MEDFORD LAKES CRAFT BEER TASTING POSTPONED TO 4/8/17
Please note that the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Tasting event at Vaughan Hall scheduled for 2/25/17 has been moved to Saturday 4/8/17, same time & location. We apologize for this delay, please contact the Colony (654-7747) if you can't make the new date and need a refund. Otherwise there are still about 20 tickets remaining (at Colony office or call Bob Fest 856-220-1328). We look forward to seeing everyone on April 8th for a fun night to benefit Colony recreational projects. Thank you!
COLONY POSITION ON SHORT-TERM HOME RENTALS IN THE LAKES
The Colony is aware of a recent increase in short-term home rentals within the Borough. Some of these rentals have resulted in stolen property, trespassing, public drunkenness, loud recklessness, significant rental-home overcrowding and other issues affecting both adjacent private properties and the Colony's lakes & beaches. In response, the Colony Board recently sent a letter to Borough Council in support of their efforts to either sharply regulate or ban the rental of private homes for less than 175 days.
As of today (2/15/17) an ordinance is still being discussed, and public comment is invited at all public Borough Council meetings. It is important to note that the final ordinance may be more or less restrictive than what is currently being proposed, and your Colony Board will continue to monitor any new developments.
While the Colony feels this is currently a borough matter (some Lakes properties and residents are not Colony members), the board remains ready to revisit any Colony regulations – or propose new ones – as may be required to maintain safety and enjoyment of Colony facilities by our dues-paying members. The text of the Board’s letter to council is attached, and we invite Colonist comments either by email (email@example.com) or at any regularly-scheduled public Colony meeting.
Click on image above to open Medford Lakes Colony Letter to the Borough regarding Borough Ordinance 639.
We continue to have an issue with alcohol on Colony beaches. There is NO ALCOHOL allowed on any beach or Colony property at any time (without state permit and insurance cert). Police will be called and summons issued. We need your help in enforcing this. Thank you in advance.
All laws of the State of NJ and the Borough of Medford Lakes must be followed.
The Medford Lakes Police have full authority on Colony Property.
A few rules being highlighted here:
Please wear your Colony badge on Colony Property.
Do not feed the ducks and geese to avoid beach closing.
Do not rake leaves, grass clippings etc. into the lakes.
Keep the beaches litter free – please take your trash home with you!
Do not walk your dog on the beach.
Do not fish off of the Colony docks or within the swim area.
No alcohol is allowed on Colony property.
Please do not block driveways or gates to resident’s homes when parking.