FRIENDS OF LAKE
June 7, 2014
18 Members were present.
The meeting was called to order by President Ryk Nelson at
- Status of 2014 treatment—Ryk Nelson surveyed the lake
Wednesday with ACT. Back coves look good and he thinks the draw down was
effective there. Still weeds present in the Northeast section, around the
rock pile and in Mary’s cove. The treatment will take place June 23. Tom
Cartelli will get signs posted on Lake Shore, the dam, the campground and
Lake Wood Drive. Ryk to give ACT Tom’s address. The Town will pay $4,045
this year and FLW will need to raise $8,150. It was noted that there have
been a lot of fragments and the group has fallen down on the weed marking
program to prevent boats from fragmenting and further spreading weeds.
- Status of 2014/2015 budget request to Town of
Lebanon-Town budget increased to $6,075 which is 50% of the projected cost
of the treatment for next summer. The LWBA attorney said LWBA could donate
toward the treatment but a donation was voted down. A draw down will not be
requested for this coming winter. Discussed need to explore systemic vs.
contact herbicide going forward.
- Status of posters – Not discussed
Secretary’s report – A motion was made by F.
Catalano seconded by L. Tubbs to accept the minutes from the 2013 Annual
Meeting. The motion carried.
Treasurer’s report – The Treasurer’s report was read
with copies submitted to the President and Secretary. For fiscal year ending
June 30, 2014, $6,743 in revenue received, $10,556 in expenditures.
- Communication – Paul Cote submitted an article
published in Lebanon Life and completed one newsletter. Need a volunteer to
review the broader data base against the e-mail list and identify those
without e-mail and send a print copy of the newsletter to them.
- Lake clean-up – 8/2 at 10AM. Meet at 2nd
Beach. Need new chair and a new date as it now conflicts with Ryk Nelson’s
Take a Vet Fishing Day. New date is 8/9. Sarah Cartelli will take the lead.
Picnic at Nelson’s.
- Membership – Need new chair person. Discussed need to
do door-to-door campaign and get people involved. Linda Cote volunteered to
lead the membership campaign for the campground. Lenny Tubbs will help Ryk
with Town issues and meetings to free him up to do more with membership. Tom
Cartelli will assist with door-to-door. Need to get others involved. Lyn
Borsa volunteered to maintain the data base, run reports, send reminders.
Need someone to develop and distribute new member packets.
- Town meeting monitoring- Ryk Nelson had been
monitoring. The Liebman property is in discussion with State Conservation
group for possible passive recreational use.
- Boat parade- No volunteer to chair. Will cancel for
- Kayak and canoe rally—8/23 10AM at First Beach. Rich
Lesh Chair. Same format.
- Fundraising – calendar/flw logo, etc – need new chair
for merchandise. Barb Lesh volunteered. She also asked for pictures for the
2015 calendar. Need to put request on the website.
Water Quality – Ryk Nelson and Rich Lesh have the
lead. Lenny Tubbs to look for old equipment and assist along with John
Collison. Ryk not available June or July.
- Approval of budget 2014/2015 - tabled
- Nominations and election of directors to 3-year term.
By-laws require 3-15 Directors. Currently have 13. Terms expire for Clayton
(not running), Cote, Looby (moved, not running), Marquis. Resignation:
Hermann (moving). It was also announced that Frank and Lisa Catalano are
resigning as they are selling their lake property.
- Nominating Committee Report - None
- Nominations from the Floor – A motion was made
by Ryk Nelson, seconded by Lenny Tubbs to nominate and elect for three
year terms, Diane Marquis, Kirk Matson, Tina Caplan, Paul Cote and Tom
Cartelli. The motion carried.
- Mile Long tag sale – No date yet. Ryk Nelson working
with Diane Marquis.
- Membership and Conference Connecticut Federation of
Lakes – all encouraged to attend the upcoming conference geared toward lake
property owners. Also with Penny Hermann’s departure there is no
representation on the CFL Board. Ryk Nelson and Paul Cote to attend future
CFL Board meetings. That affiliation has been invaluable to FLW in terms of
knowledge and relationships with key state and professional lake people.
- Potential state funding for weed control --The First
Selectman is now aware and will follow State activity as a potential source
of funding for the lake.
- President’s commentary—He turned the floor over to
Lenny Tubbs who thanked Penny Hermann for her involvement in starting FLW
and many years of dedicated service.
Any other business
- Lenny Tubbs to set up a fish count with the State.
- Frank Catalano discussed the lake survey and report
completed by a local high school student.
- Need new mailing address for FLW. Rich Lesh to open a
PO Box in Hebron.
A motion was made by L. Tubbs, seconded by J. Clayton to
adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Special Board of Directors
(Meeting held immediately
following the general meeting)
June 7, 2014
Board of Directors Special Meeting
Sat June 8 following the Annual Meeting at the Acre
Called to order at 11:26
Election of officers
President - Ryk Nelson'
VP - Lenny Tubbs
Secretary - John Collisson
Treasurer - Ryk Lesh
Meeting schedule: Board meeting scheduled for Sat. August 16th at 10:00 am
at the Acre.
Meeting adjourned at 11:29 am