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. 

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Important Phone Numbers

 ALL EMERGENCIES
(FIRE or MEDICAL)  –  
911

 

NON- EMERGENCIES

 BEAR PAW:    SECURITY………..644-5817

                           OFFICE…………....644-0808

 CHEROKEE COUNTY

         SHERIFF’S DEPT…..……….837-2589

         EMS……………………..…….837-2124

         RESCUE SQUAD……….... 837-7310

         MURPHY MEDICAL ..……..837-8161

 HIWASSEE DAM FIRE DEPT…..644-9032

 
TRI-STATE EMC............... 1-706-492-3251


FRONTIER ………………1-877-387-3477

CAROLINA  WATER.…. 1-800-525-7990

 

MOUNTVIEW MARINA………..…644-5451


 

 

        

 

 

 

We are so fortunate to have the Hiwassee Dam Fire Department located right outside our gate.  This is an all volunteer fire department.  You can call to join or help.  All contributions are very welcomed. Volunteer's needed. Applications in the BPSD Office.

Bear Paw Gate

The guard gate is maintained with your BPSD funds. Please be courteous, the guards are here for you. When entering Bear Paw there are security cameras that capture images of those entering and leaving.

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