White Haven Poconos Owners Association, Inc.
1. Residential Building Regulations
All homes constructed in White Haven Poconos must be for
residential purposes only. Any residence constructed shall conform to the zoning and building regulations of Bear Creek Township,
as well as the following requirements of the White Haven Poconos owners association:
A) All construction plans
for residences, water supply systems, septic tank systems etc., must have the approval of state and local law. No excavation
or construction shall begin until such approval is received by the property owner from the proper governmental authority and
presented to the White Haven Poconos owner’s association board for review and approval.
B) The building shall have
dimensions of at least 30 ft. by 25ft. and a minimum of one thousand (1,000) square feet not including porches or garages
and shall be placed on a permanent foundation. No residence shall be erected or permitted to remain on the lot (s) other than
one (1) detached single family dwelling, not to exceed two and one half stories in height, a private garage for not more than
C) No building shall be erected on any lot nearer than fifty feet (50) to the front lot line, or nearer
than fifteen (15) feet to any side street line or interior lot line.
D) No structure, such as a trailer, camper,
tent, shack, garage, barn or other wise, shall be placed on any lot at any time as a temporary or permanent residence. Tool
sheds are exempt from this regulation as long as they are situated on a developed lot and not used as a residence.
Renting, Leasing or use of residence
Property owners in good standing are permitted to rent, lease or permit guest to use
their residence. If an owner leases or rents his residence, the property owner will notify the association board in writing
of his intention. Such renters or leases will not be permitted to use the recreational facilities of White Haven Poconos until
a fee is paid by the renter or leaser for the use of association facilities during their stay at WHP. The fee is $50 per week,
$100 per month, $200 per year or season.
3. Preservation of Ecology of Residence.
In constructing residences
or clearing lots, all property owners are urged to save as much of the natural environment as possible. Don’t cut down trees
and natural animal and bird cover unless it is a positive necessity. Insist that your builder preserve all trees and brush
whenever he excavates or uses heavy equipment on your property.
4. Burning and Dumping Trash
No lot shall be
used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish, trash or garbage. Trash, garbage or other waste shall be kept in a sanitary
container. Placing trash out for collection in plastic bags is not permitted. No person shall clear a lot of brush, trees
or anything of a flammable nature and dispose of same by burning except with prior approval of local fire authorities and
the WHP owners association, who together with the local fire authorities shall designate the time and manner in which such
disposal shall be made.
5. Pets and Animals
No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred
or kept on any lot. Dogs, cats or other domestic household pets may be kept provided they are not allowed to run loose over
other people’s property, or permitted to generate noise uncontrollably, thus disturbing the peace and tranquility of other
property owners. Pets can not be kept or bred or maintained for commercial purpose or in unusual numbers.
property owners are required to pay the current annual dues of the association. Failure to pay such dues can result in suspension
and revocation of the rights to use all Association’s recreational and other facilities, in accordance with the by-laws of
the association. Suspension proceeding against all delinquent members will be voted on by the membership at the annual meeting
each year. No property owner can sell his property until all delinquent dues and fees have been paid in full.
Sunrise Lake Rules and Regulations
The following apply to the use of Lakeview Drive, the parking lot, the bathhouse, the
pavillion, the beach and the Lake;
A) Use of the lake for swimming, boating and fishing is restricted to property
owners and their guests. Guests appearing at the lake with property owner will not require further identification. Those
guests appearing at the lake not in the company of the property owner will be required to present to security or the lifeguard
written identification from the owner. All property owners are respectfully requested to cooperate with this procedure, and
inform their guest of this requirement’s that we can screen out those outsiders who view the lake facilities as a public beach.
As the facilities of the lake are small, property owners are requested to cooperate in limiting the number of guests and the
member of times guest are taken. The property owner is responsible for their guest’s actions, and should make sure they are
aware of and follow all rules and regulations of the WHP owners association.
B) The lifeguard is on duty from
mid –June though labor Day. Monday though Friday the beach is open from 12 noon until 5p.m. and the bathhouse closes at 5:30p.m.
Saturday and Sunday the beach is open from 12 noon until 5:30 p.m. and the bathhouse closes at 6p.m. The lake is officially
closed at all other times. If a property owner or their guests choose to use the lake at times other than those posted, it
is understood they do so at their own risk and no liability for injury or death shall be assumed by the WHP owners association.
The lifeguard is in complete charge of discipline in and around the lake area and has the authority to dismiss any person
from the lake, whether property owner or guests, if these persons will not follow prevailing rules and regulations which shall
be located on the bathhouse bulletin board. Children, who are non-swimmers, must be accompanied to the lake by a responsible
adult who will keep them in the shallow area.
C) State law does not permit dogs or other animals to bathe in the
same body of water as human beings; therefore, dogs or other pets are not permitted in the lake or on the beach and picnic
D) Do not litter the lake, beach or beach area. Put all trash in trash cans provided for them.
Any property owner desiring to have an outing at the beach, involving more than 10 guests must first secure permission
from the beach director. A user fee will be accessed to the property owner for the use of the pavilion and or beach area.
Fees are as follows: 50-100 people $50.00, and 100 people and over $100.00 per event.
F) Bicycles, snowmobiles,
mini-bikes, ATV’s or any other such vehicle are not permitted on the beach or in the beach area except with WHP board permission.
Permission will be granted for Beach and Lake Maintenance only, no recreational use.
G) Catch and release is encouraged
for all residents and their guests fishing in the lake area. All posted fish limits established by the WHP owners association
will be strictly enforced. Boating and fishing laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are in effect on Sunrise Lake.
No parking on the side street near bathhouse entrance, use the parking lot.
I) All property owners will assume
liability for their boats; all boats must be labeled with the owner’s lot number.
8) Hunting and the use of firearms
use of firearms, bow and arrows is strictly prohibited in WHP without written approval for the board.
Parking of any commercial vehicles weather it is temporary or permanent must meet board approval.
Speed limit and parking regulations
All property owners are expected to comply with the signs posted in WHP. These are
township roads and violators are subject to arrest. Each residence must have off street parking. Township ordinance prohibits
parking on the street during snow removal.
11) Regulation Enforcement
Chronic or persistent violators of the
rules may, at the discretion of the board of Directors, be prevented from the use of association facilities until corrective
action is taken.