Party On Lake Hopatcong Out Of Control? - My9 New Jersey

Party On Lake Hopatcong Out Of Control?

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Many Lake Hopatcong residents are concerned that the Byram Cove boating parties are getting out of control.

A simple Youtube search of the cove pulls up videos of boaters dancing around, having fun, but people in town say this party is getting too wild, especially those people who live right on the lake like Jason Cromley.

He says the massive weekend party includes hundreds of boats right in his own backyard that are making him feel like a prisoner in his own home because these boaters are doing much more than having fun.

“I guess the best way to describe it would be if you had 400 people come out in front of your house, bringing kegs of beer, cases of beer, having sex on top of their cars, smoking pot out there and you could do nothing about it,” he said.

This behavior is actually confirmed from pictures posted to the Byram Cove Facebook page which has thousands of followers. Scott Carter and Brian DeVries are the creators of the Facebook page and they are even handing out business cards to try and get more folks out to the cove party.

However, Cromley is taking matters into his own hands by distributing a flyer to rally residents against the party, he says over 70 people joined him at a public meeting on the issue last week to stress the point that not only are these boaters indecent, they believe they’re also creating a safety hazard.

“We’re begging Governor Christie to come here and do something because we’re afraid that there’s gonna be a catastrophe and we’re yelling and saying, look at what’s going on here, please do something before someone gets killed,” he explained.

As a result of that meeting, authorities sent out the sheriff and a state trooper to monitor the party this weekend by boat.


 

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