January 2009 Community Meeting

The Founding

Notes from the January 31st, 2009 Community Meeting held at Mahopac Public Library's Community Room

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Minutes

View the
Lake Management Presentation by Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro.

View the
Aquatic Plant presentation by Scott Kishbaugh of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Read followup recommendations in a "Synthesis Letter" from Todd Bobowick of Rowledge Pond Aquaculture.

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We did it!

More than 75 residents attended the January 31, 2009 Lake Community meeting at Mahopac Public Library.  Leaders and members of our three neighborhood associations, as well as numerous unaffiliated residents gathered to discuss the problems facing our lake.  A motion was unanimously approved to pursue the use of sterile grass carp to mitigate the invasive aquatic plant problem, and to develop a comprehensive lake management plan. 

 

Thanks to Eric Birnbaum of the Interlochen Association, Minia Sas of Lake Garden Property Owners Association, and Mike Vivalo of West Kirk Lake Civic Association.  Thanks also to Lynn Ligay for her invaluable assistance in organizing and logistics; to Suzanne Walsh for taking copious notes (see the “Minutes” download); to Abby Grow for providing refreshments; and to Taylor Ligay and Bill Waldman for videotaping the event. 

 

Special thanks to our presenters: Scott Kishbaugh of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; to Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro lake management; to Todd Bobowick of Rowledge Aquaculture; to Ed Barnett of Lake Mahopac Park District; and Minia Sas of LGPOA, and Joe Montuori of KLWN. 

 

Thanks also to the staff of Mahopac Library, and its director, Patricia Kaufman for hosting this event in style.  The view of Lake Mahopac was inspiring, the space adequate (we did have quite a crowd!), and the AV equipment much appreciated. 

A steering committee, chaired by Joe Montuori, will now meet to begin work on the permitting process for sterile grass carp, and the lake management plan.  For more details, be sure to download complete minutes of the meeting.  Stay tuned...