1-Governing Documents

1-Governing Documents

The Legal hierarchy of our community governing documents begins with the Georgia state laws.  If you need to refer to these documents, here are the particulars:  Georgia Condominium Act, Georgia Code Title 44, Chapter 3.  Both the Big Canoe Property Owners Association (POA) and our Disharoon Ridge Unit Owners Association (DRUOA) fall under that equally.  We do not fall underneath Big Canoe as an association. We, as a tenant and as individual owners, must follow POA rules and regulations.  But, we do not report legally to the Big Canoe POA

Big Canoe Property Owners Association’s (POA) General Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions, Bylaws and Rules and Regulations can be referenced at the Big Canoe Website, www.bigcanoepoa.org.  Your lot number is you ID when signing into this web site.

The Disharoon Ridge Condominium Declaration, our Bylaws and our Rules and Regulations my be downloaded from links below.

The most relevant document for every day life here in the neighborhood is the Rules and Regulations (R&R). All residents and their guests/tenants should be well aware of what is expected to preserve our culture and be a “good neighbor”, and a knowledge of the Rules and Regulations (R&R) is the quickest way to be in command of those expectations. Also, a quick 1 page document has been prepared to summarize the R&R as a rapid orientation for those who are only staying for a very short visit, but it is recommended that all who will be in our area for an extended stay, should read and adhere to the principals in the full length R&R document. Below you will find links to download the Association’s Documents

1. Rules and Regulations “At a Glance” Summary
It is suggested that this document be posted or available in a conspicuous spot in units that are rented either long term or short term, and made available as a quick reference for visitors to any unit any time.
10-22-23-Rules & Regulations Summary revised 10-2023

2. Rules and Regulations – Full Version approved by the Board in 2016.
10-22-23-DRUOA Rules & Regulations as of October 2023

3. Bylaws, approved by the Board in 2015.
2015 ByLaws

4. Declaration of Condominium – The original document from 1978 along with a 1980 Supplement. (This is a large document and may take some time to download).
1978 DeclrOfCondo&1980 Suppl

5. Amendment to Declaration of Condominium – Recorded in 1995.
1995 Declr Amendment

6. Amendment to Declaration of Condominium – Recorded in 2016
2015 Declr Amendment

7. Condo Insurance Declaration Pages and Coverage Alert:
To quickly assist those who need a copy of the Condominium Associations’ Insurance Declaration Pages, We are providing the following link which can be used to download that information.
ALERT:  The Condominium Association’s Insurance Policy states there is a $5000 deductible on each covered loss.  Unit Owners are advised to fill that insurance coverage gap plus any additional renovation coverage with their individual condominium insurance.  Please be advised that if damage occurs to a condo, the insurance only covers the cost of restoring a unit to its original design, both exterior and interior.  If your unit has been upgraded beyond its original design and you wish insurance coverage to provide that level of restoration, you must arrange to cover that cost with your individual insurance.
2023_24 Insurance

8.  WANT TO CHANGE SOMETHING????   Architectural Control Committee (ACC) and Application:

At some time in the future, you may wish to add a feature to your unit that might involve the alteration of your building.  This might be the addition of a window, or a sky-light, a deck or door design feature or outside lighting.  Any improvements that involve a change in the outside structure or your unit or an improvement that involves a load bearing wall inside your unit, and even vista pruning must be approved by the Board of Directors.  There is a process.  An application must be completed and submitted to the board.  But before you submit an application, it is best to review the ACC Guidelines.  Below you will find links to download both the Guidelines and an application.  Any board member may receive your application.

1DRCA ACC Guidelines 2007
DRUOA AAC Application – 3-14-2023


9. DRUOA Committee Administration:
Due to the fact that our Condominium Association is an owner managed community, the DRUOA Board of directors would like to encourage owners to join in the management activities of our community by participating in committees.  Participation in the governing process of our property is an effective way to hold assessment fees in check which benefits everyone.  Please review the following Committee Administration document which lists the current committees and application and respond to invest in your property value and help save money by using only your talents and interests.
6-14-24-DRUOA Committee-complete

10. Trash Hut Storage Space Rental Agreement Form:
Short list of storage choices and prices:
Bicycle Rack – $5/mo
23 cubic foot dry locker – $7/mo
27 cubic foot dry locker – $10/mo
Kayak / Paddleboard Bay – $10/mo

Please click on the  following link to download the rental form.
   Trash Hut space rental form

11.  Planning for the future of the community:  2023 – Disharoon Ridge Condominium Reserve Study:
Our community, both physical and governing board policies, were scrutinized by a Reserve Management Company to gain insight and guidance in planning for our community’s strong launch into the future.  The study included a thorough field inspection & funding policy approach and covers such topics from funding strategies to cash flow projections.  This lengthy document (160 pages) may be downloaded for your examination.
Disharoon Ridge Condominium Association Reserve Study 2023 VR 2