This Handbook is intended to introduce you to the Association and the Facilities available. The Handbook is not intended to supersede or replace the recorded Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions, Easements, Changes, and Liens and all amendments or the Bylaws of the Sturbridge Lakes Association or other State or Local laws. If this Handbook conflicts with the recorded Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions, Easements, Changes, and Liens their Amendments, Bylaws or State and Local law, then the latter shall prevail.

Please read this Handbook carefully and enjoy living in our beautiful community.

All questions should be directed to:

Condominium Management Services, Inc.
P.O.BOX 4624

(856) 783-3783
FAX (856) 783-5235

This booklet, its contents or any parts thereof, may not be duplicated or copied or its contents altered in any way without prior consent of The Sturbridge Lakes Association, Inc.






Description of Sturbridge Lakes

Sturbridge Lakes Association {the Association) is a corporation within the Township of Voorhees. Established under the laws of the State of New Jersey, the Association was originally developed in 1978 by Bob Scarborough, Inc. Most of the homes were built between 1978 and 1986. The overall acreage of the entire community is approximately 370 acres. There are currently 718 dues-paying lots in the Sturbridge Lakes Association. Of these 718 lots, all have homes built on them except for a few privately owned vacant lots.

The Sturbridge Lakes Association {the Association) is a "Community Association". A formal definition of "Community Association" follows {as defined by the Community Association Institute1 ):

"Community Association is the family name for all types of automatic membership associations created to manage and oversee jointly-owned or shared property and property interests of owners within the community. All community associations have these essential characteristics:

1 .Created as an administrative organization to maintain and preserve common property, to enforce rules for mutual benefit and to provide other common services to owners.

2. All owners, by virtue of the purchase of an ownership interest in the community are reQuired to be members of the association.

3. All owners are required to share equitably in the expense of carrying out the association's functions.

As you can see in the above description, when you purchased your home in Sturbridge Lakes, you agreed to follow certain restrictions and guidelines, for both your home and the common areas. Even though you live in a single-family home, you agreed to grant the Association some control over your property. The Association has restrictions and guidelines over exterior changes to your property to insure harmony in exterior design within the community.

Some of the restrictions and guidelines of the Sturbridge Lakes Association are discussed in this booklet, along with other helpful information. A complete set of Bylaws, Covenants, Restrictions, Easement, Charges and Liens and their Amendments is available by calling the management office.



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All use of the common areas is dependent on being current in your Association fees and displaying the appropriate identification. The management company is responsible every year for issuing the proper identification. Anyone not displaying the proper identification will be considered to be trespassing.

The Association does not own any property at the edge of the lakes except where designated as common areas. There is no "buffer zone" around the lakes owned by the Association. Individual property owners own the property up to the edge of the lakes. Being on this property without the proper authorization will be considered trespassing. Ice skating is not permitted on any of the lakes or waterways within Sturbridge Lakes.


Voorhees Township is responsible for all roadways, storm sewers, sanitary sewers and trash collection.  Call the Public Works Department for information on recycling and large item pick-up.  You can report problems concerning these areas directly to the Township.


Township Administrator 429-7174
Public Works Dept. 428-3136
Sewer Utility 428-6925
Township Engineer 428-5914
Township Zoning Office 429-0647
Township Planning Office 429-2427

Their address is:

620 Berlin Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Also, please remember that the speed limit throughout Sturbridge Lakes is 25 mph. This speed limit will be strictly enforced by the Voorhees Township Police.


In 1998, the Trustees adopted a curfew regulating the times that the common areas are open for use. The curfew is as follows:

"That no persons are allowed to enter onto or remain on the common areas of Sturbridge Lakes between the period of day from dusk to dawn. The phrase "dusk to dawn" is defined as sunset of one day to sunrise of the following day. There shall be exempted from this curfew those members and their invited guests who are attending social events or otherwise utilizing a facility on the common areas with the consent of the Association during the times approved therefor .'1 If the violator is an Association member , they will lose their right to use the common grounds for a period of time determined by the Trustees. If the violator is a non- member, they will be charged with trespassing by the Voorhees Township Police.



Police 428-5400
Fire 783-6630
Ambulance 783-6630
Poison Control 1-800-962-1253


Signal Hill School 767-6749
Emergency closing # 574

Voorhees Middle School 795-2025
Emergency closing # 574

Eastern Regional High 784-4441
Emergency closing # 578


TRUSTEES - According to the DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS, EASEMENTS, CHARGES AND LIENS (Covenants) and the By-laws of the Sturbridge lakes Association:

The Covenants(Article I, Section 2):

The Association shall be managed by a Board of Five (5) Trustees to be elected by the members The powers and duties of the Trustees shall include but shall not be limited to the management of the common areas, promulgating rules and regulations for use of said areas, preparation of an annual budget of expenses and assessments to each Owner, carrying liability and other advisable insurances, the right to engage a professional manager, if advisable, and such other powers and duties as may be provided in the By- laws ...

The Board of Trustees is elected from the membership of the Association. Each Trustee holds a three year term. The beginning of each term is varied so that there are always at least two experienced Trustees at the beginning of each year . Elections are held at the Annual Meeting in December. If there is more than one person seeking an office, the resident receiving the most votes is elected to serve.

By-Laws Article II, Section 1 states "The owner of each lot. ..shall be entitled to one ( 1) vote per lot. Whenever title is vested in two (2) or more persons, they shall be entitled jointly to the vote for their lot. "

By-Laws Article II, Section 3 states "Tenants and occupants shall not be entitled to a vote, but the vote shall remain with the lot owner. "

The Trustees elect the officers of the Association annually. These offices are President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer .

Each Trustee also acts as a liaison for a committee. In essence, they become the "expert" in that area, attending the committee meetings and reporting back to the other Trustees on what transpired .

The Trustees meet once a month, with additional meetings being called when necessary. All meetings are held under the New Jersey "Sunshine Law", which means that all meetings are open to the entire membership. Resident comment is allowed the first fifteen minutes of each meeting. After that fifteen minute period, the meeting is closed to further comment from residents, and regular business is conducted.

All minutes are kept at the management office and are available for inspection by residents.  


Various committees function at Sturbridge Lakes. Members do not have to be appointed to committees, except for the Architectural Committee, which has members appointed to specific terms by the Trustees as per the Covenants. The committees function to help the Trustees with the operation of the Association.


The Architectural Committee is the only committee that is mandated by the Covenants of the Sturbridge Lakes Association. Members are appointed to specific terms by the Trustees.

The committee is responsible for reviewing and acting on all exterior change applications. The committee also suggests architectural guidelines to the Trustees. These guidelines are specifications of requirements in the Covenants. The Trustees adopt the guidelines and make them requirements for architectural compliance.

According to the Sturbridge Lakes Association Covenants, which bind all property owners in Sturbridge Lakes, all alterations- changes or additions to the exterior of a property require STURBRIDGE LAKES ASSOCIATION Architectural Committee approval prior to commencement or erection.

In some areas, the architectural guidelines for Sturbridge Lakes are more restrictive than the township zoning codes. It is entirely possible that a resident could obtain a Voorhees Township permit for a structure that is not permitted by the architectural guidelines. Should the resident then erect that structure without Sturbridge Lakes Association approval, the resident would bear the cost of the unapproved structure, the cost of removing the unapproved structure, and the cost of the Association's legal fees arising from the unapproved structure.

Residents need Sturbridge Lakes Architectural Committee approval and all other required permits (including Voorhees Township) for all structures. However, to avoid any potential problems, the committee recommends that residents obtain Association approval prior to securing all other required permits.  

The committee will work with residents to answer questions about the architectural guidelines and to expedite the Association approval process, which must not take longer than 45 days as per the Covenants.

Please see a sample of a completed application at end of this booklet.  




No building, fence, wall or other structure (improvement) shall be commenced, erected or maintained on any of the lots, nor shall any exterior addition to or change or alteration thereto be made until the plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, height, materials and locations of same shall have been submitted to approved in writing as to harmony of external design and location in relation to surrounding structure and topography.



Alterations and additions to original dwellings, exterior repainting of original dwellings, and freestanding storage buildings must conform in architecture, material, and color with the original dwellings. All structures   and additions must first be approved by the Committee and then by the Township. Any structures, alterations, freestanding storage buildings, or fences not submitted to the Committee for approval shall be considered in violation of the Deed Restrictions.

For purposes of these Guidelines, "structure" shall mean a man-made combination of materials to form a construction for occupancy, use or ornamentation whether installed on, above, or below the surface of a parcel of land .

Adopted by Archectural Committee .5/13185
Adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees .5/15185

Second paragraph adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees .8/6/90

2. DEED RESTRICTION: [Article V - Section 1 (f) ] ...Fences constructed shall be only of wood and allowed to weather to their natural state and not painted above ground in any manner. ..



Fences shall conform to Township Ordinances as to height and location and shall otherwise be subject to Committee approval and then Township approval. Fences shall not be painted, stained or preserved above ground in any manner. The design must be split rail.


Any unusual safety problems which cannot be addressed by the use of split rail fencing and wire mesh shall be corrected by the use of 4. or 5. open construction wood fencing. A determination of the existence of any unusual safety problem shall be made   by a majority vote of the Architectural Control Committee upon an application of a property owner. The application shall detail the unusual safety condition necessitating the use of open construction wood fencing. Five types of open construction wood fencing may be utilized in said 4' or 5' fences:

a. spaced picket -dog -eared
b. special gothic -pointed space concave
c. special gothic -pointed space convex
d. decorative board spaced double concave
e. decorative board spaced double convex

Neither 4' or 5' open construction wood fences shall be located any farther forward on a lot than the rear corners of any building. The exact placement of such fences shall be determined by the Architectural Control Committee. Any such fences located on lakefront lots shall be no closer than 25' from the lake's edge and must conform with the Voorhees Township codes and the Stream Encroachment Regulations of the State of New Jersey.


Dog runs must be constructed of split rail fencing with wire mesh lining the inside perimeter. The lining must not exceed the height of the wood fence. For dogs that must be kenneled, the run may not be larger than 25' x 25' and must be located directly behind the house for minimum visibility from the street.


Rear yards of lots with swimming pools may be entirely fenced with any wood fencing which meets the specifications of the Voorhees Township codes. Fencing for swimming pools of under 425 square feet, excluding spas, shall be placed no farther than 10' from any edge of the pool.


Spas may be constructed as part of a deck, or they may be free-standing.

If a spa is constructed as part of a deck, the fencing must be constructed as an integral part of the deck. Free-standing spas may be enclosed in an area not to exceed 25' by 25. with any wood fencing which meets the specifications of the Voorhees Township codes.

First Paragraph Adopted by Architectural Committee. -6/13/8
Adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees -6/16/86

Second Paragraph Adopted by Architectural Committee -8/88
Adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees -8/88
amended by Architectural Committee. -10/12/83
amended by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees -11/8/83

Third Paragraph Adopted by Architectural Committee. -6/13/86
Adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees -6/16/86

Fourth Paragraph Adopted by Architectural Committee -10/27/88
Adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees -12/8/88

Filth Paragraph Adopted by Architectural Committee -10/27/88
Adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees -12/8/88

3. DEED RESTRICTION -[Article V - Section 1 (r)] -Owners of lakefront lots shall not erect or maintain floats, wharves, docks piers or sand beaches which protrude into the lakes .



Waterfront structures shall be permitted, providing they do not extend into or over the water and have no supports extending into the water. Such structures shall be of wood only, not painted or stained, and allowed to weather naturally. Wood should be pressure-treated. Such structures shall not exceed 250 square feet in size. Dimensions of such structures shall be limited to no more than 12' along lake frontage and shall not be raised more than 30" above the natural ground level. Erosion measures 'shall be taken to preserve the integrity of the terrain.  

Structures must conform with the Voorhees Township codes and the Stream Encroachment Regulations of the State of New Jersey, and all necessary state and local permits must be obtained prior to construction.


Sand beaches shall be permitted providing that no sand extends or erodes into the water. The Association recommends that all sand beaches be contained by the erection of a pressure-treated natural wood barrier or bulkhead at least three feet from the water's edge. Any sand beach which does extend or erode into the water shall require the erection of such a barrier or bulkhead. All such erosion prevention structures shall be limited to 12 feet in length. All barriers and bulkheads erected pursuant to this section must conform with the Voorhees Township codes and the Stream Encroachment Regulations of the State of New Jersey. All necessary state and local permits and the approval of the Architectural Control Committee must be obtained prior to the erection of the structure.

Adopted by Architectural Committee -1/18/88
Adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees -3/8/88
Second paragraph Adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees -6/2/90
Entire Document Adopted by Architectural Committee. -3/30/88
Adopted by Sturbridge Lakes Trustees. -4/6/88


The Communications Committee is responsible for publishing The Laker, the newsletter for the Sturbridge Lakes Association. The committee is also involved with various activities such as the SLA telephone directory, New Neighbor Welcome and monitoring the bulletin boards at the entrances at William Feather Drive and Signal Hill Drive.

Bulletin Boards -The bulletin boards are available for posting of Association notices and resident notices. Business or political advertisements are not permitted.  


The Environmental Committee advises the Trustees on issues that affect the health and appearance of the lakes. The committee strives to maintain the lakes' suitability for swimming, fishing and boating. With the help of an aquatic biologist, the committee recommends arrangements for the monitoring and treatment of the water quality and depth. The committee also attempts to balance the conflicting needs of various recreational activities with the aesthetic value of the lakes.

TESTING -The Association is required by the New Jersey Department of Health to have the swimming areas tested on a weekly basis by an independent lab for fecal coliform. Copies of the results are sent directly to the county Board of Health. Dog and bird (ducks and geese) droppings are the main source of high fecal coliform counts. The law dictates that the beaches are closed in the event of two consecutive high counts (over 200 ppm of fecal coliform) and cannot reopen until an acceptable level is reached. The beaches will be posted with signs in the unlikely event of closure. The residents can help keep the beaches open by cleaning up dog fecal matter as soon as it happens and by not feeding the wild duck and geese. It is also against the Covenants to harbor domestic ducks.

The Environmental Committee monitors a water-testing program and has been collecting data over many years as a method of overseeing the lakes' aging and of maintaining quality control. To help with long-term financial planning, the Association also monitors the sediment levels in the lakes in order to determine the need for dredging the lakes.

FISH -The Association is on a fish-stocking program. Each year the Trustees take the recommendation of the committee to determine if stocking is necessary. The committee is responsible for determining the number and type of fish to be placed in the lakes. The Association encourages "catch and release" of the fish in order to maintain the fish population.

Even though the Association allows swimming in only the two protected areas of one lake (Foxview Lake) at this time, it is very important to maintain all the lakes in "swimming" condition. That is, we strive for clear water (low turbidity) with no weeds plus an acidity which would not only be comfortable to swimmer's eyes (PH 6.5 to   8.3) but would also support fish. To support the fish, we must preserve quiet spawning areas and maintain adequate oxygen levels. Oxygen levels are very important, since the fish cannot survive when oxygen levels drop, which happens when aquatic vegetation starts decomposing. The Association tries to balance the use of slow-acting multi-year aquatic herbicides with fast-acting herbicides.

RUNOFF AND THE WATERSHED -The care required by these man-made lakes varies with weather and with the runoff from local activities, including what residents put in their yards, in the streets and on their lawns. The committee monitors the watershed.

The watershed is the area surrounding the community from which water drains into the lakes and streams at Sturbridge lakes. The quality of water in our lakes is affected not only by our residents' activities, but also by those of our neighbors.

Runoff from lawns, storm sewers and streambeds, with nutrients essential to the growth of aquatic plants, will affect the life of the lakes and the number of plants that grow in the water. All the storm sewers in the streets drain directly into the lakes and streams at Sturbridge Lakes. The runoff carries everything that is on the street, including contaminants such as salt and sand (from the winter ice control) , paper, oil from parking lots and roads, household chemicals and other harmful substances.

It is extremely important that residents control everything that is placed in the street. For example, when you wash your car and hose the suds down the storm sewer, or when you have tons of topsoil dropped off in the street awaiting landscaping, the substances will eventually end up in the lake, whether your property is lakefront or not.

FERTILIZERS AND LAWNS -The Covenants state (ARTICLE V, Section I): Fertilizers may only be used in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees from time to time.

The Covenants also state in ARTICLE V, Section p: "... that private open space as well as community open space, be preserved as reasonably possible.

Consequently, in order to preserve the natural environment, each Owner shall not disturb naturally existing vegetation on a area equal to 20% of the square footage of   the entire lot as shown on a survey of the lot. Approval for removing existing vegetation shall be obtained from he Architectural Control Committee prior to such removal.

Also amendment to ARTICLE V, Section p states: "...lots purchased from the developer on or after February 5, 1981, are subject to the further restriction that grass lawns may be installed only if the grass lawn area does not exceed 24% of the total lot area.

The committee publishes a "Fertilizer Program" every year to encourage residents to comply with the above stated Covenants. Please use the following simple guidelines, along with the published Fertilizer Program, to help keep the lakes healthy:

a. get a soil test to determine exactly what your lawn needs
b. fertilize in the fall
c. use a slow-release fertilizer
d. go easy with phosphorus
e. don't fertilize prior to a rainstorm
f. apply conservatively

OTHER CONCERNS -Perhaps the most visible problem with our lakes is litter . Almost every piece of trash including aluminum soda cans, plastic wrappers, or pieces of paper carelessly dropped along a pathway or tossed into a storm sewer on the street stands a good chance of ending up in Sturbridge's lakes.  Trash pick-up around the edge of every lake would be labor-intensive and cost-prohibitive for the Association.  We urge all residents to make an effort to keep the lakes clean and pick up trash whenever they see it.


The Sturbridge Lakes Association is mandated by the State of New Jersey to inspect and repair all five dams within Sturbridge Lakes on a regular basis.   The Township of Voorhees has an agreement with the Sturbridge Lakes Association to pay part of the repair and inspection on three of the dams with pipes that go under the street.

ENVIRONMENTAL HELPFUL HINTS - To prevent irreversible damage to the lakes, we are asking you to adhere to these guidelines:

1. Do not clear natural vegetation.

2. Wherever possible, especially on sloped ground, use ground cover that doesn't require fertilizer .

3. Don't build sand beaches into the lakes.

4. Limit sod to less than 24% of lot size or approximately 3,000 square feet for the average lot size of 90 x 150.

5. Apply fertilizer and lime judiciously and properly, avoiding spillage on to the streets and sidewalks. Please, clean up afterwards! Note that lime is necessary to assure that fertilizer is properly utilized by the grass. Consult with the Environmental Committee about your individual program.

6. Do not let any foreign material contaminate the ground, streets or storm sewers, because it will end up in the lakes. Report any contamination including sewer problems which contribute to the lake bacteria to the management office.

7. If you own a pool, be aware that the water in it can be harmful to our lakes. Pool   drainage can be released into the sanitary sewer system or taken away by a licensed waste hauler. Never drain or backwash your pool directly into a lake or storm sewer .

8. Please use only no-phosphorus cleaners for your vehicles or better yet, have them commercially cleaned .

9. Do not allow any mounds of dirt or wood chips to sit in the streets. Have them delivered directly to your yard. If they must sit in the street, make sure you cover them with a tarp, place hay bales between the pile and the nearest storm sewer, and move them as soon as possible.

10. Never wash household chemicals or oil down the storm sewers.

11 .When you see street grates getting clogged with debris, please clean them off .

12. Never allow any animal fecal matter to enter the storm sewers or lakes.


Lakefront property owners have specific concerns that must be addressed. Being in close proximity to the lakes, the lakefront owner must be aware of the following: .

The Covenants state (ARTICLE V, Section r) : Owners of lakefront lots shall not erect or maintain floats, wharves, docks or piers on the lakes which protrude into the lakes. Any such structures or beaches which abut a lake shall receive the prior written approval of the Sturbridge Lakes Association.  


The Maintenance Committee regularly inspects the common grounds and reports needs for maintenance. The Committee also is responsible for suggesting items for capital improvement.


The Recreation Committee is responsible for developing and implementing the various activities that are conducted for the fellowship and well-being of the residents.  Some of these activities include swim lessons, SLA Annual Run, volleyball tournaments, tennis lessons, fishing contests, and many other community events.  The Recreation Committee also advises the trustees on the beach rules which are mailed every year to the membership

The beaches and ballfield are available during certain times of the year for reserved use by the residents.  Contact the management office for more information.


The Association dues are set each fall when the budget for the upcoming year is prepared by the Board of Trustees. The amount of the dues is determined by the Trustees with help from the various committees. Past expenses and future repairs for the common areas determine the amount of the dues. The dues are charged equally among all members of the Association.

The dues are billed at the beginning of the year and are payable within 30 days as per the Covenants. Dues can be paid by check or credit card. Resident identification tags are issued every year to residents current in their dues. Residents are required to wear these tags whenever using the common areas.

Any fees remaining unpaid are a continuing lien on the lot and may cause a suspension of the rights to enjoy the common areas. The Association is very active in the collection of the Association dues and historically has had a very low delinquency rate.

The Association maintains a long-term reserve account for projected replacement and major repairs of the Association's common areas. This account is funded each year by a portion of the dues.

There is a provision in the Covenants that allows the Association to levy a special assessment on all lots equally for the purpose of defraying expenses which were not anticipated in that year's budget. The special assessment would need the approval of the majority of members at a meeting called for this purpose. At least 15% of the total number of members must vote. Proxies are also allowed .


Animal feces, including dog and waterfowl feces, is detrimental to the health of the lakes and the welfare of the residents. Please be considerate when walking pets by picking up and disposing of feces in the trash. Put the feces in plastic bags before depositing in the Association trash cans.

Remember, all storm sewers within Sturbridge Lakes go directly into the lakes. Never put animal feces into the storm sewers.

Also, Voorhees Township has a dog ordinance (Chapter 54) that requires all dogs to be kept on a leash at all times while walking. The Township ordinance prohibits dogs from running free. The ordinance also requires that owners remove and dispose of the dog feces immediately in a sanitary manner. Residents can call the Township Clerk or the management office for a copy of the ordinance. There is a $50.00 fine or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days or both for violating this ordinance .

Voorhees Township also has an ordinance that prohibits feeding water fowl. Ordinance No.856-98, passed in 1998, states that "It is unlawful for any person to feed, cause to be fed or provide food for wild waterfowl or to create any condition or allow any condition to exist which results in a threat to the health, safety or welfare of wild waterfowl or migratory waterfowl. Any person found guilty of a violation of this Chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100.00 for each occurrence, together with court costs.


Any Association member desiring to establish a home-based business must apply to the Association for approval. Home- based business shall be defined to include all professional uses. As part of this approval process, the applicant will be required to provide proof that all required approvals have been received from the Township of Voorhees, including a Certificate of Occupancy for the floor area devoted to the home-based business pursuant to the appropriate township ordinance as same is amended from time to time.

Call the management office for more details.


Complaints should be registered through the management company or any Trustee. Residents registering a complaint must leave their name and address. All complaints will be dealt with immediately.  


It is very important, when selling your home, that you relay information about the Association to your real estate agent and/or the new owner .

You must also notify the management company that your house is for sale.

This handbook provides mortgage companies with the necessary information for resale and refinancing.

"For Sale" or "Open House" signs are not permitted on the common areas, including the front entrance. Please let your real .estate agent know.

There is an initial fee of $50.00 payable to the Sturbridge Lakes Association whenever a title is transferred .


All vehicles must have an identifying sticker issued by the management office. This sticker will allow the police to determine if a car at one of the common area parking lots belongs to a resident.

Call the Township police department if you need more information about the types of vehicles which are allowed to remain on the streets or parked in your driveway.

No vehicles are allowed to remain parked overnight at any of the common area parking lots without written permission from the Association. Also, no vehicles are allowed to be parked at any of the Common area parking lots in connection with a home- based business.

The speed limit throughout Sturbridge Lakes is 25 mph. This is strictly enforced by the Voorhees Township Police.

Article V, Section 1.t states that "...No camper, recreational vehicle, trailer or boat shall be allowed to remain parked on any lot except on a temporary basis not to exceed seven (7) days. ...

This restriction shall apply only to any owner who purchases a lot on or after January 1, 1997.

Article V, Section 1.k states that. No .vehicles of a size larger than 7000 pounds shall be permitted on any lot except those vehicles temporarily in the development for   the purpose of servicing a lot.

This restriction shall apply only to an Owner who purchases a lot on or after January 1, 1997.


Article V, Section 2 states that the Board of Trustees has the right to bring lawsuits and levy fines. No fine may be levied for more than $25.00 for anyone violation. Except that each day the violation continues, it is considered a separate violation. The member shall have a ten ( 10) day written notice to appeal or correct the violation. There is also an appeal process for Architectural matters. Any denial of an application may be appealed to the Board within ten ( 10) days of the notice of denial. The Board has 45 days for the appeal to be heard.





B Foxview Beach -corner of Brookview Drive and Fox Hollow Drive
C Chatham Beach -Chatham Drive


B Foxview Beach -bathroom facilities, lifeguard headquarters, drinking fountain, storage
C Chatham Beach -bathroom facilities, drinking fountain and association meeting room.

PICNIC AREAS (3) with outdoor grills, tables and benches

B Foxview Beach -large stone grill (1 )
C Chatham Beach -various metal grills
D Antietam Beach -(Antietam Road) various metal grills

PLAYGROUNDS (3) with swings, slides and climbing apparatus

B Foxview Beach
C Chatham Beach
E Battery Pond -(off Battery Hill Drive)

TENNIS COURTS (3) fenced with special surface and drinking fountain

A Barclay Lane

VOLLEYBALL COURTS (2) full size with sand and nets

B Foxview Beach
C Chatham Drive

BASKETBALL COURT (2) lined and paved playing area with full court set-up

B Foxview Beach
D Antietam Beach


A Barclay Lane at tennis courts


A Barclay Lane at tennis courts

STREET HOCKEY with lined paved playing area

A Barclay Lane at tennis courts

FIVE LAKES and ONE POND can be used for fishing and boating (note: non-fuel powered boats only)

E Battery Pond
1 Antietam Lake (#1 )
2 Feather Lake (#2)
3 Foxview Lake (#3)
4 Signal Lake (#4)
5 Tenby Lake (#5)

NOTE: All common grounds are strictly for dues paying members of the Sturbridge Lakes Association.

Map of Sturbridge Lakes



1. Operations and Management of Community Association, A Leadership Training Program for Directors and Managers.
Community Association Institute, 1423 Powhatan Street, #7, Alexandria, Virginia. 22314, April 1986




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