Lake Hayward


Welcome to Lake Hayward
2014 Season

Latest news:

Are you paid up or overdue on your Association taxes? Click here to find out.

Click here to fill out our event recap form

Click here for an IRS 1099 form

Click here to learn about the pilot suction dredging project at Second Beach.

Click here for updates to the POALH rules and regulations.

Click here for photos from the June 21 Aquatic Plant Workshop.

Click here if you're a waterfront homeowner interested in learning about weed and muck removal.

Click here for the East Haddam Lakes Association budget request.

Click here for the 2014 social and recreation calendar.

Click here for the 2014 swim lesson registration form and click here for the swim release form.

Click here for our updated Memorial Fund donation policy.

July 12, 2014
President’s Message: Busy summer agenda

All Waste Control has asked that everyone please break down cardboard and bundle up properly for pickup. They are accumulating additional charges at the transfer station and would appreciate everyone's cooperation in preparing cardboard correctly for pickup.

Parking permits

On behalf of the entire board, I would like to thank everyone for their cooperation with the parking situation. If you need permits, including replacement permits if your permit has faded, please contact Gail or Lee. We appreciate your ensuring that the permits are visible so as to avoid any inconveniences.

Rolling out this enforcement has certainly resulted in some scrapes and bruises, but we have learned from this and will work on improving the quality of the permits and remain in close communication with the towing vendor. Special parking passes will be available for association-sponsored events that include non-members or vendors providing services to the association.

Those passes will be distributed by the event manager as needed.

We appreciate your ensuring that your guests are well-informed and have their permits if they plan to park in lots. Any problems or questions going forward should be directed to Bob Sudell at 860-490-1350. We anticipate that this program will continue year-round.

Security patrols

At the last board meeting, we decided to increase the amount of private security patrols we arrange with the town. We have requested shifts that include both day and evening time slots and will include the monitoring of speed.

During this busy season, we all need to remember that we have children playing close to the town roads and more people walking.

We do have non-residents traveling throughout the community and speeding, so we hope that the onsite patrols and monitoring will help.

As our budget permits, we hope to continue to increase police visibility throughout this season and expand further next year. We are close to the end of the budget process this year and will soon be posting the budget recommendations in preparation for our Annual Meeting.

Will look for you all at Second Beach Pot Luck.

Watch your email for further information. (If you are not on our email list, please send your contact information to

Click here to read the 2014 Lake Quality Committee report.

Click here to read the 2013 year-end report (pdf) from Aquatic Control Technology concerning the treatment of Lake Hayward for invasive weeds.

Other items of interest:

• To make sure you receive your Spring packet and other POALH communications, please fill out the POALH information sheet and mail to POALH, PO Box 230, Colchester, CT 06415

• Are you receiving East Haddam alerts? If not download the Everbridge sign-up form

• Do you have special needs emergency personnel should know about? Please download and fill out this form

• To request extra police patrols by the Town of East Haddam download this form


Questions or comments for the Board or POALH staff? Please email us at, drop us a note at the walk-up mailbox at 83 Wildwood Road or mail us at POALH, PO Box 230, Colchester, CT 06415
Important numbers and links:

Connecticut Water Company: 800-286-5700
2013 Pavilion registration form
Report boating violations to the DEP.


Weed Treatment:
Download the 2013 Weed Control Report (pdf) for Lake Hayward.
 Yard & Garden Tips:
For garden tips, visit the following:
Organic Gardening Online
Home and Garden Education Center - UCONN's Cooperative Extention System.
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