Sherry Biss President brought the meeting to order and introduced Board Members Bren Ladino Treasurer, and Dave Voye Vice-President. Bren gave the Treasurer's report.
Nancy Yeatts (Conservation Commissioner) brought our attention to the recent passage of Mark Howland's Legislation to help us with funding for solving the weed problem of our lake. Enthusiastic appreciation was given to Mark for his outstanding efforts. Nancy also updated us with information about potential septic solutions on the west side of the lake.
Wastewater Solutions for Long Pond Meeting
A request to allow
volunteers to work with the LPA Board in temporary positions until they
can be formally approved at the general meeting was accepted by attendees.
We need more people to volunteer to help with newsletters in order to
have effective annual meetings.
thank the three new people who have volunteered
Meeting Monday evening
Representative Mark Howland
bill which provides $400,000 for a program to help eliminate milfoil,
fanwort, and other exotic plants from the lakes of the Commonwealth
was passed desipte the Governor's veto. Mark's persistence and getting
the support of his fellow legislators is responsible for this success..
Funding will come from a $5 charge on the registration of recreational
boats. Also Environmental Police will be able to enforce a $10 fee
for out of state boat registrations towards this end.
The letters campaign and phone calls really made a difference and he asks that we continue this support in the future.
Visit his site for details Click the invasive weeds link.
Protecting our Ponds and Lakes (power point presentation)
Red Nutile reminded us of the upcoming Boating Safety Course and informed us that is is likely that legislation requiring certifcation for anyone driving a boat is imminent.