Security

The limited parking at the Palm House is only be for vehicles having an IW Bar code, or a guest pass hung from the mirror. These mirror passes, one per house, will be given out to homeowners whose accounts are up to date and have the proper Island West sticker on their vehicles.

Special permission for a daily pass, in advance, will be required from  IMC Resort Services for party, guest, and overnight guest parking without a sticker or mirror pass.  Those needing a vehicle sticker should call:


IMC Resort Services, Inc.
Bluffton Location:
181 Bluffton Rd.
Ste. C-104
Bluffton SC 29910

Dave Lewellen – Property Manager
843-785-4775 ext. 207
Dave@IMCHHI.com

Additional ID Card

Electronic access security I.D. Cards are needed for entrance to the Palm House, Gym, and Pool areas. One free card is being issued per family. Those needing a card should call IMC Resort Services, Inc. to make sure that your security card registration is on file. Then you can pick your card up at their office. If you lose your card, it will be turned off in the system and a replacement can be obtained at a cost of $50. 

Community Patrol

Guidelines for the community patrol:

The main goals of the patrol are to Detect, Deter, and Report.
The Patrol will be on the look out for violations and by their presence hopefully deter anything from happening. If a violation is committed, their first response is to report it to the local authorities [Sheriff] and to avoid any confrontation.
The standing rule is to avoid all confrontation.
The main purpose of this patrol is to try and stop the vandalism before it occurs.

Rules and Regulations:

We will be enforcing the standing rules for the pool area which we are” Permitted For By DHEC”
We will enlarge the scope of that permit to cover the entire outdoor recreation complex.

The permit for operation of the pool states we can use from dawn to dusk.
During the summer, those hours will be interrupted as 6 AM to 9 PM.

Therefore, Anyone at the pool/ outdoor recreation complex between the hours of 9 PM and 6 AM will be considered as trespassing.

Penalties:

First offense with no damage will be a warning letter to the homeowner and /or renter.
Second offense will be a fine. Fine will be determined depending on the violation. Minimum fine will be $ 50.00
Any offense after that can result in losing all clubhouse area privileges and additional fines and possible prosecution.
Any damage committed will be the full responsibility of the guilty homeowner to replace at cost.

Lest you are thinking we are getting too draconian, we , as a community, have already incurred over $ 5000 in damages to our property. These include sliced chairs, kicked in door vents and fence posts, removed gate latches, broken gates at the three courts, and all tennis nets and backboard needing adjustments from using the equipment as swings. The playground area has the punching bag pulled off, the rings broken, and kids too big for the swing sets trying to swing around the top.

We have not replaced most of these items because they continue to happen. We have replaced the latch at entrance to pool from the playground three times. This has been removed with tools every time we replaced it. We continue to replace it because it is a DHEC requirement. Speaking of DHEC requirements, did you know ,that if a DHEC inspector caught someone using the pool after the posted hours, that we are subject to a maximum fine of $ 5,000.00.

The community elected the BOD to act as stewards to enforce its covenants and rules and regulations and to be good managers of the funds collected and spent on behalf of the whole community.

The BOD feels that we would be remiss in not trying to rein in these blatant acts of juvenile delinquency before it gets out of hand and the costs escalate.

Staff Sgt Mike Jennings from the Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Dept will be assisting and guiding us also with with this community watch program. He does this for most of the programs throughout Beaufort county. He feels this a good first step in deterring and preventing future vandalism. He will be meeting with our BOD and volunteers next week.

We trust that as a community we have your full cooperation and support. We have not done this in a vacuum and we are seeking the input, knowledge and experience of the local authorities and our own homeowners.

Let us all enjoy the rest of the summer and all work together to preserve and protect our beautiful community.

The Island West Board of Directors