Maintenance Projects

Volunteers Needed!

 

Please take a look at this list, and consider if you might be able to volunteer or contribute in some other way towards a particular project.  Our community consists of members with all sorts of skills, and we could use the expertise and talents of our residents to help us accomplish these projects!

We are also looking for a few project "leads" to help ensure that our event is as productive as possible, and could likely use some assistance with picking up materials.  Please also feel free to just "show up" on Fix-It Day itself, as we'll surely be able to use your help!


To volunteer for a particular project, or if you have any other questions or ideas, please contact the following Trustee:

 

Once again, we greatly appreciate the support and teamwork of our many volunteers who keep our community beautiful and safe year-round, and hope that you will be able to join us!

The Board of Trustees, Fayson Lakes Association

Pavilion Wood Chip Spreading
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Pavilion Wood Chip Spreading

Please help us spread the massive pile of wood chips at the old pavilion / new boat launch area behind Sabey's Beach!

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Wheelbarrows

  • Metal Rakes

  • Metal Shovels

Project Lead:

TBD

Volunteers:

As many as we can get!

Clubhouse Steps Repair
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Clubhouse Steps Repair

Natural erosion has taken its toll on the Clubhouse side entrance steps, and they require some filling of cement within hollowed-out blocks and on the front and right exteriors where the cement has eroded.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Cement

  • Wire lathe

  • Stonework tools (some stones may need to be removed and re-cemented)

Project Lead:

TBD

Volunteers:

1-2 Needed!

Handball Court Entrance Overgrowth Removal
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Handball Court Entrance Overgrowth Removal

There's some weedy overgrowth - and poison ivy - crawling up the fence at the entrance near the handball wall that needs to be removed.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Clippers / Loppers

  • Shovels / Trowels

  • Anti-Poison Ivy Clothing / Gloves!

Project Lead:

TBD

Volunteers:

2-3 Needed!

Main Beach Entrance Curb Repair
  Not Started  

Main Beach Entrance Curb Repair

The curb under the Main Beach Entrance fence has eroded, making the fence less secure and allowing more rainwater to flow down to our beach. We're going to repair the cement and repaint it, and may later build/install a planter there!

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Cement (already on-hand)

  • White paint (already on-hand)

Project Lead:

TBD

Volunteers:

2-3 Needed!

Clubhouse Picnic Area Fence Repair
  In Progress  

Clubhouse Picnic Area Fence Repair

The wire chain-link fence next to the Clubhouse picnic area is rusted and broken, missing a top rail in one spot. We are going to remove the existing wire chain-link, spray paint the existing green posts black, replace the missing rail and chain-link. and secure fencing with black wire fence ties.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • 25' Black chain-link

  • 4' Black aluminum top bar

  • 15 black wire fence ties

  • Black exterior spray paint

  • Wire cutters

Project Lead:

Laurence G.

Volunteers:

2-3 Needed!

Parking Lot Restriping
  In Progress  

Parking Lot Restriping

We're going to restripe all of the parking lot lines at Main Beach and Sabey's Beach. Separately, we're also requesting that DPW repaint dam road markings and lines.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Striping machine

  • White exterior paint

Project Lead:

Jeremy R.

Volunteers:

2-3 Needed!

Main Beach Brush Clearing
  In Progress  

Main Beach Brush Clearing

We're going to clear out the excess brush on the grassy hill by the Main Beach Sports Court to recover space for kids to sit!

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Hedge trimmers

  • Shovels

  • Rakes

  • Pickup truck to bring brush to the Kinnelon Recycling Center

Project Lead:

TBD

Volunteers:

1-2 Needed!

  Completed  

Leaf Cleanup

We need to cleanup any leaves, sticks, and other debris from our beaches, Clubhouse, Ladybug Park, parking lots, sports courts, and other common areas and transport them to the Kinnelon Recycling Center.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Rakes

  • Leaf Blowers

  • Leaf bags

  • Pick-up trucks for Recycling Center runs

Project Lead:

TBD

Volunteers:

As many as it takes!

  Completed  

Main Beach Staircase Railing Replacement

We replaced the staircase between Main Beach and the sports courts last year, and have a small wooden railing above it that should be replaced with something more permanent.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Composite Railing, Balusters, and Posts

  • Installation Hardware

Project Lead:

Jill B.

Volunteers:

2-3 Needed!

  Completed  

Boat Rack Building

We're building 3-4 new boat racks, similar to those constructed near the Sabey's Beach boat launch.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Pressure-treated wood

  • Exterior wood screws

Project Lead:

Jeremy R.

Volunteers:
  • Rod C.

  • Tom K.

  Completed  

Clubhouse Deck Renovation

We'll be completing work on the Clubhouse deck stairs, fascia, lattice, speaker rigs, and other finishing touches. Looking forward to enjoying it this summer!

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Clubhouse decking materials purchased and ready for installation.

Project Lead:

Bill L.

Volunteers:

Too many to mention!

  Completed  

Sabey's Parking Space Clearing

Natural elements have caused shoreline soil to spill into several Sabey's parking lot spaces, limiting available area to park. We want to clear off the sand and dig back the dirt to provide more room for parking.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Shovels

  • Rakes

  • Brooms

Project Lead:

Rob G.

Volunteers:

1-2 Needed!

  Completed  

Clubhouse Mulching / Weeding

We're replenishing mulch in front of the Clubhouse, and may do a bit of weeding in the process, so that the grounds match the spiffy-looking new Clubhouse exterior!

Materials / Tools Required:
  • (2) cubic yards of natural brown cedar mulch

Project Lead:

Allison W.

Volunteers:
  • Steve B.

  • 1-2 Others Needed!

  Completed  

Volleyball Court Wall Painting

The top of the wall separating Upper and Lower Main Beach, near the volleyball court, must be repainted a light blue to improve visibility to volleyball players for safety purposes.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Brooms / Blowers for sand removal

  • Light blue exterior paint

Project Lead:

Gene C.

Volunteers:

The Cluney Family

  Completed  

Fence Realignment / Securing

We need to secure any misaligned or detached chain-link fencing with black wire fence ties, including around the tennis courts and the along the picnic area overlooking Main Beach.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • (50) black wire fencing ties (already purchased)

  • Wire cutters

Project Lead:

Stephen M.

Volunteers:

1-2 Needed!

  Completed  

Sabey's Beach Bench Re-painting

We're going to give a fresh coat of paint to all of the benches at Sabey's Beach!

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Paint

  • Paintbrushes

Project Lead:

Lisa U. / Elise C.

Volunteers:

1-2 Needed!

  Completed  

Shack Deck Pressure Washing

Let's make the aluminum Shack Deck shine again!

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Pressure washer

Project Lead:

Ed H.

Volunteers:

1-2 Needed!

  Completed  

Main Beach Shack Window Trim Repair

There's a small piece of trim under the Main Beach Shack window that needs to be replaced and repainted.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Wooden trim

  • Finishing nails

  • Paint (we've got it!)

Project Lead:

Mike M.

Volunteers:

1 Needed!

  Completed  

FLA Entrance Fence

As the Fayson Lakes entrance fence is showing signs of age, we'll be sanding the existing fence, making a few minor repairs, and repainting it white.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Power sander

  • Replacement boards/wood screws (as needed)

  • White exterior paint

Project Lead:

Corinne G.

Volunteers:

The Gifford Family

  Completed  

Sabey's Rock Painting

We're giving a shiny new coat of white paint to the rocks between Sabey's Beach and the road.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • White exterior paint

  • Paint brushes / trays - donated by Jim Shedden!

Project Lead:

Lead Identified

Volunteers:
  • 3-4 Needed!

  Completed  

Main Beach Bike Rack Area Extension

Many kids use the Main Beach bike rack and these sometimes overflow into parking spaces for disabled individuals. Therefore, we are expanding this bike rack area by installing paving stones to the left of it, on which a new bike rack will be placed. We need to dig out and level the existing area, then lay the edging, gravel, sand, and pavers.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Paving stones (already on-site)

  • 50 cu. ft. gravel paver base

  • 100 sq ft. paving sand

  • 50 linear ft. paver edging

  • Rubber mallet

  • Shovels, rakes, brooms

Project Lead:

Sarah S. / Stephen M.

Volunteers:

2-3 Needed!

  Completed  

Main Beach Planting Beds

Now that we thoroughly cleaned out the planting beds and parking lot perimeter on Earth Day, we're going to plant new perennials around Main Beach to beautify the area this summer and beyond!

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Assorted perennials - from Fayson Gators Plant Sale beautification fund and donated by Jean Papendick and Laurence Gander!

  • Peat moss

  • Potting soil

Project Lead:

Kelley M.

Volunteers:

2-3 Needed!

  Completed  

Sabey's Boat Launch Railroad Ties

Boats around the Sabey's boat launch are often left in locations that make it difficult for trailers to load/unload boats. We will install railroad ties, secured with rebar, to clearly demark areas where boats should not be stored.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Railroad ties

  • Rebar

Project Lead:

Jeremy R.

Volunteers:

1-2 Needed!

  Completed  

Main Beach Picnic Table Repair

Several Main Beach picnic tables have boards needing repair, replacement, and repainting.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Wood fill / replacement boards

  • Power sander

  • Red exterior paint

  • Paint brushes / trays - donated by Jim Shedden!

Project Lead:

Jeremy R.

Volunteers:

Sanding:

  • Jeremy R.

  • Stephen M.

Painting:

  • Christine H.

  • Christine F.

  • Betty M.

  • Lynn E.

  Completed  

Main Beach Ramp Baluster Replacement

We need to cut and install a missing baluster on the ramp that leads down to Main Beach.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Baluster

  • Finishing Nails / Nail Gun

Project Lead:

TBD

Volunteers:

1 Needed!

  Completed  

Main Beach Stairs Replacement

We're demolishing and then reconstructing the staircase leading from Main Beach to the tennis courts, and renting a dumpster for disposal of the existing structure.

Materials / Tools Required:

Our project lead will be finalizing the materials list this week.

Project Lead:

Roy M.

Volunteers:
  • 2-3 Others Needed!

  Completed  

Toboggan Dock Repair

The dock has lost a float, needs new hinge connectors, and requires an access ramp. The location of the dock and shoreline is such that access requires a bridge from land to the
dock.

Materials / Tools Required:

We're puchasing materials for a 3-ft. wide, 10-ft. long access ramp with kicker railings, as well as repair items for the

dock.

Project Lead:

Steve P.

Volunteers:
  • Volunteer Crew Identified

  Completed  

Shack Walkway Sand Barrier

Install barrier to prevent sand from spilling down onto the Main Beach walkway at the leftmost part of the Shack.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • (1) 2"x6" 12' pressure-treated wood board 

Project Lead:

John E.

Volunteers:

1 Other Needed!

  Completed  

Main Beach Dock Area Cleanup

Trash in this area requires disposal in our rental dumpster, and other general grounds cleanup (e.g. brush/weed clearing) is required to convert this area into usable space. In the near future, we intend to construct white fencing down to the water, and build a new paddleboard rack.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Tiller

  • Shovels

Project Lead:

Melissa K.

Volunteers:

2-3 Needed!

  Completed  

Main Beach Wall Pressure Washing / Painting

The wall under the hedges at Main Beach requires pressure washing and painting, as it is showing signs of natural degradation.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Pressure washer

  • Exterior white paint

Project Lead:

Stephen M.

Volunteers:
  • Stephen M. (pressure washing)

  • 2-3 Others Needed! (painting)

  Completed  

Ladybug Park Roadside Drainage

As visitors often park cars on Holly Trail, near the path that leads down to the playground, we want to install a stone trench (similar to those further up the road) alongside the road that will prevent a mud ditch from forming and so that cars can park further off the street.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • (2) cubic yards of ~1-2" diameter dark grey crushed gravel stones

Project Lead:

FLA Staff

Volunteers:

2-3 Needed!

  Completed  

Main Beach Railing Installation

We're looking at installing railings at a number of areas around Main Beach, including the following: a) Parking Lot to Beach Entrance, b) Lower to Upper Picnic Area steps (along tennis court fence), c) Clubhouse Side Entrance stairs (following stairs repair), d) Parking Lot to Clubhouse Front Entrance stairs.

Materials / Tools Required:
  • Railings - funded by FLA Achievers donation!

Project Lead:

John E.

Volunteers:

TBD