Dear Candlewood Isle Boaters & Golf Cart Owners:


The Marina and Golf Cart Committee (CIMGCC) has good news!  The year 2021 will be a landmark year for Candlewood Isle residents featuring brand new docks and an additional Ninety-Two (92) boat slips; Seventy-Two (72) at the Tennis Courts Marina and Twenty (20) at the Clubhouse along w/new kayak/canoe racks (total # of racks TBD) at both the Clubhouse and Tennis Courts Marinas.  Also, the entrance to Candlewood Isle will be cleaned up and have a refreshing new look w/freshly planted vegetation after a Winter/Spring makeover adding to the Isle’s beautiful ambiance. You will also notice that all the moorings will be removed and that we will have brand new “No Wake” buoys around the entire perimeter of the Clubhouse property.  The CIMGCC anticipates the 2021 boating season will bring some greatly needed fun, relaxation, and recreation to Candlewood Isle residents.  The CIMGCC optimistically anticipates the State of Connecticut will permit Marinas to be open and encourages everyone to continue following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines on and around the docks.  


In order for all of us to enjoy these most welcomed changes and to help finance this operation, the CIMGCC would appreciate it if all Marina Applications are completed and submitted w/payments earlier than ever before on the following schedule:


  • New Boat Slip/Marina Member Applications and payment are due December 15, 2020
  • Current Boat Slip/Marina Member Applications and payment are due January 15, 2021


The 2021 rates will remain the same as they were in 2020 for current Marina Members and new Marina Members (fees includes initiation fee & one-year occupancy per boat slip).  Excluding Prepaid Priority Wait List people. Kayak/canoe rack fees are $200.00.


The 2021 Marina Member Application is included in this document.  Please send the completed application and payment to:


Candlewood Isle Tax District

P.O. Box 380

Candlewood Isle

New Fairfield, CT 06812


Or please drop f the application and payment in the slot in the door at the office behind the Post Office.


The CIMGCC decided to waive all Golf Cart fees in 2021.  It remains mandatory for all Isle Residents to register Golf Carts.  If you purchase a new Golf Cart, please be sure to complete and submit a new Golf Cart application.   


Last year the CIMGCC addressed the serious problem with squatters on and around the canoe/kayak racks and received an incredible number of requests for additional kayak/canoe racks.  In 2021 there will be new racks as stated above.  We ask for your patience and understanding with this matter because we are in the planning stages of the design and location of the new racks.  Beginning in 2021, all vessels stored on the kayak/canoe racks are required to be registered and will receive a new yearly sticker.  Any vessel that does not have a sticker will be removed to the storage shed.    


As soon as were are able, updated Marina information will be available on the Candlewood Isle web site at If you wish to contact the Harbormaster for routine requests, to add your name to any of the wait lists, or anything Marina related please email me, John Glynn, at [email protected].  Be sure to copy any email to Karen Hanley at the CI Office at [email protected].


Every occupant of a boat slip, mooring, canoe rack, and golf cart owner are responsible for the operation of and securing their vessel and having proof of insurance for golf carts via their boat and homeowner’s insurance policy(s).


Residents of Candlewood Isle are truly fortunate to have the use of these two Marinas & Golf Carts.  The CIMGCC requests boat slip, mooring, canoe rack occupants, and golf cart operators continue to be courteous and considerate of their fellow neighbors.  Therefore, the best method in doing so is to clearly state that you understand and will abide by the Candlewood Isle Rules, Regulations, & acknowledges such by signing the attached waiver to their respective applications. 


As Candlewood Isle Harbor Master, I thank all our Marina and Golf Cart Committee members, who were organized into sub-committees this year to work on various different projects, ranging from beautification, to building bulkheads/ramps, new kayak/canoe racks, security cameras, new docks, anchors, chains, and more! All of whom are listed below for their commitment, time, wonderful work, and being the voices of the community. I especially want to thank Pat Callahan for all the time he spent working w/me over the Eight (8) years we have been trying to secure additional boat slips. To thank Karen Hanley, our Office Manager, for her diligence, insight, knowledge, attention to detail, and patience working w/me.  To Tim Larkin and family for their great work as the Gate Keepers at the Tennis Courts Marina.  To all the current and past President(s) and Board Members of the CI Board of Directors.  I also thank the numerous CI volunteers who have regularly given their time and involvement w/the marinas.  We did it!!!


John Glynn


Marina & Golf Cart Committee Members

David Bevan, Pat Callahan, John Cotumaccio, Tim Larkin, Gary Lupo, Brendan McCollam, Gordon Pascale, Michael Schnarr, Michael Sedlak.  Alternate: Matt Ruppert













2021 Candlewood Isle Marina By-Laws, Rules, Regulations, Definitions & Waiver


Anticipated marina boating season 2021 - from May 1st to Oct 9th (weather and equipment dependant)


The Candlewood Isle Marina Member listed as Name of Owner on the 2021 Marina Use Application understands and agrees to the following:


  1. The Tax District of Candlewood Isle, its properties, officers, directors, agents, employees, and volunteers will be identified as “District”, Marina Properties will be identified as “Marina”, Marina/Golf Cart Members will be identified as “Members”, and the Candlewood Isle Association will be identified as “Association” in this document.


  1. As in the past, Members who are CITD tax payers, who are in good standing and had a boat in a Marina boat slip or on Marina mooring last year will have a right to receive a dock slip in 2021.


  1. If available, based on the waitlist, a homeowner may occupy a 2nd slip until it is no longer wanted. A 3rd slip may be occupied (if available), however, the 3rd slip would be up for a yearly review by the marina committee to determine if the slip should be given to the next person on the waitlist.


  1. In 2021, upon approval of the new dock slips, long term renters in good standing will be able to occupy a dock slip if available under the homeowner's name. The homeowner would be responsible to ensure that all By-Lays, Rules and Regulations are followed by their renter including supplying copies of current insurance and registration documents to the marina committee.. The homeowner must provide a copy of the lease, corporations, and limited liability partnerships are not allowed, and short term renters will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, under the same terms.


  1. Any new marina member dock slips acquired are subject to a one-time Marina initiation fee of $1500. This is in addition to the annual rental fee. Continuous membership is lost if the slip is relinquished.


  1. In the event the Member changes the boat/vessel identified on the Marina Use Application, the Member is responsible for providing the Harbormaster with a new 2021 Marina Use Application.


  1. Any Marina boat slip and/or canoe rack applied for and not paid for by February 15, 2021will be released to the waiting list.


  1. In order that an application for a boat slip or canoe rack be accepted, all Candlewood Isle taxes must be paid in full and up-to-date. Failure to maintain updated taxes will result in a forfeiture of your boat slip.


  1. All applications must be accompanied by a copy of a current (2021) boat registration and insurance matching the name of Member if available. In the event you haven’t registered your boat yet; your 2020 boat registration will be acceptable but, you must provide a current boat registration and insurance by May 1, 2021. This applies to ALL boats/members.


  1. All boats/vessels must be sea worthy & golf carts must adhere to all requirements.


  1. Boat slips and canoe racks are not transferrable and can only be occupied by the boat/vessel listed on the marina application with a current vessel sticker.


  1. Failure to occupy assigned boat slip with the boat/vessel on Marina application by July 1, 2021 will result in forfeiture of boat slip, being placed on end of wait list, and will be released to next person on the wait list.


  1. The Candlewood Isle Harbor Master and Marina/Golf Cart Committee reserve the right to reassign boat slips and canoe racks at their discretion.


  1. All usage shall be in accordance with the rules of the Tax District of Candlewood Isle as approved by its Board of Directors.


  1. All boats/kayaks/canoes/vessels must be removed from boat slips by October 9th, 2021 or earlier/later if posted. No isle grounds should be used for any storage.


  1. There may be NO temporary or permanent hardware or physical alteration, modifications to any Candlewood Isle docks slip. For example, no drilling cleats, rings, whips, clips, etc.


  1. The Marina Committee maintains a waiting list for boat slips & canoe racks. The list is operated on a first come, first served basis. 1st slip members take a precedent over 2nd slip requests if applicable.


  1. The “Day Docks” at both Marinas are to be used for drop-off & pick-up for a tax payer and/or guest of a tax payer. Overnight occupancy must be approved by the Harbor Master w/a prior request for reservation to do so via email to [email protected]. Multiple requests for a reservation will be reviewed by the marina committee. Unauthorized boats will be removed at owner’s expense.


  1. Failure to comply with any of the above listed By-Laws/Rules will result in immediate forfeiture of boat slip and/or canoe rack, and/or Golf Cart.


  1. Lifeguards are not on duty at both of the Marinas. Swimming in any Marina is strictly prohibited.


  1. Priority for assigning boat slips will be given to CITD tax payers based on availability



  1. All boat slips and canoe rack occupants must abide by Marina By-laws, Rules, and Regulations or face expulsion.


  1. The size limit of all boats in Marina boat slips is twenty-six (26) feet. Maximum boat width is 10 feet or you may be subject to buying 2 slips.


  1. All applications must be accompanied by proof of Liability and Property Damage Loss Insurance w/a minimum liability of $300,000.


  1. Each Member agrees that he/she shall be responsible for securing their vessel and is liable for any damage he/she may cause to other boats or Marina/ District property, including docks and canoe racks.


  1. The District/Marina/Association is not liable for claims or damage to the marina members, or their agents, or their guests, person or property resulting from the Member’s activities, use or occupation of the District/Marina’s docks, slips, canoe racks, or property.


  1. The District/Marina/Association does not provide security for Members, the District/Marina/Association Property, docks, slips, or canoe racks. The Member assumes all risk of usage of Marina/District/Association Property and releases and waives any actions, claims, damages, liabilities, or responsibilities by or against the District and Marina Committee.


  1. In the case of an emergency, the District/Marina shall determine what constitutes an “emergency”. If the Member is not available or cannot be immediately contacted, or not prompt in response, the District/Marina is authorized to move the subject boat/vessel.  Note the District/Marina is under no obligation to provide the service.  Any cost, disbursements or expenses incurred by the District/Marina shall be solely at the Member’s expense which he/she shall pay promptly.


  1. The Children’s Summer Program Tender Boat will be assigned at the Clubhouse at no charge.


  1. In 2021 current boat slip occupants that were also mooring occupants in 2020 will receive an additional boat slip when a slip becomes available.  The slip will remain in that person’s name until they decide not to occupy the slip w/a seaworthy vessel. 



  1. The Harbormaster and Assistant Harbormaster will receive a boat slip at no charge and have the option to keep their slip after their tenure as Harbormaster/Assistant Harbormaster is finished at the annual dock slip rate.


  1. The Marina Committee will give consideration to the use of jet ski docking ramps in allotted dock space under the following conditions. Appropriate dock space must be available. Application must be made to Harbormaster in writing or email and the applicant must agree to and understand that the docks will be equipped to handle a specific pre-determined brand and unit that will only be installed by our dock manufacturer. All cost associated with purchase, installation, and removal will be charged to the applicant. Specs will be available for review and agreed upon with Harbormaster prior to commitment and installation. Under no circumstances will any other brand other than specified be acceptable, additionally under no circumstances shall any other party install said ramp other than designated dock manufacturer.








The annual Marina boating season is defined as May to Oct annually with exact dates specified at the top of this form subject to safe dock installation and removal.


A “Renter” is defined as an occupant of an Isle based property, in good standing that holds a current active 4 month lease minimum and can produce and provide a copy of such lease along with the completed marina application, insurance and vessel registration along with payment in full. Should the lease expire or terminate for any reason during the boating season and a replacement agreement is not provided, said renter will forfeit the spot immediately without refund and subject to Marina Committee review.


A “Property Owner” is defined as one or more individuals owning at least one property located on Candlewood Isle who is in good standing. Such ownership allows owner(s) to secure up to a maximum of 3 slips in any one calendar year for personal use only regardless of the number of properties owned. Property Ownership will be verified by CI Tax records. Owner, on an annual basis, must provide individual vessel insurance, vessel registration, and separate marina applications to match files.


A “boat slip” is defined as a reserved seasonal dock space for one single vessel (26’length x 10’ width) (boat) or multiple vessel (up to two max PWC) that is secured by timely payment and receipt of all required and completed paperwork in advance of the season.


A “rack space” is defined as a reserved seasonal land space for one single vessel or max of two properly fitting in same space (unless discussed in advance with Marina Committee) that is secured by timely payment and receipt of all required and completed paperwork in advance of the season. Rack spaces adhere to the same bylaws set forth for Marina membership. Rack spaces are not to be used for off season storage to allow for annual maintenance and repair work as needed. All vessels are to be removed to owner’s property as of October 1st annually unless a storage fee has been pre-arranged. Failure to do so will cause removal of said vessel(s) from the premises at owner’s expense.  


A “boat slip” or “rack” assignment is defined by the number or location given to the occupant of said space by the Marina Committee at the sole discretion of said committee. Any desire to change or switch needs to first be addressed and approved by the Marina Committee or occupant could be subject to loss of use and all paid fees.


Multiple slips may be available as follows. Once an owner as defined by the aforementioned bylaws has become a Marina member and has secured a first slip a second slip may be available in the following format. The Marina Committee has identified 20 slips to be offered as 2nd slips for annual use not subject to any waiting list demand as long as the member remains in good standing, is paid to date and has completed all necessary paperwork in a timely fashion. Any available slips above this designated number of 20 shall be subject to annual review and any wait list demand will be honored. The same will apply to the possibility of acquiring a third slip (maximum allowed) which will also be reviewed annually and subject to wait list demand.


Marina Committee:

Harbormaster: John Glynn; Assistant Harbormaster: Tim Larkin

Committee Members:  Dave Bevan, Pat Callahan, John Cotumaccio, Brian Coyman, Gary Lupo, Brendan McCollam, Gordon Pascale, Matt Ruppert, and Michael Schnarr and

Mike Sedlak


The undersigned Marina Member understands and agrees that the Marina Member is responsible for the use of the Candlewood Isle Marina facilities -including family and guests. It is also agreed that the Tax District of Candlewood Isle or Marina Committee assumes no responsibility for the personal injury, loss of or damage to boat equipment or other property, nor for any cost, claims, liabilities or damages resulting from the use of these facilities - including, but not limited to, docks, boat racks, dinghies, boat ramp, access road and off-shore mooring space.


The Marina Member agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Tax District of Candlewood Isle and the Marina Committee for any claims, expenses, losses, damages or costs, including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees incurred by the Tax District of Candlewood Isle due to the use of the Candlewood Isle Marina facilities by the Marina Member, member's family or guests.



Please check.  I have read the above Bylaws and will adhere to all rules and regulations set forth by the marina committee.






2021 Candlewood Isle Marina Member


_________________________________________       ______________

Please Print Name of Marina Member                         Date














2021 MARINA FEES DUE December 15, 2020 (New) & January 15, 2021 (Existing)

       Please indicate the location you are applying for:

                 ( )     Dock Slip Fee = $750

                 ( )     New Slip/Initiation Fee = $1500

                 ( )     Kayak/Canoe Rack Fee = $200
                 ( )     PWC (requires 1/2 initiation fee) = $375



Please provide the following information completely, sign the application and return with full payment of fees by check to the address above (checks are to be made payable to the ‘CANDLEWOOD ISLE TAX DISTRICT’). You may not use the Candlewood Isle Marina facilities until your application and payment-in-full has been received by the Harbormaster/CI Office. It is the responsibility of the Marina Member to notify the Harbor Master of any changes to contact information and vessels.

Name(s) of Owner(s) ­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

Telephone (Isle) __________________ (Other) ________________________________

Isle Address (PO Box) ____________________ (Road) _________________________                                                                    

Other Address __________________________________________________________

Email Address __________________________________________________________

Type                           Make              Length             Width         Color            Reg. #

( ) Power            _____________       ________        _______       ________    _________

( ) Sail                 _____________       ________        _______       ________    _________

( ) Pontoon         _____________       ________        _______       ________    _________

( ) Other             _____________       ________        _______       ________    _________ 

To Be Completed by Office: Canoe Rack Assignment #______Registration # _______Boat Slip #(s) ___________  * All vessels must have current valid registration and proof of Liability and Property Damage/Loss or their slips and/or moorings will be released to the waiting list.










Please provide the following information completely, sign the application and return to the address above.  You may not operate a Golf Cart on Candlewood Isle property and facilities until your Registration Form has been received by the Golf Cart Committee.  Existing registered golf carts need not apply.  All Registration Forms will be due May 1, 2021.


Name(s) of Owner(s) ­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

Telephone (Isle) __________________ (Other) ________________________________

Isle Address (PO Box) ____________________ (Road) _________________________                                                                    

Email Address __________________________________________________________


Type                     Make                         Length                 Width             Color          

Sticker # _____ (To Be Completed by Office Manager)

( ) Gas             ____________           ________              _______         ________     

( ) Electric       _____________         ________              _______         ________     

( ) Other          _____________         ________              _______         ________     

To Be Completed by Office: Golf Cart # _______










Candlewood 2021 Golf Cart Rules & Regulations


Per the Ordinance of #5 of Candlewood Isle by Laws the following are the recommendations of the Candlewood Isle Marina & Golf Cart Committee:


  1. The committee requires Golf Cart Owners to provide proof of insurance; either added to homeowners or auto liability, specifically naming the “Tax District of Candlewood Isle”, “Candlewood Isle Marina”, and the “Candlewood Isle Association” as an “Additional Insured”. The “Marina” has been advised to follow CT State Law which is a 20-40-10 minimum.
  2. All New Golf Carts must be registered to the Candlewood Isle Office to receive a sticker.
  3. Only licensed drivers may operate a Golf Cart.
  4. Golf Carts must have headlights, horn, taillights and/or reflectors.
  5. The Committee will post a sign at Guard House, P.O. Boxes and Club house to call 746-2130 to report unregistered Golf Carts, unsafe operations & speeding.
  6. The Committee will post a list of registered Golf Carts at the Guard House.
  7. No headlights = no nights; if golf cart does not have lights it cannot be operated at night.
  8. In the event you are renewing your Golf Cart registration the current sticker on your cart is valid. Please be sure to include the sticker # in your application.  New Golf Cart registrants will be issued a new sticker.
  9. Golf Cart Rules to be enforced by Isle Security MGC.
  10. Golf Cart Capacity is limited to the available seating on each respective Golf Cart.
  11. Golf Cart Committee will produce a sign that reads “When Driving a Golf Cart please use courtesy and common sense always.” Signs will be posted at the beginning of Lake Drive North & South, & at the Clubhouse.
  12. Failure to comply with Golf Cart Regulations will result in forfeiture of the use of Candlewood Isle Amenities, i.e., community events, adult and junior recreation, tennis, marina & children’s programs.



2021 Golf Cart Owner’s Signature







I, the undersigned Golf Cart Member, agree that my use and occupation of the Candlewood Isle Marina/Candlewood Isle Tax District/Candlewood Isle Association Property, roads, docks, slips, moorings, and boat racks is a “license” only.  I have read and agree to the rules and regulation of the Marina and Golf Cart Rules.


I agree that I, as a Golf Cart Member, including my family, agents, and guests (“I”), am responsible for use of the District/Marina/Association property.  I assume all risk of responsibility.  I agree the District/Marina/Association is not responsible for my personal injury, loss or damage to District/Marina/Association property, boats, canoes, equipment or properties of mine of my family, agents or guests, nor for any cost, claims, damages, demands, liabilities or responsibilities, arising out of, caused by or occurring from our use, activities or occupation of the Marina/District Properties/Candlewood Isle Association Property.


I agree for myself, my heirs, successors and assigns, (collectively “I” or “My”), and do hereby hold the Candlewood Isle Marina, Tax District of Candlewood Isle and the Candlewood Isle Association, its officers, directors, committees, and agencies, and their agents servants, employees and volunteers (hereinafter referred to as “Licensors”), free and harmless from any and all actions, claims, damages, demands, liabilities or obligations, known or unknown that I have or may have or which may hereafter accrue or occur or threatened, for liability, bodily injury or property damage arising out of, resulting from or claimed as a result of my acts, negligence, omissions, use and occupation of, or my presence, of or on Marina Properties/District Properties/Association Properties (collectively “Claims”).  I agree for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, to compensate, indemnify and pay to Licensors, all cost, claims, demands, damages, losses or expenses, including attorney fees and disbursements, incurred or obligated by the District/Marina/Association associated with any Claims or Threatened Claims, including but not limited to cost of defense, resolution or settlement, or judgment in connection therewith.


This Agreement is binding on myself, as a Golf Cart Member, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns.



2021 Candlewood Isle Golf Cart Member Signature



Please Print Name of Golf Cart Member





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