GLCA Board Summary – March 24, 2024

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Lake level: Kurt Ladu reported that the lake refill is on target at 92% full, about 19 feet, as of the meeting [and has continued to increase]. The drawdown began on October 1 and was completed November 21. The refill began January 20 with ice-out on March 6.

Facilities: Committee Chair David Hennel reviewed work on the dam facilities, including taking advantage of the drawdown to remove tree limbs and debris previously identified as potentially hazardous to the tower and gates. Additional projects included examination and maintenance of the dam structure and tower, planning for work on the dam tube lining and gate, dam tower maintenance, and tree removal.

Conservation: Ed Piotrowski will be continuing water sampling of the lake, as part of GLCA’s participation in the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP), a volunteer lake monitoring and education program that is managed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Federation of Lake Associations. He will be working with Heidi Muschick.

Town comprehensive plan: Brad Bischoff noted that the Town of Galway is conducting a public workshop meeting on April 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Town Hall for attendees to share their thoughts on the development the town comprehensive plan.

Finance and insurance: Secretary-Treasurer Peter Zakriski gave an update on finances, including dues collection at 94%, up from 93% last year at this time. The insurance policies for general liability and directors and officers are in force and next due for renewal in 2025. Communication was read from Mark Cieslak that his review of GLCA financial records for July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023 were found to be in excellent condition and met appropriate accounting procedures.

Member engagement: Committee Chair Hasna Kaddo presented plans for various activities for the summer season including a kickoff of the season with bagpiper on the lake on June 15; presentation about the dam on June 29 at 7 at the dam by boat; storytelling July 27 at 10 a.m. at Rubacks pavilion; boat parade August 3 at 6 p.m.; and fishing tournament August 17 at 7 a.m.  More information and updates will be posted on the GLCA website.

Communications: Beth Krueger reported that the planned revamping of website content and format is moving forward and discussed categories and the look of the site.