Owen may I suggest you volunteer to be Board member? Before you go disparaging people that spend a lot of time working for the community in their spare time and for free, you might want to consider the reasons behind the hesitation here.The beach may be private, depending on what you believe to be true, but it is also a bathing beach and with the number of people that don’t bother to pick up their dog’s poop on the roads of our fair community, I am not at all confident that people will follow simple rules to do so on the beach where people sunbathe and build sand castles. IT is also unlikely that renters will feel invested enough in the community to act responsibly. Like it or not, there is a process for addressing this issue that must be followed based on the fact that you bought into a a HOA. Get involved, do the research and confirm to the board that we are exempt from the Delaware State statute prohibiting dogs. Demand a vote. But don’t complain if you aren’t willing to be part of the solution.