The SunnySider

Spring 2021

 

 

Anticipation of Opening Day 2021 is just around the corner.  As the snow begins to recede, and the days get longer May 7th, 2021 cannot get here fast enough!!  It is time to turn the page on “Old Man Winter”, and finally be able to see some friendly faces, and to look forward to the heat of the summer, campfires, and the company of our summer friends!!  For most, it has been a long hard winter, but with spring upon us, we can all breathe a little easier knowing there are better times ahead at Sunnyside!

The 2021 spring newsletter is accompanied by several important pieces of information.  As in previous years, we ask that you sign and return a 2021 License of Occupation.  As society dictates an evolving progression, we must all be aware of and accept social responsibility and respect toward inclusivity. This year we have included a Principles and Standards Agreement, which includes a COVID portion, and will also require a signature.  All documents must be signed and returned prior to opening day. Gate access cards will only be activated for opening day when accounts are paid in full, and documentation is 100% complete.  Please make any other arrangements to complete this process prior to opening day by contacting the office Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunnyside Administration does not have the time or resources to track all members to ensure submissions are complete prior to opening, this is your responsibility. Please email Jane and Melanie at sunnysideservices@hotmail.com for all your requests and questions. 

Covid procedures and protocols will continue in 2021 as they were in 2020. Members will not be permitted in the office without a scheduled appointment. Window and curbside service will continue. As Covid restriction levels continue to change Sunnyside has and will continue to follow the Lanark Leeds and Grenville Health Units' advice with regards to Covid guidelines. We ask that social distancing, limiting contacts and guests, face coverings, and the use of hand sanitization be followed. Facility restrictions are still in place as this the best way we can combat Covid-19 and remain open for the enjoyment of our members. 

The safety of our Sunnyside community can only continue if we are all willing to respect the protocols that have been put in place.  Sunnyside staff should not be expected to enforce COVID protocols, which should come as common sense for your own protection.  To protect our members, our business, and our family please keep groups small, ideally to immediate family. Please do not come to Sunnyside if you are not feeling well or may have been in contact with a positive case of Covid-19.  We will get through this together and return to better times.

Sunnyside staff has continued to work through the fall, winter, and spring on many projects throughout the park.  We are excited to be opening some more nature trails, expanding our docking, adding new solar lighting, performing general maintenance as well as working on recreation programs.  We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back this spring, as well as having all Sunnyside staff return for the 2021 season.

Several operational notes for the start of 2021.   

There has been an increase in the storage of boats and other items on seasonal sites. This has brought to light several safety concerns, as well as interfering with daily operations and maintenance.  Therefore, all watercraft, and/or utility trailers longer than 8 feet must be stored in the boat storage area, in and out of season.  Storage fees will apply.

Off-season - October to May, prices subject to HST 

  • (under 16’) $200    (16’ and over) $400

In-season - May to October, prices subject to HST (seasonal dock members no charge storage for vessel and/or trailer)

  • Seasonal       (under 16’) $300                (16’ and over) $500

  • Monthly        (under 16’) $100                (16’ and over) $200

  • Weekly          (under 16’) $50                  (16’ and over) $100

*Daily rate is $15/day plus HST, for any other items in season. Do not leave items in visitor parking.

The operation of golf carts may only be driven by a G2 or higher licensed driver. Zero tolerance of reckless operation, driving while under the influence, or open alcohol in the cart will not be tolerated, and privileges revoked. Golf carts must be insured and in good mechanical condition. Noisy and/or, smokey carts will require attention. Please review your golf cart agreement.

Seasonal service packages provide you value-added bonuses, for services you may already pay for.  Inquire about these service packages via e-mail at sunnysideservies@hotmail.com or they can be viewed on Sunnyside’s website www.sunnysidecampground.on.ca.

**Remember** Book your spring opening before the end of April to ensure your unit is ready for your arrival.  Only booked spring openings will be completed by staff.

The sand beach and boat cove areas will remain closed and off-limits until June 1/ 2021 or until docks are installed, please respect the caution tape that has been put in place.

Visitation to the park prior to opening will require notification to the office during office hours, Monday to Friday between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a COVID waiver to be left by a staff member for signature prior to entering the park. No waivers will be available for those who do not notify the office, or for impromptu visits.

Please remember that there are no services available before May 7th, 2021, i.e., garbage, water, washrooms, etc.  Paper leaf bags may be placed on your lot, for pick up. Please cover your leaf bags as pickup may be delayed as staff may have other priorities.

The staff has indicated that they are continually having to remind the same members of our quiet hours.  For everyone’s enjoyment, please respect your neighbours as well as Sunnyside’s policies.

There are several new members who have been added to our Sunnyside family this season.  Please welcome them and help them as they settle into being members of our community.

The Scott Family and Sunnyside Staff

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