SWLRA – Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

  1. Use of the lake must be carried out in the zone designated. No swimming, paddling, canoeing, rowing, sailing or similar activity is permitted in the zone designated for water skiing or safety.
  2. Class C members may use paddleboats and kayaks within the paddling zones. Except as noted below, no pedestrian access around the perimeter of the lake shore is permitted.
  3. No docks or rafts are permitted without the written consent of SWLRA. No permission will be given for such structures where in the opinion of the Association the structure may impede access or safe movement on the lake.
  4. Members may invite guests provided such use is reasonable and occasional. Class B or C members are not permitted to grant lake access privileges to non-abutting owners directly or indirectly, other than as occasional guests. Abutting lot owners that are Class C members in good standing shall have the use of the land between their property line and the lake (the beach).
  5. During tournaments or lessons, the lake’s shoreline may be used by fallen skiers to return to the starting dock or by event judges.
  6. During winter, a class member in good standing, individually or as a group, may clear and maintain a rink or rinks, individually or collectively, on the lake. All nets, lights and other equipment must be removed before spring thaw.
  7. Lakes and shoreline:
    1. No changes to the shoreline, or plantings or improvements to the lands or lake, including changing the slope of thebeach and land near the lake, shall be made unless consent in writing is obtained from the General Manager SWLRA,which consent may be arbitrarily withheld.
    2. No anchors may be placed in the lake bed or SWLRA property without consent of the General Manager SWLRA,which consent may be arbitrarily withheld.
    3. The member agrees to use best practices with respect to use of property and maintenance and landscaping of the lot,including but not limited to the following:
      1. No chemical fertilizer of any kind should be used on the member’s property. Organic slow release fertilizermay be used reasonably.
      2. No pesticides or herbicides will be used on the property.
      3. The member will maintain a vegetative buffer strip to filter run off between the property and the lake, a small beach area is acceptable with 80% of the width of the shoreline naturalized and creating a buffer.
      4. The planting of a variety of species of trees on the member’s lot is encouraged.
  8. Safety: Member use of the lake must be supervised by the owner/member. All guests must be accompanied. Children under 12 must be supervised by a person over 16 years of age.
  9. General: the General Manager of SWLRA reserves the right to disallow any activity deemed to be unsafe, or that may create an unsafe condition or hazard, or may create a nuisance, or which undermines the enjoyment of the lake by other members.
  10. No power boats, jet skis, or motor crafts will be permitted on the lake, with the exception of the Water Ski Club, which shall be permitted to operate a power boat on the lake in the water skiing zone.
  11. Class C Membership is restricted to the designated areas as shown on the lake use map.
  12. Hours: There will be no water skiing on the lakes prior to 9:00 A.M. The only exception will be during Canada’s Capital Slalom Challenge where the tournament will commence at 8:00 A.M. on Southwood Lake only. There is no lake access permitted for anyone after dark.
  13. Complaints and suggestions or requests for information may be emailed to southwoodlakerecreation@gmail.com.
  14. Suspension: any member’s privileges may be suspended at any time for failure to adhere to the Rules and Regulations or the By- laws of the Woodstream Owners Association, South Village Owners Association, or SWLRA, by notice to the member by email, mail, or hand delivered to the property.
  15. Revocation: Class B or C memberships may be revoked at any time by notice, delivered to the address or email address on file of the member.