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SUMMER 2020 PLANS UPDATE

Packanackers,

Summer is nearly upon us and folks are starting to think about new and exciting ways to enjoy our amazing outdoor community. Tennis and golf re-opened in May and members have been making the most of their time on the courts and the greens.

We’ve seen more people biking, fishing, and kayaking than ever before. The peninsula is full of people and dogs enjoying the long and beautiful days. Soon the children will be out of school for the summer and looking to go to the lake. Following are details and PSA’s as we know things to be today.

Beaches:

We are gearing up to open the lake for 2020. If all goes as planned, we hope to open the West Beach by/before June 27th. The Beach Committee and Office have been hard at work to develop policies and procedures to enable us to open and be in compliance with the current executive orders. Maintenance has been preparing West Beach to open. Lifeguards are going through additional COVID-related training to ensure their and our member’s safety. The office is preparing a method for members to request beach badges and complete the required waiver form all with no contact.  Watch for additional communications!

Summer Rec:

The PLCA will not be offering our traditional summer rec program this year. That said, we are looking to provide an alternate set of activities that will both allow children/parents an outlet and teens/adults some employment opportunities. If all goes asplanned, we hope to launch in July. Additional details will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Boating/Boat Slips:

Please remember to register any boats/paddleboards with the PLCA office. If you need a registration form, please contact office@packanacklake.com to request. Along with the tremendous number of new boats/kayaks/canoes, members are looking for boat slips. Each of the lake boatyards is run by either the PLCA, Yacht Club, or Anglers Club.  There is currently a waiting list. If you currently rent a slip and are not using it, please contact the respective group and let them know. If interested inadding your name to the waitlist, please contact the office or either club. Information for each is available at www.packanacklake.com.  We are aware of the shortage of available space and will be considering ways to accommodate more.

Dogs on the Peninsula/Kilroy Fields:

The nice weather and social distancing limitations seem to have made the peninsula and Kilroy Fields a great place to socialize and exercise dogs. Please remember to keep dogs on leash and clean up after your friend. 🙂

Packanack Day:

Many are inquiring about the status of Packanack Day. Group Activities is tracking changes at the state level and considering options for our community. At this point, there is no firm determination. Additional information will be shared as available.

Fire Company #5 – Water Skills Training June 14th:

Please be aware that Fire Company #5 will be practicing their water technique and life-saving skills on the lake Sunday, June 14th starting at 10:00am. They will be launching from the Hickory boat extension. This is an annual exercise and a great opportunity for our local fire company to refresh their skills. A big thank you to Fire Company #5 for all their support.

Enjoy the great weather and all the Packanack has to offer. Stay healthy and respect your neighbors.

Jill Sasso

PLCA President

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