ANR found, among other things, that our proposal would improve the recreational access to the lake and river and would protect water quality by removing sediments which are stirred up by boaters and high velocity flows. They also found that there would be no adverse effects on fish and wildlife habitats, or on aquatic and shoreline vegetation. While there will be short-term negative impacts in the work area, the completed project will have an overall positive effect on access and water quality.
The permit is granted subject to 23 conditions, which range from specifying how the silt screens are to be
installed to how equipment is to be cleaned prior to immersion in the lake.The large number of stipulations contained in the approval, combined with the need to negotiate agreements with our contractor, do not
leave time to do the work before winter.
In addition to needing state approval, our bylaws stipulate that the LRA membership must vote to ratify
projects undertaken by the board that involve member donations above regular dues.
Accordingly, there will be a SPECIAL MEETING on NOVEMBER 10th, at 10AM. The meeting will be held at the Community Center, now housed in the previous State Armory Building, on Route 103 south, next to the Black River High School.
By now all LRA members should have received a Proxy ballot in the mail. Please vote by filling in the
ballot and returning it in the enclosed envelope by November 10th.
We now have the capability for call-ins to the meeting via Skype. If you wish to participate
in the meeting either by video or audio, please email Jerry Latta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who
‘attend’ electronically can vote at the time of the meeting.