Lake Bunggee Tax District Rules & Regulations
Updated April 2, 2018
Regulations regarding enforcement
A. All Rules and Regulations will be enforced by the Board of Directors and/or by a person or persons so designated by the Board of Directors. Enforcement will consist of one written warning; second offense for the same infraction will result in a $50 fine. There will be a $50 fine for each citation issued. All fines are payable within 60 days of the citation date. Grievance hearings will be conducted at the monthly Board of Directors meeting. If said fine is not paid with 60 days of the citation date and the fine has not been waived through a Grievance hearing at the Board of Director meeting, the fine shall then double and it shall increase by $50 each 30 days following the expiration of the initial 60 day period. The Board of Director’s decision will be final. Non-payment of a fine(s) will result in the fine(s) being added to the property owner’s next Lake Bunggee tax statement. Additionally, said fine, if unpaid beyond the initial 60 day period, shall, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, become a lien against the property owner’s interest, and recorded in the Land Records.
B. Lake Bunggee Tax District property owners shall be responsible for supplying their renters with a copy of the Rules and Regulations for the Tax District. The Rules and Regulations are available from the Hospitality Chairperson.
Regulations regarding Use of The Lake
1. All State of Connecticut boating laws will be enforced; all operators of power boats must have a State of Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate card on their boat while operating on Lake Bunggee.
2. All boats operating on the lake must be 19 feet or less in length, per their State registration papers.
3. Jet skis(personal water craft) are not allowed on the lake.
4. No cabin boats are permitted on the lake
5. Boat speed on lake will be restricted to a maximum of 25 M.P.H, except in the coves and between the island and shore, where it is 6 M.P.H.
6. All power boats must maintain a distance of 100 feet from the shore wherever possible
7. All boats proceed in a counter-clockwise direction whenever possible
8. No more than 2 skiers may be towed behind one boat on Saturday's, Sunday's, and Holiday's. (More than two are permitted on weekdays, provided an escort boat is following)
9. All gas and/or electrically powered boats on the Lake must display a valid Lake Bunggee permit number on the right rear transom or as close to that as possible, looking from aft to bow. These numbers are issued by the Safety and/or Lake and Beaches Chairpersons, to property owners who are up to date on their tax payments.
10. No outside boats are allowed on the lake. (D.E.E.P. boats exempt)
11. No property owner may have more than 2 boats operating on the lake at one time
12. All guest boats must have a permit in order to operate on the lake:
13. All swimmers must stay in the designated swimming areas, which shall be within 100 feet of the shore, unless accompanied by a boat
14. No floats shall be allowed more than 100 feet from the shore. A float is a personal floatation device filled with air or foam and used by a swimmer.
15. No boats are to be moored nor docks placed on common property
16. No rafts or stationary inflatable devices shall be allowed more than 75 feet from shore. A raft is a floating platform made of construction material and anchored in position. Docks and rafts may not include materials such as expanded polyurethane or polystyrene.
17. No buoys shall be placed more then 75 feet from the high water mark unless deemed necessary by the LBTD Board. All buoys must conform to CT DEP Regulations on Boating Safety and LBTD Board regulations. For example, a buoy marking a mooring for a raft/boat shall be white with a horizontal blue stripe (DEP Section 15-121-A3). Only LBTD Board members may place buoys marking hazardous underwater objects or no-wake zones. Makeshift buoys (e.g., plastic bottles) are not acceptable.
18. Owners of docks and rafts must label each structure with their property address. Structures with multiple sections must be labeled accordingly. Dock and raft construction must conform as stated in rule 16 above. Owners are responsible for their property.
19. All guests, when using the beaches or the lake, must be accompanied by a lake resident/owner.
20. In order to keep "outsiders" from using lake beaches, individuals may be asked to identify themselves as lake property owners.
21. The lake is lowered beginning October 14th each year. The Willimantic Watershed Commission and the D.E.P. will be notified thirty (30) days prior to the lake being lowered. A notice shall be placed on the bus stop and in one local newspaper prior to the lake being lowered. As a matter of courtesy the Witches Woods Directors will also be notified.
22. Evening parties on LBTD beaches or other common areas, must have permission from the President and be properly supervised. Beaches are closed at 10:00PM.
23. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the lake in the winter, when the lake is frozen.
Regulations regarding use of roads.
24. All motor vehicles must be driven by licensed drivers.
25. No cars may be parked on the travelled portion of the roads. During the winter months, all vehicles must be parked a minimum of 3 feet from the edge of the travel portion of the roadway during to ensure proper snow plowing/sanding. Should any vehicle parked fewer than 3 feet from the edge of the travelled portion of the roadway experience any damage to said vehicle during snow plowing/sanding, the owner of the vehicle is solely responsible for the repair of such damage. To ensure that all roads are properly plowed during winter storms, one attempt will be made to contact the owner of any vehicle parked on the travelled portion of the roads and/or less than 3 feet from the edge of the travel portion of the roadway. If the vehicle is not moved, the vehicle will be towed at the expense of the owner.
26. The maximum speed for all vehicles on lake roads is 15 M.P.H.
27. No unregistered vehicles are allowed passage on lake roads, or allowed to be stored by members on their property.
28. Use of recreational vehicles (motorbikes, snowmobiles, ATV's) and non-fishing motor boats is allowed only between the hours of 8:00AM and 9:00PM. Dirt bikes and ATV's are not allowed on lake roads. All vehicles used on lake roads must be street legal.
29. All fences, bushes, shrubs, gardens, and/or any other or similar improvements/items, must be a minimum of 3 feet from the edge of the travelled portion of the roadway. Lake Bunggee Tax District shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from work being done on the roadway to any fences, bushes, shrubs, mailboxes, gardens, and/or any other or similar improvements/items when these are installed less than 3 feet from the edge of the travelled portion of the road way. The expense for repairing any such damage is the sole responsibility of the homeowner.
Regulations regarding Building and Zoning (modified 30.c on 3/1/2017; modified 30.d on 4/2/2018)
30. All dwellings and other accessory structures erected and/or altered within the LBTD must adhere to the following Zoning/Set Back requirements. All measurements shall be taken from property lines unless otherwise noted.
a. Required Side Yard minimum distance of eight feet.
b. Required Front Yard minimum distance of twenty-five feet.
c. Required Rear Yard minimum distance of twenty five feet for waterfront properties and twenty feet for non-waterfront properties. For lake front lots, this set back is measured from the lake’s high water mark.
d. Maximum height of any structure shall not exceed thirty five feet measured from the average natural grade within the allowable building foot print and no more than 1 ½ story per Deeds & Covenants. 1 ½ story is a home that has exterior walls that go up 1.5 stories. The second floor walls are normally 4 feet and then has an angled roof with dormers.
e. All accessory structures shall conform in general appearance and materials to the dwelling. No accessory structure shall be built or put in place prior to the erection of a dwelling.
f. In addition to any required State, County, Town, Inland Wetlands Agency and Northeast District Department of Health filing and permit requirements, two sets of complete Construction Documents/Plans along with a $50.00 processing fee shall be submitted to the LBTD’s Board of Directors for review and approval. The property owner shall obtain written approval of the construction documents/plans from the LBTD’s Chairman of Building and Zoning prior to the commencement, land clearing and or construction activity at the site.
30.1 Temporary Structures NOT allowed, this includes: (for a visual of the types of structures that are permitted and not permitted, please see the tent-like structure document in the "welcome packet" section of the website)
31. Any easement to cross common property may only be granted by a vote of the Property Owners/Electors at a general or special membership meeting
32. All septic systems in the Lake Bungee Tax District must be inspected and pumped every three years by a licensed septic contractor. Property owners are responsible for sending confirmation of the pumping to the Board of Directors.
33. In order to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of The Lake Bunggee Tax District, properties that are considered “blighted” are to be cleaned, improved or otherwise addressed by their owner. A blighted property includes any building or any part of a building or structure, or a parcel of land in which at least one (1) of the following conditions exist:
The following conditions do not constitute a blighted structure:
Any Lake District property owner who would like to report a blighted property to the Lake Bunggee Tax District Board of Directors, should complete an Anti-Blight Report form. Referral will be made to the appropriate committee chairpersons and a property investigation done. The form can be downloaded and printed from the District website, or requested from the District Clerk by leaving a message on the District voicemail. Any report form must include all the information required on the form; anonymous complaints will be discarded.
Regulations regarding Pets/Animals
34. Pet dogs are not permitted in swimming areas, on beaches, or playgrounds at any time. All dogs must be kept caged or on leashes and all other inclusions of the Connecticut State Statutes are in effect and will be enforced.
35. No animals or poultry, except household pets, shall be allowed on Lake District Property