ATTENTION MOOSIC LAKES COMMUNITY

Fall 2020

Dear Neighbors:

We are truly fortunate to live in such a wonderful community.  As part of that community we all have a role to play in protecting our lakes and ensuring that our neighbors and guests are aware of our expectations.  If you have outside service providers visiting your property or are engaging contractors to complete work on your property, we would ask that you take time to speak with these individuals prior to visit.  We also ask that you take responsibility for managing these visitors throughout their time in our community.  Working together is the only way that we can preserve our lakes and ensure the safety of our community.

  • The speed limit for all vehicles within Moosic Lakes is 15 MPH. There are no exceptions.  It is also imperative that this expectation is communicated to all vendors/delivery drivers that might be associated with your project.
  • All construction and renovation activity is governed by local and state code.  Projects require proper permitting through Jefferson Township.
  • Club members are responsible for verifying and knowing their property boundaries.  Land, roads, ditches and vegetation located outside of your boundary markers belong to the Moosic Lakes Club collectively.  Homeowners do not have permission to alter these areas or cut/clear trees and vegetation without prior permission from the club.  You are responsible for communicating this to your contractors before any work begins.   You are also responsible for monitoring work on your property to ensure that your employees are continuing to honor those boundaries.  Destruction of club owned property warrants legal action.
  • Long term parking on club owned property by contractors and their equipment is not permitted with prior notification and permission from the Moosic Lakes Club.  Blocking roads is dangerous and may limit vital emergency services that you or your neighbors require.
  • No contractor or homeowner is permitted to discharge waste or material into the lake or onto club owned property. Silt fences and similar precautions must be taken at all construction sites.

Thank you for taking the time to review this information and for providing it to your contractors.  Our collaboration is essential in ensuring the beauty and safety of our lakes.

With Thanks, Moosic Lakes Club

 

ATTENTION

To the Moosic Lakes Community

Summer 2019
Moosic Lakes Clearwater Project

The Community Beach House water is tested for E. coli each week during the swim season as mandated by the State of Pennsylvania.

As many of you know, the lake tested positive the week of July 22nd, at which time the Beach House lakefront was closed to swimming and a lake access advisory was immediately issued to all members.  The water test was repeated July 25th in 6 different points and this testing found that both lakes are safe.

The Moosic Lake Board has a long history of testing the lake water and felt it was important to share this valuable information to members. A new summary report MLC Clearwater Project will be posted at this site which displays the historical data from all water test result records available. In addition, all future water test results will be included going forward.

The report can be found in Environmental or click on MLC Clearwater Project link

Road Project Update

The MLC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the summer project to improve the road surface condition is complete.   Based on the Road Committee recommendation a ‘Tar and Chip’ surface has been implemented on Trolley Lane, from the second entrance, by the mail boxes to the intersection of Old Lake Road. This is in addition to the Summer 2018 project which improved the main section of Old Lake Road.

To protect this significant investment that has been made by the club, several speed bumps have been installed.  The speed bumps are not permanent and should be on the road during the busy summer months when most of the traffic wear and tear occurs.

  • Normal traffic speed, 15 MPH, will be appropriate on all road sections, of course slowing to pass over the bumps as needed.
  • Remember that our roads are our sidewalks.

This project is a multi-year approach, with the goal of road improvement with overall budget savings over time.

Moosic Lakes is a private community situated atop picturesque Moosic Mountain in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is the highest elevation in Lackawanna County, at 2,323 feet, and consists of two spring-fed lakes surrounded by beautiful woodlands and natural scenery.

At one time, Moosic Lakes was also known as “Moosic Lake Amusements”, a park that opened at the beginning of the 1900's. This park, which closed in 1925, was home to a merry-go-round, roller coaster, and dance pavilion, in addition to other rides and concessions. Famous entertainers would also perform here. The pavilion, which housed a dining room with stage, remained standing until it burned in 1962. The mountain was also home to a popular boys camp for many years under the sponsorship of the Bishop of Scranton.

Development of Moosic Lakes property for public sale began in 1938, and the Moosic Lakes Club (MLC) was established in 1942. Membership in the MLC is required of all property owners. Because this is a private community, all road and facilities upkeep, snow removal, insurance, etc. are financed solely on annual invoiced dues and assessments as needed. Dues, donations, grants, and assessments also allow for environmental studies and other projects intended for the preservation of the lakes and surrounding properties. For instance, the community was able to construct a new Community Center and enhance the main beach area.

Moosic Lakes is now home to over 200 year-round and seasonal residents. And more than one-half of those MLC members responding to a 2006 survey revealed that they have lived at Moosic Lakes for over 30 years.

This site is a means of providing a variety of information to all residents and property owners with online access. It is not intended as a replacement for any other current methods of community correspondence. It is also our hope that all members who access this site will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the importance of maintaining the quality of our lakes and preserving our woodlands and
  • Become more involved by volunteering to assist in the continued health and beauty of Moosic Lakes.

Get in touch!