GLCA Board Meeting Summary: August 6, 2022

Officer elections: Glen Rundell was elected as President of GLCA and John Buhrmaster as Vice President. Peter Zakriski was re-elected as Secretary-Treasurer. They took office at the conclusion of this meeting.

Appreciation was expressed to Bruce Rowell for his service as President and to the GLCA throughout the years. The Board thanked Louis Buhrmaster and Bruce Kniskern, who are concluding their terms as directors-at-large, for their many years of service on the Board and as Committee Chairs.

 Facilities/real property: Louis Buhrmaster, Chair, reported that Committee member David Hennel is arranging with a company for additional tree-cutting at the dam. He also reported that an emergency action plan is being prepared, including with Lisa O’Connor and Linda Turner, given their background in developing such plans.

Finances: Secretary-Treasurer Peter Zakriski noted that 62.6% of the 2022 dues had been received at the time of the meeting, compared to 66% last year. Communication was read from Mark Cieslak that his review of GLCA financial records for July 2019-20 and July 2020-21 found these to be in excellent condition and met appropriate accounting procedures.

 Lake preservation: Bruce Kniskern, Chair of the Lake Preservation Committee, reviewed preservation initiatives, including the development of a testing plan in coordination with the Town of Galway to locate the source of nutrients entering at certain points of the lake. It was noted that GLCA members should check needed NYS Department of Environmental Conservation or other government permits if they are doing shoreline projects.

Lake level: Kurt Ladu reported that, at the time of this meeting, the lake was full at 20.65 feet.

Questions: Contact Glen Rundell, President