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Thank you for visiting the Candlewood Lake Estates Website. We have created this Page to keep the Members of our Community -- our family -- informed.
Members of the Candlewood Lake Estates Board do their best to keep our family safe, clean and happy. We hope that you find the page user-friendly and full of information. It is a work in progress. The page will be updated with news and announcements of Meetings and special events.
Note that there is new Members Area that is password protected. This password is included within the annual meeting packet mailing. Alternatively, contact any board member or your webmaster for access.
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The Members of the Board of Candlewood Lake Estates.
Please be aware that Sherman is seeing an increase in black bear activity. Please refer to the Connecticut DEEP website for more information.
The Green Pond Ecological Society has provided an important update concerning on-going efforts to protect Green Pond and how you can become involved in protecting this valuable resource. Please refer to the flyer posted under the "Green Pond" page within the members area tab.
All boats on a boat rack without a current year sticker will be removed by Aug 1, 2017.
Please contact Cindy at CTDSecretary@gmail.com
FOR A BOAT RACK APPLICATION
Special Meeting: Update: The community authorized the expenditure. Thanks to all who attended the meeting.
There will be a Special meeting of the Candlewood Tax District to be held at 10:00 am on August 12, 2017, in the Sherman School multipurpose room, 2 Route 37 East, Sherman Connecticut.
All items are for discussion and possible action
Protecting Green Pond
Please adhere to the "safe boating/usage" practices outlined under the "environmental issues" tab. This includes the practice of clean/drain/dry any boat or item entering Green Pond. Note that this can include periods of drying time of up to seven days in dry hot weather or up to thirty days in wet, cool weather. The invasive plant Eurasian Milfoil has been identified in Green Pond- steps are being taken to evaluate the best means of control and or elimination. A comprehensive report on Green Pond has been shared courtesy of the Green Pond Ecological Society- thank you. Please refer to the "Green Pond" tab under the members section for more information
Please be aware that Green Pond has invaisive Eurasion Milfoil. Efforts are underway to try and eliminate this before it becomes widespread. As it can be very difficult to remove this plant (requiring that the roots are completely eliminated), please refrain from hand pulling or cutting this weed. Milfoil readily propagates through plant fragments. Please adhere to the "clean, drain, dry" protocol and 72 hour waiting period prior to launching any boat or watercraft into Green Pond or Candlewood Lake- CTD ordinance number 19.
Soil testing Day is set for Sunday, April 23, 2017. Although using no fertilizer is best, if you feel that you must fertilize, limiting the amount by knowing your soil's requirements is best. Excess fertilizer can find its way into both Green Pond and Candlewood Lake and can lead to increased algae blooms, invaisive weed growth and other issues. Drop off is from 9 to 3 at the IGA. Visit Candlewoodlakeauthority.org to learn more.
Please don't blow or rake leaves into Candlewood Lake or Green Pond. Although some leaves will find their way into the lakes naturally, leaves add nutrients to the water column and can increase the potential for algae blooms. The safest way to dispose of leaves is through composting. Note that it is also illegal in Connecticut to burn leaves.
Coyote in CLE: A large Coyote has taken up residence in CLE. Best enjoyed from a distance- take care with small pets and never feed Coyotes. More information can be found on the DEEP website at http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325992
Community Beach Party- Let's come together to celebrate summer, community, friends and fun. Saturday, July 9th, 2016 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Laurel Beach. Rain Date July 10. Refer to the Summer 2016 tab for more information on what to bring. Thanks to Muriel, Chris and Sharon for organizing this great event!
Dock Day: "B" beach dock day 2015 was held on Saturday October 17. Thank you to all of the folks who helped out on a chilly day. A full size picture can be found under the "Community Pictures" tab.
As of August 14, 2016 the Sherman Town Beach has been closed due to a cyanobacteria bloom. Visitors to fresh water swimming areas and boat launches should be aware that during this time of year some water bodies may be prone to blue-green algal blooms. Blue-green algae may produce and release toxins that, at high enough concentrations, are potentially harmful to swimmers, dogs and people involved in activities that puts them in contact with the water. For more information visit www.ct.gov/deep/bluegreenalgae. Please take appropriate steps to avoid any algae blooms if they are present when using any of CTD's beaches. The Town hosted an informational meeting on October 3 to discuss the health of Candlewood Lake. A Copy of the presentation can be found under the "Environmental Issues" tab
Please be aware that a black bear has recently been sighted in the woods surrounding CLE. Please refer to the Connecticut DEEP web site at www.ct.gov/deep for more information about bears in Connecticut
New Beach Signs Installed- As a reminder, all cars parked at any of the four CTD beaches must have a beach pass.
Please, if possible don't fertilize...
Nutrients from fertilizer can find their way into the lake even if applied miles away. Increased levels of phosphorous can contribute to blue-green algae- a potentially dangerous condition. Starting Jan 1, 2013, it became illegal in Connecticut to apply fertilizer containing phosphorous (the middle number on the bag of fertilizer) without first testing your soil to determine that it is needed. It is always illegal to apply any fertilizer containing phosphorous within 20 feet of any waterbody. If you feel you must fertilize, please have your soil tested to determine the absolute minimum fertilizer to use.
Orchard Beach Docks will be installed Saturday April 25th at 10:30 am. All are invited....especially if you make use of these docks, please come down to help out.
Security Update- We have published the cell phone number for our Security Patrol in the Members area under the "Security" Tab. The password for the members area was provided in the annual mailing.
Please check out the new maple trees that have been planted on both A and B Beaches. As they mature they will add both beauty and some badly needed shade to both areas.
Quote of the Day:
"I wasn't born in Candlewood Lake Estates, but I got here as fast as I could" Anonymous
Please see the volunteer tab under the members directory. We are currently looking for a CLE Historian, someone to do some light carpentry on the Green Pond mailbox structure and volunteers to help eradicate the invasive plant Black Swallowwort that has made its way into CLE.
Charter Communications- One stop shopping for all your Data, Video and Voice needs. Order your triple play at 1-855-523-7951. Visit the Charter Communications tab under the members area for special offers available to CTD residents.