NJ COLA - 2018 Survey
The data collected from the survey will assist NJ COLA in providing programs of interest to our members and to better understand how our lake associations operate. All information specific to a lake association will be kept confidential. Thanks for completing this survey.
Name *
Your answer
Lake Association Name *
Your answer
Size of Lake(s) *
Your answer
County *
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Is your lake association designated as a Specially Exempt Facility for the NJ Public recreational Bathing Regulations? *
MEMBERSHIP
How many paying members do you have? *
Your answer
How many members are not in good standing? *
Your answer
Is membership in your lake association mandatory? *
Do you have different levels of membership (e.g. Basic, Club, etc.)? *
For each level of membership, what are the associated fees? If you have only basic membership, please include the fee.
Your answer
Do you charge late fees? *
If yes, how much is the late fee?
Your answer
Do you charge an initiation fee? *
If yes, how much is the initiation fee?
Your answer
Do you offer a Senior discount? *
If yes, what is the discount?
Your answer
Do you have a membership directory? *
If yes, is it made available to members upon request?
Do you have by-laws with rules and regulations? Check all those that apply. *
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Does your membership vote on the approval of the budget?
Do you have set fines for Rules violations? *
Do you have a disciplinary procedure? *
Is your Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) policy incorporated in your bylaws or rules and regulations? *
Do you allow proxy and/or absentee voting? *
Do you have electronic voting? *
For collections, do you file lien claims or lawsuits in court. Select those that apply. *
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Do you have a full-time paid manager? *
Do you have a part-time paid manager? *
Do you use an outside Management Company? *
Is your Manager licensed by Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) or some other designation? *
WATER QUALITY
Do you maintain an ongoing lake water quality testing program? *
If yes, what is the frequency of lake water testing? Please select from list below.
Do you have a Water Quality committee? *
What company do you use for testing and treatment services? *
If you use more than one, please indicate what services are provided by each
Your answer
Please select from the list below the type of weeds that are troublesome in your lake(s). *
Required
Please specify below weeds that are troublesome that are not listed above.
Your answer
Have you ever had to deal with blue/green algae? *
Have you ever used Muck Digesting pellets? *
Do you have problems with cat-tails? *
Do you have a problem with geese control? *
If geese have caused problems at your lake, what method did you use to control them?
Your answer
Have you ever had to close your swim area for high e.coli counts? *
LIFEGUARDS
How many lifeguards do you employ? If you don't hire lifeguards indicate "None" and skip to "Security" section "
How many lifeguards are on duty daily?
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How many beaches/pools do they cover?
Your answer
Do you hire lifeguards from within your community or do you use an outside agency?
Do you have a separate lifeguard committee to hire, schedule and supervise them?
What is your pay scale range for lifeguards?
Your answer
Are lifeguards required to check for membership badges?
SECURITY
Is your swim area open and available 24 hours a day?*
Do you have signs prohibiting swimming during certain hours? *
Do you have members that check for membership badges/wrist bands on a regular basis? *
Do you now or have you ever used a professional security agency? *
Do you have a security staff? *
Does your association have a liaison with your local police department?*
BOATING
Does the association provide boat storage or dock space for members? *
Do you require boat decals? *
If yes, what is the cost of the boat decals and the on-site storage fee?
Your answer
Is there a maximum number of boats that each member can store?
Is boat storage allowed through the winter?
Are electric-powered engines restricted?
If allowed, what is the maximum horsepower?
Your answer
Are gas powered engines allowed?*
If yes, is there a maximum horsepower allowed?
Your answer
Are the size of the boats regulated in any way? *
Do you have lakefront dock regulations? *
Must docks be approved by the Board and/or a Committee? *
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Do you offer social events for members? *
If yes, is there a charge for any or all of these events?
Does your association have a separate "Socials" ("Activities") committee? *
Do you have fund-raising events? *
Do you rent your facility (e.g. clubhouse) to members and/or non-members for private events? Please select all that apply from the following:
ICE FISHING
Does your association allow ice fishing? *
[If ice fishing is not permitted, select "No" and move to Communication section]
If yes, are the fishermen restricted to certain areas of the lake?
Are power augers allowed?
Are protective shelters allowed?
Is there a defined set of rules given to all members, including the number of holes permitted and distances from the shore line?
COMMUNICATION
Do you have a website? *
Do you have a newsletter? *
Do you have a Facebook group for your association? *
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