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2019 Membership Dues Letter
Look for 3 Enclosures in This Year's Letter
Your 2019 Membership Dues statement will be mailed to you at the end of January. Please note that there will be three enclosures that accompany your dues statement. The first is a cover letter for the dues statement, which is sent every year. The second is a letter from the Board on the subject of Pontoon Boats. There is a special meeting scheduled on this topic for Tuesday, February 26th, at 7 PM. Please open your dues statement as soon as you receive it and read the details about this special meeting. The third enclosure is a form for you to fill out if you wish to be included in the new Fayson Lakes Phone Directory - a project that is being undertaken by the Lifelong Achievers Club.
Please take note of the following information relating to your 2019 dues statement, especially the note about the increase in badge mailing costs:
- No Change to Dues Amount - The dues for 2019 will remain at $585.
- Senior Discount - As stated in our By-Laws, members age 65 and older in good standing for the previous five years may apply to have their annual dues reduced by 50%; and members age 80 and older in good standing for the previous five years may apply to be exempt from the payment of annual dues (the dam assessment must still be paid). Age is determined as of March 1st. To qualify for a senior discount for the first time, please supply proof of age with your completed membership form. To claim the discount, you must be the property owner or the property owner's married spouse. Senior discounts are available only if you are living at your property; if you are renting your property, full dues must be paid.
- Dues do not include Family Badges - Just a reminder that family badges are not included with your dues; they must be purchased separately on Line 5 of your membership dues form. If you are ordering guest badges, you must purchase at least one family badge. Please review the back of your membership dues form for more information regarding badges.
- Misuse of Badges - Family badges are not transferable under any circumstances. Guest badges may not be lent to other members or given to Fayson Lakes residents who are delinquent.
- Associate Memberships - Adult members of the permanent household (excluding the property owner and owner's married spouse) and children 23 years of age and over as of March 1st, must become Associate Members of the Association and pay a $30 Associate Membership fee. This fee does not include a family badge; family badges must be purchased separately on Line 5 of your membership dues form.
- Dam Assessment - Please remember to add the dam assessment of $245 into the Total Amount Due on your membership dues form.
- Boat Registration - If you are purchasing boat decals for your boat(s), please remember to include a short description of each boat.
- Beach Patrol - You will see a box at the bottom of the form asking you to volunteer one evening of your summer for Beach Patrol. Having an active Beach Patrol is vital to minimizing vandalism and ensuring that non-members are not congregating on Association property after beach hours. Please consider signing up for Beach Patrol; you will be contacted in the summer to schedule your date.
- Bank Checks - if you do on-line banking and have your bank send your dues payment for you, please remember to mail back your completed membership dues form.
- Phone and EMail - At the bottom of your membership dues form, there is space to provide your phone number(s) and email address(es). We need your phone number to keep your membership record current, and your email address is used to send you our quarterly Fayson Fax as well as messages relating to Association business, events, important dates, etc. Please remember to provide this information.
- Badge Pickup versus Badge Mailing - You will again have the option of either picking up your badges or having them mailed to you. PLEASE NOTE: THE COST TO MAIL BADGES HAS RISEN TO $3.50. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR BADGES MAILED, PLEASE ADD THE OPTIONAL MAILING CHARGE OF $3.50 TO YOUR TOTAL DUE. Badge orders may be picked up at the office between 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Saturdays from April 6th through May 18th. After that date, badge orders may be picked at the badge checker's table (or in the Shack) at Main Beach any time the beach is open.
Line Numbers 1 - 8 below provide a preview of the information that appears on the front side of the 2019 Membership Dues form. Additional supporting information can be found on the back of the form:
- FAMILY MEMBERS - You are asked to list the first and last names of every permanent member of your household who will be using Association facilities/property along with their dates of birth. Please list only those family members who live in your house. Guest badges should be used for grown children who no longer live with you. If there are multiple surnames in the family, please indicate both first and last names. Children under 6 should be listed here but do not require a family badge. Resident family members 23 years of age or older who are not the property owner or their spouse should be listed here and are required to have an Associate Membership (see Line 3) and a family badge (see Line 5). If you are a member owner who is renting your property, you may choose to retain membership privileges for yourself OR pass them along to your tenant. If your tenant will be using the facilities, please provide names and birthdates for everyone living at your property (or have your tenant provide this information).
- MEMBERSHIP DUES - you must specify a membership type from the following options:
- Standard Membership: $585.00
- Senior Citizen (65) Membership: $292.50
- Senior Citizen (80) Membership: $0.00
- Note that family badges are not included with your membership and must be purchased on Line 5.
- ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP DUES - If any family member listed on Line 1 (excluding the property owner and owner's married spouse) is 23 years of age or older as of March 1st, they are required to be an Associate Member. The fee for an Associate Membership is $30.00. Note that this fee does not include a family badge (must be purchased on Line 5).
- ANNUAL DAM ASSESSMENT - The annual dam assessment of $245 must be paid by all Fayson property owners. Please remember to include the dam assessment in your total amount due.
- FAMILY BADGES - $2.00 each; required for every family member listed on Line 1, except children under the age of 6 (age as of March 1st). Family badges are not transferable, and badges should not be purchased for family members or other persons who do not live with you.
- GUEST BADGES - $20.00 each (14 punches/badge); a maximum of 6 may be purchased (including any Grandchild badges purchased at the office).
- GUEST FISHING BADGES - $10.00 each; a maximum of 3 may be purchased. This badge does not allow access to beach facilities. Guests must be accompanied by a member while fishing. As specified in our by-laws, "Persons fourteen years of age or older may not fish from the shore or docks" and "Senior Citizens and handicapped persons, who are Association members, may, for a nominal charge, apply to the Board of Trustees for a badge which will permit them to fish from the shoreline of Association properties." Please contact the office if you require the special badge that allows you to fish from shore. All state fishing laws are in effect.
- BOAT DECALS - A set of two current year decals is required for every boat used or stored on Association property. The cost is $3.00/set. Please supply a brief description of each boat for which decals are purchased. Your decals will come to you marked with your boat registration number. In addition to displaying your decals, it is mandatory that every boat be clearly marked on both sides of the bow with its registration number. This can be done by stenciling, using adhesive letters and numbers, or by any other means, as long as the registration number is clearly visible. DO NOT RELY ON THE FLA BOAT DECALS TO IDENTIFY YOUR BOAT AS THEY ARE OFTEN STOLEN OR TAMPERED WITH. Unmarked boats may be removed and discarded at the Board's discretion.
If you have any questions on how to fill out your membership dues form, please contact the office at 973-838-2043 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRANDCHILD BADGES will be available for purchase at the office on and after April 6th for grandchildren ages 6 - 18. The cost is $10.00 each. Grandchildren are considered guests and must be accompanied by a member. A maximum of 6 guest badges may be purchased (including Grandchild badges).
LAKES AUTO DECALS are available at the office free of charge.