Effective: January 5. 2002 Revised: July 21, 2014


A. General Provisions

  1. These Rules and Regulations are established by Sagamore Estates Property Owners Association for the benefit and protection of all SEPOA members, as the tenn is defined in SEPOA's bylaws, as well as their family members and their guests. The term "guesr is defined as those persons invited by property owners to stay with them or to use their house for a specified period of time.
  2. These Rules and Regulations are binding upon all SEPOA members, their family members, their tenants and their guests.
  3. No SEPOA Member shall receive compensation of any kind, financial or otherwise - for services which they provide to the SEPOA Board or for services which they render for thebenefit of Sagamore Estates, except as provided in SEPOA's By-laws.
  4. It is the responsibility of all SEPOA members to assist in the enforcement of these Rules and Regulations.
  5. SEPOA members will be held responsible for the conduct of their children, family members, tenants and guests.
  6. All Shohola Township regulations and ordinances, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are considered to be in effect in Sagamore Estates.


B. Trespassing and/or Use of Facilities

  1. Persons who are not SEPOA members, or family members and/or guests thereof are not permitted within the  confines of Sagamore Estates, and will be considered to be trespassers.
  2. All SEPOA members, their tam ily members and/or guests have the right to use the roads within Sagamore Estates for private, non-commercial use only.
  3. The speed limit for all vehicles on roads in Sagamore Estates is 15 miles per hour.
  4. No vehicles are permitted on the beaches and the other recreational common areas, except in designated parking areas. The tenn "vehicle" includes, but is not limited to, automobiles, snowmobiles, trucks, A TVs, motorcycles, scooters, dirt bikes, dune buggies and golf carts. All snowmobiles and ATVs must be registered and operated in Sagamore Estates pursuant to Pennsylvania Snowmobile and ATV Law, Chapter 77 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
  5. No vehicles may be operated by anyone under the age of 16 on any road or common area in the community.
  6. No trash or debris is to be left on recreational common areas or roads in Sagamore Estates.
  7. Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, no motors of any kind are permitted in the waters of Twin Lakes.
  8. No open fires are permitted on recreational common area or roads in Sagamore Estates.
  9. No hunting is permitted within the boundaries of Sagamore Estates.
  10. No parking is pennitted on roads within Sagamore Estates.
  11. The tennis court and basketball court shall be used only for their intended purposes, and there is specifically no skateboarding, rollerblading or similar activity permitted on said courts (Amended: May 15, 2006).
  12. No person shall place a dock of any kind or nature on or adjacent to any SEPOA common areas. Boat cradles are permitted in designated areas subject to SEPOA approval as to style, size and type of cradle. (Amended Sept. 1, 2007)
  13. In addition to or in lieu of use of fines listed in Section F below, SEPOA reserves the rightto suspend or terminate the use of recreational motorized vehicles of any kind within Sagamore Estates for uses which are in violation of SF.POA's Rules and Regulations, inclusive and not limited to Rule A.4 & 5 above. (Amended: December 1, 2004)
  14. No person under the age of 25 is permitted on the beaches and other recreational common areas unaccompanied by an adult after dusk (Amended: December 1, 2004)
  15. Use of beaches and other recreational common areas is restricted as follows: property owners (homeowners and lot owners) themselves may use such recreational common areas, as well as their lineal relatives (children, parents and grandparents), without accompaniment by the property owner, with the provision that children under the age of 13 shall be accompanied to such common areas by such relatives. All other guests -including other form of relative relationship - must be accompanied by the property owner at all times. (Amendment: February 20, 201 OJ
  16. Fireworks of any kind are not permitted on common areas -including the lake, beaches, ballfield, basketball and tennis courts -in Sagamore Estates. Fireworks are permitted on one's own private property only to the extent that such fireworks are legal within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Amendment: August 1, 2013)
  17. Overnight storage of boats and similar vessels on common areas in Sagamore is permitted only with the permission of  SEPOA and compliance with all specific rules regarding same propounded by the boating subcommittee. As a prerequisite to such boat storage, the property owner must be in good standing with payment of maintenance fees and other monies which may be due and owing to SEPOA.


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C. Prohibited Uses of SEPOA Members Property (Non-Common Area):

  1. Sagamore Estates is a residential community. No commercial enterprises or activities are permitted within Sagamore Estates.
  2. No more that two (2) unregistered vehicles, including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, snowmobiles, campers, boats, motorcycles, aircraft, and/or A TVs of all kinds are permitted on property within Sagamore Estates, whether the property is owned or controlled by SEPOA or is titled in the name of a SEPOA member pursuant to Shohola Township regulations.
  3. SEPOA members shall not dispose of or abandon personal property of any kind by means of burying or discarding same in or on any property in Sagamore Estates, including property owned by the SEPOA member.
  4. No mobile homes or trailers are permitted for residential purposes in Sagamore Estates.
  5. No yard sales, tag sales or other methods of selling property by means of inviting the public into Sagamore Estates is permitted. (Amended: February 18, 2003)
  6. New Construction, Repairs and Renovations: a) prior to obtaining a building permit or the commencement of work,  whichever is later, all Sagamore Estates property owners must provide written evidence to SEPOA that the organization is named as an additional insured under all insurance policies providing coverage to the property owner and/or his representatives for work which involves the use of Sagamore Estates common areas. Alternatively, the property owner can obtain a bond -in the minimum amount of $10,000.00-naming SEPOA as the payee in the event of damage to Sagamore common areas resulting from such work. It is the responsibility of the Sagamore Estates property owner at whose home the work is being commenced. (Amended: September 3, 2002) & b) No vehicle weighing more than 10 tons or 20,000 pounds may be used on Sagamore roads between February 1 and April 30 of any year. (Amended: December 1, 2004)
  7. Pools (Amended: May 15, 2006):
  1. the owner of any swimming pool or similar recreational water receptacle in excess of 2 feet deep shall first obtain a permit from the Township in conformity with Shohola Township regulations.
  2. any swimming pool or similar water receptacle less than 4 feet deep must be fully fenced, in conformity with Shohola Township regulations.
  3. any swimming pool or similar recreational water receptacle using more than 50 gallons of water to fill -including hot tubs, spas and the like -must have prior Board approval before use and the water used to fill same cannot come from within Sagamore Estates. Each time that such a receptacie is filled or replenished, residents must provide written proof that the source or the water supply is not from Sagamore Estates, including private wells or the central water supply system of Sagamore Estates.

8)  Storage Containers/Trash Bins (Amended: May 15, 2006):

Use of storage containers and trash bins (such as, but not limited to, dumpsters) anywhere in Sagamore Estates is limited to a total of 30 days from the time that said container/dumpster is first placed, unless otherwise approved by the SEPOA Board.


D. Pets

  1. No pets are permitted on recreational common areas between the hours of 8 A.M. and 6 P.M.
  2. All pets shall be curbed, and their waste removed, from the recreational common areas and roads in Sagamore Estates.
  3. Pursuant to Pennsylvania law, all pets shall be leashed or kept under the control of the owners at all times.


E. Vehicle and Boat Identification (Amended: 2117103 and 212012010 and 7121/2014)

  1. Identification stickers are provided to each household in Sagamore Estates and must be shown on the owner's vehicle, preferably on the rear bumper or window of the vehicle. Two vehicular stickers are provided to each household, one (if requested) for each lot owner, regardless of number of lots owned by said Jot owner. Additional vehicular stickers are to be issued for a household only if vehicle is registered at homeowner's Sagamore address. No additional stickers are to be issued to lot owners.
  2. In the case of homeowners who rent their house, the owner shall identify the name, phone number, mailing address and e-mail address (if available) for their tenant.. As to the vehicle stickers referenced in 1) above, the owner shall transfer both stickers to the tenant, and retreive same at the end of the tenancy or as otherwise directed by SEPOA. Should the owner wish to have his own sticker, one will be permitted at a cost of $100.00. Should the tenant have more than two vehicles registered to the Sagamore address, additional stickers can be purchased by the owner on the tenant's behalf at a cost of $100.00 each.
  3. If a non-property owner vehcle is parked at the recreational common areas - for uses as referenced in Section B.15 above - such guest's vehicle shall display in their front windshield a written statement of the date(s) of visit and the name and address of the property owner.
  4. One identification slicker provided to each household and lot owner for boats and/or ATV vehicies stored in Sagamore, provided that such ATV vehicles be properly registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and proof of same be provided to SEPOA as requested .. Additional stickers provided for identified boats as requested.


F. Penalties

  1. SEPOA members will be financially responsible to reimburse SEPOA for all costs, in addition to those referenced in paragraph 1 above, incurred by SEPOA in remedying and or correcting the damages caused to roads or recreational common areas in Sagamore Estates by their own conduct as well as that of their family members and/or guests, including but not limited to all court costs and attorney's fees.
  2.  In addition to the provisions of paragraph 1 above, SEPOA members, including themselves, their family members, and/or their guests, who violate any combination of the provisions of Sections B through D above in total more that three (3) times within a calendar year shall be fined one hundred dollars ($100.00), and each day that a condition referenced in Section C exists constitutes a separate violation.
  3. Each violation beyond the fourth violation of any provision of Sections B through D above in a calendar year shall result in an additional fifty dollar ($50.00) fine to the SEPOA member. Again, ongoing violations can be assessed on a daily basis.
  4. Persons who are not SEPOA members or guests or family members thereof are considered to be trespassers. Trespassers are subject to the penalties and provisions of these Rules and Regulations, and shall be fined $100.00 each time that they are found to be within Sagamore Estates without proper permission, and are also responsible for damages in accordance with Paragraph 1 above.


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