Daytona Beach Riverhouse, Inc.
715 SOUTH BEACH
STREET DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114
INFORMATION GUIDE FOR RESIDENTS
REVISED & APPROVED
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Daytona Beach Riverhouse,
715 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone 386-252-4043 Fax
Dear Riverhouse Resident:
Daytona Beach Riverhouse
welcomes you to this Condominium, an Association that is a common interest
community of 189 private residences housed in four buildings of three
stories each. The grounds also contain a swimming pool, tennis court,
shuffleboard, boat docks and a clubhouse with saunas.
This guide has been prepared
to assist you in getting acquainted with Riverhouse, and to inform you of
the services which this Association provides for its residents. At the same
time there are certain obligations that each resident has toward the
Association and to other residents, and these important guidelines are
We welcome you and your
family and sincerely hope that your residency here will be pleasant and
Daytona Beach Riverhouse, Board of Directors
INFORMATION GUIDE FOR RESIDENTS
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GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING CONDOMINIUMS
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
RULES AND REGULATIONS
OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
THE OWNER'S UNIT
LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OWNERS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Rules Contained within the Declaration of
Obligations of Members
Enforcement of Maintenance
Rules Contained within the Riverhouse
Maintenance and Repair
Use of Units - Internal Changes
Use of Common Areas and Facilities
Common Areas and Facilities
Right of Entry
Rules of Conduct
Leasing of Units by Unit Owners
Notice to Association
Regulations Approved By The Board of
Occupancy of Unit Owners and Residents
RECYCLING GARBAGE AND TRASH
COMMON AREAS AND FACILITIES
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING CONDOMINIUMS
hope following information will assist you in understanding the condominium
concept. The condominium lifestyle is different in many ways from
single family housing. A condominium is a corporation that is closely
regulated by Florida State Law, Section 718. Each condominium and its
Association (owners) are governed by this Law, and the individual
condominiums legal documents which include a Declaration of Condominium,
Articles of Incorporation, By-laws and Rules and Regulations. The operation
of a condominium is administered by a board of directors elected by the
It is suggested that all owners become
familiar with the above documents. Current copies of the law and related
documents are maintained in the Association Office and are available to
owners for reference.
CONDMINIUM DOCUMENTS – (available in the condo office)
A. DECLARATION OF
The Declaration establishes the basic
principles by which a particular condominium is created and developed.
It also contains certain rules of conduct for the Association and its
members. The Riverhouse Declaration cannot be changed without consent of the
owners and mortgage holders. In Riverhouse, a vote of 150 owners and 100% of
the mortgage holders is needed for changes to be made to this document.
B. ARTICLES OF
The Articles establish the legal existence
of the condominium corporation.
The By-Laws detail the requirements and
regulations needed to operate the condominium.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Rules and Regulations document contains
a listing of various rules, regulations, policies and procedures that have
been established by the Board of Directors to ensure that Daytona Beach
Riverhouse remains a beautiful and harmonious living experience.
OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Frequently Asked Questions, Unit Owner’s
Voting Certificate, Unit Owner/Resident Roster, Board and Member meeting
minutes are all kept in the condo office.
term "condominium" refers to a form of property ownership in use for many
years in Europe which became popular and widespread in the United States in
THE OWNER'S UNIT
Briefly described, the condominium unit
owner is the sole owner of his home, holding title in fee simple. You
own the space between the unfinished walls of your unit and certain rights
to the common areas of the condominium.
B. COMMON ELEMENTS
The owner holds an ownership interest in
the land upon which the condominium is developed, the building structure,
the parking facilities, swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and docks,
as well as operating equipment. The properties owned in common are
called common elements, and each unit owner’s share of ownership is set
forth in the Declaration of Condominium. The ownership of an undivided
interest in the common elements, called a percentage interest, also gives
the unit owner the right to participate in the control of the Association.
The obligation to pay a defined Share of common expenses for operating and
maintaining all of the common elements is also according to the percentage
LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS
Certain common elements are designated as
limited common elements. A limited common element is a portion of the common
elements set aside for use by less than all of the unit owners.
In most cases a specific limited common element (balcony) is for the use and
enjoyment of single unit owner and occupants of the unit. The owner of
a unit to which a limited common element is assigned has a specific right to
use this limited common element and some restrictions are set forth in the
As shown in Florida Statutes 718.106 (4).
"When a unit is leased, a tenant shall have all use rights in the
association property and those common elements otherwise readily available
for use generally by unit owners and the unit owner shall not have such
rights except as a guest, unless such rights are waived in writing by the
tenant. Nothing in this subsection shall interfere with the access rights of
the unit owner as a landlord ..."
OF THE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Condominium, referred to herein
as the Association, is administered by a Board of Directors who
act as trustees for each unit owner's interest in the common elements. The
Board oversees the operations of the Association including, but not limited
finances, approval of prospective owners
and tenants, insurance, staff, contractors and committees. Under the
provisions of this Association’s documents, the Board of Directors consists
of seven unit owners. No director may serve more than three consecutive
Each year the Association compiles an
annual budget which contains the estimated expenses which will have to be
met in the coming calendar year, based on the services and programs offered
at Riverhouse. The Board of Directors must also include in the budget
adequate sums for reserves to cover known estimated future expenses called
replacement reserves, major repairs or replacements of common elements.
The monthly assessment is the common
expense multiplied by the percentage interest of each unit. It
is 1/12 of the annual assessment, but is assessed on a monthly basis in
accordance with the ownership documents. Each payment is due on the
first day of each month without further notice. If not paid within 30 days,
interest equal to 10 percent per annum will be charged as per the articles
In the event that an unforeseen expense
arises for which insufficient funds have been budgeted for any calendar
year, the Board of Directors may levy an additional assessment to make up
the deficit. This assessment will be payable by unit owners either in
a lump sum or in installments as determined by the Board. Although normal
common expenses are apportioned among all unit owners, certain expenses are
payable in their entirety by individual owners. If the Association
must make a repair on behalf of an owner in an emergency, the charge for
that repair must by borne by the owner.
Reserves are a way of setting aside money
for future repair and replacement of major components of the common elements
of the Condominium. They protect unit owners against some special
assessments arising from unplanned expenditures incurred by the Association.
It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to determine what
accounts must be established in addition to those specifically named by law.
Reserves are calculated by means of a formula using the estimated life and
replacement cost of each asset. We currently maintain reserve accounts for
the following: Roofing, Painting, Paving, Building & Grounds,
Clubhouse, Pool, Docks & Seawall, Elevator, Tennis Court, Irrigation System
and Misc. (fence, lights, sheds ect.) Under Florida State Law, the
requirement for reserves may be waived annually by the Association by a
majority vote of owners at annual meeting. Such a waiver is effective
for only one annual budget and the vote must be taken annually to continue
to waive the statutory requirements.
OWNERS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The obligations of owners at Riverhouse are
shown in the Declaration of Condominium and the By-Laws and the Rules and
Regulations. They are as follows:
The Following are
Rules Contained within the
Declaration of Condominium
The purpose of the covenants in this
section is to maintain a congenial residential community, and this covenant
shall exist until this Declaration is modified or until the condominium
project is terminated as hereinafter provided.
Obligations of Members. Every owner of an interest in one of the units
shall (in addition to other obligations and duties set out herein):
(a) Promptly pay the
assessments levied by the Corporation.
(b) Maintain In good condition and
repair his unit and all interior surfaces within or surrounding his unit,
including the balcony and/or patio (such as the surfaces of the walls,
ceilings and floors, the windows, sliding glass doors, and screens of
individual units) whether or not part of the Unit or Common Elements or
Limited Common Elements, and maintain and repair the fixtures therein and
pay for any utilities which are separately metered to his Unit. Said
Unit shall be maintained in accordance with this Declaration and exhibits
hereto, except for changes and alterations approved in writing by the
(c) Not use or permit the use
of his Unit for any purpose other than as a single family residence
and maintain his Unit in a clean and sanitary manner. Nothing in this
clause shall be construed to prohibit the leasing of any Unit, except for
the purposes aforesaid, said leasing, however, shall be limited to the terms
provided for in the By-Laws of the Corporation attached hereto and marked
(d) Not make or cause to be made any
structural addition or change or alteration to his Unit or to the Common
Elements or Limited Common Elements without prior written consent of the
Developer or a majority of the owner-members of the non-profit corporation,
if management of the condominium has been turned over to it.
(e) Not permit or suffer anything to
be done or kept in his Unit which will increase the insurance rates on his
Unit or the Common Elements or Limited Common Elements or which will
obstruct or interfere with the rights of other members or annoy them by
unreasonable noises or otherwise; nor shall a member commit or permit any
nuisance, immoral or illegal act in his Unit or in or on the Common
Elements or Limited Common Elements.
(f) Conform to and abide by the By-Laws and
uniform rules and regulations in regard to the use of Units and Common
Elements and Limited Common Elements which may be adopted from time to time
by the Board of Directors of the Corporation, and to see that all persons
using owner's property by, through, or under him do likewise.
(g) Allow the Board of Directors or the
agents and employees of the Corporation to enter any unit for the purpose of
maintenance, inspection, repair, and replacement of the improvements within
Units or the Common Elements or Limited Common Elements, to determine
compliance with these Restrictions, Reservations, Covenants, Conditions and
Easements and the By-Laws of the Corporation.
(h) Show no sign, advertisement or notice
of any type on the Common Elements, Limited Common Elements, or his Unit and
erect no exterior antennas and aerials except as provided under uniform
regulations promulgated by the Corporation. This sub-paragraph (h) shall not
apply to the Developer and/or institutional first mortgagees.
(I) Plumbing and electrical repairs
within a Unit shall be paid for and be the financial obligation of the
owners of a Unit, whereas the corporation shall pay for and be responsible
for repairs and electrical wiring within the Common Elements and Limited
Common Elements, except, however, any plumbing and electrical repairs,
whether within a Unit or Common Element or Limited Common Elements, made
necessary by any act of an owner, shall be paid for by and be the financial
responsibility of such owner.
Enforcement of Maintenance. In the event owners of a unit fail to
maintain it as required herein or make any structural addition or alteration
without the required written consent, the Corporation or any owner with an
interest in any unit shall have the right to proceed in a court of equity to
seek compliance with the provisions hereof. The Corporation shall have
the right to levy at any time a special assessment against the owners
of the unit for the necessary sums to put the improvements within the unit
in good condition and repair or to remove any unauthorized structural
addition or alteration. After making such assessment, the Corporation
shall have the right to have its employees and agents enter the unit at any
time to do such work as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors of the
Corporation to enforce compliance with the provisions hereof.
The Board of Directors of the Corporation
may enter into a contract with any firm, person or corporation for the
maintenance and repair of the condominium elements and may join with other
condominium corporations on contracting with the same firm, person or
corporation for maintenance and repair.
The Following are
Rules Contained within the
Obligations of the
Assessments. All owners are obligated to pay monthly assessments
Imposed by the Association to meet all project communal expenses including
specifically, but not by way of limitation, fire and extended coverage and
vandalism and malicious mischief and public liability Insurance. All
owners agree to pay the taxes on their unit whether assessed directly or
assessed against the condominium as a whole and prorated by the Board of
2. Maintenance and Repair.
Every owner must perform promptly all maintenance and repair work within his
own unit and upon that limited common property known as either the patio or
balcony which Is adjacent to his own unit, all of which If omitted would
affect the project In its entirety or in a part belonging to other owners,
being expressly responsible for the damages and liabilities that his failure
to do so may engender.
All the repairs of Internal Installations of the unit, such as water, light,
gas, power, sewage, telephone, air conditioners, sanitary installations,
doors, windows, lamps, and other accessories belonging to the unit area
shall be at the owner’s expense, unless the repair is covered by the above
referred to insurance.
shall reimburse the Association for any expenditure incurred in repairing or
replacing any common area and facility damaged through his fault, or through
the fault of any agent, guest or lessee of such owner.
Riverhouse is not responsible for damage caused by events or actions that,
because of an owner’s absence, become worse than if discovered on a timely
basis. Absentee owners are advised to have their unit monitored
frequently during their absence.)
3. Use of Units - Internal Changes.
All units shall be utilized for residential purposes only.
An owner, other than the Developer, shall not make structural modifications
in his unit or Installations located therein without previously
notifying the Association In writing, through the Board of Directors, and
securing permission from the Board of Directors to so modify or alter his
unit. The Board of Directors shall have the obligation to answer within ten
(10) days and failure to do so within the stipulated units shall mean that
there is no objection to the proposed modification or alteration.
Section 4. Use of Common Areas and Facilities and Restricted
Common Areas and
An owner shall not place
or cause to be placed in the walkways, stairways, vestibules, and other
project areas and facilities of similar nature, any furniture, packages, or
objects of any kind. Such areas shall be used for no other reason than
for normal transit through them.
5. Right of Entry.
Each owner hereby grants the right of entry to the manager or to any other
persons authorized by the Board of Directors of the Association in case of
emergency originating in or threatening his unit, whether the owner is
present at the time or not.
shall permit representatives of the Association when so required, to enter
his unit for the purpose of performing installations, alteration, or repairs
to the mechanical or electrical services, provided that requests for entry
are made in advance and that such entry is at a time convenient to the
owner. In case of an emergency, such right of entry shall be immediate.
Section 6. Rules of Conduct.
No resident of the project shall post any advertisements, or posters
or any kind in or on the project unless as authorized by a majority of the
Board of Directors.
Residents shall exercise extreme care about making noises or the use of
musical Instruments, radios, television and amplifiers that may disturb
It is prohibited to hang garments, rugs, etc. from the windows or from any
of the facades of the project.
It is prohibited to dust rugs, etc. from windows or balconies or to clean
rugs, etc. by beating on the exterior part of the project.
No owner, resident, or lessee shall install wiring for electrical or
telephone Installations nor shall he install any type of television
antennas, machine or air conditioning units, etc. on the exterior of the
project or that protrude through the walls or the roof of the project
except as authorized by a majority of the Board of Directors.
No owner, resident or lessee shall be permitted to keep any large pet on any
part or in any part of the condominium project. Only small pets shall be
allowed and all such pets must be kept in private quarters unless on a leash
and must be walked in the designated areas in accordance with the rules and
regulations established by the Board of Directors of the Association.
For obvious health and sanitary reasons no pets are permitted around the
pool area and each pet owner is responsible for the clean up after his pet.
It is prohibited for residents or their guests to park boat trailers or
trailers of a type used for hauling or moving or commercial vehicles other
than ordinary passenger cars on the common property.
It is prohibited to throw garbage or trash in or on any part of the project
except in the trash chutes provided for such purposes on each floor of the
7. Leasing of Units by Unit Owners.
No owner of a condominium unit may lease his or her unit for a period of
less than thirty (30) days.
In the event an owner of a condominium unit desires to lease his or her unit
for a period of more than ninety (90) days, the unit owner must obtain the
written consent of the Board of Directors of their approval of the proposed
Notice to Association. An owner who mortgages his unit shall
notify the Association through the President of the Board of Directors the
name and address of his mortgagee; and the Association shall maintain such
Information in a book entitled “Mortgagees of Units”.
Daytona Beach Riverhouse Rules
and Regulations Approved
By The Board of Directors
The monthly assessment
is 1/12 of the annual assessment and is assessed on a monthly basis in
accordance with the ownership documents. Each payment is due on the
first day of each month without further notice. If not paid within 30 days
interest equal to 10 percent per annum will be charged as per the
Declaration of Condominium.
Occupancy of Unit Owners and
A fee established by the
Board of Directors must be paid in advance to assist in the cost of
assessing prospective residents/owners. They must provide certain
information so the Association may determine the acceptability of
applicants. The prospective occupant may not occupy the unit prior to
completion of the screening process and a Certificate of Occupancy is signed
by a member of the committee or the President of the Association.
RECYCLING GARBAGE AND TRASH
recycling bins are located on the northwest and southwest corners of the
garbage disposal chute is located on each floor adjacent to the laundry
room. Garbage must be wrapped in plastic or other appropriate
bags and securely tied. No loose cat litter is to be dropped down the
chutes. Items too large to fit in the chutes must be placed in the dumpster
on the ground floor. No construction or demolition materials of any
kind are to be deposited into the dumpsters. Any surcharge imposed by
the waste company will be the responsibility of the offending units’ owner.
C. The city currently
makes pickups of large discarded items. Request information from the office
as to where to place the items for disposal.
Laundry facilities are
located on each floor. The equipment is owned and maintained by the
Association. The machines are coin operated, and the prices are set by the
Board of Directors. Laundry facilities are for the use of Daytona
Riverhouse residents only. Laundry facilities are open from 6 AM until
10 PM, daily. Residents are requested to remove laundry promptly when
machines are not allowed at Daytona Beach Riverhouse because the original
plumbing was not built to accommodate washer discharge, the water used is a
common expense and there is no means to properly vent dryers that meets
Storage rooms are
located on the ground floor of each building. Each unit is entitled to one
storage unit. Each bin is marked with a unit number. Owners must
provide their own lock. No flammable material or paint may be stored
in these areas. Written permission from a bins owner must be obtained,
and filed in the office, to use more than one bin.
Cable television is
provided for all units and the cost is included in the maintenance
assessment. Please be conscious of the volume of your entertainment devices
as we all live in close proximity. Outside antennas may not be
installed on any common element by an owner.
a. General services are
provided through the Association Office. Our Condominium Manager supervises
day-to-day operations, but or President is the Executive Director of the
Corporation. Among the services in the office are photo copies and faxing.
Prices are set by the Board of Directors at the time of the annual budget.
Forms are available in the Office for reporting maintenance requests etc.
All requests for action by Management or the Board of Directors must be in
writing and signed by the resident.
b. Records Review-By
prior arrangement with the manager, records may be reviewed for up to 30
minutes per day on two days per week. Copies of records may be made by
residents at a cost. Records must be returned to the files in proper
Records-There are three types of official records which are not available to
unit owners and may only be examined by the President or Secretary of the
Board of Directors. They are as follows: Association attorney records
that have to do with litigation. Information obtained by the
association re: approval of the lease, sale or other transfer of a unit.
Medical record of unit owners.
8. RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING COMMON
AREAS AND FACILITIES
a. No ball playing,
Frisbees, skate boards, roller blades, roller skates or kite
flying are permitted on the premises except on the beach east of the
b. Climbing fences is
c. Except in an
emergency, repair of vehicles on the premises is prohibited.
7. Bicycles shall not be
ridden or left standing in any manner that may interfere with the use of
walkways by pedestrians.
garments, rugs etc. from any railing is prohibited. Clothes lines and
laundry drying on balconies and porches is prohibited.
9. No sign,
advertisement, poster, decoration or ornament may be posted in the common
areas. Decoration, such as holiday wreaths etc. may be applied to the
front door of units, behind the storm or screen door, as long as they in no
way protrude into the common area.
solicitation or commercial advertising is allowed on the premises unless
approved by the Board of Directors.
11. No carpet is
to be laid or installed on any balcony (the outside limited common area of a
unit). If tile or other covering is applied to the balcony floor, the
unit owner is responsible for its removal if inspection of the floor surface
condition becomes necessary. Storm shutters or any addition to the
limited common area balcony of a unit are the responsibility of the unit
owner. Removal, storage and re-installation, in case of balcony
maintenance or inspection, is the responsibility of the unit owner. If
inspection or maintenance becomes necessary, and the owner cannot be
contacted or has not removed the shutters or addition, Daytona Riverhouse
will contract to have them removed, stored and re-installed, and the owner
will be charged the cost of said service. All items must be removed
from balconies if owner is to be absent (out of town) longer than seven
1. One domestic pet
weighing up to 25 pounds when fully grown is allowed, without express
approval of the Board. All pets must be registered with the
2. Pets must be kept on
a leash at all times when outside the owner's/residents unit.
3. Pets must not be
walked on the lawns, and must be walked in the designated walk area which is
in the northwest corner of the property, behind the fenced recycling
4. If a pet has an
"accident" on any area on the property, the owner is responsible for
immediate clean up.
5. If any pet causes a
disturbance, the owner shall correct the problem immediately or remove the
pet from the Riverhouse complex. If owner does not correct the problem the
Board will do so, and any expense involved will be billed to the pet's
6. Owner must carry pets
while on elevators unless the Board of Directors has granted permission
1. The clubhouse may be
used by any Riverhouse resident for private parties. For such affairs
permission and reservations must be obtained in advance from Management, or
the Board of Directors. The actions of the guest are the responsibility of
the person making the reservations.
2. The Association
Office will collect a cleaning deposit which will be refunded if the
clubhouse is properly cleaned following the event.
3. When using sauna
appropriate attire is required. Wet bathing attire may not be worn into the
clubhouse is not available for fraternal or commercial meetings.
1. Parking spaces
are separated into 3 categories:
a. Numbered Spaces - One
numbered space is assigned to each unit and is reserved for the exclusive
use of residents or guests of that unit. Numbered spaces may not be changed
or reassigned without approval of the Board of Directors. Unit owners having
unused reserved spaces and wishing to permit use by residents of units other
than their own shall notify the Board of Directors in writing.
b. Guest Spaces -
Parking spaces identified by the word "guest" are for use by visitors or
residents possessing more than one vehicle. They may also be
temporarily used by all others having legitimate and lawful reasons to be on
Riverhouse property. Guests of residents are permitted to park
recreational vehicles having self-contained motor power for a period not to
exceed 14 days in any calendar year, provided that the vehicle is of a size
that it may be contained within the confines of one parking space. Guest
spaces are not to be used in lieu of an assigned numbered space.
c. Special use spaces -
The Board of Directors may designate certain spaces for special use, such as
postal vehicles, handicapped persons, temporary parking for non-conforming
vehicles and such other purposes as may be deemed necessary. In such
cases the space shall be marked to define the special use authorized.
Vehicles - Conforming vehicles authorized to be parked in Riverhouse spaces
include: Currently licensed, non-commercial automobiles, pick-up trucks,
motorcycles and passenger vans.
Vehicles - Non-conforming vehicles include boats, boat trailers, utility,
trailers, travel trailers, camping trailers, truck campers, moving vans,
moving trucks, commercial vehicles with or without writing on them, motor
homes, and any other vehicles of such a length as to impede the orderly flow
of traffic, and no vehicle may be wider than 8 feet. The only exception to
this regulation is a furniture mover's vehicle, for which the unit owner or
tenant must made prior parking arrangements with the Manager. If an
overnight stay is required it must conform to guest parking regulations,
including use of a guest parking card.
3. Condition of
Vehicles - All vehicles at Riverhouse must be in operable condition.
Vehicles leaking fluid to such an extent that they cause puddling shall be
removed from the premises. Repair work is prohibited except for
emergency repairs. Long term storage of vehicles in guest spaces, even
though operable, by other than residents is not permitted.
4. Speed Limit -
Speed limit on Riverhouse property is 10 miles per hour.
5. Car Covers –
Only removable commercial covers designed for cars and trucks are allowed.
Tarps and plastic drop cloths are not allowed.
6. Stored Vehicles
– Keys for vehicles left for over one week should be left with the Manager
in the Office. Owners will be responsible for all fees if their
vehicle must be removed for maintenance or emergency.
Violation-Vehicles in violation of these regulations may be removed from the
Riverhouse property by a commercial towing firm at the owner's expense.
In addition, legal action may be taken to enforce compliance with the
Riverhouse Condominium By-Laws and Rules.
Identification-All resident vehicles must be registered with the Association
and are issued a decal to be affixed to the inside lower left portion of the
windshield. Visitors are provided with a dashboard guest card, which can be
obtained at Riverhouse Office.
E. SWIMMING POOL
1. Pool hours are from
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. The pool is not supervised, therefore you must use it
at your own risk.
2. No glass items of any
kind are permitted in the pool area.
3. Residents are
responsible for the behavior of their guests and must accompany them when
they visit the pool.
4. Children under 14
years must have responsible supervision.
5. No floats, rafts,
life rings or similar articles are allowed in the pool area.
6. Ball playing or
throwing of any type of object is prohibited.
7. No shoving, running
or other horseplay is allowed in the pool area.
8. Due caution shall be
used when jumping from the edges of the pool. No diving is allowed.
9. Towels or garments
shall not be hung over the fences.
10. Infants and small
children up to 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult while in the
pool. Children in that age group must wear swimming diapers and/or
bathing suits. They may not be naked or wear regular diapers.
11. All bathers must
shower before using the pool.
12. All bathers shall
wear appropriate swimming attire. "Cut-Offs" are not deemed
13. Wearing a wet
bathing suit in the clubhouse is not allowed.
14. Residents are
requested to be sure the pool gates are closed behind them.
F. TENNIS COURT
1. The court shall be
for the use of residents and authorized guests only. Residents are
responsible for the behavior of their guests.
2. No glass containers
of any kind are allowed.
3. No pets are permitted
in the court area.
4. Due consideration
shall be used in limiting your play when others are waiting to play.
5. Time limit for
singles play is one hour.
6. The limit for doubles
play is one hour and 15 minutes.
7. Activities other than
tennis are prohibited.
8. Shoes, other than
tennis shoes, are prohibited.
9. The court hours are
from 8:A.M. to 9:P.M.
G. BOAT DOCKS (Modified 8/15/2010)
1. Definitions and Vessel Length
For the purpose of this section a "vessel" shall be
defined as per the statutes of the State of Florida. That is a vessel is a
boat or any conveyance on the water. "Dock" shall be defined as the area
extending from the west side of the riverside walkway to the eastern ends of
each finger pier. "Beach" shall be defined as the area extending from the
west side of the riverside walkway to the eastern end point of the fence
which marks the southern boundary of the property, and the northern most
point of dry land at low tide east of the seawall.
The minimum vessel length allowable for dockage is 10
feet and a minimum beam of 4 feet. The minimum vessel length is as per the
vessel registration documents or a center line measurement from the tip of
the bow to the rear of the transom. The maximum length of a vessel allowable
for dockage is 34 feet. The maximum length shall be recorded as a centerline
measurement from the tip of the bow or bow extension to the stern most point
of the vessel or it's attached equipment. In no case may a vessel or any of
it's equipment extend more than 4 feet beyond the eastern tip of the dock
nor close enough to the seawall to cause potential damage.
Vessels allowed to be stored on the beach may not be
greater than 10 feet in length unless they have a beam of less than 4 feet.
Vessels with a beam of less than 4 feet may be stored on the beach. Vessels
may not be stored at the waters edge. Vessels must be stored at the racks.
2. Assignment of Slips
Use of docks and beach is restricted to vessels wholly
owned by residents, except as provided below for vessels of visitors. The
Manager and the Dockmaster assign dock and beach space. The dock and beach
assignments may be changed only by their mutual permission, or by the Board
When dock and beach space becomes available,
notice will be forwarded to the next person on the list, at their currently
recorded mailing address. If the Manager and Dockmaster are not contacted
by said person within 14 days of the mailing, the next person on the list
will be contacted. The non-responding person will remain at the head of the
list until they either notify the Manager and Dockmaster that they are no
longer interested, or they do not respond to two mailed notices.
Slips assignments may be exchanged between two owners who
currently are assigned valid slips with a mutual agreement in writing
between the two owners and approval by the Manager and Dockmaster. If an
owner is not happy with their slip assignment and can find no other owner to
trade with them, they may re-insert their name on the end of the waiting
list and wait to be assigned another slip. The owner may continue to use
their assigned slip while awaiting a new slip assignment.
2. Extended Absence
Assignment is made on a first come, first
assigned, basis and is subject to forfeit if unoccupied for more than thirty
(30) days. An extension may be granted if a valid reason is presented to
the Manager and Dockmaster in writing prior to the end of the 30 day
period. Maintenance and an extended trip shall be considered the only valid
reasons, and such absence shall be limited to a maximum of 90 days.
Written notice of a vessel’s removal for maintenance,
and its expected date of return shall be provided to the Manager and
Dockmaster within forty-eight (48) hours of its removal. Absence of more
than thirty (30) days for maintenance shall require written proof of the
validity of such maintenance. Any non-maintenance absence of more than
thirty (30) days, or ninety (90) days for valid maintenance, shall result in
the dock space being reassigned to the next available person on the waiting
If a vessel owner intends to take his/her vessel for a
trip that exceeds 30 days in duration, the owner shall notify the
Association Management and Dockmaster in writing of the expected duration of
the trip, which in no event shall exceed a 90 day period. The vessel slip
shall be open to use by other owners' vessels during the duration of the
assigned slip owner's absence and no such use shall permit the temporary
slip user from using the assigned slip owner's equipment (i.e., dock lines,
fenders, water hoses, etc.). Any such temporary slip usage shall require
the user to comply with all other rules and regulations pertaining to use of
the boat slips, including proof of insurance and current boat registration.
If the owner of a vessel who has given notice of intent
to take an extended trip beyond the aforesaid 90 day period elects to return
before the period expires, as stated in the written notice of intent to take
an extended trip, such vessel owner shall notify the Association Management
and Dockmaster at least 7 days in advance of the estimated return date. This
is necessary if the vessel owner's slip is being occupied by a third-party
vessel so it has adequate time to be removed. The owner who is using the
slip on a temporary basis has 48 hours from receiving notice to remove the
vessel from the slip.
If owner of absent short term (under 30 days) vessel
agrees, the Manager and Dockmaster may reassign the vacant space to another
vessel on a short term, temporary basis. Such reassignment shall expire
when the original vessel is ready for return to the dock. Owner of the
returning vessel shall provide the Manager and Dockmaster with notice of
intended return date at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to return. The
reassigned vessel shall, upon notice to its owner from the Manager and
Dockmaster, be removed within twenty-four (24) hours of notice.
3. Dockage Agreement and Insurance
The owner(s) of any vessel receiving dockage, on the
water or beach, must sign and date a Daytona Riverhouse Dockage Agreement
prior to receiving dock/beach space. The Dockage Agreement shall include a
copy of the dock rules, a copy of the owner’s vessel insurance policy with
proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $100,000.00, proof of
ownership, and proof of valid Florida registration for current year (if
vessel requires registration). This Dockage Agreement shall be kept on file
in the Association office and must be kept current. Failure to comply with
the requirements of the Dockage Agreement shall be valid basis for
reassignment of dock space. All vessels at the docks, and on the beach,
shall at all times display in plain sight a valid Riverhouse boat sticker
for owner identification purposes.
4. Renters Rights to Dockage
When a unit owner rents his unit, he
relinquishes his right as an owner to the use of the recreational facilities
of Riverhouse, except as the guest of the renter. Therefore he loses his
preferential treatment as an owner, and all dockage previously assigned on
the basis of being an owner must be immediately vacated. Renter may make
application to be placed on the dock space assignment list, but such
placement follows the first come, first assigned, basis. It shall be noted
that dockage is part of the common elements of the complex, and no dockage
is specifically assigned to, or the specific right of, any unit except as
complies with these rules of assignment.
5. Rules of Enforcement
These Rules and Regulations will be enforced in
accordance with the By-Laws of the Association, and may be changed from time
to time by the Board of Directors.
6. Maintenance of Vessels
It is the responsibility of each vessel owner to maintain
his vessel in all respects ready for the sea at all times. An owner may at
any time be required by the Dockmaster or Manager to demonstrate that his
vessel is in operating condition. Under the Dockmaster’s or Manager's
observation, the vessel must travel to the Halifax River channel and back
under it's own power upon request. Owners whose engines are inoperable or
whose vessel has a serious maintenance problem must notify the Manager and
Dockmaster immediately, and advise of remedial actions being taken.
7. Emergencies and Responsible Party
In the event of an emergency and the absence of the
owner, the Manager or Dockmaster has the right, but not the obligation, to
take prudent action to safeguard all vessels and property of Riverhouse.
The Dockmaster or Manager shall not be liable for any actions taken or
directed in an emergency situation. Owners must reimburse Riverhouse for any
and all actions taken, and costs incurred, in emergency situations on behalf
Any vessel owner who will be absent from the Riverhouse
property for more than 48 hours will designate a "responsible party" who
will assume the responsibility for the vessel in the owners absence. This
"responsible party" will be designated on the appropriate Riverhouse form
which will be signed by the owner and the responsible party. Failure to have
a designated local responsible party during an owners absence can be grounds
for re-assignment of the dockage space.
8. Dangerous Conditions
Use of any open flame equipment on the docks is
prohibited. Owners shall correct dangerous conditions of any kind
immediately. Vessels must be properly secured to the dock, and the Manager
or Dockmaster may require Owners to use more or larger mooring lines if it
appears advisable. The Owner shall be responsible for any damage caused to
the dock or seawall by any of his, his vessel's or his guest’s actions.
The rules of conduct applicable to all other areas of
Riverhouse apply to the dock areas and vessels there at. Equipment such as
TV sets, radios, VCRs or loud hailers shall not be allowed to create a
nuisance by being played at too high a volume. Rigging must be secured to
prevent slapping and chattering.
10. Garbage and Waste
Garbage, refuse, or waste shall not be thrown overboard
or otherwise disposed of into the harbor’s waters or onto piers. There
shall be no discharge of oil, fuel, solvents, flammable liquids, poisons, or
11. Visiting Vessels
These may be accommodated on a space available basis.
Residents must obtain prior written permission from the Manager and
Dockmaster for visiting vessels. The resident is responsible for the
conduct of his visitors. Visits are limited to two weeks, and visitors must
provide written proof of compliance with all requirements of the Dockage
Package prior to occupying the dock or beach space.
12. Dock Improvements
Owners may add fender boards, dock boards, ladders and
mooring whips to improve the docks and protect their boats with the approval
of the Manager and Dockmaster. No cleats or mooring attachments may be
mounted on the seawall except on slip number one and eighteen. These two
slips may have cleats or mooring devices professionally installed on the
eastern face of the seawall at the expense of the owner who is assigned the
slip. Other slips my have cleats installed on the pilings and dock. All
cleats must be installed below the dock deck level and not more than four
cleats per slip may be installed. It is recommended that vessels be secured
to the pilings and not cleats.
Advertising is not permitted at the docks or on vessels.
14. Commercial Use
Business entertaining is allowed so long as it conforms
to the rules and regulations of Riverhouse.
15. Electric and Water Use and Equipment
Electric outlets on the docks are for maintenance and
emergency use only. Owners may use the electric outlets for battery
charging, but for no more than 24 hours at a time, on an infrequent basis.
If for some reason an owner needs to use the electric outlet for more than
24 hours, or on a frequent basis, he must obtain permission from the Manager
and Dockmaster by providing them with the reason for the extended or
frequent use in writing. The Manager or Dockmaster may deny permission to
use the electrical outlets on a more extended or frequent basis and require
the owner to remove the vessel from the docks.
Battery chargers should be marine type and not automotive
type so as to reduce the incidence of galvanic corrosion to vessels at the
Mis-use of the electrical outlets as per these rules
shall be cause for the revocation of dockage privileges. The first offence
shall be in the form of a verbal or written warning from the Manager or
Dockmaster. The second offence shall be a warning by certified letter from
the Manager or Dockmaster. On the third offence the owner shall be called
before the Board of Directors to explain their non-compliance with the
rules. The Board than may take action as required.
Each slip is allowed to have a hose and hose holder. Hose
holders shall be mounted below the level of the seawall and dock planking.
If hoses are run permenatly from the faucet east down the dock they must be
mounted below the dock deck level.
16. Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
If a tropical storm, up to hurricane strength, approaches
Riverhouse and an owner chooses to remain at the dock, the vessel must be
turned so the bow faces to the east. It is not advisable to leave a vessel
at the Riverhouse dock in any storm that is of tropical strength because of
it's exposure to the river and wave action. Any threat of a hurricane
strength storm approaching Riverhouse and all vessels must be removed from
the docks and beach. The Manager and Dockmaster shall determine when vessels
should be turned east and when they should be removed from the docks
F. Miscellaneous Rules
resident participating in volunteer work on Riverhouse property must obtain
permission from the Board of Directors and sign a release in the office.
condominiums must comply with the Occupational License requirements of the
City of Daytona Beach.
renovation and maintenance work must comply with the building codes of the
City of Daytona Beach and Building Permits must be obtained and posted where
must follow the procedures of the Architectural Review Committee before
any modification to the interior or exterior of their unit.
Beach Riverhouse has adopted the City of Daytona Beach’s definition and code
requirements for a single-family dwelling. This definition is as
“Any one of the following when living together in a
dwelling unit or using it as a common place of abode for 30 days or more in
any three-month period:
A natural family of one or
more persons who are all related to each other by law, blood, marriage, or
Six or fewer persons living
together in a facility licensed by the Florida Department of Children and
Family Services in accordance with F.S. § 419.001(2) or amendments thereto.
A maximum of two unrelated