Lake Groton Association
Annual Meeting Notes 2006
September 2, 2006
called to order with quorum of 78 members. 20 members required.
introductions, included with new members introduced; Ben and Page
Santello, and Win Whitcomb, and Heather Wark.
- Minutes of
2005 meeting approved by motion made by Jim Soutar
report read by Oreste Reader. Finances ok, but gradually declining. Dues may have to be increased in the
future. Motion to approve made,
2005 report accepted
- Moment of
silence for deceased member: Cynthia Coxon
Dave Donath, and Jim Soutar coming off
service. John Lord, and Bob
Brimblecomb elected as new trustees.
Current clerk, Oreste Reader nominated
for another year of service,
200.00 to Groton FAST squad
200.00 to Groton Fire Department
dues remains set at $5.00
Boating safety: Jim Soutar
reported on boating safety coarse. 5
successful completions. “all went well, the state co-operated, and
students were attentive”
2. Welcome committee: Jim Soutar, and Milt Lamberton welcomed new
of Lakes and Ponds: Dave Spencer
attened this year. There was a lot
of discussion about lake milfoil monitors. All of us have a responsibility to insure that our lake
remains milfoil free. Take the
time to check in front of your areas.
If questions, contact, Dave Spencer, Oreste Reader, or John
LaRosa. Other areas of interest
included shoreline buffers, and the new septic regulations going into
effect for 2007. If any questions,
call or e-mail Dave Spencer. You
can you ‘contact’ on our web site www.grotonpond.com
- Web site new: Dave Spencer has set up, and operates our lake web
site. KUDOS to Dave for doing an
outstanding job, keeping the site current, and responding to the ‘contact’
box associated with the site. Dave
said that he is currently working on picture software, to be able to scan
in more photos, and possibly historic photos as well. If you have access to a scanner that
can do this, or have historic photos, contact Dave.
- Lake water
quality lay monitor program: John
LaRosa reported for Dave Donath who performs the monitor. See attached report.
watch team: the current team, John
LaRosa, Oreste Reader, Dave Specner, Paul Sykas, Tom Page, Steve LaRosa,
and Jeff Holden, are pleased to report that no milfoil has been
found. With that said, we echo the
previous statement that all of us must be vigilant in watching our areas,
encouraging boat washing before launch, and educating anyone we can about
the transmission of this aquatic nuisance.
of July 2006 dates: boat parade
set for Saturday 07-07, fireworks set for Saturday 07-07 evening
*fireworks donations are good, but
more is needed to maintain the
type of show that we have come
accustomed to. Pete Welch
suggested that we donate 50.00 to 100.00 each member for this
cause. Again this is a voluntary process, any donations are greatly
appreciated by all. A thank you goes out to all that have
for the delightful 2005 show
roads grant: John LaRosa has been working on a grant that he got, to have
our roads reviewed for potential sediment/erosion problems that may damage
the road, leading to increased sediment deposit in the lake. He will be meeting with various road
associations, and an engineer to identify these areas, and establish a
corrective action plan. Once
completed, the plan will be reviewed by the road association members, and
the next step will be taken, probably the seeking of additional grant
funds to help fix the problems identified.
1. Groton State Forest land use plan: Dave Willard from the Vermont department of
Forests and Parks spoke of the long term use plan for the Groton Forest part of
the entire state’s forest plan. New
hiking trails, snowmobile trails, and a possible car top boat launch access at
Lake Groton are a few of the highlights.
There will be informational meetings held in October. A full preview of the plan can be found on
the Forests and Parks website. Association
members encouraged to look at plan, and e-mail/write in with suggestions, and
Also, with the car top launch
discussion, came the old issue of the
Town of Groton access carry in
launch. Not entirely clear as to why it
has not been constructed. The Town’s write of way was approved, but
there may not have been enough capital
to go ahead with establishing an
- Stillwater park closing 09-04-06. Boat removal can be done through the
end of the month, but once October rolls in, the first two Sundays from
9-5pm will be the only open gate times.
Contact the maintenance shop for any special time arrangements that
may be needed.
report: Darlene reported that the
loons are doing well, the chicks are learning to fly. Please do not approach the loons with
your boats. Give them a wide
path. If you have a loon surface
close to your craft, stay still, or leave the area gently.
- Thank you
was said to Jim Soutar and Dave Donath for being trustees, to Pat Randall
and Glenn Randall for their continued support of prizes for the boat
parade, and the additional fireworks display.
Spencer said that the Town of Groton has a survey coming out soon. He encouraged us to fill it out.
- The Walker
camp reported a green canoe that has been parked at their dock. If yours please come and get it.
Desilets made a Motion to adjourn meeting, “we have been here so long, the
black flies are coming back” The motion
was approved, and the meeting adjourned at 12:15pm.
Reader Clerk 09-08-06