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COVID-19 Update (4/16/20)

Fellow Lake Saginaw Members,

We hope you are all healthy and managing well through these crazy times.

We don’t have any positive news for you at this time.  As of now the Sussex County Board of Health has closed all recreational bathing for a yet unspecified amount of time.

While we continue to plan for the upcoming season, we are all still under the Governor’s ‘Stay at Home Order’. We are waiting further guidance from the CDC, OSHA, our state leaders, and our local Boards of Health before we make any final decisions regarding the beach and lake opening this season.

So for now, the beach and lake are closed to everyone. That means no one is allowed on the beach or allowed on the lake (even if you are alone).

For now, Reservation members are still responsible for the annual maintenance fee of $50. If you are a Reservation member and have already paid this maintenance fee, thank you. We still have bills to pay to just maintain the lake whether it is used or not. If you have not yet made this payment please do so as soon as possible.

There will be a number of questions regarding the active member fees. Some of you have already paid those. Since we are not sure if and when the Lake will open, we will be considering a number of possible actions (including but not limited to full or partial refunds). Again, until we know if we can open the Lake, we do not have a set answer here.  We will keep you updated, but rest assured that we as Trustees are in the same position as you, and we are also not willing to pay an active member fee if the Lake cannot be used (or would expect some sort of refund if a partial season is allowed).

We also know that many of you have suffered job losses or a decrease in hours worked. If you are in this situation, hold on to your active member fees for now. Even though you are still responsible for the $50 annual maintenance (Reservation members only), you are always guaranteed an active membership at anytime you join.

A number of seasonal members have similar questions. Any refunds or partial refunds would apply to your situation as well. If you have yet to pay, and were a member last year, your spot will be held on ‘the list’ and we will notify you if and when we open again.

We’ll keep you updated as best possible moving forward. As you have seen, there is a great deal of information to consider. But until we get the go ahead from the board of health and state leaders, we’re closed for now.

Stay healthy, stay home.

Lake Saginaw/SHBC Trustees
John Scherr, President