ROGERS LAKE AUTHORITY
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF March 13, 2019
A meeting of the Rogers Lake Authority (RLA) was convened at the Rogers Lake Clubhouse at 7:30 PM on March 13th. The following members were present: Dick Smith, Robert Recor, Jenell Janes, and Toni Phillips. Six local attendees were also present. The minutes were typed by Nicole Krol.
The meeting of the Rogers Lake Authority was called to order at 7:33pm by Dick Smith.
The minutes from February were read aloud, Bob made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction of the spelling of Jenell, Toni second, the motion passed unanimously.
The board discussed replacing the boat trailer tires, there is still money left in the budget and it will need to be used before June. The board will discuss further at the next meeting.
Work in progress for signage approval at the cove in the Northwest corner of the lake and Picnic Island for Southwesterly traffic flow.
CT DEEP Volunteer Water Monitoring Program is Friday, April 5th. A local attendee informed the board the focus of the program is rivers and streams.
An additional sign may be place between Picnic Island and Whale Island per town ordnance. Request will need to be put in with DEEP before placing the sign.
The vegetation survey summary by SWCA Environmental consultants was received, “Overall species diversity increased over the four years during treatment and overall invasive plant coverage decreased.”
RLA received the water quality report from AER (Aquatic Ecosystem Research) “Continue use of herbicide to recreationally important areas.”
SOLitude’s proposal for the 2019 herbicide treatment was received, pending is the recommendation of treatment area from SWCA. A new herbicide, ProcellaCOR will treat variable-leaf milfoil, the treatment application will last 3 years. Clipper will continue to be used on the Fanwort during the application.
Town of Old Lyme is looking for thoughts and ideas on Halls Road improvements. There was some discussion about the topic.
Jenell did some research about a fishing line recycling program, DEEP sponsors and promotes the recycling and there are currently three recycling receptacles in Old Lyme. Jenell has photos and directions on how to build the receptacle, the cost is about $30 per container. Each container needs 3 signs, they would say: "Monofilament Recycling bin"; "No Trash", and the 3rd can be of the Town or RLA. The boat launch attendee can help promote the use of the receptacle. Fishing line is dangerous for birds and water life. Jenell will work with the state as well as the Town to place the receptacles, one at the Rogers Lake boat launch and one at Hains Park. More information on the Monofilament Recycling bins can be found at https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=601260&deepNAV_ Toni made a motion for Jenell to get permission for placement and to purchase material to build two receptacles, Jenell second, motion passed unanimously.
A motion to adjourn was made by Jenell, Toni second, motion passed by unanimous vote. The meeting ended at 8:20 PM.
The next meeting of the Rogers Lake Association will be on April 10th, at 7:30PM at the Rogers Lake West Shores Clubhouse.