HOLA – Highlands Overlook Landowners' Association

HOLA Waterfront Policy and Requirements

Revised and approved 1/8/2022

I.    Selection of HOLA’S Harbormaster:

       A. The Waterfront Committee is appointed/approved by the Board of Directors. The Waterfront Committee is responsible for appointing one member as the Harbormaster. The Harbormaster will also serve as the Chair of the Waterfront Committee.

II.   Waterfront usage:

      A.  Only active, paid members of HOLA, who hold the special easement to the waterfront shall usage of the waterfront facilities.

III.  Harbor Slip Assignments for Motorized Boats:

    A.  Slip number 1 is permanently assigned to Ellis Family by deed.

    B.  Forms requesting a slip for the next season will be sent out on October 1, along with the annual HOLA bills. The forms must be completely filled out and returned to the Harbormaster.  There are only ten (10) slips available.  If the number of requests exceed the number of available slips, the Waterfront Committee will decide how to prioritize and assign slips.  This may involve dividing the total season into 3-4 time periods and assigning slips for specific time periods, which may not be the entire season.  Boat size is also a factor that will be considered.  Members requesting a slip will be notified in January by the Harbormaster of the status of their request.

    C.  HOLA is not responsible for any craft left or stored at the waterfront.

    D.  Moorings are not allowed.

    E.  No watercraft longer than 21 feet may be docked in the cove of the marina. Only slips numbered 6 and 7 can hold a 21 foot watercraft.  The maximum size for the other slips is 18 feet.  Boats on floating docks can’t be longer than the docks.

    F.  Slip number 4 is for loading only

    G.  All watercraft must show a visible name and telephone number.

    H.  Pontoon boats are NOT allowed in the HOLA harbor.

IV.  Kayak Rack Assignments:    

    A.  The “kayak” racks may hold canoes, kayaks or paddleboards.

    B.  There are fifty four (54) racks available.

    C.  Forms for HOLA residents to apply for a rack will be sent out on October 1, along with the annual HOLA bills. The forms must be completely filled out and returned to the Harbormaster.  The racks will be assigned on a “first come-first served” basis.  Applicants will be informed of the status of their application by the Harbormaster in December.

    D.  Individuals may apply for one or two kayak rack slots.

    E.  A single rack or slot may hold two kayaks or paddleboards only if they fit securely; are not hanging half off the rack or partially on the ground.

    F.  Each craft must have a name and phone number on it.

    G.  Crafts should be tied down onto the rack

    H.  HOLA is not responsible for any craft put on the rack.

    I.  If a rack remains empty through the month of June, the Harbor Master will contact the individual and possibly reassign the rack to someone else.

    J.  No crafts can be left on the ground.

    K.  If a watercraft is in a slip not assigned to it, the Harbormaster or member of the Waterfront Committee shall have the right to remove the watercraft at the owner’s expense and peril.

V.  Other Use of the Waterfront:

    A.  Members, family, and guests shall have the full use of the waterfront property for swimming, picnicking, cookouts, sunbathing, parking of motor vehicles and any other uses designated by HOLA. 

    B.  Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    C.  Swimming is prohibited in the cove and in the channel leading into and out of the cove.  Jumping from the docks, boats and embankments into the cove is also prohibited.

VI.  General Requirements:

    A.  The HOLA Board wishes to help each of us keep our property values high and maintenance costs low. This list of recommendations is to enhance everyone’s enjoyment and to summarize the key rules regarding our common HOLA waterfront property.   

    B.   Our waterfront is HOLA property. Be respectful of others, especially in the presence of families with children.

    C.  Common sense and respect for others are essential to safe and fun use of the facility.

    D.  Dogs are welcome but must be under the owner’s control at all times and should be cleaned up after. Dogs are NOT permitted in the swimming area.

    E.  No smoking.

    F.  Family members and guests may launch and take out their boats during the day. 

    G.  There are newly installed camp BBQs for member use. Please clean up after use.

    H.  No trash should be left on the waterfront property.

    I.  Boat trailers cannot be left at the waterfront overnight.

    J.  The aluminum docks are to be used for entering and exiting the lake. They are not to be used as a place to set up chairs, tables, etc.

    K.  Boats are NOT allowed to tie up, pick up passengers, or land on any of our aluminum docks.

    L.  Quiet hours for the Town of Rangeley are 10 PM to 7 AM.

    M.  Fireworks are NOT permitted at the waterfront


January 2022