Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

TEA Policy on Unimproved Properties within the TEA

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There are several undeveloped properties within the Truesdale Estates Association boundaries that are not attached to developed properties. See listing of TEA Properties here.

These properties carry lake rights. For these properties, this includes the ability to join the TEA, Inc as a member of the association.

Owners who pay their initiation and maintain their regular annual dues are eligible for membership in the TEA, Inc. which includes beach membership, lake access, and boat launch property access.

Note: Multiple households cannot be members through one property. (see note below)

When a TEA eligible property is purchased by a new owner, the new owner will be invited to join the TEA upon approval of the TEA Board of Directors. The new owner must pay the initiation fee plus the current year dues payment before they are accepted into membership.

All members must continue to pay annual dues to maintain their membership in TEA as per the TEA Bylaws. Any member who fails to maintain annual dues payment will be suspended from the association. They will be notified of this suspension via mail and given an opportunity to remedy the suspension.

If a suspended member fails to pay assessed dues in a timely manner, that member will be expelled from the association and unable to rejoin, per the TEA Bylaws. Expelled members will be notified by certified mail of their expulsion and will have 30 days to remedy the situation as outlined in the TEA Bylaws. Note: this is the same for all TEA member owners.

Note: Multiple households cannot be members through one property. Regular Membership consists of only one household. No regular member may extend their membership beyond one household. The TEA will not extend an invitation to a property owner seeking to extend their TEA property via means of a sub-association, partnership, LLC, non-profit organization, government entity, corporate ownership, or any other means. One household per property is the limit on membership. The TEA Board has sole discretion for inviting new members per the TEA Bylaws.

If you have questions about any property and whether it is in the original TEA subdivision boundary, please email