2020 Annual Membership Meeting - September 12

Updated: September 11, 2020

Date: September 12, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: LGPOA Lakefront (corner of Lillian Road and Kirk Lake Drive).

Zoom Link : https://yale.zoom.us/j/95870615448

Telephone: 646-568-7788 - Meeting ID: 958 7061 5448

**Social Distancing will be adhered to per NYS Guidelines. Please bring a chair.**

Agenda:

  • Annual "State of the Lake" speech from the current President.

  • Board of Director's Election will be held. View the current nominations

  • Lake Lowering: The Kirk Lake Dam and the DEP (sounds like a great novel)

  • Our Limnologist - What are they saying?

- Carp - more or less?

- Weeds - why are we seeing more milfoil and less other species?

  • The ECO Harvester

  • Lake Management - What we are doing and plan to do in the coming year

  • Wildlife

  • Smart Lake Usage for all participants

  • Fund Raising

  • Budget

  • Volunteers

Safe Boating & Swimming at the Lake

  • The state of New York requires one wearable Type I, II, III, or V PFD for each person that is aboard a vessel. All PFDs must be readily accessible.

  • In addition to the above requirement, one Type IV U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD must be on board vessels 16 feet or longer and readily accessible.

  • Type V PFDs are approved but must be worn to be considered legal.

  • Flotation devices that are ripped or in poor condition are not considered approved.

  • All Personal Watercraft (PWC) occupants must be wearing a PFD.

  • Any person towed behind a vessel must be wearing a PFD.

  • All persons on any vessel (this includes motor boats, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, or rowboats) less than 21 feet, must wear a life jacket from November 1 to May 1 when underway.

  • Swimmers in open water should be accompanied by a flotation device or small boat to signal their presence.

See more about Boating & Swim Safety on Kirk Lake


Invasive Species: Help prevent the spread!

To help prevent the introduction and spread of non-native species from one body of water to another, you should:

  • Inspect your boat and remove aquatic plants or animals before you leave any body of water.

  • Flush raw-water cooling systems and clean sea strainers before moving your boat from one body of water to another.

  • Empty bait buckets and remove any plant fragments from bait wells, fishing gear, trailers, dive gear or props. Dispose on land into a garbage receptacle.

  • Drain water from your motor, live wells and bilge.

  • Wash your boat before putting it into a new body of water.

  • Report new infestation of non-native aquatic species to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Learn more about Invasive Plants & Animals at Kirk Lake