After a legal review of the Protective Covenants, the board’s responsibility to help maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all members and their renters, and other topics related to what is considered “commercial activity”, the board decided at its April board meeting to discontinue the rental registration program while further study is made. Follow the links for further information.
Summer is almost here and with summer in Cobmoosa, one’s thoughts turn to The Beach. For those that have not been in Cobmoosa recently, the lake levels have receded, and we do have a beach. With that in mind, it is important for members to remember that the Cobmoosa Beach is for the common use of all members of the Cobmoosa Shores Association, their families, and their guests (Protective Covenants, Section 9c; see also Article Two of the By-Laws).
It is also important to realize that The Beach is a private park owned by the membership of the Association (CSA). As platted, the beach stretches from the northernmost and southernmost lot boundaries and extends to the lakeshore from the westernmost platted property lines to the mean high-water mark of Lake Michigan. Therefore, The Beach includes not only the flat sandy beach but also the grassy dune between the westernmost property lines of lakeside property owners and the sandy beach (Protective Covenants, Section 9a).
In addition, the CSA also owns the two lots known as the “North Access” and “South Access”, as well as the lot across from the North Access ordinarily referred to as the “Cobmoosa Park”.
Each of these Common Areas—the Beach Area, the North Access, the South Access, and The Park—are meant for the enjoyment of all members and their guests. Enjoying these Common Areas requires that members and their guests have consideration and respect for each other.
To that end the CSA Board recently (April 10, 2021, board meeting) adopted a Pack It In, Pack It Out policy which states that all personal items are to be removed when you leave the beach at the end of the day.
This policy has been incorporated into the board’s longstanding statement, Sharing Our Beach. You may read the full statement by clicking here.
You are encouraged to review it.