There is a moratorium on construction of any new docks on Mountain Lake.
The decision to extend or end this moratorium shall be made by the Board of Directors no later than the first meeting of the General Membership of 2023.
The only work permissible on existing docks is for their repair and upgrade.
Existing docks may not be enlarged.
The Smallwood Civic Association (Association) owns the property off which all Mountain Lake docks are installed and are permitted by annual license granted by the Association. In exchange for said license the dock owner understands and agrees that any Member, members of their household, their guests, or renters, with Lake Privileges may make use of any and all docks.
Docks, unless they are deemed abandoned, shall remain the property of the Member household that was issued the original permit to install it. All dock owners, to qualify for perpetuation of the license to maintain a dock on Association property, shall annually attest and certify that the dock has been properly constructed, is in good repair, structurally sound, and safe. This certification can be furnished to the Association via regular mail or electronic mail no later than the weekend after July fourth. Certifications sent via regular mail should be sent to Smallwood Civic Association, P.O. Box 151, Smallwood, NY, 12778. Electronic mail should be sent to SmallwoodCivic@gmail.com and the subject line should be Dock Certification.
The Association shall annually inspect all docks. Should violations be found or repairs be deemed necessary, either during the annual inspection or at any other time, the owner of the dock shall be notified by certified mail and must remove all violations and effect all repairs to the satisfaction of the Association within twenty one (21) days of notice. Should the Association determine that a dock is unsafe, a warning notice shall be placed on the dock so advising Members. This notice shall and must remain visible and in place. Should the owner fail to correct the violation(s) and/or make necessary repairs within the stated time frame the Association reserves the right to revoke the dock license and treat the dock as abandoned. In the case of an emergency or an event that renders a dock unsafe, the dock shall be temporarily taken out of service.
Should the owner of a dock no longer be a Member in good standing of the Association, and choose to not remove their dock within sixty (60) days of termination or non-renewal of Membership, the Association reserves the right to treat the dock as abandoned.
Should a Member who owns a dock sell their Smallwood home to a party who is not a member of the direct household (i.e., spouse, children, grandchildren), the dock may not be deeded. If the home is located directly across from Mountain Lake on Lake Shore Drive or Stratton Avenue, the new owner, upon becoming a Member of the Association, may petition the Board of Directors for a license for the dock. A $500 non-refundable license fee will be due upon approval. Should the new owner become a Member of the Association but not wish to seek a license for the dock, the Association reserves the right to treat the dock as abandoned, and likewise, should the new homeowner not wish to become a Member of the Association the Association reserves the right to treat the dock as abandoned.
Should a Member, whose home is not located directly across from Mountain Lake on Lake Shore Drive or Stratton Avenue and who owns a dock which had been grandfathered, sell their Smallwood home to a party who is not a member of the direct household (i.e., spouse, children, grandchildren) the Association reserves the right to treat the dock as abandoned.