Rules Documents

Guest Registration Documents

In an effort to keep security informed and to protect our community we ask that you inform the office when you will be having guests stay at your home without you being present. Attached you will find the form to be completed and returned to the office, it will also be accessible via the website. Please give notice to the Office Administrator a minimum of three days beforehand. This rule was adopted by the SBOA Board on August 15, 2020.

We thank you in advance for your anticipated assistance.

Gym Rules

Dear Property Owners,
It's a New Year and many people are visiting the gym with renewed New Year's resolutions.  With that being said, we need to remind everyone of the most common rules for use of the gym.  
1.  Please wipe off the equipment when you are done.  From watching our video recordings it is clear that the majority of people are not cleaning the equipment after use with the wipes provided. This is just common courtesy and we are in the midst of flu and cold season as well.  Wipe off the equipment before starting just to be on the safe side.  
2.  Wear appropriate gym shoes.  It is not safe to wear flip flops, clogs or open toed shoes in the gym.  Aerobic, court or tennis shoes are recommended.
3.  Users should report any damage or malfunction of the equipment to the office immediately.  
4.  Children younger than 16 should not be using the gym.  Review of the video indicates that even while adults are present children are using equipment inappropriately which can result in injury to the child or damage to the equipment.  
5.  Make sure your guests are using the gym in an appropriate manner and following the rules for use of the gym.  We allow your guests to use the facility at this time but may need to revise that policy should issues come to light.  You are responsible for the actions of your guests when using all of our amenities.
6.   Use of audio equipment shall not be used without the aid of earphones unless others using the gym agree with the use of such audio equipment.  The volume of such audio equipment should be moderated so that others using the building do not hear it.
7. There is no smoking, food or beverages permitted within the exercise room other than non-glass, capped water bottles.  
8.   The exercise room is available from the hours of 5:00 am to 11:00 pm.  If others are waiting to use the equipment, limit your usage of the equipment to 30 minutes.
Please note that the gym and our other facilities are under video surveillance 24 hours a day.
Board of Directors

Jake Braking Rule

Engine Compression Braking Rule
SBOA Rule 12-12-2020-01
Whereas, Tennessee law provides for visual muffler inspection standards as a means to enforce noise pollution; now
Therefore, Be it Ordered by the Sunset Bay Owners Association as follows:
The use of Engine Compression Braking Devices or “Jake Brakes” is prohibited on the roads encompassed by the Sunset Bay Owners Association property.  Sign to be posted at the first road load limit sign on the Association property.
Approved by SBOA Board on 12/12/2020. 

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 Bay 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 hours are 8am-10pm everyday.
* The pool is for EVERYONE during these hours.
* There is no life guard on duty; swim at your own risk.
* Children under 14 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult.
* Please leave the area as you find it; if you move pool furniture, please move it back before leaving.
* Please take ALL belongings with you when you leave. All items left behind will be put in the lost and found.
* There is ABSOLUTELY no glass, smoking or pets allowed inside the pool area.
* The buoys on the rope MUST BE left alone - they are evenly spaced per guidance from the Health Department and we will be docked points if they are moved. Please do not move them!
* Enhanced sanitizing and spacing will not be followed this year; however, disinfectant will be available for cleaning the furniture for your convenience.

Swimming Restrictions in Marina Area

Joint release from the Sunset Bay Owners Association (SBOA) Board of Directors (BOD) and the Mariner's 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 Mariner's 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 Mariner's 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 Mariner's 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 Mariner's 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 Mariner's Club has posted NO SWIMMING signs.  Additionally, the Sunset Bay Mariner's 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 Mariner's Club