Notice of Annual Meeting, Sept 4, 2021

Please be advised that the annual meeting of the BCLCA will be held on Saturday September 4, 2021, at 10:00 AM. We will meet at the Penn Forest Fire Company #1 located at 1387, PA-903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.

Click on the links for copies of the
 AGENDA and a copy of the 2021-2022 Operating Budget . If you cannot attend, proxy forms are available. Please contact the office for a copy.  Even though there are no votes on the agenda, your proxy is important to help us reach our quorum requirement.
We will  have a hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting.  We will send the link to anyone who has requested it in the past.  If you are attending in person, we strongly recommend wearing a mask.  If you are not fully vaccinated you are required to wear a mask.

Please submit questions for the board to the office by close of business day September 1st.
Thank you,
Kevin McGrath
Bear Creek Lakes Civic Association

May 15, 2021

Rental Property Registration Rule

At the May 15th BOD meeting the Board approved a rule for registration of any properties in BCL offered for rent or lease.  This registration will assist the board in defining the number of rentals in BCLCA and will allow the board to draft additional guidelines for rentals.

All rental properties must be registered by June 30, 2021.  A separate Registration form is required for each property that may be offered for lease or rental.  We realize that this is a short time period, however the form will only take a brief time to complete and return.

CLICK HERE to download the form. If you are unable to print the f orm and need a hard copy, please contact the office.

We appreciate the cooperation of all landlord members in this important first step in determining exactly how many properties in BCLCA are rentals.

In order to ensure compliance, the Board adopted a penalty provision: Failure to comply will result in a cumulative fine of $100.00 for each month/each property not properly registered.

Please mail, or drop off the completed form(s) to the BCLCA Office at 57 Pool Drive  Jim Thorpe, PA  18229

Email  For forms

Email for Questions:

August 30, 2021

Long Range Planning Survey

     The Long Range Planning Committee has been authorized by the Board of Directors to send this survey to BCL members for the purpose of gathering information on the demographics and interests of the community. 

     As the Poconos and Carbon County have grown and changed over the past decade, so has BCL. The data gathered from this survey will help us understand who lives in our community (families, retirees, etc.) and their interests. From this understanding, our committee can prioritize our recommendations of future projects/improvements that will be in the best interest of all residents to the Board.  Please complete one survey per household.

      All responses will be kept confidential. Only three members of the LRPC will have access to the raw data. Only summary results for each question will be compiled and reported back to the Board. The survey results will be shared with BCL members and will be posted on the community website.
     Please complete this survey in order for the Long Range Planning Committee to make recommendations to the Board of Directors that meet your needs.  Please complete one survey per household.
URL to the survey:

Long Range Planning Committee:
Bill Malone- Chair
Bob Skiffington 
Chuck Bender
Elaine Carosella
Marge Dunford
Madeline Ligenza
Rick Monnig
Pete Matone

Kevin McGrath – Ex Officio

April 1, 2021

New Boat Permit Application 

All boat stickers will be required to be re-registered with new stickers and a registration fee of $10.00 per boat will be charged to help cover administrative costs. Starting on Friday April 2nd you may come into the office to obtain a new sticker. In order to obtain a new sticker you must be a member in good standing, be the owner of the BCL property and provide I.D. State registration is required for any boats with an electric motor. The form will be available to print on the Forms and Permits page. All forms must be submitted in person and we are accepting checks only as payment. All current stickers will be valid through the month of July and expire on Saturday July 31st 2021. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the office at 570-325-3334.