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COVID-19 Update (5/20/20)

Fellow Lake Saginaw Members,

We are working on current guidelines for our beach/lake this season. As you know, we do not officially open the beach until mid to late June. We will not be making any exceptions to that time frame this year.

We have received the new State and local health department guidelines that will dictate how we move forward with the beach opening. At this time we are working on a plan to open the beach, but be prepared that this will include (and not be limited to) limitations on entry, social distancing, and sanitation of commonly touched surfaces.

Until that plan is finalized, the beach is still closed and we will follow guidelines set forth in prior emails.

Again, we will keep you updated as soon as we can finalize the guidelines and plan for a safe beach opening, and then get our water test and health inspection completed.

Please work with us, and have patience.

SHBC Trustees
John Scherr, President, SHBC


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COVID-19 Update (4/22/20)

Fellow Lake Saginaw Members,

After our last email regarding the shutdown of the beach and lake in total, we were asked specifically about boating and fishing.

We contacted our SHBC legal counsel and we are happy to report that boating and fishing will be allowed with the following restrictions:

1. You must be a member in good standing (meaning you’ve paid your full active and inactive fees).

2. If you are boating, and if you store your vessel at the beach (dock/rack), you must have the most current boat sticker (2019 sticker) on your boat/canoe/kayak. If you bring a vessel to the lake it must be removed after use and not left on the grounds. IMPORTANT: We will be removing any boats/kayaks/canoes that are on lake property without a proper sticker, or not in the proper rack spot. This notice will serve as warning that you have two weeks from today to remove any boats/kayaks/canoes that are not properly documented with an appropriate sticker. This includes ‘stacking’ multiple boats/kayaks/canoes in the boat racks. If it doesn’t have an appropriate sticker, and/or is not in the proper rack spot, it will be removed.

3. Observe proper social distancing rules per NJ State guidelines. Do not gather in groups of 10 or more (anywhere on the grounds including the boat dock) and maintain a six-foot distance from others at all times.

4. The beach is still closed, absolutely no swimming or gathering.

As we continue to monitor and discuss how we will operate during this period of ‘stay at home’ and ‘social distancing, we also welcome feedback and questions from our members.

But please follow the guidelines we’ve set forth. It is not up to any single member to determine what they can and can not do. If you are unsure of any situation please ask (just respond to any of our emails).

We will modify these rules as necessary moving forward.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

SHBC/Lake Saginaw Trustees
John Scherr, President


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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


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Upcoming Beach Cleanup, 6/8/2019

Volunteers Needed

Hello everyone!

We have a scheduled beach cleanup day for Saturday, June 8th with a rain date of Sunday, June 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Unfortunately our previously scheduled day was also on the same day as Sparta Day, so we decided to reschedule.

Due to the sparse turnout for the first cleanup, there is still much to do for the beach to be ready for the opening day of Saturday, June 22nd. We have numerous tasks that we could use assistance with, the more help the better, and the quicker we’ll get everything done.


We are asking any folks that are available to help (even if it’s just for an hour or two) that morning; your time and effort is certainly appreciated by us! Thank you!

Sparta Hills Beach Club Trustees


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Spring Is Finally Here!

It’s been a crazy winter with March coming in like a lion! It looks like Spring has finally arrived and we’re looking forward to a warm, dry summer. This is the time of year when our season begins, as we start ramping up our efforts for the upcoming summer.

We want everyone to have a fun family time at our beautiful lake – remember this is your lake and we all need to take care of it. Our Trustees do what we can but we can’t do it alone, and we can always use the help. Stay tuned to our site and on our Facebook page for calls for volunteers for various cleanups and lake prep activities – the work goes much faster with more hands on deck.

Our annual cleanup & meeting takes place on Saturday May 5th at noon, following our cleanup (9am). All fully paid/active property owners in the Sparta Hills Beach Club Reservation are eligible to attend and vote on club matters. Officers and trustees will be elected at that meeting as other beach business will be discussed – we hope to see you there! 

IMPORTANT DATES 

Official Beach Opening – June 23rd 

Annual Beach Picnic – June 30th / Rain Date – Sunday July 1st

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IMPORTANT DATES for 2016!

Hi everyone! Please make note of the following dates to remember for 2016!

  • May 7th, 2016 – Annual Beach Club Meeting
  • May 21st-May 29th – 2nd Beach Cleanup/Setup (TBD)
  • June 4th-June 11th – 3rd Beach Cleanup/Setup (TBD)
  • June 18th, 2016 – Opening Day (proposed)
  • July 2nd, 2016 – Annual Beach Picnic (Rain date July 3rd)
  • September 3rd, 2016 – Pig Roast (Rain date September 4th)

Please remember we can use volunteers for ALL of these events – if you are interesting in helping out, please drop us a note at info@LakeSaginaw.org – thanks!


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Annual Membership Meeting – 5/7/16

Hi all,

Our Annual Membership meeting will be held on May 7th at noon, following the second beach clean up. We’ll send reminders via email,  as well post updates on our Facebook page.

All fully paid/active property owners in the Sparta Hills Beach Club Reservation are eligible to attend and vote on club matters. Officers and trustees will be elected at that meeting and other beach business will be discussed.

If we don’t have your email address, please send it to us at info@LakeSaginaw.org

We hope to see you there!