Rules Documents

Parking Rules

Sunset Bay has limited parking.  For information, see this parking map.
 
Parking of trailers, RVs, etc., is also not permitted on an owner’s property or on the roadways (public or private) within Sunset Bay, unless completely contained within an owner’s garage. There is an area in our upper clubhouse parking lot meant to be used as a short-term, day-use convenience, for those owners who do not have extended use of a marina slip or their own boat dock, to permit them to launch and recover their watercraft on the lake. Parking of trailers should be limited to the upper lot. Any overnight parking of trailers must be reported to the office staff. Avoiding unnecessarily long duration parking in the upper lot helps to ensure there is room for all our owners to use our boat launching facility and to enjoy boating on the lake. As a reminder, trailers left in the clubhouse lot in excess of 7 days are subject to a daily fine. This link to our website shows permitted parking areas at the clubhouse. 
 
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 linked above explains the correct use of all the parking lots around the clubhouse area. Please comply with its instructions. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
 
One near-by, excellent facility on Sharps Chapel Road is:
 
Sharps Chapel Storage
Contact: Dustin Callahan
P. O. Box 324
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866
Phone: 865-207-6005
 

Pool Rules

The Sunset facilities are reserved for our property owners and their guests.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Please leave the pool areas as you find them. You are welcome to move the pool furniture around as it suits your needs, but move them back as you prepare to leave. The rope and the buoys in the center of the pool mark the deep end from the shallow. These buoys need to be left in place and evenly spaced. When the Health Department comes to inspect, if buoys are not spaced out, or the rope is not connected, we will have our scored lowered.

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.
Sincerely,
 
Henry Smith
President, Sunset Bay Owners Association
 
Rich Lemming
President, Sunset Bay Mariners Club