Lakeville and East Freetown Massachusetts
Speaker Richard LaCamera
on far right
Approx. 50 members present
Registrations still accepted by mail $10. dues
Secretary's report
Dave Voye read the minutes from last
August General Meeting
These were accepted.

Bren on left
Treasurer's report
Bren Ladino read the treasurer's report as updated from last meeting
Guest Speaker 1
Richard LaCamera (Board of Selectmen Lakeville)

Major concern is water quality.
Gave septic system guides
High School biology students tested various areas of the lake for chloroform and bacteria. Acceptable rating is <200 m.
Clark Shores was 215 (off season) which is above the safe level Other areas were rated at 1. This report is available.  

The completed plan will include 6 or 7 recommendations to evaluate where areas can be improved or regulated.

 Guest Speaker 2: Red Nutile
Boating Safety Course

Red Nutile and Doug Murphy will be holding a boating safety course in conjunction with the Environmental Police and the Auxiliary Coast Guard in August. And it's FREE!
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the Eagles Club in Lakeville
August 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th
Classes will start at 6:30pm and will end at 8:30pm
These dates are for one class starting on the 14th and ending on the 29th. At the end of this class you will receive a boating certification. Boat handling, safety, rules, movies comprise some of the agenda. Insurance discounts can sometimes be realized with successful course completions.
Interested party's must call the Enviromental Police at 508-790-9360 to make reservations for the class. It's advised that children under 10 not attend this class.

How can We Help?

It was discussed at this meeting how we could show appreciation to the police and town officials who have been very supportive of keeping our lake safe. The suggestion of helping to obtain a night light for the ramp was mentioned and differing opinions given as to whether this would be a good idea. The general feeling seemed to be negative and was voted down, perhaps another alternative can be suggested.

Lots of questions about weed control

Bren updated us that Parkhurst was chemically treated 7/10/01 and signs are posted. Strict monitoring is being done.
Freetown has a different plan (the barrier method) and this has been postponed for further study. Long Pond Action Committee meeting is scheduled for Wed. July 18, 7 pm at Lakeville Firestation.
Fish treatment (sterilized carp) was discussed Previous reports from the state indicated there was a great deal of waste with this method. It has been successful elsewhere and we ask for more input to determine if this is a viable solution.

Member showing harvested weeds found in her area.

Signs in weed infested areas trying to keep boats out are not effective or enforced. State can not restrict specific lake areas. The personal approach does work in many instances to keep boaters from spreading weeds.

Charitable Donation Approved by Members
Funds were approved to send 2 needy children to Camp @$250 for 2 weeks.
We will work with the school systems to aid in student selection.
3rd Annual Boats Cruise now scheduled for
Sunday August 19, 4pm
Meet in front of the Eagles

 Request for volunteers for Board of Director positions.

We need your Participation and it's fun!

Board meets before general meeting to discuss issues.

Slate of Officers now in office offered to remain in position 
Thank you for attending!

Long Pond Annual Meeting Minutes - Monday July 16, 2001