As you may be aware,

Bear Paw Service District (BPSD) and Cherokee County (CC) had approved a Parking Ordinance in 2002 to allow BPSD to regulate motor vehicle and other parking within the community. The ordinance requires BPSD to identify type of parking restriction(s) and time frame (hours) permitted (if applicable) on any signage. BPSD by-laws do not allow for motor vehicle, trailer, RV, motorhome or other parking on BPSD roads, common areas, easements and other BPSD property. As such, some areas within BPSD have/had signage erected restricting motor vehicle parking. Unfortunately for the past few years the areas have been used for short and long term boat and watercraft trailer parking since signage did not include or restrict trailers.

As of July 1, 2019 BPSD will begin enforcing the parking ordinance within the community. A motor vehicle, boat, watercraft, trailer, etc. found to be in violation of a parking restriction may be towed at the owner’s expense. Leniency will be exercised during the first month of enforcement.

Preparation leading up to July will include:

A hand out to be distributed at the guardhouse to all entering BPSD announcing the Ordinance and its enforcement,
BPSD establishing a boat or other trailer daily log at the guard house of all vehicles entering BPSD to establish owner, residence, rental unit, etc.,
An announcement form will be developed to affix to a vehicle/other in violation requesting the unit be move,
Parking policy will be added to the wording currently on the BPSD Visitor Pass, and
Signage detailing the towing company and contact information will be available at the guard house.

I am sure you will agree with me that the number one priority of BPSD, Cottage Owners, Condo Owners and Lake Front Property Owners Associations is to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable living environment for all residents and guests. Controlling parking is essential for everyone’s safety and the beautification of the community.

Please pass this information on to your residents and do not hesitate to call me at any time should you have any questions or desire additional information.

Appreciatively,
Dennis E. Strand
BP Manager 


BPSD

PARKING ORDINANCE

As you may be aware, Bear Paw Service District (BPSD) and Cherokee County (CC) had approved a Parking Ordinance in 2002 to allow BPSD to regulate motor vehicle and other parking within the community. The ordinance requires BPSD to identify type of parking restriction(s) and time frame (hours) permitted (if applicable) on any signage. BPSD by-laws do not allow for motor vehicle, trailer, RV, motorhome or other parking on BPSD roads, common areas, easements and other BPSD property. As such, some areas within BPSD have/had signage erected restricting motor vehicle parking. Unfortunately for the past few years the areas have been used for short and long term boat and watercraft trailer parking since signage did not include or restrict trailers. Controlling parking is essential for everyone’s safety and the beautification of the community.

As of July 1, 2019 BPSD will begin enforcing the parking ordinance within the community. A motor vehicle, boat, watercraft, trailer, etc. found to be in violation of a parking restriction may be towed at the owner’s expense. Leniency will be exercised during the first month of enforcement.

 A handout is currently being distributed to all Visitors, guests and property owners bringing a boat, watercraft or other trailer into Bear Paw explaining the parking ordinance. Beginning July 1, 2019 trailers will be logged in at the guardhouse. Violators may be towed. Leniency will be exercised during the first month of enforcement. Leniency will be exercised during the first month of enforcement. 

                                             Bear Paw Guidelines

                                          To keep us Safe and Happy !


1.    
Speed Limit is a maximum of 20 mph.  This is for the safety of everyone. In this unique community we have privilege to drive golf carts, bikes and other vehicles to which the speed limit applies.  There are many joggers, walkers and children playing.  The roads are narrow and there are many blind turns.


2.    
Fire Safety – Only YOU can prevent Forest Fires
       a.    Never burn open fires during dry conditions due to the risk of wildfires.                     Always attend any fire.
       b.    Fireworks that explode or project into the air are illegal in North Carolina             therefore illegal in Bear Paw.
       c.    Never a throw trash, cigarettes, hot coals or any incendiary material into             the woods.  Dispose of properly.


3.  
 Be courteous to your neighbors. Do not play Loud Music that would                 disturb your neighbors or others in common areas i.e. playground pool.


4.  
 Park in designated areas.  Do not block your neighbor’s driveway or              obstruct the roadways with vehicles or trailers.


5.    
Pool and tennis courts are available for property owners, their guests           and renters. No alcohol, no smoking and no glass containers around the                pool.  No climbing on the rocks or jumping off the to rocks or roof.  Bear Paw            will not be responsible for any injuries resulting from violations of these rules.


6.  
 Mountain View Marina closes at 7 p.m. in season and is closed Dec. thru                  March. There is no fishing or swimming allowed at the marina.


7.    
Keep our clubhouse clean and secure. Please turn off all lights and            lock the doors when you are the last one leaving .  Put tables and chairs back           where you found them and clean up after yourself.  Do not let unattended             children play inside.  Report any problems to the office 644-0808.


                May your time here be filled with happy memories.

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Bear Paw Service District

A Special Recreation and Service District Ratified by the State of North Carolina that formally services the common properties