News Bulletins

All Announcements will be sent to ALL Sunset Bay Property Owners via an eBulletin and will be considered official notification from the Board of Directors.

Boat Trailer Parking

Sunset Bay has limited parking.  For information, see this parking map.

If you own a golf cart, please be aware that the Board of Directors has authorized adding small size spaces specifically designated for use of golf carts in the pool/marina parking lot.  Owners with golf carts using the pool/marina should park in these spaces when they are available. These spaces are not for cars, pickup trucks, oversize ATVs, etc. The map explains the correct use of all the parking lots around the clubhouse area. Please comply with its instructions.
Policy Regarding Overnight Parking of Boat Trailers in the SBOA Trailer Parking Facility
Boat trailers are not to be parked and left in front of the Sunset Bay Clubhouse for extended periods of time. Spaces are provided as a courtesy to park trailers for day use of the boat ramp. Any overnight parking of trailers must be reported to the office staff. While not encouraged, there is a limit of 7 days if an emergency exists. Beyond 7 days, the trailer must be removed and stored in an off-site storage facility. Any trailers left longer than seven days will be tagged and the owners fined. This will be monitored by Union Security. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated
One near-by, excellent facility on Sharps Chapel Road is:

Sharps Chapel Mini Storage
Contact: Dustin Callahan
P. O. Box 324
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
Phone: 865-207-6005

Clubhouse Use Protocol


At the Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting on 8 June 2018, the Sunset Bay BOD voted to establish hours of operation for the Clubhouse.  Effective immediately and until further notice the hours of operation of the Clubhouse will be 5 A.M. until 11 P.M. daily.  Outside of these times, the clubhouse is closed to owners’ use.  


The BOD thanks you in advance for your cooperation.

Swimming Restrictions in Marina Area

Joint release from the Sunset Bay Owners Association (SBOA) Board of Directors (BOD) and the Mariners Club BOD:
On Tuesday, 24 July 2018, the Sunset Bay BOD met and discussed concerns raised by various owners (including some members of the Sunset Bay BOD and Mariners Club BOD) regarding swimming that has been taking place in areas in and around the Marina and Boat Ramp.  Swimmers in these areas are often very hard to spot by watercraft operating in these areas. Varying intensities and direction of sunlight, glare, waves, noise, rain, fog, darkness, etc., can make detecting such swimmers (who often may only have their head protruding above water) even harder in many instances, which can delay or inhibit watercraft operators from taking the timely and necessary actions to evade hitting such swimmers in the water with their vessels.  Additionally, electrical service on the marina docks may pose the potential for swimmer electrocution risk under certain circumstances.  Likewise, there is the potential for gasoline and oil spillage entering the water in this area.
Both the Sunset Bay BOD and the Mariners Club BOD unanimously believe that swimming anywhere close to the marina docks, in and around the approaches to the no-wake zone beyond the marina docks, and in the areas of the lake near the marina walkway and/or boat ramp/courtesy dock creates extremely dangerous situations for both the swimmers and for boat and other watercraft operation in these areas, even while idling in the no wake zone. In the interests of preserving the safety of all our owners and their guests/visitors, both the Sunset Bay BOD and the Mariners Club BOD recommend, in the strongest terms possible, that all owners and their guests/visitors avoid swimming in these areas of the lake.
Both the Sunset Bay BOD and the Mariners Club BOD recognize that we do not have the authority to prohibit swimming in the lake beyond the boundaries of the Association property, therefore we are strongly requesting the utmost cooperation regarding the above from all our owners and their guests/visitors.  Nevertheless, as reminders of the dangers of swimming in any areas with routine boat traffic, the Mariners Club has posted NO SWIMMING signs.  Additionally, the Sunset Bay Mariners Club passed a rule earlier this year (approved 18 July 2018) prohibiting swimming access from any part of the marina itself, and imposes a $30 fine per occurrence.
Now, acting out of an abundance of caution with sincere concern for safety in these matters, the Sunset Bay BOD has unanimously voted to create the following rule, which is effective immediately:
Owners and their guests/visitors are prohibited from accessing the lake from any portion of the Association Lot 379C (the clubhouse/marina/boat ramp lot) for the purpose of swimming.  Violations of this rule will be subject to a fine of $30 per occurrence.  (The attached illustration (yellow line) depicts the prohibited areas of access from lot 379C.) [Vote conducted on 24 July 2018, with all five BOD members (Henry Smith, Rebecca Miller, Terry Reinitz, Jim Brown, and Mark Sutton) voting to approve the rule.]
The SBOA BOD hopes that this rule, the concerns raised above, and the expected cooperation of our owners will greatly improve the safety outlook for all concerned as we move forward.
Henry Smith
President, Sunset Bay Owners Association
Rich Lemming
President, Sunset Bay Mariners Club


Sunset Bay Pool Rules

1. Warning: NO lifeguard on duty; swim at your own risk.
2. Shower before entering pool.
3. No animals in pool or on pool deck.
4. No Diving.
5. Children under 14 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult.
6. Only swim diapers in pool.
7. Emergency Assistance: Use 911 Phone.
8. Use non-glass containers for food and drink.
9. Pool Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
10. Absolutely No Smoking allowed in pool area.
NOTE: The Sunset facilities are reserved for our property owners and their guests.
We just want to remind everyone to please leave the areas as you find them. You are welcome to move the pool furniture around as it suits your needs, but PLEASE move them back as you prepare to leave. Also, ABSOLUTELY no glass or smoking is allowed inside of the pool area - this means anywhere inside the gate - either at tables, or under the deck. Also, the rope in the center of the pool that has the buoys needs to be left in place and the buoys left evenly spaced. When the Health Department comes to inspect, if these are not spaced out, or the rope is not connected, we will have our scored lowered.
Contact Us with questions.