• Members owing dues and assessments in arrears more than sixty (60) days from the date shown on the statement of dues and assessments shall be assigned a late charge of $100. Thereafter, interest will accrue at the prime rate plus 1.0% on the entire unpaid balance until paid.  A member who fails to pay all dues and assessments , together with interest and late charges thereon, within 30 days after receipt of written notice to pay the same from FTLA shall be subject to immediate suspension of all privileges of membership including revocation of pending building permits, boat and recreational permits, use of the lake and other recreational common areas including the trail system, tennis courts, ball field, and the beach.
    • Members who have not paid in full their dues and assessments within 90 days of invoice considered as members not in good standing and will be limited to one (1) gate card and only allowed to access their own property and shall be subject to immediate suspension of all privileges of membership including revocation of pending building permits, boat and recreational permits, use of the lake and other recreational common areas including the trail system, tennis courts, ball field, and the beach.
    • Members who have not paid their current dues and assessments within 365 days of the prior year(s) invoice date will have the outstanding balance doubled, including interest, lien fees, and late charges. Interest is to be charged on the initial balance only.
  • Natural foliage as well as soil on FTLA property shall not be removed, disturbed, or marred without consent of the BOD.
  • FTLA property opposite the lake side of FTLA roadways shall not be used for storage of vehicles, boats, trailers, firewood, disposal of yard debris, or construction materials.
  • Members are responsible for individuals and groups they allow onto FTLA property. The Superintendent has the right to evict guests violating FTLA rules and regulations.
    • A guest service employee, or contractor that has been evicted for misconduct shall not after such eviction drive through the gate onto FTLA roads or use FTLA facilities for the term of the eviction.
  • Members who are cited for violations of FTLA rules and regulations are subject to the following actions:
    • First Violation: Written warning to member.
    • Second Violation: Appearance before the applicable committee or the BOD.
    • Financial penalty: If member does not comply with the BOD or committee request to abate rule and or regulation violation(s) or does not appear before the BOD for second violation, the member may be assessed a daily monetary fine of $100 per calendar day beginning from the date when the member was issued the written warning until the violation(s) is corrected in a manner required and approved by the BOD.
    • The member shall be notified by phone (if possible) and in writing the amount of the daily fine and the date such will go into effect.
    • The member will be sent an invoice monthly showing the total fine to date and any other charges.
  • Camping is allowed on FTLA property under the following conditions:
    • A member of the Members immediate family must be included in the group camping.
    • The Superintendent must be notified in advance of the members lot number, number of people comping, and the length of stay (not to exceed three nights).
    • If the member does not comply with the BOD request and the violation is not corrected and the invoice remains unpaid after thirty (30) calendar of being fined, the daily fine will be doubled to $200 maximum.
  • Outgoing members gate cards and transponders are to be returned to the lake office prior to closing on their property. Cards and transponders not returned will be deactivated.
  • A deed of conveyance or separate instrument is required to be filed in the Raleigh County Clerk’s Office when driveways or utilities are placed on another members lot and used by another member either jointly or separately.
  • No one wanting to purchase a fractional share of a lot will be approved for FTLA membership or a member sell a fractional share of a lot to anyone except the contiguous lot owner.
  • Each member shall have access to the file for their respective lot and will have access to water quality testing reports.
  • The Membership Committee must have at least two board members meet with and investigate the applicant for membership prior to board review of the membership application.
  • Members are not permitted to rent or lease their residence or lot to anyone. If a member is caught doing so, the member will no longer be in good standing for a period of time as determined by the board resulting in loss of use of common areas, be restricted to one gate card, and lose use of remote gate entry access.
  • A member, in their absence, may submit the name of an immediate family member to the membership committee for approval to “house sit” for up to sixty (60) days per request. Guests are not permitted to use common areas or facilities unless a member is present.
  • A current member purchasing another lot is required to complete a “membership lot Transfer Application” and submit for review by the membership committee.
  • Members hosting a personal event of FTLA property for a party of 15 or more non-members must register the event to reserve the appropriate FTLA facility and submit a $500 refundable deposit. The check will not be cashed unless additional cleanup is required and or property damage occurs.  Facility reservation requests are granted on a first come first serve basis.  The member is responsible for the actions of their guests and is responsible for any and all accidents and injuries seen and unseen that may occur while their guests are on the property or because of attending the event.
  • If a new membership applicant closes on their property prior to being approved for membership by the board of directors, FTLA will levy a $5,000 fine against the said lot involved, to be paid by the buyer or seller within thirty (30) days.
  • The property owner(s) shown on the deed of a lot on FTLA property and not approved for membership are still responsible for payment of all dues, assessments, assessed fines, and affiliated late charges, interest, and fees as associated with all other members. If not paid within allotted time, FTLA has the right to file a lien for the total outstanding debt.
  • Any member in good standing wishing to address the board in person at a monthly meeting shall submit their request in writing (email or USPA) and outline the subject to be addressed to the president at least five (5) days prior to the meeting date so the board may be informed of appearance and matter to be discussed. The President has the option to approve the members appearance or refer them to meet with the appropriate committee.
  • Any new proposed policy, rule, or bylaw must be submitted in writing to the board or be included in the meeting agenda for discussion and vote. The same applies for the motions second reading as amended to be listed on the meeting agenda.
  • No member or guest shall physically or verbally attack a FTLA employee or board member while said employee of on duty on FTLA property. Nor shall any member cause inconvenience, annoyance by use of abusive language such as cursing, swearing, or use of profanity threatening harm to a FTLA employee or board member.
    • No member or guest shall physically attack a volunteer committee member while that member is on committee business to carry out the bylaws, deed restrictions, and board policy.
    • No member, guest, or other person shall recklessly cause inconvenience, annoyance, or other harm to a volunteer committee member while regarding committee business to carry out bylaws, deed restrictions, and board policy. Examples including abusive language such as cursing, swearing, or profanity; engaging in threatening harm to this person or their property and hindering or preventing the movement of this person on FTLA property.
    • Penalty: The individual is liable for a monetary fine of up to $1,000 and or loss of use of common property and facilities as levied by the board after reviewing the circumstances of the incident and those involved prior to final determination.

Trespassing on FTLA Property

  • No person being a non-member, non-guest, or contract worker shall trespass on private property of a member of FTLA or the common grounds of FTLA.
  • Persons violating this rule will be advised that they are trespassing on private property and may be escorted to the front gate.  If a trespasser refuses to leave, the matter will be referred to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department for further action.
  • No member of a members family, guests shall use a members watercraft, or off-road vehicle that are the property of another member without proper authorization.  The violation complaint must be filed by the member whose property has been utilized.
  • No member, their family, or guests shall destroy, vandalize, deface, or litter property of FTLA.