this facility, a Waiver, Release, Indemnification and Hold harmless Agreement must be signed.
2. The shop is open to members all days of the week.
3. All members entering the shop MUST sign in upon arrival and sign out when leave.
4. No one shall operate a tool, power or hand operated, unless he or she is qualified to do so.
5. No operator shall set-up or run more than one machine at a time.
6. Each operator shall remove all dust and/or chips and clean the machinery on completion of its use.
7. Safety equipment should be used where appropriate.
8. Used materials with cement, nails, screws, staples and/or paint SHALL NOT be cut or otherwise worked on
9. No metal of any kind shall be cut on machines unless an appropriate metal cutting tool supplied by the operator
is used.
10. The shop must not be used for the storage of personal work items.
11. Permission must be received from the President if a project requires being left in the shop for an extended
12. Projects producing extreme wear and tear on equipments or supplies should be avoided.
13. No machine tool operator shall wear long sleeve loose clothing, neck ties, rings or other items that might get
caught in the machinery.
14. Disconnect the power before changing blades, bits, cutters, etc.
15. Remove adjusting or tightening keys or wrenches from tools before turning machinery on and upon the
completion of its use.
16. For your safety, it is recommended that members with physical disabilities do not work in the shop alone. Have
a ”buddy” work with you.
A second violation of the same rule may result in your eviction from the Community pursuant to section 723.061, Florida
Statutes, or, if Community Owner so elects and Resident accepts, suspension of Resident’s privileges to use the
Woodworking Shop for a period of two (2) months.


1. Courts are for use of Colony Cove residents and guests only.
2. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a resident.
3. Tennis shoes only, no black-soled shoes permitted.
4. No bicycles, skate boards, roller blades, etc., permitted.
5. Courts may be reserved for current day at any time.
6. Courts for the next day use may not be reserved until 6:00 PM.
7. Names of all players must be listed on sign on board for time and desire court.
8. Playing time is limited to one hour unless no one is waiting or has previously reserve the court.
9. The following days and hours are reserved for the Colony Cove Tennis Club:
Monday Woman’s Round Robin 9:00-11:00 AM
Tuesday Men’s Round Robin 9:00-11:00 AM
Wednesday Mixed Doubles 9:00-11:00 AM
Friday Players choice 9:00-11:00 AM
10. All other days and times are available for general use following the rules listed above.
11. All Colony Cove residents are invited to join the Colony Cove Tennis Club.


1. Shuffleboard Courts shall not be used by anyone under 16 years of age unless supervised by a resident or parent
of the guest. All guests must have a pass.
2. Sweep courts and gutters and “bead” courts lightly before play.
3. Clean score boards and return items to proper place in club house.
4. Do not walk on the courts. Exception is to check close calls on disks.
5. No food, drinks, pets, roller skaters, roller blades, or skateboards in court area.
6. No bare feet, high heels, open-toed shoes, running or horseplay permitted.



The History of Colony Cove

There is a sign at the entrance to the Westside of Colony Cove that gives a brief glimpse of the past history of the Park….

Don Rector, a local resident, had the opportunity of contacting the son of the man who was the original owner of the site which includes the area south of Highway 301. In a recent meeting, some of the residents had a chance to meet the son and learn more about the early history of the park. We will attempt to discuss the history in three phases. The first….breaking ground, building church related structures and developing trailer sites along the water. Second…. beginnings of a mobile home park with primarily single-wide homes in the West. And third…. the development of a five star park.

Our connection with the past is best exemplified by Friendship Hall. That building was once an integral part of a place called Victory Campground.



It all began in l955, when the Lawrence Brunk Family moved from Virginia to Palmetto. Soon after arriving the family purchased the property where they built the church, cottage and sign which is on Highway 301 at the entrance of West Colony Cove. Their plan was to build a church campground. The first buildings included the metal building,cottage, church, and sign. Later dorms were built and included a single story ‘motel’ and a two story ‘hotel’. The family spent a few months in a trailer before the cottage was completed. 

During this period Lawrence B. Brunk had several pieces of heavy equipment including a crane which they used as a drag line, trucks, and trailers. With this equipment they raised the level of the land, built out fingers of land which are still in evidence today, and made an area habitable for building. By 1960, Friendship Hall was completed and the park was ready for travel trailers. At that time it was renamed Palm Lakes Park. Another photo shows Larry, his younger brother and their faithful dog. Note the equipment in the background which includes a large crane which was used for drag line operations. The two fingers of land which are unoccupied today were originally planned for habitation but it proved to be too costly for sewer lines to those locations. There was also an attempt to construct houseboats along the canals, but this also proved unsuccessful.

In l965, Lawrence leased the park to a Mr. and Mrs. Rogells and the Park was named Holiday Shores from the original name Victory Campground. This was the beginning of the second phase…By l968, Mr Brunk sold the land to a Mr. L. V. Ellis but retained the land where the church, cottage, dorms, and sign were located. The park name was changed again to Manatee River Village and than to Manatee River Windmill Village when all the streets in the west were given Dutch names. By l970, the park consisted of the West up to the present Slaughter Creek Bridge. In 1971, Mr. Ellis purchased 240 acres (present day South)plus the two houses which we now call the Bayshore House and the Exercise Room. An aerial view of the park shown below would depict the park at that time. Close inspection would show that the south had travel trailers along what is now Edgewater, Riverview Drive and Coco Plum. The rest of the south was still undeveloped. Something that is interesting to note is that the those streets just mentioned still receive their water supply from a water pipe crossing at the Slaughter Creek Bridge from the West. 

With the completion of most of the area in the South, including a large flagpole at the entrance to the South, the final phase of the park occurred. . By 1973, a new owner, Jim Ryder of Ryder Truck Rentals, purchased the west and south and changed the name to Colony Cove. He soon purchased an existing community known then as Ellenton Park and some other land on the North side of 301 up to Granada. It is instructive to note the topographic map below which shows the lack of connection between the west and south of the park. The south exited along Wellon Ranch Road rather than on 301.

A need for financing took place about this time, Jesse Edmonds offered to buy the land on the south side of Colony Cove in 1977. The sale price was more than l million dollars. Later Jesse Edmonds bought the land in the Lake area in l987. After that purchase, all the developers and owners of the park were developing homes on leased land with the Edmond family controlling more than 50%. The slow and gradual filling up on the park took place during the subsequent years. Ryder sold to Angeles (1981) who sold to Merrill-Lynch (1987). It was during this period that the park came to fruition. Merrill-Lynch spent large amounts of money to develop a “five star park” by the addition of flowers, well-tended streets, and a pride that enveloped the entire area. By l994, Merrill-Lynch decided to sell the park and offered it to the residents first. Unfortunately there was little time for the residents to react to the offer. It was summer and many of the park residents had gone north and were unavailable. The local group did, however, mount an effort and came within a million and a half of reaching their down payment goal. It was the last time that the offer was made, and with the land at a premium, the opportunity will never happen again. 

Chateau was next on the scene to buy the park. This group was to remain in the park from l994 until 2004. During that time the park began to go down. Streets were not repaired or replaced, flowerbeds were left to become weed beds, and there was a general lowering throughout the park. By 2002, the homeowners association took Chateau to mediation. They prepared material in 39 different area of concern for consideration. It was during these meetings that Hometown America stepped in to buy the park from Chateau. The mediation team concluded their work with the new owners, and the park has shown steady improvement since that time. 

Recently (Nov/2007) Don Rector received some additional photos of the early history of the area surrounding Colony Cove. Although this history has been discussed above in a brief rendition, these new photos greatly enhance the understanding of this early period and will be presented here for those who wish further information. 

Soon after the Brunk family settled on the site in their trailer, they started building the first concrete block building for their home. 

Foundation Laid 

Completed 1955 

It was not long before the next substantial structure was completed near
Highway 301��a sign. 
Initial construction 
Completed�note the name given the sign. 
Later�.name change 

Coming in quick succession was the erection of a small building
housing dorm rooms and the church building. 
Small dormitory 

Early construction of Church 
Completed Church 

The construction of Friendship followed�.. 
Early period
Completed 1959 

The final construction to complete the campus facilities was the large two, story dormitory�. 
Early construction 

During all of this time, two important pieces of equipment literally moved major amounts of soil, debris of all kinds, and swampy material��a creaky, old crane and a bulldozer. Depicted below are various scenes displaying these earth movers. 
Bulldozer at Work 

To better visualize the immense amount of work that those two pieces of equipment performed from the time Lawrence Brunk bought the land in 1953 until most of the campus was developed in l961, it would be instructive to examine aerial photos of the land in l951 as compared to l961.

In 1951, one can observe the following:
Highway 301 evident with partial road into what is now Amsterdam with a narrow water channel leading into an embayment. A large embayment of the River into the site where the Marina is now located. Area along ‘Denmark’ is connected to ‘Picnic Island’ ‘Picnic Island’ not connected on the east and ends in a cusp-like extension into the River. There appears to be a structure where the Bayshore House is located. The area of the present Riverview Drive is a confusion of waterways, reed beds, and swamps.

In 1961, it is immediately evident of the tremendous work accomplished by the Brunk Family. One can observe the following:
‘Amsterdam’ road runs into a Marina. Cottage, church and sign have been constructed along with the dormitories and Friendship Hall. Marina formed with an inner pond and connected to ‘Picnic Island’. Outlet opened between ‘Denmark’ and ‘Picnic Island’. ‘Picnic Island’ connected to the land on the east with a barrier road. Two fingers of land protruding into a newly formed waterway. Definite restriction of swamps into water channels along ‘Riverview Drive’. ‘Bayshore House’ has expanded and has a definite connecting road to Wellon Ranch Road. RV pads noted along ‘Amsterdam’ and ‘Denmark’ roads.

For a better understanding of the previous aerial photographs, a panoramic view of the future Colony Cove is depicted in the following photo. All of the church campus can be seen and the travel trailers are evident along what will eventually become Amsterdam and Denmark streets. The outlying areas of the future marina, fingers of land, and ‘doggie island’ stand out in sharp contrast to the Manatee River.

By l976, all of the west section of Colony Cove had been developed and the Southside was now being filled with new homes. Management thought that the waterway had a potential for occupancy since there were several fingers of land extending into this enclosed body of water and ‘houseboat’ homes might be the answer. Construction of these two-storied homes began in Colony Cove’s “Floating Village”, and three were completed. However, management soon learned that these kinds of homes would not pass inspection by the County for a number of reasons. Since the homes had been built in a land locked location, it would be necessary to remove the road from the Marina to “Doggie Island” to allow the house boats to exit into the Manatee River. The three house boats were towed down the River and sent south�never to be seen again, and so much for the saga of the houseboats.

The following stages in their construction were published in the Breeze in June of l976 and are depicted here for clarity and understanding.

Stage 1 – Barges of fiberglass over wood are constructed on land.

Stage 2 – Barges are constructed upside down. They are lifted by crane, and gently “flipped” into the water.

Stage 3 – Barge is now right side up in water. Barge draws four inches of water now, 
will draw ten inches when a two-story home is complete
Stage 4 – Barge is now beginning to display part of the two-story construction.

The History of Colony Cove was compiled by Phil Chandler

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