Treasurer report read by Bren Ladino and accepted by membership
Minutes of the July Membership Meeting read by Ron Dufresne and
accepted by membership present.
President Sherry Biss introduced guest speaker Mark Howland who
presented a very detailed report of the quarry operation in the
area and its definite effect on the condition of Long Pond and surrounding
feeder streams and brooks. A slide show and video were presented
to further show the conditions created by uncontrolled soil removal
and displacement of natural wetlands habitat. Mr Howland stated
that concerns should be reported to the Department of Environmental
Protection by calling D.E.P. staff at 508-946-2800 and voicing your
opinion to correct this flagarant environment destruction. Another
contact which can be made is to Mr. Shawn Walsh, D.E.P. Lawyer,
508-946-2747, assigned to the quarry investigation and and wetland
violations. Mr. Howland also showed on area topigraphical maps land
purchases that have been made, or are in the process of purchase
and sales agreements, so as to expand further this quarry activity.
Lively discussion followed Mr. Howlands talk with many concerned
as to how this activity can be allowed to continue without corrective
measurers being enforced. A letter of concern will be drafted by
the Board of Directors and placed on the Web site for anyone interested
in sending this letter to the area selectmen demonstrating their
discontent with the handling of this operation.
President Biss presented by-law revisions as requested at the
July meeting for discussion and interpretation by the membership.
Motion made to accept the changes as written and passed on a majority
vote with no dissenting votes. New By-laws will take effect January
Board of Directors is minus a member therefore anyone interested
in being a board member should contact Sherry Biss or any other
board member to to make known your willingness to participate.
Questions were asked concerning the recent newspaper articles
which have appeared concerning the weed problem in the pond. Bren
Ladino explained to those present that these articles were written
to notify the public that there was a chemical treatment to the
weed situation in the Parkhurst area. This was done without the
knowledge of the board of directors or notifications being made
to the various agencies concerned with the pond issues. Town selectmen
, conservation commission and the area Environmental Protection
staff were not notified of this treatment. The permit acquired last
year by the LPA for chemical treatment was used by this group as
an unbrella to attain their permit without the LPA approval. Because
of this activity, changes have been made to ensure that this does
not happen again in the future and any use of the LPA permit will
have to be approved by the LPA Board of Directors.
CRUISE NIGHT is still scheduled for August 29, 1999. Sunday night.
Cruise starts at 6:00 PM in front of the Eagles Aire and will proceed
around the major part of the pond. The cove areas will be avoided
due to low water conditions and the potential for prop damage.
Meeting adjourned at 8:55PM
Long Pond Annual Meeting Minutes - Monday August 23, 1999