Parents of Young Children,
I need your help. We are currently experiencing a situation in which children, mostly under the age of 12, are being allowed to run through the parking lots and play on the grounds without adult
supervision. We have received
multiple complaints of children prying boards off fences, damaging the ground lighting, using transformer boxes and utility hardware as playground objects and damaging vehicles with things they are using as toys. If you spend any time outside of your unit you know what I’m talking about.
We have not attempted to identify which children are responsible for the damage and before we get to that point I am asking you to please supervise your children and find them a suitable place to play. Simply being at home while they are
running around the property is not the same as supervising their activities. There are alternatives available such as Luna Kai Park that, although not as convenient for you as parents, is far preferable as a play area. The Kaimala Marina grounds are not designed to be your children’s play area.
Kaimala Marina is not a collection of single family dwellings, something that is recognized at the beginning of our House Rules. “Condominium living requires that community interests take precedence over some personal preferences at times. It is important, therefore, for residents to understand that the Association enforces rules for the benefit of the community as a whole, and that conduct, which might be
acceptable in a neighborhood of single family dwellings, might be inappropriate
here.”1 here are specific rules against using the parking areas or driveway as play areas2 and the use of skateboards, in-line skates or scooters3. There are rules that prohibit conduct that poses an unreasonable risk of harm to property or unreasonably disturbs the peace and quiet of other residents4.
A number of residents have noted damage to property and provided observations regarding the increased number of children playing in the parking areas and roadways. I am appealing to you as parents to find another place for your children to play, and to accompany them when they are on the property.
The Association’s alternative is to begin sending those children home when they are found either in violation of the House Rules or playing on the property without adequate supervision. Repeated violations will result in fines in accordance with the House Rules5. The much preferred solution is for parents to take charge of their
children. I very much appreciate your efforts to do just that.
President, Board of Directors, Kaimala Marina Home Owner’s Association
1. Introduction, Kaimala Marina House Rules
2. Section VI. Common Areas, Rule #11, Ibid
3. Section VI. Common Areas, Rule #10, Ibid
4. Section X. Noise and Nuisances, Rule F, Ibid
5. Section XVI. Violation and Enforcement of These Rules, Ibid