MARION LANDING RULES & REGULATIONS — 2008
As Approved by the Association of Marion Landing Owners, Inc. Board of Directors on October 17, 2008.
(Any issues not included in this document must be approved by the Board of Directors.)
1) CODE OF CONDUCT
a) Owners must conduct themselves so as not to jeopardize or interfere with the rights and
privileges of other owners and their guest(s).
b) Owners shall be responsible at all times for all actions of their guest(s).
c) Owners will refrain from loud, profane, indecent, or abusive language, gestures or actions.
d) Owners and guests shall not reprimand or discipline any employee of the Management
Company. Comments and complaints are to be directed to the Community Association
Manager. The CAM may require that the complaint be submitted in writing before taking
action on the complaint.
e) Owners and guests shall not interfere with any contractors or vendors hired by the
Association. Comments and complaints are to be directed to the CAM. The CAM may
require that the complaint be submitted in writing before taking action on the complaint.
f) Any Owners who conduct themselves in an unbecoming manner or who knowingly break
Association rules or regulations are subject to disciplinary action as provided for in the
Marion Landing Documents and Florida State Statutes.
2) GENERAL RULES
a) Normal operating hours for the Lifestyle Center, Bowling Center and Pool are 8 AM to 10 PM,
Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours are 8 AM to 7 PM, unless there is a regularly
scheduled or special activity, such as card nights or dances. For those exceptions, the hours will be
extended until 10 PM. These hours also apply to all recreational areas unless exempted in writing
by the Board of Directors. The pool and other outdoor recreation areas are exempted from the
early weekend closing hours, but must be vacated by 10 PM. The outer restroom doors will also be
open until 10 PM.
b) No doorways or any other exits in the Lifestyle Center, Bowling Center, or Administration Building
shall be obstructed at any time.
c) No smoking is permitted anywhere in the Lifestyle Center, Bowling Center, or
d) Blue identification bracelets are to be visibly worn by all Marion Landing Owners when
using any recreational facilities, including the Lifestyle Center and the Bowling Center. The
only exceptions shall be ticketed events, memorial services, and private parties. Guests
shall wear red identification bracelets, which are available from the Activities Coordinator or
the Bowling Center Manager. A deposit of $2.00 is required for each red bracelet, which
shall be refunded upon return of the bracelet
e) Wearing of wet bathing suits in the Lifestyle Center or Bowling Center is not permitted
except in the restroom areas. Shirts or cover-ups are required in the Lifestyle Center or
Bowling Center at all times. No bare feet are permitted in either facility.
f) No pets shall be allowed in the Lifestyle Center, Bowling Center, pool, or recreation areas except
as required by law.
g) Bicycle riding at the Lifestyle Center shall be restricted to the roadways and parking lot areas.
Without exception, bicycles are to be parked in the provided bicycle racks.
h) Rollerblading, roller skating and skateboarding are not permitted anywhere in the Lifestyle Center
area and the recreation areas.
3) LIFESTYLE CENTER
a) The dance floor in the Lifestyle Center is to be used for dancing and other activities. Tables and
chairs placed on the dance floor shall have rubber tips on the legs to protect the floor.
b) No open containers may be placed on the dance floor or the wood floor on the stage. Any closed
containers, such as water bottles, shall have a protective covering or mat to prevent water marks on
c) The Event Committee shall set the limit on total ticket sales for each event. However, this limit
shall never be greater than the maximum capacity as set by the Fire Code.
d) For Lifestyle Center functions, tickets will be sold to Owners and overnight guests first. No more
than six (6) tickets will be sold per person. Any remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-
e) There shall be no open flame utilized in the Lifestyle Center with the exception of buffet servers
that require Canned Heat.
f) Any item borrowed from the Lifestyle Center (chairs, tables, dishes, coffee pots, etc.) must be
approved by the Activities Coordinator and the return coordinated with the 2nd Vice President of
the Board of Directors or his appointee.
g) Committees and organizations using the Lifestyle Center are responsible for cleaning and returning
all tables to the original design, washing and returning in a timely fashion all towels, dishes,
tablecloths, etc. The Lifestyle Center must be left in the same condition as found.
h) The valet entrance to the Lifestyle Center is to be used only for passenger and/or supply drop-off,
or for any emergency. NO PARKING here at any time, including bicycles, golf carts,
motorcycles, cars, etc.
4) BOWLING CENTER
a) No one under the age of 16 shall be permitted to use the pool tables or the exercise room
b) Open bowling shall be limited to three (3) games unless there are unused lanes at the
time. No street-shoe bowling will be permitted at any time.
c) No eating or drinking is permitted around the score tables or beyond the Information Desk
in the bowling area or around the pool tables.
5) POOL & SPA
a) No sitting, standing, walking, running or lying on the gutter tiles around the pool is
b) No food, drink, or furniture within four (4) feet of pool or spa as per Florida State Code.
c) Non-potty trained children or diaper-clad persons are prohibited from using the swimming
pool or spa (hot tub).
d) No children under the age of 12 are permitted in the spa (hot tub).
e) No glass or pets are permitted in the pool or spa area except those permitted by law.
f) No use of grills of any type is permitted on the pool deck. All grilling must be done either
on the large built-in grill in the picnic area (prior permission from the Social & Recreation
Committee is required) OR on a personal grill in the picnic area. Food may then be
carried to the pool deck and consumed there, provided it is outside of the restricted
perimeter of the pool and spa.
g) Owners and guests will remove all debris accumulated by individuals, replace all chairs,
and fold umbrellas when leaving the pool area.
6) GUESTS & CHILDREN
a) Guests may accompany Owners in any Association facility. Use of facilities shall be
permitted only if there are no homeowners waiting. Guest use of the facilities is limited
to a maximum of six guests (day or overnight) per Household and is subject to
restrictions for health and safety. Owners shall be responsible at all times for all actions
of their guest(s). Guests will wear guest bracelets at all times except for ticketed events,
memorial services and private parties.
b) Only overnight guests of Owners will be permitted to use the same amenities offered to
Marion Landing Owners.
c) Use by day-guests, including relatives of Owners, shall be limited to not more than four (4) times
in any given month. Participation by a day-guest as outlined above shall be permitted only if there
are no Owners waiting to participate.
d) An Owner or adult must accompany and supervise all children under the age of 16 at all times.
7) PRIVATE PARTIES
a) Only Owners of Marion Landing may use the recreational areas for private affairs. There will be
NO subletting. A security deposit will be required at the time of booking the event. The security
deposit shall be returned following satisfactory completion of post-event inspection by the 2nd
Vice President of the Board of Directors, or his appointee, which shall occur no later than 9 AM
the day following the event. A release form absolving Marion Landing from responsibility for any
injury due to any accident in the recreational areas shall be signed. Specific hours of usage, but
not to exceed normal operating hours (8 AM to 10 PM), must be followed. Building must be
cleaned and vacated by 10 PM for lock-up.
i) A $200 deposit is required for use of the Lifestyle Center. Only the great hall,
kitchen and restrooms can be used during normal operating hours (8 AM to 10 PM).
ii) Picnic Area/Grill
(1) A $25 deposit will be required for use of the Barbeque Grill. Use of
the grill does not reserve the Picnic Area.
(2) Picnic area may be reserved for private party use during normal
operating hours (8 AM to 10 PM).
(3) The use of both the grill and the Picnic Area may be reserved for a
iii) No private parties will be permitted in the Bowling Center.
b) Owners using the Lifestyle Center for a Private Party are responsible for cleaning and returning
all tables to the original order, washing and returning in a timely fashion all towels, dishes,
tablecloths, etc. The Lifestyle Center must be left in the same condition as found.
8) CHARITY EVENTS
a) The Lifestyle Center shall be made available for Charity Benefit Events initiated by a Marion
Landing Owner(s) with a limit of two (2) events per calendar year. The times available for
scheduling shall be determined with one (1) in the spring and one (1) in the fall, according to the
Community Schedule, and only after the Community Schedule has been established. The times
shall be available to any group desiring to raise funds for a recognized legitimate charity.
Scheduling shall be done through the Social & Recreation Committee working in conjunction with
the Activities Coordinator.
b) No monies of the Association of Marion Landing Owners, Inc., or of any of the committees that
are formed of groups of Owners of Marion Landing and that fall under the direct or indirect
supervision of the Marion Landing Board of Directors, shall be donated to any charity or other
organization. At no time shall the Board of Directors suggest, propose, recommend or approve
that funds be taken from either the General Operating Fund or the Reserve Fund for the purpose
of making a Charitable Donation.
c) The Chairperson shall turn over to the designated Charity all money collected, minus
documented expenses, as soon as possible after the conclusion of the event. The
money shall be in the form of a cashier’s check made payable to the Charity.
d) Requests for scheduling should be submitted on Calendar Schedule Request Form ML-
1A no sooner than six months prior to the requested date. Requests will be reviewed by
the Social & Recreation Committee for any possible conflicts with Community
Scheduling. However, the Social & Recreation Committee will not approve any request
earlier than six (6) months prior to the scheduled request. Each request shall contain a
brief history and purpose of the charitable beneficiary.
e) Because of the restriction of two (2) events per year, no charitable organization shall be
represented in two consecutive years unless the “open” dates have not been requested
by other groups.
f) There shall be a fully detailed function report furnished by the Chairperson to the Board
of Directors with a copy to the Social & Recreation Committee.
g) Only the Great Hall, the kitchen and the restrooms will be available for use.
h) It shall be the responsibility of the Chairperson of the event to arrange for room set-up.
The Chairperson of the event shall also be responsible for insuring that the Great Hall,
kitchen and restrooms used for the event are cleaned and restored to their original order
immediately following the event.
i) Kitchen supplies such as coffee supplies may be furnished by the Kitchen Coordinator
j) Coffee pots and other utensils may be used, but must be cleaned and returned to storage
immediately after use. Any dish towels and dish cloths used shall be washed and
returned to the kitchen as soon after the event as possible.
k) Only Owners of Marion Landing may use the Lifestyle Center for charity benefit events. There
will be NO subletting. A security deposit of $200 will be required at time of booking the event by
the person sponsoring the event. The security deposit shall be returned following satisfactory
completion of a post-event inspection by the 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors, or his
appointee, which shall occur no later than 9 AM the day following the event. A Liability Release,
Form ML-11A, absolving Marion Landing from responsibility for any injury due to any accident in
the Lifestyle Center must be signed. Specific hours of usage, but not to exceed normal operating
hours (8 AM to 10 PM), must be followed. Building must be cleaned and vacated by 10 PM for
9) POLITICAL FORUM
a) The Lifestyle Center shall be made available for a Political Forum upon initiation by the
Board of Directors. The Political Forum shall be provided to the Owners as an
educational program. The Board of Directors shall appoint a Chairperson for each
Political Forum as needed. The Chairperson shall select a Moderator, Timekeeper and
committee as needed.
b) The times available for scheduling of the Political Forum shall be based on the Community
Schedule. Scheduling shall be done through the Social & Recreation Committee, working
in conjunction with the Activities Coordinator
c) Objectives and Guidelines for Political Forum
i) Candidates for a specific office, e.g., County Commissioner, Sheriff, School
Board, etc., shall have an opportunity to speak at a Marion Landing
“Candidates for General Election Open Forum”, which shall be by invitation
only from the Board of Directors. The forum can be held either at an evening
event or after a morning coffee.
ii) The official list of Candidates for each office shall be obtained from the
Supervisor of Elections at 352-620-3290. A letter shall be sent to each
candidate outlining the criteria and requesting an RSVP.
iii) The Moderator will state the objectives of this specific Political Forum: e.g.,
County Commissioner, Sheriff, School Board, etc. The Committee shall
provide the homeowners with a list of the candidates and the office for their
iv) The Committee shall set up for all candidates invited. Candidates will be
called upon in alphabetical order of political office and their last name.
v) Depending on the number of candidates present, the time limit for an opening
statement may vary from three (3) to five (5) minutes. No questions from the
audience will be permitted at this time.
vi) There will be a question and answer period following the completion of all the
opening statements. During the question and answer period, the same time
frame shall apply as previously stated. A Timekeeper will monitor all
questions and answers.
vii) The Moderator will ask the audience to hold their applause until all the
speakers have concluded their presentation.
viii) The Committee shall notify the Set-up Committee, Kitchen Committee,
Sound Committee, and Marion Landing Patrol. The Committee shall arrange
for light refreshments to be served upon conclusion of the Forum.
ix) As a courtesy, the Committee shall notify the Commander of the Sheriff’s
Southwest District at 352-402-6060 of the Political Forum.
x) Advance written publicity for the Political Forum shall be in The
Communicator only. Announcements should be made during Tuesday
morning Socials or Forum. A poster advertising the Political Forum will be
placed in the Lifestyle Center Lobby two (2) weeks prior to the event. This
forum is for Marion Landing Owners only.
xi) Solicitation of funds for a Political Party or Candidate will not be allowed within
the Marion Landing Lifestyle Center or on its grounds.
xii) Candidate Campaign literature shall be allowed in the form of pamphlets,
letters, etc., on a table provided in the lobby of the Lifestyle Center. The
placement of campaign literature in or on the parked cars in the Lifestyle
Center Parking Lot, and the placement of campaign signs on the grounds, is
a) A non-resident owner of an occupied rental property shall not have access to or use of Marion
Landing amenities if delegated to the tenant(s) in writing. Upon payment of an additional amenity
fee, the owner who rents out the property shall have access to and use of all Marion Landing
b) A non-resident shall not be a member or dues paying affiliate of any organization or approved club
in Marion Landing.