Highland Lakes

Country Club and Community Association

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A Special Message from Club President Michael Gelfand

March 25, 2020 Dear Club Members, I hope this note finds you, your family, friends and neighbors all in good health. I’m writing to share information with you about Club operations during the current global health crisis. Most, if not all of our members, are faced by serious challenges—health, social, financial, etc—posed by the coronavirus […]

Posted in Important Message, Member Notices |

Vernon Bans Seasonal and Short-term Rentals – Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8pm

Acting on the authority conveyed by Governor Phil Murphy to New Jersey State Police Superintendent Patrick J. Callahan, Vernon Township banned until further notice all short-term and seasonal rentals effective Monday, April 6, 2020, at 8 pm. The Club will be alerting all property owners who rent, either seasonally or short-term, of the need to […]

Posted in Important Message, Member Notices |

Tennis Courts Remain Closed – USTA Statement

Keeping the tennis, handball, and  utility courts locked, disabling the basketball courts, and cordoning off playgrounds was part of the Club’s response to the dangers of community transmission of the coronavirus. While the necessity of these actions was widely understood and supported, it was disappointing to receive repeated calls and emails requesting that the tennis […]

Posted in Important Message, Member Notices |

Update March 29, 2020: Newsette Publication Delayed / Club Office Closed / Extended Response Times

The Highland Lakes Newsette, with a scheduled publication date of April 4, has been delayed until on or about April 11, 2020. Until further notice, all Club meetings, events and activities during April have been postponed indefinitely, including: • April 4 – Comedy Night       • April 5 – Easter Bunny Brunch • April 14 – […]

Posted in Office Notices |

Voting Board Suspends Monthly Late Payment Charges / Extends Filing Deadline for Senior Citizen/Permanently Disabled Discount

Recognizing the widespread disruption experienced by our members in this crisis, an examination was undertaken as to what steps are possible, now, to allay any financial concerns members may have regarding their obligations to the Club. The following is a summary of the changes approved by the Voting Board on March 23, 2020: 1. monthly […]

Posted in Important Message, Member Notices |

Club Courts and Playgrounds Closed Indefinitely – Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Club is acutely aware that social distancing must be practiced rigorously during this public health emergency. We also acknowledge that members and their families are looking to the Club’s parks, play areas, beaches, etc. as places to spend time outdoors to relax and play while practicing self-isolation at home and social distancing in public. […]

Posted in Important Message, Of Special Interest |

Important information for members about Club operations – March 18, 2020

Who should I call if I am injured, sick, hungry or require medicine? Vernon Police and the Vernon Emergency Management Coordinator are handling these issues. If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance with meals, groceries, food for pets, online ordering or anything they are not able to do while we deal […]

Posted in Important Message, Of Special Interest |

Canceled – Voting Board Meetings

The Voting Board meetings scheduled for March 16 and March 21, 2020, have been canceled.

Posted in Voting Board |

UPDATE: Maintaining Operations during COVID-19 Outbreak

Effective March 17, 2020 NO ACCESS is being permitted to any portion of the Clubhouse and Club Office. We encourage members to telephone the office – 973-764-4366 – or email to hlcc@warwick.net. We will do our best to get back to you. =============================================== Highland Lakes has continuity arrangements in place to ensure the safe and […]

Posted in Member Notices, Office Notices |

POSTPONED: St. Patrick’s Family Dinner – Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:30 pm

Due to  guidance related to large gatherings during this outbreak of the coronavirus – COVID-19, the Club has determined, in an abundance of caution, that large gatherings should be postponed for the time being. The St. Patrick’s Family Dinner scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020, has been postponed until a future date. All events and […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Everyone, Clubhouse |

POSTPONED: Community Discussion: Short-term Rentals – Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:30 am

Due to guidance related to large gatherings during this outbreak of the coronavirus – COVID-19, the Club has determined, in an abundance of caution, that large gatherings should be postponed for the time being. The Community Discussion: Short-term Rentals scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 11:30 am has been postponed indefinitely. All events and […]

Posted in Important Message, Member Notices |

POSTPONED: Teen Night – Saturday, March 14, 2020 7 – 9 pm

Calling all teens ages 10 – 16! Come down to the Clubhouse for our first Teen Night on March 14 and meet some other teens in Highland Lakes. Hang out for a night of pool, foosball, ping pong, board games and other games. Mark your calendars for the following Teen Nights as well: April 14, […]

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