KEMAH – LAKE OF MANY WINDS PRIVATE
K.L.P.O.A. Rules & Regulations

In accordance with the By Laws to the Constitution of KLPOA (Chapter II, Section 2, Part E, Line 9 and Chapter II, Section 1, Part C, Line 5 and Chapter 1, Section 2, Part A). Please keep these Rules & Regulations attached with the Constitution.

Dues, Assessments and Initiation Fees

  • The annual dues and assessment fee for members of the Kemah Lake Property Owners Association, hereafter known as the KLPOA, are due no later than June 7. If any membership dues whether for prior years or for the current year remain unpaid and outstanding on September 30th, after written notice to the member, KLPOA will file a lien against that member’s property.
  • Annual dues and assessments may vary from year to year due to changing expenses. The budget is approved each year at the Association’s Spring meeting.
  • KLPOA members in good standing and their immediate family are entitled to a current badge for each member of their immediate family. (Immediate family means all those related individuals living in and having the same domicile as the property owner.)
  • A specified number of guest badges will be issued with each membership. The number of guest badges issued to each member will be consistent; however, the number issued at a given year may change if conditions change on our lake and beaches.
  • Membership badges must be displayed by all members and their guests. Should any person on lake property be unable to produce their badge upon request of KLPOA security patrol, or other Association member they will be asked to leave KLPOA property. Non-cooperation shall be referred to the State Police.
  • KLPOA members shall not give or loan their badges to anyone, and specifically to any individual who has the privilege of becoming amember in their own right, but has failed to do so.
  • Owners of unimproved property that use or have used KLPOA property have the same obligation as property owners with improved property.
  • Members who become delinquent in their dues are obligated to bring their dues up to date before current privileges are granted.
  • Non-members and their guests are not permitted the use of our lake, beaches or any property owned by KLPOA. Those who violate this are subject to issuance of a formal com-plaint signed against the violator.The LakeLake Water
  • The water level of the lake shall be lowered on or about October 31 by opening the seasonal valve. This will reduce ice damage to the perimeter of the lake as well as allow repairs to perimeter.
  • The seasonal valve shall be closed on or about March 31. This will allow the lake to refill for spawning and recreation.
  • The valve keys shall be kept by the President and a member in the vicinity of the dam. The names and phone numbers will be published in the newsletter and posted in the dam area. T his will provide 24 hour protection in case of emergency.
  • The emergency lake drain valve shall be fully cycled every October. This will assure it is functional in case of emergency.Boats
  • The privilege of permanently placing any type of boat or water vehicle on any property owned by the KLPOA is reserved only for members of the Association. Guests may use the Association’s facilities for their boats on a daily basis.
  • Each and every member’s boat or water vehicle making use of the KLPOA property must have a member’s name printed and kept legible in a conspicuous location on said vehicle. The “K" decal is also required on the starboard bow of all boats and vehicles.
  • No boat or water vehicle is to be parked or used in the immediate swimming area or on the sand beaches.
  • No gasoline motors are permitted on Kemah Lake – electric motors only.Docks
  • The various docks placed on the waters of our lake must have the members name printed on the dock in a conspicuous location. These docks must be maintained in good condition so as not to be an eyesore or a hazard to the lake and its members.
  • Any dock that is so deemed a hazard by the Executive Board will be removed from the lake following notification to the owner.Open Water Fishing
  • All state regulations pertaining to fishing are to be observed and obeyed. Persons 14 years of age and older must wear a valid New Jersey fishing license. In addition to the NJ State Regulations, the size of fish which may be taken:
  • Bass must be 15"
  • Only one bass per person per day
  • All other NJ state fishing regulations will apply
  • All bass must be released between 4/15 and 6/15 (This is a NJ Law as bass spawn during this period).
  • Pickerel – 15 inches
  • Current KLPOA membership or guest badges must be worn by anyone fishing in the waters owned by the Association.
  • All sunfish that are caught are to be removed from the lake. This will improve the ability to catch larger fish. Unused live bait is not to be discarded into the lake. Dead fish are not to be thrown on land or back into the lake. Please discard at your place of residence.
  • The use of any trapping devices for the trapping of turtles or any other fish or wildlife in and around Kemah Lake is strictly prohibited.Ice Fishing
  • Badges must be worn by all individuals ice fishing on our lake.
  • The same rules for open water fishing apply, with the addition of the following:
  • No closed or semi-closed fishing shacks or tents are permitted on the lake.
  • No open fires are allowed on the lake.
  • Ice fishing is prohibited in the area designated on the enclosed aerial photograph.
  • As determined by the Fish and Wildlife Committee and qualified persons, a closed season on fishing will be established during the ice fishing season from time to time so as to allow the breeder fish to multiply, thus maintain-ing good fishing for all times. There also may be a limit as to the number of bass and pickerel that may be taken on a daily basis.
  • No motor wheel vehicles of any kind shall be permitted on the lake. Violators will be referred to the State Police and a complaint will be served.Beaches
  • Badges must be worn by all individuals using our community beaches.
  • No animals are permitted on the community beaches. This includes pets that may be on a leash.
  • All types of glass containers are forbidden on the beaches.
  • The use of any alcoholic beverages or any type of drugs, classified as illegal by the State of New Jersey, is strictly forbidden. Beer will be permitted only at the annual KLPOA picnic.
  • Any picnic on KLPOA property consisting of more than 15 people must have written permission from the Executive Board.
  • The rights, privileges and comfort of all members and guests must be considered by those using the beaches.
  • Beaches close at dusk. No vehicles are permitted after this time at the beaches.
  • Please use the garbage cans that are provided for all refuse.
  • Water safety devices are placed on the beaches for your convenience. Please take care of same.
  • Anyone finding a members or guest badge should return it to the Board Treasurer.
  • Please take into consideration other members and guests when throwing a Frisbee or a ball.
  • Throwing rocks or sand is prohibited.
  • Children who are unable to swim must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when on the beaches.
  • No motor vehicles of any kind are permitted on the sand or grassy areas of the beaches.
  •  THE USE OF ANY KLPOA PROPERTY IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • Islands
  • The islands are for the use of KLPOA members only
  • Badges must be worn by all individuals using the islands
  • No open fires
  • No camping allowed
  • No vandalism
  • No littering
  •  No alcoholic beverages of any kind
  • All types of glass containers are forbidden
  • Hours of use are from dawn to duskGood Neighbor Policy
  • It is the obligation of each and every individual making use of the KLPOA property to protect and assist whenever possible in keeping our land and waters as sanitary, safe and as beautiful as possible.
  • Do not throw any type of debris on the beaches or into the lake.
  • Check your laundry detergent to make certain it contains no phosphates.
  • Have your septic tank cleaned every few years. Treat your septic system regularly with the prop-erty enzymes and bacteria.
  • Do not allow your pets to run loose; this is also a violation of the local ordinance.
  • Ski-mobiles and unlicensed motorbikes are not permitted on the roads or on KLPOA property.
  • Music is beautiful, but your neighbors should not be a captive audience to your amplified music.
  • Report any damage to KLPOA property or pollution of the lake to any Board member.
  • Please keep an eye on your neighbor’s house and property, should they be summer residents or on vacation.
  • WHEN USING ANY KLPOA PROPERTY HAVE YOUR BADGES AVAILABLE TO SHOW UPON REQUEST. ALL OF US NEED TO PARTICIPATE TO KEEP KLPOA MEMBERS SAFE AND FOR USE ONLY BY THE ACTIVE MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING.IMPORTANT: THE USE OF ANY KLPOA PROPERTY IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL ASSOCIATION PROPERTY MAY ONLY BE USED FROM DAWN TO DUSK!CONTINUOUS VIOLATION OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS, IF SO DETERMINED BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD, COULD MEAN REFUSAL OF LAKE MEMBERSHIP, WITH THE LOSS OF USE OF THE LAKE AND ALL ITS PROPERTIES, TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR GUESTS. THE KLPOA EXECUTIVE BOARD WILL SIGN COMPLAINTS AND/OR REFER MATTERS TO THE STATE POLICE FOR FURTHER ACTION.These Rules and Regulations are supplemental to the Constitution and By-Laws of the KLPOA.(Updated May 2011)