The Madaket Residents Association and its predecessor organizations have accomplished much in recent years:
The Madaket Homeowners Association was formed in 2009 by a group of area homeowners who were opposed to the establishment of the Island Racquet Club, which proposed to build a 70 seat restaurant, five tennis courts and two swimming pools on 2.6 acres of land that was owned by the Tristram’s Group.
Since its establishment, the MHA worked to inform and mobilize Madaket residents around issues of concern. For example, MHA joined with TLPA, the Madaket Conservation Association, the Smith Point Association and the Fisher’s Landing Association to allocate $100,000 for a comprehensive, island-wide mosquito control program.
TLPA was founded in the summer of 1987 in response to the possible placement of a gate at one of the entrances to the private Madaket beach which is owned by the Madaket Land Trust. Owners were concerned that the beach would be closed to the public. Several meetings ensued and the outcome was the formation of the Association.
Over the next 25 years, TLPA engaged in many activities that benefitted the Madaket community including clearing the phragmites from Long Pond (which have since grown back), installing rocks with street names, cleaning the Madaket Land Trust beach and landscaping at the shuttle bus stops.
TLPA also took positions on warrant articles at annual and special town meetings and represented the position of its members at these policy-setting meetings.
The Madaket Residents Association was established on July 21, 2012 when the Madaket Homeowners Association and the Tristrams Long Pond Association consolidated to create a new organization.