Tamarac Tidbits - September 2022


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TLA Fall Festival

October 8th @ Tamarac Beach

3:30-5:30pm

(Rain date October 9th)

For more details and to buy tickets, visit the event webpage at:

tamaraclakes.org/fallfestival


Games, Prizes, Face Painting, Bounce House, and more!

Costumes are optional.


$7 per child (under 2 free). No wristbands necessary; check in at the event.

Tickets can be purchased via Paypal on the event webpage.


We need donations of candy!

If you are able, please drop off a bag of candy (or send via Amazon) to:

The Palazzi Family

88 Tallowood Drive


On the day of the event, please bring:

  • Snack Item to share

  • Cash for purchasing items in which funds will be donated to local charities.


Bags will be provided for the kids to collect their candy and prizes!

Haunted Trail taking place from 5pm-10pm -- See information on website.


Please sign up to volunteer:

Signup Genius Link - Click Here!


 

TLA Board Report

Hello TLA Residents:

  • Accounts as of 8/3/2022 @ $259,248.10

  • Board approved transfer of $2,000 from retained earnings to lifeguard account (unused balance to be transferred back to retained earnings by end of September 2022).

  • 478 out of 483 homes paid.

  • 5 properties with delinquent balances are to have liens drafted by TLA attorney and placed on the delinquent properties.

  • TLA Board approves spending $500 to get quote for basketball and tennis courts repairs. Quote to be used in bidding process with vendors.

  • The Board is looking for responsible members to serve as lifeguard supervisors.

  • TLA accepts the branded spine board and paddle board from Good Vibes Paddle Boards for use by the TLA lifeguards.

  • Children’s committee notes that the luau event is $300 under budget.

  • Family Olympics event is canceled for 2022 due to lack of volunteers.

  • Alyssa Palazzi will volunteer for the Fall Festival.

  • 2 board member terms are ending, 2 seats need to be filled by vote of the neighborhood. Vote to be held on September 13, 2022, meeting.

  • Beach closing tickets to go on sale, window to purchase tickets will be August 18, to September 2, 2022.

  • TLA Board to make Basketball tournament official TLA event resurrected in 2023.

  • Next meeting will be a general quorum held at the Pavilion: September 13th @ 7pm. Thank you. The TLA Board

 

2022 General Election


The 2022 General Election meeting will be held on September 13, 2022 at 7pm. The meeting will take place at the Beach Pavilion. This meeting will be an election meeting to appoint 2 new Directors as per our bi-laws. The term of office for each duly elected Director shall be three (3) years beginning November 1, 2022. The Officers of the Association shall include a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, who must be members in good standing of the Association and who shall be appointed annually for one-year terms by the Board members.

Please see the bios here to learn more about the candidates running for the open seats.

Michael Joseph Monte Michael Monte has been a resident of Tamarac since 2018. His wife Melissa and three daughters Kate, Julie and Abbey have been participating in, volunteering, organizing and enjoying all things TLA. Professionally Michael is the owner operator of Fine Line Masonry Stucco & Stone Exteriors, LLC. He oversees all aspects of his contracting company operations, specializing in project coordination and site management. Attended Rowan University and grew up in Palmyra NJ. Michael has volunteered as a TLA board member since 2019 and hopes to continue working in this role to further improve and maintain our communities amenities and green spaces for all to enjoy. Thank you for your consideration.

Jeremy Pinto My name is Jeremy Pinto and I would love the opportunity to become a board member for Tamarac Lakes. Ever since I moved here three and a half years ago, I have wanted to contribute in a positive way to this amazing community. I love spending time with my family, which includes my wife Jessica and my three daughters, Lily, Addie and Mirabel. We love enjoying all that Tamarac has to offer, especially going to the lake, where I enjoy socializing with our wonderful friends and neighbors who have also chosen Tamarac as their home. In my professional life, I am an Executive Vice President at one of the largest global pharmaceutical communication companies where I lead the Talent Acquisition team. I appreciate this opportunity and hope to be able to fill one of the open Director positions on the TLA board. Thank you!

Bruno Berenato Hey Tamarac! We have been in Tamarac for the past 7 years and most recently in our current home for the past two years. I currently work for Amazon as a senior operational leader (no I can’t get you free prime or check on packages!). My prior work experience is TD Bank for 15 years, most recently as a senior leader, leading the North American Contact Center. I am also involved as a vice-chair for the Camden County Partnership for Children, and do volunteer work for the Gibbsboro American Legion as a SAL member. We just recently adopted the most beautiful little girl, Gianna, who we love more than anything. In our spare time, we enjoy to travel, visit the Jersey Shore, spend time at the lake or in the pool or just being with family and friends. After being in the neighborhood for 7 years, we wanted to volunteer time and give back to this awesome community!

Nini Waring

Nini Waring has resided in Tamarac since March 2013. She has volunteered in many capacities, most recently running to fill a board position due to an unanticipated vacancy. In under a year, Nini moved from trustee to Vice President. She has started multiple subcommittees to solve complex problems, always with 2 goals in mind:

  • Continue to make Tamarac the most desired neighborhood to live

  • Keep costs steady

She is constantly networking with neighbors and local associations to drive these 2 values.

Prior to serving on the board, Nini ran playgroup for over 5 years. She also continues to volunteer for many of the Tamarac hosted events, both in the planning and execution.

Professionally, Nini graduated from Drexel University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering. She also holds two Master’s degrees from Villanova University: one in Technology Management and one in Electrical Engineering. Some of her professional roles have included systems engineer, security architect, and security and privacy consultant. Currently, Nini is the Vice President and North American Chief Information Security Officer for the largest insurance company in the world.

Personally, Nini is married to her husband, Bob, and they have two young boys, who were born and raised in Tamarac. They actually love Tamarac so much, just last year they bought a house up the street that had their must haves and they would not have to leave! The entire family has a vested interest in the Tamarac neighborhood and being involved and active residents. Nini would like to continue to serve on the board to show her ongoing support and dedication to her favorite neighborhood.

 

This information will also be available at the Beach Pavilion on election night. Nominations from the floor will also take place as necessary.


Proxy Voting Information

Proxy Voting Form


 

Tidbits Editor Needed

After 32 years in this great neighborhood we will be moving. If you are interested in taking over the Tidbits, please email me at gailtidbits@comcast.net. It only takes a couple of hours a month.


 

TLA Beach Closing Party


Saturday, September 17, 2022

(Adults ONLY)

5:00-9:00

Rain date: Saturday, September 24


Food, DJ & dancing. BYOB!


More Information





 

TLA's 6th Annual Eagle Tailgate at the Lake

Sunday, September 25


Eagles at Washington Commanders


BYO Food/Beverages. Grilling Available.


Set up / tailgate begins at 12:00 p.m. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m


TVs will have the game on at the pavilion. Rain or Shine.


Fly, Eagles, Fly.

 

2022 Ladder Ball Tournament

Saturday, October 15 at Tamarac Beach


Partners will be randomly drawn, starting at 12:30 PM.


If we don’t have enough people for at least five partnered teams, singles will be played.


Trophies will be given to the winning team.


This is a free event. Bring your own lunch and beer.


Call or text Dan Favilla at 609-937-2555 to reserve your spot, by October 8.


Sign up is also available at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baaaa23a3f85-2021

 

TLA gives a huge shout out to Andy and Lauren White, owners of Good Vibes Paddle! Thanks to them, our community now has a brand new lifeguard rescue board, as well as a brand new spine board. This saved our community upwards of $1,300! Both of these items were in desperate need of replacement. We are so grateful for the Whites’ generous contribution!



 

Reminders & Announcements


2022 TLA Sponsored Events

  • Fall Festival: Saturday, October 8 RD: 10/9

  • Ladder Ball Tournament: Saturday, October 15

  • Veterans Day BBQ & Chili Competition: Saturday, November 12 RD: 11/13

  • Turkey Bowl: Saturday, November 26 RD: 11/27

  • Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 11 RD: 12/18

Look for more specific information on each event in the Tidbits and on FB as the event gets closer


 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE THE RIGHT TRASH CONTAINERS AT THE BEACH.... BLACK FOR TRASH, BLUE FOR PLASTICS! NO GLASS!

 

Water Conservation Effective

May 1 to September 30

5:00 am - 8:00 am

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Odd numbered addresses

Water on odd days of the month

Even numbered addresses

Water on even days of the month

Properties equipped with automatic sprinklers are permitted to water

according to the odd/even schedule from

5:00 am - 8:00 am only

 

Babysitter List or Youth Services

I have had many new neighbors request the Babysitter List or Youth Services. If your child is interested in being added please email me their name, date of birth and phone number. If they are on the list and no longer want to be, please let me know.


Would you like a copy of the Babysitter List or Youth Services? Please email me with your name and address and I will forward.They will no longer be in the Tidbits. Thank you! GailTidbits@comcast.net

 

TLA Beach and Trails connecting to the beach are smoke-free

 

REMINDER TO ALL DOG OWNERS:

In order for everyone to safely enjoy our open spaces and walking trails, Medford Township and the TLA Board of Directors would like to offer a reminder that, per Chapter 66 of the Medford Township Administrative code, dogs must be kept on a leash. Also, dog owners are required under this same ordinance to remove their pet's waste from our open space and trails. Pet waste is not only offensive, but it can pollute water as it is washed by rain into our lakes. Help keep our lakes clean by doing your part to clean-up after your dogs.

Thank you!

 

Did You Know???

It’s illegal to dispose of brush, trees and yard material on common grounds. We still have people throwing their brush and tree limbs in the common grounds. Please dispose of properly!

 

We are starting weekly pickup basketball for adults on Sundays. Games will start at 9am at the beach court. Feel free to come earlier to warm up. Text Andrew Massaro (609-828-4004) with any questions.

 

Found

A pair of sunglasses on a lawn on Woodthrush Trail W. Call 609-654-5019.

 






FREE SHREDDING DATES FOR 2022

The Department of Neighborhood Services is pleased at announce its schedule of free residential shredding events for calendar year 2022.

Saturday, September 17th and November 19th, 2022. 8:00 am to 12:00 noon DPW Yard, 2 Commonwealth Drive (behind Bob Meyer Park)

FOR MEDFORD TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY -- ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESSES WILL BE PERMITTED

Protect yourself and your family from identity theft and financial fraud while taking steps to help the Township's Recycling Program.

The shredding truck will be available from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon at the Municipal Garage, located at 2 Commonwealth Drive. (Off of Gravelly Hollow Road behind Bob Meyer Park)



 


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