The Medford Lakes Colony Office is Located in Demby Annex
Demby Annex is in the back of Vaughan Community House
Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(closed for an hour during lunch)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Our Board of Directors (all volunteers) for 2017:
President, Dennis O'Neill,
Vice President of Finance: Kathy Canum,
Vice President of Property: Marcus Gaysek,
Vice President of Recreation: Angela McCrum,
Vice President of Social Activities: Mary Ann Meehan
Treasurer: Dave Karbasian,
Recording Secretary: Brent Blanchard,
Financial Secretary: Kathy Canum,
Immediate Past President: Kent Hardwick.
Directors: Rachael Urban, Deidre Kempf, Steve Warren, Greg Coolidge, TJ Jedwabney, John Tursi, Joe Rea, and Bob McEntee.
Ockanickon Canoe Carnival Float
Happy New Year Canoe Drop
Thank you Madd Paddlers for a great way to welcome 2017
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.