Rules & Regulations

Regulations governing the use of Development property and facilities.




1. Hunting & Trapping
There shall be no commercial or recreational hunting or trapping within the Development except for those animals deemed by the General Manager to be a nuisance or dangerous. Class III. Updated: December 12, 2009.

2. Use of weapons (except archery devices) and explosives:
(a) No firearms, pellet or B.B. type guns or fireworks (unless approved by the Board of Directors) may be discharged in the Development. First offense - Class II; Second offense - Class III.

(b) No slingshots nor other missile hurling devices (except archery devices) may be used in the Development. First offense - Class II; Second offense - Class III.

3. Use of archery devices:
(a) The use of archery devices with appropriate backstop is restricted to private property except as provided in 3.(b). First offense - Class I; Second offense - Class II.

(b) The waters of Lake Tanglewood can be used for experimental removal of carp by the use of archery devices - no cross bows can be used and no one under the 14 years of age can participate. First offense - Class II.

4. Pets
No animals shall be kept or maintained on any lot in the Development, except cats and dogs and these pets must not be allowed to roam off member's property or disturb the peace. No pets are permitted in the Lodge or in the pool and beach areas unless an area is designated specifically for use by pets, and all pets in public areas must be on a leash. All strays should be reported to the Security Gate. Class II. Updated: December 12, 2009.

5. Health Hazards
No activity may be carried on in the Development that presents a health or safety hazard to members, guests or property. First offense - Class I; Second offense - Class III.

6. Removing Trees (Parks, Roads, Access Areas)
All lot owners must check in advance with the Manager in order to remove from parks, roads or access areas any downed trees larger than 3" in diameter, or any standing trees, dead or living. Class III.

7. Removal of Recreational Vehicles
Vehicles, trailers, boats, recreational vehicles, etc., and other personal items may be removed from LWA common areas and placed in public storage and/or sold at public or private sale at owner's expense for continued noncompliance of LWA rules and regulations. Such removal shall not be done without first:
(a) Attempted notifications to the last known address of the owner by registered or certified mail. Statement.

(b) Board approval of removal of item from LWA common amenities and/or property.

(c) After removal of aforementioned item, attempted notification to the last known address of the owner shall be made by registered or certified mail, advising of the disposition of such an item. Statement.

8. Storage
Members will be assigned a designated area to store their units. Only that member who is paying for a designated or assigned area and subject to specific storage requirements by application may use the storage area. Any and all personal properties stored on common amenities or stored in designated storage areas must be:
(a) Identified by lot number on the driver's side of the item.

(b) Properly licensed (if required).

(c) Properly decaled (if required).

(d) Properly registered with the Association (if required). Fees, time limits and penalties for such properties will be established by the Board of Directors. First offense - Class I; Second offense - Class II for 1-4 above.

9. Maintenance of Storage Areas
LWA will not be responsible for damage to such properties during maintenance of storage areas and amenities or at any other time. Statement.

10. Curfew for Minors
Curfew for minors 15 years of age or under at all amenities and common areas shall be 11:00 p.m., unless accompanied by an adult member (18 years of age or older) or attending a LWA-sanctioned activity. First offense -Class I; Second offense - Class II.

11. Unimproved Lot Storage
No boats, campers, trailers or motor vehicles shall be stored or kept on unimproved lots with the exception of utility trailers for building purposes approved by the Environmental Control Committee. Class I.

12. Drug & Alcohol Use
All laws regarding drug (controlled substances) and alcohol use will be strictly enforced and any matter related to this will be turned over to the Sheriff's Department. Class III.

13. Seasonal Boat Slips
No persons other than members who have paid the required fee for seasonal boat slip rentals or their guests are permitted on the seasonal boat docks. First offense - Class I; Second offense - Class II.

14. Structures on Lakes
No structure or object may be placed on Lake Wildwood Association lakes, unless it is attached to the shore, without the prior permission of the Board of Directors (e.g., swim platforms, floating docks, etc.).” Updated: May 13, 2006.

15. Play Islands
Play islands that are on the lake as of September 15, 2006 will be allowed with the following restrictions:
(a) Only those play islands on the lake as of September 15, 2006 will be allowed in future years.

(b) An existing, approved play island on the lake on September 15, 2006 cannot be replaced.

(c) If member/owner of an approved play island sells or otherwise transfers the home, the play island must be removed and cannot be transferred to the new owner.

(d) Approved play islands cannot be transferred to another Lake Wildwood member.

(e) Play islands may only be placed on Lake Wildwood with the approval of the Board of Directors.

(f) Play island owners must obtain a play island permit from Lake Wildwood at a cost of $25.

(g) The play island owner must furnish Lake Wildwood with a certificate of insurance (liability coverage) naming Lake Wildwood Association, Inc. as an “additional insured” the minimum amount of liability coverage must be $500,000.

(h) Play island owner must sign an agreement acknowledging owners sole responsibility for anyone using the play island.

(i) The play island must be at least 30 feet inside the No Wake buoys.

(j) Play island placement must be approved by Lake Wildwood management.

(k) Play islands must not be used after dusk unless the area is well lighted.

(l) Play islands must not obstruct boat access or traffic.

(m) Children under the age of 15 must be under the direct supervisor of a responsible person at all times while using a play island. Updated: July 15, 2006.

16. Tethering and Lot Identification
(Passed March 14, 2015 and effective June 1, 2015)

(a) Requirements: All watercraft, when not in use, and floatable docks, swim platforms, ramps and walkways must be securely tethered to either the lake shoreline or to a structure which is attached to the shoreline. Floatable docks, ramps and walkways that are securely attached to the lake bottom and to the shoreline by means of pipe, posts or pilings driven or otherwise securely anchored into the bottom of the lake and shoreline are exempt.

(b) Types of Acceptable Tethering
• An earth anchor, or post (metal or treated wood), set at least three feet into the ground, which is located at least three feet from water's edge (when measured at normal pool).
• The trunk of a well-rooted tree, with the trunk being at least twelve inches in diameter.
• An existing structure, which is securely attached to the ground.
• Any other means that are approved in writing, by the Association Manager.
• A tether may be galvanized steel chain, plastic coated multiple strand steel cable, or marine­ grade rope of sufficient thickness to secure the floatable to which it is attached. Where applicable, sufficient slack in the tether should be allowed for variations in lake level.
• It is the responsibility of the owner to maintain secure tethering of all affected items.

(c) Lot Identification:
Floatable docks, swim platforms, ramps and walkways must also have the appropriate lot number prominently displayed in at least 4 inch tall numbers which can be readily verified by inspection from the lake.

(d) Penalties:
Failure to comply with these requirements will result in a Class II violation. Owners of watercraft and/or floatable docks, swim platforms, ramps and walkways found adrift in Lake Wildwood or Lake Tanglewood will also be subject to an additional fine per incident plus any cost related to or as a result of the adrift watercraft, floatable dock, swim platform, ramp or walkway.

NOTE: The additional fine per incident described in (d) above has been set for 2015 at $250 and will be added to the list of fees and fines that is reviewed annually by the Board of Directors for revision and incorporation into the Annual Budget.

17. Alterations Within the 50' Setback of the Lake or Within the Lake
(Passed October 8, 2016)

This rule establishes the conditions under which the Environmental Control Committee may grant a member a Revocable License for placing structures in the Lake or a Building Permit for alterations within the 50’ setback.

1. A building permit or revocable license is required for any alterations within the 50’ setback of the Lake or within the Lake. This rule shall not conflict with any Lake Wildwood Covenants and Bylaws. In any such case of conflict the Covenants and Bylaws shall take precedence.

2. Set the length of a structure into the water at a maximum of 20’. A peeked roof or deck over a structure into the Lake shall not extend more than 5’ beyond the structure in the Lake, the peak of the roof may not exceed 8’ and the length along the shoreline including the roof shall be no greater than 40’.
a. Except in coves where the width of the cove is less than 60’ from shore to shore then structures must be designed to accommodate the needs of all adjoining property owners except when the ECC determines it is not in the best interest of the Association to allow for a structure of the size proposed
b. In no case will the structure in a cove or other obstructed area, such as the inlet, be greater than 1/3 the width of narrowest point of the cove or obstructed area where the structure will occupy
c. No walkway shall be wider than 6’
d. Floating docks shall be no more than 10’ x 20’ including the walkway

3. Allow for nothing permanent on top of the deck over the structure other than a railing no taller than 42”

4. Steps and landings to the lake may be allowed in the 50’ setback with the following limitations:
a. Maximum width - 8’
b. Railings allowed
c. Rest landings with a bench will be allowed but may be no greater than 10’ x 10’ or 100 square feet
d. No other structure may be included with the steps either on, beside, under or adjacent to an above grade structure
e. Steps may be allowed in the 10’ setback but not decks, landings or out buildings

5. Retaining walls within the 50’ setback from the water will be allowed for erosion control only - ECC reserves the right to require a pre-inspection of the site prior to considering the permit.

6. Storage containers may be placed within the 50’ setback from the Lake but must not be placed within the 10’ side setbacks. No storage container shall be greater than 5’ x 10’ or 50 square feet and shall not be taller than 8’ at the peak. Every storage container must be secured to the land so as not to be washed or blown into the Lake.