POA News and Notes


Board Meeting Recap

The POA Board of Directors met in Regular Session on Tuesday, Apr. 3. Here are updates on some of the projects and Community Patrol related items that were discussed.

General Manager Eric Kazakoff announced that the 50-year-old lighthouse in the lake is being rebuilt. “The top portion of it has been rebuilt and in the next few weeks hopefully we’ll see an entirely new top.” It will be painted blue, the same color as the lighthouses at the front gate. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of April.

Construction of the new amphitheater at Holiday Harbor Park is set to begin the first week in May. The Fine Arts Guild presented the board with a $25,000 check to go toward the project.

The construction of the new permanent Marine Patrol building at Holiday Harbor Park is scheduled to begin the first week of May. In March, the board approved $31,594 for the project.

Construction of the new Marine Patrol dock at Holiday Harbor Park is scheduled to begin early to mid-April.

The Mailbox Replacement Project is set to start in mid-April, beginning with the worst mailboxes in the community. In February, the board approved $390,182.03 plus five percent contingency from the Repair and Replacement funds to replace all the mailboxes throughout the community. The three-phase project will take approximately 18 months to complete. Operations will remove and dispose of the current mailboxes, saving the POA approximately $45,000.

The board discussed the possible locations for the pump track and some of the pros and cons of each location: Sierra Park West and Seirra Park North. The base price for Sierra Park West estimated at $180,651.50. The base price for Sierra Park North estimated at $282,509.30. No final decision has been made regarding the location.

New flooring has been installed in the men’s restrooms on the 6th and 16th tees on the golf course.

The board approved funding in the amount of $23,800 from the Repair and Replacement funds for a new Operations vehicle, replacing a 1996 Ford Ranger with 246,398 miles.

On Mar. 1, new flooring was installed in the elevators at the POA and lodge.

On Mar. 2, the scoreboard at Gault Field was refaced

The Campground Renovation Project is underway and on schedule to be completed by Memorial Day.

Community Patrol wants to make residents aware that there has been a reported rise in theft and attempted theft in the community. Residents should contact the police if they see a suspicious person or suspicious activity. Residents may contact Community Patrol after contacting the police and Community Patrol will respond while waiting for the police to arrive.

Community Patrol and the police have started sharing “Be on the Lookout” alerts for the gates as well as pictures of subjects.

For POA Rules and Regulations violations, contact Community Patrol. For issues pertaining to the law, call the police.

A total of 116 speeding tickets were issued within the community last month. The board is planning on purchasing another speed trailer.

Community Patrol announced that there will be zero warnings for children under the age of 18 not wearing proper head protection when required. The community is being asked to keep the children in the community safe by reporting to Community Patrol those not wearing helmets when you see them on the street.

Residents are reminded that it’s Little League season and to slow down around the field and to come to a complete stop at the stop sign near the fields.

Residents will no longer be charged $45 for golf cart stickers. Residents are still required to register their golf carts with the POA and a valid Certificate of Liability coverage must be submitted at the time of registration which identifies the registering member as the policyholder. Notices will be sent out in mid-April.

The lake hotline, 951-244-6841, ext. 700, has been updated to report conditions of the lake following precipitation during March.

New this year, the Budget will be posted online and all residents will receive a summary of the Budget instructing them where it can be found online. Those who have signed up to receive the electronic version by email should have received it already.

Girl Scout Troop 1953 was approved as a sanctioned Canyon Lake club.

Steve Libring was appointed chairperson of the Security Advisory Committee, replacing Tammy Stone who announce her resignation. Tammy will remain on the committee as an alternate.

Main Gate Change

The Main Gate decal lane is now closed every night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Residents may access the community via the RFID lane or the guest lane during these hours.

Flick N Float

Bring the family, a friend and a noodle or float and enjoy a movie poolside at Flick N Float movie nights on June 16, July 7 and Sept. 1. Movies start at dusk. Flick N Float, sponsored by the POA, is a free activity for members and their guests.

Member Services Hours

Member Services is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offices are closed on Sundays.

Free RFID Stickers

The POA is no longer charging for RFID stickers, which allow residents quicker access to the community at each of the three gates. Members who wish to receive a free RFID sticker must bring their vehicle to the POA office along with a current vehicle registration (must be registered to a community member) and photo identification, such as a POA card or driver’s license.

A staff member will install the sticker on the vehicle. Members who do not bring their vehicle to the POA office cannot be issued a sticker. The stickers do not have to be replaced on an annual basis. However, members must provide annual registration to reactivate the sticker/transponder.

Project Questions

Have questions about the POA’s current and upcoming projects? Mail questions to projects@canyonlakepoa.com. Be sure to put the name of the project in the email subject line.

Country Club Buffet

The country club offers a breakfast buffet and Bloody Mary Bar every Sunday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The buffet is $12.50; Bloody Marys $13.50.

Happy Hour

The lodge offers $5 appetizer and drink specials Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The country club offers drink specials and $3, $5 and $9 appetizers Monday through Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.

Gift Cards

The POA offers gift cards that can be used at the country club, golf course, Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar and for POA merchandise such as license plate frames. The gift cards can not be used for paying citations, registration or POA dues.

Senior Potlucks

Seniors are invited to enjoy potlucks at the senior center on the second Tuesday and last Sunday of each month.

Wake Enhancing Devices

No wake enhancing devices of any type are allowed to be used on any boat operating on waters within the CLPOA jurisdiction. This includes any device installed by the boat manufacturer or owners. Any boat that appears to be producing an excessive wake will be investigated. The fine for this is $100.

Boat Towing

All tow boats towing air chairs (hydrofoils), kneeboards, wakeboards or similar devices, other than water skis, must stay within 100 feet of the center buoy lines unless boating safety dictates otherwise. All boats in tow on the main lake must be on plane. The fine for this is $50.

Website Accounts

The POA encourages members to create an account on the POA’s new website at canyonlakepoa.com. Members can customize their online experience through your own personal dashboard, plus have full access to the website. To create an account, simply visit the website, click the Login button in the top left corner and complete the registration form. Allow POA staff up to three business days to validate your account.

Guest Call-in App

The dwellingLIVE app for iOS and Android users allows members to easily manage guest lists and account information from their mobile device. To get this app, search dwellingLIVE in the app store from their phone. Members will need to know their login email and password to sign up.

Pre-printed Guest Passes

Members can request pre-printed guest passes for parties of ten or more people. For pre-printed guest passes, submit first and last names of guests, event date and member’s name, tract/lot and phone number to the POA office at least one week in advance.

Radar Units

All Community Patrol vehicles are equipped with dash-mounted radars. They are calibrated before and after shifts. Residents who are pulled over may review the reading on the dash-mounted system if requested.

Speed Limits

The speed limit on all main streets (Canyon Lake Dr. North and South, Continental Dr., Longhorn Dr., and Vacation Dr.) is 35 MPH; 25 MPH on all other streets.

Park Hours

Park and Beach hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 through Apr. 30 and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 1 through Sept. 30.

Barn Stalls

Barn stalls are available at the equestrian center. For more information, call 951-244-6841.

Court Hours

The pickleball courts are located at East Pork Park and are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The tennis courts are located at the lodge and are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dog Friendly Parks

East Port Dog Park, Harrelson Park, Emerald Park and Lions Park are the only parks that allow dogs. All dogs must remain on a leash. Dogs may be leash-less inside the fenced area at East Port Dog Park.


The following parks and beaches have playgrounds: Diamond Point Park, Emerald Park, Holiday Harbor Park, Indian Beach Park, Outrigger Park, Rob Caveney Park, Steelhead Park and Sunset Beach.

Park Reservations

Holiday Harbor pavilion, Roadrunner pavilion, Indian Beach stage and East Port Park activity room and kitchen all have reservation options. To make reservations, call 951-244-6841, ext. 60.

POA Text Alerts

Residents can sign up to receive text alerts from the POA by texting ALLPOA 25827.

Birthday Club Changes

Due to software changes coming in March, the Birthday Club will no longer be available after Mar. 1. Those who have signed up and have a birthday that occurs before Mar. 1 can still redeem their birthday dinner certificate when they receive it. After Mar. 1, there will be no more Birthday Club dinner certificates emailed.  POA members may get a free dessert at either the Country Club Bar & Grill or Lighthouse Restaurant on their birthday. To get a free birthday dessert, show your ID and POA card to the server.

Speed Trailer

The board plans to approve the purchase of an addition speed trailer. The current speed trailer is programmed to capture the license plates of vehicles speeding within the community. Speeders will be issued citations by mail. The RU2 radar mobile speed trailer will be used to help bring attention to speed control throughout the community and assist Community Patrol with issuing tickets for speeders in multiple locations. Any person who receives additional speeding citations within thirty-six months of a previous offense will be subject to a progressive fine. The progressive fine will be compounded for each additional offense.

Board Meetings

The Canyon Lake Property Owners Association has a five-member Board of Directors who are collectively responsible for the management and operation of the Association’s business affairs. Regular Session Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. July and August Regular Session Board Meetings were moved to the first Wednesday of the month. Agendas are posted on the POA website four days in advance of the meeting. Meetings are broadcast live; channel 39 for Verizon Cable subscribers, channel 29 for Spectrum Cable subscribers. Minutes of each meeting are posted within 30 days of each Regular Session Board Meeting and presented to the Board of Directors for approval at the next Regular Session Meeting.

Security Concerns

The POA has a security email address for residents who wish to provide feedback on Community Patrol services. The POA wants to hear from residents, whether it’s a compliment, complaint or a concern about security. The email address, security@canyonlakepoa.com, is a non-emergency, no-reply email address.

Residents are reminded that Community Patrol is to assist residents with non-emergency incidents, such as POA Rules and Regulations violations. Community Patrol can be reached at 951-244-6841, ext. 410. For matters pertaining to the law and duties regularly carried out by peace officers, call the Riverside Sheriff’s Office (RSO) non-emergency number at 951-776-1099. For emergencies, call 911.

Community Patrol can assist with the following non-emergency incidents:

  • Loud noise complaints
  • Barking dogs or loose dogs
  • Speeding and traffic sign violations
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Motorcycle riding in community
  • Golf carts violating Rules and Regulations
  • Vandalism to POA property
  • Illegal fishing

For more information or to speak with management, call Community Patrol at 951-244-6841, ext. 410 or POA Sr. Member Services Manager Cory Gorham at 951-244-6841, ext. 311.

Happy Camp Project

The Happy Camp Construction Project began the week of Jan. 15. The campground is closed during construction. The gas dock will remain open. The project is expected to be completed by Memorial Day.

Boater Safety Test

A safety inspection must be obtained from Marine Patrol every other year. A safety inspection is required for all vessels that are required to be registered with the State. Prior to obtaining a safety inspection, members must pass a boater’s safety exam. The safety exam can be found online on the POA website at canyonlakepoa.com.

Lost and Found

The POA has a Lost and Found for items found in the parks and other locations within the community. To inquire about lost items, call 951-244-6841, ext. 510. Be sure to provide details on the item and leave your name and phone number so staff can get back to you after checking the Lost and Found inventory.

New Requirement

In an effort to eliminate confusion as to how community association homeowners receive communication from their associations, the California Legislature has placed on the homeowner the burden of updating their addresses of record for association notification. Homeowners must now provide their association with their current information on an annual basis.This information includes homeowner contact information, property address, mailing list, and the property status whether the separate interest is owner-occupied, rented out, if the lot is developed but vacant, or if the lot is underdeveloped land and legal representative information if any.

The new law also places additional obligations on associations. Civil Code Section 4041 obligates associations to solicit these address notifications from owner annually. Homeowners can expect a solicitation letter from the POA in March. Homeowners may also update their information on the POA website, canyonlakepoa.com, under “Forms.”

While SB 918 imposes yet another layer of micromanagement on community association administration, in the end, the address reporting requirements in this new law will lead to more accurate owner databases and the greater likelihood that owners will receive important community association communication.

Parking Lot Project

The POA Board of Directors announced at November’s Regular Session Board Meeting that plans are in the works to re-do approximately 20 parking lots.

Lighthouse Hours

Monday through Thursday: 5 to 9 p.m.

Friday: 5 to 10 p.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday Dinner: 3 to 8 p.m.

The bar and lounge close one hour after the restaurant closes. For more information, visit, canyonlakelighthouse.com.

Traffic School

The POA offers traffic school as another method to remove a citation from a member’s account. A member is eligible to attend traffic school for a moving violation once every 36 months, as long as the prime member is in good standing with the POA. Traffic school is held on the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $25. Upon completion, will be waived from the prime member’s account. Registration is required. Payment is due at the time of registration. To register, call Hearing Services at 951-244-6841.

Paying Citations

If you received a violation, payments may be made the following ways:

  1. Mail a check or money order made out to CLPOA to 31512 Railroad Canyon Road Canyon Lake, CA 92587.
  2. Pay in person at the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association building located at 31512 Railroad Canyon Road in Canyon Lake with a check, money order or credit card.
  3. Pay over the phone with a credit or debit card by calling the Member Services Department at 951-244-6841 ext. 310. Have your tract-lot number and citation number (located at the top right-hand corner of the citation) ready.

Golf Pro Shop

The Golf Pro Shop at the country club features the latest in golf clubs from Ping, Mizuno, Callaway and Titleist. It also stocks Nike, EP Pro, Antigua and Foot Joy golf apparel. Canyon Lake Property Owner’s Association members receive a 20% discount on select apparel.

Facebook and Instagram

The POA has an official Instagram account, @canyonlakepoa. Also look for #canyonlakecares #alittlebitofparadise and #canyonlakeca hashtags. To connect with the POA on Facebook, visit facebook.com/canyonlakepoa.

Swimming Areas

The following parks and beaches have roped off swimming areas: Holiday Harbor Park, Roadrunner Park, Indian Beach, Moonstone Beach, Sunset Beach and Sierra Park.

Fishing Licenses

All California state fishing regulations apply when fishing in Canyon Lake. Everyone over the age of 16 must have a California state fishing license. Licenses and permits must be visible at all times; members are required to have their POA ID card in their possession. Guest fishing must either be in the presence of a resident with a POA card or purchase a Guest Fishing Permit. Permits can be purchased at the POA office at a cost of $5 per day or $20 for ten days. A complete list of fishing rules and violation fines can be found on the POA website at canyonlakepoa.com.

Lock Vehicles

Residents are reminded to double-check their vehicle doors and windows each evening and be sure alarm systems are activated. Records show most thefts from vehicles in Canyon Lake occur because doors were left unlocked or windows left open. Residents should not leave items of value in front yards or driveways. Open cars and valuables left outside can lead to “crimes of opportunity” that can be easily prevented. If a crime is in progress, call 9-1-1 before calling Community Patrol at 951-244-6841, ext. 410.

Exercise Classes

Take advantage of the many programs and classes offered by the Association. The first class is free. Additional classes can be purchased at the POA office or at the pool office. Instructors cannot accept payment. To learn more about each class contact the POA Activities Department at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.

  • Yoga by the Lake

Dani Martin, a certified yoga instructor and 17-year resident of Canyon Lake, invites residents to connect body and mind with Yoga by the Lake. Classes are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. on the sand at Sunset Beach. Classes are $35 for five classes; $60 for 10 classes. Classes take place on the sand; participants should bring a mat, towel or sheet. For more information, contact Dani at 949-294-9904.

  • Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga offers a gentle approach to yoga. Each class focuses on enhancing breathing and inner calm, improving balance, increasing flexibility, mobility and strengthen muscles. Instructor, Gina Kraut, is a licensed massage therapist, reflexologist and Reiki Master. Classes are held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Sunset Beach Room at the lodge. Classes are $25 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes. For more information, contact Gina Kraut at 951-566-7596.

  • Funk Fitness

Funk Fitness is a fun and funky way to workout. This class is a dance workout program that blends a combination of non-complex dance moves to popular funk music from the 70s and 80s. The class is taught by Koolboy, one of the original West Coast Poplockers who has worked with many popular West Coast rappers. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Pool View Room and Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Classes are $35 for five classes; $70 for 11 classes. For more information, contact Koolboy at 310-409-3754.

  • Line Dancing

Beginner classes (no experience necessary) are held on Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m.; Intermediate classes (advanced experience) are held on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Line Dancing classes are held in the Holiday Bay Room. Classes are $20 for five classes; $40 for 11 classes. For more information, call 951-743-1443.

  • Dancercise

Dancercise is a low-impact exercise class that involves stretching exercises starting with the upper body, then floor exercise and line dancing. Free classes are held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Pool View Room at the lodge.