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Important Announcements

WINTER 2018 - ICE SAFETY

With ice skating season upon us, please review the following with your family to ensure safety:

Flags

In Fayson Lakes when the ice is safe for skating, a flag will be flown on each lake. The flag is white with a solid red circle. Skating is permitted ONLY AFTER the ice has been tested and the flag is flying.

A volunteer who has been approved by the Fayson Lakes Board of Trustees is responsible for checking the ice for safe skating. The ice is deemed safe at 4 inches of thickness.

It is important to note that just because one lake has a flag flying to indicate safe skating, it does not automatically mean that the other lakes are safe. Please make sure to check for a flag on each of the lakes before skating.

Flag Locations

  • East Lake: Intersection of Lagoon Trail and Cabot Lane
  • South Lake: South Lake boat launch where Lakeside Trail joins Dam Road
  • West Lake: Main Beach

Ice Safety Equipment

Ice safety equipment includes ring buoys and safety lines. This equipment can be found at the following locations:

  • East Lake
    • Flagpole at the intersection of Lagoon Trail and Cabot Lane
    • Boat Launch area at the intersection of Lakeside Trail and Twin Lakes Drive
  • South Lake
    • Near the flagpole at the South Lake boat launch area where Lakeside Trail joins Dam Road
    • On shore at the end of Edgemere Terrace
  • West Lake
    • Near the flagpole on Main Beach
    • On the back of Kellner's house at 15 Waters Edge

Doggie Pond

Skating on Doggie Pond is NEVER allowed

Night Skating

Skating at night is NOT permitted unless an approved program has been planned and is supervised by adult members of FLA.

Ice Fishing

Use same precautions as for ice skating or walking on ice. Ice fishing should not be done in areas used for skating. Holes dug into the ice should be clearly marked.

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is strictly prohibited on any lake at any time.

Open Water

The red ball flag may still be flown for a lake when limited areas of open water (inlets and overflow areas such as the dam culverts) exist. IMPORTANT: DO NOT WALK OR SKATE WITHIN 30 FEET OF OPEN WATER. When possible, red paint, wooden markers or other similar items will delineate such areas.

Rescue

  • If someone falls through the ice, do NOT attempt a close-contact rescue.
  • Use a close-by rowboat to get closer to the person or slide a ring buoy, pole, or ladder to the person.
  • Instruct the person to hang on to the device and slowly wiggle out of the water onto the solid ice.
  • Upon rescue, the person must immediately be taken indoors and treated for cold exposure because of loss of body heat.
  • Call for an ambulance.

Badges

Anyone skating, ice fishing, or walking on the ice is required to wear a current FLA member or guest badge.

Summer 2018 Lifeguard Application Posted

FLA LifeGuard Application 2018 Click HERE to download the application.

Use this link https://goo.gl/forms/LNJOP2bYtQSH7jUu1 to fill out the form online.

Winterfest Date Set

Mark Your Calendars and Save The Date. The annual Winterfest will take place on Saturday, February 24th at Main Beach. Check back here for more details.

Labor Day Weekend Schedule Posted

Board Trustee Positions Open

Beach Patrol

Beach Reminders

Fayson Lakes Women's Club Sweatshirt Sale

2017 Dues Reminder

Help Wanted For Summer

Attention All Boat Owners - Winterize Your Boat

Board of Health Notice

There is very important healthcare information available that can save people time & money. Please see the below websites which can be very helpful information:
  • www.turnthetownsteal.org - This website provides a quarterly newsletter with valuable information on ovarian cancer. These can also be obtained form the Board of Health in the Municipal Building in town.
  • www.healthcare.gov - This website provides a wealth of knowledge for obtaining healthcare for adults and children and includes information on preventative care and immunization vaccines.
  • www.peqtwp.org (click on Departments & Offices and then click on Health Department) - There are 2 links (Health Department Newsletter and Public Health TV) on the page which can be useful.

Fishing Reminder

Please remember that fishing on Fayson Lakes is for members only and you must wear a current Fayson Lakes Association badge while fishing. Additionally, Fayson Lakes fishing policy is "Catch and Release." Please abide by these rules. Thank you.

The Guardian Strip and You

A reminder to our members that any work performed on the Guardian Strip, including the cutting of trees, must be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval. As per Association By-Laws: "Control of the Guardian Strip on all lakes rests solely with The Fayson Lakes Association."

Those of us who live adjacent to the lakes in our community are very privileged to have such a resource in our back yard. However, with this comes some responsibility for maintaining this property for future generations of Fayson Lakers. No docks, retaining walls, or other structures are allowed on the strip so as to preserve the natural appearance of our waterline and anyone wishing to make alterations to the Guardian Strip must apply to the Board in writing. The aim is to keep the shoreline as natural looking as possible, while preventing the erosion of shoreline property.

While you can store boats on the Guardian Strip, since it was designed to allow all members access to the shoreline from a common area such as the beach, it should not be blocked off by debris or fences.

There are also rules about the use of pesticides and/or fertilizers, which are especially important to follow if you are a lakefront owner.

Please contact Jim Jacobus, Trustee jfjacobus4@gmail.com, (C) 973-214-7761, if you have any questions regarding the Guardian Strip.

NO HUNTING

There is absolutely NO HUNTING PERMITTED ON FAYSON LAKES PROPERTY ANYWHERE. This INCLUDES the woods back behind Sabey's Beach; people walk & hike back there.

FLA Communications Update

Email Blasts

In an effort to communicate with our community, the Fayson Lakes Association Board of Trustees periodically sends out email blasts to communicate, remind our members of important events and share information. If you are not on the email distribution list and would like to be included, please provide your email address to: Cathy Luisi, FLA Office Manager at flaoffice@optonline.net. If anyone would like information included in an email blast, complete info (ie: write-ups or flyers) should be provided to the Fax/Email/Website Trustee (click http://www.faysonlakes.org/contact#em for the appropriate Trustee contact) in order for it to be included in the next scheduled email blast. The schedule is as follows:

  • Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) - Email blasts will go out every week as needed. Please submit any info to the Fax/Email/Website Trustee in order to have it included.
  • Off Season (Labor Day through end of February) - Email blasts will go out once a month or as needed. Please submit any info in a timely manner in order to have it included.
  • March/April/May - Email blasts will go out approximately every 2 weeks as needed. Again, please submit any info to the appropriate trustee in order to have it included in the email.

Please note, the FLA Board of Trustees, at its discretion, may periodically send additional email blasts to communicate "need to know quickly" information.

The Fax

"The Fax" has been temporarily suspended. The Board of Trustees is hoping to have it relaunched in early spring.

Another excellent source of community communication is the monthly Fayson Fax. The Fax is delivered to Fayson Lakes residents usually in the middle-of-each-month. The due date for each Fax is the second-to-last-day of the month (approximately 1 1/2 months prior to the distribution). For example, the due date for the June Fax (which is delivered mid-June) is April 29th. The due date for the July Fax (which is delivered mid-July) is May 30th, and so on. There are special dates that will apply at the end of the year due to a holiday schedule. These dates will be posted on the website when they are available.

Additionally, any information submitted for inclusion in the Fax should be publication ready. The information should not require editing by the trustee or The Fax personnel. Acceptable file formats are:

  • Word documents
  • PDF files
  • JPEG files
  • PNG files

Other News

Tribute to Ken Allerman - FLA Beach Director in the 50's & 60's

Ken Allerman Memorial

Ken was a wonderful husband, father, friend, mentor, teacher and coach. But when summer arrived in Fayson Lakes during the early 1950's and 1960's - Ken was our fearless leader - The Beach Director.

Ken encouraged and inspired strong teams of volunteers that made programs work at the beach. The volunteers became an integral as "Timers" to develop the popular the Sunday Swim Races. He further developed and enlarged the swimming program. The Swim Club continued to grow in number, and competitive meets with other lake communities were held on Wednesday evenings at each lake community. Fayson Lakes began to host AAU swim meets as well. Ken initiated what he called "the Mother's Hour," providing swim lessons for the adult who never had the opportunity to learn to swim as a child.

Monday evenings brought the much anticipated "Monday Night at the Movies" on the handball court. It was complete with the sale of penny candy and an ice-cold 10 cent soda. An outstanding Arts and Crafts program was initiated, under the volunteer leadership of Mrs. DeAngeles. An annual Water Ballet was initiated with influence by many volunteers, resulting in elaborate set design, choreography and announcing. Ken lead a very active, Activity Day each week. He would lead a group of children on brown bag lunch and bike tours through the valley; boat picnics to the island. And can you imagine - taking a group of children by bus to the old Yankee Stadium to see the greats such as Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Yogi Berra - what a thrill! Then there were trips to Fairy Tale Forest and Wild West City which was complete with a ride in a stage coach being held up by "robbers." A camp area was cleared behind Sabey's Beach and dedicated to Ken as "Camp Allerman." Labor Day Weekend was a culmination of all the events of summer. It began with "decorations" by teenagers on the high dive; potato-sack races, spoon race, water balloon toss, etc. for all age groups - including our parents; one can't forget the Baby Parade; finally - trophies - for fishing derby, sailing club, swim races.

Perhaps you will have a better understanding of the man, Ken Allerman, by the following comments which were made by those children of the 50's and 60's who learned that Ken had gone to join the angels in January 2014.

Many have commented on how fortunate we were to have grown up in Fayson Lakes and Ken Allerman was the heart and soul of it all. He had an influence on many during their childhood years. Ken was an exceptional man who leaves a great legacy.

Ken instilled courage and bravery by getting generations of kids to leap off the high dive.

  • Ken taught us rules for respect and developed our creative side by admiring our lanyards made in Arts and Crafts.
  • Ken taught us responsibility by making us relinquish our badges in order to borrow kick boards, beach balls, and the highly coveted knock hockey boards.
  • Ken taught us to laugh at our parents in the egg toss.
  • Ken taught us to be safe in the water or else his highly trained life guards would come charging.
  • Ken taught us to be serious by joining hands as a group to search the water for a missing person, which we never really understood as kids, but do as adults.
  • Ken taught us we were individuals by calling us by name and knowing where our Mom was sitting with the Shady Ladies.
  • Ken nourished our inner diva by bringing Broadway-worthy water ballet to the pool area.
  • Ken taught us to save our pennies and them blow them all at the Penny Carnival.
  • Ken taught us that children have their place - starring in the Baby Parade.
  • Ken taught us humor by never, ever, even once, catching the culprits of the end-of-summer high dive "transformations" - the pranks of legends.

The one thing remembered most about Mr. Allerman was his smile. A smile can't be carved in stone, not his anyway. You earned a smile from him by just showing up, being ready to jump in.

So how best to honor the legacy of Ken Allerman? Do what Ken did - make life a beach, smile, jump in, and don't forget your badge!

The flagpole on main beach was rededicated in Ken Allerman's memory on August 1, 2015.