Community Patrol Account Manager Bill Jordan announced at Tuesday’s POA Board Meeting that Community Patrol will not issue warnings for failure to stop for a school bus signal, dogs off leashes, driving a golf cart without a license, gate running and verbal abuse toward Community Patrol staff. Residents who violate these rules will receive a citation.
Parking Lot Project
The POA Board of Directors approved funding in an amount not to exceed $3,425,000 toward the renovations and improvements to 15 community parking lots and Canyon Lake Drive North from Vacation Drive to Goetz Road.
The parking lots include Blue Bird Hall, country club Diamond Point Park, East Port Park, the equestrian center driveway entrance, Gault Field, Holiday Harbor Park, Indian Beach, lodge/tennis/Sunset Beach, Moonstone Beach, north ski east and west, operation yard, Sierra Park and the senior center. The first phase of this project will be the country club parking lot during the annual golf course overseeding closure in October.
Want to refresh your driving skills and possibly even help you save on your auto insurance? Take the AARP Smart Driver course on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the senior center. The cost is $20. AARP members pay $15. Registration is required and can be done at the POA office or by calling the POA at 951-244-6841, ext. 610.
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 and the citation is not related to alcohol/drug use, possession of drugs nor did the citation cause injury or property damage.
Lake and Marina citations are also excluded from Traffic School eligibility. Traffic School is held on the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the POA office. The fee is $25 and due at the time of registration. Upon completion, the citation will be removed from the Prime Member’s account. Paid citations do not qualify for Traffic School. To register, call 951-244-684, ext. 220.
Free Senior Nutrition Program
The Senior Committee contacted various organizations inquiring about programs that offer free food assistance to seniors in our community. The Riverside County Office on Aging offers home-delivered meals to persons 60 years of age or older and spouses of someone 60 or older. This program is designed for those who have transportation or health issues that prevent them from taking care of their own nutritional needs. For more information, call 800-510-2020.
If you received a violation, payment may be made the following ways:
Mail a check or money order made out to CLPOA to 31512 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake, CA 92587.
Pay in person at the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association building located at 31512 Railroad Canyon Rd. in Canyon Lake with a check, money order, or credit card.
Pay over the phone with a credit or debit card by calling Member Services 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.
Potlucks are held for seniors at the senior center every month on the second Tuesday and the last Sunday at 5 p.m.
Lost and Found
The POA has a Lost and Found for items found in the parks and other locations within the community. To inquire, call 951-244-6841, ext. 218, during regular business hours. 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 inventory. Items are held for 30 days and then donated.
New at Country Club
The country club now offers an all you can eat soup and salad bar for $9.50 on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
POA 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 cannot be used for paying citations, registration, or POA dues. Gift cards are available for purchase at the POA office.
Round up a team and test your trivia skills at Bar Trivia Nights on the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the lodge.
All non-motorized vessels require a POA decal. Stand up paddleboards are excluded. Members must register with the POA and pay a one-time $5 registration fee per vessel. The fine for not registering is $100.
Basketball hoops may be permanently installed but cannot be installed in the five-foot setback or placed in the community setback (varies per street). Portable basketball hoops are not to be stored in the street at any time when not in use.
No animals or livestock of any description, except the usual household pets, shall be kept on any lot (with the exception of Tract 3829).
Open fires and beach fires are not permitted. Charcoal fires are permitted in designated barbeques. Remains must be disposed of in a safe manner and all embers must be extinguished properly. The fine for violating this rule is $50.
Residents must obtain a permit at the POA office when holding a garage sale. The member must be in “good standing” to obtain a permit. Permits are limited to no more than three per household in a calendar year. The cost is $20 per permit.
Golf Cart Registration
All golf carts must be registered annually with the CLPOA. The decal must be placed on the front left corner of the golf cart. A valid Certificate of Liability coverage must be submitted at the time of registration which identifies the registering member as the policyholder.
Trash containers must be stored out of sight from the street, lake and golf course. Placement of trash containers for pickup at the curb may not be earlier than noon of the day before regular pickup time. Trash containers must be removed from the street by the end of the pickup day.
Dogs in Lake
Dogs are not permitted in the lake. The fine for violating this rule is $100.
Park and beach hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 1 through Sept. 30 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 through Apr. 30. Any personal possessions left at parks or beaches when closed will be removed by the POA.
Curfew is from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for minors under the age of 18. The Prime Member will be held responsible for the behavior and actions of minors. Members may be fined accordingly.
Before adopting or amending an Operating Rule or changing the fine schedule, the POA Board must provide notice of the proposed rule change at least 30 days before making the rule change (per the Davis-Stirling Act). The notices are posted on the POA website at canyonlakepoa.com.
Boating Speed Limits
The main lake ski area, north lake ski area and the jump lagoon have a speed limit of 35 miles per hour during almanac hours sunrise to sunset, five miles per hour during almanac hours sunset to sunrise and during times of restricted visibility. East Bay, coves and all other areas are five miles per hour and no wake at all times.
The lodge serves a weekly Sunday Breakfast Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $13.95 for adults and $6.95 for children ages 10 and younger. Bottomless mimosas are available for $8 with the purchase of a buffet. The country club’s Sunday Breakfast Buffet runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $12.50 per person.
Door-to-door solicitation of retail, commercial services, and/or products is not permitted in Canyon Lake.
The pickleball courts and basketball courts at East Port Park and the tennis courts at the lodge are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Campground Quiet Hours
Happy Camp quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. (including generators).
To make fueling boats more convenient for members, the POA operates a boat fuel dock located at Happy Camp. The dock is open daily from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:45 to 3 p.m.
For Sale Vehicles
All vehicles, golf carts, or vessels with a “For Sale” sign may not be parked in any common area other than in front of the vehicle, golf cart, or vessel owner’s own tract and lot. The vehicle or vessel must be currently registered in the state of California or any other state the member may have currently registered. The vehicle, golf cart, or vessel may not be parked in front of a tract and lot not owned by the member offering the vehicle, golf cart, or vessel “For Sale” unless the owner of the residence gives such permission in writing and the written permission is displayed in the window of the vehicle, golf cart, or vessel.
Driveways must be maintained in good repair and free from cracks (lifting or tripping hazard), grease, oil, stains and other debris.
Landscaping is not required on vacant lots; however, the property owner is responsible for maintaining the lot in a reasonably weed-free condition and in such a manner so that the lot is not rendered unsightly by reason of unattractive growth. In order to be considered compliant, the weeds on a lot must be cut or mowed down to no taller than four inches high above the grade and removed from the property.
Equestrian Center Horses
The living quarter and stall areas of the horses are limited to horse owners, their escorted guests and those who have been authorized to interact with the horses by signing the appropriate waivers.
Portable toilets used during construction must be maintained regularly, kept at least 20 feet from the water’s edge and storm drains, may not be stored on the street and must be securely anchored to the ground.
All pets must be restrained on a leash while on common property, or confined by fencing or other secured enclosure within their property. The only common area where pets can be off-leash is at the dog park at East Port Park.
Country Club Entertainment
Enjoy live entertainment at the country club every Friday at 7 p.m.
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 card in their possession. All guests over the age of 15 must be accompanied by a member carrying a POA card. Exception: Registered guests of the campground may fish from the campground shoreline during their stay. A complete list of fishing rules can be found on the POA website at canyonlakepoa.com.
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.
Have questions about current or upcoming POA projects? E-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put the name of the project in the email subject line.
School is back in session. Members are reminded that it is required to stop for school bus signals. The fine for violating this rule is $100.
The 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 is 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 36 months of a previous offense will be subject to a progressive fine. The progressive fine will be compounded for each additional offense.
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 on the POA’s website at canyonlakepoa.com.
POA Mobile App
The POA’s mobile app serves as a connection between the POA and its membership and can be used to enjoy convenient access to services such as up-to-date announcements, upcoming meeting agendas, online payments and much more. To download the app on an Apple device, search “Civicmobile” in the iTunes App Store. Choose “CivicMobile” and not the “CivicMobile Preview” or “CivicMobile Demo.” Once the CivicMobile app is downloaded, search “Canyon Lake POA, CA” or use the “Find My Location” feature to find the Canyon Lake POA app. Once Canyon Lake POA has been selected during the first use, it will open the Canyon Lake POA app each time the app is used.
To download the app on an Android device, visit Google Play and search “Canyon Lake POA.”
Commercial vehicles are required to access the community through the east and north gates only. No commercial vehicles will be allowed access through the main gate.
Street parking is for short-term use only. In order to promote visibility and the aesthetic appeal of the community and to reduce damage to POA-maintained asphalt from oil and other fluid leaks, street parking is discouraged and subject to limitation. No vehicle may be parked on Canyon Lake streets without a current decal, guest pass, or permit and in excess of a consecutive 72 hour period. No inoperable or unregistered vehicles without a current Canyon Lake decal or parking permit may be parked on streets for any period of time.
Dog Park Upgrades
Shade structures for the small dog side of the dog park are on order and will be installed when they arrive. The POA Board of Directors approved $43,123.41 for phase two of the small dog side of the dog park at East Port Park. The plan is to add four more trees, an additional shade structure, a DG walking path lined by concrete mow curbing, adequate drainage so no standing water accumulates, 3,100 sq. ft. of commercial-grade, pet-rated artificial turf and three large mounds in the center and rear turf areas. The total project cost is $42,123.41, with $31,775 coming from the Repair and Replacement Fund and $10,348.41 coming from the Capital Improvement Fund.
Member Services is responsible for assisting the membership with general information such as golf memberships, guest passes, issuing vehicle and boat decals, obtaining POA ID cards and processing payments. 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. The POA offices are closed on Sundays.
The speed limit on all main streets (Canyon Lake Drive North and South, Continental Drive, Longhorn Drive and Vacation Drive) is 35 MPH; 25 MPH near the gates and on all other streets.
On May 1, annual assessments increased to $3,012, increasing monthly dues by $15 per month.
The lodge offers 15 percent off dine-in and carry-out pizzas on Monday nights.
The lodge offers Happy Hour Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The country club offers Happy Hour Monday through Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
The POA’s 2019/2020 Annual Budget is available online. To access, visit canyonlakepoa.com/budget. Printed booklets of the Annual Budget also are available for pick up at the POA office for those who wish to have a printed copy.
The POA spends more than $10,000 each year mailing homeowners property-specific information and required annual documents. To help reduce this cost, homeowners are encouraged to go green and sign up to receive electronic emailed copies instead. To sign up, visit clpoa.com/gogreen.
Overlooking the golf course, the Country Club Bar and Grill is a casual atmosphere restaurant open to the public. Breakfast is offered Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Sundays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brunch is offered on Sundays for $12.50 per person. Lunch and dinner hours are Saturday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Live entertainment is offered on Fridays. A Happy Hour menu is offered Monday through Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Tee It Up Tuesdays
The country club offers $1 street tacos and drink specials every Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
There is a $35 fee for lost/stolen ID cards and decals.
Reservation options are available for the pavilion and kitchen at Holiday Harbor Park, the kitchen and Activities Room at East Port Park, the pavilion at Roadrunner Park and the stage at Indian Beach. For prices, contact the POA at 951-244-6841.
Free Round of Golf
Canyon Lake residents can enjoy their first round of golf for free. This offer is valid for new customers only and limited to one person per tract/lot. To book a free round of golf, call 951-246-1782.
The guest ePass feature allows members to email guest passes to their guests so they can either print the pass ahead of time or the gate guard can scan their pass on their smartphone. Each manned lane is equipped with wireless hand-held QR code scanners. Gate guards will verify the state-issued photo I.D matching the name of the ePass and issue parking passes to eligible visitors.
On-Leash Dog Parks
On Mar. 5, the board approved Outrigger Park and Evans Park as additional on-leash dog parks. Other parks that allow dogs are Harrelson, Emerald, Lions and East Port. All dogs must remain on a leash except while in the fenced-in area at East Port Park.
All guests over the age of 15 must be accompanied by a member carrying a valid POA card. Exception: registered guests of the campground may fish from the campground shoreline during the day.
RFID transponders allow residents quicker access to the community at each of the three gates. Members who wish to receive a free RFID transponder must bring their vehicle to the POA office along with a current vehicle registration (must be registered to a community member) and photo identification. 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.
Main Gate Lanes
The main gate decal lane closes nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Residents may access the community via the RFID lane or the guest lane during these hours.
The POA encourages members to create an account on the POA’s website at canyonlakepoa.com. Members can customize their online experience through their 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 the account.
No Fishing on Causeways
Fishing is prohibited by land on the main causeway (east and west side), the north causeway (north and south side) between both parking lot entries and the Treasure Island causeway. Fishing also is prohibited from all common docks when boats and/or swimmers are present.
Trailers, including but not limited to horse trailers, utility trailers and any other similar vehicle, may not be parked on the street after sunset. Boat trailers carrying a boat may be parked if attached to a towing vehicle for no more than one period from dusk to dawn any given day.
Boat Rental Docks
The POA offers boat rental docks at the lodge for boat owners who don’t have their own personal dock for their vessel. There are 125 total slips. For pricing, contact Member Services at 951-244-6841, ext 310.
The Bench Program provides an opportunity for POA sanctioned clubs and organizations to contribute to the enhancement of the community. Benches are currently available for purchase at the lodge, Sunset Beach, Diamond Point Park, Lucky Cove Park and Lions Park. Bench prices range from $1,400 to $2,100, depending on bench style, location and lettering/design. The price includes lettering/design, delivery and installation. The POA will maintain the bench throughout the life of the bench. All bench purchases are subject to POA approval. For more information, contact the POA Activities department at 951-244-6841, ext. 610 or email@example.com.
Golf Cart Paths
Golf cart paths are limited to golfers or guests of the Country Club only. Skateboard, bicycles, scooters and rollerblades are not allowed.
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.
Boat Service Seal Changes
Canyon Lake residents who exit the community with their boat for gas, service, etc., should request a service seal (white tag) from Community Patrol. Upon re-entry, a service seal indicates to staff that the boat has not been in another body of water and does not need to be inspected for quagga mussel. To make this process easier, Community Patrol gate guards will now provide the white tags at both the east and north gates. Residents exiting with their boat may stop and park in the 10-minute parking area directly behind the east and north gate guard buildings.
Swimming in Lake
Members who have anchored their boat within a 5 mph zone away from boat traffic lanes may swim/float within the immediate area surrounding their boat. Some of the best places to do this are the East Bay, Catfish Cove and Big Bass Cove.
From Sept. 2 through Sept. 30, the pool is open daily from 7 to 10 a.m. for lap swim and water aerobics and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for open swim. Beginning Oct. 1, the pool will close at 7 p.m. Halloween pool hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The last the pool will be open for the season will be Sunday, Nov. 24. It will reopen in mid-March.
A valid POA card is required to enter pool area. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Children over the age of 14 and not accompanied by an adult must present their POA card.
All boats and golf carts being driven within the community must have current POA decals displayed. Community Patrol and Marine Patrol will be out enforcing these rules. To update registration, visit Member Services at the POA office or call 951-244-6841, ext. 310.
The following parks and beaches have roped off swimming areas: Holiday Harbor Park, Roadrunner Park, Indian Beach, Moonstone Beach, Sunset Beach and Sierra Park.
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 they 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.
Residents are reminded to call Community Patrol for POA Rules and Regulations violations and the police for issues pertaining to the law.
Lake Hotline Number
For current lake conditions, call 951-244-6841, ext. 700.
Lodge Restaurant Hours
Monday through Thursday: 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday: 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 12 to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Brunch (offered once a month on selective dates): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The bar and lounge close one hour after the restaurant closes. For more information, visit, canyonlakelighthouse.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Glass bottles are not permitted on the beaches. The fine for violating this rule is $50 per occurrence.
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. POA members receive a 20 percent discount on select apparel.
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 911 before calling Community Patrol at 951-244-6841, ext. 410.
Take advantage of the many programs and classes offered by the POA. The first class is free. Additional classes can be purchased at the POA. Instructors cannot accept payment. To learn more about each class, contact the POA Activities department at 951-244-6841, ext. 610.
- Yoga by the Lake
Yoga coach Dani Martin invites residents to connect body and mind with Yoga by the Lake on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. on the sand at Sunset Beach. Classes are $35 for five classes; $60 for 10 classes. Participants should bring a towel or mat. 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 strengthening muscles. 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. Classes are led by instructor Gina Kraut, a licensed massage therapist, reflexologist and Reiki master. For more information, contact Gina at 951-566-7596.
- Line Dancing
Line dancing classes are held by Canyon Lake resident Diana Gallagher. Diana has more than 15 years of line dancing experience. All classes are held in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. 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. Classes are $20 for five classes; $40 for 11 classes. For more information, contact Diana at 951-743-1443.
Dancercise is a low-impact exercise class that involves stretching exercises, starting with the upper body then floor exercise and line dancing. Classes are held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Pool View Room at the lodge. This is a free class taught by seasoned dancer Daryl Schwarz. For more information, contact Daryl Schwarz at 951-244-6609.
- Water Aerobics
Stay cool while getting into shape with fun water cardio exercise. Water aerobics is an effective and safe combination of movements to strengthen the heart and tone the body. Summer classes run from March to August. Fall classes run from September to November. There are no winter classes. Classes are $2.50 per class, $20 for a 10-class punch card and $30 for a month of unlimited classes. To sign up, contact the pool office at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.
- Chair Yoga
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced while sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. Classes are taught by resident Linda Brito, who also provides this same class at a nursing facility to disabled seniors. Classes are held on Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m. at the senior center. Classes are $25 for five classes and $45 for 10 classes. For more information, contact the instructor at 951-244-4478.