September 4, 2021 – GLCA Board Meeting Notes

The GLCA Board met on September 4, 2021, and the following are summary notes of issues addressed during the meeting. Contact GLCA if you have questions.

Lake Drawdown: Following a report by the Lake Preservation Committee, the Board approved the Committee’s recommended annual drawdown of Galway Lake to begin October 23, 2021, until the level is 7’ below normal. The lake level will be held 7’ below normal operating level until the refill process begins on January 1, 2022. The annual drawdown aids in the suppression of milfoil within the lake.

Lake level: As of the meeting, the lake level was reported at 20.45’ at the control tower. The lake was lowered in anticipation of rain from the impact of Hurricane Ida.

Lake Preservation: The Lake Preservation Committee reported a positive year for Galway Lake, with significant weed suppression, no major algae blooms; a few minor, non-toxic, algae blooms which dissipated; and additional GLCA Members using the septic pump-out benefit for 2021 through the Association’s program with Odorless Sanitary Cleaners. [GLCA Members in good standing are reimbursed for the cost of pumping up to 1,000 gallons of septic waste every two years. We encourage all members to participate in this valuable program to help protect the lake.]

Insurance: The GLCA’s liability insurance policy has been renewed with a 7% premium increase. National Insurance Carriers have advised the GLCA that insurance rates continue to increase.

Membership Dues: At this point, 81.6% of 2021 GLCA membership dues have been collected, up from 80% last year at this time.