Welcome To Java Lake Colony

               --  The above spectacular view of the lake was photographed by John Palesh III and Connie Palesh. 

Here's Documents supplied by resident John Palesh.  The first is a  a 2006 article about Java Lake history and architecture. 
There's some errors (e.g., calling "Woodcrest" "Woodberry") but it's still an interesting and comprehensive article.   The second is a real estate brochure from the very early days of the Colony.  Unfortunately, I had to convert it to Word since storing it would exceed Google's website storage limit.  The .pdf version is available on Facebook.

Click on the following two likes to view.  to view


Revised: Click the above link to view listings and more.
Want to sell a row boat?  Need a Contractor?
Want to sell or buy a lot?
> LISTINGS UPDATED 8/9/2016 < 


 Java Lake Colony Rules
The Colony's rules have been reviewed and updated by the Board of Directors and published in a new "subpage". It can be accessed by clicking on Colony Rules of Conduct from the list of  9 subpages at the bottom of this page.

  Benches and Backboards

In memory of Bill Bruggman, donations were  collected for a memorial bench in his honor.  These donations were sent directly to Board President, Dave Valentine, 3693 Eckhart Rd., Hamburg, NY 14075.

The board continues to offer members the opportunity to leave their mark at Java Lake.  The board extends an offer to the membership to donate the funds to replace these items.  In response, a plaque honoring the donor was affixed to each item.

 Anyone wishing to donate another tree or bench can contact the Board by sending an email to: javalake.email@yahoo.com


Get To Know Your Neighbor - Revised May, 2017
Wondering who owns the cottage next to you?  Click on the subpage map of cottage owners and get to know all your neighbors or find out where someone you met at the beach lives. (Note:  An updated map current as of April, 2017 is now available).   See the Subpages below - Java Lake Cottage and Lot Owner's Information.) The map contains only cottage owners.  The listings contain information about both cottage and lot owners.  

To see photos of other Colony-wide events, click on Photos and Events below.
For Additional Information about the Java area:
      Keep current with area news at www.arcadeherald.com
         Discover area attractions at www.wyomingcountyny.com/

  Town Special Districts in New York:  Background, Trends, Issues, a Decision
The Colony voted at the July 6, 2013 meeting to continue the pursuit of having the Java Lake Subdivision turned into a Town of Java Special Tax District.   It was requested that the New York State Office of the Comptroller document titled  Town Special Districts in New York:  Background, Trends and Issues be made available to the membership to review.  You can access the 24 page document by clicking on the following Acrobat (.pdf) file:
At the July 5, 2014 Annual Meeting, it was announced why it was determined that Special Districts are not a viable option for the Colony.  The option is no longer being pursued.   


Information on how to report derelict properties has now been added to the Town of Java and Wyoming County Officials subpage below.   

The Java Lake Colony Boat Auction will be held August 11th at 10:00 AM. 
                                     21 boats will be available.

                 Notice Non-Residents Fishing or Boating in the Lake?  
Here are the non-emergency telephone numbers for the 
        State Police  1-585-786-5152 and the D.E.C. 1-844-332-3267.

Fall 2017 JAVA LAKE COLONY Letter
Please Click On the following to view the Fall 2017 Java Lake Colony President's Letter prepared by Dave Valentine, JLC  Board President.  Hope you are had a good time this season.

New Dock

NEW DOCK built and installed June 11th by  Brandon Miller, Life Scout, Troop 173, as his Eagle Scout Project.  The dock is located on the Gazebo Side towards the basketball court.  Our thanks to Brandon.  Brandon will be removing the dock .  We will remove the other two docks.  [Photo by Jeanette Dean]   

Java Lake Conservation Club 

The Java Lake Conservation Booster Club was organized to provide events/activities to support and earn monies to promote the upkeep and repairs to the Conservation Club building and grounds. Thanks for attending the 2017 events.  Here's a link to their facebook page 


Are you interested in serving on the Board? If interested, please contact the Board by contacting a board member or send a memo to the Colony email site (javalake.email@yahoo.com).   You must be a member-in-good-standing (assessments paid in full) to serve on the Board.
The board is also looking for members serve on committees such as  Beach, Roads, Grounds, and Events. If interested, please contact the Board by contacting a board member or send a memo to the Colony email site (javalake.email@yahoo.com).

Minutes of the July 1, 2017 Annual Meeting can be viewed  by clicking on the following link:                


Water Quality News

For the Latest CSLAP Water Quality Report on Java Lake passed out at the Annual Meeting July 2, 2016, see the Water Quality subpage or click on this link:   

Addressing Damaging Phosphorous Levels in Lake
Blue-Green Algae blooms are an annual concern.  This is related to high phosphorous levels caused by the waste-water handling systems from lake residences and agriculture around the lake.
More Water Quality News 

The Division of Water has posted new announcements on its webpage. Go to the Division of Water webpage (www.dec.ny.gov/about/661.html) to read the latest information.
Blue-Green Algae Bloom Notices
  • New information about lakes with blue-green algae bloom notices are posted  on DEC's Blue-Green Algal Bloom Notices webpage.
    Because waterbodies may have blue-green algae blooms that have not been reported to DEC, if you see it, we recommend avoiding contact with floating rafts, scum and discolored water. If you see it, avoid it and report it!
  • What does the archive report tell you: The archived notices web page is a valuable resource when planning water recreation activities. The archived notices web page is updated weekly during the notification season (June through October) with the waterbodies that no longer have evidence of a bloom. The waterbody name, county, last known status date and the bloom status are listed in the table. Because bloom conditions can change frequently some waterbodies may be listed multiple times. At the end of the notification season, the information on the archive web page is summarized in a document and posted on the web page.
  • Report a suspected bloom: If you suspect you have seen a blue-green algae bloom, or you, your family or pet has been in contact with a blue-green algae bloom, please follow the instructions for reporting a bloom to DEC.
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