POLICIES 200-249

Policy & Procedures 202

202 Rights and Access to Big Canoe Common Properties & Facilities

A Guest may utilize the facilities in Big Canoe with the payment of applicable admission and usage fees where appropriate.
Owners are encouraged to work with the Big Canoe events staff to host business meetings and events in Big Canoe’s Amenities, organized through the Big Canoe events staff. Event attendees will have access to Amenities as arranged through the Big Canoe events staff for the event. Guests of the Association, Customers, Vendors, Consultants, etc., invited by and within the scope of an Association Staff Member’s authority, will have limited access to Amenities for a specific purpose. They will not have access to Amenities after the official business or activity is complete, unless they transition to being a Guest. The use of Big Canoe Amenities by Business Invitees is prohibited. This Policy does not preclude the Association from offering specials, sales, promotions, etc.

Board of Directors

This policy applies to all Properties subject to the Big Canoe POA Covenants.

From the Big Canoe Covenants:
“Owner”: shall mean and refer to the Owner as shown by the real estate records in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Dawson and/or Pickens Counties, Georgia, whether it be one or more persons, firms, associations, corporations, or other legal entities, of fee simple title to any Residential Lot, Family Dwelling Unit, Multi-Family Tract, Public and Commercial Site, or Public and Commercial Unit situated upon the Properties…
“Member”: “Every Owner shall be a Member of the Association…”

Other Definitions for this Policy:
“Admission and Usage Fees”: The Admission fee is a daily/weekly/monthly or annual Amenity Support Fee and Usage Fees are the published rate for Tee-Times, Court Fees, Boat Rentals, Fitness Center usage, etc.
Amenity”, “Amenities”: The facilities owned and operated by the Big Canoe POA, including but not limited to: golf, tennis, fitness, pools, marina, lakes, trails, restaurants, recreational areas, etc.
“Amenity Support Fee”: An admission fee that supports the capital and operating subsidy required to financially sustain the amenities.
“Association”: The Big Canoe Property Owners Association, Inc. 
“Business Customer”: A customer(s) of an Owner’s business. Business Customers are different than Guests. Owners may not utilize Big Canoe’s Amenities as an extension of their business offerings to Business Customers.
“Business Invitee”: Any person who comes onto the Property for the purpose of using the Big Canoe Amenities pursuant to a contract or other business relationship with an Owner. A Business Invitee shall also mean any person who comes onto the Property for the purpose of participating in an activity conducted on a Big Canoe Amenity by any person not provided by the POA. Examples of such use would be if a local Bed and Breakfast proprietor purchases a Lot in Big Canoe advertises that all his customers will have access to Big Canoe’s Amenities and where an Owner who is a medical doctor and attempts to call in Guest passes for non-Owner patients to utilize Big Canoe’s swimming pools for water exercise therapy.
“Association Guests, Customers and Vendors”: A person(s) invited into the community by Association Staff for a legitimate business purpose. Examples are: Wedding and Special Event customers and guests. Golf and Tennis event patrons. Visiting Groups, Speakers, Entertainers, etc.
“Covenants”: The General Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions of the Big Canoe Property Owners Association, Inc. and Big Canoe Company, as restated and amended from time to time.
“Discounted Pricing”: Prices that are discounted from the full retail price, in recognition that assessment income offsets some of the capital and maintenance costs of the Amenities.
“Discount Eligible Owners”: Up to two (2) specifically named Owners, or Entity Representatives, per Improved Property and their Immediate Family Members, and only one (1) specifically named individual and his/her Immediate Family Members per Unimproved Lot, are eligible for Amenity Membership Programs and Discounted Pricing.
“Entity Representative”: In the case of Property that is owned by an Entity (corporation, partnership, LLC, etc.), only specifically named individual(s) having an equity ownership stake in the Entity, and their Immediate Family Members will be recognized as Discount Eligible Owners. (Official entity registration documentation may be required to prove an individual is an owner of the Entity).
“Family” & “Immediate Family Members”: Are the Owner’s spouse and dependent children under the age of 26, residing in the parent’s household and/or enrolled as a full-time student.
“Guest”: A personal friend, acquaintance, colleague or extended family member invited into the community by an Owner to visit with the Owner, or stay in the Owner’s dwelling; or a person or people who rent a dwelling in Big Canoe from an Owner.
“Property”: (paraphrased from the definition of “Properties” in the Covenants) A parcel of land, with or without a dwelling, subject to the Big Canoe POA Covenants.
“Usage Fees”: Tee Times, Court Fees, Swim and Fitness Center Daily Charges, Purchases in Restaurants and Pro Shops all fall under the category of Usage Fees.

Big Canoe POA Covenants & Bylaws. Letter from Big Canoe POA General Council to property Owner
Mr. Kellogg, re: limiting memberships related to Lot 4144, Big Canoe, dated April 15, 1992.
Procedure 202.1 Entry and Use of Facilities
When a Guest is accompanied by their Discount Eligible Member-Host, admission fees will be waived and Guest of Member pricing will apply, when available. Additional Owners are not eligible for Guest of Member pricing. An Additional Owner(s) must pay the applicable Annual
Amenity Support Fee prior to utilizing any Amenity.

General Manager



Internal files: amenity membership files, vehicle pass records,
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