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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. 

Pickleball Rules Summary

The following is an abbreviated form of the rules to give a quick overview of how the game is played. A complete copy of the official rules can be found on theUSAPA website at usapa.org.If there is a conflict between this summary and the official rules, the official rules prevail. 

Basic Rules Overview 

·Pickleball is played either as doubles (two players per team) or singles; doubles is most common 
·The same size playing area and rules are used for both singles and doubles 

The Serve 

·The serve must be made underhand. 
·Paddle contact with the ball must be below the server’s waist (navel level). 
·The serve is initiated with at least one foot behind the baseline; neither foot may contact the 

baseline or court until after the ball is struck. 

·The serve is made diagonally crosscourt and must land within the confines of the opposite 

diagonal court. 

·Only one serve attempt is allowed, except in the event of a let (the ball touches the net on the 

serve and lands on the proper service court; let serves are replayed). 

Service Sequence 

·Both players on the serving doubles team have the opportunity to serve and score points until they commit a fault *(except for the first service sequence of each new game). 
·The first serve of each side-out is made from the right-hand court. 
·If a point is scored, the server switches sides and the server initiates the next serve from the 

left-hand court. 

·As subsequent points are scored, the server continues switching back and forth until a fault is 

committed and the first server loses the serve. 

·When the first server loses the serve the partner then serves from their correct side of the court 

(except for the first service sequence of the game*). 

·The second server continues serving until his team commits a fault and loses the serve to the opposing team. 
·Once the service goes to the opposition (at side out), the first serve is from the right-hand court and both players on that team have the opportunity to serve and score points until their team commits two faults. 
·In singles the server serves from the right-hand court when his or her score is even and from the left when the score is odd. 

*At the beginning of each new game only one partner on the serving team has the opportunity to serve before faulting, after which the service passes to the receiving team. 


Scoring

·Points are scored only by the serving team. 
·Games are normally played to 11 points, win by 2. 
·Tournament games may be to 15 or 21, win by 2. 
·When the serving team’s score is even (0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) the player who was the first server in the 

game for that team will be in the right-side court when serving or receiving; when odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) that player will be in the left-side court when serving or receiving. 

Double-Bounce Rule 

·When the ball is served, the receiving team must let it bounce before returning, and then the serving team must let it bounce before returning, thus two bounces. 
·After the ball has bounced once in each team’s court, both teams may either volley the ball (hit the ball before it bounces) or play it off a bounce (ground stroke). 
·The double bounce rule eliminates the serve and volley advantage and extends rallies. Non-Volley Zone 


·The non-volley zone is the court area within 7 feet on both sides of the net. 
·Volleying is prohibited within the non-volley zone. This rule prevents players from executing 

smashes from a position within the zone. 

·It is a fault if, when volleying a ball, the player steps on the non-volley zone, including the line 

and/or when the player’s momentum causes them or anything they are wearing or carrying to 

touch the non-volley zone including the associated lines. 

·It is a fault if, after volleying, a player is carried by momentum into or touches the non-volley 

zone, even if the volleyed ball is declared dead before this happens. 

·A player may legally be in the non-volley zone any time other than when volleying a ball. 
·The non-volley zone is commonly referred to as “the kitchen.” 

Line Calls

·A ball contacting any line, except the non-volley zone line on a serve, is considered “in.” 
·A serve contacting the non-volley zone line is short and a fault. 

Faults

·A fault is any action that stops play because of a rule violation. 
·A fault by the receiving team results in a point for the serving team. 
·A fault by the serving team results in the server’s loss of serve or sid
e out. 
·A fault occurs when: 

oA serve does not land within the confines of the receiving court o The ball is hit into the net on the serve or any return
o The ball is volleyed before a bounce has occurred on each side o The ball is hit out of bounds 

oA ball is volleyed from the non-volley zone
o A ball bounces twice before being struck by the receiver
o A player, player’s clothing, or any part of a player’s paddle touches the net or the net 

post when the ball is in play
o There is a violation of a service rule
o A ball in play strikes a player or anything the player is wearing or carrying o A ball in play strikes any permanent object before bouncing on the court 

Determining Serving Team 

·Players use a coin toss to determine who will serve first. The winner of the coin toss will have the option to choose side or to serve or receive.