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SPEED LIMIT: 15 MPH
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Personal Water Craft Prohibited
Personal water craft (Jet Ski, Sea Doo, and Wave Runner, etc.) are strictly prohibited from Witches Woods Lake. Safety Rules

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Note: Check the "EMERGENCY NOTICES" tab (see left) for important updates....
 

This is the Witches Woods Tax District official web site. This site is operated and maintained by the Witches Woods Tax District Board of Directors. Our aim is to make this site an enjoyable, informative and interactive experience for you. We’ll share information about Witches Woods Lake, activities and lake business. We hope that you will share your thoughts & ideas with us and that we all get to know each other better to maximize our enjoyment of Witches Woods Lake. Your comments and interaction will help us make this web site a success.

Covenants (deed restrictions) are enforced by the Board of Directors. Landowners are responsible for knowing and adhering to the covenants. Guest and renters are also restricted by the covenants. (Recorded Vol. 64/578 - Town of Woodstock)

Witches Woods Tax District

                                      **********STATE POLICE HOT LINE NUMBER**********
                                                                  860 779-4900

 

Announcement of upcoming hearing and meeting:

 

The Witches Woods Tax District Board is holding a Public Hearing regarding proposed rule changes for the maximum horsepower allowed on the lake.  The resolution is to change the existing maximum horsepower of 70 to 75.  This hearing will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Bungay Fire House, 1256 Route 171.

 

The Annual Meeting of the Witches Woods Tax District will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 7:30 PM. The meeting will be in the Bungay Fire House, 1256 Route #171, West Woodstock. Parking and entrance is in rear of the building. Do not park in front of the truck doors on RT. #171. Please try to attend this very important Annual Meeting. The full agenda as proposed by the Witches Woods Tax District Board of Directors is as follows:

 

1               Call of meeting to order by President;

2               Proof of notice of meeting to be read by Clerk;

3               Approval of minutes of 2018 Annual Meeting;

4               Annual Report of the President;

5               Presentation of Reports of Committee Chairs;

6               Annual Report of the Treasurer;

7               Presentation of the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2010;

8               Adopt an annual budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 for said District;

9               Fix a mil rate and set tax due dates for said District;

10           Adopt a capital improvement plan for fiscal year 2019-2024 for said District;

11           Election of Officers for 2019-2020

12           Election of three members of the Board of Directors for 2018-2021;

13           Election of Director to fill a vacancy for a period of two years;

14           Transact other business which may come before the Voters of the District;

15           Adjournment of meeting.



                                                                WITCHES WOODS TAX DISTRICT
                                      NOTICE TO POWER BOAT OWNERS OPERATING ON THE LAKE


IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT POWER BOATS OPERATING ON THE LAKE ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE BOATING RULES AND ORDINANCES OF THE WITCHES WOODS TAX DISTRICT AND THE TOWN OF WOODSTOCK, AS WELL AS STATE OF CONNECTICUT REGULATIONS, THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE IS BEING IMPLEMENTED THIS BOATING SEASON:
The combination to the lock on the chain at the boat launch has changed.
Power boat operators who wish to launch their boats at the boat launch and/or those who launch their boats from their property, must provide a copy of the following documents to the WWTD board prior to launching their power boats:
A COPY OF THEIR BOATS VESSEL REGISTRATION for 2020
A COPY OF THEIR SAFE BOATING CERTIFICATE
A list of Board personnel who can open the boat launch gate is listed below.
Copies of the above documents may be provided to any board member.
If a WWTD boat sticker is needed for the power boat, it will be given out when the
documentation is provided. You also may wish to provide the documentation at the
upcoming annual meeting in May.
The 2020 red STATE OF CT decal must be attached to the boat as required by the DMV along with a WWTD decal which you may have already received.
The copies of the boat registration and safe boating certificate will be kept on file by the WWTD Board secretary.
THIS PROCEDURE IS BEING IMPLEMENTED FOR THE PROTECTION AND SAFETY OF WWTD PROPERTY OWNERS AND POWER BOAT OPERATORS. THE WWTD BOARD THANKS YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION

MIKE MORAN
PRESIDENT, WITCHES WOODS TAX DISTRICT

Phyllis Bonneau 860 462-3119
Glen Humes 860 942-2153
Mike Moran 860 942-6617


                                           Safe Waterskiing Endorsement

 
Effective October 1, 2015, in order to operate a vessel or personal watercraft (ex. Jetski) on Connecticut waters that is towing a skier, tube, or has anyone riding the wake of the vessel,  the operator must: be age 16 or older and have a valid boating certificate from either Connecticut, a state that has a reciprocal agreement with Connecticut, or a U.S. Coast Guard operator’s license and possess a Connecticut Safe Waterskiing Endorsement.
Connecticut currently has reciprocity with New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  We hope to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states before Spring, 2016.
 
Persons who have obtained any of the certificates listed in #2 (above) prior to October 1, 2015 are exempt from needing theSafe Waterskiing Endorsement.

Beginning October 1, all classroom boating courses approved by the Commissioner resulting in a Connecticut boating safety certificate will now include the information and testing needed to qualify for the Safe Waterskiing Endorsement.  Upon successful completion of the classroom course, the Safe Waterskiing Endorsement will print automatically when the boating certificate is purchased through the Online Sportsmen Licensing webpage. For additional information from the Connecticut DEEP,  please click on the link below

 http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2686&Q=571362&deepNav_GID=1620


Waterfowl - Why Not Feed Them?
Please clink on the link below to read what problems ducks and other waterfowl can create!!!!!


http://wwlake.com/upload/Waterfoul-WhyNotFeedThem.pdf