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Tamarac Tidbits - April 2023



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Tamarac Beach Opening





 

TLA Contacts

​Athletic Committee Organized Sports and Athletic Events Dan Favilla athletic@tamaraclakes.org (609) 714-2172

Membership Committee Directory and Membership tamaracmembership@gmail.com

Beach Committee Beach, Lifeguards, Projects Lisa Farino tlabeachcommittee@gmail.com (856) 296-3480

​Property Committee Green Space, Parks, Trail Entrances Shawn DePasquale property@tamaraclakes.org

​Children’s Committee TLA-Sponsored Children’s Events Lindsay Cowperthwait Lindzr14@yahoo.com

Social Committee Beach Opening, Beach Closing, Adult Events Robyn Jennings & Hope Musumeci social@tamaraclakes.org

Civic Committee Zoning, Land Use, Development, Township

​Technology Committee Website, Communications, Data Gavin Potts tamaraclakesassociation@gmail.com

​Lakes & Dams Committee Maintenance of Lakes Kevin Sparkman tamaraclakeswater@gmail.com

​Tidbits Editor TLA’s Monthly Newsletter Courtney Pitt tamaracnewsletter@gmail.com

​President

Dave Martin

Vice President

Melissa Bettner

Treasurer

Steve Boianelli

Secretary

Michael Madorma

Trustee

Jeremy Pinto

Trustee

Michael Monte

Trustee

Christina Vocaturo

BALLFIELD RESERVATIONS Between Heath & Indian Pipe

Mike Stoughton

tamarac.ballfield@gmail.com - (609) 636-5568

CANOE REGISTRATIONS

If tag is unreadable, email for new one

Tom Haug

tlaboats@gmail.com - (609) 953-5644

JUNIOR BOARD

Chair Needed

TBD

PAVILION RESERVATIONS

Memorial Day through Labor Day

Lindsay Smith

TLA PLAYGROUP

Ages 5 and Under

Abby Latimer

​Abbylynnk@gmail.com - (609) 760-1586


 

TLA Board Report


Hello TLA Residents:

  • Virtual Meeting

    • Called to Order, All board members present

  • Secretary’s Report—Approval of Minutes—March 13, 2023—Approved 7-0

  • Treasurer’s Report

    • $323,737.03 in all accounts

    • 91% of households paid in 2023

    • Late notices have been exhausted beyond the grace period, therefore any remaining dues are delinquent and must pay the late fee.

  • Lakes & Dams Report

  • TLA continues to be engaged with the NJDEP and engineering firms regarding maintenance and repairs to our dam structures and waterways. We anticipate sig- nificant structural work will be required in the next 2-5 years. Our current dues rate will likely increase to accommodate these costs.

  • Property Committee Report

    • TLA is investigating an ongoing ‘dirt biking’ issue behind Fairview Road on TLA land. All members should be aware of their property lines and ensure no misuse of TLA green spaces.

    •  TLA is pursuing options for the overhaul and long-term success of our Tennis and Basketball amenities.

    • Clean Up Day—April 23, 2023—Notices to go out digitally. Please volunteer, however you can, to improve our facilities. Thanks!

  • Beach Committee Report

    • TLA Beach Committee is still looking for qualified lifeguards. Please contact them with interest.

    • TLA has partnered with the USDA, starting March 20, to monitor and correct for geese activity around our lakes and land. Geese post a constant threat to the health and safety of waterways. Please report activity and nests as accurate as possible for it to be addressed in a timely matter.

  • Adjourned

  • The next Board meeting to be held at the TLA Beach Pavilion on 4/17/2023 at 7pm.

Thank you.

The TLA Board

 


 

Tamarac Annual Spring Clean-Up




 

2023 TLA Sponsored Events


 

Tamarac Beach Pavilion Reservation Process Overview

The process described below allows TLA to accommodate as many residents as possible while streamlining the reservation process. The selection process is modeled after the lottery type system used in National Parks.

Pavilion Reservation Information:

  • To reserve the beach pavilion, you must be a TLA dues paying member in good standing.

  • For the open summer season, the first day the pavilion can be reserved is the Tuesday after Memorial Day and the last day to reserve the pavilion is the Thursday prior to Labor Day Weekend.

  • The reservation is for the pavilion only and does not give exclusive rights to the beach.

  • No reservations are available on:

    • Memorial Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)

    • ○ July 4th Weekend (Fri-Sun)

    • ○ Labor Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)

    • ○ Any date a TLA event is occurring (check the Tidbits for published event dates)

    • The last day of school for Medford Twp school district

  • Only one reservation will be set per day.


Directions to Reserve the Pavilion:

  1. Read the complete Pavilion Reservation Agreement ○ List up to five dates for your event in priority order. - Only one date per residence will be set through the open season lottery process. ○ If a residence would like additional reservations, they can make a request beginning on May 1st.

  2. Read and complete the Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement (legal waiver).

  3. Fill out a check in the amount of $75.00 made payable to TLA for a refundable deposit.

  4. Drop off an envelope containing the Pavilion Reservation Agreement, Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement and refundable deposit to Lindsay Smith between April 1st and April 15th.

    1. Lindsay’s address: 1 Foxwood Lane (place in black drop box on porch)

Lottery and Confirmation of Dates:

  1. The lottery will take place on April 16th.

  2. Residents will receive confirmation of their events by April 19th (in the event a resident was unable to secure the pavilion through the lottery, their check will be shredded unless you make arrangements to pick up).

  3. Additional requests to reserve the pavilion will be accepted on a first come, first served basis on May 1st, subject to availability.

  4. Drop off an envelope containing the Pavilion Reservation Agreement, Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement and refundable deposit to Lindsay Smith between April 1st and April 15th.


 

Tamarac Lakes Association (TLA) is hiring lifeguards for the summer of 2023. In addition to lifeguarding, our lifeguards will help check membership badges, maintain the quality of our beach, and enforce safety rules.


Qualifications required:

  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid Certification with add-on Waterfront Lifeguarding Module (waterfront certification expense will be reimbursed at the end of the beach season).

  • Must feel comfortable interacting with residents, enforcing beach rules, and working independently.

  • Availability during the last three weeks of summer (including Labor Day weekend) is a must.

To be considered for this position or if you have any questions, please email TLALifeguards@gmail.com.


 

Reminders & Announcements




 

Babysitter or Youth Services List

  • Is your child interested in being added to the list? Please email their name, date of birth, and phone number.

  • Is your child on the list and no longer wants to be included? Please email.

  • Would you like a copy of the Babysitter or Youth Services List?

 





 

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Tidbit Guidelines

Tidbits is published monthly (with the exception of January) and delivered to all TLA Residents electronically.

Tidbits encourages any articles or information which may be of interest to your Tamarac neighbors, as are any suggestions concerning the Tidbits. We’d like to include family news like births, engagements, weddings or other happy news you’d like to share.

With a circulation of more than 500, resident and nonresident business owners may want to consider paid advertising. Please refer to our rate table published monthly below.



 








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