Dud’s Village Association

 Information Guide

 

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Welcome to Dud’s Village

 

Dud’s Village is a special place, where families have enjoyed peaceful summers near the beach for many decades. We hope you will enjoy similar times as well.

 This packet is meant to give you some basic information about our Village and our Association, and to help make your time here easier and more enjoyable.

 One of the most important qualities of Dud’s Village residents is that we respect the rules of the Association and the Village. This helps to make life safer and more enjoyable for everyone in the Village. Please be especially mindful of the 5 mph speed limit, and the one-way signs, to protect everyone’s safety. 

Your will find copies of our rules within this packet, as well as some other helpful information. If you have questions, please feel free to ask a neighbor or contact one of the officers below.

Your Association officers are:

President: Helayne Lightstone, 76 South St.

Vice President: Shelly Kenneson, 89 South St.

Treasurer: Valarie Whitehead, 61 East St.

Secretary: Angela DiMichele Solak, 60 South St.

 
GENERAL INFORMATION

·        Please pay your dues of $30.00 (plus $5.00 late fee if paying after July 4 weekend) to any of the Association officers.

 ·        If you are new to Dud’s Village and wish to find out more information about our Association, please see an officer.  If you are a recent purchaser, please let us know your name, cottage address; home and email address so we can keep you informed.

·        Our meetings are held on Memorial Day Weekend, July 4 weekend and Labor Day weekend.  The dates are posted on signs as you drive into the camp and as you leave the camp.  Meetings start at 10:30 am and are held in the State Field behind North St.
 
·        We have a Labor Day Parade and Party.  Children (and adults) are invited to dress up in costumes, decorate their bikes and march around the village.  Games are held in the state Field and an adult party with a DJ is held there at night.  The cost is $5.00 and is included as part of your dues.  If you intend to bring others to the festivities, please pay an additional $5.00 per family.

 ·        Dumpsters are located at the end of North St. Please be sure trash is wrapped and tied to avoid odors.

 ·        Because our cottages are seasonal, the water company turns off the water mains and removes the water meters, usually the first week in November. Make sure you properly drain all of your appliances and pipes to prevent leaks in the spring. The water is usually turned on again the first week in April.

 ·        Our cottages each have a small septic system. To help prevent backups, regular toilet paper should not be used. Instead, use marine toilet paper, which degrades easily. You can find this in the camping section of Walmart, or in marine supply stores.

·        Beach passes: Because you are a Madison resident, you can purchase a beach pass to be used at the three town beaches. They can be purchased at the   Madison Beach & Recreation Department, 5 Campus Drive, Madison 06443.

Bring a copy of your lease to show that you own your cottage and pay the taxes on it.  You can also purchase one by mail. These passes are good the Surf Club, The (West) Wharf, and East Wharf beaches. Seasonal passes are also available at Hammonasset State Park, which are good for admission to all state parks.

 

Dud’s Village Association

Madison, CT 06443

RULES AND REGULATIONS

August 31, 1996 (revised July 4, 1999)

 
1.        COTTAGES

 Subletting will NOT be permitted.

 Cottages are to be used by owners or immediate family only.  Teenagers will not be allowed to use cottages without parental chaperoning on the premises.

 No tents are allowed in the village (Exception:  children’s play tents).

When a cottage is sold, the landlord and the president of the village must be notified.

Owners must be considerate of their neighbors when holding late-night parties.

 Boats are not to be stored on village property.

 Tag sales are not permitted in Dud’s Village.

II.            GARBAGE
 
Dumpsters are for the use of Dud’s Village OWNERS ONLY.

All trash MUST be put into the dumpster, NOT left on the grounds around the areas.   Please consider the
neighboring cottages view of the dumpster area.


 Any large bulk items must be removed from the camp by the owners.
 
III.           TRAFFIC

 Speed limit is 5 m.p.h. (Idle speed with foot on brake) for safety of all residents.  Word must be passed along to all guests.

 One way traffic rules are posted in the village and must be observed by all motorized vehicles and owners.

 Parents should supervise the bicycling activities of their children, as well as other activities involving use of the roads.
 
There are three main paved roads in Dud’s Village—North Street, where the entrance is located; South Street, where the exit is located, and East Street, which connects the two. These roads should be used for entry and exit and other through vehicle traffic. The, unpaved numbered avenues should be used only to access cottages on those avenues. These avenues should not be used as a cut-through between North and South Street.

IV.           DUES
 
1.        Dues are as follows, twenty five ($25.00) per year, plus five dollars ($5.00) per year for the Labor Day party and parade, for a total of $30.  Guests with children that will participate in Labor Day activities will pay five dollars ($5.00) per family. If dues are paid after the July 4th weekend, a $5 late charge will be added bringing the total to $35.00.
 
2.       Dues are due by July 1 of every year, for that year and are payable to the Association treasurer.
 
3.      Dues money will be used for any reason that the Association’s membership feels it should be used for, as long as the reasons have been discussed and voted on at a meeting held by the Association.

 4.      Dues money, with our goal in mind, will be banked and managed in such a way as to show growth and responsibility for future use as to secure ownership of Dud’s Village property.

5.      For any such reason should the Dud’s Village Association dissolve itself, other than changing its name, all monies in the Association’s treasury will be divided equally among the Associations Charter Members, with no thought to Charter Memberships years of enrollment.
 
V.            OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

 1.       The management of the Association will consist of a President, and three managers, who will be the Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.  The managers will be authorized to act on behalf of the Association in any legal matters.

2.       The President and the three managers will be elected by the Association Chartered Members every three years, during the annual Labor Day meeting of the year.
 
3.      The President and three managers will be the liaison between the Association and the owner of Dud’s village property, the President will be the primary liaison between the property owners and the Association, and the President and managers will act as advisors to the other members of the Association who will be responsible for all final decisions, and any legal signatures. (Please note, this is for Association matters only and not for individual issues between the landlord and cottage owner.)
 
4. The managers will bring all matters that need to be decided to the attention and vote of the chartered members and the President and managers will then work to achieve those decisions.

 

Dud’s Village Association

Madison, CT 06443

August 31, 1997

Revised September 5, 1999

 

CHARTER

 

I.        GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

1.        Our goal as an Association is future ownership and management of Dud’s village property, as we know it today.

2.       Our objective as an Association is to show responsible organization of this association, to include but not to be limited to reliable leadership, membership involvement and fiscal responsibility, to show ownership ability.


II.      MEMBERSHIP

 
1.        Any cottage owner of record as of August 31, 1997, that has paid 1997 and 1996 dues in full, will be considered a Charter Member with all privileges due.


2.       Any new owner of a cottage purchasing it after August 31, 1997, will have the opportunity to become a Charter Member of the Association with all of its benefits up to July 1, of the following year, providing they pay full membership dues.

 
3.      Charter Members must pay full dues each and every year that they own a cottage in Dud’s Village.  Dues are due and payable on July 4 of each year.  There is a 30 day grace period, after which there will be a $5.00 late charge.

 
4.      All Charter Members will receive a sticker to be displayed on their cottages to show membership in the Association.

 
5.      As the goal of the Association and charter Members is ownership and management of Dud’s Village, all Charter Members will be entitled to benefits yet to be determined by the Association’s Charter membership at such time our goals have been achieved.

III.    PETS

1.        Pets must be kept on premises and/or on a leash at all times within the village.
 
2.       Owners are expected to clean up after their animals.

3.      There is a limit of two pets per cottage.

 

Here is a copy of the state statute concerning leased cottage communities:

CHAPTER 413a
LEASED COTTAGE COMMUNITIES


Table of Contents

Sec. 21-90. Definitions.
Sec. 21-91. Sales of leased cottage communities.
Secs. 21-92 to 21-99.


      Sec. 21-90. Definitions. As used in this section and section 21-91:

      (1) "Leased cottage community" means a plot of land upon which two or more cottages, occupied for residential purposes, are located. "Leased cottage community" does not include a common interest community, as defined in section 47-202, a condominium, as defined in section 47-68a, or a community land trust as defined in section 47-301.

      (2) "Cottage" means a detached residential dwelling unit in a leased cottage community which dwelling unit is owned by a person other than the person who owns the leased cottage community.

      (3) "Cottage association" means an organization representing fifty-one per cent of the cottages in the community.

      (P.A. 90-242, S. 3.)

      History: This section was enacted in public act 90-242 as an amendment to Sec. 21-64 in chapter 412 but since the subject matter was unrelated to that of chapter 412 it was codified as a separate section in this new chapter 413a.


 Sec. 21-91. Sales of leased cottage communities. Any leased cottage community owner who intends to sell land used as a leased cottage community shall give written notice by first class mail addressed to each cottage owner or by personal delivery to each cottage owner upon such land if such transaction will entail the discontinuance of the use of the land for leased cottage community purposes. If an owner of a cottage has given the leased cottage community owner written notice that he resides in a place other than his cottage, notice shall be sent by first class mail to the address so provided. The notice shall include a statement advising of the purchase option provided by this section. A cottage association shall have the right to match all material terms of any bona fide offer to purchase the entire leased cottage community by separate contract, or any portion of the leased cottage community containing all of the occupied sites in the community, within forty-five days after receipt of the notice of the intent to sell. Any such matching offer shall be in writing and executed by a person on behalf of the cottage association. The leased cottage community owner shall deposit any matching amount tendered by a cottage association in an escrow account in a financial institution authorized to do business in the state until the time of closing. A real estate closing must take place within sixty days after the cottage association gives notice that it will purchase all or part of the leased cottage community.

Legal Protections Following is a copy of the Connecticut Statute that gives our Association legal protections to purchase the land if it should come up for sale.     CHAPTER 413a
LEASED COTTAGE COMMUNITIES
Table of Contents

Sec. 21-90. Definitions.
Sec. 21-91. Sales of leased cottage communities.
Secs. 21-92 to 21-99.

      Sec. 21-90. Definitions. As used in this section and section 21-91:

      (1) "Leased cottage community" means a plot of land upon which two or more cottages, occupied for residential purposes, are located. "Leased cottage community" does not include a common interest community, as defined in section 47-202, a condominium, as defined in section 47-68a, or a community land trust as defined in section 47-301.

      (2) "Cottage" means a detached residential dwelling unit in a leased cottage community which dwelling unit is owned by a person other than the person who owns the leased cottage community.

      (3) "Cottage association" means an organization representing fifty-one per cent of the cottages in the community.

      (P.A. 90-242, S. 3.)

      History: This section was enacted in public act 90-242 as an amendment to Sec. 21-64 in chapter 412 but since the subject matter was unrelated to that of chapter 412 it was codified as a separate section in this new chapter 413a.


  Sec. 21-91. Sales of leased cottage communities. Any leased cottage community owner who intends to sell land used as a leased cottage community shall give written notice by first class mail addressed to each cottage owner or by personal delivery to each cottage owner upon such land if such transaction will entail the discontinuance of the use of the land for leased cottage community purposes. If an owner of a cottage has given the leased cottage community owner written notice that he resides in a place other than his cottage, notice shall be sent by first class mail to the address so provided. The notice shall include a statement advising of the purchase option provided by this section. A cottage association shall have the right to match all material terms of any bona fide offer to purchase the entire leased cottage community by separate contract, or any portion of the leased cottage community containing all of the occupied sites in the community, within forty-five days after receipt of the notice of the intent to sell. Any such matching offer shall be in writing and executed by a person on behalf of the cottage association. The leased cottage community owner shall deposit any matching amount tendered by a cottage association in an escrow account in a financial institution authorized to do business in the state until the time of closing. A real estate closing must take place within sixty days after the cottage association gives notice that it will purchase all or part of the leased cottage community.