GLCA Board Meeting: May 28, 2022

Lake preservation: Bruce Kniskern, Chair of the Lake Preservation Committee, reviewed preservation initiatives. He announced that he will be stepping down from the Committee as of the August meeting. He was thanked for his efforts over the years.

Goose round-up: GLCA is contracting with the NYS Department of Agriculture to conduct a round-up and transport in late June of geese at the lake at a cost not to exceed $2,300.

Lake level: Kurt Ladu reported that the lake, at the time of this meeting, is full at 20.7 feet. The fall drawdown began October 23, 2021, and was complete by December 4, 2021. The lake was full by April 17, 2022.

Lake quality: The NYS Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) program reported that Galway Lake has very favorable short- and long-term water quality trends. The Association has participated in CSLAP since 1990 and continues to conduct water testing. Ed Piotrowski is the GLCA’s CSLAP Coordinator.

Septic pump out: The Board determined to continue the septic pump-out program with Odorless Sanitary Cleaners at $190/participating camp. GLCA members in good standing can receive reimbursement every two years for the pumping of up to 1000 gallons of septic waste. The use of the program is growing, which is identified as aiding in lake preservation.

Membership and finances:

  • Budget and dues: The Board endorsed the proposed 2022 budget and a proposed dues amount of $255 for positive action of the membership at the annual meeting in July 2022. Secretary-Treasurer Peter Zakriski reported that dues payments were at 94% as of May 27.
  • Nonuse designation: The Board eliminated the ability of owners to file non-use certificates for properties and to start billing dues for these properties as of July 1, 2023. This would include the elimination of nonuse designation that is currently in practice, as well as an opportunity for new nonuse designations. 

Facilities:

  • Dam: Arrangements are being made for additional tree and stump removal in the vicinity of the dam.
  • Fence at Jeffers: At the request o the Jeffers Grove representative, the Board adopted a motion for the replacement of the gate in the fence at Jeffers Grove with a solid piece of fencing.

Questions: Contact Bruce Rowell, President