2019 Festival of Lights & Canoe Carnival Notice

posted Aug 2, 2019, 10:51 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Aug 2, 2019, 10:52 AM ]
Festival of Lights & Canoe Carnival Notice:

The Medford Lakes Police Department would like to remind you of a few things which may go unnoticed with all of the excitement of preparing for this year’s Canoe Carnival. This is especially important for homeowner’s surrounding the Aetna’s and hosting parties.

For security purposes, the police department recommends that you keep both the front and back yards of your home well lighted to discourage trespassers. You should also lock the door to the front of your residence to discourage unwanted guests and persons looking for theft opportunity. Motor vehicles should also be locked regardless of where they are parked. Alcohol should be centralized in an area where it can be supervised by adults
and not accessible to underage persons.

Extra personnel from the Evesham Police Department and the Medford Township Police Department will be used to augment the Medford Lakes Police Department patrols on the evening of Canoe Carnival. Extra patrols
should effectively control the loitering and other problems associated with the carnival. Party guests should arrive early as designated streets will be closed to vehicular traffic at 7:30pm. Handicapped parking is available by contacting the Colony Office. Please see the Colony News for the designated streets to be closed.

The police department has historically received noise complaints associated with parties lasting into the early morning hours. Canoe Carnival is a community event, which is declared as an exception under the current noise ordinance. Excessive noise is prohibited after 12:00 midnight on Canoe Carnival. Please lower all volume after midnight to an acceptable level. Most importantly, please have a safe and wonderful Canoe Carnival. Should you have any questions please contact the police department at (609) 654-2156. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Chief Robert Dugan

Canoe Carnival Traffic Regulations

Chief Robert Dugan advises all residents and operators of motor vehicles that the following special traffic regulations will be in effect for the annual Canoe Carnival on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Additional traffic regulations
will also be in effect for Chippewa Trail on Friday, August 2, 2019 for the annual Festival of Lights Night.

There will be NO PARKING in the following areas between the hours of 4:00pm, Saturday, August 3, and 4:00am, Sunday, August 4, 2019. Violators will be issued traffic citations and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s
expense.

Apache Trail No Parking the entire length on the west side.
Beach Drive No Parking the entire length on either side.
Beach One Park Lot No Public Parking, reserved for VIP, handicapped and emergency vehicles.
Bowker Road No Parking the entire length on the north side.
Cherokee Trail No Parking southbound (Beach One side.)
Chippewa Trail No Parking the entire length opposite Upper and Lower Aetna Lakes.
Comanche Circle No Parking the entire length on either side.
Comanche Trail No Parking from Stokes Road to Timbo Trail on the lakeside.
Hunter Road No Parking the entire length on the golf course side.
Huron Trail No Parking the entire length on either side.
Iroquois Trail No Parking between Sagamore Trail and Powhatan Trail on the Beach One side.
McKendimen Road No Parking on the northbound side between Tabernacle Road and Oak Drive.
Minnetonka Trail No Parking the entire length on the Church side.
Navajo Trail No Parking the entire length on the west side.
Oak Drive No Parking the entire length on either side.
Omaha Trail No Parking the entire length on the north side.
Pawnee Trail No Parking the entire length on the north side.
Powhatan Trail No Parking the entire length on either side.
Sagamore Trail No Parking between Iroquois Trail and Tabernacle Road on the Powhatan side.
Stokes Road No Parking on either side between Lenape Trail and Bowker Road.
Stokes Road No Parking on the northbound side, south of the Bowker/Comanche intersection.
Tabernacle Road No Parking on either side between Stokes Road and Oak Drive.
Timbo Trail No Parking the entire length on either side.
Tonkawa Trail No Parking the entire length on the Lower Aetna side.
Trading Post Trail No Parking and Time Restrictions as designated.

NOTE: On ALL trails within the Borough of Medford Lakes, vehicles parked so as to interfere with traffic flow will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense.
All illegally parked vehicles will receive a traffic citation and will be towed to various impound areas throughout Burlington County. Towing and storage fees will be substantial according to the law.

Festival of Light’s Night - Friday, August 2, 2019
There will be NO PARKING in the following areas between the hours of 6:00pm, Friday, August 2, and 2:00am, Saturday, August 3, 2019. Violators will be issued traffic citations and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Chippewa Trail No Parking the side opposite Lower Aetna Lake from McKendimen Road to Beach Drive.
Huron Trail No Parking the entire length on either side.
Tonkawa Trail No Parking the entire length on the Lower Aetna Lake side.
NOTE: On ALL trails within the Borough of Medford Lakes, vehicles parked so as to interfere with traffic flow will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense.
All illegally parked vehicles will receive a traffic citation and will be towed to various impound areas throughout Burlington County. Towing and storage fees will be substantial according to the law.

There will be SPECIAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS in effect in the following areas between the hours of 7:30pm, Saturday, August 3, 2019 and 2:00am, Sunday, August 4, 2019. At 7:30pm, the entire area bounded by Lower and Aetna Lake, McKendimen Road and Hunters Road will be closed to motor vehicle traffic. Parts of Tabernacle and McKendimen Roads will also be restricted to motor vehicle traffic beginning at 8:30pm.
Beach Drive Closed to traffic, except emergency vehicles.
Chippewa Trail Closed to traffic between McKendimen and Hunters Roads, except emergency vehicles.
Sagamore Trail One-way southbound.
Tonkawa Trail One-way southbound.
Comanche Trail Closed to traffic, except emergency vehicles.
Oak Drive Closed to traffic between McKendimen and Chippewa, except emergency vehicles.
Tabernacle Road Closed to traffic between Trading Post and Sagamore Trails at 8:30pm.
Tabernacle Road Closed to westbound traffic between Oak Drive and McKendimen Road at 8:30pm.
McKendimen Road Closed to westbound traffic between Oak Drive and Tabernacle Road at 8:30pm.
Pedestrian Traffic
Aetna Way Pedestrians may not stop, stand or loiter on Aetna Way during the event.
This area needs to remain free and clear for emergency vehicles.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: The possession of alcoholic beverages on public areas and on Colony property is prohibited. ALL Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. NO CONTAINERS of any sort may be carried onto Beaches One or Two during the evening of Friday, August 02, 2019, Festival of Lights or Saturday, August 03, 2019, Canoe Carnival.

LOITERING and LITTERING will be prosecuted.